GLE Handbook 2023

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Finding the right Expert for your business solution
® 2023 Global Law Experts (GLE) Handbook 2023
Global Law Experts

Welcome to the Global Law Experts (GLE) Handbook

The Handbook is designed to serve as a valuable reference tool – allowing CEOs, business owners, funders and corporate finance professionals to source some of the foremost legal experts from around the world.

For ease of reference, we have separated the handbook into four regional sections: Europe, The Americas, Asia & Oceania, and Africa & The Middle East.

At the back of the publication you will find an alphabetical index of the firms involved.

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CONTENTS Europe 3 The Americas 83 Asia & Oceania 157 Africa & The Middle East 205 Index 229 2023
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EUROPE

After a strong first half of the year, the EU economy has now entered a much more challenging phase, according to European Commission.

The shocks unleashed by Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine are denting global demand and reinforcing global inflationary pressures. The EU is among the most exposed advanced economies, due to its geographical proximity to the war and heavy reliance on gas imports from Russia. The energy crisis is eroding households’ purchasing power and weighing on production. Economic sentiment has fallen markedly. As a result, although growth in 2022 is set to be better than previously forecast, the outlook for 2023 is significantly weaker for growth and higher for inflation compared to the European Commission’s Summer interim Forecast.

Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive VicePresident for an Economy that Works for People, commented: “This is a turning point for the EU economy as we deal with the spillovers of Russia’s unprovoked war against Ukraine and a complex geopolitical environment: high energy prices fuelling inflation, people across Europe struggling with rising living costs, and our companies losing competitiveness.

“Following relatively strong economic performance this year, the economic outlook for next year has weakened and we expect only 0.3% growth of the EU economy next year. But a strong labour market coupled with reforms and investments in the Recovery and Resilience Facility should help to support the economy. Our focus now is to support the most vulnerable with targeted measures, align fiscal and monetary policies to tackle inflation, and secure our future energy supplies as fast as possible.”

Growth set to significantly contract at the turn of the year

Real GDP growth in the EU surprised on the upside in the first half of 2022, as consumers vigorously resumed spending, particularly on services, following the easing of COVID-19 containment measures. The expansion continued in the third quarter, though at a considerably weaker pace.

Amid elevated uncertainty, high energy price pressures, erosion of households’ purchasing power, a weaker external environment and tighter financing conditions are expected to tip the EU, the euro area and most Member States into recession in the last quarter of the year. Still, the potent momentum from 2021 and strong growth in the first half of the year are set to lift real GDP growth in 2022 as a whole to 3.3% in the EU (3.2% in the euro area) - well above the 2.7% projected in the Summer Interim Forecast.

As inflation keeps cutting into households’ disposable incomes, the contraction of economic activity is set to continue in the first quarter of 2023. Growth is expected to return to Europe in spring, as inflation gradually relaxes its grip on the economy. However, with powerful headwinds still holding back demand, economic activity is set to be subdued, with GDP growth reaching 0.3% in 2023 as a whole in both the EU and the euro area.

By 2024, economic growth is forecast to progressively regain traction, averaging 1.6% in the EU and 1.5% in the euro area.

Inflation yet to peak before gradually easing

Higher-than-expected inflation readings throughout the first ten months of 2022 and broadening price pressures are expected to have moved the inflation peak to yearend and to have lifted the yearly inflation rate projection to 9.3% in the EU and 8.5% in the euro area. Inflation is expected to decline in 2023, but to remain high at 7.0% in the EU and 6.1% in the euro area, before moderating in 2024 to 3.0% and 2.6% respectively.

Compared to the Summer Interim Forecast, this represents an upward revision of nearly one percentage point for 2022 and more than two points in 2023. The revisions mostly reflect significantly higher wholesale gas and electricity prices, which exert pressure on retail energy prices as well as on most goods and services in the consumption basket.

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Strongest labour market in decades to remain resilient

Despite the challenging environment, the labour market has continued performing strongly, with employment and participation at their highest and unemployment at its lowest in decades. The forceful economic expansion pulled a net additional two million people into employment in the first half of 2022, raising the number of employed persons in the EU to an all-time high of 213.4 million. The unemployment rate remained at a recordlow of 6.0% in September.

Labour markets are expected to react to the slowing of economic activity with a lag, but to remain resilient. Employment growth in the EU is forecast at 1.8% in 2022, before coming to a standstill in 2023 and moderately edging up to 0.4% in 2024.

Unemployment rates in the EU are projected at 6.2% in 2022, 6.5% in 2023, and 6.4% in 2024.

Low growth, high inflation and energysupport measures weigh on deficits

Strong nominal growth in the first three quarters of the year and the phasing out of pandemic-related support have been driving a further reduction of government deficits in 2022, despite new measures adopted to mitigate the impact of surging energy prices on households and firms. After falling to 4.6% of GDP in 2021 (5.1% in the euro area), the deficit in the EU is forecast to decline further to 3.4% of GDP this year (3.5% in the euro area).

In 2023, the aggregate government deficit is, however, set to slightly increase again (to 3.6% in the EU and 3.7% in the euro area) as economic activity weakens, interest expenditure increases, and governments extend or introduce new discretionary measures to mitigate the impact of high energy prices. Their planned withdrawal in the course of 2023 and the resumption of growth should reduce the pressure on public purses thereafter. As a result, the deficit is projected at 3.2% of GDP in the EU and 3.3% in the euro area in 2024.

Over the forecast horizon, a further reduction in the debt-to-GDP ratio is projected in the EU, from 89.4% of GDP in 2021 to 84.1% of GDP in 2024 (and from 97.1% to 91.4% in the euro area).

Exceptional degree of uncertainty

The economic outlook remains surrounded by an exceptional degree of uncertainty as Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine continues and the potential for further economic disruptions is far from exhausted.

The largest threat comes from adverse developments on the gas market and the risk of shortages, especially in the winter of 2023-24. Beyond gas supply, the EU remains directly and indirectly exposed to further shocks to other commodity markets reverberating from geopolitical tensions. Longer-lasting inflation and potential disorderly adjustments on global financial markets to the new high interest rate environment also remain important risk factors. Both are amplified by the potential for inconsistency between fiscal and monetary policy objectives.

Paolo Gentiloni, Commissioner for Economy, commented: “We are approaching the end of a year in which Russia has cast the dark shadow of war across our continent once again. The EU economy has shown great resilience to the shockwaves this has caused – thanks in no small part to the strong policy decisions taken since the start of the pandemic, in a spirit of unity and solidarity. Yet soaring energy prices and rampant inflation are now taking their toll and we face a very challenging period both socially and economically. Today’s forecast is subject to multiple risks and uncertainties, but of one thing I am sure: if we as Europeans can remain united, we can successfully navigate these difficulties and emerge stronger on the other side.”

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Europe Contents

Austria – Braunegg Rechtsanwaltskanzlei 13

Austria – Gumpoldsberger-Doppelbauer-Bittermann Rechtsanwälte in Kooperation 14

Austria – Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH 15

Azerbaijan – VLM and Partners 16

Belgium – DLA Piper UK LLP 17

Bulgaria – Pavlov & Co 18

Bulgaria – Tabakov, Tabakova and Partners Law Firm 19

Croatia – LAW OFFICE TOKIC 20

Cyprus

Cyprus – Evagoras Anastasiou & Associates LLC – Capital Markets Forex 22

Cyprus – Constantina Mitsingas & Associates LLC 23

Cyprus – Aspen Trust Group 24

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– Evagoras Anastasiou & Associates LLC – Company Registration & Administration 21

England – 1 Crown Office Row 25

England – Bar Marketing Limited 26

England – KAlexander-Theodotou 27

England – Open Plan Law Limited 28

England – Quastels 29

England – John Hooper & Co. Limited 30

England – OGT Forensic Ltd 31

England – Dr J H F Smith 32

England – Constantine Law Limited 33

England – The Conscious Leadership Company 34

England – Independent Mediators Ltd 35

England – Quegal

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England – Minesoft 37

England – Sackers 38

England – Prestige Tuition Centre 39

England – American Immigration Law Office LTD 40

Finland – Merilampi Attorneys Ltd. 41

France – Kennedys 42

France – LDG Avocats 43

France – Gebauer Stein Rechtsanwälte Avocats PartGmbB 44

France – Weil & Associés 45

Germany – Haver & Mailänder Rechtsanwälte 46

Germany – Rechtsanwalt Wamser 47

Germany – Maikowski & Ninnemann – European Patent Law 48

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Germany – KANZLEI DR. ERBEN ATTORNEYS 49

Germany – Maikowski & Ninnemann – Intellectual Property Law 50

Germany – MFG Patentanwälte 51 Germany – KLIEMT.HR Lawyers 52 Germany – Ehlers, Ehlers & Partner Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbB 53 Germany – PrimePartners Wirtschaftskanzlei 54

Germany – FEHN Legal RECHTSANWÄLTE STEUERBERATER

Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB Köln Düsseldorf Hamburg .............................................................. 55

Greece – THESIS Law Firm – Competition Law 56 Greece – THESIS Law Firm – Corporate Law 57

Greece – Risvas & Associates Law Firm 58

Greece – M. Psylla – V. Vizas – G. Katrinakis Law Firm (member of the PwC Global Legal Network) 59

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Ireland – Anne O’Connell Solicitors 60

Ireland – Brand You Development & Coaching LTD 61

Italy – CANELLA CAMAIORA StA 62

Malta – Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates 63

Northern Ireland – Larkin Cassidy Solicitors 64

Portugal – Allawyers Advogados - Law Office 65

Romania – Budușan & Associates 66

Romania – Dobrinescu Dobrev SCA 67

Slovenia – Law office Petek & Novak, d.o.o. 68

Spain – G&L Shift 69

Spain – LARRAURI & MARTÍ ABOGADOS 70

Sweden – Roschier Advokatbyrå AB 71

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Sweden – Westerberg & Partners Advokatbyrå AB 72

Switzerland – Erismann Legal 73

Switzerland – Blum & Grob Attorneys at Law Ltd. 74

Switzerland – Caputo & Partners AG ................................................................................................... 75

Switzerland – KPMG AG 76

Turkey – MGC Legal Inc. (MGC Danışmanlık A.Ş.) 77

GPE LAW OFFICE

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– Evelyn Partners LLP – International Tax
– Evelyn Partners
Private
UK – Evelyn Partners
Turkey –
................................................................................................................. 78 UK – Buxbaum Loggia Ltd. 79 UK
80 UK
LLP –
Client Tax 81
LLP – Trusts & Estates 82

Fields of expertise

• Banking law

• Inheritance law/asset succession

• Real estate law

• Tenancy/residential law

• Private Clients

• Litigation

• Foundations

• Corporate/Company Law

• Insurance Law

• Contract drafting

Work experience

BRAUNEGG RECHTSANWALTSKANZLEI

Education

• Lawyer since 2000

• Lawyer’s examination 2000

• Post Graduate Studies in European Law

• Danube University Krems, academic

• European Law 1997

• University of Vienna, Dr. iur. 1996

• University of Vienna, Mag. iur. 1994

• Independent lawyer and opening of the Braunegg law firm 2006

• Law partner at Braunegg, Hoffmann & Partner, Attorneys at Law OG 2000 – 2006

• Trainee lawyer with Dr. Tassilo Neuwirth, DDr. Karl Pistotnik, Dr. Klaus Hoffmann

• Court practice in the district of Vienna Higher Regional Court 1994/1995

Braunegg Rechtsanwaltskanzlei

The legal profession, like social, economic, social and cultural life, is subject to constant change. We understand legal advice to be a dynamic process. For decades, the name Braunegg has stood for continuity, seriousness, competence and discretion.

Our goal is to find personal, quick, innovative and economic solutions for our clients.

We have a close network of experts in all legal, tax and technical fields, so that we can provide our clients with all the support and assistance they need.

Elisabethstraße 15 1010 Wien

Tel: +43-1-587 07 07 Fax: +43-1-587 05 05 office@braunegg.eu www.braunegg.eu

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Dr. Georg Braunegg Lawyer

GUMPOLDSBERGER-DOPPELBAUER-BITTERMANN RECHTSANWÄLTE IN KOOPERATION

Bernhard Gumpoldsberger runs his law firm with his two lawyer colleagues Christoph Doppelbauer and Thomas Bittermann. The law firm specializes in advising companies - starting from small and medium-sized enterprises up to global players - in all corporate legal matters.

Bernhard Gumpoldsberger has also completed additional training in European law for this purpose and in 2021 he also obtained the qualification as a Certified Digital Legal Expert. In addition, Bernhard Gumpoldsberger works closely with a large tax consulting firm on financial and tax law issues.

Bernhard Gumpoldsberger

Partner, Dr.iur., MAS (EU Law), LL.M.

A-4600 Wels Pollheimerstrasse 15 Austria Tel: +43 7242 315050 Fax: +43 7242 3150504 www.gdb.legal

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FELLNER WRATZFELD & PARTNER RECHTSANWÄLTE GMBH

Florian Kranebitter is specialised in banking & finance, corporate and M&A, insolvency and restructuring and has a focus on IT projects (including cybercrime, platform business and AI).

He has been advising financial institutions and corporates on national and international transactions in a leading position for more than a decade. Mr Kranebitter and his team are highly ranked by national and international legal directories.

One of his specific concerns with particular expertise is cross-disciplinary and cross-sector advice in the area of sustainable solutions (including ESG).

Core

Areas of Competence

• Corporate, M&A and Transactions

• Banking & Finance

• Antitrust and Competition Law

• Restructuring & Insolvency

• ESG & Sustainability

• IP & IT

Languages

• German

• English

• French

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner

Sectors

• Banks & Financial Institutions

• Innovation, Technology & Digital Business

• Energy

• Family Offices & Wealth Management

• Media Sports Entertainment

• Start-ups

• New Mobility & Automotive

Florian Kranebitter Partner

Tel: +43 1 537 70-325 florian.kranebitter@fwp.at 1010 Vienna Schottenring 12 Tel: +43 1 537 70-0 www.fwp.at

With some 130 employees, including 70 lawyers, and a global network of partner law firms, fwp is one of Austria’s best business law firms in all areas of commercial law.

Comprehensive support and advice for clients is ensured by a perfect mix of specialists with long-standing experience and subject-specific expertise working in a total of 13 core areas of practice.

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Vugar Mammadov is the Managing Partner at VLM and Partners. Vugar’s competence and professionalism have earned him the unconditional trust and due respect of his clients, who highly appreciate his cooperation with them.

Vugar represents clients in strategically important negotiations and contributes to the solution of complex business issues. Before the establishment of VLM, he gained solid experience in the legal and tax practice of PwC Azerbaijan. Vugar also contributed to the establishment of legal practice at Deloitte Azerbaijan, where he headed the legal services for many years.

Vugar brings significant experience in supporting clients in investment projects, local and international deals, complex corporate transactions, M&A, as well as legal and tax due diligence proceedings.

He acted as a legal expert in various foreign courts and arbitrations in Switzerland, Latvia, Slovenia, and the UK. In addition, Vugar is an arbitrator of the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA) in China.

Vugar graduated from the Erasmus University Rotterdam with an LL.M degree in International Business and Trade Law.

VLM and Partners is one of the rapidly growing firms in Azerbaijan providing local and foreign clients with a wide range of professional legal services. VLM’s network of partners covers not only the legal sphere but also banks, and various financial and other professional institutions that can benefit the clients.

VLM is a member of several chambers of commerce and has been ranked by institutions such as The Legal 500.

By working with its exceptionally skilled and talented lawyers, clients achieve remarkable results from VLM. VLM’s lawyers work alongside their tax service colleagues to provide clients with distinctive solutions based on individual needs and circumstances. VLM keeps it simple and excellent. The VLM team are fluent in several languages, including English, Russian, Turkish, German, French, Italian, and Azerbaijani.

Practice Areas • Corporate/Commercial/ Contracts law • M&A and due diligence • Corporate and business structuring • Energy, oil and gas • Alternative energy • Tax service

• Consumer markets • Banking and finance • Project finance • Employment and Migration law • Intellectual property • Construction and real estate • Regulatory Investigations and etc.

VLM AND PARTNERS

Vugar Mammadov Managing Partner

Tel: +994 50 283 82 48 vmammadov@vlm-az.com

Hyatt International Center

Hyatt Tower 2, 6th floor 8 Izmir street AZ 1065, Baku Azerbaijan Tel: +994 12 490 75 59 www.vlm-az.com

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Pierre Berger is a corporate, financial services and insurance partner in the firm’s Belgian offices. He advises Belgian and foreign multinationals on all aspects of banking, funds, financial services and insurance law. Complex regulatory issues, regulatory driven strategic projects, fund structuring, transactions & restructurings, financial services and insurance litigation, as well as Brexit and FinTech related assignments are his core area of practice.

Pierre heads the firm’s Belgium financial services & insurance sector group. He is also heading the firm’s global financial services (general) client group and is co-leading the firm’s global financial services regulatory and global insurance regulatory product group.

Pierre has been awarded with the Client Choice Award 2017 and 2018 for Banking in Belgium. He is also ranked as a leading individual by Legal 500, and highly regarded by Chambers and IFLR. Who ‘s Who Legal mentions him as a global FinTech expert. DLA Piper also won the Trends Legal Award for best law firm in banking, finance and insurance.

Pierre has a Law degree from University of Antwerp and KU Leuven and a Licentiate degree in Business Sciences from Lessius Hogeschool. He studied abroad in Amiens (France), Champaign (USA) and Berlin (Germany).

DLA PIPER UK LLP

pierre.berger@dlapiper.com

Brusselstraat 59/5 2018 Antwerp Belgium

Tel: +32 3 287 28 28 Fax: +32 2 500 1600 www.dlapiper.com

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Pierre Berger Partner, Head Financial Services & Insurance Sector Belgium

PAVLOV & CO

Pavlov & Co is a boutique law firm specialized in Intellectual Property protection. Its team of professionals covers the entire process from intellectual property rights acquisition to enforcement, litigation and intellectual property evaluation services. Pavlov & Co provides consultations on the enforcement of the national and EU legal provisions and representation before the Bulgarian Patent Office, Customs authorities, Commission for Protection of the Competition, Bulgarian Courts in civil, administrative and criminal cases related to intellectual property protection and also representation before the EUIPO, WIPO and CJEU, in registration and enforcement procedures outside Bulgaria.

The team of professionals at Pavlov & Co has long and extensive experience in the field of Intellectual Property protection, which they continue to develop on a daily basis. Only a few years after its establishment in 2012, the firm gains respect among competitors in the field and is also recognized by clients and independent research editions as a high profile player on the market.

Pavlov & Co has experience with clients in various industry sectors – food and beverages, fashion and apparel industry, pharmaceutical sector, entertainment industry. Some of the main companies/organisations in their client portfolio are companies in the fashion and apparel industry where there are a lot of counterfeiting cases to deal with on the market. Another important sector is also the food and beverages industry where the most challenges they face and give advice for are in competition issues between companies in the sector. Further, in this sector they also have experience in negotiations in trademark registration conflicts or infringement cases. Last, but not least, Pavlov & Co has extensive experience in recent years for negotiations and reaching out-of-court agreements between competitors which is a beneficial and cost effective strategy for both parties in the conflict.

The Managing Partner Vasil Pavlov - attorney at law, patent and trademark attorney, has more than 20 years of experience in Intellectual Property protection and enforcement and a strong reputation of a leading litigator in the country. A practitioner with vast courtroom experience, who always gives everything for his clients, in recent years Mr. Pavlov is devoted to solving complex trademark and patent issues, combining expertise from different areas of IP.

Vasil Pavlov Partner vpavlov@pavlov-law.com

55, Aleksandar Stamboliyski blvd., Floor 3, Office 5, 1000 Sofia

Tel: +359 2 980 07 27 Fax: +359 2 980 07 28 www.pavlov-law.com

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TABAKOV, TABAKOVA AND PARTNERS LAW FIRM

Tabakov, Tabakova & Partners (TTP) is a leading law firm in Bulgaria dedicated to providing its clients the full palette of intellectual property (IP) services, as well as services in related areas, e. g. competition, consumer protection and unfair trade practices. TTP is also well known for its expertise in the fields of Taxation, Litigation and Arbitration, Competition and Antitrust. Even so, Intellectual Property Rights is where the heart of the firm and passion of Managing Partner Milena Tabakova truly lies.

Milena Tabakova has been a professional IP representative for near 30 years. She is registered as an IP representative before the Bulgarian Patent Office (BPO), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the European Patent Office (EPO) and the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO). Throughout her career Milena Tabakova has not only successfully applied and challenged the existing jurisprudence, but has also been invested in drafting legal reforms and in the furtherance of protection of intellectual property in Bulgaria. Her experience makes her a valued member of several organizations, including the Institute of Professional Representatives before the EPO, an organization dealing with the development and implications of patent law, and most recently – the implementation of the Unitary European Patent.

At TTP Milena Tabakova has gathered a team of professionals with profound knowledge and expertise, committed to providing clients the entire spectrum of IP services – starting with advice before filing the application for registration of trademarks, designs and patent rights, continuing with guidance throughout the registration process, monitoring and enforcement of their protection, their prosecution and licensing.

Our services include, but are not limited to:

• Similarities search and legal advice before filing for trademarks and designs;

• Drafting, filing and prosecution of national, EU and international trade mark and industrial design applications;

• Drafting, filing of and representation in opposition, cancellation and appeal proceedings before the BPO, the EUIPO and the Court of Justice of the EU;

• Monitoring of trademarks for identical/similar rights;

• Drafting, filing and prosecution of patent and utility model applications before the BPO and the EPO, representation in the relevant proceedings;

• Provision of legal opinions on copyright matters and representation in contract negotiations, as well as infringement issues;

• Providing legal advice on infringements issues related to IP rights;

• Representation in administrative and court procedures;

• Drafting of assignment, license and franchise agreements;

• Review of marketing campaigns and advertising activities.

Milena Tabakova Managing Partner m.tabakova@tabakovi.bg

18 Ami Boue str. Entrance 3 Sofia 1606 Bulgaria

Tel: +359 2 963 02 66 Fax: +359 2 963 02 76 www.ttplaw.bg

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Hrvoje Tokić with his law office in Dubrovnik Croatia has almost 20 years of experience in practicing law. He is the owner of his law office for more than 10 years.

During that time, he represented domestic and foreign individuals and legal entities in commercial law, real estate law, dispute law, and investment law.

He is continuously educating himself in litigation and alternative dispute resolution methods.

He is a trained mediator.

During his practice he has learned how to value client interests and autonomy and how to advise clients to achieve the best possible solutions for them, everything taking into account local laws and legal situations.

Are you against the idea to work with a locally based experienced lawyer?

LAW OFFICE TOKIC

Hrvoje Tokic Partner

Tel: +385 98 235 039 office@odvjetnik-tokicdubrovnik.com Vukovarska 30 Dubrovnik Croatia

Tel: +385 20 612 453 www.odvjetnik-tokicdubrovnik.com

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EVAGORAS ANASTASIOU & ASSOCIATES LLC

Michalis graduated from the Law School of the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK in 2012. He was called to the English Bar at Gray’s Inn in 2013. He obtained in 2014 his LLM on International Business Law at BPP Law School in London, UK.

He was admitted in the Cyprus Bar Association in 2015. Michalis speaks Greek and English fluently.

Michalis specializes in business and corporate law, company registration and administration, investment firm and forex brokers cases, civil and criminal litigation, personal injury and insurance cases, immigration services. He appears before the Courts of Cyprus and other government authorities and he is involved with judicial matters and the drafting of legal documents.

Practice Areas:

• Business and Corporate Law

• Immigration Law

• Litigation

• Personal Injury

• Forex Scam Litigation

• Company Administration

Evagoras Anastasiou & Associates LLC is considered for years an exceptional law firm in Cyprus with a wide range of legal services. Our firm’s main mission is to provide to each one of our clients an effective approach on their case in order to achieve and protect their interests

11 Kerkyras & John Kennedy Street 3107, Limassol, Cyprus Tel: +35725582999 Fax: +35725582168 www.anastasioulaw.com

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Michalis Anastasiou Partner michalis@anastasioulaw.com

EVAGORAS ANASTASIOU & ASSOCIATES LLC

Michalis graduated from the Law School of the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK in 2012. He was called to the English Bar at Gray’s Inn in 2013. He obtained in 2014 his LLM on International Business Law at BPP Law School in London, UK.

He was admitted in the Cyprus Bar Association in 2015. Michalis speaks Greek and English fluently.

Michalis specializes in business and corporate law, company registration and administration, investment firm and forex brokers cases, civil and criminal litigation, personal injury and insurance cases, immigration services. He appears before the Courts of Cyprus and other government authorities and he is involved with judicial matters and the drafting of legal documents.

Practice Areas:

• Business and Corporate Law

• Immigration Law

• Litigation

• Personal Injury

• Forex Scam Litigation

• Company Administration

Evagoras Anastasiou & Associates LLC is considered for years an exceptional law firm in Cyprus with a wide range of legal services. Our firm’s main mission is to provide to each one of our clients an effective approach on their case in order to achieve and protect their interests

11 Kerkyras & John Kennedy Street 3107, Limassol, Cyprus

Tel: +35725582999 Fax: +35725582168 www.anastasioulaw.com

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Michalis Anastasiou Partner michalis@anastasioulaw.com

CONSTANTINA MITSINGAS & ASSOCIATES LLC

Constantina is the Managing Partner of Constantina Mitsingas & Associates LLC.

Constantina specializes in the area of EU & National Competition Law, State Aid and Merger Control. For the past thirteen years Constantina has been active in advising corporations on the competition law implications of their commercial agreements, with experience over a wide range of industries such as financial services, telecommunications, petroleum and oil & gas.

Constantina has extensive experience in Merger Control, particularly in navigating the merger review and approval process, and has successfully represented clients before the Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition in a number of Phase I and Phase II merger control reviews.

Constantina Mitsingas & Associates LLC

Constantina Mitsingas & Associates LLC is a small boutique firm based in Limassol.

Constantina Mitsingas & Associates LLC competition law practice is widely acknowledged for its Merger Control and its leading expertise in matters of competition litigation, having successfully represented clients before the Cyprus Competition Commission on various occasions both on behalf of complainants as well as in relation to rebuttal of allegations made against clients for anti-competitive agreements/concerted practices and abuse of dominance. Competition Law compliance is at the forefront of our client offering.

In addition to its competition law practice, the firm is well placed to provide complete advice across all practice areas of business and commerce, including, but not limited to, corporate acquisitions, financial regulation and joint venture formations and advises its client base on all legal and regulatory aspects of establishing operations in Cyprus.

Constantina Mitsingas Managing Partner

cmitsingas@cmitsingasllc.com

Navarinou 28 3041 Limassol Cyprus Tel: +35725565030 www.cmitsingasllc.com

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ASPEN TRUST GROUP

Marina Zevedeou is an experienced professional with a demonstrated long history of more than 20 years working in the financial services sector. She is a Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales with PWC, London. She is also a member of I.C.A.E.W., I.C.P.A.C., S.T.E.P., I.F.A., I.T.P.A., IR Global.

Her wealth of experience includes International Corporate Structuring Strategy & Planning, Personal and Corporate Taxes, VAT, Financial and Management Reporting, Group Re-structuring, Family Offices and Citizenship Programs. As one of the founders and the CEO, she has not only navigated the company to the top of the financial services industry in Cyprus, but also set new standards in leadership when faced with global challenges such as the Covid-19 pandemic and the recent war in Ukraine. This has been recognized by Citywealth by awarding her the 2022 Gold PowerWomen Award for Woman of the Year – Leadership – Financial Organisation (CEO and Board Member). She is also the President of Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WICCI) – Cyprus and the Cyprus Country Chair of G100 Global Trade Wing, both organisations aiming to promote legislative changes to assist women in the world.

The Firm

The Aspen Trust Group is one of the pioneers of the corporate service industry in Cyprus. Since the establishment of the Group in 1998, it provides financial advisory, consulting services and international structuring solutions to Corporates and High Net Worth Individuals. Specific services include setup and management of entities globally, legal and administration services, banking and tax compliance, financial management and restructuring, re-domiciliation, patent registration, residency and immigration, cross-border mergers, family office services, intellectual property consulting and headquartering.

At the Aspen Trust Group, we are passionately proactive, carefully reactive, and we hold our clients by the hand at all times. We understand that businesses and individuals see financial success as a way to provide security and support for their family, which is why we see our clients as our family. Since 1998, the vision of Aspen Trust Group is to be part of each client’s success story, and this is achieved by providing tailored solutions that are efficient and professional for our clients and then assists in the planning, implementation and management stages of business growth. Our company has worked one-on-one with corporate and private clients to provide strong, flexible, and evolving business solutions. This is the Aspen tree philosophy. Inspired by the connectivity network found in an Aspen Forest, the firm’s professionals work together with clients to understand and tailor multi-disciplinary services and grow the clients’ potential into a grove of business success. With its continued success and reliability, the Aspen Trust Group has recently been nominated for the Citywealth International Financial Centers Awards’ (IFC) 2023 for the category of Trust Company of the Year 2023 – Mediterranean.

Marina Zevedeou CEO

Tel: +357 22418730 marina.zevedeou@ aspentrust.com

Elia House 77 Limassol Avenue 2121 Nicosia Cyprus Tel: +357 22418888 Fax: +357 22668111 www.aspentrust.com

GLE 24 CYPRUS – TAX ADVISORY

1 CROWN OFFICE ROW

Appointments

- Member of the Bar Council’s and Law Society’s Cybersecurity Advisory Group.

- General Council of the Bar of England and Wales (Elected member).

- Bar Council Law Reform Committee.

- Politeia Think Tank, Director.

- Galileo Global Group, New York, NY, US, Senior Advisor.

- Philanthropy Board of the Institute of Cancer Research.

- Chairman of the Windsor Benefit Trust (for the advancement of music and the arts).

- Member of various international and U.K. pro bono legal initiatives.

- Rights of audience in the courts of England and Wales.

Awards

- Winner of Banking and Finance Lawyer in the U.K. 2021 award by The Lawyer Network.

- Named Banking & Finance Lawyer of the Year in the U.K. (2021) by Global Law Experts Award.

- Winner of 2020 International Advisory Experts Award for Banking and Finance Law in the U.K.

- Named Banking & Finance Lawyer of the Year in the U.K. (2020) by Leaders in Law Award.

- Winner of 2019 International Advisory Experts Award for Banking and Finance Law in the U.K.

- Hubert Greenland Scholar, awarded by The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn (2000).

Memberships

- The International Bar Association (2008 – Present).

- Insurance Institute of London (2008-Present).

- The Bar Association For Commerce, Finance and Industry (2008-Present).

- The Bar Council’s Law Reform Committee (2006-Present).

- The European Law Committee of The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn (2005-Present).

- The Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association of England and Wales (2002-Present).

- The Bar European Group (2002-Present).

Edite Ligere Barrister edite.ligere@1cor.com

1 Crown Office Row Temple, London EC4Y 7HH

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7797 7500 www.1cor.com

GLE 25 ENGLAND – BANKING & FINANCE LAW
Edite Ligere’s practice focuses on global financial regulation, banking, insurance, human rights, consumer protection, charity law, data protection, machine learning, artificial intelligence and cyber security.

BAR MARKETING LIMITED

With an honours degree in Marketing and over thirty years of experience in strategic and operational marketing, including nearly two decades in the UK legal sector, Catherine fully understands the needs of law firms and barrister chambers. She can ensure that they receive just the right mix of marketing required to secure new business and leverage from existing clients.

Clients range from the top commercial sets in the UK Bar to boutique law firms and from the UK to Australia, Hong Kong and India. Catherine has the depth of knowledge of the Bar and law firms that truly sets her and Bar Marketing apart from other marketing consultancies. She is also co-author of the leading Practical Guide to Marketing for Lawyers.

“Catherine’s calm, professional and pragmatic approach and easy manner are a real benefit.”

“Working with Bar Marketing has been a really positive experience. We are very grateful for all the help and guidance you’ve given us over the last few years with our directory submission process. During that time we have achieved increases in both individual member and set rankings and your support over that time has been invaluable.”

“We would not hesitate to recommend Catherine and Bar Marketing to other sets looking for guidance or training.”

Catherine Bailey Director

catherine.bailey@ barmarketing.co.uk Manchester UK

Tel: +44 771 434 5072 info@barmarketing.co.uk www.barmarketing.co.uk

GLE 26 ENGLAND – BARRISTER & CHAMBERS MARKETING

KALEXANDER-THEODOTOU

Katherine Alexander-Theodotou was born in Cyprus where she completed her secondary education. Her father was also a barrister of distinction. She studied in Athens, Belgium (Ghent) and London and she has distinguished herself as a researcher having obtained two PhDs with Distinction.

She has written a special report on the Multiple Fibre Agreement and its relationship with GATT and the European External Trade with special reference to small clothing industry in London.

She is the Former Director of Highgate Hill Solicitors; Head of Alexandrou Theodotou Chambers; Member of Cilex; Member of the Parliamentary Review; Member of the Council of Leaders of Lord Blunkett; Hon Professor of Classics; and Chair of the Justice for Lawyers Committee, to Reform the SRA and protect the small firms.

She has enormous experience in Litigation, Commercial Litigation and all other areas. She has distinguished herself in prominent cases of bi-lateral jurisdiction and she is a high expert on Property in Cyprus. She has won several cases relating to Purchase Agreements of properties in Cyprus and she is presently involved with two major actions of the above area of law.

Katherine has been very active as a Human Rights activist in Iraq during the war. She has stayed there for over three months working voluntarily to protect the rights of arrested persons and others. She is the Chair of Anglo-Hellenic and Cypriot Law Association and she has organised many seminars with the legal professions of the three countries. She has founded the European Institute in Cyprus which is funded by the European Union and the Cypriot government. Katherine is presently involved with developing English Law seminars for practising lawyers in Cyprus and especially seminars which affect the conduct of lawyers.

Politics

1) She was the first Cypriot to stand in Parliament in the UK with the Liberal Party.

2) In Cyprus, she fought the first European election, standing as an independent candidate and she invited as co-candidate a Turkish Cypriot lady called Miriam Hassan. It was a democratic and progressive movement in an island divided by the Turkish Invasion. She is presently the leader of a movement called “UnityDemocracy – Justice” which has gained considerable support for the unity of Cyprus.

3) She supports the membership of Cyprus within the Commonwealth. She believes the Commonwealth could act as arbitrators in the unity of Cyprus.

Regulatory

Katherine has established an organisation called “Justice for Lawyers”. Many Solicitors have become the victims of untrue allegations and the Regulatory body without any transparency fine or prosecute very promising and brilliant Solicitors. She herself is the victim of such non-transparency investigation and she speaks from experience. She advocates that the Regulators should be elected from among the membership and be transparent.

Katherine Alexander-Theodotou Solicitor

98 Dresden Rd London N193BQ England

Tel: +44 (0) 7763359388

47 Ariadne Street 2416 Engomi Nicosia Cyprus Tel: +357 22 670 607

kaitie.alexandrou@gmail.com kat@kat.com.cy www.kat.com.cywww.kat. com.cy

GLE 27 ENGLAND – CIVIL LITIGATION

OPEN PLAN LAW LIMITED

Open Plan Law is an innovative law firm for businesses relying on intellectual property capital. Established in 2016, Open Plan Law has enjoyed an immediate success among creators of all kinds thanks to combining top-class expertise in IP and commercial law, with a personal, tailored approach and building supportive relationships with its clients. The firm’s principals have been shortlisted for the Law Society’s Excellence Award (Private Practice) and awarded the International Labour Organisation’s Client Choice Award for Intellectual Property (Designs/UK) as well as the Global 100 Best in Copyright Law – UK award.

The firm has a strong commercial law practice and a strong dispute resolution practice, which means that it can provide its clients will all round support. Its key areas of advice are the protection and enforcement of trade marks and design rights, copyright and data protection. OPL’s experience in advising visual content creators is second to none, including digital photography law, image and publicity rights, data protection and digital dissemination and enforcement. The firm is also firmly rooted in a wide range of industries in relation to the management of design right and trade mark portfolios, advising on the protection and enforcement of IP rights including litigation and proceedings at the Intellectual Property Office.

Open Plan Law’s clients range from multi nationals to small business and sole traders. These include media and technology companies, household names in retail, fabric designers, food manufacturers, advertising agencies, filmmakers, photo agencies and publishers.

In addition to offering legal advice, the firm actively helps shape laws supporting creativity and fair remuneration for right holders. In 2016, Open Plan Law advised on legislation resulting from the Hargreaves Report on copyright in the digital economy. Currently we are involved in legislative efforts around artificial intelligence and text and data mining, with Anna Skurczynska frequently advising trade associations and the British Copyright Council, and presenting right holders’ positions on new legislation and enforcement of IP rights in the UK Parliament and in the European Commission.

Sarah Hadland heads up the firm’s dispute resolution practice, offering clients holistic support from IP protection to enforcement. Clients have reported that she “instinctively [she] seems to know when to fight and when to settle and I have the utmost confidence in her ability and judgement.”

As legal relationships become increasingly complex in the globalised and techdominated economies, Open Plan Law believes that those who treat legal advice as an indispensable element of their business will be at a competitive advantage. The firm strongly holds that legal services should be accessible, affordable and practical while being delivered to the highest standard.

Prama House 267 Banbury Road Oxford, OX2 7HT England

Tel: +44(0)1865 339 337 www.openplanlaw.com

GLE 28 ENGLAND – COPYRIGHT LAW

Robert is an experienced litigator who heads the Dispute Resolution department. Whilst he provides legal and commercial attention to the issues his focus is on finding the best solution to the issues you face. Having commenced his legal career as a barrister, Robert is able to handle cases throughout every stage of litigation.

Robert acts for businesses and individuals in a range of disputes, particularly those which are important and/or complicated. His extensive experience includes being involved in advising, managing and monitoring litigation or arbitration overseas, or working with overseas lawyers or clients to either further his client’s objectives or who require assistance with English law or procedure.

Quastels

Quastels is a commercial law firm in Central London. Over two decades we have earned the loyalty of some of the most respected companies and private individuals in business.

We distinguish ourselves by the quality of our relationships and our exceptional service. A deep commitment to our internal culture has fostered a dynamic, collegiate environment with a strong sense of purpose.

We believe in the power of teams and teamwork rather than working in siloed departments. We are powerfully networked and are often able to facilitate and unlock opportunities for our clients.

Dispute Resolution

We are committed to providing a bespoke, client focused service to clients both in the UK and internationally. We are able to assist in various methods of resolving disputes including negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation.

We are different from many other top firms because not only do all clients receive partner attention (ensuring the matter is handled in an experienced, timely and cost-effective manner) but we are able to adapt our service offering to best meet your needs. We work with you to advise, protect and add value to your business, your assets and your interests.

Whilst we are flexible – and often pleasingly different – both in our approach to you, your matter and the costs and funding, one aspect remains constant: our efforts are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome.

QUASTELS

Robert Kay Partner

Tel: +44 (0)207 908 2559 rkay@quastels.com

Quastels Watson House 54 Baker Street London W1U 7BU

Tel: +44 (0)20 7908 2525 www.quastels.com

GLE 29 ENGLAND – DISPUTE RESOLUTION

JOHN HOOPER & CO. LIMITED

John Hooper qualified with an LLB from Otago University in New Zealand in 1980.

He spent three years as a young barrister and developed a speciality in Family Law. He practiced mainly in the Family Courts and was involved in financial claims and children’s cases including a successful contested Custody Appeal to the High Court.

He was admitted as an English solicitor in 1987 and worked for six years in London as a Specialist Divorce and Family Lawyer. He worked initially in East London and then moved to the City. The emphasis was on high net worth cases involving both UK and non-UK nationals.

In 1992, he moved to Nottingham and worked as a Specialist Family Lawyer and practiced in the Family Courts of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. He prepared and presented cases principally involving financial disputes between divorcing spouses and separating cohabitees. He is a member of Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association).

John Hooper was established in May 1995. The firm, which specialises in Family Law, operates from offices in central Nottingham and has clients throughout the Midlands. We have particular expertise in the financial aspects of the breakdown of a relationship. The firms’ principal, John Hooper, together with his colleagues, Dominic Lee, Yasmine Roff and Stephanie Clifton have many years of specialist family law experience between them.

The firm has close contacts with specialist divorce Counsel, in London and the Provinces, along with forensic accountants and valuers.

We act for clients of varying means. Our charge out rates are geared towards assisting people from a wide variety of circumstances. The aim of the firm is to provide a genuinely efficient and professional service for our clients.

We have specialist expertise in:

• Financial Settlements - The negotiation and finalisation of complex financial settlements involving substantial assets and pensions including off-shore trusts and private and public companies

• Children’s Issues - The negotiation and settlement of applications for maintenance and lump sums in respect of children pursuant to Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.

• Cohabitation - The negotiation and settlement of cohabitee disputes in respect of both property and businesses.

We also have a growing expertise in international family law, especially in relation to cases involving a European or Australasian context.

John Hooper Director jh@johnhooper.com

John Hooper 10 Regent Street Nottingham NG1 5BQ

Tel: +44 (0) 115 941 5566 www.johnhooper.com

GLE 30 ENGLAND – FAMILY LAW

OGT FORENSIC LTD

OGT Forensic Ltd

We continue to be instructed at the highest level in 2022, and the Pandemic Years have provided us with the most successful achievements to date, despite the extreme circumstances.

Toxicological Highlights have been: instruction in a number of high quantum criminal, commercial and family law cases involving: Carbon Monoxide (aircraft mid-air collision), Arsenic contamination of a family residence, Flunitrazepam (a case v The Sun Newspaper), Ricin and plant toxins, Fatal Hydrogen Sulphide drain emission, accusation of international assassination with Hydrogen Cyanide, Mustard and Nerve Chemical Agents, a potential 9 figure quantum Botulinum Toxin case, correctly championing the Watson’s Total Body Water ethanol back calculation method, and a number of other fascinating instructions (e.g. cocaine in hair abstinence washout), and where we have been able to rapidly assist the Court.

Explosive Highlights have been: involvement in the Salvage of the hazardous materials carrier MS Bow Diamond (500 Tonnes of spilt TNT and RDX, with the potential to repeat the Beirut Incident), absolving an explosives firm from both a potential 8 figure quantum fine and also the need to relocate abroad, successfully resolving a fiendishly difficult fireworks accident case involving a hypervelocity projectile discharged into spectators, a TATP video, a World War II “Bomb” Explosion, and a range of other complex explosive cases, such as involving: improvised propellant rocket motors, explosives manufacture, unofficial instruction manuals, and a case which revealed copious nine-year old deposits of liquid nitroglycerine on laboratory glassware at the defence inspection!

We are privileged to continue our fascinating forensic scientific Odyssey!

Our approach to casework involves: 36 years of forensic and 43 years of scientific (ex-Oxford) expertise, experience of over 380 cases, and painstaking investigational technique, involving leaving no scientific or circumstantial evidential detail unconsidered.

If you feel that such an approach may be able to assist your client’s case (large or small) (legal aid or private), please contact us for an initial free consultation.

Dr John Douse

BA, MA, D.Phil (Oxford) FRSC, FCSFS, F ChromSoc MEWI, MIExpE

drjohndouse2@btinternet.com Tel: +44 (0) 7766 286 001 www.forensic-expert.org

GLE 31 ENGLAND – FORENSIC SCIENCE EXPERT WITNESS

DR J H F SMITH

Dr J H F Smith

Dr. John H F Smith B.Sc. (Hons), M.B., B.S. (Hons), F.R.C.Path, M.I.A.C. was until recently Consultant Gynaecological Histopathologist and Cytopathologist at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield.

Having undergone postgraduate training in London and Bristol, Dr John H F Smith was appointed consultant pathologist in Sheffield in 1987 and from 1998 practiced exclusively in gynaecological histopathology, the specialty concerned with the diagnosis of disorders of the vulva, vagina, uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries, and cervical cytology, the interpretation of cervical smear tests. From 2001-16 he was the lead pathologist at the Sheffield Gynaecological Cancer Centre; from 2019 -20 and from November 2022 to present lead pathologist at the Supraregional Gestational Trophoblastic Disease Centre, Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield; from 2004-19 Director of South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Cervical Cytology Service, responsible for one of the largest cervical cytology laboratories in the UK; and from 1990 to 2019 Director of the North of England Pathology and Screening Education Centre (which he founded as Sheffield Cytology Training Centre in 1990), responsible for training technical, nursing and medical staff of all grades and disciplines working in the NHS Cervical Screening Programme (NHSCSP). He has particular experience in the diagnosis of tumours of the female genital tract, including the trophoblastic tumours that occur in pregnancy, and evaluation of cervical smear tests.

He is a past Chair of the Examiners in Cytology of the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath), a past President of the British Society for Clinical Cytology (BSCC) and has served at various times on advisory committees of the General Medical Council, RCPath, BSCC, Clinical Pathology Accreditation (UK) Ltd, NHSCSP, Public Health England and the International Academy of Cytology.

From 2013-19 he was Vice President of the International Academy of Cytology (IAC) and was awarded The Maurice Goldblatt Cytology Award 2017 of the Academy in recognition of his contribution to cervical cytology practice and education.

Dr Smith has provided medicolegal expert reports in gynaecological histopathology and cervical cytology for 30 years and annually receives an approximately equal number of approaches from Claimants and Defendants.

Dr J H F Smith

Owner/Sole Practitioner

Tel: +44 07787515142 jhfs@btinternet.com

15 Holyrood Avenue, Sheffield S10 4ND UK

GLE 32 ENGLAND – GYNAECOLOGICAL HISTOPATHOLOGY &
CYTOLOGY EXPERT WITNESS

CONSTANTINE LAW LIMITED

Constantine Law was founded by John Hayes, one of London’s leading employment lawyers. John advises UK corporates in the financial services, employment agencies, retail and construction sectors.

He is also one of London’s leading solicitors in restrictive covenant disputes and an experienced High Court practitioner. He has obtained numerous injunctions for a range of leading corporate clients, in the High Court, in recent years. John has a very solutions orientated and commercial approach.

John qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and as a barrister in 1993. He is an experienced advocate and has years of experience in litigating in the Employment Tribunal, and the Employment Appeal Tribunal in unfair dismissal, whistleblowing and equal opportunities cases.

John is a member of the American Bar Association and works regularly with American clients.

John’s client base is entrepreneurial and this prompted him to set up Constantine Law. He is recognised in the Legal 500 and has previously headed the London employment team of a large national law firm.

John has particular expertise in business protection and works closely with some of the leading barristers in the field to protect his client’s commercial interests. He has great experience in the arena of a-typical working, including consultancy agreements, IR35, CIS and the tax implications of each. He works closely with leading accountants to provide joined-up solutions for his clients.

John is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the leading Irish entrepreneurial organisation, the Irish International Business Network (IIBN). He is also an active member of the Institute of Directors (IOD). John is a contributor to the Huffington Post and appears regularly on news media including the LBC and Television. He is also a regular contributor to leading trade magazines on employment matters.

John is married to Ceri, with three children, Joseph, Theo and Aoife. He is a member of the Hampstead Triathlon Club and raises money through Olympic distance triathlons. His other main passions are public affairs (standing in the 1997 General Election) and London’s cultural scene.

John Hayes

Managing Partner

Tel: +44 (0)7769 137176 john.hayes@constantinelaw.co.uk

The Clubhouse

8 St. James’s Square London SW1Y 4JU Tel: +44 (0)203 696 8230 www.constantinelaw.co.uk

GLE 33 ENGLAND – LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT LAW

THE CONSCIOUS LEADERSHIP COMPANY

The Conscious Leadership Company (TCLC for short) was born from a passion for helping leaders not only succeed but truly thrive in their roles, and our leadership development platform is disrupting traditional leadership training. We use technology to continuously allow leaders to reflect and track how they feel so they can transform their leadership style and contribute to an overall healthier workplace.

Our CEO, Natasha Wallace, founded TCLC after years of supporting leaders to enhance performance in their teams. She saw an opportunity for teams to sustain productivity and wellbeing but realised that leaders needed to be “conscious” for this to happen. Conscious Leadership Development was born out of a need to improve leaders’ awareness, giving them the tools to lead themselves and those around them to thrive in the modern workplace. Natasha saw that one thing various industries had in common was the challenges leaders faced. Leadership can be tough, especially with modern hybrid and remote workers. Yet when leaders are equipped with the right knowledge, tools, and awareness, they can excel and so can their teams. What leadership looks like is changing, but through our leadership development platform, leaders can become better prepared to manage these challenges and avoid burnout too.

The Conscious Leadership Company has developed an innovative psychometric assessment to keep leaders connected to themselves, their teams, and what they need to stay energised and passionate. Knowing your strengths and being aware of your weaknesses as a leader is essential for the hybrid world of work. Our Conscious Leadership technology makes sustaining performance while maintaining overall wellbeing a reality for companies worldwide. Prioritising mental health in the workplace is at the heart of what we do. When you enable your leaders to get the assistance they need to develop their skills and emotional intelligence, you set a precedent for everyone in your organisation and build a collaborative and sustainable culture.

Our mission is to empower leaders globally to:

• Lead sustainably

• Support themselves at work

• Create healthy and thriving cultures

We accomplish this by:

• Facilitating leadership development

• Implementing psychometric tests

• Creating space for reflection and quality thought

• Tracking wellbeing

• Connecting like-minded leaders

GLE 34 ENGLAND – LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGY
Natasha Wallace Founder and CEO natasha@tclc.co Brighton BN1 1YR England www.tclc.co

INDEPENDENT MEDIATORS LTD

Michel Kallipetis QC is among the UK’s most sought-after mediators. He is regarded as an authority in mediation and commercial and civil litigation. With an apparently effortless blend of charm and authority, his style is versatile and effective.

For the last eighteen months Michel has regularly mediated virtually a wide variety of national and international civil and commercial disputes. Many of the mediations have been multi-party disputes between international companies and the laws of other jurisdictions.

He initiated and was the first Chairman of the Bar Council ADR Committee holding the position for nine years until retiring from the position in summer of 2008. He was a member of the working party which drafted the EU Code of Practice for Mediators, and gave expert opinion to JURI, the legal service committee of the European Parliament, prior to its adopting the European ADR Directive. He was counsel for the ADR Group in Halsey v Milton Keynes, and in Brown v Rice and Patel. He was the representative for the International Academy of Mediators at the UNCITRAL Working Group II and contributes to the drafting of the Singapore Convention which was launched in August 2019.

In May 2017 Michel was awarded ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in the Mediation category at the 4th annual Who’s Who Legal awards, and again in 2020, and is identified as a Thought Leader for 2018, 2019, and 2021.

Michel is the former head of Littleton Chambers and has 40 years’ experience as a practising barrister in the field of general commercial, professional negligence and employment work. He is recognised in The Legal Directories as an expert in his field in Mediation. He was a deputy judge for over twenty years fifteen of which were as a Deputy High Court Judge in Queen’s Bench, Chancery and the TCC. He is an Accredited Mediator with CEDR and ADR Chambers, was appointed to the Hong Kong HKIAC Accredited Mediator Panel and as one of the first CIArb Mediation Fellows in 2008. In 2009 he was made a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators and is the immediate Past President. In 2012 Michel was invited to become a member of the Singapore International Mediation Centre’s Panel of Mediators. He is a member of The Sports Resolution Panel and is a Chartered Arbitrator. He is fluent in German and has a working knowledge of French.

Independent Mediators Ltd IDRC 70 Fleet Street London EC4Y 1EU

Tel: +44 (0)20 7127 9223 www.independentmediators.co.uk

GLE 35 ENGLAND – MEDIATION
Michel Kallipetis QC FCIArb Commercial Mediator michel@kallipetis.com

QUEGAL.COM ~ A QUESTION OF LEGAL®

Quegal is a small team of passionate, tech-savvy British social entrepreneurs, looking to democratise access to legal help and advice for both people and businesses in the wake of the legal aid cuts and resulting advice deserts.

Our founder, Robert Quaranta, is an accomplished internet pioneer, credited by Richard Susskind with creating the first legal services comparison website, and Quegal has been fortunate enough to attract Molten Ventures as project adviser.

Together, we have unrivalled expertise in online consumerism, web and app development and the practice of law, and are in a position to bring fast, affordable pay-as-you-go legal services to the world.

Quegal.com offers a new take on legal advice. Once it comes to fruition, it hopes to offer the world’s first digital, pay-as-you-go, legal advice service, that will provide on-demand advice across the eight key areas of UK law – employment law, property law, family law (including wills), contract law, motoring law, criminal law, personal injury law, and business law. There are plans to expand upon this range in the future. However, as of yet, the company is gearing up towards opening its crowdfunding campaign which will start on the 5th September 2023 - UN International Day of Charity.

The plan is to create a platform that operates seamlessly across high grade, end-to-end encrypted internet portals and free mobile/tablet applications suitable for both Apple and Android products. Information and advice will be available immediately – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – at a cost of £0.60ppm. Moreover, Quegal.com is unlike any other service, as there will be no tie-in or minimum spend, meaning that the customer will be able to choose exactly how much advice they need. In addition, the company plans to supply numerous free legal guides in each practice area, which will be complimented with regular pro-bono online advice clinics.

Of course, such an innovative idea requires a strong backing and an in-depth plan covering how to get to the result. Quegal.com displays its methods on its website, covering each aspect of how it plans to achieve this – it lists five bullet points that detail each step. For example, the company already holds the Quegal trademark in the UK, together with the relevant company domain names. Additionally, it endeavours to create and patent its own ‘unique cutting-edge software (with no shared cloud, website flash, tracking cookies, adverts, or robot helpers in sight), and expects a build time of approximately 7 months.’

Tel: +44 (0) 7881 026986 radq@quegal.com

30, The Metropole

The Leas, Folkestone Kent, CT20 2LU United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)8000 487 597 www.quegal.com

GLE 36 ENGLAND – ONLINE LEGAL SERVICES
Robert Quaranta Founder

Founded in 1996, Minesoft develops international searchable patent databases and web-based products for Intellectual Property (IP) research. Awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in both 2009 and 2015 for impressive, sustained growth in International Trade. The company offers an array of products for the patent information industry, specialising in patent searching, IP document retrieval, patent analytics and competitive intelligence systems.

We recognise that innovation occurs all around the world, so our patent search platforms and convenient legal solutions fit the needs of global users in all industries. Our clients are leaders in all fields, including consumer goods, healthcare, sustainability, legal services and more.

PatBase, the globally renowned searchable patent database, has over 70,000 users from thousands of companies around the world, including Fortune 500, FTSE 100-type companies, IP law firms & specialist search firms. Our solutions host high-quality data from 106 countries, with 84 full text collections & legal status information directly from top patent offices around the world. PatBase Analytics is an in-built patent analysis platform which makes it easy for users to visualise a birds-eye view of market trends and key competitors as well as identification of potential business partners and licensing opportunities.

After over 25 years in the intellectual property industry, Minesoft closed on a substantial growth investment from MLM 2, an information services and software platform, and Warburg Pincus, a leading global growth investor in February 2022. With this strategic move, Minesoft is now accelerating the development of new products, expanding globally, and enhancing existing products with analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

MINESOFT

Tel: +44 (0)20 8404 0651 info@minesoft.com www.minesoft.com

GLE 37 ENGLAND – PATENT SOLUTIONS
Ann Chapman CEO Shearwater House The Green Richmond TW9 1PX UK

SACKERS

Michaela has many years’ experience of a wide range of pensions issues. This has included scheme set-up and wind-up, mergers and advice to clients on the pension aspects of corporate acquisitions and disposals. She provides guidance to trustees and employers on compliance with legislation.

Michaela heads the firm’s Public Sector team where she advises both local authorities and private employers in relation to public sector outsourcing, including establishing passport schemes and providing advice on admission to the LGPS. Michaela also has experience in advising in relation to the new Fair Deal.

Michaela is a member of our international pensions team and has experience advising a multinational employer considering setting up a new trust based international pension scheme. Michaela represents the firm at Ius Laboris events and conferences.

Michaela’s recent work has involved advising clients facing significant change in their pension fund arrangements. This advice includes merging schemes, introducing CARE arrangements, raising member contributions and altering future service accrual and analysing the employer’s contribution covenant.

Michaela’s work highlights include advising:

• schemes in relation to PPF entry

• the trustees of the EMI Pension fund in its £1.4bn buy-out in July 2013

• the Trustee of Thorn Pension Fund on its £1.1bn buy-out in December 2008.

Michaela Berry Partner

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7615 9546 michaela.berry@sackers.com

20 Gresham Street London EC2V 7JE

Tel: +44 (0)20 7329 6699 www.sackers.com

GLE 38 ENGLAND – PENSIONS LAW

PRESTIGE TUITION CENTRE

I have been a UK and International Teacher/Tutor since 2003, teaching A ‘Level History and English at College and High Schools. I have been Head of English and Planning for 9 years. I have also been an Examiner for A ‘Level History (2009-17) and am currently an Examiner for the English Language Paper GCSE New Specification (2017).

I am proud to report that I have a proven track record of achieving A*-C & 9-7 in A ‘Level & GCSE English (New Specification) and History since I started teaching in 2003. It is a great centre to work in as my staff and I have created a warm and friendly place to ensure that all our students are happy to be here, making it an atmosphere conducive to learning.

Prestige Tuition Centre

Since 2003, we have been expertly tutoring children for private grammar schools MGS, MHSG & WGS 11+, ensuring all our GCSE/A ’Level students achieved above their predicted grades of (A*-B) 9-7.

Our tutors act as mentors to our young students and we regularly get requests from our parents to guide their child to make an informed choice for their future. As Head of English and Year 11 teacher I have been able to guide all our students to focus on a choice of GCSE/A ‘Level subjects that suit them, as well as choosing a rewarding future career with a higher earning potential, as well as a higher, faster progression route.

We have also had the privilege of watching our past students achieve their desired A ‘Level results and watching them progress to their chosen fields in Medicine, Dentistry and Engineering, with offers from Cambridge University, (including my son and his cohort from MGS) The University of Manchester and The University of Liverpool, to name just a few.

1st Floor 164 Plymouth Grove Manchester M13 0AF

Tel: +44 (0) 79 5743 1131 admin@prestigetuition.co.uk www.prestigetuition.co.uk

GLE 39 ENGLAND – TUITION SERVICES
Mussarat Bano Raja

AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAW OFFICE LTD

Ioana C. Hyde, Esq, is the founder and managing attorney of the American Immigration Law Office LTD, a boutique US immigration London law firm. We don’t just practice US immigration law; it is the only area of law we practice.

Mr Hyde is experienced in meeting the unique US immigration needs of British citizens and other foreign nationals living in the United Kingdom and Europe. We are dedicated to efficiently meeting our clients’ goals whilst providing a personal touch.

As a boutique legal practice, you will not be a case number to us. Our size and approach allows us to truly partner with you in delivering personalised legal services whilst gently guiding you through the process. With a philosophy of treating clients the way that we would want to be treated, the firm prides itself on really listening to clients’ needs, timely responding to communications, and diligently delivering quality legal services. We have been fortunate to develop long-lasting relationships with many of our current and former clients, and we consistently receive highly rated testimonials about their experience with the firm.

Our firm is the recipient of The AI 2017 Global Mobility Immigration & International HR award for the Best Immigration Law Firm - UK, and The AI 2018 and 2019 Corporate Immigration & Relocation Award for Best American Immigration Law FirmUK. Attorney Hyde also received the AI 2020, 2021 and 2022 Leading Advisor Award for Leading U.S. Immigration and Nationality Lawyer of the Year, United Kingdom.

Education

• University College London, London, UK. L.L.M., International Arbitration and Litigation, Distinction, September 2010

• Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, CA, USA. Doctor of Jurisprudence, International Law Specialization, With Honours, May 2005

• Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA. Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communication, Magna Cum Laude, June 2002

Affiliations

• State Bar of Washington, USA, Member (2005 - Present)

• England and Wales, Solicitor (non-practising) (2013 - Present)

• American Immigration Lawyers Association, Rome District Chapter, Law Practice Management Committee, Chair (2014 - 2016). Outstanding Achievements Award as Chair of the LPM Committee (2015)

• American Immigration Lawyers Association, Rome District Chapter, Consular Liaison Committee, Member (2015 - 2016)

• American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member

• AILA Rome District Chapter, Member

• AILA Global Migration Section, Member

• American Women Lawyers in London, Member

Ioana Hyde

Attorney at Law; Managing Attorney

30 Moorgate London EC2R 6PJ

Tel: +44 (0) 208 611 2826 info@ailawoffice.com www.ailawoffice.com

GLE 40 ENGLAND – US IMMIGRATION LAW

MERILAMPI ATTORNEYS LTD.

Sami is one of the leading Finnish tax lawyers. He has 25 years’ experience relating to demanding domestic and international tax matters. Sami assists both companies and individuals in tax related matters.

Sami is specialized in tax advisory for companies, their owners and operative management. In addition, he assists private persons and families in legal questions related to tax, succession, and wealth management. His clients are e.g. domestic and international listed and unlisted companies, operative management of companies, domestic and foreign banks and their clients, venture capitalists, investment banks, family businesses as well as private persons and their holding companies.

Sami has been noted one of the leading tax experts in Finland in several international legal directories during several years.

Sami is leading Merilampi Attorneys Ltd’s tax practice as a partner and attorneyat-law. Merilampi’s tax practice provides expertise in e.g. international and domestic tax planning, tax structuring, and M&A transactions. A big part of Merilampi’s work relates to companies’ daily tax matters. Merilampi assists its clients also relating to tax due diligence processes including W&I projects. VAT, transfer pricing, and planning of incentive schemes are part of Merilampi’s services. Furthermore, Merilampi serves its clients also in tax litigations, e.g. during tax audit processes as well as appealing processes. For individuals and families, Merilampi also provides inheritance and wealth management related tax and law advice.

Merilampi Attorneys Ltd. is one of the leading Finnish business law firms. Many of Merilampi’s clients are major international corporations and listed Finnish companies. Merilampi is particularly known for its work in high-profile cases in mergers and acquisitions and dispute resolution, but the services also cover the entire spectrum of demanding business law, ranging from competition and EU law, employment and labour law, real estate and construction law, and tax law to assignments related to technology and intellectual property.

Clients see the operating model of Merilampi in the in-depth expertise of the team, practical and uncomplicated service, and cost-effectiveness. A solutionfocused approach based on legal excellence and a culture of caring go hand in hand at Merilampi. Merilampi is a law firm that understands life – both business life and people of all kinds.

Partner, Attorney-at-Law

Tel: +358 50 331 1901 sami.tuominen@merilampi.com

Keskuskatu 7 00100 Helsinki Finland

Tel: +358 9 686 481 Fax: +358 9 686 481 www.merilampi.com

GLE 41 FINLAND – TAX LAW
Sami Tuominen

KENNEDYS

Aurélia Cadain is a partner at Kennedys and co-founder of the Paris office. She has extensive expertise in complex litigation matters of transport law (aviation, marine, rail and road), industrial risk, insurance, construction and product liability, including health products.

Aurélia is very active and well-regarded in transportation disputes, where she very frequently acts for global insurers and their insureds and assists wellknown airline companies, both in their day-to-day operations and in important commercial disputes.

Aurélia has a daily practice in aeronautics and aviation complex litigations. She advises actors of aeronautics, insurance and transport in their negotiations, pre litigation and disputes related to passengers/cargo claims and catastrophic accidents. She has developed particular experience in complex expertappraisal proceedings including in aviation and marine matters as well as in criminal proceedings in matters of catastrophic accidents leading to fatalities/ bodily injuries.

She is also the current French correspondent for Getting the Deal Through for Aviation Liability and co-contributor to the French chapter for GTDT: Insurance and to the Aviation Law Review.

She is regularly recommended for her practice (including by Legal500 and Who’s Who Legal) and Recommended lawyer in The Best Lawyers in France 2022 for ‘Insurance (Paris)’.

Aurélia Cadain is the Paris Partner who is the most active and the most specialized in transportation disputes, a field in which she has considerable expertise, and she leads the Paris office’s air carriers’ liability practice.

Aurélia is recognized as a leading figure by the key legal directories that specifically rank individual lawyers. By way of example, Aurélia is listed as a leading lawyer by “Who’s Who Legal” for aviation (contentious) and product liability defence.

She speaks French, English and Spanish.

Aurélia Cadain Partner aurelia.cadain@ kennedyslaw.com

31 Rue De Lisbonne 75008 Paris

Tel: +33 1 84 79 37 80 Fax: +33 1 45 63 61 72 www.kennedyslaw.com

GLE 42 FRANCE – AVIATION LAW

LDG AVOCATS

Florent Loyseau de Grandmaison graduated from Sciences Po Paris (2001), holds a DEA in Private Law (2001) and a DESS in Public Litigation (2003). He practised with FRESHFIELDS BRUCKHAUS DERINGER, THIEFFRY & Associés and CHATEL, before founding LDG Avocats in autumn 2010.

He has particularly deepened his skills in:

• Factoring

• Civil and Commercial Litigation

• Liability and Insurance Law

• Company Law

• Labour Law

Elected to the Competition of the Conference du Barreau de Paris, an eloquence tournament, in 2007, he acquired the practice of Criminal law and Criminal procedure.

After having been Vice-President of the French National Federation of Young Lawyers’ Unions (“Fédération Nationale des Unions de Jeunes Avocats” or “FNUJA”), he was elected member of the French National Council of Bars (“Conseil National des Barreaux”) for the 2015-2017 term of office, in particular as Vice-President of the Commission on Freedoms and Human Rights.

Florent Loyseau de Grandmaison was elected member of the Paris Bar Council for the 2018-2020 term.

He also teaches civil procedure at the Paris Bar School (“Ecole de Formation du Barreau” or “EFB”), and is a member of the Droit & Procédure Association (Law and Procedure Association) and the Société de Législation Comparée (Comparative Law Society).

Florent Loyseau de Grandmaison Partner

43, rue Laffitte 75009 Paris Tel: +33153348228 Fax: +33183627906 contact@ldgavocats.fr ldg-avocats.fr

GLE 43 FRANCE – CIVIL LITIGATION

GEBAUER STEIN RECHTSANWÄLTE AVOCATS PARTGMBB

• Studied German law at the Universities of Augsburg and Leipzig

• Studied French law at the University of Strasbourg (Diplôme d’études approfondies (D.E.A.) en Droit des Affaires, thesis on the taxation of partnerships with German-French partners)

• Foundation of the law firm STEIN Rechtsanwälte Avocats (2003)

• Merger with Ralf Gebauer and foundation of the law firm GEBAUER STEIN Rechtsanwälte Avocats (2012)

• Since 2013 lecturer at the University of Metz in International Contract Drafting (Master II)

Main practice areas: international tax law, customs law, corporate law, VAT Gebauer Stein Rechtsanwälte Avocats PartGmbB

The Gebauer Stein law firm sees itself as a service provider: we think our way into your concerns quickly and in detail, advise you individually and comprehensibly and represent you competently at all times. Many of Gebauer Stein’s clients come from the business world – from fresh start-ups to established corporations – and find in us a modern, innovative partner who has internalised the necessary entrepreneurial perspective and brings with him the indispensable intercultural knowledge and tact. Not only do we know the legal situation in both countries inside out, we also know exactly about the specific corporate cultures and the respective negotiating styles.

Tax Law

One focus of our work is on international tax law and is characterised by the issues arising from the exercise of the European fundamental freedoms by entrepreneurs, employees, investors and private individuals. You live in Germany and receive an early retirement pension from France? You live in France and are about to inherit a not inconsiderable fortune in Switzerland? Then a visit to us could pay off for you.

For years, we have been assisting and representing companies before tax offices and courts in Germany as well as in France in matters of insurance tax and turnover tax. With our company Frenchtax SAS, we are particularly able to offer fiscal representation in France for companies outside the EU.

Thus, in spring 2022, we have the honourable task of training selected members of the Federal Tax Administration from the French part of Switzerland for three days in EU VAT law.

And on a regular basis, we are the collegial complement for tax advisors who bring us on board to handle cross-border mandates.

Oliver Stein

Tel: +33 (0)390 22 13 00 stein@lexloi.eu

Bureau Strasbourg 32-34

Allée de la Robertsau F-67000 Strasbourg Tel: +33 (0) 390 22 13 00 Fax: +33 (0) 388 24 02 63

GLE 44 FRANCE – INTERNATIONAL TAX LAW

Eric’s areas of practice are litigation, international arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, white collar crimes and labor and employment law.

Eric is highly recognized for his extensive experience in sophisticated litigation of national and international importance. Having handled high-profiled, complex litigation matters on behalf of large global corporations, Eric offers quality and reactivity across a wide array of disputes: high-stakes breach of contract, unfair competition, product liability, fraud, corporate post-acquisition litigation. Eric’s comprehensive service, track record, tailor-made approach makes him a go to choice for companies faced with complex litigation. Eric also has extensive experience in white collar crime involving a wide variety of cases such as deceptive labeling of pharmaceutical products, misappropriation of trade secrets, forgery, misuse of corporate assets, hindrance to the rights of employees’ representatives or discrimination.

In addition to high-stakes litigation, Eric also regularly advises and counsels his clients on sensitive internal fraud investigations.

Eric’s top trial skills are also key for international arbitration: enhanced knowledge of international arbitration law and procedure, expertise across a broad range of industries and substantive areas of law and the ability to work fluently in English, French and German. The combination of skills, expertise, and experience, together with a multi-cultural approach, has enabled his team to obtain outstanding results for our clients.

Always bearing in mind his clients’ business objectives and economic goals, Eric is praised as a collaborative partner who offers high-level guidance in mergers and acquisitions, be it at a national level or cross-border. His background as both litigator and employment law specialist makes him a key player not only at the due diligence stage to spot potential risks, but more importantly at the negotiation level, when negotiating the specifics of the purchase agreement.

When faced with the sensitive issues frequently surrounding employment matters, companies look to Eric for his experience in providing sophisticated and practical advice, including designing a negotiation strategy with worker’s representatives and Unions. Eric’s multidisciplinary approach enables him to offer creative advice taking into account all aspects of a given situation. Eric has dealt with the full spectrum of employment issues, such as large scale reductions in force, executive compensation, severance and employment agreements, restrictive covenants and trade secret litigation as well as issues arising from mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructuring and bankruptcies.

Over the past two decades, Eric has advised public and private companies in various sectors, including chemicals, automotive industry, luxury goods, pharmaceutical products, construction, banking sector, aviation and military weapons, tobacco industry, internet and new technologies, or logistics.

WEIL & ASSOCIÉS

Eric Weil Partner eweil@weil-paris.fr

26, Avenue de la Grande Armée 75017 Paris

Tel: +33 (0)1 44 15 98 98 Fax: +33 (0)1 44 15 98 99 www.weil-paris.fr

GLE 45 FRANCE – LITIGATION

HAVER & MAILÄNDER RECHTSANWÄLTE

Ulrich Schnelle focuses largely on European and German antitrust law, in particular on antitrust proceedings, cartel damages, merger control, questions of the abuse of a dominant position in a market and antitrust-related contract law (recommended for antitrust law in Legal 500 since 2012/13).

He further advises national and international companies on corporate law, on M&A transactions and distribution law. In all of the legal fields Ulrich Schnelle practices in he also represents clients before authorities and at court both in Germany and abroad. One of his particular specialisations is counselling clients on cross border operations, especially clients from English-speaking countries, from western and southern Europe and Asia.

Ulrich Schnelle studied law at the universities of Passau, Geneva, Freiburg im Breisgau (where he also obtained his doctorate in law) and at the University of Illinois, US, where he was awarded the title of Master of Laws (LL.M.). He is a member of various antitrust and other professional associations and supervisory boards and also lectures at professional conferences. Ulrich Schnelle is an honorary professor lecturing on International Commercial Law at the University of applied sciences for Economics and Environment. Ulrich Schnelle regularly publishes articles on antitrust law and corporate law. He speaks English, French and Russian.

Lenzhalde 83-85 70192 Stuttgart Germany

Tel: +49 (0)7 11 / 2 27 44 27

Fax: +49 (0)7 11 / 2 99 19 35

GLE 46 GERMANY – COMPETITION LAW
Ulrich Schnelle Partner us@haver-mailaender.de

RECHTSANWALT WAMSER

Ingo Klaus Wamser founded the law firm Rechtsanwalt Wamser in 2005 as the youngest attorney in Germany at the time. Since this time Rechtsanwalt Wamser has represented countless clients in both German and European criminal cases, as well as cross-border investigations in all fields of criminal law. Alongside delivering these tailored services, Rechtsanwalt Wamser also builds teams in different jurisdictions which are based on their network of proven experts in criminal law to handle cross-border investigations and the European Arrest Warrants and cases of international criminal law.

Ingo Klaus Wamser is a certified specialist in criminal law (Fachanwalt für Strafrecht) and a certified defence counsel for economic crimes (Zertifizierter Verteidiger für Wirtschaftsstrafrecht DSV). He is entitled to practice in criminal cases before all German courts, within certain limits in other EU member states, at the International Criminal Court, the Kosovo Specialist Chambers and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon at The Hague.

Beside the classical activity as a lawyer, Ingo works as a lecturer at Montanuniversität Leoben in Austria. He has been a member of a delegation at the International Maritime Organisation and is still a permanent legal advisor to military and private security forces in the field of maritime security and maritime law enforcement. He lectures on international criminal law and professional conduct at various entities on a domestic and international level.

Classic criminal cases are handled with experience as well as transnational investigations, cases of alleged terrorism financing and organised crimes. Ingo is actually involved in one of the very first cases of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) investigating crimes against the EU budget since June 2021. Within this capacity, Mr. Wamser is engaged in handling a multi-jurisdiction defence team for ensuring a fair trial for his client who faces investigations in various European member states. Recent cases included organised crimes in the field of international trafficking of human beings and cross-border drug trafficking as well as cases with protected witnesses.

Mr. Wamser is an internationally respected defence counsel in contempt cases and disciplinary investigations against lawyers.

In 2020, he was appointed as a judge at the Bayerischer Anwaltsgerichtshof, the Court of Appeal for cases of counsel’s misconduct and for deciding court cases on administrative issues in connection with bar admissions. In 2019, he co-drafted the Code of Conduct for Specialist Counsel at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers and was a member of the working group for the establishment of an independent representative body for counsel at this court.

Ingo Klaus Wamser

Founder Brunngasse 29 94032 Passau Germany

Tel: +49 8 51 / 4 90 88 69 Fax: +49 8 51 / 4 90 94 74 info@wamser.org www.wamser.org

GLE 47 GERMANY – CRIMINAL LAW

MAIKOWSKI & NINNEMANN

Curriculum Vitae:

• studies of physics in Berlin und Paris (École Normale Supérieure)

• doctoral degree at the FU Berlin (1993), research in the field of magnetism in superconductors and femtosecond-spectroscopy, more than 15 publications in refereed international academic journals and multiple presentations on international conferences

• patent attorney (since 1998), partner at Maikowski & Ninnemann (since 1999)

• LL.M. (European Intellectual Property Law) at the Kurt-Haertel Institute, Hagen

Activities:

• German, European and international patent applications (in particular automotive engineering, mechanical engineering, measurement technology, software, semiconductor techniques, telecommunications)

• patent litigation

• patent prosecution

• preparation of license and cooperation agreements

Engagement:

• Treasurer General of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), 2010-2014

• member of the Executive Board of the German Association for Industrial Property and Copyright Law (GRUR), since 2014

• regular participation in working committees of the AIPPI

Languages:

• German

• English

• French

Dr Gunnar Baumgärtel, LL.M.

German Patent Attorney, European Patent and Trademark Attorney baumgaertel@ maikowski-ninnemann.com

Kurfürstendamm 54-55 D-10707 Berlin

Tel: +49 (0)30 881 8181 Fax +49 (0)30 882 58 23 www.maikowskininnemann.com

GLE 48 GERMANY – EUROPEAN PATENT LAW

KANZLEI DR. ERBEN ATTORNEYS

KANZLEI

As attorney-at-law, Dr. Erben regularly advises and consults commercial enterprises pertaining to the design and management of IT contracts, as well as the public sector, with regard to the procurement of IT services and the set-up of cloud computing platforms for governmental services, throughout Germany and in its federal states.

Dr. Erben is a well renowned speaker and lecturer on IT/IP law, in particular on IT contract law and cloud services, and holds seminars on IT contract law throughout the year, in numerous German locations.

Dr. Erben is author of very many publications on IT law, and he is also author of textbooks on IT contract law, namely, such as: “Design and Management of IT contracts”, “IT Contracts and IT Terms and Conditions”, and “Procurement of IT Services”.

Dr. Erben is lecturer at Dual University Graduate School Rhein Neckar, a German university for post doctorates, where he holds courses on IT/IP law and IT Services Contract law within the study program “IT Management”.

Dr. Meinhard Erben

Managing Partner

meinhard.erben@ kanzlei-dr-erben.de

Neuenheimer Landstr. 36 69120 Heidelberg Germany

Tel: +49 6221 588020 Fax: +49 6221 5880222 www.21stcenturylawfirm.net

GLE 49 GERMANY – INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW
Dr. Meinhard Erben is Managing Partner of KANZLEI DR. ERBEN ATTORNEYS, a German IT/IP boutique law firm highly specialized, since its inception in 1997, in providing legal consulting and services to companies that develop, market and distribute IT goods and services, as well as to companies that procure such IT goods and services. DR. ERBEN ATTORNEYS is based in Germany, providing its services to its clients and their respective affiliated companies in Germany, Europe, North America as well as worldwide.

MAIKOWSKI & NINNEMANN

Curriculum Vitae:

• Studies in electrical engineering at the TU Braunschweig and at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (until 1999)

• Ph.D. at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (2001)

• Research scientist at Philips Research Hamburg in the area of medical imaging systems, with focus on magnetic resonance systems (2001-2005)

• Patent attorney (since 2008), partner at Maikowski & Ninnemann (since 2010)

Activities:

• Patent prosecution, in particular German, European and international patent applications (in particular electrical engineering, medical technology, automotive engineering, mechanical engineering, software inventions)

• General filing strategy and counseling of clients for effective world-wide protection

• Patent litigation, including involvement in multiple high-profile infringement complexes in telecommunications and other areas for domestic and international clients

• Counselling in matters of the employee’s invention law

• License and cooperation agreements

Engagement:

• Tutoring seminars

• Member of AIPPI, GRUR, Bundesverband der Patentanwälte, VPP and LES

Languages:

• German

• English

German Patent Attorney, European Patent and Trademark Attorney schroeder@maikowskininnemann.com

Kurfürstendamm 54-55 D-10707 Berlin Tel: +49 (0)30 881 8181 Fax +49 (0)30 882 58 23 www.maikowskininnemann.com

GLE 50 GERMANY – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
Dr Christoph Schröder

MFG PATENTANWÄLTE

As a physicist with many years of research and teaching experience in experimental particle physics, Dr. MeyerWildhagen’s broad and deep technical knowledge extends well beyond the field of physics.

For more than two decades he has been working in the intellectual property (IP) business in information and communication technology. Furthermore, he broadened his legal knowledge through a Master of Law (LL.M.).

Dr. Meyer-Wildhagen has extensive experience in litigation up to the Federal Court of Justice and will represent you innovatively in patent infringement and legal proceedings.

He is also a specialist in the development of enforcable and internationally compatible patent applications in German and in English.

MFG Patentanwälte

As an excellent patent law firm with experienced partners, qualified patent attorneys and experienced specialists, we will advise and represent you both critically and creatively. Solid academic education in physics, mechanical engineering, biochemistry, chemistry and life science and law, which we have consolidated over several years, form the basis of our work.

Teaming with experienced experts, reliable colleagues and veritable lawyers in Germany, Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, China, India, and beyond, we will handle difficult and complex issues and problems for you – even at short notice.

The fields in which we work include, but are not limited to, the following technical areas: information and communication technology, mobile telecommunications, electronic control systems, semiconductor components, applied physics, optics, mass spectrometers, particle detectors, mechanical and process engineering, medical engineering, robotics, vehicle and traffic engineering, propulsion technology (internal combustion, electric and hybrid), transport and conveyance technology, textile and printing engineering, surface technology, household appliances, ceramics, wind and solar energy, hydropower, biomass combustion, life science, batteries and chemistry.

We will advise you on all patent, utility model, design and trademark issues and will represent you before all relevant authorities and courts such as the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA), the European Patent Office (EPO), the EUIPO (Office of the European Union Intellectual Property), WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) and the BPatG (Federal Patent Court) and the BGH (Federal Court of Justice) and also the Unified Patent Court (UPC).

Dr. Frank Meyer-Wildhagen

Founding Partner

Amalienstraße 62 80799 München

Tel: +49 (0)89 – 41 61 72 99 0

Fax: +49 (0)89 – 41 61 72 99 9 mail@mfg-ip.de

GLE 51 GERMANY – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

KLIEMT.HR LAWYERS

On the evidence of the relevant ranking guides and business publications (JUVE, Legal 500, Chambers, Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal etc.), Michael Kliemt is one of the leading employment lawyers in Germany. He advises international and national enterprises on all facets of employment law.

He has an enormous wealth of experience in consultancy on restructurings; transformation, outsourcing and integration projects; flexibilisation, simplification and optimisation of employment conditions (above all working hours, remuneration) and the implementation of IT systems. In this work, he undertakes both the strategic conceptual design and also the negotiations with trade unions and works councils on collective agreements (above all company wage agreement, membership without commitment to collective agreement, change in pay rates), reconciliation of interests, social compensation plan, transfer agreements and works agreements, and also the implementation of these measures and conducting proceedings before conciliation bodies. At the same time he regularly accompanies complex compliance and whistleblower cases. A further central interest of Michael Kliemt’s is advising board members, directors and supervisory boards on entering into, renewing and terminating service contracts, including all questions of liability of company officers and representative bodies (for example conducting and defending damages proceedings for officers’ and directors’ liability). He has acted as an arbitrator on a large number of important arbitration proceedings. The JUVE directory has for many years described Michael Kliemt as one of the “leading names in senior executive consultancy”.

• Attorney since 1995, Certified Employment Law Specialist since 1999

• 2002 Founding partner of KLIEMT.HR Lawyers

• 1997 Partner with Clifford Chance, one of the largest international law firms. Founded their Düsseldorf office and development and head of the employment law department

• Previously partner with Wessing Berenberg-Gossler Zimmermann Lange (today: Taylor Wessing)

• Honorary professor for employment law, Saarland University, since 2006

• Doctorate on the topic of formal requirements in employment law 1995 under Prof. Dr Dr. h.c. mult. Peter Hanau in Cologne

• Academic research assistant at the chair of the well-known employment law specialists Prof. Dr Dr. h.c. mult. Peter Hanau in Cologne and Prof. Dr Dr h.c. Ulrich Preis in Hagen

• Law studies at Cologne University

Prof. Dr Michael Kliemt Attorney / Certified Employment Law Specialist michael.kliemt@kliemt.de

Speditionstraße 21 D-40221 Düsseldorf Tel.: +49 (0) 211 88288-115 Fax: +49 (0) 211 88288-200 www.kliemt.de

GLE 52 GERMANY – INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYMENT & LABOUR LAW

EHLERS, EHLERS & PARTNER RECHTSANWALTSGESELLSCHAFT MBB

Dr. Rybak is Attorney at Law and Partner at Ehlers, Ehlers & Partner Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbB. He is one of EEP’s equity partners and (Co-)Head of the department.

He advises companies (national and international), physicians, professional associations and authorities in all relevant issues in the field of medical law / life sciences. Dr. Rybak is a competent specialist with respect to all issues regarding the (early) benefit assessment, market access strategies, eligibility for reimbursement or prescription of drugs and medical products as well as digital health applications.

He advises pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers of medical devices, but also food manufacturers, producers of cosmetics, service and homecare providers etc. on all essential aspects of commercial, medical and life science law. His area of practice comprises the fields of Market Access / Reimbursement and Regulatory Affairs, but also all aspects of Unfair Competition and Compliance, issues of health policy, as well as strategic counseling and Public Policy Advisory.

Through in-depth knowledge of the system, his network and access to all relevant decision-makers in politics, administration, self-government and payers Dr. Rybak comprehensively advices in legal issues and beyond to allow or ensure an effective achievement of objectives.

Dr. Rybak has a lectureship at the University of Bayreuth in the subject of health and life sciences law. Dr. Rybak is also a lecturer at the School of Tax and Business Law of the University of Münster.

Dr. Rybak is the author of numerous publications and holds numerous lectures and courses.

Dr. iur. Christian Rybak Attorney; Partner Wirtschaftsjurist (Univ. Bayreuth)

Tel: +49 89 210 969 81; +49 151 40 700 466 c.rybak@eep-law.de

Widenmayerstraße 29 80538 München (Munich) Tel: +49 89 210 969 0 Fax: +49 89 210 969 99 www.ehlers-ehlers-undpartner.de

GLE 53 GERMANY – LIFE SCIENCES LAW

PRIMEPARTNERS WIRTSCHAFTSKANZLEI

Adi Seffer is one of the first certified lawyers in international business law and one of the few certified legal specialists in corporate succession and planing (DStV e.V.) in Germany. He provides his services to financial and strategic investors as well as private individuals on their investments and shareholdings in Germany and abroad.

Mr. Seffer is frequently requested as a speaker and moderator in Germany and abroad on contemporary topics.

He is fluent in English, Spanish, and French and has received a variety of awards from national and international institutions, including:

• Best of Best Europe: “Leading Transaction Manager”

• Handelsblatt: “Best Lawyers”

• Chambers Europe “Leader in their field”

• Best Lawyers: Recommended in Midcap Corporate Transactions

• Who’s Who legal: “Leading international M&A practitioner”

• Acquisition international, Lawyer international and other legal press: “Leading Law Firm” and “Leading M&A practitioner”

Prime Partners

Prime Partners is the transaction boutique and consultancy for your business law interests and investments in Germany and abroad.

We assist your business interests in the fields of: M&A; Holistic Succession Planning and Execution; Special Opportunities in Distressed M&A; Distressed Advisory; Business Advisory in formation, growth, and supervision of your investments and holdings. If your investments are affected by disputes we engage ourselves to best safeguard your business interests in court or arbitration.

With over 20 years of experience, we face the challenges and high expectations based on the market standard of international commercial law firms. We understand the importance of the tasks and businesses you entrust to us, therefore we approach this challenge with the necessary respect and our know-how gained from a multitude of successfully completed deals.

Our clients originate from a range of different locations, namely: Germany, Europe, the US, China, India, and South America. We are able to communicate with them in German, English, and Spanish. In addition to the firm’s team of Of-Counsel and junior partners, it is supported by our “Satellites”. These are partner-law firms and individual attorneys with whom we have been successfully cooperating with in Germany and abroad for many years. Their expertise includes patent law, antitrust law, public procurement law, labour law and foreign law.

Adi Seffer Partner a.seffer@primepartners.de

Mainzer Landstr. 1 60325 Frankfurt am Main Tel: +49 69 87 00 208 – 0 www.primepartners.de

GLE 54 GERMANY – PRIVATE EQUITY LAW

FEHN LEGAL RECHTSANWÄLTE STEUERBERATER PARTNERSCHAFTSGESELLSCHAFT MBB KÖLN DÜSSELDORF HAMBURG

Karsten Fehn, born 1971 in Cologne/Germany, graduated from Universities of Cologne (law school) and Witten (medical school).

After being Commissioner of German Federal Police he joined Bayer AG as corporate counsel and was in charge of the criminal defense of Bayer AG and its employees in the Baycol litigation as well as pursuing intellectual property crimes committed against the company. In 2006 he joined a nationwide practicing white collar crime firm as a partner and founded “FEHN Legal” in 2014.

He is a qualified specialist lawyer for medical law and criminal law, certified defense lawyer in fiscal offense law and criminal business law. He also serves as professor for criminal law and medical law at Cologne Technical University and at University of Witten and gives speeches at many important medical conferences.

Karsten Fehn is specialized in criminal business law, fiscal offense law, medical-, labor- and environmental criminal law. He provides legal advice and expert opinions to German and international companies, governmental institutions and is an expert in corporate crime law (Association Sanctions Act) that will coming into place in Germany soon implementing compliance management systems and internal investigations. Karsten Fehn acts as defense counsel in prominent “white collar crime” trials in Germany. In addition he has published many specialist articles and books on the fields of law mentioned above.

Karsten Fehn is fluent in English and German.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Karsten Fehn Partner k.fehn@fehn-legal.de

Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 65 50668 Cologne Germany

Tel: +49 221 54816-598 Fax: +49 221 54816-599 www.fehn-legal.de

GLE 55 GERMANY – WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL LAW

George Petrakos is a founding partner of Thesis Law Firm, where he heads the European and Competition-Antitrust Department.

George Petrakos with extensive experience in EU and Competition Law, Distribution Law and Internal Market Law, has regularly advised Greek, French and international companies in relation to:

• Concession projects

• Setting-up of distribution networks

• M&As

• Concentrations

He has also filed several complaints before Greek and French Competition Authorities for violation of internal market rules.

George Petrakos has contributed to the public consultation on competition rules applicable to vertical agreements, organised by the European Commission (From 28.07.2009 to 28.09.2009).

He is a member of the Athens Bar Association, Cyprus Bar Association, Legal Skills international Business Lawyers Network and a Trademark Attorney at OHMI.

Prior to founding Thesis Law Firm, he has worked in the Competition Law and Commercial Law departments of leading law firms in Athens.

Following its evaluation at the Ecole de Formation du Barreau de Paris he has been at the Competition and Antitrust Department of the Paris Office of Orrick.

George Petrakos advised a global leading company in the aircraft and airports de-icing fluid in an antitrust case.

He advises a major Distribution Company in Electric Appliances, Headquartered in France, among others, in connection with the following matters:

- Implementation of a selective distribution network

- Implementation of Distribution and Dealerships Agreements

He has acted as member of a board of an International Italian Manufacturer of Electric Appliances (Greek subsidiary).

He advised a Greek listed company in connection to the disruption of an established commercial relationship and the termination of a Distribution Agreement.

He advised a Japanese public listed company in connection with its distribution implementation network in the EMEA and settled the disruption of the partnership with the previous Master Distributor for the region.

He advised the French Subsidiary of an American public listed company in connection with its distribution agreements in Europe and the unfair competition suffered by the acts of a Distributor.

He advises a multinational game application publisher in a Copyrights and unfair competition matter in California with regards to a multinational dispute between competitors in the mobile application ecosystem.

THESIS LAW FIRM

George Petrakos

Founding Partner

Head - European and Competition-Antitrust Department

gpetrakos@thesislaw.gr

4 Sekeri Str., 106 74 Athens – Greece Tel: +30210 7297 404/405 Fax: +30210 7297 319 www.thesislaw.gr

GLE 56 GREECE – COMPETITION LAW

With over 20 years’ experience in Public Works, EU Public Procurement Law and Infrastructure Projects, Kloy Tsiaga has been advisor to leading global engineering and design consultancies and construction companies on several projects, including projects in the water and wastewater sector, in the rail, highways and transportation sector, in the ports sector, in the energy sector as well as in the health sector, projects related to residential and commercial development of properties, concessions and PPP/PFI projects. She also has substantial experience in Commercial & Corporate Law and EU Competition Law and has regularly advised listed and non-listed companies on compliance requirements, M&As, finance and taxation issues.

Kloe Tsiaga is admitted as Lawyer in the Greek Supreme Court and is a member of the Athens Bar Association, International Bar Association and Legal Skills International Business Lawyers Network.

Kloy Tsiaga has also worked as special advisor to the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Technology in and as special advisor to the Public Company “Greek Powder & Catridge Company SA. Prior to founding Thesis Law Firm, she has worked in the Commercial & Corporate Law and Public Works departments of two law firms in Athens.

Kloy Tsiaga is also co-author of “The Greek Legislation on Public Works” (compilation of legislation in English).

Kloy Tsiaga advised WS ATKINS INTERNATIONAL LTD (UK), among others, in connection with the following projects:

- In the bidding process for the award of a Consultant Contract for the provision of FinancialTechnical and Legal Consultancy services to Thessaloniki Port Authority S.A.

- Technical Consultant contract for the projects of improvement of the water supply of the capital (Evinos).

- Review of the water supply and sewerage systems’ capacities for the 2004 Athens Olympics.

- Technical Consultant for supporting the project “Integrated solid waste management system at level of East Macedonia & Thrace District”.

- Provision of Technical Consultancy Services for supporting the project “Construction of the 1st phase of the 2nd solid waste landfill site of Western Attica at the location Skalistiri of the Municipality of Filis.

- 7 Fire Stations PFI Project, Greece-Design, Finance, Build, Operation, Maintenance Project-Lender’s Technical Adviser.

- 27 Schools PPP Project, Athens Greece-Design, Construction, Finance, Operation ProjectTechnical Adviser.

- Paediatrics and Oncology Hospitals PPP Project, Thessaloniki Greece-Design, Construction, Finance, Operation Project-Technical Expert.

THESIS LAW FIRM

4 Sekeri Str., 106 74 Athens – Greece

Tel: +30210 7297 404/405 Fax: +30210 7297 319 info@thesislaw.gr www.thesislaw.gr

GLE 57 GREECE – CORPORATE LAW
Kloy Tsiaga Managing Partner Kloy Tsiaga, founding partner of Thesis Law Firm, is currently the Managing Partner of the firm where she heads the Public Works and Commercial & Corporate Law Departments.

RISVAS & ASSOCIATES LAW FIRM

Risvas & Associates is a leading law firm based in Athens-Greece with over 40 years of experience advising international investors and private clients on every aspect of law. Since its first years of operation the firm has been quickly developed and then been introduced as a fullservice boutique law firm.

Our team is staffed by experienced and high reputable lawyers, specialized in many areas of domestic and international law, notaries and financial advisors.

We are acknowledged leaders in advising in civil litigation, in investment immigration law matters (Golden Visa), in claims and in corporate and commercial cases.

a.risvas@risvaslaw.gr

91, Leoforos Alexandras

Tel: +30 2106462352 Fax: +30 2106462248 www.risvaslaw.gr

GLE 58 GREECE – IMMIGRATION LAW
Alexander Risvas Partner

M. PSYLLA – V. VIZAS – G. KATRINAKIS LAW FIRM (MEMBER OF THE PWC GLOBAL LEGAL NETWORK)

Georgios Katrinakis is a licensed lawyer registered with the Athens Bar Association. He joined PwC in 2014 to lead its tax litigation practice as one of the named partners of “M. Psylla –V. Vizas – G. Katrinakis Law Firm”, which is a dynamic licensed Greek law firm with an international orientation, being part of the PwC Global Legal Network.

Georgios has 22 years of professional experience as a lawyer and is specialised in the conduct of complex litigation in virtually all areas of taxation, including corporate taxation, PE and TP disputes, indirect taxes (VAT, stamp duties, customs and excise duties), individual and wealth taxation, either defending clients against tax and penalty assessments after the conduct of audits or reclaiming the refund of taxes unduly paid. Georgios also assists criminal defense lawyers in cases of alleged criminal tax evasion.

During the first four years of his career he conducted civil/commercial litigation as a member of a reputable Athens-based law firm specializing in company and commercial, capital markets, banking and financial law (Tsibanoulis & Partners). Subsequently he focused on tax litigation and became one of the leading tax litigators in another reputable Athens-based law firm (Zepos & Yannopoulos), where he stayed for 11 years before joining PwC. Georgios has represented a multitude of multinational and Greek companies, as well as individual taxpayers, before all Greek court instances (including the Greek Supreme Administrative Court) and before the Court of Justice of the European Union.

His academic qualifications include: LL.B. (Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), LL.M. in European & International Law (Durham University, UK), post-graduate diploma in Tax Law (Athens University of Economics and Business) and post-graduate diploma in Accounting (Athens University of Economics and Business). He has been a regular author and contributor of technical and thought-leadership articles to several tax and business law reviews. He speaks Greek (native), English (fluently) and French (fluently).

Georgios Katrinakis Tax Lawyer, Tax Litigation Leader

Tel: +30 697 7286 496; +30 694 0437 869 georgios.katrinakis@pwc.com g-katrin@otenet.gr

260 Kifissias Avenue 152 32 Halandri Athens

Tel: +30 210 8114 236; +30 210 6874 400; +30 694 0437 869 Fax: +30 210 6874 444 www.pwc.com/gr

GLE 59 GREECE – TAX LITIGATION

ANNE O’CONNELL SOLICITORS

Anne O’Connell Solicitors, also known as AOC Solicitors, is a leading and award-winning specialist employment law firm. Employment law is a complicated arena of relationships and contracts, so it is important for anyone entering that arena to have the backing of trusted and intelligent legal minds. At AOC Solicitors, the clients get just that.

The firm offers a full suite of employment law services including advices and representation in respect of all contentious and non-contentious employment related issues. The team advises large multi-national companies, semi-state companies, small and start-up businesses together with high level employees facing employment law disputes. We provide a strategic approach focusing on advising clients on the best solution to achieve their objectives while meeting their commercial needs and business requirements. The team is fully focused on what its clients want to achieve.

The team believes in being an accessible and a dependable resource for our clients. AOC Solicitors places a high value on being available 24/7 to avoid claims and therefore offers employer clients an Employment Law Hotline to encourage such clients to contact us with issues as they arise. AOC Solicitors prides itself on keeping its clients abreast of all employment law updates, producing a monthly e-Newsletter with the latest legislative amendments, superior court and relevant WRC/Labour Court decisions.

Principal, Anne O’Connell acquired in-depth experience in employment law through the firms in which she has practiced which has given her a high-caliber, strategic and practical approach to employment law issues. Anne is an active member of the Law Society Employment Law Committee and the Employment Law Section of the International Bar Association. Anne lectures and tutors for the Law Society and also speaks extensively at HR and Legal Conferences on employment law issues.

Anne has built up a well-earned reputation as being a stand-out leader in the field of employment law in Ireland and has been named as a Leading Individual in Employment Law by Legal 500 and is a ranked Employment Law Lawyer by Chambers Europe.

Drawing on years of dedicated experience in the employment law sphere, the team is well placed and known for representing clients with high levels of quality and passion, proving to be a truly invaluable asset to any client. Ultimately, the success of Anne and the team is down to our stand-out ability to offer clear, up-to-date advice and concise guidance in employment law issues together with our amazing work ethic with results in unrivalled quick turnaround times. The difference between AOC Solicitors and other employment law firms is that the entire team love what they do, becoming invested in clients’ employment law issues which results in an excellent service provided to all our clients.

Anne O’Connell Principal

Tel: +353 (0)1 2118434 anne@aocsolicitors.ie www.aocsolicitors.ie

GLE 60 IRELAND – LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT LAW

BRAND YOU DEVELOPMENT & COACHING LTD

Brand You Creative, based in Dublin, is the brainchild of Lee Kavanagh who recognised the importance of long-term relationships in branding and marketing which last from concept to the final product.

As a result of a fast growing market Brand You was created in 2009. Since then, Brand You has continued to thrive thanks to Lee’s drive and vision.

Brand You is a market leader when it comes to branding and marketing. We help you in developing your company concept with the expertise of our professional team of designers who will, with full consultation, help you create a campaign to enhance and develop your brand into the correct marketplace giving you maximum exposure to your potential and existing customers.

Brand You Creative is a company which has developed and grown over time. Launched in Ireland the company started offering a range of Branding and marketing services and help company’s brand, market both traditional and the begging of the digital expansion discovered the need for a website.

We were at the right place at the right time in the beginning, and we have been at the forefront of the internet marketing evolution ever since.

Our latest evolutionary step was to embrace new technology of producing videos for the web in order to maximize exposure for new businesses. This latest innovation, along with our general orientation towards innovation has helped establish Brand You as one of Ireland’s leading digital agencies of today.

Through this process of ever evolving we have always been guided by our central premise, which is that the key factor to our success is relationship building. Experience has thought us that building relationships with our clients is a process that ensures that results get delivered, and result delivery is our key metric. Our business is to know what results will take your company to the next level, and then to achieve those results together.

The Brand You Creative philosophy is simple. It consists of 4 pillars of effective collaboration:

Understanding - We get to know your brand through our own research, asking the right questions and experiencing your company for ourselves.

Insight - Using well-defined, strategic thinking, we get to the bottom of what it takes to create the best visual design, message and campaign for your brand.

Creativity - Our creative team is dedicated to crafting original, compelling ideas that result in brilliantly effective solutions.

Collaboration - We work with you, your customers, staff, and communities to craft your unique brand and the right campaign suitable for everyone.

Become a bigger version of yourself. Let’s get you to that next level!

Lee Kavanagh Founder lee@brandyou.ie Suite 67

No. 20 Harcourt street Dublin 2 D02 H364 Tel: +353 (0) 14429054 www.brandyou.ie

GLE 61 IRELAND – MARKETING & BRANDING ADVISORY

CANELLA CAMAIORA STA

“Every lawyer should be as outstanding as the projects he has the honour to defend”. Arlo is a lawyer whose areas of expertise are business communication and intellectual property.

Even prior to graduating, he began collaborating with the Intellectual Property/ Information Technology department of many famous law firms in Milan.

Arlo earned a First Class Honours Law Degree at Università “L. Bocconi” in Milan (2002/03 Class, “Seizure in the Industrial and Intellectual Property Law”). Since 2005, when he was still very young in the IP area, he combined his daily professional life with extensive public speaking and conference invitations, as an intellectual/industrial property expert. In 2005 and 2006, he carried out independent research collaborating with his colleagues, publishing several papers.

As soon as he was admitted to the Bar (Milan Bar member since 25 October 2007) he founded the independent law firm CANELLA CAMAIORA, together with Daniele Camaiora; since then he has worked mainly on consultancy, helping companies and professionals with a clear sensitivity to and aptitude for protecting and enhancing Intellectual and Industrial Property (copyright; distinctive signs; trademarks; commercial names and merchandising; advertising; domain names and cybersquatting; unauthorised copying, passing off and IP rights infringement; patents; know-how and industrial secrets; technological transfer and licensing; information technology and telecommunications law; software; databases; models and designs; industrial design, interior design, architectural design; web design; fashion design).

Canella Camaiora is a law firm grounded on honesty, accessibility and talent. We live and breathe intellectual property law, and over the years we made our best to transfer the excellence that defines us in IP field to other legal practice areas. Intuition combined with expertise is what makes the difference in this job. We make an effort to use plain language so that our clients can make actually informed choices. We believe in fairness and value loyalty. The challenges that life presents us are never limited to a single subject or specialisation area: that’s why we work as a team in order to find the best solution, every day.

Founder, Partner and Managing Director

arlo.canella@ canellacamaiora.it

Via Carlo Giuseppe Merlo nr. 3, 20122 – Milan (MI) Italy

Tel: +39-0297383076 Fax: +39-0297383083 www.canellacamaiora.it

GLE 62 ITALY – IP LITIGATION
Arlo Canella

MIFSUD & MIFSUD ADVOCATES

Charlene obtained her Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree in 2016 after submitting her LL.B. (Hons) Dissertation “An analysis of the Antitrust Damages Actions Directive and its Transposition into Maltese Law”. She then obtained her Master of Advocacy in 2017 at the University of Malta and was then admitted to the Maltese Bar and granted her warrant to practice as a lawyer in 2018.

Before joining Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates, Charlene formed part of the Corporate Team at Aegis Corporate Services, whereby she was responsible of incorporating a number of companies for local and international clients. Today, Charlene has gained extensive experience in the field of employment law as she has advised numerous clients on the terms and conditions of employment, guided clients in negotiations of settlement agreements, handled disciplinary hearings and disciplinary procedures and assisted clients in disputes before the Industrial Tribunal and the Courts of Malta. Charlene also assisted a number of companies in the drafting of policies and procedures and guided employers and employees alike in collective redundancy procedures. Currently Charlene is also handling a number of litigation cases in relation to issues including health and safety and harassment of employees at the workplace.

Charlene also forms part of the Shipping Department at Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates, where she handles yacht acquisitions, registration of vessels with Transport Malta and guides clients in matters relating to the employment of seafarers. This includes the drafting of Seafarer Employment Agreements and ancillary legal advice in relation to the seafarer’s employment.

Publications

• LL.B. (Hons) Dissertation: An analysis of the Antitrust Damages Actions Directive and its Transposition into Maltese Law

• ICLG Employment & Labour Law 2021 - Malta Chapter

• ICLG Employment & Labour Law 2022 - Malta Chapter

cgauci@mifsudadvocates. com.mt

123, Melita Street, Valletta, VLT 1123 Malta Tel: +356 27237172 www.mifsudadvocates. com.mt

GLE 63 MALTA – EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION
Charlene Gauci Senior Associate Charlene Gauci is a Senior Associate at Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates specialising in Employment Law and Maritime Law.

LARKIN CASSIDY SOLICITORS

Sinead Larkin graduated from Queens University Belfast in 1995 with a LL.B. Honours Degree in Law and thereafter attended the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queens University Belfast Sinead qualified as a Solicitor in 1997.

On qualification, Sinead chose to specialise exclusively in the practice of all aspects of family law. Sinead has dedicated her entire career to this area of law and is considered to be a senior practitioner in the field of family law. Sinead spent some of her early career practicing family law in Dublin and having returned to Belfast has spent the vast majority of her career working and serving the needs of the people of North Belfast where her practice is based. That said, Sinead’s reputation as a Family Law Solicitor is extensive, and Sinead acts for clients throughout the jurisdiction and beyond with a sizable international clientele from as far afield as the Middle East to North America. Sinead advises on all aspects of Family Law to include divorce and the division of the capital assets of the relationship, clean break agreements, collaborative law, children’s law, wardship proceedings, child abduction and Hague Convention proceedings, Court Orders to protect the person and regulate who can reside in the home, Injunctions, civil partnerships etc.

Sinead has held a number of offices as is reflective of her standing among her Family Law colleagues namely secretary of the Association of Family Law Solicitors for Children and as a member of the Belfast Solicitors Association where she sat on the Family Law Sub Committee. Sinead has also previously acted in an advisory role to the Northern Ireland Law Society in relation to Family Law matters.

Sinead is a long standing member of the Children Order Panel which is a specialist panel of Children Order Solicitors approved and accredited by the Northern Ireland Law Society. In 2012 Sinead was selected on to the prestigious panel of Solicitors appointed to represent children by the Northern Ireland Guardian Ad Litem Agency in Public Law proceedings pursuant to the Children (NI) Order 1995. Sinead is also a member of the NI Collaborative Law Association membership of which offers Sinead the opportunity to assist couples to resolve the breakdown of their relationship in the least contentious means possible.

For many years Sinead has worked with Women’s Aid Outreach Workers in North Belfast to provide advice, assistance and representation to women and their children at a most vulnerable time in their lives.

Sinéad Larkin Partner sinead@larkincassidy.com

2 Carlisle Circus Belfast, Co. Antrim BT14 6AT

Tel: +44 (0)28 9099 2454 Fax: +44 (0)28 9099 2455 www.larkincassidy.com

GLE 64 NORTHERN IRELAND – FAMILY LAW

ALLAWYERS ADVOGADOS - LAW OFFICE

We are a Portuguese law firm with expert advisers in every area and we are experienced in dealing with the particular needs of clients in purchasing and owning properties. Our approach is client-centred, collaborative and carefully built around a complete understanding of the needs, challenges and aspirations of our clients.

Currently ALLAWYERS has collaboration with law offices in the UK, Belgium, France and Ireland and has a team of lawyers with over 20 years of experience in a broad range of legal fields, all registered with the Portuguese Bar Association and fluent in English.

Rita Branco - Co-Founder & Partner

Rita Branco is a Portuguese qualified lawyer and member of the Portuguese Law Society. She has been practising law in the Algarve since 2000. Rita completed a post-graduate specialisation in Tax Law, Real Estate, Urban Planning and Construction Law before founding Allawyers Law office with Tiago Felizardo in 2010.

Rita was President of the Loulé Delegation of the Law Society from 2011 to 2016 and a Member of the Council and National Board Committee of the Portuguese Law Society in Lisbon, representing the Algarve, from 2016 to 2020.

Rita practices in the fields of property conveyancing and tax law, construction law, wills, gifts and probates, corporate and commercial law, residence and emigration.

Rita Branco

Co-Founder /Partner ritabranco@allawyers.eu

Rua Cristovão Pires Norte 137 N 8135 - 117 Almancil Algarve Portugal

Tel: +351 289 399 720 Fax: +351 289 399 719 www.allawyers.eu

GLE 65 PORTUGAL – URBAN PLANNING LAW

BUDUȘAN & ASSOCIATES

Ovidiu Budusan is the managing partner of Budusan & Associates white collar practice that he founded in 2008. His prior experience as former prosecutor-in-chief of the first anticorruption unit in Romania, as well as his subsequent prolific practice as legal attorney, recommend Ovidiu as a leading criminal defense attorney in Romania, where the firm has a commanding presence for over a decade.

Ovidiu represented corporations, boards of directors, executives and public officials in criminal and related regulatory enforcement procedures in Romania, as well as in cross border investigations with Romanian ties, and managed the defense in complex business crime cases, in industries such as banking and finances, energy, oil & gas, IT, media, capital markets, pharmaceuticals, food industry, infrastructure.

Ovidiu regularly represents companies and individuals in matters involving the Romanian Corrupt Practices Act, including internal investigations into potential Romanian Corrupt Practices Act violations, National Anticorruption Directorate investigations, assets freezing procedures, as well as enforcement proceedings. His capabilities in this area are strengthened by a wealth of experience in the field of EU funds regulatory and prosecution investigations, at both national level, and that of the European Anti-Fraud Office. He regularly represents companies and individuals in white-collar investigations handled by the Romanian Anti-Mafia Prosecution, which may concern sophisticated tax fraud, embezzlement and false claims, security offences, corporate and professional offences committed by organized crime rings. In addition to public and private corruption, the firm also handles professional and corporate offences, tax evasion, health care fraud, privatization offences, money laundering, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, insider trading, as well as environmental and QHSE offences.

Ovidiu also has a wealth of experience in the field of human rights, especially in the context of criminal and ancillary procedures, and has a notable track record of cases where individuals, companies or professional associations challenged the unjustified interferences of state authority in the exercise of fundamental rights, both before national courts and the European Court of Human Rights.

43 Calea Dorobantilor 1st floor, 010553 1st District, Bucharest Tel: +4021.230.5088 Fax: +4021.316.8394 www.budusan.ro

GLE 66 ROMANIA – CRIMINAL LAW
Ovidiu

DOBRINESCU DOBREV SCA

Dedicated to the entire business spectrum, we are a team of lawyers and tax consultants specializing in niche areas such as tax law, urban planning and intellectual property.

We are a law firm founded in 2012, which has built a solid reputation in fiscal law matters, be it legal advice, legal representation in tax inspections or administrative and fiscal contentious litigation.

At the same time, we provide legal assistance and representation on the full spectrum of commercial law, in general, and corporate law. Our practice covers niche areas as well, such as urban development law, IP law and white-collar crime.

Our interdisciplinary team, managed by Luisiana Dobrinescu and Dumitru Dobrev, comprises both lawyers and tax advisors, which confers a distinct advantage in the relevant market, enabling us to provide practical solutions, tailored to our clients’ needs.

Luisiana Dobrinescu is very well known for her practice in the field of VAT, including a PhD diploma in this domain. Since 2017, Luisiana is also a lecturer of the Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest.

Dumitru Dobrev is one of the most reputable practitioners in the civil and town planning field, having also a PhD diploma in Civil Law.

We consider that the key factors ensuring our success are our efficient thinking, our passion for law as well as our in-depth knowledge of our clients’ industries and business acumen. Our partners’ availability and our team’s flexibility are highly valued in the market, distinguishing us from our competitors.

Our greatest professional achievements consist of achieving a success rate of almost 90% in fiscal appeals and administrative contentious case files (urban development and fiscal law) and building an outstanding team of people and reputable professionals.

Luisiana Dobrinescu Managing Partner

luisiana@dobrinescudobrev.ro

125 Mărășești Bvd. Romania, Bucharest Tel: +40723.000.497 www.dobrinescudobrev.ro

GLE 67 ROMANIA – TAX LAW

LAW OFFICE PETEK & NOVAK, D.O.O.

Law office Petek & Novak is specialised in digital, internet and media law. Marko Petek, founding partner, has a PhD in and is specialised in internet and media law. Law office Petek is also specialised in contracts negotiations and disputes negotiations.

Marko Petek and Mojca Novak, as partners, have experience in different professions and educations/trainings, mediation and negotiations.

Dr Marko Petek

Founding Partner info@op-petek.si

Dunajska 51 Slovenia Tel: +386 1 436 43 80 www.op-petek.si

GLE 68 SLOVENIA – MEDIA AND INTERNET LAW

“Creating, Connecting, Contributing” has been Sandrine’s passion for the past two decades!

For 25 years, she has been developing consulting, training, coaching ventures on 4 continents and 8 different countries (France, UK, USA, Germany, Italy, Morocco, Turkey and Spain), both as a corporate consultant and an international entrepreneur, across a range of industries including IT, Pharmaceuticals, Education, Security, Media.

She started her career as a business consultant, managing Working Capital optimization projects for major industrial groups in Europe and the United States within a leadingedge consulting firm. Then, as a Partner and Managing Director, she managed her professional training company in France for more than 10 years, developing added value and tailored made managerial training content & approaches for thousands of employees and state agents. Transitioning to Casablanca in 2015, she created, launched and deployed the African Executive Education offer of a world-class business school. Back in Europe, first in Istanbul and now in Barcelona, she has extended her digital coaching reach to both continents, Europe and Africa, with her coaching company G&L Shift®. She supports her clients in their transition, evolution, innovation endeavors, helping them to step back from complex situations, while providing relevant tools and resources that contribute to their growth. Her humanizing coaching approach help them gain overall clarity, momentum and structure. Her positive energy and her capacity to be in alliance with them is key to their success in achieving their goals. As a management and communication focused published author, Sandrine wrote numerous books dedicated to professional efficiency (Eyrolles Editions). She is also a contributor to several digital media including Brainz Magazine and Expatpro.

Areas of Expertise

• Business, Team, Executive, Career, Intercultural Coaching

• Bilingual coaching (English-French) in all English and French-speaking countries

Education & Credentials

• Advanced Master MSc’s SMIB - ESSEC Business School (Paris)

• Master’s degree – International Affairs - Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Strasbourg)

• Associate Certified Coach (ACC) – International Coaching Federation

• Certified Master Coach & CLEEN Practitioner - International Coaching Institute (Geneva)

• Certified NLP Practitioner – NLP University (Santa Cruz)

• Certified Success Mindsetmap Coach – Mindsetmaps International LLC (New York)

• International Certified Consultant - INNERMETRIX® (Paris)

Affiliations

• Member of the International Coaching Federation – Swiss chapter

• Affiliated to the international network of E-coaching labelled coaches

• Affiliated to Expat Pro, a network of expatriation experts

Honors & Awards

• Brainz 500 Global Awards 2021

• Finance Monthly Global Award & Gamechangers Global Award - “Career Coach of the Year” Turkey 2021/2022

G&L SHIFT

GLE 69 SPAIN – BUSINESS COACHING
Sandrine Gelin-Lamrani Founder & Board Member sandrine.gelin@glshift.com Barcelona Spain www.glshift.com

LARRAURI & MARTÍ ABOGADOS

Antonio holds a law degree from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, a Master’s degree in Tax Law from the Universidad de Deusto (Bilbao) and a Spanish CPA. He is a member of the Madrid Bar Association and the Spanish Institute of Public Accountants.

After 36 years of experience at KPMG, he retired in October 2014 given that he reached the legal retirement age. He started his professional career at KPMG in Madrid in 1978, became a partner in 1987 and moved in 1999 to the New York office where, among other responsibilities, he was the Partner in charge of Latin America Legal Services, led the Global Accounts in Latin America and led the Spanish and Portuguese Centers of Excellence in that office. In 2015 he joined Larrauri & Martí Abogados, where he is partner in charge of the International Department.

Antonio specializes in European Union Tax Legislation as well as International Taxation, Restructuring, Cross-Border Transactions, Due Diligence and Mergers & Acquisitions, in different sectors. Some of the sectors in which he has provided his services are: Banking and Financial Services, including Alternative Investment Funds and industries, Oil & Gas, Automotive Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Hotel Chains, Communication; Cement and Construction, Airlines and related services.

He has recently been selected by his peers to be included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers for his work in Tax Law.

Publications and Conferences

Antonio has lectured on International Taxation and is the author of several articles, including:

• Conference of the Illustrious College of Public Accountants of MexicoAcapulco, Mexico - Topic: International Taxation;

• Publication on International Tax Review- Topic: Spanish Holding System;

• Publication on Practical Tax Strategies of Latin America- Topic: Structuring Latin American Investments through the Spanish ETVE Holding Company;

• Anefac 20th Anniversary Conference on International Taxation - Theme: Recent Developments in International Taxation.

C/ Serrano, 45 3A. Madrid Spain Tel: +34 914 362 399 www.larraurimarti.com

GLE 70 SPAIN – TAX LAW
Antonio G. Lobón Partner aglobon@larraurimarti.es

ROSCHIER ADVOKATBYRÅ AB

Johan Sidklev is the Chair of the Board of Roschier.

Johan heads Roschier’s Dispute Resolution practice and is the co-Head of the Corporate Compliance & Investigations practice in Sweden. Johan is specialized in commercial dispute resolution with extensive experience from international arbitration, often concerning energy-related, construction and post-M&A disputes. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in some of the world’s largest arbitrations seated in Stockholm, London and Paris. In the area of investment arbitration Johan has experience from arbitrator’s appointments as well as advising both private investors and various governments as counsel, inter alia in matters concerning the Energy Charter Treaty and various bilateral investment treaties.

Johan is a long-standing member of the board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and was until recently the presiding President of the Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA). He serves on the Rules Revision Committee for the new and updated SCC Rules. He is appointed by the Kingdom of Sweden to the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators, maintained by the World Bank and serves on the Legal Advisory Task Force on Investment Protection at the Energy Charter Secretariat. Johan has been the Headmaster of the SCC/SAA Arbitrator Training Program and has been a long-standing board member of Young Arbitrators Sweden.

Johan is regularly appointed as arbitrator in both national and international disputes. He is also frequently engaged as speaker and moderator at various conferences and is lecturing on international arbitration and investment protection law at Stockholm and Uppsala University.

In addition to his Swedish LL.M. degree Johan has studied at Fordham Law School in New York (2005) and the University of Miami (1994).

Johan is recognized as one of the leading experts in Sweden within dispute resolution by international directories such as Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and Benchmark Litigation. In addition, Johan is the exclusive winner of the Benchmark Litigation Europe Award 2021: the Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year for Sweden.

Partner, Chair of the Board

Tel: +46 70 611 9054 johan.sidklev@roschier.com

Brunkebergstorg 2 Sweden

Tel: +46 8 553 190 00 Fax: +46 8 553 190 01 www.roschier.com

GLE 71 SWEDEN – COMMERCIAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Johan Sidklev

WESTERBERG

& PARTNERS ADVOKATBYRÅ AB

My expertise includes a wide range of public international law topics, including inter alia the law of treaties, the law on State responsibility, the law on State and diplomatic immunity, international investment law, the law of the sea and Business & Human Rights.

I have experience of protecting foreign investments through international arbitration, advising individuals and companies on claims against governments and on the enforcement of awards against sovereign entities. I have equally assisted States defending against claims before international courts and tribunals and safeguarding sovereign and diplomatic immunities before national courts. I have represented corporate as well as sovereign clients in international arbitration and litigation and have appeared as an advocate before the International Court of Justice in The Hague and the Swedish Supreme Court. I also practice in human rights, advising in particular on Business and Human Rights regulatory and guidance frameworks, corporate ESG responsibilities and human rights due diligence.

I hold a Master of Laws in Public International Law and Procedural Law and a Doctor of Laws (PhD) in Public International Law, both from Uppsala University.

Prior to joining Westerberg & Partners in 2020, I practiced for six years at the public international law firm Volterra Fietta in London, where I primarily worked on State-toState disputes and high-profile investor-State arbitration cases.

Notable representations in the public domain include acting against Kazakhstan in enforcement proceedings raising issues of sovereign immunity from execution before the Swedish Supreme Court, for Ukraine in set aside proceedings before the Svea Court of Appeal, for the United Arab Emirates before the International Court of Justice, for the Federal Republic of Nigeria in ICSID proceedings in the oil and gas sector, for the Arab Republic of Egypt in ICSID proceedings related to broadcasting and for Owens-Illinois EG in ICSID annulment proceedings.

I have provided advice to a number of governments on public international law matters, including inter alia the legality of military intervention and the use of force, international humanitarian law, international human rights, reservations to treaties and State and diplomatic immunities.

I have furthermore advised private parties on investor claims and Business and Human Rights issues.

I am included on the EU Commission list of arbitrators for bilateral trade disputes.

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution

Tel: +46 766 17 09 43 maria.fogdestam.agius@ westerberg.com

Regeringsgatan 66 P.O. Box 3101 103 62 Stockholm Sweden

Tel: +46 8 5784 03 00 www.westerberg.com

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Maria Fogdestam Agius At Westerberg & Partners, I advise and represent States and private entities in matters pertaining to public international law, treaty-based dispute settlement and international human rights.

Erik Erismann is a Swiss qualified multilingual attorney-at-law (Geneva bar exam / Valais-based attorney) and authorised to represent parties before all Swiss courts. As a qualified Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP), his activities focus on advising, assisting and litigating for individuals and families in matters related to cross border estate planning, taxes, succession, as well as trusts. He also advises HNWIs and entrepreneurs on marriage contracts and shareholders’ agreements.

Besides, he assists international clients in matters of domiciliation under the lumpsum taxation regime (“forfeit discal”) and advises them on all their cross-border issues (application for residence permit, real estate acquisition, art collection transfer, admission in Swiss boarding schools). With a Brazilian mother and a Swiss father, Erik Erismann actively advises Brazilian nationals when they settle in Switzerland.

His practice also focuses on corporate and transactional matters for corporations, with a strong focus on real estate transactions. As a certified member of the Swiss M&A Experts Chamber, he is also active in domestic and cross-border commercial transactions, including M&A and transmission of family businesses.

Moreover, as a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E), he advises entrepreneurs in the negotiation of agreements in matters of intellectual property and technology transfer.

Previously, he served as an in-house counsel in a renowned Swiss private bank, before practicing business law for several years in two major Swiss law firms, both in Geneva and in Zurich.

He practices in French, English, German and Portuguese.

His office is easily reachable from the Sion Airport (> 20 min) and is close to Verbier, Crans-Montana and Villars-sur-Ollon.

Expertise

• Wealth and Estate planning (structuring of private wealth and business assets, including transmission of family businesses)

• Assiting in the administration of trust and estates (including acceptance of Protectorship mandate)

• Assisting in the establishment of Family office

• Immigration (residence permit application, tax ruling negotiations)

• Inheritance disputes (including international assets worldwide)

• Family law (in particular negotiation of marital property agreements)

• Real estate law (advice of individuals in the acquisition/sale and financing of real estate)

• Art law (legal advice and support to collectors and galleries on art-related matters, in particular acquisition/sale/structuring of art collections)

ERISMANN LEGAL

Erik Erismann Founding Partner erik@erismannlegal.ch

Avenue de la Fusion 42 1920 Martigny Switzerland

Tel: +41 27 721 68 28# www.erismannlegal.ch

GLE 73 SWITZERLAND – CROSS-BORDER TRUSTS & ESTATES LAW

BLUM & GROB ATTORNEYS AT LAW LTD.

She was educated at the University of Zürich (lic. Iur. 1994, Dr. iur. 2001) and the University of Boston (LL.M. 1995). She worked as an associate with an auditing and tax consulting company in Zurich and New York (1995–1998) and as an associate and partner at various law firms in Zurich (1998-2017). She is admitted to the Swiss Bar since 2001.

Natalie Peter has been advising private clients for nearly 30 years in a range of national and international tax matters, including estate tax planning, immigration to or emigration from Switzerland, tax litigation, completing tax declarations, obtaining tax rulings from tax authorities and analyzing and setting up taxefficient structures.

She has a particularly extensive knowledge in all tax matters relating to the taxation of trusts and foundations as well as the setting up of tax-exempt charitable organizations. Natalie Peter has also gained substantive experience in administrative assistance matters. She has considerable experience in crossborder situations and advises families in complex estate and tax planning matters.

Recognized as a top professional in various directories, she is a frequent speaker and lecturer at national and international conferences and seminars and teaches on postgraduate programs at the universities of Zürich and Liechtenstein, as well as at the Swiss Institute for Tax Studies (SIST). Natalie Peter has also published numerous articles on various topics relating to tax matters of individuals.

She is currently in the advisory board of the individual tax and private client committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the honorary secretary of the governing committee of Verein STEP, a member of the Zurich Bar Association (ZAV) as well as of the Swiss Bar Association (SAV).

Dr.

n.peter@blumgrob.ch

Neumuehlequai 6 P.O. Box CH-8021 Zurich Switzerland

Tel: +41-58 320 00 00 Fax: +41 58 320 00 01 www.blumgrob.ch

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Natalie Peter Partner Dr. Natalie Peter LL.M., TEP is a partner at Blum & Grob Attorneys at Law and heads the Private Clients Team.

Caputo & Partners is an international boutique law firm protecting the assets of HNWI with the safest Swiss banks. We protect the interests of private clients from all over the world. We open Swiss bank accounts with the safest Swiss private banks for foreign clients. We open investment accounts for HNWI and corporate accounts for big international payments.

We know honest best-in-class asset managers. We work with the safest Swiss banks only. We ensure that our clients receive fair pricing as the Swiss private banking industry is known to be intransparent. Our Swiss banks should not have leveraged balance sheets, should not be involved in risky lending activities, no derivatives. They should be focused on wealth management.

We are specialists for Asset Protection, Golden Visa, and Citizenship by Investment. We offer relocation services around the globe. We are the first address for the Swiss lump-sum taxation regime. The team is composed of banking lawyers, bankers, and tax specialists. We solve all sorts of problems with bank accounts in Switzerland. We advise foreign clients in selling and buying real estate in Switzerland. Check our ca. 350 educational videos on YouTube and the website.

The founding partner, Enzo Caputo, Attorney at Law, is authorized to practice before Swiss courts. He was head of the legal and compliance department within the old UBS Group and former CEO of the Swiss Association of Asset Managers. In 2006 he established his own boutique law firm.

The first consultation limited to 15 minutes is free of charge. We avoid charging by billable hours. We try to offer a flat fee combined with a success fee. However, we offer consultation services on an hourly basis of CHF 900 per hour (by Zoom call).

Our clients can benefit from impressive portable and practical knowledge collected from more than 30 years of experience.

If you have an issue do not hesitate to call us. Grab the mobile phone and dial +41 44 212 44 04.

lic. Iur. Enzo Caputo Attorney at Law Founding Partner Talstrasse 20 8001 Zurich Switzerland

Tel: +41 44 212 44 04 Fax: +41 44 212 44 05 contact@swiss-bankinglawyers.com www.swiss-bankinglawyers.com

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Peter Dauwalder is a Partner at KPMG Deal Advisory and responsible for the restructuring practice. As Head of Markets, he is also part of the extended Executive Board of KPMG in Switzerland.

Peter Dauwalder is a lic. oec. HSG and certified public accountant. He is 55 years old and has specialized in transaction and restructuring advisory for more than 20 years. With his team of 10 restructuring experts, he focuses on crisis management to stabilize distressed companies, as well as liquidity management, turnaround planning and implementation and financial restructuring within and outside insolvency law. In doing so, he advises entrepreneurs, boards of directors and management especially in dealing and negotiating with stakeholders (e.g. banks, landlords, suppliers and other stakeholders) who can contribute to the resolution of the company crisis. He also advises strategic and financial investors on the purchase or sale of distressed companies. His clients include SMEs and large companies, mostly due to the urgency and complexity of the crisis.

KPMG AG

Peter Dauwalder Partner and Head of Markets

Tel: +41 58 249 41 80 pdauwalder@kpmg.com

Badenerstrasse 172 8004 Zürich Switzerland Tel: +41 58 249 31 31 www.kpmg.ch

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MGC LEGAL INC. (MGC DANIŞMANLIK A.Ş.)

Mustafa Güneş is the Managing Partner of MGC Legal and presently renders Litigation, Arbitration, and Corporate Retainer Services to support domestic and foreign clients in due course of their investment and operations in Turkey. Mustafa Güneş graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Law and speaks advanced English. His practice mainly focuses on Real Estate, Construction, Energy, Smart Contracts, Telecom, and Automotive industries. Mustafa Güneş‘s nearly 20 years of experience includes in-house and private legal practice. Before returning to private legal practice in 2013, he worked as General Counsel in Alstom, Alcatel, Bosch, and Turkcell.

Mustafa Güneş Managing Partner

Büyükdere Cad. Astoria No:127 D: B Blok 5. Kat 34394 Şişli/İstanbul Turkey

Tel: +90 850 333 86 60 Fax: +90 212 215 25 84 www.mgc.com.tr/en

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GPE LAW OFFICE

GPE Law Office is a law firm established in Ankara in 2007 with a strong client satisfaction approach and aiming to provide swift, disciplined and solution-oriented legal advice to local and foreign individuals and legal entities.

Our founder, Gülperi Eldeniz, graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Law, completed her master’s degree in Commercial Law at the same faculty, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Civil Law and Law of Obligations. Eldeniz has written many academic papers and regularly attends professional seminars and conferences. She also served as the arbitration secretary in major arbitration cases in Turkey.

GPE Law Office assists its clients with the drafting and negotiation of internationally accepted model contracts, especially for companies active in the energy, technology, telecommunications, and medical equipment sectors. Our law firm has a particular focus on the competition law, international arbitration and private client sector. GPE regularly advises clients on unfair competition in relation to commercial disputes, especially following a breach or termination of contract. We specifically focus on legal actions (including interim measures) to prevent irreparable prejudice that may arise from unfair competition actions. In addition to unfair competition, we provide legal advice in the context of the Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition, especially in relation to commercial distributorship, sale and franchise agreements, partnership and joint venture agreements.

Our approach in dispute resolution is, where possible, to begin negotiations or to resort to alternative dispute resolutions methods, or, in other cases, to initiate litigation before courts or arbitral tribunals. It is of paramount importance for us to be able to support our clients both legally and strategically during each phase of this process. Since its establishment, our law firm has been representing large-sized companies and joint ventures in arbitration cases conducted under the Code of Civil Procedure no 6100, the International Arbitration Law no 4686 and gained experience especially in disputes related to construction and hydroelectric power plants. Our founder Eldeniz attended several training and seminars and obtained certificates on alternative dispute resolutions including the Fundamental Mediation Training of the ADR Center and the Global Mediation Trainings co-organised by Hamline University and Bilgi University.

Private Client

We often advise our clients in relation to succession, tax, family disputes, divorce, or buying and selling properties in Turkey. When litigation is a last resort, our family law practice focuses on mediation when it is a preferred method of approaching a dispute. Our other family law services include adoption, children and parental disputes, international family law, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements as well as wealth protection.

Atty. Gülperi Eldeniz Aric Founding Partner-Owner

Tel: +90 532 3060968 gpe@gulperieldeniz.av.tr

Uskup Cad. No:1 Farabi Apt. Kat:2 Daire:16 06450 Çankaya Ankara Turkey

Tel: +90 312 4666640 +90 532 3060968 GSM Fax: +90 312 4666641 www.gulperieldeniz.av.tr

GLE 78 TURKEY – COMPETITION LAW

BUXBAUM LOGGIA, LTD.

Mr. Loggia’s experience of more than 50 years includes management of ceded and assumed reinsurance portfolios, audit assignments for major domestic and international reinsurers, and expert witness testimony. He has served in senior executive positions for companies such as Armco, Home Insurance, Liberty Mutual and Northwestern National.

At Buxbaum Loggia, Mr. Loggia leads casualty and accident/health inspections and settlement teams for both insurers and reinsurers. He is highly regarded for his expert opinions and testimony regarding a wide range of insurance and reinsurance issues. In civil litigation and reinsurance arbitrations, Mr. Loggia has been deposed as a fact and expert witness on more than 75 occasions.

Having recently provided expert services regarding a number of cases involving Workers’ Compensation, Construction Defect litigation, Property Loss and EPLI issues, Mr. Loggia’s decades of experience serve in evaluating and testifying on proper claims administration, including coverage analysis and good-faith claim decisions. Additionally, he has worked for and represented policyholders, primary and excess carriers on industry customs and practices.

Notably, Mr. Loggia also has been engaged on behalf of insurers and reinsurers to assist in numerous mediations and settlement conferences.

Buxbaum Loggia’s staff, most of whom have held management positions with insurance and reinsurance companies, prove to be an invaluable resource.

Currently, Mr. Loggia is active as a member and Certified Arbitrator for ARIAS, and several other industry organizations including the American Bar Association (ABA), California Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters, Insurance & Reinsurance Legacy Association, and the International Association of Claims Professionals. He has been a featured speaker and panelist at ABA and Casualty Actuarial Society Conferences.

Who’s Who Legal says “the ‘experienced and well-regarded’ Joe Loggia is an eminent figure in the market who has testified on dozens of occasions in insurance litigation over the course of his career,” and also named him a Thought Leader. Mr. Loggia also was recognized by Lawyer Monthly with Expert Witness Awards in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

After graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles, he served as a captain in the US Army and attended the University of LaVerne, College of Law.

Joseph Logga

Tel: +1 (714) 449-2899

6 London Street London EC3R 7LP

Tel: +44 20 3974 5613 information@ buxbaumloggia.com

Registered in England and Wales Registered No. 5332229

GLE 79 UK – INSURANCE & REINSURANCE EXPERT WITNESS
Joseph Loggia co-founded Buxbaum, Loggia and Associates, Inc. in 2000 and Buxbaum Loggia Ltd., our British subsidiary, shortly thereafter, to provide a complete source of senior technical support to the insurance and reinsurance industry.

EVELYN PARTNERS LLP

Adam has 20 years’ experience of advising individuals and businesses on US tax matters, particularly in the international context. Adam specialises in the US taxation of US persons, US taxation of NRAs, US/UK tax treaty, taxation of non-UK domiciliaries and matrimonial/ divorce tax planning.

Experience

Examples of Adam’s work include:

• Advising ‘accidental Americans’, Green Card Holders and other US connected individuals on their tax filing requirements, including the voluntary disclosure regimes

• Pre-immigration tax planning for moves to the US and US persons moving to the UK

• Acting as a single joint expert in financial remedy proceedings where either or both parties are US citizens or US assets are in play

• Advising US owner managed businesses on structuring, tax elections and US tax compliance

• Advising on Expatriation or Green Card abandonment

• Advising on US and UK tax residency as well as UK Non-dom and remittance planning

Professional qualifications/memberships

• Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation

• Enrolled Agent licensed to practice before the Internal Revenue Service

Evelyn Partners

We are the UK’s leading integrated wealth management and professional services group, able to look after your combined wealth and tax needs, both personally and for your business.

At Evelyn Partners, we have been helping people and businesses flourish for almost 200 years. Founded from the merger of Tilney and Smith & Williamson, our mission is to place the power of good advice into more hands, from 26 towns and cities across Britain, Ireland and the Channel Islands.

Evelyn Partners LLP. Regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales for a range of investment business activities. Evelyn Partners LLP is an independent network member of CLA Global Limited. See www.claglobal.com/disclaimer/. Financial planning and wealth management services are provided by other companies within Evelyn Partners Group Limited. Further details are available at: www. evelyn.com/legal-compliance-regulatory/registered-details

Adam Smith

Private Client Tax Partner

Tel: +44 207131 8724 adam.smith@evelyn.com

45 Gresham St London EC2V 7BG UK

Tel: +44 20 7131 4000 www.evelyn.com

GLE 80 UK – INTERNATIONAL TAX

EVELYN PARTNERS LLP

Anita has been providing tax advice for over 25 years, advising international families, non-domiciled individuals, UK based high networth individuals, Formula 1 professionals and artists in relation to both UK and international tax issues.

Anita assists her clients on residency issues, tax compliance, HMRC investigations and other strategic tax matters such as domicile, residence, family wealth, trusts and succession. Having trained with the Big Four, she then worked in a Private Bank before spending 16 years at another leading private client firm, joining Smith & Williamson (now Evelyn Partners) as a Partner in 2017.

Areas of Expertise

Private Client Tax Services; Foreign Domiciliary Taxation - Remittance Basis, Residence and Domicile; International Private Client Tax Planning; Trust and Charity Formation, Administration and Accounting; International Trust Planning; Residential Property Taxation; Capital Gains Tax Planning; Inheritance Tax, Estate and Succession Planning; Tax Compliance; HMRC Investigations.

Notable client work and achievements

• Advising on the reorganisation of a highly complex high value structure with multiple trusts and companies spanning five jurisdictions.

• Advising the executives of a multi-jurisdictional corporate group in relation to a global restructuring of the business.

• Assisting multiple clients with complex tax investigations concerning domicile, residence, non-UK trusts and estates and other domestic and international aspects.

Professional qualifications/memberships

• Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation

• Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers

• Freeman of the City of London

Evelyn Partners

We are the UK’s leading integrated wealth management and professional services group, able to look after your combined wealth and tax needs, both personally and for your business.

At Evelyn Partners, we have been helping people and businesses flourish for almost 200 years. Founded from the merger of Tilney and Smith & Williamson, our mission is to place the power of good advice into more hands, from 26 towns and cities across Britain, Ireland and the Channel Islands.

Evelyn Partners LLP. Regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales for a range of investment business activities. Evelyn Partners LLP is an independent network member of CLA Global Limited. See www.claglobal.com/disclaimer/. Financial planning and wealth management services are provided by other companies within Evelyn Partners Group Limited. Further details are available at: www. evelyn.com/legal-compliance-regulatory/registered-details

Private Client Tax Partner

Tel: +44 20 7131 8852 anita.millarneale@evelyn.com

45 Gresham St London EC2V 7BG UK

Tel: +44 20 7131 4000 www.evelyn.com

GLE 81 UK – PRIVATE CLIENT TAX
Anita Millar-Neale

EVELYN PARTNERS LLP

Simon has been providing advice on international structuring and private client tax since 1979. His clients include international families and high net worth individuals, many of whom are resident but not domiciled in the UK. He has also acted as an Expert Witness in both criminal forensic proceedings and civil litigation particularly in relation to trusts.

Specialisms

Private Client Tax Services; Foreign Domiciliary Taxation and Remittance Basis; Residence and Domicile; International Private Client Tax; Estate Planning; Inheritance Tax; Trust Formation, Administration and Accounting; International Trust Planning; Residential Property Taxation; Taxation of Land; Employee Remuneration; Capital Gains Tax; Charity Formation, Administration and Taxation

Notable client work and achievements

• Edited a number of publications, most particularly Bloomsbury’s ‘Planning and Administration of Offshore and Onshore Trusts’, ‘Lexis Nexis’ ‘Administration of Trusts’, and Butterworth’s ‘Wills, Probate and Administration’

• Structuring of complex trust arrangements to take account of succession planning and multi-jurisdictional tax issues

• Advising high value immigration and emigration cases

• Restructuring to take account of significant changes to the taxation of the non-domiciled

Professional qualifications/memberships

• FCA, STEP (TEP), Charity Law Association

• One of the founding members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, a member of its Technical Committee since inception

• Member of the ICAEW Trust and Inheritance Tax Committee, the Trust Law Committee and the Capital Tax Liaison Group

Evelyn Partners

We are the UK’s leading integrated wealth management and professional services group, able to look after your combined wealth and tax needs, both personally and for your business.

At Evelyn Partners, we have been helping people and businesses flourish for almost 200 years. Founded from the merger of Tilney and Smith & Williamson, our mission is to place the power of good advice into more hands, from 26 towns and cities across Britain, Ireland and the Channel Islands.

Evelyn Partners LLP. Regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales for a range of investment business activities. Evelyn Partners LLP is an independent network member of CLA Global Limited. See www.claglobal.com/disclaimer/. Financial planning and wealth management services are provided by other companies within Evelyn Partners Group Limited. Further details are available at: www. evelyn.com/legal-compliance-regulatory/registered-details

Simon Jennings

Senior Consultant

Tel: +44 20 7131 8850 simon.jennings@evelyn.com

45 Gresham St London EC2V 7BG UK

Tel: +44 20 7131 4000 www.evelyn.com

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THE AMERICAS

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After a rapid recovery from the pandemic, the US economy faces significant challenges from surging inflation and slowing economic activity, according to the OECD. Growth is projected to slow to 1.5% in 2022 and 0.5% in 2023 with inflation and tight financial conditions weighing on spending. Inflationary pressures – driven by strong demand, supply constraints and rising commodity prices following Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine – have broadened, with services inflation now accelerating. Inflationary pressures may prove persistent, prompting additional monetary tightening.

Beyond managing immediate economic developments, the latest OECD Economic Survey of the United States says that preparing for the fiscal costs of an ageing population and easing financial pressures on middle-class households should be key priorities. The survey draws attention to a polarisation in income and wealth distributions in recent years as the growth of disposable incomes of the US middle class has been weak relative to that of higher and lower-income households, and a shrinking middle class has faced higher costs of living.

“Like many countries, the United States is dealing with the negative impact of lower global growth and higher inflation caused by Russia’s unprovoked, unjustifiable and illegal war of aggression against Ukraine, while also still working through some of the economic implications of the pandemic,” OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann said, presenting the Survey in Washington. “The US administration is rightly focusing on reducing income disparities and investing in infrastructure and the green transition. The flexible and innovative nature of the US economy makes it well placed to tackle challenges and priorities, leveraging the structural transformations taking place.”

Middle-class households, which are key drivers of economic growth and social stability, had already been feeling the

effects of rising housing, education, healthcare and childcare costs for some years. These rising costs, coupled with weak growth of incomes, have resulted in higher levels of household indebtedness. To ease some of these pressures, the survey recommends raising public funding for childcare, widening the income eligibility for public programmes, fixing minimum federal childcare standards and establishing a consistent quality rating system across states.

Middle and low-income households should also be supported with measures to ensure they can benefit from investment in energy efficiency and are shielded from energy price hikes. As part of broader efforts to advance the transition to net zero emissions, financial support and preferential lending for weatherproofing and retro-fitting housing should be expanded to cover middle-income households while states are incentivised to update building energy standards.

Over the longer term, the United States will need to address fiscal challenges from ageing-related costs, which are set to increase by over 8% of GDP by 2060 without policy reforms, and foster efforts to strengthen the social safety net and achieve the climate transition. Stabilising the debt-toGDP ratio will require additional tax revenue and more efficient spending in areas like health and infrastructure, where costs are high relative to other OECD countries.

In broadening the tax base, a priority should be to reduce tax distortions that erode revenues and have unwanted economic consequences. Reforms should include eliminating the mortgage interest tax deduction and phasing out the deduction of state and local taxes from federal income tax liabilities. Efforts to combat tax evasion could be strengthened by raising staffing in the US tax administration closer to average OECD levels, and the additional funding announced in the recent Inflation Reduction Act is a step in the right direction.

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Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean will decelerate in 2023 and will grow by 1.3%

In its annual report Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC projects that regional growth next year will be a third of the rate forecast for 2022.

In a context of external uncertainties and domestic restrictions, the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean will grow by 3.7% in 2022, just over half of the 6.7% rate recorded in 2021. It is estimated that the deceleration in economic growth will intensify in 2023, giving rise to a 1.3% rate.

According to its Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2022 – unveiled by the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), José Manuel SalazarXirinachs – the monetary policy responses adopted worldwide in 2022, in a context of rising global inflation, have sparked greater financial volatility and increased risk aversion, and have thereby prompted fewer capital flows to emerging economies, including the region’s economies. But the reduction in global inflation expected in 2023 will tend to moderate monetary policy rate hikes by the main central banks, the organisation adds.

The document indicates that after the dynamism seen in the first half of 2022, the region’s economic activity has slowed, reflecting, on the one hand, an end to the rebound effect on the recovery from 2021, and on the other, the effects of restrictive monetary policies, greater limitations on fiscal spending, lower levels of consumption and investment, and the deterioration of the external context.

The report emphasises that the labour market recovery process underway in the first half of 2022 did not allow for eliminating the traditional gaps between men and women exhibited in indicators such as the labour force participation rate and the unemployment rate. In addition, an increase in informality has been observed in 2022 along with a decline in real wages.

In the fiscal sphere, although there has been a reduction in the primary deficit, debt levels continue to be high, which means that fiscal space can be expected to continue conditioning the trajectory of public spending. The risk of interest rate hikes, of currency depreciations and greater sovereign risk are seen hampering the financing of government operations in 2023.

One aspect that the report highlights is that the changes seen in the trajectory of regional inflation in the second half of 2022, coupled with the deceleration in economic activity that is expected to continue next year, will reduce the pressure on monetary authorities in Latin America and the Caribbean to continue raising monetary policy rates.

ECLAC indicates that the current situation poses challenges for macroeconomic management. On fiscal matters, officials must avoid premature spending adjustments and expand fiscal space by reducing evasion and avoidance, reviewing tax expenditures, carrying out reforms to increase tax collection and the tax structure’s progressivity, and with multilateral support via the mobilisation of global liquidity. It is also necessary to make progress on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of public spending to enhance fiscal policy.

In the monetary-financial realm, it is important to diversify the toolbox for facing the current scenario. Along with the monetary policy rate, officials should use macroprudential and regulatory instruments that would help manage aggregate demand, minimising the effects on growth and investment.

Finally, the Preliminary Overview 2022 argues that it is critical to stimulate investment and productivity in order to address social demands, the creation of decent employment, to reduce informality, inequality and poverty, and move forward on climate change adaptation and mitigation. To that end, innovative public policies are needed on productive, financial, trade and social matters and on the care economy, to avoid another lost decade like the one observed for the 2014-2023 period.

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The Americas Contents

Anguilla – WEBSTER LP 93

Argentina – LLobera Bevilaqua 94

Argentina – Alfaro Abogados 95

Bahamas – ParrisWhittaker Law Firm – Commercial Litigation 96

Bahamas – ParrisWhittaker Law Firm – Shipping & Maritime Law 97

Barbados – Clarke Gittens Farmer 98

Bolivia, Paraguay & Uruguay – Cervieri Monsuarez 99

Brazil – Rhein Schirato Meireles Advogados 100

Brazil – Apolidorio Sociedade de Advogados 101

Brazil – Hugo Silva & Maldonado Global IP & Business Law –

Dr. Pedro Maldonado; Dr. Eduardo Silva 102

Brazil – Hugo Silva & Maldonado Global IP & Business Law –

Dr. Hugo Silva; Dr. Lúcia Maldonado 103

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Brazil – DDSA - De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff Advogados 104

Brazil – Emerenciano Baggio & Associados Advogados 105

Brazil – Intercorp International Ltd 106

Brazil – Itaú Private Bank 107

Canada – Mogan Daniels Slager LLP 108

Canada – Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP 109

Canada – EY 110

Colombia – Holland & Knight LLP 111

Cuba – CLAIM S.A. 112

Ecuador – Quevedo & Ponce 113

Jamaica – ParrisWhittaker Law Firm 114

Mexico – Lex Legal Mexico 115

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Mexico – Ledesma Uribe y Rodríguez Rivero Sc. 116

Mexico – Legem Attorneys at Law 117

Mexico – AVA Firm, SC 118

Mexico – Calderon Y De La Sierra Y Cia, S.C 119

Paraguay – FERNÁNDEZ ZACUR – GABINETE JURÍDICO 120

Saint Lucia – Athena Law 121

Turks & Caicos – ParrisWhittaker Law Firm 122

US – Innovation Insurance Group, LLC 123

US, California – Buxbaum, Loggia and Associates, Inc. 124

US, California – CONSOR IP Experts 125

US, California – Fenwick & West LLP 126

US, Connecticut – Integration Technologies, Inc. (dba) InterWeave SmartSolutions 127

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US, Florida – Aballí Milne Kalil, P.A. – Asset Recovery Law 128

US, Florida – Aballí Milne Kalil, P.A. – Commercial Law 129

US, Florida – Lawrence S. Katz, P.A. 130

US, Florida – BMT Law Group Limited 131

US, Georgia – The Byars Firm 132

US, lllinois – Law Offices of Kenneth R. Adamo 133

US, Illinois – Advitam IP, LLC 134

US, Massachusetts – TCF Law Group, PLLC 135

US, Mississippi – Walker Immigration Law Firm 136

US, New Hampshire – Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C. 137

US, New Jersey – RDS Associates Consulting Engineers, Inc 138

US, New York – Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP 139

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US, New York – Capital Project Management, Inc. 140

US, New York – Guidehouse LLP 141

US, New York – The Law Offices of Joseph Lichtenstein 142

US, Texas – John C. Lundell, MD 143

US, Texas – The Lynch Law Firm 144

US, Texas – Locke Lord LLP 145

US, Texas – Intellion Analytics Group 146

US, Texas – Egan Nelson LLP 147

US, Washington DC – Jetlaw, LLC 148

US, Washington DC – The SJS Law Firm, PLLC 149

US, Washington DC – Vinson & Elkins LLP 150

US, Washington DC – Mayer Brown LLP 151

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US, Washington DC – Mary Joyce Carlson ESQ. 152

US, Washington DC – King & Spalding LLP 153

US, Washington DC – Kramer Jacobs Search Associates 154

US, Washington DC – Ferrari & Associates 155

US Virgin Islands – Marjorie Rawls Roberts, P.C. 156

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Harry Wiggin has been associated with the Firm since 1995.

He was born in England, United Kingdom. He was first admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales. In 1995, he was admitted as a Solicitor in Anguilla and in 2010 he was admitted in St. Kitts & Nevis.

Professional Education:

Trinity College, Cambridge, England (B.A.(Hons), M.A; The Chartered Institute of Taxation, London, England.

Memberships:

Anguilla Bar Association, International Bar Association, International Fiscal Association, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Languages: English Practice Areas:

International Tax Law, International Trusts and Estate Planning, Family Offices, International

Corporate Structuring and Commercial Law.

Harry has years of experience advising multi-national individuals, trustees, foundations and financial institutions on wealth structuring, asset protection, international corporate and trust structuring and family offices, seeking always to combine the clients’ personal and corporate requirements with the maximum advantages offered by the tax legislation of various jurisdictions.

Further, he has worked on a broad range of transactions for both major and smaller companies, financial institutions, partnerships and private individuals.

In addition to mergers and acquisitions, he advises clients on corporate financing, corporate reorganisations, joint ventures, the formation of investment funds and on all aspects of company law and anti-money laundering regulations.He is known for giving close attention to the underlying commercial objectives in addition to the purely legal issues.

In addition, Harry advises on company formation and management services and provides international clients with a convenient and cost-effective method of consolidating asset ownership under a corporate umbrella. He also advises on the protection of clients’ assets in offshore accounts, continuity of professional management, offshore financing, a registered office facility and the flexibility of an Anguilla corporation.

Harry Wiggin Partner hwiggin@websterlawbwi.com

P.O. Box 58 Victoria House The Valley Anguilla

Tel: +1 (264) 497 2060 Fax: +1 (264) 497 3096 www.websterlawbwi.com

GLE 93 ANGUILLA – INTERNATIONAL TAX WEBSTER
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LLOBERA BEVILAQUA

For more than a decade, Juan Manuel Llobera Bevilaqua has provided legal support for airlines and aviation related companies.

An aviation enthusiast since an early age, Llobera Bevilaqua managed to combine both his passion for aviation (he is certified as a pilot and cabin crew) and law. An Aviation and Space Law specialist, as well having completed postgraduate courses both in law and business administration he represents clients on regulatory, corporate, transactions and litigation matters in Argentina and South America.

He is fluent in Spanish, English and Italian.

Juan Manuel LLobera Bevilaqua Partner

jllobera@emfrl.com.ar

25 de Mayo 611 P3 Of 3 Bloque II Argentina Tel: +54 9 11 5529 3356 www.freidenberglifsic.com

GLE 94 ARGENTINA – AVIATION LAW

Carlos E. Alfaro has a long standing career representing national and multinational corporations, lending institutions and banks and in the financing of large infrastructure projects, from gas and oil pipelines, electric utilities, steel mill plants, ferroalloys, ferrous and steel furnaces, real estate developments, export finance, hydro electrical projects, mining projects and road toll projects.

His experience represents twenty-five years of legal practice in different economic and legal environments in which risk allocation and protection require legal, economic and political expertise. In this sense, he has accumulated invaluable knowledge that contributes to its proficiency and capability in this area.

Currently, he is the chairman of the Argentine-American Chamber of Commerce in New York and also Director of the American Foreign Law Association and active member of the International Bar Association.

He has been involved in numerous investments and transactions. Oil and Gas: Sinopec acquisition of Occidental Petroleum 23 concessions in Santa Cruz, Mining: Integra Lithium investments in Jujuy and Catamarca. Aviation: Bell Helicopter, Austral. Private Equity: GEM, Hicks Muse, The Exxel Group, Integra Capital. Clean Energy: Soltec Spain. Global industrial gases and engineering: Linde/Praxair. Infrastructure: CCA (China Construction América), Bechtel. Wineries: Salentein, El Portillo and Calia.

He has written and lectured extensively on a variety of legal issues arising out of his public and private activities. He has also been a professor of Administrative Law, specializing in government concessions and contracts at the State and Catholic University of Buenos Aires.

Education

He graduated from the Law School of the Universidad Católica Argentina, holds a Master in Comparative Law of New York University and is also licensed as foreign legal consultant by the State of New York.

Languages: Spanish; English; Italian

Alfaro Abogados

Alfaro Abogados is an industry-focus business-oriented law firm founded in 1998 to participate as a player in international transactions, providing legal advice to local and foreign clients doing business in Argentina. It also has a representative foreign legal consultant office in New York.

The law firm therefore meets the criteria required by today’s business environment by providing an expedient, practical but secure and solid problem solving legal advice as well as the cross-cultural and legal experience required for international transactions in a global economy.

ALFARO ABOGADOS

Alfaro-Abogados SC

Av. del Libertador 498 (C1001ABR) Buenos Aires Argentina

Tel: (+54-11) 4393-3003 www.alfarolaw.com

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Carlos

PARRISWHITTAKER LAW FIRM

For Jacy Whittaker, the key to winning cases is being abundantly overprepared. As an attorney, Jacy gears up for war on everything. The litigator never walks into a courtroom without more research, more evidence, and more potential angles than warranted. This over-preparation allows him to think on his feet, building confidence – and the court’s regard – through each winning application, writ, submission, and hearing. Rather than being exhausted by sheer volume, the youthful lawyer becomes even more invigorated. After all, he lives to argue – and win.

Jacy got his start in 2000, working as a legal assistant for Frederick R.M. Smith, QC, a legendary attorney in the Bahamas. Mr. Smith had been intrigued by a brand of intelligence that has since served Jacy well in the courtroom. Even then, a talent analysis showed Jacy’s strengths as a future litigator.

Jacy enrolled in law school (University of Buckingham, 2001 and later Inns of Court School of Law, 2005), then joined Callenders & Co., where he worked side-by-side with Mr. Smith on multiple matters – including one of the Bahamas’ most monumental matters. Six years later, he and partner Arthur K. Parris, Jr left to form ParrisWhittaker. Jacy has since added admiralty law, probate law, commercial transactions, corporate structuring, restructuring, and formation to his list of capabilities. He acts as local counsel for a handful of Fortune 500 companies and numerous international companies.

In addition to his legal practice, Jacy is one of the most active members of the Grand Bahama business community. He is/was a director, advisor, or committee chair for numerous boards, including the Bahamas Bar Council, Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce, Rotary International, Freeport Law Society, and Salvation Army. He is also a member of the Bahamas Bar Association and a member of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Bar.

Practice Areas:

Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Trust Litigation, Asset Tracing, Enforcement of Foreign Judgments, Estate Disputes, Maritime.

Jacy Whittaker Partner

Tel: +17867405700 jw@parriswhittaker.com

Suite 10, Seventeen Centre, Bank Lane, Freeport, Grand Bahama The Bahamas Tel: +12423526110 www.parriswhittaker.com

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PARRISWHITTAKER LAW FIRM

With nimble mastery and a crisp ability to navigate Bahamian maritime law, negligence claims, and alternate dispute resolution approaches, Kenra Parris-Whittaker, Esq. is an astute and effective lawyer for our times.

Kenra has litigated on both sides of the courtroom, and she leverages strengths in both discovery and research, formulating incisive inquiries and powerful positioning for resonating results. Her ability to clearly articulate a case’s full scope translates from the courtroom to virtual or remote litigation platforms (if needed) – expediting prompt and fair resolutions. With her sound knowledge of both port and court admiralty law, Kenra is frequently sought as an arbitrator and mediator.

Kenra’s legal skills have often led to the creation of case law, with modern contextual interpretation and new jurisdictional jurisprudence. She has provided a range of solutions for multi-national and regional shipping companies, cruise lines, protection & indemnity clubs (P&I), and UK-based law firms in need of Bahamas representation. She has successfully obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for clients from favorable judgments and settlements. Kenra also represents regulatory authorities in the interpretation of new statutes and the Hawksbill Creek Agreement.

Committed to due process throughout the legal landscape, Kenra’s diverse client base also includes vessel repair shops, shipyard owners, crew members, injured plaintiffs, and executors/executrices for large estates.

Before becoming a partner at ParrisWhittaker, Kenra was a senior associate litigating commercial, probate and maritime cases at globally recognized Callenders & Co.

Nassau-born and Canadian and UK-educated, Kenra received her Bachelors of Law from the University of Buckingham, Law and attended the Inns of Court School of Law.

Practice Areas:

Maritime, Admiralty, Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Trust Litigation, Estate Disputes, Vessel Lease Agreements, Maritime Disputes and Litigation, Shipping and Aircraft, Commercial, Civil & Trust Litigation, Estates, Probates, Wills and Trusts Estate Litigation, Trusts Litigation, Shareholder Disputes, Fatal Accident Claims, Construction Disputes and Litigation, Property Disputes and Litigation, Commercial/ Contractual Disputes, Contentious Probate Issues, Insurance Litigation.

Tel: +1-242-352-6112 kw@parriswhittaker.com

Suite 10, Seventeen Centre, Bank Lane, Freeport, Grand Bahama The Bahamas Tel: +12423526110 www.parriswhittaker.com

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Kenra Whittaker Partner

CLARKE GITTENS FARMER

Honours degrees in both Law and Business Administration allow Ramon Alleyne to bring a commercial balance and understanding to his clients’ complex business transactions. As Managing Partner of Clarke Gittens Farmer, the largest full-service commercial firm in Barbados, he has provided legal services to many multinational and regional corporations.

Clarke Gittens Farmer, the recognised Lex Mundi member for Barbados, advises the full cross-section of the financial sector operating in the Caribbean, along with members of the “Big Four” accounting firms. Clients may draw on a full suite of commercial legal offerings including corporate services, real estate, bankruptcy and insolvency, commercial litigation and secured lending.

Being an active commercial litigator for thirty years, Ramon Alleyne has been involved in many major commercial litigation trials, advised and acted on behalf of members in the energy sector in regulatory approval hearings, and acted across seven jurisdictions in the largest ever regional administrative proceedings relating to the bankruptcy of an insurance company.

The team at Clarke Gittens Farmer stands ready to deliver client-focussed service, that is, service delivery aimed at providing clients the desired objective in an efficient, professional manner.

Ramon Alleyne

Managing Partner

Tel: +1 (246) 436-6287 Ext. 2241 ramon.alleyne@clarkes.com.bb

Parker House

Wildey Business Park Wildey Road St. Michael BB14006

Tel: +1 (246) 436-6287 Fax: +1 (246) 436-9812; +1 (246) 436-9926 www.clarkes.com.bb

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CERVIERI MONSUAREZ

Cervieri Monsuárez is an international firm specialized in intellectual property with offices in Uruguay, Bolivia and Paraguay. It has extensive experience in asset protection, personal data protection, internet rights, regulatory affairs, anti-phishing and fighting online piracy.

It is the first law firm to win a lawsuit against Google on the Right to be Forgotten within the Uruguayan territory. In addition, it is strongly committed to achieving high standards of sustainability both internally and externally and to take its Score Green project (on sustainable destruction of counterfeit products for the production of basketball backboards that are donated to schools and public spaces) throughout Latin America. In this sense, the slogan that defines the firm is “We take action today, for tomorrow’s world”.

Data protection services:

• Database registration.

• Drafting of privacy policies.

• Preparation of contracts for international data transfer.

• Litigation related to the right to be forgotten.

David Oliva is a senior lawyer in the Bolivia office. He holds a law degree from Universidad Mayor de San Simón, Cochabamba, Bolivia. He also holds a Master’s Degree in New Technologies and Intellectual Property Law from Esade Law School in Barcelona, Spain. He has international experience advising on data protection matters, in addition to being an advisor and co-author of several data protection bills under discussion in Bolivia. Member of the Digital Economy Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce, Bolivia chapter. Organizer of LegalHackers Santa Cruz. Member of the Ibero-American Observatory of Data Protection (OIPRODAT) and the Ibero-American Network of Computer Law (EDI).

Isabel Mendez is a lawyer in the Uruguay office. She holds a law degree from the Law School of the Universidad de la República, Uruguay. She has taken courses and postgraduate courses on personal data protection, international protection of personal data and digital transformation. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Intellectual Property and Technology Law at the European University of Madrid. She has experience registering databases and providing European standards for the application and regulation of databases of international companies.

Tel: +591 65336070

doliva@cmlawyers.com.bo

Tel: +598 98494309 imendez@cmlawyers.com.uy

Torre de Negocios Alas piso 6 Sur Av Las Ramblas esq C. Tropical, Equipetrol Bolivia Santa Cruz de la Sierra Tel: +591 33253757 (Bolivia); +598 26229990 (Uruguay) www.cervierimonsuarez.com

GLE 99 BOLIVIA, PARAGUAY & URUGUAY – DATA PROTECTION LAW
Bolivia David Oliva Terán Senior Lawyer Uruguay Isabel Mendez Lawyer

RHEIN SCHIRATO MEIRELES ADVOGADOS

Practice Areas

Administrative Law

Concession, Authorizations and PPPs; Public Procurement; Bidding Processes; Economic Regulations, Antitrust and Regulatory Agencies; Financing of Infrastructure Projects – Project Finance; Courts of Audits; Administrative Proceedings; Urban Regulations.

Infrastructure and Regulated Sectors

Ports and Navigation; Airports; Highways; Railways; Urban Mobility; Power Sector; Mining; Health Care; Oil & Gas; Urban Concessions; Telecommunications.

Education

• Doctorate (PhD) in Public Law from the Law School of the University of São Paulo (USP).

• Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Economic and Public Law from the University of Osnabrück (Germany)

• Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP).

Another Activities And Publication

• Member of the Italian Association of Administrative Law Professors (AIPDA)

• Vice-President of The Center for Administrative, Environmental and Urban Law Studies (Cedau).

• Member of the Asociación Iberoamericana de Estudios de Regulación (Asier).

• Speaker in various events in Brazil and abroad.

• Author of books and articles published in Brazil and abroad related to Administrative Law, Infrastructure and Regulated Sectors.

Vitor Rhein Schirato Partner

vitor.schirato@ rheinschiratomeireles.com.br

Av. Brg. Faria Lima 3015 - Itaim Bibi São Paulo - SP01452-000 Brazil

Tel: +55 (11) 3168-0793 contato@ rheinschiratomeireles.com.br

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Vitor is a lawyer with more than 15 years of experience in Administrative Law and Infrastructure. Professor of Administrative Law at the Law School of the University of São Paulo.

APOLIDORIO SOCIEDADE DE ADVOGADOS

Lawyer and Master (LL.M) in International Commercial Law from the University of California, with an LL.M in Tax Law from the Brazilian Institute of Capital Markets – IBMEC/SP, MBA in Business Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV and specialization in Mediation by PUC-SP.

Professional with significant performance in fiscal and tax advisory and litigation areas, in foreign trade, in conducting foreign loan, investment and reinvestment operations. Lawyer registered in SP, RJ and MG. Legal Adviser of FIESP.

Apolidorio Sociedade de Advogados

The Apolidorio Sociedade de Advogados Law Firm was born out of the growing need for personalized and multidisciplinary service of its clients, offering an integrated solution in the provision of legal services throughout the national territory, as well as abroad, through a network of correspondents in Latin America, United States United States, Europe and Asia. We have trained professionals to solve transactional conflicts and internationalize business.

We carry out personalized and multidisciplinary service, offering an integrated solution in the provision of legal services, in order to guarantee the competitiveness and viability of corporate businesses in several sectors, such as agribusiness, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, among others. The office has specialists in the areas of tax, labor, civil, mediation and arbitration, corporate, contractual, regulatory and customs law.

In turn, in the public sphere and in the third sector, the firm works for the most varied associative entities, including trade unions, class associations, political parties, among others, defending the individual and collective protection of said entities and their associates.

With regard to the statutory scope of the public service, legal action focuses on individual and collective defense, whether disciplinary or administrative, for careers in the Executive, Legislative and Judiciary branches.

Disciplinary Defense

Expertise in the area of Disciplinary Defense aims at the judicial defense of public agents and politicians in persecutory actions involving crimes of responsibility, money laundering, tax evasion or against the public administration, in disciplinary or judicial administrative proceedings. The firm also works with a focus on functional administrative matters involving statutory rights and prerogatives, especially of a remunerative nature.

Alan Apolidorio Founder alan.apolidorio @apolidorio.com.br

Rua Paiaguás, 10 Campo Belo 04624-080 São Paulo -SP Tel: +55 11 5096-4288 www.apolidorio.com

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HUGO SILVA & MALDONADO GLOBAL IP & BUSINESS LAW

Dr. Pedro Maldonado

Education – Attorney at Law; Candido Mendes University, LL.B. (2003) LL.M. Civil Procedure (2004); MBA Public Law (2005).

Languages – English, French, Portuguese.

Practice – Admitted in Brazil (2003). Civil and criminal litigation, appellate practice, patent infringement, unfair competition.

Pedro is responsible for the litigation department and trademark prosecution, oppositions, transfer and assignment of IP property rights. He has obtained a consistent record of favourable decisions in challenging cases not only at Trademark Board but also in lower and appeal courts.

Dr. Eduardo Silva

Education – Attorney at Law; Rio de Janeiro State University, LL.B. (Brazil 1996) LL.M. Intellectual Property, University of New Hampshire School of Law (U.S.A, 1998).

Languages – English, Spanish, Portuguese.

Practice – Admitted in Brazil (1996). Patents, trademarks, designs, prosecution, litigation, licensing.

Eduardo has been involved in case management, foreign client development and general overview of the prosecution matters.

Avenida Rio Branco

124 – 17º andar Rio de Janeiro – RJ 20040-916 Brazil

Tel: +55 (21) 2516 2600 +55 (21) 2516 4633 Fax: +55 (21) 2516 0509; +55 (21) 2233 8796 manager@hugosilva.com www.hugosilva.com/en

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Dr. Pedro Maldonado Partner Dr. Eduardo Silva Partner

HUGO SILVA & MALDONADO GLOBAL IP & BUSINESS LAW

Dr. Hugo Silva

Education – Chemical Engineer; Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal, 1967); Attorney at Law (Brazil, 1984).

Languages – English, French, Spanish, Portuguese.

Practice – Admitted in Brazil (1974). Patents, trademarks, designs, litigation, prosecution, licensing.

Hugo is the managing partner in charge of the firm’s policies, case management and client connection. He is also involved in patent prosecution and litigation matters.

Dr. Lúcia Maldonado

Education – Attorney at Law; Candido Mendes University, LL.B. (1997).

Languages – English, Spanish, Portuguese.

Practice – Admitted in Brazil (1997).

Lucia is in charge of consultant’s coordination, paralegal management in the fields of patents, trademarks, designs, transfer of technology, prosecution, licensing and litigation, and general office management, including deadline compliance and accounting matters and other relevant matters.

Avenida Rio Branco 124 – 17º andar Rio de Janeiro – RJ 20040-916 Brazil

Tel: +55 (21) 2516 2600 +55 (21) 2516 4633 Fax: +55 (21) 2516 0509; +55 (21) 2233 8796 manager@hugosilva.com www.hugosilva.com/en

GLE 103 BRAZIL – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
Dr. Hugo Silva Managing Partner Dr. Lúcia Maldonado Partner

DDSA – DE LUCA, DERENUSSON, SCHUTTOFF ADVOGADOS

Graduation: Bachelor of Laws from the University of São Paulo (USP) in 1992

Specialization: Master in Tax Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV –GVLaw/SP) in 2003. She specialized in Tax Law at the University Center of the International Institute of Social Sciences (CEU – IICS) in 1994, in Comparative International Tax Law at the International Tax Academy (IBFD) in 2000, and in Income Tax at the São Paulo Association for Tax Studies (APET) in 2004. She took a summer course at New York University (USA) in 1997.

Practice Areas: Tax, Banking and Finance Law and Corporate Law, M&A and Commercial Contracts.

Memberships: She has been a member of the Brazilian Bar Association São Paulo section since 1992, Rio de Janeiro section, and the Federal District section since 1999. She is also a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the International Bar Association (IBA), and the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA).

Awards: For her work in tax she was recognized by the Legal 500 (from 2012 to 2016) and by the Director’s Tax Handbook (2014). In addition, she has been nominated by several renowned international directories, such as Latin American Corporate Counsel – LACCA (from 2013 to 2017) and by the Latin Lawyer 250 (from 2013 to 2017).

Languages: Portuguese, English and German.

DDSA

DDSA was founded in 2011, bringing together professionals coming from other law firms, mostly women. Some of the firm’s main areas of practice are: Tax, Labor, M&A, Corporate, Litigation, Real Estate, Environmental and Aviation. Today, DDSA has a loyal clientele, who enjoy being close to the partners and can count on a team of top-notch lawyers.

Currently, the team consists of a little more than 50 professionals, all aligned with our values and principles. DDSA is recognized for its various areas of practice by important publications in the legal world, including Chambers, The Legal 500, and BestLawyers.

With a multidisciplinary approach, DDSA advises important clients and serves a broad spectrum of economic sectors in different markets, national and foreign, from practically all continents. The trust that clients place in DDSA gives the firm a reputation for providing high quality and personalized global services, always at the lowest possible cost, and with attention to the specific needs and characteristics of each client. Flexibility in client relations and professional ethics are also known trademarks of DDSA.

Founding Partner sabineschuttoff@ddsa. com.br

Rua Fidêncio Ramos 195, 10º andar Vila Olímpia São Paulo – SP CEP 04551-010 Brazil

Tel: +55 11 3040.4040 Fax: +55 11 3040.4041 www.ddsa.com.br

GLE 104 BRAZIL – TAX LAW
Sabine Ingrid Schuttoff

EMERENCIANO BAGGIO & ASSOCIADOS ADVOGADOS

Adelmo Emerenciano is a lawyer with almost 30 years of professional experience, having been part of the Brazilian ranking of the Most Admired lawyers in the country for more than a decade. He is the founding partner of the law firm Emerenciano, Baggio & Associados – Advogados, which is among the 10 largest law firms in the country with presence in several states of the Brazilian Federation.

He is a specialist in highly complex cases and transactions with a constant presence in major national issues, representing large foreign and national corporations. He has been a professor for over 25 years, with several books, articles and conferences given in several countries, having worked professionally not only in Latin America, but also in Europe, the USA and Africa. He was the Director of 2 nationally recognized Law Schools, one of them under the control of a Minister of the Federal Supreme Court of Brazil, as well as a member of relevant non-governmental entities with a large contribution to the country. He is also a researcher and PHD in Public Law, having contributed to the studies and elaboration of several laws of high social interest.

He has received numerous awards and honors over the course of his career, as well as employing more than 500 legal professionals under his command.

In addition to his professional, academic and social activity, he is also an angel investor in startup companies linked to the development of environmentally clean products, as well as a supporter and editor of books to promote new Brazilian authors in Portugal and Spain.

Before becoming a lawyer, he was an executive at an American company working in the area of financial administration and also in international trade.

As a lawyer, he is also registered with the Portuguese Bar Association, Lisbon section.

Emerenciano Baggio & Associados Advogados

Since its founding in 1989, Emerenciano, Baggio e Associados – Advogados has contributed to the growth and development of its clients, who support their business and strategic decisions with legal advice that builds useful solutions, also feeling confident due to the speed, focus and energy of the litigation area when they are involved in relevant and highly complex disputes and litigation.

The high technical quality of the lawyers combined with their business orientation has taken the firm’s team to several prominent positions on the national scene, occupying relevant positions in the academic, legal, institutional environment and in several leading cases of success.

Adelmo S. Emerenciano Partner adelmo@emerenciano. com.br

Rua Cincinato Braga, 340 - 7th Floor Bela Vista São Paulo/SP CEP 01333-010 Tel: +55 (11) 2123 4500 www.emerenciano.com.br

GLE 105 BRAZIL – TAX LAW

INTERCORP INTERNATIONAL LTD

Intercorp Group is an international consulting firm that serves highnet-worth entrepreneurs and their families. We pride ourselves on finding professional solutions to often very personal issues, from migration and succession planning, through to finding the right property and a good school. We offer a highly bespoke and individual service, investing time and energy to fully understand our clients’ requirements and evaluate their complex, multidisciplinary and international needs. By placing their specific circumstances with our understanding of the global and financial legal environment, we recommend the most efficient approach to fulfil their wishes.

Intercorp Group was established under the supervision of Leonardo Braune with the objective of becoming one of the few truly international tax consulting boutiques. Braune is a respected consultant with over 20 year’s experience in the areas of international tax, real estate planning, wealth preservation, fiduciary advice, implementation and management of international structures and projects. With a vast experience in tax, an extremely diversified client base and a very strong global network of top specialists in many different business-related areas, Braune has led a large number of successful projects in several industries including oil and gas, telecommunications, real estate, international services, investment funds and asset management.

Intercorp employs experienced consultants across a range of sectors, who work with clients on a long-term basis to solve complex issues on their behalf. While we are wholly independent, our business model utilises its access to a global network of specialist partners, carefully built through years of reputation and personal experience. The network includes several hundred strategic partners, all quality assured, checked and vetted. This model is extremely rare and provides us with unrivalled access to experts in any given field.

Clients rarely engage Intercorp Group for single-issue solutions or off-the-shelf products. More often, they come to us with a much broader, general demand—the bigger picture. We work most effectively in long-term partnerships where clients grant us a high level of autonomy to make decisions on their behalf. This is unique in the consultancy marketplace and requires a high level of respect between both parties, particularly because actions, much less results, are not always immediate.

Intercorp remains at the forefront of developments in the international tax regulatory world. Based on our evolving knowledge of the landscape, we will continue to provide efficient advice based not on what the law says today, but on what we believe the law is going to say tomorrow, how governments will behave and how trends will develop over time.

50 Sloane Avenue, London, SW3 3DD UK

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3954 0547 www.intercorp.com

GLE 106 BRAZIL – TRUSTS & ESTATES LAW
Leonardo Braune Managing Partner

William is the Global Head of Wealth Planning for Itau Unibanco S.A. Prior to that he led the Products & Clients Solutions division of Itaú Private Bank, having under his supervision Wealth Planning, Products, Credit and Fiduciary Services. He is the chairman of the board of Itau (Bahamas and Cayman) Bank & Trust since 2017. Until early 2019 William worked as Head of the Wealth Planning and Fiduciary Team of Itau Private Bank.

Prior to Itaú, William was the senior wealth planner responsible for the Brazilian Desk (Country Coordinator) Americas at UBS AG, New York Branch, working with client advisors, existing clients, and prospects in a consultative sales role. Also covered APAC region for more than a year. He provided general tax and financial planning with related trust and estate planning.

Prior to UBS, William worked at Smith Barney – Citigroup also covering the Brazilian market. William was the director of legal affairs and trust for the Safra Group, where he was the responsible for the creation and management of Safra’s Wealth Planning and Offshore Trust business in the Bahamas, also working with client advisors, existing clients, and prospects in a consultative sales role as well. He also implemented strategies for business growth.

William also has experience as a Trust Officer at Citco Group. William worked as head of the Legal Department of Banco Marka, where he was made an associate partner, as well as created, organized and managed the corporate and trust department of such offshore bank branch in the Bahamas. Prior to that, Mr. Heuseler started his career at Veirano & Advogados (former Baker & McKenzie).

He is a member of the Brazilian Bar – RJ and and STEP - Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. He is the former President and one of the founders of STEP Brazil. He is a Tax and Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years of experience dealing with ultrahigh-net worth clientele.

ITAÚ PRIVATE BANK

Wealth Planning Advisory Team in Brazil: Bruna Liberato Castro Camilla Arno Sant’Anna Karen Lie Mizumoto

Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima 3500/4th floor São Paulo, SP 04538-132, Brazil www.itauprivatebank.com

GLE 107 BRAZIL – WEALTH PLANNING ADVISORY
William Heuseler Partner Global Head of Wealth Planning william.heuseler@itau.us

MOGAN DANIELS SLAGER LLP

We have been able to attract and retain a high quality team through our commitment to excellence, while also offering our people the camaraderie, agility and focus of a boutique firm operating at the very top of our market. Our team is knowledgeable, has a breadth of experience, and our talented lawyers and paralegals are continually evolving our unique processes to deliver exceptional outcomes and a highly-satisfying client experience.

As an industry leader in mid-market transaction services, both within Canada and in connection with inbound and outbound cross-border transactions, we are uniquely positioned to advise our clients, offering principled and pragmatic solutions and a deep understanding of the ever-changing marketplace.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Our firm represents entrepreneurs, corporations, private equity funds and family offices, both as investors/buyers and as vendors, in a range of share, asset, and hybrid transactions and sale of equity to financial and strategic buyers. We have experience acting in transactions ranging from less than $5 million to more than $700 million enterprise value, and are known for getting our transactions closed, often in complex circumstances.

Our well-developed project management skills, deep market awareness and effective transaction execution processes allow us to offer high-value, fixed-fee arrangements on many of our transactions.

Private Equity

A significant part of our practice consists of guiding and assisting private equity funds, family offices and other stakeholders on a variety of transactions and other matters throughout the private equity life cycle, such as:

• Structuring, formation, governance and administration of PE funds

• Financing and co-investment, including private placements and senior and subordinated debt financing

• M&A, including platform and bolt-on acquisitions

• Restructurings and corporate and tax-driven reorganizations

• General corporate and commercial support for portfolio companies

• Recapitalization and exit transactions

We have extensive experience acting from the perspective of all private equity participants -funds (and fund managers), investors, founders and management teams.

Strategic Corporate Advice

We focus our strategic corporate advice on assisting clients with complex corporate arrangements. Building on our experience noted above, we advise on and prepare documentation for a broad range of business arrangements including shareholders agreements, partnership agreements, joint venture agreements, partner buyouts, confidentiality agreements, and employee ownership, incentive and options programs.

Nathan Daniels Partner

Tel: +1 (604) 628-6449 ndaniels@mdslawyers.com

Suite 1700-1185 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC, V6E 4E6

Tel: +1 (604) 689-8000 Fax: +1 (604) 689-8835 www.mdslawyers.com

GLE 108 CANADA – M&A LAW
Mogan Daniels Slager LLP is Western Canada’s leading boutique law firm focused on Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and strategic corporate advice. We are committed to delivering high value and exceptional, attentive service to every client.

LAPOINTE ROSENSTEIN MARCHAND MELANÇON LLP

Mr. Kaylor has been a member of the Bar of the Province of Quebec since 1974 and a member of the Bars of Ontario and Alberta since 1978. Mr. Kaylor leads Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon’s (“LRMM”) international trade law and commodity tax practice.

He represents clients, including several Fortune 500 companies, in these areas with the customs branch of the Canada Border Services Agency and has an established record of successful resolution of complex trade and tariff issues with customs officials at both the regional and headquarters levels. He appears regularly before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, the Tax Court, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal.

Mr. Kaylor has a recognized expertise in the fields of tariff classification, customs valuation, duty relief programs, the Goods and Services Tax, the Quebec Sales Tax, the Harmonized Sales Tax, and the rules of origin under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) and the Least Developed Countries Program.

Mr. Kaylor has spoken at the Commodity Tax Symposium sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. He has also been a speaker at the 2018 International Compliance Professionals Association Conference in Toronto. He served as Chairman and speaker at several Customs Update Seminars held by the Canadian Institute. He is a regular speaker at meetings of the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers. Mr. Kaylor is recognized by Who’s Who Legal as being among Canada’s leading Trade and Customs lawyers. Mr. Kaylor has been ranked in Chambers Canada 2017 through 2022.

Mr. Kaylor has been a member of the Minister of National Revenue’s Advisory Committee as well as the Minister of National Revenue’s Voluntary Disclosure and Fairness Committee. Mr. Kaylor is a member of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Advisory Committee.

Michael Kaylor Partner michael.kaylor@lrmm.com

1 Place Ville Marie Suite 1300 Montreal, Quebec, H3B 0E6 Canada

Tel: +1-514-925-6337 Fax: +1-514-925-5037 www.lrmm.com

GLE 109 CANADA – TRADE & CUSTOMS LAW

Greg Noble is a partner at EY and leader of the Transfer Pricing West Practice. Greg takes a client-centric approach to transfer pricing by solving clients’ most critical challenges in a practical and valueadded manner. With over 25 years of transfer pricing experience, Greg leverages best practices to deliver exceptional client service.

Greg has experience in a wide variety of industries including: Private Equity & Pensions – Serving as the Global Client Service Partner and lead transfer pricing partner to one of Canada’s largest pensions Mining & Energy – Assisting global mining companies with the following minerals: gold, silver, copper, diamonds, cobalt, iron, aluminium, zinc, magnesium, nickel, coal, rare earth minerals and uranium. Energy projecst have included: O&G producers and distributors, oilfied services, hydro, wind, solar, water, water treatment and regulated utilities.

Media & Technology – Serving most major media companies in Canada as well as companies in the digital animation and special FX industry

Retail – Serving many of the largest retailers in Canada including extensive dispute resolution and Advance Pricing Agreements

Agriculture & Food – Providing Ag, produce and food companies with operating margin optimization planning, dispute resolution and global documentation

Most recently, Greg has been a member of the Supply Chain Task Force, which is an initiative to bring together the transactional economic skills of the transfer pricing practice with the advisory skills of the Consulting practice to deliver exceptional value by optimizing global supply chains.

In addition to serving transfer pricing clients, Greg was the Canadian National Market Leader for the Transfer Pricing practice from 2007-2010. He was also the BC Tax Leader and member of the National Tax Operating Committee from 2011-2018 and from 2017-2019 Greg was a member of the Amercias Advisory Council.

Greg is also an Adjuct Professor at the University of British Columbia Law School where he teaches in the Masters of Law in Taxation program at Allard Hall.

Education

• Bachelor of Arts Honours

• Juris Doctor

• Barrister and Solicitor (SK)

• Solicitor Supreme Court of England and Wales Firm Profile

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all our stakeholders. In so doing, we provide a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our people and for our communities.

Greg Noble Partner

Tel: +1 604 318 8656 greg.noble@ca.ey.com

Oceanic Plaza 1066 W. Hastings St. Suite 2300 Vancouver V6E 3X2

Tel: +1 604 891 8200 Fax: +1 604 643 5422 www.ey.com

GLE 110 CANADA – TRANSFER PRICING EY

HOLLAND & KNIGHT LLP

Enrique Gómez-Pinzón is the executive partner of Holland & Knight’s office in Bogotá, Colombia. He focuses his practice primarily on advising multiple companies on corporate law matters. compliance, cross-border investment and financing, mergers and acquisitions, international arbitration and project financing. While Mr. GómezPinzón spends the majority of his time in Bogota, he still maintains his practice in Washington, DC.

In his practice, Mr. Gómez-Pinzón has extensive experience in corporate matters, as he provides experienced legal advice to public and private entities in the various phases of the business cycle. In a highly regulated environment, this also including internal investigations and compliance issues. He regularly advises companies in Colombia regarding the design, implementation and enforcement of comprehensive compliance and ethics programs to reduce their potential legal exposure, as well as defending clients with civil investigations, and coordinating with US and other foreign counsel. Mr. Gómez-Pinzón has also participated in some of the most important financings and privatizations in Colombia in the last 30 years, including licensing of cellular telephones, banking entities, power generating and distribution companies, and transportation of petroleum.

Additionally, Mr. Gómez-Pinzón has represented acquiring companies in various mergers and acquisitions transactions of mass public transportation companies in Ecuador, Chile and Colombia. He has participated in various mergers and acquisitions transactions within the United States, representing foreign acquiring companies, as well as cross-border transactions in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, the Bahamas, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.

Mr. Gómez-Pinzón was the founder and former director of one the largest law firms in Colombia. He was the co-founder and ex-director of the Colombian-Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In addition, he was a member of the board of directors of the Bogotá Stock Exchange, as well as an independent board member of several publicly traded companies and banks in Colombia and the United States.

For its part, Holland & Knight is a global law firm with approximately 1,700 lawyers and other professionals in 32 offices throughout the world. The firm’s lawyers provide representation in corporate matters, litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams provide clients with efficient access to attorneys throughout the firm. From Holland & Knight’s Bogotá office, our Colombian Practice Team represents Colombian companies with international legal needs and non-Colombian companies that wish to enter the Colombian market mainly in the following practice areas:

• Corporate, M&A and Compliance

• Banking, Finance and Capital Markets

• Infrastructure

• Energy and Natural Resources

• Environmental

Tel: +57.601.745.5800 enrique.gomezpinzon@ hklaw.com

Carrera 7 # 71 – 21 Tower A - 8th floor Colombia

Tel: +57.601.745.5720 Fax: +57.601.541.5417 www.hklaw.com

• Tax

• Market Law

• Public Law

• Real Estate

• Labor & Employment

GLE 111 COLOMBIA – BUSINESS LAW
Enrique Gómez-Pinzón Equity Partner

CLAIM S.A. is an intellectual property specialized law firm that leads in Cuba with over 20 years of experience. Our main objective is representation and advice to third parties, national and foreign, on issues related to the acquisition, maintenance, advice, protection and defence of their rights in matters of industrial property, copyright and sanitary records.

With over 5000 trademarks and 1500 patents under our representation, CLAIM is a reference IP law firm that has been recognized by GLE and other organizations. We have a multidisciplinary team of highly competent specialists in different technical branches with an emphasis on the areas of biotechnology and pharmacy, among others, and specialized IP lawyers, who offer the best technical and legal expertise in relation to all issues related to protection of intellectual property. CLAIM offers among its main services: representation, search, registration and renewal applications and annotations of changes and licenses of all modalities related to intellectual property.

CLAIM S.A.

María

Sotolongo General Director

Tel: +53 78011443 presidencia@claim.com.cu

Lamparilla 2 Edificio Lonja del Comercio Planta Baja, Oficina G Habana Vieja, La Habana CP:10100. Cuba Tel: +53 78011443 Fax: +53 78011746 www.claim.cu

GLE 112 CUBA – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
Lourdes Ruiz

Quevedo & Ponce is an Ecuadorian firm founded in 1941, and is one of the forerunners in intellectual property. Our experience of almost 80 years knowing the legislation and the reality of the country have meant great added value for justice.

We have been always recognized for maintaining our tradition throughout our history.

Our impeccable ethics and national and international achievements have been the driving force behind our firm. It is considered one of the most prestigious firms in Ecuador.

The professional services that we provide are aligned with the highest quality standards of knowledge and ethics, in four cities in Ecuador: Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, and Tulcán. Adaptability and innovation run through the veins of our professionals. Our team is always pursuing to satisfy our clients’ interests, defending them with total loyalty always respecting the legal and moral principles.

Alejandro Ponce obtained a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador and a Master degree on Comparative Jurisprudence from New York University. He has been partner of Quevedo & Ponce since 1970. His academic, human and labor training has focused on the commitment to the legislation. He was Chief Legal Advisor to Ecuador’s president, León Febres Cordero, and he also acted as Internal Judge at the Superior Court of Quito and the Administrative Court. His passion for justice has allowed him to train several professionals as a law professor.

Our partner litigates against the State in defense of the rights. He has repeatedly defended intellectual property rights, against violations by third parties and attacks by the State. He is co-author of laws that have enshrined intellectual property rights and procedural rules defending citizens’ rights. He has successfully designed many strategies in investment arbitrations, based on national and international law, against the opinion of foreign lawyers unfamiliar with the Ecuadorian legal system. His extensive experience has been a great contribution to justice.

He has acted with efficiency and clear guidance in the application of law in various arbitrations on difficult disputes, instructing the parties on this alternative means of conflict resolutions, he also participates actively in the international arbitration teams led by the firm.

QUEVEDO & PONCE

Tel: +593 98 468 2331 alejandro.ponce @quevedo-ponce.com

Av. 12 de Octubre and Abraham Lincoln, Tower Tel: +593 2 2986- 570 www.quevedo-ponce.com

GLE 113 ECUADOR – INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION
Alejandro Ponce Martínez Partner

PARRISWHITTAKER LAW FIRM

Raisa is the kind of lawyer that commits to a case and follows through with a focus that is both multi-layered and single-minded.

She begins with not just the facts of the case, but the feelings and the people involved. Committed to strategy and compassion, Raisa started her days as a young lawyer with Human Rights and Social Justice organisations like Lawyers to the Rescue and Legal Aid. That left a profound appreciation for pursuing justice while preserving dignity and decency.

Even as an expert litigator today, Raisa remains bound to the precepts of fairness, justice and care.

Licensed to practice in several countries, Raisa began her law journey with a degree from University of South California in 2010. She then earned her Juris Doctor in 2014 from St. Thomas University School of Law in Florida where she passed the bar the same year and subsequently became a Notary Public. She pursued further studies at the Norman Manley School where she graduated in 2016, and was called to both the Jamaica Bar and the Barbados Bar that same year.

She joined ParrisWhittaker with a passion for continuing to build on their legacy of skilful litigation and legal counsel through a team both qualified and caring. She is also a proud upholder of the long-standing traditions of charitable work, pro bono cases and fundraising they proudly execute yearly.

She is proud to be considered tenacious. Her unshakeable resolve and track record speak for themselves. She looks forward to starting another successful story with you. Please reach out today to get started on building your best case.

Practice Areas:

Trust and Shareholder Disputes, Litigation, Maritime, Shipping, Conveyance, Compliance, Corporate Finance, Commercial Matters, Intellectual Property, Personal Injury, Family Law, Probate.

Senior Associate

Tel: +1-242-352-6112 rwl@parriswhittaker.com

15 Bedford Park Ave Kingston 10 Jamaica

Tel: +12423526110 www.parriswhittaker.com

GLE 114 JAMAICA – COMMERCIAL LITIGATION
Raisa Woodstock Lodenquai

Fernando Cordoba is the Managing Partner of Lex Legal Mexico, a disruptive law firm in which young and extremely well-prepared lawyers studied the new trends of the time.

Fernando has been personally involved in the creation of the legal structure of two of the most relevant crowdsourcing platforms in Mexico, and one of the most robust super-apps (financial services through white labels) in the country.

He has represented one of the most promising companies in the oil & gas sector in Mexico. Fernando is also responsible for one of the biggest alcohol and spirits advertising campaigns in the country, by obtaining more than 200 permits for more than 30 different brands (just in 2022).

In 2021, Fernando received a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the IMELE (Mexico), as recognition for his outstanding career at an incredible young age. He has also been considered as one of the best corporate lawyers under 40, and a top 500 managing partner in all of Latin America. Fernando has also been listed in Corporate INTL Who’s Who Legal.

Fernando’s entrepreneurial vision, mixed with international business experience, as well as MBA studies, constitutes a truly top-tier private practice, worthy of incredible national and international recognition. Eight years after, he has become one of the most desired lawyers for app developers, crowdsourcing entrepreneurs, FinTech visionaries, and more.

According to Fernando: “in order to be successful, young lawyers must know how to run a business, they need to become businessmen and understand how a businessman thinks, what he wants, what he considers to be important. This is the only way to truly understand what our clients’ needs are, and what do they really expect from us.”

LEX LEGAL MEXICO

Fernando Córdoba G. Managing Partner contacto@lexlegal.com.mx Homero 229 Polanco Mexico City 11560 Mexico

Tel: +521 55 52542235 www.lexlegal.com.mx

GLE 115 MEXICO – BUSINESS LAW

LEDESMA URIBE Y RODRÍGUEZ RIVERO SC.

Claudia De los Ríos Olascoaga, partner at Ledesma &

Rivero, SC, co-leads the firm’s antitrust and competition practice group. She also contributes to other practice areas, particularly administrative and constitutional law.

Ms De los Ríos has more than 18 years of experience in antitrust and competition matters. She has been in charge of diverse investigation proceedings before the current antitrust authority, the Federal Economic Competition Commission (Cofece) and its predecessor Cofeco, mainly regarding cartels, vertical monopolistic practices, abuse of dominance, barriers to entry proceedings and merger control procedures. Her main experience is in amparo proceedings related to antitrust matters, an area in which she has been recognised as a well-known litigant. She has also contributed as a consultant to national and international companies, as well as Mexican authorities, in implementing compliance strategies and antitrust training programmes.

Ms De los Ríos has a law degree from the Anáhuac University and has participated in several law and antitrust lectures and programmes, such as the course on US legal English and US legal methods at George Washington University. She also carried out an internship at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges LLP in Los Angeles, California. She is a non-governmental adviser to Cofece within the International Competition Network (ICN), and is member of the ANADE.

Claudia De Los Ríos Olascoaga Partner

Tel: +52 55 7156 2195 cro@rrabogados.com.mx

Vosgos 345 PB Lomas Virreyes Miguel Hidalgo 11000, CDMX Mexico Tel: +52 55 7156 2195 www.lrrabogados.com

GLE 116 MEXICO – COMPETITION LAW
Rodríguez

LEGEM ATTORNEYS AT LAW

Legem Attorneys at Law, SC. was born in 2006 to continue supporting foreign direct investment in Mexico. Its Founding and Managing Partner, Oscar Conde Medina, has more than 20 years of experience dedicated to attracting, consulting and assisting the direct foreign investment in Mexico.

At the beginning of 2005, given the interaction of our Founding and Managing Partner with direct foreign investment, the creation of an entity that supports both the uptake and the growth of such investment in Mexico is envisaged and it is at the end of 2006 when Legem Attorneys at Law, SC arises.

Since its inception, Legem Attorneys at Law has focused on providing excellent legal consulting services, which is why international consulting firms (Mazars, Plante & Moran, Salles, Sainz-Grand Thornton) have selected it to jointly support them in the business structure in Mexico, as well as to protect the legal interests of these consulting firms.

Currently, Legem Attorneys at Law provides services to its clients who are located mainly in North, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.

Legem Attorneys at Law has been awarded since 2019 by several organizations including, among others, ACQ5, Leaders in Law, Lawyers International – Legal 100 and recently by Latin America Quality Institute as Mexico - Foreign Direct Investment Law Firm.

Firm Overview

Legem Attorneys at Law, SC is a law firm comprised of professionals who specialize in a variety of legal disciplines with offices in the north, bajio and central Mexico, ensuring the highest ethical, professional and commercial standards are maintained. Our commitment is to help our clients grow by providing them with opportune legal services oriented towards protecting the clients’ personal, economic and commercial interests.

The firm’s areas of practice include Litigation in civil, commercial, criminal, family, administrative, amparo law and tax law; Counseling which includes corporate, banking, immigration and real estate law, among others; as well as Compliance covering topics such as money laundering prevention, protection of personal data, anticorruption, evaluation and management of legal and regulatory risks programs, among others.

We are a dedicated law firm to support the growth of foreign investment in Mexico. We have years of experience implementing strategies of businesses expansion in Mexico.

We have national and international business alliances with legal and accounting firms that allow us to offer an integral service to our clients.

The immediacy and the excellence in our services distinguish us.

Oscar Conde Medina Managing Partner oconde@legem.mx

Ave. Roble #300

Suite 1201 Col. Valle Del Campestre San Pedro Garza Garcia N.L. Mexico

Tel: +52(81) 81430700 +52(81) 83352240 www.legem.mx

GLE 117 MEXICO – FOREIGN INVESTMENT LAW

AVA FIRM, SC

Agustín Velázquez GL, is a widely recognized leading intellectual property lawyer in Mexico with over 30 years of experience. He is an expert in IP strategies and litigation, frontier technologies and patent blended technologies protection.

Mr. Velazquez is the founder and Co-Managing Partner of AVA Firm. He is also founder and president of Rumpere Impunitas, AC (RIAC), the Mexican Institute of Science, Technology and Innovation (MISTI), Beyond The Reset, SAPI de CV (BETER) and TMKonnect Inc (TMK), as well as Más Allá de la Vida, SAPI de CV (BEYOND LIFE) and is currently creating, with the support of a large team of multi professional experts in the Innovation, Technology, Finance and Marketing fields, the first private Lawtech Fund on the planet.

He has prepared strategies, counselling, overview, and handled IP strategic matters and top litigations in Mexico and abroad for the most recognized Fortune 500 companies, among many other small, medium and large corporations.

Mr. Velazquez has given courses, lectures and seminars in Intellectual Property, Mediation and Litigation to companies and institutions. He has also served in the Management, Board and/or IP Commissions or Committees for the International Chamber of Commerce, Mexican Bar Association, Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and the International Trademark Association.

Among some of the Awards and Recognitions for which he has been nominated, year after year, it’s worth mentioning that he has been selected as: “One of the most prominent practitioners in the field of Intellectual Property ” by The Guide to the World’s Leading TradeMark Law Practitioners, also as a “Recognized Individual: Enforcement and Litigation” and “The World’s Leading Trademark Lawyers” by WTR 1000, and “Highly Recommended” by the Leader´s League, and a “Leader in his field: Intellectual Property” by Chambers & Partners.

In addition, as a “Leading IP Lawyer in Mexico” & “Leading Intellectual Property Specialist in Latin America” by Latin Lawyer, he also has been named by Euromoney Legal Media Group as “One of the most capable trademark lawyers: Guide to the World’s Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners”, and every year as an IP Star, among many others awards and recognitions throughout his professional career.

Agustín Velázquez GL Co-Managing Partner

Tel: +52 55 4365 7561 agustin@avafirm.com

Calle 19

Tablaje 14754 Xcanatún CP. 97302, Mérida Yucatán Mexico Tel: +52 55 5955120 www.avafirm.com

GLE 118 MEXICO – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

CALDERON Y DE LA SIERRA Y CIA, S.C

Established in 1982 as a trademark agency, Calderón & De La Sierra has growth to incorporate a full range of Intellectual Property services with the Patents Department and the Litigation section completed a few years ago with our Regulatory practice.

In order to respond to the needs of our clients, our firm has grown in recent years to include Corporate, New Technologies and Personal Data Protection areas. Despite the growth of the Firm, and the fact that the number of professionals has multiplied over the years, we remain committed to provide a personalized service by maintaining close contact with all our clients to better attend their needs. The firm has grown to be recognized for its formidable enforcement and litigation capabilities in patents, regulatory and trademark disputes and for providing results to the client.

Carlos Pérez de la Sierra Senior Partner cps@cyslaw.mx

Av. Santa Fe 481 PH, Col. Cruz Manca C.P. 05349 Cuajimalpa de Morelos CDMX

Tel: +52 55 5047 7500 Fax: +52 2623 1132 www.cyslaw.mx/es/inicio

GLE 119 MEXICO – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

FERNÁNDEZ ZACUR – GABINETE JURÍDICO

FERNÁNDEZ ZACUR – GABINETE JURÍDICO provides counseling and litigation services in Paraguay. The Firm is specialised in Corporate Criminal Law and Corporate Law. However, we have developed a multidisciplinary project focused on the integral solution of legal problems.

JOSÉ MIGUEL FERNÁNDEZ ZACUR is a Lawyer who graduated from the Catholic University Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (Asunción - Paraguay) with an OUTSTANDING grade point average and a Doctor in Law (SUMMA CUM LAUDE ). Master in International Economic Criminal Law (OUTSTANDING Master’s Thesis) at the University of Granada (Granada - Spain). Master in Prevention and Repression of Money Laundering, Tax Fraud and Compliance (OUTSTANDING Master’s Thesis) at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Santiago de Compostela - Spain). Postgraduate in Economic Criminal Law at University of Nordeste (Corrientes - Argentina). Diplomaed in Economic Criminal Law from the Association of Judges of Paraguay. Specialist in Criminal Law at University of Belgrano (Buenos Aires - Argentina) with a DISTINCTION and at University of Pacífico (Asunción - Paraguay). Postgraduate in Deepened Criminal Law at University of Cuenca del Plata (Corrientes - Argentina). Diplomaed in Oral Litigation from American University (Asunción - Paraguay). Diplomaed in Legal Economics from La Ley Paraguaya (Asunción - Paraguay). Diplomaed in E-Sports Law from the School of Legal Practice of the Complutense University of Madrid (Madrid - Spain). Diplomaed in Compliance from Thompson Reuters Training (Santiago - Chile). Graduate from the School of Criminal Science and German Criminal Dogmatic at the University of Göttingen (Göttingen - Germany), from the Training Course in Prevention of Money Laundering, Criminal Liability of Legal Entities and Tax Fraud at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Santiago de Compostela - Spain), from the Spanish Trial Skills Academy at the California Western School of Law (San Diego - United States of America) and from the Extension Course in Corporate Criminal Law at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre - Brazil). Former professor of Forensic Linguistics and Legal Oratory. Author and co-author of several papers, monographs and articles in specialised publications. Guest professor in postgraduate courses and international conferences. Member of the Iberoamerican Association of Economic and Business Criminal Law and other associations of Criminal Law.

Despite our sustained growth, supported by an outstanding percentage of successes, we maintain the style of a typical family Firm, which guarantees a personalized treatment, discretion and the utmost diligence.

info@fernandezzacurabogados.com.py

14 de Mayo N° 1.552 Asunción - Paraguay Tel: (+59521) 393-406 Fax: (+59521) 393-406 www.fernandezzacurabogados.com.py

GLE 120 PARAGUAY – CORPORATE LAW AND CORPORATE CRIMINAL LAW
José M. Fernández Zacur Senior Partner

ATHENA LAW

I studied law at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados, graduating with a Bachelor of Law degree and studied for the Bar at the Hugh Wooding Law School where I graduated in 1996 with a Legal Education Certificate.

From 1996 I have been engaged in private practice on the island, first through Anthony & Associates, then through the Chambers of Chong & Co until December 2004, and most recently the law firm of Du Boulay Anthony & Co where I was a founding partner.

In August 2021 I launched Athena Law with the mission of providing legal services where legal processes related to real estate, commercial law and investment and legacy planning are simplified so that my clients feel empowered and confident in their decision-making.

Over the course of a career spanning just over two decades, I have had the opportunity to hone my legal skills in a multitude of practice areas in the law, to have handled complex multi-million dollar transactions, and to have served both commercial and individual clients from all over the world. It is this range of experience that now allows me to focus on a few key areas of the law and to create a distinctive client experience.

Michelle Anthony-Desir Principal Attorney mdesir@athenalawslu.com

Unit 6 Chakiro Court Vide Bouteille Castries Saint Lucia Tel: +1 (758) 452 5111 www.athenalawslu.com

GLE 121 SAINT LUCIA – REAL ESTATE LAW

PARRISWHITTAKER LAW FIRM

Every case is a challenge, and every courtroom is an arena. That’s how George sees it, and that’s how George prepares.

George knows that victory is not just about case law, but about how people make decisions and choose sides. Competitive by nature, George enjoys the challenge of taking all those elements to build a successful argument, navigating litigation to success after success. His courtroom track record speaks for itself.

For over 20 years, George has worked in prominent, prestigious firms in the region, such as Callendars, located in the Bahamas, and founded various law firms in Turks & Caicos.

Although his education has been global, and his experience international, his particular winning edge can be found in his roots. As a Notary Public for the Turk and Caicos and the Bahamas, and an attorney with the Supreme Court of both countries, he understands the local ways in the Bahamas and the Turks & Caicos Islands. This allows him to help his clients navigate what can seem like quaint or complicated systems faster. From start to finish, he untangles both standard legal bureaucracy and specific local challenges to walk them towards the win.

He is a Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow, currently serving as Chairman of both the Medicine and Dentistry Professions Council of the Turks & Caicos and the Turks and Caicos National Insurance Appeals Tribunal. He is also the current Vice President of the Turks and Caicos Special Needs Alliance, having previously held the roles of Director, Hope Foundation Autism Awareness TCI and President, Turks & Caicos Bar Council.

Practice Areas:

Commercial Litigation, Trust and Probate Disputes, Administrative Law, Construction Law, Copyright/ Trademark, Employment Law, Immigration, Shareholder Disputes, Professional Negligence, Real Estate and Property Law, Enforcement of Judgments.

George C. Missick Partner

Tel: +1-242-352-6112 gm@parriswhittaker.com

Le Vele Plaza, E202 Grace Bay Rd TKCA 1ZZ Turks & Caicos Islands Tel: +12423526110 www.parriswhittaker.com

GLE 122 TURKS & CAICOS – COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

INNOVATION INSURANCE GROUP, LLC

Mr. Sagalow is a well-known expert in insurance disputes representing both the policyholder and insurance carrier. He has been retained by most of the largest law firms on “both sides of the aisle.” As of September 2022, he has been retained over 120 times (across over 50 different firms), testified over 50 times including at trial, arbitration and court hearings.

While Mr. Sagalow has been retained for a wide variety of insurance matters, his expertise is especially sought after in Financial Lines cases including directors and officers (D&O) insurance and professional liability (E&O) insurance. Mr. Sagalow has been successful in obtaining his policyholder clients over a billion dollars in recoveries as well as successfully saving for his insurance carrier clients hundreds of millions of dollars via successful declaratory judgment actions or trial verdicts.

Mr. Sagalow is a 40-year insurance veteran having held the most senior positions in many insurance companies including at AIG (25 yrs) where he held positions of Chief Underwriting Officer and General Counsel of AIG Executive Liability (D&O, E&O), Chief Operating Officer of AIG eBusiness Risk Solutions (Cyber insurance) and President of AIG Product Development. After AIG, Mr. Sagalow was Chief Innovation Officer at Zurich North America and the Tower Group. He was also a founding member of Insurtech carrier, Lemonade, where he was also the CEO of Lemonade Insurance Company and Chief Insurance Officer of Lemonade Inc.

In addition to being a licensed attorney (Georgetown, New York University), Mr. Sagalow is a licensed insurance broker in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. His website including a list of clients, a short 4 minute video overview as well as a number of illustrative cases and client testimonials. Expertise includes: Bad Faith, Coverage Disputes, Trial, Arbitration, Deposition.

96 Mountain Avenue Millburn NJ 07041 USA

Tel: +1-917-620-2174 Fax: +1-866-311-1804 www. innovationinsurancegroup.com

GLE 123 US – INSURANCE EXPERT WITNESS
Ty

BUXBAUM, LOGGIA & ASSOCIATES, INC.

Mr. Loggia’s experience of more than 50 years includes management of ceded and assumed reinsurance portfolios, audit assignments for major domestic and international reinsurers, and expert witness testimony. He has served in senior executive positions for companies such as Armco, Home Insurance, Liberty Mutual and Northwestern National.

At Buxbaum Loggia, Mr. Loggia leads casualty and accident/health inspections and settlement teams for both insurers and reinsurers. He is highly regarded for his expert opinions and testimony regarding a wide range of insurance and reinsurance issues. In civil litigation and reinsurance arbitrations, Mr. Loggia has been deposed as a fact and expert witness on more than 75 occasions.

Having recently provided expert services regarding a number of cases involving Workers’ Compensation, Construction Defect litigation, Property Loss and EPLI issues, Mr. Loggia’s decades of experience serve in evaluating and testifying on proper claims administration, including coverage analysis and good-faith claim decisions. Additionally, he has worked for and represented policyholders, primary and excess carriers on industry customs and practices.

Notably, Mr. Loggia also has been engaged on behalf of insurers and reinsurers to assist in numerous mediations and settlement conferences.

Buxbaum Loggia’s staff, most of whom have held management positions with insurance and reinsurance companies, prove to be an invaluable resource.

Currently, Mr. Loggia is active as a member and Certified Arbitrator for ARIAS, and several other industry organizations including the American Bar Association (ABA), California Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters, Insurance & Reinsurance Legacy Association, and the International Association of Claims Professionals. He has been a featured speaker and panelist at ABA and Casualty Actuarial Society Conferences.

Who’s Who Legal says “the ‘experienced and well-regarded’ Joe Loggia is an eminent figure in the market who has testified on dozens of occasions in insurance litigation over the course of his career,” and also named him a Thought Leader. Mr. Loggia also was recognized by Lawyer Monthly with Expert Witness Awards in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

After graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles, he served as a captain in the US Army and attended the University of LaVerne, College of Law.

Joseph Logga

Tel: +1 (714) 449-2899

17632 Irvine Blvd. Suite 140 Tustin, CA 92780

Tel: +1 (714) 449-2899 Fax: +1 (714) 449-2890 information@ buxbaumloggia.com www.buxbaumloggia.com

GLE 124 CALIFORNIA, US – INSURANCE & REINSURANCE EXPERT WITNESS
Joseph Loggia co-founded Buxbaum, Loggia and Associates, Inc. in 2000 and Buxbaum Loggia Ltd., our British subsidiary, shortly thereafter, to provide a complete source of senior technical support to the insurance and reinsurance industry.

Mr. Anson is the Chairman of CONSOR IP Experts, a consulting firm specializing in trademark, patent, and copyright analysis, valuation, and licensing, including litigation support expert services. Over the past 30 years, he has actively and repeatedly been called upon to participate in the development and application of generally accepted methods to value brands, trademarks, rights of publicity, technologies, and other intangible properties.

Mr. Anson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University and went on to receive a Masters in Business Administration degree (with honors) from Harvard University. He is a lecturer and author of over 100 articles on the subjects of branding, licensing, valuation, rights of publicity and brand values, and the impact of licensing on value. He has served on the boards of directors and committees in a variety of industry trade groups, including the Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Trademark Licensing Sub-Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA), the Asset Sales Committee for the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), and the Valuation Committee of the Licensing Executives Society (LES), as well as serving for 20 years as an international delegate to the Board of the Licensing Executive Society International (LESI). His expertise has been recognized by the ABA, which has published a series of books that he authored on the subjects of IP valuation and strategic management. In particular, Mr. Anson is the author of “Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Valuation,” the “Intangible Assets Handbook,” “Intellectual Property and Brand Values in China,” and “IP Valuation and Management.”

Mr. Anson has also led the way in developing and establishing accepted methods to value brands, technologies and other IP. He is a world-renowned IP expert with testifying experience in US state, federal, tax, and bankruptcy courts, as well as in the United Kingdom, Europe, and international arbitration courts. In trial testimony, multiple depositions, and numerous Rule 26 reports, his expertise has been established and reaffirmed.

Litigation clients include roughly half of the largest 100 US law firms. Notable cases range from: the largest trademark jury award in history to adidas of $304.6 million; the successful litigation of Woody Allen vs. American Apparel: a $5 million settlement in a right of privacy and publicity case; the Upaid Systems $70 million settlement in a computer/telecom patent case; and the Chevron-Donzinger/Ecuador case which barred Ecuador from collecting a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron.

He continues his leading role in the world of IP as Adjunct Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where he teaches both IP licensing and valuation – based partially on CLEs developed over the past 20 years for international law firms, bar associations, as well as the Supreme Court of Thailand.

CONSOR IP EXPERTS

Weston Anson

Founding Partner, Chairman

Tel: +1 (619) 972-9091 wanson@consor.com

7514 Girard Ave. Suite 1500 La Jolla California US

Tel: +1 (858) 454-9091 Tel: +1 (858) 454-7819 www.consor.com

GLE 125 CALIFORNIA, US – IP EXPERT WITNESS

FENWICK & WEST LLP

David focuses on international corporate taxation. David has been named 2021 Tax Leaders by the International Tax Review’s Tax Leaders Expert Guide and is ranked in the highest tier for Tax law in Northern California by Chambers and Partners in 2022. David is included in Euromoney’s Tax Advisors Expert Guides (World’s Leading Tax Advisors, World’s Leading Transfer Pricing Advisors and was named one of the Top 30 US Tax Advisors). He is also in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame and is regularly recognized in the Law and Business Research’s International Who’s Who of Corporate and Tax Lawyers. David is listed in Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer in Tax by San Francisco Magazine.

David is a lecturer at Stanford Law School and UC Berkeley Law School where he focuses on international taxation. He is an editor of and regular contributor to the Journal of Taxation, where his publications have included articles on international joint ventures, international tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, the dual consolidated loss regulations, and foreign currency issues. He is a regular contributor to the Journal of Passthrough Entities, where he writes a column on international issues. David is a frequent chair and speaker at tax conferences, including the NYU Tax Institute, the Tax Executives Institute, and the International Fiscal Association.

David L. Forst Partner

Tel: +1-650-335-7254 dforst@fenwick.com

Silicon Valley Center, 801 California Street, Mountain View, CA 94041 US Tel: +1-650-988-8500 Fax: +1-650-938-5200 www.fenwick.com

GLE 126 CALIFORNIA, US – TAX LAW

INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (DBA) INTERWEAVE SMARTSOLUTIONS

Mr. Magown established Integration Technologies in New York in 2004 as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Magown was the Managing Partner of Magown Advisory Group LLP., a Private Equity Group that invests in and advises technology focused companies. Prior to joining Integration Technologies, Mr. Magown established Sales-OnDemand, LLC. to support emerging and first stage companies with Go-To-Market Programs, Direct Outsourced Sales and Lead Generation Programs. Mr. Magown served as the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Head of the Audit Committee, Investor and Board member of the Uncommon Media Group, LLC. Additionally, Mr. Magown served as President and Chief Operations Officer of Knoa Corp., a privately held company focusing on interactive and media rich solutions. Mr. Magown served as Assistant Vice President of Netscape Professional Services, responsible for Canada, United States East Coast, and Latin America, and subsequently served as the Vice President of the Strategic Alliance of Sun/Netscape formed by America Online and Sun Microsystems. Mr. Magown also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Information Engineering, Inc., an e-business solution provider.

Chairman, CEO, Founder

Tel: +1-203-274-5226 bmagown@interweave.biz

16 Saybrook Road, Floor 2, Essex, CT 06426 United States Tel: +1-800-671-8692 Fax: +1-801-439-3476 www.interweve.biz

GLE 127 CONNECTICUT, US – FINTECH ADVISORY
Bruce F. Magown

ABALLÍ MILNE KALIL, P.A.

Hendrik G. Milne (“Henk”) is a founding partner of Aballí Milne Kalil, P.A. (“AMK”) an international law boutique with its offices in Downtown Miami, Florida, US, focusing on international tax, trusts, transactions and the resolution of disputes worldwide. AMK’s lawyers are multilingual, multicultural, admitted in multiple jurisdictions, and highly experienced in working with lawyers from other states and countries, for the benefit of mutual clients around the globe. AMK is listed in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Henk is a top international advocate with over 40 years of experience in courts and arbitrations around the world. He is an English barrister and a Florida attorney, admitted to the bar of multiple federal courts across the US, including the US Supreme Court, and has dozens of reported cases to his credit, many of them creating new law. He is Board-Certified by the Florida Bar in International Litigation and Arbitration and peer-reviewed as “AV-Preeminent” by the USA’s premier rating organization, Martindale-Hubbell, denoting the highest possible level of skill and ethics.

Henk’s has arbitrated matters, tried cases to judges and juries, and briefed and argued appeals in many state and federal courts and tribunals across the United States, and abroad. He has strong academic skills and is a very quick study. He has had significant experience in an extremely broad array of civil cases with a heavy focus on international frauds, RICO and civil theft cases, Mareva injunctions and pre-judgment asset freezes, asset-tracing and recovery.

Henk routinely works with lawyers from all over the world in disputes involving the laws of multiple jurisdictions, often supervising parallel or complementary proceedings taking place in multiple countries, simultaneously. He speaks and reads French, German, Dutch and Spanish with varying levels of proficiency, and has been retained as an expert witness on English law in American proceedings and on American laws in connection with proceedings in the U.K. In common with his partners, Mr. Milne has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for his professional skills and his ethics: “AV-Preeminent.”

Hendrik G. Milne Partner

Tel: +1 (305) 372-5922 hmilne@aballi.com

2250 SunTrust International Center One Southeast Third Avenue Miami, Florida 33131

Tel: +1 (305) 373-6600 Fax: +1 (305) 373-7929 www.aballi.com

GLE 128 FLORIDA, US – ASSET RECOVERY LAW

ABALLÍ MILNE KALIL, P.A.

Craig P. Kalil is the Managing Partner of Aballí Milne Kalil, P.A. (“AMK”) an international law boutique with its offices in Downtown Miami, Florida, US, focusing on international tax, trusts, transactions and the resolution of disputes worldwide. AMK’s lawyers are multilingual, multicultural, admitted in multiple jurisdictions, and highly experienced in working with lawyers from other states and countries, for the benefit of mutual clients around the globe. AMK is listed in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Craig has practiced complex commercial litigation for over three decades. In that time, he has represented clients in an extremely wide range of domestic and international matters. He has handled antitrust and RICO claims; vessel arrests and lien enforcements; mega-yacht and jet airplane disputes; and has represented clients in business disputes in industries ranging from art and textiles to international arms sales. Craig has also handled every aspect of Florida commercial real estate litigation. He has foreclosed commercial mortgages, staved off demolition orders, negotiated or litigated with local zoning authorities and municipal governments, and prosecuted and defended commercial evictions. He is authorized to write title insurance in Florida.

A significant part of Craig’s practice involves the representation of large corporate clients joined as defendants in multi-state and multi-district litigation. He has served as lead coordinating defense counsel helping to plan and execute collaborative, nationwide defense strategies, and as local counsel, working with lead counsel from prominent law firms around the country. The industries involved have included worker’s compensation, health care and managed care insurance, to product defects. Craig has been co-counsel for plaintiffs in cases certified for class action treatment and has also successfully opposed efforts to certify class actions against AMK clients, both on a state-wide and a national basis.

Craig has routinely managed complex domestic and international commercial cases where hundreds of millions or even billions, of dollars have been at stake. He has handled cases in the US District and Bankruptcy Courts in Florida and dozens of the State’s Circuit and County Courts, as well as appeals before many of the State’s appellate courts. He has handled cases in ten states across the US and been admitted to numerous federal courts including the US Supreme Court. In common with AMK’s other name partners, Craig is peer-reviewed as “AV - Preeminent” by the US’s premier rating organization, Martindale-Hubbell, denoting the highest possible level of skill and ethics.

Craig P. Kalil

Managing Partner

Tel: +1 (305) 372-5924 ckalil@aballi.com

2250 SunTrust International Center One Southeast Third Avenue Miami, Florida 33131

Tel: +1 (305) 373-6600 Fax: +1 (305) 373-7929 www.aballi.com

GLE 129 FLORIDA, US – COMMERCIAL LAW

Lawrence S. Katz, P.A.

LAWRENCE S. KATZ, P.A.

Lawrence S. Katz is a Fellow in The International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL). He specializes in complex international family law and child abduction cases, as an attorney, co-counsel and expert witness. He has practiced law for five decades.

In 2010, the US Chapter of the IAFL established the Bill Hilton Memorial Award for Exceptional Contributions to International Family Law. A Fellow cannot apply, and it is not an annual award. The first time it was given was in June 2014 and Mr. Katz was a recipient. This is the highest and only such award given by the US Chapter of the IAFL.

He has been counsel of record, mentored or consulted in over 400 Hague Convention and child abduction cases. Mr. Katz was the first and in the majority of cases, the only US attorney to recover children from: Turkey, (non-Hague) Iran, Saudi Arabia and Japan (using “Special Family Circumstances”) as well as to return children to Haiti, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Russia and Trinidad. Mr. Katz also conducted the first mediation in a Hague case in a pilot program for NCMEC and the US Dept. of State in November 2005.

Mr. Katz has lectured and published on international relocation for the ABA, a portion of the article was quoted by the Georgia S. Ct. in Sahibzada v. Sahibzada, 2014 Ga. LEXIS 219 (S.Ct. Ga. 2014). He has successfully represented clients in international relocation cases and responsible for drafting the relevant portions of the agreement and final decrees with respect to relocation, jurisdiction, homologation and enforcement. He has litigated international relocation cases: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. In 2012 he testified as an expert and prepared provisions of the final judgment (7 pages) permitting a mother to relocate to Argentina with her two minor children. In 2013, he was co-counsel in relocation from the U.K. to Florida. He has drafted proposed language that has been utilized by foreign courts for custody, residency, relocation and Hague orders.

Mr. Katz has testified on numerous occasions as an expert witness in international matters especially concerning The Hague Abduction Convention, relocation, abduction factors/profiles, preventive measures, drafting and enforcement of court orders. In July 2013-present, his testimony resulted in orders that prevented travel of children to Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Haiti, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico and Peru. He has been requested by various courts to draft provisions of orders or decrees. In addition, he is retained as counsel, co-counsel or an expert for: complex jurisdictional cases; drafting provisions of agreements, court orders, judgments; international abduction cases, preventive measures, travel, and international or interstate relocations.

Lawrence S. Katz

Two Datran Center Suite 1511 9130 South Dadeland Boulevard Miami, Florida 33156-7850

Tel: +1 305-670-8656 Fax: +1 305-670-1314 lkatz@katzfamilylaw.com www.katzfamilylaw.com

GLE 130 FLORIDA, US – FAMILY LAW

BMT LAW GROUP LIMITED

BMT Law Group Limited

With over 24 years of experience at some of the world’s top law firms, Todd represents high net worth individuals and families, as well as their family-controlled businesses, investment vehicles, foundations, trusts, and family offices on a wide variety of tax, business, private client, and outside general counsel matters, especially with respect to international tax planning, business succession planning, and overall wealth preservation and growth.

He regularly advises private banks, trust companies, and other financial institutions and advisors. He also advises tax exempt organizations on charity matters. In addition to counselling and planning, Todd regularly represents clients in tax controversy matters and fiduciary litigation, and has provided expert reports on tax and trust matters.

Todd provides international tax advice for establishing and operating multinational businesses, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, and joint ventures. He regularly advises clients with interests in the real estate, manufacturing, technology, and private fund sectors, especially on cross-border investment matters.

Todd is a regular speaker and author on tax, trust and related international topics. He has been rated as one of the leading international tax practitioners in Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Chambers Asia, the Citywealth Leaders List, Spear’s Hong Kong’s Best Tax and Trust Lawyers, The International Who’s Who of Private Client Lawyers, and The International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers. He is co-chair of the US Law committee for the Hong Kong branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). He has served as on the Executive Committee for STEP Hong Kong and Chair of the STEP Seattle branch, the US National Reporter for the International Fiscal Association, as well as an officer of other professional organizations. He is an active member of several international, national, and local professional and civic organizations.

3993 Howard Hughes Pkwy Ste 780 Las Vegas, NV 89169-5992

Tel: +1 702-695-1471 Cel: +1 702-695-1471

GLE 131 FLORIDA, US – INTERNATIONAL ESTATE PLANNING LAW
Todd M. Beutler Partner tmb@bmtintl1.com

The Byars Firm

Safiya Byars is the founder and senior partner of The Byars Firm. As a native of Kingston, Jamaica, Attorney Byars has a unique personal understanding of the immigration process.

Attorney Byars entered the United States as an international student where she was the first international student at her college. Attorney Byars has successfully made the transition from a temporary student visa to permanent immigration status.

Attorney Byars now uses her extensive immigration expertise to teach her clients the best ways to get their cases approved while reducing processing times and avoiding immigration red flags that result in denials and deportation.

The Byars Firm

The Byars Firm provide immigration representation to clients located anywhere in the United States and overseas. The firm’s clients are comprised of individuals, families, international professionals, business owners, foreign investors, and international talent and celebrities.

The Byars Firm is extremely dedicated to providing their clients with successful results through their expertise and high quality work.

The firm works with individuals, families, and businesses to form strong partnerships to effectively represent them and their unique needs.

The Byars Firm focuses its practice in the areas of family and business immigration, adoption and divorce, estate planning, probate and trust administration.

The firm’s clients engage it when planning for the two most important aspects of their lives: everything they own and everyone they love.

The Byars Firm represents clients with their estate planning needs including the design and creation of wills and trusts.

THE BYARS FIRM

Safiya Byars

Founder and Senior Partner sbyars@byarslawgroup.com

333 Sandy Springs Circle NE, Suite 201, Atlanta Georgia 30341 www.byarslawgroup.com

GLE 132 GEORGIA, US – IMMIGRATION LAW

LAW OFFICES OF KENNETH R. ADAMO

Law Offices of Kenneth R. Adamo

Ken has extensive trial experience as lead counsel in jury and nonjury cases before state and federal courts and before the United States International Trade Commission, as well as ex parte and post-grant PTAB experience in the US Patent and Trademark Office. He has had substantial experience as lead counsel in arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings, and actively practices before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, having appeared in over 45 appeals to date.

In 2011, Ken was named to IAM Patent Litigation 250 - The World’s Leading Patent Litigators, ranked as a top attorney in the “Individuals - US International Trade Commission,” and, as a Band 1 lawyer in “Individuals - Illinois” and “Individuals - National” categories. He was recognized as a “true leader and luminary trial lawyer” who is “sharp and extremely effective both in federal district court litigation and before the ITC.” In 2012, in IAM’s The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 1000, he was again named a top attorney in Individuals - US International Trade Commission, and was named to Gold Band Individuals - Litigation in Illinois. In 2013, he continued in the IAM 1000 publication as a Gold Band Individual - Litigation in Illinois, being described as “a ‘brash and bold winner’ who secures superb results for clients.” In 2014 and 2015, Ken maintained those rankings (as he did through 2019), with IAM saying he’s a “Nationally renowned trial lawyer . . . [who] has a tremendous amount of energy and is a commanding presence in the courtroom” and “is a polished trial lawyer with extensive district court, ITC, appellate, alternative forum and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) experience.” In 2016, IAM noted that “You can’t be too dazzled by the depth and strength of the firm’s bench of first-chair trial lawyers. Ken Adamo is another big name in the group; he litigates high-stakes cases across the IP spectrum and excels at all levels and in all forums, including the ITC and PTAB”.

IAM 1000 - The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2017, named Ken as a best-in-class advocate: “Ken practiced patent litigation well before it came into vogue, and has unrivalled experience and a rare depth of substantive patent law knowledge. He takes the time to get to know your business and goals, and will protect your interests zealously. He does a good job training and developing new talent for the next generation of representation for his clients - a lot of senior lawyers take their eye off that particular ball, but not Ken.”

Cell: +1 216-632-9537 Chicago: +1 312-527-0620 kradamo23@gmail.com kenneth@kradamo.com www.kradamo.com

GLE 133 ILLINOIS, US – IP LITIGATION
Kenneth R. Adamo Principal

Michele Katz, founder of the intellectual property law firm Advitam IP, LLC, has provided goal oriented expertise in client counseling, strategic analysis, licensing, prosecution and litigation in all areas of intellectual property (IP) law for 20+ years. Her diverse skill set and drive to deliver results applies equally to obtaining trademark and copyright registrations, issued patents, and favorable outcomes in state and federal court, before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), US Customs, and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. As a certified mediator, Michele has also brought parties to creative solutions for their disputes.

She is most passionate about giving back in a meaningful and measurable way. Her firm, in collaboration with her family, started a scholarship fund in the name of her father, an IP icon, and funds master’s scholarships in the innovative sciences at The Hebrew University (Israel). Michele also created an on-line mentorship program for law students and new lawyers all over the world focused on professional development and goal attainment.

An advocate of education, Michele has spoken on high level IP topics at global conferences and to new and established business owners since she believes that business owners make better business decisions when they understand IP. Educating youth on IP subjects is important too, so Michele has served as the expert on IP for a transformative after school program for teens. She also shares her knowledge in articles published by the Women’s IP World Annual and Global IP Matrix magazines and serves as the podcast host for the Women’s IP World’s podcast.

As far as accolades go, Michele has received awards from top law organizations such as Global Law Experts, Super Lawyers, IAM Strategy 300, International Advisory Experts, Marquis Who’s Who in America, Leading Lawyer, Corporate Int’l, and Lawyer International, and was included in the Top 100 Alumni We Love from The Hebrew University.

Michele’s passions outside of the IP world include time with family, traveling, and enjoying food, wine and whiskey, now an educational Instagram® blogger @ordained_foodie. In summertime, she volunteers at La Semana, a week-long adoption camp. Fostering cultural understanding is an integral part of Michele’s personal life and Advitam IP’s business practice. Finally, Michele believes that every child should have a permanent loving home and founded the Plus One Adoption Foundation, a non-for-profit organization with a mission to increase awareness about adoption @plusoneadoption on Instagram® and www.plusoneadoption.org.

ADVITAM IP, LLC

Michele S. Katz Founding Partner mkatz@advitamip.com

Advitam IP, LLC 150 S. Wacker Drive Suite 2400 US Tel: +13123327710 www.advitamip.com

GLE 134 ILLINOIS, US – TRADEMARK LITIGATION

TCF LAW GROUP, PLLC

Stephen Doyle is an accomplished lawyer and businessman who has practiced law for over 30 years. He has been a partner in leading law firms, general counsel and international counsel to public and private companies, and COO, chief strategy officer, and member of executive teams at public companies and companies he founded. His international experience includes living and working overseas, and transactional work throughout Eastern and Western Europe, China and East Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Mr. Doyle has also been recognized as a Super Lawyer in the 2021 and 2022 editions of Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine.

Mr. Doyle is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Denver, with both JD and MBA degrees. He is the author of various articles on international law, a contributing author to The Law of Transnational Business Transactions, (2016-2022 ed.) published by Thompson Reuters, and an adjunct professor of international transactions at Boston University School of Law. He is admitted to the state and federal bars in Massachusetts and the Court of International Trade.

TCF Law Group, PLLC is a leading transactional law firm representing public and private companies and institutions in mergers and acquisitions, capital raises, joint ventures, international agreements, and technology transfers. The firm has carried out over $2 billion in transactions over the past few years.

Practice areas include:

• Cross-border mergers and acquisitions

• Capital raises – private offerings under Regulation D

• Technology and Commercial joint ventures

• Formation and representation of startups in technology, life sciences, and commercial markets

• Fintech – representation of regulated and unregulated financial service companies

• Cyber/Data/Privacy

• Emerging companies

• Corporate governance

• Capital Markets

Stephen J. Doyle Partner

Tel: +1 (617) 848-9250 sdoyle@tcflaw.com

101 Federal Street Suite 1900 Boston MA 02110

Mailing Address: 21 Pleasant Street Suite 237 Newburyport MA 01950 Tel: +1 (617) 275-8080 www.tcflaw.com

GLE 135 MASSACHUSETTS, US – CROSS BORDER M&A LAW

WALKER IMMIGRATION LAW FIRM

Barry J. Walker is admitted to practice in the state of Mississippi. Mr. Walker has been a practicing attorney since 1975. Since 1992, his practice has been concentrated in employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant cases.

He practices before the US Department of Labor, US Immigration Service, and US State Department. He represents employers and employees in the processing of H-1B specialty occupations, O-1 visas for persons with Extraordinary Ability. He regularly represents health care facilities and foreign medical graduates in J-1 waiver cases. He processes labor certification for skilled workers and college graduates. He prepares and processes visa petitions for aliens of extraordinary ability, and outstanding professors and researchers. He has obtained approval of national interest waivers in each of the four Immigration Service Regional centers and has been successful in this procedure in over 100 cases.

Attorney Walker is a regularly invited speaker on immigration matters involving Foreign Medical Graduates and is author of business employment and foreign physician immigration topics.

Barry holds a Master Degree in International Law and Trade from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana where he was a distinguished graduate. His curriculum included the study of Immigration Law. He obtained his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Mississippi and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Mississippi State University.

He has been listed in “Who’s Who in Corporate Immigration Law” for the years 2014-2019.

Bar Admissions

• Mississippi (1975)

• Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Education

• Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana (LL.M. in International Law of Trade, 1989)

• University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi (Juris Doctor, 1975)

• Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi (B.S., 1973)

Professional Memberships

• American Immigration Lawyers Association (1992)

• Mississippi State Bar (1975)

Publications

• “Change of Employers by the Foreign Medical Graduate”, 2 Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook (2003-04 Ed).

• “Chapter 20: Immigration & Naturalization Issues”, Mississippi Employment Law Practice Handbook, University of Mississippi (2003).

barry@walker-immigration.com

212 N. Madison Street

Tupelo, Mississippi 38804

Tel: +1 662.841.0629

Cel: +1 662.891.0264 Fax: +1 662.841.0620 www.immigrationpage.com

GLE 136 MISSISSIPPI, US – CORPORATE IMMIGRATION LAW
Barry Walker

RATH, YOUNG AND PIGNATELLI, P.C.

Sherry focuses her practice on environmental law and environmental litigation, including environmental compliance, permits and approvals, and real estate transactions involving contaminated properties. She has extensive experience in litigation with state and federal regulators and has achieved numerous successful settlements for industrial, commercial and municipal clients in a variety of cases. Sherry also has considerable experience in general corporate law, public and private financing, and estates and trusts. She is general counsel for a large, non-profit health care foundation, and advises several non-profits.

Sherry serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Walden Mutual Bank, the Board of Directors of the University of New Hampshire Foundation, the Dean’s Advisory Board of the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law and is Chair of the Board of New Hampshire Public Radio. She is past-Chair of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the New Hampshire Supreme Court Society. Sherry served on the 2009-2010 Death Penalty Study Commission as an appointee of Governor Lynch. She served as Legislative Counsel to then-Governor Judd Gregg in his first term as Governor. In 2000, Sherry was the first woman to chair SCG Legal, a world-wide network of leading law firms. A recipient of a number of legal awards and recognitions, Sherry lives in Concord, New Hampshire with her husband Gary and their two golden doodles. She enjoys hiking, skiing and spending time with her grandchildren.

Representative Matters

• Advising a municipality in the renewal of its wastewater treatment facility’s NPDES permit and on MS4 stormwater issues.

• Assisting businesses in managing the environmental liability risks related to the acquisition of industrial plants with historic soil and groundwater contamination.

• Advising operators of an electric generating facility on greenhouse gas emissions monitoring requirements and Acid Rain Program compliance.

• Defending a Fortune 100 company in multi-party toxic tort litigation involving claims of personal injury and property damage.

Education

• University of New Hampshire School of Law, J.D., 1982

• Cornell University, B.A., 1975

Bar Admissions

• Member, United States District Court, District of New Hampshire

• Member, United States Tax Court

• Member, New Hampshire Supreme Court

• Member, American Bar Association

• Member, New Hampshire Bar Association

Tel: +1 (603) 410-4309 sby@rathlaw.com

One Capital Plaza P.O. Box 1500 Concord, New Hampshire 03302-1500 USA

Tel: +1 (603) 226-2600 Fax: +1 (603) 226-2700 www.rathlaw.com

GLE 137 NEW HAMPSHIRE, US – ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
Sherilyn Burnett Young Partner Sherry Young is a founder, shareholder and past President of the law firm of Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C. She heads the firm’s Environmental Practice Group, and assists clients on federal and state environmental matters, real estate transactions, and business and finance transactions.

RDS ASSOCIATES CONSULTING ENGINEERS, INC.

In preparation for his career, Mr. Sadiku earned his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1993. Notably, he holds PE licenses in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

Mr. Sadiku maintains professional alliances with the American Society of Plumbing Engineers, and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & AirConditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Highly praised by his customers and peers, Mr. Sadiku is listed in numerous Who’s Who Publications in the United States and also enjoys traveling in his spare time.

Founded in 1996, RDS Associates Consulting Engineers, Inc., has been providing innovative solutions to challenging project requirements in the building and construction industry. It is a multi-disciplined professional firm providing comprehensive engineering and building design services for commercial, residential, public and institutional facilities. The firm specializes in the areas of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, heating, air conditioning, plumbing engineering, renewable energy, and fire protection engineering.

The firm’s Principal and key technical staff have extensive and diverse experience on complex engineering assignments. Our team is highly regarded for their creativity, professionalism and ability to undertake major engineering projects from their inception, into design, and through to the implementation stage.

Once engaged, RDS is fully equipped to make a maximum contribution in engineering, design, quality control and project management for any project. We have completed many projects with construction costs in excess of $30 Million, and we are pre-qualified by major agencies in the region including but not limited to MBE/SBE Certifications.

Principal

Tel: +1-973-441-5054 dadas@rdsengineers.com

211 Warren Street Site 403 Newark NJ 07103-3568

Tel: +1-973-733-9335 Fax: +1-973-733-9558 www.rdsengineers.com

GLE 138 NEW JERSEY, US – ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ADVISORY
Rafiu Dada Sadiku Rafiu Dada Sadiku is a highly respected Professional Engineer (P.E.) and owner of RDS Associates Consulting Engineers, Newark, NJ.

LIEFF CABRASER HEIMANN & BERNSTEIN, LLP

A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office, Wendy Fleishman is a tireless advocate for the injured, from retired NFL players suffering from concussion-induced traumatic brain injuries to women harmed by birth control and other prescription drugs to men and women suffering from the deprivations of defective hip, knee, and other medical implants.

Lauded as an outstanding practitioner by Super Lawyers magazine for over a decade in every year since 2006 and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, Wendy is a recognized Top 100 Trial Lawyer in America, President of the American Association for Justice’s Section on Tort, Environmental and Product Liability Litigation, and the New York State Delegate to the AAJ Board of Governors.

Wendy’s 35-plus years of experience fighting for plaintiffs has led to recurrent appointments by Judges across the US to leadership roles in mass tort and complex multidistrict injury litigation cases. She has served in leadership positions in significant multidistrict litigation cases in federal and state courts involving pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and personal health products, including a recent appointment to the Plaintiffs Executive Committee in the IVC Filter Injuries Litigation. Wendy’s leadership roles in other cases include the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG-II Hip Implant Litigation, Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Implant Litigation, Yaz and Yasmin Litigation, DePuy Hip Implant Litigation, Medtronic Sprint Fidelis heart lead, the Guidant cardiac defibrillator, the Ortho Evra Patch litigation, and contaminated contact lens solution litigation against Bausch & Lomb and Abbott Medical Optics.

Wendy devotes a part of her practice to a wide range of individual catastrophic injury cases. Her expertise includes vehicle accidents based on design defects, as well as serious and complicated medical malpractice cases.

Since 2006, Wendy has been named a New York Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine. She is an AV+ rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which indicates she is regarded as preeminently qualified by her peers. She has been named in the top 100 trial lawyers in America. Wendy is a past officer of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. She is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the New York State Delegate to the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice, and past President of the American Association for Justice’s Section on Tort, Environmental and Product Liability Litigation. Areas of Practice

Personal Injury, Defective Products, False Claims Act

wfleishman@lchb.com

250 Hudson Street 8th Floor New York, NY 10013

Tel: +1 212-355-9500 Fax: +1 212 355 9592 www.lieffcabraser.com

GLE 139 NEW YORK, US – CIVIL LITIGATION
Wendy R. Fleishman Partner

CAPITAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT, INC.

Rob D’Onofrio specializes in construction claims evaluation and resolution. Rob holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Cornell University. He is licensed as a Professional Engineer in four US states, and a Charted Engineer in the United Kingdom. Before he joined CPMI, he spent five years on-site at the World Trade Center construction project in New York, analyzing schedule delay and disruption disputes. In total, he has evaluated over $7 billion in construction claims.

Rob is widely regarded as the leading authority on critical path method schedule delay and disruption claims in North America. He is the co-author of Construction Schedule Delays, a comprehensive 1,200-page book on schedule delay law and analysis, which is published by Thomson Reuters and updated annually. Rob has also written or co-written more than 30 articles and presented more than 100 lectures on construction management, scheduling, and claims. He has testified as an expert in state court, domestic arbitration, and international arbitration, and his publications have been cited in numerous legal treatises and court decisions.

Rob is a faculty member for Federal Publications Seminars, a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), past-President of the ASCE Construction Institute, chair of the industry standard committee on Schedule Delay Analysis, ANSI/ASCE/CI 67-17, vice-chair of the industry standard committee on Identifying, Quantifying, and Proving Loss of Productivity, ASCE 71-21, Chancellor of Fellows of the PM College of Scheduling, and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineering.

Robert M. D’Onofrio PE, CEng

Principal

Tel: +1 929-447-5505 rdonofrio@cpmiteam.com

450 Seventh Avenue, 37th Floor, New York, NY 10123 US Tel: +1 929-447-5500 Fax: +1 929-447-5507 www.cpmiteam.com

GLE 140 NEW YORK, US – CONSTRUCTION EXPERT WITNESS

Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting.

By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success.

The company has more than 15,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies.

Ellen Zimiles

Ellen Zimiles is a partner and the firm’s Financial Services Advisory and Compliance segment leader. She has more than 30 years of litigation and investigation experience involving many high-profile money laundering, fraud, and forfeiture cases.

As a leading authority on Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Ellen has been quoted in several publications, including American Banker, The Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times. Also an internationally recognized expert in anti-money laundering (AML) program development, corporate governance, regulatory and corporate compliance, fraud control, and public corruption matters, she has worked with a multitude of financial institutions preparing for regulatory exams, developing remediation programs, and serving as regulatory liaison.

As an assistant US attorney in the Southern District of New York for more than 10 years, Ellen served in the civil and criminal divisions and was chief of the forfeiture unit for more than six years. In recognition for her contributions as a federal prosecutor, Ellen received the Department of Justice’s John Marshall Award for Outstanding Service and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Integrity Award.

Partner & Financial Services Segment Leader

Tel: +1 212-554-2602

ellen.zimiles@guidehouse.com

685 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017 US

Tel: +1 646-227-4200 Fax: +1 646-227-4299 www.guidehouse.com

GLE 141 NEW YORK, US – INVESTIGATIONS LAW GUIDEHOUSE
LLP
Ellen Zimiles

THE LAW OFFICES OF JOSEPH LICHTENSTEIN

Joseph Lichtenstein is well known for his work in medical malpractice litigation both in New York State, and nationally. He has over 30 years of experience in medical malpractice litigation. He has litigated hundreds of medical malpractice cases.

Joseph Lichtenstein has obtained multiple 7- and 8-figure verdicts in medical malpractice cases, including a verdict for $47,000,000.00, and the highest award in New York State in an Erb’s Palsy case - an award worth over $15,000,000.00.

Mr. Lichtenstein was just named Leading Medical Malpractice Litigator of the Year in the Northeast United States by Lawyer International. In addition, he was named to the 2021 Top 50 Lawyers in America List by the group Top Lawyers in America. Of the 1.3 million attorneys practicing in the United States, less than .05% receive this distinction. He was named “10 Best Attorneys” by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys”, named “Top Attorney New York Metro Area.” He was named Medical Malpractice Attorney of the Year in 2019 by the Top 100 Registry. He was honored as a “Legal Superstar” for 2022 by Newsweek. He has repeatedly and consistently been named as a “Super Lawyer,” a peer-review rating reflecting top practitioners. He has also been named to the list of “America’s Top 100 Attorneys” a peer-review rating of the top attorneys in each state;

Mr. Lichtenstein has often been asked to lecture concerning medical malpractice cases to both New York State and national attorney organizations concerning cutting edge litigation strategies.

Mr. Lichtenstein has successfully developed ground-breaking legal theories in medical malpractice litigation. Joseph Lichtenstein is regarded as one of the foremost experts in the United States regarding litigation and trial of brachial plexus injury cases.

Kenneth Levine, another nationally recognized leading figure in Brachial Plexus (Erb’s Palsy) litigation wrote of Joseph Lichtenstein:

“Joe has consistently taken the lead on issues such as maternal forces and other related brachial plexus matters. His meticulous research and persuasive arguments have convinced judges to issue favorable rulings that others in our group have tried and failed to achieve. His work helps expose nonsense such as the maternal forces argument and helps us all fight for the injured children we represent. Thank you Joe. We appreciate your hard work and tireless efforts to expose the lies, half truths and junk. I am sure I speak for all of us when I say thank you for allowing us to ride on the coat tails of your fine work.”

josephmlichtenstein@gmail.com

170 Old Country Road, Suite 615 Mineola NY 11501

Tel: +1 516.873.6300 Fax: +1 516.873.7986 www.themedicalattorney.com

GLE 142 NEW YORK, US – MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
Joseph Lichtenstein Owner

John C. Lundell, MD

JOHN C. LUNDELL, MD

Dr. Lundell is a Yale Medical School graduate, and a board-certified anesthesiologist with fellowship training in cardiothoracic anesthesia. His 20+ year career spans military, civilian, academic, and private practice anesthesia including both Care Team and MD Anesthesia.

He practices in large tertiary care medical centers, smaller hospitals, and outpatient surgery centers administering anesthesia for bariatric, plastic/ reconstructive, gyn, urologic, ENT, robotic, kidney transplant, vascular, and other surgeries. He is experienced with difficult airways, invasive monitoring, general anesthesia and Anesthesia Care Team as well as orthopedic anesthesia, neurosurgical anesthesia, cardiothoracic anesthesia, and anesthesia for interventional radiology. He also has experience with regional anesthesia, monitored anesthesia care, sedation, endotracheal tube/laryngeal mask airway use, patient positioning, preoperative patient evaluation, recovery room care, intravenous anesthesia, and intraoperative awareness.

Dr. Lundell has a love of teaching and has been involved with medical education either formally or informally most of his career. He has held appointments as a clinical assistant/associate professor of anesthesia for many years and enjoys explaining anesthesia concepts in ways that are easy to understand. He has taught and written training guides for anesthesia residents, CRNA trainees, and students of all levels from medical school, to nursing school, and even high school. He has published two books: The Basics of Anesthesia for Perioperative Nurses, and The Basics of Anesthesia for Medical Student and Resident Rotators. The most frequent benefactors of his enthusiasm for teaching are patients and their families, as he regularly explains the planned anesthetic and responds to their questions and concerns.

Dr. Lundell started his expert witness career in 2018. Since then, he has been consulted in over 20 cases and has testified less than 5 times in deposition or trial. He claims the work is enjoyable, intellectually stimulating and makes him a better anesthesiologist.

7505 Oakhurst Trl Garland TX 75044 US

Tel: +1-214-668-6085 drjohnlundell@gmail.com www.drjohnlundell.com

GLE 143 TEXAS, US – ANESTHESIOLOGY EXPERT WITNESS
John C. Lundell, MD

THE LYNCH LAW FIRM

At The Lynch Law Firm, Dallas-based attorney Jeffrey S. Lynch is committed to assisting business and family law clients with the same level of professionalism and dedication that has been displayed for the last 47 years.

He provides each of his clients with personalized attention, as he utilizes his knowledge and skills to maximize his clients’ advantages and litigate their cases with efficiency. He is also board certified as a civil and personal injury trial attorney by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. If you are looking for a seasoned litigation attorney, then you can rely on Jeffrey S. Lynch. He serves clients in Collin, Denton and Rockwell counties.

Attorney Jeffrey S. Lynch has dedicated his career to helping his clients with their legal issues. In his practice, he has won multiple verdicts and settlements with values exceeding $1 million, and he holds the distinction for one of the largest premises liability jury verdict in the history of Texas. He is not afraid to take his cases to trial, and his opponents know that when clients retain him they are serious about getting the compensation they deserve.

Among his decades of work attorney Jeffrey S. Lynch has focused his practice on business and commercial litigation and family law representation. He represents corporations in business disputes, defense litigation, government compliance and tort defense.

For his family law clients, attorney Jeffrey S. Lynch primarily assists clients in complex and high-asset divorce cases and litigation. His experience with untangling complex marital assets is a significant advantage for him. Other services he provides include child custody, as well as child/spousal support agreements. He also offers a limited amount of personal injury representation.

Business & Commercial Litigation

At The Lynch Law Firm, attorney Jeffrey S. Lynch has dedicated his career to providing experienced and deeply knowledgeable representation to his clients. His business and commercial litigation practice is the largest area of practice for his firm, as his services are consistently sought after to assist clients in their corporate litigation or defense needs. For nearly 50 years, he has tried thousands of cases for his commercial clients, so he knows the most effective strategies to maximize his clients’ advantages and mitigate any disadvantages that they may face.

The primary focus of his practice is litigation, however, he assists corporations in a wide range of matters that go beyond just that.

Jeffrey S. Lynch Attorney lynch@lynchlawfirm.law

3410 Midcourt Rd #136 Carrollton, TX 75006

Tel: +1 972-777-6304 www.lynchlawfirm.net

GLE 144 TEXAS, US – COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

LOCKE LORD LLP

– Energy and

He has been one of the leaders of the Texas environmental legal community for over 30 years. His diverse practice focuses on: Environmental compliance, counseling and litigation, as well as Environmental, Social, Governance (“ESG”) program development, reporting, and risk mitigation.

During his career, Gerry has consistently led teams working on cutting-edge matters of environmental law, including resolving the well-known Cooper v. Aviall litigation and arguing Clean Air Act issues before the Fifth Circuit in litigation involving the Texas SIP. Gerry has been consistently recognized in Chambers USA since 2004 as well as in The Best Lawyers in America® for Environmental Law. He was also an adjunct law professor for seven years teaching both environmental law and an advanced RCRA seminar.

Gerry’s wide range of experience includes board level counseling, agency negotiations, assessing and counseling air, water, stormwater and waste permit compliance, and representing clients at contested permit, enforcement and other hearings. He has also provided comprehensive assistance and representation to potentially responsible parties and steering committees at both state and federal Superfund sites.

Gerry has been called upon to lead internal environmental investigations and provide strategic board level guidance on ESG and sustainability initiatives, reporting and board/ management oversight of the ESG function, including risk minimization; corporate environmental compliance policies; stakeholder involvement and community relations planning; as well as corporate risk assessment and mitigation. Other examples of his experience include:

• Representing a major energy company in connection with focused due diligence, including NSR permitting analyses of proposed and existing source modifications and other air emissions compliance matters associated with potential refinery acquisitions

• Representing a major manufacturer in connection with environmental indemnity claims involving response at over 100 facilities in the United States and abroad. The matter settled after three weeks of trial

• Evaluating, negotiating and developing risk management strategies related to facility acquisitions and divestitures, including development of manuscripted insurance products, utilization of audit privilege and immunity programs, and other means to address environmental responsibility

• Representation of industrial concerns in Title V and other air permitting throughout the United States, including Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Georgia, Alaska, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, New Mexico, Indiana, North Dakota, West Virginia and Colorado

• Developing stakeholder analyses to develop and refine facility acquisition and permitting strategies

• Siting and permitting industrial and energy facilities, including solid and hazardous waste management facilities, manufacturing plants, power plants and renewable energy facilities, including wind farms, biodiesel plants, biomass facilities and others

Gerald J. Pels Partner

Tel: +1 713-226-1402 gpels@lockelord.com

600 Travis Street, Suite 2800 Houston, Texas 77002 US

Tel: +1 713-226-1200 Fax: +1 713-223-3717 www.lockelord.com

GLE 145 TEXAS, US – ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
Gerry Pels is Chair of Locke Lord’s firm-wide Environmental Section Industry, and its ESG practice.

INTELLION ANALYTICS GROUP

Marcus specializes in intellectual property damages analysis including reasonable royalty and lost profit calculations. With more than 20 years’ experience in the fields of intellectual property assertion, intellectual property monetization, trademark disputes, copyright, breach of contract disputes, commercial business disputes, financial modeling, valuation and other economic damages issues, Marcus had led projects covering numerous industries including semiconductor, networking hardware, optical networking, wireless networking, cellular communications technologies, internet software, oil & gas drilling technology, commercial services and telecommunications sectors.

Marcus has had significant involvement with law firm and company personnel in the identification of relevant financial and economic information, and the development of damages scenarios. Marcus has extensive experience in developing economic damages opinions including reasonable royalties, lost profits, cost savings, and a number of other economic damages scenarios. Additionally, Marcus has extensive experience in licensing and development and determination of reasonable royalty rates. Marcus regularly presents his opinions through expert witness testimony in a variety of court room and arbitration venues.

Marcus holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and is a Certified Valuation Analyst as well as aCertified Licensing Professional. Marcus holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Marcus completed the General Course for International students at the London School of Economics. Marcus is an active member of both the Licensing Executive Society (LES) and National Association of Valuation Analysts (NACVA).

Intellion Analytics Group

Intellion Analytics Group is an independent, economic consulting firm that provides financial, economic, valuation, and expert services to law firms, corporations, universities, and individuals in the context of litigation. Our projects include intellectual property infringement actions, commercial litigation as well as other commercial business transactions.

Intellion Analytics consults on all types of intellectual property disputes including patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade name, and trade dress matters. Intellion Analytics assists law firm and corporate clients to develop economically sound and defensible damages analysis, arguments and strategies. We work with our clients throughout all stages of the litigation process including pre-suit assessments, discovery, document requests, interrogatory questions & responses, financial and marketing witness support, trial preparation, trial strategies, expert witness testimony and settlement analysis and strategies.

Founder & President

marcus.reading@ intellionanalytics.com

3267 Bee Cave Road Suite 107-324 Austin, Texas 78746 Tel: +1 512-806-7610 www.intellionanalytics.com

GLE 146 TEXAS, US – IP EXPERT WITNESS
Marcus D. Reading

Shane Egan’s practice focuses on a broad range of corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and asset sales, private equity and venture capital investments, fund formation and investment partnerships, corporate reorganizations and recapitalizations (including bankruptcy and workout transactions), joint ventures, business organizations, public securities offerings and private placements, securities compliance matters, and commercial real estate transactions.

Mr. Egan has represented and counseled a broad spectrum of clients, including local companies and individuals, Fortune 500 companies, investment funds and their sponsors, and investment banking firms. Prior to founding Egan Nelson LLP, Mr. Egan practiced in the Dallas and New York offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

EGAN NELSON LLP

Shane M. Egan Partner

Tel: +1 (214) 628-9501 shane.egan@egannelson.com 2911 Turtle Creek Blvd. Suite 1100 Dallas, Texas 75219

Tel: +1 (214) 628-9500 Fax: +1 (214) 628-9505 www.egannelson.com

GLE 147 TEXAS, US – M&A LAW

Jetlaw, LLC is a comprehensive, national and international aviation law firm headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in Kansas City and Chicago. Jetlaw’s practice includes mergers and acquisitions, airport development and compliance projects, aircraft transactions and financing, aircraft ownership and operations structuring, FAA/DOT/TSA/CBP regulatory compliance, air carrier compliance, tax planning, federal and state audit defense, securing private equity funding, government contracting, and Department of Defense-related projects.

In 2022 Jetlaw celebrated its 29th anniversary, along with the 29th anniversary of the first publication of the Federal Aviation Regulations Explained, which is now Jetlaw’s FAR/AIM Explained book series, the only treatises to annotate and explain FAA regulations and case law. These books are critical to correctly interpreting the FAA regulations.

Jetlaw’s attorneys and advisers began their careers in the aviation industry, using their knowledge to help clients. “There’s a limit to your understanding of aviation if your contact with the industry is from behind a desk,” said Mr. Jackson, a former chief pilot for an air carrier. Kali Hague, Partner, who worked for a charter operator and airport authority before joining Jetlaw, added: “I spot issues that other attorneys didn’t even know existed because I’ve actually lived in my clients’ shoes.” The firm’s depth of experience continues to impress clients. Attorneys and advisers bring decades of experience in civil and military aviation to their practice, including experience as government regulators. Mike Kolich, Partner, was a former military crew chief and was deployed on several overseas missions where he ensured the mission readiness of military aircraft. Mr. Kolich has an MBA in addition to his J.D. and has gained a deep understanding of the business and regulatory compliance issues that intertwine in aviation contracts.

Kent Jackson’s experience also includes representing clients on FAA aviation rulemaking committees, including the rulemaking committee that developed and drafted the fractional aircraft rules in 14 C.F.R. Part 91, Subpart K. The firm closely tracks aviation legislation and works with clients and members of Congress to introduce provisions into FAA Reauthorization Bills. “Sometimes regulations don’t adequately address a situation, and we can help clients fix that,” comments Jackson. “It’s not always a fast solution, but it provides ironclad certainty, which many of our clients need.” Mr. Jackson is also an author, type-rated airline transport pilot, flight instructor, and repairman, as well as an active speaker throughout the aviation industry.

JETLAW, LLC

Kent S. Jackson

Managing Partner

Tel: +1-202-499-3834 kjackson@jetlaw.com

1350 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Suite 1102 Washington, DC 20036

United States of America Tel: +1-202-499-3834 Fax: +1-202-838-0195 www.jetlaw.com

GLE 148 WASHINGTON DC, US – AVIATION LAW

THE SJS LAW FIRM, PLLC

Shavon J. Smith founded The SJS Law Firm, PLLC in 2014 and quickly gained a reputation as a business attorney who couples her legal background with strong business acumen. Shavon serves as general counsel to small business owners and has dedicated her practice to counseling business owners, start-ups, and entrepreneurs on a range of legal issues.

She serves a diverse client base across multiple industry segments. Her clients call on her for guidance with multi-million-dollar commercial real estate acquisitions and leasing, business financing, corporate governance, litigation, dispute resolution, complex transactions, and end-to-end contract support. Additionally, she represents her clients on a range of employment issues. Shavon is dedicated to her clients’ businesses and works diligently to develop a keen understanding of the business and operations of each of her clients in order to deliver unparalleled counseling and service.

Ms. Smith lectures and speaks regularly to business owners and groups such as the American Bar Association, various Chambers of Commerce, Prince George’s County’ Economic Development Corporation and Supplier Development and Diversity Division, District of Columbia Department of Small and Local Business, Greater Washington Urban League, National Society of Black Engineers, District of Columbia Bar and District of Columbia Women’s Bar Association. Ms. Smith is the author of the e-book, “The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Hiring an Attorney.” She is also an instructor with the Prince George’s County Community College Center for Entrepreneurial Development where she teaches Growing Your Business With Teaming Arrangements and Legal Issues Business Owner’s Face. Ms. Smith frequently volunteers with various organizations to provide pro bono assistance to community entrepreneurs. She was also featured in the December 2017 issues of the Washington Lawyer for her pro bono work within the article “Do Pro Bono Work: Sound Advice That Still Resonates.”

As part of her volunteer community efforts, Ms. Smith sits on the advisory board of Legacy Premier Foundation, global developmental non-profit organization committed to empowering underserved communities through human capital and socio-economic empowerment development . She was also appointed as a member of the Pro Bono Committee of the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center.

Prior to opening her firm, Shavon was a litigation associate at a large corporate law firm in Washington, DC and law clerk to Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby (now Chief Judge) on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the District of Columbia Superior Court. Shavon received her JD from Howard University School of Law where she was a Merit Scholarship Recipient and BA in Political Theory and International Relations from James Madison College at Michigan State University.

Shavon J. Smith Founder sjsmith@thesjslawfirm.com

1775 I Street NW Suite 1150 Washington, DC 20006 Tel: +1 (202) 505-5309 info@thesjslawfirm.com www.thesjslawfirm.com

GLE 149 WASHINGTON DC, US – BUSINESS LAW

VINSON & ELKINS LLP

Craig serves as Co-Head of Vinson and Elkins’ Litigation & Regulatory department and is a leader of the firm’s renowned global Antitrust Group. With 30 years of antitrust experience that results from working with the world’s leading companies, today Craig represents clients in all areas of antitrust law, including criminal grand jury investigations, civil investigations by the FTC and the DOJ, class action litigation, and merger investigations.

Craig is ranked as one of the leading cartel lawyers in the world by several publications. He has been annually ranked by Chambers Global Antitrust: USA as one of the top cartel lawyers in the US. He has also been recognized annually in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business from 2009-present. He has also been recognized by Legal 500 as one of the top cartel lawyers in the United States. Craig has also recently been recognized by Lawdragon in 2021 and 2022 as one of the 500 best lawyers in American in Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers Guide.

Additionally, a core area of Craig’s practice involves defending multinational companies in cartel and price-fixing investigations. He has successfully defended Fortune 100 companies in grand jury investigations and coordinated the defense of multijurisdictional cartel investigations. Craig has represented clients in obtaining amnesty from the DOJ, and has successfully defended others in cartel investigations with no charges being brought against the company. “Some of my greatest victories are those that receive no publicity, such when our team convinces the government not to bring charges against a client at the end of grand jury investigation or when my team obtains amnesty for a client.”

Craig also represents companies in antitrust civil litigation, including follow-on actions to cartel investigations. He has been able to win bet-the-company cases for clients by winning early dismissals, defeating class certification and winning summary judgment motions. Craig’s experience spans a wide range of industries, including technology, financial services, chemicals, aerospace and defense, semiconductors, transportation, consumer products, and energy, among many others. His work has involved multinational organizations based in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia.

Other areas of Craig’s practice include advising and representing private equity clients on the antitrust risks associated with managing portfolio companies competing in the same markets as well as serving as one of the leading lawyers in the area of antitrust enforcement against government contractors, a particular area of focus within the Antitrust Division.

Craig P.

Seebald

Partner – Antitrust

Tel: +1.202.639.6585 cseebald@velaw.com

Washington DC: 2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 500 West Washington DC 20037

Tel: +1.202.639.6500 Fax: +1.202.639.6604

Headquarters: 1001 Fannin Street Suite 2500 Houston TX 77002

Tel: +1.713.758.2222 Fax: +1.713.758.2346 www.velaw.com

GLE 150 WASHINGTON DC, US – CARTEL INVESTIGATIONS LAW

Carmine Zarlenga is a seasoned advocate who has handled a wide variety of complex antitrust, commercial litigation and intellectual property matters. During a career of over 25 years, he has appeared in over 50 different state and federal courts across the United States on behalf of some of the largest national and international companies in the world.

He is recognized as a Washington DC “Super Lawyer,” ranked in Benchmark Litigation 2022, named “Client Service All-Star” by BTI Consulting, and named a “Litigation Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal. Carmine was also a recipient of the Lexology Client Service Award in 2021 and 2022 based on client input.

Carmine’s litigation experience ranges from large, complex class actions with claimed damages in excess of $1 billion and attendant publicity to smaller, private disputes. He has handled matters involving antitrust, contract, fraud, business torts, real estate, trade secrets, unfair trade practices, intellectual property and false advertising. In addition, he regularly counsels leading companies on marketing, distribution, pricing and other trade practice matters.

He also has substantial arbitration and mediation experience, and has directly negotiated settlements in numerous litigation and non-litigation matters. In matters requiring litigation, he has examined, cross-examined and defended witnesses including CEOs and CFOs. He has worked with (and against) nationally renowned experts in the fields of economics, finance, marketing, accounting and forensics.

Clients place a high value on Carmine’s strategic insight. He frequently counsels corporate boards and senior corporate management on litigation and nonlitigation matters. He takes great pride in finding innovative solutions to the most challenging and varied legal problems.

MAYER BROWN LLP

R. Zarlenga Partner

Tel: +1(202)263-3227 czarlenga@mayerbrown. com

1999 K Street NW Suite 1200 Washington, DC 20006 USA

Tel: +1(202) 263-3000 Fax: +1(202) 263-5227 www.mayerbrown.com

GLE 151 WASHINGTON DC, US – COMMERCIAL LITIGATION
Carmine

MARY JOYCE CARLSON ESQ.

Mary Joyce Carlson ESQ.

Mary Joyce is recognized for her representation of clients under OECD guidelines and coordination of investor prosecution of cases under European Competition Law. In that capacity, Ms. Carlson supervised the workload of lawyers litigating French, Italian & German antitrust complaints coming before the European Commission.

Her international work has included collaboration with the European Public Service Union and the European Federation of Food, Agriculture & Tourism Trade Unions. She has also represented clients before the Brazilian Labor Prosecution Service (Ministério Público do Trabalho), and holds an International Global Legal (IGL) designation.

Ms. Carlson’s career has featured critical wins in labor & employment law, and she has gained an international reputation for creating new lines of inquiry and innovative legal theories that result in successful litigation, particularly in regards to coordinating complex EU anti-competition matters. Ms. Carlson has built an impressive portfolio of clients and professional contacts that include large nonprofit organizations, NGOs, academic institutions, advocacy groups, professional associations, and national labor unions, including SEIU, CWA, and UAW. In addition, Mary Joyce provides due diligence and client consultation on responsible investments and union-side investment funds, including shareholder litigation.

As counsel for The Fight for Fifteen, Mary Joyce Carlson played a key role in elevating more than 22 million workers to win $62 million in raises.

Mary Joyce served as Distinguished Scholar & Speaker at Cornell University, conducted faculty-student lectures, spoke at many ABA International Law meetings, and has been quoted in Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and more. Throughout her career, Ms. Carlson has served on select panels, including the ABA “Future of Worklife, Post Pandemic” panel. She recently served as guest commentator at the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law’s 36th Annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture, featuring Jared Bernstein, former chief economist and economic adviser to Vice President Joseph Biden. For the Harvard Law School Clean Slate Project Working Group, she played an active role in drafting solution sets and proposals for a variety of constituencies and communities.

A native of rural Tennessee, Mary Joyce participated in student Civil Rights protests while earning her undergraduate degree. She later earned a Juris Doctor degree from Duke University School of Law, where she prepared for her career in Civil Rights and Economic Justice. After practicing law in Georgia and Maryland, Ms. Carlson continued her career in Washington, DC, Mary Joyce was subsequently appointed by President Clinton to the position of Deputy General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board.

1139 Connecticut Ave. Suite 950 20036

Tel: +1 202.340.5756

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Mary Joyce Carlson ESQ. carlsonmjj@icloud.com

KING & SPALDING LLP

John C. Richter is a trial and investigations partner who represents and defends US and international companies, Boards of Directors, Board committees, and individuals facing white-collar criminal and regulatory enforcement matters, parallel civil litigation or internal investigations. He has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as one of America’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers and by LNG as a Life Sciences MVP.

John previously served as the Acting Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division at the US Department of Justice and as the US Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma, having been nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by unanimous consent of the US Senate. During his tenure at the Criminal Division, he led investigations, prosecutions, and policy development in many areas of federal criminal law, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and export violations, bank secrecy and money laundering offenses, healthcare fraud, public corruption, and organized crime. He served as a member of the President’s Corporate Fraud Task Force and oversaw the Enron Task Force. He also served as the Commissioner Ex-Officio to the US Sentencing Commission and represented the Department in matters before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US.

As US Attorney, John served as the chief federal law enforcement officer for the district, tried cases, argued appeals, and oversaw the prosecution and defense of criminal and civil matters on behalf of the US, including bank fraud, healthcare fraud, money laundering and other economic and regulatory cases. In 2009, he was awarded the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Inspector General’s Award for Combating Medicare and Medicaid Fraud. He also served as Chairman of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on Sentencing, and as a member of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on White Collar Crime.

John began his career as a federal prosecutor as an Assistant US Attorney in Atlanta and Oklahoma City, during which time he investigated and prosecuted federal criminal cases, including health care, bank, and securities fraud.

In private practice, John has represented and defended US and international clients in trials or investigations involving US Attorneys’ Offices in over fifteen different districts around the country, the Criminal and Civil Divisions at the Justice Department, and state attorney general’s offices for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. These matters often have also involved parallel proceedings by regulatory agencies and parallel class action or qui tam whistleblower litigation.

John C. Richter Partner jrichter@kslaw.com 1700 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20006 US

Tel: +1 202-626-5617 Fax: +1 202-626-3737 www.kslaw.com

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KRAMER JACOBS SEARCH ASSOCIATES

Kramer Jacobs Search is a boutique recruitment firm in Bethesda, MD, that specializes in the legal industry. Operated by longtime recruiter Ann Jacobs, our company is dedicated to placing attorneys of all levels with law firms and corporations throughout the East Coast.

As our founder and principal legal recruiter, Ann works tirelessly to serve each and every client to the best of her ability. Ann holds a law degree and previously worked as a paralegal for the Department of Justice, where she amassed an in-depth understanding of the legal field. Today, she uses that knowledge to provide prompt, confidential job placement and interview preparation for legal professionals.

What Our Mission Means for Candidates

Finding the right job is difficult, especially in a competitive industry like the legal field. Fortunately, Kramer Jacobs Search is here to guide your job search and help you secure a position that fits your specialties, your level of experience, and your goals. It’s our mission to always put your career needs first so that you thrive in your new role.

Our legal recruitment services in Bethesda, MD, extend throughout the East Coast and nationwide thanks to our vast network. With our deep understanding of the legal community, we have connections and helpful information for you no matter where you are looking to work. Reach out to our staff today to discuss your goals and begin your job search.

What Our Mission Means for Employers

Hiring people for a project or position can be a tenuous process. You need to be confident in your choice for the role, but few people have the resources or time to conduct a truly thorough candidate search. Instead of combing through resumes, get the help you need from our recruitment firm. When you work with Kramer Jacobs Search, you can rest easy knowing that your new hire is qualified, passionate, and a good fit for your organization. We always screen candidates with your group’s needs and culture in mind, locating the most ideal applicant.

Furthermore, our process is tailored to your needs. We can handle the entire hiring process from start to finish on your behalf. Give us a call to learn more about how we handle legal recruitment on your behalf.

Ann Jacobs Principal annjacobs@ kramerjacobssearch.com Bethesda Maryland United States

Tel: +1 301-237-6316 Fax: +1 240-403-7214 www.kramerjacobssearch.com

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FERRARI & ASSOCIATES

As the Founder and Principal Attorney of Ferrari & Associates, Mr. Ferrari represents US and foreign corporations, financial institutions, exporters, insurers, as well as private individuals in trade compliance, regulatory licensing matters, and federal investigations and prosecutions. He frequently represents clients before the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the United States Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and in federal courts around the country. With over 15 years of experience in national security law, exports control, and US economic sanctions, he counsels across industry sectors representing parties in a wide range of matters from ensuring compliance with US sanctions to challenging US sanctions designations.

Mr. Ferrari’s representations before OFAC frequently involve matters involving the Iran, Ukraine-/Russia-related, Global Magnitsky, Counter-Terrorism, and the Counter Narcotics sanctions programs. As part of these representations, Mr. Ferrari has worked to have names removed from OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List), respond to OFAC administrative subpoenas, procured OFAC specific licenses to engage in otherwise prohibited transactions, draft OFAC voluntary self-disclosures, develop and implement OFAC compliance programs for financial institutions and multi-national companies, and provide general counseling on OFAC related matters to a variety of clients.

Mr. Ferrari’s litigation experience includes numerous lawsuits against OFAC arising from the blocking of assets, as well as challenges to OFAC SDN List designations. In addition, he has extensive experience representing parties in federal criminal prosecutions, including those involving export control and sanctions violations. He has also represented clients in a variety of federal civil and administrative forfeiture proceedings.

Mr. Ferrari actively writes on OFAC-administered trade sanctions on his blog at sanctionlaw.com as well as for publication. In addition, he is often called upon by media outlets to speak on US trade sanctions issues and has been interviewed on OFAC-related issues by CNN, The New York Times, The Washington, Post, Forbes Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal.

Erich C. Ferrari

Principal Attorney

Tel: +1-202-349-1409 ferrari@falawpc.com

655 15th St., NW Suite 420, Washington, DC 20005 US Tel: +1-202-280-6370 Fax: +1-877-448-4885 www.ferrariassociatespc.com

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MARJORIE RAWLS ROBERTS, P.C.

Marjorie Rawls Roberts, P.C. is a US Virgin Islands firm that specialises in the areas of tax law, investment law, trusts and estate planning, corporate law, real estate, and general business law.

Marjorie Rawls Roberts, P.C. was established in 1999 to focus on the tax and business issues facing individuals and entities doing business in the US Virgin Islands. The firm’s seven attorneys and four paralegals provide an array of services in the area of tax law, including US Virgin Islands, international, US, and Caribbean tax planning, representation before the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service, estate planning, and the establishment and operation of US Virgin Islands exempt international insurers and exempt companies. The firm also represents clients seeking to take advantage of the US Virgin Islands economic incentive programs, including the Economic Development Commission program, the University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park program, the Enterprise Zone Commission Tax Incentive program, the Hotel Development Act, Tax Increment Financing, and incentives for Music and the Arts.

Ms Roberts and her colleagues particularly enjoy introducing individuals and businesses to the unique incentives offered by the US Virgin Islands to businesses that will expand the territory’s economic base and permit individuals, especially US citizens and permanent residents, to receive tax credits against their income tax for income from qualifying activities. Participating businesses and their US Virgin Islands resident owners can receive income tax credits equal to 90 percent of the otherwise applicable income tax as well as exemptions from US Virgin Islands gross receipts tax and property tax on real property used in the qualifying business. At the same time, the businesses and their owners are under the US flag, with FDIC insured banks that are not foreign banks for FBAR purposes, Federal Courts that form part of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals along with Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, and the protections of US bilateral investment treaties, among other benefits.

Before establishing the firm, Ms Roberts was in private practice in London and Washington, DC with the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (1981-1985), served as an attorney-advisor in the US Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy in Washington, DC (1985-1988), was Chief Counsel to the US Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue (1988-1995), and was General Counsel, Vice President, and Director for Globalvest Management Company, LP, a St. Thomas-based investment company managing approximately $1 billion in investments in Latin America and Russia through offshore funds (1995-1999). She holds law degrees from Harvard University (J.D. 1980), Cambridge University (LL.B. 1981), and New York University (LLM in Tax 2016). Ms. Roberts is admitted to practice law in the U.S. Virgin Islands, California, the District of Columbia (inactive), the U.S. Tax Court, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, England and Wales, and the British Virgin Islands.

One Hibiscus Alley 5093 Dronningens Gade Ste. 1 St. Thomas, VI 00802 P.O. Box 6347 St. Thomas, VI 00804 Tel: +340-776-7235 Fax: +340-776-7951 Cell: +340-690-1688 www.mrrvilaw.com

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Marjorie Rawls Roberts Partner jorie@mrrvilaw.com

ASIA & OCEANIA

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Growth in most of developing East Asia and the Pacific rebounded in 2022 from the effects of COVID-19, while China has lost momentum because of continued measures to contain the virus, according to the World Bank.

Looking ahead, economic performance across the region could be compromised by slowing global demand, rising debt, and a reliance on short-term economic fixes to cushion against food and fuel price increases.

Growth in developing East Asia and the Pacific outside of China is forecast to accelerate to 5.3% in 2022 from 2.6% in 2021, according to the World Bank’s East Asia and Pacific October 2022 Economic Update. China, which previously led recovery in the region, is projected to grow by 2.8% in 2022, a sharp deceleration from 8.1% in 2021. For the region as a whole, growth is projected to slow to 3.2% this year from 7.2% in 2021, before accelerating to 4.6% next year, the report says.

“Economic recovery is underway in most countries of East Asia and the Pacific,” said World Bank East Asia and Pacific Vice President Manuela V. Ferro. “As they prepare for slowing global growth, countries should address domestic policy distortions that are an impediment to longer term development.”

Growth in much of East Asia and the Pacific has been driven by recovery in domestic demand, enabled by a relaxation of COVIDrelated restrictions, and growth in exports.

China, which constitutes around 86% of the region’s output, uses targeted public health measures to contain outbreaks of the virus, inhibiting economic activity.

The global economic slowdown is beginning to dampen demand for the region’s exports of commodities and manufactured goods. Rising inflation abroad has provoked interest rate increases, which in turn have caused capital outflows and currency depreciations in some East Asia and Pacific countries. These developments have increased the burden of servicing debt and shrunk fiscal space, hurting countries that entered the pandemic with a high debt burden. As countries of the region seek to shield households and firms from higher food and energy prices, current policy measures provide much-needed relief, but add to existing policy distortions. Controls on food prices and energy subsidies benefit the wealthy and draw government spending away from infrastructure, health and education. Lingering regulatory forbearance, aimed to ease lending through the pandemic, can trap resources in failing firms and divert capital from the most dynamic sectors or businesses.

“Policymakers face a tough tradeoff between tackling inflation and supporting economic recovery,” said World Bank East Asia and Pacific Chief Economist Aaditya Mattoo. “Controls and subsidies muddy price signals and hurt productivity. Better policies for food, fuel, and finance would spur growth and insure against inflation.”

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Unprecedented Shocks Rattle South Asia, Exacerbating Challenges and Dampening Growth

Beset with Sri Lanka’s economic crisis, Pakistan’s catastrophic floods, a global slowdown, and impacts of the war in Ukraine, South Asia faces an unprecedented combination of shocks on top of the lingering scars of the COVID-19 pandemic. Growth in the region is dampening, says the World Bank in its twice-a-year update, underscoring the need for countries to build resilience.

The latest South Asia Economic Focus, Coping with Shocks: Migration and the Road to Resilience, projects regional growth to average 5.8% this yeara downward revision of 1 percentage point from the forecast made in June. This follows growth of 7.8% in 2021, when most countries were rebounding from the pandemic slump.

While economic distress is weighing down all South Asian countries, some are coping better than others. Exports and the services sector in India, the region’s largest economy, have recovered more strongly than the world average while its ample foreign reserves served as a buffer to external shocks. The return of tourism is helping to drive growth in Maldives, and to a lesser extent in Nepal – both of which have dynamic services sectors. The combined effects of COVID-19 and the record-high commodity prices due to the war in Ukraine took a heavier toll on Sri Lanka, exacerbating its debt woes and depleting foreign reserves. Plunged into its worst-ever economic crisis, Sri Lanka’s real GDP is expected to fall by 9.2% this year and a further 4.2% in 2023. High commodity prices also worsened Pakistan’s external imbalances, bringing down its reserves. After devastating climate-change-fueled floods submerged one-third of the country this year, its outlook remains subject to significant uncertainty.

“Pandemics, sudden swings in global liquidity and commodity prices, and extreme weather disasters were once tail-end risks. But all three have arrived in rapid succession over the past two

years and are testing South Asia’s economies,” said Martin Raiser, World Bank Vice President for South Asia. “In the face of these shocks, countries need to build stronger fiscal and monetary buffers, and reorient scarce resources towards strengthening resilience to protect their people.”

Inflation in South Asia, caused by elevated global food and energy prices and trade restrictions that worsened food insecurity in the region, is expected to rise to 9.2% this year before gradually subsiding. The resulting squeeze on real income is severe, particularly for the region’s poor who spend a large share of their income on food.

South Asia’s migrant workers, many of whom are employed in the informal sector, were disproportionately affected when restrictions to movement were imposed during COVID-19. However, the later phase of the pandemic has highlighted the crucial role migration can play in facilitating recovery. Survey data from the report suggests that in late 2021 and early 2022, migration flows are associated with movement from areas hit hard by the pandemic to those that were not, thus helping equilibrate demand and supply of labor in the aftermath of the COVID-19 shock.

“Labor mobility across and within countries enables economic development by allowing people to move to locations where they are more productive. It also helps adjust to shocks such as climate events to which South Asia’s rural poor are particularly vulnerable,” said Hans Timmer, World Bank Chief Economist for South Asia. “Removing restrictions to labor mobility is vital to the region’s resilience and its long-term development.”

To this end, the report offers two recommendations. Firstly, cutting the costs migrants face should be high on the policy agenda. Secondly, policymakers can de-risk migration through several means including more flexible visa policies, mechanisms to support migrant workers during shocks, and social protection programs.

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Australia – Strategic Action Pty Ltd trading as Strategic Resolution – Conflict Resolution 165

Australia – State Chambers 166

Australia – Immigration Solutions Lawyers 167

Australia – Strategic Action Pty Ltd trading as Strategic Resolution – Mediation 168

Australia – Aquarius Lawyers 169

Australia – Sladen Legal 170

Hong Kong – William KW Leung & Co 171

India – KK Sharma Law Offices 172

India – G&W Legal – Commercial Law 173

India – G&W Legal – Competition / Antitrust Law 174

India – Anand and Anand – Copyright Law 175

India – G&W Legal – Corporate Law 176

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Asia & Oceania Contents

India – Hitesh Soni & Associates 177

India – Anand and Anand – Intellectual Property Law 178

India – G&W Legal – IP Litigation 179

India – Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas 180

India – G&W Legal – Privacy Law 181

India – SunLegal 182

India – G&W Legal – Trademark Law 183

Indonesia – Mul & Co 184

Japan – Iwata Godo 185

Japan – Keisen Associates 186

Japan – ASAMURA IP P.C. 187

Kazakhstan – Agency of Intellectual Property “Tagbergenova & Partners” 188

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Macau – Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés – Advogados e Notários | LEKTOU 189

Malaysia – Kadir, Andri & Partners 190

Malaysia – Adnan Sundra & Low 191

Malaysia – Deol & Gill 192

New Zealand – Ryken and Associates Barristers and Solicitors 193

Pakistan – Kabraji & Talibuddin 194

Pakistan – Farooq, Khan & Mirza, Advocates & Corporate Counsel 195

Philippines – PJS Law 196

Philippines – Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRALAW) –Cyber Security Law 197

Philippines – Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRALAW) –Labour & Employment Law ............................................................................................................... 198

Philippines – Mata-Perez, Tamayo & Francisco 199

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Singapore – Haridass Ho & Partners 200 Singapore – Kalidass Law Corporation 201 Sri Lanka – Julius and Creasy 202 Sri Lanka – Sudath Perera Associates 203 Taiwan – Deep & Far Attorneys-at-Law 204

STRATEGIC ACTION PTY LTD TRADING AS STRATEGIC RESOLUTION

Before turning full time to mediation and arbitration in the mid1990s, Alan Limbury had wide experience as a litigation lawyer in major Sydney law firms, primarily in commercial disputes, including intellectual property (trademarks, patents, copyright and confidential information), restrictive trade practices, unfair competition and administrative law.

Alan has over 30 years of experience mediating commercial and intellectual property disputes of all kinds in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, in which parties are legally represented. He was described by Who’s Who Legal in 2018 as “one of the best mediators in the world”, in 2019 as one of the three “Most Highly Regarded” mediators in Australia “for their expertise in handling sophisticated disputes across a wide range of industries”, and in 2021 as one of the Asia Pacific Global Elite Thought Leaders in Mediation.

Alan’s deep involvement in conflict resolution developed after studying and teaching Negotiation with Professor Roger Fisher at Harvard and around Australia. He also studied and taught Mediation at Harvard with Professor Frank E.A. Sander.

Alan’s experience as an arbitrator involved issues of contractual interpretation, misleading and deceptive conduct, intellectual property rights, international technology licensing, margin lending and estoppel. He has arbitrated over 1,000 domain name disputes.

Alan spent eight years as initial Chairman of the Complaints Resolution Panel established under the Australian Therapeutic Goods Regulations to determine complaints about the advertising and promotion of therapeutic goods to consumers, and three years as a member of the Australian Administrative Appeals Tribunal, in determining appeals from governmental administrative decisions. He is presently Chair of the Consumer Health Products Australia Complaints Panel to determine complaints over advertising and promotion of non-prescription consumer healthcare products.

Alan’s LinkedIn profile may be viewed at www.linkedin.com/in/alan-limbury

Alan L. Limbury Managing Director expert@mediated.solutions

2 Crown Street, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011

Tel: +61(0)412104809 www.strategic-resolution.com

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Shane practices nationally with extensive experience in both trial and appellate matters. He undertakes a diverse range of matters and maintains a leading practice in each of the specialty areas of employment/industrial law and public law. He is recommended in the 2017 and 2018 Doyle’s Guide of leading employment and workplace junior counsel.

In FY2016, Shane had more speaking appearances in the High Court than any other junior in Australia and equal 5th appearing counsel overall.

Before being called to the Bar, Shane worked at the NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office, a boutique workplace relations firm and as head of employment law at the London Borough of Southwark.

Shane has appeared in 70 reported decisions (some of these cases have been cited in excess of 600 cases); and has appeared as lead counsel in the High Court in excess of 40 occasions. His cases include a range of landmark decisions in industrial law; including, areas of adverse action, restraints of trade, senior executive and celebrity contractual disputes; as well as good faith bargaining industrial action and WHS. Shane has particular experience in sectors including: banking, mining, media, government, insurance, ports and transport.

In the area of public law, Shane has appeared in many significant cases in the High Court and Full Court of the Federal Court, including leading High Court authority on the content of procedural fairness and the constitutional definition of ‘alien’. He has a particular interest in statutory interpretation with a number of his cases referred to in Pearce & Geddes, Statutory Interpretation in Australia.

Shane has also been involved in a range of significant commercial matters including ACL matters, tendering disputes and water licensing matters. He has appeared in a number of coronial inquests, sensitive internal government inquiries, and settling of industrial awards.

Some of the other high profile public interest cases in which Shane has appeared include: the Springwood Bushfire Inquest; the challenge to the Heritage Act decision for the Sirius Building in Sydney; the challenge to the closure of the Newcastle Rail Line; and the challenge to the NSW Local Government Amalgamations.

Shane is briefed by interstate law firms and leading Australian and international law firms. He has also acted for many of Australia’s top companies and executives.

At the request of the Royal Cambodian Securities Exchange Commission he advised in establishing the laws for its stock exchange and has been involved in a number of international commercial arbitrations emanating from South East Asia.

STATE CHAMBERS

Shane Prince SC Barrister prince@statechambers.net

Level 36

52 Martin Place Sydney NSW 2000 DX 410 Sydney

Tel: +61 2 92231522 Fax: +61 2 92237646 www.statechambers.net

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IMMIGRATION SOLUTIONS LAWYERS

Anne O’Donoghue is an accredited immigration law specialist, with over 29 years of experience. She is the director and principal lawyer of Immigration Solutions Lawyers (ISL). Anne was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1981, the Supreme Court of NSW in 1987 and the HC of Australia in 1982. In 1998, Anne received her specialist accreditation as an immigration lawyer from the NSW Law Society. Anne has been a member of the specialist accreditation advisory committee of the NSW Law Society since 2015 and was the founding vice president of the Migration Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia (LCA).

In December 2012, Anne was appointed as a member of the LCA’s International Law Section (ILS) executive. Anne is presently appointed as a co-chair of the ILS, human rights committee of the LCA and in 2022 she was appointed as the Co-Chair of International Public Law Committee.

Anne has been an International Bar Association (IBA) member for 20 years. In January 2020, Anne was appointed as a member of the Professional Ethics Committee Advisory Board of the IBA. In January 2021, Anne was also appointed as a member of the IBA Working Group on Modern Slavery Corporate Supply Chain Compliance. From August 2021 to August 2022, Anne was appointed as a Member of the Ministerial Advisory Council on skilled migration. In 2022 Anne was appointed Diversity and Inclusion officer of the Global Employment Institute of IBA and recently was a speaker for various sessions at the IBA’s Miami Conference 2022 including the session on modern slavery and was recently a Session Chair at the IBA’s Biennial Global Immigration Conference 2022, for the session titled The world in crisis: how lawyers and NGOs responded to the Afghan airlift and Ukraine invasion

Anne has been recognised by the international legal community at large on numerous occasions, including being a finalist for the 2017 and 2018 Migration Partner of the Year Award from Lawyers Weekly, a winner of the 2019 Migration Partner of the Year Award also from Lawyers Weekly, High Commendation of NSW Law Society President’s Medal in 2019, was Australasian Lawyer’s Most Influential Human Rights Lawyer for 2021 and has most recently been named one of Australasian Lawyer’s 2022 Elite Women.

Further, Immigration Solutions Lawyers made history in 2022, in their assistance to the Afghan Women Judges, in securing Permanent Visa’s. Anne O’Donoghue was personally contacted by the IBA and Baroness Helena Kennedy QC who had evacuated a number of Afghan Women Judges, Prosecutor’s, Activists, and their family’s from Afghanistan to Greece in 2021. By application to the Minister, we were able to obtain a visa grant for all 90 applicants which was a remarkable outcome.

O’Donoghue

Director and Principal Lawyer

Tel: +61 (2) 9264 6432 anne@immigrationsolutions.com.au

Suite 1304

World Tower Commercial, 87-89 Liverpool Street, Sydney, NSW Australia Tel: +61 (2) 9264 6432 Fax: +61 (2) 9264 6437 www.immigrationsolutions lawyers.com.au

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Anne

STRATEGIC ACTION PTY LTD TRADING AS STRATEGIC RESOLUTION

Dr Rosemary Howell has experience as a lawyer, strategic planner, teacher and CEO and has served a term as Secretary General of the Law Council of Australia. Her doctorate scrutinises lawyers in negotiation.

Her services include delivering conflict resolution services, negotiation strategies and training, facilitation, and coaching services to a diverse range of national and international clients through her businesses Strategic Action and Strategic Resolution.

She is a nationally accredited mediator and holds an ICCP Certificate and Advanced Certificate in Executive Coaching.

Her deep involvement in conflict resolution developed after studying negotiation with Professor Roger Fisher at Harvard University. This was followed by an invitation by him to return as a teaching fellow in the intensive program and, later, to teach with him in programs around Australia. She also had the opportunity to take several intensive training programs at Harvard with Professor Frank E.A. Sander.

She is a Professorial Fellow at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney teaching Negotiation to postgraduates.

She has been listed in the Australian edition of Who’s Who since 1982 and in its specialist mediation edition since 2013. Since 2020, that publication has consistently recognised her as a Global Elite Thought Leader.

In December 2021 she was presented with the award for Academic of the Year in the Lawyers’ Weekly National Law Awards.

Her LinkedIn profile may be viewed at www.linkedin.com/in/dr-rosemary-howell-b697ba

Dr Rosemary Howell Chairman rosemary@strategicaction.com.au

2 Crown Street, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011

Tel: +61(0)413010137 www.strategicaction.com.au

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AQUARIUS LAWYERS

Known as the ‘Fish Lawyer’, Katherine is passionate about the Marine and Aquaculture industries and provides advice to clients within the marine and maritime environment, including ocean based businesses, commercial fisheries, defence of fisheries and pollution prosecutions, aquaculture, marinas, maritime security, commercial shipping, cruise liners, marine resources management and marine and fisheries international law.

Katherine has over 20 years’ experience at law and has appeared before the full bench of the High Court and is often asked to be a guest lecturer at Australian universities on topics such as International Fisheries Law and Fisheries Prosecutions. Her passion is the ‘blue economy’ where the growth of shipping and aquaculture business requires further regulation on how the ‘blue space’ will be utilised for future generations.

Due to her vast experience in legal issues which affect the marine environment she is a regular guest speaker at international conferences. Her expertise and knowledge are also regularly featured in a wide range of magazines.

Katherine is currently the director and legal counsel for the Association of International Seafood Professionals and has held the position of Treasurer and Secretary of the World Aquaculture Society Asian Pacific Chapter Executive Committee (WAS APC) and is currently a Director of this organisation. She is also the chairperson of Aquaculture without Frontiers charity. Katherine has participated on several Boards as a non-executive member and provides guidance on compliance and legal issues.

Katherine has been a practising lawyer for 20 years, with extensive legal and training experience. She has over 30 years experience in the legal profession either as a clerk, solicitor or barrister across all jurisdictions. She is the principle solicitor of Digital Age Lawyers and Aquarius Lawyers.

Katherine has a mixed background of education, legal and media experience. She currently lecturers in the areas of legal issues for businesses and law for non lawyers, including business law, corporations law, WHS, risk management, and legal issues for event management.

Katherine has extensive experience in designing and implementing adult education programs within the legal environment, specialising in providing legal knowledge to non lawyers. She has demonstrated management and change management skills having supervised up to 90 employees.

Overall excellent knowledge and experience which allows her to provide an inspirational learning experience for students.

Katherine Hawes Principal Solicitor khawes@aquariuslawyers.com.au

Level 3, 213 Clarence St SYDNEY 2000 New South Wales Australia Tel: +61 (2) 8858 3211 www.aquariuslawyers.com.au

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Katherine Hawes @ Aquarius Lawyers is a Solicitor and Barrister, business influencer, social entrepreneur and media personality, based in Sydney, Australia.

SLADEN LEGAL

Neil is a Principal Lawyer in the business law area of Sladen Legal, with a particular focus on taxation advice and disputes. Taxation law is a complex area. Neil’s aim is to provide technical expertise to clients, commercially applied and in a friendly and approachable manner.

Neil’s practice involves advice, audits, disputes, and transactions. The client mix includes both family groups and business enterprises. Neil also regularly assists professional advisors, including tax agents, accountants and financial advisors, to understand complex legal issues and help them to better assist their own clients.

Neil is a Chartered Tax Advisor with The Tax Institute and accredited as a specialist in taxation law with the Law Institute of Victoria.

Since 2019 Neil has been named one of Australia’s “Best Lawyers of the Year” in the practice of tax law. The list is compiled by United States peer-review company Best Lawyers. Neil was also recognised in Doyles Guide as a recommended tax lawyer in 2021 and a leading tax lawyer in 2022.

Neil’s areas of practice include:

• company and international taxation;

• mergers and acquisitions;

• capital gains tax;

• Division 7A;

• family trust arrangements;

• cross-border financing;

• inbound and outbound investment;

• foreign currency transactions and the taxation of financial arrangements; and

• goods and services tax (GST).

Neil participates in tax policy, advocacy, and reform through his roles with the following organisations:

• Chair of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Taxation and Revenue Law Committee

• Member of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Tax Law Specialisation Committee

• Member of the Tax Committee of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia

• Member of The Tax Institute’s Dispute Resolution Tax Committee

• Member of the International Fiscal Association

Neil Brydges

Principal Lawyer

Tel: +61 3 9611 0176 Mob: +61 407 821 157 Fax: +61 03 9620 9288 nbrydges@sladen.com.au

Tower Two | Collins Square Level 22, 727 Collins Street Melbourne Vic 3008 www.sladen.com.au

GLE 170 AUSTRALIA – TAX LAW

WILLIAM KW LEUNG & CO

Mr. William Leung, the founder of William KW Leung & Co (www. jwlw.com) in Hong Kong, has been a practicing solicitor of the High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region since 1988.

In 2016, Mr. Leung was granted the status of Solicitor Advocate in Hong Kong, having higher rights of audience to appear and make submissions in any higher courts in Hong Kong. He obtained a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the University of London in 1988 and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Hong Kong in 1992. To further polish his legal expertise, he obtained a degree of Bachelor in International Economic Law from China University of Political Science and Law in 1997 and a degree of Master in Economic Law from Peking University (China) in 2002. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Law in Tsinghua University (China).

Mr. Leung is a Fellow with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and also a Panel Arbitrator with various international arbitral organizations, including Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), and China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC). In addition to his profound experience in arbitration, he has been an insolvency practitioner in Hong Kong since 2001.

His recent publications include “Exercise of Residual Discretion under Article V Of The New York Convention by Enforcement Court When Award Is Alive Dead and Undead” published in January 2019 on China Legal Science.

Principal, Solicitor Advocate leung@jwlw.com

1101, Beautiful Group Tower, No.77 Connaught Road Central

Tel: +852 2810 6199 Fax: +852 2810 1055 www.jwlw.com

GLE 171 HONG KONG – INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW
William Leung

KK SHARMA LAW OFFICES

KK Sharma Law Offices (‘KKSLO’/‘Firm’), having foot prints, through associate offices, across the globe, was established by Mr. KK Sharma, known as the ‘Architect of Indian Merger Review Format’. The Firm, started as a Competition Law boutique firm, has grown , inter-alia, to cover Environmental and IPR Laws, Enforcement and Investigation Framework, International Trade, Tax and Public Affairs.

Multinationals, International Associations of Business and Industry, Sovereign Governments and Fortune 500 Companies including Private and State Owned Enterprises are its clients. In-depth analysis of all issues , with a single minded focus on the clients’ interest, has given the Firm a distinction wherein it can boast of an ‘all happy club’ of past clients.

Be it Competition Law, Tax, Environment or any other law, or the related litigation, unique innovative approach has ,almost, always persuaded the concerned authorities to appreciate finer nuances of law and decide the matters with empathy for the clients.

The academic contributions of the Firm are also of high calibre and appreciated across the world. Two books , on Competition Law alone, having been written by the Founder Mr. Sharma, along with contribution of different chapters on Indian context of different laws in the international publications such as Global Competition Review, Asian Competition Review, Competition Policy, International Cooperative Legal Guide etc. , as well as a stream of articles on various aspects of law including competition law give a very good grounding to the Firm.

The founder of the Firm, Mr. Sharma has been hailed as the ‘Father of Indian Competition Law’ because of his seminal contribution in development of competition law in India by way of contributing to drafting of the law, regulations and heading all the three streams - Investigation, Mergers and Antitrust - while being in the Competition Commission of India.

Needless to say that , in its journey towards excellence, the Firm has dealt with multiple streams of business such as Airlines, Aluminium Processing Units, Oil and Chemicals, Automobiles, Power Generation and Transmission, Retail, Real Estate, Shipping industry, Liquor, Insurance, Ports, Pharmaceutical, Banking and Finance, Bulk Transportation, Film Industry, Manufacturing Sector, Future Trading of Agriculture Commodities or Services of GPS devices. This has given an all round rich experience to the Firm.

In totality, the Firm believes in ‘delivering happiness’ and ensures that clients are stress free after leaving their problems at the door step of the Firm.

Founder kksharma@kkslawoffices. com

4th Floor, Sishan House 119, Shahpur Jat New Delhi - 110049 India

Tel: +91-11-41081137 +91-11-49053075 www.kkslawoffices.com

GLE 172 INDIA – ANTITRUST LAW
Kaushal K Sharma

Srijoy Das is Senior Counsel at G&W Legal, leading the Commercial Law practice. He has over 25 years of experience advising both domestic and multinational corporations on legal aspects of doing business in India, with a focus on commercial matters, transactions, operations and cross-border issues. In this time, Srijoy has become widely regarded for his considerable expertise in helping multinationals establish, structure and scale their operations in India.

Srijoy has represented some of the biggest brands in the world and regularly acts as a business and legal advisor to clients expanding into India, including on matters of foreign investment; entry strategy; M&A; strategic alliances; crossborder transactions; corporate governance; business operations; distribution agreements; and commercial contracts. He is trusted by clients to serve on the board of several multinationals’ Indian businesses, as well as multiple nonprofits including WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) and IYSA (Indian Youth Soccer Association).

Srijoy is a Country Expert for India with the International Distribution Institute and a long standing member of the American Bar Association. Through the years, he has also been globally recognized as a leading legal practitioner in India. Srijoy has been the only Indian listed in Who’s Who Legal’s Thought Leaders Global Elite for the last 10 years, and has been ranked as a leading individual in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 as well.

G&W LEGAL

Srijoy Das Senior Counsel srijoydas@gnwlegal.com Delhi: C-9/9624 Vasant Kunj New Delhi

Gurugram: G&W Legal MPowered Building Plot 51+52 Udyog Vihar Phase IV Sector 18, Gurugram www.gnwlegal.com

GLE 173 INDIA – COMMERCIAL LAW

G&W LEGAL

Dhruv Singh is Counsel at G&W Legal and heads the firm’s Competition/Antitrust practice. A recent addition to G&W’s growing team, he brings a rich body of experience from his time spent in-house at leading multinationals and is thus able to both identify and resolve issues from a valuable commercial perspective.

In previous roles, Dhruv was responsible for setting up an antitrust compliance program for Walmart-owned Flipkart – a company under intense scrutiny by the Competition Commission of India – advising on day-to-day issues of FDI policy, compliance with Indian competition law, and an extremely active M&A program. He antitrust experience is particularly relevant to large technology and ecommerce firms, such as on use of data, tying, bundling, egalitarianism with business partners, exclusivities and the transparency of search and listing algorithms. He has also devised novel training tools and methodologies to engage with companies’ executive leadership on antitrust issues.

In private practice, Dhruv has represented some of the world’s mostrecognizable companies before various courts and regulatory authorities, particularly on issues of competition law and Foreign Direct Investment. He has trained top officials from a leading global automotive brand as well as a global electronics manufacturer on competition law, including on the need for appropriate internal communications, privilege and what to expect during the course of a dawn raid.

Dhruv has a keen interest in public policy, and has assisted many organizations, including non-profits and trade associations with interpretations of proposed laws (including those on changes to India’s antitrust regulations), and in making cogent representations against laws that would have the propensity to derail the growth of industry.

Dhruv Singh Counsel dhruv@gnwlegal.com Delhi: C-9/9624 Vasant Kunj New Delhi Gurugram: G&W Legal MPowered Building Plot 51+52

Udyog Vihar Phase IV Sector 18, Gurugram www.gnwlegal.com

GLE 174 INDIA – COMPETITION / ANTITRUST LAW

ANAND AND ANAND

Madhu has carved a niche in the field of trademark prosecution having represented numerous leading Indian companies and Multinationals, including Fortune 500 companies in India and the sub-continent. She advises various companies on brand adoption, protection and enforcement, commercialisation, drafting and negotiating various contracts. Madhu also assists the clients in drafting of various policies such as Brand Usage Policy, Internet Policy, Privacy Policy etc.

With 16 years of experience in the IP field, Madhu is the go-to person for due diligence for companies acquiring IP assets and advice on a host of issues arising out of such contracts. She also advices on contentious issues such as IP violations, misleading and false claims and has got the back of big-ticket clients on advertising issues. Her most recent successes involved the publication of the trademarks LIFEBOUY and OLA CABS to be included in the well-known list published by the Trademarks Office. Madhu has also handled several Domain Name Disputes before WIPO and .IN Registry.

She is routinely invited by prestigious national and international forums and institutions to share her insights on various aspects of IP and sensitize stakeholders across all sectors. Here’s a look at some of her extra-curricular engagements:

• Moderator at the INTA Virtual Meeting 2020 on “Emerging Unicorns Need to Protect IP” and at INTA Virtual Meeting 2021 on “Role of Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property”

• Conducted webinars on IP Protection, Management and Enforcement as a part of FICCI’s initiative, “100–Webinar series on Intellectual Property”

• Interacted with almost 100 school students at HUL’s campus in Mumbai on World IP Day 2017; featured in INTA Global Report

Recognitions

• Recognized by Asian Legal Business as one of India’s 50 Rising Stars 2021.

• Included in “WIPF - Powerful Indian Women in IP 2021”

• Recognised for “excellent client care” by Lexology and awarded the 2022 Client Choice Award

• Ranked amongst “Recommended Individuals” in WTR 1000. The leading publication identified Madhu as “TM filing and brand strategy maven instrumental to firm’s success in TM prosecution and registrability advisory work”.

• Inducted as a Copyright expert in the Global Law Expert network

Affiliations

• Bar Council of Delhi

• INTA

• FICCI

B-41, Nizamuddin East New Delhi 110013 India Tel: +91-120-4059300 Fax: +91-120-4243056 www.anandandanand.com

GLE 175 INDIA – COPYRIGHT LAW
Madhu Rewari Partner madhu@anandandanand.com

Disha Mohanty is a Partner at G&W Legal. She co-chairs the Commercial as well as Employment law practice.

Disha advises Fortune 500 companies as well as SMEs; acts on complex cross-border transactions; advises on foreign investment regulations with a strong emphasis on e-commerce and retail; and assists businesses with global brand expansion and business growth by representing clients in commercial transactions, including joint ventures and mergers/acquisitions. She has significant experience helping businesses navigate the Indian legal landscape. She also regularly advises clients on issues such as compensation structure and employees stock options schemes, secondment of foreign employees to India, termination and work force reduction, disciplinary proceedings, retrenchment and restructuring pursuant to mergers, acquisition and transfer of business.

Notably, Disha represents a global retail conglomerate in connection with its Global Capability Centre and innovation/tech hub in India; acts for a one of the largest electronic component distributors with their commercial arrangements and assists corporations on various aspects of conducting their businesses in India. Disha is a member of the Bar Council of India, American Bar Association and International Distribution Institute. She recently co-authored the India Chapters for ICLG’s Digital Business 2022 (see here) and Global Investigations Review’s Data Privacy & Transfer in Investigations (see here). She is the Country Expert (Distribution) for India with the International Distribution Institute.

dishamohanty@gnwlegal.com

Delhi: C-9/9624 Vasant Kunj New Delhi

Gurugram: G&W Legal MPowered Building Plot 51+52

Udyog Vihar Phase IV Sector 18, Gurugram www.gnwlegal.com

GLE 176 INDIA – CORPORATE LAW
Disha Mohanty Partner

HITESH SONI & ASSOCIATES

Hitesh C Soni is an Indian lawyer who practices in the Bombay High Court. He was appointed a Court Commissioner by the Honorable Bombay High Court on November 21, 2022, and has served on the distinguished panel since.

Hitesh was recently awarded the Rashtriya Gaurav Award 2022 & featured in “Most Prestigious & Trusted Legal Leader in 2022” the Editor acclaimed him The Astute, Sharp-Witted Leader He was also awarded with the Global Lex-Falcon Awards Dubai 2022 & with the prestigious Indian Achievers’ Award 2021. He has made significant contributions to the evolution of the law through a number of reported judgments’. He possesses extensive legal expertise in the area of constitutional law, corporate and commercial law, international trade and customs law, immigration law, and white-collar crime. In 2017, he founded his own law firm, M/s Hitesh Soni and Associates, with its headquarters in Bombay. For a first-generation lawyer to establish a legal practice in Bombay at the young age of 26 is widely regarded as exceptional in the field of law.

As an attorney, Hitesh C Soni has a reputation as an extraordinary young professional because of his holistic thought and ethical behavior in the legal field. Insights Success Magazine just included him in its “Most Reliable Law Firm” issue, which was published in June 2021. Acclaimed as a “Erudite Visionary” by Magazine Editors.

Hitesh Soni & Associates

Hitesh Soni and Associates® is a APAC Notable Law Firm ranked by the Benchmark Litigation, a definitive guide to the world’s leading litigation firms and lawyers. The firm is a global award winning top law firm in India, having conferred with the Rashtriya Gaurav Award 2022; Global Excellence Award 2022, Global Lex-Falcon Awards Dubai 2022 & the coveted Indian Achievers’ Awards 2021. The firm has been recognized as “Top Business Law Firm 2022” & one of “Most Reliable Law Firm 2021”

The firm is known for its courtroom glimmer, which is based around powerful clientscentric moral framework, mutual ethic, and a strategic and panacea mind set. The law firm is proud of its potential, including in-house and international businesses, financial entities, private equity funds, venture equity funds, start-ups and government and regulation agencies, to provide its broad and diverse client base.

It is dedicated to producing high-quality results on a consistent basis. This entails offering prompt, creative, standardized, and specific legal guidance that is also cost-effective.

Hitesh C Soni Founder & Managing Partner

Chamber No 2 Oriental Business Centre Ambalal Doshi Marg Fort, Mumbai 400001 India

lawoffice@hiteshcsoni.in hsoni.associates@gmail.com Tel: +9122-6884-1524 www.hiteshcsoni.in

GLE 177 INDIA – INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW

Safir Anand is senior partner and head of trademarks, and contractual and commercial IP, at Anand and Anand. He is recognised as one of India’s top IP attorneys and has over 25 years of experience in advising and representing clients from diverse industries, from fast-moving consumer goods to pharmaceuticals, software, social media, food, media, sports, entertainment, luxury, fashion and government. Safir’s strategic insights, blended with an astute understanding of IP law, makes him one of the most sought-after lawyers of his fraternity providing wholesome solutions to multidimensional business requirements including brand creation; valuation; risk mitigation; licensing and franchising; corporate taxation (evaluation, risk assessment, counselling on various complicated tax problems, and the consequences of new and updated tax laws that affect the client’s business); brand protection from dilution; commercialisation and monetisation; and due diligence.

Professional Associations

He currently serves on INTA’s Commercialization of Brands Committee and its first Research Advisory Council. Also serves on Serves on INTA’s Global Brand Transactions and Tax Subcommittee. He has also contributed a chapter in a book by INTA which brings together global eminent authors from diverse industries on Business Environment Trends on brand value, brand equity, brand valuation, and brand evaluation.

Safir has also joined on invitation an expert group of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) with an aim to boost the monetization practice. He also sits on the Board of Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI). Recently, he has joined on invitation Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations’ (ICRIER), India’s premier economic policy think tank, to provide expertise on India’s creative economy.

Professional Recognitions

Safir has been recognised as the Best IP Lawyer of the Year at the Business World Global Leaders Awards 2021; IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists for 2022; Managing IP Trademark Star 2022; Awarded Leading Lawyers-Trademark Prosecution by Leaders League 2022; Enlisted as Elite Practitioner by Asia Law 2023; Awarded the Trademark Law Expert-2021 by Leaders in law Global Awards; Luxe Book India’s Luxury Insider - Top 100 Most Powerful Lawyers; Trademark Lawyer of the Year at the Legal Era Indian Legal Awards 2021-22; enlisted in the Forbes India’s Legal Powerlist 2021 & 2022 as one of the Top Individual Lawyers; conferred with the International Advisory Experts Award for exemplary performance in the field of Intellectual Property for the year 2022; IAF-Atmanirbhar Bharat Award 2021 &22; WTR 1000 World’s Leading Trademark Professional since 2015; WTR Global Leader 2022, to name a few.

ANAND AND ANAND

Safir Anand Senior Partner safir@anandandanand.com

B-41, Nizamuddin East New Delhi 110013 India Tel: +91-120-4059300 Fax: +91-120-4243056 www.anandandanand.com

GLE 178 INDIA – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

G&W LEGAL

Nikhil Kumar is a Partner at G&W Legal. He co-heads the Trademarks team, with an additional focus on Industrial Designs, and leads on Brand Protection.

Nikhil advises clients globally in connection with the protection, policing, and enforcement of their brands; regularly represents companies and individuals before the Indian IP Office as well courts and tribunals; handles complex investigations into trademark and design infringements; and has represented several household names in enforcement efforts across India – successfully enjoining the usage of numerous infringing trademarks and putting an end to several counterfeiting operations.

Illustratively, Nikhil represents one of the most popular content-creators in the world in relation to a trademark and merchandising dispute; acts for a European fintech company in relation to their portfolio in India; handles panIndia enforcement efforts for a French multinational telecom corporation; and manages portfolios for several breweries and distilleries as well as a global biopharmaceutical company. He has developed particular expertise in advising clients in relation to contentious matters involving multiple jurisdictions in South Asia, and regularly coordinates enforcement projects across Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Nikhil is a member of INTA, ECTA and the Bar Council of India.

Nikhil Kumar Partner nikhilkumar@gnwlegal.com Delhi: C-9/9624 Vasant Kunj New Delhi Gurugram: G&W Legal MPowered Building Plot 51+52 Udyog Vihar Phase IV Sector 18, Gurugram www.gnwlegal.com

GLE 179 INDIA – IP LITIGATION

CYRIL AMARCHAND MANGALDAS

Cyril Shroff has over 40 years of experience in a wide range of practices areas, including corporate and securities law, disputes, banking, bankruptcy and infrastructure.

Over the years, his passion for a just world, blended with a keen sense of fairness and empathy has helped cam firmly establish itself as a trusted advisor to its clients. Mr. Shroff has consistently been ranked as “star practitioner” in India by Chambers Global and is often regarded as the “M&A King of India”. A thought leader and a visionary, Mr. Shroff is known for advising on many first of its kind transactions in India. He regularly gets recognised as an award-winning professional across practices.

Memberships

• Chairman of FICCI’s Corporate Laws Committee

• Member of CII National Council and Financial Markets Committee

• Chairman of SES ESG Advisory Board

• He was a member of SEBI constituted Uday Kotak Committee on Corporate Governance and SEBI Committee on Insider Trading

• Member of first apex advisory committee of the IMC International ADR Centre

• Task force member of Society of Insolvency Practitioners of India

• Member of the Media Legal Defence Initiative International Advisory Board

• Part of various committees of CII’s National Council on Corporate Governance and National Committee on Capital Markets, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Commodities Markets, Financial Investors and Regulatory Affairs

• Board Member of Krea University

• Member of the Apex Advisory Board of Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management

• Member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Study of the Legal Profession established by the Harvard Law School

• Member of the Advisory Board of National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM)

Awards & Recognition

• ‘Managing Partner of the Year’, ALB India Law Awards 2019 & 2022

• ‘Thought Leaders Global Elite’ for M&A & Project Finance, Who’s Who Legal 2021

• ‘Deal Maker of the Year’, ALB India Law Awards 2020

• Named as ‘A-List Icon’ in IBLJ A-list Lawyers 2020

• Included in Legal500’s ‘Hall of Fame’ 2020

• Recognised as IFLR Asia Best Lawyers 2020

• ‘Band 1’ Private Wealth Law, Chambers & Partners HNW Guide since published

• Consistently recognised as ‘Eminent Practitioners’ for Private Equity; Banking & Finance and Restructuring /Insolvency in India and ‘Star Individuals’ for Corporate M&A in India

• ‘Commended External Counsel of the Year’, The Asian-Mena Counsel – In-House Community, 2019

Cyril Shroff

Managing Partner

cyril.shroff@cyrilshroff.com

Peninsula Chambers

Peninsula Corporate Park Ganpatrao Kadam Marg Lower Parel. Mumbai Maharashtra 400 013 India

Tel: +91 22 2496 4455 +91 22 66604455 Fax: +91 22 2496 3666 www.cyrilshroff.com

GLE 180 INDIA – M&A LAW

G&W LEGAL

Arjun Khurana is a Partner at G&W Legal. He chairs the Tech, Media & IP practice and leads on Emerging Issues. He currently sits on INTA’s Data Protection Committee and is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Arjun counsels corporations at the intersection of tech and the law; guides clients through the changing data protection and privacy regime in India; acts on complex cross-border technology transactions and data transfer arrangements; conducts data transfer impact assessments; handles complex investigations involving online fraud, phishing, identity theft and recruitment scams, advising clients on crisis comms as well as enforcement; advises on advertising and marketing law; and represents clients in commercial disputes. He has significant experience helping businesses navigate the Indian legal landscape.

Notably, Arjun represents one of the world’s largest media networks in highvalue litigation; advises online streaming platforms; advises an internet giant in connection with its AdTech business as well as data protection and reporting obligations; regularly designs privacy and data protection policy frameworks for clients; advises an international non-profit on issues arising from dealing with Government data in India; counsels a global tech powerhouse on its digital markets vertical; and assists corporations on various aspects of operating online and digital businesses in India. He recently advised a client on privacy, surveillance and data protection related aspects of smart camera-monitoring and guided a tech company looking to set up an esports and gaming portal.

Arjun is a member of the IAPP, INTA, MARQUES and the Bar Council of India, and has been ranked in the WTR1000 Enforcement and Litigation –Individuals category. He recently co-authored the India Chapters for ICLG’s Digital Business 2022, as well as Global Investigations Review’s Data Privacy & Transfer in Investigations and Global Data Review’s Privacy Handbook 2023.

Arjun Khurana Partner arjun@gnwlegal.com Delhi: C-9/9624 Vasant Kunj New Delhi Gurugram: G&W Legal MPowered Building Plot 51+52 Udyog Vihar Phase IV Sector 18, Gurugram www.gnwlegal.com

GLE 181 INDIA – PRIVACY LAW

Having worked in the infrastructure project space for last 17 years which included government advisory for big-ticket infrastructure projects, Parul Kashyap has a comprehensive view of the sector.

She has advised government authorities, international concessionaires/bidders, funds, lenders and multilateral bodies on various aspects of the infrastructure projects ranging from contracts, regulatory framework, international treaties, project financing, tender advisory to tender as well as contractual disputes

During the course of her professional journey, Parul has consistently created value for her clients and their businesses. Her rich and varied experience of the sector makes her an out of the box lawyer who also has a sound commercial sense.

SunLegal

SunLegal is a new age boutique law firm that aims to provide top of the line legal services to its clients and an enriching, productive, collaborative and encouraging work environment to its lawyers. The firm is based on the bedrock of high service standards, quick turnaround time, practical advice, impeccable integrity and unmatched client care. The firm believes in collaborating with the clients to find viable solutions to their concerns while always ensuring compliance with applicable laws.

The firm focuses heavily on Infrastructure Projects, Public Private Partnerships (PPP), Public Procurement, Project Finance, Commercial Contracts, Corporate Advisory and Dispute Resolution. Additionally, the firm also services two special verticals: the International SME Desk and the Start-up Desk.

India, being one of the fastest developing economies, has an insatiable thirst for better infrastructure across sectors transcending both urban and rural landscapes. The victories and failures in the Indian infrastructure story is by now well known to all stakeholders, however the long and short of it remains that its roads, airports, ports, highways, railways, industrial corridors, power plants, LNG terminals, dams, etc need to be built and built well, hence, at SunLegal we endeavor to demystify the Indian infrastructure sector and provide bespoke services for both domestic and international investors with interest in this sector and who amongst other things may be looking to bid for government tenders, invest in operational projects, exit projects, acquire project companies, manage large scale contracts or are anticipating a dispute.

We regularly advise our clients, who are a mix of government authorities, developers, EPC contractors, lenders and other stakeholders, on contractual matters, bid process management, tender advisory and also assist them in picking out the apparent and under the surface legal, regulatory and contractual risks to assess, evaluate and optimise them in the best possible way.

B-7, Allied House

Plot no.5 and 6 Nelson Mandela Marg Vasant Kunj New Delhi -110070 Tel: +91-11- 40128898 www.sunlegal.in

GLE 182 INDIA – PROJECTS & INFRASTRUCTURE LAW
Parul Kashyap Founder Partner parul.kashyap@sunlegal.in

G&W LEGAL

Vidhi is a Partner at G&W Legal. She co-heads the Trademarks team, with particular expertise in Domain Disputes. She is also a member of the International Trademark Association’s Professional Development Committee.

Vidhi acts for large multinational clients and handles the end-to-end of their trademarks and domain names in India as well as other South Asian countries –from clearance and selection through prosecution, oppositions, revocations and overall portfolio management. She regularly represents clients before various offices of the Indian Trademarks Registry and has acted in several successful domain enforcement actions under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy as well as the .IN Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. Representatively, Vidhi manages the Indian trademark portfolios of one of the world’s most-recognizable brands in the fashion and personal care space; a leading European chain of sandwich shops; as well as a global media network.

Vidhi Singh Partner vidhi@gnwlegal.com Delhi: C-9/9624 Vasant Kunj New Delhi

Gurugram: G&W Legal MPowered Building Plot 51+52 Udyog Vihar Phase IV Sector 18, Gurugram www.gnwlegal.com

GLE 183 INDIA – TRADEMARK LAW

Mulyono is the founder and managing partner of Mul & Co and has accounting, finance, and legal backgrounds. He has a doctorate degree in taxation law (University of Jayabaya) and triple master’s degrees in finance (University of Indonesia), law (University of Padjajaran), and notary (Pelita Harapan University), as well as several professional certifications, including: Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant, Certified Financial Planner, Certified Management Accountant, and Affiliate Wealth Manager. He is also a licensed legal counsel in tax court, licensed advocate and member of the Indonesian Advocate Association (PERADI), and a registered tax consultant.

Before setting up Mul & Co, Mulyono had extensive experience in tax and legal environments. His experience in taxation extends to tax disputes, tax due diligence, tax advisory, tax compliance, as well as company restructuring. He serves a variety of multi-national clients from many industries, such as e-commerce, manufacturing, trading, real estate, mining & oil and gas, telecommunication, hospitality, and services. He has also been invited to be the speaker and facilitator in several national tax seminars and trainings. His unique combination of technical knowledge in tax, accounting, finance and law, as well as his expertise of the Indonesian taxation system enable him to become a trusted advisor to clients. He is able to deliver holistic and practical taxation services to clients and to accomplish complex and challenging taxrelated projects.

Mul & Co is one of a very few law firms in Indonesia that specialises in taxation fields. Mul & Co was founded by experienced practitioners with multi-disciplinary backgrounds in tax, law, accounting, and finance.

The firm’s services include tax dispute, tax advisory & restructuring, and tax compliance. The team is comprised of dedicated professionals with a deep understanding of taxation law regulations and business culture. The firm is also independent, meaning that it is free from time-consuming conflict check processes.

The Mul & Co team believe that their success depends upon clients’ satisfaction, therefore they always strive to provide clients with the best possible solution to their tax matters. The firm brings a rich understanding of Indonesia’s unique business and legal culture to provide tax services. Ultimately, Mul & Co understands exactly what the client needs in their every taxation need and want.

MUL & CO

Mulyono

Managing Partner

Tel: +62 811-1871-574 mulyono@mul-co.com

Jl. Pluit Raya 121 Blok A/12 Penjaringan Jakarta Utara 14440 Indonesia Tel: +62 21 668 1998 www.mul-co.com

GLE 184 INDONESIA – TAX LAW

Ryohei Kudo is a partner in charge of IP and dispute resolution at Iwata Godo. He is a graduate of the University of Tokyo (JD and LLB) and Columbia Law School (LLM, James Kent Scholar). He is an attorney-at-law (admitted in Japan and New York). His practice focuses on IP and a wide variety of general civil and commercial disputes, cross-border disputes/ foreign lawsuits, and alternative dispute resolution (arbitration, mediation and other ADR proceedings). Examples are illustrated below:

Foreign cases:

• Support foreign litigations, Japanese law opinion for foreign courts (Singapore, Hong Kong, US, Malaysia, Vietnam, South Korea.)

• International arbitration at JCAA and SIAC

Domestic cases:

• Enforcement in Japan based on foreign judgments and arbitral awards

• Corporate litigation such as injunction against directors’ illegal actions, petition for convocation of shareholders’ meetings, petition for disclosure of shareholder lists/minutes/accounting books, litigations for rescission of shareholders’ meeting resolutions, provisional disposition cases prohibiting shareholders’ meetings, litigations for dismissal of directors, disputes over control of corporations.

• Commercial litigations such as IP litigations (patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition), IT and software litigations, trade secret theft, real estate litigations, finance-related litigations, dissolution of joint venture, discontinuation of long-lasting contractual relation, product defects, and preservation of evidence.

Recent Publications

English:

• “Global Legal Insights to: AI, Machine Learning & Big Data 2022” (co-author, Global Legal Group, 2022)

• “The Media and Entertainment Law Review Edition 3 (Japan Chapter)” (co-author, Law Business Research Ltd., December 2021)

Japanese:

• “Specific Measures of Information Disclosure on Investment in Intellectual Properties: Scope of Intellectual Properties and Contents and Manner of Disclosure” (co-author, May issue of Business Houmu, 2022)

• “6,000 Lectures on Legal Issues for Financial Institutions” (co-author, Kinzai Institute For Financial Affairs, 2022)

• “How to Deal with Rising Risk of Information Leakage? Countermeasures for Protecting and Handling Trade Secrets – Case 1: External Cyber Attacks, Case 2: Negligence and Non-Compliance by Current Employees, Case 3: Misappropriation of Information by a Departing Employees and Alleged Disclosure/Use at his/her New Employer” (co-author, December issue of Business Houmu, 2021)

• “Method of Identifying Trade Secrets in Proceedings of Injunction against Unfair Competition Regarding Trade Secrets” (co-author, Chizai Purizumu (Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry), March 2018)

IWATA GODO

Ryohei Kudo Partner

Tel: +81 3 3214 6237 rkudo@iwatagodo.com

Marunouchi Bldg, 15th floor 2-4-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-6315 Japan Tel: +81 3 3214 6205 Fax: +81 3 3214 6209 www.iwatagodo.com

GLE 185 JAPAN – DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Taro Yaguchi is a registered patent attorney in Japan (26 years’ experience) and the founder of Keisen Associates, a Japanese patent law firm headquartered in Tokyo, with offices in Philadelphia and New York. He is also the chief executive officer of Japan Technology Group Inc, a company that serves as a liaison between untapped Japanese university and venture company innovations and non-Japanese companies. He is an active lecturer and has given talks throughout Japan and the United States on topics such as technology transfer, international licensing strategies and Japanese patent law. He is a visiting professor at Kumamoto University and Tokyo University of Science and has lectured at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. Mr Yaguchi was a vice chairman of the Japanese Patent Attorney Association in 1998-1999 and is also a member of the International Trademark Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Association of University Technology Managers and the Licensing Executive Society International.

He is qualified as a Patent Attorney admitted to practice before the Japan Patent Office, the Intellectual Property High Court and the Supreme Court / IP Infringement litigator for Intellectual Property Infringement Courtroom Litigation in Japan. He is also admitted to practice before the USPTO.

Keisen Associates

No matter how highly developed the media of communication have become, time, language, and cultural barriers still can hinder protection of intellectual property in other countries. This is true for Japan as well as for anywhere else. Applicants can run into problems when communicating directly with Japanese legal counsel and evaluating work done in Japan due to the language barrier, for example. They may also encounter inconsistencies in the quality of translations, slow response time, and high communication costs.

In answer to these issues, Keisen’s predecessor, Omori & Yaguchi, founded Omori & Yaguchi US in Philadelphia in 2000, achieving several strategic advantages. Our Philadelphia office houses registered Japanese patent attorneys, US patent attorneys, and US patent agents. Located in the Eastern US and with many bilingual staff members, we are able to meet regularly with our clients, even in person, to discuss their inventions and IP strategies in English, which is crucial for creating high-quality specifications for Japan. Our lawyers have intimate knowledge of the Japanese IP business and can assist personally with legal aspects of developing a market strategy for Japan, including licensing, franchising, and other matters related to intellectual property rights. The Tokyo and Philadelphia offices cooperate to serve our clients’ IP prosecution and litigation needs around the clock. In order to facilitate effective communication between our two offices, we conduct television conferences and even frequently fly staff between the offices.

KEISEN ASSOCIATES

Taro Yaguchi Founder tyaguchi@keisenassociates.com

Aioi Nissay Dowa Sompo Nibancho Bldg 8th Floor Nibancho 5-6 Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 102-0084 Tel: +81-3-6825-1418 Fax: +81-3-6825-1423 www.keisenassociates.com

GLE 186 JAPAN – IP LITIGATION

ASAMURA IP P.C.

Kazutaka Otsuka is an experienced patent attorney and a lawsuit counsel who focuses his practice on domestic and international trademark and design prosecution. He incorporates global policies for intellectual property protection in his daily work related to IP rights protection and client counseling.

As a member of a patent attorney private organisation, Kazutaka Otsuka was involved in the management of the Intellectual Property Foreign Training Department for four years, starting in 2006. In 2011-2012 and 2015-2016, he was a member of the Trademark Committee, a special committee of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA). In the Japan Trademark Association, an association made up of corporate intellectual property professionals and lawyers, he has been involved in the management of the judicial decision research group since 2012.

At Chuo University, Kazutaka Otsuka was a member of the Corporate Law seminar where he immersed himself in corporate law, particularly intellectual property rights and product liability.

Key Areas of Expertise

Examinations, consultations, procedural support for trademark and design rights protection (foreign and domestic), dispute support, legal advice, consultations and other types of support for license transfer agreements, negotiations, unfair competition, and copyrights.

Publications

“Look and Learn! Introduction to Foreign Patent Applications” Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation, 2010

“Trademark Law Practice Seen From the Latest Rulings II” Seirin Shoin, 2012

Three Dimensional Trademark Registration of “Kikkoman Tabletop Dispenser” in Japan.” (with Hiroko Hirayama, Ryota Hara, and Hideyuki Suzuki), AIPPI Journal (Vol.44 No.3), May 2019.

Kazutaka Otsuka Director of Trademark Department kotsuka@asamura.jp

Tennoz Central Tower 2-2-24, Higashi-Shinagawa Shinagawa-ward Tokyo 140-0002 Japan Tel: +81 3 5715 8651 www.asamura.jp/en

GLE 187 JAPAN – TRADEMARK LAW

AGENCY OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY “TAGBERGENOVA & PARTNERS”

Our Agency was established in 1992 on the basis of the former Alma-Ata Branch of the All-Union Patent Services Center which existed since 1969. The founders of the Agency are Modangul Tagbergenova and Alma Tagbergenova.

Being a full-service intellectual property agency securing comprehensive and topstandard IP protection, the Agency has grown into one of the leading intellectual property firms in Kazakhstan. Among the Agency’s core values are its commitment to excellence, teamwork, and achieving the best results for the clients.

Currently, the Agency has an extensive trademark protection practice. We provide IP services to our clients in Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Ukraine, Moldova, Russia, and Belarus.

We monitor all relevant latest legislation and technology developments in order to retain our leading position and be able to protect our clients’ intellectual property in the most professional, cost effective and time saving manner.

Our commitment to achieving the best results for our clients has earned us a reputation as a “Trusted Partner” (see www.country-index.com).

The firm includes five registered Kazakhstan Patent Attorneys specialized in different areas, and two Eurasian Patent Attorneys:

We are members of associations such as INTA, AIPPI, LES, FICPI.

Our patent attorneys are supported by a team of associates and advisors qualified in a broad range of technologies from biotechnology to software.

Our major task is to anticipate business development needs of our clients.

The Intellectual Property Agency has a broad practice related to the protection and enforcement of patents, trade and service marks, integrated circuits, plant varieties, trade names, copyright, licensing and assignment of intellectual property rights, unfair competition. We represent our clients in dispute resolution and before any official authorities.

Tagbergenova Alma Taishevna Partner

Eurasian Patent Attorney (Reg. # 296) Kazakhstan Patent and Trademark Attorney (Reg. # 37)

65, Kazibek bi str. Office 403 Almaty 050000 Kazakhstan Tel: +7 (727) 261 18 47; +7 (727) 272 77 09 info@tagberg.kz www.tagberg.kz www.intellectual.kz

GLE 188 KAZAKHSTAN – PATENT LAW

RATO, LING, LEI & CORTÉS – ADVOGADOS E NOTÁRIOS | LEKTOU

Lei Wun Kong is a Senior partner of Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés –Advogados e Notários. He is also China Attesting Officer and Private Notary of Macau SAR. He has experience in Real Estate, Administrative & Regulatory, Banking, Finance & Insurance, Corporate, Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Dispute Resolution. Besides the above mentioned legal services, he can also provide notary services in various areas.

Qualified to practice as a lawyer in Macau and Greater Bay Area of China, he is also member of the Macao Special Administrative Region Basic Law Committee under the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, Member of the Committee of The Municipal Affairs Bureau, Legal advisor for the Zhuhai government. He is also experienced in arbitration, as Arbitrator of the Hainan Arbitration Commission, Arbitrator of the Zhuhai Arbitration Commission, Arbitrator of Zhuhai Court of International Arbitration, Mediator of Guozhong Civil and Commercial Mediation Center (Hengqin, Zhuhai) and Arbitrator of the Guangdong Arbitration Commission.

He works as legal advisor for several enterprises (including cross-border enterprises, financial institutions, construction engineering companies and real estate companies, etc.), academic institutions and government departments, issuing legal opinions, offering advice on license applications, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property rights and dispute resolution.

He is a regular contributor to legal and non-legal publications and speaker at regional and international conferences relating to the legal subject.

Av. da Amizade, No.555 Macau Landmark Office Tower, 23th Foor Macau SAR China

Tel: +853 2856 2322 Fax: +853 2858 0991 www.lektou.com

GLE 189 MACAU – REAL ESTATE LAW
Lei Wun Kong Senior Partner lei@lektou.com

KADIR, ANDRI & PARTNERS

Dato’ Andri graduated with LL.B (Hons) from the University of Nottingham in 1988, called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1989 and holds a postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Studies from the International Islamic University of Malaysia in 1990. A member of the Malaysian Bar, he had previously served in the Judicial and Legal Service as Federal Counsel early in his legal career before going into private practice. He is a founder partner of the firm Kadir, Andri & Partners.

Dato’ Andri currently heads the banking and finance team at Kadir Andri & Partners. He was a member of the Law Revision Committee on Islamic Banking and Finance of Bank Negara Malaysia including the sub-committee on Review of Contracts Act and the sub-committees of the Islamic capital market working group of the Securities Commission. He is a registered adjudicator and registered on the Islamic banking and finance arbitrator panel at the Asian International Arbitration Centre.

Having built his expertise in a wide area of corporate practice including dispute resolution, energy, mergers and acquisitions, privatization and construction, his practice area now focuses on Islamic finance and banking with specific emphasis on product development, waqf, capital markets and project finance. Dato’ Andri had advised on several sukuk structures that were the first of its kind when issued. These include local and cross border transactions and in various currencies.

Dato’ Andri authored the chapter on “Judicial Review” for Malaysian Court Forms and co- authoring the “Judicial Review Handbook”, both published by the Malayan Law Journal. Besides, he has also contributed a chapter in the Malaysian Sukuk Market Handbook published by RAM Rating Services Berhad. In particular, he has presented papers, amongst others, on topics relating to Islamic banking and finance, company law and waqf, including having had the privilege of presenting a paper in the Al-Baraka Symposium. Dato’ Andri was consulted by Fitch Ratings on their maiden publication “Takaful- Methodology and Review”.

Kadir Andri & Partners is a boutique corporate and finance legal practice which traces its roots to the predecessor law firm of Kadir Tan & Ramli that was established in 1976.

Dato’ Andri Aidham Badri

Managing Partner

Tel: +603-2780 2913 andri@kaaplaw.com

Suite A-38-8, Level 38 Menara UOA Bangsar, 5 Jalan Bangsar Utama 1 59000 Kuala Lumpur Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia Tel: +603-2780 2888 Fax: +603-2780 2833 www.kaaplaw.com

GLE 190 MALAYSIA – BANKING & FINANCE LAW

ADNAN SUNDRA & LOW

Deepak Sadasivan graduated from King’s College London with an LLB (Hons) degree. He was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales at Lincoln’s Inn in July 1993 and the Malaysian Bar in June 1994. He began his career as a legal assistant at Adnan Sundra & Low in January 1995 and became a Partner in January 2000. He also holds a Masters in International Financial Law from King’s College London.

He has been extensively involved in corporate work including acquisitions, listings, joint ventures and corporate restructuring exercises, as well as corporate and commercial litigation. Since 1999, he has been primarily involved in capital markets and finance work, and has advised extensively on numerous transactions involving project finance, Islamic finance, derivatives, structured finance and securitisation.

His Islamic finance experience includes (i) advising the lead managers in relation to the issuance of USD750 million exchangeable sukuk with recourse to Khazanah Nasional, being the world’s first exchangeable sukuk (and also the largest ever exchangeable issuance in Malaysia), (ii) advising on the first Islamic stapled securities transaction in Malaysia, (iii) advising on the first municipal bonds in Malaysia (being also the first bonds to employ a parallel mudharabah Islamic structure) and advising the Central Bank of Malaysia on the template documentation for an Islamic Derivatives Master Agreement.

His project finance experience includes acting as lead counsel for the financiers on (i) the raising of RM2.5 billion in term loans and equity funding for the financing of Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (SYABAS)’s undertaking of the privatisation of water supply in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, (ii) an issuance of up to RM900 million nominal value of Senior Sukuk and up to RM230 million nominal value of Junior Sukuk by MRCB Southern Link Berhad in connection with financing the development, design, construction, management, operation and maintenance of the expressway known as the Eastern Dispersal Link, Johor Bahru, (iii) power project finance in relation to inter alia the following IPPs namely: TNB Western Energy Berhad, Southern Power Generation Sdn Bhd, Edra Energy Sdn Bhd and SKS-Tanjung Bin, and (iv) green power project finance in relation to inter alia Quantum Solar Park, Tadau Energy Sdn Bhd (first green sukuk issued in the world), Edra Solar, Leader Solar Energy Sdn Bhd, Leader Solar Energy II Sdn Bhd and Pasukhas Green Asset Sdn Bhd (first ASEAN Green SRI sukuk guaranteed by Danajamin).

His structured finance experience includes advising on (i) Malaysia’s first charge card securitization, (ii) Malaysia’s first non-performing loans securitization, (iii) Malaysia’s first synthetic securitization, and (iv) the first issuance of structured products pursuant to the Securities Commission Guidelines on the offering of structured products.

Deepak Sadasivan Managing Partner deepak.sadasivan@asl.com.my

Level 25, Menara Etiqa No. 3

Jalan Bangsar Utama 1 Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Tel: +(60)3 2279 3288 Fax: +(60)3 2279 3228 www.asl.com.my

GLE 191 MALAYSIA – CAPITAL MARKETS LAW

His practice areas include:

• banking and finance, project finance and securitisation

• capital markets and corporate finance

• competition law

• construction and infrastructure projects

• inbound and outbound investments

Deol & Gill

• mergers and acquisitions

• personal data protection

• privatisation

• real estate and property development

• corporate governance and compliance

The firm, established in the year 2000, is a mid-sized law firm providing legal services across the following specialist areas:

• mergers and acquisitions

• corporate reorganisation and corporate restructuring

• capital markets and corporate finance

• venture capital and private equity investments and divestments

• telecommunications, multimedia, information and communication technology

• intellectual property

• infrastructure and energy projects

• banking and finance

• legal due diligence audits and investigations

• dispute resolution, litigation, arbitration, mediation and adjudication

• real estate and property development projects

• corporate and commercial advisory

• corporate governance and compliance advisory

• competition

• personal data protection

• anti-bribery and anti-corruption

The firm’s reputation is built on its ability to harness the wealth of experience of its Partners and Associates and to deliver pragmatic legal advice and solutions to corporate and commercial issues in an approach which is both cost effective and personalised.

The firm is listed on The Legal 500 (Asia Pacific) as a recommended Malaysian law firm for corporate law and mergers and acquisitions.

The firm’s select client base include: public listed corporations; multinational corporations; government linked corporations; small and medium enterprises; high net worth individuals and families.

The firm has acted as legal advisors for numerous cross-border transactions involving Malaysian clients investing in the following jurisdictions: Australia; Belgium; Bermuda; Bangladesh; Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia; People’s Republic of China; Philippines; Russia; Singapore; Thailand; South Africa; Sri Lanka; United Kingdom; United States of America.

DEOL & GILL

Sathish Ramachandran Partner

Tel: +60 12 2035084 sathish@deolgill.com

Suite 19-03-03, 3rd Floor Wisma Tune No. 19 Lorong Dungun Damansara Heights 50490 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Tel: +603 2095 9980 Fax: +603 2095 9981 www.deolgill.com

GLE 192 MALAYSIA – COMMERCIAL LAW
Sathish Ramachandran read law at the University of Kent at Canterbury, England and is a Barrister from Middle Temple, London, England. He was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1994. Apart from general corporate advisory work, Sathish’s core areas of legal expertise and experience include venture capital and private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and corporate finance, property and construction, and banking and finance. Sathish has over 27 years of extensive experience in corporate and commercial law practice. advisory

RYKEN AND ASSOCIATES BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS

David Ryken is recognised as a leading immigration lawyer in New Zealand. He founded and manages one of New Zealand’s largest teams of legal professionals providing a full range of immigration services to corporates and individuals. David’s personal practice includes corporate and investor category visas, including secondments for multinational companies.

Since 2000, David has been a member of the Immigration Committee of the International Bar Association. He regularly presents papers at local and global conferences on business investor and other immigration issues, and is often asked to give evidence as an immigration expert in matters before the courts.

David also appears regularly in New Zealand’s courts on a wide range of matters including appeals and judicial reviews of immigration decisions, and in our criminal courts in cases involving immigration compliance and deportation. David has also contributed to a number of textbooks on New Zealand immigration law.

David heads a team of enthusiastic and committed legal professionals. His team are committed to providing a prompt, accurate and professional service to clients around the globe, interested in either doing business in New Zealand, working in New Zealand, or in permanent stay in New Zealand. Ryken and Associates combines its advice and experience with all aspects of legal practice including employment, family, criminal and commercial law, where these intersect.

David Ryken Principal david@rykenlaw.co.nz Level 8 2 Kitchener Street Auckland CBD Tel: +64 9 356 7370 Fax: +64 9 356 7370 www.rykenlaw.co.nz

GLE 193 NEW ZEALAND – IMMIGRATION LAW

KABRAJI & TALIBUDDIN

Kairas N Kabraji heads the firm’s corporate advisory and transactions practice. He has extensive experience in both domestic and transnational corporate and commercial matters, with a strong focus on project finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital market transactions, and debt and equity financing.

Kairas brings a wealth of experience from a career spanning over four decades, and is recognized as one of the most prominent lawyers of Pakistan. He is well regarded and highly sought after for his commercial acumen, solutionsbased approach, and ‘first-class legal skills’. In addition to being a seasoned practitioner, he is a thought-leader in the field of corporate and commercial law, having regularly advised and consulted on domestic commercial legislation, as well as capital market transactions with experience over decades.

As early as 1994, Kairas advised: the Agent and Lead Manager in connection with Pakistan’s first sovereign Eurobond Issue, and Floating Rate Notes Issue (1996); the lead managers in relation to the Government of Pakistan’s sovereign Eurobond offerings in 2006 and 2007; and acted for the Joint Lead Managers in relation to Pakistan’s US$2 Billion sovereign Eurobond offering in March 2014.

Kairas N Kabraji has consistently been ranked in reputable legal journals, and currently is:

• Named as a leading lawyer for Capital Markets and Banking and Finance (Asia Law);

• ‘Elite Practitioner in Banking and Finance’ (Asialaw)

• Listed in the ‘Hall of Fame’ in Corporate and M&A (Legal 500);

• Market Leader in Banking and M&A (IFLR);

• Senior Statesperson in Banking & Finance and in Projects, Infrastructure and Energy and in Corporate/Commercial (Chambers and Partners) in Pakistan.

• Asia Best Lawyer 2020 (IFLR1000)

406-407, 4th Floor

The Plaza at Do Talwar Block 9 Clifton Karachi-75600 Pakistan Tel: +9221-35838871 to 76 (six lines) Fax: +9221-35838879 www.kandtlaw.com

GLE 194 PAKISTAN – FOREIGN INVESTMENT LAW
Kairas N. Kabraji Senior Partner kairas.kabraji@kandtlaw.com

FAROOQ, KHAN & MIRZA, ADVOCATES & CORPORATE COUNSEL

Established in 2009, FAROOQ, KHAN & MIRZA, ADVOCATES & CORPORATE COUNSEL (FKM) is a full-service law firm with specific focus on infrastructure contentious and non-contentious legal work. FKM’s professional legal services encompass (a) contentious (litigation and alternative dispute resolution), (b) transactional (mergers and acquisitions (M&A), project and infrastructure development finance, public-private-partnership (PPP), venture capital, securities regulation, banking and privatization), and (c) legal consultancy (rendering legal advice/opinions, drafting contracts, constituent documents of collective investment schemes/mutual funds and other legal documents/instruments, legislative drafting, vetting of legal documentation, conducting negotiations and other similar legal services). FKM is a Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners ranked law firm.

Mr. Farooq is the co-founder and partner of FKM. He is considered to be a pioneer in the PPPs/infrastructure space in Pakistan. Mr. Farooq’s experience as a projects and infrastructure legal counsel includes (without limitation) the following representative assignments:

• M-2 Motorway PPP Project.

• M-9 Motorway PPP Project.

• Lahore-Sialkot Motorway PPP Project.

• Sialkot-Kharian Motorway PPP Project.

• Swat Motorway Phase I PPP Project.

• Swat Motorway Phase II PPP Project.

• M9-N5 Link Road PPP Project.

• Lahore Ring Road (SL1&2) PPP Project.

• Lahore Ring Road (SL3) PPP Project.

• Karachi-Thatta Dual Carriageway PPP Project.

• 65 MGD Karachi Bulk Water Supply PPP Project.

• 5 MGD Seawater Desalination Plant Project in Ibrahim Hyderi, Karachi.

• 5 MGD Seawater Desalination Plant Project in Lyari, Karachi.

• 100 MGD Karachi Hub Water Canal PPP Project.

• Mauripur Expressway PPP Project.

• Government of Sindh Healthcare PPP Project for ninety-five (95) healthcare facilities.

• LDA Scheme 42 PPP Project.

• Governance and Policy Project, KPK, Pakistan.

• Rani Bagh PPP Project.

• Three (3) road sector operations and maintenance PPPs in Sindh.

• Kahna Kacha Flyover PPP Project.

• Habibabad Flyover PPP Project.

• Punjab Urban Development Projects (PRF-02) relating to municipal services in 7 intermediate cities in Punjab.

• Rawalpindi Ring Road Project.

• Multan Ring Road PPP Project.

• Sialkot Ring Road PPP Project.

• Dhabeji Special Economic Zone Project.

• Faisalabad-Chiniot Road PPP Project.

• Shahdara Flyover PPP Project.

• M-1 Motorway Service Areas PPP Project.

• Malir Expressway PPP Project.

• The Bus Rapid Transit Infrastructure for Blue Line in Karachi PPP Project.

• Project proponents in relation to various unsolicited proposals for PPP projects.

Omer Farooq Partner

Tel: +92-336-8423974 omer.farooq@fkmlaw.com.pk

993, Street, 43, E-11/3 National Police Foundation Islamabad Pakistan Tel: +92-51-8433358 Fax: +92-51-8433359 www.fkmlaw.com.pk

GLE 195 PAKISTAN – PROJECTS & INFRASTRUCTURE LAW

PJS LAW

Virginia is the lead partner for PJS Law’s Tax Group, which advises on structuring and tax aspects of the firm’s various transactions across industries and practice areas; and she coheads its M&A Group, where she leads significant M&A and financing transactions. She is also heavily involved in Banking & Finance practice.

She is a certified public accountant and a certified anti-money laundering specialist (ACAMS); and had various trainings on international taxation, securitization, and US business law. She is a Senior Lecturer of Taxation Law and Corporation Law at the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law, and a Bar review lecturer for the UP Law Center Bar Review Institute.

PJS Law is a full-service law firm providing solutions to clients in both established and emergent markets. Operating from the heart of one of Asia’s fastest growing economies, PJS Law reaches out to the world with the firm’s comprehensive range of legal services as well as in-depth knowledge and extensive transactional experience in specialized fields such as energy, infrastructure, corporate/mergers and acquisitions, banking, finance and capital markets, and conflict resolution.

The firm also cultivates a robust practice in the fields of arbitration, corporate and commercial law, intellectual property & information technology, labor and employment, litigation, real estate, and taxation. Each of the Practice Groups continuously strives to be at the forefront of their areas of expertise and delivering cutting edge solutions to the firm’s clientele and provides the background for the firm’s dynamic and diverse team of legal practitioners and professionals committed to upholding our core values of competence, integrity, relationship, commitment, and leadership in all aspects of operations. PJS Law takes pride in being consistently ranked in the top tier by the world’s most influential legal and financial publications.

Virginia B. Viray Partner

Tel: +632 88405025 local 804 vbviray@pjslaw.com

10F, 8 Rockwell, Hidalgo corner Plaza Drives Rockwell Center, Makati City 1200 Philippines

Tel: +632 88405025 Fax: +632 88100890 www.pjslaw.com

GLE 196 PHILIPPINES – CORPORATE LAW

ANGARA ABELLO CONCEPCION REGALA & CRUZ (ACCRALAW)

He leads a team of lawyers who specialize on the different areas of labor and employment laws, which include labor litigation, money claims and complaints for illegal suspension and illegal dismissal, voluntary arbitration cases, certification elections, social security cases, overseas employment, collective bargaining negotiations, preventive mediation and conciliation of labor disputes, strikes and lockouts, union representation issues, conduct of administrative investigations, employee grievances, labor inspection cases, formulation of employee code of conduct and policies, conduct of labor audits, employment aspect of corporate mergers and acquisitions and incorporation of business entities, and data privacy issues relating to employment.

He has been advising members of senior management, boards of directors, and key officers of various multinational and domestic corporations on the legal aspects of employment-related projects and undertakings. He has also been representing renowned educational institutions in cases involving school employees, faculty, students, and parents.

Mr. Valdecantos has been consistently cited by different legal publications as a Leading Lawyer in the practice area of labor and employment and in labor litigation in particular. He has been described as having “the necessary skills to assist with labour, employment and IP affairs.” Clients point to his “proficiency and strategy” and consider him “a valuable component of the practice.” He also regularly conducts lectures and seminars on the different topics of labor and employment laws, and has written several articles on the rights of management and of employees.

Mr. Valdecantos is the primary representative of the firm to the People Management Association of the Philippines, and the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines. He also acts as one of the firm’s representatives to the Employers Confederation of the Philippines.

He graduated among the top of his class in the San Beda College of Law and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1998. He is also a member of the Rotary Club – Makati Central.

Senior Partner and Head of Labor And Employment Department

Tel: +632 88308075 ccvaldecantos@accralaw.com

ACCRALAW Tower 2nd Avenue corner 30th St. Bonifacio Global City Taguig City Metro Manila Philippines

Tel: +632 88308000 www.accralaw.com

GLE 197 PHILIPPINES – LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT LAW
Clarence Darrow C. Valdecantos Mr. Clarence Darrow C. Valdecantos is the Head of ACCRALAW’s Labor and Employment Department.

ANGARA ABELLO CONCEPCION REGALA & CRUZ (ACCRALAW)

Mr. Villadolid obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the Ateneo De Manila University, College of Law. After passing the bar examinations, he worked as a Legislative Staff Officer at the Philippine Senate under former Senate President Edgardo J. Angara. Thereafter, he joined ACCRALAW where he was principally trained in litigation. Mr. Villadolid then applied for further studies and obtained his Masters of Laws from the George Washington University Law School. While in Washington DC, Mr. Villadolid was awarded a fellowship grant by the United States – Asia Environmental Partnership Program (US-AEP) for fellowship training at the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) in Washington DC.

Mr. Villadolid specializes in litigation and arbitration principally in the areas of information, telecommunication and technology and cyber security. He also handles cases in areas of public utilities, antitrust and trade regulation, environment and natural resources, consumer protection and product liability.

Among his recent significant transactions are:

• Arbitration representing a Central Monetary Authority/Financial Institution involving an information technology dispute;

• Criminal and civil litigation representing banking institutions cyber related crimes before the trial and appellate courts and Supreme Court.; and

• Administrative proceedings representing information, communication and technology companies before the National Telecommunications Commission.

Mr. Villadolid also serves as Corporate Secretary of the Information Security Officers Group (ISOG), an organization whose members consists of the Chief Information Security Officers and Data Privacy Officers of leading banks and financial institutions in the Philippines as well as other companies with heavy IT security requirements. Mr. Villadolid led the legal team that established Telecommunications Connectivity, Inc. (TCI), a joint venture company formed by the three (3) main mobile service providers in the Philippines to enable number portability services in compliance with the Philippine Mobile Number Portability Law. In the field of cybercrime enforcement, Mr. Villadolid serves as guest consultant to the Bankers Association of the Philippines Cyber Task Force. He has co-authored, among others, the 2018 and 2019 Edition on the Philippine Chapter on International Comparative Legal Guide to Cybersecurity published by the Global Legal Group and the 2016 and 2017 Philippine Chapter on International Consumer Protection published by the Center for International Legal Studies.

Mr. Villadolid was identified in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 Editorial as a recommended lawyer in the practice area of Dispute Resolution

Mr. Villadolid was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1990 and is a member of the Makati Chapter of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.

Leland R. Villadolid, Jr. Senior Partner

Tel: (+632) 8830-8130 lrvilladolidjr@accralaw.com

22/F, ACCRALAW Tower 2nd Avenue corner 30th Street Crescent Park West Bonifacio Global City 1635 Taguig Metro Manila Philippines

Tel: (+632) 8830-800 Fax: (+632) 8403-7007 (+632) 8403-7009 www. accralaw.com

GLE 198 PHILIPPINES – CYBER SECURITY LAW

Euney

MATA-PEREZ, TAMAYO & FRANCISCO

She has been ranked by Chambers & Partners as one who “really knows tax law, and is a magnificent lawyer” and is one of the top 100 lawyers in the Philippines by the Asia Business Law Journal.

Euney brings to the practice not only a rich 30-year experience in tax, transactions, corporate reorganizations and other corporate matters, but also a keen business insight as a certified public accountant, enabling her to identify and help resolve the issues that shape business needs.

Singled out for her discerning insight, she has been invited to explain the complexities of tax laws and speak at local and international forums—such. as conferences sponsored by the International Tax Review, Asia-Oceana Tax Consultants Association, Inc., and TAXAND—as well as contributing to several foreign and local publications, including CCH Doing Business in Asia, the Ateneo Law Journal, and the TMAP Technical Journal.

Euney led the Tax Management Association of the Philippines—the country’s leading association of tax practitioners and professionals—as its president in 2013. She was the President of the Asia-Oceana Tax Consultants Association, Inc. for the terms 2018 to 2020 and 2021 to 2022, and was the first Filipino to lead this organization of tax consultants in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Euney earned her degree of Juris Doctor and graduated salutatorian of her class at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, where she was the Associate Editor of the Ateneo Law Journal. She graduated summa cum laude in her undergraduate course of Bachelor of Science in Commerce, major in accounting, from the University of San Carlos, Cebu City. She also finished the Strategic Business Economics Program with the University of Asia and the Pacific.

She was formerly with the law firm of SyCip, Salazar, Hernandez & & Gatmaitan and was an auditor of SGV & Co. prior to becoming a lawyer.

Euney Marie J. Mata-Perez Managing Partner

10/F Unit 1002 One Corporate Plaza 845 A. Arnaiz Ave. Legaspi Village Makati City 1229 Tel: +632 8808-5375 Fax: +632 8831-1297 www.mtfcounsel.com

GLE 199 PHILIPPINES – TAX LAW
Marie J. Mata-Perez is the Managing and Founding partner of Mata-Perez, Tamayo & Francisco. She is a certified public accountant and a member of the Philippine bar. She is the past President of the Tax Management Association of the Philippines (TMAP), the leading association of tax practitioners in the Philippines.

HARIDASS HO & PARTNERS

Haridass graduated from the University of London in 1974 with an LL.B (Hons) and was called to the English Bar at the Middle Temple in 1975. He was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1976. In 1985, Haridass together with Ho Wah Onn, established the present firm of Haridass Ho & Partners.

Haridass specializes in all admiralty matters both of a litigious and nonlitigious nature as well as matters relating to ship sale and purchase and the financing aspects of such transactions. Given his concentration in the area of admiralty matters, Haridass also deals with matters relating to general and marine insurance. As a litigator with more than 37 years at the Bar, Haridass also deal with matters general commercial and banking litigation.

Haridass also sits as an arbitrator and/or mediator and is an accredited mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre, Singapore Academy of Law. He is also a Commissioner for Oaths and a Notary Public.

Haridass is regularly identified as a leading individual in his practice. Euromoney’s Expert Guides since its publication of Expert Guides has consistently identified him as a world leading in admiralty and shipping disputes. Chambers Global – The World’s Leading Lawyers as well as the Asia Pacific Legal 500 identify Haridass and the firm as leaders in dispute resolution and shipping litigation.

Haridass Consultant haridass@hhp.com.sg

4 Shenton Way #10-03/06 SGX Centre 2 Singapore 068807 Tel: +6533 2323 Fax: +6533 7029 hhp.com.sg

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Ajaib

KALIDASS LAW CORPORATION

Kalidass Law Corporation is helmed by Kalidass Murugaiyan. He is assisted by a team of able administrators and paralegals who form the backbone of the firm.

A seasoned litigator, Kalidass served as a prosecutor with the Attorney-General’s Chambers for more than 10 years from 2001 and 2012. He was awarded the National Day Commendation Medal (Pingat Kepujian) in 2009 in recognition of his commendable performance and conduct. Kalidass dealt with a wide variety of criminal matters as a prosecutor. These include serious drug offences and white collar crimes such as money laundering, corruption and counterfeit currency.

As Defence Counsel, Kalidass brings a rare proposition to the table as he effectively leverages on his experience as prosecutor. He sees solutions in apparent obstacles and assists his clients in maneuvering the criminal justice system.

While he is firm and tenacious on his feet in court, Kalidass never fails to see the human element in the cases he handles. On many an occasion, he has provided crucial moral and emotional support to his clients who face serious criminal charges. He firmly believes in helping his clients in a holistic way, and thus not only looks at resolving the matter at hand but also at resolving the underlying cause, if any.

He is appointed as Lead Counsel on the LASCO Panel of the Supreme Court of Singapore.

As Defence Counsel, Kalidass has continued to excel professionally. He was commended* by the Court for turning the case around for an accused person who was facing a drug trafficking charge. Despite having only been involved in the case at a late stage, Kalidass managed to argue that the presumption of trafficking against his client ought to be rebutted. He did so by a thorough analysis of the evidence and formulating a strategy to prove his client’s innocence of any intention to traffic in drugs.

*PP v Brendan Jeremiah Aw [2014] SGDC 384

“Initially, the accused was not represented by a defence counsel. Subsequently, he was represented by a defence counsel, Mr Kalidass Murugaiyan. However, this was only after his defence was called, and after he had given his evidencein- chief, but before he was crossed-examined by the prosecution. Mr Kalidass was also representing the accused pro bono. This court commended Mr Kalidass for this. Mr Kalidass had agreed to represent the accused at a very late stage of the trial. This was even more commendable.”

160 Robinson Road SBF Center #23-06 Singapore 068914

Tel: +(65) 6345 5001 Fax: +(65) 6702 4901 dass@daslaw.com.sg www.daslaw.com.sg

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Kalidass Murugaiyan Director

Julius and Creasy is one of the oldest civil law firms in Sri Lanka. Founded in 1879, the firm has established itself on rich tradition and the highest professional principles. Julius and Creasy’ s wealth of expertise and experience in a wide range of specialized fields of Law enables it to offer innovative legal and business solutions to a diverse, sophisticated and high profile clientele.

Our firm from its inception has been involved in intellectual property work. We advise on all aspects of Intellectual Property. Our work relates to both contentious and non-contentious matters. We file a large number of trademark applications for overseas clients being instructed by our associates in several countries including UK, European Union, USA, India, Singapore, Hongkong, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Korea.

We are also involved in registering overseas trademarks of well-known exporters of Sri Lankan products.

In contentious matters we represent clients both at the National Intellectual Property Office in opposition proceedings and in infringement proceedings before Courts, Infringement proceedings are instituted in the Commercial High Court and where necessary criminal proceedings are also instituted in the Magistrate’s Court.

Although our practice is to a great extent trademarks, we have substantial portfolio of patents as well. A large part of this portfolio is related to PCT applications filed in Sri Lanka, We also file number of design applications for overseas clients in Sri Lanka and for Sri Lankan clients overseas through our associates in various countries. We also have trained staff and do Patent drafting on behalf of our clients. We also advise on copyright issues including reviewing of copyright agreements and advise publishers. We engage ourselves in IP due diligence work and also file applications for registration at the Sri Lanka Customs.

Mrs. Anomi Wanigasekera, holder of LL.M (Wales) and Diplomas in Intellectual Property Law, International Trade Law, Banking and Insurance Law of Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of the Incorporated Council of Legal Education is in charge of the Intellectual Property Division of our firm., Ms Sayo Adachi, holder of LL.B (London), Ms Charuni Hewage, holder of LL.B (London), , B.A. (University of Kelaniya), Ms Sabeera Shariff, Attorney-at-Law, Ms Randula Seneviratne, holder of LL.B (Honours) (London), Ms Janaki Wanninayake, holder of B.Sc. Special (Honours) in IT (SLIIT) are professional Associates of the Intellectual Property Group.

JULIUS AND CREASY

Anomi Wanigasekera Partner

anomi@juliusandcreasy.lk

371, R A De Mel Mawatha Colombo 3

Tel: +94 11 2336277 Fax: +9411 2446663 www.juliusandcreasy.com

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SUDATH PERERA ASSOCIATES

Sudath is the founder and Managing Partner of Sudath Perera Associates. He established the firm in 2002 and deems it as his greatest professional achievement. Sudath was called to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka in 1991 and draws from over 30 years of legal experience and is proficient in many areas of the law which makes him well equipped to handle almost any legal issue.

Sudath is a member of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, International Bar Association, Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), International Trademark Association (INTA) and International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP). He served on the INTA ACC South Asia Subcommittee for three years until 2020 and is currently a member of the INTA Unfair Competition Committee. Sudath Perera Associates ( https://www.sudathpereraassociates.com/ ) is one of Sri Lanka’s leading full-service law firms with a team of highly skilled and experienced professionals specializing in varied aspects of the law. Sudath Perera Associates has a well-established reputation of being innovative and providing excellent service to its clientele- who are both local and international. Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution are the firms’ core strengths. Legal500 has recognized Sudath Perera as a leading lawyer in Sri Lanka and the firm has received Tier 1 rating for Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution from inception.

The Intellectual Property Law team headed by Senior Partner, Himani Perera, has over 20 years’ experience in advising clients on a range of IP matters including enforcement and commercializing of patents, trademarks, copyright, designs, domain names, know-how and trade secrets, as well as on licensing and franchise arrangements. The firm has one of the most well-established Brand Protection, Anti-Counterfeit and Anti-piracy practices in Sri Lanka. A dedicated unit comprising of efficient, fast- acting and experienced members handles enforcement matters for brand owners. They employ every legal tool on behalf of brand owners from civil litigation to criminal actions, through law enforcement agencies or private prosecutions to ensure clients receive desired results.

The Dispute Resolution and Arbitration team at Sudath Perera Associates is experienced and well trained to cater to the needs of its clients and handle complex disputes in this growing and constantly changing practice area. Every year, the Dispute Resolution team handles the highest number of commercial litigation and arbitration matters in Colombo. The team is reputed for its hands-on approach with the handling of cases and delivery of results in keeping with the expectations of its clients.

Tel: +94 77 7353989 sudath@sudathpereraassociates.com

No 5, 9th Lane Nawala Road Nawala Sri Lanka Tel: +94 117 559 944 Fax: +94 11 7559948 www.sudathpereraassociates.com

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Sudath Perera Founder and Managing Partner

DEEP & FAR ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW

Deep & Far attorneys-at-law was founded in 1992 and deals with all phases of laws with a focus on the practice separately or in combination of all aspects of intellectual property rights (IPRs) including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, and/or licensing, counselling, litigation and/or transaction thereof.

Deep & Far prosecutes worldwide patent matters for local clients. For international or foreign clients, Deep & Far prosecutes patent matters mainly in Taiwan, significantly in China & Hong Kong, and with minor representation in Macau, Singapore, Korea & Japan. Deep & Far prosecutes in every field, such as mechanics, chemistry, pharmacy, biology, electronics, optics, telecommunications, and computer sciences.

The patent attorneys and patent engineers in Deep & Far normally hold outstanding and advanced degrees and are generally graduated from the top three universities in this country. Our prominent members of staff are dedicated to providing the best quality service in IPRs in this country. As proof, about one half of the top 100 incorporations in this country have experiences of seeking patents for their techniques, but more than one fifth of the top 100 incorporations have used the services of this firm. Furthermore, Hi-Tech companies in the science-based industrial park located at Hsin Chu have ever played the most important role in boosting the economy of this country. About one half of them have experienced seeking patents for their techniques, and more than 50% of the patent-experienced companies in that park have entrusted their IPR works to this firm. We also represent international giants, e.g. Armani, Baidu, Beckhoff, BYD, CICC, Chep, Cypress, Dr. Reddy, Gleason, Grenzebach, Haribo, H & M, Infineon, Intercept, InterDigital, Lenovo, Lupin, Motorola, MPS, NovaLED, Oppo, Piramal, Schott Glas, SeeReal, Sun Pharma, Teva, Torrent, Toyo Ink…

It is our philosophy to provide competent legal services that other firm cannot comparably provide. The necessitated ensuing problem is how can we so provide? Deep & Far so achieve this by selecting, edifying and nurturing people who have the following personalities: learned in expertise, morally earnest, sincerely behaved in mind and strictly disciplined between give and take. It is well-believed that such properties are key factors for people to properly and competently behave themselves.

By the perseverance that we only perform works and do that which enables this firm to be deep and far, Deep and Far can then equate the reality with its name.

Yu-Li. Tsai Partner

Tel: +886-2-25856688 #8139

13th Floor, 27, Sec. 3, Chung San N. Road, Taipei Taiwan

Tel: +886-2-25856688 Fax: +886-2-25989900/ 25978989 www.deepnfar.com.tw

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AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

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The economies of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are expected to grow by 5.5% this year –the fastest rate since 2016 – followed by a slowing of growth to 3.5% in 2023, according to the World Bank.

Yet this growth is uneven across the region, as countries, still struggling to overcome the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, face jolting new shocks from higher oil and food prices brought on by the war in Ukraine, rising global interest rates, and slowdowns in the United States, China, and the Euro area.

The World Bank’s latest economic update, titled “A New State of Mind: Greater Transparency and Accountability in the Middle East and North Africa,” finds that the region’s oil exporting countries are benefitting from high hydrocarbon prices, but oil importing nations confront different circumstances. Oil importers face heightened stress and risk from higher import bills, especially for food and energy, and tightening fiscal space as they spend more on price subsidies to cushion the pain of price rises on their populations.

“All countries in the MENA region will have to make adjustments to deal with significantly higher prices for food and other imports, especially if they lead to an increase in government borrowing or currency devaluations,” said Ferid Belhaj, World Bank Vice President for the MENA region. “What countries need now is smart governance to weather the storm and begin to rebuild after multiple shocks on top of the pandemic.”

Published twice-yearly, the report says that responsive governance will help countries confront these challenges more effectively now and cement the foundations for long term growth. Each MENA Economic Update has an area of special focus, and this report looks at how reforms leading to more transparency and accountability in public institutions can promote a sustainable economic recovery. Countries are in dire need of establishing systems that allow state bureaucracies to measure results, align responsibilities, experiment, and learn from these results.

The Bank’s analysis forecasts diverging paths of growth in the region. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are on track to grow by 6.9% in 2022, buoyed by high hydrocarbon earnings, slowing to 3.7% in 2023 as hydrocarbon prices subside. Developing oil exporters are forecast to experience trends like those of the GCC but at lower levels –with 2022 growth expected to increase to 4.1%, led by Iraq, before falling back to 2.7% in 2023. Developing oil importing countries are expected to grow by 4.5% in 2022 and 4.3% in 2023. However, the slowdown of growth in Europe poses a particular risk, as this group of countries relies more on trade with the Euro area – especially the North African oil importers closest to Europe: Tunisia, Morocco, and Egypt.

Across the region, policymakers have introduced measures – especially price controls and subsidies – to make the domestic price of certain goods, such as food and energy, lower than the global price. The report finds that this has had the effect of keeping inflation in MENA lower than in other regions. In Egypt, for example, average yearon-year inflation during the period of March to July 2022 was 14.3%, but it would have been 4.1 percentage points higher at 18.4%, had authorities not intervened.

Some governments have made cash payments to poorer households –a more efficient way of helping the poor deal with rising prices than general market subsidies that lower prices for everyone, including the rich. For Egypt, to lower average inflation by the equivalent of 4.1 percentage points using a subsidy on food and energy prices that benefits the entire population costs 13.2 times more than allowing prices to increase and supporting just the poorest 10% of households with a cash transfer.

Governments will incur additional expenses as they increase subsidies and cash transfers to mitigate the damage to the living standards of their populations from higher food and energy prices. For the GCC and developing oil-exporting countries, this is not of much concern now. Windfall increases in state

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revenues from the rise in hydrocarbon prices have greatly increased their fiscal space and will result in fiscal surpluses for most oil exporters in 2022 – even after the additional spending on inflation mitigation programs.

Developing oil importers, however, do not have such a windfall and will have to cut other expenditures, find new revenues, or increase deficits and debt to fund the inflation mitigation programs and any other additional spending. Moreover, as global interest rates rise, the debt service burden for oil importers will increase, as they must pay a higher rate of interest both on any new debt they incur and existing debt they refinance, weighing on countries’ debt sustainability over time – especially for countries with already high debt levels, such as Jordan, Tunisia, and Egypt.

African Governments Urgently Need to Restore Macro-Economic Stability and Protect the Poor in a Context of Slow Growth, High Inflation

Global headwinds are slowing Africa’s economic growth as countries continue to contend with rising inflation, hindering progress on poverty reduction. The risk of stagflation comes at a time when high interest rates and debt are forcing African governments to make difficult choices as they try to protect people’s jobs, purchasing power and development gains.

According to the World Bank’s latest Africa’s Pulse, a biannual analysis of the near-term regional macroeconomic outlook, economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is set to decelerate from 4.1% in 2021 to 3.3% in 2022, a downward revision of 0.3 percentage points since April’s Pulse forecast, mainly as a result of a slowdown in global growth, including flagging demand from China for commodities produced in Africa. The war in Ukraine is exacerbating already high inflation and weighing on economic activity by depressing both business investments and household consumption. As of July 2022, 29 of 33 countries in SSA with available information had inflation rates over 5% while 17 countries had double-digit inflation.

Elevated food prices are causing hardships with severe consequences in one of the world’s most food-insecure regions. Hunger has sharply increased in SSA in recent years driven by economic shocks, violence and conflict, and extreme weather. More than one in five people in Africa suffer from hunger and an estimated 140 million people faced acute food insecurity in 2022, up from 120 million people in 2021, according to the Global Report on Food Crises 2022 Mid-Year Update.

The interconnected crises come at a time when the fiscal space required to mount effective government responses is all but gone. In many countries, public savings have been depleted by earlier programs to counter the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, though resource-rich countries in some cases have benefited from high commodity prices and managed to improve their balance sheet.

Debt is projected to stay elevated at 58.6% of GDP in 2022 in SSA. African governments spent 16.5% of their revenues servicing external debt in 2021, up from less than 5% in 2010. Eight out of 38 IDAeligible countries in the region are in debt distress, and 14 are at high risk of joining them. At the same time, high commercial borrowing costs make it difficult for countries to borrow on national and international markets, while tightening global financial conditions are weakening currencies and increasing African countries’ external borrowing costs.

This challenging environment makes it essential to improve the efficiency of existing resources and to optimize taxes. In the agriculture and food sector, for example, governments have the opportunity to protect human capital and climate-proof food production by re-orienting their public spending away from poorly targeted subsidies toward nutrition-sensitive social protection programs, irrigation works, and research and development known to have high returns.

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Botswana – Motswagole & Company 211

DR Congo – Tshibangu Ilunga & Partners (“TI&A”) SCA 212

Egypt – Tarek Riad & Partners – Legal Consultants & Attorneys at Law 213

Israel – Karin Horev & Co., Law Office 214

Lebanon – Moghabghab & Associates Law Firm 215

Lebanon – Ororus Advisors 216

Malawi – Ritz Attorneys at Law 217

Morocco – Kettani Law Firm – Arbitration 218

Morocco – Kettani Law Firm – Commercial Law 219

Morocco – Kettani Law Firm – Corporate and M&A Law 220

Morocco – Kettani Law Firm – Labour and Employment Law 221

Nigeria – Ken Ahia & Associates 222

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Africa & The Middle East Contents

Rwanda – Zenith Law Firm 223

UAE – Ambition Legal Consultancy FZE 224

UAE – BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP 225

UAE – Antonio M. Varvaro Legal Consultants DMCC 226

UAE – Rubert & Partners 227

Zambia

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MOTSWAGOLE & COMPANY

Mr. Motswagole has received legal training both in Botswana, at the University of Botswana and in the United States at Fordham University Graduate School of Law in New York City. He is also an Admitted and Practicing Attorney of the High Court of Botswana and other courts of the Republic of Botswana; he is a Member in good standing of Botswana’s only Bar Association, The Law Society of Botswana. He also serves as the current Chairperson of the Botswana Press Council Media Complaints Committee. Mr. Motswagole is also a Member of the Architects Registration Council Professional Practice and Disciplinary Committee. In addition to the above he is also a certified Conveyancer, Republic of Botswana and a Notary Public, Republic of Botswana.

Prior to his employment at Motswagole & Company Mr. Motswagole was a Senior Associate Attorney at Monthe Marumo & Company (Incorporating Molatlhegi & Associates). In the summer of 2012 up until 2013, he was a Research Assistant at the Leitner Centre for International Law and Justice (New York) where he worked on projects at the Centre which included sustainable development projects, energy law and policy behavior, mining beneficiation, Corporate Social Responsibility, Foreign Domestic Investment and Aid and Development. Mr. Motswagole and his team of international graduate students in Accra, Ghana oversaw these projects.

Mr. Motswagole was a lead Team Member in Mining Beneficiation and Corporate Social Responsibility of Mining Companies in Ghana on behalf of Anglo Gold Ashanti (Formerly Ashanti Goldfields), still under the Leitner Program on Africa, Accra Ghana.

In 2011 before heading to the United States Kabo did some local legal work. He was an Attorney at Law and Conveyancer at Mosojane Legal Consultancy; a lawfirm he helped create. At this firm he was a team leader in the general Litigation and Conveyancing Department. Where he worked alongside a former judge, the Honourable Justice John Z Mosojane. He took up the role after a stint as a Research Assistant for The Hon Justice M T Motswagole in the year 2010.

Motswagole & Company

Motswagole & Company is a boutique law firm located in Gaborone, Botswana. It was established in 2014 by Mr Kabo Godfrey Motswagole, a former Senior Associate at a Top 3 Botswana Lawfirm, Monthe Marumo & Company.

Motswagole & Company aspires to be recognized as a highly professional, dynamic, citizen-owned and managed, and socially responsible law firm in Botswana. We aim to establish an unrivalled reputation for our utmost integrity and efficient service delivery. Our primary goal is to exceed clients’ expectations.

Partner Unit 5A Grand Union Building New Central Business District Gaborone

Tel: +267 72 893 399 +267 311 7300 Fax: +267 311 7301

admin@motswagoleandco.co.bw

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Kabo Godfrey Motswagole

TSHIBANGU ILUNGA & PARTNERS (“TI&A”) SCA

Mr. Tshibangu combines legal skills and strategies – proven by 20 years’ practice – for the purpose of providing cutting edge solutions to legal issues. In the field of commercial law, securities, arbitration and litigation, corporate law and bankruptcy, he operates in the DRC and in 17 OHADA countries.

In the field of arbitration law, Mr. Tshibangu intervenes – alternatively as an expert or as a lawyer – wherever DRC law is at stake, in particular in Australia, Canada, France, England, Belgium, United States and South Africa.

Mr. Tshibangu has assisted several foreign investors in major M&A, tax, mining and corporate transactions, due diligence for investments of magnitude, the formation and registration of diamond and gold comptoirs, the incorporation of subsidiaries and the registration of branches of major international firms. His experience makes him an unrivalled pillar for sound advice in the forum of investment projects in DR Congo.

Education: Master of Laws, UPC, Post graduate Degree, UNIKIN (DRC). Capacity: Attorney at Law (Barrister); Mining/Quarry Attorney

Fields: Mining Law; Tax Law; Commercial Law; Corporate Law; Tax Law; Environmental Law; Telecommunications Law; Insurance Law; Forestry Law; Due Diligence; Merger & Acquisition Law; Insolvency Law; Arbitration & Litigation; Mediation Law.

Languages: English; French; Lingala; Tshiluba

Experience: 20 years in 2023.

TI&A SCA

Tshibangu Ilunga & Partners (“TI&A”) SCA is a full service law firm with main office in Kinshasa, DR Congo. We are committed to giving realistic legal and appropriate advice in the coveted sector of commodities, infrastructures and energy in the expending market of Africa. We strive to give thoughtful counsel to encourage economically sound decisions to clients by forecasting and anticipating legal issues with appropriate solutions. Exploring innovative solutions for desperate cases for ease of clients.

Our Attorneys and Lawyers focus mainly on following key sectors: Mining and commodities, Corporate, Financial institutions, Energy, Transport, Telecommunications, Intellectual Property, Competition and Commercial law. Solicitors and Barristers focus on the defence of clients’ interests when come the time for litigation or arbitration. Senior Counsels lead the team.

Benoit Tshibangu Ilunga, Esq. Founding Partner btshibangu@law-tia.com

130/A, Boulevard du 30 Juin 7th Floor, Sanash Building Suite 7D, Kinshasa Gombe DR Congo

Tel: +243 999 937 791 Cel: +243 821 033 009 www.tshibangulegal.com

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TAREK RIAD & PARTNERS – LEGAL CONSULTANTS & ATTORNEYS AT LAW

Professor Riad has an LLB (1980) from Cairo Law School in addition to an LLM (1982) and SJD (1985) from Harvard Law School. Professor Riad has been a member of the Egyptian Bar since 1980 and a member of New York Bar since 1985 and speaks Arabic, English and French.

Professor Riad was the chairman of the executive committee and member of the board of trustees of DIAC of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) (2013 to 2019), alternate member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (2012 to 2018), and a member of the scientific council of the ICC World Business Law Institute (2005 to 2021) and is currently a member of the Emeritus Council of the ICC Institute. Professor Riad is also a designated member of the ICSID panel of arbitrators and conciliators. Dr. Riad was lecturer of private international law at Cairo university Benisueif branch law school (1986 – 1988). Dr. Riad was member of Egyptian council of state (1981 to 1985). He is also professor and the head of the business and commercial law department at the German University in Cairo.

Professor Riad has acted as counsel, co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator and chairman in numerous commercial, construction, investment and oil & gas arbitrations proceedings under the rules of the ICC, DIAC, Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration, Gulf Corporation Council Commercial Arbitration Center, Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Center (ADCCAC), Swiss Chamber’s Arbitration Institution (Geneva), and UNCITRAL.

Professor Riad has acted as counsel for a number of multinational corporations such as Caterpillar, Lockheed Martin, Four Seasons, Philips, Colgate Palmolive, Siemens and AT & T.

Professor Riad has been appointed as expert on Egyptian law in numerous arbitrations such as ICC Case 18113/ND and in front of foreign courts such as the Commercial Court in London (Queen Bench division) as well as giving expert in front of US courts including United States District Court Central District of California- Eastern Division, United States District Court – Southern District of New York, and United States District Court Western District of Washington at Seattle, and UK and Jersey courts including the High Court of Justice, Queens Bench divisions, Commercial Court.

Professor Riad has written numerous publications including two books entitled The Applicable Law in Transnational Arbitration and Egyptian Companies Law, in addition to many articles about arbitration and the legal aspects of doing business in Egypt.

F. Riad

Managing Partner

Tel: +202 2795 4795 tarek.riad@krr-law.com 16 A

Maamal El Sokkar Street Garden City, Cairo 11451 Egypt

Tel: +202 2795 4795 +202 2795 9228 Fax: +202 2795 8521 www.tarekriad.com

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Tarek Professor Tarek Riad is the Managing Partner of Tarek Riad & Partners – Legal Consultants & Attorneys at Law, successor of Kosheri, Rashed & Riad Law Firm, one of the leading practitioners of commercial law and arbitration in Egypt.

KARIN HOREV & CO., LAW OFFICE

Adv. Karin Horev has been practicing corporate and commercial law for more than 20 years, with a focus on complex technology-related matters. Over the years, Karin has led a large number of complex and wide-ranging transactions.

Karin represents reputable high-tech and international companies in all stages of their operations, providing a variety of both Israeli and international clients with dedicated and highly-professional representation in local and international transactions, commercial contracts (including a variety of supply, OEM, distribution, VAR, outsourcing, business processes and services agreements), licensing and intellectual property, strategic alliances, international trade, R&D, venture capital financing (representing both the company, the founders and the investors), project finance, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, technology and other commercial and corporate matters.

Having acted as lead counsel in a wide variety of complex international transactions involving large international entities, as well as having facilitated complex technology transactions (including complex development agreements, technology collaborations between companies, cloud services and SAAS, system and software acquisitions, system development and implementation, outsourcing, licensing and various services agreements), Karin brings vast legal and business experience to her clients and manages all aspects of commercial activities with a well-considered balance of legal and commercial expertise and business creativity.

Throughout her career, Karin has accompanied thousands of transactions, with a reputation of being a “deal-maker”, and a creative deal enabler. Having the ability to examine the “big picture” and understand all business and legal aspects of the deal, enable her to provide the most appropriate solutions and provide a well-balanced advice for each type of transaction in order to lead the client from the commencement of the deal to its successful conclusion. Karin’s experience, knowledge and insights are beneficial to a wide range of clients, from start-ups at their inception stage to well-established companies in the Israeli market. She views the relationship with start-up companies as a long-term strategic partnership, understanding the unique challenges for both companies, founders and investors, and is committed to her clients’ short-term and long-term success.

Admitted

Israel, 1998.

Education

Executive LLM in Commercial Law - Karin finished with distinction her Master’s Degree in commercial law from Tel-Aviv University, a joint degree with UC Berkeley California.

Practice Areas

• Corporate Law

• Commercial Transactions

• Licensing

• High-Tech and Technology Transactions

• E-Commerce

Karin Horev

Founding Partner

Tel: +972-544588002 karin@horevlaw.com

24 Raul Wallenberg St. Ziv Building Tel Aviv Israel

Tel: +972-72-2706220 Fax: +972-3-5098085 Websites: www.ilcomlaw.com; www.karinhorev-law.co.il

• Equity Financing

• Mergers & Acquisitions

• IP Protection

• Employee Benefits (including all stock incentive plans for employees)

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MOGHABGHAB & ASSOCIATES LAW FIRM

Initially Chamoun & Moghabghab, my firm was founded by the late President of the Lebanese Republic Camille Chamoun and the late MP Nain Moghabghab in 1945. Ghassan Moghabghab then re-established the firm under its current name in 1978.

My firm strives to deliver effective, efficient and creative legal services to meet the distinctive needs of our clients.

My firm is recognized as one of the leading firms in Lebanon and is a Legal 500 EMEA Firm in the Spotlight for two consecutive years. Additionally, the firm has been given awards by prestigious legal publications as well as global law experts which were judged based on client testimonials, market activity, reputation, quality of service and delivery, as well as the performance and standing of the team’s attorneys.

Our history in the field allowed us to acquire a certain legal innovation to resolve the most complex issues.

I have been providing legal services in the Middle East for a long time.

I bring the best of the firm’s practice experience and industry knowledge and assemble the best team to deliver the highest quality legal work in any one market or across many. My team is always available to serve all the needs of our clients.

Our expertise covers many aspects including but not limited to: vetting and drafting of contracts, agreements and MOU; delivering all required legal opinions; participating in mediations, arbitrations and litigations; representation before all appropriate government agencies; modifying and registering any kind of company; providing advice and solutions for all legal matters; etc.

I represent many companies and groups of companies in the GCC region, including maritime and air transportation companies, and business entities working in international trade. We have been lately serving and representing clients from Qatar, KSA, Kuwait, UAE, Tunisia, Cyprus Belgium Holland and Australia.

We maintain our office in Beirut, Lebanon with partners in the GCC, Europe and the USA.

Ghassan Moghabghab

Managing Partner

Tel: +9613293129 ghassan.m@ moghabghablaw.com

Badaro Street Younes Building First Floor Beirut Lebanon Tel: +961399997 Fax: +961399978 www.moghabghablaw.com

GLE 215 LEBANON – CORPORATE LAW

Nadine is a Partner at Ororus Advisors and heads the Cybersecurity, Corporate Restructuring, Tax & Regulatory Compliance Groups.

Nadine regularly assists clients in regional and global expansions and corporate reorganizations. One of her recent projects involved the complete restructuring of a multijurisdictional corporate group in anticipation of a global expansion preceding an IPO. She is also deeply involved with Venture Capital Law where she continuously assists several clients in closing investment rounds of various series.

As a driving force in the field of legal and tax engineering, Nadine is deeply knowledgeable in international taxation and provides a wide range of advisory from Business Tax Advisory and Personal Taxes to Tax Disputes. She is known to provide comprehensive and holistic solutions to multi-national clients with a particular focus on Regulatory and Administrative Issues.

Nadine also advises clients on Cybersecurity related matters and provides legal tactical strategies to manage information ranging from Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity to Data Remediation. Her hallmark is in her ability to deliver rapid global responses and develop innovative structures enabling clients to comply with an increasingly complex global regulatory environment.

Nadine previously worked with prominent regional law firms and the Lebanese Parliament. She is a certified mediator, a member of the Beirut Bar Association and the International Bar Association. She remains deeply involved with Philanthropic work through Youth Energy for Development, a non-profit organization she cofounded, and her role as Legal Consultant to the Chairman of the Youth & Sports Parliamentary Committee.

Ororus Advisors

Ororus Advisors – Legal & Tax, is a full-fledged law firm established in the mindset of disrupting the Legal Industry by providing traditional legal services with the utmost quality and an innovative approach. Ororus specializes in Corporate and Financial services law & Alternative Dispute Resolution. With 45 years in the field, Ororus has serviced a wide range of clientele ranging from local corporate businesses to regional groups and international corporations operating in the MENA region with a particular focus on the GCC.

Our Corporate & Commercial practice includes legal services related to company incorporation, corporate legal services such as board and shareholders’ minutes of meetings, shareholder governance, contract drafting and review.

Whether negotiating an agreement, acquisition, incorporating a new entity, maintaining corporate entities, or drafting any type of agreement from shareholders’ agreements to voting agreements, our corporate & commercial lawyers are there to advise you.

ORORUS ADVISORS

Nadine Imad Partner

Tel: +961 3 117 736 nimad@ororus.com

Beirut Office: 3rd Floor Aramex Center Sin El Fil Lebanon

Tel: + 961 (1) 493 893 – 4 www.ororus.com

GLE 216 LEBANON – CORPORATE LAW

RITZ ATTORNEYS AT LAW

Ritz Attorneys at Law [Ritz] is the largest full service corporate and commercial law firm Malawi with a multi-disciplinary team of highly rated lawyers specializing in various service sectors. Ritz has strong market knowledge and experience in delivering transactional and dispute settlement services across diverse practice areas.

Ritz’ core practice areas include but are not limited to Banking, Finance and Fintech, International Trade, International Commercial Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Insolvency and Restructuring, Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, Energy, Mining and Oil and Gas, Insurance and Pension, Communications and Information Technology, Public and Administrative Law, Real Estates, Employment and Labour Relations, Public-Private Partnerships [PPP], Domestic and International Taxation, Competition and Anti-Trust, Intellectual Property and Debt Collection.

Lusungu Gondwe Partner –Banking and Finance lusungu@ritzattorneys.com

The Managing Partner Ritz Attorneys at Law Cnr. Masauko Chipembere Highway Moi Street Keza Office Park Block 3 Floor 2 P.O. Box 60284 Blantyre 6 Republic of Malawi Tel: +265994347900 www.ritzattorneys.com

GLE 217 MALAWI – BANKING & FINANCE LAW

Academic Qualifications

Law Degree from Faculty of Rabat, Juris. Doctor, Phd Faculty of Paris and Faculty of Nice, France.

Professional Qualifications

Universities: Professor at Mohamed V University in Rabat and Hassan II University in Casablanca since April 1, 1968. Guest Professor at several national and foreign law faculties. Has been teaching over the last 45 years all matters of private law, especially: civil law; criminal law; commercial law / contracts; corporate law; labour law; insurance law; Islamic law; procedural civil law; arbitration.

Has supervised numerous Phd theses and research projects. Has conducted numerous conferences and seminars in all matters of private law in Morocco and abroad.

Publications

Over the last 40 years Pr. Azzedine Kettani has been author or co-author of several books and publications. Member of the Advisory Board of the “International Review of Arbitration”.

Has been publishing the Moroccan Law Review and has been member of the publishing committee of the Casablanca Law Faculty Review and produced numerous studies and articles in the same and other reviews/law journals: Provisional Remedies in International Commercial Arbitration; Insurance in Morocco; Contractual Liability; The New Law on Intellectual Property; The Judge and the Arbitrator; Arbitration Law and Practice in Morocco; The New Law on Motor Accidents; Conciliation and Arbitration in Labour Law; Moroccan Banking Law.

Recent publications include articles on Corporate Law, Business Environment, new law on Joint – Stock Companies, Intellectual Property, new Commerce Code, new Anti-Money Laundering Law, Family Code, new Labour Code, new law on Competition, new law on Electronic Data/Contracts, new law on Arbitration in Morocco, Insurance Code in:

• Oxford Business Group - Emerging Morocco.

• Harvard Law School Journal.

• International Law Office (electronic publication),

• Practical Law Company.

• World Bank – Doing Business.

• Japan Times.

• Moroccan magazines and specialized newspapers (Challenge, Economiste, Economie & Entreprises…).

Arbitration

Has been practicing national and international arbitration for more than 45 years as sole arbitrator, Chair or member of a tribunal or as representative of a party under ICC, ICSID and uncitral rules before several international arbitral institutions (currently handling several cases in the said capacities).

KETTANI LAW FIRM

Founder Partner k@kettlaw.com

8, rue Lahcen El Basri Ex Boileau 20100 Casablanca

Tel: +212 522 438 900 Fax: +212 522 205 925 www.kettlaw.com

GLE 218 MOROCCO – ARBITRATION LAW
Professor Azzedine Kettani

Professional Qualifications

• Admitted to the Casablanca Bar in 2012

• Member of the Order of Pharmacists from 1999 to 2011

Academic Qualifications

• Law Degree (Casablanca Law University, Morocco)

• Master Degree in Management (HEC Lausanne, Switzerland)

• PHD in Pharmacy (Lausanne University, Switzerland)

Professional Qualifications

• Senior attorney and Senior Partner at KETTANI LAW FIRM since 2015.

• Has been pharmacist for 11 years (pharmaceutical industry and pharmacy)

Publications

• Author of a book on loan guarantees and property security law in Morocco.

• Author of articles on business law, family law (including Henri Capitant publications)

Experience

• Head of the following departments: - Commercial law department - Litigation department - Pharmaceutical law department - Dedicated Units

• Counsel in contract law, commercial law, banking law, pharmaceutical law, labour law, intellectual property.

Languages

• French

• Arabic

• English

Kettani Law Firm

Kettani Law Firm (KLF) was created in 1971. In 2011, KLF was the first legal entity to register as a private lawyers’ partnership (“Société Civile Professionnelle”) in Casablanca under the name of KETTANI LAW FIRM SCP. KLF is the largest Moroccan independent law firm composed of 120 employees in its Casablanca head office.

KLF is divided into four departments:

• Arbitration;

• Consulting;

• Litigation; and

• Dedicated units.

KLF has a deep-rooted expertise in multiple fields which enables it to offer a transversal and efficient approach to each case’s specific issues. It is thus able to provide innovative legal advices and solutions. Also appreciated for its availability and responsiveness, its knowledge of local specificities, combined with international expertise, it is able to understand the constraints faced by local or foreign investors.

KETTANI LAW FIRM

8, rue Lahcen El Basri Ex Boileau 20100 Casablanca

Tel: +212 522 438 900 Fax: +212 522 205 925 www.kettlaw.com

GLE 219 MOROCCO – COMMERCIAL LAW
Zineb

Education

• Law degree at Casablanca Law University

• Master’s in business and civil law

• Continuing Education at the International Law Institute, ascribed to the Georgetown University (Washington)

Professional Activities

• Senior attorney before the Supreme Court and Senior Partner at KETTANI LAW FIRM since 1992.

• Has undertaken internships in law firms in Paris, France, and the United States

Experience

Head of the consulting department in the main following areas:

• Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions

• Energy / Project Finance

• Telecommunications

• Investments

Recent Transactions

In the energy sector, Nadia Kettani advised the company Jorf Lasfar Extension in the financing of a power plant projects between 2012 and 2014 for an amount of USD 1.4 billion. Nadia Kettani advised on the Safi project relating to a USD 2.6 billion power plant. In 2015 and 2016, Nadia Kettani advised Green of Africa (Morocco) on its projects relating to renewable energy.

In the banking and finance sector, Nadia Kettani advised the Moroccan state investment bank in relation to sovereign bond issuance programs in 2012 (USD 1.5 billion) and in 2014 (EUR 1 billion), and also commercial banks such as BMCE in relation to its bond issuance in 2014 (MAD 1 billion) and Crédit Agricole in the financing of its international projects in 2015 and 2016. Nadia Kettani also advised the Fonds Hassan II for economic and social development in 2016 and House Invest (Bahrein) in the restructuration of its activity in Morocco.

In the area of aircraft financing, Nadia Kettani has represented Royal Air Morocco, the Moroccan airline operator company, in various aircraft acquisitions and financing deals (of confidential values) it has entered into with the company Embraer and the company Boeing in the financing of its dreamliner in 2015/2016 as well as the company Air Arabia (United Arab Emirates) in its financing matters since their start of business in Morocco, including in 2015 and 2016. In addition, Nadia Kettani also advised Air Canada in 2016 regarding its implementation in Morocco.

KETTANI LAW FIRM

Nadia Kettani Senior Partner nadia@kettlaw.com

8, rue Lahcen El Basri Ex Boileau 20100 Casablanca Tel: +212 522 438 900 Fax: +212 522 205 925 www.kettlaw.com

GLE 220 MOROCCO – CORPORATE AND M&A LAW
Nadia Kettani has joined Kettani Law Firm as a senior Partner in 1992 and is the Head of the Consulting Department.

KETTANI LAW FIRM

Academic Qualifications

• Law degree at Casablanca Law University

• Master in business law

• Continuing Education at the International Law Institute, ascribed to the Georgetown University (Washington)

Professional Qualifications

• Senior attorney before the Supreme Court and Senior Partner at KETTANI LAW FIRM since 1993

• Has undertaken internships in law firms in Paris, France, and the United States

Publications

• Author of a book on the legal aspects of counterfeiting

• Author of numerous articles on business law (including the legal section of Oxford Business Group )

Experience

• Head of the following departments:

- Litigation department including recovery of debts for banks and insurance companies

- Labour law department (Both consulting and litigation)

- Commercial law department - Intellectual property department

• Counsel in labour law, legal audits and companies restructuring (including redundancy plans)

Languages

• English

• French

• Arabic

Kettani Law Firm

Kettani Law Firm (KLF) was created in 1971.

In 2011, KLF was the first legal entity to register as a private lawyers’ partnership (“Société Civile Professionnelle”) in Casablanca under the name of KETTANI LAW FIRM SCP.

KLF is the largest Moroccan independent law firm composed of 120 employees in its Casablanca head office.

KLF is divided into four departments:

• Arbitration;

• Consulting;

• Litigation; and

• Dedicated units

8, rue Lahcen El Basri Ex Boileau 20100 Casablanca

Tel: +212 522 438 900 Fax: +212 522 205 925 www.kettlaw.com

GLE 221 MOROCCO – LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW
Rita Kettani Senior Partner

KEN AHIA & ASSOCIATES

Ken Ahia & Associates is a full-service law firm. We focus on delivering specialized and cost-effective advocacy and legal advisory services to our clients across diverse industries in finance, energy and natural resources, intellectual property, arbitration, corporate and commercial sectors.

The firm was established in 1994 under the leadership of Kenneth Ahia, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, who has over three decades of experience in advocacy, corporate, and commercial law practice. Our partners in the firm have diverse experiences gathered from various sectors, which equips them with the skills to provide clients with decent, professional, and result-oriented services.

Ken Ahia & Associates has successfully represented clients in deeply contested and innovative cases across all courts in Nigeria. Our sophisticated, solutiondriven and forward-thinking advisory services help our clients resolve various manners of complications in business and commercial transactions.

Kenneth Ahia, SAN Principal Counsel

Tel: +234 805 552 5141 ken@kenahialaw.com

Plot 14, Block 109 Henry Ojogho Crescent Off Freedom Way By George Enenmoh Street Lekki Phase 1 Lagos P.O.Box 52390 Falomo-Ikoyi Nigeria

Tel: +234 809 582 1852 info@kenahialaw.com www.kenahialaw.com

GLE 222 NIGERIA – COMMERCIAL LAW

ZENITH LAW FIRM

ZENITH LAW FIRM

Zenith Law Firm, formerly known as MHAYIMANA Isaïe Law Firm, is a strong law firm in Rwanda. Its practice includes commercial, civil, criminal, IP and international law matters since 1981.

The Lawyers

Today, the law firm comprises of four advocates with an extensive experience as lawyers and practicing advocates.

These are:

Isaïe Mhayimana - In addition to a Bachelor’s degree in Law, Isaïe Mhayimana holds a diploma in Economics and Accounting, a degree in Law and Management of Information Technologies and Communications. He has been practicing law as Advocate since 1981.

Albert Basomingera holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law. He lectured Law in the National University of Rwanda and other higher learning institutions from 1978 up to 2006. Afterwards, He worked in Customs and then as a state attorney from 2001 to 2004. He has practiced Law since 1978 and is an Advocate since 2001.

Emmanuel Abijuru holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law, Degree of Higher Studies in Banking and diploma in Legal Practice. He practices Law as an Advocate since 2008 after serving in the banking institution for 7 years. He lectured in higher learning institutions from time to time.

Christine J.M Umurerwa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and a master’s degree in Business Law and a diploma in Legal Practice. She practices Law as an Advocate since 2017 after her services in the Judicial Sector for 21 years successively as Criminal Investigation Officer, Prosecutor, then Judge.

Clients

Zenith Law Firm provides its legal services to various business companies and enterprises, national and international independent organizations and individuals.

Isaïe Mhayimana Managing Partner mhayis@gmail.com

KG 601 Street, Plot 74 Amajyambere Village Rukiri I Cell Remera Sector Gasabo District City of Kigali Republic of Rwanda

Tel: +250 788 300 698 +250 786 178 222 www.zenithlawfirm.com

GLE 223 RWANDA – COMPANY LAW

AMBITION LEGAL CONSULTANCY FZE

Elsie Habib is a Senior Legal Advisor, an International Qualified Mediator and leads the firm’s corporate practice.

Elsie is the founder and managing partner of Ambition Legal Consultancy. Her legal experience of 18 years in the United Arab Emirates enables her to lead transactions on complicated corporate business deals with ease; she also has a thorough understanding of both the legal and commercial sides of such deals.

Elsie advises a diverse range of clients, including Middle East and GCC based business, European companies and major international corporation on all aspects of corporate and business law.

Elsie handles and resolves complex international corporate, commercial and shareholders disputes through mediation (an alternative dispute resolution).

Elsie has extensive experience in various company, commercial, regulatory, compliance and technology legal affairs in the UAE including, establishing various corporate vehicles in free zone jurisdictions, corporate structuring, restructuring and refinancing, corporate governance, corporate shareholders’ disputes, employer’s and employee’s disputes, corporate governance for private and public companies, joint ventures, offshore jurisdictions and free zone regulations, intellectual property policies and procedures in particular with respect to trademarks, industrial designs and commercial agencies; She has also advised on data privacy, fintech, blockchain and ICO regulatory matters in the UAE. She has also advised several entities on NGO and charities’ rules and regulations in the UAE. She has extensive experience in drafting all types of corporate and commercial agreements. She has also advised a semi government entity on corporate governance and compliance matters.

The firm is an award winning innovative boutique legal consultancy firm and was awarded The Corporate Law Consultants of The Year 2017 and Award For Excellence in Mergers & Acquisitions In 2016 by Mea Business Awards.

Education

• Law degree (LLB) from the Lebanese University (Faculty of Law & Political Sciences) in Beirut, Lebanon

• Masters of Law (LLM) from Florida Coastal School of Law in Florida, United States

Qualifications

• International Qualified Mediator

• Member of the International Bar of Association

• Member of the American Bar of Association

Contributor as an author to,

• Gulf Legal Advisor – Lexis Middle East Law – Lexis Nexis

Languages

• Arabic • English

Founder & Managing Partner

Tel: +971 50 7129334

elsieh@ambitionlc.com

Unit 921 Emirates Islamic Bank Building Business Park United Arab Emirates Tel: +971 7 2078855 www.ambitionlc.com

GLE 224 UAE – CORPORATE LAW
Elsie Habib

BSA AHMAD BIN HEZEEM & ASSOCIATES LLP

Munir began his practice in the Middle East in 2006 and has worked on numerous scopes of intellectual property, media, cyber and technology matters. He also works on different corporate and commercial projects, such as transactions and contracts, due diligence, advisory on commercial context, competition and employment matters. His main speciality is in the field of IP and media including trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, domain names, media advisory, regulatory compliance and representing in contentious matters. He also works on commercialization of IP and handles complex disputes of IP and media rights.

Munir also works on major alternative dispute resolution cases that involve negotiations and settlement mandates, as well as managing litigations locally, regionally and internationally. For cases in the MENA region, Munir collaborates with local litigation practice groups and litigators to supervise such disputes.

Munir represents a range of clients from various industry sectors, including media, entertainment, FMCG, tobacco, industrial, pharmaceuticals, automotive, cosmetics and many more. His principal set of expertise encompasses negotiations, settlement mandates and litigation. He has successfully resolved critical commercial disputes related to media, technology and IP deals. He has extensive experience in regulatory works and has experience in consulting clients on consumer protection, antitrust and competition law.

Munir works with many multinational clients and is ranked by leading legal directories, such as Chambers Global, Legal 500, The Best Lawyers, World Trademarks Review (WTR) for many years. Munir is praised for being a “very commercial and proactive lawyer” who maintains a high level of responsiveness, “He always assesses legal risks and simplifies potential legal impacts in a simple and clear manner for decision making”

Munir was named by Asia Legal Business (Thomson Reuters) as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in the Middle East in 2021.

Munir is a bilingual lawyer (i.e. English and Arabic) and holds an LLB from the University of Jordan and an LL.M in Intellectual Property & Information Technology Laws from the University of San Francisco.

Partner, Head of Intellectual Property munir.suboh@bsabh.com

The Gate Precinct Building 3, 6th Floor Dubai International Financial Center United Arab Emirates (Headquarters) Tel: +971 4 528 5555 Fax: +971 4 528 5000 www.bsabh.com

GLE 225 UAE – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
Munir Suboh Munir Suboh is a Partner and Head of the Intellectual Property practice of BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP, based in Dubai, UAE.

ANTONIO M. VARVARO LEGAL CONSULTANTS DMCC

Antonio Varvaro graduated in Law in 1987, and qualified as a Lawyer in Italy in 1990. Since 1993, Antonio has practiced law both in Italy and abroad. In Italy he is currently a member of the Rome BAR Association and has gained the rights of audience before the Supreme Court of Cassation and Highest Courts Jurisdictions.

In Dubai Antonio has the Rights of Audience before DIFC Courts, a Judiciary which administers Civil and Commercial Litigation Cases in English Language according to the Common Law Legal System.

Since 2010 Antonio is also a Chartered Arbitrator, a qualification gained at the well-known Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of London. He is also a member of the CCBE (Conseil des Barreaux de la Communauté Européenne) and of ILA (International Law Association).

He has been appointed as an Adjunct Faculty of Commercial Law at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah.

He speaks Italian (mother tongue), fluent English and French at intermediate level.

Antonio M. Varvaro Legal Consultants DMCC

Antonio M. Varvaro Legal Consultants DMCC is one of the three Italian Law Firms authorized by Dubai Ruler’s Court to practice Law in the Emirate.

In Dubai, the firm is registered with DIFC Courts, a Common Law Judiciary which administers Civil and Commercial disputes in English Language. Adv. Varvaro has granted unrestricted Rights of Audience before the aforesaid Courts. The firm has a transnational vocation and provides companies with legal assistance in their process of internationalization as well as with consultancy in Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) both in Italy and abroad.

Civil and Commercial International disputes, International Commercial Arbitration, International Contracts, Corporate Law, Intellectual Property, International Tax Law are the main fields of expertise.

Antonio M. Varvaro Legal Consultants DMCC is also an official agent for international company formation (off-shore) and Foundation registered with RAK International Corporate Centre (RAK ICC), a UAE Governmental Authority. The firm is also included in the directories of the Consulate General of Italy in Dubai and the Italian Trade Agency (Dubai office) and is a Legal Adviser of the Italian Industry and Commerce Office in the UAE.

Antonio M. Varvaro Legal Consultants DMCC is twined in Italy with V/P Legal & Business with its office in Rome of which Adv. Varvaro is a co-founder.

amv-eurolegal.com

JLT, Cluster F HDS Tower 5th Floor Office 506 P.O Box: 337519 Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4 585 1677 Mob: +971 50 5912461 info@amv-eurolegal.com www.amv-eurolegal.com

GLE 226 UAE – INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION
Antonio M. Varvaro Founder antonio.varvaro@

I am an arbitrator and Spanish & US lawyer, registered with the Dubai Ruler’s Court and the ADGM Courts. I am specialized in real estate and commercial disputes arbitration.

Prior to reaching Dubai I worked on arbitration and commercial law positions for private companies, institutions and governments. Since my arrival to Dubai in 2010 I have assisted a wide array of international and UAE-based clients with international disputes and doing business in the region. The later has helped me develop substantial expertise in the fields of corporate structure and commercial agreements.

In parallel to my counsel role:

• I am listed as arbitrator with major arbitration centers in the Middle East.

• I am an active member of the Spanish speaking community in the UAE and leading Spanish lawyer in the Middle East.

• I contribute to the preparation of future lawyers through an internship program in collaboration with leading Spanish and United States institutions.

• I often act as speaker for universities, entrepreneur groups and legal organizations

RUBERT

& PARTNERS

Maria L. Rubert Partner maria@rubertpartners.com 3421 Al Maqam Tower ADGM Square Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Tel: +971 2 418 7686 www.rubertpartners.com

GLE 227 UAE – INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

NOVUS HM LEGAL PRACTITIONERS

Misozi has over 10 years’ experience in legal practice and a rare expertise in both commercial litigation and commercial transactions. She has vast experience representing clients in various civil and commercial disputes including: employment and labour, trademarks, insurance and capital markets. She has successfully represented clients in celebrated cases involving employment, the dissolution of Islamic marriages and creditors’ schemes of arrangement. She is highly regarded as an expert and a trusted advisor to multinational corporations in employment law disputes. She is also ranked and recognized as an expert in commercial litigation by Global Law Experts. In terms of transactional lawyering, her experience spans: mergers and acquisitions, project & acquisition finance, Islamic finance, private equity, and corporate advisory and commercial. Misozi has extensively advised various leading commodity trading companies on acquisitions in the wholesale and FMCGs industry. She has also previously advised on acquisition financing in the banking sector.

She is a Beit Scholar, holding a Master of Laws(LLM) in International Trade and Commercial Law from the University of Durham in England and a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from the University of Zambia. She is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), a qualified Insolvency Practitioner and an Investment Advisor (pensions and insurance).

NOVUS HM Legal Practitioners

NOVUS HM is a modern full-service law firm based in Lusaka, Zambia, with a special focus on corporate and commercial law practice. We provide outstanding, quality, and innovative legal services to our clients in accordance with internationally acclaimed practices. Our unique value (for which we have been consistently commended) is our ability to fully understand our client’s requirements and objectives to ensure that they are met, using an innovative and competitive approach.

We aim to achieve this through continuous investment in legal research and technology, training personnel, and pushing the boundaries of the law and legal practice. We provide innovative and practical legal solutions to local and multinational corporations, financial institutions, high-net-worth individuals, and Non-Profit Organisations. Our modern and personalized approach also makes us best placed to serve small and medium enterprises (SMEs), Fintech companies as well as other disruptors in various fields. Our capability to understand our client’s commercial legal needs ensures that we provide relevant and wellresearched legal solutions to assist our clients to achieve their objectives.

Partner

misozi@novushmlegal.com

Suite B15, Block B 1st Floor Greencity Office Park Stand 2374

Kelvin Siwale Road P.O Box 50580 Lusaka, Zambia Tel: +260 211 257718/19 Fax: +260 211 257722 www.novushmlegal.com

GLE 228 ZAMBIA – COMMERCIAL LITIGATION
Misozi Hope Masengu Managing Misozi – Hope is the Visionary Founder and current Managing Partner of the Firm.

1 Crown Office Row – England

Aballí Milne Kalil, P.A. – Asset Recovery Law – US, Florida ............................................................. 128

Aballí Milne Kalil, P.A. – Commercial Law – US, Florida 129

Adnan Sundra & Low – Malaysia 191

Advitam IP, LLC – US, Illinois 134

Agency of Intellectual Property “Tagbergenova & Partners” – Kazakhstan 188

Alfaro Abogados – Argentina ............................................................................................................... 95

Allawyers Advogados - Law Office – Portugal 65

GLE 229 #
25 A
Index

Ambition Legal Consultancy FZE – UAE 224

American Immigration Law Office LTD – England 40

Anand and Anand – Copyright Law – India 175

Anand and Anand – Intellectual Property Law – India 178

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRALAW) –

Cyber Security Law – Philippines 197

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRALAW) –

Labour & Employment Law – Philippines 198

Anne O’Connell Solicitors – Ireland 60

Antonio M. Varvaro Legal Consultants DMCC – UAE 226

Apolidorio Sociedade de Advogados – Brazil 101

GLE 230 Index

Aquarius Lawyers – Australia 169

ASAMURA IP P.C. – Japan 187

Aspen Trust Group – Cyprus 24

Athena Law – Saint Lucia 121

AVA Firm, SC – Mexico 118 B

Bar Marketing Limited – England ......................................................................................................... 26

Blum & Grob Attorneys at Law Ltd. – Switzerland 74

BMT Law Group Limited – US, Florida 131

Brand You Development & Coaching LTD – Ireland 61

GLE 231

BSA

225

Budușan & Associates – Romania 66

Buxbaum Loggia Ltd. – UK 79

Buxbaum, Loggia and Associates, Inc. – US, California 124

Calderon Y De La Sierra Y Cia, S.C – Mexico

CANELLA CAMAIORA StA – Italy 62

Capital Project Management, Inc. – US, New York 140

Caputo & Partners AG – Switzerland 75

GLE 232 Index
Braunegg Rechtsanwaltskanzlei – Austria
13
Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP – UAE
C
.................................................................................... 119

Cervieri Monsuarez – Bolivia, Paraguay & Uruguay 99

CLAIM S.A. – Cuba 112

Clarke Gittens Farmer – Barbados 98

CONSOR IP Experts – US, California 125

Constantina Mitsingas & Associates LLC – Cyprus 23

Constantine Law Limited – England 33

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas – India................................................................................................... 180 D

DDSA - De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff Advogados – Brazil 104

Deep & Far Attorneys-at-Law – Taiwan 204

GLE 233
GLE 234 Index
Deol & Gill – Malaysia
192
17
DLA Piper UK LLP – Belgium Dobrinescu Dobrev SCA – Romania
67
Dr J H F Smith – England
32
E
.............................................. 53
Egan Nelson LLP – US, Texas 147 Ehlers, Ehlers & Partner Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbB – Germany
Emerenciano Baggio & Associados Advogados – Brazil 105
73
Erismann Legal – Switzerland
21
Evagoras Anastasiou & Associates LLC – Company Registration & Administration – Cyprus

Evelyn Partners LLP – International Tax – UK 80

Evelyn Partners LLP – Private Client Tax – UK 81

Evelyn Partners LLP – Trusts & Estates – UK 82 EY – Canada 110

Farooq,

Köln

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH – Austria 15

Fenwick & West LLP – US, California

GLE 235
Evagoras Anastasiou & Associates LLC – Capital Markets Forex – Cyprus 22
F
Legal RECHTSANWÄLTE STEUERBERATER Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB
Khan & Mirza, Advocates & Corporate Counsel – Pakistan 195 FEHN
Düsseldorf Hamburg – Germany 55
126

G&L Shift – Spain 69

G&W Legal – Commercial Law – India 173

G&W Legal – Competition / Antitrust Law – India 174

G&W Legal – Corporate Law – India.................................................................................................. 176

G&W Legal – IP Litigation – India 179

G&W Legal – Privacy Law – India 181

G&W Legal – Trademark Law – India 183

GLE 236 Index
FERNÁNDEZ ZACUR – GABINETE JURÍDICO – Paraguay
120
Ferrari & Associates – US, Washington DC
155 G

GPE LAW OFFICE – Turkey 78

Guidehouse LLP – US, New York 141

Haridass Ho & Partners – Singapore 200

Haver & Mailänder Rechtsanwälte – Germany 46

Hitesh Soni & Associates – India 177

Holland

GLE 237
Gebauer Stein Rechtsanwälte Avocats PartGmbB – France
44
Gumpoldsberger-Doppelbauer-Bittermann Rechtsanwälte in Kooperation – Austria 14 H & Knight LLP – Colombia
....................................................................................................... 111
Hugo Silva & Maldonado Global IP & Business Law – Dr. Pedro Maldonado; Dr. Eduardo Silva – Brazil 102

Immigration Solutions Lawyers – Australia ....................................................................................... 167

Independent Mediators Ltd – England 35

Innovation Insurance Group, LLC – US 123

Integration Technologies, Inc. (dba) InterWeave SmartSolutions – US, Connecticut 127

Intellion Analytics Group – US, Texas 146

Intercorp International Ltd – Brazil 106

Itaú Private Bank – Brazil 107

Iwata Godo – Japan 185

GLE 238 Index
Hugo Silva & Maldonado Global IP & Business Law –Dr. Hugo Silva; Dr. Lúcia Maldonado – Brazil 103 I

Jetlaw, LLC – US, Washington DC 148

John C. Lundell, MD – US, Texas 143

John Hooper & Co. Limited – England................................................................................................. 30

Julius and Creasy – Sri Lanka 202

K

Kabraji & Talibuddin – Pakistan 194

Kadir, Andri & Partners – Malaysia 190

KAlexander-Theodotou – England ........................................................................................................ 27

Kalidass Law Corporation – Singapore 201

GLE 239 J

KANZLEI DR. ERBEN ATTORNEYS – Germany 49

Karin Horev & Co., Law Office – Israel 214

Keisen Associates – Japan 186

Ken Ahia & Associates – Nigeria 222

Kennedys – France 42

Kettani Law Firm – Arbitration – Morocco 218

Kettani Law Firm – Commercial Law – Morocco .............................................................................. 219

Kettani Law Firm – Corporate and M&A Law – Morocco 220

Kettani Law Firm – Labour and Employment Law – Morocco 221

King & Spalding LLP – US, Washington DC 153

GLE 240 Index

KLIEMT.HR Lawyers – Germany 52

KPMG AG – Switzerland 76

Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP – Canada 109

Larkin Cassidy Solicitors – Northern Ireland

LARRAURI & MARTÍ ABOGADOS – Spain 70

Law office Petek & Novak, d.o.o. – Slovenia 68

LAW OFFICE TOKIC – Croatia

GLE 241
KK Sharma Law Offices – India 172 Kramer Jacobs Search Associates – US, Washington DC 154 L
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20

Law Offices of Kenneth R. Adamo – US, lllinois 133

Lawrence S. Katz, P.A. – US, Florida 130

LDG Avocats – France 43

Ledesma Uribe y Rodríguez Rivero Sc. – Mexico 116

Legem Attorneys at Law – Mexico 117

Lex Legal Mexico – Mexico 115

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP – US, New York

139

LLobera Bevilaqua – Argentina 94

Locke Lord LLP – US, Texas 145

GLE 242 Index
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M. Psylla – V. Vizas – G.

Katrinakis Law Firm

(member of the PwC Global Legal Network) – Greece 59

Maikowski & Ninnemann – European Patent Law – Germany 48

Maikowski & Ninnemann – Intellectual Property Law – Germany 50

Marjorie Rawls Roberts, P.C. – US Virgin Islands 156

Mary Joyce Carlson ESQ. – US, Washington DC 152

Mata-Perez, Tamayo & Francisco – Philippines 199

Mayer Brown LLP – US, Washington DC

151

Merilampi Attorneys Ltd. – Finland 41

GLE 243 M
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MFG Patentanwälte – Germany

MGC Legal Inc. (MGC Danışmanlık A.Ş.) – Turkey

Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates – Malta 63

Mogan Daniels Slager LLP – Canada

Moghabghab & Associates Law Firm – Lebanon 215

Motswagole & Company – Botswana 211

Mul & Co – Indonesia

NOVUS HM Legal Practitioners – Zambia

GLE 244 Index
51
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77
Minesoft – England............................................................................................................................... 37
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108
N
184
228

OGT Forensic Ltd – England 31

Open

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ParrisWhittaker Law Firm – Commercial Litigation – Bahamas 96

ParrisWhittaker Law Firm – Shipping & Maritime Law – Bahamas 97

ParrisWhittaker Law Firm – Jamaica 114

ParrisWhittaker Law Firm – Turks & Caicos ...................................................................................... 122

Pavlov & Co – Bulgaria

GLE 245 O
Plan Law
– England 28 Ororus Advisors – Lebanon ................................................................................................................ 216 P
18
GLE 246 Index
PJS Law – Philippines 196 Prestige Tuition Centre – England 39
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R
PrimePartners Wirtschaftskanzlei – Germany
54
Quastels – England 29 Quegal – England 36 Quevedo & Ponce – Ecuador
113
189
Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C. – US, New Hampshire
137
Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés – Advogados e Notários | LEKTOU – Macau

RDS Associates Consulting Engineers, Inc – US, New Jersey

Rechtsanwalt Wamser – Germany 47

Rhein Schirato Meireles Advogados – Brazil 100

Risvas & Associates Law Firm – Greece

Ritz Attorneys at Law – Malawi 217

Roschier Advokatbyrå AB – Sweden 71

Rubert & Partners – UAE

GLE 247
138
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58
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227
S Sackers – England................................................................................................................................. 38
Ryken and Associates Barristers and Solicitors – New Zealand 193

Sladen Legal – Australia 170

State Chambers – Australia 166

Strategic Action Pty Ltd trading as Strategic Resolution – Conflict Resolution – Australia 165

Strategic Action Pty Ltd trading as Strategic Resolution – Mediation – Australia 168

Sudath Perera Associates – Sri Lanka 203

SunLegal – India 182

Tabakov, Tabakova and Partners Law Firm – Bulgaria 19

Tarek Riad & Partners – Legal Consultants & Attorneys at Law – Egypt 213

TCF Law Group, PLLC – US, Massachusetts 135

The Byars Firm – US, Georgia 132

GLE 248 Index
T

The Conscious Leadership Company – England 34

The Law Offices of Joseph Lichtenstein – US, New York 142

The Lynch Law Firm – US, Texas 144

The SJS Law Firm, PLLC – US, Washington DC 149

THESIS Law Firm – Competition Law – Greece 56

THESIS Law Firm – Corporate Law – Greece 57

Tshibangu Ilunga & Partners (“TI&A”) SCA – DR Congo 212 V

Vinson & Elkins LLP – US, Washington DC 150

VLM and Partners – Azerbaijan 16

GLE 249
GLE 250 Index W
136
Walker Immigration Law Firm – US, Mississippi............................................................................... WEBSTER LP – Anguilla
93
Weil & Associés – France
45
Westerberg & Partners Advokatbyrå AB – Sweden
72
Z
William KW Leung & Co – Hong Kong
171
Zenith Law Firm – Rwanda
223
GLE 251
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