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Rhonda Vetere – Chief Technology Officer The Estée Lauder Companies Best Skin Care & Beauty Product Manufacturers and Award for Innovation in Enterprise Managed Technology Services – Global

Simpson Healthcare Executives

Best Scientific Communications Agency – Connecticut, USA

Omni-ID

Best Industrial RFID Tags Supplier 2017 & Most Innovative Visual Tagging System: ProVIEW


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Editor's Introduction

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Winner's Index

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Asia

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Europe

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North America

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Editor in Chief Richard Baker 2nd Floor Quayside Tower 252 - 260 Broad Street Birmingham West Midlands B1 2HF United Kingdom +44 (0)20 3291 3493

The information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources the proprietor’s believe to be correct. However, no legal liability can be accepted for any errors. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the prior consent of the publisher.

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Welcome to Global 100 – 2017 Welcome to the 2017, Global 100, consisting of the World’s leading firms and individuals, with votes received from our global readers, in over 163 countries worldwide. The purpose of the Global 100 is to provide the readership with a comprehensive understanding of those firms that are truly leaders within their chosen areas of specialisation. The Global 100 does not follow the usual process followed by many others. It follows a very specific, very comprehensive process, not commonly used elsewhere in the industry. Following the closure of the process, which follows a very strict format of self-submission and thirdparty nomination, firms are shortlisted and selected as winners. For each category awarded a proprietary method of analysis ranks winners based on their domestic and international work. This ranking method produces a list of shortlisted firms, based on a very comprehensive set of criteria. Once all votes have been received, a panel of judges review the votes within each category. The judging process assesses the following considerations; The strategic nature of work conducted. The complexity of work conducted. The scale of work conducted. Whether the work conducted was done in a timely manner, and within budget. Any ground-breaking or innovative processes used during completion of conducted work. The judging process focuses strongly on the complexity and strategic significance of work conducted. The above criteria underline’s the importance of the recognition each winner is receiving as a Global 100 winning organisation, firm or individual. In summary, the Global 100 program provides a benchmark of the very best of the best industry leaders, exemplary team’s and distinguished organisations. We would like to extend our congratulations to all the Global 100 – 2017 winners.

Richard Baker Editor in Chief

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AFRICA Big Bang ERP Seddik &Associès Super Group

Best Cloud-based Business Management Software Provider 2017 - Mauritius Best for Accounting & Tax Disputes - Morocco Best Supply Chain Management Business 2017 - South Africa

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ASIA Beauty Contact, Inc. Deep & Far Duan & Duan Equiom Group (Europe) Limited Queenie Foong Kwin Tan Hong Kong Mediation and Arbitration Centre Islamic Development Bank Group

Best Niche Perfume Concept of Design 2017 - United Arab Emirates Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year - Taiwan Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year - China Trust Management Specialist Firm of the Year - Singapore Best Parent Education and Support Services Global Best Lawyer in Mediation and Arbitration Services Best Private Islamic Finance Corporation 2017 & Financial Services CEO of the Year - Middle East Joo Toon LLC Boutique Company Law Firm of the Year – Singapore and Boutique Full Service Law Firm of the Year – Singapore Julius & Creasy - Attorneys at Law Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year - Sri Lanka Law Office of Ramni Taneja Client Choice - Constitutional Law Firm of the Year - India Offing Group Private Limited Best Maritime Event Management Company - India Paz Itzhaki-Weinberger Law Firm Law Firm of the Year - Business Law - Israel SONODA & KOBAYASHI Intellectual Property Law Intellectual Property Firm of the Year in Japan Southern Information and Valuation Corporation Best Valuation Corporation 2017 - Vietnam Stats Investment Managemet Co.,Ltd. Best Long/Short Hedge Fund Manager & Best Japan Equity Long/Short Fund (Since Inception) - Japan The International Association of Hotel Hospitality Association of the Year - United Arab Emirates General Managers Twiggy M H Liu Law Office Intellectual Property Zentrum Capital Advisors Ltd. Best Fund Management Fund - Asia & Best Asia Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund (since inception) - Asia Pacific

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EUROPE Afschrift Aleksey Pukha and Partners Alkem Company (S) Pte Ltd Anthony Trace QC - 4 Pump Court APC Law Firm Arias Abogados SLP Arkitekturministeriet / AMPD Augentius (UK) Ltd BioLingus Camberyard Carbon Numbers Ltd Douglas Silas Solicitors Duncorann House & The Lorne Apartments Ferguson Snell & Associates First Aid Associates FLEMING MCGILLIVRAY & Co Furnival Chambers Harwood Hutton Limited Infinity Partnership Limited Investment Quorum Ltd KDM Communications Limited Jones FM LLP Leadership Original Concept s.r.o. Mantis & Athinodorou LLC Memminger LLP Nimbletank Novus Group International AB Outer Temple Chambers Pharma Waldhof GmbH

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Law Firm of the Year - Corporate Tax – Belgium Law Firm of the Year – Litigation - Ukraine Best Digital Text Distribution Enterprise 2017 Commercial Mediation - UK Law Firm of the Year - Family Law - Ukraine Law Firm of the Year - Arbitration - Spain Danish Architect of the Year 2017: Bo Benzon – UK Best Independent Private Equity & Real Estate Administrators - UK Biotechnology CEO of the Year & Most Innovative Biotech Company - Switzerland Best Interior Design Communications Advisor - UK Best Energy Reduction Consultants - UK Education Lawyer of the Year – England Best Business Self-Catering Apartments - Caithness, UK Best Niche Immigration Firm 2017 – UK Best First Aid Training Provider 2017 - Cumbria, UK Compliance Consulting Firm of the Year - UK Editors’ Choice - Criminal Law Chambers of the Year - UK Editors’ Choice - Individual - Serious Crime Barrister of the Year - UK Forensic Accountancy Expert of the Year - UK Corporate Finance Boutique of the Year - Scotland Best Wealth Management Boutique & Award for Excellence in Tax Efficient Strategies - UK Best Full-Service Life Sciences B2B Marketing Agency 2017 - UK Most Client-Focused Facilities Management Company - South East England Best Leadership Training Organisation - EMEA - Czech Republic Property Transactions Law Firm of the Year in Cyprus Private Equity Law - Germany Best Mobile & Digital Agency – UK Best Communications Solutions Company - Sweden Individual - UK-China Arbitration Barrister of the Year in England - UK Best Biochemical Company Europe

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Proton Partners International Ltd Raft Rechtsanwalt Wamser Robert Quinn Consulting Ltd RSW Medico-Legal Ltd Runestone Capital Rushcliffe Care Group Secret Surgery Limited Sequel Business Solutions Ltd Siebeke Lange Wilbert Strand Hanson Limited Taylor Hampton Solicitors Limited The Rialto Consultancy Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP Times 3 Capital Wilkinson Construction Consultants Ltd Whitmill Trust Company Limited YouCall-it.com Ltd

Award for Continued Excellence in M&A Growth Strategy: £60m Second Round Funding - UK Best Medical Implant & Technology Research Group & Most Innovative Cutting-Edge Skin Scaffold - UK Law Firm of the Year - Criminal - Germany Regulatory Advisory Firm of the Year (Compliance & Regulatory) Orthopaedic Surgeon and Disability Analyst Expert of the Year Best Quantitative Long/Short Absolute Return Fund: Runestone Capital Fund Best in Mental Health Rehabilitation 2017 - UK Best Medical Tourist Concierge Service 2017 - UK Growth Company of the Year (Insurance / Reinsurance Software) - UK Trademark Lawyer of the Year - Germany Best Adviser - Small and Mid-Cap Public Market M&A - UK Privacy Law Firm of the Year in England Transition Coaching Consultant of the Year - England Best Female in Probate Leadership - Helen Stewart, Head of Probate Best Single Family Office PE Investor – UK Best Approved Inspectors 2017 - UK Fund Administrator of the Year Best IT Service Platform: youcall-it.com - UK

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NORTH AMERICA Angels of Flight Canada Inc. Axis Professional Law Corporation - USA Banasinski & Associates Demotech, Inc.

Design/Build by Visner Inc. Donna J. Jackson Ferdinand IP Grupo Consultor EFE GutterDome, Inc.  Ioxus, Inc. McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP Omni-ID Onyx Solar Energy S.L. Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Preclinical Medevice Innovations QA Mentor, Inc. The Richard L. Rosen Law Firm, PLLC Signifyd Simpson Healthcare VITEOS Fund Services, LLC Wildland Properties Property Management

Most Influential Woman in Air Ambulance Services 2017 - Canada Business and Entertainment Law Firm of the Year - USA Best Family Law Firm - Ontario - Canada Financial Analysis Firm of the Year - USA Niche Financial Analysis Provider of the Year – Insurance - USA Excellence in Financial Analysis - USA Best Design Build Firm 2017 - Wisconsin, USA Best Estate Planner – Oklahoma - USA Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year – New York Transfer Pricing Advisory Firm of the Year – Mexico Best Rain Gutter Installation Company - Pacific Northwest - USA Most Outstanding Environmentally Friendly Products Manufacturer Law Firm of the Year - IP - Illinois - USA Best Industrial RFID Tags Supplier 2017 & Most Innovative Visual Tagging System: ProVIEW Best Global Photovoltaic Glass Provider 2017 & Most Innovative Photovoltaic Glass Project: Miami Heat’s American Airline Arena International Tax Law Firm of the Year - USA Best Pre-Clinical CRO – California, USA Best Software Quality Assurance Service Provider 2017 - USA Franchise Attorney of the Year – USA Fraud Innovation Firm of the Year – USA Best Scientific Communications Agency - Connecticut, USA Best Bespoke Solutions in Hedge Funds - USA Best Vacation Rental Company - Oregon, USA

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OCEANIA & GLOBAL deVere Group Limited Engie The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.

Excellence in Independent Financial Advice - Global Global Energy Lawyer of the Year Best Skin Care & Beauty Product Manufacturers & Award for Innovation in Enterprise Managed Technology Services Best Corporate Finance Specialists - Global Criminal Law Lawyer of the Year - Australia Best Criminal Law Firm 2017 - Australia Financial Trading Services Provider of the Year - Australia

Eurohold, S.L. Nyman Gibson Miralis Sydney Criminal Lawyers Vantage FX Pty Ltd

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SOUTH AMERICA A. Lopes Muniz Advogados Associados Deloitte Brasil Auditores Independentes LTDA. Quiñones Cruz Abogados Wald

Best for Pharmaceutical Regulation 2017 - Brazil Tax Advisory - Brazil Law Firm of the Year - Tax - Colombia Law Firm of the Year - Arbitration - Brazil

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AFRICA Big Bang ERP Seddik &Associès Super Group

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Best Cloud-based Business Management Software Provider 2017 - Mauritius Best for Accounting & Tax Disputes - Morocco Best Supply Chain Management Business 2017 - South Africa

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Mauritius


Africa Best for Accounting & Tax Disputes

Our business

Morocco

Our products and services

Our business is focused on supporting local and international businesses, multinationals and SMBs in their commercial and industrial activities.

Our key practice areas cover:

Proximity, reactivity and execution are our main service points. This is why we are leading researchers & innovation project on digitalization of tax services and just published a smartphone Tax Advisor App called GENITAX ©

• Audit & Statutory Audit • Management Consulting • S  upport in Accounting & Implementation of procedures and standards • F  inancial planning and assistance to the Implementation • Legal and Tax services • Training and Human Resource Development • D  iagnostics Support for the implementation of Quality systems • Organization and information system

Our main target markets We are continuously developing our services to be able to assist every entrepreneur in every activity area. Thanks to our position In Morocco and our connections with other African countries, we also assists investors to invest and run business in African countries.

Our achievements  inner of the DISPUTE RESOLUTION AWARDS W of the year 2016 Morocco; Winner of the Tax-Firm of the YEAR Morocco.

Our long term strategy Growing with our Clients, we help and assist our clients to reach their financial and strategic objectives to grow with them. Also, we take advantage of new technologies and IT to be more close to our international clients.

‘ Sharing for better progress ® ,

‘‘ Sharing , Sharing for for better better progress progress ® ®,

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Africa Best Supply Chain Management Business 2017

SUPER GROUP PROFILE

SUPPLY CHAIN DIVISION

Founded in 1986, Super Group provides end-to-end supply chain solutions, fleet management and dealership services to a diversified global customer base. Super Group is an integrated “mobility” business comprising of three distinct divisions, namely Supply Chain, Fleet Solutions and Dealerships. The businesses focus on offering a comprehensive inter-related range of services, utilising connective technologies and state-of-the-art infrastructure. Super Group has expanded its footprint internationally with a number of strategic acquisitions in Europe and Australia. The acquisition of Germany headquartered IN tIME Express, a leading European provider of express and courier services, has grown the Group’s presence in Europe. In Australia, the acquisition of novated and vehicle procurement specialist NLC by SG Fleet, a subsidiary of Super Group, has significantly strengthened the company’s position in the novated and private leasing markets. Super Group has also been active in the vehicle dealerships sector purchasing the Allen Ford and Essex Auto dealerships network in the UK.

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The Supply Chain division provides a comprehensive supply chain solution to its customers through the integration of multiple underlying business units. Services include supply chain optimisation, consulting, technology, procurement, warehousing and distribution, transport, bulk raw material transportation, inbound and outbound freight forwarding, customs clearing, import and export consolidation, international airfreight services and bonded cross-border transport. The company offers clients an extensive Route to Market service by providing warehousing, third party distribution and multi-temperature controlled product distribution to over 20,000 customers.

FLEET DIVISION The Fleet division has operations across Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The division provides world class fleet solutions to suit individual customer needs and requirements from fully maintained operating leases through to pure fleet management services for corporate and government clients and private businesses.

DEALERSHIPS DIVISION The Super Group Dealerships division consists of 54 dealerships in South Africa, representing the major franchise brands sold in the country, and 23 dealerships in the United Kingdom with the recent acquisition of Allen Ford and Essex Auto.

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ASIA Beauty Contact, Inc. Deep & Far Duan & Duan Equiom Group (Europe) Limited Queenie Foong Kwin Tan Hong Kong Mediation and Arbitration Centre Islamic Development Bank Group

Best Niche Perfume Concept of Design 2017 - United Arab Emirates Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year - Taiwan Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year - China Trust Management Specialist Firm of the Year - Singapore Best Parent Education and Support Services Global Best Lawyer in Mediation and Arbitration Services Best Private Islamic Finance Corporation 2017 & Financial Services CEO of the Year - Middle East Joo Toon LLC Boutique Company Law Firm of the Year – Singapore and Boutique Full Service Law Firm of the Year – Singapore Julius & Creasy - Attorneys at Law Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year - Sri Lanka Law Office of Ramni Taneja Client Choice - Constitutional Law Firm of the Year - India Offing Group Private Limited Best Maritime Event Management Company - India Paz Itzhaki-Weinberger Law Firm Law Firm of the Year - Business Law - Israel SONODA & KOBAYASHI Intellectual Property Law Intellectual Property Firm of the Year in Japan Southern Information and Valuation Corporation Best Valuation Corporation 2017 - Vietnam Stats Investment Managemet Co.,Ltd. Best Long/Short Hedge Fund Manager & Best Japan Equity Long/Short Fund (Since Inception) - Japan The International Association of Hotel Hospitality Association of the Year - United Arab Emirates General Managers Twiggy M H Liu Law Office Intellectual Property Zentrum Capital Advisors Ltd. Best Fund Management Fund - Asia & Best Asia Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund (since inception) - Asia Pacific

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Asia Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

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Asia Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year

China

Founded in 1993, Duan & Duan was the first law firm established in China with international standards. Its founders were Chinese students, who returned from overseas studies bringing with them their work experience from abroad at a time when China was undergoing reform and opening-up to the world. In the past two decades, Duan & Duan has become one of the most prestigious PRC law firms with a commitment to providing legal services professionally and with integrity. Duan & Duan is devoted to providing first class legal advice for domestic and foreign matters and clients. In more than two decades, Duan & Duan has built a team of professionals with extensive experience locally and internationally on complex and sophisticated legal matters. Through the decades, Duan& Duan has been entrusted with representing numerous Chinese well-known state-owned enterprises and privately run businesses both for their domestic legal needs and for expanding their operations abroad into international market. Duan & Duan is also the first choice of many Fortune 500 domestic or international businesses. Duan & Duan has offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Kunming, Hefei, Dalian, Chengdu, Xiamen, Chongqing, Hong Kong and Seattle, each with a professional legal team having fluency Chinese, English, Japanese and other languages. Duan & Duan offices are equipped with a uniform computer management system and modern communication tools ensuring the delivery of skilled, timely, and professional legal service to our clients around the world.

Duan & Duan is a full service law firm providing services to clients in a variety of areas. The firm has eight practice areas: Corporate, Securities and Finance, International Investment & Trade and Antitrust, Intellectual Property, Litigation, International Arbitration, Engineering & Real Estate, and Maritime & Admiralty. Each department is led by partners with authority and expertise in their professional area. The departments work cooperatively on matters involving multiple practice areas to cover a broad range of issues and services efficiently and timely. Duan & Duan has evolved into a law firm with first-rate principles. It provides services professionally and of a global standard. As more borders are crossed, the firm continues to grow its team of professionals and expand its operations domestically and internationally.

CONTACT DETAILS: Tel: (86-21) 6219 1103 Cell Phone: 138-0193-7977 Fax: (86-21) 6275 2273 Address: 47/F, Maxdo Center, 8 Xing Yi Road, Shanghai 200336, China Email: tony@duanduan.com Website: www.duanduan.com

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Asia Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year

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PRACTICE FIELDS

Tony Song Joint-Conference Vice President, Senior Partner, IP Team Leader Certified Chinese Lawyer, Patent Agent

Business Secret Protection, Anti-unfair Competition Litigation, Patent and Trademark Protection, Intellectual Property Litigation, Business Transaction Project, and International Litigation and Arbitration. BRIEF Tony has represented multinational companies in their intellectual property matters, such as business secret, anti-unfair competition, patent and trademark. He holds more than 30 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; litigation experiences and has dealt with thousands of cases. With his proficiency in dispute settlement area, Tony is capable of dealing with complex disputes both inside and outside China. The client of Tony, with his successful experiences in international and domestic business secret protection, anti-unfair competition, patent infringement, trademark protection, copyright license aspects, mainly includes Microsoft, Lucent, Oracles, Whirlpool, Monsanto, ContiGroup, 3M, ResMed, Curative, Tetra Pak, ABB, Rohm, Compal, Folli-Follie, Infosys, Jinjiang International Group, Aijian Group and etc. Recently, as the lawyer specialized in IP Law, Tony obtained two awards: 2017 Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year China by International Advisory Experts Award and IP Lawyer of the Year China by Corporate LiveWire. WORK EXPERIENCES After graduation from Fudan University in 1983, Tony was qualified in 1984 for patent agent and admitted in 1986 for lawyer. Currently, Tony is the member of International Trademark Association. The IP team lead by Tony was standing director of China Intellectual Property Association and the vice president of <Intellectual Property> Council. PUBLICATIONS Deputy Committee Director of < Analysis of China Intellectual Property Classic Cases>

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Asia Best Parent Education and Support Services

Hong Kong

Queenie Tan (MEd) is Asia’s Elite Parenting Coach and she helps frustrated parents of young children by teaching them applied child developmental psychology so that they can better understand, manage and bring out the best in their children, so that they can have well behaved, happy and sociable children. After being in the early childhood industry for the past decade and a half, Queenie started off by wanting to make this world a better place for young children to thrive in. After obtaining her Montessori Diploma, Bachelors and Masters in Early Childhood Education, she set off to teach in different international and local preschools ranging from Montessori Kindergartens to church nurseries and community preschools (in 4 different countries). She has also spent 3 years in China, setting up Montessori preschools and playgroups before investing another decade training teachers in Universities and colleges. As of 4 years ago, Queenie decided to head out on her own so that she can venture into parent coaching and has since published her own book entitled ‘Cool Stuff Your Parents Never Told You About Parenting’, started two of her own podcasts (www.parentingoncue.com & www. theessenceofteachingpodcast.com) which have close to 100,000 downloads to date, and developed a few bespoke mentoring programs for parents.

Mentoring Programs After developing and fine tuning her parent’s mentoring programs, Queenie currently has two bespoke programs entitled ‘Inner Circle for Parents’, where she takes a very limited number of parents into her circle and teaches them everything they need to know about their child, and the ‘Bringing Montessori Home’ program where she teaches parents how to integrate Montessori’s approaches into their home environment. Both of these mentoring programs are meant to provide lots of oneon-one interaction and personalized attention to groups of 10 parents per yearly intake. She is particularly strict about keeping the number of mentees small so that she is able to help each one of them with their transformation all throughout their children’s formative period. All of her mentoring programs come with 3 years of extended support so that the parents will not only get to come back for the intensive 12 week a year study but they will also have full access to her and to her community a throughout the 3 years that they are with her. Her mentoring programs have been effective with helping parents to develop the skills that they need to effectively handle their children, to design activities that will help their children develop essential life skills and pre-academic skills, and to develop good observation skills so that they are able to ‘read’ their children’s non-verbal cues. This ultimately leads to happier, more confident and resilient children.

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Short Courses Queenie also has developed a few short courses covering very specific topics such as ‘The Resilience Course’ and ‘Empowering Your Child With Entrepreneurial Skills’. These short virtual courses typically run for a duration of 7 weeks and is specifically designed for both the parents and children to develop the respective skills together so that they can be co-learners. The parents enrolled in these courses also appreciate that these short courses come with a 2-3 day boot camp to help them internalize all that the have learnt during the course and to network and form support systems with other coursemates.

www.queenietan.com queenie@foongkwin.com

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Asia Best Parent Education and Support Services Parenting Essentials Queenie has often wondered why there are training programs for just about any vocation on earth but none for parents (especially in Asia) considering that parents have such a demanding job raising children. This issue was further brought to light when she started getting more and more parents getting enrolled at the university courses that she taught at, not because they wanted a change in career, but rather because they wanted to learn how to understand their children’s needs and to learn how best to be their children’s first teacher. This is when she realized that more and more parents in Asia are becoming aware of the need to learn how to bring out the best in their children using different methods than their parents so that their children can be highly adaptable, will have all the strengths of their fellow asians (grit, persistence, diligence) but without the flaws that are afflicting this culture (such as childhood anxieties and suicides). As such, Queenie has developed a few programs that will enable parents to learn her framework grounded in applied child developmental psychology so that parents will have the tools and skills to help their children build a strong foundation during the formative years (0-6 years).

Ongoing Support Ongoing support is vital to the success of her programs. Queenie knows that any change in habits (be it parenting habits or eating habits) requires education, time and practice. As such, her mentoring programs span across 12 weeks and typically come with 3 years of support so that her clients have full access to her during that time. She has also nurtured a community of likeminded parents who will also provide peer-mentoring to the new clients who enroll in her programs. Her community of parents often turn to each other for play-dates, learning resources and ideas because they are fully aware that they have fairly different parenting skills from other parents which are often not congruent to theirs. Queenie also has a committee who helps her organize yearly parenting retreats for her clients to come and attend a string of workshops that are parenting related and to form support groups amongst themselves.

Catered to Busy Parents Being a working mother of two boys aged 10 and 12 years, Queenie knows how busy parents can get in their attempts to try to manage everything work related, home related and children related…..and being in Asian means that parents also have to manage affairs from their extended family members. As such, all of Queenie’s mentoring programs and courses are conducted virtually so that parents don’t have to make childcare arrangements in order to take time out of their already busy schedule to travel to class.

Hong Kong Her clientele comprises mostly of Asian parents who either live in Asia or who are expats living abroad. Many of these parents are full time working parents while a small percentage are parents who work from home or who are full time parents. She also has parents of singletons to multiples to special needs and children with learning learning difficulties. These are mainly parents who would like to learn how to give their children a fighting chance to succeed in life via a balanced approach (so that their EQ is also developed alongside their IQ) or parents who would like to teach their children skills to be adaptable and resilient in more progressive environments (but without compromising on their cultures). 

Making Room to Grow Recently, Queenie has seen a sharp increase in her clientele and since she has yet to find someone who can do what she does, she had to grow her team members so that she can outsource her work to them, freeing up alot more time to provide her clients with more personalized and customized training and to share her expertise. She currently has two full time and 9 part time team members to help her manage her social media, website, podcast, videos and ebooks. She is also in the process of upgrading her website to accommodate more traffic to her podcast and her online courses.

Unique Features Queenie is known as Asia’s Elite Parenting Coach because she is brought up in Asia, has endured the formal schooling system in Asia and is all too familiar with the challenges that are specific and unique to the Asian culture. Yet, she has received her higher education, specialization and training from western societies, putting her in the best position to bring more progressive, researched based parenting skills to her clientele, taking into full consideration their cultural orientation. Queenie has recently won an award from APAC Insider (Hong Kong) for Best Parent Education Services & Support for 2017.

Looking Forward In the next 12 months, Queenie has plans to create programs for parents of elementary school aged children, paying close attention to helping parents of highly anxious children to develop EQ and manage anxieties well. She is also in the process of developing a program especially for parents of elementary aged children who may be struggling with learning difficulties or who are not motivated with school work so that these parents can teach their children entrepreneurial skills and financial literacy so that they can significantly increase their options for success. As of early this year, Queenie’s company has pledged to tithe to two non-profit organizations that are children related and she would really like to continue this tradition for the following years.

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Asia Best Private Islamic Finance Corporation 2017 & Financial Services CEO of the Year The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (“ICD”) is a multilateral development financial institution and a subsidiary of the Islamic Development Bank (“IDB”) Group. Established in 1999, ICD currently has an authorized capital of USD 4 billion and a membership of 53 countries. ICD supports the economic development of its member countries through the provision of finance for private sector projects as well as advisory services to governments and businesses. Currently, the shareholders of ICD are the IDB, 53 Islamic countries and 5 public financial institutions. ICD ICD is rated AA/F1+ by Fitch and Aa3/P1 by Moody’s. Mandate and Objectives The mandate of ICD is to complement the role played by IDB and national financing institutions of member countries. This is achieved through the provision of Islamic financial services and products to private sector projects in accordance with the principles of Sharia’a. ICD’s mandate also includes promoting competition and entrepreneurship in member countries, and encouraging cross border investments. In addition, ICD provides consultancy services to governments and private sector institutions in order to encourage the establishment, the expansion and the modernization of private sector enterprises, the development of capital markets, the adoption of best management practices and the enhancement of the role of market economy. ICD’s primary focus is the financing of developmental projects which contribute to the creation of employment opportunities and the encouragement of exports. To achieve these objectives, ICD creates and develops collaborative partnerships to arrange co-financing and syndicated financing services. ICD’s Strategic Orientation ICD is focusing on the development of what is called “Islamic Finance Channels”, designed to widen the reach of Islamic financial products and services with the objective of contributing significantly to the developmental goals of member countries. This will be achieved substantially through the setting up of Islamic Banks, Investment and Ijarah Companies, Takaful and Re Takaful companies in member countries. ICD is pioneering many aspects of Islamic finance and sees its role as being a powerful vehicle for economic and social growth, and overall prosperity. ICD’s Activities ICD started its operations in July 2000 and has financed projects in agriculture, construction, education, finance, fishing, health care & pharmaceutical, oil & gas, real estate, technology, telecoms, trading, transportation, power generation and has made investments in over 30 member countries. ICD’s activities are centred on four strategic focus areas: • Developing Islamic financial channels in order to create multiplier impact. • Providing advisory services for establishing Islamic finance windows and converting conventional financial institutes into Islamic organizations. • Providing finance for investments in high impact sectors and helping governments by providing advisory services

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in privatization, Sukuk issuance, and structuring project finance deals. • Improving its partnership with IDB Group and other MDBs and heavily leverage internal and external partners to go beyond its own resources. ICD Products and Services Long and Short-term Financing ICD finances private sector entities and greenfield or expansion projects directly through equity participation, the purchase of assignable bonds and term financing. ICD also extends short-term finance to cover working capital and/or raw materials requirements of private sector entities through Murabaha or Purchase and Leaseback for a tenor of up to 24 months. ICD can also play a role in mobilizing resources for financing a project through co-financing or syndication. Developing Islamic Financial Institutions and Extending Lines of Finance. ICD strives to nurture and empower identified channel partners, by setting up or aiding existing development banks in driving development and growth in the Islamic world. This vertically leverages two key instruments in order to extend financial aid: Institutional Equities and Lines of Finance. Advisory Services ICD provides a wide variety of advisory services to governments, public entities and private entities of member countries with an aim to create the ideal environment to facilitate private sector investment and also to assist companies in achieving their potential. The range of services include assessing the business environment of member countries, plus project finance advisory, raising funds though the issue of Sukuk, development of Islamic capital markets and encouraging the development of the business environment for SMEs. Asset Management Services ICD supplements its own balance sheet by sponsoring / creating private equity funds as well as other special purpose vehicles in order to provide the IDB Group and other investors with access to projects that provide commercial returns as well as meet the developmental needs of member countries. ICD acts as a fund manager and/or general partner with other fund managers to sponsor and create special purpose vehicles along with third party investors including but not limited to IDB and ICD; other Multilateral Agencies; Sovereign Wealth Funds; Government Funding Vehicles and High Net Worth Individuals. Contacts: Tel: Tel: Fax: Email: Website:

(966-12) 6361400, (966-12) 6441644 (966-12) 644 4427 icd-bdpd@isdb.org www.icd-ps.org

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Asia Boutique Company Law Firm of the Year – Singapore and Boutique Full Service Law Firm of the Year

Commitment to Service Joo Toon LLC is a well-established law firm in Singapore, specialising in civil and commercial litigation. For the past two decades, the firm has taken great pride in providing an exceptional standard of care and attention in the delivery of swift, effective and practical solutions to legal disputes. The firm also has strategic alliances and associations with other law firms in Singapore and in overseas to provide additional support, as and when necessary. Joo Toon LLC is a recipient of awards such as the Corporate INTL Global Awards and Global Law Experts Annual Award for “Boutique Full Service Law Firm of the Year 2016 and 2017 in Singapore” and “Boutique Company Law Firm of the Year 2016 and 2017 in Singapore”. About Us Joo Toon LLC’s principal area of practice is dispute resolution by means of litigation, arbitration and mediation. The firm has distinguished itself in disputes relating to wills and company law. It is also noted for arbitration, both as counsel and as arbitrator. In a number of contractual disputes, it has successfully acted for international foreign companies and for local enterprises. In land law, the firm has been successful in resisting order for specific performance and in resisting completion for the sale on the ground of bad titles.

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Mr Lim Joo Toon Mr Lim is the principal advocate and solicitor. He holds an LLB (Hons) from NUS Singapore and LLM (Award of Mark of Merit) from UCL London. He is a recipient of the Legal Service Overseas Merit Scholarship. Prior to private practice, he also served as: Assistant Registrar, Supreme Court; Senior Assistant Registrar and District Judge, Subordinate Courts; and State Counsel, Attorney-General’s Chambers, for a period of ten years. Mr Lim is an accredited arbitrator. He has served on the Regional Panel of Arbitrators, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). He is a trained mediator of LEADR (Lawyers Engaged in Dispute Resolution) Australia. His resume and experience appear on the website. Contact You may contact us by email or telephone as follows: Address: 30 Merchant Road, #03-20 Riverside Point Singapore 058282 Tel: +65 65361009 Email: legal@jootoon.com.sg

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Asia Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year

Sri Lanka

Julius and Creasy 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 are presently handling over 30,000 files of which about 10,000 are current and intellectual property involves both contentious and noncontentious 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.   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 advise Sri Lankan and overseas company on copy right issues including reviewing of copyright agreements and advise publishers both in Sri Lanka and overseas. Dr J M Swaminathan, holder of LL.B (Ceylon), LL.M, M.Phil Colombo, LL.D (Honoris Causa) and Ms. 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 are in charge of the Intellectual Property Division of our firm. Ms Sandamali Kottachchi, holder of LL.B (Colombo), Master of Arts – International Relations , Diploma in Forensic Medicine & Science and Diploma in Computer System Design is a professional associate in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Division Tel: Fax:

+94 11 4335159 +94 11 24466 663 +94 11 2435 451 Email: jacey@sltnet.lk pts@juliusandcreasy.lk Website: www.juliusandcreasy.com

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Asia Client Choice - Constitutional Law Firm of the Year

India

Law Office

of Ramni Taneja Ramni Taneja is an Indian Advocate, who is educated in Mumbai, India, and London, England. She enrolled as an Advocate on 17th October 1980, on the Roll of the Bar Council of Maharashtra, [Mumbai], India; subsequently transferred to the Bar Council of Delhi, India, on 20th October 1997. She was admitted on 3rd March 1997 as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, [now known as the Senior Courts of England and Wales]. She is also a Notary appointed in 1999 by the Government of India, New Delhi, India. She has been in legal practice both in India and overseas since 1980, i.e. almost 37 years. Since 1997, Ramni Taneja practises in New Delhi, India, as an Advocate in the Supreme Court of India and the High Court of Delhi, apart from various other tribunals and courts in Delhi and in India. From 1980 till 1982 she trained as an Advocate with Little & Co., Advocates and Solicitors, Mumbai, India; she headed the office of Little & Co., Advocates, in New Delhi, India, from 2002 till 2006. From 1983 till 1997, Ramni Taneja was licensed and practised as a Legal Consultant with A.R. Hilal & Associates, Advocates and Legal Consultants, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Her law firm, Law Office of Ramni Taneja, began in New Delhi, India in August 2006. Ramni Taneja completed her school education through Grey Coat Hospital, Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom, as a consequence of which she obtained the University of London, General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Levels and Advanced Levels, between 1972-1974. She obtained her BA Honours [First Class Honours] Degree in English Literature [Major] French Literature [Subsidiary] in 1977 from Elphinstone College, University of Bombay, India. She obtained her LLB Degree [First Class] in 1980 from Government Law College, University of Bombay, India. She was awarded the Diplôme Supérieur d’Etudes Françaises Modernes in 1975 by l’Alliance Française, Paris, France, [Mention Tres Honorable: i.e. Distinction] and was ranked first in the examination in 1975 in India and Asia.

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Ramni Taneja has written extensively in international and Indian legal journals on various legal issues. She is the author of Foreign Direct Investment and Globalisation, published by Eastern Book Company, 2014. Ramni Taneja’s areas of legal practice covering litigation and transactional legal work are: all areas of civil law, commercial law, corporate law, constitutional law and criminal law. Other areas of legal practice covering litigation and transactional legal work inter alia are: Arbitration [international and domestic], air law, banking law, consumer protection law, criminal law, due diligence, direct and indirect taxation and international taxation, extradition law, family law, foreign direct investment, including foreign exchange law, insurance law, initial public offerings, intellectual property law, infrastructure law, labour and employment law, media and entertainment law, mergers and acquisitions, migration and nationality law, maritime law, succession law, private international law, public international law and property law.

CONTACT INFORMATION Law Firm: Law Office of Ramni Taneja Name: Ramni Taneja Advocate and Notary Address:  A-34 Defence Colony, New Delhi, 110 024, India Enrollment No: D-336A/1980 Phone: +91 11 4155 2051; 4155 2052 Fax: +91 11 4155 2053 Email: ramni@ramnitaneja.com

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Asia Best Maritime Event Management Company

India

Events in the Maritime, Oil & Gas Industry require a thorough understanding of the business and the niche market that it deals with. The Co-Founders of the Company, Capt. Anupam Raizada and Capt. Purnendu Shorey along with their team believes that these events not only require domain knowledge but a lot of passion for the business as well. Offing Group has delved seriously into this aspect of the business and has conceptualized 3 major properties in the last 2 years.

Indian Seafarers Choice Awards (ISCA)

Naughtica

Maritime Indoor Sports League (MISL)

The 1st edition of ISCA was held in February 2016. This is a unique event which starts with the seafarers voting for their choice of Employers and Maritime Training Institutes over a period of 90 days. There is a panel of esteemed judges that validates the votes and the entire system. Winners of 16 Categories of Awards are then awarded at a very formal black tie event (The last one was held at a posh hotel in the city of Mumbai).

This event has found an entry into the ‘Limca Book of Records’ (an Indian equivalent of the Guinness Book) for being the largest and most unique event for the Maritime Industry.

This is the 1st event that involves all stakeholders of the Maritime Industry (and their families) for a fun filled day with 5 main Indoor Sports.

The 1st edition saw nominations from 45 leading Companies and Maritime Training Institutes. The next edition is planned in Feb 2018. Details at www.offingawards.com

An Inter College Fest & Exhibition of Maritime Colleges from all corners of India – the 1st edition of Naughtica (a 3 day event) was conducted in the beautiful city of Bengaluru from 14–16th April 2017. 26 leading Maritime Training Institutes with over 450 participants (Deck, Engine, Salon departments) from the various states of India attended the high energy event. Activities for Cadets included Sports, Performing Arts and Technical activities.

• Carrom

• Darts

• Chess

• Indoor Rowing

• Table Tennis The 1st edition of MISL is planned at a scenic location overlooking the Powai Lake in the city of Mumbai on 2nd Sept 2017. The event is open to various businesses of the Maritime Industry and of course the Seafarers. Details at www.misl.in

Naughtica is an annual event and will keep moving to various locations in India. Details at www.naughtica.in

In addition to the above events, Offing has also conceptualized events for various associations and clients, which include: 1) International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) 2) Global Maritime Education & Training Association (GlobalMET) 3) DGS Marine (P&I Club) 4) Ship Managers 5) Road shows for Mariners in various cities of India.

Offing Group Private Limited Corporate Office: AWFIS Business Centre 2nd Floor, Modi House Dalia Industrial Estate (Off New Link Road ) Andheri West Mumbai 400053. India

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PIC: Capt. Purnendu Shorey (ps@offing.biz) & Capt. Anupam Raizada (ar@offing.biz) Website: www.offing.biz

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Intellectual Property Firm of the Year in Japan

SONODA & KOBAYASHI Intellectual Property Law

90%

Patent Grant Rate in 2016

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84%

Success Rate in

Adversarial Proceedings Areas of Expertise

We never seek to merely OBTAIN a grant; we seek the STRONGEST IP protection possible. SONODA & KOBAYASHI was established in 1998 with the specific goal of creating an intellectual property law office that provides the highest possible level of IP services to clients. Moreover, at SONODA & KOBAYASHI, we realize the importance in protecting our clients' intellectual property rights, and the impact these rights have on their international businesses. Over the last decade, our unique philosophy and high standards have allowed us to exclusively represent leading global companies in a wide spectrum of enterprises, and to become one of the most trustworthy law firms in Japan for the prosecution and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Our legal services cover the entire range of IP Services and we are specialized in Electronics, Physics and Mechanical Engineering and also Chemistry, Biology and Pharmaceuticals sciences. We also have high skills in litigation, oppositions, nullity actions and negotiations. We believe that reliable legal services in intellectual property can only be provided by having a deep understanding of complex technologies and legal issues. That is why most of the patent attorneys and technical staff at SONODA & KOBAYASHI hold advanced degrees, including Ph.D.s from prominent universities, in a wide range of technical fields, and are equipped not only with world-class training but also hands-on experience, often directly on factory floors, which can be the crucial difference in difficult cases.

+ P  atent, utility model, design, trademark and copyright protection; + L  itigation, oppositions and nullity actions; + L  ocal IP department support services; + U  nfair competition laws;

+ C  ommercial and strategic analysis of intellectual property portfolios; and + License negotiations, expert opinions, FTO searches and opinions,

prior art searches, translations, etc.

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Asia Japan

International Relations

Asia One-stop-service

At SONODA & KOBAYASHI we understand the legal and linguistic barriers our foreign clients face when prosecuting and enforcing intellectual property rights in Japan. In order to help our clients overcome these barriers, we believe that, in addition to a thorough knowledge of international patent law and technology, an open-minded, non-culturally or linguistically biased approach 1s required.

Not only do we take care of IP applications in Japan, we also deliver a one-stop-service for IP protection throughout Asia.

Therefore at SONODA & KOBAYASHI, our unique combination of professional expertise and cosmopolitan awareness, allows us to provide each and every one of our global clients with the appropriate customized IP strategies that they require, and to continue our commitment towards offering the highest quality IP services available.

"Our dedicated International Client Relations Department serves to Bridge the Gap between Japanese and Western cultures. " We strive for clear communication, transparency, and mutual understanding and hope that by using our deep understanding of intellectual property law and technology, clients will trust us to efficiently prosecute and protect their intellectual property rights in Japan and abroad. Our high grant rate for patents and our winning record in litigation have provided us with an international reputation as one of the most reliable intellectual property law firms in Asia.

By filing all Asian patent applications through SONODA & KOBAYASHI's IP Alliance, applicants can benefit from guaranteed quality standards all over Asia, enhanced cost control and a substantial reduction of workload. Our IP Alliance service involves undertaking the tasks of IP departments of international corporations such as the selection of local attorneys, fee negotiations, instructing and establishing general rules on patent prosecution procedure, quality check of day-to-day work, providing instructions to overcome office actions, cross reference of prosecution in different jurisdictions to meet the requirements of local laws, and checking invoice appropriateness.

Technical Fields + Aeronautical and Automative Engineering + Mechanical and Structural Engineering + Electrical and Electronic Engineering + Organic Chemistry + Polymers + Diagnostics + Inorganic Chemistry and Metallurgy + Pharmaceuticals + Cosmetics + Biotechnology + Agribusiness + Semiconductor Technology + Telecommunications + Material Physics

SONODA & KOBAYASHI Address:  Shinjuku Mitsui Building, Suite 3401 PO Box 268, 2-1-1, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-0434, Japan Phone: 81-3-5339-1093 Fax: 81-3-5339-1094 Email: mailbox@patents.jp Website: www.patents.jp

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Asia Best Valuation Corporation 2017

Vietnam

Southern information and Valuation Corporation (SIVC) was established in 1999, transformed from Southern information and Valuation Centre under Ministry of Finance. For 18 years of building up and development, SIVC actually became leading valuation enterprise in Vietnam, having 33 branches, 4 representative offices and more than 200 members of staff nationwide. Our valuation services include: V  aluation for real property, land use right, projects, dwelling houses, workshop buildings, commercial centres, office buildings, apartment blocks, farms, forest, etc. V  aluation for industrial machinery and equipment, tools and instruments, medical equipment and supplies, television broadcasting equipment, transportation facilities, exploitation equipment system of oil and gas, materials, equipment of water supply industry, power industry, school equipment, etc. V  aluation for enterprise value, including capital asset, financial assets, capital ownership, intangible assets, brand equity, intellectual property rights, copyright, commercial exploitation, value of business advantages, right to exploit services, investment project, estimate value, finalization value, investment report, etc.

Our valuation activities have been demonstrated by specific features with SIVC characteristics, including company scale (a team of staff and system of branches and representative offices, which is the biggest scale in the country), staff dressed in office uniform, procedure of customer approaching, the appearance of valuation certificate, and the way of dossier arrangement according to ISO 9001:2015 standard. We have created a bank of enormous data, managed the data by software throughout the company system. We have worked with the motto “Prestige - Quality Efficiency”, and we always carry out work with highest expertise in shortest time. In the first six months of year 2017, we have received “Best Valuation Corporation 2017 - Vietnam” award granted by Acquisition International magazine (UK).

V  aluation for other purposes, such as equitization, sale and purchase, joint venture capital contribution, transfer, mortgage, guarantee for borrowing capital from the bank, book keeping operation for tax calculation, insurance calculation, judgment enforcement, etc.

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Asia Best Valuation Corporation 2017

During our business activities, we have encountered many difficulties in severe competition from market. Our young staff are extremely enthusiastic but still lack experience, therefore, we always regard human resources as important. We have screened and selected personnel having good professional knowledge, who are diligent and honest in working. We often organized internal coaching. To facilitate personnel, we always provide the best possible working conditions for the staff.

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In Vietnam, valuation is immature industry, the regulations and policies relating to the industry are often amended and supplemented. This situation makes us to update data regularly for serving clients better. Our goal in the next time is staff stabilization, enhancing management, improving professional expertise for staff, expanding domestic market and aiming at South East Asia region market and world market.

CONTACT DETAILS PhD. Lawyer Nguyen Van Tho Email: tho.nv@sivc.com.vn; thonvsivc@gmail.com Phone: (+84) 93971 5555 - 97940 4048 - 91856 5363

Company: Southern Information and Valuation Corporation Address: 359 Nguyen Trai Street, Nguyen Cu Trinh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam www.sivc.com.vn

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Asia Best Long/Short Hedge Fund Manager & Best Japan Equity Long/Short Fund (Since Inception)

Stats Investment Management Co., Ltd. (Stats) is a hedge fund manager based in Japan. Established in April 2005, the firm specializes in managing Japanese Equity Long/Short strategies. The firm’s flagship fund is the Ginga Service Sector (GSS) Fund established in June2006. The strategy largely concentrates on the IT and Service sectors and also focuses on medium and small size stocks which are not widely covered by analysts. Proprietary research provides alpha opportunities unexploited by the market by identifying individual price inefficiencies. Concentrating on sectors and companies with experience and knowledge is essential in understanding the businesses and products of invested companies. These sectors are among the few that are dynamic enough to change its business in Japanese equity market. The combination of our solid investment philosophy and experienced staff has produced extremely good performance over the past 11 years, with no single negative year, and an annualized return of 13.41% with risk of 8.49% as of end of July 2017. Risk management skills are equally crucial to achieve superior returns. Ultimately, Stats’ investment management is supported by members with long experience and deep insights. Investment team CIO Toru

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Hashizume and FM Yhu Kuni are both Stat’s founding members. Toru Hashizume started his career as a sell side analyst with one of the major research institute in Japan and specialized in the IT and Service sectors for more than 8 years. US educated Yhu Kuni has strong specialty in analyzing Gaming and Service Industry. It is the vast experience of its members that sets the firm apart from its competitors and marks it out as the best option for clients. Stable and sustainable positive return itself, along with the longevity of our track record, makes Stats stand out above competition. Currently Stats manages near $251 million in assets under the GSS strategy and total firm AUM $290 million. Its client base is spread across various regions and various investor types globally.”

Address: COI Hirakawa-cho Bldg. 7F, 1-7-20 Hirakawa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093 Japan Tel: +81-3-6658-4361 Fax: +81-3-6658-4368 Email: ssekimura@stats.co.jp Website: www.stats.co.jp

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Asia Hospitality Association of the Year

SUPPORTING HOTEL GENERAL MANAGERS

United Arab Emirates

Members have access to: Fully portable and discounted benefit programmes: • Customisable medical plan options

IAHGM is a pioneering association dedicated to the hotel GM community.

• Term life insurance

The International Association of Hotel General Managers (IAHGM) is a global member-based association established in 2016 as the first initiative of its kind for hotel GMs. It provides independent career development and executive placement, alongside expert advisory and consultancy services, from a wide portfolio of personal and professional benefits. The association was founded by Leon Larkin an Australian national with over 40 years’ experience as a GM in some of the world’s leading hotels.

• Retirement savings plan

Mr. Larkin explained:

‘’I realised that there was no source of independent assistance and support available to GMs on a collective scale. The aim is to provide tangible benefits throughout their careers and beyond, as well as raising industry standards. Other industries have professional bodies dedicated to their advancement and there was a huge gap for hotel general managers. “Belonging to IAHGM not only provides opportunities for growth, networking and sharing best practices, but also one of the most comprehensive benefits platforms of any global association.”

• Income protection insurance

Career Management Centre Members can elect to register with the confidential CMC database. The CMC provides long-term assistance to clients and members for the executive placement of senior talent in the global hotel industry. An integral component is the formulation of a Personal Development Plan (PDP) and IAHGM partners with Glion, The Emirates Academy, AHLEI and RP Technology to increase capability. A number of hotel companies are now using the extensive GM database to fill their executive talent needs.

Partner discounts IAHGM has established partnerships with highly regarded businesses offering products and services to members and their families, at discounted rates, including HotelSwaps, AHLEI, Qantas and Emirates Academy.

Advisory services offer an independent source of external consultancy advice on a range of critical topics pertaining to the hospitality industry, provided by a carefully selected network of international experts. Events & networking to facilitate the sharing of best practice and forge connections with colleagues across the globe. Details of annual membership are found at www.hotelgms.com

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Asia Intellectual Property

Twiggy Liu has been practising IP laws for 30 years. Before setting up Twiggy MH Liu Law Office in 2006, she headed the trade mark and IP practice of several Hong Kong and international law firms. Over the years, Twiggy has received many awards from different legal and intellectual property law institutions. Twiggy MH Liu Law Office has also been recognised as an outstanding IP Law Firm by different international publications and organisations.

Twiggy Liu Address: 4104 Hopewell Centre, 183 Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Road East, Hong Kong Tel:

Fax:

(852) 2155 0288

(852) 2155 0688

Email: mail@tliu-lawoffice.com Website: www.tliu-lawoffice.com

Twiggy represents various multinational corporations and quasi-government organisations in industries ranging from automobiles, luxury products, textile, cosmetics, skin care, watches, jewellery, healthcare, software, education, food and beverages, household products, lighting, sanitary installations, hotels, entertainment, sports, pharmaceutical, Chinese herbal medicines, precise metal engineering and scientific equipment; with particular experience in handling brand-building, IP portfolio protection and strategy planning. Twiggy MH Liu Law Office specialises in IP related cases ranging from contentious, non-contentious, commercial, licensing, franchising, merchandising, technology-transfer, IP valuation, IP trading, foreign direct investment, litigation, administrative and legal enforcement, domain name protection, online disputes, to customs / border protection in Hong Kong, China and Asia. The Firm is also actively engaged in online cases and disputes, patents, designs, copyright and trade secrets protection. Through her experience and contacts in Greater China, Twiggy has developed both the expertise and skills necessary to represent clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; interests in a manner appropriate to local practice and market considerations. She operates a state-approved, full-service IP consultancy company in Shenzhen, China, namely Prominence IP Services (Shenzhen) Limited. This PRC arm of operation enriches the scope of both clientele and areas of practices. Twiggy obtained her LLB from University of London and PCLL from University of Hong Kong. She was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 1984. She is also admitted in Australia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. She is a member of many professional organizations including ITMA, INTA, AIPPI, LES and APAA. She also sits on committees of some of these organizations.

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Asia Best Fund Management Fund - Asia & Best Asia Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund (since inception)

Zentrum Capital Advisors’ (“ZCA”) flagship offering, Zentrum Asia Opportunity Fund, is an Asia focused multi-strategy hedge fund that was established in 2010. The fund has achieved an excellent track record with an annualised return of 12% and no down year since inception. Its stellar performance has continued into 2017, where the fund has gained 24% up to August. The success of the fund can be attributed to an innovative approach which combines quantitative and fundamental techniques that are tailor made to the Asian markets. “We have applied appropriate investment techniques to the Asian markets. A case in point is the systematic trendfollowing technique for trading shares. Asian markets tend to be liquidity driven and so a trend-following technique is more suitable compared to the traditional value investing approach. This is even more true when you need to report your NAV on a monthly basis” says CIO Kevin Yuen. Mr Yuen also sees enormous opportunities with the opening up of the China market. “China’s growth will be the dominant theme this century and we need to understand the culture in order to capture investment opportunities. For instance, China is probably the only place in the world where a company’s shares

Asia Pacific

are being traded simultaneously at different prices at different exchanges (Shanghai and Hong Kong). This presents us with the unique strategy of trading their price relationship.” ZCA believes that attracting high net worth individual investors is their cornerstone to excelling in the competitive fund management business, and the fund has also generated interest among institutional clients. The management team has invested a large proportion of their personal net worth into the fund, so investors can be assured that all decisions are made with their best interests in mind. Since its inception, ZCA has concentrated on generating solid returns and building trust with clients rather than growing its assets, and the business itself has been profitable since inception. “Running a profitable fund management business is as important as our investment performance. We have grown our assets carefully by accepting investors who share our investment objectives and philosophy. Patient money is beneficial to our performance. The management has a lot at stake in the fund and performance is our priority” says COO Jackson Fong.

Contact Details Company Contact Address: Tel: Email: Website:

Zentrum Capital Advisors Limited Jackson Fong Unit 1101, 11/F, 1 Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, 78 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong +852 3689 0399 jackson.fong@zentrumcapital.com www.zentrumcapital.com

CIO, Kevin Yuen

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Europe

EUROPE Afschrift Aleksey Pukha and Partners Alkem Company (S) Pte Ltd Anthony Trace QC - 4 Pump Court APC Law Firm Arias Abogados SLP Arkitekturministeriet / AMPD Augentius (UK) Ltd BioLingus Camberyard Carbon Numbers Ltd Douglas Silas Solicitors Duncorann House & The Lorne Apartments Ferguson Snell & Associates First Aid Associates FLEMING MCGILLIVRAY & Co Furnival Chambers Harwood Hutton Limited Infinity Partnership Limited Investment Quorum Ltd KDM Communications Limited Jones FM LLP Leadership Original Concept s.r.o. Mantis & Athinodorou LLC Memminger LLP Nimbletank Novus Group International AB Outer Temple Chambers Pharma Waldhof GmbH Proton Partners International Ltd Raft Rechtsanwalt Wamser Robert Quinn Consulting Ltd RSW Medico-Legal Ltd Runestone Capital Rushcliffe Care Group Secret Surgery Limited Sequel Business Solutions Ltd Siebeke Lange Wilbert Strand Hanson Limited Taylor Hampton Solicitors Limited The Rialto Consultancy Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP Times 3 Capital Wilkinson Construction Consultants Ltd Whitmill Trust Company Limited YouCall-it.com Ltd

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Law Firm of the Year - Corporate Tax – Belgium Law Firm of the Year – Litigation - Ukraine Best Digital Text Distribution Enterprise 2017 Commercial Mediation - UK Law Firm of the Year - Family Law - Ukraine Law Firm of the Year - Arbitration - Spain Danish Architect of the Year 2017: Bo Benzon – UK Best Independent Private Equity & Real Estate Administrators - UK Biotechnology CEO of the Year & Most Innovative Biotech Company - Switzerland Best Interior Design Communications Advisor - UK Best Energy Reduction Consultants - UK Education Lawyer of the Year – England Best Business Self-Catering Apartments - Caithness, UK Best Niche Immigration Firm 2017 – UK Best First Aid Training Provider 2017 - Cumbria, UK Compliance Consulting Firm of the Year - UK Editors’ Choice - Criminal Law Chambers of the Year - UK Editors’ Choice - Individual - Serious Crime Barrister of the Year - UK Forensic Accountancy Expert of the Year - UK Corporate Finance Boutique of the Year - Scotland Best Wealth Management Boutique & Award for Excellence in Tax Efficient Strategies - UK Best Full-Service Life Sciences B2B Marketing Agency 2017 - UK Most Client-Focused Facilities Management Company - South East England Best Leadership Training Organisation - EMEA - Czech Republic Property Transactions Law Firm of the Year in Cyprus Private Equity Law - Germany Best Mobile & Digital Agency – UK Best Communications Solutions Company - Sweden Individual - UK-China Arbitration Barrister of the Year in England - UK Best Biochemical Company Europe Award for Continued Excellence in M&A Growth Strategy: £60m Second Round Funding - UK Best Medical Implant & Technology Research Group & Most Innovative Cutting-Edge Skin Scaffold - UK Law Firm of the Year - Criminal - Germany Regulatory Advisory Firm of the Year (Compliance & Regulatory) Orthopaedic Surgeon and Disability Analyst Expert of the Year Best Quantitative Long/Short Absolute Return Fund: Runestone Capital Fund Best in Mental Health Rehabilitation 2017 - UK Best Medical Tourist Concierge Service 2017 - UK Growth Company of the Year (Insurance / Reinsurance Software) - UK Trademark Lawyer of the Year - Germany Best Adviser - Small and Mid-Cap Public Market M&A - UK Privacy Law Firm of the Year in England Transition Coaching Consultant of the Year - England Best Female in Probate Leadership - Helen Stewart, Head of Probate Best Single Family Office PEInvestor - UK Best Approved Inspectors 2017 - UK Fund Administrator of the Year Best IT Service Platform: youcall-it.com - UK

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Europe Law Firm of the Year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Litigation

Aleksey Pukha and Partners Company is one of the leading Ukrainian law firms with worldwide business contacts. Company details are included in all official State Registries. The headquarters of the Company is located in Kyiv, in the heart of Ukrainian business. Aleksey Pukha and Partners agency was opened in Sweden, Stockholm for the convenience customer service in 2016. The Company is a member of the most reputable organizations and professional associations, which include the Court of Arbitration, the Taxpayers Association of Ukraine, the Union of Lawyers of Ukraine, the Ukrainian League of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and the Ukrainian Bar Association. Aleksey Pukha is the managing partner of the company and the head of the Commission in Ukrainian League of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and member of the Commission in International Chamber of Commerce and NGO Public Private Partnership Development Platform. Aleksey Pukha and Partners Company cooperates with USAID, the World Bank Group, GIZ and IDLO within international research projects.

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Every day the Company provides legal services to international companies and individuals in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia and North Africa. Annually, the Company contracts with clients worldwide and from all continents. Aleksey Pukha and Partners Company follows high standards of legal services and has vast experience in a wide range of industries and legal practices including agriculture, pharmaceutics, real estate and construction, media and communication, insurance, intellectual property, banking and finance, capital market, trade, energy and natural resources, automotive, oil and gas industry, hotel and restaurant industry, metallurgical industry, primary industry, transport, chemical and sport industry, public and private partnership. The Company also provides services for private clients on family law, surrogacy, adoption, divorce, representation and protection of interests, business decisions, contracts, real estate, migration, inheritance, taxation, licensing and criminal and civil law. The Company has many publications in the fields of bank law, labor, corporate, litigation, immigration, criminal, investment, inheritance, customs, agricultural, medical, family law, arbitration, intellectual property, M&A, patents and public private partnership.

Address: 21 John Paul II / Patrisa Lumumby, St., office 416, Kiev, Ukraine, 01042 +38 (044) 528 30 94 Tel: +38 (044) 528 30 54 Fax: office@puhaipartnery.com.ua Email: Website: www.puhaipartnery.com.ua/en/

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Europe Commercial Mediation

ANTHONY TRACE QC MEDIATION PROFILE Anthony Trace QC practised for 35 years as a top-class litigator at Maitland Chambers, 19 of them as a QC. During that time, he appeared in many of the most noteworthy and high value claims across all his areas of expertise. In the current (2017) edition of Chambers & Partners, he is recommended in 8 categories (Chancery; Commercial Dispute Litigation; Company; Fraud; Offshore; Professional Negligence; Real Estate Litigation; and Restructuring/Insolvency). He left Maitland Chambers for 4 Pump Court where he embarked on a new career as a full time Mediator, doing both Facilitative Mediations and Evaluative (eg Early Neutral Evaluation) Mediations.

UK

Commercial Mediator but is also involved in setting up a series of Community Peace Centres (which will provide free or cheap mediation services, the first of which will be in Leicester), for which Anthony will provide services as a Mediator pro bono. Among the plaudits that Anthony has received are: Appreciates the sensitivities of the matters he is handling Measured and thoughtful Noted for his commercial approach Further details about Anthony, and his contact details, can be found on his webpage at 4 Pump Court.

He is accredited by both CDER and the London School of Mediation. Anthony is a Member of the Civil Mediation Council. Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wealth of experience in all aspects of the law at the highest level means that he brings to his Mediation practice a wealth of knowledge about all aspects of an extremely wide range and type of litigation, both practical and legal, which is a great asset in the resolution of such disputes by Mediation. Anthony practises not only as a remunerated

ANTHONY TRACE QC Address:

Tel: Fax: Email: Website:

4 Pump Court Temple London EC4Y 7AN DX 303 LDE +44 (0)20 7842 5555 +44 (0)20 7583 2036 clerks@4pumpcourt.com www.4pumpcourt.com

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Europe Law Firm of the Year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Family Law

The Law Firm APC is leading company that provides services to clients worldwide. The company is headquartered in Kiev - the capital of Ukraine. APC team of experts provides high quality services in many areas of law. Lawyers of the company specialize in family law issues, surrogacy, adoption, marriage on foreigner, divorce, immigration, representation in court, agriculture and food, aviation, automotive, banking and finance, chemical industry, energy and natural resources, hotels and restaurants industry, insurance, intellectual property, metallurgical industry, oil and gas industry, pharmaceutics, primary industry, real estate and construction, sport industry, media and communication, trade, transport. Over the years, APC clients are citizens of more than 100 countries: USA, Australia, Japan, EU, Iraq, Brazil and other countries. The Company assists clients in matters of marriage on foreigners, a visa or an invitation execution for coming to another country, surrogacy, divorce, division of

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property, inheritance, privatization, migration, various types of insurance for individuals and legal entities, sale and registration of immovable property, banking, financial accounts and private investment. APC is working closely with the authorities and has many awards of international ratings company which noted company as a professional on the legal market. Areas of expertise: family law, medical law, pharmaceutical, private investments funds, banking and finance, immigration, insurance, real estate, hotels and restaurant industry, energy and natural resources, intellectual property, trade. Address: Office 7, 55 Chigorina Street, Kiev 01042, Ukraine Tel: +38 (044) 221-12-14, +38 (068) 855-52-62, +38 (063) 101-81-83, Email: office@apc-firm.com Website: www.apc-firm.com  

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Best Independent Private Equity & Real Estate Administrators

Waking Up to Cybercrime: The Real Risk to Private Equity Jason Lawrence, IT Director and Group Information Security Officer, Augentius. Cybercrime is one of the most serious threats currently facing financial services firms. Yet, while the risk is also present for private equity and real estate funds, the level of recognition towards the threat is notably absent in this sector. So why is this? It appears to be due to a prevailing misconception that cybercriminals do not have sufficient understanding of how funds operate and that many are too small to be of any appeal. However, a PFM report entitled Cyber Security in Private Equity: How Prepared is the Industry? demonstrates that this is clearly no longer the case – if indeed, it ever was.

The threat from within According to the report’s findings, more than 53 per cent of PE firms have already experienced a cyber-attack. In addition, the portfolio companies which PE invests in are themselves a compelling target for cybercriminals. The biggest threat for both PE firms and their portfolio companies actually stems from inside their business. Cybercriminals know that the fastest route into an internal system is by using an email link, or even simply guessing an employee’s password. Once they have gained access, they then proceed to extract investor lists along with their drawdown notices. The bank details in the notice are then amended to direct to the cybercriminals own bank account and a forged drawdown notice is then issuedto the investors.

Practical solutions Complex password protocols are now a necessity, as are rigorous procedures to deal with suspicious emails. All firms must now have procedures and protections in place to ensure this is the case. Firms should direct everyone in their business to create diverse passwords which combine numbers, symbols and other factors to ensure security. Not only should this be protocol for all systems, but employees should also be advised to change passwords every few months. Coupled with this, regular training of all employees is essential. This should include guidance on how to deal with suspicious emails and how to protect all access points to the internal systems i.e. laptops, phones and tablets. Networks should also be regularly updated, paying particular attention to all notifications regarding updates to their operating systems, anti-virus software, web browsers and firewalls..

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Find the weak spots Third-party providers, such as fund administrators or cloud service providers, should also be vigilant about the risks to their systems and ensure that adequate protections are in place. In addition, service providers must constantly update their security and manage penetration tests on the firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behalf. If a firm runs its own systems rather than using a third-party provider, then the onus is on them to carry out regular penetration tests. By successfully identifying and closing any â&#x20AC;&#x153;holesâ&#x20AC;? in their systems, it makes it far more difficult for cybercriminals to gain access. In terms of preventing the drawdown scam specifically, managers must review and check the robustness of the processes they have in place. Any change to payment details should be properly communicated to investors and acknowledged far in advance of a new drawdown notice being issued. Managers can also use a secure portal such as Investran Data Exchange or Pear Online for communicating with Limited Partners (LPs) on issues such as drawdowns. The use of such portals should now be insisted on by LPs as they can greatly reduce risks associated with the drawdown process.

Plan for the worst-case scenario Firms must also plan their response in the event of an investor actually receiving a fraudulent drawdown notice and subsequently paying money into a hackers account. If this is not already covered in a current agreement, then it could be included in future Limited Partnership Agreements (LPAs). Investors should also evaluate what processes they currently have in place to ensure that the payment details on the drawdown are indeed correct. This may be as straightforward as comparing that the payment details are the same as the last drawdown notice and, if not, that they had received a verified notification of this change in advance. Cybercrime is gaining momentum and no industry can consider themselves exempt. The PE sector must have the right protections in place to protect firms and their portfolio companies from this very real threat.

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David Bailey | Group Head of Marketing and Communications

t +44 20 7397 5453 e david@augentius.com w www.augentius.com

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Best Independent Private Equity & Real Estate Administrators

Will Private Equity ever Standardise?

Ian Kelly | Chief Executive Officer, Augentius. With the Private Equity fund raising bandwagon continuing, GPs must differentiate themselves to gain an edge. While financial performance will always be front and center, funds are beginning to see LPs place a premium on operational excellence too.

The quality of investor reporting is critical. Investors want to be closer to their investments than ever before. The Augentius Annual Survey of 2017 highlighted that, 33% of investors complained of a lack of transparency around fees; 30% were frustrated by late reporting and a further 23% by the lack of detail in reports. But not only are managers being pressed by investors â&#x20AC;&#x201C; increased regulatory reporting is also creating pressures.

Interestingly only 6% of managers, in the same survey, see investor reporting as an issue. This disconnect is down to the nature of private equity and real estate investors and the size of the allocations they commit to funds. In public equities and hedge funds, with their multitudes of investors holding very liquid positions, standardised reports are generally accepted. But of course LPs investing in private equity or real estate demand more. The typical fund will have tens, rather than hundreds, of investors who all expect the level of attention and care that their sizeable commitments dictate. Improving the timeliness of reporting solves this challenge to some extent. But more difficult is serving the growing number of LPs that want to dig into fundamental financials at the investee level. For the large GPs with sophisticated back office functions, this poses an operational challenge, as more resources will have to be channeled to reporting processes and data collection. Investment in new systems and internal change are likely to be necessary, generating the potential for considerable costs. For mid-size firms, however, these requests can prove almost insurmountable across a diverse base of LPs, as may be the cost of installing and operating enhanced technology. Standardisation in the data collection stage of reporting certainly has a role to play here. Reliance on manual processes is no longer sufficient. Technology that can source and collate data quickly and easily is of paramount importance for funds that need to process LP requests effectively.

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While standardisation is being driven by investors themselves (with the support of ILPA) based on their own needs and priorities, it does also marry with the direction of regulation both in the US and Europe. In Europe it fits with the aims of the AIFMD (Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive), now in effect, which requires alternatives fund managers to become authorised with ESMA in order to market their funds to investors within the EU. Authorisation involves meeting far more onerous standards re: the volume, regulatory, and depth of reporting to regulators, in a way that echoes what investors themselves are increasingly demanding. But standardisation alone is not enough. Investors increasingly require tailored reports, in a format that can be automatically downloaded to their own systems. This will become the norm as LPs start to dig deeper into company-level data across their private equity portfolios. In fact, standardisation is only one step in the process to developing more customised solutions. LPs are starting to see the value they can derive from their fund reports by asking for specific data points. As this trend continues, and as LPs develop individual preferences as to how their fund data is broken down, GPs will be faced with a huge range of different requests, all of which require time and attention. That care and attention, of course, distracts GPs from their core business of deriving value from their investments. Without a functionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;either outsourced or in-houseâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;that has the time and resources to tailor reporting to individual investors, GPs will lose a key element of differentiation against their competition. Private equity and real estate will always be a bottom line business, and LPs will always clamor to get into the highest-performing funds. But GPs that can supplement performance with sound operational processes and a tailored reporting function that adds value to LPsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; investment process, will position themselves well in the competition for capital.

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Ian Kelly | Chief Executive Officer

t +44 20 7397 5453 e ian@augentius.com w www.augentius.com

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Europe Biotechnology CEO of the Year & Most Innovative Biotech Company

Switzerland

“MOST INNOVATIVE BIOTECH COMPANY EUROPE”

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What is the relation between the ancient Lotus flower and breakthrough innovation in healthcare?

“ Inspired by Nature” BioLingus is a Swiss biotech company spearheading the development of oral (sublingual) and mucosal delivery of peptides and proteins for chronic diseases and immune-therapies. With this we can limit the need for injections in diseases like diabetes and inflammatory diseases. Our technology uses advanced bio-engineering technology which mimics some aspects of the Lotus flower seed. In the lotus flower seeds, some proteins remain stable in extreme conditions for up to 1000 years.

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Grossmatt 6 CH-6052, Hergiswil Switzerland

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Europe Best Interior Design Communications Advisor

Self-described Designers’ Advisor Polly Williams founded Camberyard in 2015, inspired by her love of working closely with interior design professionals to help launch or streamline their business. Sharing her expertise and ideas as well as bringing top designers together through her extensive portfolio, Polly is dedicated to offering mentoring and bespoke interior design business advice to creative professionals across the industry. She says:

‘ I WORK WITH FURNITURE, LIGHTING, FABRIC,

INTERIOR AND GARDEN DESIGNERS; BRANDS; ARTISTS; AND ALL MANNER OF CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS LAUNCHING, GROWING OR EXPANDING THEIR DESIGN BUSINESS. ’

Camberyard’s services are as extensive as its client list. From helping clients define their USP, to launching new brands, to fine-tuning or implementing PR, marketing or social media strategies, to improving fee negotiations and increasing revenue, to helping with networking (making introductions in the industry) and brand partnerships – Polly can advise on almost any aspect of the business. Taking a holistic approach, she aims to ‘empower designers to understand their business and USP, so they can create and grow their company from the inside out, always considering a 360-degree framework to include lifestyle, ambition and ability’. For designers just starting out, Polly works closely with them before they launch to fully understand how their business needs to work to be successful. When working with new or wellestablished businesses, she coaches clients through personal consultations as well as collaborating with other designers to help them grow their marketing, business, social media, and/or career action plans to most effectively drive their company forward. Polly has a variety of service packages to choose from, but in addition to one-on-one consultations, she gives clients practical tools and useful checklists to keep them on track. Her ‘Launching Your Brand’ checklist, for instance, includes these questions: • D  o you know what you want your brand to be, and what makes it unique?

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Mentoring is another key element of what she does – no matter a designer’s stage or place in the business. ‘Mentoring is a hugely rewarding part of my work’, Polly says. ‘I have initial meetings and then follow-up with a monthly consultation to keep clients on track and provide them with valuable support and contacts in the interiors network.’ Founded on the belief that collaboration is more powerful than competition, uniting professionals across the industry is, perhaps, Polly’s USP. This year she launched the Camberyard Collective, bringing together her designers, brands and creative professionals in a series of unique and bespoke networking events and workshops. ‘The Collective gives them an opportunity to share their experiences and services and support one another, rather than compete’, Polly explains. ‘Brands and designers can collaborate and barter services in a unique environment to gain market exposure with bespoke industry introductions.’ Above all, Camberyard exists to help make designers’ business dreams a reality – and this is what Polly does, one day at a time. As one of her recent clients said ‘How lucky we were to discover Camberyard! From our first chat with Polly, we knew she was the right person to help us launch our bespoke furniture business. Her advice has been invaluable, from marketing strategy to streamlining our business model to even advising on website design. Polly is approachable, flexible and creative, and is an absolute pleasure to work with. She has many important contacts in the industry and has even introduced us to potential clients. Without Polly’s guidance, we would not be where we are today.’ No matter where you are with your interior design business – whether it’s just a dream or you want to take it to the next level – give Polly a ring. She’d love to hear from you! polly@camberyard.com www.camberyard.com

• H  ave you investigated your competitors? • D  o you have a strategy in place? If not, do you have time set aside to strategise? • Have you chosen a name? If so, does it allow room for growth? • C  an you design your own branding materials? If not, have you researched professionals who can help you? • Have you considered what happens next?

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Best Energy Reduction Consultants

We deliver data led energy solutions. We model building consumption, review interventions and design schemes that will improve comfort and control in your buildings and reduce your energy consumption and associated utility bills by up to 60%.

We do this by employing market leading experts, enable through our ability to fund projects at our risk on savings and deliver through our own internal system - Click Energy.

We work in a number of sectors from prestigious corporate offices, hospitals, universities, schools to your normal office and education environments. The key to our operation and standards is client engagement- we work in a very open and transparent manner and share the financial risk either through funding projects or putting our fee at risk against KPIs.

Technology is at the heart of all we do, we are a data driven and focused organisation-it validates all we do. We use meter, weather, occupancy and best practice data modelled through our software and supported by our analysts to ensure we send the right skills at the right time.

We are delighted to have won the award- we are really pleased to be recognised for trying to educate and open up a new market and ways of making buildings smarter and better utilised. Our success is down to the willingness of our clients to buy into our approach and our excellent staff who deliver the projects. We aid businesses and the public sector to manage, minimise and control their buildings energy usage- put simply, to provide building intelligence.

SANDICLIFFE TRAVELS IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION Loughborough based Sandicliffe Garage Limited and Carbon Numbers Group agree a 10 year Energy Performance Contract (EnPC) Sandicliffe offers a complete range of motoring services including New and Used car sales, Commercials, Parts, Service, Accident repair and Fleet. Founded by the Woodhouse and Barton families in 1948, Sandicliffe is run and managed as a family business and has achieved countless awards including Best Customer Care, Best Customer Offers, Best Marketing and Most Environmentally Aware. With the growing government agenda for sustainability and climate change, and energy prices predicted to steadily rise, an increasing numbers of businesses are focusing on the need for energy management. As Sandicliffe grows, it also recognises the importance of its environmental responsibilities and monitors its impact on the environment. With the support of Carbon Numbers, Sandicliffe has a targeted footprint reduction of 4652 tonnes of co2 resulting in guaranteed savings of £580k.

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We take true risk and will stand behind all savings. We don’t just appraise technology, we believe through better engineering and innovation we can drive your building performance to new levels of savings and comfort. In the UK FM is both consolidating and finding new areas. Real estate practice, employee changing work habits and IoT (Internet of Things) will all change how we view and operate buildings.

We are launching a world class bureau, which will remotely monitor, diagnose and proactively resolve building issues and managing performance of facilities live and dynamically. We work in an ever evolving industry. Technology is now the brains of a building, but the heart remains the people. Our engineers can help you achieve amazing things. We can make your building provide better working conditions which in turn improves employee welfare alongside reducing your costs and minimising your environmental impacts.

Speaking to Paul Woodhouse of Sandicliffe about the agreement with Carbon Numbers Woodhouse said “At Sandicliffe we understand the importance of improving our carbon footprint and are committed to striving to be more energy efficient. As well as our own policies to mitigate any adverse impact on the environment, we are looking forward to working with Carbon Numbers to maximise our company’s potential sustainability and climate change.” In accordance with this Carbon Numbers have invested £650k to ensure the systems in place provide the best resources that develop a low carbon strategy for your buildings with ongoing support. By using the techniques below, we can record and control your energy consumption and deliver a plan, thereby saving costs and improving your carbon footprint. Compliance reporting Including ESOS Bill validation Sub metering  Site operatives training  BEMS, led and lighting control installations Energy and carbon reporting 

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DAIWA CAPITAL MARKETS EUROPE – 5 YEAR ENERGY PERFORMANCE CONTRACT (ENPC). The agreement will see Carbon Numbers support City of London based Daiwa in reducing carbon emissions by 3426 mega watts and prevent 1546 tonnes of CO2 being produced with up to 18% savings to be made. Commenting on the agreement Ian Davidson of Daiwa said “Daiwa is committed to taking positive action to minimise its emissions and create a greener future. We are pleased to be working with Carbon Numbers who have a solid track record of understanding and improving energy efficiency. Working together we believe that can create a sustainable business environment that won’t compromise the resilience of our facility.”

What is an EnPC? An EPC is a partnership between the customer and Carbon Numbers that allows the customer to improve the energy efficiency of their facilities. The contract guarantees that the energy conservation measures it implements will generate sufficient savings to pay for the project. Benefits of an EnPC: No upfront investment E  nergy savings guaranteed to cover all equipment and installation costs M  eeting environmental obligations, lowering maintenance costs and improving building performance By  guaranteeing the savings, Energy Performance Contracts (EnPC) ensure efficiency projects deliver at Carbon Numbers risk and at no cost to the customer

CONTACT DETAILS Neil Fright Neil.fright@carbonnumbers.co.uk www.carbonnumbers.co.uk 8 Lanswoodpark Business Centre, Elmstead Market, Essex CO7 7FD

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Europe Best First Aid Training Provider 2017

CUMBRIA, UK

“ I feel very proud to have won this award. I feel that my reputation in delivering high quality first aid training and event cover has attributed to my success. Winning any award allows existing, new and potential customers see the service I can provide to them is of a high quality.”

Steve Wilson | First Aid Associates steve@firstaidassociates.co.uk 01900 827506 firstaidassociates.co.uk

First Aid Associates was started in May 2006 by Steve Wilson, is one of the finest providers of First Aid Training, providing a variety of different courses.  The business draws on the experience and skills of fully qualified Trainers and Assessors in the field of First Aid. We work with a variety of clients ranging from Primary Schools to Manufacturing businesses, GP Surgeries to Construction Groups. This diverse clientele also adds to the quality and content of courses by drawing on others experiences. We also provide first aid cover for small events, again drawing on the experience and skills of fully qualified Advanced First Aiders, EMT’s and Paramedics. Again we work with a variety of clients ranging from small music festivals to street fairs; short 10k runs to Ultra Marathons. This also adds value to courses by actively practicing those techniques being taught. Most of my business these days is repeat business, as qualifications need to be renewed every 3 years, so I have built up quite a client base. Also a lot of business comes through referrals from my existing clients to their contacts, which is nice to find out when an existing client has recommended me, which only goes to bolster my reputation. I feel having a sense of humour is very important. First Aid is a serious subject however, when I was first taught First Aid many years ago, the trainer was so dry and monotonous that most people were obviously losing interest. If people can enjoy themselves whilst learning they usually remember things a lot better. Competition does affect business and there is nothing wrong with competition, the challenge then is to demonstrate to your customers you are the best at what you do and give that added value to them.

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Europe Compliance Consulting Firm of the Year

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Dallas J McGillivray | Group Managing Director Experienced international regulatory and business manager. Previous Global Head of Compliance and Operational Risk at a major asset management company for all business outside of the Americas with circa 30 years experience in the UK and global regulatory issues, covering both retail and institutional. Over 8 years with Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) in four different countries covering audit, accounting services, insolvency and regulation. Specialist in providing corporate governance and operational risk services to asset management and investment companies. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant, Member of Institute of Directors and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.

FMConsult Compliance Solutions Established in 2004, FMConsult is a specialist compliance, collective investment schemes, and operational and investment risk management consultancy that services a whole host of global financial services firms. We have made it our mission to provide solutions to our clients so that they can continually meet regulatory requirements. Headquartered in London, FMConsult has offices in Ireland and USA, with an associate in Italy. Our highly experienced team have first-hand experience in asset management, wealth management, financial regulations and investment risk which provides us with the all-round expertise you would require from a consultancy. FMConsult is an independent regulatory, product development and operational risk consultancy committed to assisting clients in aligning financial services processes with regulatory requirements.Â

We provide risk and compliance solutions that enable senior management of financial services firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to demonstrate that they and their firm are currently, and will continue to be, aligned with regulatory requirements. We major on the wholesale firms and funds industry but also have the capacity and experience to assist retail and market infrastructure companies. Examples of the types of work performed for our clients to date include Corporate Authorisation Compliance Outsourcing and Interim Resources Due diligence & expert witness assignments Fund establishment & authorisation Consumer Credit Authorisation.

Company: Fleming McGillivray & Co Tel: 020 7220 9073 Email: dmcgillivray@fmconsult.co.uk Website: www.fmconsult.co.uk

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Europe Editors’ Choice - Criminal Law Chambers of the Year

Furnival Chambers is a leading criminal set with Oliver Blunt QC and Sally O’Neill QC as joint heads of chambers. There are over ninety members of chambers with a rich diversity in both gender and ethnic origin. Over one third are women with five female QC’s amongst its fourteen silks. The set specialises in serious and organised crime, terrorism, sexual offences, financial crime and asset forfeiture, extradition and regulatory/disciplinary cases. Members are renowned for appearing in highprofile cases for both the prosecution and defence at trial, in the Divisional Court, Court of Appeal. Privy Council and the Supreme Court, as well as the European Court of Human Rights and regulatory/ disciplinary panels. A ‘go to’ set for serious, complex cases and those involving novel law. Serious and organised crime: The News International phone hacking and corruption (Operation Elveden) trials, the Hatton Garden Jewellery raid, the Stephen Lawrence murder, the Millennium Dome conspiracy, ‘Europe’s largest drugs conspiracy’, the murder of PC Sharon Beshenivsky, the murder of Sarah Payne, ‘Baby P’, the £50m Tonbridge robbery, the ‘Witchcraft murder’, death row appeals and Official Secrets Act Trials. Terrorism: The London Tube Bombing, the Gloucester shoe bomber, the first Al Qa’eda funding prosecution post -9/11, the Afghan Stansted hijacking, the ‘Ricin’ conspiracy, Al Qa’eda, Iran and Syria-related cases and IRA trials in the past.

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Sexual Offences: Operation Yewtree cases, the prosecution of Rolf Harris, the Oxford sex ring, Deep Cut, the ‘West End mini cab rapist’, the M25 rapist, the DJ rapist, the Steve Cook trial and historically R-v-Dica. Financial Crime and asset forfeiture: Members act for and against the SFO, FCA (FSA), CPS, UKBA, the police, HMRC and public companies and individuals in international/multi-jurisdictional proceedings. Cases include the UBS rogue trader (Adoboli), Goldman Sachs and professional cricket ‘spot-fixing’. Extradition: members advise and represent individuals and foreign governments. Cases include the ‘biggest military computer hack of all time’ into computers at NASA and the Pentagon, Nikonovs v HMP Brixton regarding retention of habeas corpus and ‘Hound of Hounslow’ flash crash trading case. A number of members appeared in Goluchowski and Sas v Poland before the Supreme Court. Regulatory and disciplinary: Chambers has vast experience in cases before the GMC, NMC (including the Morecombe Bay Healthcare Trust case), GOC and SRA. Members also appear before the coroners court, public enquiries, mental health review tribunals, the British Boxing Board of Control and Football Association regulatory commissions.

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England Oliver Blunt QC Barrister +44 (0)20 7405 3232 oblunt@furnivallaw.co.uk furnivallaw.co.uk

Sally O’Neill QC Joint Head of Chambers +44 (0)207 405 3232 clerks@furnviallaw.co.uk furnivalchambers.co.uk


Europe Editorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Choice - Individual - Serious Crime Barrister of the Year Oliver is the Joint Head of Furnival Chambers, a leading criminal set with over 90 members. He was called to the Bar in 1974 and took silk in 1994. He served as a Recorder of the Crown Court, principally sitting at the Old Bailey between 1991 and 2006. He has repeatedly been ranked over the years in the top category of Leading Silks in Crime in all established legal directories. Oliverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s criminal practice is entirely defence based, specialising in murder, terrorism, fraud, corruption and drugs cases. He has been instructed in over a hundred murder trials, ranging from street gang killings to contract killings/assassinations. As a consequence he has represented some of the U.Kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most notorious criminals including both serial killers and serial rapists. His involvement over the years in terrorist cases has included I.R.A, Iranian, the London Tube Bombings and more recently ISIS related cases. He has considerable experience in the litigation of high profile, multi-million pound drug importation and distribution conspiracies. Oliver has been instructed on behalf of organised crime families based variously in London, Birmingham, Newcastle and Liverpool. He has been involved in an infinite variety of fraud cases, ranging from mortgage, insurance, shipping, tax and electoral fraud to money laundering investigation. One case of particular note involved the defrauding of highly placed members of Goldman Sachs.

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In the last two to three years Oliver has been principally involved in the Operation Elveden enquiry investigating the corruption of public officials. He was instructed on behalf of five editors and journalists from News International. All five after investigations and trial were cleared of all wrongdoing. Throughout his criminal law career Oliver has appeared in some of the most celebrated criminal trials e.g. The Millennium Dome Robbery. With regard to regulatory interests he has been instructed by the British Boxing Board of Control to conduct various Appeals on their behalf. On a personal front Oliver has been married for 37 years with four children, one of whom is the celebrated Hollywood actress Emily Blunt. He is now the proud grandfather of three grandchildren, with more no doubt to come.

Oliver Blunt QC Barrister +44 (0)20 7405 3232 oblunt@furnivallaw.co.uk furnivallaw.co.uk

His recreational interests are both cultural and sporting. The family focus in acting had prompted a keen interest in both theatre and film. The failure in his youth to achieve his England ambition on the cricket field has not dampened his enthusiastic participation at Barnes Cricket Club over forty years. His interest in rugby has included coaching and membership at Rosslyn Park Rugby Club. Too many self-inflicted accidents on the mountain have curtailed his skiing experiences. However he still retains a considerable enthusiasm (if not accuracy) on the golf course both here and in Portugal.

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Europe Forensic Accountancy Expert of the Year

UK

Forensic Accountant of the Year:

Adam Stronach

Adam Stronach of Harwood Hutton is Global 100’s Forensic Accountant of the Year 2017. The award was the crowning glory of a year in which Adam was also named Expert Witness of the Year in the Lawyer Monthly Awards and leader of the Business and Tax Advisory Firm of the Year in the M+A Insider Awards. The awards recognise Adam’s mastery in his chosen fields and his reputation for achieving first-class outcomes for his clients.

Adam’s expertise extends to dispute resolution, professional negligence, financial investigations, fraud and business valuations. He helps to quantify loss or financial exposure across a variety of industry sectors. He has been involved in numerous expert determination assignments. He applies his commercial expertise as part of the process of helping clients find targets for acquisition or find buyers if they are selling part or all of their business.

Before joining Harwood Hutton in 2004, Adam spent 14 years with Deloitte where he qualified as a chartered accountant. As well as his forensic work, he personally leads a variety of corporate finance assignments, and his work has included acting as lead adviser on multi-million pound sale and purchase deals. Adam is also chairman of the UK’s Network of Independent Forensic Accountants. He is regarded as an authority on professional negligence and has co-authored a chapter on the subject in a new book Forensic Accounting and Finance, published by Kogan Page.

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Adam Stronach pictured with Emma Tredgett from the Harwood Hutton team

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Europe Forensic Accountancy Expert of the Year

Forensic Accounting and Investigations Adam has expertise in undertaking controls reviews with a view to making recommendations aimed at mitigating the risk of fraud. He will review accounting records and interview people with knowledge of the transactions concerned. “SMEs are traditionally vulnerable to fraud as they tend to lack the carefully devised and implemented procedures that bigger companies employ,” says Adam. “At Harwood Hutton, we have considerable expertise at reconstructing accounting records to show an accurate picture of an entity’s financial affairs, including analysing bank records and asset information and working with solicitors and barristers on tracing assets. Adam can also provide support to companies as they manage the effect on staff morale and the external publicity. He can work with the leaders of the business and their lawyers as prosecutions and recovery actions progress. Expert Witness and Litigation Support Adam’s skills are available to anyone seeking expert assistance or support from an accountancy, quantum or financial expert. He has given oral evidence on loss quantification and business valuation at the English High Court. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Increasingly, parties to a dispute are choosing to resolve their differences outside formal court processes. Many contracts now include an arbitration clause. Sale and purchase agreements frequently make provision for an expert accountant to be appointed to determine disputed items in completion accounts. “Even in respect of cases before the courts, parties are often required to go through mediation first,“ says Adam. “We can help parties resolve a dispute whether they wish to mediate, arbitrate or use an expert to determine a dispute.”

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Contentious Valuations The use of valuation techniques to help resolve disputes is a key part of Adam’s practice. It may be that there is an impasse in agreeing on the price at which a business will be bought or sold. Alternatively, matters may be more acrimonious and an expert report is required to be presented before a court or a tribunal. Adam has extensive experience providing clients and their advisers with business valuations.

Adam in conversation with Harwood Hutton business development director David Rankin

Care in researching data from a party’s business and from comparable businesses at the appropriate time is an important element of Adam’s contentious valuation work and underpins the expert reports he produces. Harwood Hutton: The personal touch Harwood Hutton is a multi-disciplinary firm of chartered accountants and tax advisers with offices in central London and in the north-west quadrant of the M25, not far from Heathrow Airport. The firm serves clients from all over the world and across a variety of sectors. “One of the attractions of working with us is the fully supportive, personal service,” says Adam. “Our clients benefit from far more ‘partner time’ than they might get at one of the big ‘City’ firms. They also enjoy rates that are vastly more competitive.” Tel: +44 (0)1494 739500 Email: adamstronach@harwoodhutton.co.uk Website: www.harwoodhutton.co.uk

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Europe Best Wealth Management Boutique & Award for Excellence in Tax Efficient Strategies

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WHILE YOU ARE BUSY SO ARE WE We know you are busy and that it is often difficult to devote as much time to your personal finances as you would like. Investment Quorum has built an enviable reputation helping busy individuals protect and grow their wealth. Whether it is taking full advantage of the pension reforms announced in the 2014 Budget, reviewing and managing your investment portfolio or efficiently planning how to place assets in Trust for loved ones we believe we are well placed to help. To explore your options and to explore why I have been named the 2015 UK High Net Worth Asset Manager of the Year in the definitive Spearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wealth Management Awards I invite you to get in touch.

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Europe Best Full-Service Life Sciences B2B Marketing Agency 2017

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Tucked away on the ground floor of a shared office building in St Neots, UK, a team of marketing experts and writers is managing a global network of clients from the life science, technical and medical sectors. Since it began in 1984, kdm communications has demonstrated a commitment to producing relevant and clear content to appeal to its clients’ customers, and remains convinced that scientific communication does not have to choose between being accurate and being engaging – it can be both. Despite its small size, kdm is clearly punching above its weight, and has recently won the Global 100 award for Best Full-Service Life Sciences B2B Marketing Agency 2017 – UK.

Ingenza, an industrial biotechnology company, has been a kdm client since 2015. Sarah Scott, team leader of operations and marketing at Ingenza, spoke favourably: “We have recently agreed our new contract for the year ahead. Our account manager, Sarah Khan, is attentive and diligent in securing Ingenza the best possible exposure and coverage that our budget allows for. As a non-scientist, I find it extremely helpful that Sarah has a PhD in immunology – it’s a unique selling point in kdm’s offerings.”

So what enables a small marketing agency to have such a big impact? Annabel Sedgwick, managing director, offered her thoughts: “At the end of the day, a company is as good as its people. Our marketers, writers and design team come from scientific backgrounds, with many of them holding PhDs, and they are genuinely interested in the discoveries and stories that we communicate. With science at the heart of everything we do, our natural inquisitiveness allows us to quickly get our heads around any new developments, and express them digitally, visually and in writing. Our in-house linguistic abilities and international links with like-minded agencies mean we can offer a truly global service. From the outset, our clients trust us to speak on their behalf to their customers, knowing that we will deliver high quality solutions on time and within budget.”

kdm communications limited Yew Tree House, Ground Floor, 10 Church St, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 2BU. Tel +44.1480.405333 | Email ideas@kdm-communications.com www.kdm-communications.com

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Europe Czech Republic

Best Leadership Training Organisation - EMEA

LEADERSHIP ORIGINAL CONCEPT IS A UNIQUE EUROPEAN TRAINING COMPANY WHICH PROVIDES LEADERSHIP TRAINING ACROSS EUROPE AND EMEA. WE INVITED JARMILA KATHARINE BARESOVA TO TELL US MORE ABOUT THE FIRM AND THE RANGE OF SERVICES IT OFFERS.

Drawing on over 7 years’ experience and working with partners around the world, including the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Smart Academy, Leadership Original Concept provides a wide range of certified and life changing leadership programmes. At breath taking places such as Lake Como in Italy, Wolfgang See in Austria, Prague in Czech Republic, Marbella in Spain or Laguna Beach, California, the firm have successfully been providing new VIP life changing intensive leadership programs for individuals and top management groups for over two years. Core programmes offered by the firm include certified training for corporates and large companies; leadership consultancy for medium companies and entrepreneurs; leadership and mental health programs for sport teams and Olympians and certified Trainings for Leaders who want to extend their skills into Leadership Original Concept constant area as consultants; individual leadership consultancy and training to CEO´s and other top managers or company owners; and certified life changing leadership programs. Jarmila Katharine outlines the firm’s approach and how this ensures satisfaction for its clients. “Here at Leadership Original Concept, all our programs are designed for a small group of clients individually, we always make sure to meet all their needs on all levels. We not only focus on work but we focus on all areas of life. This approach has been highly appreciated not only by our clients but as well by the corporate managements and HR departments.” Jarmila Katharine, who draws on over 17 year’ personal experience in the international business including six Olympic seasons with national sport representatives (from London 2012 to Rio 2016), and training field, outlines the industry at present and how she and her team adapt around emerging developments.

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Leadership Consultancy for me is a field which combines Leadership Strategies, Mental Health, Fitness and Energy Management together with inner fulfilment and happiness. What I feel is that we need to invest more into ourselves. We have currently more VIP clients who are willing to invest into their future on their own terms rather than waiting for their boss or HR department to pay for such training. Here I am happy the responsibility for our lives has been slightly shifting. We are the most valuable source we have in life but still we are hesitating to really invest into our stability and energy in a long term run. If we want to be fit, healthy and fulfilled at the age of 70 or 80 we need to start investing in our 35 latest 40th. This would be my ideal perception. We as well support entrepreneurs on the journey from a small vision to Global concepts or with a personal transformation from a “Corporate manager” to successful company owners. We are always happy to support talented sport representatives in their way to Olympic and further in their way to success after Olympic life.

When working in a law firm after graduation I never understood our clients appearing at the door with a judge order asking us “to do a miracle”. We have the same situation when the company or the client himself is asking us “being at the end of his rope” to do a miracle (and we usually do – she smiles) “We all need at least once or twice a year to relax, renew and recharge, see a new perception on our life and our vision both in personal and business life. This is what our “Life Changing Programs” are for. Being on a nice place you naturally come with new ideas and new energy but you need somebody to “walk you through” and to help you effectively to release stress from the past weeks or months and support your personal growth. I love this big shift in our clients when they come, for example to Italy with law energy, no desire for new life vision and company vision and then see them leaving after one week with a bright new energy, new vision with full of “drive and joy” written on a paper and enthusiasm to execute and proceed. This is my and our crew biggest reward, always. Jarmila Katharine

CONTACT DETAILS Company: Contact: Email: Address: Phone: Website:

Leadership Original Concept Jarmila Katharine Baresova

jarmila.katharine@leadershiporiginal.com Prague, 4 -140 00, Czech Republic +420739 603 778

www.leadershiporiginal.com

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Europe Cyprus

Property Transactions Law Firm of the Year in Cyprus

38 YEARS’ PRACTICING LAW ACROSS CYPRUS

Mantis & Athinodorou LLC was established in 1979, by Penelope Athinodorou-Mantis, the first female lawyer in Paphos, Cyprus. It has grown to be one of the most reputed legal advisory services in Cyprus. As of 2010, the firm has morphed into a family-run business, through the addition of Penelope’s sons, Nicolas Mantis and Michael Mantis, as Partners. At Mantis & Athinodorou LLC we pride our personalized services to our clients and ensure that every new case is attended to by a partner. We have five key areas of service which include real estate, immigration, corporate law, wills and administration and litigation.

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Some highlights of our achievements and services are as follows: Real estate: We have been named ‘The Property Transaction Law Firm of Cyprus for 2017’ by Corporate INTL Global awards, Global Law Experts, ACQ 5 and Global 100. Additionally, we are a Top Tier firm for real estate and construction as per Legal 500. Immigration: We have 100% success rate in assisting our clients secure a Cypriot passport through investment. A Cyprus passport in considered to be one of the best passports as it: enables visa free mobility in 150 countries; ensures security for your family in one of the safest countries’ in the world; presents unique business opportunities; and provides peace of mind in an inclusive and natural environment. Corporate: Cyprus is one of the most favourable tax jurisdictions in Europe. We are the only firm in Paphos that provides comprehensive services for the establishment and maintenance of onshore and offshore companies.

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+ Wills and Administration

+ Permanent Residency

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MAKE CYPRUS YOUR SECOND HOME Cyprus sits at the heart of the Europe, Africa and Asia - surrounded by golden beaches, clear water and a clean atmosphere. If you fancy slightly cooler climate depending on the time of year, lush green or snow covered mountains, are only an hour away. You are sure to maintain a sun-kissed glow all year round with guaranteed sunshine for 300 days of the year.

Cyprus offers a variety of food either slow cooked meat straight of the grill; or fresh flavoursome vegetables grown in your backyard; or pies and sweets from the corner bakery. To accompany the lovely cuisine are the hospitable multi-cultural English speaking locals, who have an easy-going attitude to life, making you feel completely at ease. You will be sure to hear the saying ‘sega sega’ – ‘slowly, slowly’ used and practiced often. Cyprus offers an intangible serenity scattered with small villages and cities where everyone knows everyone, large family gatherings on weekends and evening strolls by the beach.

CONTACT DETAILS Point of contact: Michael Mantis - Partner Firm: Mantis & Athinodorou LLC Address:  101, Penelope's Palace, 14 Odos Nikolaou Nikolaidi Paphos, Paphos, Cyprus 8010 Phone: +35726 934277/ +35799339339 Email: enquiries@mantislaw.com Website: www.mantislaw.com Working hours: 8 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 6 pm (GMT +2) Website: www.mantislaw.com

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Europe Private Equity Law

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Memminger LLP is a leading German Corporate Boutique Law Firm based in Frankfurt/Main.

• Mergers & Acquisitions

Our law firm, active on the global stage, was founded by Partners and Lawyers from renowned international firms, to combine quality legal services and a long history of transactional experience with commercial expertise in the provision of advisory services and thereby to efficiently achieve our clients’ goals. As “Trusted Advisors”, we put the interests of our clients, pragmatism and integrity first. We are more than just your legal advisors. We are your strategic partners, who make it possible for you to concentrate on the really important things. We advise in small teams of top-class specialists, according to our motto: “We talk the talk and we walk the walk”. Internationality is an integral part of our Firm culture and of our advisory approach. Our colleagues obtained their degrees at the most renowned universities and business and/or law schools in Germany, France, England, China, Singapore, the USA and Australia.

• Private Equity • Venture Capital • Corporate Finance • Family Offices • Company Law Disputes • C  orporate Governance / Institutional Advice • Digital Business

CONTACT Memminger LLP Bleichstraße 64-66 60313 Frankfurt/Main Germany www.memmingerllp.com

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Europe Best Mobile & Digital Agency

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BEST MOBILE & DIGITAL AGENCY - UK

Nimbletank is a full service mobile and digital agency that transforms businesses and behaviours via innovative and effective solutions for a wide variety of clients and industries. Nimbletank, the UK’s most awarded mobilefirst agency, are experts in collaborating with businesses in-order to transform business and customer engagement in the digital age. CEO and Founder Chris Minas says “Here at Nimbletank, we produce award winning, world class, highly effective cross platform digital solutions and apps that create business impact and a return on investment. Each product, be it in Media, FinTech, health, sport, retail or B2B, is fused with strategic, creative and technological innovation, quality and have a need to exist in order to solve a genuine business or consumer problem.” Among our recent success stories, we helped transform the music publishing industry with Kobalt Music Group through a revolutionary

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new app to give artists access to real time data showing where and how they are making money. The app achieved a +72% per week uplift in usage versus the existing desktop portal, with industry praise from the renowned industry names including CNBC and Billboard Magazine. Over the past year, we have evolved Nimbletank positioning as a full-service digital and mobile agency with a business impact focus, becoming the mobile transformation agency. We have a high-energy start up culture, by creating cutting edge tools and approaches as well as sourcing the best talent. Helping us tackle larger and more complex problems.

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We are proven experts in collaborating with business and customer engagement via our proprietary Fusion process which powers our ability to solve problems more effectively and efficiently than our competitors. This is one of the reasons why we still work with most of our founding clients from 5 years ago, as well as establishing friendships and relationships that become ongoing partnerships based on trust.

people in the last few years at leading events such as MMA, IAB, & OMMA. Our proprietary process sees us iterate rapidly with customers and the partner client, with a full understanding of the mission, brand, customer, technology and product landscape.

Nimbletank was founded to raise the bar for mobile. This principle holds true however our services have widened based on our client’s needs:

Since inception, Nimbletank have delivered multiple products for a wide range of clients. Moving forward, we foresee the need for nurturing and training the next generation of talent in order to produce the next generation of digital solutions. Therefore, we invest in our future and into our people continuously. We support, train and grow the next generation of agency stars. We believe the next five years will see the evolution of costumer experiences across a new range of multi-device, voice products, drones, robots and more, making it one of the most exciting and transformative eras for business transformation in digital history. As such, we are excited about leading the field in digital costumer experience for the next five years and beyond.

Our core capabilities. RAPID INNOVATION: We bring users & stakeholder into the process to iterate solutions to problems through innovation and collaboration. MOBILE PRODUCTS: We work with inspiring brands, businesses, and start-ups to create leading mobile products and end-to-end solutions. 

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Nimbletank Sweeps Building, 6-7 St Cross Street, London, EC1N 8U +44 (0)2038286440
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Awards: We are one of the fastest organically growing independent agencies. At 5-years old we already have 50 awards wins to our name, 16 more than this time last year, including being the only UK mobile agency to win a Cannes Lion, being name Mobile Agency of the Year at The Drum Network Awards ‘16, along with winning 7 times at the 2016 & 2017 Drum’s Mobile Marketing Awards (MOMA). We help drive the UK mobile industry; we represent the MMA Board, and speak regularly: we’ve presented to over 4,000

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Europe Best Communications Solutions Company

What, why, how? From numbers to knowledge. Reinventing the market research industry. How do I get more customers? How do I increase my revenue? How do I win the election? Answering the question “how” is the focus of most management teams, and the organisation circles around different ways to answer different versions of the “how” question. However, it is seldom the question asked when getting around to do some sort of research. The question we are most often asked as market researchers is “what”. “What is the support for my product?” “What do people think about our policy?” And so on. As an industry, the focus is on answering “what”. The “what”question is very easy to answer with charts and numbers. Focus on data collection and outbid each other to provide the numbers that will answer the “what” question. The focus here is on low production cost and speed. But in the race to lower costs, the value for the customer also shrinks. Because the answer they really want answered is not “what”, but “how”. “What” is only once piece of the puzzle. To get to “how” you also need to understand “why”. Why is my support at that level? Why is my policy not appreciated? And so on. Here is where Novus differ from the rest of the market. We know that there are three steps to providing knowledge that has a true value for our customers. We know the context and help our customers with the relevant information. Relevant knowledge is more valuable now than ever. It is more time sensitive. It also is more challenging to be able to navigate correctly. This focus has made us one of the most well-known market research companies in Sweden. We understand that although the customer may ask us for “what”, we know that they want the answer to “how”, and to reach there they need help with understanding “why”. “What” is relatively easy to answer, all you need is a solid research methodology. “Why” takes knowledge and craftsmanship, understanding of psychology, experience and an understanding of the context. “How” requires hands-on knowledge about the business the market and the mandate to act.

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At Novus we seldom act on our findings, but we answer “what”, we explain “why”, and give advice on “how”. How is this relevant to communication, you might ask? Communication is not just words. Words are just words if they are not relevant. You need to understand the answer to “what”, “why” and “how” to be able to be relevant. And to reach your customer with relevant communication, you need to find out what is relevant in your brand for the intended customer. You need to understand the universe you are living in. The rest of the market, and you, also need to understand the triggers to push. You need to understand the ambassadors that are relevant. It is often called the consumer journey, however it is not so much a journey as an existence. The customers exists in a market universe. How you define that universe varies from market to market, and is a part of good research. You need to know the answer to what, why and how. Then it is up to you to be visible at the right moment. You need research, you need communication. Words with relevance, purpose and meaning are effective communication. You truly need to know the map to your universe. Good research is also newsworthy facts. Use good research wisely and you have the answer to what, why and how. But you also have access to unique newsworthy facts. We have also applied this knowledge to our own business. The most important step was to educate the public and media. We have held numerous seminars to editors and reporters describing what we do, and focused on answering why something is the way it is, as opposed to just providing them with information about “what”. To be honest when you think about market research, you probably see a chart or a number focusing on what. Not someone explaining why, and who gives you leads to how that could be used. Novus are changing that in Sweden. A market research company that focuses not just on describing, but on explaining. Torbjörn Sjöström | CEO Novus Group International AB Saltmätargatan 7, 113 59 Stockholm Tel: +46 8 535 25 820

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Europe Individual - UK-China Arbitration Barrister of the Year in England

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Robert Rhodes QC specialises in mediation and arbitration within business crime. His extensive work in this area covers the following sectors: + Civil and criminal fraud

+ Financial services

+ Tax investigations

+ R  egulatory and disciplinary

+ B  ribery and money laundering

+ Litigation

Robert Rhodes QC Expert Mediator & Arbitrator Robert is;

Tel: + 44 207 353 6381

+ Registered for direct access with the public

www.outertemple.com www.outertemple.com/ barristers/robert-rhodes-qc

+ A  member of several Far Eastern panels of arbitrators / mediators + A  ble to practise with rights of audience in the Dubai + A  member of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre. International Financial Centre

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the London Court of International Arbitration and of the International Chamber of Commerce, a former member of the Corporate Panel of the Dispute Board Federation, and has been recommended as a Leading Silk in Fraud, Banking and Finance by the Legal 500. A published author, Robert has spoken across the globe on fraud, money laundering, bribery and arbitration. He has published extensively on those subjects, and has been interviewed by the media. For your mediation and arbitration needs contact Robert now.

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Europe Award for Continued Excellence in M&A Growth Strategy: £60m Second Round Funding

Founded in 2015 by UK and international cancer and healthcare experts, Proton Partners International Ltd is a company in the vanguard of advancing proton beam therapy in the UK. Now recognised as the world’s largest developer of high-energy proton beam therapy centres, Proton Partners International is set to build at least five centres across the UK within the next four years. The construction of the company’s first three centres in Newport (South Wales), Northumberland (North East) and Reading (Thames Valley) is currently underway, and

a fourth UK centre, to be built in Liverpool (North West), has recently received planning permission. Other sites are also under consideration. The centres will be known as The Rutherford Cancer Centres, which reflects the renowned scientist Ernest Rutherford’s contribution in identifying and naming the proton in 1911. At each centre, Proton Partners International aims to treat up to 500 patients annually and, in addition to proton beam therapy, will offer imaging, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy and a range of supportive care services including survivorship and recovery. Treatment will be available to

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medically-insured private patients, self-paying patients and patients referred by the NHS. Alongside their centres, the company has a number of exciting developments in the pipeline which will help it to continue to grow and succeed. For instance, Proton Partners International will undertake a major genomics research centre at the Life Sciences Accelerator building in Liverpool (the building is the first part of a ‘health campus’ that is set to surround the £335m new Royal Liverpool Hospital). The company is also working with the University of Liverpool’s Physics Department on a genomics programme to collate, analyse and distribute data from its

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treatment centres. In addition to this, Proton Partners International has announced a two-year collaborative research project with The University of Liverpool to develop a new measurement system, known as a 3D Water Phantom, which will further improve the accuracy of proton beam therapy treatment. The market for proton beam therapy is rapidly evolving, and Proton Partners International will be at the forefront of the growth and will continue to invest – in centres and innovation – to maintain its position as market leaders.

John Pettingell, head of physics at Proton Partners International, Mike Moran, CEO at Proton Partners International and Olivier Legrain, CEO of IBA

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Europe Best Medical Implant & Technology Research Group & Most Innovative Cutting-Edge Skin Scaffold

FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS RAFT HAS BEEN WORKING TO CREATE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR PEOPLE WHOSE LIVES HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY SERIOUS INJURY OR ILLNESS.

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Our research projects are designed to transform the lives of people who have experienced trauma through accident, birth abnormality or disease. Our in-house team of scientists work closely with some of the world’s leading organisations and experts to ensure that our projects are cost effective, viable and at the cutting-edge of scientific research. From tendon repair to cleft lip and palate; from dupuytrens to pioneering work on skin grafts; from skin cancer to growing bone in the body - the breadth of what we do is expansive. RAFT aims to push back the boundaries of research, using the very latest technology and pioneering new techniques and treatments to deliver results to patients as quickly as possible – usually within seven years. As a medical research charity, it is vital that our work makes a difference. When we decide to launch a new programme of research, we start with a specific patient need that is within our area of expertise. Next we will evaluate existing solutions, other research projects and the likely end benefit to patients they might offer. After evaluating all of the information, we look for an area where RAFT can make a tangible difference. Finally we look at the best way we can take the project forward. The starting point for our research is direct dialogue with patients and caregivers. Their input ensures that our research moves in the right direction and is focused on the areas where the need is greatest. We never lose sight of the fact that the community and the people within in it is where it all begins. RAFT’s innovation doesn’t stop at how it does research. It is also innovative in how it operates. Seen as a ‘new generation’ charity, RAFT is at the forefront of the changes in the charity sector.

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Europe Best Medical Implant & Technology Research Group & Most Innovative Cutting-Edge Skin Scaffold

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Photography: Brian Aris

CURRENTLY RAFT IS WORKING ON 5 AREAS OF RESEARCH. 3D facial reconstruction: At RAFT, we are undertaking research to develop a new type of material that will transform 3D facial reconstruction surgery. This material will be developed specifically for 3D printing and used to create a custom-fit facial implant. Bionic prosthetics – a future with functionality: RAFT wants to make upper arm prosthetics completely intuitive. We are undertaking research that will result in bionic prosthetics that fit perfectly and can be operated as intuitively as if it were the patient’s own hand and arm. Our research is focusing on the development of pioneering technology that will enable existing and future upper limb bionics to work as effectively as the human arm.

RAFT’s ‘Smart Matrix®’ has already undergone a small clinical trial in surgical wounds and results are impressive with both surgeons and patients reporting good and excellent ‘real-world’ results when rating Smart Matrix® on the: Level of scarring Colour match between existing skin and new skin Pliability of skin (essential for good movement) Contour match (depth of skin in the healed wound compared to that of undamaged tissue).

Grow your own bone: Building on our wound healing research RAFT is working to create a ‘scaffold’ that will encourage bone to regenerate – quite literally allowing new bone to grow wherever it’s needed within the body. RAFT’s bone regeneration research scientists are working to create off-the-shelf artificial bone graft alternatives that will overcome the problems the procedure currently faces and provide an alternative to painful and invasive bone grafts, bringing effective treatment to millions. Life After Breast Cancer: We want to give women worldwide access to better surgery techniques for breast reconstruction after mastectomy within the next two years – so that they can put cancer behind them and focus on the future, not their bodies. Healing without a skin graft – a cutting edge scaffold: RAFT has developed Smart Matrix®, an advanced wound care product that has the potential to heal full thickness wounds without a skin graft. Smart Matrix® creates a scaffold that can be placed into the wound itself, enabling the body to not only rapidly close the wound, but actually helping new blood vessels to grow, regenerating the dermis – something that has never been done before.

CONTACT DETAILS Name: Leonor Stjepic | Chief Executive Address: RAFT Leopold Muller Building, Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2RN Tel: + 44 (0) 1923 844 309 Mobile: + 44 (0) 7814 706 144 Email: ceo@raft.ac.uk Website: www.raft.ac.uk

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Europe Orthopaedic Surgeon and Disability Analyst Expert of the Year

Regulatory Advisory Firm of the Year (Compliance & Regulatory)

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ROBERT QUINN CONSULTING LTD.

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Established in 2007, Robert Quinn Consulting is an independently owned financial regulatory compliance consultancy based in London and New York.

At Robert Quinn Consulting, you can be confident that you are getting pragmatic advice from consultants who have been in your shoes. With over 70 years of experience in the industry, we understand your business and therefore can provide bespoke commercial compliance solutions, tailored to your needs.

We provide tailored advice to asset managers to support meeting their regulatory obligations: • F  CA • S  EC

We work with many different types and sizes of financial services companies including: hedge funds, asset managers, corporate finance, private equity/venture capital companies, fund of funds, broker/dealers, and real estate managers.

• N  FA / CFTC • E  uropean

Contact Us

At Robert Quinn Consulting, we work in partnership to understand your business requirements, enabling us to act as an extension of your in-house compliance team.

Robert Quinn Consulting Ltd

Robert Quinn is one of the only compliance consultancies under one roof in London that fundamentally understands both U.K. and U.S. regulatory obligations. Our team of dynamic senior compliance consultants have significant in-house experience to provide you with practical regulatory advice and excellent customer service.

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3rd Floor, 42 Wigmore Street London, W1U 2RY United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)20 7958 9127 www.robertquinn.co.uk Email: compliance@robertquinn.co.uk

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Europe Best in Mental Health Rehabilitation 2017

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Rushcliffe Care Ltd. Is an independent provider of health & social care: in a variety of settings. Aberavon is our mental health rehabilitation hospital catering for 18 male service users and is an integral part of the local mental health provision.

Mental health is the specific focus – Male rehabilitation, with exposure to local demand as well as expertise held within the hospital – transition works to help aid back into the community with support where necessary. We aim to personalise services with meaningful and achievable life goals for people with enduring mental health issues and to help them adjust to normal socialisation and integration back to the community. Personalisation and tailored packages which fit the end stage of rehabilitation. • R  egular MDT reviews

records of care planning. The mental health sector is variable but is historically underfunded. Evidences of long term community support and a reintegration of service users is beneficial to the community. Linked joint working with local health professionals is very beneficial and proving effective. The hospital is located in South West Wales – a rural area – with strong steelwork links and high unemployment. Challenges are recruitment of skilled professionals but achievable as M4 corridor is very accessible. Local community support from the public helps integration of service users The future – a second hospital is in its infancy stages with a third potentially to follow closely. We are proud to have an independent vibrant mental health hospital which adds value to the local community as well as enhancing positive outcomes for our service users.

• T  ransition plans • P  roject works

Rushcliffe Independent Hospital

We integrate technology as a tool for communication and lifelong learning for service users – also for documentation and regulatory

Karen Noon Email: reception@rushcliffecare.co.uk Telephone: 01509 219605 www.rushcliffecare.co.uk Head Office: Epinal Way Care Centre, Hospital Way, Loughborough, LE11 3GD

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Europe Best Medical Tourist Concierge Service 2017

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Poland was to be the proud banner I would wave for other women researching safe, overseas cosmetic surgery options, after all I learnt in the process of my extensive research that choice is something we should be entitled to as long as it is always a safe well informed one.” Established in 2010, Secret Surgery draws on the personal experiences of its Founder, Angela, who has faced the same issues as many of her customers and therefore, understands their situation and has worked hard to create a solution for them. “In 2009 I was in the same position as many ladies are now-trawling; the internet, leafing through piles of medical marketing literature and altogether overwhelmed by the options available to a woman considering cosmetic surgery. “My frustration was compounded by more than just the search for a perfect plastic surgeon.Having shed 10 stone through weightloss surgery, I now had to face the long wait until I had ascended the NHS waiting list. The length of time I would have to wait would be two years. I needed an alternative solution. There were so many factors that I had to take into consideration in making a decision, from the cost of the procedure to the safety, skill and reputation of the surgeon. Finally, my seemingly endless search bore fruit and I found the ideal surgeon in Poland.” “When I returned home from my second procedure, I could not help but feel the hospital and surgeon deserved more recognition. Back in the UK, people were paying exorbitant rates for treatments they could receive in Poland for a fraction of the fees, and with the same level of expertise, safety, and professionalism as was offered in the UK. What put them off was the fear of the unknown; many were unsure where to begin researching and many media outlets regularly post horror stories of surgeries abroad which have gone wrong, leading them to fear for their health.” “However, my own life changing and positive experience of elective cosmetic surgery in

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As such, Angela has built a business around supporting others in a similar position, as she proudly explains. “Here at Secret Surgery our business model is simple, to provide clients with a compassionate, conscientious and personalized service from the consultation through recovery and beyond. We build our services around the needs of our clients. We keep a grasp on modern, new techniques and procedures. We look for surgeons who have and can perform them, vet their qualifications, review their clients results, before and after photos and their testimonials.” Through her personal experience Angela and her team understand the needs of her clients, and it is her desire to provide the very highest standard of service and support that drives both her and the internal culture within the whole company. “Since the beginning of my venture, I have created strong links with surgeons the length and breadth of Europe. I have set up support groups here in the UK to allow people to meet face to face or online to discuss concerns, I have sourced fully qualified practitioners at the forefront of their profession, and accommodated the needs of clients looking for the right procedure and surgeon to achieve their personal objectives – just as I was looking for, many years ago.” “At the core of my objectives is the desire to help other people achieve an equally positive safe experience of cosmetic surgery. At Secret Surgery, we do our utmost to ensure that clients have made the right choice for your mind and body; everyone matter to us. We are a personal business, and the business is personal.”

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Europe Best Medical Tourist Concierge Service 2017

“Cosmetic surgery abroad involves so many options: where, when, who, how? That is why we hold our clients hand throughout the process and guide them to the safest structures to ensure their experience is stress free and efficiently organised. We assist them with communication, flights, dates, hotels and procedures –allowing them to prepare both physically and emotionally for the procedure.” “Our English-speaking consultants will assist our clients every step of the way, taking into consideration any special requests they have. Our team are highly experienced, fully certified and utterly dedicated to providing a world-class standard in medical services, and because most of our business is through personal recommendation, clients can rest assured they are in safe hands.” This team is at the heart of the firm’s success, and Angela is very proud of them and the work they have put in to support Secret Surgery’s clients. She is keen to emphasise her commitment to her staff, and she is very selective when it comes to new team members, working primarily with those who have had similar experiences to the firm’s clients in order to ensure true empathy and understanding. “Secret Surgery’s team is 85% talented women, who have become a member of the Secret Surgery team, as they have a passion to support fellow clients who want to change their life’s. “When hiring new staff, I tend to recruit people who have taken the journey themselves and truly understand the client’s goals and concerns, and wants to provide a compassionate, conscientious and personalised service.” What really sets Secret Surgery apart from its competition is the human element. The firm’s client community share their experiences, photos and support each other every day, through social media which has help shape the firm. They ask questions in real-time to one another and get honest, open and trustworthy answers, and this makes the experience much easier and less stressful and daunting for the client, as Angela depicts.

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“Overall, my firm’s most significant success is our community of clients who share their experiences, photos and support each other every day. The company was built brick by brick, one client by one client. We have not had a huge injection of cash and fancy marketing strategies to woo future clients. The client community share their experiences, photos and support each other every day, through social media which has help shape the firm. Real client’s photos and images give people realistic expectation of what they can expect from different types of surgical procedures.” “The ‘real people, not models’ campaign was a successful and unique step for the firm, it was the clients spread the good work of the surgeons not the firm, which in turn has raised the firm’s credibility and integrity across the client community.” Moving forward, Secret Surgery will continue to be client-centric, ensuring its clients are at the centre of the business’s philosophy, in ideas and delivery, as Angela concludes proudly. “Ultimately, Secret Surgery is committed to meeting the individual needs of each and every one of its valued clients. Therefore, as we move towards the future, we have created a growth plan that moves with the needs of our clients and the ever-changing world of the cosmetic surgery industry. There are many new medical facilities and countries that we are looking to expand our services to. There is a lot of due diligence involved in this process to ensure everything is perfect before sending clients, but once this is complete we are looking forward to sending our customers to new and exciting lands.”

Angela Chouaib MD & FOUNDER Website: Email: Tel:

www.SecretSurgery.co.uk Angela@SecretSurgery.co.uk 0843 289 4 982

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Europe Trademark Lawyer of the Year

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We are one of the leading Intellectual Property Law Firms in Germany, founded in 1951.

Cecilienallee 42 D-40474 DĂźsseldorf Phone: + 49 - 211 - 43 43 240 Fax: + 49 - 211 - 45 10 15 Email: info@siebeke.com Internet: www.siebeke.com

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We provide services on the basis of a marketing-oriented advisory approach in all fields of Intellectual Property Law, as Trademark, Copyright, Design, Patent, Competition and all related fields, including litigation. Based on decades of experience, we have consolidated international business relationships in more than 100 countries, that allows us to assist our clients world-wide enforcing their Intellectual Property Rights. Paul Lange, Senior Partner, is the author of a major standard practical manual on German and European law on trademark and sign protection.

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Europe Best Adviser - Small and Mid-Cap Public Market M&A

An Overview of Strand Hanson Strand Hanson, founded in 1993, is one of London’s foremost, long standing, independent advisoryled boutiques, acting for public and private midcap companies in both developed and emerging markets. Strand Hanson is headquartered in London, with offices in Cape Town, Accra and Buenos Aires. We operate a full-service modern merchant banking model, offering clear and impartial corporate finance advice, including M&A and Strategic Advisory, Equity Advisory and Debt Advisory/Restructuring services to both retained clients and on a transaction specific basis. We also originate investment opportunities through our highly experienced global network and, as a merchant bank, make direct investments from our balance sheet into selective assets and client companies, identified as having high growth potential and where we can add value through our local expertise and global structuring experience. In this area we have a particular focus on direct investments into developing markets in Asia, South America and Africa, particularly in Natural Resources and TMT. As a wholly management owned and controlled company, led by CEO, Simon Raggett, and a senior team with significant expertise and extensive track records gleaned from a range of Tier 1 investment banks and boutiques, clients have access to a highly qualified, flexible and creative team

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providing bespoke, timely, financial and strategic advice across all products and sectors at a highly competitive rate. As a full-service merchant bank, holding a Sponsor Licence for the LSE’s Main Market (both Standard and Premium Segments), a Nominated Adviser (Nomad) Licence for the AIM market and authorised as a NEX Exchange Corporate Adviser for the NEX market, we are able to advise on whichever route is deemed to be in our client’s best interests, with no bias towards any particular market. In addition, our highly experienced, dedicated M&A team are both UK and Irish Takeover Code qualified advisers and one of the most active participants in UK and Irish public company M&A, offering a comprehensive range of services and advising on some of the most complex transactions in the small to mid-cap market. The M&A Team, led by ex Merill Lynch banker, Stuart Faulkner, undertakes transactions for all public market participants, but has a particular expertise in hostile/bearhug/defences and acting for private equity bidders in PTP transactions. In addition, the team is experienced in advising shareholder activists seeking to force change on plcs, including requisitioning hostile General Meetings and direct approaches to target shareholders.

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of working with companies across a broad range of sectors and geographies, believing that the fundamental principles of high quality, robust financial advice apply across all industries. However, we have particular expertise in the Natural Resources Sector (Oil & Gas, Mining, Renewable Energy and associated support services) where we are respectively the joint No. 1 and No. 3 ranked Nomad to AIM companies on the LSE in the Oil & Gas and Mining arenas. Regardless of the nature of the transaction, it is our policy to work closely with management throughout the deal process and beyond to fulfil the clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s objectives and engender a long lasting and deep relationship. This successful approach has led to Strand Hanson consistently being recognised as one of the most active advisers to high growth companies quoted on, or applying to join, the AIM market. The majority of the team is based at our London head office in Mayfair, but we also maintain three overseas offices, as detailed below:

Africa Strand Hanson is the leading Nominated Adviser to companies on AIM that have operations in Africa. We are the only one of our peer group to have a dedicated full-service office in South Africa, based in Cape Town, to ensure that our clients have access to an advisory and coverage team on

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the ground in Africa, with whom they can efficiently operate. Our Cape Town office is run by Warren Pearce, a South African national, who has worked at Strand Hanson for over 14 years and has a strong track record in both originating and executing African mandates and our Accra (Ghana) office is run by Rory Harding, an experienced business development professional and originator, who has established very strong political and commercial relationships in the West African region. In addition, our Chairman, Lord (Anthony) St John of Bletso, has a strong historical involvement in Africa and developing African businesses and his connections across Africa, as well as his deep expertise of the funding market, particularly NGOs and similar initiatives, have proven invaluable to many of our clients. Since the establishment of our African office in December 2008, we are proud to have advised on transactions in 27 African countries, and to have made direct investments in more than a dozen African countries, a trend that, due to our African expertise and enviable level of cross continent access, we see developing strongly in the short to medium term.

Argentina In 2016, we established a presence in Argentina to open up opportunities across South America. Miles Lewis manages operations in Buenos Aires, having joined Strand Hanson to initiate our

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expansion into Latin America, where he combines our established expertise in emerging markets with his understanding of local risk, comprehensive business network and access.

Ghana In 2017, we established a presence in Ghana with Rory Harding, a business development professional with extensive natural resource experience and African expertise, leading the team.

Recent Signature Transactions Prospect Co., Ltd. In November 2016, Strand Hanson was appointed by Prospect Co., Ltd. (“Prospect” or the “Company”) to act as Joint Financial Adviser and Rule 3 Adviser, alongside Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (Corporate Advisory department), an investment banking arm of Mizuho Financial Group, as Joint Financial Adviser, in relation to the Company’s recommended allshare offer for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of The Prospect Japan Fund Limited (“TPJF”) under the provisions of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers. This was the first ever all Japanese equity offer for a UK listed, Code company. The recommended share-for-share exchange offer was implemented by way of a scheme of arrangement (the “Scheme”) at a ratio of 2.5 New Prospect Shares in exchange for each TPJF

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Share, valuing the entire issued share capital of TPJF at approximately US$146.6m, a premium of approximately 68 per cent. to the middle market closing price of a TPJF Share prior to the start of the offer period. The offer successfully completed on 27 July 2017, upon the Scheme becoming effective, with 88.06 per cent. of votes cast in favour at the requisite Court Meeting to approve the Scheme. The transaction included various unique elements, including devising bespoke and unprecedented settlement mechanics to comply both with the relevant provisions of the Takeover Code and all Japanese legal and regulatory requirements, as well as a unique combination of legal undertakings and post-offer intention statements (under the Takeover Code) for the benefit of the new (ex TPJF) shareholders of Prospect whereby certain information and participation rights are to be provided in English in a protected form for a five year period post completion. Strand Hanson was delighted to have led such a precedent setting M&A transaction, which once again demonstrates the innovative creative approach the M&A team at Strand Hanson brings to challenging transactions.

FIH Group PLC In March 2017, Strand Hanson was appointed to act as Joint Financial adviser, alongside WH

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Ireland Ltd., to provide advice to the independent directors of FIH Group PLC (“FIH” or the “Company”), an international services group which owns essential services businesses in the UK and the Falkland Islands, in relation to the recommended £37.3m cash offer for FIH by Staunton Holdings Limited and a subsequent successful defence against an unsolicited, hostile, competing approach from Dolphin Fund Ltd., an Argentinian controlled potential offeror. This successful defence combined Takeover Code, legal, economic and political analysis and strategy (given the Falkland islanders sensitivity with regard to Argentina), which had to be brought together seamlessly in order to construct a successful defence plan.

alternative, and the recommended £40.1m cash offer by way of scheme of arrangement for Essenden plc.

Address: Strand Hanson Limited 26 Mount Row Mayfair London W1K 3SQ

Harwood Private Equity Strand Hanson is the long-standing preferred Financial Adviser to Harwood Private Equity (“Harwood”), part of the Harwood Capital Management Group, a leading activist investor in UK lower mid-market companies. Strand Hanson have advised Harwood on numerous corporate transactions, since its formation in 2003 (and its predecessor firm, prior to a management buyout), including three sizeable public-to-private deals within the past two years, namely the recommended £28.4m contractual cash offer for Journey Group Plc, the recommended £62.9m cash offer by way of scheme of arrangement for Source BioScience plc with an unlisted securities

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Simon Raggett, Chief Executive Tel: Email:

+44 (0) 20 7409 3494 simonraggett@strandhanson.co.uk

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Europe Privacy Law Firm of the Year in England

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Taylor Hampton has achieved a remarkable rise to prominence since its inception in 2007. The firm’s lawyers are recognised as leading privacy and media lawyers who are at the very forefront of the phone hacking litigation. As a result of their experience of over 30 years of handling high-profile cases, solicitors at Taylor Hampton are experts in acting on behalf of corporate and individual clients to prevent the unlawful acquisition and publication of their private and confidential information, as well as managing and defending any threats to their reputation. The firm achieved worldwide media exposure when it represented the family of the murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler in their claim for “phone hacking” against News Group Newspapers Limited. The family received what they reported to be the largest amount of agreed damages ever obtained in a privacy claim, together with a personal apology from Rupert Murdoch. The ensuring public outcry culminated in the closure of the 168-year-old News Corporation’s bid to take over BskyB, and the establishment of the Leveson Inquiry.

Daniel Taylor | Partner Taylor Hampton Solicitors +44 (0) 20 7427 5971 daniel.taylor@taylorhampton.co.uk www.taylorhampton.co.uk

Solicitors at the firm continue to be amongst the major players in phone hacking proceedings against both News Group and Mirror Group Newspaper Limited. The firm acted for three of the eight representative’s claimants in the landmark case of Gulati & Ors v MGN Ltd {2015}, which signalled a milestone in the development of privacy law in the UK. In a further recent and successful high-profile privacy action, the firm also successfully represented the butler to Princess Diana, Paul Burrell, in his claim for misuse of private information against disgraced former PR guru Max Clifford (Burrell v Clifford {2015}). The case concerned a private letter written my Mr Burrell and contained confidential information relating to the Royal family which faxed by Mr Clifford to the News of the World. The judge found that Mr Clifford had breached Mr Burrell’s privacy in faxing the letter and ordered him to pay Mr Burrell damages and his costs. The judge rejected Mr Clifford’s argument that he had been authorised by Mr Burrell to send the letter and accepted Mr Burrell’s evidence that he did not intend for it to be marketed to the media. In addition to their status within privacy and media law, solicitors at Taylor Hampton have over 30 years’ experience in dealing with a range of heavyweight commercial and civil disputes. These include contract and tort claims, and tortious claims, partnership disputes, and advising on director’s duties.

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+ Defamation + Phone and email hacking + Privacy and Confidentiality Law + Commercial Litigation

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Europe Best Female in Probate Leadership - Helen Stewart, Head of Probate

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When you need legal advice, the last thing you want is to feel worried, so we’re here to guide and support you at every step. It is why families and businesses have relied on us for generations.

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I am delighted to have been recognised again this year as the Best Female in Probate Leadership 2017 - UK. The value of probate work to any firm providing private client services is significant and it is on this basis that it is crucial to constantly review our practices by listening to what our clients need in terms of client care, our services and accessibility.

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Estate administration touches on many areas of legal services and as a firm, Thomson Snell & Passmore is able to provide supporting services to all areas that are likely to be touched upon in probate. In particular our dispute resolution team advise our executor clients when a matter becomes contentious to ensure that matters progress rather than come to an abrupt halt. Their input from this team to our clients, who are bereaved, extends our ability to provide peace of mind, when they need it most.

Peace of mind: I am pleased to lead a team of experienced lawyers who have good life skills which I see as necessary to provide the right level of support for our clients, their families and beneficiaries.

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levels at 95% satisfaction rate we regularly receive testimonials like this: “As well as being highly efficient, great sensitivity has been evident during very emotional times”. Another compliment to our focus on client service came through via the Junior Lawyers division of the local law society awards who recognised a paralegal in the team who demonstrates daily how we combine legal know-how with client service. In terms of the client experience our team structure is geared to ensure that clients receive the highest standard of service. Clients value a relationship with us but do expect that elements of the work are serviced at the correct levels. My team is structured correctly to ensure that we can deliver on this expectation.

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Post death tax planning is ever present in our work and routinely considered in most probate matters, particularly appropriating assets for capital gains tax purposes, Deeds of Variation and restructuring of trusts. The team is ably supported by a strong tax planning team who are on hand to provide guidance when the need arises and work extensively with us in terms of continuing to care for the bereaved families and beneficiaries own needs in terms of wills, LPA’s and other advice. There is also a seamless transition for estates involving trusts to pass to our trust management team who manage a significant number of trusts and settlements. Our personal tax managers are also an invaluable part of our probate team in terms of estates and trust tax returns and completion of tax returns for beneficiaries such as non doms disposing of UK assets. The leadership of the probate team has included the well embedded service offerings for clients based on their needs. We are a team who will not shoe horn a client into a service but are happy to offer a menu from which to select what they would like so they have complete control over their matter. These service offerings include:

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Europe Best Single Family Office PEInvestor

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TIMES 3 CAPITAL Times 3 Capital is the single family office of a European family. Formerly known as the Florman Family Trust, Times 3 Capital has been an active investor in private equity since 2000, primarily investing in buyout funds across Europe and North America, with a smaller exposure to Latin America and Asia. Additionally, commitments have been made to some secondary, real estate, venture and credit funds. Overall, Times 3 Capital is invested in over 30 funds with 20 managers. We are delighted to be recognised as “Best Single Family Office PE Investor – UK”, by Global 100 this year. Our goal is to be a proactive, helpful Limited Partner and member of the wider private equity community. Our level of engagement is derived from the involvement in the industry of Mark Florman who as CEO of the BVCA, was instrumental in negotiating a workable regulatory framework for the industry and co-led on negotiations for AIFMD in Europe; prior to that he was at Doughty Hanson and co-founder of 8Miles, the African private equity firm. Joanna Kirby, adviser to Times 3 Capital on its private equity fund programme, was previously at Advent International, as Director of Fundraising and IR.

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At Times 3 Capital, we can see things from a General Partner (manager) and Limited Partner’s perspective, and we focus on the ’P’, partnership. With the power of partnership and cooperation in mind, we host an informal European Family Office club, connecting other family offices investing in private equity. Our club provides a forum for the sharing of investment ideas and opportunities, for direct as well as fund investments. Sourcing and accessing the best managers is one of our greatest challenges, and a network such as this can be helpful to all. Private equity investing requires a longterm view; at Times 3 Capital we believe in building relationships with our managers, investing through cycles and recycling capital within the programme. We look forward to continuing our successful partnerships. Times 3 Capital is an LP member of EMPEA, Invest Europe and BVCA.

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Europe Best Approved Inspectors 2017

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Wilkinson Construction Consultants are a multi award winning specialist practice, based in London and the South East, advising clients on how to solve problems that they might have complying with Building Regulations and Fire Safety.

Building Control Approval is an essential part of any construction project and the choice of supplier can make a huge difference to the success of a project, with early engagement, adequate levels of inspection and depth of knowledge setting apart a good building control body from an average or poor one. Wilkinson Construction Consultants are a private sector Building Control Body (known as an Approved Inspector) and licensed by the Construction Industry Council to offer Building Control Approvals on all types of projects throughout England and Wales. They pride themselves on being a small family business with old fashioned values of good service and ethical behaviour offering the levels of engagement, resources and knowledge necessary to win this award. The company gained its Approved Inspector Licence in 2011 and expanded rapidly, picking up Blue Chip clients along the way, doubling turnover from 2013 levels by 2016 and increasing shareholder funds tenfold. Working across all sectors from small domestic projects to large commercial schemes they have demonstrated a commitment to excellence that has resulted in ISO 9001 accreditation and the Nation Workplace Wellness Charter.

As a result, they look to find ways to help with compliance, and offer advice early in the process to avoid the need to correct defective work. Each employee plays an integral role, working together, communicating and supporting each other in a team atmosphere that is busy and challenging, but equally rewarding and enjoyable. The company are dedicated to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Building Standards in the UKâ&#x20AC;? and allow staff time off to sit on working groups within Government, Business Groups and Professional Organisations, promoting the development of new standards and best working practices. Following the awful Grenfell Fire Tragedy the company have featured as experts in Building Control & Fire Safety in National and International Press Coverage including BBC 1, ITV, Channel 4, LBC, Radio 4, ABC Australia and BBC Persia. Address:

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Wilkinson Construction Consultants, 16th Floor Portland House, Bressenden Place, London SW1E 5RS 0208 282 6020 office@thebuildinginspector.ora www.thebuildinginspector.org

They understand that one of the most important things to a client is that works are completed on time and on budget.

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Europe Fund Administrator of the Year

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Whitmill Trust was established in 1992 in Jersey as an independent provider of professional Trustee & Company administration services. Whitmill is now widely recognised as a leading boutique provider specialising in the formation, management and administration of offshore structures as well as providing flexible wealth planning solutions including Foundations, Family Office management and the administration of Alternative Investment Funds. Frederick Deacon | Director frederick@whitmill.com +44 (0)1534 886125

With more than 50 professionals and in excess of Euro 6 billion under management, Whitmill has, over the recent years, expanded its jurisdictional reach and now has the ability to offer clients highly personalised services and expertise from Gibraltar, Jersey, Malta, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Whitmill Trust provides services to a global audience, with a client base consisting of UHNW and HNW individuals, as well as corporate and institutional clients, originating from some 35 different countries around the globe. Clients from both developed and emerging markets come to Whitmill for the highly personalised approach, expertise and independence the business prides itself upon. Whitmill is licensed to provide Fund Administration Services in Jersey and looks after a number of Alternative Investment Funds, investing in Real Estate, Private Equity, Commodities, Infrastructure, Technology and Media. Whitmillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fund Administration business is acknowledged for its bespoke and personal approach, strong manager and investor relationships and the development of longstanding associations.

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Whitmill Trust Company has been recognised by Global 100 in 2017 and also by Corporate Livewire in 2016 and 2017 for its Fund Administration Services, along with repeated recognition by Citywealth for the quality of expertise offered by our team members who are listed as prominent individuals within the industry. Whitmill has previously been nominated for the Investment Week and STEP Awards.

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Europe Best IT Service Platform: youcall-it.com

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Youcall-IT.com was founded in 2010 and designed from the out-set to provide a one-stop-shop for service delivery on a Global scale.

As a business, we currently support our customers activities in UK, Europe, Asia the USA and Canada by linking and connecting our service partners directly to our client’s service desks and systems. Clients work directly with IT Service and solution providers from around the world via our dedicated services platform which works on the basis that, when everybody works on the same level; communication, cost and management are delivered in a much better way, with un-necessary layers removed.

We also include an inventory and asset management system, linked directly to UPS to track shipments across the world.The logistics function can also link directly to our clients shipping partners. Whilst the asset management function allows you to see your supported equipment, spares, locations and users on demand - a great product for managing multiple or global estates. Our verified partner network is growing every day, connecting companies around the world on our easy to use systems.

We have built tools to allow a single point of entry for global management of I.T Support requests, contracts, deployments, installations, surveys and much more.

IT solutions include: Field Services, Helpdesks, Project management, SLA management, Implementation, IMAC/D across a broad spectrum of technologies.

You can find and manage new service providers, extending your own capability, or if you have a network of providers you can manager them via the platform.

Extended services via partner network Recruitment, Web development, Data Virtualisation and Software services.

We have inbuilt and live translation tools to overcome language hurdles often faced when engineers are onsite and need to speak to a support desk that works in a different language.

Hardware supported includes Printers, Servers, Networks, EPOS, RFID, AV, monitoring and in house retail equipment.

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We would like to help you build your global IT network. Welcome to our version of the IT Service world of the future.

To start a conversation, either as a client or supplier: Tel: +44 (0) 845 582 2423 Email: info@youcall-it.com Website: www.youcall-it.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/YouCall_it Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YouCallit.Global/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/977479/

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NORTH AMERICA Angels of Flight Canada Inc. Axis Professional Law Corporation - USA Banasinski & Associates Demotech, Inc.

Design/Build by Visner Inc. Donna J. Jackson Ferdinand IP Grupo Consultor EFE GutterDome, Inc.  Ioxus, Inc. McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP Omni-ID Onyx Solar Energy S.L. Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Preclinical Medevice Innovations QA Mentor, Inc. The Richard L. Rosen Law Firm, PLLC Signifyd Simpson Healthcare VITEOS Fund Services, LLC Wildland Properties Property Management

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Most Influential Woman in Air Ambulance Services 2017 - Canada Business and Entertainment Law Firm of the Year - USA Best Family Law Firm - Ontario - Canada Financial Analysis Firm of the Year - USA Niche Financial Analysis Provider of the Year – Insurance - USA Excellence in Financial Analysis - USA Best Design Build Firm 2017 - Wisconsin, USA Best Estate Planner – Oklahoma - USA Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year – New York Transfer Pricing Advisory Firm of the Year – Mexico Best Rain Gutter Installation Company - Pacific Northwest - USA Most Outstanding Environmentally Friendly Products Manufacturer Law Firm of the Year - IP - Illinois - USA Best Industrial RFID Tags Supplier 2017 & Most Innovative Visual Tagging System: ProVIEW Best Global Photovoltaic Glass Provider 2017 & Most Innovative Photovoltaic Glass Project: Miami Heat’s American Airline Arena International Tax Law Firm of the Year - USA Best Pre-Clinical CRO – California, USA Best Software Quality Assurance Service Provider 2017 - USA Franchise Attorney of the Year – USA Fraud Innovation Firm of the Year – USA Best Scientific Communications Agency - Connecticut, USA Best Bespoke Solutions in Hedge Funds - USA Best Vacation Rental Company - Oregon, USA

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North America Most Influential Woman in Air Ambulance Services 2017

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Angels of Flight Canada Inc. Our Canadian Healthcare business for relocation/repatriation of clients is led by a dedicated team of knowledgeable and experienced Registered Nurse Navigators. 30 years ago, the transportation by dedicated aircraft of people in a medical crisis was in its infancy. Much has been learned about how specialized care is an absolute must for someone whose health has been compromised to avoid unwanted complications during flight. Flying when you’re healthy is one thing but if you’re ill or injured, getting on a plane has medical risks. The environment on any aircraft is very unique. There are many considerations to define the needs of someone with medical issues. Medical Professionals without specialized training in flight medicine can be hard pressed to even make decisions about their patients’ suitability to fly. Gail Courneyea, RN., President and CEO of Angels of Flight Canada Inc., since 1988, identified the significance of the special needs for patients requiring movement. “To properly accommodate patients requiring medical flight transfer it is imperative that medical teams receive aero medical training to understand what factors in flight may impact a patient and what course of action needs to be immediately undertaken to provide appropriate care.” “Even as a former ICU nurse, the circumstances are different.” As Angels of Flight Canada will soon celebrate 30 years of thousands of successful repatriations we are reminded that people in medical crisis are at their most vulnerable point. The principles regarding their care have to be held to a high standard. Ours is a sacred

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trust for those who will rely on a complete stranger to make possible life-saving decisions on their behalf. Our global healthcare navigators produce exceptional results providing optimum outcomes for our clients. Always acting in the primary interests of the client, our mission is to relocate/repatriate them under the best possible circumstances with our priority of “safety first”. With 14 years of ISO 9001-2008 International Registration acknowledging our achievement in customer service, no matter where in the world you may find yourself, our dedicated team of healthcare professionals is ready to assist you.

Gail Courneyea, RN, President & CEO Angels Group of Canadian Healthcare Managed Companies Celebrating 29 years of Global Medical Solutions Address:

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Angels of Flight Canada Inc. 799 O’Brien Drive Peterborough, Ontario Canada K9J 6X7 800 563 7686 or 705 743 5433 705 741 5147 gail@angelsofflightcanada.com www.angelsofflightcanada.com

Proud Sponsor of Global Angel Charitable Organization www.globalangelcharity.com

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North America Business and Entertainment Law Firm of the Year

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Axis Legal Counsel’s entertainment law practice provides full-service support for talent-side and company-side clients in entertainment industries including but not limited to music, film, television, fashion, visual arts, photography, literary, sports, gaming, entertainment and social media technology companies, mobile apps, and numerous other types of creative industries.

Axis Legal Counsel: Worldwide Recognition in Business and Entertainment Law. Based out of Los Angeles, California, Axis Legal Counsel is an innovative California law firm consistently receiving national and global recognition for excellence in Business and Entertainment Law, serving clients from over 22 countries in a wide variety of legal matters spanning multiple legal fields. Axis Legal Counsel represents businesses of all sizes in business litigation and transactional matters including business advisory matters, corporate governance, mergers/acquisitions, startups and early-stage ventures, labor and employment, intellectual property, real estate, business litigation, trade secrets, lawsuits and disputes, and numerous related matters. Axis Legal Counsel’s clients hail from nearly every industry, spanning technology, consumer products, manufacturing, advertising, green industries, supply/distribution, automotive, government contractors, B2B services, professional services, mobile apps, entertainment, and numerous others.

Founder and managing attorney Rabeh Soofi attributes the growth and success of the firm to the firm’s core values and client-centric philosophy. The firm’s mission is to provide nononsense and solutions-oriented legal services in a strategic and cost-effective manner. With deep industry knowledge for advisory matters and relentless advocacy in litigated matters and disputes, Soofi is a former Professor of Law in the area of Business Organizations, and has been recognized consistently by Thomson Reuters SuperLawyers as being in the top 2.5% of lawyers in the State of California under 40, Euromoney’s Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Firms and Attorneys, a “Top Women Lawyer” by Los Angeles Magazine, and featured in a variety of news outlets including the Los Angeles Times, Fox News, Yahoo! Channel 7, Billboard, Random House, Examiner, Georgetown University Law Center, Lexis-Nexis, the American Bar Association, and others.

CONTACT INFORMATION Company: AXIS Legal Counsel Name: R  abeh M. A. Soofi CEO and Managing Attorney Address: 5670 Wilshire Blvd. 18th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Phone: (213) 403-0130 Fax: (213) 403-0132

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North America Best Family Law Firm - Ontario

DAD LAW Divorce & Family Lawyers Protecting the rights of Men and Fathers

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Banasinski & Associates Founded in 2002 by Marcel Banasinski, Banasinski & Associates, o/a Dad Law, is dedicated to helping men overcome the unique challenges they encounter in family law and divorce matters. Men often feel they are fighting a losing battle during the divorce process; this does not need to be the case as Dad Law fights to ensure every client obtains a fair and reasonable outcome, one they can feel comfortable with. For over a decade, Banasinski & Associates have been the premiere experts regarding divorce and family law for men in Ontario. They are known worldwide for their pioneering and innovative approach in protecting the rights of men and fathers in divorce and family law, and they are consistently evolving or adapting to the changing roles that men and fathers face in these areas. Banasinski & Associates’ experience in representing men and fathers sets them apart from other family law firms.

Banasinski & Associates o/a Dad Law Marcel Banasinski Website: www.dadlaw.ca Email: marcel@dadlaw.ca Address (Head Office): 501-77 City Centre Drive, East Tower, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, L5B 1M5 Telephone: 905-949-0029 Fax: 905-949-0099

Going through a separation or divorce can be an emotional and complicated experience. The lawyers of Banasinski & Associates have the expertise and experience to help their clients with all aspects of divorce and family law, and can help men navigate the complex legal and emotional issues involved. Banasinski & Associates understand that during this complicated time, men often feel confronted by insurmountable obstacles. They work hard to provide the practical legal advice needed to move through the process and emerge self-assured on the other side.

They provide their clients with the best legal representation possible to ensure that their legal rights are being protected at all times. While striving to be at the forefront of legal developments with respect to protecting the rights of men and fathers in the changing legal landscape, Banasinski & Associates remain proactive in dealing with clients and their issues in a timely and constructive manner. Their approach is always focussed on their client’s best interests in resolving outstanding issues. Banasinski & Associates are dedicated to protecting their client’s rights to achieve a fair and reasonable result for their clients by settling their outstanding issues when possible, or by fighting for their client’s rights in court when necessary. They have appeared in the Ontario Court of Justice, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Men and fathers involved in the separation process, whether at the outset, in the middle, or towards the end, and whether in a court action or engaged in out-of-court negotiations, should retain a family law firm that specializes in the unique issues and circumstances facing them. Dad Law is such a law firm.

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North America Financial Analysis Firm of the Year Niche Financial Analysis Provider of the Year – Insurance Excellence in Financial Analysis

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With more than forty years of progressively responsible property and casualty actuarial and financial analysis experience, Mr. Joseph L. Petrelli, President of Demotech has extensive experience with loss and loss adjustment expense reserve evaluation, product development and pricing of virtually every type of property, casualty and title insurance product. We had the opportunity to hear what Mr. Petrelli had to say about how and why his firm was able to secure this award.

Demotech, Inc. was the first company to review the financial stability of Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) and publish independent financial opinions. Having done so in 1987, Demotech will expand its analysis of the financial stability of the health insurance industry. In 2016, we will assign Financial Stability Ratings or Comparative Financial Observations to all health insurers, largest to smallest, that are unrated or we believe to be under-rated by the legacy insurer rating agencies.

A financial analysis firm, Demotech, Inc. has been in continuous operation since 1985. We have been a leader in the review and analysis of insurance markets that the legacy insurer rating agencies were unwilling or unable to review and rate.

Demotech reviews and assigns Financial Stability Ratings® to established insurers as well as start-ups. The review of start-ups or insurers that have less than five years of representative historical operating history requires additional information be submitted for assignment of a Preliminary Financial Stability Rating.

We initiated our rating service in 1989 to become the first company to review and analyse independent, regional and specialty insurance carriers, title underwriters, selffunded public entity liability insurance pools and health maintenance organizations, to name several. Over the past twenty-five years, our track record identifying financially stable insurers is second to none. Our internal analysis and independent studies have proven that financial stability can be independent of size. Small, well-managed, properly reinsured insurance companies are more financially stable than larger, highly leveraged insurance companies.

Today, Demotech reviews and rates more than 400 insurance companies writing every line of Property and Casualty or Title insurance in every US jurisdiction including Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Equally important is our capability and track record in the identification of financially stable insurers, having been verified by our internal analysis as well as through an independent study by The Florida State University’s College of Business: Insurance and Risk Management Department who compared and contrasted Demotech Financial Stability Ratings, including Preliminary Financial Stability Ratings, to A. M.

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North America Financial Analysis Firm of the Year Niche Financial Analysis Provider of the Year – Insurance Excellence in Financial Analysis

Best, Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch insurer ratings. Demotech is a credible, viable financial analysis thought leader, in large part, due to the long tenure and professionalism of our staff. Each of our primary analysts has at least twenty years of progressively responsible insurance industry experience. Equally important, the primary analysts average more than twenty years as employees of Demotech. Carriers that contact Demotech can be assured of comparable treatment from analyst to analyst, institutional memory of their unique situation and consistent rating outcomes due to the professionalism and tenure of our staff. Demotech recognizes that size and survival are independent. Clearly, history demonstrated that the most costly insolvencies have been larger insurers, often assigned impressive ratings by other rating services. Somehow this fact eludes those that publish studies of insolvencies. As such, when we review insurers our process focuses on the fundamental root causes of insolvency such as loss and loss adjustment expense reserve adequacy, the need for realistic pricing, the quality and quantity of reinsurance and the liquidity of invested assets. These are the balance sheet and income statement items that have been identified as drivers of success and survival, not size. Mr. Petrelli has been employed in the property and casualty insurance industry since 1969.

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He has been actively engaged in the title insurance industry since 1992. Prior to founding Demotech, Inc., he was employed by a large national property and casualty insurer, a regional property and casualty insurer, and the Insurance Services Office. He holds affiliations and membership to the following professional bodies: Casualty Actuarial Society, American Academy of Actuaries, Society of Actuaries and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries. He attained his Bachelor of Science (Actuarial Science) from The College of Insurance, now part of St. John’s University, and obtained his Masters of Business Administration from Ohio State University.

Joseph L. Petrelli Company: Address:

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Demotech, Inc. 2715 Tuller Pkwy, Dublin, OH 43017-2310, USA 614 761 8602 www.demotech.com jpetrelli@demotech.com

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North America Best Estate Planner – Oklahoma

Donna J. Jackson is a nationally recognized attorney, authority, speaker and educator in estate planning. Ms. Jackson is a CPA and holds a Master Degree (LL.M.) in Elder Law. Ms. Jackson has over 28 years of legal experience. She limits her practice to estate planning with an emphasis on Medicaid, VA Benefits and special needs planning, including trusts, special needs trusts, wills, durable power of attorneys and living wills. In addition, Ms. Jackson’s practice includes taxes, corporate, trust, individual, gift and estate, probates and business organizations, including corporations, limited partnerships and limited liability companies. Ms. Jackson obtained a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master’s degree in Accounting from Oklahoma State University. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1988, and LL.M. in Elder Law from Stetson College of Law in Florida. She currently serves on the Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Section Committee for the Oklahoma Bar Association. She is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, American Bar Association, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Oklahoma State Society of CPAs, Wealth Counsel, Elder Counsel, and Academy of Special Needs Planners. She is the current Chair of the Tax Steering Committee of NAELA. She will join the NAELA Board on June 1, 2016. She was the 2016 Chair of the SHINE Foundation. She is on the 2016-2018 Board of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Ms. Jackson is the Co-chair of Chair of the Estate Planning Committee of the Senior Law Division of American Bar Association for 20172018.

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Ms. Jackson has been a keynote speaker for the Oklahoma Bar Association, Strafford, and National Business Institute (NBI). She has spoken at National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Donna J. Jackson has also presented hundreds of seminars on estate, tax and related topics to the general public, to various major corporations and their employees, including Oklahoma State University, and to CPAs, financial planners and attorneys. She was honored as one of the 2011-2015 Five Star Wealth Managers in Estate Planning in the Oklahoma Magazine. In 2013, Ms. Jackson received the Earl Sneed Award from the Oklahoma Bar Association. She was named Lawyer of Distinction in 2017. Ms. Jackson has also taught as an adjunct professor at Oklahoma City University College of Law.

Donna J. Jackson Address:

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Donna J. Jackson Attorney at Law 10404 Vineyard Blvd, Ste E Oklahoma City, Ok 73120 (405)840-1874 (405)840-1880

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North America Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year

About Jed Ferdinand Jed Ferdinand is the founder and Senior Managing Partner of Ferdinand IP, a boutique law firm that handles all facets of intellectual property, licensing, valuation, corporate law and litigation. A leading authority for intellectual property, with a particular emphasis on brand licensing, valuation and protection, Jed has handled some of the most successful licensing and merchandising programs of the past decade. These deals, handled on behalf of celebrities and notable brands, have resulted in billions of dollars of retail sales worldwide. Jed’s transactional practice focuses on product licensing, merchandising and IP asset sales. He regularly negotiates and drafts product licensing, merchandising and purchase agreements with some of the largest companies in the world in the fields of fashion, consumer products and technology. Jed also has a substantial practice in the emerging field of IP valuation, with a particular emphasis on celebrity and brand valuation. Jed’s IP valuation work encompasses a wide variety of applications, including for raising capital, conducting due diligence, and for use in tax matters and divorce proceedings.  Jed also counsels clients regarding the acquisition and exploitation of intellectual property rights, with a particular emphasis on trademark and brand protection.

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The firm currently manages the worldwide trademark and copyright filing programs of several major consumer products companies in more than 100 countries and handles more than 3,000 trademarks worldwide. Jed has written and lectured extensively on a wide variety of intellectual property and licensing topics. He has been a moderator and featured speaker at numerous conferences and trade shows for more than ten years, including the annual Licensing Show in Las Vegas and the American International Toy Fair in New York. He is also a member of the faculty of LIMA’s Certificate of Licensing Studies Program for licensing professionals. Jed is a member of the Advisory Board of two IP publications – The Licensing Journal and IP Litigator. He is a regular contributor to leading IP and licensing industry publications such as LIMA’s Bottomline newsletter and West’s Corporate Counsel Newsletter. Jed has also received awards for his professional accomplishments, having been named “2017 New York Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year” by International Advisory Experts.  

About Ferdinand IP

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Ferdinand IP has offices in New York, San Diego, Silicon Valley and Westport, Conn. and is a member of the 24IP Law Group, a boutique intellectual property law firm celebrating its 15th anniversary with offices in Germany, France, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. From startups to Fortune 500 companies, the firm’s clients rely on us to create and maximize business opportunities and protect their valuable IP assets.

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Ferdinand IP is the face of a modern law practice. Its organizational structure allows the team to provide the international reach and expertise of a large firm with the personal attention and cost structure of a boutique firm. Through the firm’s collaboration with 24 IP, Ferdinand IP is able to offer its clients access to professionals around the world under one roof. Further, its “Of Counsel” relationships with some of the top lawyers in licensing, corporate, financing, immigration and technology adds invaluable expertise to the firm.

125 Park Avenue, Suite 2508 New York, New York 10017 (212) 220-0523 Jferdinand@24iplg.com www.FerdinandIP.com

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North America Best Rain Gutter Installation Company - Pacific Northwest

GutterDome, Inc. was founded in 2010 and has since been dedicated to providing our Dealer network with industry-leading gutter protection systems. Our executive management team has over 40 years of experience in a variety of disciplines, including manufacturing, marketing, finance, client retention, sales, and more. This has contributed to the development of our exceptional products and helped us earn the distinction of the #1 Rated Best Product for Value and Performance that is available for professional installation in North America.

At GutterDome, Inc. we have an open-door policy that encourages associate two-way communication, constructive feedback and active participation in the growth of the company.

GutterDome, Inc. is the manufacturer of “Award Winning” gutter protection systems with a network of dealers nationwide. Designed for professional installation, the gutter protection systems we manufacture are among the finest on the market thanks to their exceptional durability, low-maintenance design, and the fact that they can be installed on nearly any home.

Pacific Northwest is a rapidly expanding market for gutter guards based on the area demographics, dense tree canopies and annual rainfall for the entire region. Excited for the opportunity to offer our “Award Winning” gutter protection system to all of the homeowners in the Seattle and Portland markets.

GutterDome is a permanent solution to an annual problem. Each year, countless hours are spent cleaning clogged and debris filled rain gutters. This is a time consuming and dangerous task which is eliminated by installing GutterDome gutter guards. Our cutting edge siphoning technology and innovatively designed gutter guards prevent clogged rain gutters and eliminates gutter cleaning for all-time.

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We have a passionate thirst for knowledge and by constantly looking to grow and learn something new each and every day. This allows me to stay on top of an everchanging business environment and to be on the cutting edge with developments in our industry.

We are excited for 2017 and beyond as we significantly expand our Dealer network in the following states: Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. GutterDome, Inc. Jeffrey N. McCoy, President & Founder Address: 605 Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 230 Lincoln, CA 95648 Tel: 877.987.4888 (Direct: 916.434.9167) Email: Jeffrey@GutterDome.com Website: www.GutterDome.com

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North America Most Outstanding Environmentally Friendly Products Manufacturer

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North America Law Firm of the Year - IP - Illinois

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW: UP TO SPEED. DOWN TO EARTH. At McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP (“MBHB”), we provide creative, pragmatic business solutions through a variety of intellectual property services, including litigation, prosecution, and general client counseling. With offices in Illinois, California and North Carolina, MBHB provides comprehensive legal services to obtain and enforce our clients’ intellectual property rights, from navigating patent office procedures to litigating complex infringement actions. We prosecute patent and trademark applications in both the U.S. and abroad, handle intellectual property litigation matters in trial and appellate courts across the country, and counsel clients nationwide and worldwide on the enforcement and defense of their intellectual property rights. We handle litigation matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and throughout the federal court system, including the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. District Courts and the International Trade Commission. MBHB’s practice areas encompass all aspects of intellectual property law. We have practical experience in a myriad of technology areas. Our attorneys are experienced in the procurement, licensing, enforcement, and defense of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and unfair competition actions in a number of technological disciplines and product categories including biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, chemical, electrical, mechanical and materials, medical device and diagnostics, software and business methods, and telecommunications. As we provide effective and service-oriented representation on a case-by-case basis, we undertake each challenge with a full understanding of our client’s business plan and the ways in which our services help our clients reach their goals. Regardless of our role, we never lose sight of our clients’ business objectives. Our clients know they have trusted their legal issues and plans for the future with knowledgeable, principled professionals who have their best business interests in mind. Our client list includes Fortune 100 companies, mid-size companies, startups, and academic institutions.

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TALENT AND INTELLECTUAL CRAFTSMANSHIP AT THE NEXUS OF IP LAW AND SCIENCE  t MBHB, the legal and scientific credentials of our professionals A are first rate. Period. W  e speak the languages of law and science - and of the people we serve. One hundred percent of the firm’s attorneys and technical advisors hold science or engineering degrees. Of these, nearly 50% of our attorneys and technical advisors hold Ph.D.s or other advanced degrees. O  ur expertise across a broad spectrum of technologies, practices, and industries allows clients to benefit from our knowledge and experience - and enables them to rest assured that their technology assets are well protected.

A BALANCED FOCUS UPON PROSECUTION AND LITIGATION  BHB devotes about 50% of its practice to patent and M trademark prosecution and counseling. We counsel clients on the management and development of their intellectual property assets and craft strategies consistent with their business goals. L ikewise, MBHB dedicates about 50% of its practice to litigation. The firm is proud to stand at the forefront of legally complex, highly technical patent litigation. This uniquely balanced focus upon both prosecution and litigation enables MBHB to approach a client’s needs from multiple perspectives.

CONTACT Daniel A. Boehnen, Partner 312.913.2130 boehnen@mbhb.com | mbhb.com

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Experienced. Effective. Trusted.

Increased process complexity calls for smart, simple IoT-based solutions. As the global leader in manufacturing & supplying passive, active and e-paper RFID solutions, Omni-ID delivers the hardware, software and know-how to get you started — and always keep you one step ahead. Omni-ID is driving the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) revolution in IT, manufacturing and industry. We establish reliable, connected environments where end-to-end asset management, in-process visibility and real-time control, right down to the individual asset level is now a cost-effective reality. RFID Enabled Industrial IoT Solutions Omni-ID has the largest portfolio of Passive and Active RFID tags in the industry. Tracking servers in a climatecontrolled data center? Tractor-trailers transporting freight from site to site? We manufacture and optimize our tags for use in a variety of form factors designed to withstand various environments. RFID is the most cost-effective of the Industrial IoT solutions available. IIoT-enabled assets provide you with real-time visibility into asset performance and allow you to effectively manage the entire asset lifecycle. RFID will alert you when that server has been removed from the data center or that tractor-trailer has entered the yard. From the moment an asset enters your facility to the moment it is retired, you have a precise, realtime trail of the condition, location and current value of each asset. This allows you to focus on delivering operational and financial efficiencies that manual tracking cannot provide. RFID enables an IIoT environment of connected machines, devices, objects and applications. This connected network provides you with the data and analytics that help you to make critical business decisions — faster.

IIoT Solutions for Manufacturing Finally, there is a solution to replace the 40-year-old process of manually placing paper labels on the millions of containers, carts, and sub-assemblies flowing through factories every day with simple, costeffective e-paper — Omni-ID’s complete material flow management solution ProVIEW. ProVIEW is the first IIoT-based system to offer a true paperless workflow for manufacturing. ProVIEW combines the immediate reliability and visual instruction inherent with paper labels along with automated tracking, and capability for two-way human interaction — all inherent in Industrial IoT technologies. ProVIEW is different than other material flow management solutions — traditional paper labeling provides simple visual instruction, but with minimal tracking and automation. Auto-ID provides the tracking but fails to provide the visual instruction or two-way communication/verification necessary for workers. Only ProVIEW combines these elements to form a powerful new paradigm — instruct + track + dynamic control — enabling smart manufacturing for an IIoT world. CONTACT INFORMATION Company: Omni-ID Name:

George E. Daddis, Jr PhD President and CEO

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1200 Ridgeway Avenue Rochester, NY 14615

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www.omni-id.com

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North America International Tax Law Firm of the Year

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INTERNATIONAL TAX LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR FIRM PROFILE Leading Experts in Tax Law The Osler Tax Practice Group is consistently recognized as a leading provider of tax law services. From our offices in New York. Toronto. Montreal, Calgary. Ottawa and Vancouver, Osier's tax lawyers operate as an integrated unit and in partnership with our clients to develop sophisticated solutions to our clients' most complex and important taxation issues. Our New York-based tax team is focused on delivering legal solutions that help clients mitigate risk and navigate cross-border income tax issues. We advise on the acquisition. financing and business relationships of non-U.S. companies with their U.S. strategic investments and of U.S. companies for their non-U.S. investments. We also provide advice on non-U.S. pension and governmental funds and other collective investment vehicles investments in U.S. assets. The success of our New York tax team is attributable to and consistent with the integrated approach to client service that is used throughout all of our practice groups. One focus, your business Osler is a leading law firm with a singular focus - your business. Drawing on the expertise of more than 450 lawyers, our integrated services enable us to advise our U.S .. Canadian and international clients on an array of domestic and cross-border legal issues. “One-stop” advantage regarding cross-border matters Combining our U.S. and Canadian business law services gives our clients a significant “one-stop” advantage. Clients receive integrated U.S. and Canadian legal advice more effectively and at a lower cost from one firm, eliminating the need to retain both U.S. and Canadian counsel.

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Winner:

OSLER Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Paul Seraganian

New York Managing Partner Email: pseraganian@osler.com Tel: 212.991.2526 | Web: osler.com

David Hardy

Partner, Taxation Email: dhardy@osler.com

Kevin Colan

Of Counsel, Taxation Email: kcolan@osler.com

Jennifer Lee

Partner, Taxation Email: jennifer.lee@osler.com

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North America Best Software Quality Assurance Service Provider 2017

QA Mentor is awards winning ISO 27001 and ISO 9001:2015 certified leading independent software testing company headquartered in New York. With 180 global QA resources in 8 different countries offering more than 30 QA Testing Services and covering all time zones QA Mentor is a global leader in Software Quality Assurance and Testing space. Serving 260 clients from Fortune 500 to start ups in 28 countries QA Mentor support applications in 9 different industries. With unique products propositions from crowdsourcing platform to test management platform, unique and economical services offerings and QA education from e-learning and corporate training QA Mentor continues growth, expansion and footprint around the globe.

make an impact when they come to work. We’re trying to make our customers happy every day in everything we do. Hard work, dedication, commitment, flexibility, a firm understanding of clients’ needs, teamwork, and support for each other is the combination for our success. We’re raising the bar higher and higher every day to get better, to learn more, to pass certification exams, and challenge ourselves constantly. We never stop learning – and sometimes that’s done the hard way through our mistakes and lessons learned. Following every completed release, we have a post-implementation review internally and then we send our action plan to our clients so they can see our projected improvements.

By leveraging its in-house automation solutions and tools, including a proprietary automation framework, QA Mentor is able to speed up execution time and save money for clients. This process also creates a tailor-made solution for each client based on their specific budget and technology needs. The proprietary automation framework methodology alone includes the choice of 50 different automation testing tools and solutions to ensure that the right one is selected for a client’s specific needs.

QA Mentor’s goal is to become the most cost-effective service provider in the world, secondly to spread methodologies of their best practices and approaches in every single country in the world and thirdly, to continue to be an advocate of Quality Assurance and help to educate decision makers on importance of QA and no compromises on quality. With an impressive workforce retention, QA Mentor has focused on steady growth over the years. Currently operating from eight locations across the globe, the company has set an aggressive roadmap for next three years mainly focused on India expansion. QA Mentor is starting its operations in Philippines by the end of the year and aims to continue its cost-effective all-round QA services.

All our QA experts hold certifications in ISTQB and Brainbench, have in-depth knowledge in nine different domains, and have at least three years of experience working in their field. Our sophisticated QA methodologies and best practices attract customers and we’re also the only company of our kind that has regular working shifts that cover all time zones. It always feels special when QA Mentor is recognized around the world. It boosts our motivation more and more when we see the fruits of our work paying off. Every single one of our employees around the globe try to

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1441 Broadway, 3rd floor New York, NY, 10018 1-212-960-3812 ext.113 1-800-622-2602 1-800-622-8645 www.qamentor.com blog.qamentor.com elearning.qamentor.com www.qacoverage.com

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North America Franchise Attorney of the Year

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THE RICHARD L ROSEN LAW FIRM, PLLC Richard L. Rosen | Founding Partner 110 East 59th Street, 23rd Floor, New York, New York 10022 Tel: +1 212-644-6644 www.richardrosenlaw.com

About Richard L Rosen Richard L Rosen, the founding member of The Richard L Rosen Law Firm, PLLC, has been actively engaged in the practice of franchise law in New York City for over 40 years, during which time he has represented countless franchisors, franchisees and franchisee associations nationwide, both as counsel and as a business adviser. Mr. Rosen has counselled and represented franchisors in the setting up of franchising systems and programs; formed franchising entities, drafted and negotiated franchise agreements, area development and “multi-unit” development agreements, registration statements, disclosure and other ancillary franchise documents; litigated in both state and federal courts; and arbitrated and mediated matters on behalf of both franchisors and franchisees. Mr. Rosen is a founding member and immediate past chairman of the Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, a member of the Steering Committee of the National Franchise Mediation Program, a member of The CPR Institute For Dispute Resolution, Distinguished Panel of Neutrals and a member of the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. He is the chairman of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers’ Fair Franchising Standards Committee and a member of the AAFD’s board of directors. In 2008 he received the AAFD’s Total Quality Franchising Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the field of franchising. Richard Rosen and his firm have earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and integrity, and Richard is rated amongst Martindale Hubbell’s list of Preeminent Attorneys. Mr. Rosen is listed in: Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in American Law; Who’s Who in the World; Best Lawyers in America; “101 Best Franchise Lawyers in America”; (the Franchise Times); the Franchise Times’ “Hall of Fame” of Franchise Attorneys (a charter member); Best Lawyers in the US; Franchise Attorney of the Year; New York, 2015; America’s Super Lawyers; Best Attorneys In America; Who’s Who Legal: Franchise; The International Who’s Who Legal (compendium edition), and is a recipient of the Global Award for Franchise Law. Mr. Rosen and his firm are the authors of the section on Franchise Law in the United States which appears in the Third and Fourth Editions of the (International) Franchise Law Review, as well as the U.S. Franchise Law Analysis which appears in The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Franchise, 2017 and the Analysis scheduled to appear in the 2018 Edition of said publication. In 2016, Richard Rosen was named Franchise Attorney of the Year for the U.S. by Lawyer Monthly.

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North America Best Scientific Communications Agency

Simpson Healthcare Executives challenges key stakeholders in the healthcare industry to think disruptively about the future of healthcare and about how we can collaborate to create the most positive experiences for patients, beyond the immediate future and into the next couple of decades. Healthcare is a broad industry ecosystem, and innovation is central to transforming and evolving our industry so that we can fulfill the overarching goal of healthcare: helping people live better. For the past 20 years, Simpson Healthcare has had the opportunity to work with great clients and has focused our efforts on supporting them in the development of new therapies. The scientific expertise and disruptive thinking methods and behaviors among the elite members of our organization span across a broad array of many major disease categories, including respiratory, oncology, cardiovascular, rare diseases, gastrointestinal, adult vaccines, and severe asthma, to name a few. This has given our medical and strategy teams the ability to be catalysts of industry innovation as we bear the larger context of healthcare for our clients, always keeping the patient at the center of our focus. A few years ago, our leadership team revisited the mission and vision of Simpson Healthcare and organized this into a purpose statement, which guides our teams at every moment and is the reason why we do what we do every day at our agency. Our purpose is to support our clients to share the scientific story of the diseases they touch and therapies they discover for all in need. As a leading global innovator, Simpson Healthcare Executives is working on some of the biggest blockbuster brands in many leading therapeutic spaces and activating insights in whole disease categories that are

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ripe for disruption. Our transformative vision for the healthcare experience accelerates scientific advancements in our industry as we catalyze disruptive innovation for our clients. Simpson Healthcare Executives expands medical conversations and proliferates scientific information to key healthcare stakeholders as we push beyond current boundaries of science and expectation; we drive forward the innovations that will disruptively transform healthcare worldwide and lead the industry into the future. Simpson Healthcare Executives was founded in 1998 by Kelly Simpson-Angelini, CEO, and over the past 20 years, has become a global leader in scientific marketing and communications that is dedicated to thinking disruptively about the future of healthcare. Kelly Simpson-Angelini began her scientific career at Pfizer as a Research Scientist for 4 years before becoming immersed in the field of scientific communications. It was during this time that she realized her passion for scientific communications and went on to found her own pharmaceutical communications agency, Simpson Healthcare Executives. Most recently, our founder was awarded “Healthcare Industry CEO of the Year-USA” and “Most Innovative CEO of the YearUSA” by Business Worldwide Magazine and was named among the “2017 Most Prominent Women in Business” by Acquisition International Magazine. Kelly SimpsonAngelini was honored this past spring as a “2017 Healthcare Transformers-Top 10 Innovation Catalyst” by Medical Marketing and Media (MM&M), the media agency of record for the past 50 years in the medical marketing industry. Those who were designated as Innovation Catalysts in this prestigious Healthcare Transformers program

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have catalyzed game-changing innovations for their pharmaceutical and healthcare clients that are transforming the healthcare industry. Last year in 2016, our founder was also designated as a “Women of Innovation Honoree” by the CT Technology Council for her entrepreneurial vision and leadership. In addition to her role at Simpson Healthcare Executives, Kelly Simpson-Angelini is also Chairperson of the non-profit organization Can Do Multiple Sclerosis. Her passion for creating positive healthcare experiences for patients, and her desire to be the change that she wants to see in world, carries into every aspect of her as a person as she activates leadership teams, brings people together, and drives forward transformation in healthcare. Kelly Simpson-Angelini is committed to Simpson Healthcare Executives’ purpose—to develop the scientific stories of therapeutic brands in collaboration with our clients, and to share that story with key influencers and stakeholders in the industry, using a broad array of marketing platforms and channels. We look forward to the continued success of Simpson Healthcare Executives, but also to a bright future for scientific communications and for the healthcare experience of patients around the globe more broadly. The world can be volatile; in the age of ubiquitous information, we strive to lead through sound,

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scientifically based information presented in a manner that resonates and can create meaningful change for our clients, as well as more positive healthcare experiences for the patient. Our key strength is the ability to tell the right story, always keeping the patient and what they may be experiencing at the center. Along with our clients, we prioritize patient-centered, scientific discovery and development; we collaborate to drive forward our clients’ disruptive, therapeutic innovations. Simpson Healthcare believes we live in a time where we must encourage our clients and our fellow healthcare community to look beyond next year and into the next decade as we pioneer the future of healthcare. To expand upon our commitment to the healthcare experience and scientific innovation for our clients, we have used our passion for healthcare and disruptive innovation to build and customize specialized service offerings that provide long-term value to their business and the healthcare field. Through the collaborations of the talented members of our team— and with Kelly Simpson-Angelini’s scientific and business thought leadership on the purpose and intent of disruptive innovation within healthcare—Simpson Healthcare has developed and successfully implemented a new line of “FUTURING” work with our major “big pharma” clients. In order to understand why this type of work accelerates disruptive innovation, we have to dig deeper into what “FUTURING” means. During FUTURING, we envision the potential best and worst futures without any reference to present day. Once the FUTURES have been imagined, the drivers to reach those futures are identified, which helps identify opportunities to shape a “DESIRABLE FUTURE” or avoid impact from an “UNDESIRABLE FUTURE.” The reason this work is important is because the purpose of FUTURING is to look at global datasets, policies, and influential variables, and to disrupt key markets in healthcare with a longer 10–20-year vision for the future. These inventories are a starting point for change based on the identified opportunities from FUTURING. Our work here has been launched

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with our top clients who are disruptively transforming healthcare in the industry. We have most recently been designated as “Best for Scientific Communications” by Corporate Vision Magazine and “Best Scientific Communications Agency-CT” by the 2017 Business Excellence Awards, hosted by Acquisition International Magazine. Earlier this year, Simpson Healthcare Executives was crowned “Best Pharmaceutical Marketing Support Specialists-CT” at the 2017 North American Excellence Awards, a prestigious national awards program held by Corporate America News that is committed to organizations that provide excellence in client service. We are proud to unite and support our clients, to shape the future of healthcare so that the best therapeutic treatments may be available to provide a brighter health outlook for those in need. We believe that the real value of healthcare resides in our ability to create value for patients, and that our agency’s commitment to delivering the most positive patient experience for our clients in all of their interactions with the healthcare system is the best way to transform healthcare into the future. We understand that the role of the disease or product is one piece of a larger story that includes the patient and their caregivers, the healthcare providers, the health system that must be navigated, and the client’s strategic intent. Along with our clients, we keep the patient firmly in our sights as a core element of the story. Our offerings include traditional medical and scientific communications, but the diversity and experience within our organization allows us to bear the larger context of healthcare that facilitates high-level, strategic consulting as an important part of what our company delivers for every project we work on with our clients. We pull through the story of why our clients’ therapeutic brands matter for patients and how they will improve their lives. We dig deeper into the science of the therapies that our clients are developing and what it means for patients who could benefit the most from their therapy. At the start of a new project,

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our internal team will align with our client on strategic vision, project management details, and the long-term value that will be added to the healthcare industry throughout the entire therapeutic brand lifecycle. After working with our client to clearly define the problem or opportunity, we will then outline our objectives and timelines and move forward in a collaborative path. We ensure that we have the right members on our teams and think disruptively about the delivery of our story to our audience, which means that we pull through the experiences of our organization with previous similar challenges. We believe that everyone on our team should know our client’s goals and how our scientific story will support it using a wide array of lenses and perspectives across a variety of marketing and communications platforms. We activate our clients and our teams as we work together to connect key healthcare providers and stakeholders to the therapies they need to treat their patients and to help improve their lives. Our clients include “big pharma,” as well as smaller pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, some of which have smaller and more targeted portfolios of products. We believe that it is essential to think disruptively

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to understand and discover what patients may be expecting and experiencing as they receive care and undergo treatment. We support the delivery of precision therapy: the right treatment for the right patient at the right time. Our ultimate goal is to create more positive healthcare experiences, so that patients can feel better and have brighter health outlooks. It is our privilege to work with our prestigious clients as we understand and develop the scientific story that our client needs to tell. Internally, we collaborate to drive disruptively innovative solutions that challenge current expectations in our industry using a broad array of marketing and strategy perspectives, as we unlock our clients’ full potential to positively impact the patients who will benefit most from their therapies. Our internal culture at Simpson Healthcare Executives that has been designed by our founder and leadership team is central to our success and has driven our team to be mindful, to learn from and with each other, and to transform healthcare in collaboration with our biopharmaceutical industry clients. We have found that what has pioneered our cultural success at Simpson Healthcare Executives is how much our founder values experiences and harnesses her beliefs to create an environment that supports positive employee and client experiences across the board. Recently, Simpson Healthcare Executives was honored when listed by Best Companies Group and The Hartford Business Journal as a “Top 40 Best Places to Work-CT” for 2017 and “America’s 20 Most Promising Companies to Watch 2017” by Insights Success Magazine. Kelly Simpson-Angelini is driven and motivated by the philosophy that if Simpson Healthcare Executives takes care of their employees by providing an environment where they can lead happy lives and become better people every day, then their employees will, in turn, take exceptional care of their clients. The prioritization of positive experiences at Simpson Healthcare keeps our internal team very mindful of the responsibility that we all have to patients and how important it is to fulfill the overall purpose of healthcare: to help make patients’ lives

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better. We are proud to be the catalyst to drive forward disruptive innovations for our clients that will transform healthcare and create positive healthcare experiences for patients. At Simpson Healthcare, we think disruptively about the healthcare industry, and we are a values- and beliefs-driven organization. We believe that the way to be most impactful is to focus on the delivery of positive experiences to our clients and their patients, keeping in mind that the real value in healthcare comes from helping patients to live better. In an ever-evolving healthcare marketplace, we believe that providing great scientific marketing and communications is an important role because knowledge-sharing is essential to bridging information gaps. We are the link between the science of the present and discoveries of the future, and we transform the healthcare experience and build upon the healthcare landscape together with our clients for the next generations. We embrace our core values: maintain passion about making a difference by pushing the boundaries to create unique strategic value for our company, our clients, and our community; keep it real by developing strong, authentic relationships internally and externally with our clients; look to the future by never losing sight of the larger context and bigger opportunity; know we are better together and dedicated to collaborative teamwork to ensure the highest quality work product; and finally, we bring our best selves to work every day, which means we are committed to achieving personal balance and strength, both at work and in our own lives.

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North America Best Bespoke Solutions in Hedge Funds

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VITEOS FUND SERVICES Tailored for each manager’s specific requirements, our best thinking and best practices help managers grow. We offer customized straight-through-processing and integrate post-trade operations across virtually every asset class, currency, border, or structure you can imagine. We offer a full range of shadow-accounting, middle- and backoffice professional services for investment managers. Our deep operational and accounting expertise backed by state of art technology enables a high degree of control via automation in a 24 hour, 5 days a week global delivery model. The result is a new level of scalability and flexibility to help you grow whether you’re focused on gathering assets, developing new strategies or entering new markets.

• 495 professionals worldwide • 24x5 operations • Daily straight through processing • $250 billion in assets serviced • Serving 57 clients with 507 funds

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OCEANIA & GLOBAL deVere Group Limited Engie The EstĂŠe Lauder Companies, Inc. Eurohold, S.L. Nyman Gibson Miralis Sydney Criminal Lawyers Vantage FX Pty Ltd

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Excellence in Independent Financial Advice - Global Global Energy Lawyer of the Year Best Skin Care & Beauty Product Manufacturers & Award for Innovation in Enterprise Managed Technology Services Best Corporate Finance Specialists - Global Criminal Law Lawyer of the Year - Australia Best Criminal Law Firm 2017 - Australia Financial Trading Services Provider of the Year - Australia

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DEVERE GROUP IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL ADVISORY ORGANISATIONS. WE CURRENTLY HAVE MORE THAN $12 BILLION UNDER ADVICE FROM 80,000 CLIENTS IN MORE THAN 100 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE.

The organisation provides specialist financial advice to clients, who are predominantly expatriates and international investors, enabling them to reach, and often surpass their financial ambitions. deVere started back in 2002 with a single office in Hong Kong. Before this, at a young age I followed in my father’s footsteps and joined the financial sector. I was quite successful and became a manager. I then became an IFA in the UK concentrating on UK business. A friend of mine was working abroad and he persuaded me there was an opportunity in the international market. It took some persuasion, but I eventually went to Bermuda where I discovered massive potential for a new kind of financial service for offshore-based clients. These expatriate clients required a far more holistic approach to financial services offerings. This approach needed to be multi-faceted, taking into consideration the location and substantial variations in tax law, legislation and regulations. Indeed, I realised that a personal service was also essential, and in order for this to be possible, the service needed to be available wherever the clients resided and worked.

The rest, as they say, is history! We embarked on a programme of expansion, which has continued growing over the past 15 years. deVere’s world-class reputation for providing both existing and potential clients with a sought-after, results-driven service, stems from the foundation of delivering first-rate, independent financial advice. Devising, implementing and managing a robust financial plan with an IFA is key to reaching sustainable financial freedom. Our IFAs offer clients advice and planning tips that are tailor-made for their unique objectives, risks and circumstances. An IFA will suggest a specific solution after careful consideration of how it will affect a client’s particular financial situation. Customers are assigned personal advisers. Every client can feel confident that they are making the best decisions they can based on the best recommendations that suit them, from an independent adviser who has scoured the market to find an appropriate solution. It’s all about matching assets with personal goals and service providers. To do this properly, you have to know the client, which means an adviser has to understand what they need and want before recommending a solution. As all our clients, naturally, have different financial requirements and objectives, we believe that it is of paramount importance that we offer the widest scope of expert advice possible. Not only should IFAs help clients generate, maximise and secure wealth, they should also be considered a trusted financial mentor over the longer-term. This allows clients to have peace of mind, which is crucial when it comes to their finances. deVere Group has a truly global presence. We have over 70 offices located all over the world.  This is an important advantage for our clients who, typically, tend to lead globally-mobile, transient lifestyles. If a client relocates to another jurisdiction, we’ll have an office there so they can ‘pick up where they left off ’ and continue to receive the same high level of service. In those locations where deVere has clients and no local office our customer service hubs will ensure clients continue to receive a first-class service, wherever they choose to live in the world.

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Our size brings strength and diversity and as a leading independent financial consultancy, deVere is able to provide the largest range of financial solutions across the whole of the market – and many are exclusive as they been specifically created for its clients by some of the biggest financial institutions in the world.

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deVere will continue to bring on board even more financial products and services through its growing portfolio of partners that simply aren’t available through any other financial consultancy in the world. The financial services industry is constantly in flux. We’re seeing increasing regulations worldwide, which are continually becoming more stringent. As such, companies need to evolve quickly in order to adhere to these regulations. Change is good. We welcome complete transparency and stringent regulations. Our pioneering technology team ensures we’re always fully compliant in every jurisdiction in which we operate. Additionally, client expectations are evolving all the time, so it’s essential to adapt and grow to cater to these fluctuating demands. International investors are driving ever more sophisticated means of managing cross-border wealth and, as we provide them, our client base naturally becomes ever more expansive. I always adopt a very open style of leadership. I don’t have a desk in one particular office. I spend my days travelling the world across all the deVere offices to speak to the teams and offer advice and input. I consider myself to be a very approachable leader, and like to think every member of the team can come to me at any time, and speak to me about anything. Every day presents new challenges and opportunities. The important thing is how you deal with them and the way in which you take action. Being forward thinking is a must, and the key to ongoing success is teamwork. We have such a dedicated team who face all challenges head-on and embrace every opportunity with energy, expertise and commitment.

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deVere is a far-sighted organisation, driven by an unswerving desire to be the most trusted independent financial advisory firm recognised for its integrity, ambition and unique ability to provide the most innovative, long-term financial security for its clients. The Group’s sole mission is to be by the side of its clients for everything their individual financial circumstances demand and through every phase of their life journey. We are constantly developing and broadening our financial services propositions. Recent examples include the launch of our private bank in St. Lucia, investment bank in Mauritius and deVere Vault, our global e-money app.

Indeed, over 40,000 people are anticipated to have downloaded deVere Vault by the end of 2017. We fully expect this momentum of interest in the global e-money app to continue and build. Therefore, we’ve decided to aggressively develop our burgeoning fintech proposition throughout this year and beyond as a major priority. We’re looking to go big in the global fintech sector with new services and additional products and therefore we are committing considerable extra resources to this part of our organisation. The number one priority is expanding into all areas of financial services as we move forward. The onus will be placed on further broadening our product range, introducing new cutting-edge technologies and communications, as well as enhancing our corporate governance and compliance procedures. Furthermore, we look forward to continuing with our ambitious expansion plans over the next few years for our advisory business, and aggressively developing our position in the fintech sector in the immediate future.  

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Oceania & Global Global Energy Lawyer of the Year

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Nicole is the only professional in the international legal and energy industry to date, who has worked directly in-house as a senior adviser in both the world’s largest IPP global energy company - ENGIE (formerly known as GDF Suez) and also one of the world’s largest project finance lenders - Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). She assists and advises such leading international companies in the successful delivery of their respective energy related interests, strategies and infrastructure investments. Nicole’s career to date specialises in providing a complete advisory & project management form of service, in relation to global energy infrastructure projects. She has had substantial experience in the strategic formulation, structuring, financing, execution and operational phases of energy infrastructure projects within the IPP, IWPP, Renewable Energy and also the LNG sectors of Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America and European regions for the past 17+ years and has been working with ENGIE since 2010. Since the beginning of 2016, Nicole has now been acting as the Associate Director of Strategy for the Global Centralised Generation business of ENGIE - where she applies her in-depth energy, finance and legal industry skills & knowledge in a broader strategic and commercial sphere with respect to global power generation.

Company: ENGIE Tel: +971 4 4570622 Email: Nicole.Iseppi@engie.com

As a result of Nicole’s international energy and legal experience, she was also appointed in 2016 to the core working committee and as a Project Director for the global solar Terrawatt Initiative (TWI).TWI is a global independent non-profit foundation launched out of COP21, which promotes solar development. Nicole also co-leads the TWI & IRENA’s global ‘Solar Energy Standardisation Initiative’, which promotes standardising contracts to streamline the global development of solar projects. Nicole has worked in the past as a foreign legal practitioner in Japan and has the professional qualifications as a Solicitor in England & Wales, Practitioner of the High Court of Australia and a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia. She is a regular speaker at various global finance & energy infrastructure conferences and was appointed by her peers as an official member of the International Bar Association’s (IBA) Power Law Committee.

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Oceania & Global Best Skin Care & Beauty Product Manufacturers & Award for Innovation in Enterprise Managed Technology Services Rhonda Vetere is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC), providing global leadership across 162 countries. As ELC’s CTO, Rhonda is spearheading transformation of the Global Information Services (GIS) capabilities foundation into a digital environment at a record industry pace, without business disruption, around the world – while saving tens of millions of dollars per year. ELC, founded in 1946 by Mrs. Estée Lauder, a visionary businesswoman, is the Global House of Prestige Beauty, offering more than 30 prestige beauty brands in over 150 countries and territories. ELC is a values-driven, high-performing organization, rooted in the Lauder Family values of respect for the individual, uncompromising ethics and integrity, generosity of spirit and fearless persistence, and focusing on long-term, sustainable growth, which engenders loyalty and commitment. ELC’s mission is “Bringing the best to everyone we touch.” Our High-Touch core values that Mrs. Lauder established in 1946 – creativity, entrepreneurship, integrity – remain at the heart of ELC. Our High-Touch technology products and services reflect these values and allow us to connect to our consumer in a personal way. Rhonda is transforming ELC’S global IT vision and team – delivering a diverse range of global information services – into a sophisticated, highly efficient, and strategic business foundation. Transformation is improving technology-driven performance and reducing costs significantly, in part by embracing a business outcome orientation and metrics-based decision-making. Rhonda is driving global IT transformation to create substantial business benefits through building innovative business partnerships, creating stronger consumer experiences and engagement, fostering improved service levels, developing greater flexibility and faster time-to-market for new services, enhancing productivity, and promoting transparent and reduced costs, while delivering a significantly more dependable and secure ecosystem. As a principal feature of transformation, Rhonda introduced a global Service Catalogue supporting ELC’s IT strategy and roadmap, which, in turn, are aligned with the firm’s business strategy. The Service Catalogue defines the technology products and services portfolio offered to business partners, supports operations, and helps structure IT activities. Offering IT consumers standard tiered products and services enables simplification of the technology ecosystem while driving down costs.

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Rhonda also led the search, assessment, and selection of a new IT services vendor, which is partnering with ELC in transformation, innovation, and continuous improvement. The immediate goal was to reduce risk of service disruption while bringing new resources up to speed. Moving ahead, critical success factors include strong leadership of the transformation, expert project management of the risks and boost internal confidence, and cultural and team immersion to ensure joint accountability and shared recognition of successes. Rhonda is advancing adoption of Service Integration and Management (SIAM), which is founded on GIS’ newly introduced suite of standard IT products, services, processes, and tools. SIAM is a core component that enables centralized governance and oversight of the complex ecosystem of IT vendors and service providers. SIAM and related disciplines enable more effective vendor performance management through on-going monitoring of service delivery metrics and ensure all vendors perform in ways that support long-term success. “I swear by the belief that a successful tech operation should know no geographic boundaries – instead, a true leader in today’s IT climate must possess an in-depth understanding of each culture and the individuals who ultimately comprise it. I am willing to go to the ends of the earth (literally) to get things done correctly and efficiently alongside my team – and I have the passport stamps to prove it. “Running IT as a business, I try to consider the key factors of measurement, true transparency, and trust. Metrics are king – you can’t manage an environment if you don’t know your numbers. For any company in any industry, I ask the same questions: ‘How do you make the technology work? What makes the business work?’ “I believe true innovation comes through strategy, learning, technology, and quality. I approach situations from a global perspective, evaluating both the audience and long-term goals individually, as solutions are not one size fits all.” In sum, Rhonda’s approach is to transform IT to stimulate agility, innovation, and effectiveness, to unlock value, reduce costs, and improve service, while preserving the organization’s foundational High Touch values. “Ultimately, we are truly a global company that serves consumers around the world with products and services that are tailored to the needs of local markets. We have some of the most creative and innovative people and we continuously aspire to preserve our values. To foster our success, we must balance providing robust, scalable, and efficient traditional IT services with the ever-increasing demand for emerging technologies.” “My mission is to use my experience and leadership to drive change in the world. I want to positively impact IT, businesses, and institutions – and the people they serve.”

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Oceania & Global Best Corporate Finance Specialists

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EXPERTS in CORPORATE FINANCE for Over 25 Years • Independent leader on its home market by number of Mid-Cap transactions. • Own international network, made of experts in various key industries. • Strong ethical values, clear Mid-Cap orientation, focus on cross-border transactions. • Different model in terms of proximity to individuals, companies and sectors. Eurohold is a Corporate Finance Advisory firm founded in 1989 in Barcelona, which has defended since its set-up a different model in terms of proximity to individuals, companies and sectors.

including Letter of Intent, Memorandums of Understanding and SPWA (sale/purchase). The sectors of expertise are IT, Internet & Telecommunications, Pharmacy and Health, Industrials, Distribution, Retail, B2B Services, Energy and Environment, Transport & Logistics and Finance. Eurohold also relies on strong ethical values, a clear Mid-Cap orientation, a focus on cross-border transactions, and an ability to generate transactions thanks to deep sectors knowledge.

Leader in Spain in number of Mid-Cap transactions over the last years, Eurohold has created its own international network which is constantly growing to accompany its clients worldwide. The team of professionals that forms Eurohold combines Corporate Finance specialists and industrial experts from different nationalities, enabling it to offer a global and independent service at an international level. Eurohold offers Corporate Finance services to Multinationals, Private Equity funds and to Private Companies, acting from the conception to the structuring and closing of the transactions, bringing its strong experience in each process step: valuations, Information Memorandum writing, transaction definition, fund structuring, counterparts identification, supervision and management of confidential documents, negotiations organization, Due Diligence and Vendor Due Diligence supervision, Data Room organization, supervising of all kind of contracts

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Jean-François Alandry, Manging Partner and Co-Founder

Pascal Vieilledent, Manging Partner and Co-Founder

Business field: Mergers and Acquisitions Financial and Strategic Consulting Head Office: Tel: Fax: Email: Website: Offices:

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Oceania & Global Criminal Law Lawyer of the Year

Personal profile / Biography Phillip Gibson: Partner, Accredited Criminal Law Specialist Phillip is one of Australia’s leading criminal defence lawyers. Having over 30 years of experience in all areas of criminal law his practice now focuses solely on serious, complex, and international crime. Serious and Complex Crime As a result of his experience and skill as a defence lawyer Phillip can manage and advise on the most complex cases. In the areas of traditional crime Phillip has acted in many large and serious drug matters including the largest ever importation of drugs in Australia, high profile murder trials and numerous complex fraud matters including international / transnational bribery. International / Transnational Crime With the proliferation of e-commerce and the availability of the internet to communicate and transfer money around the world many criminal investigations now involve overseas law enforcement bodies and require an ability to work on an international scale. Phillip has advised on cases involving China, U.S.A., United Kingdom, Sweden, Czechoslovakia, South Korea, British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, Singapore, and New Zealand. These cases often involve assets forfeiture and multiple jurisdictions. This work includes the following: • International money laundering • New South Wales Crime Commission (NSWCC) • Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) • Independent Commission Against Corruption

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Phillip appears in all courts in Australia and travels extensively outside Australia to facilitate the defence of his clients in international / transnational matters. Company / Firm Profile Nyman Gibson Miralis (NGM) is an international award winning criminal defence law firm based in Sydney, Australia. For over 50 years it has been leading the market in all aspects of general, complex and international crime and is widely recognised for its involvement in some of Australia’s most significant criminal cases. Nyman Gibson Miralis’s international law practice focuses on transnational financial crime, bribery and corruption, international money laundering, cybercrime, international asset freezing and/or forfeiture, extradition and mutual assistance law. NGM strategically advises and appears in matters where transnational cross border investigations and prosecutions are being conducted in parallel jurisdictions, involving some of the largest law enforcement agencies and financial regulators world-wide. Working with international partners, NGM has advised and acted in proceedings involving the USA, Canada, The United Kingdom, The European Union, China, Hong

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Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Macau, Vietnam, Cambodia, Russia, Mexico, South Korea, British Virgin Islands, New Zealand and South Africa. In the field of domestic and local criminal law, the reputation of NGM has been built on the principles of delivering the highest quality legal service in every type of criminal case for over half a century, including leading cases in the High Court of Australia and the Court of Criminal Appeal. NGM acts in complex crimes such as murders, sexual assaults, drug importations and frauds and are acknowledged experts in general crime, drink driving and traffic law (including license appeals). The firm has specialist capabilities in Crime Commissions, Royal Commissions and ICAC inquiries as well as a niche practice in civil proceedings against the Police for malicious prosecution. In recognition of its excellence in criminal legal practice, Nyman Gibson Miralis has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards. In 2017, the firm was awarded The Lawyer International – Global Awards – 2017, in the following categories: • White Collar Crime Law Firm of the Year – Australia • 2017 Corporate INTNL Global Awards White Collar Crime Law Firm of the Year in Australia • 2017 International Advisory Experts Award: White Collar Crime Award In 2017 it was also named Criminal Defence Law Firm of the Year – Australia in the Corporate LiveWire Legal Awards, and received the 2017 awards for White Collar Crime Law Firm of the Year in Australia from Global Law Experts and Finance Monthly Law Awards. Other notable awards presented to Nyman Gibson Miralis include ACQ5’s 2017 Global

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Award for Criminal Defence Law Firm of the Year - Australia. Nyman Gibson Miralis’s approach to criminal litigation is client focused and involves a deep understanding of criminal practice and procedure, both locally and internationally, combined with strategy, legal technical excellence and sophisticated advocacy. The firm’s lawyers are recognised as leading criminal lawyers and the rising stars of criminal law. Areas of Expertise: • Anti-Money Laundering Compliance & Advice • Appeals • Bail Applications • Bribery and Corruption Offences • Cybercrime • Drink Driving and Traffic Offences • Extradition and Mutual Assistance • Freezing Orders and Asset Forfeiture • General Crime and Serious Crime • ICAC and Crime Commissions Matters • International and Transnational Criminal Law • Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime • Suing the Police Contact details: Address: Level 9, 299 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000 PO Box 21147, World Square NSW 2002 DX 11543 SYDNEY DOWNTOWN Tel: +61 2 9264 8884 Fax: (02) 9264 9797 Website: www.ngm.com.au Email: contact@ngm.com.au

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Sydney Criminal Lawyers is a team of experienced criminal and traffic defence lawyers who work together to ensure you achieve the best possible result in your case.

Our firm is spearheaded by Accredited Specialist Criminal Lawyers, and we available to contact 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through our legal helpline.

We offer a Senior Lawyer Guarantee, which means you are assured of representation in court by a specialist lawyer with years of defence experience. If you are going to court, we offer a free first conference and affordable fixed fees for most cases.

Company: Address:

Sydney Criminal Lawyers Museum Towers, Suite 507, Level 5 267 Castlereagh Street Sydney NSW 2000

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SOUTH AMERICA A. Lopes Muniz Advogados Associados Deloitte Brasil Auditores Independentes LTDA. QuiĂąones Cruz Abogados Wald

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Best for Pharmaceutical Regulation 2017 - Brazil Tax Advisory - Brazil Law Firm of the Year - Tax - Colombia Law Firm of the Year - Arbitration - Brazil

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South America Best for Pharmaceutical Regulation 2017

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ADDING VALUE TO CLIENTS AND TO THE LAW Since its foundation, in the São Paulo downtown region in 1975, we have guided ourselves for the rendering of legal services with credibility, ethics and high standards of excellence, as confirmed by our clients and by the community.

Our work model is based in specialized teams, led by one or more partners that participate in the finding of solutions and strategies for each case, assuring the high level of quality for which we are known. We constantly invest in the training, the improvement and in the careers of our associates and trainees.

We have been providing solid legal services for more than four decades. We render services to Brazilian and foreign companies and individuals in matters related to Corporate, Civil, Labor, and Tax law; in both litigation and advisory, including business ethics and compliance, and in relation to foreign investments in Brazil. In the Life Sciences area our services include pharmaceutical companies, including biotechnology, medical devices, medicine and hospitals. Our client portfolio ranges from manufacturers to wholesalers, to retailers to service providers.

Marcos Levy, one of our Senior Partner and head of the Life Sciences Area, has forty years of experience in the legal area and been recognized as one of the leading lawyers in the life sciences areas by “Who’s Who Legal®”, “Chambers & Partners®” and “Best Lawyers®”.

Our philosophy is to offer efficient solutions, in line with the clients’ objectives and solid legal principles and full-service support to our clients. We are recognized for a multi-field action known for solutions that offer security to the businesses and interests of the clients.

He has also served as Vice-President (2001/2003) and President 2003/2005) of the Latin America Association of Business Ethics and Economics. He has extensive knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry having worked as Legal and Corporate Affairs Director at MSD Brazil (Merck & Co.); Legal Director and Associate General Counsel of Pharmacia Brazil (Pfizer) and, Director of Institutional Relations of Boehringer Ingelheim Brazil.

CONTACT INFORMATION Firm:

A. Lopes Muniz Advogados Associados

Contact: M  arcos Lobo de Freitas Levy Senior Partner Address: A  venida Brigadeiro Faria Lima 1.656 – 5th floor São Paulo – SP 01451-001 Brazil Phone:

+55 11 3038 0723

Email:

mfl@almlaw.com.br

Internet: www.almlaw.com.br

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South America Tax Advisory

Brazil

Tax services Deloitte is the leading provider of tax consulting services in Brazil and counts to a recognized team of specialists, frequently listed among the industry’s best in the country. Business tax Deloitte delivers deep knowledge of tax and statutory requirements as well as a breadth of experience applying them in practice worldwide. Practical tax advice combined with our consistent tax compliance framework instills confidence that a consistent approach is followed across jurisdictions. We help simplify tax management and oversight while providing global visibility for making informed strategic decisions – all with the ease of working with a global provider. International tax and foreign capital Set of specific tax solutions for Brazilian companies in globalization process, foreign organizations that are investing in the country and agencies investor in general; all these services earn high potential in a context of economic globalization and increased projection of Brazil abroad. Transfer pricing Transfer pricing rules represent the set of controls which are subject to the transactions between companies belonging to the same

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group or that are dependents on another organization based in a different tax jurisdiction from his own headquarter. General tax consulting Deloitte has a practical and comprehensive approach for a plan of taxation that can help companies meet their tax and statutory responsibilities. Mergers & Acquisitions (Tax) All transactions – mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, investments or divestments – involve complex issues that require dedication of experienced professionals. Deloitte can assist your company in fiscal challenges, accounting, legal, regulatory, cultural, and labor transactions in “cross-border”, managing compliance risks and improve returns. Corporate reorganization combined with tax efficiency Set of solutions that support organizations in different situations involving corporate issues, from creating a new company to restructuring an enterprise group or internal processes of succession. Labor and social security consulting Support for businesses on tax aspects related to labor and social security issues in accordance with the

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current legislation in those areas. Indirect and direct taxes and customs Solutions to enable opportunities to your organization in the tax area due to tax benefits and incentives requested by Brazilian legislation. Global employer services Deloitte supports companies and executives to accomplish their obligations related to tax, labor, social security and other relevant aspects of the foreign professionals activities in Brazil. Business Process Solutions Businesses today face a rapidly evolving landscape including regulatory change, the adoption of more sophisticated approaches by revenue authorities, and swift advances in technology. As operating models, organizational priorities, and corporate cultures vary from business to business, the right solution for one may not be the best fit for another. Deloitteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Business Process Solutions can help companies identify that unique approach by assessing operational effectiveness, identifying opportunities to enhance strategic insight and operational efficiencies, and developing an incremental path to improvement by leveraging alternative resource models.

Our approach assists businesses in improving the management, oversight, and control of their accounting, tax, and human resources processes through a flexible mix of in-house and external resources. Consulting in Research & Development Deloitte has experts to help companies to identify opportunities for tax benefits in the development of new technologies, products or processes, fully aligned with the R&D legislation. Our team has experience in implementing, reviewing and maximizing tax benefits for R&D and technical support to potential audit processes, reducing investment in time and resources for your organization.

Cristina Arantes Berry Tax Advisers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Brazil Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Website:

Av. Dr. Chucri Zaidan, 1.240, SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil (55) 11 5186 1013 (55) 11 5181 2911 caberry@deloitte.com www.deloitte.com.br

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South America Law Firm of the Year - Arbitration

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 Alexandre de Mendonça Wald Tel: (55-11) 3074-6000 amw@wald.com.br www.wald.com.br

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Established in 1954, Wald, Antunes, Vita, Longo & Associados Advogados is one of the most efficient and dynamic Brazilian law firms, providing legal services to clients in Brazil and abroad.

The firm is headquartered in São Paulo, and has offices in Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia. For many years, the firm and its managing partners have appeared among Brazil’s first-tier litigation and arbitration firms, as well as leading individuals, in several specialised publications, such as Latin Lawyer 250, Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal. The firm was founded by Prof. Dr. Arnoldo Wald, whose works, along with those published by the other managing partners, have influenced the development of Brazilian legislation and have been quoted in several decisions rendered by the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court and Superior Court of Justice. Since 2012, the firm has restructured its offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília in order to consolidate its leading position as a highly specialised litigation and arbitration boutique, focusing on extremely complex judicial, arbitration and mediation matters. The firm is specialised in various areas of litigation, such as disputes over commercial, corporate, bankruptcy, banking, international, administrative and civil law, as well as disputes relating to infrastructure, and administrative proceedings before regulatory bodies (ANP, ANATEL, ANEEL and CADE). The firm has a department specialised in national and international arbitration and mediation. Its lawyers have worked as counsel, arbitrators, legal experts and consultants in proceedings before Brazilian and foreign arbitral institutions (ICC, AAA/ICDR, LCIA and UNCITRAL). Further, the firm’s practitioners have represented clients in state court proceedings related to arbitration, drafted legal opinions, and provided legal advice on arbitration agreements. Wald has also vast experience in advising and representing both debtors and creditors in debt restructuring, and is currently acting as judicial trustee in the biggest in-court restructuring case in Brazil.

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