SUPERIOR LAWYER 2015
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Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards Magazine Superior Lawyers 2015
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Superior Lawyers 2015 Contents
Afschrift Tax Law Firm of the Year – Switzerland Aleksey Pukha & Partners Foreign Investments Law Firm of the Year - Ukraine ANK Law Firm Shipping & Maritime Law Firm of the Year - Ukraine Basilio Advogados Arbitration Law Firm of the Year – Brazil Cabinet Ratheaux Corporate Law Firm of the Year – France Campbells Investment Funds Law Firm of the Year – Cayman Islands Deep & Far Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year – Taiwan Fredrikson & Byron Corporate Tax Law Firm of the Year – USA Intercorp Group International Tax Law Firm of the Year – Brazil KOAN LORENZ Sovereign Representation & Government Affairs – Belgium
LatourLaw, P.A. Private Equity Law Firm of the Year Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo Arbitration & Litigation Law Firm of the Year - Indonesia meyerlustenberger | lachenal Rechtsanwälte Real Estate Law Firm of the Year – Switzerland Moraes Pitombo Advogados Criminal Law Firm of the Year – Brazil Nasser & Associates Law Office Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year – Lebanon Natividad Abogados S.C. Labour Law Firm of the Year – Mexico Prominence IP Services (Shenzen) Limited IP Law Firm of the Year – China Rogerson Law Firm Asset Protection Law Firm of the Year – Canada Rustem Guardian Business Crime Law Firm of the Year – UK Sadis & Goldberg Law Firm of the Year - USA
Tax Law Firm of the Year – Switzerland AFSCHRIFT is a multi-awarded 24 lawyer’s boutique law firm established in Brussels, Antwerp, Geneva, Fribourg, Luxembourg, Madrid, Tel Aviv and Hong Kong. The firm provides personalized consultancy services on the fields of direct and indirect taxation, especially (international) tax optimization and (corporate, estate and real estate) planning, while defending taxpayers in tax and white collar crime cases before the courts; it has participated in the major tax trials of the past 20 years. The firm’s clientele includes individuals, industrial and commercial companies, Luxembourgian, Swiss and Belgian banks, as well as companies established out of Belgium. Due to the partners’ expertise on European tax law, as well as their specific knowledge of Swiss, Belgian, Luxembourgian, Spanish and Israeli tax law, AFSCHRIFT’s lawyers are in position to help companies to achieve the best optimization of their tax situation and individuals to optimize the planning of their estate. Managing partner and founder Thierry Afschrift, professor to the Free University of Brussels, deputy judge to the Court of appeal and referred as “Best Tax Lawyer-Belgium 2009” (World Finance Magazine), he is a member of the Brussels, Antwerp while he is admitted to the Geneva, Madrid, Fribourg and Hong Kong bars. Companies and individuals have to face the three principal problems in Belgium: over-regulation (but not always of optimal quality), constant increase of the State’s powers and, also constant, increase of taxes. In this frame, Afschrift’s role is to help its clients to prepare, efficiently and legally, future operations… and/or to mend existing ones. That means that the crisis did not really touched the firm, except on the field of consultancy on commercial operations, as business have been slowed down by the crisis. No special measures have been taken, nor have changes of the firm’s policy been made. AFSCHRIFT’s lawyers still work in the same manner, trying to always achieve the best results for their clients.
From a business point of view, our goal is to reinforce our position in the Benelux and Switzerland and Luxembourg, where the lawmakers prove themselves of a great creativity on the tax field. The firm will also probably spread its activities in Asia, as the situation in Europe risks to worsen, given the increase of sovereign debts, and the austerity policy followed by the most of the European countries, which will probably result in an new increase of taxes, while the business and labor markets will, in the best of the scenarios, only stabilize. This recession, which will probably touch also the Scandinavian countries, as well as the stagnation of the economic growth, will force a number of European companies to extend their activities in other, more distant, markets.
Contact Details Avenue Louise, 208 1050 BRUSSELS BELGIUM T +32 2 646 46 36 F +32 2 644 38 00
Corporate Tax Law Firm of the Year - USA At Fredrikson & Byron, we’ve built a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet” by bringing business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to our work with clients, and by operating as business advisors and strategic partners as well as legal counselors. A proactive, problem-solving mindset runs throughout our service areas, from our traditional legal areas of support like litigation, real estate, and intellectual property to our more consultative practices like government relations and health care consulting. It’s a mindset that enables us to understand and keep client objectives firmly in mind, and to anticipate and address problems before they arise. Our lawyers blend a common sense approach with in-the-field experience, and we utilize our firm’s strong reputation and our lawyers’ broad networks of business and industry contacts to get things done for clients. Clients have relied on us since 1948 for great solutions that help them minimize legal risks and maximize business benefits. We look forward to an opportunity to show you what it is like where law and business meet. Tom Wilhelmy has practiced Property Tax and Real Estate Law since 1978 and has been an MSBA Board Certified Specialist in Real Property Law since the inception of that designation. Practice Areas: Property Tax Appeals Tax Disputes & Resolution Real Estate Litigation Real Estate Litigation Contact Details: 200 South Sixth Street Suite 4000 Minneapolis, MN 55402-1425 Phone: 612.492.7000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: 612.492.7058
Private Equity Law Firm of the Year - USA Attorney JosĂŠ E. Latour emigrated to the U.S. from Cuba with his parents at the age of four. Growing up in South Florida, he attended the University of Florida for both undergraduate and law studies. Upon graduating law school, Mr. Latour was appointed to the U.S. Department of State as a Diplomatic and Consular Officer by the late President Ronald Reagan. After serving abroad in Mexico and Equatorial Guinea (Africa), he left government service to begin private law practice. Focusing on business immigration, international trade, and consular law, the firm rapidly expanded in the 1990s, opening branch offices in Washington D.C., Manila (Philippines), and Hong Kong. In 2003, Mr. Latour sold his US immigration practice and co-founded One World Development, a non-profit organization created to battle malaria in Equatorial Guinea, West Africa, where he had served as administrative officer for the State Department; the project, funded by the U.S. oil industry, ultimately resulted in a dramatic reduction in malaria-caused infant mortality. Upon completion of the five year contract, in 2008 he returned to private practice, since focusing exclusively on representing high net worth individuals and families and structuring EB-5 projects for U.S. and international businesses and developers. In 1992, shortly after beginning private practice, Mr. Latour received the highest possible A/V peer rating by Martindale-Hubble law directory, a distinction which he has preserved continuously until today. Long a proponent of technology in the practice of law, he pioneered the concept of Internetbased delivery of legal services in the 1990s, providing direct client case management online for a broad spectrum of leading national healthcare and technology clients. Port of Entry, his daily Web column online long before the term "blog" existed - had over 30,000 daily readers in its prime in the 1990s. Mr. Latour has received a number of awards and distinctions from organizations including Inc. Magazine, Florida Trend Magazine, and Cisco Systems. Today Mr. Latour heads LatourLaw, P.A., and a private client law practice based in Miami, Florida. Contact Details: LatourLaw, P.A. Jose E. Latour, Esq. 4500 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 206 Miami, Florida 33137 Telephone: (786) 866-9775 Fax: (305) 675-6195 Email: email@example.com
Criminal Law Firm of the Year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Brazil MORAES PITOMBO ADVOGADOS is a Law Firm that was founded with the objective of harmonically combining two different qualities of contemporary legal practice: personally tailored client service - characteristic of small Law Firms - and the cutting-edge technology and organization of big Law Firms. Right from the project phase we decided to serve clients, both individuals and companies, within a specific niche of legal practice, without extending our activities to other fields of Law. Therefore, the attorneys who are part of MORAES PITOMBO ADVOGADOS staff dedicate themselves to improve the technical quality of the specialized services rendered. Each individual lawyer has the mission to expand his/her legal knowledge, by studying and getting updated constantly. In this sense, lawyers are stimulated to further their academic careers and to participate in courses abroad. Consequently, the preparation of procedural documents follow strict methods of doctrinal investigation and application of updated jurisprudence, as a form of emphasizing the peculiarities of each case, so as to meet the main goal, which is convincing those who judge. In order to meet such a goal, our firm has not only organized a vast legal library, but has also put together an extensive collection of periodicals and journals plus a wide database of past trials, organized by subject matters. When defending the points of view of our clients, guided by the highest ethical norms, our lawyers are trained to put forward graceful and easy deliveries in hearings and oral statements in general. Our attorneys carry out their daily tasks attending the courts of law, even the Supreme Federal Court and the Superior Court of Justice, with the purpose of ensuring the perfect follow-up of trials. Also, communication between attorney and client is privileged at our offices. In hearings, meetings, trials and judgments, or awaiting urgent judicial decisions, among other important situations, our team of lawyers is organized in such a way that clients can as swiftly as possible have crucial information available and services provided, thanks to the ample use of cuttingedge communication technology.
Another relevant aspect of our legal practice is reliability. Professional secrecy regarding legal processes is the golden rule, a true way of ensuring the privacy of the client and the preservation of the case. In the so-called popular or mediatic cases, improvisation is totally avoided. Jointly with media and communication professionals we develop specific strategies on how to deal with the mass media. With the view of best serving our clients, as other law firms have done, we decided to open a subsidiary office in the capital city of Brasilia (Federal District), where all the Superior Courts of Justice of Brazil are based, so as to have a much closer follow-up of the progress of appeals and original procedures. The staff at MORAES PITOMBO ADVOGADOS is presently made up of lawyers and trainees recruited from the best law schools in Brazil, people who wholeheartedly commit themselves to the defense of our clients’ interests, using cutting-edge technology combined with legal knowhow and experience.
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Labour Law Firm of the Year - Mexico Natividad Abogados, S.C., is a Law Firm that has consolidated a position, relations and prestige in the forum, based on development and innovation in consulting, planning and conflict solution, in all areas of Labour Law and Social Security. The Firm is acknowledged expert in Mexico’s labour matters with presence of more than 35 years. We offer our clients integrated solutions, providing the best cost/benefit relation, seeking to increase their competitiveness and security. We are known for offering quality services, business sustainability, opportunities for professional and personal development of our collaborators, making a positive contribution, always based on reason and passion for our work. The Law Firm is member of L&E Global, world-wide alliance of boutique labour law firms in the main countries and key business centers in the world. Our partners can provide advisory services to our clients: www.leglobal.org. We have a portal: Renatio, where our clients can consult the status of their matters. They can enter directly using their user and passwords, thus keeping them continuously informed of their matters. Because of its strengths, the Law Firm is recognized in the Labour Law environment, among other things, because: • We provide direct and personalized attention. • We participate in the work teams of our clients. • We protect exclusively the rights of companies and employers, both national and multinational as well as governmental. • We actively participate in the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, representing employers’ organizations, before the Federal and Local Conciliation and Arbitration Boards, the National Minimum Salaries Commission, as well as in renowned national and international forums. • We promote the Labour Reforms. • We teach courses and give training and education programs which enable compliance of the worker-employer relations; prepare labour diagnostics, elaborate and prepare contracts, deeds and any document our clients may require. The firm has the relations to help and guide our clients to obtain the required legal approvals and has relations with Unions throughout the country. Our unique selling point is collective bargaining in employment relations. Our Director Partner and Founder, Tomas H. Natividad, is member of the Social Security and Labour Committee of the Employers’ Coordinating Council, and Member of the Labour Committee of the Employers’ Confederation of Mexico (Coparmex). Our main clients are Banks, auto parts, food industry and services provision companies. We negotiate collective agreements.
Our main complexities and challenges over the past year were having negotiated with the unions Collective Bargaining Agreements to adjust the benefits taking into account our clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; economic situation. We have overcome complexities, challenges and changes through our professional negotiators, who are aware of the particular needs of each client.
The law firm has an area of 18 specialized lawyers in collective matters, who are well related with all the Union Centrals throughout the country and can fully handle all union matters, as external advisors or through implant personnel who work for the law firm while directly collaborating at our clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s companies. In 2015/2016 we will continue working in the same way that we have consolidated during these 35 years and negotiate employment conditions that will allow us to maintain competitive sources of work, and observing the rights of the workers. Contact Details: Buffon No. 4, Col. Nueva Anzures, Deleg. Miguel Hidalgo MĂŠxico Distrito Federal 11590. Contact Number: +52 55 5089 7200 Email Address: email@example.com
Business Crime Law Firm of the Year - UK Rustem Guardian was founded in 2005 by Managing Partner, Mr. Timur Rustem, after a very successful and high profile career based in the City of London. Just ten years on, Rustem Guardian has established itself as a formidable niche criminal defense law firm in London with a reputation associated with high profile and high complex criminal cases. The firm's reputation means that Timur is regularly invited to comment in the media. Timur Rustem, founder and Managing Partner comments: "We have a small but dedicated team with an enviable reputation for meticulous case preparation and tenacity in defending its clients. We take pride in being a multi-cultural firm with a team of solicitors and paralegals that speak a range of languages. We are a leader in criminal defense work as Rustem Guardian uniquely houses both solicitors and barristers, placing ourselves above other standard practicing law firms. Clients choose Rustem Guardian as the firm is known for its discreet and sensitive approach to what can be complex and life destroying allegations. We appreciate that the law is complex and challenging and we strive to give every client the advice and support they are entitled to. We also recognize that problems can arise at inconvenient times. We are therefore available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week." Mr. Rustem is a highly sought after Serious Crime Solicitor with over twenty years' experience in the City of London and the highest level of media exposure appearing on Sky, the BBC, Channel 5 and ITV to name a few. Mr. Rustem was named ‘Recommended Lawyer, 2014’ by Legal 500 and has many accolades under his belt including the prestigious ‘Super Lawyer’ award. Mr. Rustem is called upon specifically for his focused specialist areas Sexual Offences, Fraud and Appeals and has built a multiaward winning firm which is now one of the top criminal law firms in the UK. Tim built his reputation in Terrorism Law and is often invited to comment in the media on terrorism legislation. Most recently Rustem Guardian was named ‘Niche Terrorism Law Firm of the Year 2014’ by ACQ5. His tenacious and formidable approach was founded in his representation of a defendant in the Airline Bombing (Terrorism) case in 2006, which won him the ‘Lawyer of the Year’, presented at the House of Lords. His legal expertise covers, but is not restricted to:
• Serious Sexual Offences including Historical Sexual Offences, Rape, Sexual Offences Against Children, Child Pornography, Indecent Exposure, Downloading Indecent Images, Voyeurism, Trafficking and Sex Offenders Register • Serious Fraud including VHCC, Boiler Room Fraud, Insurance Fraud, Mortgage Fraud and Money Laundering • Appeals against Conviction and Sentencing • Serious Violent Offences including Murder • Drug trafficking • Terrorism • Private Investigations and Private Prosecutions • Private Immigration • Blackmail • Drug trafficking • Motoring Offences Sexual Offences Since founding Rustem Guardian ten years ago, Mr. Rustem has an unrivalled reputation in representing those accused of the most serious Sexual Offences and is a sought-after legal expert often invited to comment in the media (please see below). Mr. Rustem holds long-term and trusted relationships with his clients, offering them sophisticated, practical and supportive legal advice. His depth of experience means that he is well accustomed with media attention and is well equipped to keep potentially high profile cases out of the public eye. His high success rate coupled with his media profile is recognized; recently Rustem Guardian was awarded ‘Niche Sexual Offences Law Firm of the Year, 2014’ by ACQ5 in conjunction with the ft.com. Fraud Under Mr. Rustem’s leadership, Rustem Guardian was one of few UK criminal law firms awarded prestigious status to deal with VHCC cases. Mr. Rustem was recently awarded the accolade ‘Super Lawyer, 2013’ for his White Collar Fraud work and ‘Business Crime Lawyer of the Year’, 2014 by Lawyer Monthly. Under Mr. Rustem’s leadership of the Fraud department the firm has built a reputation for taking on the most complex of Fraud cases which is widely recognized. Most recently Rustem Guardian was awarded ‘Business Crime Law Firm of the Year 2014’ by Finance Monthly. Appeals Mr. Rustem is quickly establishing Rustem Guardian as the go-to firm for private Appeals as his case load is growing in number and Mr. Rustem is realising more wins. Mr. Rustem is passionate about fighting for justice and believes there are many falsely accused individuals who have been sentenced unjustly, taking on Appeals at any stage. He understands that in these cases it is the wider family and friends that also victims of convictions, and Mr. Rustem approaches cases with the utmost sensitivity and care. Contact Details: Rustem Guardian LLP 5 Chancery Lane 4th floor London EC4A 1BL
Nasser & Associates Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year - Lebanon Nasser & Associates was established by Walid Nasser in 1981. Nasser & Associates is in an excellent position to assist and advise international clients as our attorneys hold law degrees from the Middle East, Europe, and the U.S.A., and have previously worked for law firms and corporations in those territories. Our association with established law firms in the Middle East, Europe and the U.S.A. complements our Lebanese practice, and reinforces our ability to handle the inbound and outbound assignments. Our exposure to international laws and international businesses has made us sensitive to the needs of our domestic and international clients. Our advice is communicated clearly and succinctly, taking those needs into account. The firm consists of four partners and three associates. It is associated with law firms in Dubai and Erbil, Iraq, and has correspondent law firms throughout the Middle East, Europe and the U.S. Walid Nasser Studied law at Saint Joseph University in Beirut and graduated with Honors in 1975. He then obtained a Masters Degree in Law (DEA) from Jean Moulin University in Lyon, France, in 1977, and Masters Degree in Law (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1984. Former associate with Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton and Garrison in New York, and former vice president and deputy general counsel of the Motion Picture Association of America in Los Angeles. Most of our clients consist of major international companies in the fields of software, music, motion picture, pharmaceutical, banking, real estate, television broadcasting and licensing, commercial agency and distribution. We have recently worked on mega and moderate size M&A transactions. We have also drafted various agreements such as distribution agreements, sales agreements, and shareholders agreements. We have successfully represented clients in IP and other litigations in Lebanon. Contact Details: Walid Nasser Nasser & Associates Al Mathaf Center, 7th Floor Hotel Dieu Street Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year Taiwan Deep & Far attorneys-at-law was founded in 1992 and is dealing with all phases of laws with a focus on the practice in separate or in combination of all aspects of intellectual property rights (IPRs) including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, and/or licensing, counselling, litigation and/or transaction thereof. Area of Practice: Intellectual Property, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret. The patent attorneys and patent engineers in Deep & Far normally hold outstanding and advanced degrees and are generally graduated from the top five universities in this country. Our prominent staffs are dedicated to provide the best quality service in IPRs in this country. As a proof, about one half of top 100 incorporations in this country have experiences of seeking patented their techniques, but more than one fifth of the top 100 incorporations has ever used services of this firm. Furthermore, Hi-Tech companies in the science-based industrial park located at Hsin Chu had ever played the most important role in booming the economy of this country. About one half of them has experiences in seeking patented their techniques, and out of more than 50% of the patent-experienced companies in that park have ever entrusted their IPR works to this firm. Experiences: Mr. Yu-Li Tsai, a patent attorney graduated from Department of Electrical Engineering of National Taiwan University (NTUEE), which is the best engineering school in Taiwan. Because of interest in communication system, he then attended in the Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering (GICE) of NTU. During his research life in GICE, he also started to get involved in knowledge and skills of patent-related matters for taking and receiving the qualification of patent attorney. Mr. Tsai also attended to receive an IP master from Law School of University of New Hampshire, also known as Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, had an internship with InterDigital, Inc., and passed the U.S. Patent Bar Examination. Currently, Mr. Tsai is working for Deep & Far Attorneys-at-Law as a patent attorney.
It is our philosophy to provide competent legal services that other firm cannot comparably provide. The necessitated ensuing problem is how we can so provide? Deep & Far so achieve by selecting, edifying and nurturing peoples who have the following personalities: learned in expertise, morally earnest and sincerely behaved in mind and strictly disciplined between give and take. It is well-believed that such properties are key factors for peoples to properly and competently behave themselves. Because the clients become more understood in the knowledge of IP and more budget-sensitive, they usually want to select an agent who can more efficiently and effectively deal with their IP matters. They often invite bids, set out tenders and call for interview before they decide to entrust a service provider. Taking patent for example, they gather information of costs for patent prosecution, previous works, and firm introduction materials in a preliminary choice stage, and hold an interview to obtain further details of the firm which has passed the preliminary choice stage. We represent international giants, e.g. InterDigital, MPS, Schott Glas, Toyo Ink, Motorola, Cypress, Google, Armani. We always keep updating the newest state of this firm, recruiting elite patent engineers and strictly training them the essential skills, improving the efficiency and quality of service, and developing new strategies that can assist the clients effectively protecting their intellectual property rights. This firm believes that if the efficiency, quality, and enthusiasm of the services can be consistently monitored and maintained, overcoming complexities, challenges or changes is just a result rather than an issue. Our aspiration and directions would be developing more potential clients either in domestic or foreign countries, and expanding the size of this firm to assist more clients in pursuing most satisfactory IP protection. Although the domestic IP market, especially in the patent field in 2013 shrank a little, we expect this situation may finally change because there is a phenomenon that the gross economy is starting to recover in 2014.
Contact details Deep & Far Yu-Li. Tsai Tel: 886-2-25856688#900 Fax: 886-2-25989900//886-2-25978989 Add: 13th Fl., 27 Sec. 3, Chung San N. Rd., Taipei, Taiwan Web: www.deepnfar.com.tw Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DEEP & FAR Attorneys-at-Law 13th F1., No. 27, Sec. 3, Chung San N. Rd. Taipei 104, Taiwan, R.O.C. Tel: +886-2-2585-6688 Fax: +886-2-25989900/25978989 email@example.com Deep & Far was founded in 1992 and is one of the largest law firms in this country. The firm is presently focused on the practice in separate or in combination of all aspects of intellectual property rights (IPRs) including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, and/or licensing, counseling, litigation and/ or transaction thereof. Since this firm edges itself into the IPRs field, the firm quickly comes to fame. As an illustration, this firm often is one of the largest sources from which foreign filing orders originate. The fascinating rise of this firm begins from the founder of Deep & Far attorneysat-law, C. F. Tsai, who is the one first patent practitioner in this country who both has technological and law backgrounds and is qualified as a local attorney-at-law. The patent attorneys and patent engineers in this firm normally hold outstanding and advanced degrees and are generally graduated from the top five universities in this country and/or the university in the US. Our prominent staffs are dedicated to provide the best quality service in IPRs. As a proof, about one half of top 100 incorporations in this country have experiences of seeking patented their techniques, but more than one fifth of the top 100 incorporations are/were clients of this firm. Furthermore, Hi-Tech companies in the science-based industrial park located at Hsin Chu play an important role in booming the economy of this country. About one half of which have experiences in seeking patented their techniques, and out of more than 60% of the patent-experienced companies in that park have ever entrusted their IPR works to this firm. We have experienced in seeking IPR-protections for our clients in more than 100 territories all over the world. We have thousands of IPR-cases respectively prosecuted before official Patent Offices of major industrialized countries. This firm not only is the most competent in IPR-related matters in this country but also is very familiar with IPR-practices in major industrialized countries. As a matter of fact, this firm oftentimes tries and makes precedents of new claim-drafting styles. While we might have become wonderfully famed locally with remarkable appreciation and respects, we would like to extend our services for internationalized or quality service-requiring foreign conglomerated giants, corporations or individuals. We strongly believe that we will win more
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Asset Protection Law Firm of the Year Canada Rogerson Law Group is led by asset protection specialist barrister Andrew Rogerson who has an international reputation for his cross-border experience. The firm, based in Toronto and Ottawa, was established in 2006 and has grown rapidly to its current team of eight lawyers. Andrew’s expertise is founded on an impressive career practicing in various jurisdictions as diverse as South Africa, Australia, London, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Jersey (Channel Islands). Andrew practiced for 11 years solely in offshore tax havens establishing asset protection structures and litigating trust issues. Andrew, a Fellow of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), writes many articles on legal developments ranging from offshore trust and tax issues, to bankruptcy and asset protection. He is praised by clients as “a competent and outstanding lawyer” who “brings a lot of international knowledge and experience to the table”. The firm’s civil litigation practice includes Robert A. Rastorp who clients praise for his “calm demeanor, candor and assertiveness” both in the boardroom and in the courtroom; and Arash Jazayeri, who has an engineering degree and has worked both in small businesses and large, multinationals companies. He has advocacy experience in a variety of administrative boards and tribunals. Joseph Gyverson, also a litigator, has substantial experience in cross-border matrimonial matters and is currently instructed in relation to an Australian deceased estate. For litigator Ian McLean, arbitration is an increasingly important focus of his practice. Recent arbitrations include resolution of lease valuations, land valuations, labor arbitrations and expropriation. His specialisms include professional misconduct. Ellen Lee leads the firm’s specialist immigration and citizenship practice, providing advice and representation on both business and personal migration to Canada. Notable experience
In a ground breaking development in Cayman Islands law, Andrew and his team successfully applied for a ‘free-standing’ Mareva injunction in Gillies-Smith v Smith (Cause #0173/2011), having previously obtained a Mareva Injunction in Ontario. The freezing order was granted by the Cayman Island Grand Court, following arguments fashioned on basic principles set out by Lord Denning in the very first Mareva injunction - even though there were no substantive proceedings in the jurisdiction. Critically, the judge refused to follow an earlier authority of the court. As a result of the ruling, the free-standing Mareva enables assets located in Cayman to be frozen, in aid of overseas proceedings - even though there is no separate cause of action in Cayman. The firm has acted in other important cases including a cross-border family dispute in which the team secured two freezing orders in two jurisdictions in respect of the husband’s foreign assets. Areas of Expertise: Asset protection, offshore trusts and corporations Cross border litigation Commercial law Bankruptcy and Insolvency Estates and tax Arbitration Family property disputes Professional misconduct Criminal defense Business and personal migration Contact: One Dundas Street West, Suite 2500 Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Z3 Telephone (416) 504 2259 Fax (416) 504 2249 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Foreign Investment Law Firm of the Year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ukraine Aleksey Pukha & Partners is a full - service law firm headquarted in Kiev consisted of lawyers, attorneys, accountants and auditors. The company provides legal services in Kiev, other Ukrainian towns and abroad. Our experts may decide legal matters in any area. Aleksey Pukha & Partners employs the highly qualified professionals with experience in legal matters, deep knowledgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, strong business and social position. We take part in public legal organizations, professional associations, stay in touch with the state and local authorities. The firm provides legal support for business on adequate price that is one of our advantages. They offer extensive legal assistance and solutions regardless of its complexity, introduce new practical approaches in order to be more experienced, more influential, more quickly. Their clients are residents of Ukraine and non-residents. Among the firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clients there are representatives of the international and local business in agricultural, transport, construction sector, insurance, pharmaceutical and another areas. Our partners and clients testify our reputation and high qualification. Firm propose all possible variants for communication including on-line help services, legal consultation in written or electronic form and another services. You may apply for legal advice or ask the price of services in chat window. Areas of Practice: Corporate Law, Corporate Relations & Management Licensing, Permits & Certification Corporate Services Representation and Protection of Interests Tax Migration Relations Property, Building & Land Law Contracts & Documents Business Solutions Legal Support for Marriage and Divorce Contact Details 416, 21 Patrisa Lymumby St., 4th Floor, 01042, Kyiv, Ukraine +38 093 540 90 07 Office@puhiapartnery.com.ua email@example.com
Shipping & Maritime Law Firm of the Year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ukraine The ANK Law Firm founded in 1996 in the port city of Odessa, provides for complex legal support of citizens and enterprises whose personal and commercial interests in some way concern the Odessa region. Taking into account the special nature of the Odessa region ANK Law Firm, since the moment of its foundation, pays special attention to the sea law. Without prejudice to others, legal support of merchant shipping activity is still one of our most valuable and favorite practices. At the same time, ANK doesn't restrain itself to the area of sea practice. Any issues of real estate, tax, corporate, civil, labour and many other "overland" branches of law are equally close to us. Professional resources of the ANK Law Firm allow us to function as a self-sufficient mechanism able to provide for exhaustive legal evaluation of the business entity's activity, to work out individual strategy of protection of client's interests and, actually, to realize such strategy by means of complex legal support. From the point of view of organization the ANK follows the principle of internal specialization: the firm personnel includes qualified specialists, whose sphere of interests was defined in the course of their professional development and experience in different branches of law practice. The client may be sure of the competence of our lawyers advice. Any services rendered by the firm are available in four languages: Ukrainian, English, Russian, and German. The ANK maintains close contacts with lawyers from Austria, Azerbaijan, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Italy, Latvia, the Russian Federation, the USA, Turkey and other countries that allows to react promptly and engage foreign colleagues when it is required for the protection of our clients interests. The ANK Law Firm supports numerous non-commercial projects. They include the assistance to bodies of state authority and local government by consulting and independent legal analysis of legal acts. The ANK renders complex legal assistance to the Honourable consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Odessa. Contact Details 9, Lanzheronovskaya Str., Odessa, 65026, Ukraine. +38 (0482) 348 716 firstname.lastname@example.org
IP Law Firm of the Year - Italy Studio Legale Sutti was founded in 1953 by Dr. Angelo Sutti, Knight of the Italian Republic, as an Italian law firm with a strong focus on Company-commercial law and Intellectual property & competition Law, offering its services to local businesses and entrepreneurs. In the late seventies the Firm began an uninterrupted growth cycle, making it eventually one of the ten largest Italian firms, according to a number of independent sources (see for instance the front page of the Wall Street Journal 27/10/1998, or, in Italy, the surveys published by Il Mondo 23/04/1999, ItaliaOggi 03/02/2000, Lombard – The Italian Magazine of International Finance 01/02/2003 and more recently Acquisition International of The Legal Awards 2012. As part of this process, SLS established a Labor & Related Matters Department with its own premises, staffed by lawyers who had already collaborated with the Firm in this area for a number of years. Thus, the Firm was dramatically reorganized – profiting also from an early investment in state-of-the-art IT infrastructures – into a structure based on firm-wide departments, which is still in place. In the mid-eighties, SLS’s practice, while retaining most of its original features – including its emphasis on human resources and teamwork, its commitment to excellence in dispute resolution and its loyalty to a substantial core of domestic clientele – became increasingly involved in the international arena, and began interviewing foreign candidates in its Recruitment operations. This also led the Firm to establish in 1992 its two first representation offices abroad, namely in London and Tokyo, offering the Firm’s services to the local markets; and to participate actively to the life of a number of foreign chambers of commerce and trade associations in Italy. The domestic operation of SLS, which had already included two regional offices serving Northern Italy, respectively situated in the area of Bergamo and Brescia (originally in Trescore Balneario) and in the area of Pavia and the southern Milanese province (in Abbiategrasso), was significantly reinforced in 1993, when the Firm merged with Monti & Partners – another well-known Milan-based law firm active since 1927 in international investments and trade matters, as well as banking and financial law -, and moved its Head Office to the current prestigious premises in Milan, via Montenapoleone 8. The merged firm kept the name Studio Legale Sutti, while Marco Monti, formerly Senior Partner of Monti & Partners, became the new Senior Partner after the premature death of Angelo Sutti. Guido Monti, who founded Monti & Partners and had been its Senior Partner until 1975, remained Of Counsel to Studio Legale Sutti until the age of ninety-eight and 2002, as the dean of Milan Bar and one of the oldest practicing lawyer in Italy. Contact Details: Via Montenapoleone, 8 20121 Milan, Italy www.sutti.com
Corporate Law Firm of the Year – France Founded in 1920, Cabinet Ratheaux has, over the years, taken part in the creation and development of a considerable number of large corporations in Lyon and the Rhône-Alpes region, and still continues to help its clients in their National and International development. Cabinet Ratheaux has strong expertise in the field of business law covering company, tax and labour law, law of contract, economic law, securities and regulation law, venture capital law, Intellectual property law and acts either as a legal advisor or takes care of litigation matters. The companies which have chosen Cabinet Ratheaux come from large retail, industrial chemical, metallurgical, plastics and the pharmaceutical industries, as well as automobile manufacturing suppliers, IT and software services or venture-capital companies. Cabinet Ratheaux also regularly advises a variety of national and International groups. Cabinet Ratheaux main Lyon office consists of about fifty diversely specialized professionals and is managed by ten partners. It is recognized as one of the leading business law firms in France. Awarded best French full service law firm. Areas of Practice Tax Law Corporate Law Labour Law Contracts Competition – Sales Litigation Law Company Financial Reorganization – Debt Collection Intellectual Property New Technology International Relations Contact Details Cité Internationale 34 Quai Charles de Gaulle 69463 Lyon Cedex 06 E-mail : email@example.com Phone: +33 (0)4 72 61 75 75 Fax: +33 (0)4 78 60 00 09
Arbitration & Litigation Law Firm of the Year Indonesia Mohamed Idwan (‘Kiki’) Ganie is the Managing Partner of Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo (LGS). He graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Indonesia and holds a PhD in Law from the University of Hamburg. Dr. Ganie is a Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Anti-Trust Lawyers, a member of the Regional Panel of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), a fellow (FSIarb) of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, and a Panellist of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KRLCA). Dr. Ganie has more than 30 years of legal experience, and specializes in commercial transactions and commercial litigation, including alternative dispute resolution and has acted as an expert in a number court and arbitration proceedings. His expertise covers general corporate/company law, banking law, finance, bankruptcy and restructuring, mining, investment, acquisitions, infrastructure projects/project finance, antitrust, and shipping/aviation, with a particular focus on corporate governance and compliance. Dr. Ganie’s international commercial transactions and litigation clients include: Goldman Sachs (US), Temasek Holdings (Singapore), Hutchison Whampoa (Hong Kong), and Mitsui (Japan). In the course of Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo’s more than 29 years of service, they have secured their position as the premier Indonesian corporate transaction and commercial litigation law firm. This combination of commercial law experience and litigation uniquely positions LGS to deal with the full range of commercial issues faced by their clients, who include domestic and multinational corporations, public and private companies, Government instrumentalities and State Owned Enterprises. LGS have recently entered into an association with Clyde & Co., an international law firm based in the United Kingdom with offices throughout the world. The goal of the association is to serve the firms’ clients throughout Indonesia and to cater to Indonesian businesses that conduct business abroad, some of their clients are: Adaro Indonesia; American Bureau of Shipping; Astra International; Astratel Nusantara; Bank Mandiri; Charoen Pokphand Indonesia; DBS Bank Ltd; Goldman Sachs; Hitachi; Hutchison (Hong Kong); Indonesia Infrastructure Guarantee Fund; Indonesian State Electricity Company (PLN); Japan Tobacco International Indonesia; Krakatau Steel; Liga Primer Indonesia (LPI); Medco Energi International; Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia; Mitsui & Co., Ltd; Mitsui Banking Corporation; Mitsui Indonesia; Pamapersada Nusantara; Sampoerna Strategic; Sime Darby (Malaysia); Simpson, Spence & Young (SSY); Standard Chartered Bank; Sumitomo; Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited; and Unilever Indonesia. LGS’ Founding Partners: Timbul Thomas Lubis heads the Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo litigation section. Mr. Lubis specialises in commercial transactions and company law, as well as labour, property and real estate law.
Mohamed Idwan Ganie is the Managing Partner of Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo. Dr. Ganie specializes in commercial transactions and commercial dispute resolution, and has a focus on corporate governance. Arief Tarunakarya Surowidjojo specializes in corporate law and has acted as the lead lawyer in hundreds of IPOs, rights issues and other capital market transactions, and more than 100 M&A deals. Partners: Abdul Haris Muhammad Rum’s field of expertise includes general corporate, restructuring, capital markets, M&A, project finance, syariah, and oil and gas law. Harjon Sinaga has a strong general corporate background and specializes in commercial litigation, concentrating in the fields of bankruptcy and antitrust. Arisia A. Pusponegoro specializes in M&A, banking and finance and more recently, infrastructure and public private partnerships. Rofik Sungkar’s practice focuses on litigation, debt restructuring and general corporate law. One of their unique selling points is the combination of long-standing commercial law practice and our premier litigation department that has extensive experience in dealing with commercial disputes in the context of alternative dispute resolution as well as litigation in the Indonesian courts. This allows their corporate transaction departments to benefit from such litigation experience to ensure that any transactions handled by the firm are carried out with a view to the potential for future disputes and any existing risks.
Dr. Mohamed Idwan (‘Kiki’) Ganie Managing Partner Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo Address: Menara Imperium 30th Floor Jl. H. R. Rasuna Said Kav. 1 Kuningan Jakarta 12980, Indonesia Tel: +62 21 831-5005, 831-5025 Fax: +62 21 831-5015, 831-5018 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.lgsonline.com
International Tax Law Firm of the Year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Brazil Intercorp Group is a high level consulting firm specializing in Tax, Estate Planning and Fiduciary structures. Our team consists of professionals with extensive experience. With this, we operate in a very unique way in addressing issues of taxation, accounting and international transactions. Once we have assisted our clients in determining their needs, our primary purpose is to facilitate and coordinate the development and implementation of the steps involved in their project. Intercorp Group was established under the guidance of Leonardo Braune with the purpose of becoming one of the few truly international tax consulting boutiques, providing high quality tax services as well as estate planning and fiduciary structuring services, delivering to its clients only the most efficient, practical and customized solutions. Our initial step is to assign one of our qualified coordinators, who will act throughout the entire advisory and consulting process. Our coordinators have access to an international network of professionals and specialists in many areas and are responsible for "playing the role of the client", being therefore extremely capable of clarifying questions and giving suggestions and practical solutions to their issues. Commitment, creativity, technicality, quality and reliability are our core strengths. At Intercorp Group, our clients can have direct or indirect access to a unique global network of specialists and professionals who will work in a simple, clear and objective manner. Our goal is to make our clients feel confident and comfortable that we are handling their matters properly and efficiently. For over 20 years, Leonardo Braune has acted as a tax consultant in the areas of international tax, real estate planning, wealth preservation, fiduciary advice, implementation and management of international structures and project management. He began his career as a trainee at Arthur Andersen where he quickly became Senior Manager of the tax consulting area, acting significantly in many segments there and working very closely with several international offices on significant global projects. With a vast experience in tax, an extremely diversified client base and a very strong global network of top specialists in many different business related areas, Leonardo Braune has been a part of a large number of successful projects in several industries such as oil and gas, telecommunications, real estate, international services, investment funds and asset management. Contact Details email@example.com Rio de Janeiro T + 55 21 3282 5288
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About LGS In our more than 29 years of service, we have secured our position as the premier Indonesian corporate transaction and commercial litigation law firm. We have over a hundred lawyers and experience representing a diverse range of clients, including domestic and multinational corporations, public and private companies, Government instrumentalities and State Owned Enterprises. We work closely with our clients to understand their problems, determine their needs, and arrive at practical solutions that are both cost-effective and viable over the long term. Representative Clients Adaro Indonesia; American Bureau of Shipping; Astra International; Astratel Nusantara; Bank Mandiri; Charoen Pokphand Indonesia; DBS Bank Ltd; Goldman Sachs; Hitachi; Hutchison (Hong Kong); Indonesia Infrastructure Guarantee Fund; Indonesian State Electricity Company (PLN); Japan Tobacco International Indonesia; Krakatau Steel; Liga Primer Indonesia (LPI); Medco Energi International; Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia; Mitsui & Co., Ltd; Mitsui Banking Corporation; Mitsui Indonesia; Pamapersada Nusantara; Sampoerna Strategic; Sime Darby (Malaysia); Simpson, Spence & Young (SSY); Standard Chartered Bank; Sumitomo; Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited; and Unilever Indonesia. ISO LGS has obtained Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance certifications of ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management systems and ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management systems to ensure that all aspects of the firm’s operations and the quality of services are on par with the most well managed companies and organizations in the world.
Our Practice Areas • ADR and Arbitration • Antitrust • Bank and Debt Restructuring • Banking and Secured Transactions • Bankruptcy • Capital Markets • Construction • Consumer Protection Defence Litigation • Corporate Finance • Distribution of Goods and Services • E-commerce
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• Mergers and Acquisitions • Mining, Oil and Gas • Privatization • Project Finance • Property and Real Estate • Refinancing and Bank Lending • Shariah Transactions • Structured Finance • Telecommunications • US Representative Offices and Strategic Investment for Residency