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Winners include: Intercorp Group Moraes Pitombo Advogados Maddock & Bright BEST Rechtsanwälte PartmbB Deep & Far John Harrison & Co

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DEEP & FAR Attorneys-at-Law

本所有如璞玉或玉礦,值得您永續無盡開採,讓所擁知識產權熠熠生輝。

We are just like an uncut jade or gem mine. If you use us, you shall soon feel like discovering treasures and find your IP portfolio shining its light forever.

台北市中山北路三段27號13樓 業務涵括知識產權之申請、侵權及訴訟 13th Fl., 27 Sec. 3, Chung San N. Rd., Taipei 104, Taiwan, R.O.C. T: 886-2-25856688 F: 886-2-25989900/25978989 Email: email@deepnfar.com.tw

www.deepnfar.com.tw 深邃胸懷、淵博知識與精進不懈,始見榮耀之肇。


Welcome

TO LAWYERS WORLD 2019 COUNTRY AWARDS The world’s leading professional firms are called upon to assist with transactional matters throughout the deal process. Helping the corporate team on matters of vital importance in areas associated with the location and the sector that a business may operate within. Regulatory, compliance, property, environmental, fund formation, and employment law amongst others all rank high on the agenda. Recognizing the experience and skills that many of the developed nations have, we know how important it is to be recognized as a leader in your field of expertise The LAWYERS WORLD 2019 COUNTRY AWARDS recognize a select number of leading professional firms, across the globe, for their individual areas of specialization, within their geographical location. We recognize and salute the organizations & advisers that have performed to exceptional levels during the most difficult period that the global economy has experienced for decades. The poll represents who the readership believes are the leading professional firms, within the various areas of specialization, across the various geographical regions. Congratulations to all the winners from everyone at Lawyers World. Roger Black – Editor

PUBLISHER - Virtuoso Publishing Limited EDITOR Roger Black For advetising and editorial opportunities 0044 (0) 161 207 1610 Lawyers World Copyright 2019 By Virtuoso Publishing Limited

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and the winners are.... Austria

France

LIKAR Law Offices

MEDIASTIC

Oberhammer

DS Avocats

Viboal FindEX

Bahamas

Germany

Sierra Leone

PARRISWHITTAKER

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Belgium Afschrift

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Slovenia Law Office PETEK Ltd.

Tuli & Co

Brazil

Macauley,Bangura & Co

Preu Bohlig & Partner

Law Office of Ramni Taneja

Covington & Burling

Law Office “Bogdan Slatineanu”

Knierim & Kollegen

India

Allen & Overy

Veritas Legal

Intercorp Group

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Moraes Pitombo Advogados

Israel

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Robus

Bulgaria

Italy

Borissov & Partners

Annunziata Associates

IP Consulting

Aprigliano Law Firm

Canada

De Rosa Law

Jonathan Mort Inc.

Spain KPMG Abogados, S.L.P.

Switzerland Goldblum and Partners

Taiwan Deep & Far

20

Rich IP & Co.

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The Netherlands

LawFed Studio Legale e Tributario BRSA

Banasinski & Associates

LCA Studio Legale

PatentAxis Inc.

UAE

Studio Torta

Al Tamimi & Co

Chile

Kenya

United Kingdom

Estudio Juridico Otero

Njeri Kariuki Advocate

Camden Associates

Morales & Besa

Luxembourg

Goal Group

Cyprus

Collin Marechal

A.G.Paphitis & Co. LLC

Mexico

Walker Morris LLP

Dentons Lopez Velarde

Uruguay

Tornaritis Law Firm

Natividad Abogados

Czech Republic

Sttaton

Achour & Partners

Nigeria

GÜRLICH &Co

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Denmark Andersen Partners

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Egypt Maddock & Bright IP Law Office

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South Africa 18

Aird Berlis

Mantis & Anthinodorou LLC

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BEST Rechtsanwälte PartmbB

Romania

TPA Global

John Harrison & Co

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Strategic Resource

Brum Costa

USA Demotech, Inc.

Fred-Young & Evans LP

Sadis & Goldberg LLP

Pakistan

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Ali & Associates

Vietnam

Vellani & Vellani

VCI Legal

Portugal

Worldwide

PLMJ

Maalouf Ashford & Talbot, LLP

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Shipping & Maritime Law Firm of the Year BAHAMAS

PARRISWHITTAKER World-Class Service to World-Wide Clients Our practice was engineered to provide custom solutions for our clients, with fees designed to give you value over boosting our bottom line. Whether local or international, businesses interested in keen local insight, solid community connections and a 24/7 results-oriented relationship will find that here with us. While our suite of services is extensive, real estate, banking and litigation are what we do best.

A. KENRA PARRIS-WHITTAKER A seasoned young litigator, Kenra believes that justice prevails. She also believes that justice is on her side–regardless of superficial facts, and even of prior governmental rulings. This gives rise to tremendous confidence—short of an actual guarantee. The Nassau-born, Canadian-educated litigator attributes her success to thinking a few steps ahead of her opponent. She has a strong sense of moral values—and operates nimbly on surprisingly little sleep. The daughter of Bahamas-real estate guru Arthur Parris, Kenra always knew she would be an attorney. She enrolled in law school (University of Buckingham, 2001, and later Inns of Court School of Law, 2004), then joined Callenders & Co., where she became a senior associate litigating commercial, probate and maritime cases Now, as an admiralty, maritime, personal injury and commercial litigator, Kenra frequently represents crew members, vessel repair shops, shipyard owners, injured plaintiffs, and others wronged without recourse. She has obtained millions on her clients’ behalf—through judgment or settlement. She also represents clients who are seeking or defending a judicial review (in the Supreme Court) on governmental rulings such as a Port Authority license granted or denied. She has been uncannily successful in all these endeavors. Kenra has a thriving probate practice as well. As an attorney for executors and executrices, she can often halve the waiting time for hearings, particularly for large estates. LW

PRACTICE AREAS • Vessel Lease Agreements • Maritime Disputes and Litigation • Shipping and Aircraft

A. Kenra Parris-Whittaker

• Commercial, Civil & Trust Litigation • Estates, Probates, Wills and Trusts • Estate Litigation • Trusts Litigation • Shareholder Disputes • Fatal Accident Claims • Personal Injury Litigation • Construction Disputes and Litigation • Property Disputes and Litigation • Employment and Immigration • Company Law • Commercial/Contractual Disputes • Contentious Probate Issues • Insurance Litigation • Corporate Services

QUALIFICATIONS • Inns of Court School of Law, 2005 • University of Buckingham, LLB (Hons), 2004 • University of Western Ontario, History, BA, 2002

MEMBERSHIPS • England & Wales, Barrister (2005) • The Bahamas, Attorney-at-Law (2005) • Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (“BVI”) (2013) PARIS WHITTAKER Suite 10 Seventeen Centre Bank Lane Freeport Grand Bahama E: kw@parriswhittaker.com T: +242 352 6110 W: www.parriswhittaker.com

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Consultancy Firm of the Year LATAM & International Tax Firm of the Year BRAZIL

INTERCORP GROUP The hidden complexities of succession planning. It is no secret that Ultra High Net Worth (UNHW) individuals are highly guarded when it comes to their wealth. On the surface it’s about money, but beneath lies a myriad of deeply personal and complex matters relating to their vision, family values, and ultimately, the legacy they hope to create. INTERCORP GROUP London 45 Pont Street, London SW1X 0BD + 44 203 4273 308 New York 60 East 42nd Street, Suite 4600, New York, NY, 10165 Miami 150 SE 2nd Ave Suite 808 Miami, FL 33131 + (305) 371 2858 E: leonardo@intercorp group.co.uk W: www.intercorpgroup.com

One of the most common obstacles that family businesses face is multigenerational succession planning: what happens if the heirs of the business have different needs, talents and levels of interest in the family’s affairs? This is why succession planning is so important: at its core, it’s more about people than it is about material goods. From the outside looking in, many presume that succession planning simply relates to the transference of wealth, and that it is generally a simple matter relating to post-death legacies. As the wealthy and their advisors know all too well, these are misconceptions and the truth is far more complicated.

the security, prosperity and well-being it affords remains for the people who matter to them most.

EMPOWERING SUCCESSORS PRESERVING WEALTH TO PROTECT THE FAMILY The unifying financial priority for UHNWs, across all their activities and plans, is always capital preservation—the ever-present challenge of maintaining their wealth. When it comes to succession planning, this challenge spirals out into a wide range of considerations, beyond taxation issues and wills to matters that extend into family complications, from divorce to the equitable distribution of wealth between heirs. All of these are key risks that need to be assessed thoroughly, and the measures that can be taken to address them require careful planning that is tailored to the needs of that particular family. Not only are these risks highly sensitive and liable to provoking disputes when handled in the wrong way, but even the right measures – ranging from wills and trusts to prenups – can be challenging to execute. Although some of this is well-understood, what often gets overlooked is that wealth preservation is not an end in itself. What ties these considerations together is the understanding that, for most UNHWs, wealth preservation is a means to ensuring

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Succession planning is far from the kind of endof-life handover that some might imagine. Like everyone else, UHNWs want to pass on their vision and values to their successors. The difference is that the stakes are incredibly high, so the transmission of those principles matter all the more. This is especially true for those who built their wealth from the ground, but there are many different types of UHNWs. These differences range from the manner in which they acquired their wealth, through to their temperament, personality and preferences. All of this impacts the course they will choose to take in succession planning. For instance, some who earned their own wealth from relatively humble beginnings often want their children to fully understand the meaning of privilege and learn the value of hard work. They may set preconditions when opening access to their wealth, such as establishing a trust for a successor with a pot of money to be used only for investment purposes, to foster their entrepreneurial development. Others take a more lenient approach because they want their children to lead the life of luxury that they themselves did not have early in life.

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management and provides the necessary steps towards independence and safeguarding wealth for future generations.

THE NEED FOR A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH

Leonardo Braune, Managing Director, Intercorp Group

Meanwhile, UNHWs who inherited their wealth often see themselves as the guardians or stewards of that fortune, tasked with ensuring that it is responsibly passed through to the next generation and beyond. With a long-term vision for their family, they begin educating their children about wealth early and put in place a highly controlled process for the transference of wealth.

Ultimately, it isn’t that one type of long-term vision for family wealth is necessarily better than another. Preferences vary across a whole range of metrics, from individual life histories to the culture in which families are raised. Whatever the life history, temperament, personality type and ultimate legacy aspirations of an UHNW, it is crucial that succession planning is done in a well-controlled and structured manner. Globalisation has meant that families no longer occupy the same physical space: they are scattered all around the world. But this only makes the need for tightly-knit family succession plans greater, so that the contingencies brought on by different members occupying multiple jurisdictions are properly accounted for. And because each family is different, there will never be one off-the-shelf product that can meet all needs. When the stakes are this high, bespoke solutions are required for each family and its particular set of circumstances. All of this means that the need to start planning early is more urgent than ever before. Succession planning cannot be treated as part of a process that begins during retirement. To deliver the best rewards for their families, UHNWs must treat it as a long-term project. Considering the set-up of a fiduciary structure, such as a Trust, is an excellent first step to starting that process. LW

IS THE NEXT GENERATION READY? A common question for many family heads is ‘when is the next generation ready’? An obvious time is when the children have completed their education and are ready to take on the financial responsibility of the family’s wealth. However, this is not always the most common route to succession. Research by Knight Frank found that just 26% of UHNWs have a full wealth transfer strategy in place and are unprepared to pass their legacy and knowledge to the next generation, highlighting that the next generation is not being educated early enough about the management of wealth. Therefore, we often see parents encouraging their heirs to enter the workplace before any succession takes place. The argument is that this gives them a better understanding of wealth

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White Collar Crime Law Firm of the Year BRAZIL

MORAES PITOMBO ADVOGADOS Founded in 2001, Brazilian law firm Moraes Pitombo Advogados began as a local general practice but now serves the entire country offering a range of legal services in litigation.

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“The awards reaffirm our success and focus on blending the personalities of customer contact with office management.” Encouraging participation in continuing legal education seminars, professional association activities and civic affairs, Sao-Paulo headquartered Moraes Pitombo Advogados prides on its ability to combine the dual qualities of a contemporary legal practice i.e. personally tailored client service – which is characteristic of small law firms – and the cutting-edge technology and organisation of large law firms. “We defend the interests of our clients in cases, both in Brazil and abroad through our partnership with several foreign offices,” says firm founder Antônio Sérgio A. de Moraes Pitombo. “In the last 15 years, we have worked in the main cases of repercussion in the country with successful results that demonstrate the differentiated quality of our legal service.” Moraes Pitombo Advogados’ main areas of activity include crimes against the economic and financial order; crimes against the tax order; crimes against the environment; crimes against patrimony, industrial property and labour organisation; crimes against the faith and public administration; crimes against the person; crimes against the family and sexual dignity; crimes against public incolumity; crimes perpetrated by the internet; international cooperation; and legal opinions. The firm’s offices are structured to exclusively serve two areas of law, namely criminal and civil, with distinct teams available to interact and organise the full defence against the state. A team of more than 100 people divided into three offices located in the cities of São Paulo, Brasília, and Rio de Janeiro. “Over time, our headquarters in the city of São Paulo found two fundamental needs for its development,” says Pitombo. “First, we saw the need to verticalise our work in the judiciary, serving clients in the higher courts (STJ and STF), hence the birth of the Brasília office, allowing a greater growth and highlight in judgments in both of these courts. “Second, we wanted to give the same level of personalised service to our many clients in Rio de Janeiro, which required us to reproduce the standard of service quality with a team of equal importance and size in that capital.”

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Antônio Sérgio A. de Moraes Pitombo - Partner/Founder

A graduate of the University of São Paulo, from where he obtained master’s and doctoral degrees in criminal law, Pitombo obtained his post-doctorate degree from the Ius Gentium Coninbrigae of the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra. Involved in the practice of criminal and contentious advocacy law for more than two decades, he is known for his work in several cases of repercussion. He is a member of the Institute of Brazilian Lawyers (IAB); the Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences (IBCCrim); the Manoel Pedro Pimentel Institute, linked to the Department of Criminal Law, Criminology and Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Law of University of São Paulo; the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; the Association Internationale de Droit Pénal; and the Association Internationale des Avocats de la Défense. LW

ANTÔNIO SÉRGIO A. DE MORAES PITOMBO São Paulo – Alameda Vicente Pinzon, 51 – 1º andar – ZIP 04547-130 – São Paulo/SP Brasília – Setor de Autarquias Sul – Quadra 1 – Bloco N. SL. 901/902/903 – Ed. Terrabrasilis - ZIP 70070-010 – Brasília/DF Rio de Janeiro – 440, 21º andar, Botafogo – ZIP 22250-908 – Rio de Janeiro/RJ T: +55 11 3047 3131 F: +55 11 3047 3141 www.moraespitombo.com.br

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Law Firm of the Year CZECH REPUBLIC

GÜRLICH & CO The law office GÜRLICH & Co was founded on 1st February 2002. All members of the firm are experienced lawyers possessing outstanding professional expertise in various branches of law.

JUDr. Richard Gürlich, PhD. CEO, attorney-at-law GÜRLICH & CO Politickych veznu 19 110 00 Prague 1 Czech Republic T: +420 222 101 591 F: +420 222 101 590 E: info@akrg.cz W: www.akrg.cz

Skilled lawyers, qualified office staff and a lot of experience – that’s our law firm. We are fully capable of offering legal Services to both individuals and legal entities in almost all fields of civil and commercial law, all over the territory of the Czech Republic, both in Czech and English language. We also cooperate with a number of external lawyers, all experts in their respective fields, to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients. In the event of cross-border transactions and litigation, this office hires its cooperating international law offices as well as external foreign lawyers. Still, this Law Firm remains a purely Czech legal office free of any financial or other influence exerted by foreign and/or local nationals. This allows the firm to provide its services in compliance with law, professionally and independently. Our law firm focuses mainly on the following areas of law: Civil law, Corporate and business law, Real Estate law, Intellectual property, Labor law and Litigation. Above all we deal with, among the advisory on real estate property transactions (e.g. sale, purchase or lease of apartments and commercial property), drafting all documents relating to real estate financing, drafting all security related documents (mortgages, lien over property and other assets including sets of movable assets, lien over IP or a business or part thereof, security / collateral agreements relating to banking accounts, shares and ownership interests, as well as numerous fiduciary assignments of rights demanded by banks), arranging registration and all other related steps, including advice on governing law. Moreover, we focus on advisory to developers, on investment in real estate, lease and sublease agreements, liens on real estate, creation of easements, building law.

Our law firm provides its services at a high professional level, quickly and with complete independence. Two of our key values that help to drive businesses of our clients are flexibility and personal approach that we manage to maintain through the hard work of our young but skilled colleagues who are at all times prepared to offer tailor-made solutions. Within the scope of legal assistance, our law firm provides prevailingly advisory services in selecting the most suitable procedure with a view to client’s needs, prepares various documents and arranges for the preparation of opinions and legal analyses. The highest level of professionalism that we try to maintain encompasses taking into account forthcoming legal amendments, detailed continuous study of judicature of both the national and European courts. However, while focusing on professionalism we never forget that it goes hand in hand with a personal approach which ensures that clients can always rely on our services and we provide our best in the shortest possible time with a broad level of transparency and detailed records of our performance. LW

SCOPE OF LEGAL SERVICES: Business Transactions Civil Law Intellectual Property Corporate Law and Business Law, Public Procurement Labour Law Real Estate Litigation

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Franchise Lawyer of the Year DENMARK

MICHAEL R. SKOVGAARD Michael R. Skovgaard has been advising countless clients on franchise related matters on a national and international scale for more than 20 years, during which time he has obtained in-depth knowledge of all the legal and commercial aspects of franchising.

Michael R. Skovgaard Partner ANDERSEN PARTNERS T: +45 7622 2298 M: +45 4057 5303 E: mrs@andersen-partners.dk W: www.andersen-partners.dk

Michael R. Skovgaard has provided advice to both franchisors and franchisees on virtually all aspects of franchising during his career. He has counselled franchisors on the setting up and development of new franchise systems and concepts in Denmark as well as abroad, including the setting up and development of international master franchise systems and concepts; he has counselled franchisors on the setting up of international e-commerce platforms for franchisees, drafted and negotiated franchise agreements and master franchise agreements, revised and amended existing franchise systems, represented clients in negotiations with franchisors on establishment of new franchisees, counselled both franchisors and franchisees on termination of franchise contracts, and represented both franchisors and franchisees in litigation on practically every imaginable kind of dispute that may arise from franchising. Michael R. Skovgaard’s experience covers virtually every business area suitable for franchising, including furniture sales, accessories sales, clothes sales, hair styling, fitness and gyms, auto care, eye wear, and pensions broker. In addition to his keen understanding and in-depth knowledge of all legal aspects of franchising, he has an incommensurable business sense on franchising as a business, which makes Michael R. Skovgaard a valued trusted advisor for all his clients. It is important for Michael R. Skovgaard to have a thorough understanding of his client’s business and organization. This enables him to use his clients’ specific needs, requests and demands as a starting point for all his counselling, which has always been based on the fundamental principle that “one size fits all” is seldom useful in the area of franchising. Michael R. Skovgaard’s advice is always given with a commercial perspective and it is important for him to always provide his clients with value based advice. The objective is always to give the client advice that can be used operationally in the client’s business, and he always goes the extra mile to ensure that the client’s

challenges are solved in the best possible way for the client. Michael R. Skovgaard has a strong belief in longlasting relationships with his clients and many of his clients have worked with him for many years – and many of them since they started in franchising. Even though Michael R. Skovgaard represents a number of large and well established franchisor clients, including a client with more than 300 franchisees in more than 60 countries, he still finds it exciting to take in clients that are either in the process of becoming franchisees or starting up as franchisors, because this gives him the opportunity to share his vast experience of all the possibilities (and risks) in franchising and what could be done (and what should not be done). Michael R. Skovgaard’s extensive work in international franchising has provided him with a wide and far-reaching network of contacts that can help his clients establish their franchise businesses abroad, which makes Michael R. Skovgaard the ideal partner for international expansion of franchise businesses. Michael Skovgaard was awarded “Franchise Lawyer of the Year in Denmark” by Corporate INTL Global Awards in 2018. LW

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Middle East’s IP Law Firm of the Year EGYPT

MADDOCK & BRIGHT IP LAW OFFICE MADDOCK & BRIGHT IP LAW OFFICE is a unique law firm. It is ranked amongst the most professional and long established law firms in Egypt, specializing in the protection of intellectual and industrial property rights in Egypt, Middle East and North Africa.

MADDOCK & BRIGHT IP LAW OFFICE 13, Dr. Mahmoud Azmi St, Zamalek, 11211, Cairo, Egypt. T: +20 2 2735 2592 F: +20 2 2735 3828 E: info@mbo-law.com W: www.mbo-law.com

The firm fills a market gap in the MENA region by

and trademark Attorneys, who have gained many

cleverly combining services in the field of intellectual

years of experience in establishing and enforcing

property law and market entry support.

intellectual property rights over patents, trademarks,

The firm provides customized, comprehensive

industrial designs, and copyrights as well as in such

services catered to the specific needs of foreign

pieces of work as assignment, licensing and litigation .

companies and law firms in the Middle East & North

The firm covers the entire spectrum of intellectual

Africa market. The

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firm’s

property protection services, searches, filling advanced

applications for registration of trademarks, designs,

technological tools allow to submit full legal services

utility models and patents, filling oppositions, filling

to its foreign companies and law firms.in addition to a

statements, technical translation, arguments and

team of specialists in various fields of law, economics

suits .It files law suits on behalf of foreign right holders

and technology, the firm is staffed with qualified patent

against infringers in Egypt, Middle East & North

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mass,

diversity

and

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Africa. The firm also provides legal and technical

As a managing partner of

assistance related to infringement, compensation

MADDOCK & BRIGHT

cases, conducting contracts, arbitration, legal advice,

IP L AW OFFICE (MBO)

amicable approaches to settle disputes as well as

in

licensing, and various other issues. In addition, the

of the MENA region

firm is continuously developing technological tolls

countries, Mr. Moustafa

that support its work, in order to provide faster and

specializes in Industrial

more cost-effective IP services for its foreign clients.

and Intellectual Property

Our Firm represented by Mr. Abdelwahab Moustafa

strategic

received several awards for excellence in client

companies

services in 2013 & 2015.

Egypt

and

advices to

some

for gain

competitive advantages worldwide, and federates

And in 2017 MBO has been chosen 2 times as the

MBO’s consultants’ skills to accompany and support

exclusive winner of the IP Litigation Firm of the year

clients in their development strategies. Due to his wide

in Egypt.

area of knowledge with regards to using different legal weapons (decision between administrative or court

ACTIVITIES

proceedings, under-cover investigations, borders

• Contribution with the Japanese Patent Office in

seizure, goods seizure, preparing documentation and

the project of “Data Bank for Intellectual Property

complaints for customs and Governmental bodies,

Information from Emerging Nations”.

Litigation) has built up the credibility and reputation

• Lecturer on IP matters (software protection, parallel

of MBO. Beside managing the development of MBO

imports, protection of non-patentable inventions,

(More than 120 IP attorneys, agents and lawyers in

Patent litigation, Pharmaceutical trademarks ...

MBO offices), In 2006, he has joined Mona Bakir

(Washington DC, Paris, Tokyo, Seoul,..)

Office and started initiating the same practices on a

• Amongst several training and informative actions,

bigger scale, across the last years, and after working

the following in particular are to be noted: Author

as Senior Patent and Trademark Attorney and Litigator

of articles in relation with the IP in Egypt & Mena

on behalf of foreign right holders. Owing to his full

Region published on the Japanese Patent Office

experience in IP matters and in the litigation field,

Website, according to his contribution in the project

Mr. Moustafa has lead Mona Bakir & Son Office into

of “Data Bank for Intellectual Property Information

a new partnership resulting in a capital raise under

from Emerging Nations” (GLOBAL IPDB)

a new name of Maddock & Bright IP Law Office.

Copyright Law in Egypt

Maddock & Bright IP Law Office combines the

Patent Enforcement in Morocco

existing expertise and clientele base of Mona Bakir &

Trade Secrets Protection in Egypt

Son Office with management and expansion tactics to bring to the legal field a wider range of integrated

AUTHOR OF ARTICLES

legal solutions, and greater regional footprint. Mr.

• Copyright Law in Egypt (Read)

Moustafa received several awards he has been

• Patent Enforcement in Morocco (Read)

chosen as Game changer of the Year 2017, one of

• Trade Secrets Protection in Egypt (Read)

Top 100 Lawyers for 2019 and Intellectual Property

• IP Protection & Enforcement in Egypt (Read)

lawyer of the year in Egypt for 2019. LW

• IP Enforcement Guide (Read) • Fatal Pill (Read) • Counterfeits in Egypt (Read) • Anti-Counterfeiting Strategies for Egyptian Brand Owners (Read) • Counterfeiting in Egypt – Whose Problem? (Read) • Counterfeiting in Egypt and The Law (Read)

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Art Law Firm of the Year FRANCE

MEDIASTIC MEDIASTIC is a boutique Law firm representing clients in France and internationaly in arts, technology, entertainement and corporate law.

Anne-Katel Martineau Founder MEDIASTIC 14, Villa Deshayes 75014 Paris France T: +33 (0)1 4540 0130 E: akmartineau@ medias-tic.com W: www.medias-tic.com

MEDIASTIC was founded by Anne-Katel Martineau, Esq. in late 2007 drawing on partnerships with European and American Law firms after a long stay in New York. She has supported numerous startups since 2008 in France and abroad. Thus, she has expertise in innovative strategies on Intellectual property and licensing for multimedia and digital media. She deals regularly on artists’ legal rights. Her expertise in Information Technology/Intellectual Property has been recognized many times by ACQ5, Global Law Experts, Corporate INTL, Corporate USA TODAY, Corporate LiveWire, Acquisition International. As an expert in her area, Anne-Katel Martineau is the author of the guide about art market law in France published by Gualino-Expert collection, in April 2018. Anne-Katel Martineau has been selected as the Most influential Woman in Intellectual property within

France, in March 2018 by Acquisition International, and as the Most influential Woman in Information Technology, in March 2019 by Corporate Vision. IT and IP has been her passion for the last 16 years. Her law firm is looking forward to develop services in Lisbon, which is the portuguese capital for Arts and Technology’s projects. In addition to her expertise in IT/IP, her dual French and Portuguese background facilitates understanding and meetings in Lisbon for european and international projects in this new european silicon valley, where startups are booming. LW

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Franchise Law Firm of the Year GERMANY

BUSSE & MIESSEN BUSSE & MIESSEN combines a fresh perspective with more than 60 years of tradition. LAWFIRM BUSSE & MIESSEN Franchise Practise Group Friedensplatz 1, 53111 Bonn, Germany T: +49 0 228 983 9126 F: +49 0 228 630 283 E: roehrig@busse-miessen.de W: www.busse-miessen.de

With a total of more than 25 lawyers, BUSSE & MIESSEN, a medium-sized operation by German standards, pursues a policy preferring strict quality standards, highly personalized client-lawyer relations and arm’s length working processes over rapid growth. Long-standing relationships provide a high degree of insight into clients’ specific legal concerns, financial issues or personal situation, allowing the professionals at BUSSE & MIESSEN to identify, avoid or resolve conflict, and enabling sensitive and capable problem-solving. The firm is active in the field of Franchise Law throughout Germany and other European countries. Today, BUSSE & MIESSEN are advisors to more than 150 franchisors in Europe and North America. The firm has particular experience in the development, reorganization and expansion of franchise networks. Its Franchise Practice Group

focuses exclusively on advising Franchisors and Master Franchisees in the optimization and management of franchise network. It is BUSSE & MIESSEN’s paramount priority to advise Franchisors not only in the field of Franchising Law but, equally important, also in strategic questions with respect to international expansion. According to the Who’s Who Legal, Dr. Patrick Giesler, who is an essential part of the Franchise Practice Group, is one of the leading German franchise lawyers. He is the author of numerous books and publications on Franchising Law. Furthermore, Dr. Giesler is President and founder of the International Franchise Lawyers’ Association, a world-spanning network of law firms specializing in this field. Catering to the needs of foreign clients also outside and beyond the domain of franchising, BUSSE & MIESSEN, from its Berlin, Bonn and Leipzig offices, operates several practice groups where lawyers fully conversant in English provide advice and guidance to companies from all fields of business life, to banks, real estate partnerships and individual investors. Other key specialisations are in Real Estate, Construction and Labour law. LW

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Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year GERMANY

BEST RECHTSANWÄLTE ATTORNEYS BEST Rechtsanwälte PartmbB was founded in 1998 by Dr. Michael Best and his partner. Based in Frankfurt, Germany, the firm has recently opened an Indian Desk in Kolkata, India, providing the same reliable and high quality services to its clients in this country. The firm was established as a spin-off from the Hoechst group in 1998. Among the firm’s early clients were the many companies, subsidiaries and joint ventures which resulted from the restructuring of the Hoechst group. Many of these are still valued clients. Yet the client base of the firm has changed and broadened significantly over the last twenty years and now extends across numerous sectors of industry and commerce. The firm’s clients include utility, pharmaceutical and chemical companies, power and automotive companies, as well as manufacturers of highly specialized fabrics and materials, cosmetics and fashion labels and other consumer goods. Since its foundation, the firm has continued to grow continuously and currently the team consists of thirteen highly motivated and experienced attorneys, paralegals and support staff. In 2009 Udo Pfleghar joined the firm as a partner after several years as head of the group trademark and domain law at the Boehringer Ingelheim group and as a senior examiner at the OHIM (now EUIPO) in Alicante. With the appointment of Miléa Giannakoulis as a partner, and with Steffen Schäffner acting of counsel for the firm, this growth is continuing. Steffen has a strong litigation and industry background, having represented the OHIM (now EUIPO) in numerous proceedings before the Courts in Luxembourg and having been inhouse with MERCK in the past, while Miléa has an equally strong trademark clearance and

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unfair competition background and has been with the firm for more than a 15 years. Since its beginning, the firm has focused exclusively on trademarks, designs, domains, unfair competition and copyright matters and related areas such as data protection and licensing to provide the best possible service to its clients in its areas of specialization and expertise. Most recently, the firm was able to extend this expertise to India with the opening of its Indian Desk, which is headed by Poroma Banerjee, a highly qualified Indian attorney with both law firm and in house experience. This desk not only makes it possible for BEST to offer the high quality and reliable services expected by its clients in India, but also provides Indian clients a gateway to the protection of IP rights not just in India, but also in Germany and the European Union and its member states.

PROFILE BEST Rechtsanwälte PartmbB is a boutique law firm specialised in Intellectual Property Law. The firm was founded in 1998. The three partners, together with further experienced attorneys and highly trained and motivated paralegals and support staff, ensure that the firm is well established to handle large quantities of work quickly and efficiently while maintaining the high quality standards expected by clients and instructing counsel.

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We work so closely with many of our clients that we are in the position of an outsourced trademark department, providing legal advice based on the knowledge we have of the particular industry and the clients involved. BEST Rechtsanwälte PartmbB is located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in one of the busiest commercial regions of Germany and Europe. With its large international airport, Frankfurt is an important centre of international finance and industry. It is easy to reach and the location in the heart of Europe makes it easy for us to go where we can help our clients. Most recently, its Indian Desk was opened in Kolkata, India. Currently, we are responsible for the trademark, design and domain portfolios and cases of a number of national and multinational companies from various countries on both national and international levels. We are able to call on the extensive experience of our partners and staff in dealing with such portfolios during the course of their careers (both in house and as external counsel for their clients), making it possible for us to offer high quality and cost effective solutions. The firm’s clients include pharmaceutical and chemical companies, power and automotive companies, cosmetics and fashion labels, name creation agencies and industrial designers, consumer goods manufacturers, to name just a few. Of course, we also act on behalf of numerous law firms based outside Germany, who entrust the representation of their clients to us before the German courts and the German Patent and Trademark Office or in matters involving Community Trademarks and Designs. Our services in regard to our clients’ portfolios can include all aspects from searching, prosecution, opposition proceedings, litigation, drafting and negotiation of license agreements, assignments, co-existence agreements, watching, etc. Our experience makes it possible for us to provide these services to our larger clients on the basis of a “Legal Service and Counseling Agreement” which is invoiced at an annual flat rate.

PHILOSOPHY At BEST Rechtsanwälte PartmbB, we believe that we should concentrate on the things we know how to do best. This makes it possible for us to offer first class service to our clients. The strong background of our partners as in house trademark attorneys and in private practice as well as the highly qualified staff make it possible for us to meet our clients’ expectations and to offer our services at very competitive rates. We strive to continuously improve our services in order to meet the needs and expectations of our clients. For that reason we are active in: 1.   Lecturing on subjects related to trademark, design and domain matters. Udo and Steffen are lecturers in law at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. 2.  Committees in professional associations such as INTA, MARQUES and ECTA. Of course we also strive to attend the annual meetings of the associations we are members of. 3. Meetings with offices such as the German Patent and Trademark Office and the European Intellectual Property Office in Alicante We also regularly take part in seminars and training sessions in order to keep up to date with current developments. Overall, it is our philosophy to offer the best possible service to our clients at competitive rates. This is where our industry experience meets client expectations. LW

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Constitutional Law Firm of the Year INDIA

LAW OFFICE OF RAMNI TANEJA Ramni Taneja is a citizen of India, having been educated in Mumbai, India, and London, England.

Ramni Taneja. Advocate and Notary LAW OFFICE OF RAMNI TANEJA A 34 Defence Colony, New Delhi 110 024, India T: +91 11 4155 2051/2052 F: +91 11 4155 2053 E: ramni@ramnitaneja.com W: www.ramnitaneja.com

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. On 3rd March 1997, she was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, [now known as the Senior Courts of England and Wales]. In 1999, she was appointed as a Notary by the Government of India, New Delhi, India. 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 practised 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 in the United Kingdom [UK] at Grey Coat Hospital, Westminster, London, England, UK, 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. Ramni Taneja is the author of Foreign Direct Investment and Globalisation, published by Eastern Book Company, 2014. She has written legal articles that have been published in international and Indian legal journals on various legal issues Ramni Taneja’s principal areas of legal practice covering litigation and transactional legal work inter alia are: all areas of commercial law, civil law, corporate law, constitutional law and criminal law. Other areas of legal practice covering litigation and transactional law 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, laws relating to asylum, family law, foreign direct investment, including foreign exchange law, insurance law, initial public offerings, intellectual property law, infrastructure law, employment law, laws governing the media, mergers and acquisitions, immigration and nationality law, maritime law, succession law, private international law, public international law and property law. LW

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Media and Internet Law Firm of the Year SLOVENIA

LAW OFFICE PETEK, LTD Law office PETEK is specialized in Internet and Media Law.

Marko Petek founding partner LAW OFFICE PETEK, LTD. Full Service Founding Partner Dunajska cesta 51 1000 Ljubljana Slovenia T: +386 1436 4380 E: info@op-petek.si W: www.op-petek.si

Marko Petek, the founding partner, has Ph.D. in and is specialized in Internet and Media law. He is a professor at Business and Law Faculte in Ljubljana. Law office Petek is also specialized Familly Constitutions, civil and criminal law. Marko Petek and colleague Andrej Milkic, were for more than a decade police officers and detectives in police forces. After that, they obtained experience in other different professions and educations/ training in negotiations. Law office Petek is now also specialized in mediation, as Marko Petek, Ph.D. has officially become a mediator in the year 2017 and Andrej Miklic in year 2018.

EDUCATION Marko Petek began his career in the police force in 1994. By 2002 he became a detective, specialized in “white collar crimes.” In the same year, he graduated from Law school in Ljubljana and then in 2006 he got his master degree at the same faculty. He passed the national legal exam and started his career as an attorney at Law office Rauter in 2007. He started his own Law firm in 2010. In 2013 he got his doctorate (Ph.D.) in civil law. His latest achievement was becoming a mediator in 2017 and faculty professor in 2019.

CLIENTELE Our clients are both business and individuals. Our approach is individual towards each client, professional and transparent. We try to be responsive to our clients and available when needed. Petek Law Office works in five languages: Slovenian, English, German, Croatian and Serbian. We provide legal services on an hourly fee or by tariff recommended by Slovenian chamber of Attorneys. LW

PRACTICE AREAS • Media law and internet law • Human rights • Criminal law • Corporate law and labour law • Family law • Inheritance law • Administrative law • Civil law

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IP Law Firm of the Year TAIWAN

DEEP & FAR ATTORNEYS AT LAW Deep & Far was founded in 1992 and is one of the

largest law firms in Taiwan. DEEP & FAR ATTORNEYS AT LAW 13th F1., No. 27, Sec. 3, Chung San N. Rd. Taipei 104, Taiwan, R.O.C. T: +886 2 2585 6688 F: +  886 2 2598 9900 +886 2 2597 8989 E: email@deepnfar.com.tw

The firm is presently focussed on the practice in

five universities in this country and/or the university in

separate or in combination of all aspects of intellectual

the US. Our prominent staffs are dedicated to provide

property rights (IPRs) including patents, trademarks,

the best quality service in IPRs. As a proof, about one

copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, and/or

half of top 100 incorporations in this country have

licensing, counseling, litigation and/or transaction

experiences of seeking patented their techniques,

thereof. Since this firm edges itself into the IPRs field,

but more than one fifth of the top 100 incorporations

the firm quickly comes to fame. As an illustration, this

are/were clients of this firm. Furthermore, Hi-Tech

firm often is one of the largest sources from which

companies in the science-based industrial park located

foreign filing orders originate.

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at Hsin Chu play an important role in booming

The fascinating rise of this firm begins from

the economy of this country. About one half of

the founder of Deep & Far attorneys-at-law, C.

which have experiences in seeking patented their

F. Tsai, who is the one first patent practitioner in

techniques, and out of more than 60% of the

this country who both has technological and law

patent-experienced companies in that park have

backgrounds and is qualified as a local attorney-at-

ever entrusted their IPR works to this firm.

law. The patent attorneys and patent engineers in

We have experienced in seeking IPR-protections

this firm normally hold outstanding and advanced

for our clients in more than 100 territories all over the

degrees and are generally graduated from the top

world. We have thousands of IPR-cases respectively

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prosecuted before official Patent Offices of major

copyrights,

industrialized countries. This firm not only is the most

and/or licensing, counseling, litigation and/or

competent in IPR-related matters in this country but also

transaction thereof. The firm is presently focussed

is very familiar with IPR-practices in major industrialized

on the practice in separate or in combination of all

countries. As a matter of fact, this firm oftentimes tries

aspects of intellectual property rights (IPRs) including

and makes precedents of new claim-drafting styles.

patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair

While we might have become wonderfully famed

competition, and/or licensing, counseling, litigation

locally with remarkable appreciation and respects, we

and/or transaction thereof. LW

trade

secrets,

unfair

competition,

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 applause from clients all over the world.

ITEMS The firm is presently focussed on the practice in separate or in combination of all aspects of intellectual property rights (IPRs) including patents, trademarks,

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Patent & Trademark Law Firm of the Year TAIWAN

RICH IP & CO. Clarice Chen /Managing Director 6th Floor, No. 261, Sec. 3, Nan-King E. Rd. Taipei 105, Taiwan T: +886 2 2713 1060 # 328 E: clarice.chen@richip.com W: www.richip.com

Rich IP & Co. has a team of attorneys and engineers with deep and varied educational and experiential backgrounds, providing professional patent and trademark law services in Taiwan, the Chinese Area and worldwide. Our experts have acted as trainers and educators for local patent examiners, judges, public prosecutors, and thousands of local patent attorneys, engineers and in-house counselors since 1992. Our professional capability always give our clients advantages of better quality services with less service charge as compared with other IP firms in Taiwan and Chinese area.

of patent attorneys, trade-mark and design attorneys and lawyers active in the field of intellectual property. Professionals all over the world consider the handbook to be complete and reliable, and consequently it is frequently consulted in practice. Rich IP has been selected as the editor for Taiwan area since October 2005 in regularly updating the contents of The Brown Book.

THE MOST EXPERIENCED IP EXPERTS IN TAIWAN

Sole Expert to Deliver Courses of “Patent Infringement Assessment (Patent/Utility Model)” for Taiwan IP Court

Our experts have acted as trainers and educators for local patent examiners, judges, public prosecutors, and thousands of local patent attorneys, engineers and in-house counselors since 1992. Our professional capability always give our clients advantages of better quality services with less service charge as compared with other IP firms in Taiwan and Chinese area.

THE MOST EXPERIENCED IP EXPERTS IN TAIWAN All key members of Rich IP & Co. (RichIP) were from the largest firm in Taiwan in IP field for more than twenty-five (25) years. Operating as one of the leading IP firms within Taiwan, RichIP is unique in IP field and specialized not only prosecution but also dispute matters in patent and trademark fields. The team of RichIP stands out from its competitors thanks to its excellent response rate, detailorientated approach, and disciplined nature in which it produces outstanding results for the clients. Throughout the area, there are only a handful of IP firms which are equipped with a full-fledged chemical and biotech team, and the team in RichIP has been recognised by clients as an excellent one. The technical fields covered by the unique chemical/biotech team of RichIP include, but not limited to, chemistry, chemical engineering, polymer, material science, semiconductor, pharmaceutics, biotechnology, life science and agriculture.

Taiwan Intellectual Property Court (IP Court) was established in 2007. The jurisdiction of the IP Court will cover Civil, Criminal, and Administrative suits regarding various intellectual property disputes. Taiwan Judicial Yuan (all general courts and administrative courts, including High Courts, Supreme Court and Supreme Administrative Court are under the Judicial Yuan) has selected the Rich IP as the sole IP firm to deliver training courses of “Patent Infringement Assessment” for all judges of the IP Court since March 2006.

MORE FAVORABLE FEE STRUCTURE As the slogan of RichIP, we always do our best to match the clients’ needs. The establishment of Rich IP provides us with an opportunity to build a new fee structure which is much more favorable for our foreign clients. Our professional capability may give our clients advantages of the fine-quality services with a much more competitive service charge as compared with other IP firms in Taiwan and China areas.

CO-EDITOR OF “THE BROWN BOOK” FOR TAIWAN PATENT & TRADEMARK SYSTEMS At present, the seven-volume, loose-leaf handbook entitled “Manual for the Handling of Applications for Patents, Designs and Trademarks throughout the World” (also called “The Brown Book” or “Manual Industrial Property (MIP)”) is known worldwide in circles

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Best Mid-Market Investment Advisory Boutique UNITED KINGDOM

CAMDEN ASSOCIATES A privately-held advisory firm based in London, Camden Associates is a boutique investment banking firm that has built a solid reputation in international financing, having successfully represented clients all around the world.

CAMDEN ASSOCIATES 27 Hill Street London W1J 5LP T: +44 207 290 9812 M (Europe): +336 7498 4104 W: www.camdenassociates.co.uk

Offering a range of services from pure advisory to financing to private and public company alike, Camden Associates was created in 2003 under the name Camden Partners. In 2006, after a change of shareholders, it was rebranded as Camden Associates. Initially focusing on Eastern Europe and on large groups such as Bouygues, Rosatom, Gazprom, Lukoil, and Rushydro, the firm changed its focus to smaller, more innovative deals and broadened its scope on a sectors basis including technology, biotech, and mining, all of which are worldwide sectors. “Our unique selling point is our experience of faraway countries and their business practices,” says founder Jean-Claude Gonneau. “After a traditional banking career spanning from M&A at BNP in France to First Boston in New York followed by London, some of us worked in a hedge fund at Duet, creating real estate and private equity funds in Russia and India. “We helped oligarchs monetise their wealth, and also helped create the first Sub-Saharan fund. We are essentially project driven and believe that behind the specifics of a sector there is a unique management with unique abilities and specific problems. “We strive to help them solve the particular problem they have at one point in time.” Camden Associates’ overall mission is to get deals done and it prides on its ability to take the necessary action to make those deals a success. “We start from ensuring we fully understand the client’s story as well as understand what the client wants to do. At this stage we like to analyse and see if we can help. We never feel pressure in doing a deal we do not believe in. Once we decide to do the deal, we then try and see how the market will react to the story and act accordingly.” Gonneau believes what sets his firm apart is its adaptability to client needs. “We are not claiming we are better than our competitors. We are simply more adapted to some of our clients and do not believe two deals are the same.” Acknowledging the challenges of the industry, Gonneau believes quality and talent can always deliver and Camden Associates will continue to move further on its success journey.

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“I would say yes the recent times has been challenging when you see the new rules and regulations being introduced. MIFID II, for instance, has damaged the industry a great deal in the name of more transparency. “The result is that a number of small to midsize firms are giving up. For Camden, too, the result is mostly positive but it definitely is a problem to have legislation made by people who do not understand the basic rules of the financial markets.” In order to be in touch with new developments happening in their areas of specialisation, the team at Camden Associates tries and read the market and the new trends evolving. States Gonneau: “Clearly some powerful new trends are developing in North America including the revival of resources and the brand new cannabis planet . In Continental Europe, new oil saving technologies are all the rage alongside blockchain and healthtec. So we are active in those fields.” For instance, the team is currently working with a company which developed the ‘passcare’ the first portable patient record. “Crypted by blockchain, it will empower patients to control their medical record and their data – and it has attracted the attention of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is very encouraging.” Camden Associates is at the finalising stage of arranging finance for a company using hydrogenbased techniques to reduce car consumption and pollution drastically – which would mean 30 percent for consumption and up to 70 per cent for pollution.” In the mining sector, the firm has a number of very profitable small-size mining deals with a notable one being in Zimbabwe. LW

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Financial Management Services Firm of the Year UNITED KINGDOM

JOHN HARRISON & COMPANY Better Business, Better Life. Our sole commercial purpose is to improve the wealth and lifestyle of owners of small and medium sized businesses.

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We accomplish that by helping business owners build businesses that work so that they can choose not to and helping them to increase their business profits using proven analytical and planning tools, marketing systems, coaching, and systems development. Our objective is to help our clients realise the full potential of their businesses, and in so doing make a real positive and lasting difference to them, their families and their employees. You are in business to win, and our goal is to help make that happen for you. That is why we designed our innovative Financial Management Service. This is your own back office finance department headed by a Chartered Accountant, tailored specifically to your needs to provide you with the support that you need to manage your business more profitably. It is modular so you can select or deselect items as you wish and all the time you know that a qualified Chartered Accountant is keeping a close eye on your figures for you. The system incorporates our Profit Improvement Programme; all of your bookkeeping; payroll; pensions auto enrolment; P11ds and VAT. We can provide a with credit control system and collect

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John Harrison

& Co

JOHN HARRISON & COMPANY 78 Carlton Rd Worksop Nottinghamshire S80 1PH T: +44 1909 472 310 E: john@johnharrison.co.uk W: www.johnharrison.co.uk

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES your debts from your customers; list the amounts due to your suppliers, agree the list with suppliers’ statements and prepare draft internet bank payments for your approval and release. We can arrange your business funding, insurance policies, energy supplies and telephone contracts and we will complete your company secretarial services. You will have quarterly management accounts with a quarterly meeting to discuss your financial affairs and your business plans. Your annual accounts, business tax returns and personal tax returns are completely free of charge. We are based in Worksop, Nottinghamshire and we believe there is a great deal more to business than just producing some accounting reports. Building your bottom line, increasing the value of your business, and enhancing the quality of your

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life are our focus, and are the things that make us different. If you truly want to solve some of your everyday business problems and improve the overall quality of your business and personal life, there is a good chance John Harrison & Company will be a good fit for your company. To know for sure if we are right for you requires a frank discussion – of your goals, your dreams, and your issues. From there, if we believe we can help, we’ll tell you exactly how, and what the impact might be. If a more successful, valuable business is important to you, let’s talk.

ABOUT US Our sole commercial purpose is to increase the wealth of those whom we are privileged to serve. Using our skill with numbers, and the ideas of some of the world’s leading business thinkers and achievers, we’ve developed a series of processes, systems and tools to help businesses become much, much more successful. For example, we have software which analyses your financial accounts and presents them to you in graphical format which shows you with crystal clarity what has gone right in your business and what has gone wrong. It also benchmarks your financial results against similar sized companies in

the same industry so you can see at a glance what can be achieved by your business. We have access to a wealth of resources and tools that provide business improvement ideas to help you address such issues as improving cash flow and profits, gain clarity on business and personal goals and develop an action plan to achieve them, and so much more. We’ll work hand in hand with you so you can gain a broader view of what is possible in your business and our comprehensive business coaching systems will help you achieve your goals. Our Financial Management Service is one of the most complete ones available. It provides you bookkeeping and payroll, monthly financial reports and quarterly management accounts. It includes financial modelling to help you achieve the level of profits that you want and deals with credit control, invoicing and debt collecting; purchase invoice and payment processing; arranging the best insurance, utilities and telephone contracts and so much more. You can be assured that as one of our clients you will always have access to the tremendous business development support that is available.

JOHN HARRISON - PRINCIPAL John joined the practice from school, qualified as a Chartered Accountant and became a partner in Allotts, buying the Worksop office from them in 1989 so that he could carry on a sole practice. He specialises in improving profits of small businesses, is Treasurer of the Campaign for an Independent Britain and is a keen football fan. John is married to Anne, a teacher, with two children Victoria and Tristan.

John Harrison

JOE WARBURTON SENIOR ACCOUNTANT Joe came to us from Wales High School, Kiveton in February 2008 where he studied Accountancy, Mathematics and History at A-Level. He is a senior accountant within the practice, and has qualified with the Association of Accounting Technicians. He specialises in operating our Financial Management System.

Joe Warburton

ELIZABETH RAWLINS SEMI-SENIOR ACCOUNTANT Elizabeth joined us 2017 whist she was part way through her studies to qualify as a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians. She specialises in cloud based accounting systems and her duties also include accounts preparation, personal and corporate tax and payroll. LW

Elizabeth Rawlins

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Multi-Award Winners WORLDWIDE

MAALOUF ASHFORD & TALBOT Maalouf Ashford & Talbot is among the world’s leading international law firms with offices in New York City, Dubai, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Khoper, Al Qatif, Cairo, Beirut, Baghdad, Erbil, Amman, Zurich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, and affiliated offices in over 40 different countries worldwide. Maalouf Ashford & Talbot’s lawyers are internationally recognized as leading experts in the areas of International Finance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Oil & Gas Law, Energy Law, Private Equity Law, Project Finance Law, Asset Finance Law, Banking Law, Capital Markets Law, Corporate Law, Cross Border Law, Shipping & Maritime Law, Antitrust Law, Sharia Law, Compliance Law, Technology Media & Telecommunications Law, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology Law and Tax Law. Maalouf Ashford & Talbot, LLP has a worldwide reputation for quality of advice and breadth of expertise. Their attorneys have delivered results in complex matters involving international trade and finance,

mergers and acquisitions, investment funds, energy, oil & gas transactions, IPO’s, private placements, and international arbitrations around the globe.In today’s heavily regulated and competitive world, corporations are facing greater scrutiny and confronting more arduouschallenges than ever before. Maalouf Ashford & Talbot lawyers are world leaders in creating new and innovative ways to assist their clients in meeting those challenges, rather than explaining to them why a deal “can’t be done”. With a practice that offers unparalleled representation across a comprehensive range of legal areas, Maalouf Ashford & Talbot’s lawyers have the ability to anticipate obstacles, seize opportunities and get the deal done, and

the experience and know-how to prevent it from being undone.

JOHN J. MAALOUF John J. Maalouf, Senior Partner of Maalouf Ashford & Talbot, is one of America’s top lawyers and is a globally recognized expert in the areas of International Trade & Finance Law, Corporate Law, Banking Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Intellectual Property Law, Pharmaceuticals Law, Telecommunications Law, Oil & Gas Law and International Arbitration. Mr. Maalouf has been ranked as one of the Top 10 International Trade & Finance Lawyers in the United States for the past 13 consecutive years by the United States Lawyer Rankings – 2006 - 2019 Editions. LW

GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE Maalouf Ashford has offices and affiliates worldwide, and they represent clients in connection with their legal needs in the following countries: MIDDLE EAST United Arab Emirates Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Egypt Qatar Lebanon Turkey Iraq Libya Syria Jordan Bahrain Kuwait Oman Yemen Afghanistan 26

AMERICAS United States Canada Mexico Brazil Argentina Columbia Chile Venezuela ASIA China India Pakistan S. Korea Japan Thailand

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AFRICA Algeria Morocco Tunisia Sudan Angola South Africa Nigeria Malawi Cameroon Sierra Leone Gambia Senegal Mali Cameroon Kenya Gabon Ghana

EUROPE United Kingdom France Germany Russia Spain Italy Belgium Austria Switzerland Greece Poland

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