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Armenia
ELL PARTNERSHP LLC
www.ell.am

ELL PARTNERSHIP Law Firm unites high qualified professionals, attorneys at law, arbitrators and mediators, who have strength in dispute settlement, commercial contracts, trust, commercial and complexity management and investment law. Taron Simonyan, Gevorg Tumanov and Norayr Balayan are the key partners in the team, which is experienced in cross-border legal services involving the EEU, EU, UAE and USA.

Austria
Wolf Theiss
www.wolftheiss.com

Wolf Theiss opened its first office in Vienna in 1957 and soon established a reputation as one of the region’s leading law firms. The firm has since grown into a multinational team of approximately 320 lawyers, making it one of the largest integrated law firms in the region. It has offices* in Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Ukraine.

Azerbaijan
EKVITA
www.ekvita.com

EKVITA is a full-service legal and tax consulting firm. In early 2011, the firm merged with a local tax consulting firm established in 1999, thereby significantly expanding its practice areas, and claiming tax consulting as one of its main areas. EKVITA now brings together 15 years of local expertise and knowledge.

Bangladesh
A.S & Associates
www.as-associates.net

A.S and Associates is a Global Law Experts Recommended, Bangladeshi law firm based in Dhaka with a branch office at Mymensingh and a networked legal firm at Moulovibazar, Sylhet. The firm is the exclusive Bangladesh member of TAGLaw®, a worldwide alliance of independent law firms over 90 countries. The firm provides a comprehensive range of modernised legal services for both national and international clients.

Belgium
Peeters Law Firm
www.peeters-law.be

Peeters Advocaten-Avocats is a full service corporate boutique with extensive national and international experience, that takes its share in the strategic planning of its clients, and offers sustainable solutions based on a realistic and pragmatic approach. High quality business services to enterprises.

Strelia
www.strelia.com

Strelia started its activities on 1 January 2013. It was formed by experienced partners and their teams coming from various firms, including international firms (Stibbe, Nauta, White & Case, Linklaters), to bring together their expertise and strengths and provide their clients with a new offering. The firm combines the advantages of a small and flexible firm with a professional service delivered in accordance with international standards. Its team currently comprises about 25 lawyers, most of them with an international experience.

Altius
www.altius.com

Altius was established in 2002 and is the result of a merger of two internationally oriented Belgian law firms, Huysmans Trenité Van Doorne and De Bauw & Maeyaert.

Curia
www.curia.be

Curia was established in 2006. The main areas since its formation have been corporate, commercial, employment and not-for-profit law. Curia is one of the fastest growing firms on the Belgian market, currently employing 27 lawyers and expanding. Since its formation, the firm has expanded in the areas of real estate, insurance, intellectual property and finance law.

Bulgaria
Delchev & Partners
www.delchev-lawfirm.com

Delchev & Partners is a prime, full service, commercial law firm, based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Delchev & Partners’ legal solicitors provide comprehensive legal and tax services and solutions to multinational corporations operating in Bulgaria, closely held foreign and Bulgarian businesses, local entrepreneurs, exempt organizations and individuals. Our experienced lawyers in Bulgaria will assist you with any legal issues that you or your business in Bulgaria is facing.

Georgiev, Todorov & Co
www.georg-tod.com

Georgiev, Todorov & Co. delivers top Dispute Resolution legal services to a wide range of domestic and international clients. During 2015 the firm had a strong track record in major court cases with very high success rate, including commercial and administrative litigation, international arbitration. Georgiev, Todorov & Co. has been involved in over 20 complex commercial cases with value of more than EUR 15 mln. before the Bulgarian courts, including the Supreme Court of Cassation and in over 50 substantial administrative cases before the Supreme Administrative Court, including over 20 tax administrative case with value exceeding EUR 100 mln. The firm has represented clients in several international arbitration disputes and is currently involved in the major cases related to foreign investments in Bulgaria. We advocate the use of alternative dispute resolution procedures depending on the relevant case. Our team has extensive experience in the conduct of arbitrations supervised by the major Bulgarian arbitral institutions as well as ad hoc arbitrations.

Penkov, Markov & Partners
www.penkov-markov.eu

Penkov, Markov & Partners is a leading law firm, providing top quality legal services and legal representation of clients in Bulgaria. Established in 1990, in the wake of the democratic and economic changes in Bulgaria, PM&P is the first Bulgarian law firm to provide qualified and effective legal services to foreign investors and undoubted leader and innovator on the market, an example for many other law offices.

China
Haoliwen Partners
www.haoliwen.com

A full service firm including corporate and M&A practices, HaoLiWen is also renowned for providing legal advice, defense and/or solutions in very specialized areas, which comprise Trade & Customs, Competition, Dispute Resolution, E-commerce, IP Protection, Corporate Defense and Investigations. With fully centralized and integrated offices and a group of partners with experience as judge, arbitrator, or in-house counsel, and/or practitioner with both domestic and international firms and familiarity with legal risks and issues in China market, HaoLiWen provides clients with practical legal solutions to commercial needs, and thus has won recognition and trust from clients.

Cyprus
Czech Republic
Z/C/H Legal., advokátní kancelář.
www.zchlegal.com

ZCH Legal (formerly Zilvarova Ctibor Hladky) is a renowned medium-sized law firm located in the centre of Prague. The firm operates under a leadership of three: Radek Hladky, the expert in real estate, corporate and M&A, insolvency and restructuring and leasing; Jiri Ctibor, who excels in franchising, banking and finance and compliance, risk and corporate governance and is often invited to speak at highly-regarded seminars on topics of note; and Jana Hladka Zilvarova, who co-ordinates the firm’s activities.

Egypt
Matouk Bassiouny
www.matoukbassiouny.com

Matouk Bassiouny is a full-service independent law firm based in Cairo, Egypt. It specialises in advising multinationals, corporations, financial institutions and governmental entities on all legal aspects of investing and doing business in Egypt and the region. Its team of eight partners and over 90 fee-earners is trained both locally and internationally and are fully conversant in English, Arabic and French. The firm prides itself on its in-depth understanding of cross-border cultural and business practices and on providing a commercial problem-solving approach to its legal services.

France
Chassany Watrelot & Associés
www.cwassocies.com

Chassany Watrelot & Associés (CWA) is a law firm exclusively dedicated to employment law and other areas impacting human resources management. Over the past 25 years, the firm has experienced strong growth, with the opening of the Paris office (1999), the Marseilles office (2003), the Casablanca and Tangier offices (2011), and the Algiers and Tunis offices (2012). CWA brings together over 60 lawyers providing legal advice, accompanying and representing companies during litigations, and developing and conducting professional training.

Ghana
Kimathi & Partners
www.kimathilegal.com

Kimathi & Partners is unquestionably one of the leading law firms in Ghana. It provides legal advisory services to foreign investors, foreign governments and multinationals who want to do ethical business in Ghana.
Kimathi & Partners is ranked as the ‘most reactive and responsive law firm’ and a firm ‘which keeps its promise’. It is very reliable and has no competition when it comes to responsiveness, customer service, personal attention and delivery on time.

Iceland
Arnason Faktor
www.arnasonfaktor.is

Arnason Faktor was formed in 2006 when two leading intellectual property firms in Iceland, A&P Arnason and Faktor Patentbureau, merged. Faktor Patenbureau was founded in 1969 and has been extensively engaged in intellectual property protection in Iceland ever since. A&P Arnason traces its roots back to 1985 and has been a pioneer in the promotion of intellectual property protection in the Icelandic industry and business community. Arnason Faktor is the largest intellectual property consultancy firm in Iceland with 27 employees. It has offices in Reykjavik, Copenhagen and Munich.

BBA
www.bba.is

The firm was founded in 1998 by Baldvin Bjorn Haraldsson and Asgeir A Ragnarsson, and was the first law firm in Iceland to build its practice exclusively on servicing the business sector. This focus has allowed BBA’s lawyers to gain substantial experience and a level of expertise which is second to none in Iceland in, among other areas, corporate law, finance law and general business law.

India
Brus Chambers, Advocates & Solicitors
www.bruschambers.com

A specialised Indian Law Firm with an International Perspective, Brus Chambers is a dominant force in shipping and virtually rules this sector. The firm has unrivalled expertise with a strong track record and excels in corporate, commercial, regulatory, projects and dispute resolution work. The firm has an excellent reputation for handling complex commercial disputes and a formidable reputation in resolving disputes and has expanded its International commercial arbitration team within dispute resolution and P & I work within shipping and marine insurance.

Chadha & Chadha IP
www.candcip.com

Chadha & Chadha IP is an ISO 9001:2008 certified intellectual property firm with its head office in New Delhi and nine branch offices across India. The practice traces its history to 1967 and has evolved for over four decades to become one of India’s most prominent IP firms.

Indonesia
Frans Winarta & Partners
www.franswinarta.com

Frans Winarta & Partners was founded in 1981 by Mr Frans Hendra Winarta and now has grown to become one of the leading law firms in Indonesia which has been consistently recognised as one of the law firms that excel in the field of dispute resolution.

Iraq
Newton Law Group
www.newtonlawllp.com

Working in close association with international and regional law firms, Newton Law Group is a leading law firm with more than 300 years of combined Iraqi legal experience and has served many Fortune 500 and CAC 40 corporations through their different offices (Baghdad, Basra and Sulimania). Email us iraq@newtonlawllp.com.

Ireland
Flynn O'Driscoll
www.fod.ie

Flynn O’Driscoll is a business law firm focused on achieving practical business solutions for its clients. It was founded by Pat Flynn in 2002 who was joined shortly thereafter by Alan O’Driscoll. Since its formation, its main areas of practice have been corporate and commercial advice, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions and aviation and assets finance.

O'Connor Solicitors
www.oclegal.ie

O’Connor Solicitors is an established commercial and regulatory law firm which has provided advice to commercial entities and statutory bodies, together with religious, educational and healthcare charities, since 1994.

Italy
Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci
www.toffolettodeluca.it

Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci is one of the largest specialist employment law firms in Italy. Its dedicated team operates from the firm’s offices in Milan, Naples, Rome, Bergamo and Brescia...

Valente Associati GEB Partners
www.gebpartners.it

Valente Associati GEB Partners is a leading firm providing legal, tax and strategic management consulting services. VAGP advises public companies as well as large and medium-sized enterprises and multinational conglomerates, supporting them in every step of their growth and assisting them before tax authorities and courts of all levels.

Lebanon
Hamdan Law Firm
www.hamdanlawfirm.com

The Hamdan Law Firm was founded in 1961 by Ahmad Hamdan and offers a full range of legal services. It is one of the oldest law firms in Lebanon and is today managed by Abdel Ghani Hamdan.

Luxembourg
Bonn & Schmitt
www.bonnschmitt.net

Bonn & Schmitt is a leading law firm in Luxembourg with an extensive international practice. The firm’s attorneys are experienced practitioners in Luxembourg’s legal environment and represent a broad spectrum of expertise that allows them to deliver unrivalled legal solutions in one of Europe’s leading financial centres.

Collin Maréchal
www.cmlaw.lu

The firm was founded on 6 October 2014 by Raphael Collin and Benoit Maréchal. The main areas of practice since formation are corporate, M&A, employment, real estate, private equity, litigation, and immigration. The team is currently composed of five lawyers and three assistants.

D. Law
www.dlaw.lu

D. Law is an independent law firm based in Luxembourg. Young and dynamic, its main practice areas range between corporate mergers and acquisitions, banking, finance and investment funds, in transactional and advisory work. D. Law was initially launched with seven lawyers. Since then, it has been continually growing and, as of today, employs 31 lawyers (representing a wide range of nationalities) with a reasonable expectation to achieve the size of around 50 lawyers within the next two years.

Deynecourt
www.deynecourt.com

Deynecourt was established in 2013 by a team of attorneys and tax and finance professionals committed to creating a law firm more innovative and entrepreneurial than those they had left, and aiming to evolve in anticipation of the ever-changing needs of the client. The firm’s lawyers strive to deliver the highest quality legal work and service, to be accessible, efficient and responsive, and to find practical and effective solutions for clients.

Linari Law Firm
www.linari-law.lu

The firm celebrates 15 years of existence this year. The current team is composed of highly experienced lawyers who have carried on a strong collaboration with Vincent Linari for many years. The team is multilingual and multicultural with individual backgrounds, and from those differences the firm takes all its strength. The common wish of the team to provide valuable work drives the firm to a perfect unity. The firm renders assistance and advises professionals and individuals all around the world with a special emphasis on investment funds, securitisation areas, banking and financing, private equity and litigation.

Mexico
Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.
www.jaureguiydelvalle.com

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C. was founded in 1975. It is the result of the merger between Jáuregui y Navarrete, S.C. and Del Valle Torres, S.C., one of Mexico’s foremost multidisciplinary law firms specialized in international business transactions.

Monaco
Morocco
Benzakour Law Firm
www.cbllawfirm.com

Benzakour Law firm is a major business law firm in Morocco founded in 1968 by Abdelaziz Benzakour currently the Moroccan Ombudsman (Médiateur) and former Chief of the Casablanca Bar, the Moroccan Bars Association and the African Union Bars. Rachid Benzakour manages the firm. He was ranked first in the National Bar Exam (year 2000) among 7000 candidates, with a Master's Degree in Business Law (University of Montpellier, France).The main Areas of practice are: corporate, aviation, maritime law, ship arrest, real estate, energy, labour, tax law and debt collection.

Bakouchi & Habachi – HB Law Firm LLP
www.hblaw.ma

HB Law Firm was founded in 2006 by Salima Bakouchi. Since its creation, the main area of practice is business law. In 2012, Kamal Habachi joined Salima Bakouchi and the firm was transformed into a private professional company of lawyers.

Hajji & Associes
www.ahlo.ma

Hajji & Associés is an independent Moroccan law firm that has, since the mid-90s, developed high-level expertise in the international business law field. Hajji & Associés was established in 1996 by Amin Hajji. The activities of the firm cover particular areas of international finance, company restructuring and mergers and acquisitions, energy and infrastructure, market entry plans, IT law, commercial litigation and international arbitration.

Netherlands
AKD
www.akd.nl

AKD offers a unique resource to those doing business in the Netherlands. As one of the largest independent law firms in the country, it offers clients a flexible, creative and pragmatic approach. The firm handles all areas of commercial law and is highly ranked by a range of leading legal benchmark publications, including Chambers. Cross-practice and cross-border strength are core assets and clients have access to the skills of 220 lawyers, civil law notaries and tax lawyers across the country. In 2014, AKD became a member of Interlaw(www.interlaw.org).

Nigeria
Olaniwun Ajayi LP
www.olaniwunajayi.net

Olaniwun Ajayi LP is a leading law firm with a broad financial, corporate, energy and natural resources, and regulatory advisory practice. With over 50 years’ experience in helping organisations, governments and individuals achieve their goals, the firm has developed particular expertise in sophisticated commercial transactions, a fact illustrated by a track record of involvement in some of the largest and most complex transactions across many dynamic sectors of the Nigerian economy.

Norway
Kvale Advokatfirma DA
www.kvale.no

Kvale is a business law firm that since 1988 has advised the local and international business community. Stable organic growth over a quarter of a century has led the firm past a number of important milestones. Not least growing from one to 50 employees and past that, towards 100 and beyond.

Oman
Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co
www.amjoman.com

Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co (AMJ) is a leading, commercial law practice based in the heart of Muscat’s business and financial district. As the Sultanate of Oman has developed and prospered, so the firm has evolved over the past 35 years into Oman’s largest legal practice, top-ranked for its work in banking and finance, corporate/commercial and dispute resolution work. The firm has a track record of delivering high-quality legal services in both domestic and cross-border transactions to international and leading local corporates, financial institutions, private individuals, and the government.

Pakistan
Khan & Associates
www.khanassociates.com.pk

Khan & Associates is a full service law firm which specialises in advising international businesses on virtually all aspects of doing business in Pakistan. The firm is intimately familiar with the particular legal needs of multinationals with interests in Pakistan, from banking and property rights to dispute resolution and employment law...

Portugal
AAMM, Sociedade de Advogados, RL
www.aamm.pt

AAMM Law Firm was founded in 2012 by three eminent lawyers; José Filipe Abecasis, Filipe Azoia and Paulo de Moura Marques. The firm is widely recognised for its high level of specialisation in public, employment, labour and tax law, with a particular focus on key industry sectors. It is also recognised for the excellence, rigour and innovation of the services it provides clients...

Poland
Romania
Popovic Nitu & Associatii
www.pnpartners.ro

Popovici Niţu & Asociaţii is a leading Romanian independent law firm. Established in 1995 as one of the first incorporated partnerships, the firm brings together strong local resources, with exceptional credentials, outstanding records and distinguished careers in law, business and academia. The firm aspires to offer legal excellence by combining awareness with knowledge and understanding.

Leroy & Associatii
www.leroy.ro

Leroy si Asociatii is one of Romania’s leading and fastest growing independent law firms. With nearly 20 years of experience in the Romanian market, the firm has gained national and international recognition for its contribution on some of the most significant investments and transactions in Romania.

Russia
Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner
www.blplaw.com

Goltsblat BLP is the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), an award-winning international law firm with over 800 lawyers in 11 offices in major commercial and financial centres – London, Moscow, Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Paris and Singapore. With a team of 100 Russian, English and US-qualified lawyers based in Moscow, Goltsblat BLP is one of the biggest international law firms in Russia/CIS

Yakovlev & Partners
www.matec.ru

Yakovlev & Partners® Law Group started 25 years ago. Marketing, trading, engineering and consulting agency (MaTEC) was the first private legal firm in the USSR to be established by a group of lawyers with significant experience of work in state-owned institutions.

Senegal
GENI & KEBE
www.gsklaw.sn

GENI & KEBE was founded in 1912 and began acting as a legal adviser firm for foreign embassies and companies. From then to now on, it has been and remains the premier destination law services firm of national and foreign companies, institutions and individuals in Senegal and the Francophone African Region.

Cabinet Maitre Cheikh Fall
www.avocat-cheikhfall.com

As one of the largest and most experienced law firms in West Africa with over three decades of practice in the field of law, Cabinet Maitre Cheikh FALL offers a wide range of legal services to national and international organisations and individuals throughout Africa. Maître Cheikh FALL law firm was founded and is managed by Maître Cheikh FALL (attorney-at-law), with the collaboration of a highly experienced and competent staff made up of talented lawyers and legal experts with different specialisations, as well as a qualified and bilingual management staff connected online 24 hours a day to ensure permanent contact with clients.

Serbia
TSG - Tomic Sindjelic Groza
www.tsg.rsm

TSG law office Tomic Sindjelic Groza is one of the leading national law offices in Serbia with an international orientation. It provides services to national and international clients in Serbia in English, German, Russian and Serbian. The law office was founded in 2000 by a group of Serbian lawyers of the younger generation with international education. Today this law office is known in the market for providing to its clients highly efficient services with a personal and experienced touch.

Law Office of Tomislav Sunjka
www.sunjkalawoffice.com

The story of the Law office of Tomislav Šunjka success is a story with a moral: integrity is an investment that offers substantial professional, private and financial rewards. Quality means being different. The key to quality is delivering on promise. Quality is our way of operating, and we are attorneys who are passionate about quality. Quality is our way of life.

Singapore
Joyce A. Tan & Partners LLC
www.joylaw.com

Joyce A. Tan & Partners LLC is a Singapore law firm. Incorporating the previous practice of Joyce A. Tan & Partners which was founded in 1998, the firm is an award-winning business-centric commercial law practice with particular strengths in intellectual property, technology, telecommunications, media and privacy and a strong international outlook.

Harry Elias Partnership llp
www.harryelias.com

Established in 1988 by Mr Harry Elias, senior counsel, Harry Elias Partnership LLP (HEP) is a leader in the evolution of Singapore’s legal landscape. For more than 25 years, the firm has been on the cutting edge of legal changes, particularly on the litigation front. Its lawyers are frequently involved in cases that break new ground, some of which have resulted in landmark and watershed judicial decisions, including representing the Republic of the Philippines, to recover some of the Marcos money that was in Singapore; acting for Marina Bay Sands in the first ever recovery of a debt by a Singapore casino; acting for G8 Education Limited in protracted litigation over the acquisition of a chain of child care centres in Singapore and successfully acting for a group of minority owners in a dispute over the enbloc sale of Horizon Towers.

Mirchandani & Partners
www.mirchandani.com.sg

Mirchandani & Partners, established in August 1990, is a specialist family law firm based in Singapore with a primary focus on matters of international family law. The firm works with a global network of lawyers to assist clients around the world from its Singapore office.

South Korea
Cho & Partners
www.cholaw.com

Cho & Partners was established in 2002 by two senior attorneys who decided to leave a large firm environment to create a more focused, efficient and responsive practice. Based on the reputation and capabilities of the founding members, as well as the established trust and loyalty of their clients, Cho & Partners was immediately active in representing multinational clients. The firm’s clients are among the most recognised names and leaders in various business sectors, such as software and technology, retail, luxury goods and fashion, and energy.

Kim & Chang
www.kimchang.com

Kim & Chang is Korea’s largest and most specialised law firm and is widely recognized as Korea’s premier law firm.  Since the firm was founded in 1973, it continues to advise the world’s leading companies and financial institutions.  Based in Seoul, Kim & Chang is a full service law firm with over 1,000 dedicated professionals, including Korean, US and European licensed lawyers, tax lawyers and accountants, patent and trademark attorneys and industry experts and advisors

Yulchon
www.yulchon.com

Yulchon is a full-service international law firm headquartered in Seoul, Korea. It employs over 360 professionals, including more than 60 licensed in jurisdictions outside of Korea. The firm’s perspective is international and its reach is global. It has represented clients from six continents and has helped companies expand around the globe. Yulchon strives to provide the most innovative solutions to the complex legal challenges confronting its clients.....

Lee & Ko
mail@leeko.com

With more than 30 years’ experience as Korea’s leading full-service law firms, Lee & Ko has a widely recognised and long-established record of excellence in providing expert legal advice and representation to its diverse clientèle in domestic and international matters involving all areas of legal practice.

Switzerland
Bär & Karrer AG
www.baerkarrer.ch

Bär & Karrer is a leading Swiss law firm with more than 130 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva, Lugano and Zug. Our core business is advising our clients on innovative and complex transactions and representing them in litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings. Our clients range from multinational corporations to private individuals in Switzerland and around the world.

Taiwan
Tsai Lee & Chen
www.tsailee.com

Founded in 1995 by Thomas QT Tsai, Esq, the firm strived to stand out in a relatively short time. Managing partner Thomas QT Tsai, Esq is a highly esteemed, leading patent professional in Taiwan. Prior to establishing this firm, he was a founding partner of one of the largest local IP firms. Motivated by the rise of Taiwan’s hi-tech industries in the 1990s, which included the fast development of electronic and semiconductor-related technologies.

TSAR & TSAI LAW FIRM
www.tsartsai.com.tw

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm is a Taiwan-based partnership engaged in the provision of legal services relating to all aspects of international and domestic business transactions, as well as dispute resolution and litigation. The firm was founded in 1965 by Ruchin Tsar and Paul C Tsai, and has grown to over 50 attorneys admitted to practice in various jurisdictions. It is one of the largest law firms in Taiwan and its team of 120 employees includes translators, paralegals and accountants.

Thailand
Pisut & Partners
www.pisutandpartners.com

Pisut & Partners is a leading law firm based in Bangkok having profound connections with international law firms across the region and other continents. The firm specializes in litigation and arbitration law, corporate M&A, hotels and hospitality, insolvency and restructuring, trade competition, labor and employment, immigration, insurance, transportation, administrative cases, and white-collar criminal matters including other general commercial legal services. Notwithstanding our expertise, the firm always understands our clients’ needs and budgets.

Turkey
UAE
Law House Advocates and Legal Consultants
www.lawhouse.ae

Law House Advocates & Legal Consultants was established in Abu Dhabi in 2007 and is considered today as one of the fastest growing and most progressive law firms in the United Arab Emirates. Our offices are located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. In addition to our wide network of correspondent offices in the GCC, the Middle East, Europe and the USA, we intend to continue expanding our business in countries where we do not have a presence to enable us to provide our clients with the best and most comprehensive legal advice possible.

UK
RPC
www.rpc.co.uk

Clients expect their lawyers to understand the law. What they really need are advisers who bring a clear understanding of their business and who can apply their legal expertise to the commercial context in which they operate. On this measure, you won’t find a better firm than RPC....

Simmons & Simmons LLP
www.simmons-simmons.com

Simmons & Simmons is a leading international law firm with fully integrated teams working through 23 offices in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm’s strategy is designed to ensure it provides clients with high-quality advice and delivers value through new ways of working....

Neumans LLP
www.neumansllp.com

Neumans LLP is a leading City of London firm in the areas of privately funded business crime (white-collar fraud, litigation and sanctions-related work), extradition and mutual legal assistance, and serious crime. The firm also has a significant presence in traditional areas such as dispute resolution, insolvency and restructuring, and property litigation. It is fast becoming a leading player in the property litigation sector, conducting major High Court Chancery and Court of Appeal claims....

Ukraine
Vietnam
PBC Partners & RHTLaw
www.pbcpartners.com.vn

PBC Partners & RHTLaw provides legal and legal-related consultancy services and was founded by experienced Vietnamese lawyers in 2005. From its inception, PBC Partners & RHTLaw has striven to create value, both internally and externally and has now planted its feet firmly on the Vietnam legal map. It has two offices, one in Ho Chi Minh City and the other in Hanoi.

VILAF
www.vilaf.com.vn

With over 20 years of experience in Vietnam, VILAF is one of the largest law firms in Vietnam and consistently ranked as a first-tier law firm by The Legal 500, IFLR1000, ALB, and Chambers.

Banking, finance and capital markets
Lebanon
Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm

Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm (AJA) regularly advises clients on complex cross-border acquisitions and corporate finance transactions in a wide array of sectors including telecoms, real estate, retail and banking. The Firm has extensive experience in the regulatory process of acquisitions such as licensing, compliance and post-acquisition integration. The Firm’s add-value is through its in-depth specialization and sharp understanding of the financial aspects of M&A deals allowing it to propose tailored legal solutions.

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Banking and finance
Malta
lecocqassociates

In 2010, lecocqassociate ltd was established as a regulatory advisory firm in Malta, however, the foundations of the firm originated in the late 1990s with the legal education and experience of its founder, Dominique R Lecocq. The lecocqassociate group presently consists of three international offices; in 2007, Dominique first founded lecocqassociate Geneva as a boutique law firm specialised in the niche areas of regulatory banking and corporate finance, followed by the incorporation of lecocqassociate Malta in 2010 as a regulatory advisory practice, and the establishment of lecocqassociate Dubai in 2013 as a structuring advisory practice (collectively, the ‘group’).

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Switzerland
Bär & Karrer

Bär & Karrer SA’s practice is headed by Christophe Buchwalder and Cédric Chapuis. Buchwalder focuses on financing, including cross-border, leveraged and syndicated deals, while Chapuis’ chief strength lies in regulatory matters. An important part of recent regulatory work has been the team’s advice to Swiss banks regarding their potential participation in the US disclosure programme.

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lecocqassociates

In 2010, lecocqassociate ltd was established as a regulatory advisory firm in Malta, however, the foundations of the firm originated in the late 1990s with the legal education and experience of its founder, Dominique R Lecocq. The lecocqassociate group presently consists of three international offices; in 2007, Dominique first founded lecocqassociate Geneva as a boutique law firm specialised in the niche areas of regulatory banking and corporate finance, followed by the incorporation of lecocqassociate Malta in 2010 as a regulatory advisory practice, and the establishment of lecocqassociate Dubai in 2013 as a structuring advisory practice (collectively, the ‘group’).

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Cyprus
George Y Yiangou & Co

The banking and finance team of George Y. Yiangou LLC delivers comprehensive legal advice to major financial institutions, investment funds and inter-governmental organisations as well as globally operating corporates on all Cyprus law aspects of international financing transactions. Clients praise the team’s pragmatic approach, technical knowledge of local laws and consistency in focusing on clients’ commercial needs regardless of the complexity of the legal and structural issues and the urgency of the tasks in hand.

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Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC

The banking and finance team at Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC is ranked in the top tier for Cyprus, duly acknowledged for delivering outstanding legal services to its clients. With a 52-year experience in the legal market and the international culture, the lawyers and legal consultants of the Firm successfully handle challenging cross-border corporate finance transactions and banking projects.

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Capital markets
Indonesia
Melli Darsa & Co.

In the history of the Indonesian Capital Market, security trading started in the early 19th century; but the stock exchange was opened later in 1912 as a branch office of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.  The Capital Market in Batavia,  today named Jakarta, is the fourth oldest in Asia after the market in Bombay, Hong Kong and Tokyo. The Stock Market in Surabaya and Semarang was opened in 1925.

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Switzerland
Bär & Karrer

Bär & Karrer SA’s practice is headed by Christophe Buchwalder and Cédric Chapuis. Buchwalder focuses on financing, including cross-border, leveraged and syndicated deals, while Chapuis’ chief strength lies in regulatory matters. An important part of recent regulatory work has been the team’s advice to Swiss banks regarding their potential participation in the US disclosure programme. - See more at: http://www.legal500.com/firms/10051-b-r-karrer-ag/10051-zurich-switzerland#LocalReferenceWorkArea1753

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Cyprus
Stelios Americanos & Co

Stelios Americanos & Co is a full-service commercial law firm with its headquarters in Nicosia, specialising in corporate and commercial law, banking finance, litigation, tax and financial advisory.

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Denmark
Lundgrens

The group advises a number of Danish and international private equity funds, investment banks and corporates on all aspects of corporate law and M&A, including advice on share and business acquisitions and disposals, mergers and de-mergers, take-over bids, management incentive programs, joint ventures and restructurings.

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Finland
Mäkitalo Rantanen & Co Ltd

Mäkitalo Rantanen & Co Ltd, Attorneys-at-Law is an independent mid-sized law firm based in Helsinki. The firm is known for its straightforward client-centric approach, with the aim of creating tailored solutions supporting the firm’s clients’ objectives effectively. The firm has been involved in a number of the largest transactions in Finland, such as acquisitions by infrastructure and pension funds of the energy distribution networks or handling acquisitions and exits for several Nordic venture capital funds.

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Lebanon
Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm

Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm (AJA) regularly advises clients on complex cross-border acquisitions and corporate finance transactions in a wide array of sectors including telecoms, real estate, retail and banking. The Firm has extensive experience in the regulatory process of acquisitions such as licensing, compliance and post-acquisition integration. The Firm’s add-value is through its in-depth specialization and sharp understanding of the financial aspects of M&A deals allowing it to propose tailored legal solutions.

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Malta
lecocqassociates

In 2010, lecocqassociate ltd was established as a regulatory advisory firm in Malta, however, the foundations of the firm originated in the late 1990s with the legal education and experience of its founder, Dominique R Lecocq. The lecocqassociate group presently consists of three international offices; in 2007, Dominique first founded lecocqassociate Geneva as a boutique law firm specialised in the niche areas of regulatory banking and corporate finance, followed by the incorporation of lecocqassociate Malta in 2010 as a regulatory advisory practice, and the establishment of lecocqassociate Dubai in 2013 as a structuring advisory practice (collectively, the ‘group’).

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Switzerland
lecocqassociates

In 2010, lecocqassociate ltd was established as a regulatory advisory firm in Malta, however, the foundations of the firm originated in the late 1990s with the legal education and experience of its founder, Dominique R Lecocq. The lecocqassociate group presently consists of three international offices; in 2007, Dominique first founded lecocqassociate Geneva as a boutique law firm specialised in the niche areas of regulatory banking and corporate finance, followed by the incorporation of lecocqassociate Malta in 2010 as a regulatory advisory practice, and the establishment of lecocqassociate Dubai in 2013 as a structuring advisory practice (collectively, the ‘group’).

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Turkey
Sengün & Sengün and Partners Law Firm

Founded by Nedim Korhan Sengün, attorney at law, in 1990 in Istanbul, Sengün & Sengün and Partners Law Firm currently offers legal consultancy and advocacy services in a wide range of areas to many local and foreign clients, and works together with its strong solution- oriented partners both throughout the country and abroad, with the aim of providing the most convenient legal solutions to its clients in the most diligent way.

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Competition
Turkey
ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law delivers the top competition law practice in Turkey with 36 competition law specialists, out of a total of 60 lawyers at ELIG. In addition to unparalleled experience in merger control issues, ELIG has vast experience in defending companies before the Turkish Competition Board in all phases of antitrust investigations, abuse of dominant position cases, leniency handlings, and before courts on issues of private enforcement of competition law, along with appeals of the administrative decisions of the Turkish Competition Authority.

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Corporate and commercial
UK - London
Howard Kennedy

London law firm, Howard Kennedy provides a full range of corporate and personal services to an established client base, comprising of national and international organisations, SME and OME businesses, entrepreneurs, their funders and high-net-worth individuals.

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Corporate and M&A
Cyprus
Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC

The corporate and M&A team at Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC is ranked in the top tier for Cyprus for providing professional, high-quality consultancy services to clients. With a 52-year experience in the legal market and the international culture, the lawyers and legal consultants of the firm effectively handle complicated cross-border transactions including mergers and acquisitions and assist large groups of companies and prestigious international law firms on Cyprus corporate law issues. 

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India
BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors

Brus Chambers is a fast growing law firm delivering quality work in corporate sector. The corporate team is known for knowledge, experience and delivering results. The firm is recognised for its impressive capability to handle cross-border transactions, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and all corporate work and acts on a wide range of transactions, contracts, projects of all size.

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Monaco
DL Corporate & Regulatory

DL Corporate & Regulatory is known for its transactional and regulatory expertise especially in Banking & Finance and securities laws. The Firm and its founding partner Remi Delforge have an extensive track record in banking M&A, having advised on almost all acquisitions and disposals of banks and asset management companies in the Principality. The Firm has been involved in the recent acquisition of a significant Swiss based Private Banking Group by a Brazilian bank BTG Pactual and the disposal of the non-UK activities of a major UK banking group RBS .

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Romania
Popovici Nitu & Asociatii

Popovici Nitu Stocia & Asociatii is a leading Romanian independent law firm. Established in 1995 as one of the first incorporated partnerships, the firm brings together strong local resources, with exceptional credentials, outstanding records and distinguished careers in law, business and academia. The firm aspires to offer legal excellence by combining awareness with knowledge and understanding.  

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Spain
Gallego, Martos & Quadra-Salcedo Abogados

The Firm is a small (in terms of the number of lawyers), legal boutique established in 2008 by lawyers coming from multinational firms (Clifford Chance – all partners have had a common experience in said firm –, CMS Albiñana, Cuatrecasas, Cremades & Calvo Sotelo), with broad, practical experience and with strong participation in public and private Spanish universities as Professors (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, ICADE, Universidad Carlos III, etc)

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Turkey
ADMD Law Office

Corporate and M&A is the largest practice at ADMD and the firm offers a very wide range of services. 

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Crime, fraud and licensing
UK - London
Bark&co

Bark&co’s clients benefit from the support of one of the country’s leading fraud and business crime firms. Its highly skilled lawyers are committed to providing top-class advice at every stage of proceedings. If the firm can prevent expensive litigation then it will; if not then it will fight tenaciously to protect its clients’ interests.

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Thomas & Thomas Partners LLP

Thomas and Thomas Partners are an award winning boutique licensing law firm recognised by the leading legal directories, including The Legal 500, as London’s leading licensing practice. We act for the crème de la crème of London’s licensed premises.

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UK - North West
ABR Solicitors

ABR solicitors is a niche fraud, crime and regulatory practice with its head and back office in Leeds. It also has offices in Liverpool, Harrogate, Bradford and Huddersfield. ABR is committed to operating in a digitalised court process. The firm believes in ensuring that people and companies are properly represented in their case, and that every case is different. To do so it always fully assesses and challenges evidence.

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UK - Scotland
Martin, Johnston & Socha

Recognised as one of Scotland’s leading criminal defence teams, Martin, Johnston & Socha aims to fearlessly represent and defend its clients. The firm’s size and experience means it can react swiftly and effectively to provide help to clients, whatever their situation, throughout Scotland. The firm is registered with and regulated by the Law Society of Scotland, and is also approved by the Scottish Legal Aid Board and registered to provide criminal legal assistance. Martin, Johnston & Socha offers 24-hour contact, seven days a week, and ensures clients only have to deal with one point of contact throughout their case. It provides a fully comprehensive legal service, from liaising with the police and preparing the case through to representing clients in court, and has a highly qualified team of solicitor advocates available for representation in the High Court. The firm offers free initial consultations and defends clients in Alloa, Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, Methil, Perth, Stirling and throughout Scotland.

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UK - South East
GT Stewart Solicitors & Advocates

GT Stewart is a specialist crime firm that deals with crime at all levels, offering clients a very high standard of client care. The firm undertakes mainly publicly funded work, although it is developing an increasing private client base.

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UK - Yorkshire and the Humber
GT Stewart Solicitors & Advocates

GT Stewart is a specialist crime firm that deals with crime at all levels, offering clients a very high standard of client care. The firm undertakes mainly publicly funded work, although it is developing an increasing private client base.

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Dispute resolution
Bulgaria
Georgiev, Todorov & Co

Georgiev, Todorov & Co. delivers top Dispute Resolution legal services to a wide range of domestic and international clients. During 2015 the firm had a strong track record in major court cases with very high success rate, including commercial and administrative litigation, international arbitration. Georgiev, Todorov & Co. has been involved in over 20 complex commercial cases with value of more than EUR 15 mln. before the Bulgarian courts, including the Supreme Court of Cassation and in over 50 substantial administrative cases before the Supreme Administrative Court, including over 20 tax administrative case with value exceeding EUR 100 mln. The firm has represented clients in several international arbitration disputes and is currently involved in the major cases related to foreign investments in Bulgaria. We advocate the use of alternative dispute resolution procedures depending on the relevant case. Our team has extensive experience in the conduct of arbitrations supervised by the major Bulgarian arbitral institutions as well as ad hoc arbitrations. Alexander Katzarsky – Partner Dispute Resolution, Tel.: +359 2 937 65 40 a.katzarski@georg-tod.com www.georg-tod.com

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Cyprus
Soteris Pittas & Co LLC

SOTERIS PITTAS & CO LLC is a boutique law firm, focusing on the areas of law related to business activity and dedicated to providing its clients with outstanding, highly personalized, legal representation.

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Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC

The largest and most experienced department of Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC, the dispute resolution practice, is ranked in the top tier for Cyprus for delivering exceptional service to clients. Furthermore, Senior & Managing Partner, Stavros Pavlou is recommended as a leading lawyer for dispute resolution in Cyprus and therefore, has been included in the Elite Leading Individuals list.

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Denmark
Lundsgaard & Partnere

Litigation is Lundsgaard & Partnere’s specialty and niche. Lundsgaard & Partnere is a litigation boutique highly specialised in litigation, professional indemnity and insurance and is one of the market leaders in these fields of practice, providing advisory services to national as well as international clients. 

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Kenya
Miller and Company Advocates

Miller and Company Advocates was established in 1998 by managing partner Mr Cecil Guyana Miller, with the aim of being the global pacesetter in the provision of quality and timely legal services to its clients. The firm has received special recognition from the Conveyancing and Security Review Panel of Advocates for a leading financial institution for being one of the law firms with the fastest response and turnaround times.

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Romania
Peli Filip

Headed by Catalin Alexandru, Peli Filip’s ‘very dedicated and hardworking’ team has made a name for itself in international arbitration and large-scale commercial litigation. With a fresh approach and can-do attitude, it has earned strong credentials in telecom, anti-trust and corporate disputes, as well as the longstanding trust of clients such as RCS&RDS and E.ON.

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Russia
Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners (MZS)

Dispute resolution is the bedrock of MZS. Since 2004, our firm has been rated the leader in dispute resolution by various leading international law surveys and journals – evidenced by the fact that we have successfully represented corporations and organisations as diverse as Gazprom, EBRD, Svyazinvest and IKEA in disputes involving billions of dollars. These high rankings have been earned through our continuous success in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes.

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Spain
Gallego, Martos & Quadra-Salcedo Abogados

The Firm is a small (in terms of the number of lawyers), legal boutique established in 2008 by lawyers coming from multinational firms (Clifford Chance – all partners have had a common experience in said firm –, CMS Albiñana, Cuatrecasas, Cremades & Calvo Sotelo), with broad, practical experience and with strong participation in public and private Spanish universities as Professors (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, ICADE, Universidad Carlos III, etc).

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Turkey
Gün + Partners

Gün + Partners provides litigation, arbitration and mediation services covering all forms of commercial and corporate disputes, as well as administrative and tax litigation.

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Muhtaranlar Attorney Parttnership

Muhtaranlar Attorney Partnership is a boutique law firm located in the heart of the business and banking district of Istanbul. With the motto “We make it our business to know our clients’ business”, Muhtaranlar provides an outstanding legal service to its domestic and international clients.

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UK - Isle of Man
Gough Law

Gough Law is a specialist Isle of Man litigation practice. The firm is the premier destination in the Isle of Man for any client or referring law firm seeking the best contentious legal representation.

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Ukraine
Zavadetskyi Advocates Bureau

Zavadetskyi Advocates is a Litigation, Advocacy and Law consultancy firm based in Kyiv. It’s Dispute Resolution practice intersects in the domains of Civil, Commercial and Public Litigation and is substantially influenced by it’s Criminal Law expertise, allowing the firm to develop the most efficient dispute resolution strategies.

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Employment
Netherlands
Shearwaters

Standing out for its extremely successful labor law and litigation expertise, Balay, Eryigit & Erten is praised by its large clientele of domestic and multinational blue chip firms as a successful and result oriented full service law firm. It’s partners and senior associates’ heavy involvement in the planning of legal strategy, and preparation and follow up of legal procedures provides a great comfort to its clients that the job gets done right the first time.

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Turkey
Balay, Eryigit & Erten Attorneys at Law

Standing out for its extremely successful labor law and litigation expertise, Balay, Eryigit & Erten is praised by its large clientele of domestic and multinational blue chip firms as a successful and result oriented full service law firm. It’s partners and senior associates’ heavy involvement in the planning of legal strategy, and preparation and follow up of legal procedures provides a great comfort to its clients that the job gets done right the first time.

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Human resources
UK - East Midlands
Paragon Law

This specialist corporate, personal immigration and asylum practice is known both for its expertise in the business sector, advising businesses to employ skilled migrants’ and overseas investment and for its ground-breaking work in the publicly funded arena. With offices in China and India as well as the UK, the firm benefits from wide international expertise and connections.

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Insurance
France
Grenier Avocats

For over 20 years, Patrice Grenier and his team of lawyers provide legal advice to clients on all major lines of strategic insurance. Grenier Avocats is currently handling a subrogation claim in the US for the recovery of a train derailment claim against French insurers to be judged before French courts.

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Intellectual property
India
Chadha & Chadha IP

Chadha & Chadha IP is an ISO 9001:2008 certified intellectual property firm with its head office in New Delhi and nine branch offices across India. The practice traces its history to 1967 and has evolved for over four decades to become one of India’s most prominent IP firms. 

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Netherlands
Brinkhof

Brinkhof is an independent Dutch law firm specializing in international and cross-border patent litigation and Benelux and European Union IP law. Brinkhof’s lawyers are dedicated and experienced litigators. At the same time the firm has experienced drafters and negotiators. Brinkhof caters to clients from various innovative industries, including large and small technology companies, companies in the fields of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, retail, food and fashion, and also banks, insurance companies and large department stores.

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Switzerland
Weinmann Zimmerli

WEINMANN ZIMMERLI is a leading Swiss IP firm based in Zurich and Zug specialising in Swiss and international trade mark, patent, copyright and design law, as well as unfair competition and antitrust law. The firm is handling prosecution and litigation. It was formed in January 2013 through the merger of two firms: KRSW WEINMANN and Zimmerli, Wagner & Partner AG. Since its foundation it has been the fastest growing IP law firm in Switzerland with a very good success rate in court.

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Thailand
Vidon & Partners (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Originally founded in France in 1988, Vidon IP Law Group is a leading international intellectual property law firm with offices in France, Germany, Spain, Thailand and China, and thus has a global presence in key markets to successfully deliver on its clients’ cross-border and domestic transactions, supported by a team of more than 100 lawyers and consultants. 

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Turkey
TILEAGAL

TILEAGAL’s IP team is one of the most recognized and reputable providers of a full range of IP law services for leading businesses in Turkey. Members of the team, which is led by Mr. Emre Durgun, have been at the forefront of IP law and consistently involved in many of the leading IP cases and transactions.

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Investment funds
Hong Kong
Arendt & Medernach

Arendt & Medernach advises on all issues regarding Luxembourg and European law, tax and regulatory matters. Experienced teams at its Luxembourg head office and foreign offices assist local and international clients in relation to their cross-border activities in Europe, their strategic expansion in Europe and the structuring of their investments throughout the world..

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Luxembourg
Chevalier & Sciales

Chevalier & Sciales celebrates 10 years of existence this year. It has strong expertise and in-depth knowledge of investment and asset management, providing comprehensive advice on legal and regulatory issues for asset management firms and investment funds. Their interdisciplinary approach assists clients with the organisation, establishment and operation of investment funds, including retail and sophisticated UCITS, master-feeder structures, Specialised Investment Funds, closed-ended funds, hedge and private equity funds, as well as the negotiation of service and management agreements.

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Maritime and Admiralty
Cyprus
Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

Chevalier & Sciales celebrates 10 years of existence this year. It has strong expertise and in-depth knowledge of investment and asset management, providing comprehensive advice on legal and regulatory issues for asset management firms and investment funds. Their interdisciplinary approach assists clients with the organisation, establishment and operation of investment funds, including retail and sophisticated UCITS, master-feeder structures, Specialised Investment Funds, closed-ended funds, hedge and private equity funds, as well as the negotiation of service and management agreements.

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Mergers and acquisitions
Poland
WBW Weremczuk Bobel & Partners

WBW Weremczuk Bobel and Partners (‘WBW’) was formed in 2007 by two partners who had previously been working for one of the largest international law firms. WBW has since grown to become a three partner and 20 lawyer firm, being one of the most reputable national law firms in Poland, specialising mainly in M&A transactions, corporate law, and banking and finance.

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Switzerland
Bär & Karrer

Bär & Karrer AG has ‘specialists for all relevant deal aspects’, including the ‘heavyweight’ Rolf Watter and Christoph Neeracher, who is ‘an excellent adviser’ and ‘strong negotiator for the client’s interests’. The firm has been acting as Swiss legal counsel to Lafarge regarding the planned merger with Holcim, which would create the world’s largest cement manufacturer. It has also been assisting Novartis during a portfolio transaction with GlaxoSmithKline that includes an asset swap and a joint venture. - See more at: http://www.legal500.com/firms/10051-b-r-karrer-ag/10051-zurich-switzerland#sthash.coXDUfhU.dpuf   

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Private client
UK - London
Hughes Fowler Carruthers

This leading niche family law practice is based in Chancery Lane in central London and specialises in all aspects of matrimonial and family law.

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Vardags Law

Ayesha Vardag, dubbed by the international and national media ‘Britain’s top divorce lawyer’ and ‘the diva of divorce’, set up this specialist family law firm in 2005. Its trailblazing work has led to a meteoric rise, moving rapidly to be described as a ‘magic circle’ firm and earning its place at the forefront of a new era of intellectually tough, commercially savvy financial law cases, while still retaining its human touch.

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UK - South East
SA Law

SA Law’s top tier family team is one of the largest and most experienced in the South East of England. We deliver a comprehensive service in all aspects of relationship breakdown, particularly commercial issues and complex children act matters stemming from divorce. We regularly represent clients against top-ranked London firms and offer a round-the-clock work ethic that supports our reputation and outstanding success in resolving legal matters constructively.

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Real estate
Luxembourg
DSM Di Stefano Moyse Avocats à la Cour

DSM DI STEFANO MOYSE’s Real Estate & Construction practice is recognized in Luxembourg as being one with a pragmatic approach and based on extensive knowledge of real estate issues.

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Real estate and construction
Romania
Boanto, Gidei si Associati S.C.A.

BG&A has developed a sound expertise in Real estate and construction, providing legal assistance regarding a broad range of contractual documents, such as sale-purchase agreements, lease agreements, mortgage agreements, management agreements relating to the developed property, a variety of real-estate deals (buy-side/sell-side), or on the financing/refinancing of real-estate projects.

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Russia
Sirota & Partners

Sirota & Partners law firm provides business consulting services to foreign and Russian companies, with Real Estate & Construction being its main practice area. Our focus is on fostering long lasting relationships providing legal support and supervision over construction projects at all stages, accompanying transactions and in litigation.

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Turkey
Özcan & Natan Attorney Partnership

Having been involved in various large-scale and complex real estate projects undertaken in Turkey, Özcan & Natan has extensive expertise in all aspects of real estate transactions. Our main areas of expertise include construction; acquisition; disposal; development; financing; and management.

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Gedik Eraksoy Avukatlik Ortakligi

Our partners Hakki Gedik and Gökhan Eraksoy established Gedik & Eraksoy in November 2012. For almost a decade, Hakki and Gökhan had been equity partners at a leading local law firm, where they had set up and led a distinct practice group.

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Shipping
India
BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors

Brus Chambers is a dominant force in shipping and virtually rules this sector, has a very powerful and result-oriented shipping team. The practice is praised for its substantial expertise in wet and dry shipping matters.

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UAE
Fichte & Co Legal

Fichte & Co is ready to respond to its clients’ needs 24 hours a day. It is part of a large network of law firms, surveyors and P&I clubs in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Through this network the firm can offer clients an efficient and comprehensive emergency service that is sufficient for their specific emergency needs. Fichte & Co’s lawyers have vast experience in emergency situations involving shipping disasters, casualties, collisions, pollution, total losses, wreck removal, salvage, arrests and grounding, to name just a few. The firm is flexible and responsive and at all times endeavours to do the utmost to deal with the issues at hand quickly and effectively. Fichte & Co’s aim is to support and assist clients to ease their concerns and achieve the best possible outcome in the face of disaster.

Tax
Italy
Valente Associati GEB Partners

Valente Associati GEB Partners is a leading Firm providing legal, tax, transfer pricing and strategic management consultancy services. It advises public companies, large and medium-sized enterprises as well as multinational conglomerates including also SMEs supporting them in every step of their growth, assisting them also before tax authorities at the Courts, at all levels.

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Netherlands
Valente Associati GEB Partners

Taxand Netherlands is based in Amsterdam. We are an independent tax advisory firm offering a full range of tax services. Our focus areas are (international) tax disputes and transactions. Our tax department is very experienced in advising on international taxation, including transfer pricing, Country by Country reporting, EU state aid and OECD BEPS developments. We also have a strong VAT, wage tax and private client practice to complement our overall tax practice.

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Transport
Ireland
Noble Shipping Law

Noble Shipping Law was established on 1 May 2016 by Helen Noble, who has over 22 years’ experience in specialising in all areas of maritime and transport law. Noble Shipping Law is Ireland’s only law firm specialising exclusively in shipping and transport law providing a complete contentious and non-contentious advisory service to its clients. The client base (since initially established in Ireland in 2004 in Ireland) has grown in size year on year and the practice currently employs two full time lawyers and will recruit further in 2017.

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Russia
Jurinflot International Law Office

Jurinflot International law firm is one of the oldest existing law firms in Russia, with over 25 years of unique experience – from its inception, Jurinflot specialised in maritime and transport law. Prior to 1991, the firm functioned as an in-house law department of V/O ‘Sovfracht’ – a Soviet state ship-broking company which dealt with commercial transactions of the Soviet merchant marine worldwide.

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Switzerland
Benz Attorneys Ltd

Benz Attorneys Ltd. specialise in the areas of international and national trade of goods and services corresponding in German, English, French and Italian.

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Turkey