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Austria

Lugger | Bankler

Lugger | Bankler is a modern, independent Austrian business law firm. The firm provides clients with personal, individual and efficient legal advice to the highest professional standards. The firm advises national and international commercial entities, as well as public institutions in the areas of business and commercial law. It also advises private clients on commercial issues. The firm’s major practice areas are corporate, M&A, commercial, banking and finance, and dispute resolution. Further it focuses on environmental law and energy law.

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Bangladesh

A.S & Associates

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.

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Tanjib Alam & Associates

Tanjib Alam and Associates was founded by Tanjib-ul Alam, advocate (Supreme Court of Bangladesh) in 2009, who is also the Head of the Chamber. Mr Alam has been practising before the Supreme Court of Bangladesh since 1999. In his 19 years of practice, Mr Alam has gained an excellent reputation and has recieved praise from judges, lawyers and clients. Mr Alam was involved in drafting the Bangladesh Telecommunication Act, the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission Act and the Information and Communication Technology Act for Bangladesh.

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The Legal Circle

The Legal Circle is a firm of barristers, advocates and legal consultants specialised in representing clients in Bangladesh on both domestic and international legal matters. The firm was established in 2010 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bringing together a team of experienced lawyers, several of whom have previously worked at leading law firms in Bangladesh and internationally, the firm aims to provide approachable yet client-focused, solutions-oriented legal services tailored to the individual needs of its clients.

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The Law Counsel

Established in 1990, ‘The Law Counsel’ is an international law firm based in Bangladesh which is widely recognised as one of the leading firms in the country. It was founded by Mr Abdur Razzaq, currently the senior partner of the firm and in the year of its inception had only two associates. In the last 25 years, the firm has grown in size and stature, with many of its former associates establishing successful independent practices of their own. Currently the firm has three partners, including the senior partner, three senior associates and eight associates.

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Belgium

Peeters Law Firm

Peeters Advocaten-Avocats is a full service corporate law firm, founded in 2009, that provides legal services to businesses at a national and international level. Its clientele, from stock listed to small and medium sized businesses, is active across a range of markets, economic and business sectors, throughout the world. Peeters' solid, multidisciplinary team of lawyers has extensive experience and takes pride in keeping current in all the areas of law, particularly those pertaining to the operations of a business enterprise.

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Altius

ALTIUS is one of the largest Belgian independent law firms, consisting of approximately 65 lawyers. Established in Brussels, Antwerp and Louvain-la-Neuve, the firm advises Belgian and international companies on the legal aspects of transactions, projects and disputes. The firm assists its clients to navigate through often-complex legislation and regulatory environments and provides clear solutions to a wide range of legal issues. In addition to its specialist legal knowledge, ALTIUS focuses on thinking creatively with its clients to offer tailor-made solutions.

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Benin

GENI & KEBE

YOUR ONE STOP DOOR FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN FRANCOPHONE AFRICA. 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.

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Brazil

Milaré Advogados

Milaré Advogados is a pioneering Brazilian law firm, one of the country’s first exclusively dedicated to environmental law and representing a broad spectrum of clients. Founded in 1996, Milaré Advogados relies on its managing partner and environmental law professor, Mr Édis Milaré, a former public prosecutor who founded the Environmental Law Prosecutor’s Office in connection with the Public Attorney’s Office of São Paulo state. His environmental protection work in the Public Attorney’s Office was not only pioneering in the field but actually led the way in developing the body of Brazilian environmental law.

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Bulgaria

Delchev & Partners

Delchev & Partners is a prime, full-service, commercial law firm, based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Delchev & Partners provides comprehensive legal and tax services and solutions to multinational corporations operating in Bulgaria, closely held foreign and Bulgarian businesses, local entrepreneurs, exempt organisations and individuals.

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Burkina Faso

Cabinet Maitre Cheikh Fall

Cabinet Maitre Cheikh Fall (Law Firm) was established in 1982 and 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 a permanent contact with clients..

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Cameroon

GENI & KEBE

YOUR ONE STOP DOOR FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN FRANCOPHONE AFRICA. 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.

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Chad

Cabinet Maitre Cheikh Fall

Cabinet Maitre Cheikh Fall (Law Firm) was established in 1982 and 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 a permanent contact with clients.

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China

Cathay Associates Kejie

Founded in 2009, Cathay Associates Kejie is a transactional and litigation law firm within a global network, specialising in advising domestic and international leading companies, financial institutions and governments. At first focussing on mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and capital markets, venture capital and private equity and corporate and foreign direct investment, in 2015 Kejie expanded its practice area to commercial litigation and arbitration. The number of professionals in Kejie has grown from 10 professionals since its establishment to 50 professionals currently.

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Colombia

DLA Piper Martinez Beltran

In 2015 Martinez Neira Abogados (MNA) signed a cooperation agreement with DLA Piper LLC (US), and became DLA Piper Martinez Beltran. This association meant a complete internationalization of the services offered by Martinez Neira, achieving an important goal in its growing strategy. Founded in 1996, DLA Piper Martinez Beltran is a prominent and leading law firm in Colombia. The firm specializes in banking, corporate M&A, capital markets, administrative/regulatory law and dispute resolution.

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Cyprus

Soteris Pittas & Co LLC

Soteris Pittas & Co LLC is a boutique law firm, in size only, focusing on the areas of law related to business activity and dedicated to providing its clients with outstanding, highly personalised, legal representation. The firm’s lawyers and associates provide comprehensive legal solutions according to clients’ particular business needs, requirements and objectives. The firm is committed to representing its clients at all stages of disputes, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation, in order to secure just compensation and legal vindication.

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AG Erotocritou LLC

A.G. Erotocritou LLC is a dynamic law firm advising on non-contentious, advisory and litigation matters. The firm is one of the new generations of Cyprus law firms striving to reformulate the ‘traditional role’ of a law firm. A.G. Erotocritou has adopted a new model for the delivery of legal services with a flexibility to meet clients’ needs, exceed their expectations and provide tailor-made personalised solutions.

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P. N. Kourtellos & Associates LLC

P. N. Kourtellos & Associates LLC is an independent and dynamic law firm, one of the new generations of Cyprus law firms which are breaking ground and rethinking the practice and substance of law. Founded by Dr Pavlos Neofytou Kourtellos and Ioanna Demetriou in 2011, primarily as a multi-service commercial law firm based in Limassol, the firm has rapidly grown in size, encompassing associates in various business areas and expanding its practice to all business and commercial areas of law.

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Tornaritis Law Firm

From its founding in 1924 to its present-day status as a leading law firm, Tornaritis Law Firm has demonstrated a sustained commitment to excellence in the practice of law, public service and a civil society. The firm’s practice and character is deeply rooted in its history, as exemplified in the history of its lawyers and services.

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Czech Republic

Bányaiová Vožehová, s.r.o., law office

The firm was established in 2010 by Lucie Dolanská Bányaiová and Lucie Vožehová as partners and Alena Bányaiová, a former partner in Salans (now Dentons). The firm has grown considerably since then and now has ten lawyers providing legal services in practically all areas of law. The main focus is on corporate and M&A, commercial contracts, commercial litigation, real estate and labour law.

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Alfery

Alfery was established in 2003 by Pavel Alfery-Hrdina and Jana Alfery as a spin off from Haarmann Hemmelrath. Alfery (consisting of Alfery Hrdina Advokáti s.r.o., WTS Alfery s.r.o. and Alfery Audit s.r.o.) is an internationally oriented consultancy firm that brings together attorneys, tax advisors and auditors. Alfery provides services in legal and tax advisory, auditing and accounting. In the firm’s experience it is beneficial to clients that their advisors have the opportunity to work as an integrated team, thus enabling a complex evaluation and structured solution to a business transaction.

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Denmark

Lundsgaard & Partnere

Lundsgaard & Partnere is a litigation boutique specialising in litigation and arbitration. The firm is one of the market leaders in Denmark within litigation, professional indemnity and insurance, providing advisory services to national and international clients. Lundsgaard & Partnere has a large portfolio of professional liability cases, representing board members, directors, lawyers, accountants, technical advisors and financial institutions in relation to court proceedings, analyses and preliminarily investigations, often at the request of the client’s professional indemnity insurer.

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Egypt

Matouk Bassiouny

In 2005, F John Matouk, managing partner, and Omar Bassiouny, executive partner, founded Matouk Bassiouny, a full-service law firm based in Cairo. The firm started as a two-partner law firm with 17 fee-earners. The firm’s primary focus was corporate, banking, commercial and aviation, all of which were recognised as premier practices in the market.

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Open Chance & Associates (Dr.Helal Farghaly Law Firm) in Collaboration with Andrews Kurth

With the experience and capabilities of Open Chance and Andrews Kurth law firms combined, Open Chance & Associates is one of the leading law firms in Egypt. Through the two law firms’ combined capabilities, Open Chance is able to serve clients’ requirements across a range of disciplines and market sectors, allowing the firm to offer a service level previously unavailable in Egypt.

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Riad & Riad

Riad & Riad is a full-service law firm established in early 2015 by a group of knowledgeable and skilled partners with wide practical experience in top-tier law firms and international institutions. The firm’s founding lawyers have extensive practical experience coupled with international academic backgrounds at prestigious universities in the US, the UK and France.

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France

Chassany Watrelot & Associés

Chassany Watrelot & Associés (CWA) is a law firm exclusively dedicated to employment law and other areas impacting human resources management. Over the past 30 years, the firm has experienced strong growth and is now in Lyon (since 1987), in Paris (since 1999), in Marseilles (since 2003) as well as in Casablanca and Tangiers (2011), Algiers and Tunis (2012). CWA brings together over 60 lawyers providing legal advice, accompanying and representing companies during litigations, and developing and conducting professional training.

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Dreyfus & Associés

Founded in 2004 by Nathalie Dreyfus, Dreyfus quickly became one of the top intellectual property law firms in France. This IP boutique firm now has a staff of 17 lawyers and can count on a trusted worldwide professional network. It is referred to as ‘excellent’ and ‘widely known’ in numerous publications and international legal directories. The firm regularly receives awards for the quality of its interventions and services.

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Gabon

Kimathi & Partners

YOUR ONE STOP DOOR FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN FRANCOPHONE AFRICA. 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.

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Ghana

Kimathi & Partners

Kimathi & Partners is highly regarded as one of the best business law firms in Ghana. The firm handles most of the large and demanding transactions in Ghana for foreign governments, global multinationals and Fortune 500 companies doing business in Ghana. Clients include Google, Uber, Tullow Oil, the Danish and German Embassy in Ghana, Novartis, Royal Dutch Shell, Volvo, Asanko Gold, Multichoice, Finnfund, Danida, EKN, IFU and Deutsche Welle, among others.

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Greece

Pistiolis - Triantafyllos & Associates

Pistiolis – Triantafyllos & Associates is a leading independent law firm based in Athens, with in-depth, genuine and proven expertise in certain areas of law and specific industry sectors. The firm’s senior lawyers have worked within government and regulatory agencies, and therefore have a better understanding of the approach and priorities of regulatory officials and policymakers, enhancing the services that the firm can offer.

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Guinea

GFNI & KEBE

YOUR ONE STOP DOOR FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN FRANCOPHONE AFRICA. 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.

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Cabinet Maitre Cheikh Fall

Cabinet Maitre Cheikh Fall (Law Firm) was established in 1982 and 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 a permanent contact with clients.

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Hong Kong

Nixon Peabody CWL

Nixon Peabody CWL is the Hong Kong arm of Nixon Peabody LLP, an international firm of lawyers. Nixon Peabody CWL comprises approximately 40 lawyers and legal professionals in Hong Kong. In addition to advising on a full spectrum of Hong Kong legal issues, the firm is a hub for Nixon Peabody clients throughout the Asia-Pacific region including mainland China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

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Hungary

Nagy és Trócsányi Ügyvédi Iroda

Nagy és Trócsányi was founded in 1991 with the aim of offering sophisticated legal services. The firm continues to seek excellence in a comprehensive and modern practice, which spans international commercial and business law. The firm’s lawyers provide clients with advice and representation in an active, thoughtful and ethical manner, with a real understanding of clients‘ business needs and the markets in which they operate.

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Iceland

Lagahvoll

Mr Bjarnason is the founding partner of Lagahvoll slf., establishing the firm in January 2012, with Mr Sigurðsson joining in 2014 and the first associate joining in 2015. After being established in 2012, the firm has focused on working extensively on company law, as well as financial and restructuring issues, both for financial companies (banks, securities firms and brokerage) and companies in restructuring or winding up proceedings.

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BBA

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.

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Jónatansson & Co Legal Services

Jonatansson & Co Legal Services is a corporate boutique firm in founded in 1985 by Mr. Hrobjartur Jonatansson supreme court attorney. Jonatansson & Co Legal Services is committed to high standard of professional excellence and client service. Among the firm´s international clients are large corporations, multinational banks and financial institutions and leading companies in consumer products to name a few.

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India

BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors

Brus Chambers is a specialised Indian law firm with an international perspective and historical strength in the shipping and projects (infrastructure and construction, oil and gas) work. The firm has unrivalled expertise in corporate, arbitration and litigation, P&I and marine insurance, banking and finance, real estate. Across each of these sectors, the firm offers a fully comprehensive service.

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DMD Advocates

DMD Advocates is a leading full-service law firm in India with focus on solutions and results through a unique holistic approach that blends its expertise and decades of experience in four core practice areas – litigation and dispute resolution (litigation), corporate, taxation and intellectual property rights (IPR).

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Dave & Girish & Co

Dave & Girish & Co was founded in the year 1978 by the late Mohanlal Dave who specialized in banking and securities documentation. Late Mohanlal Dave was also awarded a citation by the Government of India for translating the Constitution of India from English to Sanskrit. Dave & Girsih & Co., is a law firm practicing in the areas of International Finance and Corporate law with offices in Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi. Having celebrated our silver jubilee Dave & Girish & Co., is a relatively midsized law firm. The firm has historically pioneered many innovative transactions.

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Singhania & Co

Singhania & Co was established in 1969 by Mr DC Singhania, a veteran of the Indian legal industry with vast experience of over four decades in commercial laws, arbitration (both national and international) and litigation. Since then, the firm is recognised as one of the oldest and consistently practicing law firms in India.

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Indonesia

Frans Winarta & Partners

SAMUEL BONAPARTE was founded by Capt Bonaparte Hutapea, A Md, SE, SH, MH, Master Mariner in 2012. Despite the fact that Indonesia is an archipelagic state, there is an absence of law firms proficient in the practice of maritime and shipping law. Hence, the firm has grown tremendously within the shipping industry. Ship-owners and mariners have recognised the law firm as a trusted partner, not merely for its expertise in maritime law, but also its experience and knowledge in the commercial and operational aspects of the industry.

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Frans Winarta & Partners

The demand for enhancing the value and quality of legal services in Indonesia has been the guiding force in the founding of Siregar & Djojonegoro law firm in Indonesia. The firm believes that legal services should be conducted with absolute perfection throughout. This can only be done through thorough understanding of the legal aspects together with a perfect knowledge of the commercial and business environment and practices and the client’s background and concerns.

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Iraq

Newton Law Group

Newton Law Group is a boutique full-service law firm providing legal, financial and investment advice to corporations and investors in the Middle East and Africa. Since the establishment of its first office in 1960, the firm has gone through various restructurings and currently employs a sizeable number of internationally-qualified lawyers and multilingual counsels. Newton Law Group has associations with international and regional law firms and has recently opened an office in Serbia covering the Balkans.

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Ireland

Flynn O'Driscoll

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 asset finance. The firm has grown in size year on year to its current staff level of seven partners and a total of 37 lawyers.

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O'Connor Solicitors

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.

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Israel

Ehrlich & Fenster

The Ehrlich Group is a leading Israel based Intellectual Property firm offering premiere expertise in the full range of IP services, including all matters concerning the protection and prosecution of intellectual Property (Patents, Trademarks, Designs, Breeder's Right's etc.) and IP legal services, including, litigation and litigation support services, to corporations, institutions, governmental institutions, universities and individual clients around the world.

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Italy

Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci

Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci is one of the largest specialist employment law firms in Italy. Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci is one of the five founding members of the Ius Laboris Alliance, which today is the largest international organisation of employment law firms. Through the Alliance the firm is able to offer clients the highest standard of legal services across 53 countries: truly global coverage with local knowledge and expertise. The firm regularly manages cross-border projects across multiple jurisdictions, always finding innovative solutions tailored to its clients’ ever-changing needs.

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Valente Associati GEB Partners

Valente Associati GEB Partners (VAGP) 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 (including also SMEs), supporting them in every step of their growth and assisting them before tax authorities and courts of all levels.

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Ivory Coast

GENI & KEBE

YOUR ONE STOP DOOR FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN FRANCOPHONE AFRICA. 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.

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Lebanon

Hamdan Law Firm

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. The firm has strong connections throughout the Middle East and a solid reputation for offering a full range of high-quality legal services, working alongside other prominent law firms in the Middle East, Europe and the US to advise European, American and Arab clients.

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Luxembourg

Bonn & Schmitt

Bonn & Schmitt is a leading independent Luxembourg law firm with an extensive international practice. The firm’s attorneys are experienced practitioners in the Luxembourg 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.

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Tiberghien Deynecourt

Tiberghien Deynecourt is a firm of choice for institutional and private clients seeking sophisticated, high-value legal and tax advice in Luxembourg. The firm’s recognised practice groups include tax, investment funds and asset management, corporate and M&A, commercial and real estate, estate planning, dispute resolution and insolvency. The firm’s lawyers strive to deliver the highest quality legal work and service, to be accessible, efficient and responsive, and to find practical, robust and effective solutions for clients.

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Malaysia

Halim Hong & Quek

Halim Hong & Quek (HHQ) has seen tremendous growth since its inception in 2000. HHQ has four areas of practice, namely banking and finance, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution and real estate and project development. With growing demand from foreign investors following the Belt & Road initiative that sees more co-operation between Malaysia and other participating countries, HHQ has set up its Belt & Road law desk catering to their legal needs.

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Mali

GENI & KEBE

YOUR ONE STOP DOOR FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN FRANCOPHONE AFRICA. 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.

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Cabinet Maitre Cheikh Fall

Cabinet Maitre Cheikh Fall (Law Firm) was established in 1982 and 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 a permanent contact with clients.

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Mauritania

GENI & KEBE

YOUR ONE STOP DOOR FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN FRANCOPHONE AFRICA. 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.

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Mexico

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.

Jáuregui y Del Valle (JDV) was founded in 1975 as a Mexican full-service law firm, specializing in domestic and international business transactions. It has a vast array of dedicated professionals with international expertise and capabilities, all widely recognized for their innovative approach in providing solutions with the highest technical and ethical standards, and for the deep understanding of the business needs of their clients. The mission of JDV is to preserve excellence in the rendering of legal services and to remain a leading practitioner of law, which has led it to participate in important transactions in all of its areas of practice.

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Monaco

ZABALDANO Avocats Defenseur

Zabaldano Avocat Defenseur was set up in 2012 by Arnaud Zabaldano, a Barrister at the Monaco Bar practising since 2001. It is a leading Monaco based firm handling complex domestic and international litigation and transactional matters. Zabaldano Avocat Defenseur represents private clients and ultra-net-worth individuals who require dedication, professionalism and commitment. Originally specialised in litigation, the firm has rapidly built a solid corporate and transactional practice group as well as consolidating a substantial real estate and construction group.

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Morocco

Benzakour Law Firm

Benzakour Law firm (BLF) is a major Moroccan business law firm, with a long history in the country. It is a prominent and very reputable firm in Morocco. It is widely regarded as a top law firm acting in upstream and downstream sides. It offers a large and full portfolio in business law with a particular focus on assistance to foreign investment and litigation. The main areas of practice are corporate, shipping, aviation, real estate, labour, tax law, energy, competition law and litigation/collection debt, arbitration.

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Hajji & Associes

Hajji & Associés is an independent Moroccan law firm which was developed in 1996 by Amin Hajji with a high-level expertise in international business law. Specifically, the activities of the firm cover areas of international finance, company restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, energy and infrastructure, market entry plans, information technology law, commercial litigation and international arbitration.

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Niger
GENI & KEBE

YOUR ONE STOP DOOR FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN FRANCOPHONE AFRICA. 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.

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Cabinet Maitre Cheikh Fall

Cabinet Maitre Cheikh Fall (Law Firm) was established in 1982 and 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 a permanent contact with clients.

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Nigeria

Olaniwun Ajayi LP

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.

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Norway

Kvale Advokatfirma DA

Kvale is a business law firm that since 1985 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.

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Oman

Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co

AMJ is a globally ranked, top-tier, full-service business law firm in Oman serving a large portfolio of international and regional corporates, financial institutions, government bodies and high-net-worth individuals. The firm has expanded over the past decade to become the largest law firm in Oman offering clients unique in-country breadth and depth of expertise. Eight teams of multilingual, international lawyers and Omani advocates offer clients first-class, cost-effective advisory and legal services on commercial transactions, agreements, disputes, laws and the developing regulatory framework across diverse industry sectors.

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Sahar Askalan Legal Advocacy & Consultancy

SAlegal was established in Muscat in 2009 and in a short time span has emerged as one of the Sultanate of Oman’s leading corporate and commercial law firms, competing head to head with other, albeit larger, well-established law firms. SAlegal’s uniqueness lies in its unrivalled commitment to its clients to provide the highest standard of legal services with a business outlook, whether they are operating locally or globally.

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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...

Poland

Laszczuk & Partners

Laszczuk & Partners is a Warsaw-based independent law firm that has been providing legal services to Polish and foreign businesses since 1989. In our work we combine knowledge and experience with creativity and understanding of business needs. We seek to ensure our clients stability and legal security in their operations. Our team of talented lawyers acts quickly, developing optimal, effective and practical legal solutions.

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BSWW Legal & Tax

Over the last ten years, act BSWW has built a reputation for excellence among Polish and international clients by delivering solid ongoing advice as well as advising on prestigious transactions and high-profile disputes. It provides comprehensive legal advice as well as in-depth knowledge in specialist fields of law.

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Portugal

AAMM, Abecasis, Azoia, Moura Marques, Alves Pereira & Associates, Law Firm

AAMM - Abecasis, Moura Marques, Alves Pereira & Associates Law Firm is widely recognised for its high level of specialisation in public, employment and private clients practices with a particular focus on key industry sectors. It is also recognised for the excellence, rigour and innovation of the services it provides to clients.

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Romania

Popovici Niţu Stoica & Asociaţii

Popovici Nitu Stoica & 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 Bucharest office today groups 80 qualified lawyers and tax advisors. Focusing traditionally on the private sector and to foreign investment projects, Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii is acknowledged by the vast majority of observers and peers as ‘the transactional law firm’ among the market leaders.

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Russia

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner

Goltsblat BLP is the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), an award-winning international law firm with over 800 lawyers in 13 offices in major commercial and financial centres – Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Moscow, Paris, Singapore, Tel Aviv and Yangon. With a team of 100 Russian and English-qualified lawyers based in Moscow, Goltsblat BLP is one of the biggest international law firms in Russia/CIS.

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Yakovlev & Partners

Yakovlev & Partners Law Group started more than 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. In 1995, it was renamed into MaTEC. Yakovlev & Partners. The principal area of practice was legal advice to Russian private companies in Russia and abroad.

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Senegal

GENI & KEBE

GENI & KEBE is a full-service commercial law firm providing legal services in Sub Saharan Africa. Founded in 1912 to service foreign companies and diplomatic missions working in Senegal, GENI & KEBE is the oldest and largest law firm in the country. Over 100 years on, GENI & KEBE now works in collaboration with 14 Affiliate Offices to provide a full spectrum of legal services across the region. GENI & KEBE’s staff have lived and worked internationally, so they appreciate the foreign perspective; but the firm is also home-grown, so the advisers know the local business and government environments intimately.

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Cabinet Maitre Cheikh Fall

Cabinet Maitre Cheikh Fall (Law Firm) was established in 1982 and 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 a permanent contact with clients.

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Serbia

TSG - Tomic Sindjelic Groza

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 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.

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ŠunjkaLaw

The story of Law Office of Tomislav Sunjka’s success is one with a moral: integrity is an investment that offers substantial professional, private and financial rewards. The firm acts with integrity and has built relationships of trust with its clients. Its focus is on delivering quality right from the start, and the firm aims to continuously improve in this area. The firm’s integrity has given it a respected reputation and a small monopoly where clients are willing to pay a bit more for something they trust.

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Singapore

Joyce A. Tan & Partners LLC

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. The firm is renowned for its legal excellence and has been active in cutting-edge cross-border legal transactions involving new and significant business trends.

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Harry Elias Partnership llp

Eversheds Sutherland in Singapore has merged with Harry Elias Partnership LLP, which was formed in 1988, to form Eversheds Harry Elias LLP taking legal effect from 1 June 2017. Strategically located in the heart of ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations), Singapore has established itself as the premier trading hub for South East Asia. The country’s pro-business reputation attracts sizeable foreign investments and offers a highly conducive environment for entrepreneurs.

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Mirchandani & Partners

Mirchandani & Partners, established in August 1990, is a specialist family law firm based in Singapore which concentrates on international family law. This firm works with clients around the world from its Singapore office and works closely with a global network of lawyers. The principal partners of the firm have over 50 years’ of combined experience in matrimonial matters.

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South Korea

Lee & Ko

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.

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Switzerland

Bär & Karrer AG

Bär & Karrer is a renowned Swiss law firm with more than 150 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.

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Lenz & Staehelin

While Lenz & Staehelin is acknowledged by most as Switzerland’s leading law firm, its connections and expertise span the globe. With over 200 lawyers, its ability to innovate and adapt to the ever-changing complexities of legal and regulatory environments in Switzerland and beyond, has attracted many of the world’s top corporations as well as private individuals.

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Taiwan

Formosa Transnational Attorneys at Law

Established in 1974, Formosa Transnational (FT) has endeavored to provide high-quality legal service, foster social justice and advocate the rule of law. With a spirit of specialisation, teamwork and professionalism, FT always stands along with its clients, assisting companies, entrepreneurs, agencies and organisations, multinational or domestic, to plan ahead for their business operation and development, or to resolve various and myriad problems that clients may encounter from time to time.

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TSAR & TSAI LAW FIRM

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm is a leading Taiwan-based law firm that provides services to local and foreign clients on all aspects of commercial transactions, and on domestic and international dispute resolution and litigation. The firm was founded in 1965 by Ruchin Tsar ( -1993) and Paul C. Tsai( -2013), and has since grown to its present size of over 80 professionals, including lawyers, trademark agents, and patent attorneys and engineers. Tsar & Tsai has long been known as one of the most prestigious law firms in Taiwan.

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Thailand
Pisut & Partners

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 specialises 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.

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LawAlliance Limited

The minefield that is international and domestic tax matters is complex at best, but LawAlliance has collected a team of leading lawyers who have extensive, exhaustive and unparalleled experience throughout this period of rapid development and growth. LawAlliance exists because of a genuine commitment to, and understanding of, clients’ needs and the Thai legal service industry. The firm is based on an unbeaten track record – and its tax practice is market leading.

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Turkey

Cavus & Coskunsu Law Firm

Cavus & Coskunsu was founded by Burak Gokce Cavus and Ahmet Caglar Coskunsu in 2006 as a boutique firm aiming to provide high-quality legal services to shipping clients. The firm established itself by its commitment to clarity and is a Turkish firm of choice in its areas of expertise. Many of the lawyers at Cavus & Coskunsu are both qualified lawyers and master mariners, which gives the firm an ability to handle difficult matters with unique in-depth business knowledge.

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Demir & Partners

Since its foundation, Demir & Partners has been dedicated to serving its clients in accordance with the principles of structural dynamism, up-to-date information and specialisation, as well as being aware of the importance of converting the expertise and experience gained in practice areas to an institutional culture.

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Seyhan Law Office

Seyhan law office was established by three lawyers – Bülent Seyhan, Hakan Uncuoglu and Mustafa Korkmaz – in 2001. Since then, the firm’s lawyers have provided legal services for foreign companies and individuals in Turkey as the main direction of their work. During 15 years of legal practice it has gained wide experience and a perfect reputation among its clients and colleagues as an active legal bureau working professionally and effectively.

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Kesikli Law Office

Kesikli Law Firm is a business-minded law firm with a strong focus on its core service areas: infrastructure and EPC projects, corporate, energy law, public tenders, employment and competition law. The name partner Mr Omer Kesikli founded Kesikli Law Firm in 2007. Before the inception of the firm, Mr Kesikli worked for energy, construction and investment companies as their in-house legal counsel and legal advisor.

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UAE

Al Dahbashi Grey

Al Dahbashi Gray (ADG) is a full-service Emirati law firm headquartered in Dubai, with a dedicated representative office in London. The firm was established following the 2017 merger of Mohammed Al Dahbashi Advocates and Legal Consultants and Kingsgrove Partners, and is led by founders Mohammed Al Dahbashi and Peter Gray.

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Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultants

Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultants is a full-service law firm committed to delivering sound judgement to its clients on their most difficult and important matters. Established in 2003, the firm was first known as Advocates Without Frontiers before it expanded and was recently renamed Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultants, the company’s licence owner, with a head office in Dubai and a branch office in Abu Dhabi.

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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

Onstan Law Firm

Founded in 2013, Onstan Law Firm is a full-service, internationally focused firm in Ukraine. The firm was formed by Yuriy Fedchyshyn, a tax lawyer, Olena Marchuk, a real estate lawyer, Andriy Fedchyshyn, a corporate lawyer and litigator, and Nataliya Khorushko, a banking lawyer and manager who was previously a deputy director of a branch of a large international bank.

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GOLAW

GOLAW is one of the leading Ukrainian full-service law firms. The firm was founded in 2003 and currently has offices in Kyiv, Lviv, Odessa (all in Ukraine) and Berlin, Germany. The lawyers of the firm are widely recognised for their skills and extensive expertise. GOLAW’s team focuses on efficiently resolving issues facing the clients, communicating effectively on their behalf, assisting them in navigating the nuances of Ukrainian law, and avoiding costly legal traps.

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Vietnam

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Vietnam

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Vietnam, a leading law firm, offers clients access to a network of over 1,200 legal professionals across 30 offices in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the United States of America via the firm’s membership with the Taylor Wessing group. The firm traces its beginnings to 2005 when a team of experienced Vietnamese lawyers came together to set up what was formerly known as PBC partners.

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VILAF

With 24 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, Asia Law and Chambers and Partners. VILAF has been representing clients in many complex cross-border M&A, large financing and capital markets transactions, and major infrastructure and energy projects in Vietnam.

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Lexcomm Vietnam LLC

Lexcomm Vietnam LLC (Lexcomm) is a pre-eminent full-service commercial law firm with market-leading practices and an established bench of highly experienced legal practitioners spread across the Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City offices. The firm is a significant legal force in this emerging market, and the clients value the depth of the Vietnamese law capabilities. As a national law firm, the firm takes pride in the ability to build long-term working relationships with a diverse and expanding Vietnam and international client base with sector focus.

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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