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Agathor Consultancy and Legal Services
Mutlukent Mahallesi Ulu?rmak Sokak
No: 23 06800 Beysukent Çankaya
Ankara

Advertising and marketing: transactional and regulatory Tier 1

Davis+Gilbert LLP stands out for the size and specialization of its team, which is active across the spectrum of marketing, advertising and promotions work. Its core clients include major brands and advertising agencies, with a specific focus on the retail, hospitality and TMT sectors. Practice co-chair Ronald Urbach is a key figure in this area, routinely acting for clients in high-stakes matters involving the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the National Advertising Division (NAD). Fellow practice head Richard Eisert also specializes in regulatory matters, and has developed a strong reputation in the online advertising and e-commerce space. New media is also a strength of Allison Fitzpatrick, who has been advising clients on increasingly relevant areas such as influencer marketing and native advertising. Joseph Lewczak, formerly in-house counsel at EMI, is recommended for matters in the entertainment sector.

Practice head(s):

Ronald Urbach; Richard Eisert

Other key lawyers:

Allison Fitzpatrick; Joseph Lewczak; Howard Weingrad

Key clients

Menchie’s

Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

CBS Interactive

SoundHound Inc.

Coty, Inc.

Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc

Blizzard Entertainment Inc.

Epson America, Inc.

Fiesta Restaurant Group

Claire’s

JM Smuckers

Avocado Mattress

Banking and finance Tier 1

A dominant force nationally for financial services legal work, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP is recognized for its strength in complex transactional and regulatory matters, acting from well-staffed platforms in Ontario, Alberta, Quebec and British Columbia. The firm’s comprehensive domestic offering marks it as a popular choice for headline Canadian work, while its ability to marshal support from its offices in New York, London and Beijing ensures that it is also routinely involved in multi-jurisdictional financings for both local and foreign financial institutions and borrowers. Additionally, the group is distinguished by its ability to pair up with complementary market-leading practices within the wider firm (including capital markets, corporate and tax) to advise on multi-layered transactions. Names to note in Toronto include national group lead Paul Belanger, who advises financial institutions and insurance companies on myriad regulatory matters; Michael Matheson, considered among the country’s leading transactional specialists; Michael Harquail, who handles a mix of corporate lending, debt restructuring and general corporate matters; Simon Finch, recommended for private debt transactions, as well as for mining and project finance; up-and-coming partner Aimee Yee; and counsel Mena Bellofiore. In Calgary, Michael McIntosh QC is acknowledged as a market leader for energy-related work; he recently advised TC Energy Corporation on the sale of a 65% equity stake in the Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project and a related financing transaction, which marked largest project financing in Canadian history. Nick Tropak is another increasingly prominent name for banking and finance in Calgary. The national group also includes Montréal practice head Sébastien Vilder and Michael Birch, who spearheads the Vancouver banking team. Dawn Jetten retired from active practice in 2019.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Bank of Montreal

Blue Cross Life Insurance Company of Canada

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

ENMAX Corporation

Equinox Gold Corp.

HSBC Bank Canada

Jupiter Resources Inc.

Republic Financial Holdings

Royal Bank of Canada

Scotiabank

TC Energy Corporation

E-discovery Tier 1

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton continues to win e-discovery mandates at the very top of the market, both in the US and throughout Europe. At the forefront of technological developments, the integrated global practice is noted for its effective use of artificial intelligence (AI), predictive coding and other advanced technologies. It is well versed in internal investigations, litigation, dealing with regulators and reviewing contracts in M&A matters. The team is headed by Washington DC-based Christian Mahoney and Natascha Gerlach in Brussels. Mahoney is recommended for defensible data retention, preservation, collection, review, and production processes for antitrust, securities enforcement, and litigation issues. Michael Bohner is a contact in the New York office’s litigation e-discovery group.

Practice head(s):

Christian Mahoney; Natascha Gerlach

Other key lawyers:

Michael Bohner; Leah Brannon; Nowell Bamberger

Employment: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx Tier 1

IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) frequently acts for UK subsidiaries of global companies, particularly in the charities, construction, technology, and automotive industries, advising on difficult employment and HR issues such as redundancy projects, discrimination matters, and personal employment issues relating to high-net-worth individuals. It has also seen an increase in IR35 work. Practice leader Justin Govier advises US clients and UK subsidiaries on global strategic plans, while Marc Jones, Ed Marchant, and Richard Devall are recommended.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

A first-class team. Highly responsive and fun to work with. Efficient and available.’

Richard Devall is excellent. He is highly pragmatic and always focused towards the desired outcome. He understands our business and organisational culture and tailor makes his advice to us. I have a sense that he really cares about the success of our organisation and brings extra attention to our work.’

The team is always friendly, helpful, and efficient.’

Marc Jones is extremely knowledgeable, clear and concise in his advice. He is practical and pragmatic with a strong commercial focus. He is brutally honest but always tries to come up with a solution that works. He is robust, tenacious, and driven which ensures we get the best possible outcome.’

They are a three partner-led team with over 70 years of combined experience that is the envy of larger City firms. The team is well managed with strength in depth, which advises and represents clients on all employment law issues for businesses and individuals.’

I have worked with Marc Jones for almost 20 years. During this time, I have seen him grow to become an excellent regionally recognised employment lawyer for both businesses and individuals. His tenacity is unrivalled and he always goes the extra mile for his clients. He is commercially astute, straight-talking, and practical. He is not afraid to think outside the box to benefit his clients.

Key clients

Clancy Group plc

Rolec Ltd.

Patek Philippe

Link Theory

Renault

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

Institute of Our Lady of Mercy

Volume

Caviar House

Financial services regulation Tier 1

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is widely recognized as a leading firm in the the financial services sector, routinely advising on evolving regulatory matters compliance, strategic M&A, broker-dealer matters, and the novel issues in the area of fintech. The team represents major banks and trade associations in their engagements with regulators, areas where Derek Bush in Washington DC and Colin Lloyd in New York are key figures. Lloyd has also been singled out for his knowledge of securities and derivatives regulations. Fintech and blockchain are also areas of focus. The team is noted for its ability to handle novel regulatory issues, demonstrated by Bush and Hugh Conroy‘s work for Avanti Financial Group in relation to its application for a new type of special-purpose charter created by the State of Wyoming allowing banks to provide cryptocurrency-related services in addition to traditional banking services. Senior Attorney Patrick Fuller is also recommended for his broad practice, covering transactions in the sector, Volcker Rule and Bank Holding Company Act compliance, and regulatory issues related to cryptocurrency.

Other key lawyers:

Derek Bush; Colin Lloyd; Jack Murphy; Hugh Conroy; Patrick Fuller

Testimonials

‘Hugh Conroy and the team of colleagues he draws on are distinguished particularly by their competence in marrying banking/securities/commodities regulatory expertise. Each of these disciplines is permeated with lore and nuance, so getting it right requires experience as well as knowledge.’

‘Mr Conroy is deliberate, thoughtful, thorough and temperate. He has particular skill in interacting with regulators in a reasoned and persuasive manner; he is forceful without being antagonistic, and is always prepared.’

‘The team understands quickly the topics and underlying issues. They have a very good knowledge of the regulatory topics and on-going discussions with regulators. They have a very practical approach of issues and are business oriented.’

‘Generally speaking the Cleary team is particularly business oriented in a regulated sector. We worked with Patrick Fuller on the regulatory side and Glenn McGrory and Charles W. Allen on the M&A side.’

‘Due to the firm’s extensive client base, they have come across many of the issues that need to be addressed and can advise on a range of topics based on first hand knowledge. Their background in all areas of financial regulation are a major asset in this complex space. CGS&H are also able to identify and assist in addressing nuanced issues and have been able to assist us in expanding our business based on regulatory advise that other firms were not able to provide.’

‘Generally, the team is able to distill extremely complex topics into understandable and actionable advise which can even be understood by our non-legal business teams. We rely heavily on the firm when venturing into new businesses, especially in the banking arena. Stand-outs include Hugh Conroy and Derek Bush in the bank regulatory space.’

‘Market leader in derivatives regulation. Unparalleled expertise and relationships across the industry and regulatory agencies.’

‘Colin Lloyd has no peer in derivatives regulation. Is the critical go-to advisor for all major derivatives initiatives. Brandon Hammer has a brilliant ability to combine commercial law experience with regulatory technical standards. Hugh Conroy marshals impressive technical expertise filtered with a real-world view of impacts at clients.’

‘Excellent knowledge of law/regulation/changing political currents/practice on the street’

‘Ability to grasp issues and present solutions. Derek Bush is excellent.’

‘I value their practical approach to financial services regulation. Not only do they know the rules backwards and forwards, but they tailor their advice to the client’s needs extraordinarily well. They are also incredibly responsive.’

‘Robin Bergen is a stand out attorney who we rely heavily on for a wide range of needs. She is simply fantastic.’

Key clients

American Express

ING

BNP Paribas

Citigroup

Credit Suisse

Deutsche Bank

Goldman Sachs

Standard Chartered

Institute of International Bankers

Alliance Data

Labour and employment Tier 1

Guyer & Regules impresses with its ‘knowledge of the market’ and ‘absolute willingness to assist’. The deep and broad practice is equally adept at employment and labour matters, with its recent expertise showcasing its strong reputation for collective bargaining and union issues. Other sweet spots include labour and employment litigation, transactional support matters and day-to-day consultancy services. Leonardo Slinger is a prominent name for complex labour cases and spearheads many of the department’s most high-profile files. Seasoned specialist Eduardo Ameglio freqeuntly works together with Slinger and advised on several sensitive cases over the past year. The team also draws on several talented associates including Santiago Madalena  and María José Poey. Since publication we’re saddened to report that Eduardo Ameglio has passed on.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

I highlight the professional staff who always stay on top of the relevant processes, which instils trust and distinguishes the firm nationally.

The advisory service is very good in terms of availability, response times and quality.’

I highlight the team’s knowledge of the market, relationships with different stakeholders and technical skills.’

There is a quick response and an absolute willingness to assist every time we contact them for any reason, particularly Leonardo Slinger and María José Poey.

Santiago Madalena is a go-to for our organisation. We also have contact with other professionals, such as Leonardo Slinger.’

Key clients

Citibank

Itau

Sura

Unilever

Divino

Roche

Trafigura

ED&F Man

Oracle

Grupo Schandy

Goldman Sachs

Tienda Inglesa

Julius Baer

Danone

Frigorífico San Jancinto

UPM

Rio Estiba

Baliarda

Metlife Uruguay

Citi Asesores

Cabify

Target

Merger control Tier 1

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton remains a go-to name for high value, business-critical merger clearances, with its service group combining regulatory expertise with high-level antitrust litigation experience. The practice was bolstered by the arrival of Bruce Hoffman in March 2020, formerly head of the FTC Bureau of Competition, adding to the firm’s already considerable governmental expertise. Also among the team’s ranks are highly experienced figures such as George Cary, Mark Nelson, and Mark Leddy, who have continued to secure clearances for major transactions. Highlights from the review period include acting for T-Mobile in the multi-jurisdictional and highly complex merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, and representing United Technologies in its combination with Raytheon. Other noted practitioners include Elaine Ewing, a versatile antitrust counsel with a strong record in merger clearance for clients such as Google and Whirlpool; antitrust economic expert Kenneth Reinker; and Daniel Culley, who has great experience in the US market and specializes in high-tech industry deals. All named lawyers are based in Washington DC.

Other key lawyers:

George Cary; Mark Nelson; Mark Leddy; Elaine Ewing; Daniel Culley; Jeremy Calsyn; Kenneth Reinker; Brian Byrne; Matt Bachrack

Testimonials

‘We have used the Cleary antitrust team for over a decade as we continue to be impressed with their deep knowledge of our industry and us as a client. They take the time to really understand our business in a way that allows them to provide us with great results and guidance on matters around the world.’

‘Brian Byrne and Matt Bachrack deserve special recognition. They both are what you strive for in counsel – problem solvers who understand the business objectives and figure out creative and innovative solutions in order to help achieve the business objectives.’

‘Very practical, business-oriented advice.’

Key clients

Alstom

Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile US

Fox Corp.

JUUL Labs, Inc.

Molson Coors

United Technologies Corporation

Whirlpool

Structured finance: securitization Tier 1

The securitization team at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is praised for its ‘remarkable depth of knowledge and foresight to anticipate where the market is trending‘. Jointly led by Reed Auerbach in New York and Jeffrey Johnson in Washington DC, the group is called upon by financial institutions to advise on the most novel transactions, recently assisting Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse with their participation, as loan agents, in the Federal Reserve’s TALF program. Indeed, ABS and MBS are areas of strength for the practice group, though the team is becoming increasingly well known in the CLO space, where Paul St. Lawrence in Washington DC is a key contact. Also recommended are New York-based Matthew Joseph, who has experience advising issuers and underwriters on public and private ABS placements; and Washington DC’s Geordie Herald, who focuses on CMBS and RMBS transactions.

Practice head(s):

Reed Auerbach; Jeffrey Johnson

Other key lawyers:

Matthew Joseph; Steve Levitan; Geordie Herald; Paul St. Lawrence; Mark Riccardi; Cory Barry; Steven Becker

Testimonials

‘The depth of knowledge within Morgan Lewis’ securitization team is remarkable. The team has the historical knowledge to understand the issues shaping today’s transactions, and foresight to anticipate where the market is trending. In addition to the technical expertise, the team excels at delivering practical, solutions oriented advice when issues on transactions arise.’

‘Geordie Herald is an expert in the RMBS market, well versed in the active platforms and their idiosyncrasies. He brings a calm gravitas to negotiations, and has the experience needed to navigate through unexpected challenges.’

‘Deep knowledge of auto finance securitization, combined with experience in other asset classes, helps sort through structuring and disclosure issues.’

‘Reed Auerbach provides excellent client service, always brings in the right firm resources, and is a practical problem solver.’

We value Phil Russell for his encylopedic knowledge, calm demeanor in every situation and keen ability to analyze novel issues.

Key clients

Verizon

Navient

Toyota

BMW

Goldman Sachs

Morgan Stanley

Deutsche Bank

Credit Suisse

Redwood Trust, Inc.

Jefferies

Cannabis Tier 2

Acting for central and ancillary cannabis industry clients, Duane Morris LLP stands out for its broad practice in the area, with regular activity in matters ranging from financings, M&A and joint ventures, to litigation, tax and regulatory issues. Publicly-traded companies, private funds, family offices and high-net worth individuals are among the team’s core clients. Seth Goldberg  in Philadelphia advises on cannabis related deals and cases for growers, processors, dispensaries and infused-product manufacturers, as well as real estate developers, universities and university research centers. He co-leads the team with Tracy Gallegos in Las Vegas, whose broad practice covers corporate, real estate, cannabis, sport and entertainment law; and Cherry Hill-based Paul Josephson, who handles constitutional and regulatory litigation. Jennifer Fisher joined Goodwin in April 2020.

Practice head(s):

Seth Goldberg; Tracy Gallegos; Paul Josephson

Other key lawyers:

Nanette Heide; Michael Schwamm; David Landau

Testimonials

‘My key contact is Michael Schwamm. His team is excellent and very knowledgeable regarding cannabis matters.’

‘Michael Schwamm is a leader in the group and provides excellent and prompt advice.’

Key clients

iAnthus Capital Management

Green Thumb Industries

Monroe Capital

Harborside (CSE: BUDD)

Devine Hunter, Inc. / Devine Holdings, LLC and Harvest Enterprises, Inc. (Harvest Health & Recreation Inc.) (CSE: HARV) (OTCQX: HRVSF)

Jushi Holdings Inc. (CSE:JSH)  (OTCMKTS: JUSHF)

Immigration Tier 2

At Duane Morris LLP, the immigration practice is able to leverage the firm’s wider capabilities in tax, corporate, and litigation to provide a full service offering to clients operating across the technology and pharmaceutical industry. Based in California, group head Lisa Spiegel has an employment-based practice and advises on nationality law, non-immigrant visa matters, and immigrant visas. In DC, Denyse Sabagh is a key name with over three decades of experience in immigration law. She advises on both inbound and outbound employment immigration, and is noted for her expertise in assisting large corporates in developing business immigration policies. The firm’s New York office has been significantly strengthened with its merger with Satterlee Stephens LLP putting the headcount to 60 practitioners. Pierre Bonnefil remains a contact there, with experience represents clients before the US Department of Homeland Security.

Practice head(s):

Lisa Spiegel

Other key lawyers:

Denyse Sabagh; Pierre Bonnefil

Key clients

InterDigital

Elementa Engineering

Edgile

NP Nutra

Nielsen Consumer LLC

SKF USA, Inc.

Eli Zabar

The Blackstone Group

Insurance: advice to insurers Tier 2

Duane Morris LLP‘s insurance team handles the full range of insurance matters, representing insurer’s interests in coverage and litigation matters, and counseling on corporate, regulatory, and transactional issues. Its core practice represents commercial liability insurers in general, excess and professional lines. Based in San Francisco, Max Stern who has extensive experience in commercial litigation and consumer and business class actions, heads the practice alongside Brian Kelly who regularly advises on insurance coverage issues relating to toxic torts and environmental claims. Also leading the team are Alex Gonzales in Austin, whose areas of expertise are corporate and insurance regulatory law; Richard Cohen in Philadelphia; and Damon Vocke in New York, whose practice focuses on complex insurance and reinsurance coverage and litigation matters. Philip Matthews is also recommended and represented the Great American Insurance Company in a major environmental coverage case concerning numerous locations along the Lower Duwamish Waterway in Seattle.

Practice head(s):

Max Stern; Brian Kelly; Alex Gonzales; Richard Cohen; Damon Vocke; Wendy Simkulak

Other key lawyers:

Philip Matthews

Key clients

AXA XL Insurance Group (AXA, Catlin, Greenwich, Indian Harbor, XL Specialty)

Berkshire Hathaway Companies

C N A Companies

FCE Benefit Administrators Inc.

First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd.

GEICO

Great American Insurance Group

Liberty Mutual Insurance Group

Lloyd’s Underwriters & London Market Insurers

Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Co.

Resolute Management Company

WR Berkley Companies

Zurich North America Group

M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m) Tier 2

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP‘s corporate and securities department covers a broad range of transactional and general corporate matters, and has the capacity to handle complicated multinational and multi-state transactions. Jeryl Bowers, who focuses on M&A and general commercial transactions, is particularly noted for his expertise in the automotive industry. San Diego-based Jeralin Cardoso, Linda Michaelson in Century City and Ariel Yehezkel in New York jointly head the corporate and securities practice.

Practice head(s):

Jeralin Cardoso; Linda Michaelson; Ariel Yehezkel

Other key lawyers:

Jeryl Bowers; Lawrence Braun

Key clients

Redgate Partners, LLC

Pacific Piston Ring Co., Inc

ETS Express, LLC

Alvarado Manufacturing Co., Inc

Media Services

American Paper & Plastics, Inc. and Carryout Bags, Inc.

ICM Partners

Circuit Services, LLC

Bison Capital

Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Altais

Ready at Dawn

Goldwind Americas

iinside

Lakin Tire West and Lakin Tire East

Diestel Turkey Ranch

Varsity Healthcare Partners

Advanced Lighting Concepts LLC d.b.a. Environmental Lights

OncoCyte Corporation

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc

Allied Universal

Securadyne Systems Intermediate LLC

Media and entertainment: transactional Tier 2

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP has expertise in both traditional and new media, focusing on music, television and film. On the traditional side, the group acts for household names such as Disney, Sony Pictures and Universal, and has also advised Amazon on its disruptive entry into the market through Amazon Studios. As for new media, the team is highly skilled in issues such as music streaming, mobile apps and VR technology. The practice is jointly led by Century City-base Robb Klein and Linda Michaelson, as well as David Sands, who works from the Los Angeles office. All three practice heads are highly skilled in transactions, financing and commercial agreements surrounding film and TV. Also recommended is Daniel Schnapp, who focuses on new media.

Practice head(s):

Robb Klein; Linda Michaelson; David Sands

Other key lawyers:

Robert Darwell; Daniel Schnapp; Shaun Clark; Leif Cervantes de Reinstein

Testimonials

‘The depth and breadth of practical commercial understanding combined with expert legal knowledge is unmatched by other firms. And it’s amazing to get such focused and one-to-one attention from a large firm.’

‘I’d like to comment on Robb Klein for outstanding client attention, detailed legal expertise supported by a keen commercial sense.’

‘The media team as Sheppard has a broad range of experience and is always up to date in what is consistently a very fast moving and ever-changing practice area. The team are readily available to us, quick to provide advice and work product, and – especially important to our business – pragmatic and commercially minded, with a good understanding of current market dynamics and industry practices.’

‘I have known and worked with Dan Schnapp for many years and he has been an invaluable sounding board during that time. Dan is cautious in his approach and consistently demonstrates a thorough understanding of the law and the many nuances of a particular situation, contract provision and/or or relevant regulation, while showing the ability to get out of his comfort zone and balance relative risks to effectively run a business.’

Key clients

Amazon Studios

Sony Pictures

ICM Partners

Focus Features

ViacomCBS

Spotify

101 Studios

MGM

Disney

Fox

Universal

Warner Bros

eOne

Gaumont

Pathe

StudioCanal

Truepic

Specular Theory

Entertainment Software Association

Cameo

Vindex

ASCAP

Spotify Inc.

Mastercard

Peloton

Etsy

ASCAP, Vevo and Bandsintown

Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory Tier 2

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP stands out in both litigation and regulatory counseling, and has a strong emphasis on the satellite and space communications segments. Cross-border work is another focus for the team, which has experience covering regulatory issues across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. Practice Brian Weimer is a key name for regulatory work, and counts Charter Communications as a key client. He works alongside Dave Thomas, who is an expert in broadband regulations at state, federal and local levels. Litigation work is primarily led by Paul Werner, who has acted before state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as arbitration tribunals. Associates Drew Svor and Abraham Shanedling are promising names at the junior level.

Practice head(s):

Brian Weimer

Other key lawyers:

Dave Thomas; Paul Werner; Drew Svor; Abraham Shanedling

Testimonials

‘The team shows a valuable dedication and commitment to the client and its business. They get to know your business from both the operational and strategic perspectives which allows the firm to provide insights and creative options beyond the basic stellar legal advice rendered.’

‘Brian Weimer and Drew Svor in the Washington DC office have shown an investment in the company that rivals some of our most dedicated employees. They give practical, timely and thorough advice that works for the business and is always aimed at improving and maximizing opportunities for the company.’

Key clients

SES S.A.

OneWeb

Charter Communications

Ness Technologies S.A.R.L.

Snap

Astra Capital Management

Piper Networks

Rakuten

Susan L. Uecker, Receiver

Comcast Communications

Cox Communications

California Cable & Telecommunications Association

Ohio Cable Telecommunications Association

LCTA – The Internet & Television Association

Telecommunications Association of Maine

Vero Fiber Networks

Construction (including construction litigation) Tier 3

Responsive, transparent, knowledgeable and hard-working‘, the team at Duane Morris LLP handles the full range of contentious and non-contentious matters for a variety of project types. In 2020 the team led litigation relating to transport infrastructure, commercial developments and hospitality sites, and also handled contracts work for construction companies, universities and companies in heavy industry. Mark Canizio chairs the practice group from the New York office and has extensive experience in large-scale trials and arbitrations. Vice-chair Jeffrey Hamera in Chicago assists with contract drafting and negotiation for design agreements, construction contracts, EPC contracts and design/build agreements. Patrick Kearney and Jessica Singh are team leads in the construction and engineering industry group in Philadelphia and New York, respectively. Meghan DiPerna was active in a number of the firm’s standout highlights in 2020, and ‘top-notch construction litigator‘ Owen Newman was promoted to partner in January 2021.

Practice head(s):

Mark Canizio; Jeffrey Hamera; Patrick Kearney; Jessica Singh

Other key lawyers:

Meghan DiPerna; Kenneth Lazaruk; Owen Newman; Brian Shue; Tracy McCreight; Benton Wheatley

Testimonials

‘The firm is exactly what you hear about them: responsive, transparent, knowledgeable and hard-working. The are as talented at articulating and presenting solutions to complex situations as they are with the substantive law.’

‘Owen Newman – Chicago – is an absolute top-notch construction litigator who understands how to handle large, complex construction matters, how to implement a team to work towards a business resolution, and works with all in-house attorneys in the spirit of a true team. He also understand the concepts of construction scheduling and thus works well with outside experts.’

‘The firm is outstanding. They do an excellent job on construction-related matters. We have worked with them for over 15 years. They are practicable and understand our needs.’

‘Mark Canizio, Ken Lazaruk, and Brian Shue are outstanding. We highly value their legal advice.’

Key clients

KBR, Inc.

Schiavone Construction Co. LLC

Columbia University

Related Companies

The Hudson Companies Inc.

Taconic Investment Partners, LLC

Raba-Kistner Infrastructure, Inc.

US LBM Subsidiaries, Inc.

City of Sugar Land, Texas

Premier Steel, Inc.

Flintco, LLC

New York Stem Cell Foundation

West Side Tennis Club

Miami Dolphins

Trinity Place Holdings

Kushner Companies

Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Independence Historical Trust

Cornell Steel

A.T. Chadwick

FSP Realty

W.S. Cumby

Northwell Health

Allen Morris Company

VirginIslands Water & Power Authority

The Raymond Management Company

Copyright Tier 3

Based in New York, Davis+Gilbert LLP is recognized in this space for its advice on domestic and international copyright matters, from litigation to multi-jurisdictional commercial initiatives. The team provides assistance to advertising agencies, marketers, digital media, and content producers, and has an extensive client list in publishing, media, entertainment, tech, and academia. It has also been increasingly active in copyright matters relating to social media posts and graffiti art. Key figures in the team include IP group chair Ronald Urbach; Sara Edelman, who is highly regarded for her work on fashion-related IP matters; IP litigator Guy Cohen, who has expertise in copyright infringement lawsuits; and Ashima Dayal, a name to note for copyright takedowns.

Practice head(s):

Ronald Urbach

Other key lawyers:

Sara Edelman; Guy Cohen; Marc Rachman; Ashima Dayal

Key clients

Knock

Gordon Ramsay

International Cosmetics & Perfumes (The House of Creed)

Little Caesars

ZoCo Productions (The Dr. Oz Show)

Vizio

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

McKinney Ventures

GrubHub Seamless

Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection) Tier 3

Led by New-York based Gary Kibel and Richard EisertDavis+Gilbert LLP provides comprehensive data protection advice to a range of media companies and other data-driven businesses. Its service provision in this regard is the result of a cross-practice effort drawing on expertise from its benefits and compensation, digital media, technology and privacy, labor and employment and litigation teams. The team assists clients with a range of breach-related issues, from consumer notification and public relations through to forensic investigations and regulatory responses. Oriyan Gitig is another contact in the team.

Practice head(s):

Richard Eisert; Gary Kibel

Other key lawyers:

Oriyan Gitig

Key clients

Vistar Media

Tradeswell

Arcspan Media

StackAdapt

Actable Data

Ardsley Media

theBalm

Mira

MPUSA

Giant Spoon

Dispute resolution: class actions (including derivative actions) Tier 3

Nir Cohen, Leshem, Ben-Artzi & Co handles a range of class actions for clients including directors, officers and shareholders, as well as financial institutions and public and private companies. The group is particularly active in commercial, corporate and securities, financial services and competition disputes. Nir Cohen and David Leshem are the key names.

Practice head(s):

Nir Cohen; David Leshem

Sport Tier 3

The team at Mishcon de Reya LLP is well-known for its work on transactions and commercial agreements. Managing associate Simon Leaf now leads the team following the departures of former practice head Liz Ellen and associate Stefania Genesis, who left in early 2020 to found their own sports advisory boutique. Leaf has been building a strong reputation through his work with Barry and Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing. Lewis Cohen advises on commercial matters for clients including football clubs, governing bodies, sponsors, promoters and rights owners.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Mishcon de Reya are by and large one of the best law firms I have had the pleasure to work with. Top-notch professionals with deep knowledge and expertise in their respective areas.’

‘Mishcon de Reya are always there when you need them, but what sets them apart is that they are also always there when you don’t. This is exactly how a client relationship should be and I can only wish that other professional service providers would have the same approach vs. being there mainly when “chargeable hours” are on the table.’

‘Simon Leaf is outstanding; his work is impeccable, to the point and with clear advice on what can and cannot be done.’

‘The firm has partners and associates across different departments, which ensures the firm can provide specialist knowledge (for example in commercial, dispute resolution, employment, immigration and corporate).’

Key clients

SportPesa

England Boxing

Castore / J Sporting Club Ltd

Birmingham City Football Club Plc

Rugby Football Union

Matchroom Sport Limited & Matchroom Boxing Limited

Professional Darts Corporation

Golf Breaks

Tennis Integrity Unit

World Snooker Limited

Tax Tier 3

Tobar ZVS Spingarn‘s tax practice complements the firm’s corporate team well, as it assists its clients in tax compliance, due diligence and general advice in transactions and acquisitions. Other services include the handling of disputes and tax planning. Andrés Narváez Pacheco heads the group; he has a good track record in administrative matters. Tax consultant Tatiana Mieles Vélez is also noted. Since publication, the Spingarn tax unit has spun off as a separate entity, effective as of June 2021.

Telecoms and broadcast: transactions Tier 4

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP commands a steady stream of telecoms and satellite-related transactions, with experience in matters ranging from smaller regional transactions through to large-scale international deals. Practice head Brian Weimer is best known for his work in the satellite industry, where he regularly handles corporate and commercial deals, as well as financing transactions. Weimer recently advised the global satellite operator OneWeb on bankruptcy matters arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Practice head(s):

Brian Weimer

Key clients

SES S.A.

OneWeb

Ness Technologies S.A.R.L.

Astra Capital Management

Piper Networks

Rakuten

Vero Fiber Networks

Competition: EU and global Tier 5

Dentons‘ competition practice in Brussels has gone from strength to strength since the office was opened in 2010. It has built up a circa ten-strong team of multilingual practitioners, who demonstrate strong capabilities on a full range of matters. Jean-Nicolas Maillard focuses on EU and French competition law issues, with particular strengths handling cartel (and other behavioural) investigations. James S. Venit  advises clients on competition compliance programmes, while other drivers of activity for the team include merger control and competition litigation. Yves Botteman is advising an energy sector client on various M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Yves Botteman; Jean-Nicolas Maillard; James Venit

Testimonials

‘Newly added Brussels partners Yves Botteman and Jean-Nicolas Maillard add a new dimension to the EU practice with their curiosity and desire to reflect on alternative business development. They have a wide knowledge and strong experience in all competition law matters and provide business-oriented advice, find alternative routes and are curious enough to always want to learn more about their clients’ business and the matters that really count to their clients. Highly available for their clients.’

‘Yves Botteman and Jean-Nicolas are complementary and work really well together. Each of them bring strong technical skills to the table but what differentiates them from many lawyers is that they go the extra mile to deliver pragmatic solutions. Their advice is not just good technically but is insightful.’

‘This practice is unique due to the dynamic and open relations put in place between the lawyers and the client and their “say it like it is” attitude. Working with Dentons’ EU competition team is not just about clean and timely deliverables. It is also about progressing as a team and engaging in challenging and outcome-focused conversations. The lawyers excel at working hand-in-hand with clients and accompanying them in their thinking with openness and honesty.

It is also important to mention that this practice is truly international, in the variety of nationalities represented, languages spoken and experience in different jurisdictions. They have deep cultural understanding when it comes to European affairs and international businesses, something that our Brussels multicultural team was very sensitive to.

‘Yves Botteman is a stand-out partner. Not only is Yves extremely engaged and available, he dives into the substance issues and knows the dossier inside out. Yves is a smart and humble lawyer who works with passion, precision and has outstanding communication and client relation skills. We also value Yves’ leadership skills and ability to make a file move forward in clear timeframes.’

‘Jean-Nicolas Maillard is very available and very good technically; he has a pragmatic approach with good knowledge of the sector.’

Key clients

Kering

SRAM

Shawcor

Gazprom

Groupe Bacacier

EBA Clearing

Healthcare: life sciences Tier 5

Duane Morris LLP is recommended for its expertise in M&A, patents, and commercial licensing and collaboration agreements, acting for domestic companies in addition to a strong roster of clients in the Asia-Pacific region. Leaders in the litigation team include patents specialist Vicki Norton in San Diego, who handles patent counseling involving diagnostics, biopharmaceuticals and nanotechnology; and Dana Ash in Philadelphia, who is experienced in defending clients in product liability claims in medical devices and biologics segments. Patrick Gallagher co-chairs the group from Boca Raton, and specializes in IP and regulatory issues. He is joined by Boston-based Jonathan Lourie and Frederick Ball, both of whom handle corporate transactions and commercialization deals.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Gallagher; Vicki Norton; Dana Ash; Jonathan Lourie; Frederick Ball; Driscoll Ugarte; Shannon Hampton Sutherland

Testimonials

‘They understand client’s needs and work very closely to address those. Team has subject knowledge and applies it effectively in strategizing pre-litigation and litigation matters.’

‘They suggest different strategies and ideas for defenses. Also, innovative ways for settlement terms. Billing is also great and adjusts according to client’s needs.’

‘Rick Ball is the individual who stands out. He gels with client’s team very well, understands their needs, flexible, innovative, strategizes properly.’

Key clients

Allele Biotechnology

Altimmune, Inc.

Immunome, Inc.

TheraCour Pharma, Inc.

Aurigene Discovery Technologies Limited

Soligenix, Inc.

PeriphaGen, Inc.

B. Riley FBR, Inc.

Corporate and M&A Tier 6

Founded in 1989, business law firm Loeser e Hadad Advogados has a particular focus on corporate law and transactions, acting for a range of domestic and international companies. Name partner Enrique Tello Hadad coordinates the firm’s international transactions group and has experience in deals in a broad range of sectors; managing partner Richard Blanchet leads the M&A and corporate governance group. At the associate level, Fernanda Nakada focuses on corporate governance, compliance and corporate law.

Key clients

Sabó

Ube

Pepsico

Lincoln Eletric

Grupo GPS

IBRATEC

Cosmocel

Allseas

Leaderup

Farma Service

Established for over 150 years, Pitmans Law achieves outstanding outcomes for clients. For corporates, Pitmans offers a wide range of commercial law services. The firm also delivers a variety of private wealth services for private clients. Pitmans corporate clients range from large, globally-listed companies to entrepreneurs, and its private client base includes corporate executives, high-net-worth individuals and family offices. As a founding member of Interact Law, a global network of specialist legal firms, the firm offers a seamless service worldwide for clients’ international needs. Pitmans offers the highest standards of personable client care, quality advice and professionalism at a competitive price from its regional HQ in Reading and additional offices in London and Southampton.

The firm: Services include: banking and finance, commercial, corporate, debt recovery, dispute resolution, employment, insurance, intellectual property, matrimonial and family, pensions, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, wills, tax and trusts.

Sectors: banking, charity and not-for-profit, energy, hospitality, real estate, retail, TMT, and transport.

Types of work undertaken: Banking and finance: handles corporate and bank lending, corporate restructuring, acquisition and corporate finance, property acquisition, development and investment finance, receivables, asset and trade finance, invoice discount and factoring finance, business and personal security, and derivatives.

Corporate: company formations, M&A, takeovers, MBOs, private equity, AIM and Official List, joint ventures, restructurings, share option schemes, financial services and general commercial work.

Debt recovery: chasing of debts; letters of demand; issue and service of court proceedings; enforcement of judgment; and statutory demands.

Dispute resolution: domestic and international commercial disputes; specialises in company and shareholder disputes, banking and finance, construction, employment, insurance, property and trades.

Employment: advises employees and employers on all matters from recruitment to restrictive covenants, termination to dismissals, disputes and claims in the employment tribunal.

IT: licensing of software, outsourcing, SaaS and cloud computing; advises on contentious IT matters, including the supply of goods and services, and contractor disputes.

Insurance: acts for corporates, insurers and claims handlers on complex cases including international disputes, product recalls, injury, fraud and property damage claims.

Intellectual property: specialises in design right, copyright and trade mark disputes, advice relating to protection and exploitation of IP, and the management of trade mark and design right portfolios.

Matrimonial: a fully integrated service including divorce and finance, civil partnerships, children contact disputes, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation and separation agreements, trust of land claims and Inheritance Act claims.

Pensions: one of the largest teams in the South; advises employers and trustees on all aspects of occupational pension schemes; specialises in corporate pensions, dispute resolution and restructuring.

Planning: contentious and non-contentious advice, working with local authorities, successfully negotiating s106 planning obligations, brownfield redevelopment work and planning enforcement.

Real estate: provides integrated acquisition, planning and new homes service for residential developers; also has extensive experience advising banks financing institutions, hoteliers, landowners, local authorities, occupiers, retailers and utilities.

Restructuring and insolvency: advises on all individual and corporate restructuring or refinancing matters using a network of banks, financiers, brokers and insolvency professionals.

Wills, tax and trusts: domicile and residence planning, establishment of UK and overseas trusts, tax planning, wills and probate, trust and estate disputes, and enduring powers of attorney.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing partner John Hutchinson
Commercial Philip Weaver
Corporate Sean Kelly
Dispute resolution Tim Clark
Employment Angela Shields and Jonathan Gray
New homes Helen Rogers
Information technology Phil Smith
Insurance Ferhat Choudri
Intellectual property Sajjad Khan
Matrimonial Matthew Heyworth
Pensions Chris Netiatis
Planning Christina Daniels
Real estate Delphine Mehouas
Restructuring and insolvency Suzanne Brooker
Photo Name Position Profile
 A.S. Buğra İsmailefendioğlu  photo A.S. Buğra İsmailefendioğlu Union Partner
 Burcu Urcan  photo Burcu Urcan Senior Partner
Number of partners : 40
Total staff : 200

Emms Gilmore Liberson (“EGL”) has been transferred to Knights Professional Services Limited trading as Knights plc as of Friday 29 November 2019.

In practical terms you will not experience any difference to the services that EGL was providing to you prior to this transfer.

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Department Name Email Telephone
Finance team Gary Cooksey gary.cooksey@knightsplc.com 0121 236 6639
Corporate/commercial Stephen Gilmore stephe.gilmore@knightsplc.com 0121 262 1874
Commercial property Mark Dakeyne mark.dakeyne@knightsplc.com 0121 262 6897
Commercial property litigation Martyn Liberson martyn.liberson@knightsplc.com 0121 262 1875
Dispute resolution Richard Cooper richard.cooper@knightsplc.com 0121 262 6432
Franchising Gurmeet Jakhu gurmeet.jakhu@knightsplc.com 0121 296 3840
Licensing / Dispute resolution Peter Adkins peter.adkins@knightsplc.com 0121 262 6437
Private client Terry Cooper terry.cooper@knightsplc.com 0121 262 6893
French

 

This leading set specialises in housing, local government, property and planning law, together with all associated areas (eg human rights cases, Equality Act cases).

The set: Arden Chambers was founded in 1993 to provide a specialist centre for the practice of housing and local government law, corresponding with the authoritative publications edited or authored by Andew Arden QC and now also by various other members.

Chambers is still exceptionally strong in those areas but also now has a significant presence in property law (both pure property, eg easements, adverse possession, and also the housing/property intersection, eg long leasehold disputes). The highly specialist team is recognised for its unrivalled expertise and experience across its practice areas.

The set works with clients throughout England and Wales, and believes in providing services to anyone who needs them, whether they be individuals, local or other public authorities, social housing providers or private landlords, third sector organisations or corporate bodies. Our experience in working with clients on different sides of disputes enables it to be more effective in anticipating how they may develop, minimising risk and helping achieve the best possible outcome.

Legal writing is central to the culture and approach. Andrew Arden QC is a leading author on both housing and local government matters. His works include principal practitioner works in each area (Housing Encyclopedia, Local Government Constitutional and Administrative Law, Housing Law Reports, Journal of Housing Law, Arden & Partington’s Housing Law, Homelessness and Allocations, and Local Government Finance Law). Our other major publications (where members are either authors, co-authors or contributors) include Defending Possession Proceedings; Encyclopedia of Local Government Law; Housing Law Casebook; Judicial Review Proceedings: A Practitioner’s Guide and Leasehold Disputes.

Members accept instructions not only from solicitors, but also via licensed and direct access. Chambers also has a number of members who are qualified mediators and, increasingly, members have secured a range of part-time judicial appointments.

Significant cases in 2017 include:

Supreme Court:Poshteh v Kensington and Chelsea RLBC [2017] UKSC 36.

Court of Appeal:Sheffield CC v Oliver [2017] EWCA Civ 225; Dove v Havering LBC [2017] EWCA Civ 156; Nottingham CC v Parr [2017] EWCA Civ 188; Turley v Wandsworth LBC [2017] EWCA Civ 189; Islington LBC v Dyer [2017] EWCA Civ 150; Elim Court RTM Co Ltd v Avon Freeholds Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 89; Hackney LBC v Haque [2017] EWCA Civ 4.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Members of Chambers ARDEN QC, Andrew (1974)

Established in 1991 by Rahmat Soemadipradja and Hafzan Taher, Soemadipradja & Taher (S&T) is a leading full-service commercial law firm that provides international standard legal services.  Consistently ranked top-tier by legal directories, S&T and its lawyers have advised on some of the most significant and complex transactions, providing national, foreign and multinational clients with extensive market knowledge, coupled with a solutions-focused approach and offering unrivaled breadth and depth of expertise.

Through the collective expertise of our partners, foreign counsel and lawyers, a wealth of experience representing corporate clients, and an ability to look beyond traditional approaches and think creatively, we assist national, foreign and multinational clients to achieve their business objectives in Indonesia.

As specialists in providing corporate legal services, S&T understands its clients’ businesses, industries and corporate goals, ensuring that it can provide the most appropriate legal solutions adjusted to its clients’ circumstances.

S&T has formed a strategic alliance with Allen & Gledhill of Singapore, and maintains relationships with a number of leading international and regional law firms, including Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. In Indonesia’s constantly changing legal environment, S&T is able to assist its clients in navigating the intricacies of Indonesian law, culture and commerce, while meeting the highest ethical and professional standards.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Rahmat S. S. Soemadipradja rahmat_s@soemath.com
Dispute Resolution Hafzan Taher hafzan_taher@soemath.com
Corporate, Employment Retno A. D. Muljosantoso r_muljosantoso@soemath.com
Corporate Emalia Achmadi emalia_achmadi@soemath.com
Dispute Resolution Nira Nazarudin nira_sn@soemath.com
Energy, Resources and Infrastructure Mochamad Kasmali m_kasmali@soemath.com
Energy, Resources and Infrastructure Deny Sidharta deny_sidharta@soemath.com
Dispute Resolution Ahmad Djosan ahmad_djosan@soemath.com
Dispute Resolution Romi Emirat romi_emirat@soemath.com
Dispute Resolution Erie Hotman Tobing erie_tobing@soemath.com
Corporate Denia Isetianti Permata denia_isetianti@soemath.com
Partners : 11
Foreign Counsel : 4
Associates : 37
English
Indonesian
Japanese
IBA (International Bar Association)
Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
PERADI
HKHPM (Indonesian Association of Capital Market Legal Consultants)

NNB Advogados, through a cooperation agreement with Deloitte Legal, present in over 80 countries, helps clients in delivering multinational legal solutions that are consistent, technology-enabled, tailored, and sensitized. NNB Advogados is able to provide holistic guidance around strategic business decisions as well as offer support services that can increase efficiency and reduce the cost of some routine legal activities.

The office combines experienced lawyers working according to the highest technical standards, ensuring that complete, tailored legal services of the highest quality for demanding projects and complex domestic and international transactions are provided. The firm offers competent yet pragmatic advice in many fields of national and international business law, always preserving its independence and autonomy.

To ensure that its clients receive the best and most accurate results, the firm keeps daily and careful control over the publications of the main normative acts and the most relevant judicial and administrative rulings in the context of business law. For this reason, it is always working to improve its legal operating practices to provide excellent assistance to its clients, and consequently, obtain expected results within the current business environment.

NNB Advogados understands legal advice not as an isolated component, but as a contribution to a comprehensive solution of the issues that clients face. Working in cooperation with Deloitte Legal, NNB Advogados can help clients to make informed decisions in the context of legal as well as other business considerations.

 Main areas of practice

NNB Advogados organizes its market offerings around three key areas:

Legal Management Consulting

The Legal Management Consulting (“LMC”) services are configured to identify opportunities to help the General Counsel and the legal department as a whole achieve their desired state. NNB Advogados’ professionals collaborate on a long-term roadmap to realize the client’s vision. They benchmark that roadmap with achievable goals, and work with the client from inception to completion.

The LMC services includes assessing and developing legal operating models, evaluating and reconfiguring internal legal processes, developing frameworks for legal risk management, assisting with sourcing (balancing in-house resources with external third party providers), developing and deploying legal technology architecture, and facilitating tailored labs to develop solutions.

Legal Managed Services

The Legal Managed Services (“LMS”) were developed to help legal departments keep up with the demands from their businesses for support on a range of legal issues. The NNB Advogados’ employ technology and proven methodologies to act as an extension of a company’s in-house legal team, driving efficiencies through process improvement, and providing support and guidance to help enable their focus to shift to more strategic issues.

Support is offered for:

  • Legal document review & management
  • Any outsourced legal related service
  • Legal Entity Management
  • Legal project management
  • Legal staffing
  • Legal regulatory mapping

Legal Advisory

NNB Advogados’ professionals assist multinational organizations with day-to-day activities as well as corporate life events, leveraging leading technologies to deliver efficient and transparent support for the everyday legal activities companies manage.

NNB Advogados understands that global organizations are enormously complex organisms, and no one unit is sealed off from the rest. The multi-disciplinary, tech-enabled legal approach allows NNB Advogados to address legal questions not just in the abstract isolated way but with a holistic understanding of what the client organization is trying to achieve.

With a client-centric approach, NNB Advogados’ professionals expand their knowledge about their clients, the industries they operate in, their regulatory and legislative environments around the world to bring more to the table and provide the best possible legal advice to clients.

Guidance, advice and support are offered in the areas of:

  • Corporate law
  • Digital law
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment law and benefits
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Regulatory and compliance
  • Private clients legal services
  • Real estate
  • Banking and & finance
  • Commercial law

 

Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish

Department Name Email Telephone
Legal Management Consulting Cassandra Alcalde calcalde@nnbadvogados.com.br
Legal Managed Services Marcelo Natale manatale@nnbadvogados.com.br
Legal Advisory: Cassandra Alcalde calcalde@nnbadvogados.com.br
at this office : 35
worldwide : 2,500+ in cooperation agreement with Deloitte Legal
Portuguese
English
Spanish
in cooperation with Deloitte Legal network

The way lawyers advise their clients has changed little in decades. But now, technological innovations are fundamentally transforming the delivery of legal services. At the same time, organisations, and their in-house legal teams, are under constant pressure to do ‘more for less’ while simultaneously facing the dual challenges of a heightened regulatory environment and an increasingly globalised landscape.

We believe this requires a new approach to providing legal services. One where the outcome isn’t just advice, but an innovative solution that combines legal expertise with market-leading technology, scale delivery and consulting capabilities.

That’s why Deloitte Legal in the UK brings together over 350 top-flight lawyers, consultants and technology experts. People who understand the implications of digitisation, big data, AI, robotics and platform-based business models in today’s world. In addition, because our clients’ needs generally span more than one country, our team is part of a global network of more than 2,000 Deloitte Legal professionals who collaborate seamlessly across more than 80 countries worldwide.

So whether a client needs to manage the risks of moving to the cloud, navigate data protection and IP rights, maximise opportunities to grow their business or develop the workforce of the future, we can help.

We also assist clients seeking to transform their in-house legal function, we provide innovative scale delivery solutions and we use technology to harness legal knowledge in ways that ensure in-house legal teams are delivering the best possible service to their own business. At Deloitte Legal, we combine our considerable legal, technological, scale delivery and consulting expertise to create the flexible and holistic solutions that our clients need.

Deloitte Legal is already helping clients realise the benefits of a new approach to the delivery of legal services. Why not see how Deloitte Legal can help you experience the future of law, today.

Department Name Email Telephone
Partner; Managing Partner Michael Castle
Partner, Commercial & Technology; Head of Legal Advisory Andrew Joint
Partner, Head of Commercial & Technology Paul Hinton
Partner, Commercial & Technology Ed Baker
Partner, Commercial & Technology Rupam Davé
Partner, Commercial & Technology Richard Folsom
Partner, Commercial & Technology; Fintech Lead Chris Hill
Partner, Commercial & Technology Calum Murray
Partner, Commercial & Technology; Sourcing Lead Paul O'Hare
Partner, Commercial & Technology; Telecoms and Cybersecurity Lead Emma Wright
Partner, Commercial & Technology Tania Williams
Partner, Commercial & Technology; Data Protection & Privacy Lead Anita Bapat
Partner, Commercial & Technology; Data Protection & Privacy Marta Dunphy-Moriel
Partner, Commercial & Technology; Financial Regulation Lead Jacob Ghanty
Partner, Commercial Technology; Travel Lead Farina Azam
Partner, Head of Corporate Law Charles Claisse
Partner, Corporate Law Deborah Angel
Partner, Corporate Law Chris Hardman
Partner, Corporate Law Andy Moseby
Partner, Corporate Law Glafkos Tombolis
Partner, Head of Corporate Reorganisations Rachel Hossack
Partner, Head of Employment Law David Williams
Partner, Employment Law Marian Bloodworth
Partner, Employment Law Kathryn Dooks
Partner, Employment Law Andrew Lilley
Partner, Head of IP & Technology Disputes Paul Garland
Partner, Head of IT Disputes Vicky Cooper
Partner, IP & Technology Disputes Rachael Barber
Partner, IP & Technology Disputes Joanna Conway
Partner, IP & Technology Disputes Robert Griffiths
Partner, IP & Technology Disputes Jeremy Harris
Partner, IP & Technology Disputes Mark Lewis
Partner, Legal Entity Management Daniel Connell
Partner, Legal Managed Services Emily Foges
Partner, Legal Management Consulting Craig Conte
Partner, Legal Management Consulting Jack Diggle
Partner, Immigration Katrina Cooper
Partner, Tax Litigation Glen Harling
Partner, Immigration Emily King
Partner, Immigration Jurga McCluskey
Partner, Reward Liz Pierson
Number of UK partners : 41
Number of other UK fee-earners : 130

The firm

Gen Temizer Özer is an Istanbul based corporate law firm providing legal services relevant to all aspects of business in a wide variety of sectors, in particular focusing on mergers and acquisitions (both strategic and private equity investments), capital markets, project finance, commercial transactions, dispute resolution, energy, IT and telecommunications, real estate and construction transactions as well as general orporate and regulatory advice. The firm’s founding partners have over 30 years of combined experience in top tier global law firms, more than any other independent Turkish law firm.

Temizer Özer aims to provide the highest quality legal advice on transactional, commercial and egulatory matters. In addition to cutting edge Turkish law know-how, Edmund Emre Özer brings to the firm nglish law capabilities with a focus on cross border investments and transactions.

Temizer Özer is recognized as a leading law firm in Turkey. We are one of the few firms in Turkey to have been listed in IFLR1000 as a leading law firm in all three core practice areas of banking, project finance and Mergers & Acquisitions. We are also listed in Chambers and Partners and Legal500 as a leading firm. Each of our partners have been recognized as leading corporate lawyers in Turkey by the independent peer reviewed US publication, Best Lawyers. The firm has built up its reputation for excellence through a close partner led approach for all instructions and transactions to maintain consistently high standards across the board.

Areas of practice

Mergers & Acquisitions: The firm covers M&A transactions of all sizes in Turkey as well as outbound investments by Turkish investors. The firm’s practice encompasses public and private corporate/ M&A transactions, joint ventures, spin offs, privatisations and corporate restructurings.

Strategic M&A: The firm’s lawyers have huge experience in a wide range of strategic M&A transactions in various business sectors including retail, health, automotive, media, technology, oil and gas, banking and real estate.

Private Equity Transactions:The firm acted on various private equity transactions in the Turkish market, both for international and local private equity firms. These have ranged from the largest and most complex transactions in the market to small and mid-cap deals.

Privatisation: The team members have represented foreign and domestic advisers, as well as financial advisers, in relation to privatisation tender processes in the energy, refinery, tobacco, telecommunications and other sectors, throughout the process.

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets: The firm advises its clients in the raising of equity and debt finance whether through bank or project financing, public capital markets or private placements. This remains a dynamic and fast moving area in terms of market and regulatory developments requiring the highest quality regulatory and sectorial knowledge.

Energy & Projects: The firm has advised various energy businesses in relation to their investments, project financing and construction projects in the context of the Turkish regulatory framework. We also have a focus in relation to projects in renewable energy.

General Corporate & Regulatory Advice

Corporate & Commercial: The firm provides regular corporate and regulatory advice to clients establishing and operating businesses in Turkey and to Turkish clients seeking to establish offshore structures for their investments.

Employment & Intellectual Property: The firm has in depth expertise in intellectual property and employment law matters. The firm can assist in day to day issues in these areas as well manage projects for the delivery of key management or consultancy contracts or licensing contracts.

Antitrust & Competition: The firm’s partner Baran Gen has expertise on competition and anti-trust matters.

Anti-Bribery: The firm also advises on local anti-bribery laws for both local and international clients and are familiar with the compliance requirements of international clients.

Litigation: The firm has extensive experience in handling litigation and arbitration matters in relation to various commercial contract disputes as well as acting on the enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards before Turkish courts. Ebru Temizer is recommended as a leading disputes lawyer.

Real Estate: The firm has wide-ranging experience in real estate issues derived from their work for developers, construction companies, owners, private and institutional investors, real estate investment trusts and financing parties in the acquisition, development, construction, management and securing of all types of real estate assets.


Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate/M&A Baran Gen
Corporate/M&A Emre Edmund Ozer
Banking and Finance Baran Gen
Banking and Finance Emre Edmund Ozer
Capital Markets Baran Gen
Dispute Resolution Ebru Temizer
Competition Baran Gen
Competition Dila Topuz
Commercial Contracts Ebru Temizer
Commercial Contracts Emre Edmund Ozer
Employment Ebru Temizer
Energy Ebru Temizer
Energy Baran Gen
IT and Telecommunications Ebru Temizer
IT and Telecommunications Baran Gen
Intellectual Property Ebru Temizer
Media and Entertainment Baran Gen
Media and Entertainment Ebru Temizer
Project Finance/Projects Emre Edmund Ozer
Project Finance/Projects Baran Gen
Real Estate and Construction Baran Gen
Restructuring and Insolvency Baran Gen
Private Equity and Venture Capital Baran Gen
Private Equity and Venture Capital Emre Edmund Ozer

The firm: Founded in 1986 and formerly known as e|n|w|c Attorneys at Law, Taylor Wessing CEE today is the CEE/SEE Competence Centre of Taylor Wessing, a leading international law firm with more than 1,200 lawyers working across 33 offices in 20 countries. Taylor Wessing is a full-service law firm, working with clients in the world’s most dynamic industries. The firm takes a single-minded approach to advising its clients, helping them succeed by thinking innovatively about their business issues. A focus on the industries of tomorrow has enabled Taylor Wessing to develop market-leading expertise in technology, media and communications, life sciences, private wealth and energy.

Taylor Wessing CEE has offices in Bratislava, Brno, Budapest, Kiev, Klagenfurt, Prague, Vienna and Warsaw and advises investors in Central and Eastern Europe from the initial stages of their projects onwards.Its lawyers all have international experience. Their familiarity with the rules of the game and the local cultures in these emerging markets play an important part in the success of the work for these clients. Taylor Wessing CEE is committed to providing its clients with top quality advice and service both on the basis of long-term relationships and in connection with individual legal projects. Teams of specialists deliver rapid and reliable legal and business advice.

International work: With eight offices in six CEE countries, Taylor Wessing CEE shows great competence in Central and Eastern Europe. An Italian Desk exists in Budapest, Kiev, Vienna and Warsaw. In addition, Taylor Wessing has a further 25 offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and has particular expertise in advising clients in North America, Brazil and India.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance
Commercial
Competition, EU and trade
Compliance
Corporate, M&A and capital markets
Dispute resolution
Employment, pensions and mobility
Environmental, planning and regulatory
IP/IT
Private client
Projects
Real estate and construction
Restructuring and corporate recovery
Tax
Number of lawyers : 116
at this office : 41
Czech
English
French
Hungarian
Italian
Polish
Russian
Slovak
Ukrainian
Contacts : Raimund Cancola
Contacts : Claudia Steegmüller
Other offices : Bratislava
Other offices : Brno
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Kiev
Other offices : Klagenfurt
Other offices : Prague
Other offices : Warsaw

The firm

zeiler.partners is a dispute resolution boutique firm, which currently comprises five partners, one of counsel and ten additional associates. The firm was founded in 2014 by experienced practitioners, all of them contributing considerable experience in their respective fields of law.

The firm focuses on arbitration, litigation and employment law. It specialises in the conduct of domestic and international arbitration proceedings, including investment arbitration, and commercial litigation before all Austrian courts, as well as in litigation and advisory work in the fields of employment law, benefits and pensions, and industrial relations.

Areas of practice

The employment practice covers all areas of individual and collective employment law. The employment team consists of five dedicated employment specialists, comprising one partner (Hans Georg Laimer), one attorney at law (Lukas Wieser) and three associates. The employment team supports its long-standing clients in their day-to-day employment issues, represents them before court and assists employers in M&A and restructuring matters from an employment perspective. Furthermore, they advise on the full range of industrial relations law, also representing employers against trade unions and works councils.

The employment team assists clients with the implementation of bonus, commission, or other benefit schemes. This starts with the drafting of employment contracts but also covers car policies, as well as advice and drafting of clauses regarding individual remuneration, overtime arrangements and all-in remuneration. Furthermore, the team assists employers in harmonising local contracts with group policies.

The firm’s industry sector expertise covers, among others, pharmaceuticals, automobiles and parts, chemicals, banks/the financial service industry as well as industrial engineering, construction and materials and retail.

The arbitration and litigation practice of zeiler.partners covers all types of commercial and investment disputes before national courts and arbitral tribunals. The arbitration practice has handled numerous energy-related and investment law disputes in recent years, but advises clients on all areas of commercial law, including – among others – construction, real estate, agency and franchising, distribution and sale and purchase of goods. The firm has a focus on corporate litigation, but also handles all sorts of disputes before national courts. The team consists of four partners, Gerold Zeiler, Lisa Beisteiner, Alfred Siwy and Markus Schifferl, with Christoph Schreuer as of counsel in the area of investment arbitration and seven associates.

Department Name Email Telephone
Commercial arbitration Gerold Zeiler
Commercial arbitration Alfred Siwy
Commercial and corporate litigation Gerold Zeiler
Commercial and corporate litigation Markus Schifferl
Employment, benefits and pensions Hans Georg Laimer
Employment, benefits and pensions Lukas Wieser
Energy and competition Gerold Zeiler
Energy and competition Lisa Beisteiner
Industrial relations Hans Georg Laimer
Industrial relations Lukas Wieser
Investment protection and public international law Alfred Siwy
Investment protection and public international law Christoph Schreuer
Number of lawyers : 16
English
French
German
Italian
Korean
Spanish

The firm: Kinstellar is a leading independent law firm in emerging Europe, Turkey and Central Asia, with 11 offices in Almaty and Astana (Kazakhstan), Belgrade (Serbia), Bratislava (Slovakia), Bucharest (Romania), Budapest (Hungary), Istanbul (Turkey), Kyiv (Ukraine), Prague (the Czech Republic), Sofia (Bulgaria) and Tashkent (Uzbekistan).

Prague office: Kinstellar’s Prague office is one of the leading law firms in the Czech Republic. The senior team of international and Czech lawyers has been involved in many of the most significant transactions in the country since 1992. With consistent strength across Kinstellar’s regional practices, the Prague office stands out in several areas, including banking and finance, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, private equity, telecommunications, media and technology, life sciences and real estate. The firm show expertise at implementing complex cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions.

The firm’s diverse client list includes international banks and financial institutions, financial investors, multinational corporations and leading local and regional companies.

As one of the largest law firms on the Czech market, the firm provides comprehensive client service with a balanced mix of lawyers at different levels of seniority who are highly regarded by the local business and legal communities as well as by international investors with Czech interests.

The business sector expertise

  • Automotive and industrials
  • Aviation
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Chemicals
  • Energy and utilities
  • Environment
  • Infrastructure
  • Insurance
  • Life sciences and healthcare
  • Machinery
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil & gas
  • Private equity
  • Transport & logistics
  • Technology, media and telecommunication
Department Name Email Telephone
M&A and corporate Lukáš Ševčík +420 221 622 258
Private Equity Jan Juroška +420 221 622 162
Energy and infrastructure Kamil Blažek +420 221 622 160
Real estate and construction Klára Štěpánková +420 221 622 116
Banking and finance Květoslav T. Krejčí +420 221 622 140
Prague office : 40 lawyers
Firmwide total : 250 lawyers
Czech
Chinese
English
French
German
Hungarian
Japanese
Russian
Slovak
Spanish
Other offices : Almaty
Other offices : Belgrade
Other offices : Bratislava
Other offices : Bucharest
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Istanbul
Other offices : Kyiv
Other offices : Sofia
Other offices : Tashkent

The firm: ATurquoise is a boutique firm specialising in intellectual property, TMT, entertainment, communication, and public affairs. Anne-Marie Pecoraro founded the firm in 2013, in order to provide tailored services to clients requiring specific needs. As an independent company, ATurquoise aims to help its clients achieve their ambitions through innovative solutions notably based on its cross-border experience in Europe, the US, and China.

ATurquoise has a unique presence in France, Belgium and the USA, making it stand out from its competitors. As such, it is highly experienced in helping American and European clients understand their differences in culture and communication in order to work together. The firm maintains a deep understanding of local, EU and international trade and competition regulation and has a strong expertise in managing communications and relations between organisations, media and the public. Its wide network of international experts facilitates communication with US-based clients and fosters the development of their activities and communication campaigns in Europe. The firm brings first-hand knowledge, judgment and experience to clients’ public affairs needs. ATurquoise lawyers concentrate on the issues, rules and advocacy strategies that are important to clients who have matters under consideration by state and local government and help companies, trade associations, and nonprofit organisations project their voice into policy and legislative debates.

ATurquoise attaches great importance to the respect of reliable working methodology, of ethics, by remaining truthful in its communication, as well as in the choice of business partners, independent, careful of potential conflict of interest and consistent with its positions and the matters it handles.

Areas of practice: The firm is among the market leaders serving the media, communication, public affairs, entertainment and branded goods sectors:

International economic law: Sharing of deep knowledge of government and politics with public relations; advice to clients regarding global strategy; co-ordination with lobbying and specialists in order to provide practical and efficient rules; co-ordination of lobbying campaigns in Brussels and other European capitals, economic and legal intelligence regarding all decisions taken at national, EU and US levels.

Trademarks and designs: Global strategy of filing, monitoring and protection, domain names and trade mark portfolio management. Counselling: negotiations, assignment of rights, licenses, audits, brand strategies, implementation of anti-counterfeiting programs. Litigation: infringement proceedings based on trademarks and designs, and unfair competition.

Entertainment: Live shows, cinema, virtual reality and music industry: serving independent producers, copyright and publishing agreements, audits, licenses, clearing of rights, synchronisation, and all aspects of the digital music industry, co-financing agreements, crowd funding, legal counselling for innovative financing schemes, legal counselling to non-profit organisations for entertainment projects, media chronology, bankruptcy proceedings specific to the entertainment industry, exercise of pre-emption rights, management of securities registered at the French Public Registry (liens, assignment of receipts), and negotiation of authors’ rights and drafting of all agreements (co-financing, options, assignments of rights, co-production).

IT: Legal advice regarding online advertising (regulation in France and Europe), monetisation services, phone regulation, protection of personal data, domain names and websites, strategic communication (privacy rights, e-reputation, preventing reputation damages), digital marketing and e-commerce.

Communication: Press watch; notice and takedown process directed to online hosts and intermediaries as well as content publishers; notice to offenders for privacy or other press infringements; judicial claims in relation to privacy, and other press infringements (defamation, libel, slander, etc). Advice to foreign clients regarding French and European communication perceptions; reviews of all communications directed to the French and EU audience for legal compliance; advice to clients regarding their global strategy.

Department Name Email Telephone
Trademarks and design rights Anne-Marie Pecoraro
Copyright and neighbouring rights Anne-Marie Pecoraro
Copyright and neighbouring rights Rodolphe Boissau
Public affairs Anne-Marie Pecoraro
Public affairs Rodolphe Boissau
Communications and media Anne-Marie Pecoraro
Communications and media Rodolphe Boissau
Non-profit Anne-Marie Pecoraro
Non-profit Marion Faupin
Anti-piracy Anne-Marie Pecoraro
IT, internet and telecoms Anne-Marie Pecoraro
E-reputation, image rights Anne-Marie Pecoraro
E-reputation, image rights Rodolphe Boissau
Unfair competition Anne-Marie Pecoraro
Music and live shows Anne-Marie Pecoraro
Music and live shows Rodolphe Boissau
Cinema and audiovisual Anne-Marie Pecoraro
Cinema and audiovisual Rodolphe Boissau
International economic law and services to organisations Anne-Marie Pecoraro
International economic law and services to organisations Rodolphe Boissau
Number of lawyers : 5
at this office : 4
English
Italian
French
www.irglobal.com
www.lncopro.co.uk
www.americanbar.org
www.apram.com
www.iael.org
www.o-t-a.fr (Observatoire de la Transformation Audiovisuelle)
Media Law Resource Center
AFPIDA-ALAI
ACEECCA
LES
French American Foundation France
French American Bar Association
AFCDE (Association Franco-Chinoise pour le droit Economique)
Other offices :

The firm: Kinstellar is a leading independent law firm in emerging Europe, Turkey and Central Asia, with offices in Almaty (Kazakhstan), Belgrade (Serbia), Bratislava (Slovakia), Bucharest (Romania), Budapest (Hungary), Istanbul (Turkey), Kyiv (Ukraine), Prague (the Czech Republic) and Sofia (Bulgaria). Operating as a single fully integrated firm, Kinstellar acts as trusted legal counsel to leading investors across emerging Europe and Central Asia.

Working together since 2000, Kinstellar’s senior team in Budapest has extensive experience handling some of Hungary’s most significant transactions.

The firm’s diverse team of Hungarian and internationally qualified lawyers provides top-quality client service to international and domestic investors active across a range of industry sectors, including automotive, banking and finance services, energy and utilities, food and beverages, manufacturing, mining, real estate and telecommunications.

Kinstellar are experts at cross-border transactions and bring a unique mix of local knowledge and international expertise to serve client’s interests in Hungary and across the region.

Areas of practice: The firm’s focal areas of practice include banking, finance and capital markets; competition and state aid; compliance, risk and sensitive investigations; dispute resolution; employment and labour law; energy; infrastructure and projects; intellectual property; M&A and corporate; NPLs and distressed assets; real estate, construction and planning; restructuring and insolvency and technology, media and telecommunications.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking͵ Finance & Capital Markets, Restructuring & Insolvency, Infrastructure & Projects, Compliance͵ Risk & Sensitive Investigations Csilla Andrékó csilla.andreko@kinstellar.com +36 1 428 4404
Competition and state aid, Dispute Resolution Péter Vörös peter.voros@kinstellar.com +36 1 428 4438
M&A & Corporate, Compliance, risk and sensitive investigations, Employment & Labour Law, Technology͵ Media & Telecommunications, Life Sciences & Healthcare Ákos Nagy akos.nagy@kinstellar.com +36 1 428 4426
Energy & Natural Resources, Infrastructure & Projects Kristóf Ferenczi kristof.ferenczi@kinstellar.com +36 1 428 4471
M&A and corporate, Private Equity Anthony O'Connor anthony.oconnor@kinstellar.com +36 1 428 4499
Real estate, construction and planning Mónika Frank monika.frank@kinstellar.com +36 1 428 4491
Number of lawyers : 200
Bulgarian
Czech
English
French
German
Hungarian
Kazakh
Romanian
Russian
Serbian
Slovak
Turkish
Ukrainian
Other offices : Almaty
Other offices : Belgrade
Other offices : Bratislava
Other offices : Bucharest
Other offices : Istanbul
Other offices : Kyiv
Other offices : Prague
Other offices : Sofia
Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Breen Purcell
Corporate and commercial Feilim O'Caoimh
Data protection and freedom of information Julie Austin
Dispute resolution and litigation Killian O'Reilly
Employment Barry Walsh
Insolvency and restructuring Mark Woodcock
Private client Breen Purcell
Public and regulatory JP McDowell
Public and regulatory Eimear Burke
Public and regulatory Barry Fagan
Public and regulatory Sinead Taaffe
Real estate Breen Purcell
Renewable energy Feilim O'Caoimh
Employment Julie Austin
Planning & Environmental Zoe Richardson
Energy and Natural Resources Elaine Traynor
Number of lawyers : 54
English
French
German
Irish
Polish

At the beginning of 2021, Belluzzo International Partners merged its Italian practice with Mercanti e Associati creating Belluzzo Mercanti.

The merger combines the high level of expertise and experiences in International Wealth and Tax from Belluzzo, that recently also integrated TLF Studio Associato in Milan, with the strong law practice in Corporate, Banking and Real Estate from Mercanti. The integration strengthens the firm’s position in wealth, law, tax and finance, while maintaining an excellent standard, particularly as a one-firm firm for family businesses.

The new entity is composed of lawyers and commercialisti, operating in Milan and Verona, active in consultancy and litigation and particularly focusing on wealth, law, tax and finance issues. Thanks to the Belluzzo International Partners’ “one-firm” model, Belluzzo Mercanti’s reach extends to several other jurisdictions. The group has also offices in London, Singapore and Lugano.  Together we are 73 professionals, of which 27 partners, worldwide.

Belluzzo Mercanti’s practices are organized in different departments:

Wealth & Estate Planning:  with a particular positioning on Privete Clients, Trust and Estate Planning, the firm focuses  in the areas of asset structuring, family business planning, inheritance planning and family constitutions, both at a national and international level. The firm has a consolidated experience in assistance and advice in real estate development operations, concerning the purchase and disposal of real estate and trophy assets.

Asset & Business Structuring, M&A: Among the extraordinary operations, the firm offers consultancy to activities linked to company crises (turnaround), mergers and acquisitions (M&A), property, corporate governance, equity investments and private equity transactions. Thanks to a highly established experience dealing with major investment banks, private equity firms and financiers, the firm can carry out these services with the aim of assisting clients to achieve the most advantageous outcome for them.

Business & Commercial: the firm provides high quality specialist assistance in legal and tax advice. Dealing with regulatory complexity entails working side by side with the client, developing the best strategies and advising them on the risks they may run, and how to avoid them. Pre-litigation, Litigation, in both a tax and a legal context, completes our professional activities.

International & Cross-border: the firm works side by side with its clients in all aspects of their International growth, with particular focus on wealth, law, tax, finance.  International tax compliance and transfer pricing, regulatory and cross-border company and business agreements completes our professional activities.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Wealth, Law, Tax, Finance, Luigi Belluzzo luigi.belluzzo@belluzzomercanti.it
Law Giuseppe Mercanti giuseppe.mercanti@belluzzomercanti.it
Wealth, Law Alessandro Belluzzo alessandro.belluzzo@belluzzo.net
Tax Giovanni Mercanti giovanni.mercanti@belluzzomercanti.it
Finance Stefano Barone stefano.barone@belluzzomercanti.it
Law Francesco Lombardo francesco.lombardo@belluzzomercanti.it
Tax, Finance Daniele Carlo Trivi dc.trivi@belluzzomercanti.it
Finance Tony Castagnetti tony.castagnetti@belluzzo.net
Law, Tax Alessandro Pallara alessandro.pallara@belluzzo.ch
Tax, Finance Enrico Rimini enrico.rimini@belluzzomercanti.it
Law Cristina Biglia cristina.biglia@belluzzomercanti.it
Tax Walter Andreoni walter.andreoni@belluzzomercanti.it
Law Sebastiano Fazzi sebastiano.fazzi@belluzzomercanti.it
Tax, Finance Giovanni Monti giovanni.monti@belluzzomercanti.it
Wealth, Law Andrea Moja andrea.moja@belluzzo.net
Tax, Finance Alberto Franceschetti alberto.franceschetti@belluzzomercanti.it
Tax Lorena Pellissier lorena.pellissier@belluzzomercanti.it
Wealth, Tax Giacomo Francioni giacomo.francioni@belluzzo.net
Tax, Finance Alberto Gironda alberto.gironda@belluzzomercanti.it
Wealth, Tax Paola Bergamin paola.bergamin@belluzzomercanti.it
Law, Tax, Finance Ezio La Rosa ezio.larosa@belluzzo.net
Law Anna Papacchini anna.papacchini@belluzzomercanti.it
Finance Silvia Bocchetti silvia.bocchetti@belluzzo.net
Wealth, Finance Luca Luoni luca.luoni@belluzzo.ch
Number of professionals : 73
at this office : 30
English
French
Italian
Spanish
Other offices : London
Other offices : Singapore
Other offices : Lugano
Other offices : Verona

The firm: Lombardi Segni e Associati is an independent law firm providing legal advice mainly in the areas of corporate, commercial and financial law with offices in Milan and Rome. The firm has established itself as an important player among law firms in Italy, advising on litigation and arbitration as well as on corporate and financial transactions. The firm comprises more than 100 lawyers, who maintain strong links with the academic legal community, and members of the firm serve as law professors and young scholars at Italian universities. Several lawyers of the firm are ranked as recommended individuals in their areas of practice by many legal directories. Most of the firm’s clients are Italian and international corporations (including listed companies) and financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies, private equity funds and asset managers. The firm advises its clients on complex and innovative corporate and financial transactions as well as on high-profile disputes both in Italy and abroad. The firm also provides legal assistance in English, German and French, and has developed far-reaching relations with prominent foreign law firms in order to ensure the most effective co-ordination with a sole-team approach. The firm’s lawyers have worked in a variety of practice areas, on both contentious and transactional matters. This circumstance has significantly helped in training versatile professionals who are capable of developing a deep and broad vision of any legal issue submitted to them. The lawyers’ expertise and the current size of the firm make it possible to handle the most complex transactions and cases through ad-hoc teams of lawyers led by at least one partner.

Areas of practice: Litigation and arbitration: in the area of domestic and international litigation and arbitration, Lombardi Segni e Associati is recognised as one of the best Italian firms. The firm assists companies and private individuals in sensitive and complex judicial and arbitration proceedings, throughout each phase of the process from the pre-litigation stage to the final conclusion of the case.

Corporate M&A – private equity: Lombardi Segni e Associati assists industrial groups, private equity funds, banks, financial institutions and individual shareholders in some of the most significant acquisitions and extraordinary transactions (both domestic and cross-border) of the last few years.

Insolvency and restructuring: Lombardi Segni e Associati is a leading law firm in the area of insolvency and restructuring. The firm has participated in many major transactions carried out in the Italian market and has advised debtors as well as creditors and third parties interested in participating in turnaround transactions.

Capital markets: Lombardi Segni e Associati participates in many of the most significant and innovative capital markets transactions carried out in the last few years. The firm regularly assists listed companies in carrying out extraordinary transactions and in the most important phases of corporate life, and maintains constant relations with the Italian supervisory and market regulatory authorities.

Energy and infrastructure: in the energy and infrastructure sector, Lombardi Segni e Associati stands out for the technical excellence, experience, versatility and strategic vision of its specialists, providing clients with competent, responsive and timely service. These characteristics have earned the firm wide recognition from the market in the development of projects for the construction of energy generation plants from traditional as well as renewable sources.

Public law: Lombardi Segni e Associati supports and guides its clients through the complex and changing regulatory framework that characterises relations with the public administrations, identifying the most appropriate solutions to meet their needs. The firm provides in-court and out-of-court assistance in all the main areas of administrative law, including public contracts and concessions, town planning and building, environment, energy, commerce, administrative and accounting liability proceedings.

Banking and finance: Lombardi Segni e Associati’s banking and finance team has gained strong experience in all the main forms of financing, including leverage and acquisition finance, real estate finance, project finance and corporate finance, on a bilateral, club deal or syndicated basis, as well as refinancing.

Real estate: Lombardi Segni e Associati assists a wide range of leading real estate groups, building and development companies, hotel owners and management companies, shopping centres and large retail chains, as well as Italian and foreign investment funds in all types of real estate transactions.

Intellectual property: Lombardi Segni e Associati defends its clients’ intellectual property in judicial, arbitration and administrative proceedings, thanks to the experience in litigation that has characterised the firm since its inception. In out-of-court procedures, the firm assists its clients in all aspects related to the use and protection of intellectual property.

Family governance: Lombardi Segni e Associati assists many entrepreneurs and their families in identifying the most efficient solutions for owning, managing and protecting their assets, as well as in planning the transfer of the family business from one generation to the next. The firm applies a multidisciplinary approach to advise its clients on all matters related to family governance, through ordinary and extraordinary asset reorganisation transactions or through sophisticated solutions involving holding companies, trusts or other organisations.

Department Name Email Telephone
Litigation and arbitration
Corporate M&A – private equity
Insolvency and restructuring
Capital markets
Energy and infrastructure
Public
Banking and finance
Real estate
Intellectual property
Family governance
Number of lawyers : 100+
English
French
German
Italian
Other offices : Rome

The firm: L&P – Ludovici Piccone & Partners is an independent Italian tax law firm, providing integrated tax advice both in domestic and international transactions. Established in November 2014, the firm currently includes 30 professionals, and has offices in Milan, Rome, London, Luxembourg and Vienna. The founder, Paolo Ludovici, is consistently ranked by the most reputed independent researchers as a leading tax professional. Pietro Piccone, the other brand name partner, is a leading tax litigator professional. Other partners are Michele Aprile, Loredana Conidi, Luca Formica, Andrea Iannaccone and Andrea Prampolini all professionals with many years of experience in both corporate and private client matters. The firm has a comprehensive tax practice, encompassing all domestic and cross-border tax matters. L&P supports companies and corporate groups with regular and ongoing tax advisory services regarding direct and indirect taxation and it is renowned for its expertise in finance and real estate transactions, as well as wealth advisory services for high-net-worth individuals. Professionals of the firm advise on complex M&A transactions, as well as other significant areas such as transfer pricing, tax litigation and VAT.

The firm’s clients are prominent corporations and financial institutions – including several listed companies and high-net-worth individuals in Italy and abroad.

Areas of practice: Corporate and group taxation: advice on corporate tax and group tax issues, including matters specific to IAS/IFRS adopters and banking, financial and insurance institutions; assistance on special tax regimes.

M&A and business restructuring: advice on the tax ramifications of domestic and cross-border group reorganisations, LBOs and MBOs, transfer of intellectual property and company migrations; and assistance in determining the optimum structure for international transactions.

Transfer pricing: advice to multinational enterprises on the selection of transfer pricing methodology, the drafting of transfer pricing documentation and the negotiation of advance pricing agreements with tax authorities; and assistance on tax optimisation of supply chain models.

International and EU tax law: advice on tax issues concerning international and EU law, particularly with regard to the application the double tax treaties, cross-border restructuring and income flows, and OCSE action plan on BEPS; and assistance before the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights.

Taxation of financial instruments and financial transactions: advice on the tax ramifications of equity and capital markets, structured finance, financing and securitisation transactions; and assistance to financial institutions and investment funds on the tax treatment of investments, asset management services and financial instruments.

Taxation of real estate: advice on the tax ramifications of residential and commercial real estate transactions and renewable energy businesses; and assistance to real estate funds and other institutional investors, as well as private and corporate clients, in structuring and reorganising real estate investments both in Italy and abroad.

Tax litigation: legal assistance and advice to taxpayers in refund procedures, tax audits and investigations, including extrajudicial tax disputes resolution; and legal assistance and expert advice on tax and penal matters, including tax litigation procedures before tax authorities, provincial and regional tax courts, higher courts and international courts.

High-net-wealth individuals, trusts and foundations: advice to high-net-wealth individuals on estate and succession planning, transfer of businesses, lifetime transfers, asset governance; and assistance to trusts and foundations as well as to charities and other non-profit entities.

Taxation of individuals: advice on transfers of tax residence to or from Italy; and assistance on the tax ramifications of the acquisition of residential property and other investments in Italy and abroad, including art work, aircraft and vessels.

Stock options and incentive plans: advice on the taxation of compensation packages for executives, including variable remuneration, fringe and welfare benefits; and assistance on the taxation of expatriates, including the tax implications of incentive plans, stock-based compensation, carried interest and co-investment structures.

VAT, customs and excise duties: advice on VAT issues in relation to both domestic and cross-border transactions; and assistance in dealing with customs and excise duties, and transfer pricing.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and group taxation
M&A and business restructuring
Transfer pricing
International and EU tax
Taxation of financial instruments and financial transactions
Taxation of real estate
Tax litigation
High-net-wealth individuals, trusts and foundations
Taxation of individuals
Stock options and incentive plans
VAT, customs and excise duties
Number of lawyers : 30
at this office : 26
English
French
Italian
Spanish
AIFI (Italian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association)
AIPB (Italian Private Banking Association)
IFA (International Fiscal Association)
STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners)
Other offices : London
Other offices : Rome

The firm: Following several years as a successful partner within international tax at Deloitte Luxembourg, Jean-Philippe Drescher, a qualified attorney and member of the Luxembourg Bar, established D. Law in November 2011, which became fully operational as of 1 February 2012.

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.

Areas of practice: Corporate and M&A practice: D. Law’s core business is in-depth expertise regarding cross-border restructuring involving Luxembourg (tax, business or regulatory-driven transactions) and tailored solutions.

The corporate and M&A team assists publicly-traded groups, closely-held private companies, financial institutions and private equity houses spanning a variety of industries including media, chemical, telecommunications, internet services, energy, financial services, real estate, hotels and leisure.

Extensive experience allows the firm to handle plain vanilla deals to sophisticated and multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions that require co-ordination.

In the M&A practice, the firm assists clients – buyers, sellers or target companies from negotiation, via the set-up of the appropriate structure and the conduct of the due diligence, through completion.

Banking and financial practice: the expertise of its banking and finance teams cover all aspects of lending and structured finance (bank lending, structured finance, security package, securitisation, financial restructuring), either from the borrower’s side (project acquisition financings/ refinancing) or the lender’s side (syndicated loans, senior and subordinated loans, asset backed financings).

In addition, the firm’s expertise expands to regulatory advice (advising professionals of the financial sector on banking activities in Luxembourg, such as banking secrecy, establishment of branches) and drafting and implementing Islamic finance documentation.

Funds practice: The funds team provides full guidance and support to clients to choose, structure and set up the most appropriate Luxembourg investment vehicle (from UCITS to alternative investment funds) by combining tax, regulatory, compliance and transaction knowledge, due to their in-depth knowledge and expertise of the Luxembourg legal and regulatory industry applying to regulated and unregulated Luxembourg investment vehicles and their service providers (including prime brokers).

The services include: fund structuring set-up (regulated, unregulated, any asset class, any investment instrument), implementation of underlying structures (SPVs, financing agreements, acquisitions), selection of and negotiation with local service providers, legal, contractual and regulatory monitoring and compliance (substance, governance, AML, etc) day-to-day maintenance, including on-going legal and regulatory support and ad hoc advice, assistance with any restructuring or exceptional situation (liquidation, national and cross-border mergers, redomiciliation, side pocket, defaulting shareholders, shareholders’ complaint etc) and in-house training.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate M&A Jean-Philippe Drescher
Corporate M&A Thomas Held
Corporate M&A François Lerusse
Investment funds Ingrid Dubourdieu
Banking and finance Jean-Philippe Drescher
Number of lawyers : 31
Bulgarian
English
French
German
Italian
Luxembourgish
Portuguese
Spanish

The Firm

For almost twenty years KPMG legal practice has been handling transactions concluded by leading domestic and foreign investors in virtually all economy segments. Our team comprises 40 lawyers, majority of whom are bar-admitted attorneys.
Our lawyers possess multidisciplinary knowledge ensuring the highest quality of service to our clients, built on the grounds of, among others, full understanding of economic environment of projects we deal with, as well as a pragmatic approach to problem-solving.
Our clients have always appreciated our principle of providing clear and user-friendly interpretations of complex and ambiguous legal regulations.
KPMG complex advisory services and deep practical knowledge of industry sectors possessed by our experts help our Clients to take advantage of development opportunities and curb the threats related to running business activity.
Other activities
The reports and analyses we prepare focus on issues vital for entrepreneurs. We also provide our clients with Legal Newsletter – a periodical publication commenting on amendments in the law and including articles devoted to topics of high importance to our Clients.
We comment in the media on trends and amendments in the law that may affect business. Moreover, our lawyers often participate as experts in numerous conferences, seminars, etc.
In addition, our Law Firm organizes workshops and trainings touching upon complex legal issues connected with running business activity. For many years we have also actively participated in non-profit actions and pro bono programs.
Services
We closely cooperate with KPMG advisors whenever financial, accounting or tax aspects of the case require an expert’s consultation.
Our Law Firm focuses on development of long-term partner relationships with the clients based, among others, on thorough knowledge of mechanisms underlying contemporary economy.
With that aim, in cooperation with KPMG advisors we developed an industry-driven structure, as part whereof we created teams of experts possessing specialist knowledge and practical skill specific for each industry.
The scope of legal advisory services that we provide includes in particular the following areas:
• Corporate law and services
• Real estate and construction law
• Banking and finance
• Commercial agreements, trade contracts, contract law
• Competition law and state aid
• Mergers and acquisitions
• Capital markets
• Litigation, arbitration and mediation
• Intellectual and industrial property law
• Bankruptcy and restructuring
• Geological and mining law / shale gas
• Telecommunications, new technology, IT law
• Conventional and renewable energy sources
• Labour law
• EU law
• Public procurement law
• Environmental protection
• Healthcare and pharmaceutical law
• Penal liability of collective entities / governing bodies’ members
• Forensic / crisis response

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and commercial Agnieszka Kobus
Corporate and commercial Renata Bonecka
Corporate and commercial Tomasz Kamiński
Corporate and commercial Agnieszka Jóźwiak
Corporate and commercial Mikołaj Zdyb
Corporate and commercial Natalia Kotłowska
Real estate and construction Dariusz Dobkowski
Real estate and construction Krzysztof Wojciechowski
Real estate and construction Agnieszka Kobus
Real estate and construction Joanna Grajecka
Banking and finance Dariusz Dobkowski,
Banking and finance Krzysztof Wojciechowski
Banking and finance Renata Kulpa
Protection of competition and state aid Przemysław Kamil Rosiak
Mergers and acquisitions Dariusz Dobkowski
Mergers and acquisitions Tadeusz Jacek Dudziński
Mergers and acquisitions Rafał Krzyżak
Mergers and acquisitions Renata Bonecka
Mergers and acquisitions Tomasz Kamiński
Capital markets Krzysztof Wojciechowski
Arbitration, litigation and risk management Fatima Mohmand,
Arbitration, litigation and risk management Rafał Krzyżak
Intellectual and industrial property Fatima Mohmand
Intellectual and industrial property Magdalena Bęza
Bankruptcy and restructuring Dariusz Dobkowski
Bankruptcy and restructuring Tadeusz Jacek Dudziński
New technologies and IT Michał Sieroń
Energy and natural resources Tadeusz Jacek Dudzinski
Energy and natural resources Agnieszka Jóźwiak
Labour and employment Renata Kulpa
Labour and employment Mikołaj Zdyb
Labour and employment Agnieszka Jóźwiak
EU Law Przemysław Kamil Rosiak
Life sciences Michal Komar
Penal liability of collective entities / governing bodies’ members Fatima Mohmand
Penal liability of collective entities / governing bodies’ members Magdalena Bęza
Forensic Dariusz Dobkowski
Forensic Fatima Mohmand
New personal data protection standards Magdalena Bęza,
New personal data protection standards Natalia Kotłowska
Market Abuse Regulation Tadeusz Jacek Dudziński
Anti-Money laundering (AML) Krzysztof Wojciechowski
Audit Comitees Agnieszka Jóźwiak
Dividend-Paying Capacity Confirmation Dariusz Dobkowski, Renata Kulpa
Flow of information in capital groups Tadeusz Jacek Dudziński
Succession and wealth management Rafał Krzyżak
Number of lawyers : 40
English
German
French
Russian
KPMG
Contact : Dariusz Dobkowski (ddobkowski@kpmg.pl)
Other offices : Kraków
Other offices : Łódź
Other offices : Poznań

The firm: The law firm of Rymarz Zdort is seamlessly continuing, under a new brand, the operations and legacy of Weil, Gotshal & Manges – Pawel Rymarz sp.k., the Warsaw branch of a New York-based law firm.

Areas of practice: Our team of more than 80 attorneys and advisors is well-known for its involvement in the most high-profile and ground-breaking transactions. Rymarz Zdort is an unquestioned leader in the field of corporate, M&A, private equity, and capital markets law in Poland. We are widely recognised for our leading dispute resolution, including white-collar crime, banking and finance, energy and natural resources, real estate, restructuring, tax, infrastructure, and regulatory practices. Transactional support is provided by highly qualified and experienced teams of lawyers in the fields of competition law, employment matters, and IT/IP.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate/M&A, Private Equity Pawel Rymarz pawel.rymarz@rymarz-zdort.com
Corporate/M&A, Private Equity Pawel Zdort pawel.zdort@rymarz-zdort.com
White-Collar Crime Karina Aust-Niewiadomska karina.aust-niewiadomska@rymarz-zdort.com
Equity Capital Markets Marcin Chylinski marcin.chylinski@rymarz-zdort.com
Energy & Natural Resources Marek Durski marek.durski@rymarz-zdort.com
Real Estate/Construction Piotr Fedorowicz piotr.fedorowicz@rymarz-zdort.com
Banking & Finance Zofia Frydrychowicz zofia.frydrychowicz@rymarz-zdort.com
Regulatory Dr hab. Lukasz Gasinski lukasz.gasinski@rymarz-zdort.com
Competition/Antitrust Iwona Her iwona.her@rymarz-zdort.com
Banking & Finance, Debt Capital Markets Marcin Iwaniszyn marcin.iwaniszyn@rymarz-zdort.com
Employment Marek Kanczew marek.kanczew@rymarz-zdort.com
Intellectual Property Monika Kierepa monika.kierepa@rymarz-zdort.com
Real Estate/Construction Agnieszka Koniewicz agnieszka.koniewicz@rymarz-zdort.com
Tax Robert Krasnodebski robert.krasnodebski@rymarz-zdort.com
Litigation/Arbitration Andrzej Miklas andrzej.miklas@rymarz-zdort.com
Restructuring & Insolvency Magdalena Pyzik magdalena.pyzik@rymarz-zdort.com
Tax Leszek Tokarski leszek.tokarski@rymarz-zdort.com
Real Estate/Construction Dr Filip Uzieblo filip.uzieblo@rymarz-zdort.com
Number of partners : 23
Number of other lawyers : 60
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Russian
Contact : Pawel Rymarz (managing partner), Pawel Zdort (managing partner)

The firm: Kinstellar is a leading independent law firm in Emerging Europe, Turkey and Central Asia, with offices in Almaty and Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan), Belgrade (Serbia), Bratislava (Slovakia), Bucharest (Romania), Budapest (Hungary), Istanbul (Turkey), Kyiv (Ukraine), Prague (the Czech Republic), Sofia (Bulgaria) and Tashkent (Uzbekistan).

Operating as a single fully integrated firm, Kinstellar delivers consistently high-quality services across all jurisdictions in an integrated and seamless style. We are particularly well suited to servicing complex transactions and advisory requirements spanning several jurisdictions.

Our key highlights are: 11 offices, 250+ lawyers, 8,000+ matters.

Kinstellar’s senior team in Bucharest has advised on many of the most significant transactions in Romania in the last ten years. Our Bucharest office provides unparalleled local legal expertise and top-quality client service. Many of our senior lawyers have a legal education in both the common law and civil law systems and experience in top-tier international law firms. This enables us to bridge the gap for foreign investors by avoiding ambiguities and speeding up legal processes.

Areas of practice: As a core element of Kinstellar’s consistent regional coverage, our Bucharest office provides comprehensive service to clients active in Romania’s key industry sectors, including automotive, banking and financial services, energy, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, natural resources, real estate, retail, technology, media and telecommunications.

Our legal expertise includes capital markets, corporate/M&A, competition/anti-trust, dispute resolution, employment, infrastructure projects, intellectual property, private equity, real estate and white-collar crime. The Bucharest office consistently receives high rankings in the international legal directories and is recognized as having particularly strong banking and finance, competition, corporate and M&A, employment, energy, dispute resolution and real estate practices.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking, Finance and Capital Markets Zsuzsa Csiki
Competition and State Aid Iustinian Captariu
Compliance, Risk and Sensitive Investigations Remus Codreanu
Dispute Resolution Remus Codreanu
Employment & Labour Law Remus Codreanu
Energy & Natural Resources Iustinian Captariu
Infrastructure & Projects Iustinian Captariu
Infrastructure & Projects Iustinian Captariu
Intellectual Property Remus Codreanu
M&A & Corporate Razvan Popa
NPLs & Distressed Assets Razvan Popa
Real estate, Construction & Planning Victor Constantinescu
Restructuring & Insolvency Razvan Popa
Technology, Media & Telecommunications Razvan Popa
Number of lawyers : 250
Czech
English
French
German
Hungarian
Kazakh
Romanian
Russian
Serbian
Slovak
Turkish
Ukrainian
Other offices : Almaty
Other offices : Belgrade
Other offices : Bratislava
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Istanbul
Other offices : Kyiv
Other offices : Nur-Sultan
Other offices : Prague
Other offices : Sofia
Other offices : Tashkent

The firm: Celebrating more than 130 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 1,200 lawyers in 22 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm also represents hundreds of clients with new ventures and mid-sized companies in emerging industries.

The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognised for the results it obtains, its uncompromising commitment to quality and its dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients.

Department Name Email Telephone
Intellectual property
Patent, trade mark and copyright litigation
International arbitration and litigation
Mergers and acquisitions
Global disputes
Intellectual property
Government investigations
Number of lawyers : 1100+ firmwide
Arabic
Chinese
English
Farsi
French
German
Hebrew
Hindi
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Mandarin
Portuguese
Punjabi
Russian
Sindhi
Spanish
Swedish
Taiwanese
Contact : Jawad Ali (office managing partner)
Other offices : Abu Dhabi
Other offices : Atlanta
Other offices : Austin
Other offices : Charlotte
Other offices : Frankfurt
Other offices : Dubai
Other offices : Geneva
Other offices : Houston
Other offices : London
Other offices : Los Angeles
Other offices : Moscow
Other offices : New York
Other offices : Paris
Other offices : San Francisco
Other offices : Silicon Valley
Other offices : Singapore
Other offices : Tokyo
Other offices : Washington, DC
Other offices : Chicago
Other offices : Brussels

The firm: Kinstellar is a leading independent law firm in emerging Europe, Turkey and Central Asia, with offices in Almaty and Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan), Belgrade (Serbia), Bratislava (Slovakia), Bucharest (Romania), Budapest (Hungary), Istanbul (Turkey), Kyiv (Ukraine), Prague (the Czech Republic), Sofia (Bulgaria) and Uzbekistan (Tashkent).

Working together since 1993, Kinstellar’s senior team in Bratislava has advised on some of the most significant deals in Slovakia’s modern history and is one of the longest-established legal teams in the country.

The firm has a proven successful track record when acting on behalf of a diverse range of leading international, regional and local market participants, including multinational companies, banks and multilateral financial institutions, leading domestic companies and state agencies and institutions.

With a mix of internationally and locally qualified lawyers and experts, the firm brings a balanced and considered view to client transactions. Kinstellar’s expertise covers Slovakia’s strategic businesss sectors, including automotive, banking and finance, energy, healthcare, infrastructure, IT, manufacturing and telecommunications.

The Bratislava office is ranked highly by the international legal directories, with particularly strong banking and finance, corporate and M&A and real estate practices and has numerous individual rankings of members of the senior team.

Areas of practice: The firm’s focal areas of practice include banking, finance and capital markets; competition and state aid; compliance, risk and sensitive investigations; dispute resolution; employment and labour law; energy; infrastructure and projects; M&A and corporate; NPLs and distressed assets; real estate, construction and planning; restructuring and insolvency; tax and technology, media and telecommunications.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking, finance and capital markets Tomáš Melišek
Competition and state aid Roman Oleksik
Compliance, risk and sensitive investigations Roman Oleksik
Dispute resolution Roman Oleksik
Employment and labour Adam Hodon
Energy Miroslav Németh
Infrastructure and projects Roman Oleksik
M&A and corporate Adam Hodon
Real estate, construction and planning Roman Oleksik
Restructuring and insolvency Viliam Myšicka
Technology, media and telecommunications Viliam Myšicka
Tax Adam Hodon
Competition and state aid Adam Hodon
Number of lawyers : 300+
Czech
English
French
German
Hungarian
Kazakh
Romanian
Russian
Serbian
Slovak
Turkish
Ukrainian
Other offices : Almaty
Other offices : Belgrade
Other offices : Bucharest
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Istanbul
Other offices : Kyiv
Other offices : Prague
Other offices : Sofia
Other Offices : Nur-Sultan
Other Offices : Tashkent

The firm: Founded in 1986 and formerly known as e|n|w|c Attorneys at Law, Taylor Wessing CEE today is the CEE/SEE Competence Centre of Taylor Wessing, a leading international law firm with more than 1,200 lawyers working across 33 offices in 20 countries. Taylor Wessing is a full-service law firm, working with clients in the world’s most dynamic industries. The firm takes a single-minded approach to advising its clients, helping them succeed by thinking innovatively about their business issues. A focus on the industries of tomorrow has enabled Taylor Wessing to develop market-leading expertise in technology, media and communications, life sciences, private wealth and energy.

Taylor Wessing CEE has offices in Bratislava, Brno, Budapest, Kiev, Klagenfurt, Prague, Vienna and Warsaw and advises investors in Central and Eastern Europe from the initial stages of their projects onwards.Its lawyers all have international experience. Their familiarity with the rules of the game and the local cultures in these emerging markets play an important part in the success of the work for these clients. Taylor Wessing CEE is committed to providing its clients with top quality advice and service both on the basis of long-term relationships and in connection with individual legal projects. Teams of specialists deliver rapid and reliable legal and business advice.

International work: With eight offices in six CEE countries, Taylor Wessing CEE shows great competence in Central and Eastern Europe. An Italian Desk exists in Budapest, Kiev, Vienna and Warsaw. In addition, Taylor Wessing has a further 25 offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and has particular expertise in advising clients in North America, Brazil and India.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance
Commercial
Competition, EU and trade
Compliance
Corporate, M&A and capital markets
Dispute resolution
Employment, pensions and mobility
Environmental, planning and regulatory
IP/IT
Private client
Projects
Real estate and construction
Restructuring and corporate recovery
Tax
Number of lawyers : 116
at this office : 26
Czech
English
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Polish
Russian
Ukrainian
Contacts : Andrej Leontiev
Contacts : Radovan Pala
Other offices : Brno
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Kiev
Other offices : Klagenfurt
Other offices : Prague
Other offices : Vienna
Other offices : Warsaw

The firm: Kinstellar is a leading independent law firm in Emerging Europe, Turkey and Central Asia, with 11 offices in Almaty and Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan), Belgrade (Serbia), Bratislava (Slovakia), Bucharest (Romania), Budapest (Hungary), Istanbul (Turkey), Kyiv (Ukraine), Prague (the Czech Republic), Sofia (Bulgaria) and Tashkent (Uzbekistan).

Kyiv office: The Kyiv office launched in 2016 with a team of highly skilled legal professionals with long-term experience handling major transactions for leading international and domestic clients in Ukraine across a wide spectrum of business sectors.

The Kyiv office is a fully integrated part of Kinstellar’s regional coverage and provides seamless client service in its core practice areas. Clients benefit from the firm’s regional expertise and its on-the-ground experience, as well as its ability to provide consistent, top-quality legal advice and assistance to the highest international standards in a fast-changing and dynamic market environment.

Areas of practice: Today Kinstellar Kyiv operates as an internationally oriented full-service practice focused on banking & finance; capital markets; competition & state aid; corporate/M&A; CRSI (compliance, risk & sensitive investigations); dispute resolution; restructuring & insolvency; tax. Kinstellar lawyers’ expertise also allows the firm to make a shift towards the industry focus, offering complex advisory to agribusiness; energy & natural resources; infrastructure, construction & real estate; transportation & logistics; manufacturing; life sciences & pharmaceutical; IT/telecommunications sector clients.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner: Energy; Corporate, commercial and M&A Olena Kuchynska olena.kuchynska@kinstellar.com +380 44 394 9040
Partner: Dispute resolution; Competition; IT/IP; Tax; White-collar crime Olexander Martinenko olexander.martinenko@kinstellar.com +380 44 394 9040
Partner: Corporate, commercial and M&A; Compliance, risk and sensitive investigations; Employment and labour law Iryna Nikolayevska iryna.nikolayevska@kinstellar.com +380 44 394 9040
Counsel: Banking, finance & capital markets; Restructuring and insolvency; TMT Andriy Nikiforov andriy.nikiforov@kinstellar.com +380 44 394 9040
Counsel: Infrastructure, transportation & logistics; Real estate & construction Oleg Matiusha oleg.matiusha@kinstellar.com +380 44 394 9040
Kyiv office : 18 lawyers
Firm-wide total : 250+ lawyers
English
French
German
Ukrainian
Russian
Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA)
American Chamber of Commerce (ACC)
European Business Association (EBA)
British-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce
Norwegian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce
US-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC)
Department Name Email Telephone
Arbitration and mediation Joseph Jalasi joseph.jalasi@dentons.com +260 211 256530
Banking and finance Joseph Jalasi joseph.jalasi@dentons.com +260 211 256530
Constitutional and administrative law Eric SIlwamba eric.silwamba@dentons.com +260 211 256530
Conveyancing Lubinda Linyama lubinda.linyama@dentons.com +260 211 256530
Corporate and commercial Joseph Jalasi joseph.jalasi@dentons.com +260 211 256530
Debt collection Lubinda Linyama lubinda.linyama@dentons.com +260 211 256530
Employment, labour and industrial relations Lubinda Linyama lubinda.linyama@dentons.com +260 211 256530
Legislative drafting Eric Silwamba eric.silwamba@dentons.com +260 211 256530
Litigation Lubinda Linyama lubinda.linyama@dentons.com +260 211 256530
Patents and trade mark Joseph Jalasi joseph.jalasi@dentons.com +260 211 256530
Tax Joseph Jalasi joseph.jalasi@dentons.com +260 211 256530
Mergers and Acquisitions Joseph Jalasi joseph.jalasi@dentons.com +260 211 256530
Natural Resources Eric Silwamba eric.silwamba@dentons.com +260 211 256530
Private Equity Joseph Jalasi joseph.jalasi@dentons.com +260 211 256530
Energy Lubinda Linyama lubinda.linyama@dentons.com +260 211 256530
TMT Lubinda Linyama lubinda.linyama@dentons.com +260 211 256530
Environment Joseph Jalasi joseph.jalasi@dentons.com +260 211 256530
FinTech Mailesi Undi mailesi.undi@dentons.com +260 211 256530
Competition Joseph Jalasi joseph.jalasi@dentons.com +260 211 256530
Gaming and Betting Andrew Simunyola andrew.simunyola@dentons.com +260 211 256530
Eric Silwamba, SC : Principal partner
Joseph Jalasi : Senior Partner
Lubinda Linyama : Partner
Mailesi Undi : Senior Associate
Mwape Chileshe : Associate
Andrew Simunyola : Associate
Cynthia Kafwelu : Associate
Jonathan Chileshe : Associate
Ntasuwila Silwamba : Research Assistant
Chama Simbeye : Research Assistant
Nsokolo Chilwana : Research Assistant
Namwiinga Situmbeko : Legal Learner Practitioner
Micah Kacemba Pasi : Business Development
English (fluent)
Bemba
Nyanja
Tonga
Lozi
International Trademarks Association (INTA)
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
International Insolvency Institute
African Private Equity & Venture Capital Association

#juridiikkaonenemmän #KPMGLaw

KPMG Law, Finland — currently  over 80 lawyers in Helsinki, Turku, Tampere, Oulu, Kuopio, Lappeenranta, Lahti, Pori, Vaasa, Jyväskylä and Rovaniemi.

KPMGLaw, a globally connected legal services platform— currently spanning 81 jurisdictions, with over 2,750 lawyers with the deep expertise and experience required to advise you on domestic and international laws and to navigate the opportunities and challenges of cross-border commerce, trade, investment and the management of global value chains in an increasingly complex world.

Specialist global legal services — providing you with innovative and integrated solutions by combining our global platform, our specialist legal expertise, the power of the broader KPMG organization, access to market leading enterprise and legal technology and our global experience structuring and managing innovative delivery models.

Legal transformation and technology — with a mindset of innovation, a global team with experience and real credentials and the power of KPMG’s relationships with leading technology providers we can work with you to modernize, simplify and digitize your legal function.

In local, regional and global trading environments which are increasingly characterized by change and unpredictability — at both scale and at speed — KPMG Law wants to be your trusted local & global legal advisor.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Advisory, Mergers & Acquisitions; Business Reorganization; Incentives, Owner Strategic Tax Planning; Head of Legal Services Finland Ari Engblom ari.engblom@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3614
Corporate Advisory, Real Estate & Construction; Mergers & Acquistions; Head of Corporate & Commercial Law Kai Soini kai.soini@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3273
Public Sector, Head of Infra, Government & Healthcare Cluster at KPMG Finland Harri Metso harri.metso@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3239
Public Sector, Head of Tax & Legal Government Annukka Mannerkoski annukka.mannerkoski@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3259
Mergers & Acquisitions; Real Estate; Head of M&A Legal Services Juha Koivula juha.koivula@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3926
Compliance; Investigations; Head of Legal Compliance Antti Aalto antti.aalto@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3735
Head of Financial Sector Legal Services, Head of Asset Management at KPMG Finland Eeva Rakkolainen eeva.rakkolainen@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3533
Corporate Advisory; Enterprise, Head of Enterprise Legal Services; Head of Tax & Legal Enterprise at Uusimaa Juho Lindvall juho.lindvall@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3100
Head of Tax & Legal Financial Services Antti Leppänen antti.leppanen@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3247
Capital markets; Head of Capital Markets Desk, Audit & Assurance Finland Juha Karttunen juha.karttunen@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3583
Global Entity Management; Cross Border Corporate Advisory; Merger & Acquisitions Joonas Aho joonas.aho@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3377
Financial Services; Enterprise, Merger & Aqcuisitions; Head of Tax & Legal Services in Ostrobothnia Finland Jannica Boucht jannica.boucht@kpmg.fi + 358 20 76 3848
Commercial Litigation; Dispute Resolution; Enterprise; Head of Eastern Region Tax & Legal Services Veli Suortamo veli.suortamo@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3057
Commercial Litigation; Dispute Resolution; Real Estate and Construction; Head of Dispute Resolution Team Minna Poutiainen minna.poutiainen@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3208
Employment Law Johanna Uusitalo johanna.uusitalo@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3826
Employment Law Mika Honkanen mika.honkanen@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3984
Product Liability, Commercial Law Mikko Koivula mikko.koivula@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3650
Intellectual Property; Head of IPR Law Team Ilkka Vuorenmaa ilkka.vuorenmaa@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3314
Commercial Law; Head of Commercial Law Team Julia Ahlfors julia.ahlfors@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3101
Tax; International Tax Jussi Järvinen jussi.jarvinen@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3077
Tax Compliance; Tax Technology & Transformation Erkki Tiitta erkki.tiitta@kpmg.fi + 358 20 760 3814
Tax; Head of Transfer Pricing Sanna Laaksonen sanna.laaksonen@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3417
VAT; Head of Indirect Tax at KPMG Finland Lassi Ahopelto lassi.ahopelto@kpmg.fi + 358 20 760 3631
Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax Jani Karjalainen jani.karjalainen@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3474
Tax; International Tax Markku Lepistö markku.lepisto@kpmg.fi + 358 20 760 3390
Insolvency and Corporate Recovery, Enterprise; Head of Pori Office at KPMG Finland; head of Insolvency & Corporate Recovery Team Tero Piisi tero.piisi@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3475
Real Estate & Construction; Head of Real Estate & Construction Law Team Jaska Ikäheimonen jaska.ikaheimonen@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3016
Incentives; Employee Remuneration; Expatriate Tax Paula Holmström paula.holmstrom@kpmg.ri + 358 20 760
Public Sector; Corporate Advisory Anu Kangasniemi anu.kangasniemi@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3483
Public Procurement; State Aid; Competition Law Jan Ljungman jan.ljungman@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3220
Public Procurement; Public Sector; Corporate Advisory Pirkka Saarinen pirkka.saarinen@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3820
Contract Law; Public Sector; Corporate Advisory Sanna Sipilä sanna.sipila@kpmg.fi + 358 20 760 3781
Data, Digital and Technology; Head of Data Privacy Law Team Charlotta Henriksson charlotta.henriksson@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3174
Data, Digital and Technoloty Kira Ahveninen-Kuha kira.ahveninen-kuha@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3799
Enterprise; Corporate Advisory; Head of Enterprise at KPMG Finland Kirsi Adamsson kirsi.adamsson@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3060
Enterprise, Corporate Advisory Risto Heinänen risto.heinanen@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3764
Incentives, Employment Remuneration; Corporate Advisory Timo Luukkonen timo.luukkonen@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3582
Incentives, Non-profit; Enterprise; Head of Western Region Tax & Legal Services Johanna Fagervik johanna.fagervik@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3939
Family Office & Private Client, Law; Enterprise; Head of Central Region Tax & Legal Services Arto Kaleva arto.kaleva@kpmg.fi +358 20 760 3227
Enviromental Law, Real Estate & Construction Aleksi Lunden aleksi.lunden@kpmg.fi + 358 20 760 3036
Legal Tech Henna Tolvanen henna.tolvanen@kpmg.fi +358 20 767 3376
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KPMG Global Legal Services Network
KPMG Global Legal Services (KPMG GLS)

The firm: KPMG Legal was introduced to the Hungarian legal market in 2016. Bálint is a co-founder of the firm. Fresh from the start we believed that in today’s business environment, decision makers appreciate professional advice that goes beyond the traditional legal ramifications of their actions or ideas. Therefore, we have made it to our top priority to deliver integrated legal solutions that simultaneously recognize business priorities and appropriately reflect to others “real life factors”. The comprehensive experience of our experts and the collective know-how of KPMG’s professional network allows us to satisfy our client’s needs in the most efficient way, with all of the advantages of an ultimate one-stop-shop service.

We have a strong belief in approaching legal challenges in an innovative and dynamic way and we have made ‘bring your own approach’ our firm’s mantra. To put it simply, we are committed to the power of discussion and we understand that it will always create the kind of team-work which is essential for the rendering of first-class services. We believe in solutions, instead of bringing up pure legal issues or road-blocks.

Besides the traditional, full-scale legal work, we also put special focus on exploiting the 21st century’s new opportunities. Therefore we also pay particular attention to the connection of the law and technological development.

Since its formation, the number of employees has grown significantly to a team of 20+, including 12 attorneys and eight associates. Main areas of practice include Data Protection, Corporate/M&A, Joint Venture Disputes, Compliance, Real Estate, Banking&Finance, Tax Litigation and Labour Law.

Latest deals include:
Data Protection:

    • conducting an external data protection audit at a big ticket financial institution interested in claim management;
    •  a major Hungarian bank;
    •  a major Hungarian energy player;
    • an international manufacturing company regarding their compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR);
    • advising a major German bank on the cross border data collection from its Hungarian financial institution subsidiaries.

Real estate:

    • advising a major Hungarian bank on the restructuring of a high profile NPL involving a real estate portfolio in the amount of EUR 50 million;
    • advising a top 20 Hungarian manufacturing company in relation to its complex real estate project (restructuring, split ownership, sale and purchase transactions);
    • advising an independently operating affiliate of a world-wide car manufacturer giant about the construction of a plant.

Tax litigation:

    • representing a top 20 Hungarian manufacturing company in litigation related to the local business tax;
      • a world-wide car manufacturing giant regarding a multi-billion transfer pricing litigation;
      • a major Austrian property management giant regarding a massive real estate transfer tax matter.

Compliance:

    • advising a well-known multinational company to comply with the Hungarian prudential and consumer protection regulations;
    • providing legal and tax insights to a big ticket telecommunication company on the lawful handling of insurance structures;
    • assisting an honoured electronic component manufacturer to satisfy the relevant Hungarian employment laws on work period.

Labour Law:

    • advising a multinational consultancy company in the field of engineering and technical services in connection with the assignment structure of the company;
    • reviewing the employment contract of an electronic component manufacturer and advising on how to improve these contracts;
    • advising an international outsourcing company in connection with several employment law related litigations;

Corporate/M&A:

    • advising the world’s largest card issuer in connection with the corporate implementation of a global tax restructuring;
    • advising a major Hungarian energy player in relation to the full scope legal due diligence of a significant portfolio of infrastructure companies;
    • advising a major international bank in connection with matters of insolvent liquidation and voluntary dissolution;

Joint Venture Disputes:

    • advising a real estate JV partner on the dissolution of its partnership, including the due diligence of the real estate portfolio;
    • JV partner on the dispute related to dividend payments and the envisaged dissolution of its partnerships from numerous companies.
Department Name Email Telephone
Real estate Bálint Tóásó
Real estate Imre Juhász
Litigation Tímea Csajági
Compliance Ildikó Csák
Compliance Boglárka Kricskovics-Béli
Employment Boglárka Kricskovics-Béli
Corporate/M&A Bálint Tóásó
Corporate/M&A Ildikó Csák
Data protection Bálint Tóásó
Data protection Fanni Márkus
Banking & finance Manuela Grosu
Banking & finance Gergő Szalai Bordás
Joint venture disputes Tímea Csajági
Joint venture disputes Manuela Grosu
Competition/antitrust Ákos Krénusz

The firm

Founded in 1987, KPMG Abogados is one of the most prestigious law firms in Spain, and its legal and tax departments employ over 700 professionals in 13 offices throughout Spain, offering quality legal and tax advisory services within a multi-disciplinary framework.

Our professionals have the experience and technical knowledge necessary to offer the advice that customers require, with the highest quality. Our priority is to respond to your needs, addressing those issues of a legal nature that may affect you, with agility and technical precision

Areas of practice

KPMG Abogados is known for its profound knowledge of each of the areas of law related to the corporate world and to business in general. This allows it to offer clients the efficient, independent and rigorous assistance which they require, KPMG Abogados’ main legal areas are:

Banking, Finance & Regulatory Services:

KPMG Abogados offers clients (leading financial organisations) integrated and well-known teams who have the precise blend of skill and experience for the largest and most innovative projects in the sector. This includes public and private M&A, joint ventures and restructurings, regulatory compliance, investigations and disputes, debt and equity capital markets, structured finance and securitisation.

Mercantile & Corporate:

The KPMG Abogados mercantile department offers clients extensive experience and knowledge regarding the incorporation and establishment of all kinds of Spanish entities, as well as all types of corporate issues and transactions, including joint-ventures, mergers and acquisitions (legal due diligence, drafting and negotiation of sale and purchase of shares agreements, shareholders agreements and other transactional documents). The firm also provides legal services in connection with all kinds of commercial contracts and have specific teams with broad experience and track records in real estate law, maritime, transport and logistics law and intellectual and technology law. KPMG Abogados also offers its clients, banks and other credit and insurance complex and structured finance transactions (including, amongst others, rendering legal advice in numerous finance projects, assets structured finance and shipping finance transactions).

M&A & Corporate:

We provide assistance on all aspects of company mergers and acquisitions in any activity sector.

We provide sectorial and multidisciplinary advisory services, efficiently organizing the services required through coordination with the other KPMG teams involved, including financial, accounting, tax, labor or procedural law advisors taking part in the process.

The Mergers and Acquisitions team comprises highly qualified lawyers, with ample experience in the legal services needed at the various stages of a transaction. They have the unique ability to blend all the requirements of each and every one of our clients into a single service.

Our lawyers combine their legal skills with extensive knowledge of our clients’ industrial sectors. Some of the more important sectors are: Banking, Insurance, Real Estate, Telecommunications, Construction, Engineering, Advertising and Media, Energy, Food, Transport, Pharmaceutical Products, Biotechnology and Commerce.

Labour:

The labour practice covers all aspects of labour and social security in the management of human resources. The firm could highlight the specialised services in corporate reorganisations and restructuring advice, as well as services related to negotiation during labour conflicts, both individual and collective, through mediation, arbitration and conciliation. KPMG can also highlight its specialised services in labour and social security audits.

Litigation & Bankruptcy:

The department defends clients in proceedings including debt recovery, insolvency, and contractual litigations as well as all kinds of services connected to bankruptcy through KPMG Concursal.

Legal Compliance:

The firm offers clients (leading quoted organizations) a well-known team who have the precise blend of skill and experience for the largest and most innovative Compliance projects in the sector and the involvement of its members in Compliance international processes to draft and discuss standards related to this field.

These projects include the implementation of Crime Prevention and Compliance Programs according to the most updated national (UNE 19601, to be approved) and international standards (ISO 19600, ISO 37001) covering these areas as well as the provision of technical support so our clients are able to develop compliance-related policies and controls to fulfill legal and regulatory obligations .

Regulatory, Administrative and Competition:

In addition to offering comprehensive counselling in Administrative Law in general, administrative proceedings and urban planning, the department has extensive experience in providing legal support to both private and public entities, belonging to the different regulated sectors (energy, infrastructures, audio-visual, telecommunications, postal services, gaming, transport, roads, ports, health, etc.). Moreover, it is comprised of first-class specialists in the fields of Competition Law and European Union Law.

Intellectual Property &  New Technology

KPMG Abogados  has in place an experienced IP and technology practice offering advice in a wide range of matters connected to the intellectual property domain (designing strategies for the protection of all types of intangible assets: software, media and contents, trademarks, designs and inventions) as well as comprehensive counselling in all types of digital transformation, new technology or cybersecurity projects.

In addition, it also has a team specialized in data protection with experts that have spent more than a decade advising national and international clients in all kind of projects (from GDPR readiness exercises, audits or DPO support services to representation of its clients in both the administrative and civil courts).

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Legal Financial Services Francisco Uría (Head of financial services at KPMG EMA & Senior Partner in KPMG Abogados)
Legal Financial Services Pilar Galán (Director)
Regulatory, Administrative & Competition Borja Carvajal (Director)
Regulatory, Administrative & Competition Ana López Carrascal (Director)
Regulatory, Administrative & Competition Borja Martínez (Director)
Regulatory, Administrative & Competition Carmen Mulet (Director)
Legal Compliance Alain Casanovas (Partner)
Labour Javier Hervás (Partner)
Labour Francisco Fernández (Director)
Commercial Law Luis Mingo (Partner)
Commercial Law Rafael Aguilar (Partner)
Commercial Law Luis Fernández (Partner)
Commercial Law Luis Gomez Angelats (Partner)
Commercial Law Eneko Belausteguigoitia Mateache (Partner)
Commercial Law Carlos Rey (Director)
Commercial Law Carmen Mozún (Director)
Commercial Law Cristina Puigdellivol (Director)
Commercial Law José Marí Olano (Director)
Procedure Law Beatriz Rua (Partner)
Procedure Law Javier Zuloaga (Partner)
Procedure Law José Marí Olano (Director)
Procedure Law Pedro Suarez (Director)
Procedure Law María de la Cruz Amado de la Riega (Director)
Data Protection Ana López Carrascal (Director)
Data Protection Borja Carvajal (Director)
Regulatory, Administrative & Competition Alfonso González Espejo (Partner)
Commercial Law Javier Bau Cabestany (Partner)
Commercial Law Jon Armendariz (Director)
Intellectual Property & Technology Bartolomé Martín (Director)
English
Spanish
French

The firm: The legal practice of KPMG in Bulgaria was established in 1995. In 2012 Mateeva & Partners Law Firm, associated with KPMG, was registered. Currently the firm has 18 legal professionals, with one Managing Partner – Juliana Mateeva and acts as a full-service law firm for national and international clients.

Mateeva & Partners Law Firm is part of KPMG Global Legal Services Network which provides access to more than 1650+ lawyers in over 75 countries. The lawyers in KPMG’s Global Legal Services network have expertise across a wide range of industries and practice law in an array of specialty areas. As part of this global network, our lawyers are valued for the strategic market insights we can offer, the ability to anticipate trends and deliver advice on business critical legal issues.

Mateeva & Partners Law Firm offers a wide range of legal advisory and legal representation services, and helps companies manage the complexities of both local and international business. Our lawyers come from a wide range of legal backgrounds including generalists, and sector-focused legal professionals. We advise clients in integrated teams using a multidisciplinary approach that leverages subject matter experts and industry focus to deliver tailored and insightful legal advice.

Please describe the types of work undertaken (As a guideline approx 250 words. Where necessary we will edit the text to fit the space) It is helpful if your entry describes the firm’s main areas of practice, so that lawyers in other countries will have an accurate view of the firm. Please describe the firm’s work in as much detail as possible; if any of the partners has relevant expertise then please mention this.

The firm’s expertise cuts across the entire spectrum of business and commercial law. From M&A legal to labour law and to competition law, from local challenges up to the most complex cross-jurisdictional projects, the firm’s clients can expect to receive reliable and straightforward solution.

As part of its diversified portfolio of integrated business services, Mateeva & Partners Law Firm provides legal advice and assistance to a wide range of industries and sectors that cuts across all legal areas and serves businesses working and investing in Bulgaria. Our clients, whether local enterprises or international corporations, run businesses that span virtually the entire spectrum of economic activity. Our lawyers have distinct but also complementary industry experience, standing by and keeping clients abreast of the latest developments in their area.

Areas of practice: Corporate and M&A: In the area of Corporate law we provide incorporation services and companies’ corporate governance and compliance services, e.g. capital restructuring, shareholders rights, annual closings, liquidations. Our M&A legal services encompass legal due diligence, transaction assistance, including drafting and negotiation of transaction documentation, execution and closing, post-closing assistance. We also provide legal advice in mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and other forms of corporate restructuring on a local and cross-border basis.

Real Estate & Construction: We provide assistance with regard to real estate due diligence, real estate transactions and financing. We also advise and support clients in construction projects on development and environmental regulations, constructors’ registration at the Construction Chamber, drafting and negotiation of construction, rental, lease and other real estate contracts.

Financial services: We stay up to date with the developments at EU and national level in the financial services market and advise in the areas of banking, insurance and capital markets. Our services in this regard relate to registrations of banks, financial institutions, insurers and payment institutions (including under single-passport regime), restructuring projects (mergers, spin-offs, transfers of business), regulatory matters, corporate governance and reporting obligations, collaterals, leasing and factoring, consumer protection and anti-money laundering regulations.

Energy & Natural Resources: Our lawyers understand the market regulations and trends in energy and oil & gas sectors, as well as the legal challenges faced by the energy industry. We consult clients on energy, renewables and oil & gas regulations and the relevant licensing and pricing regimes and incentives as well as in drafting and negotiating various types of agreements such as power purchase agreements, grid access and connection agreements, energy and gas sales agreements. We can also provide support in obtaining of natural resources exploration permits and production concessions.

Employment: In the area of Employment law, we provide assistance with regard to preparation of employment contracts, employment regulations compliance, employer policies and procedures, employees’ remuneration and benefits, codes of conduct and collective bargaining agreements. Furthermore, our practice can also offer compliance quick scan of employment relations, anti-discrimination assistance, legal advice with regard to personnel restructuring and retrenchment procedures, as well as tailored trainings for employers and employees.

Immigration: In the area of Immigration, we provide services with regard to issuance of work permits, visas, residence permits, EU blue cards, ICT permits, as well as assistance with secondments and intra-group mobility, business visitors and short-term assignments, posting of employees in the framework of provision of services, relocation and travel policies and obtaining of a Bulgarian citizenship.

Compliance, Antitrust & Competition: Our team of experienced regulatory professionals brings a multidisciplinary approach to delivering an integrated, business-focused solution for managing regulatory change and assisting organizations optimize their internal compliance functions and align with leading practices. We also provide legal advice and assistance in the areas of Antitrust law, Competition compliance, Merger control, State aid. Another key area is the legal input in forensic procedures, including support in internal audits for fraud investigation, recommending legal measures and gathering evidence for court proceedings, representation in court and assets recovery proceedings.

Data Protection: We have a strong track record of handling data protection-related matters. We provide advice and assistance on all aspects of privacy and data protection laws, regulations and practices (local and European) with regard to developing privacy guidelines, policies, notices and consent forms; reviewing and advising on Data Protection Impact Assessments, drafting and reviewing data processing agreements, providing guidance on subject requests and privacy breaches and assistance in data transfer procedures, developing and conducting privacy related trainings.

Dispute resolution: In this area we provide assistance with regard to tax, commercial and labour litigation, as well as with enforcement proceedings, administrative appeals and proceedings before public authorities, negotiations and settlement agreements, arbitration proceedings, mediation and other ADR, and insolvency proceedings. We have successfully represented clients before local courts as well as before the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Maritime: We provide assistance with regard to ships arrests, cargo claims and bill of lading disputes, drafting and negotiating shipbuilding/ship repair contracts, charter party clauses, port services contracts, international litigation and arbitration disputes (including in cooperation with foreign law firms).

Life Sciences: We offer legal advice and assistance with regard to compliance with Bulgarian pharmaceutical regulations, ethical compliance obligations, reimbursement of medicinal products, interaction and signing of discounts contracts with the National Health Insurance Fund. We can also assist with procedures before the National Council on Prices and Reimbursement of Medicinal Products, maintenance of reimbursement status, inclusion and exclusion from the positive drug list, reporting changes in referential prices, procedures before the Bulgarian Drug Agency.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Juliana Mateeva
Corporate and M&A Peter Stanchev
Real Estate and Construction Ivan Lutskanov
Financial Services Peter Stanchev
Energy & Natural Resources Ivan Lutskanov
Employment Emil Evtimov
Immigration/Global Mobility Services Nikolay Dzhonev
Compliance, Antitrust & Competition Siana Garbolino
Data Protection Petya Yordanova-Staneva
Dispute Resolution Emil Evtimov
Maritime Ivan Lutskanov
Life Sciences Emil Evtimov

The firm: KPMG Azerbaijan Limited was incorporated on 29 January 1998 as the Representative office of KPMG Azerbaijan Limited in the Republic of Azerbaijan. Tax advisory and Legal services are the main areas of practice of the Firm.

Areas of practice: The list of legal services KPMG Azerbaijan Limited provides include but are not limited to the following areas:

    • Mergers and Acquisitions, including legal due diligence, deal structuring, JV structuring, SPA/SHA (share purchase and shareholders agreements) preparation etc;
    • Assistance with registration and liquidation of entities in the Republic of Azerbaijan (limited liability companies, branches, representative offices etc.)
    • Preparation of legal opinions on various areas of Azerbaijani law, including, but not limited to:
      • Antitrust and competition law
      • Banking and finance regulatory provisions
      • Capital markets -capital raising, registration law, regulatory filing requirements
      • Charities and non-profit organizations
      • Contract law
      • Corporate and commercial law
      • Deal structuring
      • Insolvency law
      • Intellectual property
      • International trade law
      • Labor and employment laws and regulations
      • Public/private partnership matters
      • Banking and finance

Other areas

    • Assistance in migration matters, including obtainment of work and residence permits;
    • Legal support during audits by state regulatory authorities (including dispute resolution, etc.);
    • Assistance with obtainment of licenses;
    • Support in drafting of contracts and other legal documents, including labor, license, supply sale purchase, service and other contracts;
    • Comparative analysis of internal policies and local legislation;
    • Corporate secretarial services;
    • Assistance in notary services and legal translation;
    • Representing clients at courts and appeal committees;
    • Other legal services as necessary, including the analysis of deals and schemes;
  • Implementation of FATCA and Common Reporting Standard (CRS)
Department Name Email Telephone
Tax advisory services Mushfig Aliyev
Legal services Farid Isayev

The firm: KPMG Legal was established in 2010 as an independent law firm providing expert, flexible and efficient legal services to national as well as international corporate clients in the Czech Republic. Our team is comprised of approx. 30 lawyers with extensive experience in various areas of law and exhibits a business oriented approach to any presented issues or requests.

KPMG Legal is a member of the KPMG Legal Services Network with 1,650+ multidisciplinary legal professionals in 75 jurisdictions around the world, supported by KPMG’s global network of 200,000 colleagues.

Multidisciplinary approach: If the legal matter at hand requires involving experts from other fields (e.g., advice on taxes and accounting, risk consulting), we consult our colleagues from KPMG, who belong to the top in consulting services.

Beyond national borders: Thanks to the global network of KPMG Legal offices, we can easily assemble an international team to address international projects.

Strong corporate team: The members of our team have participated in both national and international corporate restructuring, including the reorganisation of large financial and business groups.

Knowledge of the financial market: We know the environment of renowned Czech and international banks, insurance and investment companies. We have extensive experience in dealing with the Czech National Bank and other public bodies.

Areas of practice: Corporate law: We advise clients on establishment of all forms of legal entities and branches as well as their liquidation, restructuring and improving efficiency of companies and holdings and evolving trends and best practices for corporate governance.

We provide clients with support and drafting services for all forms of joint venture arrangements.

Family businesses and succession planning: Our wide-ranging experience includes advisory on setting up corporate management and governance, proposing a variety of solutions for unexpected events, optimising property structure, preserving a property’s integrity for future generations and providing advice on the family and property situation.

Transactional counselling: Our team offers advisory on transaction structuring, drafting and negotiation of the transaction documents, assistance with national and cross-border corporate restructurings and complex assistance throughout the due diligence process.

Regulatory: Our lawyers provide clients with banking and insurance law advisory, alongside advisory on capital markets and collective investments, design and implementation of investment structures and funds, assistance with implementing EU directives and regulations on financial markets and institutions , representation in licence acquisition proceedings and other administrative proceedings before the Czech National Bank. We cooperate long-term with the Ministry of Finance, the Czech National Bank, the Czech Capital Market Association and other professional organisations.

Labour law and immigration services: Our experienced lawyers offer drafting and revision of employment contracts, executive service agreements and companies’ internal policies, assistance with employment termination, support during collective bargaining and communication with trade unions, global mobility services including policy advice, social security planning, tax evaluation advice and clarification of immigration requirements .

Court proceedings and arbitration, Tax litigation: Our experience includes comprehensive counselling on contentious matters from a legal analysis of the most efficient strategies to support during a court proceeding, assistance with and representation in out-of-court negotiations and dispute resolution, representation in all types of civil and arbitration proceedings, including international arbitration, assistance and representation in enforcement and insolvency proceedings, representation during tax inspections and before administrative courts.

Law and technology: Our specialists provide clients with comprehensive advisory on privacy and personal data protection, GDPR implementation, advisory on innovative technologies (big data, fintech, industry 4.0, internet of things) and drafting and negotiation of IP/IT contracts (licence contracts, etc).

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate law Martin Hrdlík mhrdlik@kpmg.cz +420 222 123 392
Transactional counselling Radim Kotlaba rkotlaba@kpmg.cz +420 222 124 278
Labour law and immigration services Barbora Cvinerová bcvinerova@kpmg.cz +420 222 123 867
Family businesses and succession planning Martin Hrdlík mhrdlik@kpmg.cz +420 222 123 392
Tax litigation Jana Fuksová jfuksova@kpmg.cz +420 222 124 319
Regulatory Iva Baranová ivabaranova@kpmg.cz +420 222 123 691
Law and technology Filip Horák fhorak@kpmg.cz +420 222 123 169
Court proceedings and arbitration Viktor Dušek vdusek@kpmg.cz +420 222 123 746
Public procurement / Public Private Partnership (PPP) Radim Kotlaba rkotlaba@kpmg.cz +420 222 124 278

Ventura Garcés López-Ibor is a law firm with specialist experience in providing advice for businesses. With a markedly international approach, we cover all areas of Business law in our mission to provide clients with personalised, practical and effective legal solutions.

Over our long history as a leading firm in the area of Business law, we have positioned ourselves as a reliable partner for leading Spanish and foreign companies, which trust the firm to provide high-quality, swift and comprehensive legal services with broad international coverage.

As part of a wide-ranging collaborative network, we work with law firms from the world’s most important cities, and we are recognised year after year in some of the most prestigious international legal directories.

Professional team

Ventura Garcés López-Ibor has a firm commitment to recruit talent. We currently have a consolidated professional team of more than 45 lawyers.
Our partners are directly involved in each case, adapting their teams to match the specific requirements of each client.
We have a professional team that can provide advice in the client’s own language: Spanish, Catalan, English, French, German and Chinese.

Pro-Bono

At Ventura Garcés López-Ibor we have a firm commitment to society. We aim to contribute, through the practice of our profession, to the ending of situations of inequality, offering a service with the same high standards of quality and professionalism that we provide in the rest of our work.
Work with us

It is our lawyers who, by their efforts, dedication and professionalism, have helped to create a firm whose prestige is recognised both in Spain and internationally.

At Ventura Garcés López-Ibor we encourage the recruitment and nurture of talent, offering our lawyers the opportunity to pursue a professional career plan with the firm, based on talent, trust and quality.
If you would like to join our team, please send us your details.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and M&A Marta Gil de Biedma
Corporate and M&A Claudi Garcés
Litigation Pablo Henríquez de Luna
Litigation Juan Pablo Correa, Isabel Mateu
Tax Lourdes Pérez-Luque
Tax Jordi Vilalta
Employment Carlos Martínez Cebrián
Employment Tirso Gracia
Real estate Carlos Trénor
Real estate Claudi Garcés
IP Andrea Garcés
IP Jaime Morey
Community and competition Claudi Garcés
Community and competition Andrea Garcés
Air transport Alfonso López-Ibor
Air transport Pablo Stöger
New technologies Jaime Morey
New technologies Andrea Garcés
Banking and capital markets Alfonso López-Ibor
Banking and capital markets Tomás Garcés
Insolvency Manuela Serrano
Corporate Ricard Gené
Catalan
Chinese
Deutsch
English
French
Spanish

Ventura Garcés López-Ibor is a law firm with specialist experience in providing advice for businesses. With a markedly international approach, we cover all areas of Business law in our mission to provide clients with personalised, practical and effective legal solutions.

Over our long history as a leading firm in the area of Business law, we have positioned ourselves as a reliable partner for leading Spanish and foreign companies, which trust the firm to provide high-quality, swift and comprehensive legal services with broad international coverage.

As part of a wide-ranging collaborative network, we work with law firms from the world’s most important cities, and we are recognised year after year in some of the most prestigious international legal directories.

Professional team

Ventura Garcés López-Ibor has a firm commitment to recruit talent. We currently have a consolidated professional team of more than 45 lawyers.
Our partners are directly involved in each case, adapting their teams to match the specific requirements of each client.

We have a professional team that can provide advice in the client’s own language: Spanish, Catalan, English, French, German and Chinese.

Pro-Bono

At Ventura Garcés López-Ibor we have a firm commitment to society. We aim to contribute, through the practice of our profession, to the ending of situations of inequality, offering a service with the same high standards of quality and professionalism that we provide in the rest of our work.
Work with us

It is our lawyers who, by their efforts, dedication and professionalism, have helped to create a firm whose prestige is recognised both in Spain and internationally.

At Ventura Garcés López-Ibor we encourage the recruitment and nurture of talent, offering our lawyers the opportunity to pursue a professional career plan with the firm, based on talent, trust and quality.

 

 

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and M&A Marta Gil de Biedma
Corporate and M&A Claudi Garcés
Litigation Pablo Henríquez de Luna
Litigation Juan Pablo Correa, Isabel Mateu
Tax Lourdes Pérez-Luque
Tax Jordi Vilalta
Employment Carlos Martínez Cebrián
Employment Tirso Gracia
Real estate Carlos Trénor
Real estate Claudi Garcés
IP Andrea Garcés
IP Jaime Morey
Community and competition Claudi Garcés
Community and competition Andrea Garcés
Air transport Alfonso López-Ibor
Air transport Pablo Stöger
New technologies Jaime Morey
New technologies Andrea Garcés
Banking and capital markets Alfonso López-Ibor
Banking and capital markets Tomás Garcés
Insolvency Manuela Serrano
Corporate Ricard Gené
English (fluent)
Spanish
Catalan
Chinese
French
German

 

The firm: At KPMG we are very proud of our history, full of hard work and success stories. Our firm history goes back more than 100 years in time, advising and helping businesses grow and develop. Legal services at KPMG are a result of the working history of the Firm aspiring to offer a 360 service focused in solutions.

We have presence in 154 countries with more than 197.000 professionals from various disciplines contributing to the growth and well-being of all the practices.

In Colombia we are more than 30 lawyers, being one of the fastest growing practice areas in the firm, but we work with several other professional from many fields like financers, accountants and economists. Every day we challenge ourselves to be a better and more grounded group of professionals, eager to face the most challenging scenarios the services the world proposes.

 

Areas of practice: The law practice of our Firm specializes in the following work areas:

Corporate and M&A: day-to-day company backing on the Colombian legal obligations, drafting and negotiation of commercial agreements, mergers and acquisitions, assets disposal, companies incorporations, companies liquidations, corporate due diligence and specific legal opinions on the matter.

Foreign Exchange and Customs Law: foreign exchange compliance, preparation of customs and foreign exchange forms, analysis of import/export matters, anti-dumping, free trade zone, advising in special qualification processes facing the customs authority (i.e.: authorized economic operator, free trade zone, temporary imports), customs due diligence and specific legal opinions on the matter.

Labor and Migratory Law: labor contract drafting and revision, advising before labor authorities, compliance revision of the main labor obligations of employers in Colombia, internal work rules drafting and revision, payment related to social security and payroll taxes revision, advising in obtaining all type of visas and special permit requirements, foreign ID requests, working permits, labor and migratory due diligence and specific legal opinions on the matter.

Tax Advice and Litigation: attention and counselling regarding tax proceedings and procedures in the administrative tribunals, responding administrative acts issued by the Colombian tax authorities affecting our clients, response to summons, reconsideration appeals, payment orders -among others- for taxes of national order (income tax, VAT, wealth tax, etc.) and/or territorial order (ICA, property tax, surcharges, etc.), legal representation in contentious administrative proceedings over tax matters before courts, consulting general services in tax matters, including tax planning and international taxes, tax due diligence and specific legal opinions on the matter.

International Tax: international tax planning, analysis of fiscal international structures, analysis of fiscal international operations, tax treaties and provisions applicable to our clients, mergers and acquisitions, and tax optimization.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and M&A Vicente Javier Torres vjtorres@kpmg.com
Corporate and M&A Martín Escobar martinescobar@kpmg.com
Exchange and Customs Law Camilo Andrés Rodríguez camilorodriguez@kpmg.com
Exchange and Customs Law Isabel Delgado isabeldelgado@kpmg.com
Labor and Migratory Law Vicente Javier Torres vjtorres@kpmg.com
Labor and Migratory Law Juan Mauricio Joya jjoya@kpmg.com
Tax Advice and Litigation Camilo Andrés Rodríguez camilorodriguez@kpmg.com
Tax Advice and Litigation Alexandra López ealopez@kpmg.com
International Tax Vicente Javier Torres vjtorres@kpmg.com
International Tax Jessica Massy jmassy@kpmg.com

Solorzano, Carvajal, Gonzalez y Perez Correa, S.C. (Solcargo) has 25 years of experience understanding their client’s requirements, providing comprehensive, effective and efficient legal advice and solutions, allowing them to establish long term business relationships based on trust, professionalism, honesty and excellence. A team of professionals committed to serve the business and entrepreneurial sectors of Mexico and a diverse portfolio of national and international clients and investors assisting Fortune 500 and multinational companies, including public and private investment organizations, banks, commercial lenders, fintech companies and other financial institutions.

Main practice areas
Anti-corruption and anti-money laundering: SOLCARGO provides legal counsel to navigate the complex anti-corruption and anti-money laundering legal frameworks, assisting clients to meet the applicable legal requirements and to introduce their internal control mechanisms, with a risk-based approach, thus minimizing the risk of facing potential liabilities, litigation or administrative procedures for violating the legal framework.

Banking and finance: SOLCARGO advises commercial and development banks, investment funds and other financial institutions on their activities including domestic and cross-border financing.

Bankruptcy: SOLCARGO has wide experience in bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings, advising the full panoply of participants (creditors and debtors) and acting as the conciliator or receiver (liquidator) appointed by the Federal Judicial Branch in Mexico.

Corporate/M&A: SOLCARGO has extensive experience assisting national and multinational corporations, banks, non-bank financial institutions and investment funds in various operations of mergers and sales of shares and assets.

Dispute resolution: SOLCARGO’s litigation experience covers all types of civil, commercial and administrative matters including amparo proceedings. Also, the firm is a leading law firm in commercial arbitration, with a special emphasis on energy, investment and construction disputes.

Energy: SOLCARGO offers a wide range of legal services for companies wishing to develop and implement energy infrastructure projects to participate in the wholesale electricity market and in the energy industry, as well as advice in projects related to the supply, transport and storage of fuels.

Environmental: SOLCARGO advises on Mexican and international environmental law, specifically in relation to permitting and audits, project development and environmental litigation.

Intellectual property: SOLCARGO offers clients a depth and breadth of expertise in practice areas including patents and trademarks; franchising and licensing; copyright, entertainment and media law; and IP litigation.

Life sciences and pharmaceutical: SOLCARGO’s life sciences and pharmaceutical practice offers complete representation including regulatory services, IP-related issues, the protection of clinical data, transactional work and litigation, the manufacturing, distribution, advertising, application approvals, clinical research and marketing of drugs, biotech drugs, biosimilar drugs, medical devices, alcoholic beverages, food, non-alcoholic beverages, GMOs, fertilizers and chemical products.

Private equity and venture capital: SOLCARGO have been a pioneer in Mexico’s private equity arena. The team has substantial experience in strategic planning for sponsors, investors, entrepreneurs and fintech companies in matters such as fund formation, venture capital, growth capital, and other types of financing.

Real estate: SOLCARGO has extensive and proven experience in real estate law, advising clients on tourism and tourism resorts, as well as industrial, commercial and medical developments. The practice and expertise include all phases of real estate development.

Regulatory: SOLCARGO advises on environmental and agrarian regulation, government procurement, standardization and conformity assessment bodies, immunity, consumer protection actions, foreign and domestic corrupt practices and securities and fintech regulation.

Technologies: SOLCARGO is one of the leading firms in the Mexican legal market, which attracts a consistent stream of complex and sophisticated cross-practice FinTech mandates, standing out in the market for the diversity of its client roster and for the pioneering and innovative quality of its FinTech matters which represent the evolution of banking and finance. 

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Fernando Eraña ferana@solcargo.mx
M&A Luis Fernando González luis.gonzalez@solcargo.mx
Private equity and venture capital Fernando Eraña ferana@solcargo.mx
Real estate Luis Fernando González luis.gonzalez@solcargo.mx
Regulatory Juan Pedro Machado juan.machado@solcargo.mx
Anti-bribery Luis López luis.lopez@solcargo.mx
Environmental Gustavo Carvajal gustavo.carvajal@solcargo.mx
Environmental Carlos del Razo carlos.delrazo@solcargo.mx
Banking and Finance Fernando Eraña ferana@solcargo.mx
Intellectual property Guillermo Solórzano guillermo.solorzano@solcargo.mx
Pharmaceutical and healthcare Guillermo Solórzano guillermo.solorzano@solcargo.mx
Dispute resolution Fernando Pérez Correa fernando.perez@solcargo.mx
Energy José Covarrubias jose.covarrubias@solcargo.mx
Banking and Finance Jorge Labastida jorge.labastida@solcargo.mx
Technologies Fernando Eraña ferana@solcargo.mx
Corporate Omar Aguilar Medrano omar.aguilar@solcargo.mx
Other fee-earners : 47
Total staff : 77
Spanish
English
Partners : 11
Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and commercial K Hamish W Keith
Corporate and commercial Ashwini Bhandari
Corporate and commercial Abdulhafeez Noorani
Corporate and commercial Shitul Shah
Corporate and commercial Julius Wako
Corporate and commercial Nishit Maru
Foreign direct investment K Hamish W Keith
Foreign direct investment Ashwini Bhandari
Foreign direct investment Shitul Shah
Foreign direct investment Samir Inamdar
Capital markets K Hamish W Keith
Capital markets Ashwini Bhandari
Capital markets Abdulhafeez Noorani
Banking and finance Julius Wako
Banking and finance Abdulhafeez Noorani
Construction Samir Inamdar
Private client and foundations Nigel Jeremy
Litigation and dispute resolution Samir Inamdar
Litigation and dispute resolution Kananu Mutea
Litigation and dispute resolution George Muchiri
Intellectual property Shitul Shah
Company secretarial division Ashwini Bhandari
Property and real estate Nigel Jeremy
Property and real estate Harpreet Ubhi
Property and real estate Lillian Lofty
Property and real estate Nishit Maru
Maritime and admiralty Samir Inamdar
Maritime and admiralty Nishit Maru
Insurance K Hamish W Keith
Insurance Samir Inamdar
Regulatory compliance Abdulhafeez Noorani
Regulatory compliance Ashwini Bhandari
Mining and energy K Hamish W Keith
Mining and energy Julius Wako
Employment Shitul Shah
Employment Abdulhafeez Noorani
Employment George Muchiri
Immigration Shitul Shah
Number of lawyers : 30
English
Hindi
Kiswahili
Mackrell International
Contacts : K Hamish W Keith (Keith.H@dalyinamdar.co.ke)
Contacts : Samir Inamdar (Inamdar.S@dalyinamdar.co.ke)
Contacts : Ashwini Bhandari (Bhandari.A@dalyinamdar.co.ke)
Other office : Mombasa
Dual qualified : 6

The firm

KPMG’s Global Legal Services Network provides access to more than 1500 lawyers in over 74 countries. All its lawyers adhere to the same high standards.

In Taiwan, 安侯法律事務所 (KPMG Law) as assembled a unique team of highly qualified professionals in our key service areas. Currently our legal professional team is led by our partners, Jerry Cho (as managing partner), Alan Jih, Sonia Sun and Lawrence Ong. Our firm has forged solid and close strategic alliances with the established and reputable accounting, tax and finance teams of KPMG Taiwan.  Going forward, KPMG Law Firm will collaborate with all of KPMG Taiwan’s professional teams jointly led by the Chairman – Mr. Winston Yu, the Board, and the Executive Committee of KPMG Taiwan, towards the common goal of fully supporting clients to compete in today’s fast-changing global marketplace with our “value-added” and “one-stop shop” professional solutions combining legal, accounting, finance and tax advisory services.

Areas of practice

  • Cooperating with and supporting the accounting, tax and finance teams of KPMG in Taiwan in providing integrated professional services.
  • M&A Practice, including domestic and cross-border transactions such as merger, share swaps, equity investment, asset transfers, joint venture, group restructuring, PE/VC formation and investments/exits, etc.
  • General Corporate and Commercial Practice, including company law matters, securities law compliance, labour law compliance, fair trade law compliance, contract drafting and negotiation, etc.
  • Capital Market Practice, including Taiwan and U.S. securities law advice and a full range of securities offering transactions, such as Taiwan IPOs and TDRs by foreign issuers, overseas offerings of GDRs and ECBs, Formosa bonds, etc.
  • Banking and Finance Practice, including corporate financing, syndicated loans, project financing, ship/aircraft leasing and financing, derivatives transactions, regulatory compliance advisory, license application and international syndication, etc.
  • Private Wealth Practice, including full range of legal counselling for families and individuals on estate and succession plan matters.
  • Tax Law Practice, including to support the tax team of KPMG in Taiwan on every legal aspect of tax matters.
  • Intellectual Property Practice, including copyright, patent & trade secret licensing / counselling/litigation, patent prosecution, fair trade & unfair competition/anti-trust laws, information technology law & internet related laws, electronic commerce related laws, etc.
  • Dispute Resolution Practice, including commercial litigation and arbitration, coordination for cross-border litigation and commercial dispute resolution, governmental dispute proceedings, white-collar crimes, corporate fraud investigation, litigation support advice on US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, etc.
  • Other practice areas such as cross-border antitrust law, government procurement and public construction projects (including BOT), real estate investment, regulatory advice on foreign and PRC investments into Taiwan, etc.
Department Name Email Telephone
M&A Lawrence Ong
General Corporate and Commercial Sonia Sun
General Corporate and Commercial Lawrence Ong
Lawrence Ong Capital Market
Personal Data Protection Lawrence Ong
Banking and Finance Sonia Sun
Private Wealth Jerry Cho
Tax Law Jerry Cho
Tax Law Lawrence Ong
Sonia Sun Intellectual Property
Alan Jih Dispute Resolution
Lawrence Ong Cross-border Antitrust Law
Sonia Sun Government Procurement
Lawrence Ong Government Procurement
At this address : approx. 40
in this country : approx. 40
worldwide : More than 1,500 lawyers in over 68 countries
Mandarin
English
Japanese
Taiwanese
KPMG Global Legal Services Network

The firm

KPMG Law in Russia and the CIS is part of our global network of professional firms with a history that now spans three centuries (“KPMG” stands for “Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler”, with Marwick Mitchell & Co. being founded in 1897), operating in 154 countries and having some 200,000 people in our member firms around the world.

 The KPMG legal team in Russia was established in our Tax&Legal practice more than 25 years ago and currently includes over 50 lawyers and attorneys working at our offices in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, all with both rich domestic and international legal experience. Our team includes PhDs in law and lawyers qualified and admitted into practice in the United States and England. Over the past 3 years the growth of our practice has exceeded 100% both in terms of income and headcount.

Areas of practice

We have direct access to KPMG’s global legal network. This network covers more than 70 jurisdictions and provides multi-jurisdictional legal solutions to our international clients as they conduct their cross-border operations.

 We are a fully-fledged legal practice with areas of key expertise in corporate and commercial law, M&A transactions (both domestic and cross-border), and complex reorganisations and post-acquisition integration. In these spheres our knowledge and experience extends beyond normal legal expertise and encompasses finance, tax, business valuation and other areas of expertise, as we work on highly complex projects in multi-functional teams that employ the knowledge of professionals working in our other business streams. This experience gives us an advantage in delivering comprehensive legal and business oversight for our clients when working on their large projects.

 Our key practices involving high-end expertise also include real estate, antitrust and compliance, public-private partnerships, and intellectual property law (in the latter we have unique and specialised knowledge regarding the setting up of IP management systems in large industrial companies).

 Our expertise areas also cover the resolution of tax disputes and dealing with commercial, employment, immigration, currency and banking regulations. Our practical experience and deep internal unity with our other business units help us to provide our clients with complex value-added solutions for their legal matters.

 Our KPMG lawyers have specific industry expertise, as they are all members of 16 cross-functional industrial groups set up at the global level.

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets Irina Narysheva
Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets Olga Yasko
Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets Ekaterina Tsybikova
Corporate and Commercial law Alexey Abramov
Banking and Finance Olga Yasko
Banking and Finance Ekaterina Tsybikova
Energy law Irina Narysheva
Energy law Alexey Bunkov
Dispute Resolution Andrey Ermolaev
Dispute Resolution Alexey Abramov
Antimonopoly regulations and compliance Egor Svechnikov
Intellectual property & licensing Anton Chernykh
Labour and Migration law Tatiana Balanda
Private Client Services Irina Narysheva
Restructuring Businesses and Assets Irina Narysheva
Restructuring Businesses and Assets Olga Yasko
Number of lawyers in Russia : 52
Number of lawyers in CIS : 98
KPMG GLS : 1,650 lawyers in 75 countries
Russian
English
French
German
Spanish
KPMG International Cooperative
KPMG Global Legal Services (KPMG GLS)
Other offices : Moscow
Other offices : Saint Petersburg

KPMG Legal Services has extensive experience and expertise in the provision of legal advice and support to clients on a wide variety of corporate and commercial law issues. We are an experienced, passionate legal team that specialises in all aspects of corporate, commercial, competition, financial regulatory and data privacy law.  KPMG Legal Services forms part of an integrated, multi-disciplinary model within KPMG’s Tax and Legal, and Advisory business units. This has been proven to add significant value to our clients, in terms of both deliverables and efficiencies within projects.

As an integrated legal services practice, we operate both as a ‘stand-alone” legal practice and as part of a multi-disciplinary organisation, through which our attorneys are able to seamlessly leverage off various other areas of expertise within KPMG, including Corporate Finance, Advisory, Audit, Financial Risk Management, Forensics, Technology Advisory and Tax (including Corporate Tax, Indirect Tax and International Tax).

Areas of practice

Corporate Commercial, M&A, Restructures and Reorganisations – KPMG Legal Services regularly assists clients in drafting and reviewing commercial agreements, undertaking legal due diligences, advising on inward investments, restructuring / structuring of business entities, structuring and advising on employee incentive schemes and group rationalisations.

The team has a strong reputation in the M&A space with experience in large local and international mergers in a wide range of sectors.  Our experience includes mergers in the banking, courier/freight service, steel, insurance, packaging, farming and construction sectors.

KPMG Legal Services recently assisted one of South Africa’s biggest and most successful financial services groups in its legal entity rationalisation project.  We also regularly advise on black economic empowerment matters and the introduction of black economic empowerment shareholders to existing businesses. In this regard, KPMG Legal Services has often assisted clients in respect of the preparation of the required legal documentation for the establishment of black empowered shareholding structures. Gordon Richardson, Heather Ashe and Tamsyn Mountjoy have strong M&A and black economic empowerment transaction experience and are key members of KPMG Legal Services’ M&A team.

Competition Law Regulatory – KPMG Legal Services provides a broad range of competition law services which includes the drafting of and assistance with merger filings to the Competition Commission, general competition law compliance, dawn raid support and the provision of competition law assistance to clients who face investigations by the Competition Commission.

Our experience includes the conducting of extensive competition law compliance audits on the business operations of clients, reporting on our findings, recommending remedial steps, drafting competition law compliance policies and presenting competition law training to management and staff.

The senior members of the KPMG Legal Services competition law team are Anton de Bruyn and Nikki Pennel who both have extensive experience in the rendering of competition law services to clients.

Financial Services Regulatory – Our Financial Services Regulatory team, led by Finn Elliot, advises and supports clients on all aspects of financial services legislation and regulations impacting on financial institutions, including support to clients on their complicated regulatory change programmes.

A key focus area of our Financial Services Regulatory team is providing support to clients in respect of their management of Conduct Risk and the implications of the Conduct of Financial Institutions Bill. Finn is also the South African lead for the Automatic Exchange of Information: FATCA and the Common Reporting Standard.

Finn is regarded by his peers as a leading lawyer in the FS Regulatory market.  He recently led a multi-disciplinary team in the rationalization of one of South Africa’s biggest financial services groups.

Data Protection and Privacy Regulatory – The Privacy team of KPMG Legal Services regularly assists clients with the conducting of gap analyses, the implementation of remedial steps and the presentation of training both in respect of the Protection of Personal Information Act and the EU General Data Protection Regulation.  Our Privacy team also assists clients in the drafting of legal agreements as may be required from a privacy perspective.  This includes the drafting of international data protection agreements, third party agreements and privacy policies and notices.

Nikki Pennel is highly experienced in this field of law and has conducted numerous privacy gap analyses and remedial programmes at clients of the firm.

Total number of lawyers : Approximately 2300 lawyers in more than 76 countries
English
Afrikaans
KPMG Global Legal Services (KPMG GLS)

The firms

 SF Lawyers was formed in January 2019 as a member of KPMG’s Global Legal Services network, which consists of over 2,300 legal professionals across 76 jurisdictions. SF Lawyers operates in association with KPMG Law in Australia. The firm expects to have 20 lawyers by the end of 2019, though with significant growth ambitions in the years ahead.

 SF Lawyers provides legal services in areas which facilitate and enable the delivery of integrated business solutions to clients, in conjunction with KPMG and its clients. The areas of practice which the firm carries out include mergers & acquisitions, corporate & commercial, technology, data, privacy & intellectual property and employment. Infrastructure will be added later in 2019.

Area of practice 

Mergers and Acquisitions

 The lawyers at SF Lawyers have expertise and legal qualifications across multiple jurisdictions and they are adept at advising Hong Kong, mainland Chinese, U.S., European and other clients on complex M&A transactions, both public and private, and have developed a unique understanding of the issues arising in this region. The lawyers at SF Lawyers have advised on a wide range of transactions such as private equity, cross-border joint ventures, outbound investments, foreign direct investments and public and private acquisitions and divestitures.

 We aim to assist clients in each step of the deal, from the initial memorandum of understanding, due diligence and structuring, through to drafting, negotiation and execution of transaction documents, followed by post-merger integration, corporate governance and regulatory compliance. We do this by working closely with our colleagues with expertise in employment and intellectual property law, and leveraging our connections to the best professionals from the KPMG international network who can offer valuable tax, accounting and strategic advice. The end result is a one-stop integrated offering which delivers real value to clients’ transaction, no matter where they are.

 Corporate and Commercial

 With the support of multi-disciplinary professionals in the wider KPMG network, our lawyers can offer a broad suite of support in general corporate and commercial matters, such as commercial contracts, corporate governance assistance, shareholder agreements, business set-up, Hong Kong employment and immigration law and technology licensing.

 The team has advised on a wide variety of corporate matters in virtually every major sector, including technology, media and telecommunications, finance, pharmaceutical, steel, automotive, consumer products, healthcare, agriculture, aircraft, education, semiconductors, machinery, chemicals, infrastructure, construction and property development.

 Technology and Intellectual Property

 The SF Lawyers’ technology and intellectual property team takes a business-driven approach which combines our legal expertise with our business acumen, to devise tailored solutions together with clients in all aspects of knowledge-based assets, from creation, to commercialisation and protection.

 The team supports clients on IP portfolio management, conducting IP audits and due diligence exercises, drafting and negotiating a wide range of E-commerce and technology/ internet/ IP-related transactional agreements.  The team also advises clients on product labelling, compliance, safety and liability as well as trade descriptions and advertising.

Data Privacy and Protection

 The SF Lawyers data privacy team is experienced in tackling complex issues relating to data protection and personal data privacy issues for multinational companies across a wide range of industries.  In particular, the team assists clients on the collection, use, storage, disclosure, transfer and disposal of data.  

 In addition, the team often works together with KPMG Global Legal Services and other KPMG service lines to provide its clients with a complete offering on large data privacy projects.   This is especially beneficial for multinational companies handling large volumes of data.  The complete offering enables clients to understand and manage data privacy risks from multiple angles and jurisdictions. 

 Employment

The SF Lawyers employment team works closely with KPMG Global Legal Services and KPMG’s service lines to offer a one-stop shop approach to its clients on people services. The team assists clients on all areas relating to human resources, including preparing or advising on employment structures and contracts, remuneration schemes, the on-boarding and exits of employees (including internal transfers), privacy matters, human resources restructuring and employee handbook reviews.

 The team has extensive experience on employee investigations, disciplinary actions and risk management issues, and the development of best practice compliance programs to mitigate the risk of disputes.

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers & Acquisitions Shirley Fu
Mergers & Acquisitions Leo Tian
Corporate & Commercial Shirley Fu
Corporate & Commercial Leo Tian
Technology & Intellectual Property David Murray
Technology & Intellectual Property Bessie Chow
Employment David Murray
Employment Alex Ma
Data Privacy & Protection David Murray
Data Privacy & Protection Alex Ma
Anti-Money Laundering David Murray
Regulatory matters David Murray
Total number of lawyers at this office : 8 (including David Murray )
Total number of lawyers worldwide : KPMG has 2,300 lawyers in 76 countries
English
Mandarin
Cantonese
KPMG Global Legal Services Network

Skilled and experienced Deloitte Legal* professionals work together with other Deloitte professionals in tax, consulting, risk- and financial advisory to guide their clients through a project in a coordinated way around the world. Deloitte Legal, present in over 84 countries, is able to provide holistic guidance around strategic business decisions as well as offer support services that can increase efficiency and reduce the cost of some routine legal activities. As part of the global Deloitte professional services network, Deloitte Legal helps you in delivering multinational legal solutions that are Consistent, Technology-enabled, Tailored, and Sensitized.

Deloitte Legal* offers competent yet pragmatic advice in many fields of national and international business law. Our professionals provide tailored solutions for demanding projects and complex domestic and international transactions. And we offer even more: Multidisciplinary advice incorporating tax, consulting, risk- and financial advisory.

Whether family-owned smaller and medium-sized companies, listed stock corporations or international groups of companies—with our service lines Commercial, Corporate/M&A, Employment Law & Benefits, and Legal Management Consulting, we cover those fields of business law that are important for our clients.

Collecting and combining multidisciplinary expertise in our industry groups Financial Services, Energy, Resources and Industrials, Consumer, TMT, and LSHC enables us to render interdisciplinary advice which anticipates industry- or sector-specific trends and developments. And thereby help our clients to face the challenges of an ever-changing regulatory and economic environment.

We understand legal advice not as an isolated component, but as a contribution to a comprehensive solution of the issues that our clients face. Working together with our Deloitte colleagues we can help our clients in taking informed decisions in the context of legal as well as other business considerations.

 

* “Deloitte Legal” means the legal practices of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firm affiliates that provide legal services. For legal and regulatory reasons, not all member firms provide legal services.

Zieba & Partners is a new Polish law firm made up of a highly experienced team of business-orientated lawyers and tax experts with backgrounds in both international and leading independent law firms. Our growing firm currently consists of just under 40 lawyers and tax experts specialising in a number of key practice areas and industry sectors including: Corporate and M&A; Capital Markets; Dispute Resolution; Real Estate; Banking and Finance; Energy and Natural Resources; Infrastructure and Construction; Technology and Telecommunications; and Tax.

Our promise

Law firms tend to make a number of promises and follow a similar rhetoric. We believe in making our promises a reality. We truly believe in providing a different service to our clients, and in transforming legal services in a fast changing world. Our firm is built on the following fundamental qualities:

  • Bridging business and law – We serve businesses, and to serve our clients to the best of our abilities, we need to know and understand how your company operates. A lawyer that sits behind a desk in a closed room is not likely to understand your business and more importantly, not know how they can serve you best. The better we know you, the better we serve you. We encourage our lawyers to embrace your business by, for example, visiting the factory floor and understanding processes, or by visiting the project location to identify and see risks first-hand.
  • Challenging norms – Our objective is to redefine legal services both in Poland and internationally. We question traditions and normal conventions, and seek to find solutions that are ‘out-of-the-box’. Our lawyers and business support teams have a highly regarded track record in innovation, and have been singled out by the Financial Times in its Innovative Lawyers annual ranking of law firms.
  • Services beyond legal – In recent years there has been substantial growth in client demand with respect to helping businesses solve their wider demands. We consult with respect to business matching, transaction structuring, managing risk and reputation.
  • Diversity and inclusion – Diversity and inclusion are integral to both our internal and external culture. The legal business is a business made of people, and based on relationships. Diverse relationships lay at the heart of our firm.
  • Attention to detail – We believe in having a thorough, accurate and meticulous approach to our advice. Precision and accuracy are paramount to the work products produced by our firm.
  • No job too small – Whilst we have a reputation of advising on large multi-million or even multi-billion deals, we give the same level of attention to smaller matters, and treat these with the same level of importance.

A Polish law firm with global relationships

Many of our clients have roots in Poland, but are global businesses that face international challenges. We support our clients’ operations worldwide. Where necessary, we can call upon our international network of best-in-class contacts. These contacts are selected on the basis of sharing similar values to our firm, as well as being specialists in the sectors and practice areas that we also focus on.

Practice Areas

Clients rely on our specialist areas of expertise which cover 21 disciplines.

Our lawyers are recognized and distinguished in the following:

  • Company Law | M&A | Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Real Estate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications | Intellectual Property | Personal Data Protection | Cybersecurity
  • Heavy Industry | Energy
  • Infrastructure & Construction
  • Capital Markets
  • Trade & Distribution
  • Compliance & Investigations
  • Public Procurement
  • Gaming
  • Employment
  • Tax
Department Name Email Telephone
Dispute Resolution Konrad Orlik k.orlik@ziebapartners.com +48 500 212 149
Real Estate Rafał Zięba r.zieba@ziebapartners.com +48 508 326 300
Banking & Finance Przemysław Krzemieniecki p.krzemieniecki@ziebapartners.com +48 600 012 312
Infrastructure & Construction Paweł Gunia p.gunia@ziebapartners.com +48 501 497 300
Capital Markets Przemysław Krzemieniecki p.krzemieniecki@ziebapartners.com +48 600 012 312
Compliance & Investigations Konrad Orlik k.orlik@ziebapartners.com +48 500 212 149
Public Procurement Paweł Gunia p.gunia@ziebapartners.com +48 501 497 300
Employment Anna Cichońska a.cichonska@ziebapartners.com +48 500 212 198
Tax Tomasz Zaleski t.zaleski@ziebapartners.com +48 500 212 064
Company Law | M&A | Private Equity & Venture Capital Aleksandra Polak a.polak@ziebapartners.com +48 518 158 848
Number of lawyers : 34
English
Spanish
French
Portugese
Chinese
German
Russian
Polish

The firm: Founded in 1986 and formerly known as e|n|w|c Attorneys at Law, Taylor Wessing CEE today is the CEE/SEE Competence Centre of Taylor Wessing, a leading international law firm with more than 1,200 lawyers working across 33 offices in 20 countries. Taylor Wessing is a full-service law firm, working with clients in the world’s most dynamic industries. The firm takes a single-minded approach to advising its clients, helping them succeed by thinking innovatively about their business issues. A focus on the industries of tomorrow has enabled Taylor Wessing to develop market-leading expertise in technology, media and communications, life sciences, private wealth and energy.

Taylor Wessing CEE has offices in Bratislava, Brno, Budapest, Kiev, Klagenfurt, Prague, Vienna and Warsaw and advises investors in Central and Eastern Europe from the initial stages of their projects onwards.Its lawyers all have international experience. Their familiarity with the rules of the game and the local cultures in these emerging markets play an important part in the success of the work for these clients. Taylor Wessing CEE is committed to providing its clients with top quality advice and service both on the basis of long-term relationships and in connection with individual legal projects. Teams of specialists deliver rapid and reliable legal and business advice.

International work: With eight offices in six CEE countries, Taylor Wessing CEE shows great competence in Central and Eastern Europe. An Italian Desk exists in Budapest, Kiev, Vienna and Warsaw. In addition, Taylor Wessing has a further 25 offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and has particular expertise in advising clients in North America, Brazil and India.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance
Commercial
Competition, EU and trade
Compliance
Corporate, M&A and capital markets
Dispute resolution
Employment, pensions and mobility
Environmental, planning and regulatory
IP/IT
Private client
Projects
Real estate and construction
Restructuring and corporate recovery
Tax
Number of lawyers : 116
at this office : 41
Contacts : Raimund Cancola
Contacts : Claudia Steegmüller
Other offices : Bratislava
Other offices : Brno
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Kiev
Other offices : Klagenfurt
Other offices : Prague
Other offices : Warsaw

The firm: Founded in 1986 and formerly known as e|n|w|c Attorneys at Law, Taylor Wessing CEE today is the CEE/SEE Competence Centre of Taylor Wessing, a leading international law firm with more than 1,200 lawyers working across 33 offices in 20 countries. Taylor Wessing is a full-service law firm, working with clients in the world’s most dynamic industries. The firm takes a single-minded approach to advising its clients, helping them succeed by thinking innovatively about their business issues. A focus on the industries of tomorrow has enabled Taylor Wessing to develop market-leading expertise in technology, media and communications, life sciences, private wealth and energy.

Taylor Wessing CEE has offices in Bratislava, Brno, Budapest, Kiev, Klagenfurt, Prague, Vienna and Warsaw and advises investors in Central and Eastern Europe from the initial stages of their projects onwards.Its lawyers all have international experience. Their familiarity with the rules of the game and the local cultures in these emerging markets play an important part in the success of the work for these clients. Taylor Wessing CEE is committed to providing its clients with top quality advice and service both on the basis of long-term relationships and in connection with individual legal projects. Teams of specialists deliver rapid and reliable legal and business advice.

International work: With eight offices in six CEE countries, Taylor Wessing CEE shows great competence in Central and Eastern Europe. An Italian Desk exists in Budapest, Kiev, Vienna and Warsaw. In addition, Taylor Wessing has a further 25 offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and has particular expertise in advising clients in North America, Brazil and India.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance
Commercial
Competition, EU and trade
Compliance
Corporate, M&A and capital markets
Dispute resolution
Employment, pensions and mobility
Environmental, planning and regulatory
IP/IT
Private client
Projects
Real estate and construction
Restructuring and corporate recovery
Tax
Number of lawyers : 116
at this office : 41
Contacts : Raimund Cancola
Contacts : Claudia Steegmüller
Other offices : Bratislava
Other offices : Brno
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Kiev
Other offices : Klagenfurt
Other offices : Prague
Other offices : Warsaw

The firm: Founded in 1986 and formerly known as e|n|w|c Attorneys at Law, Taylor Wessing CEE today is the CEE/SEE Competence Centre of Taylor Wessing, a leading international law firm with more than 1,200 lawyers working across 33 offices in 20 countries. Taylor Wessing is a full-service law firm, working with clients in the world’s most dynamic industries. The firm takes a single-minded approach to advising its clients, helping them succeed by thinking innovatively about their business issues. A focus on the industries of tomorrow has enabled Taylor Wessing to develop market-leading expertise in technology, media and communications, life sciences, private wealth and energy.

Taylor Wessing CEE has offices in Bratislava, Brno, Budapest, Kiev, Klagenfurt, Prague, Vienna and Warsaw and advises investors in Central and Eastern Europe from the initial stages of their projects onwards.Its lawyers all have international experience. Their familiarity with the rules of the game and the local cultures in these emerging markets play an important part in the success of the work for these clients. Taylor Wessing CEE is committed to providing its clients with top quality advice and service both on the basis of long-term relationships and in connection with individual legal projects. Teams of specialists deliver rapid and reliable legal and business advice.

International work: With eight offices in six CEE countries, Taylor Wessing CEE shows great competence in Central and Eastern Europe. An Italian Desk exists in Budapest, Kiev, Vienna and Warsaw. In addition, Taylor Wessing has a further 25 offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and has particular expertise in advising clients in North America, Brazil and India.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance
Commercial
Competition, EU and trade
Compliance
Corporate, M&A and capital markets
Dispute resolution
Employment, pensions and mobility
Environmental, planning and regulatory
IP/IT
Private client
Projects
Real estate and construction
Restructuring and corporate recovery
Tax
Number of lawyers : 116
at this office : 41
Contacts : Raimund Cancola
Contacts : Claudia Steegmüller
Other offices : Bratislava
Other offices : Brno
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Kiev
Other offices : Klagenfurt
Other offices : Prague
Other offices : Warsaw

The firm: Founded in 1986 and formerly known as e|n|w|c Attorneys at Law, Taylor Wessing CEE today is the CEE/SEE Competence Centre of Taylor Wessing, a leading international law firm with more than 1,200 lawyers working across 33 offices in 20 countries. Taylor Wessing is a full-service law firm, working with clients in the world’s most dynamic industries. The firm takes a single-minded approach to advising its clients, helping them succeed by thinking innovatively about their business issues. A focus on the industries of tomorrow has enabled Taylor Wessing to develop market-leading expertise in technology, media and communications, life sciences, private wealth and energy.

Taylor Wessing CEE has offices in Bratislava, Brno, Budapest, Kiev, Klagenfurt, Prague, Vienna and Warsaw and advises investors in Central and Eastern Europe from the initial stages of their projects onwards.Its lawyers all have international experience. Their familiarity with the rules of the game and the local cultures in these emerging markets play an important part in the success of the work for these clients. Taylor Wessing CEE is committed to providing its clients with top quality advice and service both on the basis of long-term relationships and in connection with individual legal projects. Teams of specialists deliver rapid and reliable legal and business advice.

International work: With eight offices in six CEE countries, Taylor Wessing CEE shows great competence in Central and Eastern Europe. An Italian Desk exists in Budapest, Kiev, Vienna and Warsaw. In addition, Taylor Wessing has a further 25 offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and has particular expertise in advising clients in North America, Brazil and India.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance
Commercial
Competition, EU and trade
Compliance
Corporate, M&A and capital markets
Dispute resolution
Employment, pensions and mobility
Environmental, planning and regulatory
IP/IT
Private client
Projects
Real estate and construction
Restructuring and corporate recovery
Tax
Number of lawyers : 116
at this office : 41
Contacts : Raimund Cancola
Contacts : Claudia Steegmüller
Other offices : Bratislava
Other offices : Brno
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Kiev
Other offices : Klagenfurt
Other offices : Prague
Other offices : Warsaw

EY Law is an international law firm, part of EY global firm, with over 4,000 lawyers in 87 countries throughout the world. In Central America the firm has more than 100 lawyers with offices in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá and the Dominican Republic. EY Law offers a different approach by delivering legal services that help minimise the gap between business advisors and legal counsel. Its lawyers work integrated with professionals from other service lines of EY, including local and international tax, strategic and financial advisory and investment banking, in order to provide to its clients integral value-added professional services.

The Guatemala team it is characterized by responding to integral business solutions through a team of experienced lawyers in sectors such as consumer products, health services, energy, infrastructure, regulatory, specialized litigation, digital, labour, banking & finance.

Through its global reach, EY Law’s multidisciplinary teams provide effective cross-border legal counsel to its clients, procuring effective solutions to multi-jurisdictional challenges by rendering a uniform and consolidated approach.

EY Law represents important multinational and regional clients — including numerous Fortune 500 companies and diverse industries: automotive and transportation, banking, capital markets and insurance, consumer products and retail, government and public sector, health and life sciences, oil and gas, power and utilities, private equity, real state and hospitality, technology, media and entertainment and telecom.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking & Finance Arturo Apéstegui Arturo.Apestegui@cr.ey.com (506) 2505-0900
Competiton & consumer Protection Alexander Salazar Alexander.Salazar.Solorzano@cr.ey.com (506) 2505-0900
Commercial Alejandro Antillón Alejandro.Antillon.Appel@cr.ey.com (506) 2505-0900
Corporate/M&A Hernán Pacheco Hernan.pacheco@cr.ey.com (506) 2505-0900
Digital Fernando Vargas Fernando.Vargas.Winiker@cr.ey.com (506) 2505-0900
Energy TMT & Project Finance Fernando Vargas Fernando.Vargas.Winiker@cr.ey.com (506) 2505-0900
Environmental Roberto Cordero Roberto.Cordero.Cordero@cr.ey.com Roberto.Cordero.Cordero@cr.ey.com
Government Procurement Ruby Asturias ruby.asturias@gt.ey.com (502) 2386-2400
Intellectual Property Hernán Pacheco Hernan.pacheco@cr.ey.com (506) 2505-0900
International Trade & Customs Carolina Palma Carolina.Palma@cr.ey.com +506 2208-9800
Labour & Employment Fernando Vargas Fernando.Vargas.Winiker@cr.ey.com (506) 2505-0900
Litigation & Arbitration Hernán Pacheco Hernan.pacheco@cr.ey.com (506) 2505-0900
Real Estate & Hospitality Alejandro Antillón Alejandro.Antillon.Appel@cr.ey.com (506) 2505-0900
Tax Rafael Sayagues Rafael.Sayagues@ey.com +506 2208-9800
Spanish
English
French
German
Hebrew
Portuguese
IBA (International Bar Association)
ABA (American Bar Association)
ITPA
IFA
INTA
ASIPI
NYSBA

EY Law is an international law firm, part of EY global firm, with over 4,000 lawyers in 87 countries throughout the world. In Central America the firm has more than 100 lawyers with offices in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá and the Dominican Republic. EY Law offers a different approach by delivering legal services that help minimise the gap between business advisors and legal counsel. Its lawyers work integrated with professionals from other service lines of EY, including local and international tax, strategic and financial advisory and investment banking, in order to provide to its clients integral value-added professional services.

EY Law has reinforced its presence in the Panama legal market by recruiting talent to strengthen its offer in corporate law, labor and immigration, compliance and corporate governance, data protection, real estate and hospitality and financial services. Together with the multidisciplinary capabilities of the other service lines, EY Law presents a unique offer that puts the legal services offering at an unparallel level for the benefit of our clients.

Through its global reach, EY Law’s multidisciplinary teams provide effective cross-border legal counsel to its clients, procuring effective solutions to multi-jurisdictional challenges by rendering a uniform and consolidated approach.

EY Law represents important multinational and regional clients — including numerous Fortune 500 companies and diverse industries: automotive and transportation, banking, capital markets and insurance, consumer products and retail, government and public sector, health and life sciences, oil and gas, power and utilities, private equity, real state and hospitality, technology, media and entertainment and telecom.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking & Finance Arturo Apéstegui Arturo.Apestegui@cr.ey.com (506) 2505-0900
Commercial Alejandro Antilón Alejandro.antillon.appel@cr.ey.com (506) 2505-0900
Competiton & consumer Protection Alexander Salazar Alexander.Salazar@cr.ey.com (506) 2505.0900
Corporate/M&A Hernán Pacheco Hernan.Pacheco@cr.ey.com (506) 2505.0900
Digital,Energy TMT & Project Finance Fernando Vargas Fernando.Vargas.Winiker@cr.ey.com +(506) 2208-9800
Environmental Roberto Cordero Roberto.Cordero.Cordero@cr.ey.com (506) 2208-9800
Government Procurement Ruby Asturias ruby.asturias@gt.ey.com (502) 2386-2400
Intellectual Property/Litigation & Arbitation Hernán Pacheco Hernan.Pacheco@cr.ey.com (506) 2505.0900
International Trade &Customs Carolina Palma Carolina.palma@cr.ey.com (506) 2505-0900
Labour & Employment Fernando Vargas Fernando.Vargas.Winiker@cr.ey.com +(506) 2208-9800
Real Estate & Hospitality Alejandro Antillón Alejandro.antillon.appel@cr.ey.com (506) 2505-0900
Tax Rafael Sayagués rafael.sayagues@ey.com +506 2208 9901
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EY Law is an international law firm, part of EY global firm, with over 4,000 lawyers in 87 countries throughout the world. In Central America the firm has more than 100 lawyers with offices in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá and the Dominican Republic. EY Law offers a different approach by delivering legal services that help minimise the gap between business advisors and legal counsel. Its lawyers work integrated with professionals from other service lines of EY, including local and international tax, strategic and financial advisory and investment banking, in order to provide to its clients integral value-added professional services.

The Dominican Republic team has vast experience in corporate matters in general, M&A, Financial Services and Banking, Capital Markets, regulatory matters, labour, immigration and Infrastructure. The Corporate  Department is well known for its outstanding quality in client service as well as expedite timing in response.

Through its global reach, EY Law’s multidisciplinary teams  provide effective cross-border legal counsel to its clients, procuring  effective solutions to multi-jurisdictional challenges by rendering an uniform and consolidated approach.

EY Law represents important multinational and regional clients — including numerous Fortune 500 companies in diverse industries: automotive and transportation, banking, capital markets and insurance, consumer products and retail, government and public sector, health and life sciences, oil and gas, power and utilities, private equity, real state and hospitality, technology, media and entertainment and telecom.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking & Finance Arturo Apestegui Arturo.Apestegui@cr.ey.com +506 2208-9800
Commercial Alejandro Antillón alejandro.antillon.appel@cr.ey.com +506 2208-9800
Corporate/M&A Hernán Pacheco Hernan.pacheco@cr.ey.com +506 2208-9800
Corporate Thania Gómez Thania.Gomez@do.ey.com +809 472 3973
Digital Fernando Vargas Fernando.Vargas.Winiker@cr.ey.com +506 2208-9800
Energy TMT & Project Finance Fernando Vargas Fernando.Vargas.Winiker@cr.ey.com +506 2208-9800
Environmental Roberto Cordero Roberto.Cordero.Cordero@cr.ey.com +506 2208-9800
Government Procurement Ruby Asturias Ruby.Asturias@gt.ey.com +502 2386-2400
Intellectual Property Hernán Pacheco Hernan.pacheco@cr.ey.com +506 2208-9800
International Trade & Customs Carolina Palma Carolina.Palma@cr.ey.com +506 2208-9800
Labour &Employment Fernando Vargas Fernando.Vargas.Winiker@cr.ey.com +506 2208-9800
Litigation & Arbitration Hernán Pacheco Hernan.pacheco@cr.ey.com +506 2208-9800
Real Estate& Hospitality Alejandro Antillón alejandro.antillon.appel@cr.ey.com +506 2208-9800
Tax Rafael Sayagués Rafael.Sayagues@ey.com +506 2208-9800
Spanish
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French
German
Hebrew
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Portuguese
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London and Paris law firm for creative industries Crefovi advises the fashion & luxury goods sectors, the music industry, film & entertainment sector, the art world & the high tech sector, among other creative industries.

We support our clients, who all work in creative fields, in finding the best solutions to their various legal issues relating to business law, either on contentious or non-contentious matters. We work out of London, Paris and globally.

Annabelle Gauberti, founding partner of London law firm for creative industries Crefovi, is also the president of the International association of lawyers for creative industries (ialci). This association is instrumental in providing high quality seminars, webinars & brainstorming sessions on legal & business issues to which the creative industries are confronted.

Department Name Email Telephone
Cross practice areas Annabelle Gauberti annabelle.gauberti@crefovi.com +44(0)20 3318 9603
Cross practice areas Annabelle Gauberti annabelle.gauberti@crefovi.fr +33(0)1 78 76 52 23
English
French
Italian
Spanish
Co-Founder, President and Treasurer, International association of lawyers for the creative industries (ialci)
Contributor to Lexology
Member of the arbitrators’ and mediators’ panel of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA)
Member of the arbitrators’ panel of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the international division of the American Arbitration Association (AAA)
Member of the arbitrators’ and mediators’ panel of the Films, Entertainment and Media section of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, Geneva, Switzerland
Member of the arbitrators’ and mediators’ panel of the WIPO Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for Art and Cultural Heritage, Geneva, Switzerland
Member of the arbitrators’ and members’ panels of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
Member of the arbitrators’ and mediators’ panels of the Association Française de l’Arbitrage (AFA)
Member of the Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (PAIAM)
Member of the Association des Conseils et Experts Européens du Cinéma et de la Communication Audiovisuelle (ACEECCA)
Member of the French Chamber of Great-Britain (CCFGB)
Member of the Franco-British Lawyers Society
Member of Equity’s Industry Information Service
Member of the American Bar Association (ABA), Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industry
Member, Les Amis du musée du quai Branly

The firm: CMS von Erlach Partners is a leading Swiss law firm, with a proven track record and a reputation for excellent client service stretching back more than 80  years. The firm has a strong international focus and its expertise covers all areas of commercial law, making CMS Switzerland a solid player for  international business law on the legal market. As a member of CMS, one of the world’s ten biggest law firms, CMS Switzerland combines local roots and business connections with the global outlook and reach to serve its clients’ needs across Europe and beyond.

CMS von Erlach Partners is the result of the 2014 merger of CMS von Erlach Henrici in Zurich and ZPG Avocats in Geneva, which brought together two prominent Swiss law firms. Working from Switzerland’s major financial and commercial centres, the firm’s experienced teams provide top-tier specialist legal expertise and business-focused advice in domestic and cross-border law and tax matters.

Areas of practice: CMS von Erlach Partners’ main areas of practice include banking and finance, commercial, competition, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution,  employment, funds, insurance, intellectual property, public procurement, real estate and tax.

Clients: CMS von Erlach Partners advises a wide range of large and mid-sized national and international clients from all major industries including banking and finance, consumer products, energy, infrastructure and project finance, insurance and funds, lifesciences, manufacturing, professional services,
real estate and construction, technology, media and telecommunication, and transport and logistics.

Major clients include: ABB Asea Brown Bovery Ltd., AIG Europe Limited, Bayer (Switzerland) AG, Atos AG, Burger King Europe, Credit Suisse, Lifewatch, Merbag, Michelin, Nike, Novelis Inc., Pfizer, Porsche, Rieter, Schaeffler Schweiz, Sunrise, and Swisscard AECS.

Department Name Email Telephone
Employment and pensions Christian Gersbach
Banking and finance Dr Kaspar Landolt
Commercial Reto Hunsperger
Energy Alain Raemy
Funds Dr Andre E Lebrecht
Corporate/M&A Stefan Brunnschweiler
Corporate/M&A Dr Pascal G Favre
Intellectual property Dr Dirk Spacek
Hotels and leisure Dr Sibylle Schnyder
Real estate and construction Dr Stefan Gerster
Real estate and construction Olivier Carrard
Infrastructure and projects Dr Kaspar Landolt
Antitrust and EU Dr Patrick Sommer
Antitrust and EU Dr Pascal G Favre
Consumer goods Stefan Brunnschweiler
Life sciences Dr Patrick Sommer
Private equity Dr Stephan Werlen
Private equity Alain Raemy
Private clients Tobias Somary
Private clients Philippe A Grumbach
Litigation and arbitration Philipp Dickenmann
Litigation and arbitration Christian Lüscher
Tax David Hürlimann
Tax Andrio Orler
TMC – technology, media and communications Dr Dirk Spacek
Public procurement Marquard Christen
Insurance Dr Jodok Wicki
Number of lawyers : 96
at this office : 65
worldwide : >4,800
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English
Italian
German
World Law Group
Contacts : Jodok Wicki, managing partner
Contacts : Olivier Carrard, partner, head Geneva office
Other offices : Aberdeen
Other offices : Algiers
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CMS locations : CMS has 75 offices in 43 countries around the world

ILCT was founded by a U.S. attorney, Mr. Charles Warren Kirkwood, as a Registered Ordinary Partnership, in Bangkok, on 4 July 1966.

INTERNATIONAL LEGAL COUNSELLORS THAILAND (ILCT) is the official name of the Bangkok Office. ILCT is the lead office of the multi-domestic law firm, Russin & Vecchi (R&V). ILCT is registered as a Grade “A” Thai Consultant with the Thai Consultant Database Centre, Ministry of Finance, entitling it to bid for government projects.

With over half-century of history, ILCT was one of the pioneering international law offices engaging in the Thai business law practices. We have earned our reputation by consciously practicing in a group format and using personnel of diverse educational and technical backgrounds, most of whom are multilingual (Thai, English, Chinese, Japanese, French, Italian and Spanish), forming teams to deal with each matter by applying diversified expertise. With this method and through our inter-office matrix system, we have developed a unique internationalist approach and able to provide tailored services to a wide cross-section of corporate and individual clients.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Prof. Jayavadh Bunnag jayavadhb@ilct.co.th 66 (0) 2679 6005
Partner, Head of General Practice Palawi Bunnag Palawib@ilct.co.th 66 (0) 2679 6005
Partner, Head of Foreign Practice Mallika E.S Margherita Mallikam@ilct.co.th 66 (0) 2679 6005
Partner, Head of Intellectual Property Ratinuch Kawnachaimongkol Ratinuchk@ilct.co.th 66 (0) 2679 6005
Chanchart Chotiphol : Counsel/Business Development Manager
Nuttawalee Siang-arom : Administrator
Thai
English (fluent)
Chinese (Mandarin)
Italian
French
Meritas
Asian Patent Attorney Association (APAA)
INTA
AIPPI
The Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
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ECIJA GPA with more than 20 years of experience is considered as one of the best multidisciplinary, full service, and independent law firms in Ecuador. GPA is accredited by the most prestigious international legal ranking platforms, such as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, and Who’s Who Legal, among others.

ECIJA GPA has a team of 40 qualified lawyers in Quito and Guayaquil, with experience in various areas of public, private, national, and international law, specializing in the leading legal areas, corporate and commercial issues. As a policy, our professionals consistently and rigorously update their knowledge, allowing us to respond promptly and appropriately to the specific needs of our clients and act with the required competence.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing partner - Oil & Gas ECIJA GPA Quito Gonzalo Gonzalez gigonzalez@ecija.com + (593-2) 2986528
Partner - TMT ECIJA GPA Quito Felipe Gonzalez fgonzalezk@ecija.com + (593-2) 2986528
Dispute resolution ECIJA GPA Quito Blanca Gomez de la Torre bgomezdelatorre@ecija.com + (593-2) 2986528
Procedural law ECIJA GPA Guayaquil Byron Sotomayor bsotomayor@ecija.com + (593-4) 3883007
Procedural law - Labor law ECIJA GPA Quito Juan Carlos Montenegro jmontenegro@ecija.com + (593-2) 2986528
Competition law ECIJA GPA Quito Bayardo Poveda bpoveda@ecija.com + (593-2) 2986528
Intellectual Property ECIJA GPA Quito Gonzalo Muñoz gmunoz@ecija.com + (593-2) 2986528
Tax law ECIJA GPA Quito Paola Robalino probalino@ecija.com + (593-2) 2986528
Tax law ECIJA GPA Guayaquil Édgar Méndez emendez@ecija.com + (593-4) 3883007
Corporate / M&A Michael Veintimilla maveintimilla@ecija.com + (593-2) 2986528
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A&T Najdawi Law is a leading law firm based in Amman, Jordan providing a broad range of legal advisory to local and international clients. With over 50 years of experience in the field, its unmatched in-depth knowledge of different legal aspects allows it to provide its clients with reliable, top-level legal services.

In the Corporate & Business Law sector, A&T Najdawi Law covers the full spectrum of specialist areas within the corporate realm. Working alongside some of the most successful companies, the Corporate and Commercial Law Department continues to break new ground and set precedents. A&T Najdawi Law’s team covers all types of corporate-related services throughout every stage of the corporate lifecycle from the birth of a company to mergers and acquisitions and restructuring to insolvency and related proceedings.

Combined with its transactional expertise, A&T Najdawi Law also covers the full range of specialist areas including competition, employment and benefits, social responsibility and environmental matters, intellectual property rights, and corporate governance, allowing it to cover the full spectrum of business law advice and ensure a level of service and quality that very few other firms can match.

A&T Najdawi Law has continuously been the chosen advisor by many governmental and quasi-governmental bodies and multi-national corporations including a leading French telecommunications service provider.

Some of A&T Najdawi Law’s significant engagements and deals include advising top financial institutions and local and international corporations in mergers and acquisitions of values ranging from $4 million – $160 million and serving as lead counsel in the restructuring of the Jordanian aviation sector which resulted in the creation of three airports and the Civil Aviation Authority.

In the Commercial Law realm, through A&T Najdawi Law’s diverse experience in the legal sector and its long-standing partnerships with clients, its team has acquired substantial insight into the broad areas of business, commerce, and consumer transactions as well as the competitive pressures inherent within.  The team advises many leading companies in a broad range of agreements and a wide variety of consumer sectors.

Known for its specialist expertise in a number of areas, notably agency, distribution and franchising, manufacturing, logistics, technology transfer, media, and joint-ventures, A&T Najdawi Law’s relevant engagements include drafting and advising on complex joint-venture contracts and their underlying services agreements for an international client engaged in the oil and gas sector, advising on and negotiating a number of distribution agreements regarding a major flagship store in Jordan, revising major technology transfer and software development related agreements for a local bank and preparing and negotiating standard agreements for a long-standing high-profile client engaged in the logistics services sector, as well as advising on the recently established Amman Vision investment company, fully owned by the Greater Amman Municipality and all underlying agreements for the city of Amman in relation thereto.

A&T Najdawi Law understands that well-drafted and robust commercial contracts underpin well-managed and successful businesses. For this reason, their success as dealmakers rests on their ability to distill extensive legal expertise and market knowledge into those underlying key issues and unforeseeable events to protect their clients’ interests.

Aside from its legal practice, A&T Najdawi Law’s deep bench and legal strength complement its reputation and relationships in Jordan, giving its clients a seat at the table and access to its powerful government network. This in-depth familiarity with the inner workings of the executive and legislative processes and first-hand understanding of budget, tax, and fiscal policies gives the firm keen insight into how legislative and executive actions are formalised and taken, and for these reasons, A&T Najdawi Law’s services have been continuously sought after and put to use in legal reform in Jordan, including reform projects and legislative instruments, and most recently, legislative drafting and legal advice to governmental and quasi-governmental bodies following the COVID-19 pandemic and its legal consequences.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Tha'er Najdawi thaer@najdawilaw.com +962777777722
Senior Counsel Daniah Murad daniah@najdawilaw.com +962795529922
Head of Corporate Ezzat Abdin e.abdin@najdawilaw.com +962795321951
Head of Litigation Rasha Kilani rkilani@najdawilaw.com +962797261811
Associate Ahmad Najdawi ahmad@najdawilaw.com +962795877888
Associate Zaha Najdawi zaha@najdawilaw.com +962779919999
Partners : 2
Heads of Departments : 3
Senior Associates : 2
Associates : 4
Trainees : 5
Executives : 6
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English
LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration)
ABA (American Bar Association)
Jordan Bar

Our company laid its foundations in 2019. There are 6 lawyers in our team, 2 of which are partners; In addition, we have a professional support team of 5 people. Our main areas of work include mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investment funds, capital market transactions, commercial and administrative litigation, international arbitration, competition law, labor law, and tax legislation.

As Agathor Legal and Consultancy services, we intently take care of our clients and share all of our knowledge and experience while working on variety of legal disciplines for the purpose of providing the perfect integrated assistance to our clients. In this way, we trust to achieve more effective and beneficial results as accomplishments.

Capital Markets

As the volume of the Turkish capital market increase, we continue to provide cutting-edge services in order to adapt our clients to changing regulations and volatility of the market and we consult our clients even in the most complex issues. In this context, we offer services regarding IPOs, issuing process and legal compliance matters of the companies, application for the establishment and licensing of the capital market institutions.

The constantly changing environment of Turkish capital markets requires experience and knowledge of regulations and the practices of the regulatory authorities. Our professionals help clients anticipate and adapt to capital markets requirements and stay flexible to changing rules.  We provide both securities regulatory advice and transaction structuring, and can advise across a range of products, including:

  • Equity and debt offerings
  • Structured finance
  • Dual track (M&A and IPO) transactions
  • Private equity/ venture capital investment trusts
  • Reverse listings
  • Sukuk and other Islamic finance instruments
  • Derivatives
  • Licensing of capital markets institutions
  • Foreign and local investment funds
  • Capital markets regulatory advice
  • Real estate and regular investment trusts

Competition

Our competition team advises and represents our clients in all matters of competition law including obtaining clearance for mergers and acquisitions, providing competition law advice in relation with various agreements and arrangements such as license, agency and franchise, filing of applications for exemptions. Lawyers and consultants in our Antitrust & Competition Practice Group bring insight and experience to merger control filings, representation during cartel investigations, and advice on general competition law matters.

Our team regularly represents clients before the Turkish Competition Authority in merger control and exemption filings as well as cartel and dominance proceedings. We assist clients in response to dawn-raids, advise on pre-investigations and investigations initiated by the Turkish Competition Authority, and provide competition training to clients active in various sectors.

Dispute Resolution

Our team is recognized for their work representing clients on investment disputes and disputes arising from M&A transactions, while the litigation team is experienced in advising clients on employment, intellectual property, real estate, and investment disputes. To provide legal services, we partner with clients to identify and implement the most appropriate solutions for their business, either by pursuing or defending litigation, arbitration or other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

Our regional and industry experience enables us to provide practical advice to our clients.

We frequently address disputes in the following areas:
Administrative and public law
Antitrust and competition
Commercial
Consumer protection
Customs and international trade
Banking and finance
Bankruptcy and insolvency
Environmental matters
Employment
Intellectual property
Real estate and construction
Compliance and data protection
Infrastructure
Shareholder disputes
Criminal matters

Intellectual Property

Agathor team has a professional knowledge and experience in representing clients for all aspects of intellectual property, including copyrights, trademarks, designs, domain names, patents, industrial designs, trade secrets, confidentiality and formal objection to the decisions of the Turkish Patent Institute. We also advise on data protection issues across wide variety of sectors including issues of compliance and internal data protection investigations and assessments. Our firm assists its clients in creating, acquiring, divesting and protecting intellectual property assets in Turkey. The firm provides services in relation to the preparation, filing and follow-up of trademark, copyright and patent applications and advises on drafting and negotiating licensing and technology transfer agreements.

Froeign Investment

Agathor advises its foreign clients in all aspects of their investment in Turkey, including establishment of companies, branches, liaison offices, corporate governance and change of control issues, shareholders‘ rights, directors’ liabilities, acquisitions and other related matters such as incentives, licensing, intellectual property law, employment law and general corporate law. The firm has developed considerable experience in mergers, acquisitions, transfer of businesses or assets and establishment of joint venture vehicles among foreign investors and their local counterparts.
Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Partner Burcu Urcan burcu@advocatemax.com +90 505 602 68 71
Union Partner A.S. Bugra İsmailefendioğlu bugra@advocatemax.com +90 534 277 76 76
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Russian
French

Burcu Urcan, Attorney at Law

What do you see as the main points that differentiate Agathor from your competitors?

Agathor team provides not only legal but also consultancy services to international clients. For this reason, we are able to combine our clients’ financial and other consulting experiences with legal issues internationally to give the best advice. Our team includes employees who are fluent in English, French, German, Turkish and Russian. We have the ability and workers to approach clients’ demands and matters from a global perspective. We give the trust to the last and become no different than a family for every client.

Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

With the increase in usage of internet and technology in Turkey, variety of e-commerce websites and businesses emerged. As a result, these newly established firms especially in developing countries gave a significant rise to the market volume. For this reason, it is undoubted that commercial law practices will make up most of the international matters.

Another practice to grow in the following years may be the cases involving the law on personal data protection. More people are becoming aware of the importance of their data nowadays. Correspondingly, restrictions on sharing and selling personal data in Turkey are increasing. Prevention of personal data violation is also accelerating worldwide, so the legal procedures on personal data protection will probably grow.

Energy law is likely to expand its scope as well due to the depletion of nonrenewable energy resources. It has become a critical marketplace and continues to grow presently

What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?

Agathor was established as an international firm to provide legal and consultancy services. However, we also successfully gained wide range of contacts and partners who are in the same sector as Agathor from Europe, Africa, Russia and the U.S. Accordingly, we have acquired the adequate network to assist our clients even in the countries where we do not usually operate. We can proudly say that Agathor now is not only a firm who operates and provides services worldwide, but also has created a wide international network.

The bond between our clients can turn into a bond between countries. Apart from the legal problems of our clients, we also provide services that will guide the company in its analysis and markets. We make our clients reach to what they cannot reach and enable them to carry out their legal processes without any loss.

Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

The benefits technology has brought to our firm cannot be neglected. With its help we are able to assist clients in much more efficient ways by using strategic applications. Now, we can even consult and lead them in especially urgent financial issues without meeting face to face. It has helped a lot to take immediate action on behalf of our clients. By this way, solving problems became easier and doable in just a short time. We always choose the technological platform that works the best for every client and their situation. Management of team work, following up clients and case evaluation have at the same time became more unchallenging.

Thanks to technology, we are accessible 24/7 and always ready to serve. It is undoubted that technology is very important for us, given the fact that we are currently a law firm serving all over the world and on any time. While a client is sleeping, we are simultaneously working. We are still working while our client is also working. And the architect of this, is technology!

Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

We can say that our law firm has shown a superior added value in mergers and acquisitions, thanks to its

client portfolio. Company acquisitions are particularly favorable for clients whose trade balances regularly decline. There is always synergy value created with the join or merger of two companies. The synergy value can be seen either through the Revenues (higher revenues), Expenses (lowering of expenses) or the cost of capital (lowering of overall cost of capital). Dreams that seem impossible should be spoken with the clients even when they resist such outcome. The company must be willing to take the risk and vigilantly make investments to benefit fully from the merger as the competitors and the industry take heed quickly. To reduce and diversify risk, multiple bets must be made, in order to narrow down to the one which will be the most efficient. The management of the acquiring firm must learn to be resilient, patient and be able to adopt to the change owing to ever-changing business dynamics in the industry.

There is a big difference between being the best in a company’s market and being the fourth best. Mergers can enable more than one of your clients to be first in their field and in the market. For this, it is necessary to see the big picture and to know how to hold a pencil while drawing this picture. We have provided and continue to provide the linear increase of many of our clients in the market with our strong network.

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

Indeed, clients want to trust and stick to the law firm where there is stability and guidance. Our firm is pushing itself to the hardest to assist all clients in the same level and stability while advising professionally. We anticipate that Agathor will be an international company operating with its branch offices all around the world, at least one office in every country in the years to come. Even though this may take a while, in the three years’ time we would have moved forward towards our legal and consulting brand’s recognition level by providing excellent satisfaction and service to our clients. Agathor would also made a variety of strategic partnerships with reputable firms in following years.

Developing technology and commercial relations between countries show that our law firm will proceed undetected. Among our long-term goals, we dream of having a representative in every country, and we believe that we will be a company that serves its clients in every field everywhere in the next three years.