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Nathalie Blanco

Nathalie Lozano-Blanco is the Founding Partner of Lozano Blanco & Asociados; a firm serving high impact cases on topics such as business law and consumer protection, which was formed in 2009.

Nathalie is a Law graduate from the University of El Rosario in Bogotá; she is an LL.M. graduate in International Economic Law from the Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne University, and has a Ph.D.c in Banking Law from the same University.

In the past, Nathalie worked in the most important Law Firms in Colombia, and held important positions in public and private organisations in the country.

About Lozano Blanco & Asociados:

The firm was created in 2009 with the objective of providing innovative legal services. Their experience is centred on regulation design and analysis, legal services for companies, and class action litigation.

LBA has been working on the PIP breast implant legal claim against TUV for more than two years. This experience has allowed the firm to represent thousands of women from all over the world and obtain multiple awards and international recognition. The firm won the first claim in favour of our clients on the 14th of November 2013.


LBA’s practice is oriented on turning their work into valuable solutions for their clients. The Firm has a team of lawyers, engineers and advisors that allows them to give clients the best service through multiple virtual communication channels.

The firm cares deeply to adjust all of their products and services to their clients, especially in class action litigation. LBA’s goal is that clients have the best possible customer experience.


Lozano Blanco & Asociados have the necessary experience to offer legal services with a semi-massive approach in which clients receive quality service at a reasonable cost. The firm are innovators in their approach. more >>

Paulo Roberto Vigna

Lawyer, partner of the law office Vigna Advogados Associados, master of social relations law, with MBA in business administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV, with graduate degree in business law and tax law from Mackenzie University, specialized in tax management from Instituto Trevisan (São Paulo), post-graduation course from the University of Toronto (Faculty of Law), from the University of Florida (Tax and Business Law), and from the Institute George Brown College (Toronto / Canada.

Effective member of various committees and enrolled with the sectional of the Bar Association of Brazil in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Goiás, Minas Gerais, Pernambuco, Federal District, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasilia.Professor at University and of the MBA course in corporate strategic management in São Paulo.Author of numerous articleson topicsof his expertise.

The Business Law Practice:

The team responsible for this field of law provides consulting services in corporate matters in general, which amounts to complete assistance in all legal aspects related to the full corporate development.Among others, the following are part of the list of activities:

  • Formation of limited liability companies and corporations;
  • Assistance in purchase and sale of companies, assets and establishments;
  • Negotiation and implementation of joint-ventures, consortium, special partnerships, shareholder agreements and other forms of corporate association;
  • Implementation of mergers, spin-offs and incorporations.

Vigna Advogados Associados:

Vigna Advogados Associados is an innovative law office, currently with ten (10) years in the market, guided from credibility, reliability and soundness.The management and strict control of information allows the law office to provide them expeditiously, bringing satisfaction to clients in all corporate segment.

The performance in the national and international ambit, in a preventive way and with innovative solutions, allows that the legal counsel, provided through skilled professionals, brings satisfaction and great opportunities to clients and their organizations. more >>

Hernán Dillon Noval

Hernan Dillon Noval was born in 1987 in Mexico City. He graduated as a Lawyer in 2010 from the Universidad Iberoamericana and was distinguished due to his excellent academic achievements. In 2006 he started his professional career in Criminal litigation. Four years later he was invited to join the Laboratorio Farmacéutico Pro-Ventas SA de CV as the Legal Director. He worked there for four years while he continued his studies and attained an MBA in the UNAM and a Specialization in Corporate Law in the Universidad Iberoamericana.

Hernán founded Dillon Dirección Legal in 2012 and, since then, he leds the firm.

About the Firm

Dillon Dirección Legal is a law firm specialized in corporate law that seeks to meet the legal needs of businesses with the firm premises of accessibility, flexibility and costs, according to relevant needs.

The firm is formed by a team of experienced lawyers, focused on developing the legal departments of our client companies as an external service through constant monitoring of issues in civil, commercial, corporate, labor, criminal, administrative and corporate intellectual property matters.

Dillon Dirección Legal protects each clients’ rights and defend the cause of justice, supporting fundamental freedoms at all times acting diligently in accordance with the law and ethical standards.

Business Law Practice:

The firm’s legal advisory services to companies are:

  • Advice on business regulations.
  • Preparation and review of civil and commercial contracts.
  • Preparation of labor contracts (insourcing).
  • Staff development strategy.
  • Ordinary and extraordinary shareholders’ meetings.
  • Preventive and gross operating criminal offenses.
  • Tax regulations revision.
  • Collection strategies in first stage.
  • Contracts and litigation representation, negotiation and monitoring.
  • Detailed consultations and advice of any other legal service.
  • Administrative procedures (land use, delegation INVEA, etc.).
  • Commercial Litigation.
  • Employment Litigation.
  • Corporate Law. more >>

Arnaud Zabaldano

Arnaud ZABALDANO is the founder of ZABALDANO Law Office. He works as Avocat Défenseur in Monaco.

  • July 2000 : Masters degree in Law
  • September 2001 : Diploma in Higher Applied studies in Business and Economic Law
  • 22nd October 2001 : Admitted at the Monaco bar
  • 22nd October 2009 : Appointed as an Avocat Défenseur (Defence Lawyer)
  • October 2001 up to September 2006 : Partner of Cabinet PASQUIER-CIULLA & ZABALDANO
  • September 2006 up to July 2011 : Founder and partner of GZ AVOCATS
  • 2007 and 2008 : Co-creator, organizer and lecturer at the Francis Lefebvre Monegasque Labour law courses
  • 2009 : Lecturer at the University of Brazzaville (Congo) on Law and Monegasque legal practice
  • 2010 : Lecturer on the new anti-money laundering Law in Monaco for the Monegasque Compliance Officers’ Association
  • Since July 2011 : Founder and partner of Etude ZABALDANO
  • Correspondent and lawyer of PRICE WATER HOUSE COOPER
  • Best friend of ALLEN OVERY
  • Business Partner of MAITLAND GROUP
  • Member of G.L.I.U (Global Law Intelligence Unit)
  • Member of I.A.L (International Association of Lawyers)
  • Member of Global Law Experts
  • Member of L.N.A (Legal Netlink Alliance)
  • Various banking and finance institutions in Monaco
  • Various realty construction companies in Monaco
  • Various Monegasque institutions
  • Extensive experience in complex and international cases

Business Law Practice:

Zabaldano Law Office works with its clients in all areas of business law advice by providing assistance and representing them in both transactional and litigation matters.

Main areas of expertise:

  • Consultations in various areas of commercial law;
  • Negotiating and drafting of commercial contracts;
  • Intellectual and industrial property;
  • Commercial Leases;
  • Insolvency;
  • Assistance and representation in any proceedings relating to commercial law.

Zabaldano Law Office:

Zabaldano Law Office is a law firm established in the Principality of Monaco dealing with the most complex matters often with an international dimension.

It represents corporate and private individual clients who require dedication, professionalism and commitment.

The Law office consists of a multi-disciplinary team who have extensive experience in practice areas such as banking and finance, commercial and business law, international law, real estate and construction as well as employment law and criminal law.

Arnaud Zabaldano, its founder, is a Barrister at the Monaco Bar where he has practiced since 2001.
With a postgraduate degree in Economic and Business Law, he has naturally focused the law office practice on business law, in litigation, arbitration and advice.

Committed to the values ​​of the legal profession, Mr Zabaldano strives to best meet clients’ needs, combining legal excellence, availability and innovation. more >>

Andrew Wingfield

Andrew is based in our Doha office and is the firm’s Middle East Regional Head and also heads up the firm’s Corporate Practice Group in the Gulf. He has worked at the firm for 30 years. He is a corporate, commercial, banking and financial services lawyer by background and has been in Qatar since 2005.

During his time in London, Hong Kong, New York and Doha he has been involved in a wide variety of corporate, commercial and finance matters including IPOs, business start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, group restructurings, commercial contracts, equity and debt offerings and financings. In addition, he has advised banks and financial institutions on loan and financing documentation as well as securities, commodities, futures, derivatives and foreign exchange dealings. He has also given advice on the marketing and sale of these products and financial services regulatory and compliance matters generally.

Representative clients have included AIG International Inc, Al Rayyan Bank, Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) , Barclays, Barwa Bank, BNP, Cazenove, Commercial Bank of Qatar, Doha Bank, Government of the State of Qatar, Hassad Food, Morgan Stanley, Prudential Financial Inc, Qatar First Bank, Qatar Foundation, Qatar Holding, Qatar Investment Authority, Qatar Ministry of Finance, Qatar National Bank, Qatar Petroleum, Qatari Diar, QInvest, Samba Financial Group, Sempra Energy Trading, Sidra Medical and Research Centre, Sun Capital Partners, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, The First Investor and UBS.

Simmons & Simmons:

From our offices in major business and financial centres throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we view the world through the lens of our key sectors: asset management and investment funds, energy and infrastructure, financial institutions, life sciences and technology, media and telecommunications (TMT).

For our clients this means they benefit from a law firm fully focused on their sector, wholly understanding of the challenges that they face and completely tuned in to their needs.

Over the decades we have been careful to build our international presence using a combination of local lawyers with demonstrable local knowledge and fully integrated teams acting together at a global level. more >>

Carlos Pinto

Carlos Pinto is a partner in FERRERE’s Bolivia offices.

His practice focuses on advising domestic and foreign companies on a wide array of matters, including general corporate and commercial law to mergers and acquisitions and private equity investments.

Mr. Pinto also provides regulatory and transactional advice to multilaterals, investment banks and international financial institutions, and regularly counsels clients on the development of new financial services and the implications of various domestic and international bank regulatory considerations affecting them. He often provides regulatory advice to international banks planning to open agencies, representative offices, broker-dealers and finance companies in Bolivia. His Banking & Finance practice is recognized by leading international publications.

While at FERRERE, Mr. Pinto served as regional counsel to Virgin Mobile. In that position, he oversaw the company’s corporate and commercial operations in eight Latin American jurisdictions.

Prior to joining FERRERE, Mr. Pinto was a visiting lawyer at Norton Rose (now Norton Rose Fulbright) in Venezuela and at Mayer Brown LLP in Brazil. He was also a legal consultant to Lockheed Martin Corporation in Washington, DC.

Mr. Pinto obtained his law degree from the Universidad Católica Boliviana in La Paz and an LLM in International and Comparative law from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC.

Mr. Pinto has participated in several publications discussing financial transactions, banking regulations, secured transactions and M&A operations.

He is a member of the Bolivian Bar Association, the American Bar Association (ABA) and the International Bar Association (IBA). more >>

Christos Mavrellis

Christos is the Head of the Company & Commercial Department. He specialises in general corporate work, banking, capital markets and private equity transactions, as well as the tax aspects of such transactions. Christos has also acted domestically and internationally for many companies involved in debt restructuring and recapitalisation as well as working for administrators and liquidators on several high profile insolvencies.

Christos has been the Secretary of the International Tax Planning Association (I.T.P.A.), is a member of the Offshore Institute, founding member of the Mediterranean Maritime Arbitrators Association and is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

He has published numerous articles in international magazines and has presented various legal issues at international conferences and seminars. He is a member of the board of directors of Cypriot and foreign public companies as well as of many private limited liability companies.

Business Law Practice:

Our Company & Commercial department provides comprehensive and specialised legal advice and services in all aspects of domestic and international business. We pride ourselves on the depth of our experience in all aspects of company and commercial practice, from small business start-ups to merger and acquisition work involving major international companies.

The Company & Commercial department comprises of distinct practice areas. To find out more on a specific area please choose the relevant core practice area from the left hand menu.

Chrysses Demetriades & Co:

Chrysses Demetriades & Co. LLC is a Cyprus law firm providing a comprehensive range of legal services to local and international clients.We have been instrumental to the development of Cyprus as an offshore and international financial centre and are widely acknowledged as one of the leading law firms in Cyprus in the key areas of corporate activity.

We have long established relationships with many of the world’s leading international financial institutions, professional advisers and regulatory bodies, are consistently highly rated in independent research studies and regularly lead offshore league tables.

Our success is founded on our ability to provide practical, creative and cost-effective advice, combined with an uncompromising service commitment to our clients and a strong dedication to our lawyers, staff and the communities in which we practice. more >>

Miloš Vučković

Milos is a Senior Partner at Karanovic & Nikolic and advises on all aspects of corporate, commercial, environmental, real estate and energy & infrastructure law. He has unique regional experience in advising clients in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Croatia in all areas of corporate law, including corporate governance, compliance, privatization, M&A, contracts, joint ventures, spin-offs,restructuring takeover bids, etc. Milos is also the Head of the Karanovic & Nikolic German Desk.

Karanovic & Nikolic:

Karanovic & Nikolic is the leading full service commercial law firm covering the jurisdictions of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. The firm maintains a practical, active and pro-business approach when advising their multi-national, regional and local clients, financial institutions and governments. With over 80 lawyers, many of whom are internationally educated and qualified the firm have a sound understanding of both civil law and common law matters.

The firm can offer cutting edge expertise coupled with a solid understanding of the local practice and legal solutions and advice that international clients expect from a law firm. In an ever-changing regional legislative environment, Karanovic & Nikolic assist and cooperate with the legislators, institutions and interest groups regarding the continual development of clear and effective legislation that helps create a market that works for everybody. Karanovic & Nikolic continually provide advice to clients with regard to new transitional laws that have been adopted locally and focus on achieving a practical interpretation that is closely in line with the EU aquis communitare laws that they have been modeled upon. The firm has a strong pro bono commitment and every year they provide free legal advice to a variety of individuals and organisations. more >>

Miannaya Aja Essien

Called to the Nigerian Bar August 1985. LL.B (Hons.) 1984, from the University of Nigeria. LL.M (1991) from the University of Lagos.

Previous working experience: Head of Chambers, Chike Chigbue (SAN) & Co. Lagos 1986 : 1990. Company Secretary/Legal Adviser OUT Finance Limited. Specialises in complex commercial matters, corporate Law, arbitration, receivership and liquidation, mergers and takeovers, privatisation, energy, environmental, oil & gas law, intellectual property and litigation.

Attained the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2007.

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), Member of the Executive, Nigerian Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), Chairperson of the Port Harcourt Chapter of the Nigerian Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)., Member and Panel Member, Maritime Arbitrators Association of Nigeria, Notary Public of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Former Council Member of the Section on Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association, Registered Capital Market Consultant with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Approved Tutor of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK).

Independent research carried out by Who’s Who Legal: Nigeria identifies her as one of Nigeria’s leading business lawyers.

Principles Law Partnership:

Principles Law Partnership is a firm of Barristers, Solicitors, Arbitrators, Notary Public and Registered Capital Market Consultants with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

It is currently one of the largest law firms in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

With affiliated offices in Abuja, Lagos and Calabar, the firm was born of a desire to provide a one stop comprehensive efficient, quality and excellent legal services to its clients.

The Partners of the firm are currently Mr. Aham Eke-Ejelam, Mrs. Miannaya A. Essien (FCIArb) and Mr. Sola Laniyan each of whom was called to the Nigerian bar in August, 1985.

The firm is aware that there is a growing need for organisations to seek advice in relation to various aspects of the law in Nigeria. Consequently, it has ensured that it has competent Solicitors to handle every aspect of Nigerian Law on which it is briefed.

The combined experience of the Partners, Associates and the support staff ensure that the firm is in a position to handle at all times and with the minimum of delay, the diverse professional needs of our clients across the country. more >>