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Claus Schneider

Claus Schneider specializes in debt, hybrid and structured capital market issues and regulatory advisory for financial institutions. He is consistently recognized as one of the leading lawyers in Austria in these fields.

Claus has worked on some of the most innovative and first-time debt and hybrid issues in Austria and has been one of the key legal advisors in relation to bank support measures after the 2008 financial crisis. Prior to joining the firm, Claus gained valuable experience working at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.

Wolf Theiss :

Wolf Theiss is one of the leading law firms in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (CEE/SEE). We have built our reputation on a combination of unrivalled local knowledge and strong international capability. We opened our first office in Vienna over 50 years ago. Our team now brings together over 340 lawyers from a diverse range of backgrounds, working in offices in 13 countries throughout the CEE/SEE region.

Over 80% of our work involves cross-border representation of international clients. Our full range of services covers: Banking & Finance; Business Crime; Capital Markets; Competition & Antitrust; Compliance; Corporate/ Mergers & Acquisitions; Dispute Resolution; Employment Law; Energy & Renewables; Infrastructure; Intellectual Property & Information Technology; International Arbitration; Investment Funds; Life Science; Real Estate & Construction; Regulatory & Procurement; Retail and Tax.

We have concentrated our energies on a unique part of the world: the complex, fast-developing markets of the CEE/SEE region. Through our international network of offices, we work closely with our clients to help them solve problems and create opportunities.

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Jackie Lin

Ms. Jackie Lin is a partner with Tsar & Tsai Law Firm and is licensed in both New York and Taiwan. Jackie’s practice focuses on capital markets, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment and cross-border transactions.

During her practice of more than twenty years, Jackie has represented many well-known domestic and international corporate clients, private equity funds and institutional investors in their investments, tender offer and privatization, bid purchase, leveraged buy-out and merger & acquisition projects in various industry sectors including manufacturing, high-tech, telecommunication, cable system operators, banks, insurance carriers, securities firms, financial holding companies and financial services providers. She has assisted the clients in ascertaining the appropriate deal structures, tax planning, conducting due diligence exercise, preparation and negotiations for the transaction documents and financing documents, providing legal advice, obtaining regulatory approvals and implementing the post-transaction corporate restructuring and establishing proper corporate governance practice.

Jackie is also an expert on the financing and capital market industry and is familiar with the market practice and terms of the local and cross-border fund-raising and financing projects. She has acted for local and international borrowers and lenders in preparing, reviewing and negotiating various types of financing documents. On capital market practice, Jackie has in-depth understanding of the nature and structure of various types of securities and investment products and the onshore and offshore listing requirements. She provides frequent advice to local and offshore securities issuers and investment bankers on securities regulations relating to issuance, offering and placement of various investment instruments and stock exchange listing. Since 2001 to 2014, Jackie has been listed by the internationally reputable publications such as “Asia Pacific Legal 500”, “AsiaLaw” and “Chambers Asia” as the Leading Lawyer in Taiwan in the fields of “Banking and Financing”, “Corporate”, “Capital Markets” and “M&A”.

Jackie also advises multinational companies, financial holding companies, banks and investment banking firms and the local listed companies on a wide range of compliance issues, general corporate matters and dispute resolutions through litigation and arbitration.

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Sri Indrastuti (Tuti) Hadiputranto

Sri Indrastuti (Tuti) Hadiputranto — a senior partner in the Firm’s Securities/Capital Market Practice Group — is one of the founding partners of Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners (HHP). She serves as chairman of the Capital Market Lawyers’ Professional Standards Board and head of the Research and Development for the Capital Market Lawyers’ Association, where she is responsible for reviewing drafts of various securities regulations.

Her professional affiliations likewise include membership to the Indonesian Legal Consultants Association and the Indonesian Legal Consultants Association. She is also sits as member of the Board of Advisors of USINDO (the United States-Indonesia Society).

PRACTICE FOCUS

Ms. Hadiputranto was the first lawyer to be registered with Bapepam to carry out capital market work in Indonesia. She has since been heavily involved in mergers and acquisitions and debt and corporate restructuring work for telecommunications and other major Indonesian companies.

Capital Markets Law Practice:

Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners securities Securities lawyers advise public and private companies (local as well as international), underwriters, financial institutions and investment banks relating to debt or equity offerings and on capital market regulations. Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners securities Securities lawyers regularly assist public company clients in their mergers and acquisitions and restructuring activities.

We also assist in the establishment of securities companies and venture capital companies. Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners has been involved in many of the major domestic and international public offerings by Indonesia’s state-owned companies.

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Asue Ighodalo

Asue possesses an undisputed flair for brokering and assuring the smooth conclusion of the most complicated negotiations. He has been engaged in many capital markets, project finance & international finance related transactions. He has very often been instrumental to the development of ingenious and effective strategies for ensuring the success of transactions in which he is involved.

Asue’s background in Economics has been advantageous and most useful in attaining the often desired balance between law and the exigencies of business whilst negotiating billion dollar transactions.

Capital Markets Law Practice:

B & I is without doubt the leading law firm in the Nigerian capital market. We advise Issuers of securities seeking to raise funds from the capital market as well as Issuing Houses, Trustees and other Capital Market Operators.

We have been engaged in Global Depositary Receipts (GDR) Offers, Initial and general Public Offers, Offers for Sale or Subscription, Rights Issues, Government Bonds, Debt/Loan Stock Issues and Private Placement transactions. Our experience spans a broad range of products as well as domestic and international offerings. Clients can benefit from our extensive experience in:

Banwo & Ighodalo:

Banwo & Ighodalo (“B&I”) was established on the 1st of February, 1991 with a resolve to create a world class law firm. Today, we are known for providing innovative, competent, cost-effective and well-timed solutions.

Our firm is a six man partnership with more than forty (40) other lawyers. We undertake work for public and private companies, governments, Nigerian and foreign investors, financial institutions, foreign law firms and international consultancy firms. Our lawyers are often called upon to serve as resource persons at local and international seminars/workshops and as public and private sector office holders and advisers.

OUR PRACTICE

We are consistently ranked as a leading Nigerian law firm in the areas of Capital Markets, Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions and one of the top five law firms in Corporate Finance & Restructuring, Project Finance, Foreign Investment & Divestment, Shipping, Aviation & International Trade, Energy & Natural Resources and Intellectual Property. We also have a tested and dependable track record in Commercial Litigation.

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Taher Helmy

Taher Helmy has been with the Firm for well over three decades. He co-founded the Firm’s office in Cairo, and serves as a member of both the Strategic Planning and Policy committees of the Firm.

A member of the Illinois and Chicago Bar associations, Mr. Helmy was the first Arab lawyer to be admitted before the US Supreme Court in 1979.

Capital Markets Law Practice:

Our Cairo team offers a multitude of services in the areas of banking and finance, capital markets, as well as corporate financing. We are one of the leading international practices in the banking and finance field in Egypt. Our team members are experienced in structuring, documenting and advising on a wide range of banking and finance products, activities and services.

Our Banking & Finance team regularly advises sponsors and companies, private equity funds, banks and other financial institutions on project finance, trade finance, real estate finance, acquisition finance, general corporate finance, aircraft and other asset based finance, and Islamic financing transactions. With support from 500 Banking & Finance lawyers in our international network, we have the resources to help you reach your customers, wherever they are in the world.

Our capital markets experience is among the best in Egypt. We have assisted issuers and underwriters in numerous capital market transactions in recent years, ranging from IPOs to secondary and takeover bids. In our private equity practice, we work on local and international projects in many different business sectors.

Baker & Mckenzie:

Baker & McKenzie defined the global law firm in the 20th century, and we are redefining it to meet the challenges of the global economy in the 21st .

We bring to matters the instinctively global perspective and deep market knowledge and insights of more than 11,000 people in 77 offices worldwide. We have a distinctive global way of thinking, working and behaving – “fluency” – across borders, issues and practices.

We understand the challenges of the global economy because we have been at the forefront of its evolution. Since 1949, we have advised leading corporations on the issues of today’s integrated world market. We have cultivated the culture, commercial pragmatism and technical and interpersonal skills required to deliver world-class service tailored to the preferences of world-class clients worldwide.

Ours is a passionately collaborative community of 60 nationalities. We have the deep roots and knowledge of the language and culture of business required to address the nuances of local markets worldwide. And our culture of friendship and broad scope of practice enable us to navigate complexity across issues, practices and borders with ease.

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