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Dr. Surat Singh

Surat Singh & Associates is based out of New Delhi and it offers legal services to national and international clients in corporate and business matters.

Dr. Surat Singh – Harvard & Oxford Educated Top Lawyer of India

Dr. Surat Singh is Harvard and Oxford educated top lawyer of India. He practices at Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court. He is also an international lawyer. He was educated at Delhi (India), Oxford (England) and Harvard (America). With his three masters’ degrees in law from Delhi, Oxford and Harvard and his Doctor of Laws (S.J.D) from Harvard, he is arguably the highest educated lawyer of India. Incidentally, he happens to be the contemporary of American President Barack Obama at Harvard Law School during 1988-90. After his seven years stint at Oxford and Harvard, Dr. Surat Singh returned to India and started his law career in 1992 with the then Attorney General of India, G. Ramaswamy.

Illustrious Career & Professional Achievements

Dr. Surat Singh’s list of professional achievements is long. To date, Dr. Surat Singh has successfully handled complex legal cases involving land & real estate properties valuing more than INR 250,000 crores (US$ 50 billion) for State and Federal Government, top corporate houses and Government corporations.

On another plane, Surat works passionately along with his other compatriot top Indian lawyers to improve the education, training and practice of law in the country. He has lectured extensively in Indian and international law-school campuses. Surat’s opinions, analyses and features regularly publish in the most prestigious of newspapers and magazines and he is a much sought-after panelist on TV channels on debates on high-value national and international issues.

Harvard Contemporary of President Obama

Dr. Surat Singh is also Harvard contemporary of President Barack Obama at Harvard Law School in late eighties and he actively campaigned for the re-election President Obama by starting a blog : http://indiaforobama.wordpress.com. He attended both the first and second inauguration ceremonies of Obama’s Presidency.

HONOURS & AWARDS FOR DR. SURAT SINGH

  • The Pride of India Award 2011 (Bharat Gaurav Award 2011) – by Indo American Friends’ Group along with Chief Justice of India.
  • International Peace Award 2001 – by the International Educators for World Peace
  • Social Scientist of the year 1999 – by National Environmental Science Academy (NESA)
  • Eminent Jurist award 1997 – by the then Delhi Chief Minister, Shri Sahib Singh Verma in April 1997

Network & Associations

  • Dr. Surat Singh served as President of Harvard Club of India (twice)
  • President of Harvard University Alumni Association of Asia (2004- 2006)
  • Hony. Secretary of Oxford Cambridge Society of India

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Barry Gale QC

Barry is an Attorney of 36 years standing, having obtained his Law Degree with honours from the University of Cardiff, in the United Kingdom in 1976. He then joined the Society of the Middle Temple and was called to the Bar in England in 1977.

Having been admitted to practice in Barbados in 1980 and in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in 1983, he began his practice of law not only as an Advocate/Barrister, but also in non-contentious practice of law. Barry is also admitted to practice Law in Trinidad and Tobago and is generally qualified to practice Law in the English speaking Caribbean.

Barry has extensive experience in the commercial field including, conveyancing, mortgages, incorporations, partnerships, corporate acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, corporate finance, public offerings.

Barry’s Civil Litigation practice includes appearances in the High Court and Court of Appeal of Barbados, the Privy Council in England and the Caribbean Court of Justice. His litigation experience in Court has encompassed virtually all aspects of Civil Litigation, including but not limited to Corporate, Commercial, Banking, Insurance, Personal Injury, Property, Admiralty, Cross-Border and Multi-Jurisdictional Litigation. In addition, Barry has appeared as Counsel in major Arbitration Proceedings. Barry was awarded the honour of Queens Counsel in the year 2002.

He has also been a Director of many public and private companies and previously was a Director of The Barbados National Bank (now Republic Bank) from 1994 to 2004. He is also a former Director of the Insurance Corporation of Barbados, and is currently a Director of several local and off-shore companies.

Barry, also being a Member of Council of the Barbados Bar Association was elected President of the said Association on May 18, 2013. He still remains on Council and also sits as a member of Judicial Council (which has responsiblility for the Law Courts and the administration of Justice) as well as the Rules Committee of the Supreme Court.

The Firms Transactional Experience Includes:

  • International finance transactions involving Swiss Re-insurance Company and Barclays Bank PLC involving US $1.15 Billion.
  • Ship Finance Syndicated loan transaction involving US $119M
  • Finance transactions with Deutsche Bank AG and Landesbank.
  • Re-financing of local Hotel groups involving US $34.5M
  • Syndicated loan transaction between Bank of Nova Scotia, Barclays Bank PLC, CIBC and Royal Bank of Canada involving US $60M
  • Re-financing (syndicated loan) of Courts Group of companies in the UK and the Caribbean
  • Sale of Mutual Bank of the Caribbean
  • Take Over Bids (including the recent Sagicor Financial Corporation and Barbados Farms Limited take over) involving US $40M.
  • Representing and advising Fairmont Hotels on the sale of their prestigious Glitter Bay and Royal Pavilion Hotels by way of corporate sales.
  • Representing the prestigious Apes Hill Development in Barbados in relation to a US$400m real estate development.
  • Counsel for a number of public and private companies.
  • Counsel for three major banks in Barbados in field of securities, corporate and retail.

Hastings Attorneys:

Hastings Attorneys Law Firm is a partnership of Attorneys-at-Law formed in 2008, comprising Barry L.V. Gale, QC and Leodean Worrell as Partners, in addition to 8 associate Attorneys and a complement of 12 other team members. Barry is Senior Partner and Leodean Worrell is the Managing Partner.

Hastings Attorneys offers a wide range of legal services in both the international and local business areas. The practice includes, but is not limited to, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, ship charges and mortgage finance, mutual funds, bond issues, joint ventures and advice on international finance and syndicated loan transactions.

The Firm also advises on the establishment of International Business Companies and Societies and represents a number of large domestic banks and Insurance Companies including FirstCaribbean International Bank (formerly Barclays Bank PLC and CIBC), Republic Bank (Barbados) Limited and Sagicor Life Inc and Sagicor Financial Corporation ( leading regional and international insurance and financial services companies). The Firm also advises on project and real estate finance as well as offering a comprehensive litigation support services for it’s clients.

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Vitor Nunes Pinto

Vitor Nunes Pinto is a partner at GMSCC, where he specialises in Commercial & Corporate as well as Civil and Litigation Law. He has been a full registered member of the Bar since 1991.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree in Law in the area of Legal and Political Sciences from the Portucalense University Infante D. Henrique, Oporto.

International Trade Course taught at the World Trade Center of Oporto in 1988 with the support from the European Social Fund.

He attended the 1st Master’s Degree in International Relations (1990/1991), conducted by the Portucalense University Infante D. Henrique, Oporto.

He attended the Master’s Degree in Corporate Legal Studies (1995/1996), conducted by the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra.

The Commercial & Corporate Law Practice:

  • Commercial Law in General
  • Business Law
  • Special Trade Agreements (National and International)
  • Fusions, Acquisitions, Spin-Off and Transformation of Businesses
  • Business Recovery/Revitalisation and Insolvency Law
  • Corporate Dispute Resolution
  • Industrial Property
  • Intellectual Property
  • Competition Law
  • Banking Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Foreign Investment
  • Project Finance

Gil Moreira dos Santos, Caldeira, Cernadas & Associates:

GMSCC was created to better answer the issues that, whether by their relevance or thematic novelty, must deserve both critical and updated information along with committed and responsible legal advice, which are the sole purpose of the legal profession.

Aiming this purpose, GMSCC combines the professional experience and academic preparation of the lawyers that integrate it – recognising their loyalty, dedication and readiness when performing the services conferred upon them in each area of expertise – with the intervention of distinct Jurists of recognised academic merit and participation in projects regarding legislation amendments.

Many of the lawyers that comprise this society are well aware of the ethical and deontological renewed demands of the legal profession, following the strategic role they play by holding positions in governing bodies of the Bar. Therefore, this layout was thought to be beneficial both in the context of in-house training and in the renewal of specialised staff.

That’s why we have tried to increase the availability, quality and responsibility both in the information and in the response, thus being able to maintain a close relationship between Lawyer and Client as a means to strengthen mutual trust.

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Labeed M.A. Abdal

Labeed Abdal founded The Law Firm of Labeed Abdal in 1992 in the oil-rich state of Kuwait, which is in the eyes of many of the world countries looking forward to build trade relations from across the world.

By providing precise and accurate legal consulting services, the firm is committed to keep pace with its clients’ varied needs and provide appropriate and accurate solutions to all legal and business challenges that our clients come across. This is achieved by our experienced, specialized & multi-lingual team of local and international lawyers, which helps us respond effectively to our clients inquiries, be it English or Arabic.

With rich & solid experiences of the onboard attorneys, we are capable of providing thorough legal advise in different areas of practice like establishing new companies & liaison offices, foreign investments, joint ventures, taxation matters, commercial consulting, unfair competition & infringement consulting, intellectual and industrial property, patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright, domain names.

We are part of the International Law Firms Associations which a network of international quality law firms with over 80 members from all across the world. This gives us the strategic advantage of our reach in different continents throughout the world, like America, Europe & Asia allows the firm to serve the clients of different nationalities; in Kuwait as well as all around the world.

Areas of Practice:

Labeed Abdal Law Firm:

Since its inception in 1992, our law firm has focused on providing remarkable local services, which focuses on satisfying the constant legal needs of the individuals and corporate.

We believe that “serving the client and satisfying his / her local and international requirements” is our prime duty.

It’s the prime vision of all our founder members and staff alike. We focus our attention and devote utmost concentration to all our clients. Our highly qualified and experienced lawyers and paralegals put in their best in providing excellent service to our clients.

The spirit of dedication and efforts of our team is what distinguishes our services. We believe that the client comes first and the true measure of our success is the satisfaction of our client.

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Yaw Adjei Afriyie Nketiah

Yaw Adjei Afriyie Nketiah is a Ghanaian born lawyer and is bilingual in English and French and has OVER 10 years of legal experience. He is an advocate & solicitor, barrister and mediator.

Yaw has acted for a range of clientele including private individuals, financial institutions, private and public-listed companies and multi-national companies. He has also been involved in a broad spectrum of transactions, including share and business acquisitions and disposals, shareholder’s agreements, joint ventures, debt-restructuring, commercial agreements and contracts relating to the sale and supply of goods and services, agency, distribution and franchise contracts.

EDUCATION
  • BL, Ghana School of Law, Accra
  • BA, (Hons) French and Spanish, University of Ghana Legon
  • Post Graduate Diploma(Public Relations/Marketing), GIJ, Accra(Project Work Not Submitted)
  • Diplome Superieur – Alliance Francaise, Paris
  • Diploma, Spanish Proficiency, University of Havana, Cuba
  • Certificate in Managerial Leadership Skills, MDPI, Accra
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
  • Member of the Ghana Bar Association.
  • Member of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association.
  • Member of the International Bar Association
  • Member of Advocates Africa.
  • Member of Advocates International.
  • Allied Attorney of Alliance Defense Fund (ADF)

Corporate and Commercial Law Practice:

We have expertise in all aspects of commercial and corporate law and regulation, based on our technical skills and qualifications, substantial experience and knowledge that is constantly being updated. We provide the solutions and services to enable our clients to develop new markets and grow existing ones effectively. Our lawyers have in-depth knowledge of the regulatory, compliance and transaction regimes, and their advice always takes account of our clients’ strategic and operational needs.

Legal Alliance is highly respected in the Ghanaian market and advises on:

  • Mergers and acquisitions, and corporate reconstructions
  • Fundraising
  • Ghana Stock Exchange Listing Rules
  • Compliance
  • Corporate governance
  • Takeovers
  • Joint ventures
  • Company Act
  • Due diligence investigations
  • Private equity
  • Capital raisings
  • Contracts

About The Firm:

Legal Alliance is a full-service Commercial law firm established in Accra, Ghana. We integrate a range of legal specialities to meet the diverse range of corporate and individual clients. Our main areas of practice are in corporate and commercial law, family law, intellectual property and mining law, litigation, property law and conveyancing, and investments advisory.

Our lawyers pride ourselves on our knowledge and experience in the industries that our clients operate in. Our strength lies in our familiarity with these businesses, which means that we always find practical, innovative and cost-effective solutions for our clients, both in the corporate environment and in the litigation context.

At Legal Alliance, our mission is to serve our client`s immediate and necessary legal needs, understand their short & long term goals and needs thoroughly, whilst offering them effective advice and assistance.

Our clients are presented with efficient legal solutions, in a cost conscious and individualised manner which they deserve. We help and guide our clients to understand the bigger picture.

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Anton Becker

From the formation of contracts to the enforcement of claims, from the foundation of a firm to its liquidation, from the takeover of a business to conflicts between its partners: no matter the problem, I provide the solution.

I go beyond the call of duty. Providing legal advice is where it starts. However, it is not enough to achieve a satisfactory legal result. A keen eye has at all times to be kept on its practicality and cost. It is essential that one should not lose sight of the bigger picture, particularly when the wood gets lost in a forest of complex legal detail.

I stand proudly among the few young Austrian corporate lawyers who are experienced in practically all areas of commercial law. Clients enjoy a complete palette of services that cover all conceivable needs.

Moreover, thanks to my extensive work for some of the most renowned Austrian and international legal firms, I have become accustomed to working to the highest possible standards: nothing less is acceptable. This experience in a small practice translates into personalised, tailor-made and hands-on service that achieves results.

Prior to founding BECKER LAW in 2009, Anton held the following positions:

  • Partner, bpv Huegel Rechtsanwaelte OEG, Vienna
  • Partner, Lansky, Ganzger & Partner, Vienna
  • Head of Asian Desk, Partner, Binder Groesswang Rechtsanwaelte OG, Vienna
  • Visiting Attorney, King & Wood, PRC Lawyers, Shanghai
  • Associate, CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwaelte GmbH, Vienna
  • Research Associate, China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC), Shanghai
  • Part Time Associate, EY Law Luther Menold, Singapore
  • Associate, Neudorfer Rechtsanwaelte OEG, Vienna

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Marcin Mamiński

Having graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Warsaw in 1990, Marcin Mamiński started in 1991 his legal internship as an attorney trainee in the Warsaw Bar Association. He served his legal internship from 1991 till 1995. During this internship Marcin Mamiński received training organised by the Paris Bar Association and he completed post diploma studies organised by the Danish Bar Association “Actions of a lawyer specialising in business law within the European Union”. Marcin Mamiński has been a member of the Warsaw Bar Association since 1996. The same year he set up a Law Office in Warsaw which currently operates as Mamiński & Wspólnicy sp.k.

Attorney Marcin Mamiński specializes in civil law, commercial law and customs law in a broad meaning of these terms. He provides counselling to the Polish Chamber of Customs and International Commerce, provides advice to the parliament on new legislation and he is the author of comprehensive legal analyses and legal audits.

Marcin Mamiński has fluent command of English and French.

Commercial Law Practice:

Our Law Office provides thorough legal services for commercial law companies, including corporate issues related to founding and operation of the company governing bodies – general meetings of shareholders and partners, supervisory board meetings, management board meetings, modifying and amending companies’ articles and memoranda of association, stock and share remission, pledge and turnover, as well as to other matters regulated by the provisions of commercial law. We also offer our clients legal assistance in mergers, splits and other forms of reorganisation or restructuring. Our Law Office participated in privatization and restructuring proceedings of large economic entities, including commercial law companies where State Treasury was a shareholder.

Mamiński & Wspólnicy:

Our Law Office commenced its activity in 1996, when attorney at law Marcin Mamiński began his legal practice in Individual Law Office. Ever since it was founded our Office has been incessantly increasing the area of its practice and it has employed lawyers who are not only highly qualified but also experienced.

Due to the development of the Law Office, in March 2006 a limited partnership Mamiński & Wspólnicy sp.k. was founded – where Marcin Mamiński is a general partner and Marek Kijowski is a limited partner.

Since 2006 Mamiński & Wspólnicy sp.k. has been a member of the Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Industry. Mamiński & Wspólnicy sp.k. is also a member of the international and prestigious organization the 5 StarLaw (https://www.5starlaw.com/) – an international network of carefully selected lawyers from all over the world.

Mamiński & Wspólnicy sp.k. regularly participates in the annual rankings of the best Polish law firms and each year is ranked on very high positions.

Currently, Mamiński & Wspólnicy sp.k. employs 10 attorneys at law, 8 legal advisors, 1 tax consultant, 14 legal trainees and a team of experienced lawyers, assistants and administrative personnel.

Professional team employed in our Office consists of 38 persons.

 

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Ebrahim Asvat K

Born Panama, Republic of Panama, 8 June 1955.

ADMISSION:

Republic of Panama (1979).

EDUCATION:

Santa Maria La Antigua University, School of Law (Bachelor in Law and Political Sciences, summa cum laude); Harvard University, School of Law (magistri in legibus).

Professor, Private International Law, Santa Maria La Antigua University, 1980-1990; Legal Advisor of the Indian Society of Panama, 1987; President, Islamic Foundation for Social Assistance, 1987; Legal Counselor to the Vice President of the Republic of Panama and Chief of the Panamanian Police Force, 1989-1991; President, Geo-Media, SA, a publishing company that edits the daily newspaper El Siglo; Executive Vice-president of La Estrella de Panamá.

AUTHOR:

‘La Clausula Penal’, 1979; ‘Bank Secrecy’, 1980.

MEMBERSHIPS:

Panama Bar Association; American Society of International Law; Maritime Law Association of Panama (member of the board of directors 1989); International Bar Association; Inter-Pacific Bar Association; International Fiscal Association. Listed by Who’s Who Legal as one of the world’s 404 leading shipping & maritime lawyers.

PRACTICE AREAS:

Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Privatisation Law, Ship Finance Law, Taxation Law and Tourism Law.

LANGUAGES:

Spanish, English and Gujarati.

Patton, Moreno & Asvat:

Patton, Moreno & Asvat has more than 30 years of experience in providing legal services to both local and international clients.

Developing new business and business relationships in Latin America will inevitably require the services of a law firm. The choice of the firm that will respond fast to your needs, whether you are calling from Tokyo, Dubai or London can be fundamental to your success.

The international law firm Patton, Moreno & Asvat was established in Panama on May 14th, 1981 by the partners who today give their names to the firm, Mr. Brett Patton, Mr. Carlos Raúl Moreno and Mr. Ebrahim Asvat.

The head office of Patton, Moreno & Asvat is located at the heart of the new business center at Costa del Este in Panama City.

Focusing in meeting customers’ needs and carrying out its goals and objectives, Patton, Moreno & Asvat has established offices in strategic locations around the world: Panama, London, British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Montevideo, Belize and Anguilla.

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Ghanem Al Hajeri

EDUCATION:

Ghanem Al Hajeri is graduated with a Bachelor of Shariah & Law from Emirates University in Abu Dhabi and is advocate admitted to practice before UAE Courts of First Instance and Courts of Appeal.

Ghanem has been Elected as ICC UAE board members in 2015 (www.iccuae.com/0208.php)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

In addition to other legal expertise, Ghanem has vast experience in the field of conciliation and commercial arbitration. He worked as Conciliation & Arbitration Advisor in Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation & Arbitration Centre. Ghanem has been approved as qualified “arbitrator” by the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre and also by Sharjah International Arbitration Centre.

SPECIALITIES:

International Business Law, Corporate & Commercial Law, Arbitration, Property and Rental Disputes, IP/IT

LANGUAGES

Arabic (native), English (fluent)

The International Consultant Law Office:

ICLO is a duly licensed and a full-service law firm delivering quality legal services in UAE and abroad in many languages. ICLO’s head office is in Abu Dhabi; the federal capital of the UAE, and has a representative in Spain and is planning to cover by its branches the major cities in UAE, to adhere to prestigious international law firms’ networks and to finalize strategic partnerships with leading law firms worldwide.

In ICLO, we provide legal services to foreign and local companies and businessmen in all sectors of business law in the Middle East. Our core practice areas include corporate & commercial law, arbitration, intellectual property, property and rental disputes, labor law, Islamic Banking & Finance.

ICLO team comprised of highly educated and experienced lawyers from both West and Middle East jurisdictions. English, Arabic, French and most other leading business languages are spoken by members of our team.

We have successfully advised, and continue to support, government, government-owned entities, local, regional and international companies and financial institutions along with both international and regional law firms. Our core strength is our people and the diversity of their experience and local knowledge. Regional and international businesses and governmental organizations value our commercial acumen and our approachable manner. Our objective is to be a trusted advisor and a law firm of choice and to deliver “the advice that makes the difference”.

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Kimberly Motley

Has been a practicing attorney and litigator since 2003 and has worked in Afghanistan since 2008. She is founder to Motley Legal Services and cofounder to Motley Consulting International. At the present, she is the first foreigner who has ever litigated cases in Afghanistan’s Criminal Courts and has a strong litigious practice focusing on criminal, commercial, contract, civil, and employment law matters.

In addition to her legal practice in Afghanistan and the U.S. she has also done extensive research work particularly in the area of juvenile justice that has been reported internationally.

Attorney Motley received her J.D. from Marquette Law School in 2003. She also received a Master’s of Science Degree in the area of Criminal Justice in 2003 and a B.S. in the area of criminal justice with a minor in political science in 2000 from the University of Milwaukee Wisconsin. In addition to this, Attorney Motley also has an earned an A.A.S. in Paralegal from Milwaukee Area Technical College.

Immediately prior to opening up Motley Legal, Attorney Motley worked with as a Justice Advisor with US Department of State funded project in Afghanistan. In this capacity she was given the remit to raise the capacity of Afghan Defense Attorneys and has trained of hundreds of Afghan Attorneys throughout the country.

Prior to working in Afghanistan, Atty. Motley was an attorney with the State of Wisconsin’s Public Defender’s Office since 2003. In this capacity she litigated hundreds of criminal, civil, and juvenile cases of varying misdemeanor and felony matters.

In 2004 Attorney Motley was crowned as Mrs. Wisconsin and competed in the infamous Mrs. America pageant. As part of her platform, she worked in promoting truancy abatement issues for juveniles in the justice system.

She has successfully handled many criminal and civil cases in Afghanistan. Of note she successfully litigated a case involving a British citizen in Afghanistan in the newly formed Anti corruption Courts. She has had many legal successes in Afghanistan which include achieving an early release through the Presidential Office for a client, successfully securing the exit of several foreigners who were victim to counterfeit visas, to name a few. She has spoken world wide on her experience and has been guest speaker to the US Embassy, Marquette Law, Emory Law, Charlotte School of Law, ISAF, UNICEF, European Union, etc.

Both the legal and research work that Attorney Motley has done while in Afghanistan has travelled all over the world and her work has been reported heavily in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNN, BBC, Reuters, the Today Show, Weekend Update, ABC Australia and the London Times to name a few. She has internationally published several articles on juvenile justice, and legal issues in Afghanistan.

She is currently writing a book about her experiences in Afghanistan which is to be released in 2012.

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