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R. Jamison Williams

R. Jamison Williams, Jr. is regarded as among the premier corporate law attorneys in Michigan. He is the founder and Managing Partner of Williams, Williams, Rattner & Plunkett, P.C.

For 45 years, Rick has counseled owners, CEOs, CFOs, managers, entrepreneurs, financiers, and bankers in a wide range of transactions, including start-ups, leveraged buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, roll-ups, refinancings, restructurings, liquidations and sales. He additionally possesses significant experience in financial counseling and estate planning.

Rick’s comprehensive understanding of business transactions includes hands-on experience based on his ownership of several companies, including start-ups. Prior to commencing his legal career, Rick worked in New York City as an investment banker for Smith Barney and as a management consultant for Booz, Allen & Hamilton. He also served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and is a graduate of the Defense Languages Institute (Russian).

Rick is actively involved in local community affairs. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Michigan Opera Theater, and has served or serves on the Boards of Trustees of the Cranbrook Educational Community, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Beaumont Hospital, University of Michigan’s Center for Hearing Disorders. He is a board director of a number of companies, including Penske Corporation, Clarke Power Services, Nexlink Communications, Conifer Holding Company, Green Optics and others.

Rick is frequently honored by peers and ranking organizations for outstanding accomplishment in the field of corporate law. Most recently, he was named among “The Best Lawyers in America” in 2016 by the most highly respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Other of his accolades include being named a finalist for “Deal Maker of the Year” by Crain’s Detroit Business, Deal Maker of the Year in Cross-Border (European/American) Transactions” by The M&A Advisor, a “Leader in the Field of M&A” by Chambers & Partners International, “Detroiter of the Year” by Hour Magazine, and consistent annual recognition as a Michigan “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters.

Williams, Williams, Rattner & Plunkett, PC:

At WWRP, we provide the highest level of legal representation across a wide range of disciplines. Our attorneys work closely with clients to understand and address their needs, seeking to deliver solutions and outcomes that help them achieve their specific goals.

WWRP lawyers have been serving the people of Southeast Michigan for more than 40 years, gaining invaluable experience and a first-hand knowledge of our region’s complexities. We know the challenges facing area residents because we live here too, and we’re committed to helping local businesses because we’re a local business. When you succeed, so do we.

While larger law firms may offer similar services, the caliber of WWRP’s lawyers and our flexibility, agility, and collaboration are unmatched. We’re big enough to handle your matter, yet small enough to adapt to the specific challenges it poses. As our clients will attest, they are represented by the entire firm rather than by a single attorney or two. The fact is that we like each other, we like what we do, and we work as a tightly-aligned team to service our clients. It’s an approach you don’t see in a lot of law firms.

More than just a law firm in the community, WWRP is a law firm for the community. Our visibility extends beyond the legal acumen, advocacy skills, and business knowledge that set us apart in the practice of law. Our attorneys have also held leadership roles in various civic, charitable, educational, and professional organizations, and many have served as directors of major financial institutions and international corporations.

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Stelios Americanos

Mr. Americanos is the managing partner of the firm, in charge of the Corporate and Commercial department, heads a team of lawyers with specializations in corporate law, M&A, tax, banking finance.

He has extensive experience in the set up and completion of complex joint-ventures and cross-border structures through the use of Cyprus vehicles and advises regularly on Corporate, M&A and Banking & Finance issues.

Mr. Americanos has contributed a number of articles on legal developments in professional journals and has participated in conferences and seminars including delivery of papers and lectures.

He is the director of a number of private and public companies and the Political Coordinator, of the newly established political movement of “Simaxia Politon”.

Mr. Americanos served as a Member of the Board of Directors of CYTA, the country’s national telecommunication authority for six years appointed by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus.

The Corporate & Commercial Law Pracrice:

The firm’s comprehensive corporate and commercial practice includes:

COMPANY LAW:
  • Formation, acquisition and dissolution of companies in Cyprus and abroad
  • Corporate management and secretarial services
  • Corporate reorganization and restructuring
  • Insolvency services
  • Trustee-fiduciary services
  • Corporate governance matters
  • Advising on shareholders issues-including advice on the drafting, negotiation and implementation of subscription and shareholders’ agreements
  • Capital increases, equity contribution, differentiation of class rights and venture-capital financing
  • Redomiciliation of companies
COMMERCIAL LAW:
  • Cross boarder transactions and joint ventures
  • Agency, distributorship and franchise agreements
  • Private and public offerings and takeovers
  • Sophisticated structures involving Cyprus entities
  • Securities law compliance
  • All intellectual aspects of commercial transactions
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS:
  • Structuring and tax optimisation of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Financial and tax due diligence in connection with acquisitions involving Cyprus companies
  • Drafting and negotiation of subscription/share purchase agreements, shareholders and joint venture agreements
  • Legal and tax advice on corporate, regulatory, securities, competition, labour and enforcement matters

Stelios Americanos & Co LLC:

Stelios Americanos & Co LLC is a full services law firm with headquarters based in Nicosia, Cyprus and a branch in Athens, Greece. It specializes in corporate, commercial and banking law, focusing mainly on transboundary banking financing, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions.

Additionally, it provides services and consults on areas involving administrative and public law, energy – natural resources , property and construction work , BOT / PFI, competition law, public procurement and tenders and tax services.

Stelios Americanos & Co LLC has strong legal experience in the areas of civil, public and administrative law. It advises clients on banking and financial disputes, registration and execution of judgements and arbitral awards and ensures intermediate remedies and all kinds of interim orders regarding disputes between shareholders, creditors, enforcement of charges and fraud cases.

Furthermore, members of the law firm represent clients in arbitration cases or undertake arbitration proceedings.

The firm is advising governmental and semi-governmental organisations, major financial-banking institutions, public companies quoted in the Cyprus Stock Exchange and multinational corporations in high profile asset finance, project finance and securitisation and on complex cross-boarder transactions including Mergers & Acquisitions and restructuring.

The firm assembled a dynamic team working with cutting edge technology and quickly established an enviable reputation for efficient and competent service and has become a leading niche firm for corporate work.

The firm’s clients are guaranteed continuous and tailored support combined with a positive and constructive approach and an ability to solve complex legal and tax problems in a business oriented mentality.

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Savantha De Saram

Savantha De Saram is a governing partner and grandson of the founder of the firm. A barrister-at-law of Lincoln’s Inn, Savantha heads the corporate and commercial division of the firm and his areas of specialty include project finance and infrastructure projects, securitisation and admiralty, shipping and international trade.

Savantha heads the team advising China Harbour Engineering Company Limited and the proposed development at the Magampura Port at Hambanthota.

ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
  • LLB (Hons), Holborn Law College London June 1997.
  • Attorney-at- Law, Supreme Court of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (October 1999).
  • Barrister-at- Law (England and Wales-1998), Lincoln’s Inn.
CORE AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Corporate and Commercial, Project Finance and Infrastructure Projects, Securitization, Information Technology, Admiralty, Shipping and International Trade

The Corporate and M&A Law Practice:

The firm has an experienced team of lawyers specializing in Corporate Law & Mergers and Acquisitions, in the fields of energy, infrastructure, construction and pharmaceuticals. The firm handles private equity and public mergers and acquisitions, and was recently associated with two of the largest M&A transactions in Sri Lanka.

D.L. & F. De Saram undertakes due diligence exercises and preparation of share purchase and shareholders’ agreements and specializes in advising clients on Sri Lankan foreign investment and amalgamation laws. The firm also continues to advise major Chinese and Indian clients on structured inbound investment.

D.L. & F. De Saram Law Firm:

D.L. & F. De Saram is one of the oldest law firms in Sri Lanka, founded in 1898 by Richard Francis De Saram. Today, De Saram’s is one of the countries largest full service law firms.

The general areas of practice include corporate/commercial litigation, foreign investment, banking and finance, project finance and infrastructure projects, securitisation, admiralty, international trade and shipping, intellectual property, information technology, employment, insurance and tax. The firm has grown to be the leading firm in matters of admiralty being local correspondents for leading P&I clubs.

The firm has been consistently ranked as a top-tier legal firm by IFLR 1000, Legal 500, Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific. We provide cross border legal services to major international firms in, inter alia, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Europe and Australia.

Our highly qualified, versatile and experienced legal team specializes in infrastructure project development (including ports, power and energy, highways, etc.), with emphasis on PPPs and cross border financing. We acted as local counsel to the US $ 1.5 billion Port City Project, the largest infrastructure project undertaken in Sri Lanka. The firm’s M&A team has been involved in three of the largest M&A transactions in Sri Lanka: the acquisition of Aviva NDB Insurance PLC by Aviva Company; the merger of the Lafarge and Holcim entities in Sri Lanka pursuant to the global merger of these entities; and the sale by Lafarge Holcim of its shares in Holcim Lanka Limited. We also advised on antitrust implications of the Lafarge and Holcim merger under Sri Lankan law.

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Sebastian von Wallwitz

Dr. Sebastian Graf von Wallwitz is an equity partner with the German law firm SKW Schwarz, specialising in corporate law and antitrust.

Dr. von Wallwitz studied law in Heidelberg, Freiburg and New York. He obtained a Ph.D. in law (University of Freiburg Law School) and an LL.M. (New York University). Prior to joining SKW Schwarz, Dr. von Wallwitz worked as an antitrust attorney in the Brussels office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

Dr. von Wallwitz advises national and international clients on mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings and antitrust matters, mainly in the technology, media, hospitality, retail and manufacturing sectors. His clients include Fenix Outdoor, Kadant, the Schörghuber Group, Perform Media Group, Sotheby’s, Orbian and Thomson Reuters.

The Corporate Law Practice:

Making strategic decisions requires reliable and experienced partners. This applies to corporate law issues as much as it does to M&A, start-up or family businesses, investors or large corporations.

SKW Schwarz has long-standing experience in legally designing important strategic decisions.

We advise companies of all sizes, whether corporations or partnerships, including medium-sized, often family-owned, businesses in all fields of corporate law. Primarily, this includes:

  • Advice on organizational structure (corporate governance)
  • Contractual agreements with executive bodies (general managers, members of executive, supervisory, and advisory boards)
  • D&O liability
  • Equity and debt financing (capital increases, shareholder loans)
  • Cash pools
  • Preparing and holding of shareholder and general meetings
  • Group law
  • Transactions under reorganization law (mergers, spin-offs, change of legal form)
  • Joint ventures and strategic partnerships
  • Matters of capital market law and restructuring

In addition, we advise our clients on all corporate compliance issues (preventive advice, including by drafting guidelines and training materials, and advice on handling compliance violations).

Our work also focuses on representing clients in disputes, both before ordinary courts and in arbitral proceedings, for example in shareholder disputes or shareholder actions.

SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte:

SKW Schwarz is an independent German law firm. We advise companies of all sizes, from owner-managed firms to listed corporations, and private clients in all major areas of national and international commercial law. With offices at Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg and Munich, we are present at major German business hubs and can serve our clients all across Germany.

SKW Schwarz is a firm which combines tradition and modernity. Some of our offices have existed for several decades. Many of our client relationships have been in place for years – a clear example of the importance we attach to stability. At the same time our expertise in media and entertainment law, IT law, internet and e-business law shows that we do not just keep in step with the latest trends, but help to shape the future.

With more than 90 lawyers, we regard ourselves as a medium-sized firm, which can nevertheless take on international assignments that are usually the domain of large law firms. Our cross-location cooperation procedures enable us to set up teams for more complex transactions which are comparable to those of considerably larger competitors.

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Dang Duong Anh

To many clients and peers, Dang Duong Anh is one of the most reliable and result-oriented Vietnamese lawyers. Dang Duong Anh’s broad experience covers corporate & M&A, foreign direct investment, infrastructure & energy projects, project finance, tax, real estate and property, mining, automobile and telecommunications.

His highlighted M&A transactions include advising Siam Cement Group in acquiring a group of cement production companies valued at US$440 million and acquiring Prime Group valued at about US$240 million; advising Showa Aluminum Can Corporation in acquiring 90% share capital in Hanacans, valued at about US$110 million; advising J-Power in acquiring, and later divesting from, Nhon Trach 2 Power Plant; advising Bao Minh Company and SCIC in selling their entire equity capital in Bao Minh-CMG to Daiichi Life Insurance, the acquisition of a large automobile manufacturer in Hanoi, and other large-scale M&A transactions.

In infrastructure and energy and project finance he assisted on, among others, the Vinh Tan 1 BOT project – IFLR and ALB’s Project Finance Deal of the Year, Phu My 3 BOT project and Kien Luong 1 BOO project, and Ban Phuc Nickel Mining JVC.

Anh was recognized by IFLR 1000 as a Leading Lawyer for financial and corporate work in 2016 and 2017, and for energy & infrastructure work in 2014 and 2015. He was named a Leading Lawyer for corporate/M&A by AsiaLaw for four successive years from 2014 to 2017.

Chambers & Partners 2017:

Described by market sources as “very skilled and responsive,” Dang Duong Anh recently advised Techcomdeveloper Projects Development on the VND2.11 billion acquisition of a real estate project. He is also well regarded for his expertise in the energy sector.

The Corporate & M&A Practice:

The Corporate/M&A department is the largest of VILAF. The teams are busy advising clients in M&A transactional document negotiations, performing due diligence exercises and advising long-term clients on all legal aspects of their on-going business operations. VILAF is ranked on the 1st tier in Vietnam for the M&A Practice by most reputable international legal surveys.

In 2012, VILAF won the “Vietnam Deal Firm of the Year 2012” ALB Award.

Below are several of VILAF’s recent transactions:

  • Advising Siam City Cement in the US$560 million acquisition of LafargeHolcim’s 65% shares in Holcim Cement Vietnam;
  • Advising SCG Group in its US$440 million acquisition of 100% cement businesses in Vietnam Construction Material JSC;
  • Advising JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation in the US$185 million acquisition of 8% of Vietnam National Petroleum Group (Petrolimex), which is the biggest import/export and retail brand name in Vietnam for petroleum distribution. This is the first time that Petrolimex has opened to foreign investment;
  • Advising ANA Holdings in the US$105 million acquisition of 8% equity in Vietnam Airlines;
  • Advising Mondelez in the acquisition of all the food business of Kinh Do Corporation, a listed company in Vietnam. This is the first ever signed transaction in Vietnam in which a foreign investor acquires a controlling interest in a listed company. The first phase of the transaction is valued at US$370 million;
  • Advising SCG Group in its US$250 million acquisition of Prime Group;
  • Advising KKR in its acquisition of the regional international school chain including Ho Chi Minh City International School;
  • Advising a consortium of foreign investors acquiring a controlling equity interest in South Hoi An Project, a US$4 billion casino, hotel and residential integrated project in Vietnam, from VinaCapital;
  • Advising Vingroup in the merger between Vincom and Vinpearl for the full consolidation of investment portfolio of Vingroup;
  • Advising Showa Aluminum Can Corporation and Showa Denko K.K. in their acquisition of more than 90% share capital in Hanacans, valued at about US$110 million (including debts);
  • Advising Unicharm Corporation (Japan) in its US$128 million acquisition of absolute control in Diana Joint Stock Company;
  • Advising GE in relation to the acquisition of Alstom SA’s power & grid businesses in Vietnam, as part of GE’s larger worldwide acquisition of such Alstom SA’s power business; and
  • Advising Nguyen Kim, the largest chain of electronic retail stores in Vietnam, in its sale of equity stake to Central Group, a Thai retail corporation.

About VILAF:

VILAF was formed during the dawn of Vietnam’s foreign investment laws and has ever since worked alongside with the development of Vietnam’s system of business and investment laws, with the growth of the Government’s experience in handling business legal matters and most importantly with the growth of VILAF’s clients’ business in Vietnam.

With more than 20 years of experience, VILAF continues to be one of the preeminent business law firms in Vietnam. VILAF is a full-serviced law firm, dedicating to many clients who have been working with us for many years, among Ford, Philip Morris, Bunge, Shell, BNP Paribas, Citibank, SMBC, SCB, ANZ, Mizuho, BTMU, SCG, Marubeni, etc.

With a team of senior lawyers who have worked with the Government in the development of Vietnamese business and investment laws for years, VILAF has the insights to the interpretation of the laws and policies. VILAF also has lawyers qualified to practice laws in other countries, including UK, US, Japan, Korea and the Philippines. Extensive international experience and in–depth knowledge of Vietnam’s political culture and legal development have put VILAF lawyers in the best position to advise clients on the laws and the practice of Vietnam and help them assessing risks and developing solutions. Our approach is client-focus and solution-oriented. We cut through complexity to provide clear and insightful answers.

VILAF has been consistently ranked as a 1st tier law firm by reputable legal directories such as Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, IFLR, ALB and AsiaLaw in all key legal practices including Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Energy & Infrastructure, Dispute Resolution, Real Property and Foreign Investment.

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Sunil Bheeroo

Sunil Bheeroo is the founder and managing partner of Bheeroo Law Chambers, a well established firm of Lawyers situated in the heart of Port Louis, capital of Mauritius dealing with individual, corporate clients as well as with Government and non-governmental Organisations.

Sunil was previously Vice Chairman of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and Adviser to the Ministry of Finance.

Bheeroo Law Chambers & Swift Consultancy Services:

Bheeroo Law Chambers specialises in Corporate, Commercial and International Trade. The firm also deals with Patent’s right, Arbitration, Financial services and Offshore Business activities.

Bheeroo Law Chambers has a subsidiary company in the name of Swift Consultancy Services, offering Company & Corporate secretarial Services. Swift acts on behalf of Investors until full implementation of their project and continue giving support if so needed. Swift also deals in offshore activities and advises clients in their best interest.

SERVICES OFFERED ARE INTER ALIAS:
  • Incorporation of Companies & Corporate Services
  • Investments & Property acquisition
  • Project Financing & Project management
  • Offshore Business, Patent’s Right, Arbitration

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Yoav Klein

Yoav Klein’s main practice is commercial and corporate law, with an emphasis on commercial transactions, venture capital financing and Start-ups.

Mr. Klein consults to High-Tech and Bio-Tech companies in all stages, from pre-incorporation planning to venture capital financing to mergers and acquisitions. In addition, Yoav consults commercial corporations in their day-to-day activities.

Before founding the firm, Yoav worked in the High-Tech department of the prestigious law firms of GKH.

Yoav is a member of the Israeli Bar Association.

EDUCATION:

College of Management, Israel, LL.B; honors

Oren-Klein Law Firm:

Oren-Klein Law Firm is a boutique law firm in the field of Litigation, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Entrepreneurship, High-Tech and Bio-Tech and Intellectual Property.

The firm consults and provides legal services to a large range of clients in the business and corporate field. We consult to leading corporations and experienced business men and investors as well as inexperienced entrepreneurs and new corporations.

Our firm also manages the ‘Stat-Up‘ and ‘Companies’ Bankruptcy and Liquidation‘ forums at LawGuide.co.il , in which we answer questions in these fields.

We believe that legal consultation in the business field should include more than review and drafting of documents. Therefore, while reviewing a transaction or a possible lawsuit, our firm is combining business and strategic thinking in the working process with its clients – aiming to achieve the best solution for the specific needs of each client.

We act in the same care and sensitivity to the need of each client when we consider the fees for each possible solution and service we offer, without compromising on a high level of services and professionalism.

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Ghada Darwish

Ghada M. Darwish Law Firm is established by an experienced Qatari lawyer. Ghada, who is currently a PHD candidate at Cairo University, has graduated from Qatar University with a Bachelor of Law degree.

Following her graduation she joined the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) in Qatar. Effectively establishing the legal department within the Committee, she was appointed in the position of Head of Investigations and Legal Advice. Her duties comprised of reviewing and considering petitions and complaints of human rights abuses, meeting concerned parties, formulating legal opinions and advising management and the parties concerned on their legal rights. She liaised with local authorities, carried out field visits and participated in preparing periodical reports.

Parallel to her work with the NHRC, she continued her legal studies in Cairo University, where she has obtained a Master of Laws degree in Public law.

After leaving the NHRC, Ghada joined the well-known Qatari law firm of Khalid Al-Attiyah. During her short tenure at the firm, she worked on several cases and advised on several transactional matters. Her work also involved dealing with many of the firm’s clients and providing them with legal advice as required.

After gaining some solid hands-on experience, Ghada went to work as a Legal Researcher in the Legal Department of Qatar University. In this capacity, she drafted or reviewed many contracts relating to various works and services, drafted memorials relating to court cases, carried out legal research related to complex legal issues, reviewed various legal queries and provided written and verbal legal advice on various legal issues. She also served as a member of the Tenders and Auctions Committee and as a member of the committee to develop and modify procedures and policies for the University of Qatar.

Ghada’s last in-house position before joining the legal profession was at Qatar Chemical Company LTD, where she served as a Legal Counsel. Her duties included providing proactive legal assistance and advice on various legal issues like commercial contracts, dispute resolution, government funding agreements, regulatory matters, employment, and corporate governance.

Despite her very busy professional life, Ghada proceeded to register as a PHD researcher of Administrative law in Cairo University. She is currently preparing her thesis entitled. “Limitations on the Jurisdiction of the Administrative Circuit in Administrative Disputes – A Comparative Study.”

Ghada M. Darwish Law Firm features a group of advisers and lawyers from different legal cultures. The law firm since its inception is keen to integrate the civil legal system with Anglo-Saxon culture system, so as to achieve a harmonious legal environment to provide the best legal services.

Ghada is ably assisted by lawyers with different backgrounds and qualifications offering many decades of lawyering expertise in the Middle East and beyond.

The Corporate & Commercial Law in Qatar:

The Commercial Companies Law governs the regulations relating to the structure and governance of companies.

The Law provides that any company established in Qatar must be classified under one of the categories prescribed in the Law.

The Commercial Law regulates and deals with the commercial activities, business agencies, commercial concerns, trade names, and competition. Commercial contracts in general, the rights and obligations of the buyer and the seller, maritime sales, commercial agencies, commission agencies and brokerage.

The said law also deals with banking transactions and commercial papers including bills of exchange, promissory notes and cheques.

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Mohammed H. Al-Soaib

Al Soaib Law Firm is one of the most experienced business and litigation law firms in the Saudi Arabia. The firm’s expertise and reputation stems from a long and a successful track record of nearly two decades. Al Soaib has significant experience assisting investors around the world to select their appropriate corporate vehicle in the Saudi market along with setting-up their body corporate and the ensuing consultancies that accompany such underlying process. Since 1995, Al Soaib Law Firm has been successful in setting-up many legal entities for prestigious international companies wishing to invest in Saudi Arabia.

The law firm of Mohamed Al-Soaib and partners was established in 1995 in the city of Riyadh -the capital of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia- by its founder and managing director lawyer Mohammed Bin Hamad Al-Soaib. The latter’s initiative to establish the law firm was premised on his belief in the importance of the legal practice profession and the nobility of its goals and its profound responsibility towards the community with all its natural and moral constituents.

The law firm establishment came against the backdrop of a long successful work journey Mr. Al-Soaib has spent working at one of the biggest contracting companies in Riyadh owned by his father Sheik Hamad Bin Abdul-Rahman Al-Soaib. The tenure he spent being a manager at his father’s company offered him a vast experience in the business world and gave him a profound knowledge of the sources of investment. Moreover he had an impressive outlook on the impediments that face investor in KSA and the strength points from which business growth should start.

This journey was crowned by the membership he earned in the Saudi American Business Council, a step that came to assert his impressive diversified experience he managed to accumulate throughout the years; an experience featuring both legal and business outlooks. This unique experience is seldom found at any peer firm in KSA and this was the milestone from which the law firm was launched towards excellence.

At the onset, we functioned in line with a vision which aims to establish a legal entity that elevates performance rates and takes them to the international level in accordance with the highest quality service. Our law firm’s good standing in the legal domain is due to its dedication, agility and synergy in offering extraordinary legal services and a client-tailored legal advice to our clients. Accordingly, we earned our position as one of the leading law firms, not only in Saudi Arabia but also throughout the region.

With this passion to develop and to learn along with our aspiration to excel in line with this vision, we’ve been able -by the grace of God- to make various fruitful professional relationships and successful longstanding collaborations with our clients throughout the past two decades. Our persistence and commitment were key elements in building our prolific network of contacts with public and private sectors, regionally and internationally; an asset that we perfectly employed to cater to the best interests of our clients.

Consequently, our successes followed and the trust and the reception we received from our esteemed clients was overwhelming. We pride ourselves in many achievements such as:

  • Representing the German Dorneh (consultancies) in preparing the system of waste recycling in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Representing the French Post in preparing and reviewing the contracts pertaining to “Wasel” project in the Kingdom and signing it.
  • Participating with Ernst & Young –the international accountancy firm- along with the General Investments Fund in the project of earmarking the Intercontinental Hotel.

In addition to these, there have been many more remarkable accomplishments that are regarded as highlights in our business path and that have had the effect of enriching the investment climate and participation in developing the infrastructure of the national economy. These achievements were crowned by our office being selected in the 10×10 program launched by SAGIA for the ten best law firms supporting investment and providing the best legal solutions for foreign investors. This precious recognition came for acknowledging our efforts in enlightening investors with the investment climate in Saudi Arabia and our contributions to their successful businesses in the country.

After nearly two glorious decades of delivering an extraordinary legal service, it was vital to seek a strategic joint venture with an international law firm that shares our vision. We thought of this step to be conducive to further development,as our firm will benefit from a higher level of legal standards that will set the pace for our firm to compete with the international law firms in the region.

To this end, we had the privilege of associating with Charles Russell in June 2014 to be our new strategic alliance. Headquartered in London, Charles Russell is one of the leading law firms in the UK. Fortunately, Charles Russell concurs with our law firm’s vision and goals and shares our same passion for excellence and pioneering. This unique cooperation is a perfect opportunity to broaden our horizons for new business and creating high-level platforms for exchanging expertise and aspirations.

Finally, we at Al-Soaib law firm were constantly striving to make our philosophy anchored on having sincere faith in the noble message of the legal profession. In addition, we are determined to set the objectives of our firm to be premised on growing passion to learn and develop as well as selecting the productive elements, a high caliber of candidates and specialized experiences to contribute to the firm’s success history.

All these success elements function in a stimulating and forward-thinking work environment by providing the best legal service and accurate legal consultations for our clients who we’d rather like to call ‘success companions’.

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Hrobjartur Jonatansson

Admitted as Supreme Court Attorney in 1990.

Education:

  • University of Iceland,(Cand. Juris) 1984.
  • Diploma in Business Administration University of Iceland 1998;
  • University of Virginia (L.L.M.) in 1999.
  • Licensed to operate securities firms in 2000

Member: The Icelandic Bar Association, The International Bar Association.

Languages: Danish, English., basic French, German and Spanish.

Areas of practice: Antitrust, Appellate Practice, Banking Law, Bankruptcy law, Business, Commercial and Corporate Law , Dispute Resolution , Finance, Intellectual Property, Litigation.

The Corporate Law Practice:

In our corporate law practice we assist our clients in all matters in various busness sectors. We work in cross-practice teams as a matter of routine, providing clients with a seamless, comprehensive and cost-effective approach to legal and business matters.

Jonatansson & Co Legal Services:

Jonatansson & Co Legal Services is an Icelandic law firm that traces its roots back to 1965. Jonatansson & Co Legal Services is a full service firm that offers value added legal services to the corporate sector, organizations, the public sector, and private parties.

Among our international clients are multinational financial institutions and financial service firms, IT and media companies, industrial companies of various nature, and private entrepreneurs and investors to name a few.

Our lawyers have a vast experience in in all the key fields of business and commercial law. Our team consists of lawyers holding advanced degrees from foreign universities and with multi-jurisdictional qualifications
Our Litigation and Dispute Resolution work enjoys a strong presence in Iceland. Commercial dispute resolution, helping clients involved in various business-related conflicts, is a key part of the work our firm.

We work with some of the leading international law firms to safeguard the interst of our clients.

Jonatansson & Co Legal Services is a member of EUROJURIS International, a leading network with more than 600 independent law firms in Europe.”

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