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Preeti Mehta

Ms. Preeti Mehta is a Senior Partner of Messrs Kanga & Co., a leading firm of Advocates and Solicitors in Bombay, established in 1890 and having a vast clientele. Ms. Mehta qualified as a Solicitor both from Bombay and England. Ms. Mehta has been practising for over 25 years and has vast experience in matters relating to foreign collaborations, mergers & acquisitions, private equity investments, corporate laws, banking and franchising.

Ms. Mehta has advised various clients in matters relating to foreign investment and joint ventures, corporate laws, mergers and takeovers, foreign collaboration, private equity investments and franchising.

Kanga & Co:

Kanga & Co., established in 1890 is a highly respected and professionally managed Law Firm. Not only is it one of the oldest law firms in the country. It is also one of the largest, with 16 partners. Each with a wealth of experience, who are ably supported by a team op talented associates.

Our spacious office is located in downtown Mumbai in the middle of the business district and within walking distance from the high court of judicature at Mumbai.

We have a varied clientele ranging from Banks, Financial institutions and Mutual Funds to large corporate houses and Property Developers to closely held companies, firms as well as individuals.

We have also established a wide network and good working relationship with a large number of international law and solicitors’ firms over the years, by liaising and interacting with lawyers in several countries. We have gained experience, developed expertise and won recognition in international contracts, acquisitions and finance.

We take pride in providing personalized professional and result-oriented services to our clients, whilst upholding the highest standards of the legal profession.

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Antoine Cousin

Antoine Cousin is a partner in the Riyadh office, specializing in Energy and Infrastructure Projects, PPPs, Construction, Competitive Tenders and Joint Ventures.

Antoine has extensive experience of the following sectors, on behalf of both private sponsors and governments: Power Generation (conventional and nuclear), Water (production, desalination, distribution, wastewater treatment) and Transportation (airports, rail, ports, roads). He has also advised on projects in the fields of Urban Services and Social Infrastructure (healthcare, waste management, district heating) and Real Estate (urban development, land reclamation, hotel management).

Prior to joining White & Case, Antoine spent five years in the United States where he was an associate with an American firm, and then he practiced for six years with a leading European firm in Paris and in Riyadh. He is admitted to the New York and Paris Bars.

White & Case:

White & Case is a truly global law firm, uniquely positioned to help our clients achieve their ambitions in today’s G20 world.

As a pioneering international law firm, our cross-border expertise and diverse team of local, US and English-qualified lawyers consistently deliver results for our clients.

In both established and emerging markets, our lawyers are integral, long-standing members of the community, giving our clients insights into the local business environment alongside our expertise in multiple jurisdictions.

We work with some of the world’s most respected and well-established banks and businesses, as well as start-up visionaries, governments and state-owned entities.

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Inocencio Galindo

Inocencio Galindo joined Morgan & Morgan in 1998 as a Senior Associate and is currently a Partner.

Prior to joining Morgan & Morgan, Mr. Galindo gained experience as Associate at Hogan & Hartson, LLP (today, Hogan Lovells) in Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Mr. Galindo regularly advises clients in connection with the sale and purchase of businesses as well as joint ventures. During the last years, he has participated in transactions in several industries, including electricity generation, mining, real estate, construction, banking related services, among others, some with cross border components.

Mr. Galindo obtained a B.A. in Business Administration (Cum Laude) in Georgetown University (1993), and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center (1996).

Morgan & Morgan:

Morgan & Morgan-Attorneys at Law is among the top law firms in Panama and Central America, with the most experienced attorneys and multidisciplinary practices. The firm is a member of the Morgan & Morgan Group (MMG), an extensive and dynamic network of legal, fiduciary and financial services with operations in 20 cities of America, Asia, and Europe.

Morgan & Morgan regularly assist local and foreign corporations, from several industries, in important investments in Panama and the region.

Our fully licensed law offices, associated firms and strategic alliances with the most important professional networks such as Terralex , World Services Group , American Law Firm Association , International Network of Boutique Law Firms, among others; allows us to give an effective and dynamic answer to the needs of our clients worldwide within the industry´s best international standards.

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Miroslav Dubovský

Miroslav joined Weinhold Legal in August 2014. Miroslav is an extensively experienced transactional lawyer, focusing mainly on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures and real estate, in which he handles complex national and cross-border deals. He has also acted in numerous securities and finance transactions, including project finance and real estate finance deals, with innovative structures.

In his time as Managing Partner of the Prague office of Hogan Lovells, Miroslav advised a considerable number of major international and Czech companies on their projects in the Czech Republic and outside the country.

Furthermore, Miroslav was appointed an arbitrator of the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic, where he has decided many domestic arbitration cases as a co-arbitrator and chairman of the tribunal. He is also a member of the ICC’s Commission on International Arbitration.

Miroslav is highly regarded for his arbitration practice. He has been involved in numerous large international arbitrations, including high-profile commercial arbitrations concerning the privatisation of leading Czech state enterprises and protection of investments under bilateral investment treaties.

According to Chambers Europe 2014, he is highly regarded as an arbitrator and has been praised as “highly intelligent and quick” by clients. In Chambers Europe 2013, Miroslav Dubovsky is described as a “hands-on, solutions-oriented adviser, and experienced negotiator.”

Before joining Weinhold Legal he spent over 20 years at leading international law firms.

Miroslav is a native speaker of Czech. He speaks fluent English, and also Russian and Spanish.

Weinhold Legal:

Weinhold Legal is a leading Czech and Slovak business law firm. We approach our clients as our partners with the sole objective of providing imaginative legal solutions aimed at enabling our clients to succeed, using a flexible team-based methodology that we believe is unique in our markets.

We have expert knowledge of local regulations and market conditions. Our strength is our ability to use this knowledge to navigate our clients through the fast changing legal and business environment. Our dynamic team is committed to providing first-class services and technical excellence. Our lawyers have developed deep competencies in specific disciplines and industries, which we reinforce with regular local and international training.

Our international background and affiliations together with local grounding allows us to provide multi-jurisdictional solutions with sound local legal and market knowledge.

Our practice is deep and wide – operating in the Czech Republic and Slovakia since 1996 we provide a broad range of business law services of a high quality and a common sense practical approach.

This team-based approach and our relaxed working environment also makes us an exceptional place for Czech and Slovak lawyers to work, grow and enjoy their careers.

Our partners and senior attorneys are drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds and include international, Czech and Slovak lawyers.

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Annelies van der Pauw

Annelies heads the Corporate Department in Amsterdam. She has a wide range of corporate finance experience, including mergers and acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and public takeovers. She also has particular expertise in the area of initial public offerings and other equity issues.

She advises companies in M&A transactions, including private equity providers such as Bencis Capital Partners and Nederlandse Gasunie, FOX International Channels, Heerema, Liberty Global, Tetra Laval and USG People.

The 2012 edition of Chambers Europe describes Annelies as follows: “Annelies van der Pauw heads the firm’s corporate practice, and has built a considerable track record in private equity transactions” and
“Annelies van der Pauw is praised for her work in public takeovers and joint ventures.”

The 2013 edition of Chambers Europe describes Annelies as follows: Sources say of corporate head Annelies van der Pauw: “She’s targeted – she doesn’t waste time on needless debate but focuses on achieving our objectives.”

The 2013 edition of Legal 500 EMEA describes Annelies as follows: “Annelies van der Pauw has ‘remarkable negotiation skills’.”

Annelies was named dealmaker of the week (January, 2014) by the American Lawyer for her work on Liberty Global’s takeover of Ziggo.

Allen & Overy:

Allen & Overy’s Amsterdam office, is known for its individual experts and their ability to join forces, across practice areas and borders, to get deals done and to find solutions in highly complex cases.

We believe that clients today are looking for a legal adviser who is also a long-term business partner. In today’s world, legal risk management is an integral part of running a business, going well beyond transactions and disputes. We use our knowledge and experience to help our clients mitigate risks and navigate the pitfalls, on deal and off deal.

Our global span of 46 offices with 4,965 staff and 526 partners covers established and emerging economies in the West and East. What we share is deep-seated local knowledge and networks, a spirit of collaboration and the drive to exceed client expectations.

Our office in Amsterdam includes over 327 staff and 38 partners and offers legal advice to clients in almost every sector, including large and mid-sized companies, financial institutions and government organisations. Our clients benefit from our global reach and scalability. We are universally recognised market leaders in corporate transactions, banking & capital markets, governance & regulatory and disputes.

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Afolabi Caxton-Martins

Afolabi Caxton-Martins is a partner in the Corporate and Commercial group of the firm.

Afolabi is a graduate of the University of London (LL.B) and is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).

Afolabi has extensive experience in International Joint Ventures, Corporate restructuring, international mergers and acquisitions (particularly in telecoms) and arbitration.

Afolabi is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the International Bar Association as well as the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Afolabi is recognised and has listings in the several international law directories including, Chambers guide and Who’s Who legal.

ACAS-LAW:

As a full service corporate commercial law firm we offer a broad range of specialized services covering the broad spectrum of corporate and commercial law practice and which are aimed at satisfying our diverse clientele’s business activities. We are thus able to offer our clients a seamless one-stop service, provided consistently towards achieving their goals. This quality, amongst others, makes ACAS-LAW a wise choice for the prudent investor requiring direction through the labyrinth of Nigerian laws.

The Firm comprises 3 separate practice groups, which engage in the following major areas of specialisation: Energy & Project Finance Group, Corporate & Commercial Practice Group and International Trade & Shipping, Litigation Group. In addition to the above practice groups, the Firm also operates ADCAX Nominees Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary which provides dedicated service in the area of company secretarial practice to the clients of ACAS-LAW.

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Irfan M. Tayebaly

Irfan Tayebaly, B.Com., BBA (Hons.), LL.B., MBA, Advocate High Court, Senior Partner has been practicing law since over 25 years and has been involved predominantly in corporate, banking, financial, corporate and privatization matters. Taking advantage of his MBA Degree and his five years’ experience as an international corporate, banking and financial legal adviser at London. Irfan M. Tayebaly specializes in corporate, banking and financial law and practice, including advising on mergers and acquisitions, joint venture companies and projects, formation and licensing of banking companies, investment finance companies, leasing companies, investment advisory and investment companies, advising on and structuring syndication, banking, financial, leasing transactions, company and corporate matters, drafting and advising on banking, commercial and property / security documentation, contracts, structuring and documentation of financial investment transactions, joint venture agreements and advising on trade and commercial disputes.

Irfan M. Tayebaly is primarily responsible for dealing with banking and capital market and corporate clients and advising high end corporates, banks, leasing companies, modarabas, investment finance companies, brokerage houses and other corporate clients on behalf of the firm. He is probably the most experienced lawyer in Privatization transaction of banks and financial institutions in Pakistan and TFC (bond) issues in Pakistan. He also specializes in acquisition and sale transaction of banks and financial institutions and other corporate acquisitions and mergers.

Mohsin Tayebaly & Co:

Mohsin Tayebaly & Co. was founded by (late) Mr. Mohsin Tayebaly over fifty years ago and today it is renowned for being one of the leading law firms in Pakistan for banking, corporate, commercial, and financial matters.

Mohsin Tayebaly & Co. is a law firm operating in Pakistan which specializes in advising financial institutions, companies and state and regulatory bodies on their most complex and challenging legal issues.

Our aim is to provide consistently high quality advice that combines technical expertise with an understanding of the commercial environment in which our clients operate.

We have come a long way in a period of over fifty years and are able to provide a combination of legal expertise in the fields of corporate, commercial and financial and civil law in Pakistan.

Mohsin Tayebaly & Co. The firm presently consists of twenty eight law associates (seven partners and twenty one associates), which by comparison to the usual size of other firms in Pakistan, is considered a large sized firm.

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