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Guido Settepassi

Guido is an experienced criminal lawyer and guides corporate criminal practice and compliance. He gained significant experience in criminal matters both in judicial and out-of-court matters, assisting multinational companies permanently present in Italy. Its activity focuses on corporate, financial, tax, banking, money laundering, criminal protection of intellectual property, IT, market manipulation and insider trading, environmental, professional negligence, accidents at work, crimes against the PA, liability of directors and of mayors. With reference to the legislative decree n. 231/2001, concerning the administrative responsibility of legal entities, Guido has significant experience both in the field of procedural defense of companies and in the assistance of clients in the drafting of organizational models and protocols and preventive procedures for the predicate offenses of administrative liability of the entities. He also gained extensive expertise as a member or President of ODV ex dlgs n. 231/2001 in multinational companies in the industrial and banking sectors.

He currently writes articles in criminal matters and 231 in a financial newspaper, intervenes on specialized websites and as a speaker at conferences and training courses. He is a member of the Association of Supervisory Bodies ex 231.

He is a fully qualified criminal lawyer and leads the firm’s compliance and regulatory practice. He has gained valuable experience with the management of criminal and regulatory issues – as well as procedural, both in litigation and extrajudicial matters – of multinational companies having a permanent presence in Italy. His practice focuses on corporate and tax crimes, financial and bank crimes, money laundering, intellectual property crimes, IT crimes, market manipulation and insider trading, environmental crimes, professional negligence and industrial accidents as well as directors ‘and officers’ liability. As regards Italian decree n. 231/2001 concerning the criminal liabilities of companies, Guido has significant expertise in the field of defense, including anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, anti-fraud and health and safety. Of the multinational companies and banks.
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He is a regular speaker at seminars and trainings and is also a member of AODV 231, Association of ODV members pursuant to Decree n. 231/2001.

The White Collar Crime Law Practice:

Corporate crime spans all sectors and all jurisdictions. Our global White Collar and Investigations team advises financial institutions, insurance companies, corporations, engineering firms, life sciences companies, energy and environmental companies and professional services firms across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.

Eversheds Sutherland can advise you on recognizing, mitigating and responding to integrity and compliance risks. We have particular experience in helping clients to resolve issues that involve complex questions of criminal, civil and regulatory law across multiple jurisdictions.

Firm Name:

As a global top 15 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland provides legal advice and solutions to a global client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals.

We provide the full range of legal services, including corporate and M&A; dispute resolution and litigation; energy and infrastructure; insurance and financial services; human capital and labor law; intellectual property; real estate and construction; and tax.

Our teams of lawyers around the world operate seamlessly to deliver the legal know-how and strategic alignment that clients need from their advisors to help further their business interests. Clients describe us as creative and well-versed in cutting edge legal work – we listen well in order to understand how and where we can be most effective and add the greatest value.

We shape our advice to the unique circumstances and challenges of each project, and ensure the right people are in the right places to offer insight and certainty – from the day-to-day to the most complex, multijurisdictional matters.

What unites us is our commitment to service excellence through a solution-oriented approach. We know our clients’ businesses, the industries and markets they operate in, and we know that great relationships yield the best outcomes.

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Guylène Kiesel Le Cosquer

After starting her career as an in-house lawyer in the electronics industry, Guylène joined Cabinet PLASSERAUD in 1990. She actively developed the firm’s legal department and became a partner of the firm.

In addition to managing her own portfolio of clients and overseeing cases of other IP professionals in the legal department and drawing on her broad experience in Industrial Property, she is a regular speaker conferences in France as well as abroad on a host of subjects (Audit and optimising value of IP portfolios, Seizures by Customs Authorities and seizure of counterfeiting products, Community designs, Surveys in trademarks cases and what do they prove, Good trademark use practice, Overcoming the obstacles of trademarks, Enforcement of IP rights in France and Europe, Designs: comparative law Europe- Canada, How best to combine marketing objectives and legal imperatives?…).

Guylène has been elected as President of the French Intellectual Property Attorneys Association (2017/2018) and is the first trade mark Attorney to hold this position. Before being elected as President, she had fulfilled various roles within the French Intellectual Property Attorneys Association and in particular as Vice President (1997/1998) and member of its Communication Committee.

She was a Member of the Disciplinary Board as well as of the Advisory Board for many years. She also coordinated the Trade Mark and Design Attorney professional qualification round-table educational program during 16 years.

She is currently a member of major international IP associations: INTA, ECTA, AIPPI, FICPI …

Cabinet Plasseraud:

Founded in 1906, Cabinet Plasseraud is one of the leading European firms in the IP sector, and among the largest in France, with offices in Paris, Lyon, Lille, Dijon, Bordeaux,Toulouse, Angoulême, Shanghai and Prague. Our team of over 110 Attorneys (Patents, Trademarks & Designs) ensures that our clients’ needs are taken care of by specialists in all technical and legal areas.

Our Attorneys are all highly technically and/or legally qualified and include:

  • French Patent Attorneys
  • European Patent Attorneys
  • French Trademark & Designs Attorneys
  • European Trademark & Designs Attorneys

We are a full service IP firm, and our activities include:

  • Filing and prosecution of patents, trademarks and designs up to grant & registrations,
  • Opposition and appeal proceedings at the EPO, EUIPO and the National Institute of Industrial Property,
  • Freedom-to-operate opinions,
  • Patent Searches,
  • Seizure infringement actions and other legal proceedings concerning IP rights,
  • Contracts – Negotiation & Drafting,
  • Domain names – New technologies,
  • Geographical indications,
  • Due diligence reports,
  • Financial evaluation of IP rights,
  • Maintenance fees.

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Miguel De Puy

A graduate of the Universidad Santa María La Antigua and Franklin Pierce Law Center (now University of New Hampshire), Miguel De Puy worked for twelve years as a senior associate for the prestigious law firm Morgan & Morgan before opening his personal law practice.

Mr. De Puy´s main field of expertise is Intellectual Property law, specializing in the registration and protection of trademarks, patents of invention, utility models, industrial designs and copyrights. He is an expert on trademark applications, nullities and cancellations and criminal actions against infringers. Mr. De Puy drafts contracts and trademark patent licenses, and handles matters regarding franchising and technology transfers.

His practice area includes the filing and obtaining of approvals according to the local regulatory requirements, relevant for products such as for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food/beverages. Mr. De Puy is also experienced in real estate, corporate, tourism and immigration matters.

Mr. De Puy has lectured for many years as an intellectual property law professor at his alma mater, where he wrote an highly praised thesis regarding Debt-or-Nature Swaps in Panama’s legislation. He also holds regular seminars for customs personnel and other organizations.

As a lawyer, he has been identified by Who´s Who as an expert in patents and trademarks in Panama and has been recognized for his work in business and international operations of intellectual property.

The IP Law Practice:

Panama´s rapid economic growth, its central geographical location and the constant movement of goods through the Panama Canal and the Colón Free Zone make it imperative to secure your IP rights in this country.

Intellectual Property (IP) includes trademarks, copyrights, patents and related interests. It is key and valuable business asset for both natural and juridical persons.

In today´s increasingly interconnected world, it is vital to protect your IP rights. The better you protect your property, the easier it is to enforce your rights.

Our law team at De Puy & Asociados is regarded as a local expert in IP matters. The firm is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the Asociación Interamericana de Propiedad Intelectual (ASIPI), the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Intellectual Property Panamanian Association (APADEPI) and the International Anti Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC).

De Puy & Asociados:

Many large law firms treat clients as mere case numbers, having their valuable assets often managed by secretaries and assistants instead of qualified, professional attorneys. As a boutique law firm, De Puy & Asociados prides itself in personal, effective and efficient service from top-rated lawyers to each one of our valued customers.

Established in the Republic of Panama, the firm´s experienced attorneys specialize in Intellectual Property (IP) matters and offshore corporations in both Panamá and Belize.

De Puy & Asociados has ample experience in immigration and real estate transactions. It also counsels clients on regulatory affairs, provides ship registry services, and organizes private interest foundations.

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Kiril Bougartchev

Kiril co-founded the Bougartchev Moyne Associés law firm in January 2017. He has been involved in many notorious white collar crime cases, including sensitive political and financial matters. He is notably advising a Swiss bank and its chief executive prosecuted in France on grounds of aggravated laundering of the proceeds of tax fraud committed by a former Minister. He is also assisting an armaments company in connection with a criminal investigation opened following an attack in Asia in the early 2000s.

In January 2016, Kiril and his team implemented in a money-laundering matter the first plea bargaining ever in the French Financial Public Prosecutor’s history.

He also represented major firms and their management in large-scale matters relating to industrial and environmental accidents (explosion at a refinery, accident during a Universal Exhibition, various matters on pollution and abandoned waste…).

Kiril was formerly a Secrétaire de la Conférence des Avocats of the Paris Bar and successively an outside lecturer and examiner in white collar crime at Paris II University (Magistère de Juriste d’Affaires DJCE) and a lecturer in international criminal procedure at Montpellier University (Master programme in Criminal Law) between 2004 and 2007. Since 2011, Kiril Bougartchev is an external contributor and examiner at EDHEC Business School (MSC Legal and Tax Management).

He has been a member of the Working Committee on decriminalisation of business criminal law and companies’ competitiveness of “Paris Europlace”. In this regard, he has been working on the reform of Article 145 of the Code of Civil Procedure (French discovery) and on the French guilty plea mainstreaming. His recent publications include articles in relation to the misuse of corporate assets, corruption, auditors’ criminal liability, business secrecy. He is also the co-author of the French chapter of the Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Review (Law Business Research, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015) and the French chapter of a comparative law book about the offence of corruption which will be published by Oxford University in 2017.

Kiril is viewed as “an expert in white collar crime, very involved in his matters” (Chambers) and “trustworthy”, “very customer-oriented and creative” with “a very high level of strategic vision” (Legal 500), a “formidable advocate” commended for its “world-class White Collar Crime practice” (Who’s Who Legal). Since 2007, Kiril is ranked as “Essential” in several categories such as White Collar Crime, Commercial and Financial Litigation and Regulatory Litigation by Décideurs where he is also listed amongst the “great strategists”.

In 2009 and 2016, Kiril and his team were named “White Collar Crime Team of the Year – France” by Décideurs at the Trophées du Droit. In 2013, Kiril was named “Lawyer of the Year – France” in Criminal defence by Best Lawyers.

The White Collar Crime Law Practice:

Bougartchev Moyne Associés advises companies, banking and financial institutions, and insurance companies, as well as their officers and shareholders in all areas of white collar crime.

We act in all criminal proceedings relating to the management and administration, in particular financial and accounting, of businesses, their investments, commercial activities, governance and, more generally, all problems arising in the normal course of corporate and business life (Criminal company law).

Our team also deals with all matters concerning Criminal banking and financial law, Criminal tax law and their related offences.

We also act on behalf of our clients in proceedings for breach of probity, whether involving corruption, trading in influence or unlawful acquisition of interests (Bribery and related offences) and, more generally, in politico-financial cases with heavy media exposure (Criminal and political proceedings).

Finally, our firm works alongside its clients in resolving disputes arising in connection with their activities, whether as a result of their environmental impact (Environmental criminal law) or their effect on the health or well-being of employees or third parties (Criminal labour law and unintentional offences), breach of their secrets or computer networks (Cybercrime, computer fraud and protection of company secrets) or their interactions with their business partners, competitors and consumers (Competition and consumer criminal law).

We assist our clients both in France and internationally, providing them with the benefit of our wide experience in cross-border proceedings and multi-jurisdictional prosecutions and close links with law firms throughout the world (International criminal law).

Bougartchev Moyne Associés:

After 30 and 20 years, respectively, of professional practice in major firms and hundreds of trials, we have chosen to create an ambitious firm for our clients, where the hallmarks are independence, liberty, versatility and flexibility.

We are litigation lawyers who are recognised by the profession, and we assist public or private companies, banks and financial institutions, insurance companies and their officers in all proceedings they are facing, whether involving white collar crime, civil law, commercial law or regulatory matters. We assist them on a daily basis, during crises or to aid them in meeting their legal and regulatory obligations. We also work with our clients in connection with their internal enquiries and training programmes.

We have extensive experience in emergency, complex, multi-party, transnational and multi-jurisdictional proceedings, as well as in negotiating settlement agreements, in France and internationally, and are accustomed to working in teams. We assist our clients worldwide, alongside international firms and specialised firms. We are frequently appointed to coordinate the work of law firms selected in various jurisdictions.

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Mar De Pedraza

Mar De Pedraza (Madrid, 1973) is the managing partner of the boutique criminal law firm De Pedraza Abogados.

Prior to establishing De Pedraza Abogados in 2011, she worked extensively as a corporate lawyer at some of the most prestigious Spanish and multi-national law firms, such as Garrigues and Baker & McKenzie. De Pedraza Abogados provides specialist criminal law services, covering both the traditional pre-litigation and litigation side of criminal law cases, acting as defence and prosecution lawyers, and the more novel “preventive” side of corporate defence and compliance, made necessary by the entry into force in December 2010 of the amended Spanish Criminal Code.

She studied at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid (1996) and the Universita degli Studi di Bologna (1995), and has been a member of the Madrid Bar Association (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid) since 1997.

Mar de Pedraza specialises in White-Collar Crime, such as offences against financial and socio-economic interests, fraud, criminal insolvency, misappropriation, misrepresentation and falsification of documents, corporate offences, offences against the tax and social security authorities, and offences against workers’ rights, against the environment and against intellectual and industrial property, among others. She was awarded Band 2 ranking in the Chambers Editions for both 2012 and 2013.

Keen to impart her knowledge and experience further, she is a regular speaker at the Institute for Business Training of the Madrid Chamber of Commerce (IFE), participates in exciting initiatives such as the Criminal Law and Financial Crime Observatory (Observatorio de Derecho Penal y Delitos Económicos) organised by the Cátedra de Investigación Económica y Forense URJC-KPMG, and currently teaches on a specialist degree course on criminal litigation at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.

De Pedraza Abogados:

We are a specialist criminal law firm committed to providing our clients with highly sophisticated criminal law advice. Our specialist legal advisory services cover the traditional pre-litigation and litigation side of criminal law cases, in which we can act on your behalf either as defence or prosecution lawyers, and also the more novel “preventive” side (corporate defence and corporate compliance) of such cases, which has emerged since the introduction, among other legislation, of the current version of the Spanish Criminal Code, in force since 24 December 2010.

Such specialist legal services focus on the specific area of “white-collar crime”, namely, offences against financial and socio-economic interests, fraud, criminal insolvency, misappropriation, misrepresentation and falsification of documents, corporate offences, offences against the tax and social security authorities, and offences against workers’ rights, against the environment, against intellectual and industrial property or against the State Administration (such as bribery, acts of perversion of justice and embezzlement of public funds), among others.

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Alexander Minin

Alexander is a co-founder and Senior Partner, Attorney at Law of WTS Tax Legal Consulting/ KM Partners since 1999. Alexander has more than 20 years of practice in the area of tax and customs law. With an extensive experience in dispute resolution he handles cases both on criminal and administrative matters.

The main areas of Alexander’s specialization are:

  • taxation;
  • litigation;
  • investments;
  • M&A and restructuring;
  • agribusiness;
  • criminal proceedings on white collar crimes.

Professional portfolio of Alexander includes more than 300 cases and projects. In particular, Alexander has led the most significant cases in tax and customs litigation, projects on structuring and consolidation of business groups in Ukraine, disputes connected with realization of large investments projects. He advices and represents interests of the biggest taxpayers in Ukraine: multinational groups, international companies and their subsidiaries in Ukraine, Ukrainian companies and mid-sized business.

Alexander is a member of International Bar Association and is regularly ranked as one of the best practicing lawyers in Ukraine according to international and Ukrainian ranking researches such as: The Legal 500 EMEA, Tax Directors Handbook, Сhambers Europe Guide, International Law Office (Client Choice Awards), Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers, PLC Which Lawyer, World Tax, World Transfer Pricing (International Tax Review) and many others.

Alexander is an author of more than 70 publications and expert comments in mass media on taxation, customs law, disputes resolution, and criminal law. He is an active member of professional conferences, round tables, public projects, and forums. In particular, he was invited as a National Speaker of Ukraine in tax session of IBА Tokio International Conference (October 2014) and IBA Vienna International Conference (September 2015).

White Collar Crime Law Practice:

Our corporate crime lawyers provide protection at all stages of pre-trial investigation, during court hearings of criminal proceedings and in cases on administrative offences which includes:

  • full range of services on defense of taxpayers’ officials in criminal proceedings;
  • support taxpayers’ officials during interrogations in any procedural status;
  • appeal against unlawful decisions, actions or inactions of the investigating and prosecution authorities;
  • legal assistance during search and temporary access to belongings and documents;
  • work on the formation of evidence to support the position of taxpayers’ officials;
  • initiation of opening and support in criminal proceedings regarding illegal actions done by officials of the State Fiscal Service, bodies of internal affairs, the prosecutor’s office and others.

WTS Tax Legal Consulting/ KM Partners:

Ukrainian consulting firm which has been working on the service and legal market of Ukraine since 1999 specializing in tax, legal and consulting services.

In 2010 KM Partners became a member of the WTS Alliance – a global network of selected consulting firms represented in about 100 countries worldwide. WTS is a brand that consolidates thousands of experts from different law firms to provide tax and legal assistance. Due to this membership our specialists were granted with opportunity to use innovative approaches and international practice to render comprehensive expertice.

The primary spheres of firm’s activity are:

  • taxation;
  • customs law;
  • transfer pricing;
  • M&A and restructurings;
  • contract and business law;
  • litigation;
  • agriculture;
  • real estate and construction;
  • distribution;
  • competition and antitrust law;
  • corporate law;
  • labour law/ labour disputes;
  • currency control;
  • intellectual property;
  • bankruptcy.

We advise clients in various industrial sectors such as agribusiness, automobile, banking, building materials, chemical, electrical engineering, energy, information technology, communications, consumer goods production, mechanical engineering, media, pharmaceutical, technology, telecommunications, retail, transport and logistics, insurance companies.

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Mihai Mares

Mihai is one of the founders and the Managing Partner of Mares / Danilescu / Mares.

Prior to this position, he was the managing partner of Garrigues in Romania, which originally merged with Mares & Asociatii in 2008. When Garrigues pulled out of Romania, Mihai joined as Of Counsel, the Romanian law firm, Musat & Asociatii, before re-launching his firm in September 2011.

Described by Legal 500 (2009) as “an energetic legal brain”, Mihai is being recognized for the depth of his experience in white collar criminal defense.

Since 2014, his practice focuses mostly exclusive on criminal defense for senior executives, entrepreneurs, major industrial groups, financial institutions and large international and domestic companies, in a wide range of matters involving accounting, financial, securities and tax fraud; bribery, antitrust and environmental violations.

In addition, he advises clients in internal investigations and audits involving money laundering, fraud and other corporate misconduct. In international criminal law, Mihai acts in international corruption, freezing of assets, multi-jurisdictional investigations and extradition.

The White Collar Crime Practice:

Our White Collar Crime practice is coordinated by Mihai Mares, managing partner of Mares / Danilescu / Mares.

The White Collar Practice offers clients first-rate skills in dealing with government investigations and enforcement matters. Our lawyers have substantial experience defending clients through all phases of investigations as well as criminal and civil enforcement proceedings. Clients include large corporations, banks, and other institutions, as well as individuals prominent in business and political affairs.

Our law firm represents clients in all the Romanian courts and in front of all agencies and prosecutors’ offices, in a wide range of matters involving accounting, financial, securities and tax fraud; bribery, money laundering, antitrust and environmental violations.

In international criminal law we advise and represents in international corruption cases, embargo and international sanctions, freezing of assets, multi-jurisdictional investigations, extradition.

Our primary objective is to resolve issues of potential criminal liability before charges are brought. In the civil enforcement context, we offer innovative options that allow our clients to minimize monetary exposure while simultaneously investing in preventive measures to avoid future liability.

Mares / Danilescu / Mares:

Mares / Danilescu / Mares is a first-rate Romanian independent corporate law firm, founded in 2011 by leading Romanian attorneys with a solid track record in large international and Romanian law firms.

We have an international mind perspective and benefit from the contribution of our 12 fee-earners highly specialized in business law in the broadest sense, covering major commercial and industrial activities from energy, infrastructure, insurance, automotive to banking and finance, capital markets, media and telecom.

The partners of the firm have been representing international and domestic clients, global corporations, large international financial and investment institutions in many significant white-collar criminal matters, mergers and acquisitions, corporate matters, restructuring and financing projects, while also serving many small and medium-sized establishments. Our disputes resolution department is one of the strongest, handling complex business crime cases, commercial litigation, tax disputes, sensitive internal investigations and international arbitration cases.

Mares / Danilescu / Mares’s international network of relationships and commitment to timely and effective service assure real time interaction with international clients’ in-house and outside lawyers, and backup support on cross border transactions and other international projects.

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Piotr R. Graczyk

Mr Piotr R. Graczyk is an advocate. He is legally empowered to represent clients in lawsuits Mr Piotr R. Graczyk is an advocate. He completed his legal training and passed professional bar examination in December 2005, being entered in the roll of lawyers in January 2006. He is legally empowered to represent clients in lawsuits before all courts in Poland.

Mr Graczyk has long-standing experience of broadly understood economic law, and in particular economic criminal law. Mr Piotr R. Graczyk represents highly specialized companies in penal proceedings in cases involving combat against unfair competition. In addition, he provides legal aid at the stage of preparatory and judicial proceedings to companies aggrieved by white collar crimes. In proceedings involving unfair competition, Mr Graczyk prepares and plans thorough legal aid taking account of the nature and manner of asserting claims also by means of civil law action. Mr Graczyk’s experience in cooperating with high technology companies ensures consistency and uniformity of the legal aid provided by him.

Matters involving business fraud have become the central part of Mr Graczyk’s activity, and this specialization makes the Law Office RGW recognizable in the market as an entity with direct relevant experience. The greatest strength of legal aid in this area is that clients are provided with thorough consultancy. Mr Graczyk is also giving seminars for entrepreneurs belonging to the Polish – Swiss Chamber of Commerce on combating unfair competition. He is editor in chief of the Unfair Competition and Compliance Portal, which is devoted to the Polish, German, French and European unfair competition law.

Moreover, Mr Graczyk has long-standing experience of legal consultancy for corporate Clients. Mr Graczyk’s experience in the area of company law includes drafting partnership agreements, articles of association, making arrangements for general meetings as well as giving opinion on transactions involved in joint-venture projects, including those concerning transfer of new technologies.

Mr Piotr R. Graczyk is a law graduate of the University of Warsaw (summa cum laude), American Law Studies of the University of Florida, G. Lewin College of Law, USA, a scholarship holder of DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – Universität Saarbrücken, Germany, a member of the Lódź Bar Association. In 2012, he completed Postgraduate Criminal and Ecomic Law Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow.

Mr. Graczyk is also an Arbitrator of the Arbitration Tribunal for Sport at the Polish Olympic Committee and a member of the Committee of the Tribunal for the period from 2012 through 2015.

Mr Graczyk is a general partner in the Law Office RGW.

Rocławski Graczyk i Wspólnicy:

The Law Office RGW Rocławski Graczyk i Wspólnicy, Adwokacka Spółka Jawna [general partnership] offers specialist legal aid to both entrepreneurs and natural persons.

The Law Office RGW provides legal services mainly to companies and business entities, especially from the area of German speaking countries.

At the disposal of the Clients of RGW, there are advocates, legal advisors as well as a German advocate and lawyers.

The Office cooperates with lawyers, legal trainees and other consultants with long-standing experience specializing in both large scale projects and solving day-to day problems of our Clients taking into consideration a special nature of a given trade.

RGW is advising, inter alia, on the law on competition, environment protection and transportation.

The objective of the Law Office RGW is to provide legal services maintaining the highest standards of diligence and knowledge.

In order to provide effective and comprehensive legal aid, the RGW team is cooperating with specialists in different areas, including:

  • tax advisers,
  • assessors,
  • sworn translators,
  • consultants in the area of economics, finance and management,
  • foreign law offices, particularly from the territory of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Our consultants have a good command of foreign languages, German and English, thus being able to provide legal assistance in working on international projects typical of Clients active within capital groups, holding companies as well as to foreign investors.

The Law Office RGW Rocławski Graczyk i Wspólnicy is a member of organizations involved in activities of business entities and takes an active part in undertakings for the promotion of enterprise. The Law Office RGW is proud of being a member of the Polish-Swiss Chamber of Industry and Commerce with its seat in Warsaw.

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Pascal de Preux

Pascal de Preux obtained his law degrees from the University of Lausanne (2002) and from Boston University, USA, LL.M in 2003. He was admitted to the bar in 2006. He then worked as an associate at two leading Swiss law firms in Lausanne and Geneva (2006-2010) and as a partner in a Lausanne law firm (2011-2014). In October 2014, he set up his own law firm with Christian de Preux.

His main areas of practice are white collar crime and international mutual assistance in criminal, civil and administrative matters, areas in which he is author of many publications. He has an extensive experience in domestic and international litigation before ordinary courts or in arbitration. He handles commercial proceedings, especially banking and financial disputes. He also represents clients in labor laws disputes. Pascal de Preux is a lecturer in criminal law at Fribourg University Law School and teaches at Visioncompliance, a company specialized in the area of banking regulatory issues.

His working languages are French and English. Pascal de Preux is a member of Vaud bar Association, Geneva Business Law Association, International Association of Young Lawyers, International Association of Criminal Law, Swiss Society of Criminal Law.

White Collar Crime Practice:

  • Consulting and assistance within financial infringements committed in the context of investments, financial transactions, or asset management transactions (white collar crime)
  • Representation before the cantonal and federal courts
  • Supporting within requests of mutual assistance in criminal or administrative matters filed by foreign States
  • Drafting of compliance programs, especially in the field of money laundering and bribery

de Preux Avocats:

The firm provides a range of customised consulting and legal services to private and institutional clients.

It has a network of local and international associates, chosen to meet the most demanding requests.

It draws its strength from constructive interaction, total involvement in cases, and a constant search for creative and innovative solutions.

The relationship between the measures implemented and the stated objective is at the centre of its priorities.

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Nati Simchony

Nat joined HFN in 2014 as partner and head of the White Collar Crime Department.

Known as one of the top legal experts in this area Nati brings a wealth of experience in the litigation of white collar crimes.

His work includes the representation of clients in a wide spectrum of aspects with in the field of white collar crimes: fraud, theft, bribery, negligence, securities, money laundering, taxation, antitrust and security offenses, including administrative enforcement on all levels.

Nati started his legal career as an intern in Adv. Uri Slonim’s law firm and after being admitted to the Israeli bar, he worked with Adv. Yehuda Tunik. In 1992, he began working with Adv, GioraAderet, first as an associate and then as a partner.

In 1999, Nati opened his own firm which merged in 2004 with Adv. Aderet’s firm to form the Law Offices of Aderet, Simchony& Co.

Throughout his career, Nati has represented clients in complex and sensitive cases, of public and legal importance, and actively contributed to the establishment of significant precedents in a variety of legal issues.

White Collar Crime Law Practice:

As regulatory standards around the world become ever more complex and challenging to navigate, companies are increasingly recognising the need to ensure that their business practices conform to all applicable laws and standards of the countries in which they operate.

HFN is the first Israeli law firm to identify the necessity of establishing a dedicated Corporate Compliance, Anti-Corruption & White Collar Crime group to specifically address these diverse issues. The group assists clients from both an Israeli and international perspective, and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive information regarding corporate compliance issues.

The scope of the Corporate Compliance, Anti-Corruption & White Collar Crime group’s work falls into three separate but inter-related fields: export control, trade sanctions and anti-corruption and bribery. The group strives to provide clients with creative and sustainable solutions to facilitate the operation of their international trade business.

Herzog Fox & Neeman:

Over the past 40 years, Herzog Fox & Neeman has grown to become Israel’s premier law firm, earning a reputation as market leader through its involvement in every major development that has shaped the Israeli Economy.

Since our founding as a boutique firm for international clients doing business in Israel, we continue to be the law firm of choice for prominent multinational companies. Our unrivalled experience in cross-border and domestic matters enables us to address our clients’ legal needs across all industries.

HFN is Israel’s most diverse law firm, with over 260 lawyers of whom more than 90 are partners. The firm has some of the brightest legal minds in the profession, possessing both intimate knowledge of local markets and a clear understanding of global business HFN employs over 50 dual-qualified, foreign-born lawyers who have worked at leading firms in the U.S., UK and Australia. In keeping with the firm’s global perspective, the majority of HFN’s business is conducted in English and lawyers work closely with leading firms in jurisdictions around the world.

HFN’s commitment to excellence is reflected in its prominent status in all major international and domestic publications. The firm has received top-tier rankings for consecutive years in almost all major practice areas in leading directories including: The European Legal 500, Chambers Global, IFLR 1000, BDI and Dun and Bradstreet. HFN is the mostly highly ranked amongst all Israeli law firms, and was selected as Israeli Law Firm of the Year by the Financial Times and mergermarket, IFLR, Who’s Who Legal and others.

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