Glen M. Lindsay joins Leaders in Law as the Real Estate Litigation Law Member in Florida, USA

Leaders in Law the leading platform in its field, is delighted to welcome Glen M. Lindsay as our exclusively recommended & endorsed Real Estate Litigation Law expert in Florida, USA.

Born in Houston, Texas, Glen M. Lindsay earned his B.S. in Communication Studies and Philosophy from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois where he was a four-year recipient of the Thomas J. Watson Memorial Scholarship and a joint JD/MBA (Finance) from the University of Miami where he was a Graduate Assistant to Prof. Ann M. Olazabal, Esq. researching issues related to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act.

Glen’s practice concentrates primarily on business, regulatory and real estate litigation with an emphasis on matters involving fraud and/or deceptive business practices as well as matters at the intersection of commercial litigation and government regulatory compliance.

In 2019, Glen secured an order of dismissal in federal court in a matter of first impression successfully arguing that when attempting to secure a maritime lien on a vessel that designated as a “blocked asset” by the Office of Foreign Asset Control (“OFAC”), the party seeking imposition of the maritime lien must obtain licensure from OFAC prior to bringing an admiralty action. Versilia Supply Service SRL et al. v. M/Y Waku, 0:18-cv-62975-Cohn/Seltzer (Apr. 16, 2019).

Prior to joining Saavedra-Goodwin in 2016, Glen was an attorney with two NLJ 350 law firms where he represented numerous Fortune 500 companies focusing primarily on consumer finance and federal regulatory compliance matters.

Glen has an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and has been selected as a Rising Star since 2018 by Florida Super Lawyers, a distinction earned by only 2.5% of lawyers. Glen is a member of the Broward County and American Bar associations.

Glen is admitted to the bar in Florida, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Batuhan Eser joins Leaders in Law as the Arbitration Law Member in Turkey

Leaders in Law the leading platform in its field, is delighted to welcome Batuhan Eser as our exclusively recommended & endorsed Arbitration Law expert in Turkey.

After graduating from Başkent University Faculty of Law in 2004, Batuhan Eser concluded his lawyer internship subsequently. Following his master’s degree in International Commercial Dispute Resolution at London Westminster University in 2009, Batuhan Eser has been working at Kurucu Law Offices of which he is a founding partner since July 2015 and registered to Ankara Bar Association since 2005.

His expertise has mainly focused on (i) Arbitration, including International Commercial Arbitration and Domestic Arbitration, and (ii) Energy Law, specifically Petroleum and Natural Gas. On the arbitration side, Mr Eser has successfuly represented his clients in numerous ICC, LCIA and ISTAC arbitrations. Among these arbitrations were included those requiring a deep technical knowledge on oil & gas, power markets and construction. Mr Eser, being involved in the disputes from the very beginning, in some cases, even in dispute notice exchange stages, served his client’s submissions and represented them at the hearings and communications with the tribunals.

Firm Description:

The firm: KURUCU is an independent and distinguished law firm formed in 2015 by three lawyers whose names are Batuhan Eser, Serdar Can Özaltınlı and Serkan Çatalpınar, each with its own renowned expertise. It is an Ankara-based law firm committed to provide its superior legal services with its team of lawyers who are highly specialised in their fields.  KURUCU, always meticulous in meeting its clients’ needs, takes pride in deservedly being one of the most successful law firms in Turkey despite its young age. The dynamism of KURUCU originating from its young age is a great help in its success as well as the team’s business-minded approach.

KURUCU’s main area of practice may be described as claim management and dispute resolution services under cross-border projects and disputes, consultancy services with respect to energy investments and legal relations with related regulatory bodies, commercial counselling in corporate matters including various M&As. Not only that, KURUCU’s private litigation consultancy which has enabled many of its clients to reach and/or retrieve their entitlements is its another focal point.

It is also worthwhile to mention that KURUCU has consistently grown both in terms of scope of works undertaken and personnel size. Initially having 3 of its founding partners, it now has a team of lawyers each having extensive knowledge and skill in their respective field of activity. This growth is resulted in establishing another liaison office in Istanbul, Turkey.

Carlton Fon Akkum joins Leaders in Law as the Commercial Law Member in Cameroon

Leaders in Law the leading platform in its field, is delighted to welcome Carlton Fon Akkum as our exclusively recommended & endorsed Commercial Law expert in Cameroon.

Carlton is a founding member and the Senior Managing Partner of Akkum, Akkum & Associates LLP. With 23 years of hands-on experience as a legal practitioner,  he is highly specialized in his craft. He has amassed quite a great deal of finesse in the legal practice and advised on several complex and cutting-edge transactions in the areas of Intellectual Property Rights, Securities, corporate restructurings like mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, corporate governance, due diligence and corporate finance, real estate, regulatory advisory services, labor and employment, competition and commercial litigation.

Carlton is currently advising on a wide range of matters in oil & gas, power and capital markets, His expertise spans through the African Market. He has the ability to guide his team towards meeting deadlines without sacrificing quality. Carlton has advised many local and international based corporations on aviation, mining and technological deals.

Carlton is an accredited agent at the African Intellectual Property Rights Organization (OAPI). He is a bona fide Human Rights activist and an author of many publications in law journals.

Proffessional Membership

  • Cameroon Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • International Law Association- Cameroon Branch
  • Terralex
  • Hieros Gamos (HG) Global Legal Resources

William Leung joins Leaders in Law as the Arbitration Law Member in Hong Kong

Leaders in Law the leading platform in its field, is delighted to welcome William Leung as our exclusively recommended & endorsed Arbitration Law expert in Hong Kong.

Mr. William Leung, founder of his firm has been a practicing solicitor of the High Court of the Hong Kong SAR since 1988.He graduated from University of London with a Master of Law degree in 1988, Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Hong Kong in 1992. Prior to and shortly after the re-unification of Hong Kong and China in 1997, he has also taken the initiative to polish his legal expertise in China by obtaining a Bachelor in Chinese Law from China University Politics and Law in 1997 and a Master in Economic Law from Peking University, China in 2002. Mr. William Leung is a Fellow with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK; the Hong Kong and Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and he is a Panel Arbitrator with Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre; Singapore International Arbitration Centre; China International Economic Trade Arbitration Commission, China Maritime Arbitration Commission; Korean Commercial Arbitration Board; and Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration in Malaysia.

His recent publications include “Exercise Of Residual Discretion under Article V Of The New York Convention By Enforcement Court When Award Is Alive Dead And Undead” published in January 2019 on China Legal Science, focusing on Arbitration.

Other contributions in the area of corporate finance include “Oxford handbook of Asian Business Systems – Hong Kong: Hybrid Capitalism as Catalyst, by professor Gordon Redding, Gilbert Wong and William Leung” published in 2014 on 2014 oxford handbook of Asian Business System.

Our Mr. William Leung has been an insolvency practitioner since the year of 2001, has been appointed by both the Hong Kong High Court and the Hong Kong Official Receiver, in acting as company liquidators in liquidating company assets.

In year of 2016, our Mr. William Leung has been granted the status of Solicitor Advocate* having higher right of audience to appear and make submissions in any higher courts (including the Court of Final Appeal) in Hong Kong [Law Society Circular 16-857].

In year of 2020, our Mr. William Leung was appointed by The High People’s Court of Guangdong Province as a mediator for cross-border commercial disputes in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. (see Letter of Appointment)

Safir Anand joins Leaders in Law as the Trademark Law Member in India

Leaders in Law the leading platform in its field, is delighted to welcome Safir Anand as our exclusively recommended & endorsed Trademark Law expert in India.

Accredited as one of India’s Top IP Attorney, Safir Anand is a Senior Partner & Head of Trademarks, Commercial & Contractual IP at Anand and Anand, with over 25 years of experience in providing inputs on strategy, business models, Trademark Law, marketing and commercial insights, blended with an astute understanding of IP law that encompasses IP protection, IP enforcement, IP agreements, licensing, franchising, monetisation and due diligence.

Safir is a profound IP advisor who has been widely recognized for providing ingenious inputs towards business model building, marketing and commercial insights blended with an astute understanding of the IP law. He has also been proffering advice to leading Indian businesses on scaling up by leveraging the power of IP. His focus to unleash the power of intangibles and nurture the untapped IP potential through specialized IP services earned him accolades and prestigious positions with esteemed national as well as global organizations. He has secured a phenomenal number of credentials from India’s leading brands in a wide array of categories for tailor making their IP strategy to business strategy, bringing innovation in their line of business.

Safir has dedicated his career to exploring the facets of monetization, fine-tuned the concept of Returns of Advertising, created industry level specialisations for the firm, worked with clients’ R&D Teams for product development and personally created product prototypes and very recently co-set up a COVID Fund for artisans in the country. He has been recognised by many prestigious forums such Financial Times London, Business World India and Forbes amongst many others for being an innovative professional.

 

Mustafa Tırtır joins Leaders in Law as the Criminal Law Member in Turkey

Leaders in Law the leading platform in its field, is delighted to welcome Mustafa Tırtır as our exclusively recommended & endorsed Criminal Law expert in Turkey.

Mustafa graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Law in 1999. He completed his legal internship in the law firm of Prof. Köksal Bayraktar, his professor from university. He registered to the bar in 2000 and later on did short-time military service in Balıkesir. He then worked as a lawyer at Prof. Köksal Bayraktar’s law firm until 2011 when he set up his own firm. The same year he was admitted to the Istanbul Commerce University graduate program on public law. He graduated from İstanbul Commerce University in 2005. The same year he was admitted to the İstanbul Medipol University on public law Ph.D. program.

Mustafa Tırtır Law Office was founded in 2011 by Att. Mustafa Tırtır who began his career in 2000 and dealt with numerous cases with Prof. Dr. Köksal Bayraktar for 11 years. Our office, which served only in the field of criminal law and IT law in the beginning, has started to serve in a wider range. Real Estate Law, Company Law, Social Media Law, Protection of Personal Data, Intellectual Property Law, Labour Law are the prominent ones that we offer services.

Our firm reflects the expertise in criminal law to other fields and continues to provide services to domestic and foreign clients in all areas of law. Tırtır Law Office works with a team of lawyers and consultants who are specialized in their fields to find solutions to your legal problems.

Practice Areas

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Administration and Tax Law
  • Competition Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Data Protection Law
  • Energy and Mining
  • Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law
  • Family Law
  • Foreigners and Citizenship Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Trade Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Social Media Law
  • Internet Law
  • International Transactions Law
  • Labor and Social Security Law
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation
  • Press and Media Law
  • Emigration and Immigration Law

 

Mulyono Mulyono joins Leaders in Law as the Tax Law Member in Indonesia

Leaders in Law the leading platform in its field, is delighted to welcome Mulyono Mulyono as our exclusively recommended & endorsed Tax Law expert in Indonesia.

Mulyono is passionate to learn and share about Taxation, Accounting, Finance, and Legal topics. He has accounting, finance, and legal backgrounds. Mulyono has triple masters in finance (University of Indonesia), law (University of Padjajaran), and Notary (Pelita Harapan University), as well as several professional certifications such as Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant, Certified Financial Planner, Certified Management Accountant, and Affiliate Wealth Manager. He is also a licensed legal counsel in Tax Court, licensed advocate and member of Indonesian Advocate Association (PERADI), and a registered tax consultant. He is currently pursuing Doctorate degree in Law.

Before setting up Mul & Co, he has an extensive working experience in tax and legal environments. His experience in taxation field extends to tax dispute, tax due diligence, tax advisory, tax compliance, as well as company restructuring. He serves variety of multi-national clients from many industries, among others are in manufacturing, trading, real estate, Mining & Oil and Gas, tax law, telecommunication, hospitality, and services.

His unique combination of the technical knowledge in tax, accounting, finance, legal, as well as his expertise of Indonesian taxation business process system enable him to become a trusted advisor to the clients. He is able to deliver holistic and practical taxation services to the clients and to accomplish complex and challenging tax-related projects.

 

Clarice Chen joins Leaders in Law as the Intellectual Property Law Member in Taiwan

Leaders in Law the leading platform in its field, is delighted to welcome Clarice Chen as our exclusively recommended & endorsed Intellectual Property Law expert in Taiwan.

Clarice (Tsui-Hua) Chen is the managing director of Sigma IPR. Before starting her own career in 2005, Chen worked for the largest international law firm in Taiwan for about 15 years, and was the Principal of the Patent and Technology Department of said firm. Chen excels in not only patent and trademark prosecution matters, but also the offense and defense of patent and trademark rights as well the litigation involving patent/trademark rights. She has been engaged in international IP practice since 1990, especially in patent and trademark matter. Chen has lectured for local and national organizations in Taiwan on various intellectual property topics.

In Taiwan, there are only a handful of IP firms equipped with a full-fledged chemical/biochemical team, among which the chemical/biochemical team of Sigma IPR has particularly been recognized as the most responsive, detail-orientated and disciplined. The technical fields covered by the unique chemical/biotech team include, but are not limited to, chemistry, chemical engineering, material science, polymer, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, agricultural, life science and biotechnology. In addition to the chemical/biotech team, Sigma IPR is also equipped with staff skilled in handling patent cases related to mechanics, electrics, Al, etc.

Practice Areas

  • Patent Prosecution
  • Patent Invalidation
  • Patent Infringement Analysis
  • Litigation
  • Trademark Registration
  • Trademark opposition, invalidation and revocation
  • Intellectual Property Law

Nelcia St. Jean joins Leaders in Law as the Commercial Litigation Law Member in the British Virgin Islands

Leaders in Law the leading platform in its field, is delighted to welcome Nelcia St. Jean as our exclusively recommended & endorsed Commercial Litigation Law expert in the British Virgin Islands.

Nelcia is originally from the Commonwealth of Dominica. She resided in the BVI for over 24 years and has been practising in the BVI since 2005.

With over fifteen (15) years experience in law, as a Barrister of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands).

Nelcia has appeared in the Commercial Court of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) and has had conduct of many matters in the Civil Division of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) in matters in respect of companies and company disputes. In addition to trials her work at Court featured Interim applications and applications for injunctive relief; applications for the appointments of liquidators; applications for the restoration of BVI companies and rectification of share registers; and applications for a range of other relief available to directors and shareholders under the BVI Business Companies & Insolvency Acts.

Member of BVI Bar Association, Lincoln’s Inn, President of the Rotary Club of Central Tortola and Former President of the Rotary Club of Central Tortola.

Notary Public & Commissioner of Oaths. Nelcia”s practice areas include;

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate and Insolvency Law
  • Corporate Governance; Corporate Restructuring: Plans of Arrangement, Schemes of Arrangement and Mergers
  • Property Law

Mark Leathers joins Leaders in Law as the Property Law Member in South Africa

Leaders in Law the leading platform in its field, is delighted to welcome Mark Leathers as our exclusively recommended & endorsed Property Law expert in South Africa.

The firm’s director, Mark was born in Benoni in 1984 and attended Nigel Primary School and thereafter the Drakensberg Boys Choir, St Alban’s College and Hoërskool Johan Jurgens. He attended varsity at the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education (PUKKE) and graduated with his undergraduate degree from UNISA in 2009 and his Master’s degree in private law in 2015.

Mark served his articles of clerkship at Mc Naught and Company from July 2006 and in 2010 was admitted as an Attorney, Notary and Conveyancer and became a partner at Mc Naught and Company. In 2019, Mark has taken over as the director of the firm based at our Bluff office.

In addition to being an attorney, Mark is an experienced conveyancer and notary public, assisting conveyancing software providers in formulating documents and providing advisory services to various local councils on property law matters. Mark has a number of select multi-national clients that he serves as legal counsel for, handling their commercial litigation, structuring, contracts and credit security requirements.

Dave Mc Naught who founded the firm on 1st March 1984. Joined by Partner Mark Leathers in 2010, the firm has grown from a small 2-roomed office in the Durban city centre at 320 West Street, to a decentralised practice which has offices on the Bluff and in Amanzimtoti. All our offices have been purpose built to cater to the personal relationship we have with our clients and to provide the entire team with the optimal environment in which to get the job done.