Evangelina Lardizabal

Leaders in Law endorses Evangelina Lardizabal as our exclusively recommended Administrative Law expert in Honduras. If you wish to get in touch with Evangelina please use the contact information provided above.

Evangelina joined the firm in 2002 and has led the Honduras team since Arias opened its office in the country. She plays a holistic role in the firm, and is a full-time leader and lawyer with extensive knowledge in legal matters. She has been in the private practice of law for over 38 years, ensuring accurate and adequate advice for her clients.

Evangelina has led teams in various practice areas and has participated in significant, multi-jurisdictional mergers, acquisitions and project financings in Honduras and Central America, involving diverse sectors. She has advised several national and international companies including those working in banking, insurance, energy, services, food, telecoms and free zones. She has also successfully provided tax advice on complex local and international operations.

She is a well-known and highly regarded attorney in Honduras. Clients appreciate her professionalism and commitment to their cases.

She is a member of the Colegio de Abogados de Honduras and has a law degree from the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH).

Firm Description

Arias is the most recommended firm in Central America, with over 77 years of experience in providing accurate and timely solutions based on our clients’ goals and backed by a great team of professionals, highly focused on client service. It was established in 1942 by Francisco Armando Arias (1915–2013), and continues to be a point of legal reference in the region.
We provide creative and innovative legal solutions that add value to our clients’ business. We take the time to know and understand our clients’ goals, while always focusing on providing reliable and accurate legal services with their best interests in mind. We operate in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.

OUR TEAM

We make things happen. We offer our clients the  best legal talent in the  region. Our team of long-experienced attorneys in several practice areas, as well as young lawyers, makes us a firm that is constantly renewed and adapted to current world needs. The Arias team comprises 35 partners and over 150 specialised attorneys in more than 33 practice areas. Clients highly value our team’s ability to handle local and cross-border transactions and our unparalleled experience, which includes participating in many of the region’s most important deals and advising the world’s leading companies.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

We promote diversity within the firm, so professional growth is based on each individual’s merit – regardless of gender or ethnic background. At Arias:

  • 49 per cent of our partners are women;
  • 54 per cent of our associates are women; and
  • 65 per cent of management positions are held by women

PRO BONO 

Corporate social responsibility and pro-bono work have always been an important part of our DNA; we work over 2,000 pro bono hours per year. We believe that it is everyone’s responsibility to inspire and generate positive changes in our environment in order to achieve a better and certain future for coming generations.

 

Daniel J. Perez Peynado

Leaders in Law endorses Daniel J. Perez Peynado as our exclusively recommended Administrative Law expert in the Dominican Republic. If you wish to get in touch with Daniel please use the contact information provided above.

Recognized and highly respected work sustained by professionalism, skills and ethics is the pride of this law firm founded in 1949 by Dr. Jottin Cury, who consecrated his life to the practice of law.

Subsequently, Dr. Julio Cury was entrusted to preserve the professional ethics and commitment of its founder on his objective to resolve the inevitable differences of human coexistence, without ever harming the concept of justice.

Our firm relies on a team of experienced lawyers specialized in the major disciplines of administrative law, offering its legal expertise to both public and private sector clients. Our mission is to assume the responsibility of transforming our knowledge into assets that will act in favour of our clients.

Main areas of practice:

– Administrative Law

– Constitutional Law

– Litigation

– Business Law

 

M.G.A. (Milko) Baiz

Milko Baiz is our exclusively recommended Administrative Law expert in Aruba on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Milko directly using the contact details listed above.

Milko was born and raised in Aruba. Mr. Baiz graduated in 1993 from the Dutch Police Academy (Nederlandse Politie Academie) in Apeldoorn, Netherlands and worked for 5 years in the Aruba Police Force (Korps Politie Aruba) as a lieutenant (inspecteur). Thereafter Mr. Baiz was appointed as director of the Department of Public Transportation, where he worked for five years. Mr. Baiz graduated in 2001 from the University of Aruba (Universiteit van Aruba) and was admitted to the bar of the Joint Court of the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba in October 2003.

Milko worked from October – November 2003 at the Coutinho & Co Law Offices and from December 2003 – June 2009 at Gomez & Bikker Law Offices in Aruba.

Milko Baiz is owner and Managing Director of Baizlaw N.V. and since July 2009 a founding partner of ArubaLegal, Lawyers and Business Counselors

Practice Areas:

  • Civil law (litigation and advise)
  • Administrative law (litigation and advise)
  • Criminal law
  • Corporate law
  • Property- and real estate law
  • Construction law
  • Civil liability law
  • Insurance law and personal injuries litigation and advise
  • Immigration law (litigation and advise)
  • Traffic and Transportation laws
  • Public-Private Partnerships Tender procedures
  • Financial and commodities transaction advise
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Intellectual property law
  • Management Consulting
  • Business Consulting
  • Labour law (litigation and advise)

Firm Overview:

Welcome to Aruba Legal, Lawyers and Business Consultants.

Basis:

Although our name presumes a mere local focus, our clientele does not only consist of individuals, enterprises or institutions that are living or are established in Aruba, but also consists of foreign individuals, enterprises or institutions, dealing with Aruban entities or getting in any way in touch with Aruban Law

Objective:

We are a young and dynamic company that emphasises on service, and quality. Just like our clients, we are results-oriented. Our goal is to achieve the best attainable result for our clients within reasonable time and at reasonable cost. Our experienced, multilingual lawyers, will be able to advice you on a broad variety of legal matters and if necessary conduct legal proceedings.

 

Mauricio Becerra de la Roca Donoso

The dynamism in the world of business today, in which new legal institutes emerge to make them feasible, added to the new legal dispositions being issued based on the Bolivian Constitution, determine the necessity for updated legal counseling, in order to provide an environment of certitude in the undertakings carried out.

Becerra de la Roca Donoso & Asociados (BDA Abogados) is a law firm with an outstanding professional team with more than ten (10) years of professional experience and law degrees from prestigious universities abroad, which allows its members to have a solid, modern and updated vision of the law, in order to provide excellence in legal services that satisfy the needs of its clients in an efficient, practical and personalized manner.

The members have qualified professional experience in regulation, antitrust, energy and business law that allows the firm to render a full range of legal services in the principal areas of law in everyday operations as well as complex transactions that require specialized knowledge.

BDA Abogados has offices in Santa Cruz and La Paz and correspondent firms in the rest of Bolivia as well as abroad.

Education:

– LL.M. in International Legal Studies, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C.
– Master in Economic Law, Andean University, La Paz
– Course on International Oil & Gas Law, Contracts and Negotiations, AIPN RMMLF, Houston TX.
– Course on Public Utilities Regulation and Antitrust, UADE – CEER, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
– Lawyer, Bolivian Catholic University, La Paz
– Foreign Trade Operator, IDEA, La Paz

Memberships & Certifications: Fulbright scholar; La Paz Bar Association; Santa Cruz Bar Association; Bolivian National Bar Association; registered attorney in the Supreme Court of Bolivia; American Bar Association (ABA), Section of International Law and Practice, Section of Business Law; International Bar Association (IBA); member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN); Member of the ICC Arbitration Committee Bolivian Chapter, Registered arbitrator in CAINCO (Santa Cruz) and Cámara Nacional de Comercio CNC (La Paz).

Experience: Managing Partner, BDA Abogados; Associate, Guevara & Gutierrez, SC; Legal Consultant, Narcotics Affairs Section U.S. Embassy, Santa Cruz – Bolivia.; Chief Counsel of YPFB (Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos), La Paz-Bolivia; Senior Counsel of the General Superintendence of SIRESE; Legal Consultant of the Superintendence of Electricity, In-house Counsel of Banco Bisa S.A.; Legal Consultant to the Presidency of the Republic.

Teaching: Professor in International Commercial Contracts, Administrative Law and Regulation, and alternative dispute resolution in different graduate programs in Private University of Santa Cruz (UPSA), Catholic University and Andean University “Simón Bolívar¨).

Areas of Practice:

– Banking law
– Project Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions
– Administrative and Regulatory Law
– Oil and Gas, Electricity
– Telecommunications
– Mining
– International Business Law
– Litigation and arbitration

Languages:

– English
– Basic Portuguese

 

Koen De Puydt

Koen De Puydt heads the business law and public law department and is responsible for all real Estate / construction Law and intellectual property matters.

Koen DE PUYDT graduated in 1998 as a degree in Communication Sciences (VUB), while he worked for the independent music magazine RifRaf as a journalist. After his studies, he continued his career as a music journalist with De Standaard and Studio Brussel . At the same time he obtained his Licentiate Degree in Law, specializing in Public Law at the VUB (2002). In 2009 he obtained a Master in Business Law at the University of Antwerp.

In 2002, Koen joined a Brussels niche firm specializing in Administrative Law (urban planning and environmental law, expropriations, government contracts, and protection legislation). In the meantime he remained responsible at De Puydt van Caluwelaert for the files relating to commercial law and intellectual property law.

Two years later, Koen started working full-time at the Puydt van Cauwelaert. He was responsible for matters relating to urban planning and environmental law, real estate law, government contracts, contracting law, business law, corporate law and intellectual property law. He also publishes on these matters.

In 2010 the Puydt van Chauwelaert and GD & A Advocaten merged. Koen de Puydt, as partner, headed the Real Estate / Construction Law and Corporate Law units.

Since 2002 he has been lecturer “Contracts, Assignments and Mandates” at Syntra Brussels in the vocational training for real estate agents. In the course for Real Estate Experts, Koen lesson on construction law. He is the initiator of the Property Codex , a collection of legal texts tailored to the real estate professional. The codex is used throughout Flanders in the vocational training of the real estate agents within Syntra.

In August 2012, Koen co-founded the law firm ORYS. In April 2019, Koen together with Leo Peeters of Peeters Law have decided to set up a new law firm under the name of “Seeds of Law”. 

Koen developed a business pack. This pack allows companies to engage in legal aid without losing control of the cost of this assistance. You pay a fixed rate and enjoy numerous benefits, such as free first-line assistance, free credit management and conducting certain procedures at flat-rate prices.

Publications

Koen DE PUYDT, Ulrike BEUSELINCK en Stéphane DE KEYZER, Nieuwe woninghuur in Vlaanderen en Brussel: uw 60 antwoorden, Intersentia, 2019, 187 p.

Koen DE PUYDT, Marc LOYENS, Julie LAUWERS en Stéphane DE KEYZER, Vastgoedcodex 2018-2019, Mijnwetboek.be, 2018, (volledige editie).

Stéphane DE KEYZER en Koen DE PUYDT, “Le pouvoir discrétionnaire de l’administration. Une mise à l’épreuve en marchés publics”, Jaarboek overheidsopdrachten/ Chronique des marchés publics 2017-2018, Brussel, EBP Publishers, 2018, pp. 467-495.

Koen DE PUYDT, Marc LOYENS, Julie LAUWERS en Guy BAELDE, Stéphane DE KEYZER, Vastgoedcodex 2017-2018, Mijnwetboek.be, 2017, (volledige editie).

Stéphane DE KEYZER en Koen DE PUYDT, “Des standards privés en marchés publics. La normalisation en droit de la passation et en procédure d’exécution des marchés”, Jaarboek overheidsopdrachten/ Chronique des marchés publics 2015-2016, Brussel, EBP Publishers, 2016, pp. 753-772.

Koen DE PUYDT, Marc LOYENS, Julie LAUWERS en Guy BAELDE, Stéphane DE KEYZER, Vastgoedcodex 2016-2017, Mijnwetboek.be, 2016, achtste editie.

Stéphane DE KEYZER en Koen DE PUYDT, “Des droits de propriété intellectuelle en marchés publics“, Jaarboek Overheidsopdrachten/ Chronique des marchés publics 2014-2015, Brussel, EBP Publishers, 2015, pp. 699-712.

Koen DE PUYDT, Marc LOYENS, Julie LAUWERS en Guy BAELDE, Vastgoedcodex 2015-2016, Mijnwetboek.be, 2015, zevende editie (1ste, 2de jaar en volledige editie).

Bert KELCHTERMANS, Koen DE PUYDT en Stéphane DE KEYZER “ Enkele van de meest in het oog springende nieuwigheden met betrekking tot wijzigingen, herzieningen en onvoorziene omstandigheden in de uitvoeringsfase van overheidsopdracht“, Jaarboek Overheidsopdrachten/ Chronique des marchés publics 2013-2014, Brussel, EBP Publishers, 2014, pp. 951-965.

Koen DE PUYDT, Marc LOYENS, Julie LAUWERS en Guy BAELDE, Vastgoedcodex 2013-2014, Mijnwetboek.be, 2013, zesde editie (1ste, 2de jaar en volledige editie).

Koen DE PUYDT en Sofie ALBERT, “Schorsingsprocedure bij uiterst dringende noodzakelijkheid – Betichting van valsheid – Vertrouwelijke stukken”, noot onder arrest RvS van 23 augustus 2011, nr. 214.846,  T. Aann. 2013/2, 167-177

Koen DE PUYDT en Ulrike BEUSELINCK, “Verrijking zonder oorzaak – geval van zeldzame toepassing in het kader van overheidsopdrachten”, noot bij RB Dendermonde, 18 december 2009, T.ann. 2013, afl. 1, 75-83.

Koen DE PUYDT, Marc LOYENS en Julie LAUWERS, Vastgoedcodex 2012-2013, Mijnwetboek.be, 2012, 638 p., vijfde editie.

Raoul M. DE PUYDT, Deontologie van de Vlaamse advocaat, Intersentia, 2009, 263 p., zesde bijgewerkte en herziene editie.

Raoul M. DE PUYDT, “Overzicht van rechtspraak: Professioneel recht Vlaamse advocatuur (1987-2007)”, In: T.P.R. 2007, nr. 3, Kluwer, pp. 1733-1816.

Jan GHYSELS en Koen DE PUYDT, Parlementair Ontleed: Het Milieuvergunningsdecreet: Het basisdecreet, Uitgeverij Intersentia, Nov. 2004, 603 p.

Jan GHYSELS en Koen DE PUYDT, Parlementair Ontleed: Het Milieuvergunningsdecreet: De wijzigingsdecreten, Uitgeverij Intersentia, Maart 2005, 789 p.

Andreina Degli Esposti

Leaders in Law endorses Andreina Degli Esposti as our exclusively recommended Administrative Law expert in Italy. If you wish to get in touch with Andreina please use the contact information provided above.

Born in Bologna in June 1960, she graduated magna cum laude in Law from the University of Bologna in February 1984. She also studied at the University of Münster and was admitted to the bar in 1986. She has been involved in research and lecturing in the department of Constitutional Law at the University of Bologna and the departments of Administrative Law at the Universities of Milan and Pavia, publishing various essays and contributing entries to legal encyclopedias.

Throughout the course of her practice – which covers both judicial (predominantly before the Regional Administrative Tribunals and the Consiglio di Stato) and extrajudicial (stipulating agreements with Public Administrations and providing counsel in the administrative areas of M&A and joint ventures) work – she has gained expertise in the sectors of procurement (also concerning the German legal system), environment, telecommunications and town-planning. She also has extensive experience as a member of the Board of Arbitrators.

Currently, she is involved in the professional network of the online administrative law review “GiustAmm.it” and is a member of the Lombardy Association for Administrative Lawyers.

Chambers Europe and Legal 500 place her among the most prominent Italian lawyers in the field of public law.

Studio Legale Villata, Degli Esposti e Associati:

At Studio Villata, Degli Esposti e Associati, our primary objective is to meet the growing demand for specialist advice from public and private clients operating in the various sectors governed by Administrative Law. Having provided legal counsel across all areas of our expertise over the years, our extensive judicial and extrajudicial experience has shaped the Studio as a key consultancy in the current legal framework. We operate within the ever-strengthening relationship between the Administrative and Civil law sectors, and specialise particularly in Corporate and Financial law. The importance of this relationship has now extended across both national and international markets, particularly due to the influence of key independent authorities that regulate areas such as antitrust material, the Stock Exchange and financial brokerage, as well as other entities operating in the field of public utilities (e.g. energy, water, telecommunications and transport).

The Firm’s practice covers all areas of Public Law, either in courts of law (besides before civil and administrative courts, also in criminal proceedings involving public aspects and before Corte di Conti) or extra-judicially. In particular, the Firm is specialized in: Public tenders and Project financing, Real estate and Building Regulation (Commerce, Industrial sites, Malls, Stores and Infrastructures), Environment, Mergers and Acquisitions (i.e. Due Diligence activity), Energy, Public Utilities, Independent Authorities,  Oil and Gas, Waste, Privatisation;

We consider one of our fundamental strengths to be our ability to continually update and evolve our practice in order to accommodate for a constantly developing legal system. The Studio’s dynamic structure means that our lawyers spread across Milan, Rome and Bologna can satisfy our clients’ every need quickly and efficiently. 

The Firm is located also in Rome (00198, Via G. Caccini, 1, Tel.+39 06 48 90 67 66 – Fax +39 06 47 82 16 84) and in Bologna (40122, Galleria G. Marconi, 1, Tel.+39 051 23 11 56 – Fax +39 051 04 20 457).

 

Stephan L. Jervell

Stephan L. Jervell works with litigation, dispute resolution and negotiations, and public law framework conditions for trade and industry, including EU/EEA law. His expertise also includes administrative law, competition law, state aid and procurement law, and contract law. Jervell is admitted to the Supreme Court and litigates regularly before Norwegian courts. He has litigated before the EFTA Court and carried out several hearings before the EU Commission. He also has experience as an arbitrator in national and international arbitrations.

In recent years, Jervell has been highly engaged in international arbitration in shipping, oil and gas, M&A disputes and general contract law. He has litigated many cases in the ICC and the SCC systems and also been engaged in ad hoc arbitration.

Jervell is also the author of a number of textbooks and articles.

Jervell is ranked as one of Norway’s leading lawyers on his areas of expertise. This includes a “Band 1” ranking in litigation and dispute resolution in Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, a “Band 1” ranking in procurement law in Chambers Europe, and a “Band 2 “ranking in competition law in Chambers Europe. He is also ranked as one of Norway’s leading lawyers in the litigation and competition law categories in Legal 500 and in the Norwegian Financial Daily’s lawyers’ survey for 2014.

Wiersholm:

Wiersholm is an internationally oriented law firm dedicated to covering the needs of businesses with regard to strategic advice on business law, operational legal services and litigation.

Our services are based on cutting-edge legal expertise combined with efficiency and business comprehension. We have 150 lawyers and 50 other employees who are solution-oriented and work as a team, with a willingness to give more than our clients expect.

Our lawyers are specialists in all the key fields of business law.

Our clients are first and foremost companies and organisations in the private sector. We also assist the public sector, idealistic organisations and private individuals. Read Philosophy and History and International Relations for more information on Wiersholm.

Wiersholm usually comes out on top in all the leading lawyer rankings.

Alberto Raven Ramirez

Leaders in Law endorses Alberto Raven Ramirez as our exclusively recommended Administrative Law expert in Costa Rica. If you wish to get in touch with Alberto please use the contact information provided above.

Alberto Raven Ramirez is the Founding Partner of the Firm. An active Attorney and Notary Public since 1958. Focuses his practice, among other areas, on corporate and administrative matters and serves as legal advisor for several professional associations such as the Associations of Pharmacists, Physicians, Nutritionists, Optometrists and Dental Surgeons.

During his extensive and experienced professional practice, Alberto has served as a University Professor, Vice-President of the Costa Rican Bar Association and board member of several corporations. He has been invited to impart conferences and courses for superior teaching institutes and corporations.

Zurcher, Odio & Raven

Zurcher, Odio & Raven represents large and medium size companies, both national and multinational, professional associations, financial institutions, public offices and individuals. We maintain excellent relations with other law firms located in the main cities of North America and Europe.

We are the most consolidated law firm in Costa Rica, committed to offering the best legal services in the country. The merger of young attorneys with the most experienced in our team allows us to render services that are distinguished for their excellence, quality and in accordance with our clients present needs. As a law firm that has rendered legal services since 1936, our prestige and professional excellence are fundamental to us and we have built them from the experience and integrity that characterize us.

We are the law firm that provides global solutions to our clients for every legal need.

 

Shmuel Maoz

Adv. Shmuel Maoz specializes in tender law and administrative law, with extensive experience relating to BOT/PPP projects and project finance, representing clients throughout all stages of tender process and other commercial transactions, as well as litigation. Adv. Maoz frequently represents the State of Israel and government-owned companies in major national infrastructure projects.

Adv. Maoz also regularly advises private entities regarding commercial enterprises and initiatives.

Weinstock – Zecler & Co:

Weinstock – Zecler & Co. is one of Israel’s leading law firms in its special fields of expertise: Antitrust Law, Competition and Regulation, Corporate, M&A, Private Equity, Chinese Commercial Law, Infrastructure and Project Finance, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Zoning and Planning.

Founded in 1997, Weinstock-Zecler quickly gained a reputation for excellence. Each practice area is led by a reputable partner with extensive professional experience and unique insight in his or her respective field. Our attorneys are regularly cited as experts in local and international academic and business publications. Amongst the firm’s clients are leading companies and entities in Israel and abroad.

Weinstock – Zecler & Co. is known for its uncompromising professionalism, comprehensive and profound legal knowledge and proficiency. The firm’s attorneys are carefully selected, have broad experience and are well known for their ability to serve as lead counsel in vastly complex transactions and high-stakes disputes on par with any of the largest partnerships, while producing creative tailor-made practical solutions and providing the individual attention characteristic of a boutique firm. Our clients note our energetic and devoted personal service.

We offer our clients a wide range of services, to serve all their needs in litigation, business activities, commercial, administrative and private law, and in virtually every market sector. Our primary goal is to provide the most effective and efficient representation possible, addressing all our client’s needs.

Dr. Sebastian Conrad

Leaders in Law endorses Dr. Sebastian Conrad as our exclusively recommended Administrative Law expert in Germany. If you wish to get in touch with Dr. Conrad please use the contact information provided above.

Sebastian Conrad has more than ten years of experience in all fields of public law. He has an outstanding track record advising national and international clients in all aspects of public procurement, covering award procedures as well as appeal procedures. Moreover, he adivses clients in general corporate and commercial law, in international investments, in EU and regulatory matters and in real estate law where he has a broad experience in real estate transactions and property development. He has handled a wide variety of judicial procedures on a national and European level and has in-depth experience in the infrastructure, health, energy, transport and defence sectors.

Sebastian Conrad studied law at the Universities of Heidelberg and Montpellier. He completed his legal clerkship in Berlin, Speyer and Luxemburg (European Court of Justice). He obtained his doctoral degree at the Free University of Berlin (summa cum laude). In 2005, he was admitted to the bar in Berlin as a German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt). He worked for the leading German law firm Gleiss Lutz for more than six years and has been a partner with the specialized law firm HFK Rechtsanwälte since 2016.

Sebastian Conrad has published a large number of papers in leading legal journals and is a co-author of a handbook on public procurement law. He is a staff writer of the journal „Public Procurement Law“ and a member of the committee for qualified lawyers in procurement law at the Berlin bar as well as of the Berlin Brandenburg board of law examiners. His further memberships include the Federal Association of Public Law e. V., the German Society for Construction Law e. V. and the Society for Environmental Law e. V. He has held numerous lectures and seminars, particularly on topics of public procurement law.

Sebastian Conrad is fluent in German, English and French.

HFK Rechtsanwälte:

Founded in 1974, HFK has developed into one of the most renowned law firms in administrative, real estate, procurement and planning law in Germany. HFK is entrusted by clients with the most difficult and largest projects. Providing outstanding service to clients is the firm’s mission and HFK takes responsibility for this with personal commitment and top-quality advice.