Gong Chu

Mr. Gong started his lawyer career in 2006 and focuses on foreign investment, cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A), major lawsuit/arbitration.

Representative Matters

– Advised Yulin Co. on its investment in Benin, Africa

– Acted as insolvency counsel for CF’s mainland China subsidiary

– Acted as annual/special counsel for transnational enterprises FW/Picasso/GQ/FS

– Advised several international investors for their establishment of business in China

– Acted as attorney for mainland China enterprise in its non-contentious affair against LG

– Acted as attorney for Indian company SR against a Taiwan enterprise in commercial arbitration

Education Background

– PhD. in Law, Renmin University of China (2012)

Professional Qualifications

– Bar admission P.R. China

– Independent director

Recognitions and Affiliations

– Talent lawyer for foreign-related services selected by Chinese Ministry of Justice

– Leading Talent Lawyer for foreign-related services of Guangdong Province

– Leading Talent Lawyer for foreign-related services of Shenzhen City

– Legislation Consultant for Shenzhen City People’s Congress

– Mediator, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

– Mediator, Shenzhen Intermediary People’s Court

– Arbitrator, Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration

– Arbitrator, Shantou Arbitration Commission

– Arbitrator, Hainan Arbitration Commission

– Best lawyer in Shenzhen 2018 by Acquisitional Int’l

Selected Publications

– Author, “Study on Transnational Commercial Presence of Chinese Law Firms”, Law Press, Version 1, April 2015

– Author, “Mistake of Solidarism in Its Chinese Naming”, Theory Zone, Volume 4, 2011

– Author, “On Escrow System in Foreign-related Legal Services”, Theory Zone, Volume 7, 2011

– Author, “Guidance of Extraterritorial Service”, Shenzhen Lawyers Journal, June, 2017

 

Gustaf Möller

Gustaf Möller works as an international arbitrator and adviser in demanding legal proceedings. He is one of northern Europe’s leading international arbitrators. Prior to joining Krogerus, Mr Möller has served as a Justice at the Supreme Court of Finland. He has also served as the chairman of the board for the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration.

Mr Möller has numerous domestic and international memberships and positions of trust. He has written many articles, mainly in the fields of arbitration, civil procedure and private international law.

PUBLICATIONS:
  • International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration, Chapter on Finland (Kluwer Law International, 2008)
  • Välimiesmenettelyn perusteet (Arbitration Fundamentals) (Lakimiesliiton kustannus, 1997) (available only in Finnish)
  • Report on the Convention on Jurisdictions and the Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters Done at Lugano on 16 September 1988 (Official Journal of the European Communities, 1990) (co-author)
  • Explanatory Report on the 1980 Hague Access to Justice Convention (HCCH Publications, 1983)
MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS:
  • Chair of the Finnish branch of the International Law Association
  • Member of the Executive Council of the International Law Association
  • Chair of the Finnish Arbitration Association
  • Member of the European Group for Private International Law

The Dispute Resolution Law Practice:

Our lawyers provide a full range of commercial litigation and arbitration services, many of which frequently involve international aspects. We have a strong record of bringing parties to an early and successful resolution of their disputes. We act on a broad range of disputes across all industries and have considerable experience in complex and high-value litigation.

Many of our practitioners frequently serve as arbitrators. We are also experienced in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Krogerus:

Krogerus is a premier business law firm whose practice covers a broad spectrum of transactional, dispute resolution and regulatory matters. We have a particularly strong focus in the energy, finance, food and beverage, healthcare, real estate, technology and telecommunications sectors.

Our frequent involvement in international assignments means that Krogerus lawyers are on the forefront of transactions that drive global business operations. Clients value the common sense we bring to discussions and our ability to see past the clutter to those issues that are relevant.

The firm’s achievements stem from the talent of our professionals, our focus on providing results and the strength of our commitment to clients and each other. We are regularly retained in some of the most challenging and high-profile assignments in the market.

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan

Sharif Bhuiyan, LLM, PhD, University of Cambridge, is an Advocate enrolled in both the High Court and the Appellate Divisions of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He is a Founder Partner and Deputy Head of the law firm, Dr Kamal Hossain & Associates and leads the firm’s international and commercial practice, including arbitration.

He was Honorary Director of the South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (2007-14), Co-Rapporteur of the Committee on International Trade Law, International Law Association (2009-14) and Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge (2006).

He is the author of National Law in WTO Law: Effectiveness and Good Governance in the World Trading System (Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007, paperback, 2011), co-editor (with Philippe Sands and Nico Schrijver) of International Law and Developing Countries (Leiden/Boston: Brill Nijhoff, 2014; South Asian edition, 2017) and author of many articles in internationally published books and journals.

Bhuiyan practises in a wide range of areas, including, arbitration, admiralty, aviation, banking, competition, corporate and commercial, employment, energy, insurance, intellectual property, securities, taxation, technology and telecommunication.

He acted as lead counsel in several international commercial arbitrations involving substantial claims and parties and arbitrators of multiple nationalities and as lead Bangladesh counsel in many cross-border projects and transactions, including multibillion dollar transactions, in the energy, infrastructure, telecommunication and various other sectors. He acted as counsel in leading cases on arbitration before the Bangladesh Supreme Court.

Bhuiyan is consistently ranked as a top tier legal practitioner by international practitioners’ directories, Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific.

Bhuiyan also acts as a consultant in various matters, including as a consultant for the World Bank.

Firm Description

Dr. Kamal Hossain and Associates, established in 1980, is one of the largest law firms in Bangladesh. It provides a comprehensive range of legal services for both national and international clients. The firm’s strength lies not only in the breadth of individual expertise available, but also in forty years of institutional experience of advice and litigation in key practice areas.

Firm’s main practice areas include admiralty and shipping, arbitration, aviation, banking and financial regulation, commercial and corporate law, constitutional and administrative law, employment law, energy, human rights law, intellectual property, revenue law, taxation and telecommunications. It has special expertise in arbitration, constitutional and administrative law, infrastructure, oil, gas and power sector projects and in telecommunications.

The firm actively encourages and supports its members in providing pro-bono advice and representation in public interest and human rights cases.

 

Mikael Wahlgren

Mikael Wahlgren is former general counsel, business lawyer, corporate lawyer, board member and arbitrator specialised in international and Swedish commercial law, company law, acquisition, dispute resolution, board work, arbitration and has lectured on Department of Commercial Law at Lund University and a number of international legal conferences. He helps his clients, based on their extensive experience, to ensure that companies have the legal support, strategy and risk awareness that they should have in order to ensure that they avoid the legal problems and make use of the legal opportunities that Their activities are facing. In this way, our customers get the right focus on the legal support they need and how they can achieve it in a cost-and time-efficient way.

Education

– University of Lund, (Sweden) Master of Laws with specialisation on:

– Comparative Law (Anglo-Saxon Contract law v. Swedish Contract law).

– European Union Law (Studied at the Legal faculty at the University of Copenhagen).

– CEDR’s Mediator Skills Training -CEDR Accredited Mediator

– EFL’s Board Programme

Professional Experience

– Handling decisions and strategies connected with legal matters when doing business in e.g. Asia, Africa, Russia, China and USA

– Managing, supervising and delivering comprehensive legal business support to the management of several Swedish med tech and life science companies, e.g. relating to legal support in business and corporate legal matters, corporate governance matters and establishing the best internationalisation strategy.

– Managing, supervising and delivering adequate and comprehensive legal business support to the management and concerned employees of my employers, e.g. relating to the negotiations and performance of infrastructure- and energy projects in Asia and Africa, as well as international sales and purchases of manufactured goods.

– Providing legal strategy and support to the successful development and execution of major infrastructure projects, e.g. Uri Hydropower Project in Kashmir (India), the Öresund bridge, and the A2 Toll Motorway project in Poland.

– Handling about 20 acquisitions in Europe, Asia and the USA, ranging from 100 MUSD to 14 BnNOK

Professional Associations

– CEDR accredited mediator and member of the CEDR Exchange.

– Swiss Arbitration Association

– International Chamber of Commerce

– London Court of International Arbitration

– The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

Arbitration Experience

– Having acted as Mediator in a Swedish generation shift dispute.

– Having acted as Arbitrator in one Swedish and one international case. Both case was settled before the delivery of any award.

– Managing and supervising arbitrations, litigations and other legal disputes relating to, e.g. international contracts and general international commercial laws issues, especially concerning the construction, energy and manufacturing business.

– Successfully managing the defence of a multimillion Euro claim from a joint venture partner in Singapore. The arbitration awarded us no liability for the claimed damage.

– Successfully managing and providing strategic advice regarding Alfa Laval’s asbestos claims in the US. Resulting in the avoidance of any payment of major damages and managing to fend of the most aggressive plaintiff lawyers.

Positions

– Vice President, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary; Alfa Laval Group (Lund, Sweden)

– Senior Legal Counsel; NCC Construction Sweden AB (Stockholm, Sweden)

– Senior Legal Counsel; Rolls-Royce Power Venture Ltd (London, England)

– Legal Counsel; Asea Brown Boveri Ltd, ABB Business Services Ltd and ABB Alstom Power N.V., (Baden, Switzerland)

– Legal Counsel; Skanska International Civil Engineering AB (Danderyd, Sweden)

Panels

– Vice-Chairman and Co-Chairman of the International Bar Association’s subcommittee for Financing Structures.

– Member of the European International Contractor’s Workgroup for Financing issues, focusing on contractual and financial issues connected with international construction projects.

– Legal advisor to the International Tunnelling Association, organising 73 Member Nations and 300 corporate or individual affiliate members and focusing on issues connected with International Tunnelling and Underground works.

– Lecturing, for several years, at the department of Business Law and The Faculty of Law at the Lund University “Agent and distribution agreements”, ”Dispute resolution in practice” and competition and intellectual property right matters.

– Speaking at a number of Swedish and international conferences, e.g. IBC Euroforum in-house counsel conference in Stockholm (about “Corporate Governance”), IBA’s Annual Conference in Prague and Durban (about “Multiparty proceedings in engineering projects” and “Project Alliances: (Why) do they work? – A Developer’s view”), The Stockholm Chamber of Commerce in Stockholm (about “NCC Partnering concept”) and King’s College in London (about “a developer’s view on FIDIC’s Standard forms and best practise regarding standard forms”).

Omar M. H. Aljazy

Background

Dr. Aljazy holds a PhD in International Commercial Arbitration Law from the University of Kent at Canterbury in the United Kingdom (1999), a MA in International and Comparative Business Law from London Guildhall University (1994) and a BA in Law from the University of Jordan (1992).

General Experience

Dr. Aljazy is the Managing Partner of Aljazy & Co. (Advocates & Legal Consultants) which is a leading Jordanian law firm. He is an International Business Lawyer and has extensive experience in corporate transactions and arbitration law, as well as international transactions including but not limited to; hotels developments; intellectual property; construction disputes; energy, shipping and maritime issues; competition and antitrust matters.

Dr. Aljazy used to the a Part-Time Lecturer and taught at various academic institutions in Jordan; he lectured on the following topics: Alternative Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property Rights, Copyright, Commercial Legislation, Legal Environment of Business, Contract of Carriage Goods by Sea, Commercial Law, Companies and Insolvency Law, and History of Law.

He has participated in the drafting of various Jordanian laws and regulations in conformity with the international conventions that Jordan has ratified including but not limited to Maritime Law and Companies Law.

Dr. Aljazy has extensive experience in professional training; he gained this experience by participating in many training workshops and seminars as a trainer different target groups; for example he conducted training for Jordanian Judges in Jordan IP Week (2003), training for Jordanian Traders in Amman Chamber of Commerce (2003), training for Jordanian Shipping Professionals at Institute for Maritime Studies (2004), and training for Lebanese Lawyers in a colloquium hosted by L’Ecole Supérieur des Affaires (ESA) 2004 in Beirut, on the use of ADR in Intellectual Property Disputes, and training of Syrian Lawyers and Businessmen in a seminar hosted by the ICC Syrian National Committee in Damascus (2004) on the Arbitrability of Trade Marks Disputes.

Dr. Aljazy has taken part as a speaker in many conferences internationally. He took part as a speaker at the Regional Conference “International Commercial Arbitration” held by the Talal Abu Ghazaleh School of business in Amman, Jordan on the 6th May 2012.

In June 2012 Dr. Aljazy was invited to speak at the ICC arbitration training in Amman. On 13th June 2007 he also took part in an arbitration conference which was organised at the French Cour de Cassation on Aspects of International Arbitration in the Law and Practice of Arab Countries. In March 2003 Dr. Aljazy took part in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) National Seminar on the protection of trademarks and geographical indications organised by WIPO in cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Lebanon.

For a term of seven years, he was the representative of the Jordanian Government to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and is currently the President of the Eisenhower Fellowship Association. The Eisenhower Fellowship identifies, empowers and links outstanding leaders from around the world, helping them to achieve consequential outcomes across sectors and borders. He himself received his Fellowship in 2005 in its Single Region Program in recognition of his leadership skills and initiatives.

He is currently a board member of the Military Credit Fund (MCF) which is considered to be the Armed Forces Bank. The Military Credit Fund was established in 2010 under the directives of His Majesty King Abdullah II, this significant initiative was established for the purpose of serving Jordanians affiliated with the Jordanian Armed Forces and security bodies.

Dr. Aljazy was a member of the National Dialogue Committee which that drafted Election law, Political Parties Law and proposed several Constitutional Amendments. This Committee was established in 2011 during one of the most critical phases of the modern history in Jordan.

Dr. Aljazy is also the Jordanian member of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA) which is a single, powerful legal resource for employers. The ELA is a network of over 3000 attorneys globally providing labour and employment expertise in over 135 countries around the world and in all 50 U.S States.

Dr. Aljazy headed the Founding Committee of Arbitration and Mediation Center for Intellectual Property Disputes established in Jordan under the auspices of the Arab Society for Intellectual Property (ASIP). He was a member of the Judicial Reform Committee headed by the Jordanian Minister of Justice. Besides being  a  listed Partner  with  the  United Nation’s Conference on  Trade  and Development  (UNCTAD) Project on Dispute Settlement in International Trade, Investment and Intellectual Property, he is a listed arbitrator with many prominent arbitral institutes worldwide. He has been listed as Neutral with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), after conducting successfully a WIPO Workshop for Mediators in Intellectual Property Disputes in Geneva (2002). In 2006 he served as a legal expert in the Global Ethics Observatory (GEObs) conducted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris. He is also a listed Transport Law expert with the United Nations Economical Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).

Dr. Aljazy has extensive experience and a depth of legal knowledge and understanding of transport industry issues and trends. He has complete knowledge and experience in the complete range of commercial law services relevant to transport, aviation industry, ports and logistics companies. Dr. Aljazy served as a former member of the Drafting Committee for the Jordanian Multi-Modal Transport Law and served as a consultant for Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) to prepare draft regulations on International Multi Modal Transport (IMMT) freight forwarding licensing and operations in Jordan. During his LLM, Dr. Aljazy studied Aviation Law.

Dr. Aljazy enjoys extensive experience in Labor Law; he has through the years provided legal advice to various international and national companies by drafting employment contracts, Internal By-laws, obtaining work permits and representing clients before the Ministry of Labor. Aljazy & Co also represent national and international clients in labor cases before the Jordanian Courts up to the Cassation court.

Dr. Aljazy was one of the fine experts who drafted the Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC) Corporate Governance Country Assessment in Jordan in 2004.

Dr. Aljazy was one of three international experts who drafted the national strategy for the Jordanian Anti-Corruption Commission in 2008, this was a crucial and sensitive step for Jordan.

He was one of three international experts who drafted the Feasibility Report of the Creation of a Seed Capital Fund and a Venture Capital Fund in Jordan in 2008.

Dr. Omar Aljazy is currently the official correspondent for the Global Competition Review (GCR) in Jordan, and the official correspondent on Howrey Worldwide Competition Filings Handbook.

Dr. Aljazy is currently a board member of the Queen Rania Foundation which is headed by Her Majesty Queen Rania as an Honorary President which supervises Her Majesty’s educational and social initiatives.

Dr. Aljazy is currently serving as a board member of Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation which is a leading foundation serving the Arab Community by supporting scientific research and innovation in addition to disseminating knowledge with the ultimate goal of building bridges on the foundations of dialogue and communication.

Dr. Aljazy is serving as a board member in various leading Jordanian companies, including and not limited to: Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) which is a partnership between the Jordanian Government and the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA), ADC has acquired substantial assets (Land, Port and Airport) and development rights to accelerate their development according to private sector principles and partners, Dr. Aljazy is representing the Jordanian Government in said board, additionally he is a board member of the Jordanian Insurance Commission which is the Jordanian insurance regulatory authority, and a former member of the board of Jordan Authority (JAED) which was considered to be the Higher Investment Council in Jordan, In addition, he is a board member of Aqaba Airports Company  which is in charge of King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba.

Dr. Aljazy is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Amman Arab University.

Dr. Aljazy served a board member of the Jordanian Health Care Accreditation Council (HCAC) which assists health care facilities to meet and maintain quality standards, by enabling health care professionals to measure themselves against these standards and monitor improvements using HCAC’s quality improvement methods. HCAC also identify impediments and develop strategies to overcome them.

Memberships In Professional Bodies And Associations

Dr. Aljazy is:

  • A Member of the International Chamber of Commerce(ICC)Commission on Competition – Paris;
  • A Member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law Institute – Paris;
  • A Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration – Paris;
  • An official correspondent for the Global Competition Review (GCR) in Jordan;
  • The Co-Founder and Current President of the Jordanian Competition Association (JCA);
  • A member of the Jordan Bar Association;
  • A Member of the International Bar Association (IBA);
  • A Member of the National Jordanian ICC Committee;
  • A Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the UK;
  • President of the Jordanian Arbitrators Association (JAA);
  • A Member of the board of the Arab Society for Intellectual Property (ASIP);
  • A Member of ICC Task Force on Criminal Law and Arbitration;
  • A Member of Task Force on the “Revision of the ICC Rules of Arbitration”;
  • A Member of the  ICC  Task  Force on National  Rules of Procedure for Recognition and Enforcement of foreign awards pursuant to the New York Convention of 1958;
  • A Member of the ICC Consultative Task Force for the Working Group on the Revision of the ADR Rules;
  • A Member of the board of the ASIP’s Mediation and Arbitration Center;
  • A Member of the Jordan British Society;
  • Member of the World Affairs Council in Jordan;
  • Former Vice-Chairman of the Jordanian Corporate Governance Association;
  • A Member of the Board of the Jordan Transparency Association;
  • A Member of the Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship;
  • Former faculty member of the King Talal Business School which was established in 2008 as part of the Princess Sumaya University for Technology.
  • A former Officer of the IBA Regional Arab Forum;
  • Former faculty Member of the Law School of the University of Jordan; and
  • National Competition Committee Member for a total of two terms (four years) established by virtue of the Competition Law

Awards-Designations:

    • Aljazy & Co. (Advocates and Legal Consultants) were awarded Best Capital Markets Firm in
    • Jordan for 2013 by the World Finance Legal Awards for 2013.
    • The International  Who’s  Who of  Business Lawyers  and  the  International  Who’s  Who of Commercial Arbitration which is the essential directory worldwide, published in its 2012 edition Dr. Aljazy’s biography;
    • In October 2009, Dr. Aljazy was selected by Middle East Business Intelligence (MEED) amongst six prominent business lawyers as key figures in Jordan’s international business law community;
    • His firm has been enrolled with ‘The Legal 500 Directory’ which is a comprehensive guide to commercial law firms in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Corporate HIghlights

  • Dr. Aljazy is representing the Jordanian Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) in the project of establishing the first nuclear reactor in Jordan and exploitation of Uranium in Jordan. He provides legal consultancy and represents JAEC in all negotiations with mining companies – providing legal advice on all agreements including but not limited to: exploration agreements; mining agreements; EPC Contracts; MOU’s and forming needed corporation entities including reviewing all needed draft legislation. He also advises JAEC regarding Nuclear Technology Development in Jordan which includes the design and construction of research and training reactors and all agreements related to the exploitation of Uranium in Jordan.
  • Dr. Aljazy led the legal team representing the Government of Jordan in all negotiations regarding a 25- year Uranium Mining Agreement with the French nuclear power utility Areva to explore and mine uranium deposits within the Central Area of Jordan, and has an extensive knowledge in drafting Prospecting and Exportation Agreements.
  • Dr. Aljazy has advised the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the loan facility made under the Financing Agreement made and entered into between the Government of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Export-Import Bank of Korea of an amount of Seventy Million United States Dollars (US$70,000,000) to be made available in favour of the Government of Jordan to support the establishment of Jordan’s Research Training Reactor.
  • Dr. Aljazy led the Legal Team representing Jordan Energy Mining Company (JEML) in all negotiations with the Government of Jordan regarding the signing of the Oil Shale Surphace Retort Concession Agreement with the Government of Jordan represented by the Natural Resources Authority, he provides legal advice pertaining the concession agreement and advising JEML on negotiating Oil Shale Surphace Retort Concession Agreement.
  • Dr. Aljazy represented Al Rajhi Cement Holding Limited by Shares Company (Incorporated at Dubai International Financial Center “DIFC”) (“Al Rajhi”) in Jordan, Syria and Sudan. And He has represented Al Rajhi in establishing Cement factories in Jordan, Sudan and Syria. He has also been engaged in establishing the Cement Factories through drafting all related agreements, Turnkey Contracts and obtaining all relevant permits, approvals and licenses from the competent governmental authorities.

The Arbitration Law Practice:

During the negotiation and preparation of dispute resolution clauses in contract, Aljazy & Co. draws upon both its depth of experience and the constant interchange with international law firms regarding information on legal developments in international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution (“ADR“ ) procedures.

Long before the enforcement of the newly enacted Jordanian Arbitration Law No. (31) of 2001 Aljazy & Co. was deeply rendered its arbitration and ADR experience in a wide range of national and regional disputes, utilizing its well – spread contacts with law firms, other centers and clientele alike, Our counsel and experts who are professionals in their own fields would lend their expertise to disputants, regardless of the different rules applied and the jurisdictions at which such disputes will be conducted. Our Managing Partner held his doctorate degree in International Commercial Arbitration Law, and is currently the President of the Jordanian Arbitrators Association, as well as a listed arbitrator with different arbitral institutions, whereas Aljazy & Co. is a listed partner with United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)’s Project on Dispute Settlements in International Trade, Investment and Intellectual Property. Recently in 2014 Dr. Aljazy was appointed as a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Aljazy & Co.:

Aljazy & Co. has distinguished lawyers specializing in various legal fields. Our clients are public and privately held commercial businesses and financial institutions, as well as government and state owned entities, involved in sophisticated corporate and financial transactions and complex dispute resolution proceedings.

Aljazy & Co. is distinguished by the depth and scope of its legal advisory services, and boasts unmatched experience in both the national and international arenas. Consequently, we are known for our effectiveness in assisting clients to accomplish their objectives in environments that others find daunting and unfamiliar. We move quickly, efficiently and with substantial knowledge of the differing terrains to complete deals, problems, obtain information and resolve complexities simultaneously in many places and across numerous dimensions

Edward William Luke

Mr Edward Luke II the Managing Partner of the firm, is one of the leading lawyers in Botswana with a wealth of local and International experience, and is listed in Who’s Who of Southern Africa, and the International Who’s Who of professionals in Washington D.C. He has further enhanced his reputation through his briefings in high profile cases in Botswana.

Mr Edward Luke II is an international arbitrator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of arbitrators in the UK, Kenya and Zambia. He is a fellow of the Southern African Arbitrators association in Sandton South Africa. Mr Luke has also spoken at several international arbitration conferences.

Mr Luke was born on 28 March 1960 in Freetown, Sierra Leone and educated in England, Scotland and the United States of America.

EDUCATION:

Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone (B.A., 1982); university of London (LL.B., hons., 1985); Honourable Society of the Middle Temple (B.L., 1986). Author: “The lawyer Who Defended himself in jail,” Holborn School of Law Review, 1985. Academic Tutor, Holborn School of Law, 1986-1987. Chambers of Sir Simon Tuckey Q.C., London, 1987. Barrister-at-Law, Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, California, 1987-1989. Attorney at Law, Botswana , 1989-present.

MEMBERSHIPS:

Rand Club of Johannesburg; Rotary Club of Gaborone. Member: International Bar Association (Committee Rappoteur for Botswana, 1991-1992); Commonwealth Lawyers Association; Corporate Lawyers Association of South Africa; Society of Conservative Lawyers of England; Inns of Court of California; Honorary Member Commercial Bar Association of England and Wales, Vice Chair to the Foreign Legal Consultant Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law; Vice Chairman ABA International Criminal Law Committee; Member of the steering Group for the International Litigation Committee of ABA International. Chapter chair for Botswana of the New York State Bar Association International Law Section.

Legal Services:

  • Banking & Finance – Banking Law; Corporate Finance; Financial Services Law;
  • Business & Industry – Mergers & Acquisitions;
  • Criminal Law – Criminal Defense; White Collar Crime;
  • Debtor & Creditor – Debt Recovery;
  • Employment – Labour;
  • Insurance & Reinsurance – Insurance Defense; Insurance Fraud;
  • Intellectual Property – Copyright; Patents; Trademark;
  • International Law – Customs Law; International Investments; International Trade;
  • Litigation – Arbitration; Commercial Litigation; Mediation

Luke & Associates:

The firm has a broad based general practice with a reputation for offering a full range of quality legal services. The firm frequently works with numerous firms of International repute in several jurisdictions around the world. We provide a diverse range of corporate and commercial legal services required by companies, financial institutions and government bodies. We are recognized in Botswana as one of the leading firms in the fields of banking and finance, corporate and financial services, insurance, real estate, and litigation. We have advised on financial, commercial and regulatory issues in the banking and financial services sectors.

We were recently voted as the third best law firm in Botswana in the Business and Financial Times magazine, a considerable achievement in light of the fact the firm is only 16 years old.

We have developed an expertise in reviewing, interpreting and drafting legislation as well as in the area of commercial and transactional work.

Dr. Christian Aschauer

Christian Aschauer acts primarily as arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings, in particular under the rules of the ICC, VIAC, Camera Arbitrale, DIS, Swiss Rules and ad hoc. Christian Aschauer also handles enforcement proceedings before state courts as well as proceedings to set aside arbitral awards.

Christian Aschauer has a distinguished academic background as a former research fellow and doctor of law. He is now (part time) professor at the University of Graz (Austria) in the field of Austrian arbitration law and international arbitration. He frequently speaks at seminars and conferences.

Christian Aschauer speaks German, English, Italian and French and has conducted arbitrations in all of these languages.

As arbitrator, Christian Aschauer’s practice areas and expertise range from the energy sector to the construction and plant engineering industries, international commercial law, M&A disputes, financial transactions, distribution agreements, joint ventures and telecommunications.

Ronald Sherr

Ronald Sherr brings 60 years of leadership and experience to Sherr Law Group. Mr. Sherr has been selected as one of the best lawyers in Pennsylvania by U.S. News and World Report in the field of arbitration and mediation, product liability litigation and personal injury litigation since 2005. Mr. Sherr has been a lecturer in various areas of litigation for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and has specialized in arbitration and mediation since 1993 and has settled over 3,000 cases. He specializes in construction, malpractice and insurance litigation and frequently serves as an expert witness in these areas. He has litigated over 1,000 cases in the State and Federal Courts of Pennsylvania as well as other jurisdictions of the United States. He has served on many boards for profit and non-profit organizations as well as charitable institutions. He has also presided over civil jury and non-jury cases as a Judge Pro Tem of Philadelphia County.

Mr. Sherr is a member of the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Montgomery County Bar Association and the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Mr. Sherr graduated from Temple Law School, where he received his LLB in 1956. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1957.

Services:

Sherr Law Group’s success and extensive experience in a wide range of cases has led the firm to focus its practice in four key areas of law:

Sherr Law Group has decades of combined experience representing cities, counties, boroughs, municipalities and townships with complex cases involving: employment law, municipal law and products liability. Our team of defense lawyers work alongside insurance companies, ensuring their clients receive the best representation for their unique situation.

Sherr Law Group, LLC:

Sherr Law Group is located in the heart of Norristown, PA, Anthony Sherr’s hometown. The second generation of Sherr attorneys to work in Norristown, Tony is proud to carry on in his father’s footsteps in becoming a vital part of the community.

Our team has been successfully representing clients in local, state and federal courts throughout the eastern and middle portion of Pennsylvania for decades. We have a broad base of litigation expertise ranging from employment law to insurance defensemunicipal law to products liability. We have handled litigation for large, publicly traded companies and public entities as well as closely-held businesses and individuals.

A big part of our approach is helping to educate clients on all their available options. We believe the most respectful way to engage with a client is to provide the big picture of several approaches so the client can choose what’s best for them. We’re able to trust the client’s decision, because our collective experience allows us to focus on big picture analysis and recommendations.

We take tremendous pride in the work we do for each of our clients and the personal relationships we have with them. We believe that the manner in which we provide our services is just as important as the quality of the legal services we provide. The team at Sherr Law Group is always in tireless pursuit of our client’s interests while maintaining a professional working relationship with the teams representing our adversaries. It may not be the most instantly gratifying way of dealing with tense situations, but we know from experience that better results are attained when all parties are civil and respectful toward one another. Developing respectful relationships on both sides of the table does not mean we are any less tenacious or committed to achieving a just result for our clients–to the contrary, we care about our clients as if their cases were our own.

 

Diego Andrade Max

Professional Experience:

2017 – Present

Ibáñez Quintana Saavedra & Hoffmann, México City, Houston, TX. Partner. México legal services and LAM consulting.

2013 – 2017

Aggreko LLC. Houston, TX. Vice President, Latin America Head of Legal. Responsible for all Legal and Compliance matters in Latin America. Reporting to Regional President and to General Counsel and Company Secretary of Aggreko plc, headquartered in UK. Public tenders, Government Procurement, Corporate Governance, Contracts, Commercial Risk, Guarantees, Administrative Law, Labor, Licensing, Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions, negotiations, collections, investigations, Due Diligence and Compliance with UK Bribery Act and US FCPA.

2008 – 2012

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMS). Princeton, NJ. Assistant General Counsel, Intercontinental Region. Responsible for legal matters in Latin America. Counsel to President of Intercontinental, Worldwide Pharmaceuticals Group. Coordinating in-house and outside counsel in several relevant jurisdictions. Drafting of Regional SOPs and review of country audit reports. Member of the Regulatory and Commercial Practice Group and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Expert Group of the BMS Law Department. Lead Counsel in all Regional Compliance investigations.

2005 – 2008

Bristol-Myers Squibb de México, S. de R.L. de C.V. México. Legal Director. Corporate, Contracts, Criminal Law, Property, Unfair Competition and Antitrust Law, Immigration, Public Procurement, Administrative Law, Labor Law, Customs, Tax, Environmental, Consumer Protection Law, Patents, Trademarks and IP protection. Counsel for BMS Pharmaceuticals and Mead Johnson Nutritionals. Member of BMS Operating Committee. Lead Counsel in all México Compliance investigations. Cross-functional work with Regulatory, Medical, Corporate Security, HR and other teams.

1999 – 2005

Bocar, S.A. de C.V. México. Legal Manager. Corporate Law, Trademarks, Licenses, Joint Ventures, Contracts, Immigration, Labor, Environmental, Tax, Antitrust, Administrative Law, Customs, Real Estate, Union negotiations.

1997 – 1999

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. Brussels. Associate. European Union (EU) Competition Law, EU Anti-Dumping and International Law. Counsel to Mexican Government negotiating and drafting the EU-México Free Trade Agreement.

1996 – 1997

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. United States. Philadelphia law firm, Chicago Office (formerly Gardner Carton & Douglas.) Foreign Attorney. General Corporate work, Antitrust, International Arbitration, Distribution Contracts. Counsel to US based corporations doing business in Latin America.

1994 – 1995

Comisión Federal de Competencia (CFC). México. Attorney. The CFC is equivalent to the US Federal Trade Commission. Drafted CFC resolutions to merger notification filings under the 1993 Mexican Competition Act.

1988 – 1992

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. México. Intern, Associate. Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Contracts,

Immigration, Foreign Investments, Administrative Law, Property, Tax, Trademarks and International Arbitration (ICC).

  1. EDUCATION

1996       The University of Chicago Law School. Chicago. Master of Laws degree (LL.M).

1995       Universidad Iberoamericana. México City. Assistant Professor for International Law.

1994       UniversitätWien. Vienna. Doktor der Rechtswissenschaft (Dr. iur).

1993       ICC Court of International Arbitration. Paris. Summer Intern.

1992      Universidad Iberoamericana. México City. Licenciado (JD) with honors.

Admitted to México Bar. Affiliated to State Bar of Texas, certified Foreign Legal Consultant.

Fluent in Spanish, English, German and French. Some Portuguese. Dual Citizen of the US and México.

 

Dr Jodok Wicki

Jodok Wicki concentrates on dispute resolution, litigation and international arbitration. He heads the firm’s dispute resolution group and leads also the litigation practice group of CMS. Jodok maintains an active practice of state court litigation and appellate proceedings in a variety of commercial matters, such as purchase and sales agreements, joint ventures, post M&A disputes, director and officer and auditor liability and product liability. He has also a particular focus on insurance matters and qualified as a Certified Specialist of the Swiss Bar Association for Torts and Insurance Law. In international arbitration proceedings Jodok Wicki is appearing as counsel and also regularly sits as arbitrator. He is on the panels of arbitrators of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the Pacific International Arbitration Centre (PIAC).

Jodok Wicki started his practice as a lawyer in 1994 and became a partner in 2000. In 1996 and 1997 he worked as a foreign associate with law firms in New York and in Sydney.

“During my international sports career as an olympic sailor before starting the legal practice I learnt the importance of going the extra mile in order to succeed. It is the voluntarism I learnt then which now benefits and is appreciated by my clients.”

“I value Jodok’s legal and strategic thinking. He does not limit his counselling to the legal aspects of a claim. Where appropriate he highlights non-legal aspects such as strategic and business considerations as well.” Client Feedback 2015

Jodok Wicki has written his doctoral thesis on market making and price manipulation of own shares of listed stockbrokers (Market Making und Kurspflege kotierter eigener Aktien durch Effektenhändler).

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