Cláudio Finkelstein

Leaders in Law endorses Cláudio Finkelstein as our exclusively recommended Arbitration Law expert in Brazil. If you wish to get in touch with Cláudio, please use the contact information provided above.

Claudio Finkelstein is currently a professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of SP, at undergraduate and graduate levels. Director of the National Institute of Economic Litigation and the Brazilian Institute of Constitutional Law, former coordinator of the Course on International Contracts at COGEAE and Fundação Getulio Vargas – SP and advisor for TCC, Scientific Initiation, Master’s and Doctorate at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo . He has experience in the field of Law, with an emphasis on Private International Law.

Practice Areas

  • International Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Arbitration Law

Education

  • The Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (1989)
  • Master’s in International Law – University of Miami (1991)
  • PhD in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (2000)
  • Free Teaching from the Pontifical Catholic University (2011)

Firm Description:

Finkelstein Advogados is a Law Firm that fits into a Boutique category, agile, modern, specialized, technologically advanced and economical. Able to devote to the customer all the attention of their cases demand. Situated in the noble region of Avenida Paulista, in the capital of São Paulo. Our expertise is business consulting, mergers and acquisitions, contracts and arbitration, a neglected market niche by the medium-sized law firm’s market and almost exclusively attended by large-sized firms, usually with high costs passed on to customers. Finkelstein Advogados therefore is a law firm dedicated to consulting in corporate matters, domestic and international trade, focusing on advisory areas and arbitration, both domestic and international. Our partners and consultants are teachers of some of the most traditional and important Universities of the country, such as PUC (Pontifical Catholic University), IICS (International Institute of Social Sciences) and FGV (Foundation Getulio Vargas).

We pledge to dedicate to our clients the necessary attention to the discussion and solution of their problems, offering legal services of unquestionable quality and personality, as our clients are closely accompanied by the partners when the case demands their attention, and associated lawyers, always under the supervision of the responsible partner, when the nature of the task does not require the physical presence of a partner. Our professional practice policy enables us to offer the best service for each case for more consistent rates considering the country’s reality. The firm represents clients of various nationalities, along with a range of Brazilian entrepreneurs with interests locally and abroad. Personal customer service is our main feature, which along with the continuous study and specialization in the most important areas of interest of our customers, provide for the quality work we intend to deliver.

Finkelstein Advogados is therefore a firm dedicated to consulting in business, corporate and domestic and international trade matters, with a vocation for advisory and arbitration areas, both domestic and international.;Our partners and consultants are professors of some of the most traditional and important Universities in the country, such as PUC, FGV and IICS. We are committed to dedicating to clients the necessary attention to the discussion and solution of their problems, offering legal services of unquestionable quality with personality, since our clients are closely monitored by the partners whenever the case demands their attention, and by the associated lawyers, always under the supervision of the responsible partner, when the nature of the task does not demand the physical presence of the partner. Our policy of professional performance allows us to offer the best service to the specific case at rates that are more consistent with the reality of the country.

The office represents clients of the most varied nationalities, in addition to a range of Brazilian entrepreneurs with local and foreign interests. The personal attention to the client is our main characteristic, which combined with the continuous study and specialization in the most important areas of interest to our clients, provide the quality of the work that we propose to deliver.

 

Mr.Sunil Kumar P Mittal

Leaders in Law endorses Sunil Kumar Mittal as our exclusively recommended Arbitration Law expert in Qatar. If you wish to get in touch with Sunil please use the contact information provided above.

Mr. Sunil Kumar P Mittal has obtained his degree of law from University of Bangalore. He has been in legal profession for more than 16 years. He has been working with the firm more than 10 years. He has significant experience in the practice of both in transactional and litigation side. His practice area includes Corporate, Arbitration, International Trade, Intellectual Property, Shipping & Logistics, Banking & Finance, Energy, Real Estate and Construction. He is a member of Calicut Bar Association, India. He has proficiency in English, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada.

Firm Description:

AL KHORRI & PARTNERS was founded by Mr.Hassan Abdulla Al Khorri, a distinguished jurist in the year 2002. Then known as Hassan Abdulla Al Khorri, Advocates and Consultants, the firm was concentrating on litigation practice. In the last 15 years the firm has grown in its size and diversified and expanded its practice in to all the areas. We recognize the role of a law firm as a bridge between international investors and the domestic legal system. We approach the corporate legal issues from the commercial and business perspective of our clients. We are equipped with a team who is capable of addressing any corporate and litigation requirement of our clients. We have strong net work across the Globe through our associates.

 

William Leung

Leaders in Law endorses William Leung as our exclusively recommended Arbitration Law expert in Hong Kong. If you wish to get in touch with William please use the contact information provided above.

Practice Areas

  • International Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Disputes
  • International Arbitration and Investors-state Arbitration
  • Corporate Insolvency & Restructuring
  • International Trade and Investment Litigation
  • M&A
  • Capital Market
  • Constructions and Infrastructure Project Development
  • Intellectual Property

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)

Firm Overview:

We are a leading boutique law firm providing legal services of specified areas in international trade, shipping and transportation, intellectual property, corporate restructuring and insolvency (liquidation) with solid, extensive experience in handling complex corporate, commercial and international litigation, international commercial and investment arbitration and corporate rescue operations for more than 30 years.

Of course, general practice works including, but not limited to, matrimonial and divorce, probate, conveyancing works also part of our daily working routines.

Since our opening in the year of 1992, we have a long-established reputation in shipping and international trade litigation works. In shipping, the firm acts predominantly for owners, charterers and freight forwarders. In international trade, the firm acts for factories, manufacturers, multinational shippers and world-renowned-brand owners, traders and financial institutions in relation to disputes over trading of all types of goods including toys; physical commodities (for example, coal etc.)

Our corporate litigation works include:

  • Shareholders disputes;
  • Derivative actions (statutory and common law);
  • Unfair prejudicial, Just equitable winding up;
  • Action against directors including misfeasance proceedings;
  • Preservation of corporate assets;
  • Restructuring: moratorium, schemes of Arrangement; appointment of (Provisional) Liquidators;
  • Cross border and multiplicity of proceedings in both HK, mainland China and offshore proceedings eg. in BVI, Cayman Islands;
  • Forum shopping.

In 2001, we acted for a private enterprise from city of Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province China and won against Jardine group company for misdelivery of cargo: Center Optical (Hong Kong) Limited -v- Jardine Transport Services (China) Limited which was reported in the reputable Lloyd’s Law Reports [2001] Vol 2. Page 678 – 690.

In another significant case in 2005, he acted for a Hong Kong shipper and won against an international logistics service provider: Vastfame Camera Limited -v- Birkart Globistics Limited which was reported in three Law Reports of worldwide-fame: American Maritime Cases [2005] AMC page 2864 – 2879; European Transport Law [2006] Vol. XLI No.2 page 182 – 195 and Hong Kong Cases [2005] 4 HKC page 117-135.

His recent highlight cases in the area of Private International Law include:

  • Dickson Valora Group (Holdings) Co. Limited v Fan Ji Qian [2019] 2 HKLRD 173 – “quasi-contractual” anti-suit injunction against a respondent who was not party to the relevant arbitration clause
  • Dickson Holdings Enterprise Company Limited v Moravia CV [2019] 3 HKLRD 210 – application for striking out unfair prejudice petition on the group of lack of locus standi; mandatory stay of the petition in favour of arbitration pursuant to an arbitration agreement

In our international litigation and arbitration works, we are quick, nimble and dedicated in acting for our clients in taking emergency preservative measures including, but not limited to, the obtaining of worldwide mareva injunction orders in freezing bank accounts and assets; disclosure orders in aid of such orders (see X v A (judgment by Zervos J in HCA 2433/ 2013)).

We have extensive experience of undertaking arbitrations both as advocates and as arbitrators in London Maritime Arbitration Association (LMAA), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre  (HKIAC), China International Economic Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)/ China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC) in the People’s Republic of China, Kuala Lumpur Regional Center for Arbitration (KLRCA) in Malaysia and Korean Commission Arbitration Board (KCBA) in Korea.

We have a strong reputation locally and internationally for its intellectual property (IP) works. We handle all aspects of trade mark, design, patent and domain name registration, licensing and distribution rights including computer contracts and IP consultancy, and infringement matters. We are fast in taking emergency preventive measures including, but not limited to, the obtaining of Anton Piller orders; and injunction orders and disclosure orders in aid of such orders.

In our corporate works, apart from company secretarial and listing compliance works, we undertake all sorts of M&A works whether or not in the capital market.

In our corporate restructuring works, our Mr. William Leung, having been appointed by both the Hong Kong High Court and Hong Kong Official Receiver since the year of 2001, has acted as company liquidators in liquidating assets.

 

Dr. Mohamed Janashal

Leaders in Law endorses Mohamed Janashal as our exclusively recommended Arbitration Law expert in Oman. If you wish to get in touch with Mohamed please use the contact information provided above.

Dr. Mohamed Janashal is Founding Partner of the firm. He holds PhD in arbitration law with a cross disciplinary research in Islamic Banking and Finance related disputes from prestigious International Islamic University, Malaysia. Before his PhD, he obtained his Master degree in International Commercial Law from Alexandria, Egypt. He earned his LLB from Mohamed-I University, Oujda, Morocco.

As a qualified lawyer in the Sultanate of Oman, Dr. Mohamed enjoys right of audience before all levels of courts, including the Supreme Court of the Sultanate. On account of his wide experience in the dispute resolution, he is also a recognized arbitrator. With more than two decades of law practice, he has a wealth of legal experience that leads the firm’s overall practice. The firm prides itself with his experience in litigation, arbitration, corporate, commercial, Islamic Banking and Finance, mergers, capital markets, regulation, employment, contracts and transactional matters. A long list of corporate and high net-worth individual clients summarizes his credibility and reputation as a seasoned lawyer in the Sultanate.

As part of his legal practice, Dr. Mohamed has acted as arbitrator in addition to his representing clients in commercial arbitration matters ranging from construction to cross border trade. He acts as lead counsel in arbitration matters inside the Sultanate and outside as well. Currently he is leading firm’s representation in the ongoing construction, contractual and contractor’s liability claims in local and international arbitration claims where the firm has been engaged by notable public and private entities.

Dr. Mohamed has keen interest in legal training and academics, and has written in law journals. He is passionate about legal writing and research with special focus on his core areas of practice. His fluency in Arabic and English, and working knowledge of French gives him privileged access in this regard.

Firm Description:

As we look back over the Firm’s history, we feel proud to find ourselves at the forefront of legal discipline in the Sultanate of Oman, offering advisory services to the best in busi­ness, from across several countries.

The evolution of MJLO as a leading full service law firm is comparable in many ways to the economic progress of Oman over the past decade.

MJLO has evolved keeping pace with the emerging needs of the times, and has acted for several leading names in the region. MJLO offers legal advice to clients on diverse areas including General Corporate, Arbitration, Islamic banking & finance, strategic business advisory, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, Intellectual Property law, litigation and dispute resolution, among a range of other services.

In a short time, MJLO has gained national and international acclaim for successful representation of its client before legal institutions and government agencies, winning advocacy in litigation, and guiding business transactions.

Sharply focused on its clients, MJLO has a team of specialized lawyers, offering comprehensive legal advisory services through its office in Muscat, the booming capital of the Sultanate of Oman.

The Firm has been part of several headline transactions in various segments of industry & services, besides representing several major transnational corporations on their Oman entry & business strategy.

Such pre-eminent counselling by MJLO has earned the Firm, the enviable reputation of being a leader amongst its peers. Some of corporate Oman’s most influential entrepreneurs turn to MJLO for innovative legal solutions and strategies.

 

James Bridgeman SC

Leaders in Law endorses James Bridgeman as our exclusively recommended Arbitration Law expert in Ireland. If you wish to get in touch with James please use the contact information provided above.

A litigator, arbitrator and mediator  in general practice 1992, prior to which an in-house lawyer in a firm of patent and trademarks attorneys, he has a wide practice as an advocate, advisor and neutral. He holds current practicing certificates as barrister in Ireland and England & Wales, practicing from the Law Library, Dublin and 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square, London.  Calls: Kings Inns Dublin, Middle Temple, and the Bar of Northern Ireland. Patent of Precedence granted by the Government of Ireland.

His wide ranging practice in 2019 and 2020 included matters before the Court of Justice of the European Union (Case C 265/19), the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention  Opinion No. 42/2020), the Superior Courts of Ireland (chancery, common law and commercial),statutory adjudication, international arbitration, arbitration, construction adjudication (building, engineering and M&E), and mediation. Issues in dispute include construction, intellectual property (performers rights, copyright and internet domain names), International Treaties (TFEU, Vienna Convention, WPPT), European Law (transposition of EU Directive), human rights (arbitrary detention, statutory  tribunals established by the Irish Mental Health Commission) alleged professional negligence, provision of academic services within a University and  a neighbour/boundary/property dispute. He is an active member of three disciplinary & regulatory standing tribunals (professional regulatory).

A Past President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2018), past Chair CIArb Irish Branch (2005), former CIArb Trustee (2013-2017) and past member of the ICC National Committee for Ireland, he is a Chartered Arbitrator and has acted as tribunal member, arbitrator, both as chair and sole panellist in over 500 arbitrations, tribunals and administrative proceedings including 80 construction, partnership, insurance,  real property, distributorship, intellectual property arbitrations and adjudications, over 400 Internet domain name references (UDRP), numerous statutory tribunals, appeal boards and professional regulatory determinations.

He is on the Panel of Arbitrators ICSID (nominated by the Government of Ireland), the panel of 15 arbitrators for the Protocol on Cultural Cooperation to the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Korea (Council Decision 2014/794/EU), a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Panel of Chartered Arbitrators, Beijing Arbitration Commission/ Beijing International Arbitration Center (BAC/BIAC) Panel of Arbitrators for International Investment Disputes and ICDR Panel of Arbitrators.

He is an arbitrator on the General List of the Court of Arbitration for Sport by the International Council for Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) Lausanne, Switzerland, a member of the National Contractual Disputes Panel (Construction Industry Federation, Ireland), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Irish Branch) Panel of Conciliators for Government Contracts. He is a member of the panel of adjudicators of construction disputes appointed by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Ireland) and the Law Society of Ireland Panel of Arbitrators.

He is on the panel of mediators and arbitrators of the World Intellectual Property Organisation, Geneva for the National Arbitration Forum, USA. ( Internet Domain Name Dispute Panel), Nominet UK, United Kingdom ( Internet Domain Name Dispute Panel), ADNDRC Hong Kong/ China ( Internet Domain Name Dispute Panel) and Czech Arbitration Court, Prague (Internet Domain Name Dispute Panel).

He is a member of the faculty of the Higher Diploma in Construction Law and Contract Administration (Trinity College Dublin) and in the month of June each year since 2007 he has convened the Dublin Forum on International Dispute Resolution .

 

Mehmood Mandviwalla

Leaders in Law endorses Mehmood Mandviwalla as our exclusively recommended Arbitration Law expert in Pakistan. If you wish to get in touch Mehmood please use the contact information provided above.

Founding and Senior Partner

Mr. Mehmood Mandviwalla has extensive experience spanning over 38 years in all aspects of commercial and corporate law including Banking; Corporate Finance & Securities; Arbitration; Commercial litigation; Energy; International Trade; Privatisations; Investment Funds; Educational Institutions; Venture Capital; Environment; Media; Arbitration; Acquisitions and Amalgamations; Underwriting Agreements; Insurance; Joint Ventures; Infrastructure Projects; Securitization; Credit Rating etc and Intellectual Property litigation.

He has drafted various statutory enactments and regulatory frameworks for Pakistan and has from time to time, assisted Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan and the State Bank of Pakistan in the restructuring of the regulatory framework for the corporate sector of Pakistan.

Mr. Mandviwalla is currently the president of SAARC LAW for the year 2016-2018. He is presently on the Board of Directors of GlaxoSmithKline Pakistan Limited and Director on Board of Directors of Deposit Protection Corporation – A Subsidiary of State Bank of Pakistan.

Mr. Mandviwalla has served as a Director on the Board of the State Bank of Pakistan from 2013 to 2016. He was also the Caretaker Minister of Law and Prisons in the Caretaker Government of Sindh in 2013.

Education

  • LLB (Hons.)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom

Memberships

  • Sindh Bar Council
  • Sindh High Court Bar Association

Current Position

PRESIDENT SAARCLAW – Association of persons of the legal communities of the eight South Asian Countries

Firm Description:

Mandviwalla & Zafar, an established law firm in Pakistan has the distinction of being the largest in the country, providing legal services across the country through its offices, in all the major cities nationwide. Having achieved this goal we set our sights even higher and in 2005 were the first Pakistani law firm to have established an actual international presence as opposed to having representations and affiliations, by setting up our office in Kabul.

The secret of our success lies in going to the heart of the legal issue and coming up with a commercially viable and legally enforceable solution for our clients. We work in close association with regulators and governmental units to keep abreast of all developments which, in turn, enables us to respond quickly to changes in the legal and regulatory environment, manage risk and to achieve business success.

Our size facilitates committed personal service and ensures that sufficient resources are available to meet the demands of the modern day legal practice. With offices across Pakistan and Afghanistan we have the ability to offer clients an integrated service on a broad range of business and financial transactions, whether public or private, cross border or mid-market. We are ideally placed to offer expert advice, from the letter of intent to due diligence and signing, to advice on risk management strategy that will enable our clients to strive ahead and prosper. We are committed to providing advice on a day to day basis to our clients.

Recent innovative economic policies have encouraged SAARC countries (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation which includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) to embark on a wide variety of new ventures. We have particular expertise on advising clients on the economic and fiscal reforms of these countries. We have considerable experience in advising on all investment related projects, banking and joint ventures in the SAARC countries. As a result of our close association with the legal communities of the SAARC countries we are fully conversant with the laws of this region and the developments therein. We pride ourselves on being an information resource on the laws and legal developments of the SAARC countries and being able to fully assist our clients in the SAARC region.

 

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

Leaders in Law endorses Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan as our exclusively recommended Arbitration Law expert in Bangladesh. If you wish to get in touch with Dr. Bhuiyan please use the contact information provided above.

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