Mark V. Dougall

University of Belgrano, School of Law (1980); Georgetown University, Washington, International Law Institute, (U.S.A.), 1982; New York University, School of Law, Inter-American Law Institute; Master’s Degree in Comparative Law (MCJ), 1983; Internships in New York (U.S.A.) (Whitman & Ransom) and London (England) (Beachcroft & Stanleys 1983/84); Escuela Superior de Economía y Administración de Empresas (E.S.E.A.D.E); Master’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration (MBA) (with Honors), 1989; current member of the Board of Governors of St. George’s College, the British Hospital and B.A.B.S. (British and American Benevolent Society). Member of the Bar Association of the City of Buenos Aires, Club de Abogados de Empresas, and the Bar Association of Buenos Aires.

Firm Description

Dougall Abogados was founded in 1970 by Vernon Roy Dougall, a well-known attorney-at-law in Buenos Aires and many other cities of Argentina. He was advisor to several embassies, in particular, the Embassy of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, where he served as legal Advisor to the Ambassador and was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1977 by Queen Elizabeth II and the award of Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1997 for his services. Later he was appointed Jamaica’s Honorary Consul in the Republic of Argentina. The Firm continued to expand its services under the management of Vernon Dougall until his death in 2004. His son Mark succeeded him in the business and since then he has been leading the law firm. Dougall Abogados is a law firm with a long-standing professional practice. Its main features are the vast advisory experience gained over the years and its complete commitment to client service.

Our main goal is to build a personal relationship with the client, since we believe that it is the one thing that will enable us to deliver the quality of service we want to provide. Many of our clients were or are currently from overseas –they are predominantly British and American-; this experience has allowed us to be prepared and ready to provide services to any client interested in investing or doing business in Argentina.

Dougall Abogados is one of the law firms recommended by the Embassies of Australia, Canada, United States, Norway and United Kingdom and it is included in their lists of law firms offering services to national and international clients.
Dougall Abogados maintains a network of correspondents from renowned law firms, both at home and abroad (Brazil, USA, France, England, Switzerland, Germany, Paraguay and Uruguay), that provides us with the local support and assistance required to have a global coverage and to meet our clients’ needs.

 

Shahrzad Shamim

Shahrzad Shamim is licensed by the Afghanistan Independent Bar Association to practice law in Afghanistan. She joined SHAJJAN & ASSOCIATES in 2014 as a junior associate. She was promoted to associate in 2015 and to senior associate in 2018. She is also an active member of International Chamber of Commerce Afghanistan and a registered arbitrator with ACDR.

Shamim is a specialized business lawyer. She provides legal counseling, regulatory advice and litigation support on complex legal issues to national and international businesses. She essentially advises clients on a variety of business-related areas including business licensing, joint venturing, business restructuring, business winding up and mergers. Her practice also involves structuring, negotiating and drafting various types of agreements including partnership agreements, shareholder agreements, telecommunication agreements, employment agreements, real estate purchase agreements, and other commercial agreements. Moreover, she advises clients on inbound and outbound tax implications of domestic companies, multi-national corporations and USG/NATO contractors. Shamim studied law at Kabul University and completed her LL.M. studies at Wake Forest University, where she specialized in Business Law. Apart from her practice as a business lawyer, she represents indigent clients in issues related to family law and human rights on pro-bono basis.

Firm Description

In Afghanistan provision of legal services trace back to as early as 1964 when the then Afghan Constitution for the first time stipulated the right to defense counsel. However, the profession suffered a setback in the years to come as the entire justice system was heavily affected by different phases of war from late 1970s to 1990s. Contrary to this backdrop, post-2001 with the advent of the international community, a vigorous campaign was initiated to improve the legal sector and strengthen the rule of law in Afghanistan. This has transformed the justice sector immensely and strengthened the legal institutions to a noteworthy level. SHAJJAN & ASSOCIATES remained an essential contributor to this campaign since it was founded.
SHAJJAN & ASSOCIATES was founded in 2011 by Saeeq Shajjan and registered under the laws of Afghanistan. Soon SHAJJAN & ASSOCIATES established itself as a ‘go-to law firm’ in Afghanistan. The firm’s scope of practice includes but is not limited to legal counseling, litigation, legislative drafting and legal capacity building. Additionally, provision of pro-bono legal services to the needy people is inherited as a core culture in each of our attorneys. Client service is our shared professional value. We believe that SHAJJAN & ASSOCIATES is not about us; it is about services to our clients. This attitude helped us to emerge as the ‘firm of choice’ in Afghanistan and beyond.

 

Ghassan Moghabghab

Managing Partner
Admitted to the Beirut Bar Association in 1975

At the Firm since 1978.
Ghassan was previously the Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Finance in Lebanon from 1983 to 1988, he was as well the personal legal advisor to President Camille Chamoun. He also headed the Legal Department of the National Lebanese Party (130 Lawyers) from 1988 to 2000. His main areas of practice are Arbitration & Litigation, Corporate and M&A, Energy as well as Private International Law.

DEA, Public Law, Universite Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France
LLB, Private Law, Universite Saint Joseph, Beirut, Lebanon
La Sagesse High School, Lebanon

Firm Description

Moghabghab & Associates is a global firm that was established in 1945.

Initially Chamoun & Moghabghab, the firm started when President Camille Chamoun and MP Naim Moghabghab formed a partnership in 1945. Ghassan N Moghabghab then re-established the
firm under its current name in 1978.

Headquartered today in Beirut Central District, Lebanon, we serve our clients globally wherever they are,
either directly or through our international partners. Our aim is to help companies and individuals solve
their most complex legal issues. We offer outstanding legal services and deliver results to our clients.

Moghabghab & Associates serves individuals, companies, governments and financial institutions. We are uniquely placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they are.

  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • Regulatory & Government Affairs
  • Private Clients
  • Real Estate & Tax

Simon Stell

Simon Stell is the Managing Partner and responsible for leading the firm’s development, managing day to day operations and implementing the firm’s strategy

“Our aim is to deliver affordable accessible legal services focusing on the customer’s actual needs whether that customer be a large business, a professional practice, a family or an individual. We exist to make our customer’s lives easier so they can get on with what is really important to them. We make the complex simple. We cut out the jargon. We call it legal efficiency”

Simon is also responsible for operating and managing the firm’s online legal resource LEGAL365.com and the firm’s residential conveyancing law firm LCF Residential
Simon received the award of Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2016

Tarek Farran

Florence Black

Medical Device Marketing Executive with expertise in international markets Arena for more than 25 years.

•Born in France and now living in the U.S., she truly has global presence, knowledge and insight.

•Global Vice President and Global Director of Strategic Marketing, for Corporations big and small , Public and Private ( including Private Equity Backed) such as Draeger Medical, Itamar Medical, Beaver Visitec International

•Marketing Expert/Consultant for corporations such as HP Medical, Tyco Electronics and TRW.

•Double Master Degree in both Marketing and Finance.

FIRM DESCRIPTION

A small, hard-working M&A and Business Advisory consulting firm that is focused on the Medical Industry. While we are based in MA, we hit the ground running with our direct approach to finding success for our U.S. and International clients.

With over 30 years of combined Global experience in the Medical Device, BioTech and OEM MedTech Industries, we understand that if you are under $50 million there are not a lot of dedicated resources to help you succeed. This is where we come in.

We have worked for small, medium and large companies in the US and internationally. We understand that small and medium size companies need a special and unique focus to gain a competitive advantage in the market place.

Our passion is to help you WIN! We have a successful track record. Talk to us and let’s see how we can help make your roadmap to success a great one!

Our Services

If you’re involved in the Medical Industry, we will help you achieve your goals in the following areas:

1. M&A – Sell Side Advisory – help you position yourself for a successful exit and maximum value;

2. M&A – Buy Side Advisory – we act as your “outsourced B,D&L team” to help you grow thru finding and obtaining targeted, strategic acquisition candidates;

3. Commercialization Projects – we help companies obtain local, regional and international distribution partners and global alliances for the purposes of organic growth.

4. Value Improvement Partner – we will be your partner to improve the your business to ensure it continues to maximize it’s market value for today and tomorrow.

It’s not easy to navigate in today’s landscape of changing market dynamics. We know that. So it takes a unique approach to be successful.

How are you approaching the challenge? Are you facing roadblocks or not getting the results you were looking for?

We are a different type of consulting service company. We look at your business and create solutions targeted to your needs.

We focus on your most critical issues and opportunities. We bring deep, functional expertise, while being known for our positive and creative approach to work.

We love what we do as we partner with our clients to bring them success. The best thing about our services is that YOU decide what YOU want to engage us for.

We will analyze what you are doing currently and give you feedback. We will build a plan for you and give you a checklist to help you achieve your own success or help you implement. And if you want to do it alone that’s ok too. Whatever you need – it’s all possible. We welcome your introductory phone call or email anytime.

Arnaud Zabaldano

Arnaud ZABALDANO is the founder of ZABALDANO Law Office. He works as Avocat Défenseur in Monaco.

Education & Appointments:

  • July 2000 : Masters degree in Law
  • September 2001 : Diploma in Higher Applied studies in Business and Economic Law
  • 22nd October 2001 : Admitted at the Monaco bar
  • 22nd October 2009 : Appointed as an Avocat Défenseur (Defence Lawyer)

Experience:

  • October 2001 up to September 2006 : Partner of Cabinet PASQUIER-CIULLA & ZABALDANO
  • September 2006 up to July 2011 : Founder and partner of GZ AVOCATS
  • 2007 and 2008 : Co-creator, organizer and lecturer at the Francis Lefebvre Monegasque Labour law courses
  • 2009 : Lecturer at the University of Brazzaville (Congo) on Law and Monegasque legal practice
  • 2010 : Lecturer on the new anti-money laundering Law in Monaco for the Monegasque Compliance Officers’ Association
  • Since July 2011 : Founder and partner of Etude ZABALDANO

Credentials:

  • Correspondent and lawyer of PRICE WATER HOUSE COOPER
  • Best friend of ALLEN OVERY
  • Business Partner of MAITLAND GROUP
  • Member of G.L.I.U (Global Law Intelligence Unit)
  • Member of I.A.L (International Association of Lawyers)
  • Member of Global Law Experts
  • Member of L.N.A (Legal Netlink Alliance)

Client Base:

  • Various banking and finance institutions in Monaco
  • Various realty construction companies in Monaco
  • Various Monegasque institutions
  • Extensive experience in complex and international cases

Business Law Practice:

Zabaldano Law Office works with its clients in all areas of business law advice by providing assistance and representing them in both transactional and litigation matters.

Main areas of expertise:

  • Consultations in various areas of commercial law;
  • Negotiating and drafting of commercial contracts;
  • Intellectual and industrial property;
  • Commercial Leases;
  • Insolvency;
  • Assistance and representation in any proceedings relating to commercial law.

Zabaldano Law Office:

Zabaldano Law Office is a law firm established in the Principality of Monaco dealing with the most complex matters often with an international dimension.

It represents corporate and private individual clients who require dedication, professionalism and commitment.

The Law office consists of a multi-disciplinary team who have extensive experience in practice areas such as banking and finance, commercial and business law, international law, real estate and construction as well as employment law and criminal law.

Arnaud Zabaldano, its founder, is a Barrister at the Monaco Bar where he has practiced since 2001.
With a postgraduate degree in Economic and Business Law, he has naturally focused the law office practice on business law, in litigation, arbitration and advice.

Committed to the values ​​of the legal profession, Mr Zabaldano strives to best meet clients’ needs, combining legal excellence, availability and innovation.

Nathalie Lozano Blanco

Nathalie Lozano-Blanco is the Founding Partner of Lozano Blanco & Asociados; a firm serving high impact cases on topics such as business law and consumer protection, which was formed in 2009.

Nathalie is a Law graduate from the University of El Rosario in Bogotá; she is an LL.M. graduate in International Economic Law from the Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne University, and has a Ph.D.c in Banking Law from the same University.

In the past, Nathalie worked in the most important Law Firms in Colombia, and held important positions in public and private organisations in the country.

About Lozano Blanco & Asociados:

The firm was created in 2009 with the objective of providing innovative legal services. Their experience is centred on regulation design and analysis, legal services for companies, and class action litigation.

LBA has been working on the PIP breast implant legal claim against TUV for more than two years. This experience has allowed the firm to represent thousands of women from all over the world and obtain multiple awards and international recognition. The firm won the first claim in favour of our clients on the 14th of November 2013.

APPROACH

LBA’s practice is oriented on turning their work into valuable solutions for their clients. The Firm has a team of lawyers, engineers and advisors that allows them to give clients the best service through multiple virtual communication channels.

The firm cares deeply to adjust all of their products and services to their clients, especially in class action litigation. LBA’s goal is that clients have the best possible customer experience.

EXPERIENCE

Lozano Blanco & Asociados have the necessary experience to offer legal services with a semi-massive approach in which clients receive quality service at a reasonable cost. The firm are innovators in their approach.

Miguel Mardoñez

We are a group of independent professionals that we find in the right and practices it artificial a mechanism of service to the society. We believe in the VOCATION of our work, through services of QUALITY, EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY that allows us to begin a relationship of LOYALTY AND TRUST with our clients to who we owe us.

Mariola Arenas

We help businesses handle complex and innovative transactions. We work with IBEX 35 companies and important local and multinational clients with high-profile operations in Spain and the rest of the world, providing them with national and cross-border legal advice.

We design, coordinate and manage bespoke teams best suited to each transaction and each client, drawing on the extensive expertise of our global network and our on-the-ground experience.

Firm Overview:

Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the world’s leading professional services businesses, bringing together the best people across our 27 offices, to meet all your legal services needs globally. We can help you realise opportunities while managing risk.

Understanding your requirements, objectives and operating environment is important to us – we listen and take time to do this. You have ready access to our deep global sectoral expertise, as well as our local market understanding, to help you achieve your commercial objectives.

Operating as one global team, we use innovative systems and processes to ensure your work is delivered intelligently, efficiently and reliably. We care about the markets and communities we work within and constantly strive to make them better.

What does it all add up to? When you work with Herbert Smith Freehills, you are partnering with a world-class and diverse team of client focused professionals who can ensure you achieve your best results.

At Herbert Smith Freehills, we aim to be the leading global law firm for the attraction, promotion and retention of women as part of our commitment to inclusion across the spectrum of diversity.