Ragy Soliman

Leaders in Law endorses Ragy Soliman as our exclusively recommended Capital Markets Law expert in Egypt. If you wish to get in touch with Ragy, please use the contact information provided above.

Ragy Soliman is the Managing Partner of ADSERO- Ragy Soliman & Partners and heads the M&A and Capital Markets Practice Group. Ragy has over 20 years of experience in the legal and telecom field. He served on several boards of London, New York, Egyptian, Milan and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges listed entities among other non-public entities in various jurisdictions.

Ragy holds an unparalleled track record in legal, strategic, operational and financial management. With experience which includes senior management positions at both holding and operating companies’ levels. Experience in managing businesses in multiple geographies with a focus on value creation; strategic and operational efficiencies; and sourcing, structuring and executing large M&A transactions across several geographical regions. Mr. Soliman played a pivotal role in the merger of major telecom companies for a total consideration of $25.7 billion to create the world’s sixthlargest telecommunications carrier.


  • Arabic
  • English


  • Egyptian Bar Association
  • American Chamber of Commerce
  • Italian Chameber of Commerce


  • 2000 – LLM International Business Law London Metropolitan University
  • 1997 –  LLB Cairo University

Firm Description:

Adsero – Ragy Soliman & Partners is a law firm that aims to provide its clients with unparalleled quality services and innovative legal solutions with a global reach.

By handling legal, strategic, operational and financial matters, we have developed a depth of expertise that is well rounded. Our services incorporate structuring, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, debt finance, corporate governance and complex high-stakes commercial and securities litigation.

Our lawyers have a breadth of experience in several jurisdictions – a valuable resource that allows us to offer practical cross-border solutions.
Establishing a robust geographical reach across the Middle East and North African, Asian, American and European continents in public and private markets has enabled us to offer our clients a diverse network of legal and service providers. These deep-rooted connections with our partners have been instrumental in maintaining international reach and wealth of knowledge.


Mona Zulficar

As a founding partner and chair of the Executive Committee, Ms. Mona Zulficar oversees the operations of the Firm’s six departments; specialized in assisting our clients in various practice areas. A practicing attorney for more than 30 years, she is a specialist in major financial, industrial, and commercial transactions and has negotiated, drafted, and concluded all the major contracts required by some of the most important joint venture businesses in Egypt. Involved in major restructuring of companies, M&A transactions, and is particularly recognized for handling ground breaking and precedent transactions, such as the largest transaction in the history of the Middle East relating to the sale of Orascom Building Materials Holding SAE to Lafarge, for approximately USD13 billion in addition to USD2 billion of assumed debt, and most recently, she lead the team responsible for the first successful PPP Project in Egypt.

She has played and continues to play a key role in drafting new legislation and developing existing economic legislation as adviser to the various governmental entities and as member of the national drafting committees on many important laws, such as the new Telecom Law, the new Capital Market Regulations, the new Special Economic Zones Law and the new Banking Law regulations. She has also been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Egypt and is directly involved in the ambitious Egyptian institutional and regulatory reform program of the banking and finance sector. Complementing her professional activities with a commitment to community activism, she has been an active advocate for human rights and women’s rights in Egypt and internationally. She has recently been elected member and Vice Chair of the UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee and she is also a member of the National Council for Human Rights in Egypt. In 2009, she received la legion d’honneur from the President of France Nicolas Sarkozy for her significant professional role in concluding landmark commercial and financial transactions between Egypt and France and for her achievements in the field of human rights.

Ms. Zulficar obtained her political science and law degrees from Cairo University and Mansoura University and an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Zurich. Her working languages are Arabic, English and French.

Pornpan Chayasuntorn

Pornpan Chayasuntorn mainly advises underwriters and issuers on equity capital markets transactions, including IPOs, private placements, secondary offerings, convertible issues and delisting’s, and has in-depth knowledge of securities, stock exchange and banking-related regulatory requirements. She also acts for domestic and international corporates on M&As (including share and business acquisitions), corporate restructuring, joint ventures and legal due diligence.

Firm Overview:

Our clients want a law firm they can trust, one that stands out for a commitment to investing in them and empowering our teams. We want to stand out for our distinctive Linklaters mind-set so our clients want to work with us above all others.

Delivering excellent client service and using our global capabilities to help them pursue the right opportunities means they benefit from long and lasting relationships.

To put clients at the heart of all we do, we recruit and develop exceptional people empowering them to do and think differently. We serve our clients as a team, with a common focus on innovation, efficiency and agility.

Charin Satchayan

Leaders in Law endorses Charin Satchayan as our exclusively recommended Capital Markets Law, M&A Law, Project Finance Law and Real Estate Law expert in Thailand. If you wish to get in touch with Charin, please use the contact information provided above.

Areas of Practices and Expertise

Charin’s practices focus mainly on capital markets, Public Private Partnerships, project and project finance, financial regulations, mergers and acquisitions and real estate, both in Thailand and the regions (including Laos and Myanmar).

He also has expertise in the infrastructure sector (in particular, airport and power project), financial and insurance sector, airport and aviation and also property sector.

Experiences in Selected Transactions

He has represented clients in establishment of several property funds for public offering or so called Real Estate Investment Trusts that raised funds from local and international investors to invest in real estate projects in various categories, which include shopping malls, factories, office buildings, residential buildings and hotels.


He has also represented clients in establishment of infrastructure fund to invest in infrastructure assets, including the power plants and airport.

Projects and Project Finance

He has represented client in several projects and project finance both in Thailand and Laos, which include project finance for power plants, a refinancing of oil refinery, a project finance of ethanol plant.


He has represented major commercial banks in Thailand in raising funds from domestic and international capital markets. He has also represented commercial banks in establishing asset management companies and the sales of non-performing loans.

Public Private Partnerships and Privatization

Charin has been retained as a National Consultant in Thailand by Asian Development Bank to work with other international consultants to advise the Thai Government on the Public Private Partnerships for the Government projects (including motorways nationwide). He has also represented clients in several BOT and BTO projects.

Airport and Aviation

He has represented the fund manager and the sponsor in setting up the Samui Airport Property Fund, the first property fund in Thailand that invested in the airport, and has offered investment units to international and domestic investors.

Academic and Professional Qualifications

Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration, Chulalongkorn University, 1998

LL.M., Cornell University (under patronage of Fulbright Scholarship), 1993

Post Graduate Diploma in Business Law, Thammasart University, 1989

LL.B. (Honours), Ramkhamhaeng University, 1988

Lawyer License from Law Society of Thailand


Truong Nhat Quang

Truong Nhat Quang, the Managing Partner of YKVN, heads a well-recognised, top tier corporate practice focused on banking, capital markets and M&A transactions. He has successfully handled landmark deals in Vietnam, regularly advising on complex lending and borrowing issues as well as representing government agencies and multilateral organisations on nation-shaping industrial projects. Quang’s clients include top Vietnamese banks and corporates, global investment banks, banks active in Vietnam and global private equity funds.

Listed by Chambers Asia as a Band 1 (the highest band) lawyer in banking and finance as well as projects in Vietnam for the past three years, Quang is also regarded as one of Vietnam’s finest capital markets practitioners (Chambers Asia, 2009). He is not just “excellent at understanding the issues facing foreign investors” (Chambers Asia, 2010), but is also valued for his “international client-friendly deal management skills” (Chambers Asia, 2009).

YKVN Lawyers:

YKVN is a full service Vietnamese law firm with a diversified national and international practice. With two closely-integrated offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, YKVN recently opened a new office in Singapore where it continues the expansion of its cross-border practice.

Law Practice:

YKVN has a pre-eminent M&A practice in Vietnam and our lawyers are able to handle complex transactions with precision and speed. We have the knowledge, infrastructure, technical capability and strategic perspective that are invaluable in helping clients select, implement and coordinate their strategies in Vietnam. Our extensive experience in M&A and critical mass of lawyers in our offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City ensure local legal advice at standards essential for such transactions, and the economies that result from experienced, coordinated transaction management.

We are a recognized leader in M&A and the firm has advised on many landmark deals in Vietnam. We are advising Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam on its strategic sale of shares as part of its equitization process. This is the first equitization of a Vietnamese State-owned bank and will set a template for future large bank M&A transactions in Vietnam. We have also advised Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam and Industrial and Commercial Bank of Vietnam on the selection of financial advisors for their equitization process and are continuing to advise them on their strategic sales of shares. We are advising PetroVietnam Finance Company (PVFC) on its strategic sale of shares as part of its equitization process. This is the first equitization of a Vietnamese State-owned finance company and will set a template for future large finance company M&A transactions in Vietnam.


Paul Price

Price Sierakowski is a boutique corporate law firm established in 1999 in Perth, Western Australia.

Our expertise is in high level corporate work including capital raisings, merger and acquisitions, resources and energy, reconstruction and litigation.

Our corporate experience includes advice on Corporations Law and ASX Listing Rules, both debt and equity raisings, corporate restructuring, initial public offerings (IPOs), rights issues, placements,  share purchase plans, employee share and option plans, due diligence, corporate governance, board and shareholder meetings: issues and documentation, tenure, land access and native title, preparation and negotiation of transaction documents (including acquisition and sale agreements), joint venture agreements, farm-in agreements, financing facilities, sales and off-take agreements, takeover bids and defences, schemes of arrangement, business acquisition and disposals, and corporate mergers including reverse takeovers, advice on structuring the transaction and negotiation of commercial terms from both the buy and sell sides, negotiation and preparation of reconstruction agreements, deeds of company arrangement and creditor’s trust deeds, and representation at creditor and shareholder meetings.

Our clients include Australian and international companies involved in a multitude of industries, including manufacturing, property, telecommunications, fashion, building materials, construction, mineral resources, oil and gas, exploration, both listed and unlisted companies, financial institutions, venture capitalists, accounting practices, underwriters, and we give advice to boards and individual directors on transactions, both domestically and abroad.

We are a law firm that provides better experiences through strong connections with clients and staff.  Price Sierakowski is “Allied to your interests”.

“Allied to your interests”.  To clients, this statement is a promise that an enduring relationship with Price Sierakowski will also achieve real commercial results.  Why do we know this to be true?  Because only a strong, on-going connection between lawyer and client can lead to the deep understanding needed to offer truly valuable counsel, counsel that delves beyond top-of-mind thinking into insightful, proactive advice.

“Allied to your interests”. To staff, this statement is a promise and challenge… it is a promise that the firm will act as a partner with them in their professional and personal development.  The three directors, who work closely within the team, nurture and reward staff to assist them in reaching new career and life goals.

But is also a challenge to staff, in that they must personally invest in the outcomes to their clients.  They must commit to hold the interests of the client in the same regard as their own individual and professional interests.

The firm has lived by its positioning statement, Allied to your interests, since inception.


Maximilian A. Jacob


University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 2007, Dr. iur. 2012)

Associate, Vienna (2009-2013)

Attorney-at-law, Vienna (since 2013)

Practice Areas

Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law,

Banking and Capital Markets Law,

Corporate Finance Law


German, English


Publications on Corporate and Capital Markets Law

Associate in major, global law firms

Austrian bar exam (2012)

Firm Overview:

WEBER & CO. is one of the leading Austrian law firms. Its lawyers are highly specialised and committed to the highest standards of legal service and proficiency. On the basis of its long-standing tradition, WEBER & CO. offers legal services in all areas relevant to businesses, with a focus on corporate, finance and mergers and acquisitions. The firm’s approach is creative and pragmatic, helping its clients to assess and effectively manage legal risks and to find practical solutions in the relevant legal, business and, when necessary, political environments.

WEBER & CO. has extensive experience in the legal management of projects in Austria and in foreign jurisdiction. Partners of the firm have authored numerous articles and books on domestic and international business law and they teach in leading European law schools. They are regularly consulted by the Austrian legislature on legislative matters.


Christos Mavrellis

Leaders in Law endorses Christos Mavrellis as our exclusively recommended Capital Markets Law expert in Cyprus. If you wish to get in touch with Christos, please use the contact information provided above.

Christos is the Head of the Company & Commercial Department. He specialises in general corporate work, banking, capital markets and private equity transactions, as well as the tax aspects of such transactions. Christos has also acted domestically and internationally for many companies involved in debt restructuring and recapitalisation as well as working for administrators and liquidators on several high profile insolvencies.

Christos has been the Secretary of the International Tax Planning Association (I.T.P.A.), is a member of the Offshore Institute, founding member of the Mediterranean Maritime Arbitrators Association and is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

He has published numerous articles in international magazines and has presented various legal issues at international conferences and seminars. He is a member of the board of directors of Cypriot and foreign public companies as well as of many private limited liability companies.


Chrysses Demetriades & Co:

Chrysses Demetriades & Co. LLC is a Cyprus law firm providing a comprehensive range of legal services to local and international clients.We have been instrumental to the development of Cyprus as an offshore and international financial centre and are widely acknowledged as one of the leading law firms in Cyprus in the key areas of corporate activity.

We have long established relationships with many of the world’s leading international financial institutions, professional advisers and regulatory bodies, are consistently highly rated in independent research studies and regularly lead offshore league tables.

Our success is founded on our ability to provide practical, creative and cost-effective advice, combined with an uncompromising service commitment to our clients and a strong dedication to our lawyers, staff and the communities in which we practice.





Dr Harald Glander

Leaders in Law endorses Dr Harald Glander as our exclusively recommended Capital Markets Law expert in Germany. If you wish to get in touch with Dr Harald please use the contact information provided above.

Harald is involved in transactional, advisory and regulatory work for financial institutions, asset managers and other businesses operating in the financial services sector.

He is a capital markets, financial services and investment funds specialist advising on the establishment and distribution of open-ended and closed-ended funds, Master-KAG structures, hedge fund regulation and ETFs. He also advises on all other aspects of capital markets, financial services regulation, for instance on derivatives and structured financial instruments, cross-border licences, the registration of EU branches, compliance issues, brokerage and securities trading.

Harald has extensive experience in advising on the regulatory aspects of international M&A and outsourcing transactions.

Simmons & Simmons:

From our offices in major business and financial centres throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we view the world through the lens of our key sectors: asset management and investment funds, energy and infrastructure, financial institutions, life sciences and technology, media and telecommunications (TMT).

For our clients this means they benefit from a law firm fully focused on their sector, wholly understanding of the challenges that they face and completely tuned in to their needs.

Over the decades we have been careful to build our international presence using a combination of local lawyers with demonstrable local knowledge and fully integrated teams acting together at a global level.


Bernadette Chen

Leaders in Law endorses Bernadette Chen as our exclusively recommended Capital Markets Law expert in Hong Kong. If you wish to get in touch with Bernadette please use the contact information provided above.

Bernadette Chen is a Partner in the Corporate department in the Hong Kong office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Bernadette joined Conyers in 1997 and became a partner in 2012.

Bernadette’s practice includes all aspects of corporate law with particular focus on corporate finance. Bernadette advises clients on private equity transactions, joint ventures, initial public offerings matters including pre-IPO financings and listings of shares of Bermuda and Cayman companies in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the United States of America. Bernadette also has experience in privatization and corporate restructuring matters.

Bernadette has been recognised in the 2020 Edition of IFLR1000. A client commented that she is “Responsive, helpful” and provides “excellent services” as well as “the answers that we require most of the time.”

Experience Highlights

  • Provided Bermuda legal advice to Road King Infrastructure Limited (“RKIL”) and BVI legal advice to RKIL’s subsidiary (“Issuer”) in relation to the issue of RMB guaranteed senior notes (“Notes”) by the Issuer and the guarantee of the Notes by RKIL and 66 BVI subsidiaries of RKIL.
  • Acting for Beijing Enterprises Water Group Limited (“BEWG”) on numerous occasions regarding the issue of guaranteed bonds by BEWG and its BVI subsidiaries.
  • Providing legal advice to various Cayman companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on the restructuring of the senior notes and/or convertible bonds they issued.

Professional Background

  • Banking & Finance lawyer, Kao Lee & Yip, Hong Kong


  • University of Hong Kong, PCLL, 1993
  • University of Hong Kong, LLB, 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands), Solicitor, 2014
  • Bermuda, Registered Associate, 1998
  • England & Wales, Solicitor, 1997 (not currently practising)
  • Hong Kong, Solicitor, 1995 (not currently practising)

Awards & Accolades

  • Recognised as notable practitioner in the 2021 edition (and recognised in 2019) of IFLR1000
  • Recognised in the 2018 edition (and 2016, 2014) of Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (offshore law)


  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin

Firm Description

Conyers is a leading international law firm with a broad client base including FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies, international finance houses and asset managers. The firm advises on Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands laws, from offices in those jurisdictions and in the key financial centres of Hong Kong, London and Singapore.

Through our global network we provide responsive, sophisticated, solution-driven advice to clients on matters including:

  • Corporate
  • Capital markets
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Banking & Finance
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Investment Funds
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Asset finance, including shipping and aircraft finance
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Private Client & Trust

We also provide a wide range of registered agent, registered office, corporate director and secretarial services, as well as specialised company trust, management, compliance and governance services.