Diego Yépez Garcés

Studies

  • Lawyer from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador
  • Magister and specialist in Procedural Law from the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar;
  • Trainer in oral litigation by the agreement between the University of Emory-USA, American bar Association and Judicial Council.
  • Advanced negotiation certification by the IDE Business School.
  • Advanced Program in Business Management IDE Business School (ongoing).

Experiences

  • 13 years of professional practice in the Litigation area
  • 6 years of experience as an expert in the Judicial Function
  • 8 years of practice in Economic Crimes and Damages.
  • 3 years of teaching at the Simón Bolivar Andean University, Oral Litigation and Test Modules
  • 700 hours of training conducted in Oral Litigation

Acknowledgements

  • Author of the book “Civil Oral Litigation, transplantation and testimonial evidence”
  • Pichincha Bar Association for training in oral litigation.
  • Founder of the Ecuador Oral Litigation project.

Matthew Harrison

Matthew Harrison is the founding member of Harrison Law and has been practicing law for over 20 years. Prior to forming Harrison Law, Mr. Harrison was an attorney with a nationallyrecognized surety, construction, and fidelity law firm in Phoenix, Arizona, where his practice focused on complex civil litigation. Previously, Mr. Harrison was a Deputy County Attorney with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for over seven years where he held leadership positions and mentored less-experienced attorneys. Matthew Harrison has combined these experiences into a law firm that has established itself both locally and nationally as a highly-regarded law firm.

Mr. Harrison has extensive experience in both civil and criminal law. He also has significant trial court and arbitration experience, which includes being lead counsel in over 35 jury trials. He is rated as an AV© Preeminent™ Attorney by Martindale Hubbell and is a Sustaining Member of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers™. Mr. Harrison has represented clients on legal issues involving claims and litigation from a few thousand dollars to claims and litigation in excess of 100 million dollars. He is the author or co-author for several legal publications and is a frequent presenter at CLE workshops and other programs for business owners.

Mr. Harrison is involved in several volunteer and other legal opportunities. These opportunities include his continuing appointment as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County, where he is assigned to both civil and criminal matters. As a Judge Pro Tem, Mr. Harrison has successfully conducted Settlement Conferences, which have resulted in a resolution of the litigation. Mr. Harrison also served as a member on the Williams Air Force Base Restoration Advisory Board for five years.

Mr. Harrison graduated in 1997 from Arizona State University College of Law (now Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law) where he was a Pedrick Scholar and received CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Family Law. He is an active member of the Arizona State and Federal Bars, the Utah State and Federal Bars, the American Bar Association, and the Maricopa County Bar Association. He is also involved in several subcommittees within these bar associations.

Mr. Harrison lives in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area with his wife and children. They enjoy the outdoors and local art and culture, as well as other activities that Arizona has to offer.

Representative Cases/Matters

  • Represented a surety in complex indemnity actions in two jurisdictions against a group of corporations and individuals, which included allegations of fraudulent transfers designed to hide assets to be used to indemnify the surety client. After significant litigation and a settlement agreement with a portion of the individuals and corporations, Mr. Harrison obtained Judgments totaling over $2.72 million dollars against the corporations and individuals that did not settle.
  • Represented a surety who held a performance bond on a construction project on tribal lands. The construction company was terminated for failure to perform and a demand was made on the bond. Mr. Harrison was able to locate a completion contractor and successfully negotiate a tender agreement, which included the surety providing no payment on the performance bond. These actions eliminated over $1.25 million dollars of potential performance bond losses to the client.
  • Represented a surety who held multiple performance and payment bonds on a construction company that was terminated for failure to perform on projects in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah and had also failed to pay its subcontractors and suppliers. These projects involved municipalities or tribal entities. Mr. Harrison was able to evaluate and successfully resolve over 150 claims and lawsuits to the benefit of the client.
  • Represented a surety company in a complex civil dispute and claim in excess of $100 million dollars regarding construction of a regional wastewater treatment plant, which led to a successful outcome for the surety.
  • Provided a successful defense, including a jury trial, of an insurance company involving an injury claim where the plaintiff demanded over $1.5 million dollars in damages. The jury awarded less than $75,000 in damages to the plaintiff.
  • Represented a surety in an indemnification action involving an automobile dealership’s license bond where the indemnitors held assets and real property in Mexico. Through litigation and motion practice, Mr. Harrison was able to obtain a favorable settlement recovering the losses incurred by the surety for payment of claims on the bond.
  • Represented a surety who held multiple performance and payment bonds on a construction company that was terminated for failure to perform on several construction projects in Arizona and Utah. Mr. Harrison was able to evaluate and successfully resolve these multiple claims and lawsuits to the benefit of the client.
  • Represented a general contractor on its claims against a subcontractor for its failure to timely perform in the construction of a hospital in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. This litigation led to the general contractor recoupling losses it incurred for retaining another subcontractor to complete the subcontract on time.
  • Represented a national engineering firm from allegations of design and other defects on a multi-million dollar construction project in central Arizona.
  • Participated in a successful litigation team representing a surety who intervened in a multi-million dollar complex arbitration in Nevada between a contractor and developer. After a long and contentious arbitration, the Panel found in favor of surety client and the contractor. The Panel awarded damages in excess of $4.3 million dollars.

Court Admissions

  • Utah State Bar, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Utah, 1997
  • Arizona State Bar, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Arizona, 2008

Publications and Legal Presentations

  • From 2012 to the present, Mr. Harrison is a regular presenter for various business organizations on topics concerning business organization, commercial law issues, construction law, both discovering employee theft and deterring future occurrences.
  • Regular Presenter at Lorman Building Codes CLE, January 2016, March 2012, and October 2010. Mr. Harrison also authored a portion of the manual provided at the seminars.
  • Mr. Harrison and Harrison Law were featured in Attorney At Law Magazine in the December 2011 issue as well as the March 2012 issue of Arizona Public Accountant Magazine.
  • Co-author of article: How Prompt Payment Laws Affect the Surety, which was presented at the Surety Claim Institute annual meeting, June 2011.
  • Co-author of presentation: Prompt Payment Laws and the Surety, which was presented at the American Bar Association Spring Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, April 2011.
  • Co-author of article: Recent Developments in Arizona Law of Implied Warranties, which was presented at Arizona Construction Law 2010 – Examining Trends Over the Past 10 Years State Bar of Arizona CLE, February 2010.
  • Authored law journal article: Legislative Delegation and Presidential Authority: A Discussion of the Antiquities Act and the Establishment of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument—A Call for a New Judicial Examination, Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, 13 J. Env. Law & Lit. No. 2 (Winter 1998). The article is widely considered as an excellent history of the foundation of the Antiquities Act has been cited in several legal, environmental, and administrative law journal articles since that time.

Firm Description

After over 15 years of practicing law in both the public and private sectors, Matthew Harrison saw the need for a law firm that focuses on the requirements and goals of business clients. From start-up companies to multi-billion dollar organizations, along with individuals who were searching for high-quality and cost-effective representation, Harrison Law delivers what was not being provided at your classic large metropolitan law firm. To cater to our clients, Harrison Law, PLLC was founded with the goal of providing high-quality representation for the variety of legal areas that a typical corporation, its owners, and employees would encounter. The firm is based in the Phoenix Metropolitan area and represents clients in Arizona, Utah, and throughout the southwestern United States.

Harrison Law understands how businesses work and of the significant issues at stake when problems arise. Harrison Law has a highly favorable reputation for its discrete representation of high-profile business and individual clients whose legal issues may involve the media.. Harrison Law also understands the needs of individuals and families while navigating through legal issues. In all situations, the goal of Harrison Law is to provide effective representation while avoiding excessive and unnecessary expenses. The attorneys and legal support staff of Harrison Law accomplishes this goal by working closely with our clients to determine the quickest and most efficient route to dispute resolution.

 

John Markianos-Daniolos

John specializes in maritime and transport law (corporate and litigation, including charter parties, carriage by sea, collision, pollution, salvage, personal injury, foreclosure and arrests, sale and purchase) with particular experience in maritime accidents. He advises and represents maritime companies, P&I Clubs, insurance companies, classification societies and banks in all sorts of shipping related cases both in litigation and alternative dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration).

“John Markianos-Daniolos is widely regarded as a reliable and trustworthy shipping litigator. I would definitely entrust him with any maritime dispute.” says a client. – Chambers Global 2013

John is also involved in Shipping Regulatory Law having participated in the drafting and amendment of relative legislation.

Apart from shipping John represents clients in civil and commercial disputes and real estate transactions.

Daniolos Law Firm:

The firm is the historical continuation of the law offices founded by George Daniolos in 1923 who commenced his practice as the legal advisor of Stamatis Embiricos then president of the Union of Greek Shipowners. In the ensuing years since its establishment our law office has merged and grown several times. It became a partnership under the name Daniolos-Zagoraios until late 1930s and subsequently G. & N.L.Daniolos.

In 2002 it merged with Issaias Law Firm (established in the late 1920s) both primarily active in maritime law. In 2006 Daniolos-Issaias & Partners merged with corporate law firm Kyriakides-Georgopoulos forming KGDI Law Firm. In 2013 the shipping branch of KGDI continued its operation independently as Daniolos Law Firm.

Manoj K Singh

Manoj is recommended for Disputes Resolution Practice by the renowned Legal 500, which describes Manoj as ‘excellent and solution-oriented lawyer’. He has been recently illustrated and featured as one of the 100 Legal Luminaries of India.

Active in judicial, arbitral and administrative proceedings across a wide spread of sectors and in litigation across a wide range of commercial disputes relating to banking, finance, natural resources, infrastructure, corporate, civil, etc.

A responsive, trusted and engaging advocate with a focus on solutions which are sound, pragmatic and business-savvy. He has won many roles in major cases and contentious proceedings representing high-profile individuals, large corporate and public institutions. He has a fine record for handling cases and an excellent reputation at the Supreme Court of India, various High Courts in India and before international arbitration forums. His forte is commercial litigation.

He was also recommended for disputes resolution by Indian Lawyers 250 (notable 40 under 40 lawyers) and Finance Monthly amongst others.

FOUNDING PARTNER, SINGH & ASSOCIATES  

As the Founding Partner of Singh & Associates he is at the top of his league.

Singh & Associates fields a large team that focuses on litigation and alternative dispute resolution and handles a significant number of filings in the Supreme Court of India and various High Courts. The Litigation Practice of Singh & Associates, headed by him has a mix of strategic litigation (domestic and international) in civil, criminal commercial and arbitration matters.

He practices, appears and argues matters before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, all High Courts in the country and various tribunals and district courts. He regularly represents clients in cross-border financial and investment disputes. His signature strength is in commercial disputes including white collar litigation and related contentious work, but also has a diversified practice that includes an increasing number of arbitration and general civil proceedings.

He also advises clients in Foreign Investment in India, offshore commercial borrowings, cross border taxation, project financing, anti dumping, energy and natural resources, etc. He has extensive experience in domestic and international arbitrations including ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations. He has successfully undertaken and represented clients in many international arbitrations including under the rules of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and the Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC).

Brief details of a few notable arbitration matters are as under:

(i)                  Successfully represented an infrastructure sector client in an international arbitration involving issues relating to FX derivatives (the ISDA Master Agreement) before the LCIA;

(ii)                Successfully represented ERA Infra Engineering Limited, a large Indian Infrastructure Company, against Adani Global Pte Limited in an international commercial arbitration before the SIAC;

(iii)               Successfully represented and settled the matter for and on behalf of Delhi Transco Ltd. (DTL) in an international arbitration before the Arbitral Tribunal for resolution of disputes through international commercial arbitration following the ICC Rules on arbitration;

(iv)              Successfully represented and settled the matter for and on behalf of our client Jindal ITF in an international commercial arbitration before the SIAC through filing only of brief reference of claim and an interim application;

(v)                Represented IRCON International (a Government of India Public Sector Undertaking Company) against a major infrastructure multi-national company in an international commercial arbitration before the ICC, Paris.

Under his guidance, Singh & Associates, which was founded in 2002 reached new heights. Singh & Associates is an ISO 9001:2008 certified full service international law firm, headquartered in New Delhi. Singh & Associates has a pan India presence, with offices strategically situated in the major metropolitan cities; including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and associate offices in Patna, Ranchi and Kolkata. Over the years, the Firm has created its own forte in Corporate & Commercial Laws, Foreign Investments, Contractual Obligations, Intellectual Property Rights, Real Estate & Infrastructure, Pharmaceutical Compliances, Taxation Laws, Dispute Resolution, and Labour, Employment and Service Laws.  Singh & Associates provides a wide array of services to both domestic and multi-jurisdictional clientele and is considered as one of the largest law firm in India, with a strength of 100 professionals, which includes 70 lawyers along with Chartered Accountants, Company Secretaries, Patent Agents, Taxation Experts, Engineers, and Drugs Consultants on its rolls.

EDUCATION

He completed Bachelor of Arts (History Hons.), from University of Delhi in 1995 and Bachelor of Law, from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi completed in 2002 along with PGD (IPR), from Indian Law Institute, New Delhi.

ACCOLADES

Awards and recognition received by Mr Singh and /or Singh & Associates

*                    Mr. Manoj K Singh, Founding Partner featured in and as one of the 100 Legal Luminaries of India (A coffee table book published by Lexis Nexis),

*                    The Firm was invited by the Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India for giving inputs and suggestions to existing regulatory framework on Ease of Doing Business in India in order to improve the current ranking of India in World Bank Group’s Doing Business Report,

*                    Recommended Law Firm for Dispute Resolution by Legal 500,

*                    Recommended Law Firm for Intellectual Property Rights by Legal 500,

*                    Recognized Law Firm (Financial and Corporate 2016) by IFLR1000,

*                    Recognized Law Firm (Financial and Corporate 2015) by IFLR1000,

*                    Recognized Law Firm (Energy & Infrastructure 2015) by IFLR1000,

*                    World’s Leading Trademark Professionals by WTR1000,

*                    India Business Law Journal Award 2014 for Corporate & Commercial category,

*                    40 under 45 Young Lawyer Award’ 2013,

*                    India Business Law Journal Award for Corporate & Commercial Category for 2013,

*                    Arbitration Law Firm of the Year by Finance Monthly Awards,

*                    Corporate Governance Law Firm of the Year by Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards;

*                    Recognized Law Firm In India by Indian Lawyer 250 (a sister publication of Who’s Who Legal),

*                    Appreciation Certificates from World Bank for contribution on its publications, namely:

  • “Doing Business – 2009 performing through difficult times in the year 2009”,
  • “Making a difference in Entrepreneurs in 2010”
  • “Doing Business in more Transparent world in 2011”,
  • “Doing Business in a More Transparent World in 2012”,
  • “Smarter Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises in 2013”,
  • “Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Size enterprises in 2014” and
  • “Going Beyond Efficiency in 2015”.

SCHOLARLY CONTRIBUTIONS INCLUDE

  • Chaired session on “Arbitration in India-US Cross Border Disputes” during Conference India-United States Cross Border Investment 2.0 : Counseling in Reform Environments, organized by SILF and American Bar Association (India Committee under International Section), February 18-19, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency, New Delhi.
  • Delivered Lecture on “Prosecution Management” for the members / officers of Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO), a multi-disciplinary organization under Ministry of Corporate Affairs, on 13 February 2016.
  • Chapter on “Tax Litigation – Jurisdictional Comparisons” as Tax Litigation expert for India for the European Lawyer “Tax Litigation Reference Book”;
  • Chapter on “Transfer Pricing & Tax Avoidance” for the European Lawyer’s “Transfer Pricing& Tax Avoidance – Jurisdictional Comparisons” Reference Book.
  • Chapter on “Civil Litigation- Jurisdictional Comparisons” as Civil Litigation expert for India for the European Lawyer “Civil Litigation” Reference Book;
  • Paper & Presentation on “Conflicts Rules Determining The Applicable Law And Jurisdiction In Construction Contracts” for International Constructions Projects Session during International Bar Association Annual Conference [30th September to 06th October 2012], Dublin, Ireland.
  • Paper & Presentation on “Current Issues: Competing Infrastructure; Planning; Effective Contract Administration; Dispute Resolution Mechanism; Aggressive Bidding; And Sectors In Which PPP Model Are Coming Up” for International Constructions Projects Session during International Bar Association Annual Conference [03rd to 08th October 2010], Vancouver, Canada.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Bar Council of India
  • Supreme Court Bar Association
  • Delhi High Court Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Alliance of Business Lawyers
  • International Trademark Association
  • Indo-American Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Indo-China Chamber of Commerce
  • Indo-German Chamber of Commerce
  • Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Indo-Japan Chamber of Commerce
  • Indo-French Chamber of Commerce
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • Confederation of Indian Industries
  • The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India
  • Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Society of Indian Law Firms

POSITIONS

*                    He is a Director in Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, India.

*                    He is the Assistant General Secretary of Society of Indian Law Firms

*                    His name is incorporated in the North India Regional Council of Indo American Chamber of Commerce

 

Honour P. Mkushi

Has been in private legal practice since 1971. Immaculate professional record with the Law Society of Zimbabwe. No criminal record. Senior Partner of Sawyer and Mkushi Legal Practitioners, Attorneys, Notaries and Conveyancers.

Has extensive experience as a litigation lawyer in both criminal and civil practice now specializing in corporate and commercial law securities and banking law.

Experience in Constitutional law includes attending as part of legal advisory team at constitutional conferences held in Geneva and at Lancaster House London in the 1970s to negotiate independence for Zimbabwe and draft the Independence Constitution. Commissioner for drafting of new constitution for Zimbabwe in 1999.

  • Experience in corporate property and commercial law includes handling legal drafts and business for major clients like Air Zimbabwe, The Grain Marketing Board (GMB), The Zimbabwe Development Bank(ZDB), The Agriculture Rural development Authority (ARDA). Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company (ZISCO), ZESA, EDF\ World Bank assignments, SAUR (UK) water projects, P.T.A. Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Afrexim Bank, Norsk Hydro Zimbabwe (Private )limited, Mining Industry Pension Fund, Local Authorities Pension fund, Intermarket Discount House Limited, Zimbabwe Tourist Development Corporation, First Merchant Bank(FMB), standard Chartered Bank Pension fund, Chitugwiza Town council, Kariba Town Council and Kwekwe Municipality, Premier Banking Corporation, ABC Bank, Metropolitan Bank and Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.
  • Chairman of boards of Directors for the Standard Chartered Bank of Zimbabwe Limited, Windmill (Private) Limited, Marsh Insurance Brokers, Nissan Clover Leaf motors, Central Africa Cables Limited, Lindsay Chemie Pharmaceuticals Limited.
  • International exposure includes handling projects for clients like Davy International, Dalgety PLC, BICC Cables Limited and OSC of UK, Aerospatile, Thomson CSF Cooperation, Mecaform and Airbus of France, Celenia in Italy, Mannesman and Krupp Steel Works in Germany, Vashiotis Enterprise in Cyprus, Unicorn International in Singapore, New York Bay Company and Kodak in U.S.A and China Mettallurgical Construction Company.

 

  • Considerable experience as project legal counsel in fields like acquisitions and mergers, establishment modifications and winding up of quasi governmental bodies, conversion of parastatals to commercial or private enterprises, study and change of statutes and regulations to facilitate required changes.
  • Member of International Bar Association and Commonwealth Lawyers Association.
  • Social interests are Academic clubs, Tennis and Fishing.

 

David Gruber

Practice Areas

– public notary in the canton of Valais with its international famous destinations like Zermatt, Saas-Fee, Verbier, Crans-Montana. Nendaz

– all kind of contract law (sales law, tenancy law, private and public building law)

– company foundation

– property law

– family and divorce law

– inheritance law

Language

– German (mother language)

– English

– French

– Italian

Education

– Studies at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) (lic. iur., 2002)

Further Activities and Memberships

– President of the Valais Bar association (oavs.ch)

 

Diego Horton

This Buenos Aires firm, actually located in the suburbs of the growing Vicente Lopez area,  advises clients in the following areas of law:
Farming and agriculture; building and construction; commercial and contractual law; real estate; debt recovery; estates, wills and trusts; family law; immigration; insurance/claims resolution; private international law; foreign investments/financial services; labour/employment; damages, medical malpractice.
The firm has strong links with European and North American law firms, through “World Link for Law” and “Sobal – Society of Brithish and Argentine Lawyers”
Spanish & English languages are spoken.