Shahrul Fazli Kamarulzaman

Leaders in Law endorses Shahrul Fazli as our exclusively recommended Fraud Law and Civil Litigation Law expert in Malaysia. If you wish to get in touch with Shahrul, please use the contact information provided above.

Shahrul Fazli is an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. His legal career kicked off in 2008 when he was retained as a pupil in Messrs Shearn Delamore & Co. He was subsequently engaged by the firm as Legal Assistant after been called to the bar on 7/11/2009.

His legal services and experience covers a vast application of civil laws specializing in Shipping/Maritime Law, Land Acquisition & Development, Torts and Company Law. During his time with the firm, he was parked under the firm’s Dispute Resolution division and offered services from advising to litigation works majoring in Alternative Remedies including Injunctive Relief, Vessel’s Arrest, Stop and Restrain Orders, and Certiorari and Mandamus under Judicial Review. In his practice, he also delved into alternative dispute resolution including Mediation, Closing Negotiation for Out-of-Court Settlement, and Ad-Hoc tribunals.

In April 2013, he made a leap into the shipping industry where he was employed by CMA CGM Malaysia Sdn Bhd (an agent and wholly owned subsidiary of CMA CGM SA) as the company’s in-house legal advisor under the arm of its’ Corporate & Legal Compliance unit.

A few note-worthy works during his employment with CMA CGM are the company’s corporate restructuring (including sister and subsidiary companies), a 5-year renewal of the company’s MSC Status Company, anti-competition inquiry, seizure and disposal of dangerous goods or prohibited substances, marine insurance claims and dispute in marine fuel supply to CMA CGM’s fleet of container vessels. As the company’s corporate and legal compliance personnel, Shahrul Fazli reported to CMA CGM Malaysia’s Managing Director and CMA CGM’s Legal Division in Marseille and his services covers Marine Law and Practices for East Asian Region.

Shahrul Fazli is now a partner of Messrs Syahrul & Hamidi and offers his services and experiences in Civil Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolutions and Corporate Exercises.

BLS (Hons) UiTM, LL.B (Hons) UiTM

Firm Description:

The FIRM was established on the 1st of March 2013, we work with the vision and mission to provide Integrity, Professionalism, Total Commitment, Excellence in Quality, and Competitiveness for all tasks whilst tailoring to your specific legal needs.
We adopt a simplistic and friendly approach in delivering the best quality legal services required by our clients, be it an individual or a corporation.

Practice Areas

  • Litigation Civil & Criminal Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property Medico Legal
  • Investment Law Capital Markets
  • Corporate Regulatory & Compliance
  • Money Laundering Anti-Corruption
  • White Collar Crime Conveyancing
  • Syariah Practice and Advisory Industrial Relations
  • Tax Tachnology


Mark Sherman

Leaders in Law endorses Mark Sherman as our exclusively recommended Civil Litigation Law expert in Connecticut, USA. If you wish to get in touch with Mark please use the contact information provided above.

For over 23 years, Mark D. Sherman has been a member in good standing of the State Bars of Connecticut, New York and Florida. Together, he and his partner Ryan O’Neill have built the law firm into one of the premier criminal defense and civil litigation firms in Connecticut.

Mark’s practice focuses on criminal and civil litigation, serving clients in the Connecticut and New York metropolitan areas. Mark has successfully handled scores of serious and sensitive criminal and employment matters, some of which have received high profile media attention.

Mark prides himself on the time and attention he gives to all of his clients—whether high or low profile—and recognizes that while the legal profession is primarily technical and academic, it is also a service business. To that end, he works to ensure that all of his clients receive the highest degree of service, time and attention, seven days a week.

Mark regularly lectures to public and private schools in Fairfield County on cybersafety, anti-bullying initiatives, and alcohol and substance abuse prevention. For information on having Mark present to your group or school, please call his executive assistant Christine Bartlett.

Mark has also appeared as a guest commentator on Court TV, Fox News and ESPN. He also routinely lectures to schools and parents’ groups on cyber-safety and the dangers and perils for kids growing up in today’s techno-centric society.

Mark graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995 and subsequently earned his law degree at the Fordham University School of Law in 1998, where he served as President of the Student Bar Association. After law school, Mark joined the litigation department of the New York law firm of Pryor, Cashman, Sherman & Flynn, practicing in their litigation group and later left to start his own practice.

Firm Description:

The Law Offices of Mark Sherman is a premiere Connecticut law firm providing criminal defense, employment discrimination and whistle-blowing retaliation representation services, as well as a full array of civil and business litigation services in Stamford, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Darien, Rowayton, Fairfield, Trumbull, Westport, Wilton, Weston, and all throughout the State of Connecticut.

The firm’s top Connecticut criminal law lawyers are committed to providing high standards of service and achieving the best results for our clients. We fully appreciate the anxiety and impact navigating the criminal justice process can have on our clients and their families. To that end, we have grounded the firm’s practice in the following values:

Client Communication & Responsiveness

We believe in forming a strong relationship with each and every client. Our Connecticut criminal attorneys give each client individualized attention and make ourselves available to the client at all hours throughout his or her case. Unlike other attorneys, we are always accessible through our offices, 24-hour answering service, and mobile phones for any questions or concerns during your representation.


Alessandro Alves Jacob

Leaders in Law endorses Mr. Alessandro Jacob as our exclusively recommended Civil Litigation Law expert in Brasil. If you wish to get in touch with Alessandro please use the contact information provided above.

Attorney Mr. Alessandro Jacob has nearly three decades of experience which includes practicing in some of the largest and most respected law firms in the country before founding ALVES JACOB LAW FIRM in 1997, He now has reached the top of his profession providing the best possible representation. When you walk into a courtroom with Attorney Alessandro Jacob at your side, you will know that you have retained a fierce advocate, effective negotiator, trusted counsel and top-notch defense attorney.

He draws on that experience to offer Individuals and companies throughout the Brazil, representation regarding a variety of matters, from pre-suit disputes, through all phases of litigation, including state and federal trials. Prior to starting his own law career, he devoted his practice to learning about day-to-day legal problems and providing solutions to his clients. He worked at six other both small and large law firms, where he gained valuable experience in all aspects of Brazilian law.

In addition to his extensive experience in Law, Mr. Jacob offers client consultation regarding all legal areas covered in the office. Mr. Jacob’s background includes serving as International Lawyer with legal services for Brazilians and non-Brazilians. Mr. Jacob has obtained excellent results in numerous state and federal courts throughout the country. He is also a frequent speaker and writer on legal issues.

Mr. Alessandro Alves Jacob has written several published articles on Brazilian Law. He is a renowned speaker in seminars and lectures and he has been speaking at International Bar Association IBA annual conferences around the world. Mr. Alessandro Jacob’s guiding concern is to give clients clear and straightforward advice on complex areas of the law.

He counsels individuals, families, business owners, trustees and executors. His experience in Brazilian Law serves him well in counseling clients. He believes that a good lawyer avoids complexity and makes things simpler for his clients. In the process of providing teamwork, commitment and dedication, he has built a strong foundation in the Brazilian community based on trust and loyalty. Mr. Jacob is also involved in many bar activities. He frequently appears in the TV advising on Brazilian Law.

Beside his professional personality, Mr. Jacob is an avid runner and enjoys spending leisure time with his family.


  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica – RJ
  • Escola Superior de Advocacia
  • Fundação Getúlio Vargas
  • Harvard

Admissions to Practice

  • Whole country of Brazil.

Professional Affiliations

  • Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil – RJ -128.041
  • International Bar Association – 1008212
  • American Bar Association – 1537008
  • Union Internationale des Avocats – MI021876
  • Creci-RJ – 43190

Firm Description:

ALVES JACOB LAW FIRM is a premier Law Firm for legal services in Brazil, we providing a comprehensive range of expert legal services for domestic and international clients. The firm is reputed as a leading law firm in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brazil. We protect, assist and represent individuals, companies and law firms from all over the world. The Law office has demonstrated enduring record which emphasizes teamwork and a commitment to excellence. The goal of our law firm is to provide cost-effective legal services that combine our tradition of commitment with the latest innovations in the practice of law, we are very proud that is a key reason for our success. Our tradition of exemplary performance executed with practical judgment, remains highly respected among our peers. Our reputation is our most valued asset.

We are very well-know for our aggressive efforts in obtaining the maximum for our clients. ALVES JACOB LAW FIRM has achieved its success through its goal of complete client satisfaction. This includes meetings anywhere and anytime, our firm will promptly return every phone call, emails and answer all legal questions a client may have. ALVES JACOB LAW FIRM has successfully represented hundred of clients for many years.


Steve Keall

Leaders in Law endorses Steve Keall as our exclusively recommended Civil Litigation Law expert in New Zealand. If you wish to get in touch with Steve please use the contact information provided above.

Steve is an experienced civil and commercial disputes lawyer based in Auckland, New Zealand.

Steve Keall provides legal advice and advocacy for civil and commercial disputes. Steve has a particular interest in insurance. He has qualified as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand, and as a solicitor in England. He now practises as a barrister sole in New Zealand.

A full list of Steve’s expertise can be found below:

  • General civil and commercial litigation including disputes of a commercial nature
  • Breach of contract claims:
  • Shareholder/partnership disputes including joint ventures
  • Commercial drafting, including terms and conditions
  • Advice in relation to equity and trusts, including the rights and responsibilities of trustees and beneficiaries
  • Companies Act matters including
  • Advice on New Zealand law for non-New Zealand businesses
  • Negligence claims (bringing and defending) with a focus on professionals, such as lawyers, accountants, valuers, architects and engineers
  • Procurement issues: general advice as well as assisting with disagreements and disputes
  • Debt recovery
  • Insurance advice and representation
  • Defamation
  • Personal litigation, such as relationship property disputes and challenging a will
  • Fraud
  • Enforcement in New Zealand of foreign judgments
  • Caveat matters
  • Legal and strategic advice regarding the termination of contracts
  • Professional discipline including advising and representing lawyers in respect of claims and complaints against them
  • Public Works Act advice
  • Personal injury advice

Steve welcomes enquiries from new clients. As previously mentioned, please get in touch using the contact details listed above.


Jamie N. Hage

Practice Areas:

– Business and Civil Litigation

– Personal Injury and General Negligence

– General Corporate and Business Law

– Intellectual Property Litigation/Licensing

– Labor & Employment


Jamie N. Hage has over thirty years of business and civil litigation experience. He has litigated cases in both federal and state courts, with a focus on complex business and commercial disputes, intellectual property matters, and personal injury and professional negligence. Mr. Hage  also serves as general outside counsel for many of his corporate clients. He represents small, mid-size, and publicly traded companies  as well as individual and other private clients in a broad range of areas including contracts, corporate/shareholder disputes, intellectual property matters, trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition, labor and employment, personal injury and general negligence, insurance, banking, and real estate matters. Mr. Hage has also counseled companies on intellectual property evaluation, protection, licensing, contract negotiations, and franchise compliance and enforcement.

Mr. Hage has been recognized as a “New England Super Lawyer” in Business Litigation based on a peer-review survey by Boston Magazine (2007).  Mr. Hage has also  been recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2008 for Business Litigation.


Mr. Hage is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and is admitted to the United States Supreme Court and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the First Circuit.  He has also appeared on motion before many courts throughout the Untied States from New York to California.


– J.D. Franklin Pierce Law Center (1978)

– B.A. Hamilton College (1974)


Emily Reber

Leaders in Law endorses Emily Reber as our exclusively recommended Civil Litigation Law expert in the USA – Oregon. If you wish to get in touch with Emily please use the contact information provided above.

Emily Reber is a litigation associate in the Portland office. Emily’s practice focuses on civil litigation and counseling in the fields of employment and business law. Emily has experience litigating and advising clients on a wide range of employment matters such as breach of restrictive covenant, harassment and discrimination, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Emily also represents clients in disputes involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud claims.

Firm Overview

The Portland office serves local, national and international clients in a variety of industries, with a particular focus on utilities and independent power producers. The experience of lawyers practicing in the Portland office includes federal and state energy regulatory, reliability compliance and renewable resource integration; utility mergers and acquisitions; utility and partnership tax; and the development, purchase, sale and finance of renewable and conventional power projects. In addition, lawyers represent clients in matters involving US-Canada cross-border securities and real estate development and acquisitions.

Portland office lawyers are committed to serving their local community by volunteering and supporting organizations such as the Oregon Food Bank, Youth Progress Association, The Freshwater Trust, The Dougy Center, Girls, Inc., the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and Portland Center Stage.


Samantha Essenhigh

Samantha Essenhigh is one of the founders of Essenhigh Farrington Law. Samantha is a Senior Litigation Executive, Practice Manager and designated COFA of the Firm.

With over 15-years working in the field of civil litigation, Samantha has extensive experience in Personal Injury, Clinical/Medical Negligence, Cosmetic Negligence, Professional Negligence, Sports Injury and complex Commercial Litigation including areas that encompass Breach of Contract, Asset Purchase and Shareholders Disputes.

Samantha has also been involved in claims against Government(s), HMRC, the FCA, international professional practices and is actively pursuing cases against major Financial Institutions in the wake of alleged negligence surrounding Interest Variable Rate Swap loans, Mis-sold Mortgages and Global Investment Funds.

Samantha’s approach to her clients, and indeed the Law, maybe considered “unconventional”. Unlike many law firms and lawyers, she has always been passionate about ensuring that clients do not enter into protracted litigation purely for the sake of it.

Samantha understands how difficult a case can be for clients, and is dedicated to providing an exceptional service. She will always endeavour to ensure that clients of Essenhigh Farrington Law are not only represented, but are also supported through the legal process, both professionally and personally:

“I understand that our clients’ worries do not simply subside outside of working hours. This is why I invite all our clients to contact me at any time if they feel it necessary. I am accessible via both my mobile and email”.

Samantha also understands the financial stress faced by many individuals in the UK as a result of changes in legislation, and the mechanisms of larger law firms and organizations that make gaining justice prohibitive. She continues to actively seek new methods of funding for clients so that they can seek the justice they rightfully deserve.

As the Managing Director and Practice Manager, Samantha leads a highly talented and experienced legal and support team. She is the allocated and SRA approved COFA (Compliance officer for Finance and Administration) ensuring that all areas of the business meet the high expectations both individual and corporate clients have come to expect from the firm.

Samantha has a keen business development and legal focus. She has created global contacts with a wide range of expertise making Essenhigh Farrington Law a well-connected and client ready firm.

Essenhigh Farrington Law:

Essenhigh Farrington Law is a modern and vibrant law firm with offices in Southport, London and Spain offering a full range of legal services to both individuals and commercial clients, specialising in all areas of litigation.

We provide straightforward advice to individuals on a range of matters, from Professional Negligence actions to Commercial Law, Sports Injury, Clinical Negligence and HMRC Investigations. Our personal injury lawyers also have expertise in industrial compensation claims, motorcycle accidents, Employers/Public Liability Claims and Cosmetic Negligence.

Commercial clients benefit from the Legal Concierge (; packages tailored to meet the needs of business owners whether they are new, SMES or larger companies

We provide all our clients with a professional yet approachable service, offering expert advice and efficient solutions. Our aim is to keep things as straightforward as possible whilst ensuring the needs of our clients are put first. We believe it is our personable and customer-orientated approach that sets us apart from our competitors – and leads many of our clients to recommend Essenhigh Farrington Law Limited.


Ramni Taneja

Born in New Delhi, on 4th December 1955, and Educated in Mumbai and London, Ramni Taneja enrolled as an advocate on the roll of the Bar Council of Maharashtra (Mumbai), subsequently transferred to the Bar Council of Delhi. She was admitted subsequently as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (now known as senior courts of England and Wales). She is also a Notary appointed in 1999 by the government of India.

Miss Taneja practices as an advocate in the Supreme Court of Delhi, apart from various other tribunals and courts in India. Ramni Taneja had her schooling in London. She was awarded the diplome Superieur d’Etudes Francaises Modernes in 1975 by I’Alliance Francaise, Paris, France, (Mention Tres Honorable: i.e. Distinction.)

Miss Taneja has written extensively in international and Indian legal journals on various legal issues. She is an author on the subjects of Foreign Direct Investment and Globalization.

Name of State Bar Council where originally enrolled: 

Bar Council of Maharashtr

Name of State Bar Council on whose roll name stands currently: 

Bar Council of Delhi

Transferred to the Bar Council of Delhi from the Bar Council of Maharashtra on 20th October 1997 

Name of the Bar Association of which the Advocate is Member

– Supreme Court Bar Association

– Delhi High Court Bar Association



– Admitted as an Advocate on 17th October 198


– B A Honours [English Literature and French Literature, University of Bombay, 1977

– LL.B, University of Bombay, 1980

– Diplome Superieur d’Etudes    Francaises Modernes, L’Alliance Francaise de Paris, 1975


Areas of Practice:

The areas of legal practice covering litigation and transactional legal work are:  all areas of civil, law commercial law, corporate law, constitutional   law and criminal law.


Ernesto Flores Lozano

Leaders in Law endorses Ernesto Flores Lozano as our exclusively recommended Civil Litigation Law expert in Mexico. If you wish to get in touch with Ernesto please use the contact information provided above.

Originally from the State of Cohauila, México. He received his J.D. from the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM) and is a founding partner of Flores Dávila, Flores Lozano y Asociados, S.C. which was established in 1985. In 2011 he founded Flores Lozano Abogados, S.C., which he operates independently from his new offices located in one of the most important business centers in the Americas; Plaza Carso.

Currently, the Firm represents over 12,500 civil and commercial lawsuits, before federal and local Courts throughout the Mexican territory.


Labor Perspectives for 1993 (February 1993), Labor Perspectives for 1994 (February 1994), Labor Perspectives for 1994 (February 1994), Labor Perspectives for 1995 (February 1995), Labor Perspectives for 1996 (February 1996), First Interuniversity Symposium; The Stat of Mexican Law (March 1994), Corporate Law Degree at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM), 1996; Euromoney Training, L.L.C., New York, United States; Finance for Lawyers, Banking Credit, Key Aspects of Financial Law and Risk Management, Structured International (Trade Financing, Legal Ease International, New York, Legal English Seminar, Mexico City, Advanced Legal English Seminar, Mexico City, Constitutional Law and “Amparo” Degree at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), 2011.


Spanish and English.

Practise Areas

Civil and Commercial Litigation, Banking and Financial Law.


Ahmed Barakat

Leaders in Law endorses Ahmed Barakat as our exclusively recommended Civil Litigation Law expert in Kuwait. If you wish to get in touch with Ahmed please use the contact information provided above.

Ahmed is the Managing Partner at ASAR and has been with the firm since 1993. Ahmed practices in the areas of civil litigation, commercial litigation and local & international arbitration. He also advises clients on tax, insurance, construction, oil & gas, BOT projects, maritime, banking and restructuring matters. Ahmed is recognized by international legal publications, such as Legal 500 and Chambers, as being a leading lawyer in Kuwait. Ahmed is a regular guest speaker at conferences, seminars and on Kuwaiti TV. Ahmed holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) awarded (with honors) by Cairo University, Egypt in 1981. He also holds a Master of Laws Degree (International Law and Business Transactions) (LL.M) awarded by New York University, USA in 1984. Ahmed was admitted to the Egyptian bar in 1981 and to the New York bar in 1990. Ahmed’s practice languages are English and Arabic.

Practice Areas:

Civil Litigation, commercial litigation and arbitration, construction, banking, investment, securities, tax, franchising, agencies, insurance, finance, telecommunications, shipping, PPP, and intellectual property.

Professional Memberships:

Admitted to the New York Bar (USA); Member of the American Arbitration Association; Member of the American Society of International Law; Member of the International Bar Association.


Speaker at various conferences, interviewed on TV, Legal Framework Overview for Oxford’s The Report Kuwait; Chambers Global and IFLR to name a few.

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners:

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners is the largest law firm in Kuwait and one of the largest in the Middle East, with a strong network of contacts throughout the MENA region. The firm has a leading commercial practice with a focus on corporate and commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, privatisations, IPOs, banking and finance, franchising, construction, government projects, PPPs, securities, taxation, commercial litigation and arbitration. The firm has multilingual capabilities, including being able to provide services in English, Arabic and French. The firm has over 30 years’ experience in Kuwait.ASAR’s clients include a number of significant public and private-sector Kuwaiti entities and institutions, major United States, European, Asian and other non-Kuwaiti institutions and companies doing business in Kuwait and the GCC region. ASAR’s clients also include high net worth families and individuals. ASAR is also regularly retained by leading international law firms to provide local legal support in various projects and assignments. ASAR has offices in Kuwait and Bahrain and has strong ties with various law firms in more than 100 jurisdictions (including an association with Boutros, Ziadé & Associates Law Firm in Beirut, Lebanon). This enables the firm to provide extensive legal services to its clients.