Paola Molina

Leaders in Law endorses Paola Molina as our exclusively recommended Commercial Arbitration Law Arbitration Law expert in the Dominican Republic. If you wish to get in touch with Paola please use the contact information provided above.

Experienced manager with a demonstrated history of working in the legal services industry. Skilled in Legal Writing, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, Compliance, Legal Project Management, and International Law. Strong professional with two Master of Laws (LLM) degrees; International Legal Practice from IE Business School and Tax Law/Taxation from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra.

Firm Description:

GUZMÁN & MOLINA, Abogados (“GMA”) is a young and energetic law firm founded in March 2018 by Lucas A. GUZMÁN LÓPEZ and Paola M. MOLINA ESTÉVEZ, and placed in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. GMA concentrates two main areas of services: litigation and business, both from an entity and a personal perspective.

As part of litigation services, GMA covers all areas related to conflicts-management and dispute resolution in private and public law, both from the approach of the victim and from the defense, from the traditional civil and commercial (with emphasis on contractual and corporate conflicts, civil liability, tort claims, foreclosures, and bankruptcy) to tax, administrative, criminal, labor, and real estate matters, as well as local and international arbitration and other alternative methods to settle disputes.

Its litigation practice is the perfect blend of a big-size law firm mentality with a sole practitioner’s perspective. It has the vision, organization, and availability to cover all areas of the law of a big firm as well as the personalized, detail-oriented, and hands-on approach of a small and more controllable structure, such as a sole practitioner.

GMA has a solid grasp in various industries, such as real estate and tourism, energy, banking, insurance, health, sports, and marketing. Has a complex, general, and high-leverage litigation practice, entering in areas of recent growth in the country such as arbitration, white-collar crimes, municipality law, bankruptcy, and private international law.

As for the business practice, GMA is strong in mergers and acquisitions, contracts, legal audit, economic regulation, corporate, environment, international trade, tax advice, labour consultations, intellectual property, and business reorganization.

GMA also provides ancillary services such as Public Notary, annulment of canonical marriages and legal translations. In addition to the National District, GMA is present, through correspondence, in the most important cities of the Dominican Republic, like Santiago, Punta Cana, Las Terrenas, province of Santo Domingo, La Vega, Peravia and San Pedro de Macorís.

Key clients are Empresa Generadora de Electricidad HAINA, S.A. (EGE HAINA), AM Frutas y Vegetales, Cap Cana, S.A., Major League Baseball (MLB), Latin Equipment Norte, S.A., Centro de Otorrinolaringología y Especialidades, S.R.L., Capital DBG, S.R.L., and Diesco Industries, Ltd. GMA puts a lot of emphasis on client satisfaction and thrives to achieve optimal results, as such, the firm chooses not to bill based on traditional hourly methods and instead seek a value-billing approach.


Joseph A. O’Connell

Joe was born in Jackson, Mississippi and graduated from Hattiesburg High School. He then earned a bachelor’s degree from Millsap’s College and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law. While in law school, Joe received Am Jur awards in Federal Jurisdiction and Federal Procedure.

For the past 20 years, he has practiced with Bryan Nelson, P.A., and its predecessors.

In his active career as a general litigator, Joe has represented both plaintiffs and defendants and carried a wide variety of cases to final judgment, through either dispositive motion, trial, or appeal. In his practice, he has routinely handled cases with claims predicated on product defects, breaches of warranty, toxic torts, workers compensation, medical negligence, premises liability, oilfield accidents, and civil rights violations. He has also successfully handled suits arising from other diverse claims: breaches of construction contracts, a franchise agreement, and a long-term coal delivery contract; bad faith denials of insurance benefits; trademark infringement; dilution of voting rights; and life insurance claims involving potential suicides and efforts to recover accidental death and double indemnity benefits.

During Joe’s practice with Bryan Nelson, P.A., he has been authorized to handle “high exposure” cases for Mid-Continent Casualty Company, Admiral Insurance Company, Schlumberger Technology Corporation, its affiliates, and insurers, and Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations, Inc., and its insurers. Baker Hughes has also designated Joe as an ‘emergency” counsel and authorized him to lead immediate post-incident investigations involving potential toxic exposure and major motor vehicle collisions.

Joe is currently admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Mississippi, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the South Central Mississippi Bar Association, the Mississippi State Bar, and the American Bar Association.

On multiple occasions, Joe has served on the board of the United Way of Southeast Mississippi and the Vestry or governing body of Trinity Episcopal Church in Hattiesburg. He and his wife, Jane, reside in Hattiesburg and have two adult children and one grandchild.


The offices of Bryan Nelson P.A. are located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Hattiesburg is known as the “Hub City” because of the major highways and railway lines that pass through the city (please see the Area Development Partnership). From our offices located in Hattiesburg, our attorneys are able to travel to at least fifteen (15) county seats within an hour or less. Hattiesburg’s convenient location has spawned one of the most economically active, dynamic and fastest growing areas in the Southeast.

The firm’s practice consists of representing individuals, as well as a variety of both large and small businesses, including insurers, banking institutions, construction firms, transportation concerns, nursing homes, medical providers, and other professionals.

Members of the firm have extensive experience in both civil litigation and legal transactions.  In the realm of civil litigation, members of the firm specialize in disputes arising from commercial transactions, construction defects and design, labour and employment, automobile accidents, premises liability accidents, medical malpractice, workers compensation,  admiralty and offshore accidents, environmental claims, and mass tort litigation. From a transactional perspective, the firm furnishes legal services associated with personal transactions such as estate planning and administration, trust preparation, conservatorships, and guardianships, as well as business transactions such as the formation of business entities, purchase and sale agreements, and real estate transactions.

Michael Dailey

Michael Alan Dailey is a broadly experienced litigator who has presented and defended cases throughout the United States. He has handled cases of first impression, such as DCA v. SoftKlone Distributing Corporation, in which the copyright status of computer screen displays was first established. He litigated the proper basis for overturning arbitration awards issued in Georgia and in the process prompted the Georgia General Assembly to enact legislation upholding Mr. Dailey’s courtroom contentions. Mr. Dailey has handled disputes involving health care, global positioning, and voice recognition technologies. He has brought copyright infringement actions on behalf of authors and developers of books and software. And he has helped companies thwart the unlawful intentions of departing senior executives who secretly took with them tens of thousands of computer files and confidential technical and marketing data.

Mr. Dailey previously served as General Counsel for a Y-2K software service provider.

Mr. Dailey is equally concerned with the rights and interests of individuals. He has successfully defended corporate executives charged with violating non-competition agreements and other restrictive covenants. He has assisted terminated employees recover pension and profit-sharing benefits, earned commissions, and contract compensation that was due to them. He has sued employers who have engaged in racially discriminatory and sexually harassing conduct.

Mr. Dailey regularly takes cases on behalf of persons too poor to retain legal counsel, and he does so as an advocate for the Gwinnett County Pro-Bono Project and the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts.

Eager to be outdoors as much as possible, Mr. Dailey is a hiker, amateur mountaineer and runner.

Featured Experience

During his career, Mr. Dailey has:

Handled litigation establishing copyright protection of computer screen displays;

Negotiated a $300,000 sexual harassment recovery without even filing suit;

Secured, within 8 days of suit having been filed, a $1.5 Million securities recovery against a major software services provider, on behalf of a group of founding company shareholders;

Won a settlement in the amount of $825,000 – the precise amount sued for – on behalf of a commissioned salesman suing one of the world’s biggest and best known technology service providers;

Recovered $2.2 Million for his client in a trademark infringement and trademark dilution action against one of America’s largest magazine and newspaper publishers;

Secured a verdict exceeding $20 Million against a group of defendants who utilized a variety of off-shore companies to conceal their unlawful operations.


Mr. Dailey is an AV Preeminent Lawyer – the highest rating issued for legal ability and ethical standards by the LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell peer review service.

From 1982 to 2002, Mr. Dailey was an Instructor in the Emory Law School Trial Techniques Program.

Mr. Dailey is an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and since 1988 has heard and decided some 60 arbitration cases.

Mr. Dailey is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Member of the CIArb European Branch.


Emory University School of Law
J.D. Degree – 1977
Founder – Joint Committee On Law And Medicine

Duke University
A.B. Degree – 1973
Member, Chancellor-Provost Search Committee
Member, Nominating Committee, Board of Trustees
Federal Relations Assistant, Office of the President


State Bar of Georgia – 1977

Supreme Court of Georgia – 1977

Georgia Court of Appeals – 1977

Supreme Court of the United States – 1991

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit – 1978

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit – 1981

United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia – 1980

United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia – 1996


“Whelan Associates, Inc. v. Jaslow Dental Laboratory, Inc.: Towards A New Understanding Of Copyrightable Expression,” Parts I and II. European Intellectual Property Review (1986)(1987) (Co-author: Henry L. Jones, Jr.)

“Digital Communications Associates, Inc. v. SoftKlone Distributing Corporation, et al.:
The ‘Look and Feel’ of Copyrightable Expression,” European Intellectual Property Review (1987)

“Interim Measures Available To U.S. Litigants: The Early Bird Gets The Worm,” European Intellectual Property Review (1988)

“For Those Who Live In Glass Houses: Apple Computer, Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation And Hewlett-Packard Company,” European Intellectual Property Review (1990)

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, State Bar of Georgia, Computer Law Section, Annual Seminar 1988

Speaker, State Bar of Georgia, Computer Law Section, Annual Seminar 1989

Speaker, Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1990

Speaker, New York Computer Law Conference, June 1991

Speaker, Second Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1991

Speaker, Information System Consultants Association, Atlanta, May 1992

Speaker, Third Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1992

Speaker, Fourth Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1993

Speaker, Fifth Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1994

Speaker, Sixth Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1995

Speaker, Seventh Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1996

Speaker, Representing High Tech Companies, Denver, December 1995

Speaker, Representing High Tech Companies, Denver, December 1996

Speaker, Representing High Tech Companies, Denver, December 1997

Speaker, Representing High Tech Companies, Denver, December 1998

Speaker, AAA Arbitration Policy Issues, Atlanta, December 2001

Speaker, CILS International Arbitration Conference, Salzburg, Austria, June 2004

Speaker, Financing Emerging Growth Companies/JOBS Act, Atlanta, October 2012

Speaker, International Trade Law & Dispute Resolution, Iranian Central Bar Ass’n, Tehran, April 2013

Honors and Awards

Theatrical Outfit
Sanger Award – 1990

Leadership Gwinnett

Robert C. Lower Outstanding Volunteer Award
Georgia Lawyers for the Arts (2005)

Benjamin T. White Distinguished Service Award
Georgia Lawyers for the Arts (2007)

Fellow, Chartered Institute Of Arbitrators (2013)

Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2014)


Anderson Dailey LLP is a business litigation firm that acts quickly and intelligently to advance the interests of its clients.

Established in June 2000, the firm is comprised of experienced attorneys. Each of the founding partners has spent more than 20 years prosecuting, defending and managing business litigation. Experienced in a broad range of commercial litigation matters, our lawyers pride themselves on anticipating issues most likely to impact a client’s cause.

Our practice style is aggressive and measured. We never shirk from a fight, but we work at least as hard to reach a negotiated resolution as quickly as possible. Litigation is often a war of attrition. We never wish to see a client compromise its interests because it cannot afford to stay the course. Our objective is to win the relief that is due – in court at the settlement table – as quickly and as cost-efficiently as possible.

Success is measured in terms of client satisfaction. Our greatest reward occurs when clients consider themselves recipients of the most perceptive and persuasive representation available.

Dr. Xu Guojian

Leaders in Law endorses Dr. Xu Guojian as our exclusively recommended Commercial Arbitration Law expert in China. If you wish to get in touch with Dr. Guojian please use the contact information provided above.

Born in Jiangsu Province, China,1962. Dr. Xu Guojian studied law at Southwest China University of Politics and Law, Chongqing, China and Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, consecutively, before going to Europe in 1988 to pursue further legal education.

Dr. Xu has pursued advanced studies at the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, Lausanne, Switzerland; the Academy of International Law, International Court of Justice, the Hague, Netherlands; the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Private Law, Hamburg, Germany; and Albert Ludwig University, Freiburg i.Br., Germany. He concluded his doctoral studies at Hamburg University, and was awarded the title Dr. Juris in 1994.

Dr. Xu also has extensive experience as a practicing attorney. In 1989 he worked as an assistant lawyer in Dusseldorf, Germany, and from 1991 until 1994 was employed at a firm in Hamburg. At the beginning of 1995 he returned to China to establish a representative office for a German law firm, where he subsequently worked until the end of 1997. During this period, he provided legal services for many foreign enterprises, especially enterprises from Germany or other German-speaking countries, for their investments in and trade with China. From January to December 1998 he practiced at a Chinese law firm in Shanghai, China. At the end of 1998, he initiated the establishment of Boss & Young.

In recent years, Dr. Xu has led and been responsible for the completion of a number of projects that have had significant impact in legal circles, both domestically as well as internationally. For example, in 2001, he successfully completed a RMB4 billion RMB-USD joint bank loan project for SMIC, and in mid-2001, he successfully completed the legal service relating to first open fund in China.

In addition, in 2003, he led the team to completed the acquisition of Shandong Airlines by Air China Group. Further, in 2004, he has been involved in many significant projects such as The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporations purchase of shares in the Bank of Communications, the issue of RMB12 billion subordinate debt by the Bank of Communications, as well as the establishment of two Sino-foreign joint venture life insurance companies in Beijing and Chongqing respectively. Early in 2006, he was appointed by Chinas Securities Regulatory Commission, as Consolidation Work Group leader and the legal representative of Hebei Securities Corporation.

Dr. Xu has been appointed a legislative and consultative expert to the Standing Committee of the People’s Congress of Shanghai. He is also the Vice Chairman of the China International Private Law Association, and an initiating member of the WTO Sub-committee of the National Bar Association. In addition, he is a member of the China Law Association and the Sino-German Jurists Association. Further, he has been appointed an arbitrator of CIETAC, the Shanghai Arbitration Commission and the Nantong Arbitration Commission. He is also a guest professor of law at Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, Hunan Normal University, and other institutions of higher learning.

Dr. Xus main fields of practice include foreign direct investment in China, overseas investment by Chinese companies, corporate law, international trading law, insurance law, international merger & acquisition, real estate law, international commercial and financial law, technology transfer, intellectual property law, construction law, international arbitration and maritime law.

Dr. Xu is fluent in German and English, as well as having a grounding in French and Japanese. He is a member of the Shanghai Interpreters’ Association and is a qualified translator of both English and German.


Njeri Kariuki

Njeri is an advocate who has specialised in resolving disputes through arbitration and ADR. During the course of her career, she has delivered awards as a sole arbitrator spanning the petroleum, insurance, banking, industry & corporate sectors, mainly in the domestic arena. Njeri has also sat on several three panel tribunals, as co-arbitrator, determining disputes in similar sectors. Besides being an arbitrator, Njeri is also an accredited mediator and is listed as a trainer & a tutor of several courses with the AFL of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. In addition, Njeri currently chairs a Dispute Ajudication Board set-up to midwife an international geothermal project to fruition. In her primary profession as an advocate, Njeri takes on, in the main, non-contentious matters in the realm of real estate (conveyancing) law, probate & succession, commercial contracts, company/business formations & company secretarial matters.


·         Nomination by the Government of the Republic of Kenya to the Panel of Arbitrators at ICSID

·         Attaining Chartered Arbitrator status in 2008

·         2014, 2015 & 2016 Citations in Chambers Global as a Leading Individual

·         A Citation in the 2015 Edition of Euromoney’s Expert Guide on Commercial Arbitration

·         Appointment in 2015 as a Recommended Attorney by Global Experts


Trained with Kaplan & Stratton, Advocates (1987/88) and was admitted to the Kenyan Bar in December 1988. Associate with Walker Kontos, Advocates 1988-1990; Partner, Walker Kontos, Advocates 1990- 1992. Proprietor of Njeri Kariuki Advocate since 1993 and a Chartered Arbitrator since August 2008.


Committee Member of the Kenya Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Member of the Law Society of Kenya & East Africa Law Society, FIDA; Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Member, LCIA African Users Council, Member, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation; Member, ICCA.


Njeri has published on international commercial arbitration, commercial mediation and litigation.


World-wide as an arbitrator and adr practitioner; Republic of Kenya.


After a two year stint at the University of Nairobi, Njeri completed her BA at York University, Toronto, then went on to study Law at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. Njeri holds a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (CIArbn., Keble College, Oxford) and lives in Nairobi all year round where she thoroughly enjoys the company of her 3 children. She is a travel, kick-boxing & power-walking enthusiast.


Stelios Gregoriou

Stelios H. Grigoriou – Senior Partner & Managing Director.

Stelios H. Gregoriou Law Offices & Associates is an Athens-based law firm, established since 1986, providing full legal services under the highest standards of quality and ethics in the most critical aspects of contemporary Law.

Though we are focused in the key corporate and commercial areas of Greek and EU Law , we do not underestimate the needs of a client regarding various aspects of civil and penal law and we definitely cover its needs.

We have been working and providing advices to all types of clients that include Greek and foreign corporations and institutions, governments, international law firms and individuals on their cross-border transactions, investments and regulatory matters. A strong network of quality Law Offices has an open cooperation with us, mostly for local litigation issues, all over the Greek territory. We are practising all aspects of Commercial and Business Law, Corporate Law and governance, including company formation and regulatory compliance, Distribution and Agency/Franchising Agreements, EU Competition Law, cross-border transactions, international joint ventures and M&As.

We are specialized in proceeding cases and waging the complex litigation with the European Court of Human Rights with some remarkable results.

Our firm has built a strong reputation about its excellent litigation experience in all aspects of Greek and EU Law and we can provide a high caliber assistance in front of all Instances of Greek Courts and Tribunals (including mostly Supreme Court of Greece and Council of State) as far as it is concerned all types of contentious cases and disputes of our clients of civil, commercial, administrative and penal character. Needless to say, we have a high track record of successful Court Orders for Reliefs, Provisional measures and injunctions in case of emergency.

We are one of the few Greek Law Offices that represent clients before Greek Competition Authority in a successful way and we have contributed to the suppression of anticompetitive practices, like vertical restraints in the distribution sector, having as a result the highest fines ever imposed in the Greek market. At the same time, we have assisted some important multinational enterprises that were envisaging some hard core accusations for violations of cartel collusion.

We also provide successfully our services to contentious cases that are subject to Alternative Dispute Resolution, equally to Arbitration and Mediation. Our most notorious case is the successful Mediation in USA (Mediator Fed. Judge Ed. Cahn) attained with adversaries such as Boeing etc. pertaining to a Chinook crash at Aegean sea on the 9.11.2004 with 17 victims represented by us, one of the them having the VIP status of Head of State, Patriarch of Alexandria Peter Z.

In addition to our successful practice on ADR level, we have been working intensively as counsels that mediation should become one equally important part of our judicial system.

In order to achieve effectively our goals we often use services of external auditors, accountants, tax consultants, economists, recruiters and marketers for those clients who wish to be rendered a full range of corporate services.

We have advised as legal counsels many times the Greek Government-Ministry of Labor on the legal and regulatory aspects regarding the introduction of flexibility in the domestic labor market and we have drafted many legislative texts on this issue.

We have also contributed as legal counsels in the transposition of some important environmental Directives of EU for the Ministry of Environment.

We have also worked for the Ministry of Education for the Greek Presidency of 1994 and myself was presiding the Committee of Education during Greek Term.