Mark D’Alelio

Legal Asean was founded and is led by Mark D’Alelio.

Mark D’Alelio has over 14+ years of experience in ASEAN and specializes in general corporate and commercial practices, which includes advising on acquisitions and dispositions, commercial contracts, joint ventures, labor law and local regional compliance requirements, real estate guidance for developers and hospitality providers along with his experience in the energy, power, and project financing sectors. Mark has extensive experience handling cross-border transactions in the ASEAN region, including advising and representing major companies and business groups from Singapore, China, and Thailand with foreign direct investment into Myanmar. Mark is a recognized lawyer for his works in Thailand, Myanmar, and Vietnam.

Mark is a member of the Bar in New York and Massachusetts.

Firm Overview:

The firm was started by Mark D’Alelio with a focus in providing practical and business related legal services to assist clients in navigating through local regulations and practices in ASEAN, with a particular focus in Thailand, Myanmar, and Vietnam.

The firm’s unique selling proposition is we listen to our clients needs and partner with them in their business by administering compelling legal and practical solutions to meet their requirements.

Put simply, we believe there are many ways in acting as a legal adviser, but we feel strongly, that a bigger firm does not necessarily equate to providing a better service or response. We administer our business by putting our clients at the forefront by providing dedicated support with a singular focus in helping our clients meet the requirements of doing business in ASEAN.

That means we provide more for less to our clients.

Paul J. Schumacher

Paul J. Schumacher is a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. and the Shareholder-in-Charge of the Cleveland office. He concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial law and litigation, construction, product liability, and toxic tort.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Schumacher was Product Liability Practice Group Manager and a partner at a Cleveland-based litigation defense firm. While there, he represented public and private companies, insurance carriers, and individuals in cases involving industrial accidents, product claims, OSHA claims, intentional torts, and toxic exposure.

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Ohio Super Lawyers® 2004–2016
  • Named as one of Leading Civil Litigation Lawyers for Northeast Ohio, Inside Business, every year since 2001

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS:

Mr. Schumacher possesses over 32 years of courtroom experience as lead trial counsel in numerous state and federal cases successfully tried to jury verdict.

NATIONAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

  • “Risk Management for Pregnant Workers” (Elective Course Instructor); American Industrial Hygiene Association Meeting; Montreal, Canada; 2013
  • “There Goes the Neighborhood:  When a Chemical or Industrial Explosion or Release Occurs — Before, During, and After” (Panelist); Federal Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC); Sun Valley, ID; 7/28/2007
  • “OSHA:  Employer’s Rights and Responsibilities”; Ohio Safety Congress and Expo; Cleveland, OH; 3/22/2007
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy (Instructor), 2005–2009

PUBLICATIONS:

  • “Preventing and Managing Chemical Catastrophes:  A Practical Guide for In-House and Outside Counsel” (Co-Author), FDCC Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 3, pp. 319–366, Spring 2008
  • “Chemical Catastrophe:  A Practical Guide to Prevention and Preparation,” For the Defense, July 2005
  • “Defending Workplace Prenatal Injury Claims,” Exploring Toxic Tort and Environmental Liability Claims, The DRI Defense Library Series 2007, pp. 227–243; For the Defense, Nov. 2003

ADMISSIONS AND LICENSES:

  • Ohio Bar Admission
  • Pennsylvania Bar Admission
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance
  • Cleveland Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (Product Liability, Toxic Torts, and Environmental Law Committees)
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Trial Attorneys of America

EDUCATION AND SPECIALIZED TRAINING:

  • J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (1983), cum laude; Cleveland State Law Review (Editor 1982-1983)
  • B.A., University of Dayton (1980), Political Science
  • OSHA General Industry Outreach Trainer, authorized to conduct 10- and 30-hour OSHA training
  • OSHA Institute, 70 hours
  • Represents employers nationwide before OSHA and the Department of Labor
  • Court-Appointed Mediator and Arbitrator

– See more at: http://www.dmclaw.com/Attorney-Paul-J-Schumacher#sthash.Of9wvrqJ.dpuf

FIRM DESCRIPTION

The right legal team is critical to seize opportunities, avoid risk, and keep your business successful. Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote is that team. We have protected the professional and personal interests of our clients for over 100 years. Our high-performance, results-oriented professionals deliver proactive counsel based on in-depth knowledge of legal precedents, trends and regulatory shifts. Whether the situation requires subtle negotiation or aggressive action, we’ve been there before. Our standard: to ensure you’re further ahead at the end of the day. It’s the same standard by which we want you to judge us–every day, in every legal matter impacting your business.

For more than a century, Dickie McCamey has offered client-centered service focused on results. More than offering legal counsel on demand, we provide proactive guidance from advisors versed in the complexities of both law and business. Our attorneys actively advise local, regional, national and international businesses, nonprofits and health care organizations. We are committed to delivering not only responsive service, but results-oriented action.

Over the years, our trial work and our commitment to strong attorney-client relationships have enabled us to grow into the firm we are today: flexible, efficient and respected, with the resources to meet or exceed your expectations for risk prevention, responsive partnering and bottom-line value. Whether you manage an established enterprise or a new venture, whether you seek legal counsel for your business or for personal matters, the attorneys of Dickie McCamey are poised to act now in your best interests. Our work as skillful litigators, business-savvy advisors and innovative problem solvers means you get the answers, advice and representation you need, when you need them.

We believe in taking an active role in your business success, helping you anticipate and prevent potential problems, partnering with you to resolve legal issues and delivering the highest level of value for your legal dollars.

Prevention

The best corporate and business law strategies are those that guide companies and employees in acting responsibly and in full compliance with the law. At Dickie McCamey, we work closely with our clients to develop practices, policies and programs that help prevent legal missteps and violations from occurring in the first place. Our focus on prevention encompasses corporate compliance in the areas of business, environmental, employment and health law. It also extends to carefully drafted contracts and agreements, and comprehensive growth and succession plans. Not only do these strategies assist clients by minimizing conflict, risk, and costly legal disputes, they serve as proof of due diligence, which can substantially reduce organizational and individual liability.

Partnering

We know that your relationship with your legal advisor is essential to your business, success and personal security. You need an attorney you can count on to deliver prompt service and accurate answers. Someone who will consult with you on your legal issues and questions, quickly advise you on the best course of action and work with you to obtain a successful outcome. Each of our attorneys is committed to being that trusted resource for his or her clients. At Dickie McCamey, we think of ourselves as your partners. Your legal needs are ours to address, your problems ours to solve. When conflicts arise, we are diligent in resolving them, whether through out-of court negotiation, mediation or vigorous litigation. Our attorneys are given the individual freedom and flexibility to craft working relationships and legal strategies tailored to their clients’ needs and goals. For you, that means faster responses, more efficient processes and services properly scaled to the scope of each matter. Ultimately, it means greater quality and value.

Professionals On Your Side

Through world wars, the Great Depression and changes in business that no one could predict, our firm has endured. We have grown over the past 100 years because we are committed to providing the highest levels of legal service to businesses and individuals. Dickie McCamey has quadrupled in size. This depth of resources and breadth of service capabilities means our clients consistently receive the most appropriate legal guidance in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. To learn more about how we can assist your business, call us at 800-243-5412.

– See more at: http://www.dmclaw.com/about#sthash.6tNYW4wm.dpuf

Paul J. Schumacher

Paul J. Schumacher is a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. and the Shareholder-in-Charge of the Cleveland office. He concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial law and litigation, construction, product liability, and toxic tort.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Schumacher was Product Liability Practice Group Manager and a partner at a Cleveland-based litigation defense firm. While there, he represented public and private companies, insurance carriers, and individuals in cases involving industrial accidents, product claims, OSHA claims, intentional torts, and toxic exposure.

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Ohio Super Lawyers® 2004–2016
  • Named as one of Leading Civil Litigation Lawyers for Northeast Ohio, Inside Business, every year since 2001

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS:

Mr. Schumacher possesses over 32 years of courtroom experience as lead trial counsel in numerous state and federal cases successfully tried to jury verdict.

NATIONAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

  • “Risk Management for Pregnant Workers” (Elective Course Instructor); American Industrial Hygiene Association Meeting; Montreal, Canada; 2013
  • “There Goes the Neighborhood:  When a Chemical or Industrial Explosion or Release Occurs — Before, During, and After” (Panelist); Federal Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC); Sun Valley, ID; 7/28/2007
  • “OSHA:  Employer’s Rights and Responsibilities”; Ohio Safety Congress and Expo; Cleveland, OH; 3/22/2007
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy (Instructor), 2005–2009

PUBLICATIONS:

  • “Preventing and Managing Chemical Catastrophes:  A Practical Guide for In-House and Outside Counsel” (Co-Author), FDCC Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 3, pp. 319–366, Spring 2008
  • “Chemical Catastrophe:  A Practical Guide to Prevention and Preparation,” For the Defense, July 2005
  • “Defending Workplace Prenatal Injury Claims,” Exploring Toxic Tort and Environmental Liability Claims, The DRI Defense Library Series 2007, pp. 227–243; For the Defense, Nov. 2003

ADMISSIONS AND LICENSES:

  • Ohio Bar Admission
  • Pennsylvania Bar Admission
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance
  • Cleveland Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (Product Liability, Toxic Torts, and Environmental Law Committees)
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Trial Attorneys of America

EDUCATION AND SPECIALIZED TRAINING:

  • J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (1983), cum laude; Cleveland State Law Review (Editor 1982-1983)
  • B.A., University of Dayton (1980), Political Science
  • OSHA General Industry Outreach Trainer, authorized to conduct 10- and 30-hour OSHA training
  • OSHA Institute, 70 hours
  • Represents employers nationwide before OSHA and the Department of Labor
  • Court-Appointed Mediator and Arbitrator

– See more at: http://www.dmclaw.com/Attorney-Paul-J-Schumacher#sthash.Of9wvrqJ.dpuf

FIRM DESCRIPTION

The right legal team is critical to seize opportunities, avoid risk, and keep your business successful. Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote is that team. We have protected the professional and personal interests of our clients for over 100 years. Our high-performance, results-oriented professionals deliver proactive counsel based on in-depth knowledge of legal precedents, trends and regulatory shifts. Whether the situation requires subtle negotiation or aggressive action, we’ve been there before. Our standard: to ensure you’re further ahead at the end of the day. It’s the same standard by which we want you to judge us–every day, in every legal matter impacting your business.

For more than a century, Dickie McCamey has offered client-centered service focused on results. More than offering legal counsel on demand, we provide proactive guidance from advisors versed in the complexities of both law and business. Our attorneys actively advise local, regional, national and international businesses, nonprofits and health care organizations. We are committed to delivering not only responsive service, but results-oriented action.

Over the years, our trial work and our commitment to strong attorney-client relationships have enabled us to grow into the firm we are today: flexible, efficient and respected, with the resources to meet or exceed your expectations for risk prevention, responsive partnering and bottom-line value. Whether you manage an established enterprise or a new venture, whether you seek legal counsel for your business or for personal matters, the attorneys of Dickie McCamey are poised to act now in your best interests. Our work as skillful litigators, business-savvy advisors and innovative problem solvers means you get the answers, advice and representation you need, when you need them.

We believe in taking an active role in your business success, helping you anticipate and prevent potential problems, partnering with you to resolve legal issues and delivering the highest level of value for your legal dollars.

Prevention

The best corporate and business law strategies are those that guide companies and employees in acting responsibly and in full compliance with the law. At Dickie McCamey, we work closely with our clients to develop practices, policies and programs that help prevent legal missteps and violations from occurring in the first place. Our focus on prevention encompasses corporate compliance in the areas of business, environmental, employment and health law. It also extends to carefully drafted contracts and agreements, and comprehensive growth and succession plans. Not only do these strategies assist clients by minimizing conflict, risk, and costly legal disputes, they serve as proof of due diligence, which can substantially reduce organizational and individual liability.

Partnering

We know that your relationship with your legal advisor is essential to your business, success and personal security. You need an attorney you can count on to deliver prompt service and accurate answers. Someone who will consult with you on your legal issues and questions, quickly advise you on the best course of action and work with you to obtain a successful outcome. Each of our attorneys is committed to being that trusted resource for his or her clients. At Dickie McCamey, we think of ourselves as your partners. Your legal needs are ours to address, your problems ours to solve. When conflicts arise, we are diligent in resolving them, whether through out-of court negotiation, mediation or vigorous litigation. Our attorneys are given the individual freedom and flexibility to craft working relationships and legal strategies tailored to their clients’ needs and goals. For you, that means faster responses, more efficient processes and services properly scaled to the scope of each matter. Ultimately, it means greater quality and value.

Professionals On Your Side

Through world wars, the Great Depression and changes in business that no one could predict, our firm has endured. We have grown over the past 100 years because we are committed to providing the highest levels of legal service to businesses and individuals. Dickie McCamey has quadrupled in size. This depth of resources and breadth of service capabilities means our clients consistently receive the most appropriate legal guidance in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. To learn more about how we can assist your business, call us at 800-243-5412.

– See more at: http://www.dmclaw.com/about#sthash.6tNYW4wm.dpuf

Gregg A. Kinney

PRACTICE DESCRIPTION

Gregg A. Kinney focuses his practice on trials involving complex litigation matters, including:

  • Toxic tort benzene exposure
  • Products liability
  • Premises liability
  • Governmental and civil rights
  • Jones Act and maritime lawsuits
  • Trucking liability

Mr. Kinney has represented clients in Illinois, Missouri, and Ohio. He serves as regional counsel for a national client frequently named in toxic tort litigation in the Midwest. Mr. Kinney represents municipalities and police departments in constitutional claims, including deprivation of civil rights and police misconduct. He also represents local casinos, as well as a group of colleges and universities throughout Missouri, in personal injury and premises liability claims.

BAR/PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers

AWARDS, HONORS & DISTINCTIONS

  • Illinois Leading Lawyer (2015-2018)

LAW SCHOOL HONORS/INVOLVEMENT

  • Order of the Coif

LEGAL LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS

  • “Governmental Immunities in Illinois and Missouri,” Tokio Marine HCC Public Risk Group presentation (Auburn Hills MI, 2017)
  • “Preparing For and Taking a Medical Deposition,” HeplerBroom University (Edwardsville IL, 2011)
  • “Defending Plaintiff’s Claimed Medical Bills in Illinois and Missouri,” HeplerBroom University (Edwardsville IL, 2009)
  • “Litigating Slip and Fall Cases in Illinois,” HeplerBroom University (St. Louis MO, 2009)

REPRESENTATIVE/RECENT CASE RESULTS

  • Obtained summary judgment for defendants on plaintiffs’ claims of false arrest, false imprisonment, defamation, negligent infliction of emotional distress, failure to train, and breach of contract. (Wallace, et al. v. City of Washington, et al., US District Court, Central District of Illinois, Case No. 1:14-cv-01457; March 2017)
  • Obtained summary judgment for defendant as to plaintiff’s premises liability claim, based on issue of constructive notice. (Austin v. Alton Casino, LLC, US District Court, Southern District of Illinois, Case No. 3:14-cv-01258; September 2016)
  • Obtained summary judgment for defendant on plaintiff’s claims of false arrest and failure to Mirandize. (Ray v. Kedzior and Martin, US District Court, Central District of Illinois, Case No.1:13-cv.01338; June, 2016)

FIRM DESCRIPTION

Tracing its history to 1894, the law firm of HeplerBroom LLC is one of the most experienced and distinguished law firms in Missouri and Illinois. The Firm’s commitment to providing quality legal services that are responsive, innovative, and efficient has enabled us to grow steadily over the years and to offer an ever increasing array of legal expertise to our clients.

HeplerBroom LLC’s trial lawyers handle cases in a wide variety of areas, primarily representing defendants in civil law suits including CLASS ACTIONPHARMACEUTICAL & MEDICAL DEVICESPRODUCTS LIABILITYPERSONAL INJURYASBESTOS & TOXIC TORTEMPLOYMENT & LABORMEDICAL & PROFESSIONAL LIABILITYNURSING HOME LAWINSURANCE LAWCOMMERCIAL & ANTITRUST LITIGATION as well as WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL DEFENSE.

HeplerBroom LLC offers sophisticated estate planning services for business owners and other individuals with substantial net worth.

HeplerBroom LLC provides comprehensive representation for its business clients, from entity selection and formation to day-to-day management and employment issues, tax planning, contract preparation, real estate matters, succession planning and representation in mergers, acquisitions, and sales.

With four offices in Illinois [EDWARDSVILLE (next to the Madison County courthouse), SPRINGFIELDCHICAGO, and CRYSTAL LAKE (located in McHenry County)], one in downtown ST. LOUIS, and our newest location in northwestern Indiana (HAMMOND), the firm is conveniently located to serve clients throughout Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Indiana.

Edwin D. Fleming

Ed began practicing law in 1984 and is a Martindale-Hubbell peer review rated AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5* attorney. Ed has been selected as a Southwest Super Lawyer since 2011 and a Best Lawyer in America from 2015-2019 . Ed represents clients in complicated commercial disputes. He has successfully prosecuted and defended professionals, including lawyers and accountants, in dozens of cases and represented multiple clients in cases involving financial fraud and securities issues. His diverse experience includes shareholder derivative actions, civil employment litigation, and state and federal racketeering claims. Ed has extensive experience in real estate litigation matters, including claims brought by bank and lending institutions against real estate developers and contractors, as well as claims made by and against general contractors and subcontractors.

Ed’s undergraduate degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in finance and economics, along with his active management role in a family business, allows him to relate to his business clients’ needs and concerns.  He is a trusted advisor to a host of business clients who turn to him for advice and counsel on matters from day-to-day transactions to dispute resolution.  While Ed is a believer in conflict resolution through methods other than costly trials, he is known to be a relentless advocate for his clients in situations where trial is necessary or inevitable.

FIRM DESCRIPTION

Now with 40 attorneys in its Phoenix office, Burch & Cracchiolo was founded in 1970. The firm’s lawyers are leaders in the areas of business and corporate law, commercial litigation, construction, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy & reorganization, estate and wealth preservation planning, family law, labor and employment, insurance defense, personal injury litigation, real estate law, zoning and land use and taxation.  Serving corporate, governmental and individual clients throughout the Southwest and nationally, Burch & Cracchiolo is known for outstanding and cost-effective representation that emphasizes client objectives. The firm has offices in Phoenix, Arizona; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Orange County, California.  In order to better serve clients nationally and internationally, Burch & Cracchiolo is a member of Primerus, an international alliance of 170 law firms from 120 cities around the world.

Eva Berlaus

Eva Berlaus is an office managing partner of SORAINEN Latvia and head of the Corporate and M&A Team, which includes the Corporate, Employment, Investment Incentives, M&A, Private Equity and Privatisation Practices. Eva has been practising law since 1996.

Eva has participated as counsel in major cross-border M&A deals in Latvia for both sellers and buyers and on behalf of listed and non-listed companies in business sectors such as banking, media, utilities, food, construction, property development, energy, consumer finance and environment. Eva has sound experience in advising on competition law issues relevant to merger control, asset transfer and related matters.

Mergermarket has ranked Eva among top 10 M&A lawyers by volume in terms of the number of M&A transactions announced in the Baltics and Belarus during 2007-2013.

Eva Berlaus was named the Best Lawyers® 2013 Corporate and M&A Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Riga.

Eva is actively involved in development of the Latvian legal system. She has also delivered presentations on business law at seminars in Latvia and throughout the Baltics. She has written articles for local and international publications on business law and co-authored the SORAINEN book Foreign Investor in the Baltics.

SORAINEN:

Since 1995, SORAINEN has serviced more than 8,000 corporate clients in the Baltics and Belarus. SORAINEN is proud to be have been trusted by such world renowned companies as ABB, AGA, AIG, Barclays, British American Tobacco, Canon, Carlsberg, Christian Dior, Coca-Cola, Coopernic Alliance, Credit Suisse, Danske Bank, DHL, DZ Bank, eBay, ERGO, Ericsson, Genworth, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, HSBC, HSH Nordbank, Ilmarinen, Intel, L’Oreal, Nokian Tyres, Nordea, Nordic Investment Bank, PKN Orlen, Royal Bank of Canada, SAP, SEB, Siemens, Skype Technologies, Statoil, Sun Microsystems, Swedbank, Toyota, UniCredit Bank, Western Union and many others.

As a leading law firm in the region, SORAINEN is regularly seen advising in the largest and most complex corporate, M&A, private equity, financing, real estate and other commercial transactions in the Baltic States and Belarus. SORAINEN’s track record includes more than 37,000 cases, along with over 600 M&A transactions to date. SORAINEN has also advised on significant early privatisation transactions in Belarus.

The firm’s clients are mainly large and medium sized international and local businesses operating or planning to operate in the Baltic States and Belarus. SORAINEN encourages all its people to make an extra effort to understand the client’s business industry and needs so that the firm could be more effective in solving their legal problems. The firm aims to be the client’s partner in their business endeavours throughout the Baltic States and Belarus.

Labeed M.A. Abdal

Labeed Abdal founded The Law Firm of Labeed Abdal in 1992 in the oil-rich state of Kuwait, which is in the eyes of many of the world countries looking forward to build trade relations from across the world.

By providing precise and accurate legal consulting services, the firm is committed to keep pace with its clients’ varied needs and provide appropriate and accurate solutions to all legal and business challenges that our clients come across. This is achieved by our experienced, specialized & multi-lingual team of local and international lawyers, which helps us respond effectively to our clients inquiries, be it English or Arabic.

With rich & solid experiences of the onboard attorneys, we are capable of providing thorough legal advise in different areas of practice like establishing new companies & liaison offices, foreign investments, joint ventures, taxation matters, commercial consulting, unfair competition & infringement consulting, intellectual and industrial property, patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright, domain names.

We are part of the International Law Firms Associations which a network of international quality law firms with over 80 members from all across the world. This gives us the strategic advantage of our reach in different continents throughout the world, like America, Europe & Asia allows the firm to serve the clients of different nationalities; in Kuwait as well as all around the world.

Areas of Practice:

Labeed Abdal Law Firm:

Since its inception in 1992, our law firm has focused on providing remarkable local services, which focuses on satisfying the constant legal needs of the individuals and corporate.

We believe that “serving the client and satisfying his / her local and international requirements” is our prime duty.

It’s the prime vision of all our founder members and staff alike. We focus our attention and devote utmost concentration to all our clients. Our highly qualified and experienced lawyers and paralegals put in their best in providing excellent service to our clients.

The spirit of dedication and efforts of our team is what distinguishes our services. We believe that the client comes first and the true measure of our success is the satisfaction of our client.

Dr. Surat Singh

Surat Singh & Associates is based out of New Delhi and it offers legal services to national and international clients in corporate and business matters.

Dr. Surat Singh – Harvard & Oxford Educated Top Lawyer of India

Dr. Surat Singh is Harvard and Oxford educated top lawyer of India. He practices at Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court. He is also an international lawyer. He was educated at Delhi (India), Oxford (England) and Harvard (America). With his three masters’ degrees in law from Delhi, Oxford and Harvard and his Doctor of Laws (S.J.D) from Harvard, he is arguably the highest educated lawyer of India. Incidentally, he happens to be the contemporary of American President Barack Obama at Harvard Law School during 1988-90. After his seven years stint at Oxford and Harvard, Dr. Surat Singh returned to India and started his law career in 1992 with the then Attorney General of India, G. Ramaswamy.

Illustrious Career & Professional Achievements

Dr. Surat Singh’s list of professional achievements is long. To date, Dr. Surat Singh has successfully handled complex legal cases involving land & real estate properties valuing more than INR 250,000 crores (US$ 50 billion) for State and Federal Government, top corporate houses and Government corporations.

On another plane, Surat works passionately along with his other compatriot top Indian lawyers to improve the education, training and practice of law in the country. He has lectured extensively in Indian and international law-school campuses. Surat’s opinions, analyses and features regularly publish in the most prestigious of newspapers and magazines and he is a much sought-after panelist on TV channels on debates on high-value national and international issues.

Harvard Contemporary of President Obama

Dr. Surat Singh is also Harvard contemporary of President Barack Obama at Harvard Law School in late eighties and he actively campaigned for the re-election President Obama by starting a blog : http://indiaforobama.wordpress.com. He attended both the first and second inauguration ceremonies of Obama’s Presidency.

HONOURS & AWARDS FOR DR. SURAT SINGH

  • The Pride of India Award 2011 (Bharat Gaurav Award 2011) – by Indo American Friends’ Group along with Chief Justice of India.
  • International Peace Award 2001 – by the International Educators for World Peace
  • Social Scientist of the year 1999 – by National Environmental Science Academy (NESA)
  • Eminent Jurist award 1997 – by the then Delhi Chief Minister, Shri Sahib Singh Verma in April 1997

Network & Associations

  • Dr. Surat Singh served as President of Harvard Club of India (twice)
  • President of Harvard University Alumni Association of Asia (2004- 2006)
  • Hony. Secretary of Oxford Cambridge Society of India

Yaw Adjei Afriyie Nketiah

Yaw Adjei Afriyie Nketiah is a Ghanaian born lawyer and is bilingual in English and French and has OVER 10 years of legal experience. He is an advocate & solicitor, barrister and mediator.

Yaw has acted for a range of clientele including private individuals, financial institutions, private and public-listed companies and multi-national companies. He has also been involved in a broad spectrum of transactions, including share and business acquisitions and disposals, shareholder’s agreements, joint ventures, debt-restructuring, commercial agreements and contracts relating to the sale and supply of goods and services, agency, distribution and franchise contracts.

Education

  • BL, Ghana School of Law, Accra
  • BA, (Hons) French and Spanish, University of Ghana Legon
  • Post Graduate Diploma(Public Relations/Marketing), GIJ, Accra(Project Work Not Submitted)
  • Diplome Superieur – Alliance Francaise, Paris
  • Diploma, Spanish Proficiency, University of Havana, Cuba
  • Certificate in Managerial Leadership Skills, MDPI, Accra

Professional Memberships:

  • Member of the Ghana Bar Association.
  • Member of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association.
  • Member of the International Bar Association
  • Member of Advocates Africa.
  • Member of Advocates International.
  • Allied Attorney of Alliance Defense Fund (ADF)

Corporate and Commercial Law Practice:

We have expertise in all aspects of commercial and corporate law and regulation, based on our technical skills and qualifications, substantial experience and knowledge that is constantly being updated. We provide the solutions and services to enable our clients to develop new markets and grow existing ones effectively. Our lawyers have in-depth knowledge of the regulatory, compliance and transaction regimes, and their advice always takes account of our clients’ strategic and operational needs.

Legal Alliance is highly respected in the Ghanaian market and advises on:

  • Mergers and acquisitions, and corporate reconstructions
  • Fundraising
  • Ghana Stock Exchange Listing Rules
  • Compliance
  • Corporate governance
  • Takeovers
  • Joint ventures
  • Company Act
  • Due diligence investigations
  • Private equity
  • Capital raisings
  • Contracts

About The Firm:

Legal Alliance is a full-service Commercial law firm established in Accra, Ghana. We integrate a range of legal specialities to meet the diverse range of corporate and individual clients. Our main areas of practice are in corporate and commercial law, family law, intellectual property and mining law, litigation, property law and conveyancing, and investments advisory.

Our lawyers pride ourselves on our knowledge and experience in the industries that our clients operate in. Our strength lies in our familiarity with these businesses, which means that we always find practical, innovative and cost-effective solutions for our clients, both in the corporate environment and in the litigation context.

At Legal Alliance, our mission is to serve our client`s immediate and necessary legal needs, understand their short & long term goals and needs thoroughly, whilst offering them effective advice and assistance.

Our clients are presented with efficient legal solutions, in a cost conscious and individualised manner which they deserve. We help and guide our clients to understand the bigger picture.

Barry L. V. Gale Q.C.

Barry is an Attorney of 36 years standing, having obtained his Law Degree with honours from the University of Cardiff, in the United Kingdom in 1976. He then joined the Society of the Middle Temple and was called to the Bar in England in 1977.

Having been admitted to practice in Barbados in 1980 and in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in 1983, he began his practice of law not only as an Advocate/Barrister, but also in non-contentious practice of law. Barry is also admitted to practice Law in Trinidad and Tobago and is generally qualified to practice Law in the English speaking Caribbean.

Barry has extensive experience in the commercial field including, conveyancing, mortgages, incorporations, partnerships, corporate acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, corporate finance, public offerings.

Barry’s Civil Litigation practice includes appearances in the High Court and Court of Appeal of Barbados, the Privy Council in England and the Caribbean Court of Justice. His litigation experience in Court has encompassed virtually all aspects of Civil Litigation, including but not limited to Corporate, Commercial, Banking, Insurance, Personal Injury, Property, Admiralty, Cross-Border and Multi-Jurisdictional Litigation. In addition, Barry has appeared as Counsel in major Arbitration Proceedings. Barry was awarded the honour of Queens Counsel in the year 2002.

He has also been a Director of many public and private companies and previously was a Director of The Barbados National Bank (now Republic Bank) from 1994 to 2004. He is also a former Director of the Insurance Corporation of Barbados, and is currently a Director of several local and off-shore companies.

Barry, also being a Member of Council of the Barbados Bar Association was elected President of the said Association on May 18, 2013. He still remains on Council and also sits as a member of Judicial Council (which has responsiblility for the Law Courts and the administration of Justice) as well as the Rules Committee of the Supreme Court.

The Firms Transactional Experience Includes:

  • International finance transactions involving Swiss Re-insurance Company and Barclays Bank PLC involving US $1.15 Billion.
  • Ship Finance Syndicated loan transaction involving US $119M
  • Finance transactions with Deutsche Bank AG and Landesbank.
  • Re-financing of local Hotel groups involving US $34.5M
  • Syndicated loan transaction between Bank of Nova Scotia, Barclays Bank PLC, CIBC and Royal Bank of Canada involving US $60M
  • Re-financing (syndicated loan) of Courts Group of companies in the UK and the Caribbean
  • Sale of Mutual Bank of the Caribbean
  • Take Over Bids (including the recent Sagicor Financial Corporation and Barbados Farms Limited take over) involving US $40M.
  • Representing and advising Fairmont Hotels on the sale of their prestigious Glitter Bay and Royal Pavilion Hotels by way of corporate sales.
  • Representing the prestigious Apes Hill Development in Barbados in relation to a US$400m real estate development.
  • Counsel for a number of public and private companies.
  • Counsel for three major banks in Barbados in field of securities, corporate and retail.

Hastings Attorneys:

Hastings Attorneys Law Firm is a partnership of Attorneys-at-Law formed in 2008, comprising Barry L.V. Gale, QC and Leodean Worrell as Partners, in addition to 8 associate Attorneys and a complement of 12 other team members. Barry is Senior Partner and Leodean Worrell is the Managing Partner.

Hastings Attorneys offers a wide range of legal services in both the international and local business areas. The practice includes, but is not limited to, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, ship charges and mortgage finance, mutual funds, bond issues, joint ventures and advice on international finance and syndicated loan transactions.

The Firm also advises on the establishment of International Business Companies and Societies and represents a number of large domestic banks and Insurance Companies including FirstCaribbean International Bank (formerly Barclays Bank PLC and CIBC), Republic Bank (Barbados) Limited and Sagicor Life Inc and Sagicor Financial Corporation ( leading regional and international insurance and financial services companies). The Firm also advises on project and real estate finance as well as offering a comprehensive litigation support services for it’s clients.