Michael Dailey

Michael 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;
  • Successfully defended a software developer at trial from $3.5 Million in asserted damages stemming from claims for misappropriation of program code and design;
  • Secured a verdict exceeding $20 Million against a group of defendants who utilized a variety of off-shore companies to conceal their unlawful operations.
  • Successfully defended multi-state professional practice from dual contract claims of $16.53 Million and $15.62 Million, respectively.

Recognitions

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 has been an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association since 1988 and 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.

Education

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

Admissions

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

Publications

“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
1991-1992

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)

Community Involvement

Theatrical Outfit, Board of Directors (1984-1994), President (1987-1989)

ChildKind, Inc., Board of Directors (1993-1994)

Actor’s Express, Board of Directors (1990-1996), Vice President (1992-1993)

Duke University Drama Advisory Board (1993-1995)

Duke University Development Council (1993-1995)

Big Trees Forest Preserve, Inc., Board of Directors (1993-1994), President (1994)

Gwinnett Ballet Theater, Inc., Board of Directors (1992-1995), President (1993-1995)

Mexican Center of Atlanta, Board of Directors (1996-1998)

Earth Share National, Board of Directors (2002-2006), Executive Committee (2004-2006)

Earth Share of Georgia, Board of Directors (2006-2013)

 

Wendy LIN

Wendy LIN is a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes and International Arbitration Practices.

Wendy is a commercial litigator who specialises in high-value, multi-jurisdictional, and complex disputes. Her active practice covers a wide array of commercial and corporate, cross-border trade and investment, fraud, shipping, and insolvency disputes.

Wendy regularly appears as counsel (including against Senior Counsel) before the High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as in arbitrations conducted under various arbitral rules, including the SIAC, ICC, HKIAC, UNCITRAL, ICSID and LMAA rules. She is also actively involved in arbitration-related court proceedings, the most recent of which includes securing a rare setting-aside by the Singapore Courts of a substantial arbitral award.

Some recent notable matters for which Wendy has been instructed as counsel include acting in two-related ICC arbitrations arising out of the sale and purchase of one of South East Asia’s leading renewable energy companies based in Thailand; acting for the majority-owned subsidiary of a Singapore-listed company in pursuing a multimillion claim in the Singapore High Court against a Malaysia-listed company and in related cross-border litigation proceedings; securing a substantial HKIAC arbitral award on behalf of a Malaysia-listed healthcare company against its former joint venture partner, a PRC state-owned pharmaceutical enterprise; securing the recognition of a RM16.8 million claim on behalf of two Sarawak state-owned companies in a heavily contested Singapore High Court action against Asia Pulp & Paper Co. Ltd; and pursuing a multimillion claim in the Singapore High Court against a large trust/wealth management company for breaches of duty of care.

Other matters of significance which Wendy has been involved in include acting for the liquidator of one of the largest steel manufacturers in South East Asia in a dispute with Indian purchasers involving claims of over US$600 million, governed by Philippine law, and in achieving a rare setting-aside of an SIAC arbitration award of over US$100 million, which gave rise to novel and complex issues as to the implications of this setting-aside (decided for the first time by the Court of Appeal); successfully acting for an Italian company, one of the pioneers in the field of pipe coating for the oil and gas industries, in an ICC arbitration against its former joint venture partner, a large Malaysia-listed company, involving claims of more than US$60 million; and successfully acting for the Independent State of Papua New Guinea (“PNG”) in defeating the claim brought against it by the PNG Sustainable Development Program Limited (“PNGSDP”) at the jurisdictional stage, marking the first win for a Singapore law firm in an ICSID arbitration, as well as for PNG in a parallel proceedings before the Singapore High Court concerning the management of PNGSDP’s US$1.5 billion assets.

Wendy graduated from the National University of Singapore, which she represented in the Jessup International Law Moot (in the U.S.).

Wendy was appointed Young Amicus Curiae by the Supreme Court in 2010/2011 and 2011/2012. She has been praised for being “very analytical in her approach” and having “an excellent grasp of the law” by The Legal 500: Asia Pacific – The Client’s Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession 2015.

Wendy is a Contributing Editor of the Singapore “White Book” (Singapore Civil Procedure) as well as to the Annotated Acts for the International Arbitration Act (Chapter 143A) and Arbitration Act (Chapter 10).

 

Oscar Sagita

Oscar Sagita is our Partner and head of Bankruptcy & Restructuring Department. Prior to joining Law Firm LUCAS, S.H. & PARTNERS, Oscar Sagita had worked in several law firms in Jakarta focusing on Bankruptcy cases. He acted as the Creditor on Suspension of Payment (PKPU) for a well known textile and insurance company. Moreover, Oscar Sagita was one of the attorneys in the case involving Central Bank Liquidating Aid.

Currently his area of practice revolves around Civil & Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy & Restructuring and Criminal Law. Oscar Sagita is a licensed Receiver and Administrator and currently serves as vice of secretary general I of Indonesian Receiver and Administrator Association. Oscar Sagita has taught several short courses on Company Law & Contract Law. Additionally, Oscar Sagita has also received training on Anti Monopoly and Indonesian Civil or Criminal Procedure.

 

Area of Practice

Bankruptcy & Suspension of Payment

Civil & Commercial Litigation

Criminal Law

Company Law

Business Law

Commercial Law

Competition Law

Investments

Capital Market

Land & Real Estates Law

Employment Law

Human Rights

Immigration Law

Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution

Foundation or Organization

Mining Law

Insurance Law

Telecommunications & IT

Administrative Law

Family Law

 

Bar Qualification

Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI)

Receiver and Administrator Association (IKAPI)

 

Education

Bachelor of Law, Airlangga University, 2000

 

Stefano Sutti

Stefano Sutti was born in Milan, Italy, in 1960 and studied law (JD, 1983,cum laude; LLM, 1985) and business administration at the Catholic University of Milan. He is a member of the Bar of Milan and of the Italian Supreme Court Bar.

“In 1980 he started working as a paralegal for Studio Legale Sutti, one of the largest independent Italian law firms and the only large Italian firm with a strong focus on contentious and para-contentious work, which was founded in 1953 by Angelo Sutti, knight of the Italian Republic, in turn one of the top Italian litigators of his generation. An associate since 1984, Stefano Sutti became partner in 1989 and then managing partner in 1992, and promoted the establishment of the firm’s offices in London, Tokyo and Sofia.

His specialty is, and has always been, international disputes and complex corporate cases (especially M&A-related). However, recently Dr Sutti has been requested, often by domestic and foreign colleagues on behalf of their clients, to assist and to plead, in Italian, English and French, in all kinds of litigation, arbitration and mediation, namely in civil, commercial and criminal courts; in appeals; before tax, antitrust and trade authorities; before administrative, regulatory and disciplinary tribunals; and in mock trials for demonstrative or educational purposes.

A number of high-profile matters dealt with by Stefano Sutti that have obtained widespread media coverage have also involved the hi-tech sector. His reputation in this field was further confirmed a few years ago by the invitation to represent Italy in the EU Commission’s European Information Technology Conference 1996 in Brussels, where he participated in a successful demonstrative trial entitled Trading in Cyberspace: The Legal Frontier.Stefano Sutti is regularly recommended among Italian leading counsel by most independent sources, including: the Dispute Resolution Contacts Handbook, the prestigious Guide to Foreign Law Firms edited by the American Bar Association, and in the litigation section of European Legal Experts.

Dr Sutti and his dispute resolution team within Studio Legale Sutti are also consistently mentioned in Global Counsel 3000, Legal 500 in Europe, and the IFLR 1000, and were the official contributor for Italy to the International Law Office Arbitration Newsletter.

Besides his participation to the work of the relevant committees of AIJA, UAE, IBA and IPBA, Stefano Sutti is a professor of international litigation at the University of Padua, one of the oldest law schools in the world, is a member of the editorial board of The European Lawyer, and is the author of a large number of articles and essays, many of which deal with various aspects of civil litigation in Italy, trial and appeal strategy, comparative procedural law, and cybercrime.In spite of his substantial caseload, Dr Sutti also plays an active role in Studio Legale Sutti’s continuing education programmes aimed at developing the litigation and advocacy skills of its members (some of whom hold in turn academic positions in the fields of civil and criminal procedure).

These programmes include discussing subjects ranging from the Harvard risk tree analysis to Myamoto Musashi’s Book of the Five Rings, from neuro-linguistic programming to rhetoric to strategy to the theory of games.”

 

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.

 

Paul Jonson

Paul Jonson is a Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution and Regulatory division.

Areas of Work Covered:

Paul specialises in resolving disputes for commercial clients, usually outside of the court process.

Paul has particular expertise in managing and resolving disputes arising from the running, sale and purchase of the business including; shareholder disputes, breach of directors’ fiduciary duty claims, Section 994 Companies Act petitions, share sale warranty claims and commercial fraud claims.

Bringing and defending emergency injunction proceedings is also a regular part of Paul’s caseload. Paul has acted as a supervising solicitor in the execution of search orders on a number of occasions. Paul has experience in managing large scale disputes and whilst he has substantial trial expertise, he is a keen supporter and regular user of appropriate alternative dispute resolution techniques such as mediation. In recognition of this he received the ‘Mediation Champion Award’ at the CEDR Awards for Excellence 2010.

Other specialisms include partnership disputes (particularly in relation to professionals) and intellectual property disputes. Paul has recently undertaken a post graduate diploma in IP law from Nottingham Law School and was awarded a commendation. Other practice areas include arbitrations, defamation claims, professional negligence and franchise disputes. Paul has been involved in a number of reported cases since 1997.

Paul is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association, the Association of Disciplinary and Regulatory Lawyers, Commercial Litigators Association and the Association of Partnership Lawyers.

Paul is recognised as a Leader in commercial litigation. Paul is quoted in Chambers UK Guide 2013 as being a “tremendous strategist,” who is “highly efficient” and is praised for his ability to take the emotions out of the process.

In 2011 Paul was appointed a deputy district judge on the Northern Circuit.

 

Dr. Mohamed Idwan Ganie

Leaders in Law endorses Dr. Mohamed Idwan Ganie as our exclusively recommended Commercial Litigation Law and Commercial Transaction Law expert in Indonesia. If you wish to get in touch with Dr.  Ganie please use the contact information provided above.

Mohamed Idwan (‘Kiki’) Ganie is the Managing Partner of Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo (LGS). He graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Indonesia and holds a PhD in Law from the University of Hamburg, Germany. Dr. Ganie has more than 30 years of legal experience, and specializes in commercial transactions and commercial litigation, including alternative dispute resolution and has acted as an expert in a number court and arbitration proceedings. His expertise covers general corporate/company law, banking law, finance, bankruptcy and restructuring, mining, investment, acquisitions, infrastructure projects/project finance, antitrust, and shipping/aviation, with a particular focus on corporate governance and compliance.

Professional Associations

  • Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Anti-Trust Lawyers (Perkumpulan Konsultan Hukum Persaingan Usaha)
  • Member of the Regional Panel of Arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”)
  • Chairman of the Indonesian Court of Arbitration of Sports (Badan Arbitrase Keolahragaan Indonesia)
  • Fellow (FSIArb) of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.
  • Member of the Indonesian Bar Association (PERADI), the Asia Pacific Bar Association, the Law Council of Australia (since 2006) and the Indonesian Association of Capital Market Lawyers.
  • Member of Association for International Arbitration (AIA).
  • Arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
  • Arbitrator at the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KRLCA).

Representative Clients:

Dr. Ganie’s international commercial transactions and litigation clients include:

  • Goldman Sachs (US),
  • Temasek Holdings (Singapore),
  • Hutchison Whampoa (Hong Kong), and
  • Mitsui (Japan)

Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo Law Firm

In the course of LGS’ more than 32 years of service, we have secured our position as the premier Indonesian corporate transaction and commercial litigation law firm. This combination of commercial law experience and litigation uniquely positions LGS to deal with the full range of commercial issues faced by our clients. We have experience representing a diverse range of clients, including domestic and multinational corporations, public and private companies, Government instrumentalities and State Owned Enterprises. We work closely with our clients to understand their problems, determine their needs, and arrive at practical solutions that are both cost-effective and viable over the long term.

“Our mission statement is: We put the law on your side. Some of our general core values are: “PARA” (Punctual, Accessible, Responsive and Accessible) and “FSC” (measurably Faster, Simpler and more Cost Efficient for our clients).”

LGS has obtained Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance certifications of ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management systems and ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management systems to ensure the quality of the firm’s operations.

 

Okan Gündüz

Dr. Okan Gündüz is one of the two founding partners of Ünsal Gündüz Law Firm. Prior to establishing Ünsal Gündüz, for more than fifteen years Gündüz conducted his own legal practice and worked at a major Istanbul law firms, where he was heading the Dispute Resolution and Corporate Practice Groups.

Gündüz has a extensive knowledge and experience in complex commercial litigation, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, corporate law, M&A, commercial law, real estate, employment law and competition law.

Expertise:

Ünsal Gündüz is truly capable of both transctional matters and dispute resolution. Our team is very experienced in litigation and out-of-court dispute resolution over complex commercial and administrative legal disputes. Ünsal Gündüz provides creative and strategic solutions, as well as timely and relentless protection of client rights and interests in any dispute resolution forums such as litigation, arbitration, mediation or government investigation.

Ünsal Gündüz provides pre-litigation services and advises clients on preventive measures and on how they can avoid any disputes, which are key to clients’ business efficiency and management of legal exposure. Ünsal Gündüz, to the extent possible, exhausts all routes available to avoid any high stake dispute and eventually advises the most appropriate course of action to ensure protection of rights and interests.

Our Litigation, Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution practice involves distribution/agency contracts related disputes, risk management, government investigations, mediation, negotiation, commercial disputes, product liability, employment disputes, administrative disputes with municipalities or government agencies, white collar criminal and regulatory defense, IP and media disputes, anti-trust, bankruptcy, restructuring, collection of receivables, insurance disputes, M&A disputes, shareholders & corporate disputes, professional liability cases and securities and derivatives disputes.

Ünsal Gündüz Attorneys at Law:

Ünsal Gündüz is established to prove that lawyers can understand your business, your priorities and necessities of your industry just as you do, in order to maximize your efficiency and benefits. Ünsal Gündüz protects and advances your interests with proactive and sincere commitment.

We offer a broad range of legal services by our distinguished team with exceptional sophistication and intelligence in each relevant field.

We are uniquely capable both in transactional and dispute resolution aspects of our practice areas.

Ünsal Gündüz comes with its innovative, positive and solution-oriented approach and skilfully navigates investors and entrepreneurs through complex legal, commercial corporate and regulatory procedures in the jurisdictions in which it is working.

We provide services to leading international and local private and listed companies, Financial institutions, joint ventures, venture capitals, private equities, investors, entrepreneurs as well as government institutions.