Jeffrey A. Rinde

Jeffrey A. Rinde is the Managing Partner in the New York City office. Mr. Rinde primerly specializes in the areas of corporate, securities and other regulatory aspects of global business ventures across a diverse array of industries between companies in the U.S. and Europe with Asia, Central and South America, Russia, Africa, Australia and the Middle East.

With over twenty-five years of global legal, corporate and investment banking experience, Mr. Rinde represents both U.S. and foreign corporations across a wide range of industries. His broad experience includes public and private equity and debt security financings, blockchain technology & digital currency, international mergers and acquisitions, angel, venture capital and private equity financings, project finance, banking and financial instruments, secured debt transactions, going private transactions, foreign direct investment and corporate law and governance. Mr. Rinde regularly assists his clients with overcoming challenging government and regulatory issues confronting them in global emerging markets, including developing and implementing strategies to maximize opportunities, minimize risks, and accomplish their strategic goals.

Mr. Rinde has particular and distinctive skill in representing Chinese and other Asian-based companies in complex transactions to help expand their overseas business, access capital and list overseas, including the United States, Hong Kong and London, and representing foreign companies in all facets of business activities in mainland China.

Prior to establishing CKR, Mr. Rinde was Chief Representative of Blank Rome’s Shanghai office whose primary responsibility was overseeing the firm’s Asia-based client matters. Earlier in his career, he was the head of the corporate department of Hodgson Russ’ New York office and established the firm’s Asian practice.

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About CKR Law: 

CKR is a full-service global firm of experienced lawyers with diverse international practices. We have locations throughout the world, including North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East. The firm has particular and distinctive strengths, both domestically and globally, in the areas of corporate, finance, capital markets, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, government advocacy, litigation and international arbitration, and intellectual property.

 

Vineetha M G

Vineetha MG has extensive experience in private equity investments, investment funds, project and corporate finance, projects, cross-border and domestic M&A, corporate governance, domestic and cross border anti-corruption statutes and ethics. In the infrastructure space specifically power, oil and gas, telecom, roads, airports, railway, and port sectors she has advised and represented the entire spectrum of participants including lenders, developers, project sponsors, equipment suppliers, infrastructure funds and export credit agencies.

Vineetha is also widely experienced in setting up and advising onshore and offshore venture capital and private equity funds which invest in several sectors.

Vineetha also regularly advises clients on issues arising out of domestic anti-corruption laws as well as foreign anti-corruption laws such as the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 1977 and the UK Bribery Act, 2010 in connection with mergers and acquisitions, private equity and financing transactions. She has assisted in drafting appropriate documentation, policies and certificates to facilitate compliance. She has also advised Indian companies who have faced enforcement actions under various Indian statutes, including the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, Criminal Procedure Code, Prevention of Money Laundering Act, the Companies Act, 1956, CARO and the listing agreement.

Vineetha has a B.A., LL.B (Hons.) from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, (1998), and an Executive Education Program – “Infrastructure in a Market Economy” from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government. She is admitted to practise law in India.

Acquisition International– The Voice of Corporate Finance recently awarded her “Most Influential Woman in Private Equity Investments 2018- India” . She is included in The A List – India’s Top 100 Lawyers, based on extensive research conducted by India Business Law Journal (IBLJ 2018) and been recognized by Insight Success magazine as “The Top 10 Powerful Lawyers in 2018”.

In her spare time, Vineetha loves to paint. She also enjoys going on occasional treks with friends, when time permits.

Law Firm Overview:

Samvād: Partners is a full-service Indian law firm with offices in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi. The Firm is committed to providing innovative and quality legal advice to our clients; maintaining the highest levels of professional integrity; and nurturing our lawyers in a work environment that motivates them to achieve and maintain the highest standards.

The majority of our Partners have a rich mix of domestic and international experience – having worked in several international financial centres outside India, including Hong Kong, London, New York and Singapore. We strive to provide our clients with innovative simple solutions to their most complex legal and business challenges in India.

Raffaele G. Rizzi

Raffaele G. Rizzi is a co-founder of RDR law firm. Raffaele is qualified to practice in Italy, New York, England & Wales. 

Raffaele’s practice concentrates in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, finance and securities matters. Raffaele has advised purchasers and sellers in a wide variety of transactions, including private acquistions and divestitures, cross-border joint ventures and other strategic alliances. Raffaele also advises on a full range of corporate governance matters, including compliance with Italian corporate governance provisions and Consob/Bank of Italy regulations. Before founding RDR, Raffaele was Group General Counsel of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, managing 100 lawyers throughout the Group. Previously he was head of the Italian legal department at Credit Suisse and a partner of the law firm Baker & McKenzie.

Raffaele graduated summa cum laude from Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali in Rome (LUISS) and earned his LLM from George Washington University. In November 2011 Raffaele was awarded Best Banking Lawyer of the Year by Top Legal. He was also placed in the Top 10 Most Innovative Legal Teams in Europe by the Financial Times in 2010.

Raffaele has been a member on different Boards of Directors within the Monte dei Paschi Group, a member of the joint venture committee between Banca Monte dei Paschi and AXA, and President of the Board of Directors of Fabrica Sgr (one of the major real estate asset management companies). He is the author of several articles on specialised international law reviews, he has been a speaker in several Italian and international conferences.

 

Ray Soudah

MilleniumAssociates AG is an independent international M&A and Corporate Finance Advisory firm based in Switzerland and the UK. Founded in 2000 and owned by its partners and management, it is uniquely positioned to offer independent and non-conflicting advice to its clients. Its Corporates & Entrepreneurs Practice specialises in supporting corporates and entrepreneurial business owners all over the world for their M&A needs, while its Financial Services Practice focuses on transactions for the global financial services industry, in particular the global wealth, asset management, private banking and private equity sectors.
The company’s fully dedicated team of M&A and Corporate Finance specialists are currently involved in variety of advisory assignments, supporting a number of international, regional and domestic clients with their global expansion or divestment strategies, as well as consulting for organisations seeking to determine their ideal strategic options including partnerships, alliances and IPO or debt raising plans and arrangements .
MilleniumAssociates is proud to have one of the broadest professional networks worldwide, including institutional and private investors.  Over recent years they have augmented this with a number of similarly independent and unconflicted global strategic partnerships in the key growth regions of the world which strengthens their coverage locally and regionally and complements its service offering.
MilleniumAssociates is exceptional in the market place, in that that the company leverages its expertise, global reach and investors’ network enabling it to manage the most complex assignments, whilst its independence and lack of conflicts allows it to offer totally impartial advice allowing its professional network and nimble approach to be responsive to clients’ needs and creative in finding the most appropriate strategic solutions.

Christoph Moser

Christoph Moser is a partner / attorney-at-law at WEBER & CO., one of the leading Austrian corporate finance law firms. Christoph specializes on Corporate Finance, Banking, Capital Markets and M&A/Corporate. He regularly advises financial institutions and corporates on large financings and refinancings, including secured and unsecured bond issuances, rights issues, IPOs and syndicated loans. Further, in addition, Christoph also deals with M&A transactions with a particular focus on stock exchange listed companies and on Banking regulatory aspects.

Expertise

– Johannes Kepler University Linz (Mag. iur. 2004)

– University Linz, law clerk for Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hans Dolinar (2003-2005)

– Associate/Senior Associate, Vienna (2005-2006; 2008-2011)

– Attorney-at-law, Vienna (since 2011)

Practice Areas

Corporate Finance, Capital Markets Law, Banking Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions

Languages

German, English

Various

Author of numerous publications on capital markets and takeover law Austrian bar exam (2009)

The Firm

WEBER & CO.  assists companies, entrepreneurs as well as governments in developing and implementing their objectives and strategies. We offer custom-made and pragmatic legal solutions based on our knowledge of the client’s business as well as the economic and political environments.

We work closely together with our clients to create strategy implementation options that meet the highest legal standards, produce optimal economic benefits, and are workable. Our clients receive a detailed assessment of the risks inherent in the structure or transaction and an assessment of the interests involved.

WEBER & CO. offers the highest standards of legal service and proficiency with the flexibility and discretion of individually formed teams. Our lawyers have practised, studied and worked abroad. The consequent and permanent education of our lawyers guarantees the sustainability of our expertise.

Lawyers of the firm have authored numerous articles and books on domestic and international business law and teach at leading European law schools. They are regularly consulted by the Austrian legislature on legislative matters. WEBER & CO. substantially influences legal developments and implements new laws immediately.

The hallmarks of our firm are absolute discretion and the personal relationship of our lawyers to our clients. We place special emphasis on providing our clients with individual and personal advice from legal teams while maintaining continuity with the client throughout the service relationship. Corresponding to the requirements of each mandate individual teams are formed. A balanced mix of partners and associates adapted to the respective mandate guarantees fast and efficient teamwork under the close management of the responsible partner.

WEBER & CO. operates internationally. Our lawyers have extensive experience with cross-border transactions and with the management of cross-border projects either outbound or inbound. In foreign jurisdictions, following our best experts strategy, we cooperate with local law firms and lawyers chosen through a careful selection process. Our clients enjoy the advantage of being served by the best specialists who are familiar with the local situation as well as a “one-stop” shop.

WEBER & CO. advises Austrian and foreign companies and entrepreneurs in all business related legal matters. Our comprehensive services range from day-to-day legal assistance to the handling of complex national and international transactions and the development of innovative legal structures. Through our close co-operation with other advisory services, such as accountants, tax advisors, banks, and corporate finance experts we are in the position to present entrepreneurial solutions efficiently and on short notice.

 

Douglas Okojie

Douglas is a Legal Practitioner, Associate Partner and head of the finance practice group of Advocaat Law Practice a commercial law firm in Lagos. He has close to a decade experience in funding raising, deal structuring and investment. His experience cuts across several industries and sectors of the Nigerian economy including but not limited to the oil and gas, power, health and construction sectors.
He started his legal career as an Associate in the firm Marine Partners. He thereafter joined PanAfrican Capital Plc as a Legal Analyst where he garnered considerable experience in fund raising, deal structuring and investment.
Douglas was legal adviser to the local fund arranger that handled the acquisition of 5 out of the 6 electricity distribution company. He also advised the private equity firm that established the Amber Residence Limited (a 3 star hotel managed by the African Sun brand).
Areas of Focus
Corporate and Commercial Law with special focus on : Corporate Finance, Project Finance, Structured finance, Banking and Secured credit.
Education
Ambrose Ali University, Nigeria (LL.B)
Nigerian Law School (BL)