Ziad El-Khoury

Ziad El-Khoury is the founder and Managing Partner of El-Khoury & Partners Legal Counsel with offices in Beirut and Riyadh and runs its operations in the MENA region. He also acts as Of Counsel to the International law firm of Squire, Sanders where he is administratively based in London. He has a wide range of experience in corporate, financial, securities, real estate and telecommunications matters with particular emphasis on banking, corporate/corporate finance, international business and real estate. Mr. El-Khoury has a solid expertise in a wide variety of industries encompassing telecommunications, real estate, hospitality and banking sectors. He has also handled matters involving privatization, bankruptcy, litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He has worked on behalf of numerous European, American and Middle Eastern clients in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, the UAE, Qatar, Syria, Jordan, Kuwait and throughout the Middle East region.

Mr. El-Khoury spends his time between Beirut, Riyadh and London serving in-bound and out-bound clients in the MENA region.

Ziad El-Khoury was appointed by Decree Law of the Lebanese Council of Ministers (#7392/2002) as a board member of the National Archives Center, a public service supervised by the Lebanese Prime Ministry, where he provides legal and administrative advice.

Education

Ziad El-Khoury holds a J.D. in Lebanese and French law from Saint Joseph University in Beirut and a L.L.B from La Sagesse University (Beirut, Lebanon). He successfully pursued an L.L.M in International Business Law at the the American University – Washington College of Law.

Languages

Arabic, English, French.

ziad.elkhoury@ekplegal.com

 

Diana Chan

Diana Chan is an associate in our corporate practice in Hong Kong. She has experience in a variety of corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets transactions, joint ventures and post-listing regulatory compliance. Prior to joining Kirkland & Ellis, Diana worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Hong Kong, London and Shanghai. Her experience includes secondments to the legal & corporate affairs department of Japan Tobacco International and the in-house legal team of DBS Bank.

Bar Admissions:

  • 2015, Hong Kong, Solicitor

Education:

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong, P.C.LL., 2013
    Law Society of Hong Kong / Bloomsbury Books Prize Winner
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, LL.B., 2012
    First Class Honours

Firm Overview:

For more than 100 years, Kirkland has provided exceptional service to clients around the world in complex litigation, corporate and tax, intellectual property, restructuring and counselling matters. The groundwork has been established for another century of superior legal work and client service.

Jean Claude Mutabazi Abayo

Jean Claude MUTABAZI ABAYO is a holder of Master’s degree in Business Law (LLM) and PhD candidate (USA). Besides, he holds a number of certificates of legal trainings including the Certification as an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and others in various legal fields earned from USA, Belgium, Tanzania, Rwanda, etc. Jean Claude MUTABAZI ABAYO is an active member of Rwanda Bar Association and the East African law Society where he works also as an Receiver certified by the Registrar General and Insolvency administrator appointed by Commercial Courts with the power to administer insolvency in Rwanda, and a local arbitrator. Before founding and dedicating his services to the Law Firm, Jean Claude MUTABAZI ABAYO earned a legal experience under different capacities, Legal Officer of the Human Rights Association, Registrar of both the High Court and the Supreme Court of Rwanda. His ability to handle complex cases makes him one of the strong Advocates in Rwanda.

Firm Description:

Based in Kigali, M. ABAYO LAW FIRM  is a recommended Law Firm with a long and successful track record of offering high quality legal services to a wide range of clients including individuals with an overwhelming focus to business entities. The strategic and easily accessible location of the Law Firm enables its clients to easily access other legal services providing institutions including but not limited to the Registrar General’s office for companies and intellectual property registration, the Supreme Court of Rwanda, the National Public Prosecution Authority, the Ministry of Justice, the Parliament, the National Land Center and Notary Offices.

Services of M. ABAYO LAW FIRM are not only recognized in Rwanda but also regionally as the firm has collaboration with other famous and leading Law Firms in the East African Region which enables the firm to offer a variety of legal services in the region. The Law Firm discharges its responsibilities with the intervention of experienced advocates based in the firm both enrolled with Rwanda Bar Association and the East African Law Society (EALS) with the ability to work in either of the Official Languages (English, French and Kinyarwanda) depending on the client’s choice.

M. ABAYO LAW FIRM  serves national, regional and international clients and complies with regulations of the Rwanda Bar Association and East African Law Society. We have won many complex  and desperate cases in the Supreme Court and other courts.

Veronica Meza Aguirre

Graduated in social and public sciences, graduated in law from the Central University.

Examples of the former’s responsibilities:

  • Legislative services at Audit commission to the National Congress and political control: H.Carlos González.
  • Legal assistant at Recoin Abogados.
  • Legal assistante at TAX SUPPORT.
  • Head of a legal department at Izquierdo & Sepúlveda Abogados.
  • Junior legal advisor at Arizaga & Company Abogados.
  • Head of the corporate department at Puente & Asociados.

Puente & Asociados:

Our team of experts will be in charge of establishing and registering your company or organization, as well as providing with advice on corporate management as needed.

  1. Formation of companies
  2. Fusions

III. Scission

  1. Increases and decreases of capital

– Reform of company laws, change of corporate purpose

– Transformation of companies

– Transfer of shares and sales of shares

– Purchase of shares and assets

  1. Operations carried out by foreign companies in Ecuador

– Intervention

  1. Inactivity, dissolution, liquidation of companies

VII. Obligation for companies with foreign shareholders

 

Yuliya Barabash

Using our international experience combined with knowledge of national conditions, the international legal firm SBSB provides high-end services to customers who are willing to conduct business outside of CIS countries.

Within five years we have been consulting our clients in the field of corporate law, international tax planning, finance, international licensing and complex business support in more than 40 countries.

SBSB monitors the latest trends and legal provisionsin the field of operations with crypto currency and the use of electronic money in general, the organization of stock exchanges and online currency exchange systems, the maintenance of the ICO procedure (initial coin offer).

Partnership with leading international companies enables us to provide services to our customers all over the world, including Great Britain, Czech Republic, Malta, France, Germany, Switzerland, the Baltic countries, the USA and the Southeast Asian countries.

The head office of SBSB is located in Kiev, where the main practitioners of the firm are concentrated, legal support is provided by more than 10 lawyers.

OUR ADVANTAGES

The key facts is that we:

  • Believe in the future of electronic money, support the development of IT products and implementing of processing solutions (e-commerce)
  • Provide qualified legal assistance in international tax planning.
  • Obtain financial services licenses (Forex Licenses, hedge funds and PSP and EMI licenses).
  • Professionally advice start-up companies and IT giants on how to receive payments via the e-commerce.
  • Advice on establishing and developing business outside the CIS.

WHY TO TRUST US?

  • Over 4 years of experience.
  • Effective pricing policy.
  • Highly qualified personnel.
  • Clients satisfaction is vital princip for SBSB.
  • Clear understanding of Russian and Ukrainian business systems.
  • We are happy to discuss all the issues in our Kiev office.
  • SBSB is committed to comply with the rules of confidentiality.

 

Sakate Khaitan

Sakate is the senior partner at Khaitan Legal Associates. Sakate divides his time between London and Mumbai.

Sakate heads the corporate M&A, funds, restructuring and insurance practice at Khaitan Legal Associates. Sakate advises clients on inward investments into India and on an array of India-focused cross border transactions. Having started his career in litigation, Sakate has over 11 years of litigation experience advising various clients in their disputes that included high profile joint venture disputes, tax disputes and disputes with regulators. Sakate also serves on the boards of several companies as a non-executive director, lending his legal and business acumen to businesses around the globe. Sakate assists clients with pragmatic and commercially sound advice on dealing with Indian rules and regulations. His clients include multinationals, private equity funds, financial institutions, fund managers, and HNIs.

In his experience that spans over two decades Sakate demonstrates a deep commercial understanding of several industry sectors and significant transactional insights that offer immense value to the client.

Sakate is the alumnus of London Business School (“LBS”) and is also the co-founder of the India Business Forum (“IBF”) at LBS. The IBF is a platform that was created to build awareness and facilitate discussions on and encourage cross border investments to/from India.

Sakate is dual qualified and is a member of the Bar Council of India and is also admitted as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. However, he exclusively practices Indian law.

Khaitan Legal Associates:

Khaitan Legal Associates is a full service independent Indian law firm with offices in London and Mumbai and correspondent offices across different cities in India.

As India asserts itself with a renewed vigour on a global stage we realised a strong need-gap to offer solution-driven legal services that can help address the Indian law requirements of international clients and can assist Indian clients as they flex their presence across national frontiers. The answer to this hiatus lay in a new age law Indian law firm that would straddle across not only geographies, but also cultures, environments and aspirations; so as to comprehend the requirements of the clients and respond accordingly.

Founder and managing partner Sakate Khaitan along with other members of the team represent a diverse and rich experience in the legal services industry. Individually and collectively as a team many members of the firm have won many awards and accolades and are very well regarded for their expertise in their respective specialism by clients and peers.

Equipped with international vision, reach, scope and capability, Khaitan Legal Associates is committed to the highest principles of integrity, legal expertise, excellence, client focus and care. We pride ourselves in providing solution driven legal services to our clients by addressing their varied Indian law requirements.
With Sakate Khaitan recognised as leading expert in his field and acknowledged by industry peers for his in-depth expertise and know-how, together with highly trained teams, the firm is able to provide clients with bespoke solutions and exceptional service.

Our aim is to provide clients, both in India and globally, access to high quality legal advice and our endeavour is to effectively manage the legal risks of our clients in the manner that is practical, workable, cost-effective and enables the client to extract optimum value from a business initiative.

 

Stelios Americanos

Mr. Americanos is the managing partner of the firm, in charge of the corporate and commercial department, heads a team of lawyers with specializations in corporate law, M&A and corporate litigation.

He has extensive experience in the set up and completion of complex joint-ventures and “cross-border” structures and transactions through the use of Cyprus vehicles. 

Mr. Americanos has contributed a number of articles on legal developments in professional journals and has participated in conferences and seminars including delivery of papers and lectures.

His clients include global groups of companies, banking and finance institutions and high-net-worth individuals.  He is a highly recommended lawyer by all the International legal directories.

Mr. Americanos served as a Member of the Board of Directors of CYTA, the country’s national telecommunication authority for six years appointed by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus.

Practice Areas:

·         Corporate and Commercial Law

·         Banking and Finance

·         Tax

·         Mergers and Acquisitions

·         Corporate litigation

Education:

Athens University (Degree in Law).  Admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 1991 and has since been a practising advocate.

Professional Bodies:

·         Cyprus Bar Association

·         International Bar Association

·         International Tax Planning Association

·         Centre for International Legal Studies

·         IAG

·         STEP

·         IGAL

Stelios Americanos & Co LLC:

Stelios Americanos & Co LLC is a full services commercial law firm with its headquarters in Nicosia, Cyprus and a branch in Athens, Greece specializing in corporate and commercial law, banking finance, litigation and tax-financial advisory.

The firm is providing its services to governmental and semi-governmental organizations, major financial-banking institutions, public companies and multinational corporations, in high profile asset finance, project finance and securitization and on complex cross-border transactions including mergers & acquisitions, restructuring and litigation.

The firm assembled a dynamic multilingual team working with cutting edge technology, quickly established an enviable reputation for efficient and competent service and has become a leading niche firm for corporate work.

The firm’s clients are guaranteed continuous and tailored support combined with a positive and constructive approach and an ability to solve complex legal and tax problems in a business oriented mentality. We seek to build exceptional working relationships with our clients. By doing so, we are able to develop a deeper understanding of our clients’ businesses, provide commercially astute, innovative advice and create better business outcomes for our clients.

As far as international practice is concerned, the firm has an impressive list of international clientele that includes major financial-banking institutions, investment funds, leading international law firms, multinational corporations and high net worth individuals.

The firm has world-wide contacts with reputable legal and advisory practices and is able to assist clients with all aspects of their cross- border transactions.

Members of the firm are very active in various professional associations and take part as speakers In international conferences and seminars while regularly publishing articles and contributions in a variety of matters related to Cyprus Law.

The firm is a member of several professional associations including: International Bar Association, Cyprus Bar Association, ΓΓΡΑ (International Tax Planning Association) and STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).

 

Dr. Insan Budi Maulana

Insan Budi Maulana holds a law degree from Faculty of Law at University of Indonesia (1986) and he started his career as a lawyer in 1986 when he joined a reputable law firm soon after he graduated. He was appointed as a partner at the last law firm he worked with, before he then decided to establish MAULANA AND PARTNERS Law Firm.

As a Lawyer and Patent Attorney since 1986, he voted as was voted as the leading individual in Intellectual Property practice in Indonesia in The Asia Pacific Legal 500 – 2006/2007 editions

FORMAL EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law (Sarjana Hukum), University of Indonesia, Indonesia, 1986
  • Master’s Degree in Law (LLM), Kobe University, Japan, 1992
  • Doctorate Degree in Law, Kobe University, Japan, 1998
  • Appointed as Professor in Business Law by Ministry of Education in 2006.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Founder of Indonesian Intellectual Property Society (IIPS), IP Studies in Indonesia (FIPSI) and IP Clinic (Yayasan Klinik HAKI)
  • Member of AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Industriale), APAA (Asian Patent Attorneys Association) and IPBA (Inter Pacific Bar Association),
  • IBA (International Bar Association)
  • Member of the Association of Indonesian Intellectual Property Consultant (Asosiasi Konsultan HaKI Indonesia)

RELATED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Guest Researcher at MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE, Munich, Germany, August – September 1994, July – August 1996 and September – October 2001
  • Attended Certification Program in Intellectual Property Rights Law at Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, England, October 1994 – January 1995
  • Member of the drafting team for “Undisclosed Information Act” (Undang-Undang Kerahasiaan Informasi), January – March 1995
  • Attended Patent Drafting Course in Singapore, organized by FICPI, September 1996
  • Member of the Expert Committee of the Department of Justice of the Republic of Indonesia (1998 – 2006)
  • Attended Symposium on Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights and Patent Litigation inMunich, Germany, 10 – 14 September 2001
  • Vice Coordinator of the drafting team for Bill of Trademark Appeal Commission, Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights, Department of Justice of the Republic of Indonesia, April 2003
  • Vice Coordinator of the drafting team for Bill of Trademark Registration Procedures, Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights, Department of Justice of the Republic of Indonesia, April 2003
  • Patent consultant for the ASEAN-ROCKEFELLER Project for pharmaceutical patents in the Phillipines and Laos, 2 -14 May 2004
  • Attended Hessen International University Summer Program for the course of New Technologies and Law: Biotechnology in Europe, Giessen, Germany, 24 July – 20 August 2005
  • Member of the advisory team for Intellectual Property at the Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights, Department of Justice of the Republic of Indonesia, 2008
  • Chief Coordinator of the drafting team for the Bill of Amendment of Trademark Law
  • Speaker at the 4th Symposium China-ASEAN Entrepreneurs Exchange in Beijing, China, 8-9 December 2008
  • Speaker of “ABUSE OF DOMINANT BARGAINING POSITION” at the Fair Trade Commission (Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha) about unfair trade practices, Jakarta, 27 Juli 2010
  • Speaker of “Market Control” at the Fair Trade Commission (Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha), October 26, 2011.
  • Speaker for Korea Institute of Intellectual Property (KIIP) held in Seoul by the Faculty of Law, Hanyang University on 16 December 2013
  • Speaker for Osaka Shoko Kaigisho (Osaka Chamber of Commerce) with title “Investment and IP Protection in Indonesia” on 26 May 2014 in Osaka, Japan
  • Guest Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan on 30 September 2013 and 27 May 2014
  • Guest Lecturer for Kobe SALAD 2015 (Summer School of Asian Law & Dispute Management) with title “IP Issues in Indonesia” at Faculty of Law, Kobe University on 19 August 2015
  • Lecturer at IP Training held by Trisakti University in August 2015
    Speaker for Public Hearing regarding Patent and Trademark held at the House of Representative of Indonesia in August 2015.
  • Lecturer at IP Training held by Trisakti University in August 2015
  • Lecturer at Training Course for Commercial Court Judges Certification in November 2015.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL CAREER
University Lecturer for Graduate Program at:

  • University of Indonesia, Notary Program, 1999 – present (Course: Intellectual Property Rights)
  • University of Indonesia, Accountancy Program, 2001 – present (Course: Business Law)
  • Trisakti University, Faculty of Law, 2015 – Present (Course : Intellectual Property Rights)
  • Sebelas Maret University, Faculty of Law, 2007 – Present
  • Krisnadwipayana University, Faculty of Law, 2000 –2014 (Course: Intellectual Property Rights and Unfair Competition)
  • Institute of Business and Information of Indonesia, Accountancy Program, 2004 –2013 (Course: Business Law)
  • University of Riau, Accountancy Program (Course: Business Law)

BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Indonesian IPR Laws (Undang-Undang HaKI Indonesia), Preface by Insan Budi Maulana, publisher PT Citra Aditya Bakti, Bandung, 2004
  • Protect IPR Right Now!(Lindungi HaKI Sekarang Juga!), written with Dwi Koendoro, 2005
  • Politics and Management of Intellectual Property Rights(Politik dan Manajemen HKI), publisher PT Alumni, Jakarta, 2009
  • A-B-C Industrial Design: Theories and Practices in Indonesia (A-B-C Desain Industri: Teori dan Praktek di Indonesia), publisher PT Citra AdityaBakti,Bandung, 2010
  • Putting Value On Your IP Assets, Economic Impact And Legal Protection Of Intellectual Property Rights: Experience On IP Law Implementation In Indonesia, IP Theses, IP CommunityMagazineNo. 8, March 2005 Edition
  • Benefiting from Patent Law No. 14 of 2001 for National Patent Development(Memanfaatkan UU Paten No. 14 Tahun 2001 untuk Pengembangan Paten Nasional), Widya Yustia Journal No. 2 (VII) July-December 2005
  • Regional Report, The ASEAN-Rockefeller Foundation Project on Intellectual Property Laws Review and Capacity Building on Intellectual Property Rights Related to Public Health in the ASEAN Region, Mission Report in Indonesia, LAO PDR and Philippine, ASEAN Secretarial, Jakarta, 2005
  • Patent and the Biotechnology Industry, IP Theses, IP Community Magazine No. 9, March 2006 Edition
  • The Analysis of the Implementation of Law No. 31 of 2000 on Industrial Design (Analisis Pelaksanaan Undang-undang Nomor 31 Tahun 2000 tentang Desain Industri), Legislasi Indonesia Journal Vol. 3 No. 4 December 2006

Along with over 20 other books and publications

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Fluent in English, Japanese, and Indonesian

Emmanuel Jacques

Emmanuel Jacques, managing partner, grew up in Paris, France where he attended private school, graduating with a baccalaureate of sciences and mathematics. Thereafter, Mr. Jacques attended Paris University of Law and graduated at the age of 23, becoming the youngest attorney in France.

Following his graduation, Mr. Jacques was named Director of the Cabinet of the CEO at the Paris Chamber of Commerce, overseeing 2,500 employees. In 1992, in fulfillment of his military obligation, Mr. Jacques resigned from his cabinet post and served as a civil soldier in Mexico, where he helped French companies settle into the region. Upon completion of his military obligation in 1993, Mr. Jacques returned to France, resuming his legal career as a junior partner at a Paris law firm. By 1995, at the age of 27, Mr. Jacques established his own practice in Paris, and was later named Of Counsel for a U.S. firm based in Paris’s Avenue Montaigne.

Recognizing that every action has the potential for global financial repercussions, Mr. Jacques is one of a select few attorneys who is well versed in International Finance, International Relations, and Management. Indeed, Mr. Jacques studied Management at the HEC Paris, the highest-ranked business school in Europe; received his diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy at CEDS; and earned his Masters degree in Corporate Finance. It is this unique combination of legal practice and corporate financial knowledge that has distinguished Mr. Jacques as a truly exceptional talent in international legal advocacy.

During his time in Paris, Mr. Jacques taught at the Paris University of Law and was named Vice- President of the parent organization of the 112 French Chambers of Commerce abroad as well as Special Advisor of the French government for trade with Nordic countries.

For more than 20 years, the Emmanuel Jacques Almosnino law firm has effectively performed negotiations, structuring, and financing of a wide range of high value assets. The firms client portfolios include VIPs from the United States, Brazil, and Russia. The firm has successfully negotiated the purchase of properties valued at $60 million; represented American private equity companies in transactions involving five-star hotels in Saint Barths; and successfully handled the negotiation of financing up to $40 million, of commercial leases in the most famous areas of Paris and the acquisition of luxury real estate not only in Saint Barths, but also in Paris and another famous locations of France.

Emmanuel Jacques Almosnino Law Firm:

The Emmanuel Jacques Almosnino law firm is comprised of highly skilled international attorneys involved with tax, financing, real property and wealth management. The firm prides itself on its one-of-a-kind service and skills that allows it to achieve a rare legal concierge oriented practice that caters to the unique needs of international private clients and their legal and financial representatives.

With a very particular knowledge of the law, the attorneys at the Emmanuel Jacques Almosnino law firm take great pride in establishing long-lasting relationships with clients and their representatives, and maintaining a work ethic that consists of going above and beyond the usual scope of work to ensure a client’s needs are met.

Major international financial institutions and law firms from throughout the world (mainly from Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Tel Aviv, Moscow) and especially from the US (mainly from New York city, Boston, Washington, and Miami) often refer clients to the Firm. Such institutions understand that the personalized service and advice, which the Emmanuel Jacques Almosnino law firm provides, brings great value to the transactions the firm handles on their behalf and the resolution of many complex situations.

With a team of dedicated and experienced multi-lingual professionals, the law firm of Emmanuel Jacques Almosnino is widely accepted as the leading law firm in Saint Barth and one of the top boutique law firms among the world in the field of international wealth management for high net worth international private clients.

 

Dr. Wael Alfadhel

Baghdat International Legal Firm:

During the era of the totalitarian regime, Iraq’s economy was on the socialist side based in the principle that government solely owned treasure and business. When the Iraqi state established the new constitution that changed the entire direction of the state’s economy into adopting the strategy of open and free market, and therefore created support for businesses, we launched the first private practice where we can provide legal services, business and judicial consultancies. This was the first new experience in the country where we provided legal, justice, and legislative activities and services in various litigations, including, analyses, consultancies, and/or representation of individuals, public or private institutions before courts and governmental departments, committees, special councils, and governmental or special commissions. We have expert attorneys that are specialized in all fields; lawyers specialized in drafting commercial and civil contracts with governmental and private institutions, and specialists to register civil organizations, national and foreign companies. We also handle cases related to immigration, including foreign labor. We possess an extensive knowledge of the legal and economic fields which enables us to provide analyses relevant to economic, legal, and administrative consultations regarding investment opportunities in Iraq.