Gábor Kordoványi


Mannheim Business School, Mannheim/Germany (MBA 2015)
Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest/Hungary (Dr.iur 2006)

working experience

Correspondent Law Firm of a Big Four Firm, attorney at law, Budapest/Hungary (2010-2016)
Correspondent Law Firm of a Big Four Firm, trainee lawyer, Budapest/Hungary (2006-2010)


Hungarian, English, German


Our main ambition is your commercial success and satisfaction as our client. We know that ready-made answers or legal nitpicking are not an option for our clients. We provide flexible, creative, and personally-tailored solutions – always on the highest level of corporate law on both the national and international level.

Legal issues are often very complex. At schoenherr, we ensure that they don’t become perplexing as well. Clear and effective communication is a hallmark of our dialogue with clients. Also within schoenherr, it is one of the highest priorities of our corporate culture.

Schoenherr was one of the first international law firms to move into the dynamically developing CEE market. Today, schoenherr is among the largest law firms in this region and has an outstanding reputation.

Raúl Fratantoni

He graduated as a lawyer (JD equivalent) from the Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Políticas of the Universidad Católica Argentina in May 1998.  In May 2001, he obtained a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Between June 2001 and March 2007, he worked as an associate for the law firm of Fox Horan & Camerini LLP, in New York, being admitted to practice law in the State of New York.

He has published numerous articles in Argentine and foreign law reviews. Among his publications, there are worth mentioning the following: “Enforcement of Foreign Tax Laws in the United States”, in January 2006 at La Ley (Argentine law journal, LexisNexis), “Financial Industry: New Proposals to Combat Money Laundering”, in January 2003, and “The Argentine Financial System in Crisis”, in May 2002, both published in Diritto Bancario (Italian Law Review). He also participated in the drafting of the paper “Legal Analysis of the Argentine Default and its Consequences Abroad”, published by the Argentine Academy of Economics in May 2003.

Since he joined Allende & Brea, he is part of our Corporate and M&A practice, and has advised our clients in merger and acquisitions, foreign investments, corporate law, contracts, and estate and tax planning.

He is a member of the Bar of the City of Buenos Aires, the New York State Bar, and the New York City Bar.

He became a partner of the firm in January 2010.

He has been cited as a leading practitioner in Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions law by, among others, The Legal 500 Latin America and Latin Lawyer 250.

Zmarak Zhouand

Our firm was formed in January 2011 and provides legal and regulatory advice and strategic government advisory services for the Afghan market at a standard that one would expect from a firm in more established jurisdictions. The firm’s exclusive focus is on providing advice and services on Afghan related matters and projects.

We were the first Afghan law firm in the post-Taliban era to be engaged by the Government of Afghanistan to draft legislation and provide advice and services on significant transactions. In 2012: (a) the firm won the Corporate INTL awards in the following categories: (i) Best Corporate Law Firm; (ii) Best Tax Law Firm; and (iii) Best Regulatory Law Firm; (b) the Firm was Recommended in Corporate Law by Global Legal Experts; (c) Mr. Satchu and Mr. Zhouand were both recognized as Leading Lawyers of Asia by Global Business Magazine; (d) Mr. Zhouand (i) won the Corporate Livewire awards for Lawyer of the Year 2012 – Banking and Finance and for Lawyer of the Year 2012 – Mining and Infrastructure; and (ii) was recommended by Global Legal Experts in Corporate Law. In 2013: (a) the firm was ranked Tier 1 in General Business Law by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2013 and featured in IFLR1000 2013; and (b) Mr. Satchu and Mr. Zhouand were individually recognized in the category of Leaders in their Field in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2013.

Mr. Samir Satchu – Partner – Prior to forming SZ, Mr. Satchu was General Counsel & Head of Government Affairs at Roshan where he worked between September 2003 and December 2010. Mr. Satchu headed Roshan’s legal and government affairs team from December 2006 to December 2010 reporting directly to the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Satchu is a graduate of Cambridge University (Trinity College – BA Hons 1994) and Harvard Law School (Juris Doctor 1998) and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1999.

Mr. Zmarak Zhouand – Partner –Mr. Zhouand was born in Kabul and emigrated to Australia in 1982. He was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in New South Wales, Australia, in 2001. Between 2001 and 2008, Mr. Zhouand worked with Henry Davis York and Gadens Lawyers, both leading Australian corporate law firms, where he represented “blue-chip” national and international clients across the corporate, commercial, banking and finance and litigation practice areas. Mr. Zhouand returned to Afghanistan in 2008 to work as Senior Legal Counsel with Roshan, where, until early 2011, he led Roshan’s legal and government affairs team with Mr. Satchu and was also in charge of the legal and regulatory function for Roshan’s wholly owned subsidiary, M-Paisa. Mr. Zhouand has a B.A (SCU) (1998) and a LL.B. (UNE) (2000).

The firm’s practice is supported by a number of commercially experienced international and locally admitted lawyers and tax professionals.


The firm has been engaged by a number of major national and international clients in the USG contracting, telecommunications, mining, information technology, banking and financial services, media, security, logistics, commercial aviation and non-governmental sectors.


Our clients include some of the world’s largest corporate organizations, Government of Afghanistan, World Bank, International Finance Corporation, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Asian Development Bank, DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, Agence Française de Développement, Asia Foundation, Etisalat and International Republican Institute.

Aleš Eppinger

Leaders in Law endorses Aleš Eppinger as our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Czech Republic. If you wish to get in touch with Aleš please use the contact information provided above.

Aleš Eppinger graduated from the Faculty of Law at Palacký University in Olomouc in 2001.

After graduating from the Faculty of Law, Aleš initially worked for JUDr. Jan Veselý PhD. as a trainee distrainer at the Distrainers’ Office in Prague 1, where in addition to ensuring the performance of the routine work of the distrainers’ office, he directly participated in the preparation of legislation in the field of judicial execution.

Since 2002 Aleš has been involved in advocacy. From 2003 to 2008, Aleš worked for the leading international law firm in the Czech Republic – Weinhold Legal, v.o.s., firstly as junior lawyer and later as senior lawyer, specializing in the provision of legal services to German clients. During his time at Weinhold Legal, v.o.s., Aleš attended a series of specialized seminars/workshops (e.g. Corporate M&A II Law School in Warsaw etc.).

Aleš Eppinger is primarily focused in rendering legal services in area of business law, in particular in mergers and acquisitions, furthermore in civil law, property law, insolvency law and judicial and arbitration proceedings.During his professional career, Aleš has been involved in many international transactions, including important cross-border acquisitions by multinationals, the complex restructuring of important holdings and also in international arbitration. Furthermore, Aleš provided important banks, engineering and energy companies with legal services in particular in business law matters.

Aleš is founding partner of the international law office Schaffer & Partner Legal, s.r.o. and manages the permanently growing team of young flexible attorneys. He is registered at the Czech Bar Association since 2005.

Aleš speaks fluent Czech, German and English.

Firm description

Schaffer & Partner is an international group of tax advisors, auditors and lawyers with offices in Prague and Nuremberg. The head office, located in Nuremberg, was established in 1987. Today, Schaffer & Partner is an international team of over 100 experts.