Stephen M. Wilson KC

Leaders in Law endorses Stephen Wilson KC as our exclusively recommended Litigation and Disputes Resolution expert in the Turks and Caicos Islands (‘TCI’). If you wish to get in touch with Stephen, please use the contact information provided above.

Managing Partner, Stephen Wilson KC, was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1990 and practiced successfully from chambers in London for 11 years before moving to TCI in 2001.

At the London Bar he had a general civil and commercial practice, specialising in employment law, and developed a reputation as a fearsome cross-examiner with a voracious appetite for work.

In 2012, Stephen was asked to open the new Turks and Caicos Islands office of the long-established and highly regarded Bahamian law firm of GrahamThompson, the firm’s first office outside the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. For 11 years, he was a partner and head of that firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group in the TCI.

Stephen was appointed one of His Majesty’s Counsel, Learned in the Law (King’s Counsel) in 2013 and has served as a Commissioner of the Turks and Caicos Islands Integrity Commission since 2020.

Stephen has appeared in many of the TCI’s headline cases involving disputes in the tourism and hospitality, banking, real estate, insurance and construction/building sectors. He has a broad range of experience dealing with matters in the Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial, Employment and Labour, Insurance, Intellectual Property, and Property and Development sectors.

Stephen’s Corporate and Commercial dispute resolution work has included complex corporate and commercial disputes comprising multi-jurisdictional claims, multi-party actions, international and domestic arbitrations, liquidations involving local and international parties, shareholder disputes, and corporate reorganisations and restructurings.

Stephen is recognised by the prestigious London-based Chambers and Partners directory as a top ranked attorney in the Chambers Global, General Business Law – Dispute Resolution sector. He holds the distinction of a Band 1 ranking, which is the highest individual ranking and has done so for the past 12 years. He has also been recognised by Chambers Global with their rankings for “Foreign Expertise” and “Expertise Based Abroad” for his work in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

Born in Liverpool, Stephen is a die-hard Liverpool F.C. fan, a passion that he shares with partner Christopher Wells. He also loves travelling and experiencing new foods and cultures.

Chambers Review: Stephen Wilson KC is a well-respected and formidable practitioner in the Turks & Caicos Islands. He is regarded as a stellar litigator with a broad-ranging practice. He regularly handles cases in the real estate and tourism sectors. He boasts further expertise in banking, corporate and employment disputes.

Recent engagements include:

  • Representing a Bahamian company that successfully obtained an order for the winding-up of a TCI company that is the majority shareholder of a Haitian company that owns the largest privately held commercial port in Haiti. This complex private international law dispute involves aspects of Bahamian and TCI law, as well as Haitian Civil Code that is based on the Napoleonic Code used in France.
  • Advising and representing equitable receivers appointed by the High Court of England & Wales in tandem with a team of English solicitors and barristers as part of enforcement proceedings to collect a judgment debt of over $300 million made in favour of an international bank against an ultra-high net worth individual, his TCI company and others.
  • Leading counsel for the liquidator and major creditors of a collapsed SMART Fund in proceedings before the Supreme Court of the Bahamas against the Fund’s administrator (well-known international bank) and nominee directors and officers.
  • Advising the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board in connection with its winding-down and transition to a new Destination Management and Marketing Organisation.
  • Counsel to the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority in connection with various matters.
  • Representing one of the TCI’s leading resort development and management groups in judicial review proceedings challenging the grant of outline development permission for a new luxury condominium development and resort.
  • Advising and representing one of the TCI’s largest homeowners’ associations in connection with the enforcement of restrictive covenants against a property owner.
  • Advising developers and operators of major hotels and resorts in Providenciales and representing them in commercial and labour disputes.
  • Advising the Canadian receivers of a bankrupt in connection with recovery of assets located in the TCI.
  • Representing a Turks and Caicos Islander in proceedings brought by the Attorney General of the TCI in connection with the purchase and sale of Crown land.
  • Leading counsel for the victim of an investment scam, and successfully recovering the majority of her losses after forcing the sale of property indirectly held by the defendant investment advisor.

Practice Areas

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Employment & Labour
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution


  • University College London, London, United Kingdom
  • Inns of Court School of Law, London, United Kingdom


  • The Inner Bar (King’s Counsel), 2013
  • Bar of England and Wales, 1990
  • Bar of the Turks and Caicos Islands, 2002

Awards and Recognitions

  • Appointed one of His Majesty’s Counsel (King’s Counsel)
  • Chambers and Partners, Chambers Global Band 1 Ranked Attorney, General Business: Dispute Resolution (2013 to 2024)

Firm Description:

Our team of experienced attorneys has a track record of delivering results for our clients, whether they are facing complex legal disputes, require comprehensive advice on resort and hotel planning development, navigating the intricacies of business law, or simply needing representation on a straightforward property transaction. We understand that the legal landscape can be daunting, and we’re committed to making the process as smooth and stress-free as possible for our clients.

Instead of adopting the approach taken by most lawyers of addressing what they see as clients’ ‘legal issues’, we understand that our clients actually come to us with business or personal problems. As a result, we approach every case with a focus on finding practical, cost-effective solutions that meet our clients’ goals. We work closely with each client to understand their unique needs and tailor our approach accordingly. Our goal is to help our clients achieve their objectives in a way that minimizes risk and maximises value.

Whether you are looking for assistance with a one-time legal issue or ongoing legal counsel, we are here to provide the solutions you need. Feel free to contact us to learn more about how we can help you achieve your goals.


Lim Tat

Leaders in Law endorses Lim Tat as our exclusively recommended Dispute Resolution Law expert in Singapore. If you wish to get in touch with Lim, please use the contact information provided above.

Lim Tat was called to the Singapore Bar in 1989.

His wide spectrum of practice includes conflict and dispute management, de-escalation and resolution. He adopts a multifaceted approach and utilises varied dispute resolution modes to obtain optimal outcomes for clients.

He has over three decades of extensive experience in dispute resolution and has appeared as lead counsel in all levels of the Singapore courts and in international arbitrations. His practice includes representing local and international clients in high value cases involving multiple jurisdictions and spanning across a wide range of industries, including energy, recycling, entertainment, construction, manufacturing and real estate.

He has received appointments as an expert in Singapore law for foreign court proceedings, and as arbitrator in institutional arbitrations. He is an IMI-certified mediation advocate and an IMI-certified mediator and has extensive experience as mediation counsel and mediator in complex cross-jurisdictional disputes.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators and a Weinstein JAMS International Fellow. He is on the international panels of many distinguished arbitration and mediation institutions, including the SIMC and AAA-ICDR. He is a regional consultant and mediator of the CAO, IFC, World Bank Group and a member of the Global Mediation Panel of the Office of the Ombudsman for the United Nations Funds and Programmes.

He has been ranked for his dispute resolution practice in The Legal500 and received recognition by Who’sWhoLegal:Mediation since 2016.

Write Up

  • Contributor, “Singapore Civil Procedure” (Thomson Reuters Sweet & Maxwell)
  • Contributor, “Mediation in Singapore: A Practical Guide” (Thomson Reuters Sweet & Maxwell)
  • Contributor, “Mediation Practice – 8 Cultures, 16 Cases, 128 Creative Solutions” (ICC)
  • Contributor, “Stories Mediators Tell: World Edition” (ABA)
  • Contributor, “Study of the Existing Commercial Mediation Legal and Institutional Frameworks and Best Practices in the Balkan Region and Selected Countries) (EBRD / IDLO)
  • Contributor, “Chambers Data Protection and Privacy 2020 Guide” (Chambers and Partners)
  • Author, “Arbitration Global Guide – Singapore” (Practical Law, Thomson Reuters)
  • Author, “Litigation and enforcement in Singapore: overview” (Practical Law, Thomson Reuters)
  • Author, “Lexis Practical Guidance – Dispute Resolution” (LexisNexis)

Notable Cases

Matters of significance in which Tat has been involved in include the following:

  • Acting for a NASDAQ listed company in ICC arbitration brought by an IDX listed company.
  • Acting for a TSE listed company in JCAA arbitration against a company based in Pakistan.
  • Acting for an US company in SIAC arbitration against a NYSE listed company.
  • Acting for SGX listed developers and contractors in suits commenced in the Singapore High Court.
  • Acting for an oil and gas company in defending claims brought by ship owners.
  • Acting for management corporations in suits commenced in the Singapore High Court against developers, contractors, sub-contractors and consultants.
  • Acting for management corporations in matters relating to breaches of duties and compliance with statutory obligations.
  • Successfully resolving complex employment dispute involving allegations of gender-based discrimination.
  • Successfully resolving cross-border parental child abduction case.
  • Successfully resolving a dispute brought under the UNCITRAL Conciliation Rules.

Memberships & Appointments

  • Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of England & Wales
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Distinguished Fellow, International Academy of Mediators
  • Co-Chair, Mediation Committee, Law Society of Singapore
  • Chairperson, Society of Mediation Professionals (Singapore)
  • Board of Directors, Singapore Mediation Centre
  • Board of Governors, International Academy of Mediators
  • Chair, National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee, MCCY, Singapore
  • Independent Advisory Committee, International Mediation Institute (IMI)
  • Member, Mediation Committee Advisory Board, International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Inquiry Panel, Law Society of Singapore
  • Complaints Panel, Singapore Medical Council
  • Member, Continental Results Management Panel (Asia / Oceania), WADA
  • Member, National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee, MCCY, Singapore
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Editorial Board, Dispute Resolution International (IBA)
  • Editorial Board, Fórum Publisher from Belo Horizonte/MG in partnership with the Brazilian Center of Arbitration and Mediation (CBMA)
  • Commissioner for Oaths, Singapore
  • Notary Public, Singapore

Areas of Expertise:


  • Lead counsel in mediation, tribunal, adjudication, court and arbitration proceedings, including hearings, trials andappeals at Strata Titles Boards, State Courts, High Court and Court of Appeal of Singapore, and arbitration proceedings at ICC, SIAC and JCAA.


  • Appointments as arbitrator by SIAC and Law Society of Singapore.
  • Appointments as mediator in several hundred institutional and ad hoc mediations, including commercial mediation of cross border / international disputes involving multiple parties of various nationalities from multiple
  • Appointments as consultant / mediator by Compliance Advisory Ombudsman (CAO), World Bank Group in cases involving complex multiparty disputes in Myanmar and Indonesia.
  • Appointments as chair or member of inquiry and disciplinary tribunals by National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee (Minister of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY), Singapore), Inquiry Panel (Law Society of Singapore), Disciplinary Tribunal (Chief Justice of Singapore), and Singapore Medical Council’s Complaints
  • Panel (President, Singapore Medical Council).


Appointments as expert (in Singapore law) in Hong Kong court proceedings, and in SIAC proceedings.

Firm Description:

Entrepreneurial, dedicated, versatile, we are a full service law firm that places you at the centre of our experience and expertise.

By choosing us as your most trusted counsel we invest our time to make your journey worthwhile and rewarding – and it’s a relationship that we believe will last a lifetime.

We have a proven track record for handling high value, complex dispute resolution and commercial transactions and a success rate that is second to none.

At Aequitas we give you the right legal advice at the right time to protect your business, while adding value to your commercial goals. Our team have a wealth of legal experience representing commercial and corporate clients, from family-owned businesses to large international enterprises. By providing you with legal advice to achieve your business objectives, we help to manage your legal risks and protect your business relationships.


James W. Semple

Leaders in Law endorses James W. Semple as our exclusively recommended Dispute Resolution Law expert in Delaware, USA. If you wish to get in touch with James please use the contact information provided above.

Mr.Semple has more than 45 years of experience assessing and resolving complex business disputes in a broad range of contexts.  As a charter member of the Delaware Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and an ABA-trained mediator for the Delaware Superior Court, Jim has tried, mediated, arbitrated, and advocated in hundreds of legal and alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

He has represented clients in jury and bench trials in virtually every type of business dispute before the Federal District Court, the Delaware Superior Court, the Delaware Supreme Court and the Court of Chancery.  He represents clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 50 corporations in major complex commercial litigation cases, contract disputes, advancement disputes, employment and non-compete agreement disputes, complex tort cases, and complex insurance coverage actions.

Recent Representations

Lead counsel for an insurer on a claim by an insured who was a licensee of a software licensor who had breached the license agreement and whose continued unauthorized use of the software was a copyright infringement.  Obtained summary judgment for the insurer because the claims, under a claims first made policy, related to wrongful acts that took place prior to the policy’s inception, and because the insured did not disclose prior identical claims with the licensor when it applied for the policy.  Argued and won the appeal to the Delaware Supreme Court.

Delaware counsel to a non-Delaware law firm in defending claims asserted by a former bankruptcy trustee also appointed as the trustee of an estate litigation trust and a private actions trust arising from the failure of a real estate investment entity

Delaware counsel to an excess fidelity bond and director and officers’ liability insurer of a fund sued for losses arising from the Madoff fraud.

Delaware counsel to an excess liability insurer of companies sued for asbestos liabilities.

Delaware counsel to an excess liability insurer in a Delaware declaratory judgment action where a principal issue was whether the more than $150 million in settlement amounts arising from state statutory claims constitute a penalty within the definition of Loss under the policy.

Delaware counsel to a large company sued by foreign plaintiffs for birth defects to their children arising from allegedly improper use of pesticides in a foreign country.


Delaware, 1974

District of Columbia

United States District Court, District of Delaware

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit


Villanova University School of Law, J.D.

St. Joseph University, B.A.


Supreme Court of the State of Delaware, Board of Bar Examiners, Past Member; Board on Professional Responsibility, Past Member

Supreme Court of the State of Delaware

Superior Court of the State of Delaware, New Castle County, Liaison Counsel

District of Columbia Bar Association

American Bar Association

The American Board of Trial Advocates, Delaware Chapter, Charter Member

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

Delaware State Bar Association, Former Member of Executive Committee; Founding Chair of Torts and Insurance Practice Section

Defense Counsel of Delaware, Founding President

Honors and Awards

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Andrew C. Hecker Award for Legal Writing (1996, 2002)

Delaware Super Lawyers®, 2007-2014

Best Lawyers®, 2009-2021

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rating; highest 5.0 rating

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, “Regulatory Framework: UPL and Ethical Issues Arising from Legal Services Provided by In House Counsel and Paralegals,” DuPont Legal Department Seminar, February 20, 2008, Wilmington, Delaware.

Speaker, “The Ethical Rules Addressing the Unauthorized Practice of Law by Foreign and In-House Lawyers,” Legal Ethics in Delaware, Lorman Education, December 4, 2008, Wilmington. Delaware.

Speaker, “The Ethical Rules Addressing the Unauthorized Practice of Law by Foreign and In-House Lawyers,” Legal Ethics in Delaware, Lorman Education, December 1, 2009, Wilmington. Delaware,

Speaker, “A Review of Ethics Opinions & Developments,” Legal Ethics in Delaware, Lorman Education, December, 2010 to 2012, 2014 – present, Wilmington. Delaware.

Panelist, “Managing Court Cases on a Day to Day Basis,” June 19, 2015, ABOTA Bifferato Seminar, Wilmington, DE.

Firm Description:

Cooch and Taylor, P.A., one of Wilmington’s older and most respected law firms, was founded in 1960. Throughout its distinguished history, the firm has assisted a wide variety of clients in both transactional and litigation matters. Today, the firm’s primary focus is on assisting and serve clients in complex or bet-the-company cases.


Elmar B. Galacio, CFE, FCIArb

Leaders in Law endorses Elmar Galacio as our exclusively recommended Dispute Resolution Law expert in the Philippines. If you wish to get in touch with Elmar please use the contact information provided above.

A senior litigator, Elmar is the Firm’s primary litigator in banking fraud cases. His Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) license is a most sought-after expertise in the field, especially in commercial, civil, criminal and labor litigation, exemplified by his being lead external counsel representing the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), among other notable clients and some major banks, in their must-win complex cases.

Elmar heads the firm’s Arbitration Practice Group. He acts either as arbitrator or lead counsel in arbitration proceedings.  He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Institute of World Business Law, Asia Pacific Institute of Experts (APIEx), and of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). He obtained his Oxford (CIArb) Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration in London. In the Philippines, he is accredited arbitrator with the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC), Philippine International Center for Conflict Resolution (PICCR), Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb), and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP). He has extensive practice in construction and commercial arbitration (including information technology, mining and energy), both domestic and international, and both ad hoc and institutional arbitration, spanning almost 20 years now.

He graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Law in 1997 where he was member of the Order of the Purple Feather Honor Society, his Master in Public Policy from Saitama University (now Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies) in Japan in 2000 as Monbusho scholar, and his Bachelor of Arts from the Holy Name University in Bohol where he graduated summa cum laude in 1992.

Elmar Galacio was Deputy General Counsel of the IBP.

Firm Overview:

The firm’s lawyers are highly respected by their peers for providing sought after legal guidance to leaders of our nation, captains of industry, and even the common man. All 20 partners, together with the firm’s associates and non-legal personnel, who count among the very best in the profession, are bound by a commitment to deliver the highest quality of service to help the firm’s clients attain success and contribute to nation building.

Together, practicing law as one firm, Cruz Marcelo and Tenefrancia provides unparalleled legal representation in various fields of law as a full-service firm.

United by common ideals and shared values

Ours is a true partnership of accomplished professionals dedicated to building a legal institution that will carry on the torch of professionalism, meritocracy and mutual respect that transcend individual interests – principles befitting true practitioners of the noble profession of law.

Our core values

Our core partnership values translate into our governance principles and are both integral to ensuring that our lawyers are able to deliver the highest quality of service to help our clients attain success.


Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia is an enduring legal institution founded on the core values of integrity, professionalism, meritocracy, and mutual respect in providing unparalleled legal representation in various fields of law that extends to the broader context of Philippine Society.


We are committed to consistently deliver the highest quality of effective legal representation that efficiently meets every client’s needs, observing the highest professional standards, through a continuous enhancement and development of expertise, coupled with an understanding of the client and its business, in an environment that fosters creativity, mutual respect, and teamwork.


Karoline Henriksen

Karoline Henriksen is a partner at Advokatfirmaet Henriksen Bakke-Nielsen. She was admitted to the bar in 1998 and the Supreme Court in 2000. Her key areas of practice include: Litigation and other Dispute Resolution, Labour and Competition, Company and Contract law, Damages and Insurance Law, Inheritance, Family and Probate (including generational).


  • 2013: Partner / lawyer in the law firm HBN Henriksen Ground-Nielsen ANS
  • 2013: Partner / lawyer in the law firm Haakonsen & Haaland DA
  • 2004-2012: Partner / lawyer in the law firm Langseth DA
  • 2002-2003: Hired attorney in the law firm Hjort DA
  • 1999-2002: Partner / lawyer in the law firm Winther Christensen & Co ANS
  • 1996-1998: Associate at law Steinar Winther Christensen

Dispute Resolution and Litigation Practice:

Advokatfirmaet Henriksen Bakke-Nielsen aims to be one of the leading firms in Norway in the field of dispute resolution and litigation. We represent both companies and private individuals, and have experience handling cases before district courts, courts of appeal and the Supreme Court.

HBN has represented clients in litigation and dispute resolution in most business law areas, and in most jurisdictions for individuals. We assist in dispute resolution through negotiations and various forms of mediation. When a case is not settled by negotiation or mediation, we litigate before the courts and appeal bodies in Norway, and Norwegian and international arbitral tribunals. One of our lawyers is admitted to the Supreme Court, and several of our lawyers have experience as legal mediators (approved lawyer mediators) and judges.

We assist our clients with:

  • Extrajudicial mediation (dispute settlement)
  • Judicial mediation
  • Procedure Missions district court, appellate court and the Supreme Court
  • Procedure Assignments for special courts and appellate body arbitration

Advokatfirmaet Henriksen Bakke-Nielsen:

HBN is a law firm centrally located in downtown Oslo. We provide assistance to small and medium enterprises / businesses, with particular emphasis on contracts and contract negotiations, including labor and competition law, real estate, restructuring, compensation and insurance in contractual relationships. We also have expertise in oil, gas and energy industries.

We also assist individuals in areas such as labor law, inheritance, family and probate, including generational, compensation and insurance law.

We have significant experience and expertise in dispute resolution covering all of our practice areas.

Our goal is to provide services with high professional and ethical standards, tailored to each client’s needs. We seek to find practical solutions to legal issues with an emphasis on personal follow-up and a high degree of availability and service.

Steven C. Choquette

STEVEN C. CHOQUETTE is an experienced mediator, arbitrator, and trial lawyer who brings passion and creativity to resolving disputes via both Alternative Dispute Resolution and litigation.

During nearly 30 years practicing law, he has focused on business, personal injury, and wrongful death matters.  He has mediated dozens of cases in those areas, and also in construction, insurance coverage, landlord-tenant, employment, homeowners association, and other areas.

He has arbitrated several commercial cases as both arbitrator and lawyer, and was recently chairman of a three-arbitrator panel in a large commercial dispute.

From 2006-2008, he was an adjunct professor of Alternative Dispute Resolution at Denver University’s Sturm College of Law.

In 2007, following 20 years as an associate and partner with the US national law firm of Holland & Hart LLP, he co-founded a firm now known as Choquette & Hart LLP.

He received his Juris Doctorate from Denver University and his Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University.

He has long held’s highest ranking of AV Preeminent/5.0, has been named a Colorado “Super Lawyer” every year since the program’s inception in 2006, and has been peer-selected to “The Best Lawyers in America” since 2014.


Selcuk Esenyel

Leaders in Law endorses Selcuk S. Esenyel as our exclusively recommended Dispute Resolution Law expert in Turkey. If you wish to get in touch with Selcuk, please use the contact information provided above.

Selcuk S. Esenyel is the founding partner of Esenyel&Partners and is a qualified lawyer admitted to the Istanbul Bar Association after completing his LL.B. Law degree in Turkey and studying for an LL.M. in the United Kingdom.

He primarily focuses on maritime, admiralty, dispute resolution, banking and finance and asset finance and securitisation. He has acted for a wide range of clientele, from P&I Clubs to H&M insurers, to international banks, to ship charterers and owners. He is currently in charge of the Shipping, Finance and Litigation team at Esenyel&Partners.

Practice Areas

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Maritime
  • Litigation
  • Bankruptcy and Execution
  • Intellectual Property
  • Employment

Significant Clients

  • Cosco Shipping
  • Turkish Chamber of Marine
  • Turkish Shipbuilders Association
  • Spliethoff’s
  • Hyundai
  • London P&I
  • ITIC
  • Omsan Logistics
  • Kiran Holding
  • Fedcom Invest
  • Zeller Associates

Firm Description:

ESENYEL & PARTNERS is Turkey’s leading law firm based in Istanbul having correspondent lawyers and offices all over the country in cities such as Izmir, Canakkale, Kocaeli, Samsun, Trabzon, Mersin, Iskenderun and Ankara and worldwide.

As a law firm that always aims to grow, we owe our success to the fast, practical and high-quality service we provide to our clients. Our highly experienced lawyers take a hands-on approach to the practice of law and provide both legal and technical assistance in favour of our dedication to understanding specific sectors of represented clients.

We have used the highest ethical and professional standards, combined with the firm’s reach and depth of understanding of the law, to help it deliver better and more innovative solutions. Our solution-driven approach combines the excellence of legal assistance with commercial awareness and counsel to advise the world’s leading companies in extensive fields of law. Besides our deep expertise in shipping, logistics and trade, we have an effective commercial practice specialized in commercial disputes, contractual claims and international arbitration especially in LMAA, FIDIC, GAFTA and FOSFA arbitration. From the beginning, we aim to consistently develop a trustworthy relationship with our Clients by advising them on their most significant transactions and disputes.

Our highly trained and experienced lawyers are qualified to work in an internationally challenging environment, furthermore, we also have partners admitted to English Bar, Lincoln’s Inn, the Russian Bar, Ukrainian Bar and the Cypriot Bar. We believe in good work ethic, team harmony and appreciation of hardworking people is what makes us who we are.


Adil Idrissov

Leaders in Law endorses Adil Idrissov as our exclusively recommended Dispute Resolution Law expert in Kazakhstan. If you wish to get in touch with Adil Idrissov please use the contact information provided above.

Adil Idrissov is a counsel in the Astana Office. He advises members of EME Corporate Group and Commercial Dispute Group on the matter related to Kazakh law.

Adil was playing a key role in Reed Smith Kazakh team being its representative in Kazakhstan for more than 15 years until the firm opened the office in Astana in 2012.

Adil has extensive experience in working on different projects related to the subsoil use and energy sector of the Kazakh economy.

Firm is also benefiting from his strong knowledge and understanding of the governmental processes and procedures as well as from Adil’s public procurement expertise.

Firm Overview:

Reed Smith’s team of Kazakh, Russian, UK and U.S. qualified lawyers has been providing high quality legal and commercial advice to the Kazakhstan market for more than 15 years. Now located in Astana, our team acts as a guide for clients ranging from government ministries and state-owned entities to domestic and international corporations and individuals.

Our Kazakhstan team is fluent in both Russian and English and has served clients across a range of industries. Our extensive experience in the region has provided us with an acute understanding of business practices and challenges in Central Asia and the Greater Caspian Region, particularly those challenges faced by state and state-owned entities. That knowledge has bolstered the efficacy of Reed Smith’s global network and has earned our Kazakhstan team key-player reputation in arbitration and disputes regarding cross-border M&A, energy and natural resources, nuclear project, financing, banking and capital market matters in the region.


Allison Altersohn

Leaders in Law endorses Allison Altersohn as our exclusively recommended Dispute Resolution Law expert in the USA – New York. If you wish to get in touch with Allison please use the contact information provided above.

Allison Altersohn focuses on complex patent litigation across technologies ranging from networking and telecommunications to computer systems, electronic devices and digital imaging. As a partner in our Intellectual Property, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Litigation practice, Allison represents clients in a broad range of technology and patent litigation.

Allison is experienced in all stages of litigation, and frequently takes a lead role in coordinating joint defenses in multi-defendant cases. With an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, she brings an understanding of engineering and technology to the issues faced by her clients.

For technology companies such as Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent, Avon, Comcast and Google, Allison advises on evaluating large patent portfolios, developing strategies for patent licensing negotiations, and establishing IP policies as standard business procedures.

Allison is the author of two study guides on copyright and trademark law, titled Easy Review for Copyright Law and Easy Review for Trademark Law.

Firm Overview:

King & Spalding helps leading companies advance complex business interests in more than 160 countries. Working across a highly integrated platform of more than 1,000 lawyers in 20 offices globally, we deliver tailored commercial solutions through world-class offerings and an uncompromising approach to quality and service.

Satinder Kapur

Satinder Kapur is a dual-qualified English Solicitor and Indian Advocate. He has experience of advising clients on a wide variety of issues including structuring of investments, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate advisory. Mr Kapur has also handled various international and domestic arbitrations under various arbitration rules (including ICC, LCIA, AAA, SIAC, DIAC, Swedish Chamber of Commerce, UNCITRAL and GAFTA). He is also presently acting for Russian investors in a Bilateral Investment Treaty Arbitration before the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague.

He did his Bachelors in Technology (B.Tech) from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India. He post-graduated from Bombay University in the area of Management Sciences (M.M.S) and went on to study law at the prestigious Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, India.

He was called to the Bar in India and also qualified as a Solicitor in England & Wales. He is also a member of the Bar Council of India, International Bar Association and The Law Society of England & Wales.

Satinder Kapur & Associates (SKA):

Satinder Kapur & Associates (SKA) is a Full Service Law Firm in New Delhi, India, that provides a complete range of Domestic and International, Corporate, and Dispute Resolution related Legal Services.

The Firm’s practice areas include International Commercial Arbitration, Bilateral Investment Treaty Arbitration, General Corporate Practice, Cross Border and Domestic Mergers and Acquisitions, Domestic Arbitrations and Litigation in India, setting up and supporting FDI Companies in India, Regulatory and Legal support to companies in India.

The Firm has tie-ups with several International Law Firms, Individual Lawyers and Hedge Funds.