Lenka Abelovská

Lenka Abelovská’s primary practice focus is international and domestic dispute resolution, including investment arbitration and litigation. She advises clients in proceedings before arbitral tribunals in investment arbitration cases under ICSID and UNCITRAL rules as well as before local courts. Her experience also includes counseling clients in proceedings before the European Commission and the Court of Justice of the European Union.Lenka further specializes in corporate law. Her corporate experience includes representing clients on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and advising them on all aspects of general corporate matters on a daily basis.


Squire Patton Boggs:

We combine sound legal counsel with a deep knowledge of our clients’ businesses to resolve their legal challenges. We care about the quality of our services, the success of our clients and the relationships that are forged through those successes.

Breadth and Depth

Our client base spans every type of business, both private and public, worldwide. We advise a diverse mix of clients, from Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 corporations to emerging companies and from individuals to local and national governments. In the private sector, we provide the full range of legal advice required to implement practical strategies and resolve disputes. In the public sector, we counsel governments on privatization of whole industries and on establishment of regulatory systems under which new private businesses can compete. We also serve the regional needs of the countries and cities we call home.

Whatever is needed, we are able to deliver the seamless cross-practice, cross-border and industry-specific support that clients require for success in today’s competitive markets.

Client Focus

Clients expect knowledge of their business as well as high-quality legal skills from their law firms. Our combination of legal and industry experience allows us to better analyze client requirements and develop the right approach for the matter at hand. Clients receive tested insight and guidance from a team that understands their needs and is able to offer tailored solutions.

We are dedicated to our clients’ success, and their satisfaction shows it. We continue to advise successor organizations of clients that we represented at our formation some 120 years ago.

Business Has No Borders

With offices in 21 countries on five continents, our global legal practice is in the markets where our clients do business. We also have strong working relationships with independent firms in Europe and Latin America.

Our extensive practice and industry knowledge is shared via one of the most robust technology platforms in the legal business, as well as ongoing rotation of lawyers to our offices around the world. In addition, we apply knowledge- and project-management tools to implement continual business process improvements and enhance the value of our legal services.

Outstanding Value

We emphasize quality, efficiency and alignment with client goals as core standards to improve continually our service delivery and the value of what we do for our clients. We encourage and manage processes and tools to improve pricing models, training and resource optimization, knowledge management and more, all centered on our core focus – delivering the services our clients want, when and where they want them and with the value they deserve.


Nene Amegatcher

Nene is currently the Managing Partner of Sam Okudzeto & Associates. His areas of practice include Civil Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Law, Land and Labour Law, Constitutional Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Nene has over thirty years of experience as an attorney in Ghana. Nene obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and Political Science from the University of Ghana and a Master of Laws Degree in Advanced Litigation and Dispute Resolution from the Nottingham Law School, UK. Nene also has a certificate in Commercial Dispute Resolution from the United States Department of Commerce.
Nene is the current National President of the Ghana Bar Association. He is a member of the General Legal Council, Judicial Council, and the Ghana Arbitration Centre. Nene is also a member of the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and the Association of London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Users’ Council. He is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Council member of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association.
Nene is currently an adjunct professor in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Advocacy and Legal Ethics at the Ghana School of Law, Accra. Nene has been invited to speak on the role of ADR in Ghana at Fordham University and St John’s University both in New York. Nene has served as a resource person in training Judges, Lawyers, traditional authorities, and other key stakeholders in ADR in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and The Gambia and has presented several papers in Conferences in Ghana, the United States, Papua New Guinea, Senegal, The Gambia and South Africa. He has also served as a consultant for the World Bank in developing an ADR manual for The Gambia and a manual on strengthening the adjudicatory capacity of traditional authorities for improved access to justice. He has also travelled widely and attended several legal conferences across the globe.
Nene Amegatcher is a Christian. He is a founding member of the National Union of Baptist Students, the Christian Lawyers Fellowship, Ghana and a member of Advocates International. He is the immediate past chair of the Board of World Vision, Ghana.
Bars and Courts
Admitted to the Ghana Bar, 1980
Academic qualifications
Nottingham Law School (Master of Laws (LLM), Advanced Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2008)
Ghana School of Law (Professional Law Course) 1980
University of Ghana, Legon (Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Hons), Law & Pol. Science 1977)
English, Ga, Ada, Twi

Fernando Aizpún

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

Fernando is particularly experienced in litigation and arbitration, including white collar crime. He is a highly respected specialist in procedural and arbitration law business issues. Fernando acts as an arbitrator before the Court of Arbitration of Madrid Bar Association, the Court of Arbitration of the Chambers of Commerce of Madrid and the ICCI Court of Arbitration.

Fernando has considerable experience in corporate law and advising international and domestic companies.

Simmons & Simmons

From our offices in major business and financial centres throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we view the world through the lens of our key sectors: asset management and investment funds, energy and infrastructure, financial institutions, life sciences and technology, media and telecommunications (TMT).

For our clients this means they benefit from a law firm fully focused on their sector, wholly understanding of the challenges that they face and completely tuned in to their needs.

Over the decades we have been careful to build our international presence using a combination of local lawyers with demonstrable local knowledge and fully integrated teams acting together at a global level.


Corlett Manaka

Leaders in Law endorses Corlett Manaka as our exclusively recommended Dispute Resolution Law expert in South Africa. If you wish to get in touch with Corlett, please use the contact information provided above.

Werksmans Attorneys:

Established in the early 1900s, Werksmans Attorneys is a leading South African corporate and commercial law firm serving multinationals, listed companies, financial institutions, entrepreneurs and government.

Operating in Gauteng and the Western Cape, and connected to an extensive African legal network through LEX Africa, the firm’s reputation is built on the combined experience of Werksmans and Jan S. de Villiers, which merged in 2009.

LEX Africa was established in 1993 as the first and largest African legal network and offers huge potential for Werksmans’ clients as it provides a gateway to Africa to companies seeking to do business on the continent. Each LEX Africa member firm specialises in corporate and commercial law and dispute resolution combined with intimate knowledge of the local customs, business practices, cultures and languages of each country.

With a formidable track record in mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, and commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Werksmans is distinguished by the people, clients and work that it attracts and retains.

Werksmans’ more than 180 lawyers are a powerful team of independent-minded individuals who share a common service ethos. The firm’s success is built on a solid foundation of insightful and innovative deal structuring and legal advice, a keen ability to understand business and economic imperatives and a strong focus on achieving the best legal outcome for clients.

Sajid Zahid

Mr. Zahid heads the Firm’s dispute resolution department but is also involved in general corporate commercial work. He has vast experience in contentious matters including litigation in the Superior Courts of Pakistan, arbitration under Pakistan laws and under international rules of arbitration as well as mediation.

Mr. Zahid is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and a Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn. He became a Partner of the Firm in 1981. Mr. Zahid is based at the Firm’s Karachi office.

Dispute Resolution:

The Firm deals with all types of contentious matters including civil litigation, arbitrations and mediation covering a broad range of industries. A Joint Senior Partner heads this area with over 28 years of experience and is supported by a dedicated team which has successfully acted for major domestic and overseas clients. The Firm has also worked (with or without the participation of overseas Counsel) in international arbitrations.

Orr Dignam & Co:

The Firm was established in Pakistan in 1952 but has its roots in a firm of the same name set up in pre-partition India over 100 years ago.

The Firm currently has two offices in Pakistan: the main office is based in the main commercial city of Karachi whilst its other office is based in the capital: Islamabad.

The Firm has 7 partners all drawn from within the Firm, a Senior Corporate Counsel and 13 Associates.

The Firm is involved in all aspects of civil and commercial practice and is privileged to represent a wide cross section of clients in the public and private sectors, both national and multinational and to have been involved in several ground breaking transactions and the development of legislation.