Dr. Zoltán Tenk

Zoltán Tenk is managing partner at TENK Law Firm. With more than 15 years of experience he is a specialist of complex transactions with special regard to venture capital and private equity investments, distressed M&A and distressed finance transactions. Dr. Tenk also regularly advises clients on local and cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters.

Zoltán Tenk is a regular speaker at conferences with special focus on restructuring and insolvency related topics. Since 2013 Dr. Tenk is regularly ranked by Chambers Europe in the field of Restructuring and Insolvency.

Firm Description

From complex strategic advice, to the everyday, our clients can rely on our business approach, innovative thinking and client-focused services in all situations.

Our consulting activity primarily focuses on those areas of specialization and sectors where we have considerable knowledge and experience. We do this in order to provide  premium legal services in every situation to our clients, consisting of a wide range of businesses from multinational corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises and fast-growing start-ups to private individuals.

We operate in Budapest with several senior, junior and trainee lawyers. However, we assist wherever our clients need us to be, both within Hungary and internationally.

 

James Butler

Jim is an experienced practitioner and business advisor to SME’s.

Jim has extensive experience in Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring, and has acted as liquidator in both creditor and member voluntary liquidations.

In this role he deals with Banks and financial institutions in all areas concerning distressed property and non-performing loans. He has also been involved in debt management and re financing for both Companies and individuals.

He is also an experienced practitioner in Taxation and business advice for businesses in the area of the licensed trade, professional services and medical practitioners.

 

A. Davis Whitesell

A. Davis Whitesell provides reasoned analysis and experienced counsel to help clients resolve legal and financial problems. His practice focuses on transactional and litigation matters involving commercial law and insolvency issues, with an emphasis on Chapter 11 bankruptcy matters.  Davis has over 25 years of experience in commercial bankruptcy cases, out-of-court debt restructurings, and acquisition and disposition of distressed businesses, and he represents debtors, fiduciaries, creditors, and acquirers in such matters. He is regarded for his succinct legal agreements and persuasive legal briefs.

Admissions

Davis is a member of the Massachusetts bar, and an inactive member of the California bar.  He is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California

Education

Davis graduated from Harvard College with honors, and from Boston University School of Law, where he was a G. Joseph Tauro Scholar.

Experience

Federal Bankruptcy Litigation

Represented private equity firm in multi-state litigation filed in the Federal Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, defending the client against claims for breach of fiduciary duty.  The highly contested and complex case revolved around the client’s investment in a distributor of medical devices that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy relief.  The litigation was commenced in the bankruptcy court by the Creditors’ Committee, and it eventually involved concurrent proceedings before several federal district court judges.  By vigorously contesting the allegations at every stage of the proceedings, and aligning the client’s defense with other co-defendants, a very favorable settlement was obtained and the claims were ultimately dismissed with prejudice.

Davis’s significant commercial bankruptcy experience includes his representation of:

  • Quincy Medical Center in the Chapter 11 sale of its hospital and the subsequent plan of liquidation.
  • Waste Systems International, Inc., a solid waste disposal company with liabilities of $150 million, in its successful Chapter 11 reorganization.
  • DB Companies, Inc., a chain of 150 convenience stores and gas stations, in the company’s Chapter 11 case, where Davis worked closely with the company’s management and investment banker to develop and implement a multi-pronged sale process resulting in 50 separate sale transactions generating greater than expected value.
  • Plassein International Corp., a manufacturer of plastic packaging in the United States and Canada with sales of $150 million, in the Chapter 11 sale of its business as a going concern.
  • Number Nine Visual Technology Corp., a publicly-held developer and manufacturer of graphics boards and a proprietary internet appliance, in its Chapter 11 case in which the company successfully accomplished the sale of its technology on an expedited basis.
  • NordicTrack, Inc., a manufacturer of exercise equipment with peak sales of $480 million, in its successful liquidation under Chapter 11.

FIRM DESCRIPTION

Over the past 40 years, the attorneys of Casner & Edwards have built lasting client relationships through sound counsel and personal attention to individuals, businesses and institutions.

Throughout these years of distinguished service, we’ve kept pace with the remarkable changes in business and the law, including by consistently attracting attorneys who are recognized leaders in their fields. Keeping current enables us to effectively address the increasingly complex demands that our clients face.

Contemporary knowledge and a dedication to personal attention and accessibility are key to establishing and maintaining strong relationships.

We strive to live up to these principles every day, and consider it important measures of our success that many of our clients have been with us for decades, and that both our clients and our peers consider us to be a dependable ally and a reliable advocate.

Jeffrey Liesemer

About Caplin & Drysdale

Having celebrated our 50th Anniversary in 2014, Caplin & Drysdale continues to be a leading provider of tax, tax controversy, and litigation legal services to corporations, individuals, and nonprofits throughout the United States and around the world. We are also privileged to serve as legal advisors to accounting firms, financial institutions, law firms, and other professional services organizations.

The firm’s reputation over the years has earned us the trust and respect of clients, industry peers, and government agencies. Moreover, clients rely on our broad knowledge of the law and our keen insights into their business concerns and personal interests. Our lawyers’ strong tactical and problem-solving skills — combined with substantial experience handling a variety of complex, high stakes, matters in a boutique environment — make us one the nation’s most distinctive law firms.

With offices in New York City and Washington, D.C., Caplin & Drysdale’s core practice areas include:

BANKRUPTCY

BUSINESS, INVESTMENT &

TRANSACTIONAL TAX

COMPLEX LITIGATION

CORPORATE LAW

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONSINTERNATIONAL TAX

POLITICAL LAW

PRIVATE CLIENT

TAX CONTROVERSIES

TAX LITIGATION

WHITE COLLAR DEFENSE

Helen Kavadias

Helen advises in the protection, enforcement and commercialisation of all intellectual property rights, including copyright, trade marks, patents and designs. Other areas of her practice include privacy, confidential information, licensing, franchising, IP due diligence, domain name disputes, commercial contracts, comparative advertising, packaging and labelling matters. Helen also has experience in PBS/TGA and Telecommunication regulatory matters.

Prior to joining Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick, Helen was Corporate Counsel at SingTel Optus Pty Ltd. She also practised as an intellectual property and technology lawyer at Gilbert + Tobin and DibbsBarker.

During her medical science honours year, Helen studied the effects of Platelet Activating Factor (PAF) on pre-implantation murine embryos. This involved an understanding and utilisation of techniques in micromanipulation, cell and tissue culturing, immunofluorescence microscopy, calcium imaging, PCR and RT-PCR.

Helen subsequently, worked as a research scientist at key Australian research institutes including the Kolling Institute of Medical Research, the Sutton Laboratory of Rheumatology at Royal North Shore Hospital, the Department of Physiology at Sydney University and the Gastroenterology Unit at Nepean Hospital. During this time, Helen developed skills in ELISA, electrophoresis and radioimmunoassay techniques while being involved in diagnostic test development, molecular biology and immunology. She was also involved in a number of drug trials in respect of gastrointestinal disorders.

 

Department

– Trade Marks

Qualifications

– Bachelor of Medical Science(Honours),University of Sydney, 1998

– Bachelor of Laws,University of Sydney, 2001

– Master of Intellectual Property, University of Technology, Sydney, 2006

– Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law, St Leonards, 2002

– Admitted to legal practice, 2002

– Registered Australian Trade Marks Attorney, 2007

– Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney, 2008

Service Areas

Patents, Trade Marks, Legal Services

Expertise

– Enforcement and Dispute Resolution

– ICT & Software

– Life Sciences

– IP Research

Specialties

Procurement and enforcement of Trade Mark rights, Trade mark Portfolio management, Advising on availability to use and register trade marks, securing trade mark rights , enforcement of trade mark rights, oppositions, assignment and licensing of trade mark rights, dispute resolution, non-use and revocation proceedings

 

Robert van Galen

Robert van Galen specialises in insolvency law, in particular international insolvency law and international restructurings. He is admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands.

He has been involved in most recent international restructurings and bankruptcies in the Netherlands, such as Kroymans, Schoeller Arca Systems, Amtel-Vredestein, Fokker, Global Telesystems Europe, UPC, KPNQwest, Yukos and Lehman. He is an active and creative litigator, involved in many proceedings in all courts of the Netherlands, including the Supreme Court. Robert is president of the Dutch association of insolvency lawyers, Insolad. He is president of INSOL Europe. Robert is one of the editors of one of the leading Dutch legal magazines (Ondernemingsrecht) and the president of Amsterdam’s oldest lawyers society (the Praktizijnssociëteit). Robert is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.

Robert graduated from Amsterdam University in 1984. He joined NautaDutilh in 1985 and became partner in 1994. Robert is chairman of the Restructuring & Insolvency Team.

 

NautaDutilh:

Meeting the legal challenges of our clients and contributing to the success of their business is our primary purpose. We do this by not only providing top legal advice and excellent services, but by focussing on their specific needs, communicating openly and being approachable.

For our clients, we continuously keep our knowledge of their markets and sectors up-to-date. We are therefore able to oversee new developments and their legal impact rapidly. Our multidisciplinary teams combine sector knowledge with the highest level of legal expertise. Because our portfolio of services is unsurpassed in its breadth and depth, we offer business solutions to every legal challenge. We value the partnerships we have with our clients, some of which have existed for more than 100 years.

We are one of the largest, independent and international law firms in Europe and firmly rooted in the jurisdictions of Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands. Thanks to our close and long-standing relationships with other leading law firms around the globe, we always have the most qualified lawyers at hand.

 

Insolvency Law Practice:

NautaDutilh has leading teams in the fields of Banking & Finance, Insolvency and Litigation. A combination that has made NautaDutilh unique as an adviser in restructuring and insolvency situations.

NautaDutilh assists large national and international financial institutions and their executive management, board directors, official receivers, private equity companies, as well as investment institutions and various other private and public institutions.

International cases and a specialised network
With home bases in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, we are in a more favourable position than most to do international business. We supervise proceedings for all forms of regulation and all competent judicial bodies. We have done so for decades, working with a select network of the best specialists in independent law firms throughout the world.

Our team of 27 Benelux insolvency specialists is led by Robert van Galen. He is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, president of INSOL Europe, chairman of INSOLAD (the Dutch Association of Insolvency Practitioners) and a highly experienced litigator who also represents clients in the Dutch Supreme Court. His team is highly regarded in the profession for the pioneering court cases resulting from the bankruptcy of Yukos and the Dutch branch of Lehman Brothers, and the restructuring of Kroymans and Endemol.

 

Theodore Katsas

Born 1972; Lawyer of Athens Court of Appeals; admitted to Athens Bar in 1999
Education:
– Dr. Jur. – Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany);
– Mediator – Tulane Law School New Orleans/Institut für Anwaltschaftsrecht HU-Berlin
– LL.M. – Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany)
– Law Degree – Athens University Law School (Greece)
Languages:
– Greek
– German
– French
– English
Academic curriculum:
– Lecturer of Commercial and Business Law at the Demokritus University Law School – Greece (2009-to date);
Memberships:
– Association of Greek Commercial Lawyers, Member of the A.E.D.B.F. Greece, Member of the Macedonian Association of Commercial Law.
Areas of expertise:
– Contract Law
– Company and Insolvency Law
– Securities Law

 

Erik Andreasson

Erik Andreasson focuses on restructuring and insolvency. He has extensive experience from both formal bankruptcies and company restructurings. Erik is a member of the Swedish Bar Association and regularly acts as liquidator. He also has served as a legal counsel at a major Swedish finance company, focusing on commercial leasing and financing contracts.

Law Practice:

DLA Piper’s restructuring lawyers have significant experience advising clients on investigation, enforcement, litigation and asset recovery on a multijurisdictional basis. We advise clients on all matters relating to public and private companies in underperforming and distressed situations.

We manage assignments from the mid-market to the largest national and international restructurings and insolvencies. Our experience also extends to any contentious issues arising from restructurings and insolvencies.

DLA Piper serves a diverse client base that includes debtors, lenders, government entities, trustees, shareholders, senior executives, as well as distressed debt and asset buyers and investors.

With dedicated restructuring lawyers across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, we have the knowledge, experience and resources to address our clients’ restructuring and insolvency needs on a national and international basis.

Firm Overview:

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients.

We achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed. We deliver consistent services across our platform of practices and sectors in all matters we undertake.

Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. We also advise governments and public sector bodies.