Anooshiravan Karimi

Leaders in Law endorses Anooshiravan Karimi as our exclusively recommended International Law expert in Iran. If you wish to get in touch with Anooshiravan please use the contact information provided above.

Anooshiravan Karimi is the managing partner at Karimi & Associates Law Firm. He is a graduate of Bachelor of Laws, 2008. He also holds a master degree in International Law and certificates of participating in Training on clinical legal education and legal aid from International Bar Association and IBA & nationwide union of Iranian bar association. As a member of Iranian Central Bar Association, Anooshiravan Karimi is now a Tehran-based lawyer and legal advisor.

Languages: English, Persian

Firm Description:

The Firm initially started its activity with Dr. Ahmad Hooman (Former Chairperson of Bar Association), Dr. Ebrahim Taghvaei, Ebrahim Emami Khooyi and Majid Amirebrahimi in 1963.The current law firm known under the registered name of Karimi & Associats law firm in Iran was constituted with the aim of transferring the knowledge and experience of this first generation to a new younger generation of lawyers. Since the formation of Karimi & Associates group as a registered firm, this ongoing effort has been made to pursue this goal with the presence of Ezzatollah Karimi and a team of expert lawyers specialized in different practice areas, benefiting from experience of the older generation and fresh ideas of the younger generation to provide a unique combination of skills and expertise to help clients resolve their most complex legal issues.

Karimi & Associates Law Firm owes its reputation to a renowned legal team composed of expert lawyers and legal assistants belonging to young and older generation that enable us to combine experience, innovative thinking, Integrity and diversity in our legal services.


Yiannos Georgiades

Leaders in Law endorses Yiannos Georgiades as our exclusively recommended International Law expert in Cyprus and Greece. If you wish to get in touch with Yiannos please use the contact information provided above.


Ealing College of Higher Education (LL.B. Hons.) (1989), Inns of Court School of Law, Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, London (Barrister-at-Law) (1990). He gained hands-on experience working at a City of London solicitor’s firm prior to moving to Cyprus. In 1995, he also worked as a visiting attorney at Corboy & Demetrio in Chicago and Baker & Hostetler in Washington, D.C. in the United States.


Cyprus Bar Association, Bar of England and Wales (Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn), President of the Cyprus Chapter of the European Court of Arbitration, Vice President of the AEA International Lawyers Network.

Practice Area

  • Corporate and commercial law
  • International tax planning
  • International trade
  • Cross-border disputes – private international law
  • Real estate
  • Investments
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Medical negligence
  • Intellectual property law
  • Franchise law
  • Internet and media law
  • Litigation

Firm Description:

The firm is now a thriving concern. It is essentially international in outlook with approximately three-quarters of the clientele of international origin. It also has a firm foothold in the domestic market, providing an extensive range of legal consultancy services to both Cypriot and multinational clients. The firm has established a network of legal contacts and associates in many countries around the world. The main focus is on providing a first-class service to its clients, and it has acquired a very good reputation and a wealth of experience across the major practice areas, inter alia, corporate and commercial law, medical law, real estate law, intellectual property law, dispute resolution and litigation, mergers and acquisitions, banking, finance, IT law, media law, and entertainment law.

Over the years, the firm has grown and developed and now offers the diverse professional skills of qualified lawyers, legal consultants and legal assistants. These skills and attributes combine to provide flexible and viable solutions to meet the requirements of clients both in Cyprus itself and worldwide. Our staff can collectively speak a number of different languages, including English, Russian and Greek.

The firm consists of a dedicated professional team of employees who are proud to continue to provide high quality services.

The firm’s clients range from private individuals to banks, property developers, real estate agents and investors, property fund managers, hotels, corporate clients, financial companies, media companies, medical practitioners, trustee companies, accountancy firms, charitable foundations and associations, municipalities, international airlines, TV channels, trademark and patent offices.

The law firm is also registered as a Nominated Advisor (NOMAD) of the Cyprus Stock Exchange for the Emerging Companies Market. Mr Yiannos Georgiades, the Managing Partner of our law firm, is the President of the European Court of Arbitration and Mediation for Commercial Disputes, Cyprus Chapter, and co-founder of Kinisis Ventures Limited, a business accelerator company which promotes start-ups and other innovative companies and assists them in scaling up in the US.

The firm has branches in the United Kingdom and Greece, and associates’ offices in many other countries of the world.


Francisco Paredes

Francisco Paredes is a partner at Laudenlaw. He is a specialist in dispute resolution, with a high profile in investment, international law, commercial and international arbitration. He has a strong background in international law and negotiation, with a particular focus on cases involving Sovereign States and transnational investment. Francisco has also extensive experience in the intellectual property field.

He has represented parties in large disputes, as well as investors in Ecuador to help structuring investments in the country. Francisco has also represented clients in disputes arising out natural resources contracts, construction, mining and distribution. He has experience in cases involving multiple jurisdictions and rules (ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL).

Francisco worked for several years in prestigious law firms in France and in the United States. Also, he worked for the Attorney General’s Office in Ecuador, where he gained significant experience in international investment arbitration.


Relevant experience:

  • Representing a Latin-American country in a commercial arbitration brought by a former concessionaire in the oil sector (UNCITRAL).
  • Representing a Latin-American country in a negotiation with a transnational company regarding corruption allegations.
  • Representing a Latin-American State and a State Owned Company in two commercial cases brought by two power-generation companies (ICC).
  • Representing the Republic of Ecuador in the investment arbitration brought by Occidental Petroleum Corporation and Occidental Exploration and Production Company (ICSID).
  • Representing the Republic of Ecuador in the investment arbitration brought by Murphy Exploration and Production Company International (ICSID).
  • Representing the Republic of Ecuador in the investment arbitration brought by Burlington Resources, Inc. and others (ICSID).
  • Representing the Republic of Ecuador in the investment arbitration brought by Perenco Ecuador Limited (ICSID).
  • Representing the Republic of Ecuador in two cases before the Court of Justice of the Andean Community related to commercial measures.
  • Representing the Republic of Ecuador in the negotiation of two international financial agreements.


  • Sorbonne University (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Ph.D. candidate.
  • Sorbonne University (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Master in International Economic Law, 2013 (Magna Cum Laude).
  • Sorbonne University (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Master in International Law, 2012.
  • Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Bachelor in Law, 2006.


  • Ecuador
  • Special Legal Consultant (Washington D.C.)


  • English
  • Spanish
  • French


  • La Ley para el Fomento Productivo fortalece el arbitraje internacional en el
  • Ecuador, Revistra de arbitraje comercial y de inversiones, vol XI n°3, 2018.
  • Ecuador flexibiliza sus reglas de arbitraje internacional para atraer inversiones, Revista de Arbitraje de la Comunidad Iberoamericana CIAR, October 2018.
  • Derecho Internacional Privado, Capítulo Ecuador, with A. Galindo, 2018.
  • Arbitraje internacional en el Ecuador y las condiciones de arbitrabilidad, Los 20 años de la Ley ecuatoriana del arbitraje, ICC, with A. Galindo, 2017.
  • La conformité de l’investissement au droit national, condition de sa protection internationale, ICSID Review – Foreign Investments Law Journal, 2014.
  • Cour de Cassation quashes decision that disregarded ICC rule on time limits to arbitrator challenges – 2 takeaways, International Arbitration Newsletter, DLA Piper, September 2014, con M. Ostrove y M. Desplats.


  • International Bar Association
  • American Society of International Law
  • Institute for Transnational Arbitration
  • American Bar Association

Terry Budd

Terry Budd has spent over 35 years as a First Chair trial lawyer and litigator prosecuting and defending a wide range of Intellectual Property, Cybersecurity, Internet, First Amendment/Libel, and Complex Commercial litigation claims for corporations across the US and abroad. Typically advocating a counter-intuitive approach, yet one solidly grounded in well-established legal principles, Mr. Budd’s practice has included a large number of high-profile cases, involving, for example, Playboy Enterprises, Turner Broadcasting, WWE, Coca-Cola, AOL, CBS Network, Goldie Hawn, NFL players, Westinghouse, Alcoa, BNY Mellon Bank, PPG, F**, Malwarebytes, and Mr. Budd has personally handled trial cases in NYC, LA, San Fran, Seattle, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Paris, Hamburg, and London. 

He has repeatedly received The Best Lawyers in America Award and is a member of the Academy of Trial Lawyers (ATLAC). He has been recognized as one of Pennsylvania’s Top Rated Lawyers and has consistently achieved the highest Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent – AV Rating plus its 5.0 Highest Ethical Standards Award. Budd Law has also earned the US News Best Law Firms Award – and has been recognized as a Top Rated Intellectual Property Lawyer in the National Law Journal and The American Lawyer.

After decades as an equity partner serving an array of Fortune 500 companies at the International law firm K&L Gates, Mr. Budd decided to custom tailor his practice to serve a small number of select clients through a boutique firm model in the special role as First Chair Trial Counsel and strategic outside General Counsel in matters across the globe from the US to the European Union to the Asian markets. Focusing his practice on the businesses of a select number of clients – while utilizing large International law firms as his special Litigation Teams – has enabled Mr. Budd to bring a new level of excellence to his clients’ cases. Expanding his International practice for clients across the European Union, Mr. Budd actively participates in a number of International Law associations and High Tech organizations. 

Mr. Budd’s practice primarily focuses on Cybersecurity, Software Litigation, AI/Machine Learning Developments, Blockchain Legal Disputes, and Intellectual Property matters. Mr. Budd has lectured extensively on Trial Tactics, developing and examining expert trial witnesses, jury psychology/jury selection, Cybersecurity, and Intellectual Property law – as well as effective strategic business planning for avoiding costly litigation. He has also authored and served as an Editor for a number of books and articles on Trial Tactics and legal strategies. Mr. Budd has been a contributor/commentator in various media publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, NBC News, and the ABA Journal.

When not fighting for his clients, Mr. Budd enjoys traveling with his wife, son, and daughter – as well as shooting clays and motocross racing. Mr. Budd has been honored to gain a reputation given to him by his peers as “a lawyer’s lawyer”, who approaches litigation as a chess match and who’s always ready for a bare-knuckled fight.


Below are examples of different types of trials and cases that Terry Budd has handled over the course of his career.

Enigma Software Group USA, LLC vs. Bleeping Computer, (S.D.N.Y.)

Prosecuted Lanham Act, libel/defamation, business tort, and Intellectual Property infringement claims against a website to a successful business resolution after securing a Federal Court Opinion defining the limitations of the scope of protections afforded under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and establishing the scope of liabilities of website owners.

Enigma Software Group USA, LLC vs. ESET, (Hamburg, Germany Trial Court)

Successfully obtained an initial stage Preliminary Injunction against ESET for wrongfully blocking and interfering with Enigma’s customers’ use and access to Enigma’s software system optimization products and for unfair business competition under German law. The prosecution of Enigma’s comprehensive claims is proceeding.

Enigma Software Group USA, LLC vs. Malwarebytes, Inc., (Paris Business Court)

Prosecution of claims under French law for unfair competition and tortious interference with Enigma’s customer relationships for Malwarebytes’ unlawful blocking of Enigma’s anti-malware software products. (Case pending).

WWE vs. Playboy Entertainment, Inc., (S.D.N.Y.)

Successfully prosecuted emergency suit in NYC Federal Court and secured Preliminary Injunction against Playboy Magazine for Intellectual Property infringement claims for unauthorized use of WWE’s characters and trademark/copyright materials.

WWE vs. Brent Bozell and Parents Teachers Council, (S.D.N.Y.)

Prosecuted to successful resolution extended litigation for claims for disparagement, trade libel, and tortious interference against an activist group to protect WWE TV Programming and Intellectual Property rights from unlawful campaign of attacks.

Print Café Software vs. F*#^cked Company.Com, (Pa. Ct of Common Pleas)

Prosecuted one of the earlier original cases for defamation/libel and theft of proprietary information against anonymous Internet posters through pursuit of litigation against ISPs for disclosure of true identity of the defendant posters.

Turner Broadcasting Corporation (TBS) vs. WWE, CBS, et al, (Delaware Chancery Ct)

Successfully defended through trial, verdict, and appeal alleged claims for breach of TV Programming contracts to enable WWE to pursue new TV Programming deals with alternative TV stations.

Mellon Bank, N.A. vs. Arthur A. Gillis, Goldie Hawn, Quincy Jones, et al., (Los Angeles Superior Ct)

Successfully investigated and prosecuted to resolution claims for millions of dollars due Mellon Bank under real estate tax shelters and real estate partnership notes.

United Technologies, Inc. vs. AIG, et al., (Mass. Superior Ct)

Prosecuted to a wining jury verdict UTC’s claims for insurance coverage against dozens of insurance carriers for reimbursement of millions of dollars for cleanup costs for environmental remediation and for breach of insurance contracts and wrongful denial of insurance coverage.

Jeannette Glass, Inc. vs. Coca Cola, Inc., Security Pacific Bank, N.A., et al, (W.D. Pa)

Successfully defended and conducted forensic accounting investigation in a protracted litigation concerning alleged financial fraud and accounting improprieties with damages alleged in excess of $50 Million in connection with a leveraged buyout – and obtained winning defense verdict after a full trial.

Alcoa, Inc. vs. Liberty Mutual et al. (Washington Superior Court)

Developed and prosecuted complex insurance coverage claims for environmental clean-up costs against 100 + insurance companies and won 8 figure jury verdict for Alcoa after 3 month trial.


Edith Nordmann

Leaders in Law endorses Edith Nordmann as our exclusively recommended International Law expert in the Netherlands. If you wish to get in touch with Edith please use the contact information provided above.

Edith Nordmann is Managing Partner at ACG International in Amsterdam.

She is a highly experienced corporate and commercial litigator, who has been representing both companies and private individuals in highly complex matters and also has an expert qualification in employment law.

Edith has a vast expertise in cross-border business transactions, contract disputes, and national and international litigation. In addition, Edith is a certified mediator, who assists her clients in finding amicable resolution of their disputes.

For more than twenty years Edith has been working with international clients from all over the world. Being fluent in German (native speaker), English, Dutch, French and Italian, Edith is not only able to communicate with many of her international clients in their mother tongue, but also to understand the difference in mentality, culture and legal systems. Through her deep-seated local knowledge and international networks across practice areas and borders, Edith uses her business minded strategic approach to assists her clients in getting deals done and finding solutions that achieve the best results for their actual needs.

Edith was invited in February 2019 by the New York International Arbitration Center to give a presentation and inform New York attorneys about the Netherlands Commercial Court (NCC). The NCC is a unique attractive European alternative to cross-border litigation and arbitration with highly specialized judges in which international matters can be argued entirely in English, which has the great advantage that foreign councils can actively work together with the Dutch lawyers on these matters. It is much cheaper than arbitration, swift and highly reliable and effective. Edith very much enjoys working with lawyers around the world on these cases in front of the NCC.

Edith is also the Chairman of the Netherland India Chamber of Commerce and Trade which allows her to already have established valuable connections on governmental, NGO and business level. This network has shown to be tremendously valuable in all her endeavors in the international context.


Dutch Bar Association

Certified Mediator in Mediators Federation in the Netherlands

Professional affiliations

Chairman of the Netherlands India Chamber of Commerce and Trade

Vice Chairman Supervisory Board of Rochdale

Member of the European American Lawyers Group

Member of ADAM Global

Firm Description:

ACG International : A full service law firm

Attorney Consulting Group International (ACG International) is a full-service law firm focused on companies that are engaged in international trade and innovation. ACG International is based in Amsterdam, and is active around the globe. ACG’s Dutch and international attorneys and lawyers are known for being individual experts in their fields and for their ability to join forces across practice areas and borders, to get deals done and to find solutions that achieve the best results for our clients’ needs. On top of that we strongly believe in a partner-lead approach meaning you always have a partner level lawyer dealing with your case.

How we best serve your needs and get the results you want to achieve:

We believe that clients today are looking for a legal adviser who is quick, efficient, down to earth, proactive and cost-aware. Our team consists of such professionals. Each of the professionals that will support you is a highly qualified with diverse legal background, experience in different jurisdictions and a strong client-oriented mindset. We use our professional and cultural differences to achieve one common goal, which is to serve our clients in achieving the most beneficial results. Our constant international exposure and expertise enabled us to create a worldwide network of professionals, which gives us access to have all the experience, knowledge and the people to resolve our clients’ most complicated challenges and legal disputes.

Our clients work internationally, and so do we.

We provide comprehensive legal support in commercial, corporate, employment, litigation, mediation, arbitration, data protection and privacy. Apart from the main focus areas, we are specialized in international trade and cross-border transactions, business in German-speaking countries, starting a project in Switzerland, entering a European market and other.

Why ACG International?

Our clients are our main priority. In our experience, the most beneficial results come from an open, transparent and collaborative relationships with our clients. For this reason, we heavily invest in understanding our clients’ values and needs, maintaining constant dialogue with them and always keeping them involved and updated on their cases. Such collaboration is fundamental to our success, as it helps us build long-term relationships with each of our clients based on trust and loyalty.

Our diverse experience and cultural background allow us to speak your language.

Even though English is a universal business language and we can communicate real time with our business partners around the globe, cultural differences are often crucial in the outcome of negotiations and the success of your cross-border business relations. Our attorneys come from the most culturally diverse countries with different mentalities and sets of values. Combining our in-depth legal insights with innate knowledge of foreign cultures and their expectations, allows us to guide you through your cross-border business relations in the most effective, cautious and favorable way. In addition, we speak English, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, and Croatian.

Our broad international network provides global legal support.

ACG International goes beyond a conventional team of attorneys. While our law firm consists of highly experienced practitioners, ACG International also provides each of our clients with a unique access to a broader network of professionals. We work side-by-side with attorneys from across the world, specialized in different jurisdictions, legal systems and areas of law, which allows us to assist our clients in the most profound way.


Ranjit Prakash

Ranjit Prakash founded Archeus Law in October 2016. He has over 28 years of experience in the legal profession. Before launching Archeus Law, Ranjit headed the Dispute Resolution, Project Advisory, and Corporate Law Practice verticals in various reputed law firms in India. Ranjit was also amongst one of the founding senior partners at HSA Advocates. He regularly speaks at forums and seminars and has been known to author papers and articles on the areas of Energy, Infrastructure, Arbitration, Regulatory, and Policy.

Mr. Prakash advises some of the largest infrastructure and energy projects in India. He also advises some of the largest corporates in the Indian market and represents major international players with their interests in the Indian energy, mining, infrastructure, and dispute space. Ranjit has also been currently advising several of the firm’s clients on domestic and international arbitration-related matters, including international arbitrations before the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).


  • B.Sc Geology ( Hons.), St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi
  • LL.B. (1988-1991) – Faculty of Law (Campus Law Centre), University of Delhi

Firm Description:

Archeus Law was founded in 2016 by a team of experienced legal professionals specialising in project management and dispute resolution practices in the infrastructure and energy sector.

In a relatively short span of time, Archeus Law has grown to become the go-to firm in our core areas of practice. We support our clients in managing the risks and maximising the opportunities that are inevitable in their pursuit of trade and commerce in an increasingly inter-dependent and over-regulated economic landscape. When difficulties arise, our ability to anticipate issues allows us to steer clients through a maze of strategic options in order to protect and enhance their commercial interests.

Our access to a network of independent law firms allows us to provide clients with seamless and efficient services. As we continue to strive to put our clients’ interests as the foundation of everything that we do, our success has been recognised by leading global legal directories.