Jorge Alers

Jorge is Dentons’ Chief Executive Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, helping to position Dentons for presence, client service and growth in the region.

Jorge previously served as the general counsel and general manager of the Legal Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and, on a separate occasion, as general counsel of the Inter-American Investment Corporation, the IDB Group’s private sector financing agency.

Jorge also was a partner and head of the Latin America Practice Group at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, as well as a partner and head of the Latin American Practice Group for Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, DC. In these roles, he focused on providing legal support to international clients making investments in emerging markets, with a particular focus on the Latin American region.

A dual citizen of Costa Rica and the United States, Jorge has been a guest lecturer at Harvard Law School, Wharton and American University, and at numerous conferences on private equity and project finance, among other areas of international finance. He earned his JD from Harvard Law School and his undergraduate degree from Colorado State University.

Barthélémy Kéré

Leaders in Law endorses Barthélémy Kéré as our exclusively recommended Investment Law expert in Burkina Faso. If you wish to get in touch with Barthélémy please use the contact information provided above.

In 2003, Barthélémy was elected President of the Bar Association of Burkina Faso for a three-year term. Under his mandate, the Autonomous Fund for the Financial Regulations of Lawyers (CARPA) was created as a fundamental institution of transparency in the management of the funds of clients held by lawyers.

In 2006, Barthélémy was nominated as a Member of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) of Burkina Faso under the Catholic Community; On August 1st 2011 he is elected President of this Institution. In the logic of its participation as a member, it operates reforms to make even more credible the CENI, the Ad Hoc Election Management Body: it bravely takes the initiative for the establishment of the initial biometric electoral file of Burkina Faso.

Barthélemy has carried out missions abroad for the observation of the elections and for the exchange of experiences in the field of electoral management; he took part in meetings organized among others by ECOWAS, La Francophonie and the World Association of Election Management Bodies (A-WEB).

Barthélémy Kéré graduated from Criminology Sciences at the University of Bordeaux (France). He has been an Arbitrator at the Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation Center of Ouagadougou (CAMC-O) since 2008. In this capacity, he handled and rendered various sentences in the cases entrusted to him by the Center in 2009 and 2011.

 

Khalid Massoudi

Masnad is an Afghan law firm composed of experienced lawyers and legal experts in different legal areas. We, with acknowledgment of professional legal and advisory services for international and local entities in Afghanistan, committed to establish Masnad and provide professional legal services in jurisdiction of Afghanistan. Having expertise and knowledge of Afghanistan laws, customs, regulations, judicial system as well as international legal standards and by the side of our international partners, Masnad is distinguished from other law firms in the country. We are gratefully bounded to provide full legal and investment services in the realm of Afghanistan.

Practice area and Services: Taxation: Tax Advice , Tax Filings , Tax Compliance , Tax Clearance , Tax Exemptions , Tax audit, Tax Litigation and Disputes Resolution, Investment Law: Formation of Companies, Dissolution of Companies, Merger and Acquisition, License renewal and Changes in the Companies.

Employment Law: Employment Contracts, Employment Disputes, Work permit, Consultation relating to Employment Law and Work visa, Litigation: Commercial Litigation and Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property Law: Trademark registration, Trademark opposition, Trademark change, Trademark search, Trademark infringement watch, Counterfeit infringement, and Assignment of Trademarks, Translation of Legal Documents from English to Dari and Pashto and vice versa.

 

Dr. iur. Helene Rebholz LL.M.

Helene Rebholz is a founding partner of König Rebholz Zechberger. Her key areas of practice cover investment law and corporate law.

Before joining the office she was managing partner of one of the oldest law offices in Liechtenstein. She studied law at the University of Innsbruck (Mag.iur. 2000, Dr.iur. 2006). She holds an LL.M. degree in European Law (Schloss Hofen 2002). She is admitted to the Liechtenstein (2004) and Austrian Bar (2005).

Her areas of practice are investment law, corporate law as well as banking and insurance, M&A, civil law and litigation.

She has co-authored a number of publications on litigation and arbitration in Liechtenstein and is the author of several articles on foundations and trusts was well as regulatory law developments.

Helene Rebholz is fluent in English and German and speaks French.

Investment Funds, Banking and Insurance Practice:

Providers are faced with a huge number of recent and forthcoming regulatory requirements. We advise on and assist in implementing structures and processes and assist in structuring funds on the basis of Liechtenstein’s somewhat unique regulatory landscape.

We also offer advice with regard to the impact these new rules may have on your relationship with customers, business partners and service providers. We deal with the regulatory authorities on your behalf and represent your interests in court.

Anwaltskanzlei König Rebholz Zechberger:

König Rebholz Zechberger Attorneys at law were founded as a spin-off of another Liechtenstein law office in January 2015. The desire to work on a more independent and client-focused basis led to the decision of the three founding partners to set up their own office. In contrast to many other law offices, König Rebholz Zechberger are not associated or indirectly connected with a trust-service provider or another financial intermediary.

Many years of practice in Liechtenstein with national and international clients, a well-established network together with the flexibility of a boutique office drive their desire to shape the perfect solution for each and every client.

Together the partners cover all major aspects of Liechtenstein law, with a clear focus on forensic matters (private client litigation) and regulatory law (banking, investment funds, etc.). Being specialists in their fields of material law and their experience in litigation and arbitration form the basis of their everyday work.

Bretton G. Sciaroni

Leaders in Law endorses Bretton G. Sciaroni as our exclusively recommended Investment Law expert in Cambodia. If you wish to get in touch with Bretton please use the contact information provided above.

Bretton G. Sciaroni has been a lawyer and investment adviser in Phnom Penh since 1993, making him one of the first foreign lawyers in Cambodia in the modern era.

For over twenty years, Mr. Sciaroni has advised national and international clients with investments and/or operations in Cambodia and has been a leading contributor to the development of the Cambodian economy and private sector.

Focusing principally on commercial law, Mr. Sciaroni negotiated the first foreign investment in Cambodia under the 1994 foreign investment law. The firm has enjoyed an excellent working relationship with the Royal Government of Cambodia’s ministries. Mr. Sciaroni has made significant contributions to legal development programs assisting Cambodian governmental institutions in drafting laws and regulations.

In 1995, he entered into a partnership with Tilleke & Gibbins International, the oldest law firm in Thailand, opening an office in Phnom Penh. In 1994 he negotiated the first investment made under the Law on Investment. In 2004, the firm became independent, and now operates as Sciaroni & Associates.

In 1996, Mr. Sciaroni was named a Legal Adviser to the Royal Government in a decree signed by King Norodom Sihanouk. He has been reappointed to this position by Royal Decree in successive governments from 1999. The position carries with it the rank of minister.

In addition to a number of other assignments, Mr. Sciaroni served on the Cambodian government delegation that traveled to Quebec City, Canada in 2008 to attend the 32nd Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, which inscribed the Preah Vihear Temple as a World Heritage Site. He served in a similar capacity in successive Cambodian delegations since 2008. Most recently, the firm provided invaluable research on Colonial Property and Cultural Protection laws and drafted expert witness documentation for the Royal Government of Cambodia and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York in support of the successful return of a 10th century warrior statue of a stolen from the temple at Koh Ker.

Mr. Sciaroni continues to serve the private sector business community in key leadership positions. Since 1998 and 2002, he has served as Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (AmCham Cambodia) and Chairman of the International Business Chamber of Cambodia, respectively. Mr. Sciaroni was named vice chairman representing the ASEAN region for the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) in 2012. Mr. Sciaroni serves on the Boards of Directors of a number of entities, including banks, commercial enterprises and non­ governmental institutions.

Mr. Sciaroni served as the Co-Chairman of the Working Group on Law, Tax and Good Governance comprised of private sector and government delegates to seek resolution of issues of concern in the business community. In recent years, Mr. Sciaroni was the head of the private sector delegation to successive meetings of the Consultative Group, held by the Royal Government of Cambodia and the donor community.

Prior to coming to Cambodia, Mr. Sciaroni was in private practice in Washington, D.C., where he continues to be a member of both the Bar Association of the District of Columbia and the American Bar Association. He has served in the U.S. Government, including positions at the White House and in the International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Mr. Sciaroni is a graduate of the U.C.L.A. School of Law and earned degrees from Georgetown University and Claremont McKenna College.

Harry Rigney

Harry Rigney is an Australian legal practitioner, solicitor of the Supreme Courts of Australian Capital Territory, Queensland and Tasmania.

Harry has specialised since 1981 in taxation research, advice, and the implementation of taxation solutions through senior positions in professional firms, with responsibilities in achieving national quality assurance standards for firm-wide taxation consulting and compliance. Harry has expertise in the areas of business succession planning, structuring for business and investment within Australia and international, design and implementation of overseas business and joint venture structures for exporters, property development, and asset acquisitions and sales.  His areas of practice include all tax-sensitive areas of commerce and investment.

Harry combines academic and practical professional backgrounds; graduating as Menzies Scholar from Harvard Law School in 1980, lecturing in law in several universities, author of “Australian Business Taxation” published by Butterworths in 1990, National Tax Director for PKF for several years, senior tax manager PwC, tax partner law firm and sole practitioner providing services in all Australian East Coast States since 2004.

His background reflects the ‘revolving door’ ethos acquired and cultivated during his Harvard studies; to deliver excellence in professional service by building and sharing skills and expertise within and across commerce and academic forums.  His work and standing continues to be recognised and acknowledged by international accreditation agencies.

 

Foued Bourabiat

A graduate of the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (post-graduate degree in English and American Business law) and of King’s College London (LLM), Foued Bourabiat started his career at the Algiers office of a leading French law firm.

His recent experience includes assisting and advising various major investors and credit institutions in respect of investments and financings in the MENA region, including in Algeria. He has been involved in complex cross-border financing transactions and cutting edge Islamic finance deals.

Before founding Bourabiat Associés, Foued spent eight years at top-tier international law firms in Paris (Hogan Lovells LLP and Herbert Smith Freehills LLP).

Of French mother tongue, Foued speaks English and Arabic fluently.

Bourabiat Associés:

Founded by two highly experienced lawyers educated and trained in top universities and law firms in Algiers, Paris and London, Bourabiat Associés aims to provide to its clients in Algeria with a pioneering offering including the assistance of a fully independent local firm, offering its clients legal services matching international standards on a wide range of business law.

The firm assists clients in Algeria, France and throughout the MENA region, cultivating close relationships with leading law firms in the relevant jurisdictions which helps us to provide a seamless service to clients on their cross border transactions and projects.

We regard a deep understanding of the local laws, culture and business practices as essential to successfully meeting our clients’ needs in Algeria.

Yudianta Medio Simbolon

Founded Simbolon & Partners Law Firm after his departure from one of Indonesia’s fast growing law firm, obtained his law degree from Padjadjaran University, Bandung. He is a holder of a postgraduate degree from the Gadjahmada University, Yogyakarta. Mr. Simbolon is a member of the Indonesian Bar Association and holds a license to practice in Indonesian Courts, Registered Capital Market Legal Consultant, Intellectual Property Consultant and he is also member of several law organizations international.

Before opening Simbolon & Partners, to complete his experiences and expertise, Mr. Simbolon joined the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA). In this agency, Mr Simbolon has faced various types of legal matters with respect to the bank recapitalizations and asset resolutions. With more than a decade of experiences in the field of laws: general corporate and commercial law, foreign investment law, criminal, civil and commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, energy and natural resources law, bankruptcy law, land & property law, insurance law, immigration law, banking and finance law, consumer law, labor law, maritime law, capital market law, alternative dispute resolution, debt recovery.

Mr. Simbolon enjoyed to provide his knowledge by making article, comments and awarded as contributor to local and international organization and firms for producing their books (i.e: Doing Business 2014-World Bank Group, Carter Ruck on Libel and Privacy Sixth Edition-Lexis Nexis). He speaks Bahasa Indonesia and English.

Simbolon & Partners Law Firm:

Simbolon & Partners Law Firm (“the Firm”) is one of young fastest growing Indonesian Law Firm. We provide comprehensive legal services for Companies and Individuals (“the Clients”).

Our vision is to be one of the largest law firms in Indonesia and always enriching and updating our knowledge in order to serve our Clients with proper legal advice.

Our mission is to provide aggressive, careful, diligence, high-quality and caring representation to the Clients.

Simbolon & Partners is Indonesian Law Firm with a high profile team of professionals which renders comprehensive legal services to Clients, both domestic and foreign to meet their interests.

Simbolon & Partners always maintain a good cooperation with our correspondence firm in other countries to obtain our Clients’ need when they are in need of legal services outside of Indonesia,. Therefore our Firm is becoming member of several international legal organizations.

Our Clients choose us because we are skilled practitioners who understand their goals, interests and their businesses as well as partnering with them to achieve the best solutions.

We are looking forward to welcome you to the Firm, highlighting a few features about our legal services and we hope sharing ideas for partnering with you.