Athul Acharya

Athul Acharya focuses his practice on a broad variety of litigation matters to support clients in the technology and life sciences industries.​

At Duke, Athul served as a staff editor for the Duke Law Journal and the editor-in-chief of the Duke Law & Technology Review.

Before he joined Fenwick, Athul was a law clerk for the Honorable Milan D. Smith, Jr., at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He was also a law clerk for the Honorable Michael H. Simon at the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

Firm Overview:

For more than four decades, Fenwick & West has helped some of the world’s most recognized companies become, and remain, market leaders. From emerging enterprises to large public corporations, our clients are leaders in the technology and life sciences sectors and are fundamentally changing the world through rapid innovation.

Having worked alongside such progressive and cutting edge companies for so long, our culture has come to reflect the entrepreneurial spirit of our client base. Unlike traditional law firms, we move at our clients’ speed and have earned the reputation as a go-to law firm for growing companies that need insightful, strategic counsel to help tackle the challenging issues that arise when the law cannot keep up with their pace of innovation.

With the same passion for excellence and innovation reflected in our client base, our firm is making revolutionary changes to the practice of law through substantial investments in proprietary technology tools and processes. Our clients demand—and deserve—new ways to receive best-in-class legal services more effectively. At Fenwick, we are proud to be shaping our legal services to do just that.

Diya Liu

Diya Liu is an associate in the Austin office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she practices intellectual property litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Diya was an associate at the New York City office of an Am Law top 25 firm, where she practiced patent, appellate, and trade secrets litigation. Before attending law school, she was an independent stylist, working with a variety of major fashion publications.

Firm Overview:

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance them. We represent companies from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations at every stage of development. The firm’s attorneys collaborate across a comprehensive range of practice areas and industry groups to help the management, boards of directors, shareholders, and in-house counsel of our clients address their most pressing challenges and pursue their most promising opportunities.

The firm is nationally recognized for providing high-quality services to address the legal solutions required by its enterprise and financial institution clients. Our services include corporate law and governance, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, securities class action litigation, intellectual property litigation, antitrust counselling and litigation, joint ventures and strategic alliances, technology licensing and other intellectual property transactions, tax, and employee benefits and employment law, among other areas.

Our clients are companies and other entities that compete in rapidly developing and innovative industries, including the biotech, communications, digital media, energy, financial services, medical devices, software and other sectors.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has offices in Austin; Beijing; Boston; Brussels; Hong Kong; London; Los Angeles; New York; Palo Alto; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; Shanghai; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, DE.

Paul McCann

Paul McCann is recognised as one of Sydney’s most effective litigation lawyers in superior court jurisdictions, with a reputation for exceptional commitment to client service.

With over 30 years experience in the area of commercial litigation, various Federal and State Commissions of Inquiry and the defence of corporate prosecutions, Paul’s skills are in the strategic management of the whole of the litigation process, particularly involving complex issues.  Paul’s intention is at all times to secure the right client outcome, whether through a commercial settlement, mediation, arbitration or a court proceeding, at the earliest opportunity.

In addition, Paul has played a pivotal role in the management of a leading law firm as a member of various senior executive teams charged with enhancing the firm’s service standards, maintaining its reputation for professional excellence and optimising its operational performance and efficiency.


·         Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney, 1973

Professional Admissions

·         Admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of New South Wales, 1974

·         Admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of Victoria, 1988

·         Admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of Western Australia, 1998

·         Admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia, 1976

Professional Recognition

·         Leading Lawyer in Dispute Resolution, Chambers and Partners Global Guide 2010–2017

·         Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific 2017, Australia, Dispute Resolution (Ranked Lawyer – Band 4)

·         Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution, The Asia Pacific Legal 500 2013–2017

·         Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyer – New South Wales, Doyles Guide 2017

·         Best Lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation, Best Lawyers 2010–2017 (Australia)

·         Expert Guides, Litigation and Product Liability 2016 12th Ed

·         Leading Lawyer, AsiaLaw 2014

Professional Experience

·         Partner, Russells, 1 July, 2015 to present

·         Senior Litigation Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, 2007–30 June 2015

·         Partner and National Head of Litigation and member of the National Operating Committee and Executive Team, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, 2001–07

·         Partner in Charge, Sydney Office, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, 2001–06

·         Partner and Head of Litigation, Sydney Practice and member of the Sydney Practice Executive Team, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, 1987–97

·         Partner, Sydney Litigation Practice, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, 1985–87

Key Practice Fields

  • Arbitration
  • Commercial Property Disputes
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate and Business Disputes
  • Corporations Law
  • Energy, Mining and Resources Disputes
  • Financial Services
  • Government and Administrative Law
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • Media Law
  • Partnership and Shareholder Disputes
  • Professional Negligence


Jose de Pierola

Intellectual Property Attorney; admitted to Lima Bar Association (Peru) and Alava Bar Association (Spain)


Universidad de San Marcos (Bachelor at Law; Lawyer’s Degree; Doctor in Law); McGill University, Montreal, Canada (Diploma in International Air and Space Law); The Southwestern Legal Foundation, Dallas, Texas (Diploma in Comparative Law).

Practice Areas

Patent and trade mark prosecution, oppositions, appeals, cancellation actions, nullity actions, infringement actions at the Peruvian Trade Mark Office; legal actions at the Peruvian Courts; Intellectual Property; General and Procedural Law, Domain Name Dispute Resolution.

Languages: Spanish, English and French.


Member of the Lima Bar Association, the Peruvian Intellectual Property Association, American Bar Association (ABA), Alava (Spain) Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI), Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle (FICPI), International Trademark Association (INTA), Inter American Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI), European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA).


Lima Bar Association (Member of the Board of Directors 2001-2002)(President Intellectual Property Law Committee 1998 and 2004-2008)(Member of the List of Arbitrators);  Peruvian Industrial Property Association (APPI) (Vice-President 1995-1997, President 1997-1999); Lima Chamber of Commerce (Member of the Board of Directors and President of Intellectual Property Committee 2000-2002); American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM PERU) (Member of the Intellectual Property Committee)(Member of the List of Arbitrators); Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle (FICPI) (President Peruvian Group 1997-2010); Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI) (President Peruvian Group, 1997-2010); Inter-American Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI)(Delegate Peruvian Members 1998-2000); American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) (member International and Franchising Law Committee 2007); World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (Member of the List of Domain Name Panelists for .pe)

Volunteer Experience

Sovereign Military Order of Malta: Protection of the poor, weak and sick. Vice-President of the Peruvian Group and Head of Diplomatic Mission in Peru as Chargé d’ Affaires a.i. (February 11, 1999 until June 17, 2005).


Dr. Insan Budi Maulana

Insan Budi Maulana holds a law degree from Faculty of Law at University of Indonesia (1986) and he started his career as a lawyer in 1986 when he joined a reputable law firm soon after he graduated. He was appointed as a partner at the last law firm he worked with, before he then decided to establish MAULANA AND PARTNERS Law Firm.

As a Lawyer and Patent Attorney since 1986, he voted as was voted as the leading individual in Intellectual Property practice in Indonesia in The Asia Pacific Legal 500 – 2006/2007 editions


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law (Sarjana Hukum), University of Indonesia, Indonesia, 1986
  • Master’s Degree in Law (LLM), Kobe University, Japan, 1992
  • Doctorate Degree in Law, Kobe University, Japan, 1998
  • Appointed as Professor in Business Law by Ministry of Education in 2006.


  • Founder of Indonesian Intellectual Property Society (IIPS), IP Studies in Indonesia (FIPSI) and IP Clinic (Yayasan Klinik HAKI)
  • Member of AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Industriale), APAA (Asian Patent Attorneys Association) and IPBA (Inter Pacific Bar Association),
  • IBA (International Bar Association)
  • Member of the Association of Indonesian Intellectual Property Consultant (Asosiasi Konsultan HaKI Indonesia)


  • Guest Researcher at MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE, Munich, Germany, August – September 1994, July – August 1996 and September – October 2001
  • Attended Certification Program in Intellectual Property Rights Law at Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, England, October 1994 – January 1995
  • Member of the drafting team for “Undisclosed Information Act” (Undang-Undang Kerahasiaan Informasi), January – March 1995
  • Attended Patent Drafting Course in Singapore, organized by FICPI, September 1996
  • Member of the Expert Committee of the Department of Justice of the Republic of Indonesia (1998 – 2006)
  • Attended Symposium on Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights and Patent Litigation inMunich, Germany, 10 – 14 September 2001
  • Vice Coordinator of the drafting team for Bill of Trademark Appeal Commission, Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights, Department of Justice of the Republic of Indonesia, April 2003
  • Vice Coordinator of the drafting team for Bill of Trademark Registration Procedures, Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights, Department of Justice of the Republic of Indonesia, April 2003
  • Patent consultant for the ASEAN-ROCKEFELLER Project for pharmaceutical patents in the Phillipines and Laos, 2 -14 May 2004
  • Attended Hessen International University Summer Program for the course of New Technologies and Law: Biotechnology in Europe, Giessen, Germany, 24 July – 20 August 2005
  • Member of the advisory team for Intellectual Property at the Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights, Department of Justice of the Republic of Indonesia, 2008
  • Chief Coordinator of the drafting team for the Bill of Amendment of Trademark Law
  • Speaker at the 4th Symposium China-ASEAN Entrepreneurs Exchange in Beijing, China, 8-9 December 2008
  • Speaker of “ABUSE OF DOMINANT BARGAINING POSITION” at the Fair Trade Commission (Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha) about unfair trade practices, Jakarta, 27 Juli 2010
  • Speaker of “Market Control” at the Fair Trade Commission (Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha), October 26, 2011.
  • Speaker for Korea Institute of Intellectual Property (KIIP) held in Seoul by the Faculty of Law, Hanyang University on 16 December 2013
  • Speaker for Osaka Shoko Kaigisho (Osaka Chamber of Commerce) with title “Investment and IP Protection in Indonesia” on 26 May 2014 in Osaka, Japan
  • Guest Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan on 30 September 2013 and 27 May 2014
  • Guest Lecturer for Kobe SALAD 2015 (Summer School of Asian Law & Dispute Management) with title “IP Issues in Indonesia” at Faculty of Law, Kobe University on 19 August 2015
  • Lecturer at IP Training held by Trisakti University in August 2015
    Speaker for Public Hearing regarding Patent and Trademark held at the House of Representative of Indonesia in August 2015.
  • Lecturer at IP Training held by Trisakti University in August 2015
  • Lecturer at Training Course for Commercial Court Judges Certification in November 2015.

University Lecturer for Graduate Program at:

  • University of Indonesia, Notary Program, 1999 – present (Course: Intellectual Property Rights)
  • University of Indonesia, Accountancy Program, 2001 – present (Course: Business Law)
  • Trisakti University, Faculty of Law, 2015 – Present (Course : Intellectual Property Rights)
  • Sebelas Maret University, Faculty of Law, 2007 – Present
  • Krisnadwipayana University, Faculty of Law, 2000 –2014 (Course: Intellectual Property Rights and Unfair Competition)
  • Institute of Business and Information of Indonesia, Accountancy Program, 2004 –2013 (Course: Business Law)
  • University of Riau, Accountancy Program (Course: Business Law)


  • Indonesian IPR Laws (Undang-Undang HaKI Indonesia), Preface by Insan Budi Maulana, publisher PT Citra Aditya Bakti, Bandung, 2004
  • Protect IPR Right Now!(Lindungi HaKI Sekarang Juga!), written with Dwi Koendoro, 2005
  • Politics and Management of Intellectual Property Rights(Politik dan Manajemen HKI), publisher PT Alumni, Jakarta, 2009
  • A-B-C Industrial Design: Theories and Practices in Indonesia (A-B-C Desain Industri: Teori dan Praktek di Indonesia), publisher PT Citra AdityaBakti,Bandung, 2010
  • Putting Value On Your IP Assets, Economic Impact And Legal Protection Of Intellectual Property Rights: Experience On IP Law Implementation In Indonesia, IP Theses, IP CommunityMagazineNo. 8, March 2005 Edition
  • Benefiting from Patent Law No. 14 of 2001 for National Patent Development(Memanfaatkan UU Paten No. 14 Tahun 2001 untuk Pengembangan Paten Nasional), Widya Yustia Journal No. 2 (VII) July-December 2005
  • Regional Report, The ASEAN-Rockefeller Foundation Project on Intellectual Property Laws Review and Capacity Building on Intellectual Property Rights Related to Public Health in the ASEAN Region, Mission Report in Indonesia, LAO PDR and Philippine, ASEAN Secretarial, Jakarta, 2005
  • Patent and the Biotechnology Industry, IP Theses, IP Community Magazine No. 9, March 2006 Edition
  • The Analysis of the Implementation of Law No. 31 of 2000 on Industrial Design (Analisis Pelaksanaan Undang-undang Nomor 31 Tahun 2000 tentang Desain Industri), Legislasi Indonesia Journal Vol. 3 No. 4 December 2006

Along with over 20 other books and publications

Fluent in English, Japanese, and Indonesian

Arzu Ongur

Arzu ONGUR is the managing partner of ONGUR&PARTNERS International Law Firm. She is a well-recognized lawyer based in Turkey, with expertise in international law, arbitration and litigation. She has wide range of professional work experiences in Turkey and abroad, including Italy, Brussels and New York City. She represented many large-scale local and international clients and government authorities, as well as embassies, before national courts and international arbitrations. Some selected projects and cases where she acted as attorney are provided in the “Selected Cases” section. She has training and legal degrees from Turkey, and Italy. Arzu ONGUR’s focus is on ICC& ICSID Arbitration, Public Procurements and Projects, Energy Oil & Gas Law, Mining Law, Foreign Direct Investments, Privatizations, Litigations, International Contracts, Administrative Law, Defense Industry, Banking Law, Competitions, Defense Industry, Aviation, Transportations, Public Tenders and PPP. She has vast experience in multinational and complex legal disputes.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:  English (fluent)  / Italian (fluent) / Turkish (native)




2005 October-Ankara University Faculty of Law Department of Administrative Law GPA 90/100 Ankara /TURKEY


2006 October- 2007 June European College of Parma, Advanced Diploma on European Studies and Law, (She granted Full Scholarship from Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.) GPA 24/30 Parma/ITALY


2004 October-July 2005 Master in Development Innovation and Change Bologna University Alma mater, Faculty of Law. She completed this programme as Erasmus exchange student. GPA 23.3/30 Bologna/ITALY



1996-2000 Ankara University Faculty of Law, Bachelor Degree in Law

ONGUR&PARTNERS International Law Office:

ONGUR&PARTNERS International Law Office provides a spectrum of top quality legal services to international businesses, corporations, governments and investors. The firm’s experienced team of lawyers has represented clients from throughout the European Union; particularly in the United Kingdom and Italy, as well as United States and Turkey. It built a strong reputation for professionalism, rigor, and appreciation of complexities of international business law.

We are proud to provide legal services to a broad range of clients from all over the world, to prominent industries in Turkey as well as significant projects, while working as trusted legal advisors in Turkey for over 13 years. In depth experience we gathered from distinguished clients, being part of unique projects and dealing with multinational complex legal issues provided us with the framework and opportunity to demonstrate our legal skills at the highest level.

ONGUR&PARTNERS International Law Office expertise covers all aspects of state, commerce, business and investment laws in Turkey, and all aspects of litigation and arbitration. The office in Ankara provides local services to surrounding cities, as well as Istanbul, Izmir, Bursa, Alanya, and employs consultants overseas to provide service in excellent standards. Clients are served with diligence, and the firm’s language fluency in Turkish, English, Italian and Russian guarantees that an interpreter is rarely needed for close communication. Lawyers and staff at Our firm is considered among the top trusted international legal service providers and law firms in Turkey by international legal networks and authorities. Our special focus on client expectation and our approach to design best legal strategy for successful and effective results separate us. The firm’s close client interaction, support and international network render its services solution-oriented.

Our lawyers aim to:

-Understand the needs of local and foreign clients,

-Multi-dimensionally analyze and provide the best solutions to meet legal requirements and satisfy client needs,

-Bring professionalism and timely execution for each steps of legal processing for clients.

ONGUR&PARTNERS’s vision is to provide clients with legal advice that helps them achieve their long-term objectives in Turkey and across the globe with the greatest efficiency. This vision is attained by a strategy of steady expansion, allowing us to retain a boutique character and to provide excellent standards of service.

More information about our firm is available upon request. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any question and/or inquiries through or to call us from +90 312 426 39 94


James B. Rosenblum

James Rosenblum is the founding partner of Rosenblum Newfield, LLC. The firm provides senior level, relationship-based civil and administrative litigation services for a broad array of individuals, service providers, and corporations.

Many clients include health care providers across the spectrum, i.e., physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, home health care agencies. Litigated matters have included most major medical specialties, including obstetrics, anesthesia, neurosurgery, general surgery, thoracic surgery, head and neck surgery, primary care, cardiology, pathology and geriatrics.

Other issues handled by the firm include extra-contractual liability against insurers (so-called bad faith actions), self-insurance trusts, contractual litigation (sales contracts, uniform commercial code, product defects), and general liability matters.

Mr. Rosenblum, formerly a Partner at the New York City headquarters of a large, multi-location law firm, has won high profile trials in New York and Connecticut. He has authored numerous published articles and given many presentations to legal, medical and business groups. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Association, a member of the Litigation Counsel of America, and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. He has been included in Connecticut and New England directory of “Super Lawyers©” for years and has an AV Martindale-Hubbell rating.

All clients – big and small – receive prompt, thoughtful and personalized attention from senior partners. We are happy to provide references from clients – throughout the United States – with whom we have worked.

Founded in 1992, Rosenblum Newfield, LLC has offices in New York and Connecticut. Members of the firm and Associates are admitted in New York and Connecticut, The firm works with firms in other States where matters are pending. The firm has state of the art technology including electronic billing in multiple formats and high level cyber-protection policies and resources.


Nihad Aliyev

Professional legal practice is started in the Ministry of Justice of Azerbaijan Republic.

Further held positions: legal adviser at the Court of Azerbaijan Republic on Felony; Legal adviser at the Legal department of SOCAR; Chief of Legal Departments on the different oil companies from 2005, etc.

Was involved and has extensive experience in large number of court litigations. Specialized on property and tenement issues, law of international trade and energy risks insurance and so on.

Broad experience in establishing and regulating the relations between persons and entities by preparing contracts and controlling the execution of them. Defending the company’s interests at courts. Overseeing the HR policy of the company and duly application of the legislation.

Extensive experience in representation at high level negotiations.


– 1996 – 2000 University of Azerbaijan, Baku

– Bachelor of Laws

– 2000-2002– University of Azerbaijan, Baku

– Master of Laws (LLM in Law)


Member of Bar association of Azerbaijan Republic


Stephen Wilson QC

Stephen Wilson QC heads the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group in the Turks and Caicos Islands (“TCI”) office. Stephen has appeared in many of the TCI’s recent headline cases involving disputes in the tourism and hospitality, banking, real estate, insurance and construction/building sectors.

Stephen is ranked as a BAND 1 ATTORNEY by CHAMBERS GLOBAL, as follows: “Litigation expert and ‘fantastic advocate’ Stephen Wilson QC of Graham Thompson regularly handles large commercial disputes and is instructed on a variety of civil matters. Market sources say ‘he is well researched, articulate and prepared’, and is ‘committed to his clients’.”

In addition to Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Stephen works on Admiralty & Shipping, Banking & Finance, Corporate & Commercial, Intellectual Property, Employment & Labour and Property & Development matters with members of his office and with attorneys at the Firm’s other offices.

Graham Thompson:

Graham Thompon’s attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their respective fields for over 60 years.  Partners and Associates from our four offices work closely with clients to ensure that their matters are handled expeditiously and with highest degree of professionalism.

Our practice focus includes all types of General Business Law, including Banking and Finance; Corporate, Commercial and Securities; Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Private Clients, Trusts and Estates; Property and Development; Employment and Labour; Immigration and Naturalization; and Admiralty, Shipping and Aviation.

The Firm is consistently ranked a tier one law firm by the leading international ratings publications, including Leaders in Law, Chambers & Partners, IFLR 1000, and the City Wealth Leaders List, among others.


Dmitry Romanenko

CDR Litigation Boutique specializes in business formation in Russia. We provide a full range of legal services including but not limited to company registration (LLC, JSC), obtain licenses, prepare agreements, open bank accounts, lease commercial office space; prepare labour contracts; develop your taxation scheme; rent a land for your company; prepare accounting reports; prepare SHA; provide counsel for business start-ups; create joint venture company; make Due Diligence procedure; and start arbitration or commercial litigation.

Licensed advocates will help you:

– register your company (LLC, JSC) in Russia;

– win arbitration or commercial litigation case;

– start and finish criminal case; – get any licences you need;

– prepare any agreements you need;

– open bank account;

– rent your company office;

– prepare labour contracts;

– get work permit;

– get temporary residence permit;

– choose your taxation scheme;

– rent a land for your company;

– prepare accounting reports;

– prepare SHA;

– create joint venture company;

– make Due Diligence procedure;

– buy commodities;

– find partners;

– find staff;

– company formation in Russia

Year this Office was Established: 2009

Languages: Russian, English