Ewelina Wętrys

Leaders in Law endorses Ewelina Wętrys as our exclusively recommended Litigation Law expert in Poland. If you wish to get in touch with Ewelina please use the contact information provided above.

Ewelina advises and represents local and foreign clients in litigation and arbitration regarding diverse commercial disputes as well as in arbitration proceedings conducted under international investment treaties such as BITs or ECT (in the latter respect acting for both investors and states). She has substantial experience in the oil and gas, energy, aviation, real estate and construction sectors.

Ewelina supports Clients in a variety of high value matters, including cases involving contractual or statutory liability for non-performance or improper performance of the contract, unjust enrichment claims, and insurance claims. She also assists Clients already at the stage of structuring investments and drafting of dispute resolution clauses tailored to specific contracts.

Ewelina holds an LL.M. degree in International Commercial Arbitration Law (ICAL) from the Stockholm University. She has authored and co-authored a number of publications on arbitration and she frequently speaks at international arbitration conferences. She also conducts lectures in International Commercial Arbitration Law and Investment Arbitration Law at International Summer Schools organized by Kozminski University.


  • Advocate – The Warsaw Bar Association
  • ICAL Alumni Association, Young ITA, ICC Young Arbitrators Forum, Young ICCA


  • Who’s Who Legal – Arbitration 2021 – Future Leaders – Non-Partners
  • The Legal 500 – EMEA 2020 – Poland – Dispute Resolution (Tier 2)

Recent Cases

Investment Arbitration

  • Representing the European investor in the arbitration against the Central-European state in a dispute relating to renewable energy sector.
  • Member of a team advising Canadian investors in a dispute against a Central European state concerning a mining project.
  • Member of a team representing a Central European state in an ICSID(AF) investment dispute against U.S. investors related to fiscal measures.
  • Member of a team advising Polish investors in a dispute against a Central European state concerning a petrochemical project.

Commercial Arbitration

  • Representing a company from a construction sector in two ICC arbitral proceedings regarding disputes arising out of a joint-venture agreement concluded for a joint execution of construction works.
  • Representing a company from a mining sector in the arbitration proceedings before the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce against a contractor responsible for expansion of a coal mechanical processing plant.
  • Representing a foreign supplier in the ICC arbitration proceedings concerning a dispute arising out of a contract for implementation of a modern system for production of highly complex-shaped castings.
  • Advising a foreign contractor from an oil and gas sector in the ICC arbitration proceedings concerning a dispute arising out of a contract for onshore drilling services.

Post-Arbitration Proceedings

  • Representing a company from the real estate sector in the proceedings for the setting aside of an arbitral award issued in a dispute with a contractor involved in the construction process of an exclusive department store.
  • Representing a company from the oil and gas sector in the proceedings for the enforcement of a favourable ICC arbitral award issued against a mother company of a main Kazakh debtor under a contract for onshore drilling services.
  • Representing a contractor from the construction sector in the enforcement proceedings of favourable ICC arbitral awards issued against a Macedonian company in disputes related to intra-JV settlements with respect to a highway construction contract.


  • Representing a medical equipment supplier in a dispute for the anullment of several supply contracts commenced by the President of the Public Procurement Office.
  • Representing a company from the energy sector in proceedings against an external consultant responsible for carrying out environmental and localisation research for the construction of the first nuclear power plant in a Central European state.
  • Representing a company from the real estate sector in a dispute against the local government unit regarding compensation for the failure to timely issue a building permit.

Contract Management

  • Advising a leading Polish company from the oil and gas sector in the negotiation process of a large EPC contract.
  • Advising a company from the chemical sector on the process of handling tort claims relating to the company’s daily operations.
  • Serving on secondment to a world leader contractor in the development of major projects in the energy and infrastructures sectors and advising on a wide range of civil and corporate matters arising out of a contract for the construction of the first liquefied natural gas terminal in a Central European state.

Firm Description:

DWF is a leading global provider of integrated legal and business services.

We listen to our clients and there is a growing desire for legal and business services to be delivered in an easier and more efficient way. So, we’ve built our business and designed our range of services on this principle. We have three offerings – Legal Advisory, Mindcrest and Connected Services. Our ability to seamlessly combine any number of these services to deliver bespoke solutions for our clients is our key differentiator. Delivered through our global teams across eight core sectors, our Integrated Legal Management approach delivers greater efficiency, price certainty and transparency for our clients without compromising on quality or service.


Stefán Geir Þórisson

Leaders in Law endorses Stefán Geir Þórisson as our exclusively recommended Litigation Law expert in Iceland. If you wish to get in touch with Stefán please use the contact information provided above.


  • Lycee Pablo Neruda in Grenoble France, Higher Education 1979-1980
  • Mennraskólinn við Hamrahlíð, student 1982Ludwig Maximilians Universitat Munchen, studying in German winter 1983-1984
  • University of Iceland, cand. jur. 1990
  • District Court Attorney 1992
  • Supreme Court Attorney 1998


  • Housing Agency of the State Department of Law 1990 – 1991
  • Jón Steinar Gunnlaugsson Law Firm 1991 – January 1993
  • EFTA Surveillance Authority in Geneva and Brussels, from February 1993 to July 1995
  • Jón Steinar Gunnlaugsson lawyer from August 1995 – January 1998
  • Lawyers Klapparstíg from 1998 and Forum Lawyers from 2005
  • Lecturer and Examiner in European Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Iceland 1992 – 1997
  • Adjunct Attorney at the University of Reykjavík in 2005
  • Ad hoc-college member of the EFTA Surveillance Authority 1998 – 2002
  • In the Board of the European Law Institute of Reykjavík, Reykjavík, 2004
  • Board of Directors of Lögmannafélag Íslands from 2004-2007
  • District Court Attorney in October 1992
  • Supreme Court Attorney in February 1998

Practice Areas

  • European
  • Company law
  • Competition
  • Contract and Claim
  • Tort
  • Administrative Law
  • Labor and contract law
  • Litigation


  • English
  • French
  • Danish
  • German

Firm Description:

Forum lögmenn began its practice and partnership in 1989. Since then, our attorneys have provided comprehensive legal services to individuals, corporations, public institutions, and more.

Our law firm has grown rapidly in recent years which has given our attorneys an opportunity to specialize in specific areas of law. The partners at Forum Lögmenn emphasize quality service and will personally handle your case from beginning to end.

The partners at Forum lögmenn all have substantial litigation experience. They have argued over two thousand court cases before the district courts of Iceland and up to three hundred cases before the Supreme Court. The partners at the law firm have extensive legal knowledge and employ efficient attorneys, business professionals and support staff.

We at Forum lögmenn have emphasized maintaining a good relationship with the law departments of the Icelandic universities and the partners of Forum lögmenn have lectured in the areas of contract law, tort law and EU/EEU law at the law departments of the University of Iceland, Reykjavík University and Bifröst University.

Forum lögmenn practice areas include legal opinions, inheritance law, EU and EEA law, corporate law, custody cases, intellectual property law, pre-nuptial agreements, litigation, competition law, contract law, tort law, divorce cases, bankruptcy and estate law, administrative law, insurance law and labour- and contractor law.


Sakib Sikder

Leaders in Law endorses Sakib Sikder as our exclusively recommended Litigation Law expert in Bangladesh. If you wish to get in touch with Sakib please use the contact information provided above.

Barrister of the Lincoln’s Inn

Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh
LL.M (City University of London)
Pg.DL ( City University of London)
LL.B (Hons) (University of London)

Mr. Sakib Sikder is a seasoned commercial & corporate counsel having over 13 years of legal experiences. He developed his core expertise on Commercial, Indirect Taxation and Company Law. Later on his carrier.

Mr. Sakib developed expertise on telecommunication laws, intellectual property laws, indirect tax litigations. merger & acquisitions and regulatory licensing. Mr. Sakib is currently working for foreign and local investors on number of Greenfield projects.

Mr. Sakib has vast expertise in conducting litigations before the High Court Division, Customs and VAT Appellate Tribunal & Labour Tribunals in Bangladesh. He also participates in hearing before Magistrate Courts and District Courts in Bangladesh.

Mr. Sakib is a Member of the Lincoln’s Inn & an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Mr. Sakib completed his LL.M in International Business Law from City University of London & LL.B (Hons) from University of London. He has also undertaken number of professional courses including PGDL in Professional Studies from City University of London: Rethinking International Taxation from Leiden University, Sweden and Finance from Non Finance Professional from University of California. Irvine. Mr. Sakib is an Associate of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. UK.

Firm Description:

Jural Acuity is a full-service law firm in Dhaka with a specialization in Corporate, Commercial, and Investment related legal practices. The main area of Practice of the Firm in Corporate Law, Commercial Documentations, Foreign Direct Investment, Labour Laws, Commercial Litigation, Energy Disputes, Taxation, Construction Adjudication & General Litigation. This Law Firm consists of experienced lawyers and consultants, providing one-stop solutions to the clients. The Firm also works with a number of Chartered Accountant Firms and Tax Advisors to provide one-stop solutions to the Client. The ability to appreciate the clients’ needs and deliver services that meet and, where possible, exceed their expectations is vital for the continued strength of the Firm’s business and growth. Jural Acuity is a member firm of IR Global in Bangladesh and is also the Member Firm (Bangladesh) for the Privacy Group. Jural Acuity also collaborates with tax practitioners and Chartered Accountants to provide additional services including corporate tax advisory services, company registration, business licensing services, HR dispute resolution, claim settlements, etc.

Foreign Direct Investment

Lawyers at Jural Acuity are experienced with Foreign Direct Investments as they regularly advices Clients on legal structuring, Tax Structuring & avoidance of double taxation, company & branch office registration, Joint Venture Agreements, local partner & company due diligence, forensic investigations, bank account support, FDI Reporting, Shareholders’ Loan, Profit Repatriation, Brach Office Closure, FDI reporting, Winding Up, TSA/ MSA/Franchisee/Royalty etc.

Business Licenses

Jural Acuity’s team has been recommended to provide support in relation to securing various business licenses for the Clients including Company Registration, ETIN, VAT Registration, Trade License, BIDA Registration, Work Permits, Foreign Loan Approvals, IRC & ERC, VAT Registration, Trademark & Patent Registration, Explosive License, Society Registration, Factory Registration, Planning Permits, Fire License, Boiler Registration, BSTI Registration,  Environmental Clearance GSP, BOND Licenses etc.

Local Firm with a Global Reach

Jural Acuity is part of IR Global, which has footprint in 108+ Jurisdictions and hence Clients can use our service for multi-jurisdictional disputes, foreign litigations & foreign jurisdiction advisory services. In addition, the foreign clients can also engage us through a member firm in their respective jurisdiction for better accountability and direct access.

One Stop Solutions

Jural Acuity though its partner firms provides variety of services including tax and vat accounting, annual tax return submission, RJSC related submissions, payroll management, virtual office support, employee sourcing, bank account opening & management, secretarial support, property acquisitions, travel assistance, translation services, notarization support, immigration, work permit & visa support etc.>
Commercial & Corporate matters

Counsels of Jural Acuity are experienced in variety of commercial matters including contract negotiation and drafting, infrastructure project documentations, tender document vetting, property documentation,  international trade advisory services, finance and baking documentations, loan restructuring, corporate financing, admiralty matters, corporate taxation, shareholders disputes, share purchase and subscription, mergers, telecom law, media law, IP law, data protection and privacy law etc.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Jural Acuity is a recommended litigation firm in Bangladesh by Global Law Expert. Jural Acuity has specialization dealing with NI Act, property disputes, family disputes, contractual disputes, licensing disputes, tax disputes, vat disputes, criminal defense services, company matters, appeals & revisions etc. Jural Acuity’s Partner is also experienced in ADR including family mediation, tax ADR, construction arbitrations and commercial arbitrations.

One of the best law firms in Bangladesh expertise in commercial and corporate law matters

Luming Chen

Leaders in Law endorses Burçak Sercan Sarıkaya as our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Turkey. If you wish to get in touch with Burçak please use the contact information provided above.

Mr. Chen is based in the JunHe Shanghai office. Before that, Mr. Chen was a partner at Jones Day, and was associated with Debevoise & Plimpton and O’Melveny & Myers in the US.

Mr. Chen has broad experience in the resolution of complex international disputes through arbitration, litigation, mediation and negotiation. He has significant experience in project construction disputes, disputes arising under long-term purchase agreements, complex commercial, share and asset acquisition, and joint venture disputes, and disputes involving insurance and insolvency proceedings. In recent years, he has represented clients in a large number of disputes involving assets management contracts and PE investment contracts. Mr. Chen has helped foreign clients in the enforcement proceedings of foreign arbitral awards in Chinese courts under the New York Convention.

Mr. Chen has been on the CIETAC panel as an arbitrator since 1989. Over the years, he has heard a large number of disputes of a varied nature. He has represented clients in arbitration proceedings before the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (KHIAC) and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC); and is also on the panels of arbitrators for the two arbitration institutions.

Mr. Chen is familiar with US law and litigation rules, and was a member of the defense team involved in the criminal investigation by the US Ministry of Justice on illegal trading of US treasury bonds by an employee of Daiwa Bank. He participated in the whole proceedings of document production in response to a subpoena by the US Ministry of Justice, and in the criminal defense proceedings of the bank employee in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Mr. Chen also has extensive experience in representing multinational companies in their investment projects in China on such matters as the establishment of joint ventures, wholly foreign-owned enterprises, and strategic alliances; real estate, venture capital, private equity, and securities transactions; and intellectual property protection. His experience covers a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, retail, IT, entertainment, technology, chemicals, construction, and transportation. Mr. Chen also has extensive experience in energy projects, including power plants, natural gas pipelines, and wastewater treatment facilities. Mr. Chen advises Chinese companies on outbound investment projects in foreign jurisdictions. He has represented a PRC private company in acquiring a bauxite in Jamaica.

Mr. Chen is ranked as a leading lawyer in Chamber’s Asia-Pacific (Arbitration) and Who’s Who Legal (Litigation). He was selected as one of the “Top 20 client most-favored Lawyers” by ALB.


JD, Harvard Law School, 1995

MA, Fudan University, 1986

BA, Fudan University, 1983

Professional Associations

Mr. Chen is a member of the All-China Bar Association. He is also a member of New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Mr. Chen is on the list of arbitrators of CIETAC, SHIAC and SCIA. He is also on the panels of arbitrators of HKIAC, SIAC, the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB) and the Vietnam International arbitration Centre (VIAC). He serves as the deputy director of international trade law committee of the Shanghai Bar Association.

Firm Description:

JunHe, founded in Beijing in 1989, is one of the first private partnership law firms in China. Since its establishment, JunHe has grown to become one of the largest and most recognised Chinese law firms. The firm has 12 offices around the world and a team comprising more than 800 professionals – including over 240 partners and legal counsel, as well as over 560 associates and legal translators.

A solid foundation of delivering premier legal services

JunHe is committed to providing top-tier legal services in commercial transactions and litigation. Our firm is well known as a pioneer, an innovator and a leader in the re-establishment and development of the modern legal profession in China.

Just as each industry requires specialised knowledge, our attorneys are arranged into multidisciplinary practice groups so that they are equipped with deep expertise in market-tailored legal fields and industry sectors. To meet the specific requirements of each client and project, we form project teams across different practice groups to combine the strengths of lawyers with the requisite skills to offer bespoke legal advice. By consistently providing exceptional representation, we have earned our reputation for excellence.

Our network growth is achieved through prudence and independence 

JunHe works towards its goals of independent development and strategic expansion. In addition to our head office in Beijing, the firm operates in offices throughout China – in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dalian, Haikou, Tianjin, Qingdao and Chengdu. Through our network of offices based in China’s political, economic and financial centres, as well as in the economic zones along the east and the south coasts, we serve our clients across the country.

In tandem with our domestic clients’ investments abroad, the firm has opened fully licensed offices in Hong Kong and New York – both international commercial centres – as well as in the high-tech mecca of Silicon Valley. By doing so, leaders in finance and technology have access to our cutting-edge representation in China and abroad.

Adhering to the principle of client-centred services, we are a true and genuine partnership law firm, with our domestic and overseas offices placed under common management and resources pooled and deployed in an integrated manner.

Our relentless power is sourced from attracting talented lawyers worldwide

At JunHe we are keenly aware that our core competitiveness lies in the strength of our collective intelligence. Our attorneys are primarily recruited from the world’s top law schools and law firms, and some have previously served as government officials, judges, accountants, tax analysts and scientists.

While most of our lawyers are licensed in China, many are qualified to practise law in multiple jurisdictions, such as the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Our attorneys are multilingual, with fluency in Chinese as well as English, German, Japanese and several other languages.

In addition to advising clients at JunHe, our lawyers often concurrently hold distinguished posts in international organisations, government agencies, trade associations and arbitration tribunals. They also devote their expertise to contributing to Chinese lawmaking, writing legal publications, organising academic research and seminars, and teaching as guest professors.

Our competitive edge is maintained through constant innovation

From the beginning, our firm has grown by virtue of innovation. At the forefront of great movements, JunHe continues to forge ahead of our peers and continuously innovate, whether by advising on unprecedented foreign investment projects during the initial period of China’s reform-and-open campaign; major transactions during the state-owned enterprise reform in the 1990s; comprehensive debt and equity operations, incorporating onshore and offshore capital markets in the new century; or the continuous development of novel services and products in the internet era.

JunHe is credited with many “firsts” in the Chinese market. Growing with our clients, we have not only been honoured with high praise, but have also achieved a leading position in the Chinese legal industry.

Our global strategy is devoted to collaborating with our peers     

In the context of globalisation, we augment our strengths by collaborating with leading law firms in other jurisdictions. By building such alliances, we overcome cultural differences and knowledge gaps. In turn, our clients benefit from a combination of rich local experience, smooth communication, the full spectrum of practice areas, global coordination and seamless representation in cross-border transactions.

Due to our outstanding client service and excellent reputation, we are the only Chinese law firm to be accepted for membership in Lex Mundi and Multilaw, two leading associations of independent law firms around the world. We have also established “best friend” relationships with many other preeminent local law firms. Through such alliances, we are able to extend our premier legal services efficiently and consistently to every corner of the globe.


Ghassan Moghabghab

Leaders in Law endorses Ghassan Moghabghab as our exclusively recommended Litigation Law expert in Lebanon. If you wish to get in touch with Ghassan please use the contact information provided above.

Managing Partner

Admitted to the Beirut Bar Association in 1975

At the Firm since 1978. Ghassan was previously the Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Finance in Lebanon from 1983 to 1988, he was as well the personal legal advisor to President Camille Chamoun. He also headed the Legal Department of the National Lebanese Party (130 Lawyers) from 1988 to 2000.

Practice Areas

  • Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Corporate
  • M&A
  • Energy
  • Private International Law


  • DEA, Public Law, Universite Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France
  • LLB, Private Law, Universite Saint Joseph, Beirut, Lebanon
  • La Sagesse High School, Lebanon

Firm Description:

Moghabghab & Associates is a global firm that was established in 1945. Headquartered today in Beirut, Lebanon, we serve our clients globally wherever they are, either directly or through our international partners. Our aim is to help companies and individuals solve their most complex legal issues. We strive to provide outstanding legal services and to deliver results.

Initially Chamoun & Moghabghab, the firm started when President Camille Chamoun and MP Naim Moghabghab formed a partnership in 1945. Ghassan N Moghabghab then re-established the firm under its current name in 1978. Headquartered today in Beirut Central District, Lebanon, we serve our clients globally wherever they are, either directly or through our international partners. Our aim is to help companies and individuals solve their most complex legal issues. We offer outstanding legal services and deliver results to our clients.

We encourage our lawyers to do pro bono work that is meaningful, impactful and supports those in need.
Our Lawyers provide pro bono legal assistance to support access to justice, social and economic development and sound legal institutions. Moreover, our firm undertakes to reduce the environmental footprint of its business activity, from recycling to reducing consumption.

Our Mission

We offer outstanding legal services for companies, financial institutions and individuals. We are committed to working according to the highest standards and professional responsibility. Our team assists clients seamlessly across all domestic and international operations, transactions or disputes. Deep knowledge of legal, regulatory and economic environments gives us familiarity with the intricate legal issues that our clients face, in an increasingly globalized marketplace. Our services meet the legal and business needs of all our clients.


Paul Gallagher S.C.

Paul Gallagher has been practicing in the Irish Bar for 40 years. He was appointed a senior counsel in 1991 and a Bencher of the King’s Inns in 2005. He is a former vice-chair of the Irish Bar Council. He has lectured and tutored in law in University College Dublin and the King’s Inns and lectures and writes on a range of legal issues. He has degrees in law (University College Dublin, King’s Inns, Cambridge University), and in history and economics (University College Dublin). He practices widely in the areas of commercial law, European law and public law. He is an adjunct professor of law at University College Dublin, a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers. He was Ireland’s nominee to the arbitration and conciliation panels of the International Centre of Settlement of Investment Disputes (1997–2007). He served as an observer on the High-Level Advisory Group for the Future EU Justice Policy 2007–2008 representing the UK, Cyprus and Malta.

He is a director of the Irish Centre for European Law and a Senior Fellow of the Institute for International and European Affairs. Paul Gallagher was Attorney General of Ireland between 2007 and 2011 and during that period he had responsibility for advising the government on all legal issues and was responsible for the conduct of all litigation involving the state. He was responsible for all legislation passed during that period and was deeply involved in all legal aspects of the financial crisis.


J. Ross McDonough

Managing Partner and Head of Litigation, Ross frequently acts in complex international insolvencies, restructurings and security enforcements and is regularly retained by local and overseas insolvency professionals, directors, fund administrators, auditors, creditors and investors in connection with all aspects of the restructuring and winding up of companies, investment funds, limited partnerships, SIV’s and structured finance entities.

Sources say: “he knows the law extremely well, is very practical in his suggestions and is very efficient in trials.”
– Chambers and Partners

He has specific experience of coordinating cross-border appointments and obtaining recognition and assistance for insolvency professionals appointed by foreign courts. Having practiced continuously in the Cayman Islands since 1994, Ross is one of the most experienced litigators at the Cayman bar and has acted in more than 40 reported cases and was admitted in the British Virgin Islands in 2008. He is also regularly engaged to give expert evidence on issues of Cayman Islands law in proceedings before foreign courts.

Litigation Law Practice:

Campbells is widely recognised for its litigation strength and has particular expertise in investment funds disputes and all aspects of the liquidations of investment funds. Members of the department appear before the Grand Court, Court of Appeal and Privy Council and have been involved in numerous reported cases. Clients range from large international, financial and trading organisations to liquidators and trustees in bankruptcy of international and local entities, participants in investment and trust structures and Cayman Islands Government Agencies. In particular, we have substantial experience acting for liquidators, creditors and shareholders of distressed companies in cross border liquidations and corporate reorganisations, as well as acting for the local restructuring departments of the major accounting firms.

Our litigators also regularly appear as expert witnesses and speak at local and international conferences, and a number of our lawyers are admitted to practise in the BVI.

Campbells Attorneys at Law:

Campbells have been leading the way for over 43 years, advising both local and international clients on Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands law. We are regularly trusted to advise some of the most prominent names in finance, investment, insolvency and insurance and are frequently involved in the largest and most complex transactions in both jurisdictions.

Our legal team is internationally recognised for their expertise by leading directories and trade publications and we are also proud to be actively involved in the development of legislation, sitting on critical government legislative committees. Campbells is a member of the international legal network Meritas.

Karen McAndrew

Ms. McAndrew heads the firm’s Litigation Department and Higher Education Practice Group. She has had an active litigation practice for over 30 years, and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. She represents management in employment law matters, including wrongful discharge and discrimination litigation, in-house training and risk avoidance, and ongoing counseling on employment issues.

Firm Background

Viewed as the premier litigation firm in Vermont, Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew is one of the oldest and largest law firms in the state. Client service is our highest priority. We defend employers at trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts throughout Vermont. The firm provides ongoing advice and counseling to management about human resources issues, and supervisor training designed to prevent claims and litigation. We perform audits of employer practices, review handbooks and employee disciplinary procedures, and counsel employers with respect to discrimination, harassment, wage and hour issues, executive compensation and separation, immigration matters, and collective bargaining agreements. We are the editors of the monthly Vermont Employment Law Letter.


Stephen W. Dummer

Stephen W. Dummer is the Managing Member at Dummer, Lowery & Savarese, PLLC. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, business law, forming business entities, drafting corporate formation agreements, corporate sale contracts, international law, insurance defense, construction law and estate planning. Stephen has also worked with performing compliance analysis for entities seeking Community Development Block Grants. Stephen is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and an accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims for veteran’s benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Stephen served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Chief Justice James Smith of the Mississippi Supreme Court in the summer of 2005 and received his J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law in Oxford, Mississippi. He studied international law at the University of Cambridge in England. Stephen completed his B.A. in criminal justice with honors at the University of Wyoming and his A.A. with honors at Northwest College in Wyoming. In 2010, the Gulfport Sun-Herald named Stephen on their list of Top 10 Business Leaders Under 40, and he is a graduate of the “Leadership Gulf Coast” Class of 2011-2012.


– Leadership Gulf Coast. Class of 2011-2012

– Top 10 Business Leaders Under 40

– Sergeant of Marines, Honorable Discharge

– President’s List/Dean’s List each academic period

– National Chancellor’s List

– Baker Donaldson Outstanding Law Journal Comment Award

– American Jurisprudence Awards;

– Legal Research and Writing II, International Aviation Law, Gaming Law

– Presidential Scholarship

– Albert Hopkins Scholarship Recipient

– Dan Shell Scholarship

– Top 40 Under 40 Litigation Lawyers in Mississippi for 2014, ASLA

– Peer Rated, Martindale Hubbell

– Mid-South Rising Stars – Super Lawyers Magazine

Medals and Awards

– Two-time Navy Achievement Medal recipient. July 1998 & 2000

– Two-time Meritorious Mast recipient. June 1997. December 1998

– Navy and Marine Good Conduct Medal recipient. December 1998

– Graduate – Reconnaissance Indoctrination Program. 1999

Professional Associations

– Maritime Law Association, 2011-present.

– Active TWIC Card Holder

– Gulf Coast Regional YMCA Board of Directors, President

– MDLA Quarterly Editorial Board, 2007-2011

– Center for Prevention of Child Abuse – President – Board of Directors, 2009-2010

– Mississippi Law Journal, Executive Articles Editor, 2004-2006

– Journal of Space Law, 2004-2006

– Mississippi Bar 2006 – present

– Child Advocacy Committee, 2007-2012

– MS Bar – Moot Court Committee, 2006 – 2014

– Harrison County Young Lawyers Association, President, 2009-2010

– American Inns of Court, 2007-present

– Federalist Society International Law Society

– Juvenile Advocacy Clinic


– Phi Beta Kappa

– Phi Kappa Phi

– Phi Theta Kappa

– Phi Delta Phi

– Phi Alpha Delta

– Golden Key National Honor Society

– 32nd Degree Master Mason

– Past Master – Orange Grove Lodge


– J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, 2006

– Summer Program in International Law, University of Cambridge, Downing College, Cambridge, England

– B.A., cum laude, with honors, University of Wyoming, 2002

– A.A., with honors, Northwest College, 2000

– Stephen is licensed to practice law in all jurisdictions in Mississippi, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Stephen’s main areas of practice are:

– Civil Litigation

– Commercial Litigation

– Commercial Transactions

– Construction

– Corporations

– Insurance Litigation

– International Law

– Maritime Law

– Personal Injury

– Real Estate

– Trusts, Probate and Successions

– Veterans’ Benefits

Articles and Publications:

– Mississippi Judicial System: Failing to Meet the Minimum Standard of Justice in Loewen Group, Inc. v. O ‘Keefe Article by Mr. Dummer; 6 GEO. J.L. & PUB. POL’Y 531 (2008)

– Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Mississippi State and Federal Courts; Article by Mr. Dummer; 31 MDLA QUARTERLY 11 (Fall 2007)

– Drops. Progressive Slots, and the Adjusted Gaming Win Value; Article by Mr. Dummer; 11 GAMING L. REV. 232 (2007)

– False Positives and Secure Flight Using Dataveillance When Viewed Through the Ever Increasing Likelihood of Identity Theft; Article by Mr. Dummer; 11 J. OF TECH. LAW & POL’Y 259 (2006)

– Secure Flight and Dataveillance. A New Type of Civil Liberties Erosion: Stripping Your Rights When You Don 7 Even Know It; Comment by Mr. Dummer; 75 MISS. L.J. 583 (2005)

Letter of Credit Counsel, in connection with the following issues:

– $5,500,000 Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Taxable Variable Rate Demand Revenue Bonds. Series 2009A (John Fayard Moving & Warehousing, LLC Project). March 12,2009

– $5,080,000 Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Taxable Rate Demand Revenue Bonds, Series 2009B (John Fayard Self Storage, LLC Project). March 12, 2009


Michael Alan Dailey

Michael Dailey is a broadly experienced litigator who has presented and defended cases throughout the United States. He has handled cases of first impression, such as DCA v. SoftKlone Distributing Corporation, in which the copyright status of computer screen displays was first established. 

He litigated the proper basis for overturning arbitration awards issued in Georgia and in the process prompted the Georgia General Assembly to enact legislation upholding Mr. Dailey’s courtroom contentions. 

Mr. Dailey has handled disputes involving health care, global positioning, and voice recognition technologies. He has brought copyright infringement actions on behalf of authors and developers of books and software. And he has helped companies thwart the unlawful intentions of departing senior executives who secretly took with them tens of thousands of computer files and confidential technical and marketing data.

Mr. Dailey previously served as General Counsel for a Y-2K software service provider.

Mr. Dailey is equally concerned with the rights and interests of individuals. He has successfully defended corporate executives charged with violating non-competition agreements and other restrictive covenants. 

He has assisted terminated employees recover pension and profit-sharing benefits, earned commissions, and contract compensation that was due to them. He has sued employers who have engaged in racially discriminatory and sexually harassing conduct.

Mr. Dailey regularly takes cases on behalf of persons too poor to retain legal counsel, and he does so as an advocate for the Gwinnett County Pro-Bono Project and the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts.

Eager to be outdoors as much as possible, Mr. Dailey is a hiker, amateur mountaineer and runner.

Featured Experience

During his career, Mr. Dailey has:

– Handled a case of first impression addressing copyright protection of computer screen displays;

– Negotiated a $300,000 sexual harassment recovery without even filing suit;

– Secured, within 8 days of suit having been filed, a $1.5 Million securities recovery against a major software services provider, on behalf of a group of founding company shareholders;

– Won a settlement in the amount of $825,000 – the precise amount sued for – on behalf of a commissioned salesman suing one of the world’s biggest and best known technology service providers;

– Recovered $2.2 Million in a trademark infringement and trademark dilution action against one of America’s largest magazine and newspaper publishers;

– Successfully defended a software developer at trial from $3.5 Million in asserted damages stemming from claims for misappropriation of program code and design;

– Secured a verdict exceeding $20 Million against a group of defendants who utilized a variety of off-shore companies to conceal their unlawful operations.

– Successfully defended a multi-state medical practice from dual contract claims of $16.53 Million and $15.62 Million, respectively.


– Mr. Dailey is an AV Preeminent Lawyer – the highest rating issued for legal ability and ethical standards by the LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell peer review service.

– From 1982 to 2002, Mr. Dailey was an Instructor in the Emory Law School Trial Techniques Program.

– Mr. Dailey has been an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association since 1988 and has heard and decided some 60 arbitration cases.

– Mr. Dailey is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Member of the CIArb European Branch.


Emory University School of Law

– J.D. Degree – 1977

– Founder – Joint Committee On Law And Medicine

Duke University

– A.B. Degree – 1973

– Member, Chancellor-Provost Search Committee

– Member, Nominating Committee, Board of Trustees

– Federal Relations Assistant, Office of the President


– State Bar of Georgia – 1977

– Supreme Court of Georgia – 1977

– Georgia Court of Appeals – 1977

– Supreme Court of the United States – 1991

– United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit – 1978

– United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit – 1981

– United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia – 1980

– United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia – 1996


“Whelan Associates, Inc. v. Jaslow Dental Laboratory, Inc.: Towards A New Understanding Of Copyrightable Expression,” Parts I and II. European Intellectual Property Review (1986)(1987) (Co-author: Henry L. Jones, Jr.)

“Digital Communications Associates, Inc. v. SoftKlone Distributing Corporation, et al.:

The ‘Look and Feel’ of Copyrightable Expression,” European Intellectual Property Review (1987)

“Interim Measures Available To U.S. Litigants: The Early Bird Gets The Worm,” European Intellectual Property Review (1988)

“For Those Who Live In Glass Houses: Apple Computer, Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation And Hewlett-Packard Company,”

European Intellectual Property Review (1990)

Speaking Engagements

– Speaker, State Bar of Georgia, Computer Law Section, Annual Seminar 1988

– Speaker, State Bar of Georgia, Computer Law Section, Annual Seminar 1989

– Speaker, Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1990

– Speaker, New York Computer Law Conference, June 1991

– Speaker, Second Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1991

– Speaker, Information System Consultants Association, Atlanta, May 1992

– Speaker, Third Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1992

– Speaker, Fourth Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1993

– Speaker, Fifth Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1994

– Speaker, Sixth Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1995

– Speaker, Seventh Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference, December 1996

– Speaker, Representing High Tech Companies, Denver, December 1995

– Speaker, Representing High Tech Companies, Denver, December 1996

– Speaker, Representing High Tech Companies, Denver, December 1997

– Speaker, Representing High Tech Companies, Denver, December 1998

– Speaker, AAA Arbitration Policy Issues, Atlanta, December 2001

– Speaker, CILS International Arbitration Conference, Salzburg, Austria, June 2004

– Speaker, Financing Emerging Growth Companies/JOBS Act, Atlanta, October 2012

– Speaker, International Trade Law & Dispute Resolution, Iranian Central Bar Ass’n, Tehran, April 2013

Honors and Awards

– Theatrical Outfit – Sanger Award – 1990

– Leadership Gwinnett – 1991-1992

– Robert C. Lower Outstanding Volunteer Award – Georgia Lawyers for the Arts (2005)

– Benjamin T. White Distinguished Service Award – Georgia Lawyers for the Arts (2007)

– Fellow, Chartered Institute Of Arbitrators (2013)

– Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2014)

Community Involvement

– Theatrical Outfit, Board of Directors (1984-1994), President (1987-1989)

– ChildKind, Inc., Board of Directors (1993-1994)

– Actor’s Express, Board of Directors (1990-1996), Vice President (1992-1993)

– Duke University Drama Advisory Board (1993-1995)

– Duke University Development Council (1993-1995)

– Big Trees Forest Preserve, Inc., Board of Directors (1993-1994), President (1994)

– Gwinnett Ballet Theater, Inc., Board of Directors (1992-1995), President (1993-1995)

– Mexican Center of Atlanta, Board of Directors (1996-1998)

– Earth Share National, Board of Directors (2002-2006), Executive Committee (2004-2006)

– Earth Share of Georgia, Board of Directors (2006-2013)