Emanuel M. Alexiou

Emanuel M. Alexiou is the founding partner of the firm. His primary area of practice is commercial transactional work and private client matters. Mr. Alexiou’s expertise is in banking, trusts, and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Alexiou also has significant experience in liquidations and insolvency practice. Mr. Alexiou completed his legal studies at the College of Law, and Lincoln’s Inn in London in 1973. He obtained his undergraduate degree in 1968 from Case Western University, Ohio, and a graduate degree from the University of Toronto.

He was admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Bar of England and Wales in 1973, and the Turks and Caicos Bar in 1974. In addition to maintaining his legal practice Mr. Alexiou is a prolific local businessman, and has been honoured as part of “The Bahamian Project” at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.

Firm Description

Alexiou, Knowles & Co. places great emphasis on maintaining the highest professional standards and offering skilled and efficient business and legal services, specialization in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, business, banking, corporate, insurance, labour, securities, maritime, trusts and related support services.

The firm has seven partners and three associates and roughly 35 support personnel comprising competent secretarial, paralegal, accounting and clerical back-up staff. The firm has offices in Nassau and Abaco. Contact information can be found under the Contact section of this website.

The firm is the Bahamas member of Global law®, which is an international non-exclusive network of legal firms based in countries worldwide. The firm is accordingly able to maintain autonomy, which is crucial working in offshore financial service sectors, yet able to obtain expedited and preferential access to information from all corners of the globe.

Alexiou, Knowles & Co. uses integrated client management software, including PCLaw and Worldox, to assist in supporting our clients. As a result, AKC attorneys have “real-time” access to all pertinent client information. AKC strives to provide the highest level of service and customer satisfaction for our clients.


Rezart Spahia

Rezart Spahia is a founding member and managing partner of Frost & Fire Consulting. Primarily a lawyer by training and experience, he has advised international and local clients on a broad range of corporate transactions for close to twenty years.

Prior to founding Frost & Fire Consulting, Mr. Spahia spent almost a decade as a corporate finance lawyer with the premiere American law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, both in its New York and London offices. While at Cravath, Mr. Spahia worked with clients across industries on a multitude of matters including in: (i) the mergers and acquisition practice group, assisting sellers and buyers with acquisitions, dispositions or investments; (ii) the underwriting practice group, assisting underwriters and issuers with IPOs and other securities offerings; (iii) the private equity practice group, assisting investors with strategic acquisitions and investments including real estate; (iv) the banking practice group, assisting banking clients with setting up credit facilities; (v) the London office group, working with international clients on various cross-border transactions; and (vi) the general corporate practice group, advising corporate clients’ boards on a broad array of corporate governance best practices. Representative clients included IBM, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Time Warner Inc., AOL, Goldman Sachs, WebMD Health Corporation, Manpower Inc., Credit Suisse, Aramark Corporation, Readers Digest, Banco Santander, Grupo Modelo, Ripplewood Holdings, Lindsay Goldberg, On Semiconductor Corporation, Enel Group, etc.

Upon his return to Albania and the founding of Frost & Fire Consulting, apart from his continued involvement with U.S. and international clients interested in the region, Mr. Spahia assists many of the most important Albanian businesses with their corporate and project financing matters, investors with joint ventures and investments across various industries, land owners and developers with real estate development transactions, clients involved in the tourism and energy sector, as well as promising start ups with their structuring and other important matters. Soon after entering legal guide directories covering Albania, Mr. Spahia has been ranked as a Leading Individual from Legal 500 and a Highly Regarded Lawyer for Corporate, M&A and Project Finance from IFLR 1000. Furthermore, Mr. Spahia contributes pro bono on the board of various not for profits, including being a trustee of the board of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT/AUK) in Kosova, a trustee of the Ivanaj Foundations, vice-president of the Albanian Karate Federation and member of Albania’s High Council of Sports.

Mr. Spahia was born in Tirana, Albania. He received a BA in history, graduating as class valedictorian and was awarded the Gold Medal from the Albanian Ministry of Education, the highest academic honor of the time. In 2000, Mr. Spahia graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, where he accomplished various academic achievements, including being selected as member of the Cornelious Honor Society and Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society on the basis of superior scholarship and leadership. Mr. Spahia was also the only student in the school’s history to graduate with two specialty certificates in Business Law and Environmental Law. Pursuant to his JD studies, Mr. Spahia received a master of laws (LL.M.) degree in International Legal Studies with concentration in international economic law from New York University School of Law, graduating with a magna cum laude GPA equivalent, where he was also a graduate editor of the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics. Prior to embarking on his legal path, Mr. Spahia was an underwater archaeologist at the Academy of Sciences in Albania and the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University.

Firm Description

Frost & Fire Consulting was created with one goal in mind: to offer unparalleled legal, organization development, human resources as well as other business services to clients who operate or wish to explore opportunities in the Albanian or regional market. Our commitment to this goal is rooted in our members’ extended and distinguished experience in the private, public and international organization sectors.

We pride ourselves not only in having deep insight into the existing issues and intricacies of the local business climate, but also in being intimately familiar with the expectations and mind-sets of our clients, whether they are foreign investors, multinational corporations, or governmental and international donor agencies. We have succeeded in merging the unique experiences of our members to serve Frost & Fire Consulting’s number one priority – superior quality.

Whether you need to use our legal services, human resource management capabilities, or other business or financial-related expertise, we aim to be your consulting firm of choice in Albania and the region.


Dang The Duc

Dang The Duc is the founder and managing partner of Indochine Counsel. With more than 20 years of experience in business law practice in Vietnam, Duc has extensive expertise advising foreign clients in international and cross-border transactions in such areas of practice as inward investment, corporate & commercial transactions, private equity, M&A, securities & capital market transactions, corporate restructurings, and project financing. Over the past several years, he has been involved in a number of major transactions for leading financial institutions, investment funds and multinational companies. In addition, he has substantial experience in advisory & transactional work for IPR, IT and technology related matters.

Duc has been recognized as a leading lawyer in Vietnam by various international publications such as IFLR1000, Asian Legal Business, Chambers Global, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Asialaw Profiles, The International Who’s Who Legal, The Expert Guide – The World’s Leading Lawyers, and Managing Intellectual Property.

He is an active speaker for conferences and seminars both in Vietnam and abroad for such legal business topics as M&A, private equity, corporate transactions, securities and capital markets.

Indochine Counsel

Established in October 2006, Indochine Counsel is a leading commercial law firm in Vietnam. Offering services throughout Vietnam, Indochine Counsel is ideally positioned to assist international investors and foreign firms to navigate the legal landscape in one of Asia’s most dynamic and exciting countries. We also take pride in our services offered to domestic clients in searching for opportunities abroad. With over 45 lawyers and staff in two offices, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Indochine Counsel offers expertise in a dozen practice areas and provides assistance throughout the entire life cycle of your business.

Timothy W. Gregg

Tim is a Shareholder and Chair of the Securities Regulation & Corporate Finance Practice at Maynard Cooper. He is also a member of several other practice groups in the firm’s Corporate, Securities & Tax Section, including the Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Governance and Compliance, and Private Equity and Venture Capital practices.

With his practice focused in the areas of corporate and securities law, Tim represents both private and publicly held companies from a wide range of industries in public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, and general corporate representation. He also counsels both new and established public companies regarding their public reporting obligations, corporate governance matters and other issues related to their public company status, including compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and NYSE and NASDAQ listing standards.

Tim assists and advises publicly traded companies in preparing periodic reports and other filings under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. He also counsels clients on corporate governance and public company disclosure in response to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and related rulemaking by the SEC and the national securities exchanges.

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has distinguished Tim as a leading corporate attorney every year since 2013, and he was most recently recognized as the Best Lawyers® 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Securities/Capital Markets Law.

Maynard Cooper & Gale

Maynard Cooper & Gale is a nationally recognized law firm with more than 270 lawyers. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, the firm has offices in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., as well as three additional offices throughout Alabama located in Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery. Our record and reputation confirm that we deliver desired results for our clients. We solve tough, complex legal problems for many of the world’s leading companies, including over 60 listed on the Fortune 500 with 32 of those in the top 100. We make it our priority to fully understand each client’s business and the climate in which it operates so that we can help them navigate challenges and prepare for what lies ahead. Our keen knowledge of the vast industries and dynamic legal environment equips us to provide paramount service with seamless attention to detail.


Maynard Cooper represents a broad and diverse client base, including international, national, state and local business entities. We also represent new business ventures, non-profit organizations, and mid-sized companies in emerging and established industries. In response to today’s global economy, the firm represents numerous clients who are based outside of the United States and clients who are actively engaged in various business capacities in jurisdictions outside the United States.

We recognize that our clients expect us to not only know the law, but also the industry in which they operate. Our attorneys serve a wide range of industries, including banking and financial services, health care, insurance, natural resources, manufacturing, education, government, real estate, construction, consumer products, retail, food and hospitality, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, maritime and commercial transportation.


Maynard Cooper is a full-service business law firm. The depth and breadth of the firm’s legal services include litigation, corporate law, banking and commercial law, real estate law, securities law, labor and employment, antitrust, public finance, trusts and estates, government contracts and bid protests, governmental affairs and relations, international trade regulation, admiralty and maritime, state and federal tax, intellectual property, health care, environmental law and bankruptcy law.


Maynard Cooper is dedicated to providing the highest quality professional service; remembering that service to our clients is the main reason for the existence of our firm. We strategically tailor the firm’s resources to meet each client’s needs and provide solutions that produce successful, efficient and economical results.


Maynard Cooper is recognized as a leader in government, the community and the legal profession. Maynard Cooper shareholders and associates can be found in key leadership positions in many professional organizations.

Our firm is driven by a deep sense of obligation to our community. Maynard Cooper has been recognized repeatedly as Alabama’s top firm in per-lawyer Pro Bono service, supporting a myriad of civic, charitable, religious and social causes and organizations.

The firm’s attorneys serve in leadership positions at the national, state and local government levels. One member of the Firm is a former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. Two members of Maynard Cooper are past-presidents of the American Bar Association, and one is a recent past-president of the Alabama State Bar. At the local level, two of Maynard Cooper’s attorneys have served as president of the Birmingham Bar Association.

Fortune Magazine named Maynard Cooper one of the “Top Ranked Law Firms” in the country, and Corporate Counsel magazine named the Firm one of the top 500 “Go To” law firms. Over 100 Maynard Cooper shareholders are named Leading Lawyers in their practice areas by The Best Lawyers in America©, along with numerous practice areas recognized in the U.S. News “Best Law Firms” rankings. A substantial number of Maynard Cooper attorneys are ranked as leading lawyers by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, along with practice areas that are ranked in Top Bands by Chambers.

Petri Nevalainen

Petri has about 20 years of experience in business law. His broad experience is in domestic and international M&A and private equity transactions with both Finnish and foreign clients. He has advised clients in a large number of M&A transactions and acquisitions, including complex cross-border transactions.

In addition, Petri has advised many technology companies in their acquisitions, joint ventures, and licensing transactions in domestic and cross-border transactions.

Further, he provides legal advice to numerous start-up companies, especially in the technology sector, in relation to their business operations such as shareholder-, financing-, and technology license agreements.

Petri is also a frequent speaker in seminars and events relating to mergers and acquisitions.


Member of the Bar 2005
University of Turku, Law School, LL.M. 1999
Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, M.Sc. 2001

Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, German

Work experience:
Applex Attorneys Ltd, Partner 2011 –
Bützow Attorneys Ltd, Partner 2010 – 2011
Attorneys at Law Procopé & Hornborg Ltd, Partner 2007 – 2010
Attorneys at Law Procopé & Hornborg Ltd, Attorney 2007
Attorneys at Law Prudentum Ltd, Attorney 2003 – 2007
Attorneys at Law Mäkitalo Rämö Virolainen Oy, Associate Lawyer 2002 – 2003
Song Group Finland Oy, Visiting Lawyer 2002
Attorneys at Law Castrén & Snellman Oy, Trainee 2001

Studies and experience abroad:
Holland & Knight LLP, New York, Visiting Lawyer 2006
University of Central England, Birmingham, UK, 2000


Applex is a premier business law firm with experienced attorneys that provide legal services of the highest standard. The firm’s clients include domestic and international corporations, financial service and insurance institutions, investors and growth and other private companies.

Our services cover all fields of corporate and business law, with a strong focus on transactions and M&A, corporate law, dispute resolution and real estate transactions.

We are committed to providing our clients with high-quality legal services. We combine a solid knowledge of Finnish law with a business-minded and practical approach to develop legal solutions that meet the ever-changing needs of our clients in their domestic and international business operations. This way and by using our extensive international law firm network we will ensure that our clients always get the best possible legal service in Finland and abroad.

International Business Law

Applex Attorneys has joined the international Ally Law Network. Applex will be an exclusive Ally Law member in Finland.

Ally Law consists of leading business law experts globally. The service network includes 61 independent law firms and over 2000 lawyers worldwide. By joining Ally Law Applex will provide even more high quality and cost-efficient legal services globally.

Members of Ally Law are independent law firms with robust knowledge of business law and significant stature in each country with broad expertise in international business matters.

Applex’s staff is excited about Ally Law membership and the new contact network that Ally Law brings to our clients. The extensive global network ensures that we can provide our customers with even higher quality expertise all over the world.


Jasna Zwitter-Tehovnik

Jasna Zwitter-Tehovnik is a Finance & Projects and M&A practitioner, qualified in Austria, England and Wales, New York and Slovenia.

Her practice covers the entire financial services and infrastructure sector as well as a broad range of additional industrial sectors.

She advises commercial and investment banks, Fin-Techs, mezzanine financiers and private equity providers, and corporates on a wide range of financing and M&A transactions as well as debt restructurings. The second area of Jasna’s practice are infrastructure and energy projects, including private partnership transactions, and privatisations, often with a cross-border context.

Jasna Zwitter-Tehovnik is also ISDA counsel for Austria and advises as third pillar in her practice on a broad range of regulatory aspects.

Jasna’s experience includes:

  • Advice to Governments/advisory arms of international institutions on various infrastructure projects in Europe, Asia and Latin America in the airport, road, and energy sector, including recent advice on the concession/PPP model relating to the Sofia Airport and the Beirut Airport
  • Advice to a number of Sponsors on PPP transactions
  • Advice as lenders counsel on a variety of project financings in various sectors (roads, energy, optical fibre)
  • Advice as lenders and borrower’s counsel on real estate, acquisition and structured finance transactions and debt restructurings
  • Advice on a number of cross-border M&A transactions, with a focus on CEE and SEE, in various sectors – banks, hospitality, energy, construction, industrial
  • Advice on a number of cross-border arbitration and investigation mandates relating to infrastructure projects
  • Advice on a wide range of regulatory aspects, specifically in the financial services sector

Professional Qualifications

  • Rechtsanwältin registered with Rechtsanwaltskammer Wien
  • Attorney-at-law admitted with the Supreme Court of New York
  • Tuja odvetnica registered with the Odvetniška zbornica Slovenije
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Prior Experience

Before cooperation with DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach, Jasna worked at another reputable law firm in Vienna.


“Sources say: “I can rely on the fact that in very complex contracts there is nothing missing.” She is particularly active on deals involving CEE jurisdictions.”(Chambers 2018); Interviewees say that she is “precise and reliable.” (Chambers 2019)


  • New York University School of Law, New York, LL.M. in Corporate Law, 1999
  • University of Salzburg, Dr.iur., 1997
  • Université de Rennes 1, Rennes, France (Research for thesis and followed courses for the Diplôme d’études approfondies (DEA) in business law), 1996
  • University of Salzburg, Mag.iur., 1996
  • Lycée N-D de Kerbertrand, Quimperlé, France, Baccalauréat with concentration on sciences (with distinction), 1993

Additional publications

  • Material Adverse Change – article published in “LexisNexis in ZFR 2017/2”, 27 January 2017
  • Der Notleidende Kredit (“The distressed loan”)
  • Asset allocation and state succession in the Former Yugoslavia (together with Thomas Podlesak, published in eastlex 2005, 68)

Shaun O’Shea

Shaun O’Shea is a partner and head of our corporate & commercial team. Shaun works closely with Irish and international business clients across a wide spectrum of industry sectors – including technology, healthcare & life sciences, retail, and hospitality – advising on the full range of business law issues that arise.

Shaun has broad expertise in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate restructuring, joint ventures, inward investment and general commercial matters.

In addition to his practise as a corporate lawyer, Shaun is a registered Chartered Tax Advisor and CEDR Accredited Mediator.

From 2008 to 2011, Shaun served as Beauchamps’ Managing Partner.

Recent Experience:

  • Owners of Fastway Couriers in its sale to senior management and Irish and multinational-backed investor MML
  • Inventum on its purchase of the majority stake in Dublin-based company, Joule Group Limited
  • Arachas on the buyout of its Irish business by its senior management
  • Ergo on its acquisition of Micromail (software licensing specialist), the sale of its investment in Fenergo and separately on its newest venture, Flowforma
  • BDO Development Capital Fund on its €10 million investment in Blueface, the leading Unified Communications-as-a-Service Provider to businesses, enterprises and carriers, and in Cavan-headquartered Obelisk Group
  • Angelo Gordon on the sale of the landmark Temple Bar hotel in Dublin to a Singapore fund, having previously advised this client on the purchase of the hotel in 2015
  • Elder Healthcare on the sale of Comfort Keepers to Sodexo
  • SIMS IVF on the sale of healthcare business to Australian quoted entity, Virtus Health
  • PREM Group on the acquisition and financing of three hotels in separate transactions – Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort, Blessington Lake, Blessington, Co. Wicklow; Cahernane House Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry; and Leopold Hotel, Sheffield, England
  • Vistapointe on its sale to Brocade – a three jurisdiction transaction led out of Dublin as the business had operations in Ireland, US and India

Firm Overview:

Working side by side with our clients to achieve more.

Beauchamps is one of Ireland’s top full service commercial law firms. We are growing, creative and ambitious with 190 people in our Dublin headquarters.

Beauchamps has been part of the fabric of Irish business for over 200 years. We are proud of our heritage, our culture and our client base, made up of international and domestic companies fuelling Ireland’s economy.

At A Glance:

  • Founded: 1803
  • Full service commercial law firm
  • Based in Dublin, Ireland
  • 190 professional staff, 100 lawyers
  • 30 practice & sector areas
  • At the centre of business in Ireland
  • Strong international business networks

Our Approach:

We believe clients get better commercial outcomes when their lawyers work alongside them, rather than a step removed. We work hard to understand a client’s commercial priorities, because the best advice and solutions come from knowing what really drives a business.

This hands on, pragmatic approach allows us to see and deliver solutions quickly, driving down costs for our clients.

Full Service:

We are a full-service commercial law firm with over 30 practice and sector areas including corporate & commercial, commercial property, banking and financial services, litigation and dispute resolution, M&A & private equity, energy & natural resources, construction, employment, insolvency & corporate restructuring, intellectual property and inward investment. This breadth of services gives us a rounded view of our clients’ business and legal requirements.

Market Recognition:

We are recognised as a leading Irish law firm by the top legal directories, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500, and a number of our practices have been consistently awarded as the best in Ireland by the Irish Law Awards.

Ideal Size & Experience:

We believe our size is ideal for Irish business because we are large enough to provide a full range of legal services, while making sure clients work with a consistent and experienced team. Our cross-disciplinary team is respected for taking complex assignments with enthusiasm and creativity. Our continuing growth and practice range ensures our capacity to cover all legal issues for our clients.

Side by side with our clients… We achieve more.

Michael J. Fritz

Michael Fritz practices in the area of business, finance and real estate.

Michael’s business and corporate practice consists of representing private equity funds, venture capital funds, and other business entities in connection with a variety of commercial transactions, including, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, preferred equity investments, distressed investments and private placements.  Michael also represents clients in the capacity as “outside general counsel”, advising on matters such as business formation, corporate governance, business operations, commercial contracting and other general corporate matters.  His clients are in a broad range of industries including real estate, healthcare, technology, financial services and manufacturing.

In his finance practice, Michael represents borrowers, commercial banks, mezzanine lenders, and other lending institutions in connection with structuring, negotiating, and closing complex commercial, asset-based, and acquisition financing transactions.  He also has experience representing senior and junior lenders in connection with drafting and negotiating intercreditor and subordination arrangements.

Michael’s real estate practice focuses on transactional commercial real estate matters, including the purchase, development and disposition of real estate assets, mortgage and mezzanine financings, preferred equity investments, and the formation of joint ventures. Michael also has significant experience representing borrowers and lenders in connection with working out and restructuring distressed real estate loans and investments.


  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer RISING STAR®: Business/Corporate, 2012

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association: Business Law Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association: Business Law Section
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Real Estate Finance Association of Connecticut

Hartford Office
One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103-1919

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Shipman & Goodwin’s value lies in our commitment — to our clients, to the law and to the community.

We have one goal: to help our clients achieve their goals. How we accomplish it is simple: we devote our considerable experience and depth of knowledge to understand each client’s unique needs, business and industry, and then we develop solutions to meet those needs.

For more than 90 years, clients have turned to us when they need a trusted advisor. With our invaluable awareness of each client’s challenges, we can counsel them at every step — to keep their operations running smoothly, help them navigate complex business transactions, position them for future growth, or resolve business disputes. We handle the most sophisticated assignments while being responsive and attentive to each client.  The success of our clients is of primary importance to us and our attorneys are skilled in the practice areas and industry sectors critical to that success.

With more than 175 attorneys in offices throughout Connecticut, New York and in Washington, DC, we serve the needs of local, regional, national and international clients. Our clients include public and private companies, institutions, government entities, non-profit organizations and individuals.

Ahsan Zahir Rizvi

Mr. Rizvi is one of the leading corporate lawyers of Asia. He has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate law and non-contentious legal matters including contract negotiations, corporate and financial restructuring, mergers & acquisitions, energy sector, Islamic modes of financing and project finance.

He has drafted various statutory enactments and regulatory frameworks for Pakistan and has assisted the Asian Development Bank in the restructuring of the regulatory framework for the securities and corporate sector of Pakistan. He is considered an authority in the fields of project finance, energy and telecommunications due to his experience and involvement in several major projects in these sectors.

Mr. Rizvi completed his LL.B. (Hons.) from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1979, was called to the Bar of England and Wales from Lincoln’s Inn in 1980, and completed his LL.M. from the University of London in 1981. He has been practicing corporate law in Pakistan, UAE, England and Afghanistan. Mr. Rizvi is a Registered Foreign Lawyer with the Solicitors Regulatory Authority.

Mr. Rizvi is the recipient of the prestigious Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) from the President of Pakistan and the Leading Corporate Lawyer Award 2006 to-date by AsiaLaw.

Mr. Rizvi has represented clients in the superior judiciary in more than two hundred matters and has undertaken international arbitration work in London, Brussels and Singapore.


RIAALAW in association with Barker Gillette LLP, brings together English law expertise in, inter alia, corporate & commercial, property, employment, dispute resolution with a team of UK and US qualified lawyers specializing in corporate finance, project finance, mergers & acquisitions, energy, petroleum, natural resources, telecommunications and trade law disputes.

The association of RIAALAW with Barker Gillette LLP enables the clients of both RIAALAW and Barker Gillette to avail the benefits of the combined strengths of both law firms. Due to RIAALAW’s affiliation with Lex Mundi, clients of Barker Gillette are able to have immediate access to the premier law firms of 160 jurisdictions across the globe. RIAALAW’s associated offices in Afghanistan, UAE and China, are available to provide the clients of both RIAALAW and Barker Gillette LLP with ready access to experienced legal acumen of international repute.

With the combined experience of more than two hundred years in legal practice in several practice areas the RIAALAW association with Barker Gillette LLP is able to provide its clients pragmatic, practical and cost effective legal services.

Krishna Ramachandra

Krishna Ramachandra is head of Duane Morris & Selvam’s Corporate Finance and Investment and Private Client Practice Groups. His practice expertise includes M&A and capital markets, investments funds/private equity and Islamic finance law.

Mr. Ramachandra has many years of experience in advising issuers, funds, investment banks, listed and private companies and high net worth individuals in Asia, Europe and the U.S. on a wide range of equity and debt securities issuances, compliance and regulatory matters. His extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions and take-overs, private equity participation and exit strategies has led to his being regularly cited by various publications as a leading lawyer.

He is regarded as one of the most highly recommended lawyers in the practice areas of Capital Markets and Corporate Finance by Asialaw Leading Lawyers. Chambers Asia Pacific and the Asia Pacific Legal 500 regularly refer to his creative yet practical and client-focused approach and the IFLR1000 recognises him as an expert in the area of Islamic Finance in Singapore.

Mr. Ramachandra graduated from Christ’s College, Cambridge with an LL.M. in Corporate Finance on a Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (“Freshfields”) scholarship. He articled and qualified with Freshfields in London prior to relocating to Singapore with Clifford Chance. He subsequently joined Selvam LLC and is now Managing Director of Duane Morris & Selvam LLP.

Mr. Ramachandra is an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and a Solicitor of England and Wales. He previously sat on The Singapore Law Society’s Corporate Practice Committee for Mergers & Acquisitions and Insolvency, Corporate Commercial Matters, and Listing Matters. He speaks regularly on a wide range of topics relating to M&A, corporate governance, listings, fund raising and establishment of an Asian presence at venues around the world.

M&A Law Practice:

Non-lawyers in the business community often view mergers and acquisitions as straightforward affairs but in fact, major corporate transactions have far-reaching consequences for companies. Transactional lawyers are charged with the responsibility for an ever-increasing number of regulatory and legal issues that must be resolved in order to fully protect their clients.

We recently advised:-

  • Robinson and Company Limited (“Robinson”) in relation to divestment of controlling stake in Robinson by Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd and Great Eastern Holding Ltd (on-going)
  • Creative Technologies Limited on certain overseas acquisition and on a restructuring carried out by them

Our multi-specialist lawyers lead every stage of the transaction to ensure that clients receive a seamless delivery of legal services that is effectively and efficiently integrated and managed.

Duane Morris & Selvam:

Duane Morris & Selvam is an international joint law venture firm of Duane Morris LLP and Singapore-based Selvam LLC. It serves clients throughout Asia, as well as companies based in the Americas and Europe that are conducting business in Asia and Asian entities and individuals doing business in the Americas and the United Kingdom. With headquarters in the Raffles Place area of Singapore on Collyer Quay, Duane Morris & Selvam LLP is the first U.S.–Singapore joint venture to be approved by Singapore as part of the recent enhanced liberalization of its legal services market.

Duane Morris & Selvam attorneys focus on mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, corporate finance, banking and securities, corporate restructuring, financial services, international joint ventures and Islamic finance. They represent publicly listed companies, investment banks, individuals and numerous large and small private companies from around the world.