Charles Vernon

Leaders in Law endorses Charles Vernon as our exclusively recommended M&A Law expert in Romania. If you wish to get in touch with Charles please use the contact information provided above.

Charles specializes in mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions and corporate finance.  He has extensive experience in M&A matters and during the last several years has completed billions of dollars in such transactions in Eastern Europe.  He has represented major oil companies, retail firms, port operators, hotel and telecommunication companies in relation to a series of mergers and divestiture projects including acquisitions, project financings, competition matters, privatizations, concession agreements, deal structuring, litigation, and post-acquisition operations and activities.

Charles has also advised a variety of borrowers and banks in lending transactions including syndications and bonds.  He has represented some of world’s largest banks and financial institutions in lending and investing matters in Romania, Slovakia and the Middle East.

A Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP-I), Charles has worked on numerous compliance matters as well as on fraud and employee malfeasance cases, including investigations of possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and matters before the Romanian anti-corruption authority (the DNA).  He regularly advises companies and investors on corporate best practices and the “do’s and don’ts” of good corporate governance and behavior.

Education & Certifications:

  • J.D., Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • M.A. (Honours), St. Andrews University, St. Andrews, Scotland
  • Accounting (non-degree professional studies), University of Oklahoma, USA
  • Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP-I)

Qualified

  • 1991 (Virginia)
  • 2008 (Register Foreign Lawyer, Bucharest Bar)

Firm Description

Vernon | David is a boutique law firm specializing in complex commercial transactions and disputes, regulatory matters and compliance issues. We provide high-end bespoke legal advice to a wide array of domestic and international clients ranging from start-ups to large multinational companies and foreign governments.  Currently, we have offices in Bucharest, Romania and in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Our law firm is structured to provide comprehensive, high-quality legal services to serve the domestic and international needs of our clients drawing on the combined resources and varied expertise of our lawyers.  Our goal is to accomplish the client’s objectives in a succinct and efficient manner.

The law firm has worked on some of the largest deals and transactions in Romanian history, including advising TMK with its acquisition of Resita Steel (currently the largest steel producer in Romania), assisting Iulius Mall with the Palas Mall (one of the Romania’s largest retail centers) as well as representing Xannat (former Anglo-American group company and Romania’s largest aggregates mining company) with its management buy-out.

Our Chisinau-based team of American and Moldovan attorneys works closely with our Bucharest office in advising clients on a range of investment-related matters, including financings, mergers and acquisitions, real estate issues, labor matters, tax, IP, environmental regulations and general commercial transactions.  We also have a dynamic commercial litigation practice.

As active members of the local and foreign business community, we have been involved in a variety of business and legislative initiatives, including drafting the leasing laws of Moldova and taking a leading role in the reform of the Moldovan labor legislation.  In addition, members of our firm act on various local boards and charities, including being board members of the American Chamber of Commerce and the European Business Association (EBA).

Vernon│David today has 5 partners (Charles Vernon, Daniela David, Maria Nica, Corina Tiganas and Diana Neagu) and over 25 associates and staff in both Bucharest and Chisinau.

Our Vision

Honesty, integrity, hard work.  Many say it, few live it.

We are a boutique law firm that provides our clients with close one-on-one attention, in a collaborative and business-focused setting.  This allows us to offer highly skilled representation on a broad range of legal topics.  To deliver high quality cost effective services, we place a premium on common sense, creativity and experience.

We bring enthusiasm, passion, innovation, entrepreneurial zeal, and commitment to advancing the interest of our clients.  We are results oriented and goal focused.  Honesty, integrity and hard work are core values; not just a line on a website.

We will strive to maintain a firm culture that reflects our shared, and sometimes colorful, personalities and styles.  Our goal is to create a collegial environment in which our team members can flourish and enjoy the practice of law, while managing our clients’ matters in an efficient, caring and proactive manner.  We believe that the client’s success is our success.

We want to continue to enhance our image as informal, collegial, hardworking and principled lawyers.

Our Evolution

With over 19 years on the Romanian market, Vernon | David has grown to be become a leading international commercial law firm with offices in Bucharest, Romania and Chisinau, Moldova.

Originally established to be the associated law firm of Ernst & Young, the firm became independent in 2004.  Daniela David, a founding partner of the firm in 2001, was joined by Charles Vernon (an American lawyer working in Romania since 1997) in 2008 to form Vernon | David.

Although active in Moldova since 2001, Vernon | David opened a full-fledged office in Chisinau in 2009.  Since then, we have become one of Moldova’s leading commercial law firms, and in 2010 we had the honor to be recognized in the Legal 500 directory as one of Moldova’s 1st tier law practices.

Our logo suggests our strong values.  With a Scottish legacy by his mother, Charles learned from his childhood the legend of the family’s crest, a lion holding a sword with the words “fide et fortitudine” (Latin for “faith and fortitude”).  The story inspired the logo of the company as well as the firm’s ideals:  honesty, integrity and hard work.

 

Radu Catalin Pavel

Leaders in Law endorses Radu Paval as our exclusively recommended M&A Law expert in Romania. If you wish to get in touch with Radu please use the contact information provided above.

Radu Catalin Pavel is the Managing Partner and Founder of Pavel, Margarit & Associates Romanian Law Firm.

Within more than 13 years of sophisticated and diverse business practice, Radu gained an extensive expertise especially in M&A, Corporate and Commercial field, assisting and providing world-class legal services to the firm’s top clients.
Radu enhanced his knowledge and experience through working with major international and local clients. After graduating university, he started his own practice, working in Real estate, Insolvency and Corporate Commercial and M&A. His integrity, determination, and result-oriented approach, has driven him as the founder and Managing Partner of the law firm. He has grown his business practice through recommendations, his clients following him through the years. The practice grew steadily alongside a young and dedicated team of professionals.
Being a PhDc in public law, an author of numerous legal books, scientific legal articles and studies, internationally recognized by the most prestigious legal guides and publications in the world, Radu serves his clients with high dedication and commitment.

Radu is recognized as Leading Lawyer by Legal500 in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 edition. He is also the only attorney recommended for Romania on Dispute Resolution area of practice, by Global Law Experts directory from London, UK.
International Financial Law Review (IFLR) 1000 has ranked Radu as Leading Lawyer in Romania, in Restructuring and Insolvency, Real Estate and Banking Practice Areas, in the Financial and Corporate 2017, 2018 and 2019 Guide.

Languages

  • English, Italian, French

Memberships

  • Bucharest Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Romanian Forensic Association (ACR)
  • Romanian Association of Penal Sciences (ASRP)

Education

  • Master’s Degree in Law and PHD candidate in Law
  • Member of the Bucharest Bar in Romania, since 2005
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Insolvency practitioner (2018-present)
  • Associate teacher in the Law School of Spiru Haret University (2011-2012)
  • Author of numerous books and scientific articles in the Administrative & Public Law field

Firm Description

Who we are

  • We are specialized business lawyers committed to deliver excellence
  • We are young and ambitious professionals eager to make a difference

What we do

  • We serve our clients’ business interests worldwide
  • We engage in challenging legal issues in diversified industries
  • We provide high-end legal services on a vast range of complex projects

How we do it

  • We understand our clients’ needs and industries and the dynamics of the legal field
  • We identify problems and propose viable legal solutions
  • We combine thorough knowledge with a business oriented approach
  • We use experienced professionals and are passionate about recruiting talent
  • We build solid and long-term relationships with our clients and colleagues
  • We have positive interactions in a team and with clients

Why we do it

  • We are passionate about the legal profession
  • We are enthusiastic about meaningful work and interesting projects
  • We want to achieve challenging goals and successful results
  • We are motivated by generous compensations
  • We enjoy working and learning alongside exceptional people

 

Okan Or

Leaders in Law endorses Okan Or as our exclusively recommended Competition and M&A Law expert in Turkey. If you wish to get in touch with Okan please use the contact information provided above.

Prior to founding SEOR Law Firm, Okan was a partner in Pekin & Pekin Law Firm.

Okan advises clients on a wide range of corporate transactions. He has extensive experience on various forms of merger & acquisition transactions, including formation of joint ventures, asset transfers, privatizations and various types of public private partnerships. Okan advises a number of multinational corporations, private equities and local entities at all phases of merger & acquisition transactions.

Having made 10s of filings before the Turkish Competition Board, Okan is among the leading attorneys of the jurisdiction in the Competition Law area, assisting his clients in investigation processes, implementation of pre-emptive measures and training programs as well as merger control filings.

In addition, Okan advises his clients in matters concerning real property development, sale and mortgages. He has assisted structuring and implementation of various high ticket and complex real property transactions involving construction right, mortgages, right of first refusal and promise to sell arrangements.

Okan also leads personal data protection practice of the firm and has led numerous compliance projects on privacy matters.

Practice Areas: Merger & Acquisitions, Corporate and Commercial Law, Competition, Real Property, Data Protection,

Education: Istanbul Bilgi University (LL.B. 2007)

Bar Admissions: Istanbul Bar Association (2008)

Languages: English

Firm Description:

SEOR Law Firm is a full service Turkish law firm established in Istanbul. We have a highly experienced and dynamic team of legal experts dedicated and well capable of distinguishing SEOR Law Firm through the quality of its legal services, responsiveness, reliability and strict compliance with high ethical and professional standards.

Our diverse practice areas mainly include all aspects of corporate and commercial law, mergers & acquisitions, banking and finance, competition, real estate and construction, dispute resolution and capital markets.

Our team has in depth knowledge across many sectors and assists publicly traded and privately owned multinational companies, private equities, financial institutions, local entities, startups and individuals.

Our lawyers leverage their long-term work experience in advising on and handling cross-border transactions and disputes within their respective areas of specialization and work as a team in order to offer commercially focused and top quality legal services that are tailored to the particular needs of the client.

We aim to act as a business partner of our clients providing services that add value to their businesses and proactively supporting them in an efficient manner.

All lawyers in the firm are bilingual and are qualified to practice law in Turkey.

 

Nick Watson

Leaders in Law endorses Nick Watson as our exclusively recommended M&A Law expert in Oman. If you wish to get in touch with Nick please use the contact information provided above.

Nick is a partner in our International corporate team. Nick has 25 years’ experience advising on cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity capital markets transactions and general corporate and corporate governance issues. Nick has advised clients on transactions in jurisdictions throughout the GCC and the wider Middle East region for over 10 years.

In addition to his time in private practice Nick has worked as Deputy General Counsel of a London listed reinsurance group and as a consultant to Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division. Nick is a founder member of the Oxford Blockchain Foundation.

Firm Description

We are an international law firm with over 150 partners and more than 900 people located across the UK, Middle East and Asia. During our long history, we have held fast to the values and characteristics – such as service, quality, integrity and innovation – that have made us not only a leading law firm, but an inclusive and exciting place to work and establish a career. Some 240 years on, these attributes remain solidly embedded in our culture and our ways of working.

Our clients rely on us for our responsive and commercial advice and every day we strive to provide the best possible service, legal expertise and support that we can, building on our firm foundations. In short, we constantly aim to do what we do even better.

I invite you to explore our website or to visit our offices to learn more about how we may be able to assist you. We hope you find what you are looking for here, and if not, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me or any of my partners.

Hirohito Akagami

Leaders in Law endorses Hirohito Akagami as our exclusively recommended M&A Law expert in Japan. If you wish to get in touch with Hirohito please use the contact information provided above.

Hirohito Akagami is a partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, engaged principally in the fields of financial, corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on securities work and M&A.  Typically, these transactions involve Mr Akagami representing the purchasers for a number of tender offers, which he has been doing for more than 20 years. Another typical example of his work is advising foreign and Japanese investors on Japanese corporate governance-related matters (including shareholder proposal and hostile takeover-related issues) and regulatory issues. He also advises clients in a number of domestic and cross-border syndicated loans, securities (including stock awards to officers) and other financial transactions and matters.

Mr Akagami graduated from Tokyo University in 1986 and received his LLM (with merits) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (part of the University of London) in 1993. He was also seconded to Slaughter and May, in London and Brussels, in 1993 and 1994. He is a member of the Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association in Japan (1988 to present) and speaks fluent Japanese and English.

Firm Description

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is a full-service law firm formed by the winning combination of three leading law firms in Japan: Anderson Mori, one of the largest international firms in Japan which was best known for serving overseas companies doing business in Japan since the early 1950s; Tomotsune & Kimura, particularly well known for its expertise in international finance transactions; and Bingham Sakai Mimura Aizawa, a premier international insolvency/restructuring and crisis-management firm.

Our combined firm provides an extraordinarily powerful value proposition. Housing all of these synergistic practices under one roof, and further growing our resources, we are able to serve a multinational client base on inbound, outbound and domestic projects by providing expert, timely and cost-efficient advice across a full range of legal issues, and in the largest, most complex, cross-sector transactions.

We are proud of our long tradition of serving the international business and legal communities, and of our reputation as one of the largest full-service law firms in Japan. Our combined expertise enables us to deliver comprehensive advice on virtually all legal issues that may arise from a corporate transaction, including those related to M&A; finance; capital markets and restructuring/insolvency; and litigation/arbitration. The majority of our lawyers are bilingual and experienced in communicating, drafting and negotiating across borders and around the globe. We welcome the opportunity to work closely with clients and channel our resources towards our goal of achieving more together.

We are headquartered in Tokyo with branch offices in Osaka and Nagoya. Outside Japan, we have offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok. We also have associated firms in Hong Kong, Jakarta and Singapore.

PRACTICE AREAS
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is among the largest and most diversified law firms in Japan offering full corporate services. Our flexible operational structure enables us to provide our corporate clients with effective and time-sensitive solutions to legal issues of any kind. We are pleased to serve Japanese companies as well as foreign companies doing business in Japan. In response to the increasingly complex and varied legal needs of our clients, we have grown significantly, augmenting both the breadth and depth of expertise of our practice.

Corporate: corporate and commercial transactions; corporate governance; shareholders’ meetings and relationships with shareholders; shareholder activism; corporate disputes; support for start-ups; and establishing a business presence in Japan.

M&A: M&A/business restructuring; joint ventures; business alliances; venture capital; private equity/funds; hostile takeovers; and cross-border M&A.

Corporate crisis management: internal investigations; third-party committee and other outside investigations; improper accounting; food/product/environmental-related accidents; breaches of anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws and regulations; white-collar crimes; leakage of personal information; leaking of commercial secrets; whistleblowing; anti-social forces; shareholder/derivative lawsuits; corporate scandal-related securities; and other civil litigation.

Capital markets

Finance and financial institutions: banking; financial regulation; derivatives; asset management and investment funds; structured finance; real estate finance; acquisition finance; project finance; asset finance; PPP/PFI/concession; insurance; fintech; and financial and securities dispute resolution.

Real estate: real estate transactions, investment, finance and dispute resolution; and REITs.

Labour and employment: disputes; unions; dealing with regulators; harassment; severance; corporate restructuring-related matters; working conditions including salary; retirement allowance and pension; employee health and safety (including mental health); executive issues (board members and auditors); non-regular employment; drafting and review of work rules and employment contracts; social insurance and labour insurance; immigration; and compliance.

Intellectual property/life sciences/TMT: IP disputes; IP licensing and transactions; patent prosecution; trademark/design prosecution; copyright and entertainment; healthcare; pharmaceuticals; and IT and telecoms law and regulation.

Competition/Antitrust: International cartels and leniency; merger control; dominance and other unilateral conduct; interplay of IP and competition law; distribution; litigation; and compliance.

Tax: tax planning and structuring; litigation and dispute resolution; and international taxation.

Energy and natural resources

Dispute resolution: resolution of disputes relating to IP, labour and employment, product liability, finance and securities, administrative, franchise, real estate, Companies Act, estates and business succession, consumer matters, insurance, IT, trade secrets, tax and pharmaceuticals; general commercial litigation; international litigation and cross-border disputes; alternative dispute resolution; litigation related to tax, competition, and energy and natural resources; civil litigation (including corporate scandal securities matters; and international arbitration.

Restructuring/insolvency and bankruptcy: creditor representations; sponsor/buyer representations; debtor representations; management representations; cross-border restructurings; financial institution insolvencies; court appointments; financial transactions; bankruptcy related litigation; and liquidations.

International trade

International practice: Asia; Australia; the US; the EU; Central and South America; Middle East; Russia; Africa; and other jurisdictions.

Number of attorneys: Approximately 540

Number of partners: 158

Number of offices: 10 (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Jakarta)

Languages: Japanese, English, Chinese (Mandarin)

 

Anders Hedetoft

Leaders in Law endorses Anders Hedetoft as our exclusively recommended M&A Law expert in Denmark. If you wish to get in touch with Anders please use the contact information provided above.

My legal advice is generally aimed at commercial undertakings in Denmark and abroad, and more specifically I provide legal advice in cases pertaining to national and international M&A, tax issues, corporate law and compliance. Through the years of my practice, I have represented clients in various industries, including retail, transport and aviation, energy, medical, real estate, and more.

I have practiced law since 1990 and as an experienced litigator, I have conducted a significant number of cases before the Danish courts, including the Supreme Court. I have also conducted cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Serving on a number of Danish boards has provided me with a high level of expertise and valuable insight in corporate matters, both from the viewpoint as a director and from the viewpoint as legal counsel.

Firm Description

Holst, Advokater is a limited liability partnership and one of the fastest growing legal practices in Denmark. We have offices in both Copenhagen and Aarhus.

Our experienced lawyers are known and respected for their legal skills. As a full-service firm Holst, Advokater encompasses the legal competencies required by large as well as smaller clients, private as well as public, national as well as international.

We work under the highest professional and ethical standards based on our corporate culture and core values. We work in flexible teams specifically composed to meet and cater for our clients’ individual needs and commercial interests.

Our current headcount is approx. 94, including 15 equity partners.

Holst, Advokater’s international ratings include Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, and IFLR 1000.

 

Šárka Gregorová

Leaders in Law endorses Šárka Gregorová as our exclusively recommended M&A Law expert in the Czech Republic. If you wish to get in touch with Šárka please use the contact information provided above.

Šárka Gregorová graduated from the Law Faculty at Charles University, Prague in 2008. She has also studied for two semesters at the Law Faculty of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany and obtained the Certificate in Basics of German law. Subsequently she studied the postgraduate program of LMU München in Basics of German law and in 2011 she graduated from by being granted the LL.M. title. During 2005 – 2007 she practiced as a legal assistant in KŠD ŠTOVÍCEK Law Office, v.o.s., Prague.

Šárka Gregorová primarily specializes in general commercial law and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate law, energy and insolvency law.
Šárka Gregorová, in cooperation with German educational company Management Circle AG, participated as a lecturer in the seminar on energy law focusing on renewable resources.

Šárka has been a team-member of the Schaffer & Partner group since 2008. Since 2012 she cooperates with us as an attorney-at-law enrolled at the Czech Bar Chamber.

She speaks fluent Czech, German and English.

Firm Description

Schaffer & Partner is an international group of tax advisors, auditors and lawyers with offices in Prague, Nuremberg and Bratislava. The head office, located in Nuremberg, was established in 1987. Today, Schaffer & Partner is an international team of over 100 experts.

Thanks to our membership in AGN International, an association of separate and independent accounting and consulting firms, we cooperate with similarly structured offices throughout the world. For this reason, the competence of our advisors with respect to international issues is always guaranteed. At the same time, we can rely on our many years of practical experience in the Czech Republic and offer the services of experienced professionals possessing great knowledge of the Czech market.

Associated law office Schaffer & Partner Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář is a member of international network of law offices CBBL Cross Border Business LawyersInternational Law Referral and Wiras.

We regard ourselves as advisors – with long-term know-how and an understanding of client’s problems. We represent our clients individually in everyday questions as well as long-term strategic planning. Close co-operation between experts from various fields and careful assessment of problems, builds trust and the opportunity for long-term successful relationships with our clients. We believe that, as a sympathetic and knowledgeable firm, we have covered a niche of the market.

We will grow with you

We see the company as a healthy tree that is growing and maturing for a long time. The rich crown symbolizes teamwork of our specialized experts with good language skills and harmonious approach to our clients.

Our clients appreciate the broad spectrum of provided services and the individual approach to their needs.

 

Aleš Eppinger

Leaders in Law endorses Aleš Eppinger as our exclusively recommended M&A Law expert in the Czech Republic. If you wish to get in touch with Aleš please use the contact information provided above.

Aleš Eppinger graduated from the Faculty of Law at Palacký University in Olomouc in 2001.

After graduating from the Faculty of Law, Aleš initially worked for JUDr. Jan Veselý PhD. as a trainee distrainer at the Distrainers’ Office in Prague 1, where in addition to ensuring the performance of the routine work of the distrainers’ office, he directly participated in the preparation of legislation in the field of judicial execution.

Since 2002 Aleš has been involved in advocacy. From 2003 to 2008, Aleš worked for the leading international law firm Weinhold Legal, v.o.s., firstly as junior lawyer and later as senior lawyer, specializing in the provision of legal services to German clients. During his time at Weinhold Legal, v.o.s., Aleš attended a series of specialized seminars/workshops (e.g. Corporate M&A II Law School in Warsaw etc.).

Aleš Eppinger is primarily focused in rendering legal services in area of business law, in particular in mergers and acquisitions, furthermore in civil law, property law, insolvency law and judicial and arbitration proceedings.

During his professional career, Aleš has been involved in many international transactions, including important cross-border acquisitions by multinationals, the complex restructuring of important holdings and also in international arbitration. Furthermore, Aleš provided important banks, engineering and energy companies with legal services in particular in business law matters.

Aleš is also involved in lecturing activities. He currently focuses especially on issues related to the status of entrepreneurs and on new legal opportunities with respect to the recodification of the private law effective from 2014.

He is a partner of the Schaffer & Partner group from 2008. Aleš Eppinger has been registered at the Czech Bar Association since 2005.

Aleš speaks fluent Czech, German and English.

Firm Description

Schaffer & Partner is an international group of tax advisors, auditors and lawyers with offices in Prague, Nuremberg and Bratislava. The head office, located in Nuremberg, was established in 1987. Today, Schaffer & Partner is an international team of over 100 experts.

Thanks to our membership in AGN International, an association of separate and independent accounting and consulting firms, we cooperate with similarly structured offices throughout the world. For this reason, the competence of our advisors with respect to international issues is always guaranteed. At the same time, we can rely on our many years of practical experience in the Czech Republic and offer the services of experienced professionals possessing great knowledge of the Czech market.

Associated law office Schaffer & Partner Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář is a member of international network of law offices CBBL Cross Border Business LawyersInternational Law Referral and Wiras.

We regard ourselves as advisors – with long-term know-how and an understanding of client’s problems. We represent our clients individually in everyday questions as well as long-term strategic planning. Close co-operation between experts from various fields and careful assessment of problems, builds trust and the opportunity for long-term successful relationships with our clients. We believe that, as a sympathetic and knowledgeable firm, we have covered a niche of the market.

WE WILL GROW WITH YOU

We see the company as a healthy tree that is growing and maturing for a long time. The rich crown symbolizes teamwork of our specialized experts with good language skills and harmonious approach to our clients.

Our clients appreciate the broad spectrum of provided services and the individual approach to their needs.

 

Juan Carlos Madrigal

Leaders in Law endorses Juan Carlos Madrigal as our exclusively recommended M&A Law expert in China. If you wish to get in touch with Juan please use the contact information provided above.

Juan Carlos divides his time between Taipei and Shanghai. He provides strategic advice and practical operational support to U.S., European and Latin American clients in market entry and expansion activities, cross cultural commercial negotiations, strategic partner selection, business dispute mediation, corruption investigations, background checks, and M&A transactions in China and Taiwan.

Juan’s multi-cultural background, business acumen and deep understanding of global market trends and the local business environment in Greater China allow him to effectively bridge language, cultural, and business mentality gaps commonly encountered by foreign and Chinese investors during business negotiations and disputes. He is adept at developing win-win scenarios in complex situations by addressing all business and legal issues while catering to the cultural sensitivities and personality types of all decision makers in the room.

Significant Recent Projects

  • Assist Fortune 500 company with an investigation of a former PRC employee suspected to have registered a patent through a proxy to circumvent patent/invention assignment agreements with the company.
  • Assist multinational company with internal embezzlement and kickbacks investigations in China including forensic legal and financial document review, interviews with key employees, on-the-ground intelligence gathering, and interaction with local law enforcement and US counsel.
  • Represent Latin American private energy generation company and its financiers in negotiations with Taiwanese engineering company to restart distressed engineering, procurement and construction project. Coordinate implementation of new agreement.
  • Represent South American plastics manufacturer in insurance claims, litigation and settlement negotiations against a Chinese insurer and a foreign freight forwarder arising from damage caused to production machinery during transit.
  • Represent Central American logistics company in a controversy related to an insurance claim with a Taiwanese partner and a Taiwanese insurer to reduce the amount of the claim while ultimately protecting the relationship with this key partner.
  • Assist ministry-level agency of a Himalayan country to conduct research and coordinate internal/external resources to develop a proposal to create a comprehensive Biodiversity Legal Rights Framework.
  • Assist NYSE listed high tech company in cross border investigation related to potential trade secret leakage by a former high level employee to a competitor.
  • Represent PRC apparel company in negotiations with US based publicly listed brand management company to settle multiple mutual trademark infringement lawsuits and design an alternative cooperative framework to jointly approach the Chinese market.
  • Advice TAIEX high tech manufacturing company during negotiations to establish a three-way touch screen component manufacturing joint venture in China.
  • Draft business plans for client startups in industries including online content delivery, luxury products, bio-fuels, renewable energy, manufacturing and high tech.

Professional Employment

  • Pamir Law Group, Taipei, Taiwan, Consultant (2006 to present)
  • iChinaForum.com, Taipei, Taiwan, Co-Founder (2010 to present)
  • Western Union International Latin America Regional Operations Center, San Jose, Costa Rica, Legal Compliance Specialist, China Team
  • Tecnomercadeo Latinoamericano, San José, Costa Rica, Project Manager

Education

  • International MBA (International Business and Management in Asia Concentrations), National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan (2005-2007)
  • Chinese Language and Culture Program, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan (2003)
  • B.S. With Honors, Information Systems Engineering, Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología, San José, Costa Rica (2002)

Languages

  • Spanish (Native)
  • English (Native)
  • Mandarin Chinese (Fluent)
  • Portuguese (Basic)

Firm Description

Pamir is an international law and business consulting firm based in Asia with offices in Taipei and Shanghai, with a long track record of successfully closing transactions in a broad range of industries in the PRC and Taiwan.

Pamir’s lawyers are from top law schools and law firms. Our attorneys are former partners and senior associates from global law firms located in New York, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Our team of multilingual professionals is able to bridge the gap between different business cultures and support clients in multiple languages, including English, Chinese (Mandarin, Taiwanese, Cantonese, Shanghai and Suzhou dialects) as well as Japanese, Spanish and French.

Our clients include multinational Fortune 100 companies, venture capital funds, international law and private equity firms. We also represent Asia-based listed companies, privately-held conglomerates and high net worth family groups.
We co-counsel with leading law firms from Asia, North America, Latin America and Europe on their client matters. We represent leading PRC groups in their activities overseas.

FOCUS ON CLIENT GROWTH WITH INTEGRATED BUSINESS/LEGAL SERVICES

We deliver practical integrated business and legal solutions to support our clients’ growth and business success. We:

– Identify and develop, prioritize and plan clear stakeholder business goals before drafting legal documents. The business people are always in the driver’s seat, not the lawyers.

– Team proactively with clients to find, secure and maximize their opportunities and benefits.

– Cooperate with clients to tailor solutions to meet their particular needs as they evolve over time.

Contact Details: Taipei 7F, No. 214, Dunhua North Road, Song Shan District, Taipei 10546, Taiwan Tel: +886-2-5588-1799 Fax: +886-2-5588-1790
Email: info@pamirlaw.com

Shanghai: Suite 1205, Baohua Mansion 518 Anyuan Road, Putuo District Shanghai 200040, China

Tel: +86-21-3669-6955 Fax: +86-21-3669-6950
Email: sh@pamirlaw.com

 

Daði Bjarnason

Leaders in Law endorses Daði Bjarnason as our exclusively recommended M&A Law expert in Iceland. If you wish to get in touch with Daði please use the contact information provided above.

Established Lagahvoll slf. in January 2012. Prior to that Mr. Bjarnason worked at Icebank, first as a legal advisor from 2002-2005, then as General Counsel and Head of Legal Division from 2006 – 2009, and as General Counsel for the Resolution Committee and the Winding-up Board until2011. Prior to that Mr. Bjarnason worked as a legal advisor for the Icelandic Securities Depository from 1999-2002. Mr. Bjarnason has a LL.M degree from King´s College London in Financial and Company Law, passed the Icelandic Bar Exam in 2000 and is a certified stock broker.

Dadi Bjarnason of Lagahvoll is “very effective” and has “good commercial awareness,” clients state. He is experienced in financing, restructuring and M&A matters. Sources also note: “He’s very good at explaining complex concepts in layman’s terms.”

Firm Description

Lagahvoll is an independent law firm with strong focus on impartiality and independence. We offer specialised legal services with an emphasis on commercial and financial law.

We represent both large and small companies as well as individuals, including professional investors. Our client list includes financial institutions, private equity funds, UCITS, Non-Ucits, professional and venture funds, corporations and investors.

We have been involved in the field of banking and corporate finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, debt restructuring and general corporate, competition and commercial law.

Our offices are located on the 4th floor of Bankastræti 5, in the heart of Reykjavík. Most convenient way to get in touch with us is via e-mail, lagahvoll@lagahvoll.is You can also reach us via phone, our number is +354 519 7660.