Adina Chilim-Dumitriu

Leaders in Law endorses Adina Chilim-Dumitriu as our exclusively recommended expert in Romania. If you wish to get in touch with Adina please use the contact information provided above.

Co-head of the firm’s Public Procurement and PPP practice together with Adriana Gaspar and of the Corporate/M&A practice together with Gabriela Cacerea, Ruxandra Bologa and Adriana Gaspar, and Head of the Telecommunications and Media practice, Adina Chilim-Dumitriu is particularly experienced in the sectors requiring technical knowledge and abilities – public procurement, telecommunications and energy.

With over 23 years of experience at NNDKP, she is renowned for handling large mergers and acquisitions deals; has assisted various clients in respect of their participation to public procurement procedures, borrowers and lenders in connection with complex financing transactions and has developed particular expertise in the gas field, as well as in cross-border energy projects.

Her expertise covers:

  • public procurement both in relation to consultancy in public procurement projects – from analysis of award documentation requirements to assistance in drafting the offers, as well as regards challenges in front of the National Council for Settlement of Public Procurement Contracts (CNSC) and the competent courts of appeal)
  • privatizations
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • media and telecommunications law
  • energy (with particular expertise in natural gas projects, including trans-border energy projects)
  • contract negotiations
  • business transfers and outsourcing
  • project finance

Industry Focus

Education

  • University of Bucharest Law School, Law Degree
  • Certificate of international legal practice “Strategic Directions for International Practice”, New York City Bar Association
  • 8th School of Project Finance, Euromoney Legal Training, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, UK

Firm Description:

NNKDP has always been committed to outstanding legal and tax services and exceptional client relationship management. Guided by these principles, we learned along the years that geographical boundaries are no longer the limits of our interactions with clients. Thus, we joined forces with peers who share the same vision and approach when it comes to offering the most suitable legal and tax support to our clients’ business interests, anywhere these may arise.

Thanks to our firm’s reputation in this profession and to our standing in the domestic legal market, NNDKP is the exclusive member firm in Romania of:

  • Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of premier independent law firms
  • World Services Group – the world’s largest multidisciplinary network of professional services firms
  • SEE Legal – the largest provider of legal services through the Southeastern Europe region

Testimonial to our global mindset, our affiliations are an integral part of NNDKP’s constant efforts to ensure for our clients access to:

  • genuine client-centric approach
  • capabilities across jurisdictions of interest
  • expert advice from first class lawyers worldwide

 

Joao Bravo da Costa

Leaders in Law endorses Martín Bensadon as our exclusively recommended Intellectual Property Law expert in Argentina. If you wish to get in touch with Martín please use the contact information provided above.

João Bravo da Costa is a Professional Partner and has been at Abreu Advogados since 2021 in the Corporate and M&A and Finance areas of practice, working in several jurisdictions, with a focus on Angola, and with a strong experience in major international transactions in Africa and United Arab Emirates.

João Bravo da Costa has a professional path dedicated to the Angolan market, but also with strong legal experience in the African market and in the United Arab Emirates.

He has advised several multinationals, in restructuring and M&A operations, in international trade transactions and in foreign exchange issues, involving various sectors such as Finance, Mining and Oil & Gas, Infrastructure and Distribution. On his track record, he has several international and multi-jurisdictional investment contracts.

João Bravo da Costa is a Lawyer admitted in the Angolan and Portuguese Bar Association and is also a candidate for the New York State Bar Association.

His academic record include an LL.M. from the Fordham University School of Law in Banking Corporate and Finance Law and a postgraduate degree in Management and Corporate Law from the Faculty of Economics of Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

He was nominated a 2021 Rising Star, by the Expert Guide, for her exemplar work in Corporate/M&A/Private Equity.

Practice Areas

Industries

Languages

  • English
  • French

Education

  • Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Law Degree (2005)
  • Faculdade de Economia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa – Postgraduate Degree in Management and Corporate Law (2007)
  • Fordham University School of Law – LL.M. Banking Corporate and Finance Law (2011)

Firm Description:

From offices to practices, talents and capabilities, we create an ecosystem that brings each project to life.

At Abreu there is a team that matches every client.

Through a close and clear relationship, we translate legalese to the language you want to speak.

At Abreu we speak everything from Latin to JavaScript so nothing is left up to interpretation.

Through a culture of transparency, we are pioneers of gender equality and diversity.

Abreu has an open door policy, because ideas have no hierarchy and debate crosses all areas and generations.

Through constant monitoring, we anticipate global changes in minds and markets.

At Abreu we have specialists focused on innovation and new technologies.

 

Thomas Willet Donovan

Thomas W. Donovan is Managing Partner and founder of the Iraq Law Alliance, PLLC. He divides his time between the firm’s offices in Basrah, Baghdad and Erbil – Kurdistan Region. His experience centers on petroleum and natural gas law and the surrounding corporate, employment, immigration and customs issues. He also has considerable amount of experience in public international law, litigation and structured project finance. Mr. Donovan has published extensively on the development of the domestic Iraqi economy and issues associated with petroleum production and exploration.

Iraq Law Alliance:

.Iraq Law Alliance, PLLC (‘ILA’) is a law firm which represents national and multinational companies. We advise on all legal matters related to corporate and reconstruction activities in Iraq. Our practice spans a broad spectrum and includes general corporate and commercial, contract, projects and finance construction, regulatory, licensing, labor, intellectual property, and tax issues.

ILA, through its attorneys and consultants, maintains privileged relationships with prominent international law firms around the world without any formal relationship with any of them.

ILA seeks to constantly solidify these relationships by participating in international seminars and forums on Iraq, and by seeking to periodically offer its members training in international law firms. Further, ILA has, among its members, lawyers who have experience working with international law firms and in the Middle East, including Iraq.

ILA maintains contacts, and cooperates with, numerous governmental and non-governmental organizations involved in the reconstruction of Iraq, and the development and growth of the legal infrastructure in Iraq.

Lourdes Caposso Fernandes

Lourdes Caposso Fernandes is the founder and President of the LCF-Legal Counsel Firm Group. This Group is comprised of three units: a law firm she founded in 2008 called LCF- Legal Counsel Firm, a nonprofit unit called Associação Lei com Força and on the 1st October 2013 she founded a consultancy in the United States of America called Local Content Focus LLC.

She founded the units of the LCF Group on a patriotic premise with a mission to contribute towards the sustainable development of our country by valuing Angolan human resources. Dr. Lourdes wrote a book entitled ` Valuing Human Capital, Angolanization for Petroleum´.

Lourdes is an international speaker, having spoken at various international forums and roundtable discussions. She is a qualified lawyer, has a law degree from the University of Lisbon, a masters degree in International Commercial Law and an LLM from the University of Lisbon. She is a registered attorney at the bar association of Angola and Portugal.

Her areas of specialization include Oil & Gas law, Foreign Investment law, Labour law, Banking, Finance, Contracts, Ethics and Compliance. She is also a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and a founding member of the Ethics institute of Angola. She and her firm are the exclusive representatives of FRAUDNET in Angola.

Natural Resources Law Practice:

The complexities of oil and gas law are magnified when crossing international borders. It can be critical to put together a team that is well-versed in international energy and business law to ensure that overseas operations are not only profitable, but compliant with the laws of the countries involved. At LCF Group, we have developed extensive skills in helping our clients navigate the differing challenges of various international markets.

From our law offices in Luanda, Angola, and Houston, Texas, we represent U.S. oil and gas companies operating in African countries like Angola and Nigeria, and South American countries like Brazil, as well as in other oil-producing countries around the globe. We also assist European, Asian and other worldwide interests in their international oil and gas endeavors.

Our lawyers provide representation in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. We have served leading oil and gas corporations, oil rig manufacturers, telecommunications providers for oil and gas corporations, and a full array of other services ancillary to but dependent upon oil and gas. From resolving conflicts for multinational corporations that have found themselves in violation of international ethics and anti-corruption laws to providing guidance to pipe-fitting businesses and other businesses interested in getting contracts for work in African or other international petroleum drilling operations, we have proven that our experience and knowledge are invaluable resources.

LCF Group:

The international LCF Group is centered in Luanda, Angola, and Houston, Texas. Currently one of the largest law firms in sub-Saharan Africa, we are an international leader in the transnational energy law, and oil and gas law sectors.

Our commitment to client-centered service is embodied by our motto, “Working Together Works,” and we have centered our full range of practice areas around timely and effective attention to meeting our clients’ needs and expectations.

LCF Group was founded by Lourdes Caposso Fernandes after a successful career representing an international oil and gas corporation. She earned her J.D. and LL.M. from the University of Lisbon, where she also received a master’s degree in international commercial law. Attorney Fernandes has since become an author as well as an internationally sought-after speaker on ethical practices and compliance.

With lawyers hailing from Africa, the far east, Europe and the United States, our law firm has continued to build an internationally recognized team, including many selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers list.

Juan Pablo Carrasco de Groote

Leaders in Law endorses Juan Pablo Carrasco de Groote as our exclusively recommended Natural Resources Law expert in Guatemala. If you wish to get in touch with Juan, please use the contact information provided above.

Partner at CENTRAL LAW in Guatemala. Graduated Bachelor in Laws from Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala and has a MSC. in Mercantile and Competiveness Law from USAC/CIG.

Mr. Carrasco de Groote has continued his legal studies and obtained different specializations: in Arbitration Law and Alternate Dispute Resolutions in Loyola University; Specialization in International Mergers & Acquisitions, College of Law of England & Wales; Executive Program in Legal Issues of International Business Law, Georgetown University Law Center/ INCAE; Specialization in Advanced Negotiation, Deal Design & Implementation, Harvard Law School.

He is the Head of the Foreign Investment Department of the firm and has specialization in the areas of M&A’s, Natural Resources (Mining, Oil & Gas), Energy, International Arbitration and Corporate Law. Juan Pablo is ranked as a leader in the field by Chambers Latin America, Chambers Global, IFLR 1000, IFLR Energy & Infrastructure and Legal 500. He has been recognized as a leading expert in Foreign Investment advice by Corp Intl.

Juan Pablo is a former Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Guatemala (AMCHAM) and former Vice President of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce of Latin America (AACCLA), current member of the Guatemalan Bar Association, the Inter-American Bar Association, the Energy & Infrastructure Analysis Center and the American Bar Association – ABA.

Professional highlights of Mr. Carrasco include the following:
Advised and lead the local strategy in investment and acquisition projects in multiple mining and energy projects which include Nickel, Silver, Gold, Antimony and Petroleum in Guatemala and Central America.

Advised as lead local counsel international arbitrations including the first ever DR-CAFTA Investor vs State dispute in Washington DC., which was ruled and executed on behalf of the investor.

Team leader in multiple strategic and large investments, M&A’s, real estate transactions, involving natural resources companies, foreign governments, and multinationals.

Team leader in multiple complex commercial transactions between multinationals and national entities and individuals.

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Firm Description:

CENTRAL LAW is the leading regional law firm advising clients on corporate law and in Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure in Central America, Panama and the Caribbean.

With 11 offices in the countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and the Dominican Republic, CENTRAL LAW has advised domestic and foreign corporations as well as individuals and international organizations in different projects in their business development in the countries where the firm’s offices are located.

International directories such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000 have recognized CENTRAL LAW´s lawyers as prominent professionals in the fields of Corporate Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Corporate Finance, Corporate M&A, Energy & Infrastructure, Energy & Natural Resources, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Labour & Employment, Real Estate & Tourism, Shipping and Tax.