Dr. Benno A. Packi

Leaders in Law endorses Benno Packi as our exclusively recommended Real Estate Law expert in Germany. If you wish to get in touch with Benno please use the contact information provided above.

Dr. Benno A. Packi advises clients on corporate and real estate transactions, project developments and from a legal perspective on financing. Dr. Packi advises stock corporations as well as medium-sized companies and successful start-ups on corporate and capital market law, restructuring measures including group law and transformation law, as well as foreign investors entering the German and European market.

In addition, Dr. Packi advises wealthy private individuals on corporate and asset succession, including foundation solutions.

Dr. Packi represents clients in litigation including arbitration, in particular in post-M&A disputes and in liability matters of managing directors.

His professional experience includes advising companies in the real estate, biotechnology and pharmaceutical, manufacturing, IT, energy, trade and logistics sectors.

Dr. Packi speaks German and English.

Practice Areas:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real estate transactions
  • Financing and capital market law
  • Company law
  • Company and asset succession
  • Litigation and arbitration

Firm Description:

adesse anwälte is an independent law firm for German and international business law.

We help companies and institutions from Germany and abroad to solve complex legal challenges.

We advise successful companies, wealthy private individuals as well as start-ups, inter alia with the legal structuring of their company groups, legal structuring of investments or financing, development of brand strategies as well as all other legal matters with respect to the management and growth of a company.

Our clients have one thing in common: they move people, goods and services on a daily basis — on a regional, national or international level. In addition to legal precision, our clients expect their legal advisors to have industry- and subject-specific know-how, and the ability to think and act economically

Consistently aligned to these standards, we offer legal advice and representation with a personal touch.

According to the meaning of the Latin term adesse (sic. “to assist”) we strive for forward-looking as well as proactive services. We attach great importance to early investigation and evaluation of interactions between legal fields and legal systems. Each of us thinks and works in a network — pigeonhole thinking is not our way of thinking.

In this way, we can provide the best possible support for time-sensitive projects.

Not only do we have a strong understanding of the economic framework of the specific business, but it is also of importance to us to establish a stable, personal relationship of trust with our clients.

We think in a cross-disciplinary way: Our client’s request does not have to fit into a specific field of law. Many legal matters overlap different fields of law. Corporate law matters depend on the structure of the financing and vice versa. Contract law matters, for example, coincide with the enforcement of rights based of creative work resulting from trademark rights. Competition law also covers online competition, which in turn entails elements of general online law.

Our clients have a very specific goal. We advise them in a committed and comprehensive manner.


Satoru Hasumoto

Leaders in Law endorses Satoru Hasumoto as our exclusively recommended Real Estate Law expert in Japan. If you wish to get in touch with Satoru please use the contact information provided above.

Satoru has considerable experience in a wide range of real estate work. He advises corporates, investors and financial institutions on all aspects of real estate transactions, including acquisition, disposals, development, planning, leasing and financing. His practice also includes advising multinational companies on their outbound and inbound investments from and to Japan. These includes data centre facilities, hotels, logistic facilities, offices, residentials and other types of real properties. His extensive practice also covers structured finance, leveraged buyout finance and project finance.


  • Keio University (LL.B., 2007)
  • seconded to the IB Products Group of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. (2013-2014)
  • The University of Pennsylvania Law School (LL.M., Wharton Business and Law Certificate, 2015)
  • with Slaughter and May, London (2015-2016)

Bar Admissions

Admitted in Japan, 2008
Daini Tokyo Bar Association

Firm Overview:

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto is a full service law firm that has served clients with distinction since its establishment, in December 2002, by the merger of Mori Sogo and Hamada & Matsumoto. Even as business conditions have rapidly shifted both within Japan and internationally, the firm’s goal has been to grow with our clients through tireless effort and constant innovation.

Led by top-rated lawyers across a wide array of practice areas, our large team of legal professionals and support staff offer the firm their experience, expertise and hard work to bring our clients the best results in every matter we handle. Our team strives to build new frameworks to tackle cutting-edge problems, to break down barriers on tough cases, and to find a common resolution in matters with many conflicting interests.

Based on this solid foundation of experience, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto also contributes significantly to the constant evolution and improvement of the Japanese legal system, and to the creation of a legal infrastructure that will enable our clients to excel.


Rita Branco

Leaders in Law endorses Rita Branco as our exclusively recommended Real Estate Law expert in Portugal. If you wish to get in touch with Rita please use the contact information provided above.

Rita Branco, post-graduate degree in Tax, Urban Planning and Construction Law, President of the Loulé Delegation of the Portuguese Bar Association since 2011, practices in the fields of property conveyancing and tax law, family and matrimonial, wills, gifts and probates, commercial law and litigation.

Educational Qualifications

  • Law Degree, from the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law.
  • Specialization course in Planning Law , Environment and Urban Planning at the Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon;
  • Post-graduation and Specialization in Taxation from the ESGHT, University of Algarve
  • Post-graduation in Urban Planning and Construction Law , from the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law.

Preferred Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Law
  • Real estate contracts and transactions
  • Urban Planning and Construction Law
  • Tax Law and Criminal Tax
  • Family Law and Estates (Divorce, Parental Responsibilities Regulations, legacies, Probate)
  • Wills, gifts and probates
  • Law of Registries and Notaries
  • Labour Law
  • Litigation
  • Full legal advice to companies and individuals

Professional Experience

  • Co-founder of “Allawyers- Escritório de Advogados”- Law office- (2010 to date)
  • Associate and then Partner (2005) of “Nélia Faisca, Eurico Alves & Associados”, Law Office, Almancil (2002/2010)
  • Trainee lawyer at “José Teixeira & Manuel Fernandes Barros”, Law Office Faro (2000-2002)

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 2000, Professional Card Number: 296 F issued by the District Council of Faro.
  • Councillor of the National Youth Portuguese Bar Association by the Faro District (ANJAP) (2001/ 2010)
  • Treasurer of the Delegation of Loulé of the Portuguese Bar Association (2008/2010)
  • President of the Delegation of Loulé of the Portuguese Bar Association (2011/2013 and 2014-2016)
  • Member of the Council and national Board of the Portuguese Law Society


  • English
  • French

Firm Description

The ALLAWYERS project was born in 2010, in Almancil, created by the lawyers Tiago Felizardo and Rita Branco. After working a number of years in different traditional law firms, they felt the market needed a different type of law firm, geared towards the client and his needs, with a professional and dynamic team capable of responding quickly and efficiently.

Currently, ALLAWYERS has collaboration with UK and Irish law offices and consists of a team of lawyers with over 15 years of experience in a broad range of legal fields, all registered with the Portuguese Bar Association and fluent in English.


Alexander Cools-Lartigue

Leaders in Law endorses Alexander Cools-Lartigue as our exclusively recommended Real Estate Law expert in Jamaica. If you wish to get in touch with Alexander please use the contact information provided above.

Alexander is a Partner and the Head of our Probate and Conveyancing Department. He was admitted to practise law in 1988 and has considerable experience acting in real estate transactions, mortgages, leases, land registration and estate administration.

He possesses a wealth of knowledge especially in the area of real estate developments, having played a material role in the implementation of several projects across the island. Alexander also acts on behalf of clients requiring the modification of restrictive covenants and has a significant amount of experience in making applications to the Supreme Court for the modification and discharge of these covenants.

He is a member of the Jamaican Bar Association (JAMBAR) and sits on the association’s Conveyancing Committee.

Firm Description

Our Team

Our experienced team consists of over 25 attorneys-at-law qualified to practice under the laws of Jamaica who are dedicated to bringing world class services from an island in the Caribbean. We strive to be specialists in our respective practice areas by leveraging our legal knowledge, decades of networks within industries and street smarts.

Who We Are

Nunes, Scholefield, DeLeon & Co. is the successor partnership to Judah, Desnoes, Lake, Nunes, Scholefield & Co. The firm’s predecessors can be traced from as far back as 1929 making it one of the oldest law firms in Jamaica if not the Caribbean. We offer a comprehensive range of quality legal services. Our firm is equipped with the latest information technology and client care practices and we are constantly striving to improve.The firm and its attorneys-at-law have been recognized by the IFLR 1000, Chambers & Partners and the World Trademark Review as leaders in our fields of specialization. We have decades of linkages within significant local organizations such as the American Chamber of Commerce in Jamaica, the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce and the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica. Attorneys-at-law sit on various sub-committees of these local organizations to keep abreast of industry concerns and to provide advocacy for legal reform.

Glimpses of the Past

In 1929, two young lawyers, Douglas Joseph Judah, and Charles Harry Randall joined forces to establish the firm, Judah & Randall. This was the beginning of a partnership that was to develop into one of Jamaica’s outstanding law firms. They were later joined by another young lawyer, Noel N. Nethersole, who was admitted to practice in 1931. He joined as a partner, and the firm came to be known as Judah, Randall & Nethersole, carrying on practice at 11, Duke Street in Kingston.


Kaido Loor

Leaders in Law endorses Kaido Loor as our exclusively recommended Real Estate Law expert in Estonia. If you wish to get in touch with Kaido, please use the contact information above.

Kaido Loor has extensive experience in real estate and construction work, advising major institutional and private investors on sales and acquisitions of undeveloped land and all types of commercial real estate, both in asset and share deals, in due diligence, leases, sale-leasebacks, portfolio transactions, property related disputes, financing, shareholder’s agreements, property and facility management, third party rights to land, planning, design, construction matters and day-to-day issues of property investors and owners.

Kaido’s clients in real estate work in recent years have included Hepsor, SEB, Baltic Property Trust (now Northern Horizon Capital), Citycon, Trigon, ABB, Aberdeen, Baltic Investment Holdings (now Broadgate Capital), Bristol and Stone, Catella, Citycon, DHL, ECE Capital, Eastern Europe Real Estate Investment Fund, various embassies, Emerging Europe Property Opportunities Fund, Estectus, FIM Forestry, G4S, Helios, Hesburger, Itella, Kemivesi, NCC, Nord Stream, Olympic Casino, Tolaram, Regions Timberland, Regus, Statoil, Zenith Capital, Vaasan, Vicus, YIT, etc. Kaido’s experience in tax law ensures that tax aspects are not only taken into account but that business substance of transactions can be utilised to reach optimal tax outcomes.

Kaido Loor has advised clients in almost all types of tax issues, including income tax issues of corporates and investment funds, tax aspects of restructuring and refinancing, tax planning and (re)structuring of local and multinational groups, cross-border mergers, taxes related to profit repatriation, option plans, workforce rentals, withholding taxes, double-taxation, non-residents, transfer pricing, permanent and fixed establishments, constitutionality of local taxes, management fees, thin capitalisation issues, social taxes, personal taxes, fringe benefits, payroll taxes, VAT-ability of domestic and cross-border services and transactions with movables, immovables and special types of assets, recovery of VAT, assignment of VAT refund claims in real estate transfers, VAT in business transfers. Kaido has represented clients in in-court and out-of-court disputes with the Tax Office.

Kaido was the partner that managed Sorainen Estonia tax work from 1996 to 2014 and lead a team of Sorainen tax lawyers from 2004. Kaido has written numbers of locally and internationally published articles on tax issues (including to IFA Cahiers on Practical Protection of Taxpayers’ Fundamental Rights in 2015) and taken part of tax committee of the Estonian Bar Association. Kaido is a board member of IFA branch in Estonia. Clients that have consented to their disclosure include Alstom, Södra, Toyota, Statoil, 3 Step, MarkIT, SEB, Northern Horizon, Catella, DHL, YIT, Trigon, AON, Hepsor, Energomontaj.

Recognition (International Directories)

Kaido Loor is and has been recommended practitioner in many publications, including in the Legal 500 (‘wide experience of real estate and construction matters’; ‘sees the broader picture [in tax matters]’), Chambers Europe (’warm praise for his personable manner and in-depth knowledge of real estate matters’; ‘he always brings a fresh angle to the table and offers a variety of solutions’), Best Lawyers, Tax Directors Handbook, European Legal Experts.


1992-1996 University of Tartu (now equivalent to Mag.iur.)

1999-2002 Helsinki University


International Fiscal Association

Firm Description

Different from most law firms, we are mainly focused to real estate and construction, including:

• real estate development (residential, office, retail),

• joint ventures,

• bank and mezzanine financing,

• leasing,

• planning,

• permitting,

• sales and acquisitions,

• investment management,

• tax planning,

• disputes.

Additionally, we do tax and general corporate work, including shareholders’ agreements for professional services firms, tax advisory and planning (excluding compliance), but not much else.

In all areas, we believe we are innovative, pioneering in Estonia eg. VAT refund assignments in real estate transactions, investment agreements, and other non-standard solutions to (sometimes even standard) investment and transaction structures.

Kaido Loor worked in Sorainen from 1996 to 2014, was partner of Sorainen from 2006 to 2014 (real estate, tax, and many other areas during early years of the office, plus heading IT and Knowledge Management departments).

Dr. Darwin HEM (Naryth HEM)

Leaders in Law endorses Dr. Darwin HEM as our exclusively recommended Real Estate Law expert in Cambodia. If you wish to get in touch with Dr. Darwin please use the contact information provided above.

Dr. Darwin HEM (Naryth HEM) is Principal Partner at BNG Legal. Darwin is admitted to practice law in Cambodia, a member of the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC), an international associate member of the American Bar Association, a member of APAA (Asian Patent Attorneys Association), LAWASIA (The Law Association for Asia and the Pacific); a member of the Working Party on the Accession of Cambodia into the World Trade Organization. He is a licensed Trademark Agent in Cambodia. Also, Darwin sits as an arbitrator at the Cambodian Arbitration Council and is an advisory member for a number of important businesses and professional associations in Cambodia.

Dr. Darwin HEM (Naryth HEM) holds an LL.B from the Joint-Law Program of the University of San Francisco (USA) and Cambodia and a CAPA from the Bar Association of Cambodia. Darwin holds a State Doctor Degree in Medicine from the University of Health Science (Cambodia) and a MBA in Finance from Charles Sturt University (Australia). He studied economics in Australia and law in Lyon (France) under various scholarships. Darwin has a Diploma in Economic Law from the Royal School of Administration and a Diploma in Finance from Development Alternatives, Inc. (USA).

Prior to becoming an attorney, Darwin qualified as a medical doctor and worked as Chief Financial Controller for the Ministry of Economy & Finance in Cambodia. Before co-founding BNG Legal, he practiced law with a regional law firm which has a base in Cambodia for many years.

As an attorney and legal consultant, Darwin has worked on a wide variety of private projects for major national and international companies operating business in Cambodia, as well as for many public projects funded by the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank. Darwin specializes in real estate, corporate law, project finance and intellectual property. Darwin brings a deep understanding of contemporary Cambodian law and practice to BNG Legal.

Dr. Darwin HEM (Naryth HEM) speaks Khmer, English and French.

Education & Background:

– University of San Francisco and Royal University of Law and Economics, Bachelor of Law
– Royal School of Administration, Diploma in Economic Law
– University of Health Science, Doctor of Medicine
– Charles Sturt University, Master of Business Administration in Finance


– Cambodian Bar Association
– International Bar Association
– Cambodian WTO Committee
– Cambodian Arbitration Council

Firm Overview:

BNG Legal is a leading Cambodian law firm providing comprehensive legal services to foreign and local clients.

Registered with the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia, our legal professionals combine international standards with local expertise.

We differentiate ourselves by coupling a deep understanding of the local business environment with international professionalism and integrity.

We facilitate business, investment and trade between Cambodia and the rest of the world through innovative and cost-effective legal services.

Superior knowledge of local protocol, local procedure, and local people is necessary for any business to succeed in Cambodia.

Conducting daily business in Cambodia, BNG Legal is up to date with the newest procedures and requirements, helping clients efficiently and successfully complete any project.


Christian Marth

Leaders in Law endorses Christian Marth as our exclusively recommended Real Estate Law expert in Austria. If you wish to get in touch with Christian, please use the contact information provided above.

Christian Marth is a founding partner at Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte in Vienna. He is among the premier real estate lawyers in Austria, best known for his involvement in complex national and cross-border real estate transactions regarding all asset classes (commercial, office and residential properties) as well as hotels, micro-living projects such as student accommodation and retirement homes.

Leading national and international players, among which are several high caliber (open) real estate funds as well as public sector clients, trust his expertise.

In addition to real estate transactions, Christian also focuses on real estate project development and matters relating to tenancy and real estate brokerage law.

Firm Description

Your goal is our goal. We go the extra mile to achieve it.

We thrive on making bold decisions and finding exceptional solutions for exceptional situations. That is our passion. As advisors, sparring partners and confidants we support you in conflict prevention and disputes, help you navigate the complexities of real estate law and look after your interests in all matters of general business law.  We always go the extra mile. Because your goal is our goal.

And that is a promise.


Misha Bemer

Misha’s work includes commercial contracts, financing, corporate law, real estate & construction, lease & time share and employment law. He regularly assists in ship auctions on behalf of mortgagees. Among Misha’s clients are financial institutions, construction companies, wholesalers, global shipping corporations and real estate investors.

Misha has 19 years of experience and joined HBN Law & Tax in 2005. Prior to joining HBN Law & Tax, Misha was active for the law firms Van Diepen Van der Kroef and Loyens & Loeff in Amsterdam. Misha is an active member of the Aruba Bar Association and a member of the election committee of the Aruba Chamber of Commerce. Misha is a dedicated Board member of the Kiwanis Club of Palm Beach Aruba and involved in several community service projects. Misha obtained his Masters’ degree at the University of Leiden and speaks Dutch, English and Papiamento.

Firm Description

HBN is a leading firm with full service representation and a strong focus on the Dutch Caribbean. We aim to offer unparalleled legal and tax services for ambitious clients. Today. Tomorrow. Together.

For many years (by succession) the Foundation Publications HBN Law & Tax has published the widely used tax law volumes for the Dutch Caribbean region. A must have for tax lawyers, accountants and other financial and legal professionals doing business in the Dutch Caribbean. We work in specialized teams offering the best of our individual skills and knowledge and recognize that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. You can count on our continuous effort to be on par with relevant developments in every corner aspect of our practice.


Todd Moyo

Todd Moyo, has over 50 years of legal experience. He makes a concerted effort to deliver personal, prompt and expert attention to his client’s needs. He has developed specialties in the fields of Wills, Trusts and Probate & Real Estate Law.

The Firm maintains up-to-date print and Web-based research materials in order to track the latest developments in the Firm’s specialty areas of legal practice. Attorney Moyo attends at numerous legal education courses and seminars each year, maintaining a preeminent position among his peers within the legal community. Attorney Moyo enjoys the highest rating for competency and integrity by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

He is a well known practitioner in the drafting of Wills and Trusts, and the Probate of Estates, having founded the South Middlesex Estate Planning Group (an organization of local estate planning lawyers), and serving as its chairman from 1989-1997. He strives to provide his clients with personalized service and suggests estate plans that are specially tailored to meet their unique needs.

Bar Admissions:

Lyon France, 1964

Areas of Practice:

Estate Planning
Real Estate Law
Probate & Estate Administration

Université Lyon School of Law, Pasteur, Lyon, France, 1964 – Doctor of Jurisprudence
Lyon College, Pasteur, France, 1961 – Bachelor of Arts

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Lyon Rotary; Member (President, 1986-1987)
  • Exeter Alumni Association of New England; Past President
    Big Brother/Big Sister, South Middlesex; Past Board Member and President (1980-1982)
  • Algonquin Council Boy Scouts of America; Past Board Member and President (1969-1970)
  • South Middlesex Estate Planning Group; Founder and Member (1989-1997), Past Chairman
  • Lyon History Center; Past Treasurer
  • Parakou Bar Association; Member
  • Real Estate Bar Association, Lyon.; Member


Dott. Francesco Senatore

Leaders in Law endorses Francesco Senatore as our exclusively recommended Inheritance Law and Real Estate Law expert in Italy. If you wish to get in touch with Francesco please use the contact information provided above.

Expertise and Practice

Francesco heads the Italian desk at our offices in Hamburg, Berlin, Munich and Milan. He has lead the international practice of our German-Italian firm since 2006. With his knowledge of the German and Italian legal systems, both languages and the corresponding intercultural competence, he is in a position to represent successfully our clients in cross-border legal matters between Germany and Italy. He uses his admission to practice law in both countries and his special dual qualification in particular for commercial, real estate, and inheritance law matters.

The focus of Francesco’s German law practice is on labor and employment law. He advises on employment agreements and termination, including warnings and actions for unfair dismissal in the field of labor law.

Additional Background

Francesco, our Italian partner and head of our Milan office, was born in Calabria in southern Italy. He spent his youth not far from Milan where he completed his legal studies with the degree Dottore in Legge. While looking for another challenge, he moved to Germany, learned German, and studied law at the University of Kiel. After passing the first state law examination, he participated in the postgraduate commercial law program in Hamburg. He completed his legal clerkship in Hamburg at the Fiscal Authority and Unilever Germany among other places. After passing the second state exam in law, Francesco first gained experience as in-house counsel before becoming a founding partner of ROSE & PARTNER.