Marcos Georgiades

Marcos Georgiades is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, a graduate of Queen Mary College of the University of London with a degree in law (LL.B.) and a Bachelor of Civil Law degree (B.C.L.) from Worcester College of Oxford University.

Before practicing in Cyprus he worked with Slaughter and May in London where he was mainly involved with corporate, stock exchange related and banking work.

He has been in practice in Cyprus since 1989. He has been engaged in drafting project financing and security documentation for local and offshore banks as well as in relation to multi currency loan facility agreements, margin account trading and obtaining of security over movable property.

He has been involved with the introduction of companies to the Cyprus Stock exchange and is experienced in conducting private and public takeovers. His skills include the establishment of sophisticated joint venture structures through the use of Cyprus vehicles and the drafting of distributorship agreements and other commercial contracts.

He is conversant with computer software licensing and has advised the licensors of the Cyprus Stock Exchange.

He has also been involved in advising on Cyprus competition law issues.

Firm Overview:

Georgiades & Pelides LLC is a leading Cypriot law firm with a broad corporate, banking, commercial and litigation practice and a distinct international focus.

The firm was formed in 1998 by the merger of Georgiades & Georgiades, one of the most successful and dynamic younger firms in Cyprus with Nicos Pelides & Co one of the longest established. The firm offers a unique blend of dynamism and experience.

The firm’s skills are particularly suited to the needs of international clients who not only demand a fast, specialized and professional service, but also practical and commercial advice. The firm is client focused and offers its clients a positive and constructive approach to fulfilling their targets and strategic objectives.

Susan A. Creighton

Susan Creighton is co-chair of the firm’s antitrust practice. Susan’s practice focuses on merger review, government conduct investigations, and antitrust litigation and counseling. Representative matters include serving as lead outside counsel for Google in the Federal Trade Commission’s search investigation of the company, and representing Netflix in connection with the Justice Department’s investigation of the proposed Comcast/TWC merger.

Susan was named “Lawyer of the Year” by Global Competition Review in 2013, and was one of The National Law Journal’s “Outstanding Women Lawyers” in 2015. She has testified before the Antitrust Modernization Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Senate on antitrust-related issues. She also has written a number of widely cited articles, including on issues related to mergers, intellectual property, and unilateral conduct.

From 2003 through the end of 2005, Susan served at the Federal Trade Commission as Director of the Bureau of Competition. From 2001 to 2003, she served as Deputy Director of the Bureau. Prior to joining the FTC, Susan wrote the white paper for Netscape that is credited with triggering the Department of Justice’s investigation and eventual suit against Microsoft for illegal monopolization.

Susan has served in a variety of leadership roles within the firm, including on the board of directors.

Prior to joining the firm, she was a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. She also served as a law clerk to Federal District Judge Pamela Ann Rymer.

Education:

– J.D., Stanford Law School, 1984
Order of the Coif
– A.B., Harvard University, 1981
Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Associations & Memberships:

– Member, Christian Legal Society
– Member, Section of Antitrust Law, American Bar Association

Bar Admissions:

– Bar of the District of Columbia
– State Bar of California
– U.S. Supreme Court

Law Firm:

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm’s broad range of services and practice areas are focused on addressing the principal challenges faced by the management, boards of directors, shareholders, and in-house counsel of our clients.

The firm is nationally recognized for providing high-quality services to address the legal solutions required by its enterprise and financial institution clients. Our services include corporate law and governance, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, securities class action litigation, intellectual property litigation, antitrust counseling and litigation, joint ventures and strategic alliances, technology licensing and other intellectual property transactions, tax, and employee benefits and employment law, among other areas. Our distinguished international roster of clients span a wide variety of industries, including information technology, life sciences, energy and clean technology, media and entertainment, communications, retail, and financial services.

Client service is the cornerstone of our practice, and we strive to act as strategic partners to our clients by leveraging our expertise to provide innovative, responsive, and cost-effective legal services. We understand that the law is often a means to accomplish our clients’ business objectives, and we pride ourselves on our intimate understanding of their industries and marketplaces. We also know that today’s enterprises are facing unprecedented changes in the business, regulatory, and global landscapes, and we have the knowledge and experience to help them confidently adapt to such challenges with state-of-the-art solutions.

Kevin J. Arquit

Kevin Arquit, Co-Head of Weil’s global Antitrust/Competition practice, is described as “one of the great antitrust lawyers in the country” and “a true leader of the Bar” by Chambers. Mr. Arquit has secured approvals for some of the largest and most complex mergers over the past 25 years, and represented clients in high-profile antitrust litigation before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), as well as numerous state and international competition authorities. He also provides a wide variety of companies with ongoing antitrust counseling. Previous to private practice Mr. Arquit held prominent roles at the FTC, including General Counsel, followed by Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition.

Admissions:

– US Court of Appeals 9th Cir.
– District of Columbia
– DC Court of Appeals
– Eastern District New York
– Northern District California
– New York State
– Southern District New York
– US Supreme Court
– US Court of Appeals 11th Cir.
– US Court of Appeals 2nd Cir.
– US Court of Appeals 3rd Cir.
– US Court of Appeals 5th Cir.
– US Dist Court for DC

Education:

– St Lawrence University (B.A., cum laude, 1975)
– Cornell Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1978)

About Weil:

With approximately 1,100 lawyers in offices on three continents around the world, Weil operates according to the “one firm” principle, allowing us to bring the right mix of firm-wide skill and local-market presence to deliver the coordinated legal advice necessary to help our clients achieve their sophisticated goals and objectives.

Todd R. Seelman

Todd R. Seelman is the managing partner of the Denver and Colorado Springs offices of Lewis Brisbois. He is the national chair of the Antitrust & Competition Practice and chair of the Government Investigations Practice.

Todd has more than 25 years’ experience representing clients as an advisor and in litigation involving antitrust and competition, securities and financial fraud, and related complex commercial matters. Todd has extensive experience in class actions and multi-district litigation.

For the past ten years, Todd has been an Adjunct Professor of Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law.

Antitrust and Competition
Todd provides litigation and non-litigation strategic advice to general counsels and corporate executives to simplify the complexities of the U.S. antitrust laws. Todd advises companies on matters involving federal and state antitrust issues including: antitrust compliance programs; trade association compliance; resale pricing programs; advertised pricing programs (MSRP, MAP, and Colgate polices); pre-merger review (outside of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act); pre-merger review and government reporting (Hart-Scott-Rodino Act); messenger models and clinical integrations (healthcare); price discrimination compliance (Robinson-Patman Act); interlocking directorates and officers compliance; competitor collaborations; joint ventures; information exchanges; and labor issues (collective bargaining). Todd also represents companies in federal and state antitrust law litigation matters involving: monopolization; price-fixing; bid-rigging; market divisions; product and customer allocations; and tying.

Securities and Financial Fraud
Todd represents companies in federal and state litigation matters involving securities and financial fraud areas in the banking, mortgage, insurance, energy, and financial services industries.

Complex Commercial
Todd represents companies in federal and state litigation matters involving: financial fraud; securities; breach of contract; partnership disputes; shareholder disputes; loan disputes; construction defects; and product defects.

Client & Peer Recognition:

I have been privileged to be recognized by my clients and peers as a top-rated attorney across a wide spectrum of review platforms, including:

– Rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell (Antitrust and Commercial Litigation) (2008-2018)
– Rated Top Lawyer for Antitrust Law by 5280 Magazine (2015-2018)
– Rated Barrister’s Best Antitrust Lawyer by Law Week Colorado (2016-2018)
– Rated Top Antitrust Litigation Attorney by Super Lawyers ​(2017-2018)
– Rated Martindale-Hubbell Silver Client Champion (top 1% of all rated lawyers) (2017)

Admissions:

– Colorado
– Wisconsin
– U.S. Supreme Court
– U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
– U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
– U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
– U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
– U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
– U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
– U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Associations:

– Past Chair, Antitrust Subsection, Colorado Bar Association
– Member, Executive Council, Business Law Section, Colorado Bar Association
– Member, Pricing Conduct Committee, Antitrust Section, American Bar Association
– Member, Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee, Antitrust Section, American Bar Association
– Member, Antitrust Committee, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
– Past President, Nonresident Lawyer Division, Wisconsin Bar Association
– Past Governor, Board of Governors, Wisconsin Bar Association
– Member, Federal Bar Association, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section
– Member, Denver Bar Association
– Member, Faculty of Federal Advocates

Education:

– Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1990

– University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Bachelor of Arts, 1986

Firm Overview:

Lewis Brisbois offers legal practice in more than 40 specialties, and a multitude of sub-specialties. Our attorneys have broad knowledge, experience, and sensitivity to our clients’ unique needs. Through interaction among our practice groups, Lewis Brisbois provides a wide range of legal services to each client with a continuity of representation across multiple disciplines. We have built longstanding relationships with corporate and institutional clients based on our ability to provide comprehensive service on a national scale.

At Lewis Brisbois, diversity is an integral part of our firm culture and our daily life. We accomplish diversity not by committee or initiative, but through the honest and consistent practice of hiring the best people for the job and rewarding excellence. The success of these policies is reflected in the fact that Lewis Brisbois has repeatedly received national recognition for its commitment to embracing diversity. Lewis Brisbois is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse group of talented lawyers and staff, and demonstrates that commitment through non-discriminatory hiring, retention and promotion policies. The diversity of Lewis Brisbois’ client base is matched by the diversity of our attorneys.

With offices from Los Angeles to New York and Seattle to Miami, our attorneys reflect the communities in which they live. Lewis Brisbois’ culture has fostered a diverse group of professionals committed to promoting the best interests of our clients, our communities and the legal profession. We support diversity in communities across the nation through new and ongoing relationships with minority and women-owned businesses.

Lewis Brisbois is known for its commitment to principled advocacy, an unflinching work ethic, and unyielding recognition of our duty to provide the highest level of service to our clients, who choose us because we take the time to understand their business interests and internal culture. We have developed sophisticated proprietary risk evaluation and litigation management processes that many of our clients have incorporated into their business practices, and we help them manage and defend claims and litigation. As a result, they are avoiding and reducing losses that impact their bottom line.

Our practice includes pre-suit counseling and problem solving based on a structured and accurate analysis of likely outcome. We know our clients’ objectives are often best served by a pre-suit resolution and we are often judged by the advice and counsel we provide toward that end. However, when trial is the answer and in the client’s best interest, Lewis Brisbois brings to bear the full force of our tenacious and sophisticated litigation prowess, utilizing our nationwide network of attorneys and support staff as well as our considerable technological resources to achieve the best possible results for our clients.

Alexandr César

Alexandr César serves as head of the Competition Practice Group and co-head of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group in the Firm’s Prague office. He has been recognized as a leading individual in the field of M&A and competition law by PLC Global Counsel 3000, Chambers Global and GCR Survey.

Practice Focus:

Mr. César has extensive experience handling privatizations and acquisitions in the Czech Republic, particularly in the telecommunications, heavy industry, banking and finance, as well as oil, gas and energy sectors. He regularly counsels clients on legal issues involving takeover regulations, business assets and share transactions. Mr. César is likewise actively engaged in the restructuring of bad asset portfolios of bank loan facilities, acquisition and mezzanine financing, as well as other corporate structures of multinationals. He also counsels on foreign trade-related procedures and international trade agreements, including foreign trade with military materials.

Representative Legal Matters:

Acted for private investors in acquisition of controlling shareholding interest in Tatra, a.s., a major Czech truck manufacturer, from the Terex Corporation and restructuring of Tatra.

– Represented KBC Bank N.V. in the acquisition of the shareholdings of the Czech National Bank and the Czech National Property Fund in Československá obchodní banka a.s. (ČSOB).
– Represented Steyr/General Dynamics in the acquisition of 117 armored vehicles by the Czech Army, one of the largest military acquisitions by the Czech Army.
– Represented ČSOB in the acquisition of Investiční and Postovní banka (IPB) and related negotiations with the Czech Government and the Czech National Bank.
– Represented Český Telecom, a.s. in the divestiture of a real estate portfolio, the largest real estate transaction in terms of number of properties involved.
– Represented KBC Bank & Insurance Group in the acquisition of a 34% interest in Nova Ljubljanska Banka, Slovenia’s largest bank.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

– Czech Bar Association
– Slovak Bar Association

Admissions:

Czech Republic (1995)

Education:

Charles University, Prague (LL.D.) (1988)

Languages:

– Czech
– English
– Russian

Law Firm Overview:

Our Prague office advises clients on some of the most complex transactions in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Central European region. Those transactions include representing Czech energy holding company EPH in its purchase of a 49% stake in Slovak gas utility SPP for CZK 66.5 billion (US$2.8 billion). We also advised Czech beverage company Kofola Group on its restructuring, public offering and listings on the Prague and Warsaw Stock Exchanges, which raised CZK 765 million (US$31 million).

As one of the leading international law firms in the country, we work closely with our colleagues around the world to offer first-class advice to domestic and foreign multinationals and financial institutions. The quality of our work is reflected in the recognition we receive from leading legal directories. Our Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, and Tax practices are ranked Tier 1 by Legal 500 EMEA.

Complementing our work on major transactions, we are also market leaders in Intellectual Property and Technology, Media & Telecommunications, both of which are ranked Tier 1 by Chambers Europe. Our Czech lawyers have broad experience advising clients in rapidly-evolving areas of law and leverage their local knowledge and global perspective to help clients achieve their business objectives.

José Miguel Huerta

José Miguel Huerta specializes in litigation, antitrust, commercial arbitration and bankruptcy. He has represented clients in Chile and in other jurisdictions, including the United States and Europe, in government proceedings and investigations related, among others, to mergers and cartels.

He teaches civil law at Universidad de Chile. He is the author of several publications, among others, in the areas of antitrust, civil law and civil procedure.

He won the Society’s 2008 Pro Bono Award, New York, for his service to the Legal Aid Society in New York.

He is member of the Chilean Bar and of the American Bar Association.

He is admitted to practice law in Chile and in the United States, in New York State.

He joined Claro & Cía. in 1996. In 2007 and 2008 he was with Shearman & Sterling in New York. He is partner since 2012.

Practice:

Since its founding in 1880, Claro & Cia. has been one of the most prestigious law firms in Chile. Our seal is an innovative approach, reliable and highly qualified service.

With a sophisticated group of lawyers, Claro & Cia. is well-prepared to take part in all areas requiring legal advice, offering clients complete support to achieve their goals. Claro & Cia.´s practice in Banking and Finance, Corporate Law, Restructuring and M&A, Capital Markets (both in Chile and abroad), as well as its reputed experience in Litigation and Arbitration, are particularly worth noting. In all these areas, in addition to those offered in other fields as part of its integral service, Claro & Cia.’s professionalism, creativity and strength show through.

Claro & Cia. represents clients with interests in highly diverse areas of the law, such as Administrative and Constitutional, Transportation, Antitrust, Arbitration, Litigation, Banking, Project Finance, Mining, Bankruptcy and Reorganization, Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Energy and Natural Resources, Environmental, Insurance, Employment, Criminal and Administrative Penalties, Intellectual Property and New Technologies, International Trade, Economic Regulation, Taxation, Telecommunications, Sports and Entertainment, and Real Estate Development, among others.

Claro & Cia. is an undisputed leader in the Chilean legal market and has set itself apart for its high legal and ethical standards with which it renders services in the most complex business transactions and in judicial and arbitration disputes. Our client’s loyalty proves this, as do the international recognitions that the firm and our lawyers have obtained, such as Law Firm of the Year Chile granted in 2015, 2012 and 2010 (Chambers & Partners); Corporate Finance Deal of The Year, 2013 (Latin Lawyer); M&A Deal of The Year 2012 (Latin Lawyer); M&A Deal of The Year 2012 (IFLR); National Firm Of The Year 2012 (IFLR).

Experience, reliability, excellence and leadership are the principles that guide Claro & Cia., in a strict framework of ethics and social responsibility with the people.