Dan Engström, MCIArb

Dan Engstrom, MCIArb, is the Managing Partner of the firm.

He has been practicing commercial dispute resolution since the late 1980’s both as legal counsel and as a commercial litigator.

Engstrom has, since 1999, had repeated appointments as an arbitrator, both as party-appointed and institutional appointed. The disputes involve (most frequently) franchise, IT/IP and commercial contract disputes. Engstrom has experience both under the Swedish Arbitration Act and under institutional rules, such as the Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC).

Engstrom has experience from more than 50 commercial arbitrations.

He is frequently appointed as a sole mediator by Swedish courts and by the disputing parties and is the sole author to the Swedish commentary to the Mediation act.

Engstrom is admitted to World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) list of independent international neutrals within Arbitration and Mediation with a focus on intellectual property dispute settlement. He was admitted to ICDR’s International Panel of Arbitrators some years ago.

Engstrom is a published author within the field of Mediation and Dispute Resolution in general. He is frequently contributing to IBA Arbitration Newsletter, GAR, GTDT – Arbitration and other publications. He is frequently engaged as a speaker and a lecturer within the field of Mediation, Dispute Resolution in general and within Franchise.

He is (in selection) a member of the Swedish Bar Association, The International Bar Association, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrator (MCIArb) in London, The American Bar Association, The Swedish Arbitration Society, The Swedish Insurance Law Society and The Swedish Copyright Society. He is also the exclusive Commercial Arbitration member in IR Global for Sweden.

He is listed as a leading individual within Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation and Commercial Dispute Resolution and at present exclusively appointed by Global Law Experts as the leading national expert within Arbitration in Sweden.

He was the Founding Partner of Stockholm Arbitration & Litigation Center (SALC) Lawfirm in 2006 and the managing Partner of the firm for eleven years. He joined NOVA Lawfirm as a partner in June 2017 and is now its Managing Partner.

Firm Overview:

BROAD, CUTTING-EDGE EXPERTISE – At Nova we offer our clients specialist advice in all the major fields of commercial law, with the very best expertise in areas such as contract law, insurance law, commercial dispute resolution, arbitration, mediation, m & a, franchising, distribution law, property law, company law, tenant law, insolvency law, white collar crime, commercial tax and IT/IP.

A LAW FIRM THAT OFFERS FIRST-CLASS SERVICE – At Nova we want to provide commercial law solutions of the highest quality, at the right price, and with a commitment that goes beyond the everyday. We believe in establishing close, long-term lawyer-client relationships. Many of the firm’s customers has been customers for 20 years or more. This enables us to understand what is important to our customers and our customers business and offer advice that is specifically tailored to every particular situation. Our clients are being taken care of by experienced partners from start to finish.

The commercial benefit for you as our client is of paramount importance to us.

Adelina R. Hoxha

Adelina Resmi Hoxha was born in 1980 in Prizren. Primary and secondary school has finished in Pristina. She completed the Law Faculty of the Republic of Macedonia in 2003 and Masters in the third degree scientific title Magister of Juridical Sciences.

Adelina R. Hoxha started work in 1999, as trainer in the nutrition department, certified by the international experts at AAH (Action Against Hunger) Pristina. At the end of 2000 it goes as Professional Assistant at KMA (Agency for Medicinal Products Ministry of Health) which in 2003 promoted as Legal Officer in the Legal Department and continued until 2010. In 2010 passes Senior Appeals in IOB (Council Independent Oversight) for a year. From 2011 until 2013, working as a Professional Associate at the Pristina District Prosecutor. From 2013 start working as Attorney.

Adelina R. Hoxha successfully pursued more legal training to the area not separate you never profession and professional development, in which case it is certified.

Adelina R. Hoxha is better in English and Serbo-Croatian, Albanian language while its native language.

Adelina Hoxha is married and the mother of two children.

Firm Overview:

Legal office headed by attorney Adelina R. Hoxha and supported by Resmi Hoxha dr., sc professional experience in criminal justice around 35 years.

Our Legal Office for legal and advocacy services is providing our clients services on highest level of professionalism based in existing Ethical Code and legal frameworks. The Legal Office is headed by Mrs. Adelina R. Hoxha (Magistrate of Law Sciences) and supported by Mr. Resmi Hoxha (PHD on Law Sciences) with experience of 37 years in field of justice.

Other legal and bar services provided in our office within the assistance, interpretation, representation and advising:

– Justice matters: defence and representation of the party (client) in court.
– Legal advisor, defence lawyer.
– International relations (twinning agreement).
– Legal consultancy at the national and international level.
– Business agreements for legal services.
– Individual agreements for legal services.
– Agreements between legal and natural persons “business-business”, “business-individual”. “individual-individual” and others.
– Filing claims, appeals and various official memos.
– Review and preliminary opinion on projects of contracts for public administration bodies, institutions and various entities.
– Representation of entities before the constitutional court.

Fadi Sarkis

Sarkis & Associates, established in 1960, is one of the largest integrated law firms in Syria providing a comprehensive range of specialist legal and consultation services to meet the needs of both domestic and international clients. Since then, our guiding principles has been delivering high-quality, value added services to our clients customised to meet their business and legal needs. Sarkis & Associates is reckoned as a leading Syrian law firm specialising in innovative, commercial solutions to most complex issues – Ranked as Band1 firm in general business law by Chamber Global.

“Still a leading firm if not the leading law firm in Syria.” ~ Chambers Global, 2011

Today, the firm is composed of 4 partners and 20 professional high-calibre lawyers specialised in different areas of practice, in addition to a pool of lawyers, paralegals, administrators, etc.

“The firm has some of Syria’s best lawyers.” ~ Legal 500

The Firm operates through two strategically located offices in Damascus and has established a wide network of local lawyers in the Syrian governorates for handling local matters under direct supervision of the Damascus offices.

The Firm has also established a wide network of local firms/lawyers in all of the 14 governorates in Syria for handling local matters under the direct supervision of the Damascus offices. Throughout the 50 years of practice, the firm established strong connections and networks with well established businesses and law firms regionally and internationally and we maintain strong relations with international law firms whom we have partnered with on a number of projects.

We are privileged to work for an impressive array of high-calibre corporations, banks and financial institutions through offering a wide range of services that correspond to the needs of the clients throughout the lifecycle of their business.

“Excellent work on international matters for clients including major banks and holding companies.” ~ Chambers Global, 2009

Julia Herold

Julia Herold heads the Litigation and Arbitration practice and advises mainly institutional clients in the areas of pre-litigation and dispute resolution.

Firm Overview:

Founded in 2007, DSL has grown consistently to become one of the top Macau reference law firms, acknowledged for professional excellence and problem solving in a practical and efficient manner.

As a full service law firm, DSL clientele spreads through all industries, chiefly real estate, construction, infrastructures, energy, banking, finance, insurance, high end retail, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and gaming, originating mostly from Hong Kong, Macau, USA, China, Australia, Japan and Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Brazil.

DSL is the Macau exclusive member of World Services Group and of the Portuguese speaking countries partnership lead by PLMJ, a top leading Portuguese law firm, reflecting DSL’s wide exposure to tier international firms.

Practice areas include Banking, Finance, Intellectual Property, Construction, Infrastructure, Gaming, Hospitality, Corporate, M&A, Real Estate, Litigation, Arbitration, Employment, Tax, Telecommunication, IT, Media and China Investment Desk.

DSL lawyers’ are ranked as leading practitioners by Chambers and Partners, IFLR and WTR.

John Carr-Hartley

John Carr-Hartley is the Managing Partner of Armstrongs, in addition he heads up the Litigation and Arbitration Department. John is renowned for his arbitration expertise, particularly in the fields of civil engineering and building disputes.

With more than 25 years’ experience in the field of Litigation, John conducts the bulk of his work in the High Court and Court of Appeal. His position as one of Botswana’s most experienced and sought after Litigation Attorneys is further entrenched by his numerous accolades achieved in this area of practice. His knowledge proves invaluable to clients who require representation in court.


– Trustee of Mokolodi Wildlife Foundation
– Honorary Life Member of Tshomarelo Okavango Conservation Trust
– Founder Trustee of Chobe Wildlife Trust and Khama Rhino Sanctuary
– Board Member, Thornhill Primary School
– Visiting Lecturer University of Botswana


– Audi Properties (Pty) Ltd
– Gametrackers Botswana (Pty) Ltd, Game Viewers (Pty) Ltd and Xaxaba Camp (Pty) Ltd – all part of the Belmond Hotels Group
– Beryllium (Pty) Ltd
– Delta & Ocean Air (Pty) Ltd


Since 2007, John has consistently ranked in the highest category in Chambers Global – The World’s Leading Lawyers for General Business Law. “John Carr-Hartley leads the firm’s disputes team, and is widely regarded as an “Excellent Litigator” who also offers impressive expertise in arbitration cases. Clients value the fact that he keeps them in the loop and that his attention to detail is on the button.” ~ Chambers, The World’s Leading Lawyers

John was appointed Deputy Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission for Botswana in August 2014.


– B.A. LL.B. (University of Natal) 1989

Professional Qualifications:

– Admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of Botswana 1991.
– Fellow of the Botswana Institute of Arbitrators.

Professional Memberships:

– Member of the Botswana Law Society
– Member of High Court Case Management & Records Committee
– Member of High Court Liaison Committee

Firm Overview:

Armstrongs is the leading corporate and commercial law firm in Botswana. We provide our clients with innovative legal and business solutions of a global standard and are recognised for our pioneering and developmental role in various commercial sectors within Botswana.

Established in 1983, the firm specialises in all aspects of corporate and commercial law including capital raising, listings, corporate and trade finance, competition law, banking and financial services, M&A, bonds and other debt or capital instruments, rights issues, marketable investment instruments, listed securities, mining and resources, energy, tax, employment and human resources, privatisation and public private partnerships. Additionally the firm has an extremely strong litigation and dispute resolutions practice.

Whilst the Practice comprises the above broadly named departments, no department exists in isolation and each Attorney is able to call on the expertise of other Attorneys within the Practice.

Armstrongs continues to hold its position as a Market Leader for commercial work and the team is frequently seen on Botswana’s big-ticket transactions. Highlights include a number of financing and acquisitions within the Mining and Retail Industries. Disputes work ranges from high level litigation in the diamond Industry to various construction related arbitrations. Armstrongs ensure that sufficient resources are dedicated to each matter on which they are instructed to ensure timeous delivery of quality legal services.

“One of the most established and highly respected firms in Botswana, Armstrongs receives abundant praise from all sources.” ~ Chambers, the World’s Leading Lawyers

Kamal Hossain

Practice Areas: Admiralty; Banking; Corporate & Commercial; Constitutional & Administrative; Energy; International & Commercial Arbitration; Oil & Gas
Admitted: 1959, Lincoln’s Inn, England; 1959, High Court, Dhaka; 1971, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh
Education: University of Notre Dame (A.B., 1955); University of Oxford (B.A., Hons., 1957; B.C.L., 1958; Doctor of Philosophy, International Law, 1964)
Bar Association Memberships: International Law Association (Vice- Chairman until 2016); International Bar Association (Council Member); LAWASIA (Executive Committee, Energy Law Section), Supreme Court Bar Association, Bangladesh (President, 1990-1991); Bangladesh Bar Council (Vice-Chairman, 1989-1995).
Pro-Bono Information: Public Interest Litigation and Legal Aid
Time Spent on Pro-Bono Work: 25%
Languages: English and Bangla