Hélène Paty Kounake

Hélène Paty Kounake is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance expert in Benin on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Paty directly using the contact details listed above.

Banking and finance is a highly sought-after area of law, with financial sectors worldwide relying on legal teams to keep them ship-shape.

Paty is a finance lawyer, graduated in Finance Administration and Risk Management. She is Certified Compliance.

Her practice covers Consulting activities in Banking & Finance (sovereign borrowing, capital markets, finance project etc.), Regulatory Compliance – Risk Management, as well as Legal Due Diligence.

She’s involved in international transactions with a sound experience in reviewing, commenting and structuring loan or facilities agreement(s) – finance documents and investment contracts from Benin – OHADA – WAMU and WAEMU laws perspective ; providing capacity legal opinions ; advising on and helping negotiate security documents relating to transactions: pledges of shares, mortgages, pledges of bank accounts- insurance ; assisting with registration of security and post-signing formalities in relation to the finance documents.

She provides corporate tax advisory services to businesses for best practice process implementation, included corporate tax compliance, reporting and restructuring, real estate taxation, indirect taxation/VAT, employment taxation, investment taxation and customs compliance.

A major portion of work in banking and finance is of a transactional nature. A return to a completed transaction becomes necessary when disputes arise. This constitutes the contentious element of a banking and finance lawyer’s work.

Attorney registered with the Benin Bar, Paty represents and assists clients in context of litigation and dispute resolution through friendly settlement, mediation, arbitration as well as court procedure. She’s the founder of DHP Avocats.

Firm Overview:

DHP Avocats is a law firm based in Benin, working with a determined team and network of excellent experts, consultants and corresponding law firms.

Our focus is to provide excellent quality of legal and financial services in compliance with the highest standards and ethics for individuals, companies, banks and international investors.

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Ingvild O. Kaagen

Ingvild Kaagen is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance expert in Norway on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ingvild directly using the contact details listed above.

Head of Banking & Finance at EY Tax and Law and experienced on financial infrastructure and capital markets.

Ingvild assists Norwegian and international companies and corporations with both business law and regulatory issues, including other things related to blockchain. She gives lectures in, among other things, money laundering, privacy and company law.

Ingvild Kaagen is concerned with the opportunity space technology provides to reduce risk and create increased transparency.

Firm Overview:

The EY Blockchain and TMT team has advised more than 50 Norwegian and international clients on how to scale blockchain, AI and gaming within a tax and legal framework. The team offers a “one stop solution”, including core blockchain tech solutions, token economy, Decentralised Finance and NFTs.

Clients include a global EL-car producer, gas terminal builder, real estate developer, social platform players, global mining companies, crypto exchanges, solar panels producers, digital payment operators, crypto fund managers, decentralised data storage, fashion industry, food producers, individuals reporting cryptocurrencies, etc. Work include taxation, VAT, compliance, law and regulatory issues, sustainability, government and EU grants, GDPR, IP-rights, Consumer Rights, Royalty, personal taxation, accounting and audit, valuation and Integrity Due Diligence.

The team work closely with the global EY Blockchain team which has more than 300 core blockchain developers, 14 Blockchain Hubs and has developed 9 blockchain platforms.

Edite Ligere

Edite Ligere is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Edite directly using the contact details listed above.

Edite’s practice focuses on the regulation of artificial intelligence, global financial regulation, banking, insurance, human rights, consumer protection, charity law, data protection, machine learning and cyber security.

Edite has participated in and advised on global regulatory standard setting and the national implementation of global regulatory standards.

Edite is a regular contributor to various pro bono human rights and environmental initiatives, an author of various legal publications and a speaker at international and national conferences.

Edite Ligere holds an LLB and an LLM from the University of London. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and is a Hubert Greenland Scholar of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.

Firm Overview:

1 Crown Office Row, the Chambers of Richard Booth QC, is recognised as one of the leading sets in the United Kingdom, particularly in the fields of civil and public law. Our commitment to excellence has led to an equally dedicated and diverse client base, which includes entrepreneurssmall businesses, large corporations, NGOs and local and central Government.

1 Crown Office Row has a stellar reputation for advocacy, court-craft, and specialist advisory work. Our barristers are known both for their forensic expertise and the versatility of their talent, which underpins all of their work. Matthew Phipps, our Senior Clerk, leads a dedicated team of Clerks who provide a top-drawer client service.

We remain recommended by Chambers & Partners as one of the top twenty sets for client service. The Legal 500 describe the clerking team as “definitely the benchmark for other sets’” “and everyone at chambers from the tea ladies to the Head of Chambers is a pleasure to work with.”

Members regularly appear in many of the most significant and high profile Inquests and Inquiries, both public and private. Recently, this has included the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, Paterson Inquiry and Hillsborough Inquests.

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Olivier Rivoire

Olivier Rivoire is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance expert in Switzerland on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Olivier directly using the contact details listed above.

After completing his legal studies at the University of Fribourg, Olivier was admitted to the Geneva bar in 2003. During 2006 and 2007 he studied at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. (United States) where he earned an LL.M. degree in General Studies.

From 2003 to 2012, he worked for various law firms in Geneva and Zurich mainly in the areas of business law, insolvency and bankruptcy law, civil and commercial litigation.

In 2012, he joined the FINMA in Bern, banks division, authorisations section. As from 2014, he worked within the legal department of a large international banking group in Geneva and was involved in the wealth management and IT/BPO activities of the bank. He led the IT/BPO legal department. Afterwards, he joined the Legal & Transactions department of an independent Swiss-based banking group and was mainly in charge of litigation and regulatory projects.

He joined Bory & Partners as partner on 1 August 2019.

Committed to his clients and mindful of their needs, pragmatic, he advises and represents in court individuals, companies and non-governmental organisations, based in Switzerland or abroad.

Building on his experience as in-house counsel during several years, Olivier mainly provides his services in the following fields of expertise: regulatory for financial intermediaries, in particular banks and independant wealth managers, company law, including contract law, employment law and immigration law, inheritance law and mediation.

In this last field of activity, he was certified in 2020 by the Federal Department of Finance as mediator within the meaning of the Federal Act on Financial Services, FinSA. He is also Committee member of the Groupement Pro Médiation.

Olivier Rivoire is a member of the Swiss Bar Association, the Geneva Bar Association, the Association of International Business Lawyers and the International Bar Association.

Vincent de Bonnafos

Vincent de Bonnafos is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance expert in Monaco on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Vincent directly using the contact details listed above.

Vincent is active in financial and securities laws, banking regulatory and transactional matters. He also advises on general commercial matters in particular in sports and new technologies.

Vincent has a doctorate degree in law (Ph.D) for his thesis on the enhancement of corporate social responsibility. He also participated in the Commission for modernising Monaco corporate and commercial laws (Commission de Modernisation du Droit Economique Monégasque). He also provides on-site AML and compliance training for banks, law-firms and sports clubs.

Before joining DL Corporate & Regulatory, Vincent worked in French banking institutions as well as French and Monaco law firms. He speaks French and English fluently.

Vincent lectures on banking law and law of technologies at Nice University.

Firm Overview:

DL Corporate & Regulatory is a firm of business lawyers authorised to render regulatory and transactional legal advice in Monaco and abroad. The firm specialises in corporate, financing and commercial transactions, securities laws, mergers & acquisitions, restructurings and regulatory compliance in particular in the banking/finance, capital markets and sports areas.

Our firm specialises in corporate, financing and commercial transactions, securities laws, mergers & acquisitions, restructurings and regulatory compliance in particular in the banking/finance, capital markets and sports areas.

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Bilis Lotengo

Bilis Lotengo is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance expert in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Bilis directly using the contact details listed above.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Kinshasa, DR Congo, the DRC, the DROC, or the Congo, and formerly Zaire, is a country in Central Africa. It is, by area, the second largest country in Africa, and the 11th-largest in the world.

Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Headquarters of institutions of the country, is where Emery Mukendi Wafwana & Associates, SC-P has had its headquarters since 1995. The location of our office in Kinshasa gives our lawyers and consultants a major advantage thanks to their speedy access to the headquarters of central politico-administrative entities, Cassation Court, State Council, and courts and tribunals of Kinshasa.

The team in Kinshasa includes lawyers admitted to the bar before the Court of Cassation and State Council, practicing the « cassation » and other special procedures, as well lawyers admitted respectively to bars at the Court of Appeal of Kinshasa-Gombe, Kinshasa-Matete, Matadi, Bandundu and Kananga.

In general, the lawyers at our Kinshasa office advise and assist local and international clients from Kinshasa on legal issues on sectors including but not limited to natural resources, infrastructure, banking and insurance, investments, trade and industry as well as judicial and arbitral litigation.

Specifically, as agents in intellectual property, our lawyers in Kinshasa advise our local and international clients on issues concerning the protection of their brand and logos, represent them before the Ministry of Industry and in associated litigations.

As mine and carry agents, they assist and represent our clients in mining procedures at the Central Cadastre Minier and before the of Mining and Environment Administration.

Our office of Kinshasa also organises an online legal portal named “JuriAfrica,” led by a team of researchers in charge of collecting information and legal and jurisprudential data that is continuously being updated.