Francesco Isolabella

Francesco Isolabella is a Criminal Lawyer, Partner in the law firm Studio Legale Isolabella, founded in the 1960’s by his father Lodovico.

He specialises in corporate criminal law and focuses specifically on defence in and out of court and consultancy for Italian and foreign companies and physical persons, in connection with financial, banking, bankruptcy, tax, and environmental offences, as well as in publishing and medical liability.

He has acted as defence counsel for directors and officers of foreign banks and rating agencies in several nationally-relevant cases of market manipulation and bankruptcy, as well as for other financial and corporate crimes.

Francesco has also gained significant experience in the field of criminal liability for legal entities (pursuant to Law 231/01): he defended primary international Groups under trial in connection with Law 231/01 (in cases focusing, for example, on financial, corporate and international corruption offences). He is a consultant in drafting “231 Models”, in internal investigation activities, and in the implementation of Compliance Programmes, also under emergency conditions.

In assisting foreign clients, he has been busy in the international implementation of criminal corporate liability regulations in their various forms (for example, USFCPA, UK Bribery Act, Italian Law 231/01, Ley Organica in Spain, etc.), drafting 231 Organisational Models applicable to foreign companies and aimed at the prevention of the risk of crime in connection with cross-border operations.

Francesco Isolabella has often lectured as keynote speaker in conferences and seminars. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the specialisation course “Criminal Liability for Collective Entities pursuant to Law 231/01” organised by the University of Milan. He is also teaches the specialisation course “Financial Markets Law” at the University of Milan, and the Law & Business Master at the Il Sole 24 Ore Business School.

Francesco Isolabella is registered with the International Bar Association and with the American Bar Association.

Clive Grossman, S.C.

Clive graduated BA and LL.B from the University of Cape Town.

He was called to the Rhodesian Bar (later the Zimbabwe Bar) in 1967 and practiced there until 1983.  He joined the then Hong Kong Legal Department in 1983 and worked in the Prosecutions and Civil Division.  Before he left the public sector in 1994, he had reached the position of Deputy Director of Public Prosecution and the Head of Commercial Crime Unit.  He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1993.  He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and a CEDR Accredited Mediator.

Clive has served as Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association.  He was formerly an executive member of the International Criminal Bar Association and a World Court listed counsel.  He has been the General Editor of Archbold Hong Kong.

Clive is experienced in criminal matters such as commercial crime, money-laundering, corruption and cases involving human rights issues.  He has also experience in international criminal practice as he has advised Governments of several countries.

Clive has also an established public law and civil practice as he has been involved in judicial reviews relating to right of abode, town planning and professional bodies; in contractual disputes, probate, fraudulent trading etc.  He has been involved in many high-profile cases, both civil and criminal since 1983.  Clive also has experience of sitting as an arbitrator or appearing as counsel in arbitrations.

Parkside Chambers:

Parkside Chambers was originally founded in 1983 by 4 civil and commercial barristers.  Firstly in the Diamond Exchange Building and then BCC House, in August 1991 chambers moved to Pacific Place, adjacent to the High Court.

Over the last 2 decades, chambers’ membership and standing has grown steadily.  We currently house counsel of recognised authority in criminal and family law as well as in all aspects of civil and commercial practice.  Members have also made significant contributions to the development of administrative and human rights law in Hong Kong.

A number of our members also enjoy strong reputations for their leading practice in arbitration and mediation, particularly in construction and family matters.  Members’ areas of expertise can be seen in Practice Areas.

Parkside Chambers has enjoyed objective recognition as one of only 3 “leading sets” in Hong Kong in each of the Chambers & Partners Asia directories published over the last 4 years.

Pascal Vanderveeren

Pascal Vanderveeren is a Belgian lawyer. He was the president of the International Criminal Bar (the bar association of the International Criminal Court) during 2007-2010. He was president of the bar in Belgium during 1998-2000. He also founded his own law firm, Vanderveeren & Associes, in Brussels, which specializes in business crime.

Vanderveeren received his Dr. Jur. from Université catholique de Louvain in 1968, and Lic. Econ. Law from Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1969. He is married to Ana da Silveira.