Eduardo Antônio Lucho Ferrão

Eduardo Antônio Lucho Ferrão Advogados Associados, with foundation in the year 2002, has in his team 15 lawyers practicing specialized law.

AREAS OF ACTION – Banking and Financial, Constitutional; Commercial Contracts; Business Criminal; Fusions and acquisitions; Infrastructure; Capital market; Regulatory; Telecommunications; Tax and Digital Law.

MAIN SPECIALTIES: Civil and Commercial Contracts, Corporate, Tax and Tax Problems, Social Security, Administrative Misconduct, Real Estate Lawsuits, Port Issues, Environmental Litigation, Disputes relating to Public Law and Banking Law.

FOUNDER MEMBER – Eduardo Antônio Lucho Ferrão

Graduated from the Federal University of Santa Maria (RS), in 1975. The lawyer was a member of the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Rio Grande do Sul for 14 years and obtained all the promotions according to merit criteria. He was a senior lecturer at the University of Cruz Alta and at the Superior School of the Public Ministry (RS). Eduardo Ferrão served as legal advisor to the National Constituent Assembly. He was a member of the Diffuse Rights Commission of the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association. Since 1990, he has practiced law in the Superior Courts. He is a member of the Institute of Lawyers of the Federal District.

LANGUAGES: Spanish and English.

MEMBERS: Bruno Beserra Mota; Edson Queiroz Barcelos Junior; Eliseu Klein; Janaína Castro de Carvalho; José Rollemberg Leite Neto; Luiz Felipe Bulus; Lucas Rabêlo Campos; Maria Eduarda Praxedes Silva; Myller Kairo Coelho de Mesquita; Rannery Lincoln Gonçalves Pereira; Ottomar Zilles, Thiago Peleja Vizeu Lima; Vanessa Alves Pereira Barbosa and Helena de Oliveira Pinheiro

OFFICE DIFFERENTIAL: The office has extensive experience in judicial and administrative litigation. The bank focuses on the higher courts and lawsuits from all over Brazil. It stands out in the market for the specialization, experience, versatility and combativeness of the team’s lawyers. The office is structured by thematic nuclei, sheltering the most different areas of Law. These are: Corporate, Corporate, Tax, Regulatory (energy, telecommunications and health), Constitutional, Electoral, Civil, Digital and Administrative. The office also has a department in charge of ensuring the improvement of the relationship with clients and the constant observance of the best postures and ethical practices.

The firm prioritizes the constant search for legal solutions that take into account the peculiarities, business, culture and goals of its clients.

The awareness of this circumstance framed the profile of the organization of the bank, besides being the propulsive spring of all its movements and the inspiration of its strategies.

With solid and innovative results, serious and correct risk assessments, based on long and deep experience in all branches of law, the office has priority action in the High Courts.

The organization complies with the most modern management standards. Work processes are smart and constantly optimized. The various sectors interrelate, evidencing the systemic vision, guaranteeing efficiency and effectiveness to the work developed.

In the continuous search for this proposal, the Eduardo Antonio Lucho Ferrão Advogados Associados office has invested unceasingly in training its professionals, in the technology and management of information and knowledge. The sum of all these characteristics results in the excellence of the quality of the work developed, always considering the priority objective: customer satisfaction.

As a result, he has distinguished himself and received awards such as: Advocacia 500, Chambers Latin America, Global Awards, Corporate Intl, The Winner and Top Lawyers.

Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin

Me Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin is registered in the Paris Bar as a Business lawyer (predominantly activity). The experience of Ludovic comes from magic circle law firms.

In 2018, he won the Business Lawyer Global Award for France (CorporateLiveWire).

He joined in August 2018 the AE (Advisory Excellence) legal network as the exclusive Business Lawyer and the exclusive Corporate Lawyer member.

His practice includes:

–         business law (commercial contracts, advice of traders in their activities);

–         corporate law (setting-up, running and dissolution);

–         commercial criminal law;

–         commercial instruments (promissory notes, cheques, bills of exchange);

–         capital markets (debt instruments, shares, derivatives);

–         tax law;

–         bankruptcy law;

–         law of security;

–         international trade (including EU law); and

–         commercial litigation, arbitration and settlement agreements.

Ludovic holds a master’s degree in business law, a master’s degree in International and European law (both from the University of Paris X – Nanterre) and a master’s degree in contract law (DEA) from the University of Paris XI – Sud. He also holds a diploma of professional English from the University of London (British Institute in Paris).

Ludovic is on the list of speakers of the Master 2 (professional) in business and tax law from Sorbonne University (Paris I). He holds a certificate in private law and contract enforcement in the United – States of America and in France (contracts and arbitration) from Yale University / Paris II – Panthéon – Assas. He is authorized to plead before English courts under the 1977 Directive.

He was sent to London in secondment within the framework of a specific programme, the European Associate Programme. Ludovic is generally praised from peers for his well-developed general legal background (both in private and public law) and, in some areas, his extensive knowledge. He is described as having an undeniable technical expertise with strong technical and drafting skills (French and English). A team member stresses a strong capability to convey complex topics in engaging and accessible ways.

As a transactional lawyer, clients observe that he can make a real difference in getting things done efficiently and properly, overcoming obstacles when needed be. Clients and team members converge to say that he is an asset to a legal team, being in addition nice to work with. A client notes its outstanding negotiation skills and a team member emphasizes his organizational deal skills. Ludovic has been nominated several times for market distinctions as Deal Maker of the Year in 2013, for a Global Award and a Law Award in 2014 by the Anglo-Saxon Finance Monthly magazine.

In 2015, Ludovic created his own law firm. For a more personal presentation, he belongs to a family of jurists for two centuries: magistrate, professor of law (Professor Timbal at the University of Paris II – Panthéon – Assas), lawyer (bâtonniers, secretary of the conference) and notary.

He supports economic empowerment. He is described as a very dynamic lawyer, open minded, and very contact friendly.

Charlotte Wu

Charlotte Wu’s expertise is in the integration of law and business strategies, providing legal insights and practical advice in projects that are cross-border, cross-industry, innovative, or complicated.

As the first founding partner of Zhong Yin Law Firm, Charlotte has more than 10 years of experience practicing law since 2003. Her expertise is in every aspect of business and international law. Combining her knowledge of law and business, Charlotte has gained considerable experience serving multinational listed corporations or small to mid-size companies in their securities issuance, pre-IPO fundraising, mergers and acquisitions, and other related transactions.

Furthermore, Charlotte has provided legal services for banks, asset management companies, insurance companies, onshore/offshore trust companies or fund, and other financial institutions or. She has also assisted and coordinated legal matters in the Greater China area for both Taiwanese and foreign clients, cooperating with and leading teams of mainland lawyers or utilizing Chinese relations to effectively complete commercial and litigation cases as well as large transactions. Charlotte is familiar with Mainland laws and regulations, and approaches the Mainland market with interest and understanding.

Recently Charlotte has intensively involved in the reformation of Taiwan’s pharmaceutical legal framework and regulations, and has established expertise and practice experiences in pharmaceutical laws and medical laws. Recently, Charlotte has participated and lead various blockchain and cryto-technology related projects has devoted her time in the research and formation of relevant regulations in this field.

Charlotte is also highly involved in providing legal consultations to and participating in policy reforming regarding internet based companies, fin-tech companies, social enterprises, and gaming industry in the process of creating new business models, designing implementation strategies, providing daily and operational legal services.

In addition, Charlotte has been developing a new focus on multilevel marketing industry companies, helping various direct selling companies, both local and foreign, in Taiwan and other Asian countries with their business expansion and company compliance. With extensive knowledge and understanding of the unique culture and market of this industry, Charlotte has successfully helped direct selling clients obtain authority approval (for both physical products and service type products) and is able to discuss with clients how to adjust their creative business models and bonus systems to comply with laws in different countries while remaining competitive in the market.

Should you wish to contact Charlotte Wu for any further inquiries, please send an email to [email protected]

Réda Oulamine

Reda Oulamine, founder of the Oulamine Law Group, Moroccan lawyer with the New York, Paris and Casablanca bar Associations.

Reda Oulamine holds a Master’s degree in Business Law that he got in 1996 followed by a postgraduate degree in International Business Law obtained in France at the Aix-en-Provence law school. In 1997, he got a Master’s degree in Comparative Law (LL.M.) from the San Diego University, California, as part of the Fulbright program. After his internship at the United Nations, at the Secretariat of the Office of Legal Affairs in New York, he joined several law firms as legal counsel, including “Mazars Masnaoui & Guerard” in Morocco and in “Bryan Cave LLP” and “Thompson Coburn”, “Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison LLP ” in New York. In 2004, he became associate in the “Naciri & Associés / Gide Loyrette Nouel” firm. In addition, he offered advice to the “Financial Markets International (FMI) / USAID” project on the reform and modernization of the Moroccan judicial system.

During the same year, he founded his own international law firm “Oulamine Law Group” in Morocco specialized in business law. In 2009, Reda Oulamine co-founded the “Law and Justice” Association. As president of the “Law and Justice” association, Reda Oulamine played a leading role in improving the judicial system and the promotion of the rule of law through advocacy for vulnerable social groups, and working pro bono on behalf of low-income citizens with limited access to justice. In 2011, he participated in a mission of 50 international observers within the framework of the constituent elections in Tunisia on behalf of the Carter Center for Democracy. In May 2012, Reda Oulamine was appointed Fellow of the World Yale University (Yale World Fellow) for 2012. Oulamine was among the 16 World Fellows selected from a list of about 2,500 candidates.

Firm Overview:

Founded in 2004, Oulamine Law Group has built a reputation of excellence in treating a wide range of commercial cases among others, both in terms of consulting and litigation. The Oulamine Law Group is also known for its participation in projects for law development in Morocco, improvement of the business climate, and reform of justice.

Managed with competence, integrity and professionalism by Reda Oulamine, Esq., Lawyer enrolled with the Casablanca, Paris and New York bar associations, the Oulamine Law Group treats cases of all sizes and levels of complexity. Reda Oulamine, Esq. is also strongly committed to legal reform in Morocco and is he President of the “Law and Justice” association, a Moroccan association whose purpose is the promotion of the rule of law in Morocco. Reda Oulamine also chairs the “Arab Justice Foundation” international association.

Levintsa Law Firm

Since 1995 Levintsa & Associates brings together the practice and expertise of business and legal consultants, lawyers and attorneys with advanced University degrees and provides professional legal services in Moldova. The firm is a recognized leader in corporate and commercial law practices and has substantial practice representing a diverse client in virtually any aspects of business and law in Moldova.

Levintsa & Associates is dedicated to providing the most timely response, comprehensive and cost-effective service to various clients whether commercial or non-profit organizations. The firm is committed to the region and its practice is not stimulated by a fashion or current trends.

The firm has been involved in most of the largest and the most complex transactions in Moldova involving investors from the United States, Europe and recently from Asia. Among the firm’s clients are major banks and financial institutions, domestic and international organizations, publicly and privately owned manufacturing, service, distribution, retail, energy and insurance companies and large corporations.

Through careful attention to its clients and their changing needs, Levintsa & Associates will help clients make business decisions which correspond to local realities. As a part of its commitment to client service, Levintsa & Associates maintains a high level of creativity in consulting service and practice, a philosophy of working efficiently and cost-effectively, and a commitment to professionalism, integrity and ethical standards. Whether confronting complex legal issues, business problems or budgetary and time limitations, Levintsa & Associates professionals produce results with consistently high quality and economy of resources. These attributes, combined with the firm’s vast network of contacts, and the depth of its industry expertise, have made Levintsa & Associates an invaluable resource and legal advisor.

The firm provides Business Consulting Services and Legal Services, and is very active mainly in the area of International Business Transactions. In particular, the firm’s current activities include partnership identification and registration/incorporation services, preliminary and transactional due diligence exercises, advising on various legal and business matters such as securing international financing and/or investment, privatization and/or acquisitions, leasing and/or sale of goods and other transactions. Levintsa & Associates also assists foreign investors in identifying investment possibilities and business opportunities. Because of its broad experience to date the firm can handle virtually any transactional matter.

The firm participated in legislative reforms in Moldova and can undertake any type of research and regulatory due diligence. The firm has a constantly up-dated law library with research databases with the English, Russian and Romanian texts of the major Moldovan laws and international conventions and treaties to which the Republic of Moldova is a party. This enables Levintsa & Associates to rapidly and efficiently research the most complex legal questions in the region.

Given the diversity of expertise and experience of the members of the firm, Levintsa & Associates is uniquely equipped to provide service to any client in Moldova according to Western standards and offers its clients a unique combination of professionalism and regional expertise.

Dori Kimova

Dori Kimova has graduated from the University of St. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Faculty of Law in 1985 attaining her LL.B degree. After passing her bar exam in 1994 she was admitted as a member of the Macedonia Bar Chamber the same year. Before establishing her own legal practice in January, 1995, she used to work as a legal adviser with “Kim Consulting” Ltd Skopje, a leading consulting company involved in the major privatization and corporate restructuring cases in the Republic of Macedonia.

Her vision, leadership and determination led her law firm being widely accepted as one of the Macedonian leading law firms in the field of business law. Her focus on providing high level services to clients was highly sought after.

Dori has over 29 years of experience in corporate and commercial area of practice.

She advises many Macedonian, foreign and international clients, providing legal assistance in various matters arising from their everyday business activities, with a focus to the implementation of corporate governance as per Macedonian Law on Trade Companies, drafting shareholders agreement, providing legal assistance in resolving the disputes among shareholders, and shareholder/s and company. Also, carrying out due diligence reviews in the context of all types of transactions, including initial public offering, mergers and acquisitions.

She also works regularly with clients to develop strategies to avoid or limit the scope of litigation.

Dori’s practice and expertise complements drafting of all kinds of commercial agreements, its negotiations and documentation in compliance with the regulatory requirements of the industry involved.

Employment law matters are also part of her area of practice. She has remarkable score of zero cases of when assisting her clients in procedure for termination of the employment on the side of employer, employees haven’t even started court procedure for annulment, which is regular continuation of terminating employment in practice.

Dori’s expertise also involves intellectual property protection. She holds a license for industrial property protection before the State Office of Industrial Property and Courts.

The most important in this area of her expertise is the fact that she is one of the initiators for bringing into life the entity for collective management of the phonogram producers’ and performers’ rights in Republic of Macedonia, providing continuous legal support thereon. Working together with few well known music rights holders she has significantly contributed to the process of establishing and implementing collective management of the rights of music producers and performers in Republic of Macedonia which has gain her international professional reputation in the field.

The wide recognition as a high quality professional in a field of business law has been confirmed by Dori’s continuous appointment as a member of supervisory boards of trade companies, and the managing boards of many professional associations and chambers of commerce in RM.

Languages: Macedonian, English, Serbian and Croatian.

Firm Overview:

KIMOVA LAW OFFICE was founded in 1995 as a single lawyer practice of Attorney Dori Kimova, which has through the years of development transformed into a partnership.

The continuous work followed by perpetual endeavours of professional improvement and growth have enabled us to become one of the leading Macedonian law firms in the business law area. Our committed and professional team of partners and associates, supported by dedicated administrative staff, have provided us with an aptitude of professional responsiveness to our clients’ needs and acted as a gateway to a regular engagement in significant projects.

During all these years, we have closely monitored the development of the Macedonian market, focusing on high quality representation of our clients’ interests, acquiring the reputation of a law firm that offers thorough, thoughtful and responsible legal service. We proudly emphasize our ability to understand clients’ specific needs and requests as well as our preparedness to lend ourselves to their business objectives and strategize to achieve them.