Javid Yusifov

Javid Yusifov is Managing Partner at Caspian Legal Center. He is a graduate of Baku State University and has worked for several ministries and a local law firm in Baku, Azerbaijan. Mr. Yusifov possesses great experience in corporate, employment and immigration matters. Being a former diplomat he is also responsible for foreign relations of the Caspian Legal Center.

Firm Overview:

Caspian Legal Center is a Baku based full-service Azerbaijani law and consulting firm. We provide legal service and advice to foreign and local businesses operating in Azerbaijani market; as well as, foreign individuals regarding Azerbaijani law issues.

Our Principles:

– Law for Business: Business minded, knowledge and experience to approach legal matters from the perspective and interests of real-life businesses/business owners;
– Law for Compliance: Strict compliance with local legislation;
– Law for Risks: Mitigation of business risks, possible damage, losses, liability and other legal risks related to property, people, plans and operations of business;
– Law for Quality: Adhering international standards of legal work, international and contemporary approach to both local legal work or cross-border legal issues (joint projects, foreign investment, international transactions, import/export etc;
– Law for Solutions: Ability to handle complicated legal/business situations and propose sophisticated practical solutions;
– Law for Finance/Tax: Ability to analyze and consider financial and tax sides and impacts of the issues involving legal work (team involves finance/accountant expert also);
– Law for Practice: We act by considering the practical impacts of our work, by taking into account the real business circumstances, legal approaches of government  institutions;
– Law for Benefit: Up-to-date knowledge of ongoing economic reforms, new business, investment, tax opportunities, and incentives.

Hakim Ait Amar

We are an international business law-firm of specialised lawyers and experts in business support and development policies in Algeria and Europe.

Our main objective is to provide strategic and operational support to corporations, entrepreneurs and organisations that strive for international tenders or wish to enter new markets and countries for both short and long-term activities.

Our competitive advantage is a strong professional experience gained through several years of permanent activities in Algeria, Germany and France.

Our Strategy:

Our strategy is based on a quick and professional business support with the aim to facilitate a balanced cooperation between two or several working cultures and thus ensuring that business partners experience transparent communication and mutual understanding. We furthermore ensure that the respective objectives are clear and mutually accepted.

Reducing process time due to bureaucracy issues, long administrative processes and unclear certification regulation, reducing business costs and finally ensuring international quality standards for the implementation of the project / services / business results.

Ato Fikadu Asfaw Demissie

Ato Fikadu Asfaw Demissie is the founder and senior partner of the firm. He has been practicing law since 2000. He has got considerable experience and expertise in various areas of the law.


– Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law, Bachelor of Laws (LLB), in 2000;
– Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law, master’s degree in Private International Law and the Law of Business Organizations (LLM), in 2008.

Past Employment Positions:

– Assistant Judge at the Federal First Instance Court;
– Legal Counselor and Attorney & Head of the Legal Research and Advisory Division (Legal Service Department) at the Construction and Business Bank (CBB);
– Legal Counselor and Attorney at the Debt Recovery and Legal Claims Division (Legal Service Department) of the Ethiopian Insurance Corporation (EIC);
– Instructor for the course of Law of Business Law (a law course designed for business practitioners including bankers, entrepreneurs, and managers) at the National College.

Since he started practicing law independently, Fikadu Asfaw has been rendering his legal services for various individuals and corporate entities.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

– Ethiopian Lawyers Association,
– Ethiopian Law Graduates Alumni Association,
– Ethiopian Economic Professionals Association, and
– African Child Policy Forum

Law Firm:

Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office (FALO) is an Ethiopian Law firm Founded in 2003. Thanks to our client-oriented philosophy our law office has established a system of excellent legal service and reputation in the Ethiopian legal industry. Always our law office takes genuine interest in our clients’ legal matters, understand their objectives, and achieve results that exceed their expectation through establishing a reliable legal partnership; van guarding their best interests while adding maximum value to their business growth and development. Integrity, Professionalism and Respect are the three core pillars of our law office’s ethos, which allow us to always work towards achieving the highest quality of legal services possible; creating maximum accessibility, highest efficiency, timely responsiveness and being technologically reachable. Towards this our law office has created result-oriented legal teams through a strategy of quality and creativity, in dealing both with individuals and companies, allowing our law office to serve as a primary resource and partner in all aspects of our clients’ businesses; creating a network of innovative legal solutions, excellent legal representation and dedication to quality customer service. Due to this and our holistic approach, our Law Office has managed to cultivate such strong relationships in handling the full range of legal duties for our clients.

Ilirjan Celibashi

Mr. Ilirjan Celibashi graduated as a lawyer from the University of Tirana, in 1992. In July of 1992, he started his career as a judge with the District Court of Fier and in December of the same year, he was promoted Chair of the District Court of Mallakaster, a position which he held until January 1998. In January 1998, he was appointed Judge with the Court of Appeal, Durres. In October of this year, he was appointed deputy minister of Public Order. He held this position until December of the same year, when he was released from duty. In February of 1999, he was again appointed Judge of the Court of Appeal of Durres. He served in this position until 2001. In February 2001, following a nomination of the National Judicial Conference, the High Council of Justice elected Mr. Celibashi member of the Central Election Commission (CEC). By the same time, he was elected Chair of the CEC, a position he held until April 2006, when his mandate was terminated. Under the leadership of Mr. Celibashi, the CEC prepared and administered elections to the National Assembly of 2001 and 2005, and local government elections of 2003. The election of 2005, marked for the first time since 1992, a peaceful, constitutional and legal rotation of power.

Following that, in May 2006, he was the co-founder of the “CC Law Office” a legal consulting firm which he directed until January 2013. In the elections for the National Assembly of June 23, 2013 Ilirjan Celibashi was elected to the National Assembly. In September of the same year, he was appointed Minister for Relations with the Parliament, in the government of the Prime Minister, Edi Rama.

Since November 2014 he is working for his legal office “CC Law Office”.

He speaks Albanian (native), English and Italian.

Law Firm:

CC LAW is a Tirana law firm that offers legal services which aim to fit the best our client’s interests in relation to efficiency, time, quality and price in one of the following Albanian law practice areas: CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL (Incorporation of a Business/ Acquisitions and Mergers/ Business Financing/ Taxation/ Customs/ Commercial/ Contracts/ Corporate Reorganization/ Purchase and Sale of a Business/ Licensing).

CC LAW OFFICE is highly specialized in all aspects of establishing and running business through all forms of partnerships in Albania (general partnership/ limited partnership/ limited liability companies/ anonymous companies). We help both national and international investors to establish and better run their business, providing swift and reliable legal services improving the quality of their business and their competitiveness in the market.

Among other legal services in Albania, we mainly provide:

– Legal consultancy in the establishment process of new companies. Drafting of the necessary legal documentation and representation in the application process with the National Registration Centre and other competent state authorities;
– Legal consultancy over several administrative, civil and/or commercial litigation, and if the case might be, legal representation before the Courts of any level in the Republic of Albania;
– Legal consultancy and assistance to Clients, by representing and protecting their interests in various processes and application procedures before any public administration authority, for the obtainment of permits, licenses or administrative authorizations;
– Legal consultancy, revision and drafting of private contract/agreements;

Our Law Firm consists of a capable and qualified staff, specialized in giving the right and proper advice over a wide area of legal issues, including: telecommunications, mining industry, energy, construction, immovable properties and intellectual property.

The ‘motto’ of CC Law Office SHPK is the close collaboration with Clients in order to understand their needs and interests, so we can provide them the right solution in the fastest way possible and with the lowest costs.

Tuan Phung

Being a full service business law firm, VCI Legal is consistently ranked by Legal 500, KPMG Tax Director Handbook and Law Asia among the leading law firms, recommended for M&A – Securities Corporation, Banking & Capital Market, Tax and Finance, Real Estate, Construction and Intellectual Properties Management. It is also known for its impressive successful commercial litigation practice and . VCI Legal has been advising Fortune 500 companies as well as small and medium sized enterprises in a wide range of legal services. Our lawyers all have strong international educational backgrounds and extensive experience in multi-national and national clients.

We are the leader when it comes to providing innovative and specialized services for businesses such as In-house Counsel Service®, Intellectual Properties Strategic Management Service®, IP Enforcement Service®, Investment Structuring Service®.

VCI Legal’s strategic strengths could be listed down as follows: M&A, Securities, Corporation, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Construction, Intellectual Properties Management, Franchising, Petroleum, Energies & Mining, Banking & Capital Market, Tax, Transfer Pricing and Project Finance with our proven professionalism and efficiency, clients can always be assured that we are not only providing the best legal advice but also the most practical and workable business solutions for their business.

In addition, we are capable of supporting clients in Vietnam, as well as the global market through our international offices located in Beijing, Shanghai, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, New Delhi, Dubai, Doha, Zurich, Paris, Rome, Brescia, Washington DC, Los Angeles (in association with affiliated firms) and through our professional international network. Therefore, we’re confident VCI Legal is where “LOCAL INSIGHTS MEET INTERNATIONAL EXPERTISE©”.

Quick Description:

VCI Legal® is a full-service law firm with a seasoned team of international and local lawyers who have many years of practice experience and an in-depth understanding of the legal system, business environment, and culture in Vietnam.

Andrew R. Berger

Some people gravitate toward complexity, and some want to be as far away from it as possible. For Andy Berger, the larger the scope, the more moving parts to manage, the better.   Andy’s ability to grasp the big picture while minding the details allows him to tackle incredibly complex transactions and achieve order and structure at macro and micro levels.

As anyone who has been through a merger or acquisition knows, they are major events that create wide-ranging issues, entail significant negotiation and generate reams of paper or digital documents for review.  In both general corporate and health care transactions such as these, Andy brings thoroughness, care and attention to detail balanced with creative, but practical, business strategies and advice.

Of course, one might expect a love of complexity from a man whose iTunes catalog runs the gamut from George Gershwin to the Goo Goo Dolls.  Andy’s practice is equally diverse, also including significant experience in hospitality industry corporate representation, commercial real estate financing, business organization and succession planning and the negotiation and review of executive employment agreements.

In addition to his corporate board involvement, Andy is also involved in the non-profit sector and in the local Jewish community.

Awards & Honors:

Named “Lawyer of the Year” for Cincinnati in Corporate Law for 2016 and for Securities / Capital Markets Law for 2017 by Woodward/White’s Best Lawyers in America®
Recognized multiple times as one of Woodward/White’s Best Lawyers in America®
Recognized multiple times by Law & Politics Media, Inc. as an Ohio Super Lawyer®
Community Involvement
Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, Chair of the Board of Governors
Member of Class XL of Leadership Cincinnati
Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, Past President
Isaac M. Wise Temple, Past President
Hillel at the University of Cincinnati, Former Board Member

Bar Admissions:

1978, Ohio


Cornell University, J.D., 1978, cum laude
University of Nebraska, B.A., 1975, Phi Beta Kappa