Kurlyn Merchant

Kurlyn Merchant is our exclusively recommended Civil Law expert in Saint Kitts & Nevis on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Kurlyn directly using the contact details listed above.

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Kurlyn is admitted to practice in the Federation of Saint Kitts & Nevis, the British Virgin Islands and the Anguilla Circuits of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. She is also a Notary Public in Saint Kitts & Nevis. She is known as an astute Attorney who guides clients as she consistently seeks the best outcome possible.

Kurlyn has practiced in civil and commercial law attending to land and Real Estate matters, corporate disputes, debt recovery, divorce, child custody and domestic disputes. Her clientele includes financial institutions and businesses locally, regionally, politically exposed individuals, high network individuals and families.

Kurlyn frequently appears before the Court of Appeal, High Court and the Magistrates Court in the Eastern Caribbean and likewise, has attended to matters before the Commercial Court in the BVI.

Kurlyn is the recipient of the prestigious Chevening Scholarship through which she secured expertise in Energy and Natural Resource Law and now stands as one of the few trained specialists in that area in the Eastern Caribbean, competent to navigate in particular the intricacies of renewable energy efforts of various states in the regions.

Firm Overview:

Making sure you get the representation you deserve.

We’re dedicated to ensuring that we take care of all of our clients, and that their legal needs are met and exceeded. We offer high-quality legal work and personal client service. We’re committed to providing you with top notch legal support.

We serve a wide range of clientele, and value every client relationship greatly. Each engagement benefits from the depth and breadth of our expertise. We approach every client with a focus on integrity, advocacy, and understanding.

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Michael Ibesich

Michael Ibesich is our exclusively recommended Civil Law expert in Austria on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Michael directly using the contact details listed above.

As a lawyer committed to professionalism and excellence, reliability and discretion, Michael advises my clients – both private individuals and companies – and help them to deal with their legal problems by providing solutions tailored to each individual case. His main areas of expertise include civil law disputes, the drafting and review of contracts, family and matrimonial law and criminal law, particularly white-collar crime.

Michael’s work as a lawyer is characterised by discretion. He attaches great importance to personal consultation.

Rather than “only” providing his clients with legal advice on individual questions, it is his aim to work with his clients to find a suitable and satisfactory overall solution for their particular problem.

As a lawyer and defence counsel in criminal matters, Michael represents his clients in all phases of civil, administrative and criminal proceedings. His clients include private individuals as well as companies and organisations and he also provides advice and support in extrajudicial matters, such as drafting contracts or setting up a new companies.

Michael’s previous professional activities in Austria and abroad have provided him with access to a network of experts from various fields. If necessary, he can call on notaries, tax consultants, management consultants, auditors, expert witnesses, PR experts and detectives. As a lawyer, he cooperates on a regular basis with the renowned law firm OBLIN Rechtsanwälte GmbH. This network of experts enables him to handle even extensive and complex cases for his clients in the best possible way.


It is Michael’s goal to provide his clients with comprehensive advice in all legal matters. His particular focus lies on representing clients in contentious and non-contentious civil and administrative proceedings. In addition, he is also an experienced defence attorney in criminal and white-collar crime cases.

Over the course of his legal career, he has developed the following areas of expertise:

  • Dispute Resolution, Civil Law and Contract Law
  • Family and Matrimonial Law, Law of Succession
  • Real Estate Law
  • Criminal Law, White-Collar Crime
  • IT-, E-Commerce- and Media Law
  • Commercial and Corporate Law


  • German
  • English


  • Vienna Bar Association
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Association for Austrian Defence Attorneys
  • Scientific Interest Group for Information Law (IG IT-LAW.AT)
  • Viennese Legal Society
  • Alumni Association of the University of Vienna and the Law Faculty of the University of Vienna

Tim Hsu

Tim Hsu is our exclusively recommended Civil Law expert in Taiwan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Tim directly using the contact details above.

Taiwan, officially the Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. It shares maritime borders with the People’s Republic of China to the northwest, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south.

Tim, the firm’s Chief Senior Counsellor and founding partner, has extensive experience in practice areas including intellectual property rights protection, corporate investments, cross-border trade disputes, labour law, corporate restructuring and mergers. Tim regularly counsels clients on domestic and international legal matters.

Tim is well-regarded as a leading authority on legal matters, both internationally and in Taiwan. Until recently, he served as the Dean of Chinese Culture University Law School and the Director of its Law Department. He continues to teach at CCU as a law professor, and is currently the Dean of its School of Continuing Education.

Before he founded Washington Group & Associates, Tim Hsu obtained his J.S.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. He served as an intern for Judge Kathianne Knaup Crane at the Court of Appeals for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Firm Overview:

Washington Group and Associates founding partners are alumni of Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. They were brought together with a shared belief in the legal system proposed by two great American jurists, Roscoe Pound and Richard Posner.

Pound served as the dean of Harvard Law School in 1916 and is the founder of the movement for sociological jurisprudence which advocates that lawyers should serve as social engineers who can reconcile the various interests of society.  Posner currently serves as the Judge for Federal Seventh Circuit Court of United States as well as being an adjunct professor at the Chicago Law School since 1969.

He is the most well-known scholar in the study of economic analysis of law and has written over 40 books emphasising the relationship between the legal rules and economic efficiency. He argues that by using economic approach to study the legal system, legal rules will then enhance the economic efficiency. These two great jurists’ arguments are different from that of traditional lawyers.

Their theory broadens the vision and mind of the legal professionals, and such beliefs enlighten and guide their spirits.  Our attorneys strive to make use of their professional knowledge to assist the parties to resolve disputes in the most efficient way and to build an invisible social order. By doing so, we can attain the goal which aims to reconcile the interests of all sectors in the society with their best interests.

Gerold Sewcharan

Gerold Sewcharan has been recruiting the civil section of practice since 2008, in particular the aspects of contract law and company law. Financial law, a legal field that is also being developed in Suriname, has, however, been interested for years and has now become the most challenging for him. In addition to his professional duties, he is responsible for the administrative management of the office.

Gerold was born in Paramaribo, moved to the Netherlands in 1986 and graduated from the University of Leiden in 1995 with a specialization in Civil Law. Until 2000, when he returned to Suriname, he worked at a law firm in IJsselstein, Utrecht, as an employee. In 2001 he founded the office.

In the Netherlands he has mainly done business in the areas of administrative, criminal, personal and family law. In Suriname he is best known for his performance in large national and international criminal cases. His professional attitude led him to be asked to take care of the Criminal Procedure course of the Professional Training for the Legal Profession organized by the Suriname-Netherlands Legal Cooperation Foundation, based in Paramaribo. He was also approached by the Ministry of Justice and Police to sit on the committees for the revision of the criminal and criminal prosecution codes. In addition, he has acted as counterpart and co-lecturer in in-depth courses in criminal law (litigation) law and human rights for the Suriname-Netherlands Legal Cooperation Foundation with lawyers and judges from home and abroad, including from international courts.

In 2014 he acted as counterpart on behalf of the aforementioned foundation for the training “Convincing Pleading” and for the course “Professional Ethics and Professional Attitude in the Legal Profession”.

“I am rational, but do not ignore my intuition, care about people and love nature.”

Sewcharan Lawyers:

Founded on 6 June 2001, the legal values ​​of the legal profession are still of great importance, so clients can expect honest, expert and independent services.

Anita Mugeni

Anita Mugeni is our exclusively recommended Civil Law expert in Rwanda on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Anita directly using the contact details listed above.

Anita is the one of the founding partners of MRB. She is a senior member of the Rwandan bar with a great training and experience in the civil law system.

Anita possess an LLB degree from the, National University of Rwanda, LLM, FUSL- Universite Catholique de Louvain. Anita is a senior advocate who started her Legal practice as an advocate in 1998 working her way up as one of the most prolific commercial and litigation attorneys in Rwanda. She has worked on many commercial transaction advisory cases including dispute resolution, due diligences and insolvencies. She has served as acting President of the Rwanda Bar Association, served as dean and council member of RBA, council member of the East African Law Society, a member of the RBA, the East African Law Society and the International Bar Association.

She has a great grounding in Kinyarwanda and French. Anita brings to MRB more than a decade and a half of immense experience in legal practice and academia having taught law at the National University of Rwanda, the Independent University of Kigali and at the Institute of Legal Practice and Development.

Firm Overview:

MRB Partners have substantial experience in legal practice, transactional advisory services and legal academia spanning many years.

MRB Partners have worked as advocates, state attorneys, consultants and advisors for government, intergovernmental agencies, international organisations, companies, banks and other corporate and individual Clientele in and outside Rwanda.

MRB has since grown to a team of 11 lawyers and a sizeable support staff. The firm intends to keep this growth curve rising.

MRB is a General Service Law Firm with a strong focus on Corporate and Commercial Law, Banking and Investment transactional advisory work. MRB also provides services in the areas of Dispute Resolution, policy development as well as legal audits, due diligences, legal and legislative drafting.

Since qualifying to practice law and from the inception of the firm, MRB and its partners represented and continue to advise key corporate clients in Rwanda that include banks, private and public companies, international organisations and government agencies.

Vathana Boutroy-Xieng

Vathana Boutroy-Xieng is our exclusively recommended Civil Law expert in Guadeloupe on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Vathana directly using the contact details listed above.

The firm advises, represents and assists its clients, natural or legal persons, from the development of the pre-litigation strategy, and assists them during all phases of the legal proceedings.

Close to his client, the Cabinet maintains with him a relationship of absolute trust, necessary to the resolution of the problems before him.

You will find here a presentation of the legal areas in which our firm officiates:

  • Divorce and Family Law
  • From child custody disputes to divorce proceedings, we will represent you on all fronts of family law.
  • Family law includes the most emotionally charged aspects of the law as a whole.

Are you currently facing problems in your relationship and want to divorce? you want your rights respected? Are you trying to get child support, or custody of your child? Do you want to set up alternate custody?

Most of our business is focused on family law. We will be able to support you whatever the nature of your problem.

Real Estate Law:

Want to get a share of an estate or land? you want to have your property limited? Are you in trouble with your neighbour who is encroaching on your home? you want to claim a parcel? Do you want to sell a property?

Call our Cabinet who will advise you and implement the appropriate procedure.

Labour Law:

You are an employer and want to establish a contract of employment, a renewal of fixed-term contract, to sanction or to dismiss an employee in accordance with the rules, and not to expose you to a procedure before the Prud’-hommes?

Are you an employee and want to enforce your rights? to challenge a sanction or a dismissal? to know to which allowances you are entitled?

Our firm intervenes regularly before the social courts and will be able to advise you and support you in your steps.

Civil Law:

You have a dispute with a contract, and want to understand the terms? you have unpaid bills and want to make them pay? you want to establish a lease (commercial, professional, home)? you want to get paid for your rent, and get the eviction from the tenant?

Contact our Cabinet which will intervene immediately with the help of a bailiff.

Questions about our services? Contact us on 05 90 86 00 67.