Janis Esenvalds

Janis Esenvalds is our exclusively recommended Commercial Litigation expert in Latvia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Janis directly using the contact details listed above.

Jānis has been practicing law since 2003 and over these years he has become a certified insolvency administrator by accumulating considerable experience in complicated civil case proceedings in all court instances.

He obtained the qualification of Lawyer from the University of Latvia and continued his studies in the Master’s Programme in Law in the Riga Graduate School of Law, specialising in International and European Union Law, also gaining an insight in British and International Law at Luton University.

Janis Esenvalds believes that a good attorney must be graced with great patience and an inexhaustible desire to painstakingly go into every matter right to the minor detail to find convincing arguments that are useful for the customer.

Firm Overview:

The Law Office Rasa & Esenvalds was established in 2010 by joint efforts of two talented and determined lawyers of the rising generation. Armands Rasa and Janis Esenvalds have gained ample professional experience from their employment with the leading law offices in Latvia.

Rasa & Esenvalds offer advice in the following areas:

  • Litigation;
  • Legal assistance in the field of commercial law;
  • Legal attendance of business restructuring processes;
  • Legal attendance of insolvency, legal protection process, extrajudicial legal protection process;
  • Legal attendance of right in personam;
  • Legal attendance of right in rem;
  • Legal attendance of labour law-related matters;
  • Ship arrests
  • Public procurement
  • EU Residential permits in case of investments;
  • Other types of legal assistance;

Operation of the Law Office Rasa & Esenvalds is based on personal approach to each customer and thorough investigation of the existing situation. Our experience shows that even minor details, such as an incorrectly formulated sentence in the statement of claim, may be of decisive importance in legal proceedings; therefore thorough investigation of all circumstances of the matter and case study are crucial at the pre-trial stage. Perfect performance of any task right away is the axiom in our offices.

If you select the Law Office Rasa & Esenvalds you can be sure to benefit from selfless commitment and legal attendance appropriate to your needs. An additional bonus you can count on is a dose of sparkling youthful energy inseparable from our offices.

Octavian Popescu

Octavian Popescu is our exclusively recommended Commercial Litigation expert in Romania on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Octavian directly using the contact details listed above.

Octavian is one of the most experienced lawyers in Romania, with proven track record and confirmed reputation, both by partners, clients and peers. Over the last 15 years, he handled contentious matters, representing governmental and non-governmental institutions and multinational corporate clients in disputes before the Romanian courts, including the High Court of Justice. He specialises in commercial and corporate litigations, administrative and civil litigations and has developed a particular knowledge in insolvency, foreclosure writs and procedures, as well as bankruptcy matters.

Octavian is also notable for his practice in the field of white-collar crime and financial fraud, being regarded as one of the leading Romanian lawyers with an extensive experience in this area. He is reputed and acknowledged for his comprehensive approach to difficult cases, involving corruption, corporate fraud, as well as economic espionage and provides expert assistance during prosecuting investigations, as well as, in front of the relevant Romanian criminal courts.

Octavian was named Lawyer of the Year in Romania by prestigious legal international directory Benchmark Litigation at Benchmark Litigation Europe Awards, 2020 edition.

Octavian Popescu is also Vice-president of the Bucharest Commercial Arbitration Court attached to the Bucharest Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Counsellor at Bucharest Bar Association.

Firm Overview:

Established as a full-service law firm, Popescu & Asociatii genuinely combines the expertise and exposure in the consultancy field with high level of strategic capabilities and experience in trials and court rooms, to provide state-of-art advice and representation both in local and cross border deals and files.

The firm acts for large international and local companies, banks and financial corporations, as well as for investment funds and entrepreneurs in all the areas of law: Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and Commercial/Mergers and Acquisitions, Competition and Antitrust, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Compensations and Benefits, Energy and Natural Resources, Environment, GDPR, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals, Intellectual Property, IT, Telecom and Media, Infrastructure, PPP and Public Procurement, Prevention, Compliance and White-Collar Crime, Real Estate and Construction, Restructuring and Insolvency, Transport Law.

Our mission is to deliver strategic, excellent and innovative legal and business solutions. Excellence, collaboration and innovation are at the core of the way we work, with each other and with our clients. We focus on building long-term relationships and we do this by staying true to our founding principles: to provide client service and the highest standards, always keeping in mind work ethics, integrity and the responsibility towards our clients businesses, deals and cases that they entrusting us.

We don’t believe in following our competitors; we want to be the ones setting the path and leading the way, by seeking opportunities to foster and support innovation, new solutions, and to seeing things differently, working together with our clients to bring ideas to life, ideas that address the challenges and opportunities they face.

John M. Ohaga

John Morris Ohaga is the Managing Partner at TRIPLEOKLAW Advocates LLP. He has more than 24 years’ post-qualification experience during which he has been involved in numerous complex litigation as well as high value domestic and international arbitrations. He has been recognized for his high quality work and expertise in dispute resolution by Legal 500, Chambers Global and Best Lawyers. John was declared the 2010 and 2016 winner of the International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Awards for Kenya in the category of litigation.

He is an experienced litigator with a particular passion for Commercial Litigation. He advises many leading companies listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange, numerous private companies and some of Kenya’s largest State Corporations. Moreover, he also has significant experience in other aspects of civil litigation including Employment and Labour disputes, landlord and tenant, public procurement, intellectual property among many others.

John is also an expert arbitrator and is presently a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Kenya Branch), a board member of the Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration, a member of the Mediation Accreditation Committee and Convener of the Law Society of Kenya’s Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is also the Chairman of the Kenya Sports Disputes Tribunal.

John is also a member of the Programme Committee for the 2016 International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress.

John also sits on the boards of several companies.

Firm Overview:

At TRIPLEOKLAW we are committed to providing excellent legal services, in and out of court, during and after transactions. Our team is known for being meticulous, hardworking, ethical and professional. We are firm believers in the power of innovation for the purpose of making business easier and more efficient.

Beyond the basic “expected” legal services, we also offer specialist independent advisory and advocacy referral services. We aggressively pursue the best possible outcomes for our clients and consider putting in that extra effort simply part of “Going Over and Above”.

Dalibor Mrša

Lawyer Dalibor Mrša was born in Banja Luka, on November 15th 1974 where he finished elementary and high school. He graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Banja Luka in 2001, and also passed the Bar examination in Banja Luka in 2004. He is registered in the directory of lawyers on May 4th 2010.

Firm Overview:

Dalibor Mrša is a delegate in the Assembly of the Bar Association of Republic of Srpska with the highest number of votes won for this body of the Chamber.

He is a member of the Commission of the Bar Association of the Republic of Srpska for the material assistance of lawyers.

Dalibor Mrša’s law office represents a large number of individuals, especially in the field of commercial law, in the broadest sense of the application of this branch of law, especially in the field of banking law and business operations in general.

Dler Saber

Dler Saber is the Founder and Director of the Dler Law Office. He is a seasoned expert in civil litigation. He dedicated his studies, and he focuses his legal career, on civil cases. Through a series of dramatic court victories on behalf of his many clients, Dler Saber has earned himself a huge amount of respect as a litigator in both Kurdistan and Iraq.

Several qualities come together to make Dler Saber an outstanding litigator:

  1. he knows the laws; few attorneys in Kurdistan or Iraq know the Articles of the Iraqi legal system better than Dler Saber
  2. he is creative; he employs novel ways to combine the Articles and use them together, to strengthen his client’s case, and to weaken his opponent’s case
  3. he is absolutely and completely honest; Dler Saber does not play games, he does not compromise, and his deep and fundamental respect for laws and the legal system is unshakable
  4. he does not give up; when he takes a case he is profoundly loyal to his client, and he will fight for his client’s interests in a relentless way

Dler Saber is the trusted attorney of record for a large number of international and local companies operating in Kurdistan and Iraq- but he also sets aside time to give back to the community. He is the Head of the Legal Department of the Businessmen Association of Kurdistan, and provides the organisation with extensive and ongoing legal advice. He also provides legal counsel to a number of non-government organisations. And he has taken on, and won, countless civil cases on a strictly pro-bono basis, when his clients could not afford to pay legal fees. Dler Saber’s father was a highly respected Judge, and Dler has known since he was a child that he would become a lawyer. Through his success, he has earned the respect of fellow lawyers, judges, clients and opponents. Some lawyers practice law in search of money or prestige. Dler Saber genuinely loves the practice of law.

Firm Overview:

Dler Law Office is a full service law firm which practices law in all of Iraq, both north and south. We specialise in Iraq/Kurdistan civil law, business law, company law, contracts, tax law, labour law, oil & gas, investment law, and banking.

What sets Dler Law Office apart from other Iraq law firms is our deep expertise in Iraq litigation. We have litigated hundreds of cases in the Court of First Instance, the Court of Appeals, and the Court of Cassation, in both the Republic of Iraq and Kurdistan. Not one law firm in Iraq can match Dler Law Office’s litigation expertise.

Dler Law Office is a genuine Iraqi law firm. It was founded and it is run by Iraqi attorneys, each a member of the Baghdad Bar and the Kurdistan Bar. Dler Law Office has all of the required licenses and registrations necessary to practice law in Iraq, and to represent our international and domestic clients in both business transactions and in court. Dler Law Office is recognised and respected by the international community in Kurdistan. Dler Saber, the founder and director of Dler Law Office, has been officially appointed as the Honorary Legal Adviser for the British Consulate-General in Erbil, Kurdistan. As the Honorary Legal Adviser, Dler Saber provides legal advice to Her Majesty’s Consul General Angus McKee on legal issues concerning the British Consulate.

Dler Law Office is the first and only Iraqi law firm covering all of Iraq and Kurdistan which has expanded internationally. In 2014, Dler Law Office established a foreign office- a European office located in The Hague, in The Netherlands. We chose to incorporate our European office in the Netherlands because of its central geographical position within Europe, the country’s competitive tax regime and pro-business environment, and the fact that several of our key clients have corporate headquarters there. Dler Law Office Europe B.V. is located in the World Trade Center in the Hague, the centre of business and government in the Netherlands.

Over the years, working on a variety of legal matters, from transactions, to litigation and arbitration, Dler Law Office has collaborated with important international clients and respected law firms and lawyers throughout the MENA region and the world. We understand the expectations of large international companies. We appreciate the importance of timely action, and the need to meet deadlines. We also understand the importance of clear, detailed communication, and regular client updates.

Jacy Whittaker

Jacy Whittaker is our exclusively recommended Commercial Litigation expert in the Bahamas on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Jacy directly using the contact details above.

For Jacy the key to winning cases is being abundantly overprepared. Jacy gears up for war on everything. The litigator never walks into a courtroom without more research, more evidence, and more potential angles than warranted.

This over-preparation allows him to think on his feet, building confidence—and the court’s regard—through each winning application, writ, submission, and hearing. Rather than being exhausted by sheer volume, the youthful lawyer becomes even more invigorated. After all, he lives to argue—and win.

Jacy enrolled in law school (University of Buckingham, and later Inns of Court School of Law), then joined Callenders & Co., where he worked side-by-side with a legendary Queens Counsel on multiple matters—including one of the Bahamas’ most monumental matters. Six years later, he and partner Arthur K. Parris, Jr. left to form ParrisWhittaker.

Jacy has since added commercial transactions, probate law, admiralty law, and corporate structuring, re-structuring, and formation to his list of capabilities. He acts as local counsel for a handful of international companies.

In addition to his practice, Jacy is one of the most active members of the Grand Bahama business community. He is director, advisor, or committee chair for numerous boards, including the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce, Rotary International, Freeport Law Society, and Salvation Army. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association, and Bahamas Bar Association and a member of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Bar.

Firm Overview:

ParrisWhittaker is a local law firm founded by two top lawyers: Arthur Parris, real estate/commercial expert, and Jacy Whittaker, a litigator with extraordinary energy and an outstanding track record. With the addition of partner Kenra Parris-Whittaker, the firm has a combined 70 years of experience, and brings a new level of energy and commitment to the Bahamian legal market.