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 organization with extensive and ongoing legal advice. He also provides legal counsel to a number of non-government organizations. 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.

Practice Areas
· Business and Commercial Law
· Civil Litigation and Criminal Cases
· Tax Law
· Family Law

Bars and Courts
Admitted to practice:
· Court of First Instance in both Kurdistan and the Republic of Iraq
· Court of Appeals in both Kurdistan and the Republic of Iraq
· Court of Cassation in both Kurdistan and the Republic of Iraq

Publications, Speaking Engagements, and Organizations
· Member of Association of Lawyers in Kurdistan-Erbil
· Member of Association of Jurists

Educational Background
· Diploma in Legal Administration, Technical Institute of Erbil, 2004
· Bachelor in Law, University of Salah Aldeen, 2005

Firm Description:

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

Iraq Litigation
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.

Local Knowledge, International Scope
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 recognized 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 center 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.

Please feel free to contact us in order to schedule a free initial legal consultation on Iraq law matters.

Jacy Whittaker

For Jacy Whittaker, 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.

Qualifications:

– Inns of Court School of Law, 2005
– University of Buckingham, LLB (Hons), 2004

Memberships:

– England & Wales, Barrister (2005)
– The Bahamas, Attorney-at-Law & Notary Public (2007)
– American Bar Association, Associate Member (2007)
– Ontario Bar Association, Associate Member (2008)
– Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Bar, Attorney-at-Law (“BVI”) (2013)

Industry Associations:

– Council Member, Bahamas Bar Association (2017 to present)
– Director of Legal & Foreign Affairs, Bahamas Federation of Performing Arts (2017 to present)
– Legal Advisor, Hope Ball Committee (2016 to present)
– Director, Freeport Law Society (2015 to present)
– Advisory Board, The Salvation Army (2014 to present)
– International Services Committee Director, Rotary International (Grand Bahama Sunrise Club) (2011-2012)
– Chairman of Public Relations, Rotary International (Grand Bahama Sunrise Club) (2011-2012)
– Director, Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (2011-2013)
– Ethics & Legislative Committee, Chairman, Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (2011-2013)
– Police Liaison, Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (2011-2013)
– International Trade Committee, Member, Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (2011-2013)
– Fundraising Committee, Member, Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (2011-2013)

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.

Nicolas Kuonen

Nicolas is a partner with Tavernier Tschanz, a Swiss law firm exclusively devoted to business law. Nicolas is the Head of the Commercial Litigation Department within the firm.

Nicolas has also been a lecturer at the University of Fribourg/Switzerland since 2007, teaching contract and Roman law. He regularly publishes in his fields of specialization and is frequently invited to hold speaches in those fields, in Switzerland and abroad.

Litigation Law Practice:

Our international litigation practice deals with all kinds of corporate and commercial cases. We represent clients in civil proceedings (banking, real estate, construction, unfair competition, employment, or directors’ liability and shareholders’ disputes) and international debt enforcement proceedings before Swiss courts and the Swiss Supreme Court. We also act for plaintiffs in white collar crime matters.

We have gained extensive experience over years in conducting litigation in complex cases, often with international strings. We consider the development of a direct, personal and responsive relationship with our clients as an essential part of our general strategy. Both institutional and private clients come to us precisely for that.

Efficient litigation is not only a procedural game, but requires thorough legal knowledge and creativity. Because our firm operates as one fully integrated team, we enjoy the support of the entire firm to develop theories and research, namely in the fields of corporate, banking or finance law. As a fully independent firm, we are in a position to get other firms’ support, which we select on the sole basis of their expertise and reliability, in Switzerland or abroad, whenever required.

Luciano Castelli

Luciano has recently joined Sanzo e Associati Law Firm. A boutique law firm, made of 16 professionals, specialized in dispute resolution, company and bankruptcy law.

Luciano Castelli, previously the founding partner of Mariconda e Associati, has decades of experience in litigation, acquired assisting multinational and Italian companies, particularly in the civil and commercial law. He followed important national disputes and is often appointed arbitrator from colleagues both from institutional bodies (i.e. Milan Chamber of Arbitration and Order of Chartered Accountants of Milan).

Since September 2009, new private law at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Milan and, since December 2011, PhD student in Civil Procedural Law at the University of Milan. Before starting to work with the lawyer. prof. Vincenzo Mariconda in 2009, played his professional activities at Studio Legale Gramellini and Leonelli. He previously worked in the legal department and the department of asset management, division of South America, the Geneva office of Safdié Bank (formerly Bank Multi-Commercial). Since 2012, collaborates with the Group Ipsoa – Wolters Kluwer, the magazine online Contracts (Articles. 1719-1822) and has updated the Civil Code Commented by Guido Alpa and Vincenzo Mariconda (Articles. 2643-2807 ).

Education: University of Milan (JD), University of Finance Geneva – IFGP (Course of Finance), University of Milan (PhD student in procedural law Civil), University of Milan (Corso specialization in Financial Markets Law)

Zhenlei Cao

Zhenlei Cao has practiced law for 30 years and has served as long-term legal counsel to many well-known enterprises. Hee founded the first law partnership in Jiangsu after working in a public law office for ten years.

He has handled hundreds of civil and commercial litigation actions and intellectual property cases and has organized or participated in corporate division, corporate M&A and other projects. Once serving as legal counsel to the People’s Government of Suzhou, he handled many difficult and complex cases and led professional legal teams to complete many non-litigious corporate activities, such as M&A, division and equity restructuring.

Through his high-quality legal service, Mr. Cao has always protected his client’s legitimate rights and interests. He been rated as a “Jiangsu Distinguished Lawyer” and “Distinguished Worker in Jiangsu Judicial and Administrative System”, and has been awarded many other honorary titles.

Law Firm:

Dentons is a multinational law firm. It is the world’s largest law firm measured by number of lawyers, and the world’s sixth-largest measured by 2015/16 revenues.

Abdelaziz Alhanaee

Holds a BA in law from Dubai Police Academy and Diploma in Arbitration from Alexandria University. Abdelaziz Alhanaee practicing law since 2002 and he was a partner and head of litigation at Habib Al Mulla & Company (currently Baker & McKenzie.Habib Al Mulla) for over eight years. His experience prior to that was in the Ministry of Interior for seven years.

Abdelaziz Alhanaee is specialized in Corporate and Commercial Law, handling criminal, civil and commercial cases. Alhanaee is licensed to appear before Emirate level and Federal Courts (court of First Instance, Appeal Court, Court of Cassation and The Supreme Court).

Publications/Papers:

  • Commitment of the maritime carrier
  • Money laundering
  • Enforcement of foreign judgments
  • Obligation of banks in the management of Securities
  • The Rent Law problem
  • Marine Pollution
  • Internet Crimes
  • Cheques Cases
  • Federal national council
  • Unfair Competition
  • How responsible is the engineer
  • Precautionary attachment
  • The criminal procedure in the UAE
  • Arbitration and Misconception
  • Enforcement of foreign judgments in the UAE
  • Responsibility of partner and manager in limited liability companies
Abdelaziz Alhanaee Advocates & Legal Consultancy:

We are one of the most important local law firms in Dubai, licensed to offer legal consultancy as per international standards and litigation under one roof in all courts in the UAE.

We at Abdelaziz Alhanaee Advocates & Legal Consultancy provide our clients with comprehensive legal solutions through our expert team of advisors and partners, with the objective of maximizing value to our stakeholders, including clients, employees, business partners and society. We focus on giving our clients the quality of service they deserve, in order to put them on the right track. We correspond in English and Arabic languages, and possess personal contacts at senior levels in major Federal & Local Governments, Ministries, Government Institutions, Rulers Courts, Chambers of Commerce and Free Trade Zones.