Erdem Atilla

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

Following his graduation from Galatasaray University Faculty of Law, Erdem joined Pekin & Pekin in 2009 and as the Team Leader of the Dispute Resolution team, is currently the most senior member of the Firm.

Erdem, as a Senior Partner leading the Dispute Resolution team, has been involved in a wide range of lawsuits including commercial disputes, employment disputes, criminal proceedings, administrative disputes, execution and bankruptcy proceedings, debt collection proceedings, compensation lawsuits, consumer disputes, disputes arising from contracts having an international aspect as well as contracts subject to Turkish Law.

The clients that Erdem advises and represents are both international and local clients from a wide range of sectors including Automotive, Banking & Finance, Consumer Products and Retail, Energy and Natural Resources, Hospitality and Leisure, Industrial Manufacturing and Service Industries, Infrastructure, Insurance, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare and Biotechnology, Real Estate and Construction, TMT, Transportation, Logistics and Defense.

With more than ten years of court litigation experience, Erdem is described by clients to have a “very professional approach” and to provide with “concrete solution ideas rather than citing the disputes in legal parlance”.

Erdem Atilla is a Lycée Saint-Joseph graduate and is fluent in English and French.

Firm Overview:

Founded in 1971, Pekin & Pekin is a full-service law firm providing integrated legal services to clients involved in transactions within Turkey.

The vision of Pekin & Pekin today is the same vision as in 1971 – to provide clients with legal advice that helps them achieve their long-term objectives in Turkey and globally with the greatest efficiency. This vision is attained by a strategy of steady expansion, allowing the Firm to retain its boutique character and standard of service.

The Firm has pioneered legal structures for Turkish banking transactions, facilitated the introduction of new financial products and organisational structures, advised regulators on new laws and regulators on new laws and regulations across multiple sectors acted in the largest and most high profile finance and M&A deals in the jurisdiction and succeeded in complex arbitration cases.

Ritu Bhalla

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

Ms Ritu Bhalla is a senior Partner at the Firm and in the capacity of a co-chair of the practice group, oversees the Firm’s practice in corporate commercial litigation, arbitrations and regulatory litigation. She specialises in Mergers, Public & Administrative Judicial Review, Insolvency-related Disputes, Shareholder Disputes, Domestic and International Commercial Arbitrations, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Banking and Finance, Infrastructure Litigation including Building Contracts, White Collar Crimes and Extradition-related Action. She has extensively represented multinational as well as domestic shareholders in their inter se disputes in joint ventures, including Board room strategies

For over two and a half decades, Ritu has been a focal point in the firm’s litigation practice and has worked on many fiercely contested matters across jurisdictions including before the Supreme Court of India, High Courts of various States, and other Specialised Quasi-Judicial Tribunals. Her strength in litigation rests on her ability to formulate and execute legally sound and tactical strategies on behalf of major multinationals, domestic corporates, banks, public enterprises, commercial and financial institutions involved in complex disputes.

Ritu successfully represented the majority shareholders of a Japanese Company in a one of its kind case of oppression by minority shareholders, before National Company Law Tribunal, Mumbai. She represents the investment arm of the Russian Federation in an ongoing International Commercial Arbitration and has successfully obtained an Interim Award of INR 135 crores (approx.) in favour of her client. She has been a part of several marquee cases representing TATA, Getit Info Services Pvt. Ltd., Biological E Ltd., ETA Group of Dubai, IL&FS Transportation Networks Limited, Navyuga Engineering Company Limited, Indian Oil Corporation and Indian Paints Association et al and was part of the team advising the Government appointed Board of Satyam Computer Services Ltd. (SCSL) following the confession of its promoter and was actively involved in the proceedings involving SCSL before the Company Law Board.

Ritu’s deep involvement with commercial litigation and arbitration goes beyond courts and tribunals and extends to formulating valued litigation strategy. Ritu has been associated with conferences and seminars on contemporary legal issues and is an active member of the Supreme Court Bar Association and Delhi High Court Bar Association.

Recognition:

Ritu has been ranked in Band 2 for Dispute Resolution by Chambers Asia Pacific 2017-20, which states, “Ritu Bhalla advises domestic and international clients on a wide spectrum of contentious matters, including private equity, restructuring, joint venture and shareholder disputes. She is also adept at handling arbitration proceedings.” Chambers and Partners 2018 quotes, “Ritu Bhalla has a stellar reputation in the arbitration and litigation circle and regularly acts on private equity, restructuring, joint venture and shareholder disputes for both domestic and international clients.”

She was also been Recognised as the ‘Best in Commercial Arbitration’ at Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law awards 2019,  and ranked as a Distinguished Practitioner by Asialaw Profiles, 2019 and 2020.

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.