Zhenlei Cao

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

Zhenlei has practiced law for 30 years and has served as long-term legal counsel to many well-known enterprises. He 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.

Abdelaziz Alhanaee

Abdelaziz Alhanaee is our exclusively recommended Commercial Litigation expert in the United Arab Emirates on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Abdelaziz directly using the contact details listed above.

Abdelaziz 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 specialised 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).

Firm Overview:

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 maximising 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.

Michael D. Brown

Michael D. Brown is a founding partner of Ohrenstein & Brown, LLP, whose practice areas span the litigation and the corporate and insurance regulatory arenas. An accomplished litigator and counselor, Mike has been recognized as a New York Metropolitan area “Super Lawyer.” Mike began his career at Weil, Gotshal & Manges and then became a senior trial attorney and Deputy Bureau Chief in the Office of the Special State Prosecutor for Corruption in the Criminal Justice System. A frequent lecturer for many organizations, Mike has spoken on a variety of topics including litigation management techniques, insurance coverage issues, the defense of a variety of professional liability and Directors & Officers claims, various evidentiary issues, the attorney-client privilege, the regulatory aspects of self-insurance and captive insurance programs, the federal Risk Retention Act, and the prospects for federal regulation of the insurance industry.

Mike has frequently been called upon to litigate significant and unusual cases in many states throughout the country. Mike represented a large satellite operator in a “life insurance” claim when several satellites suffered “shortened lives” due to manufacturing and design defects. When an insurer and one of the nation’s largest banks had a dispute over the meaning of a unique insurance policy involving hundreds of millions of dollars, Mike was asked to defend the insurer in North Carolina. Mike has also represented major hospitals in disputes with HMOs and is also an experienced commercial and employment practice litigator.

Similarly, Mike frequently represents insurers, brokers, and insureds in developing structures for insurance programs and in dealing with the regulatory aspects of those programs. Mike regularly represents clients with matters before the New York Department of Insurance, and is counsel to a number of national insurance programs.

Mike has served as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Insurance Demutualization of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and on the boards of directors of several publicly owned companies.

Mike earned his Bachelor’s degree at Beloit College and his law degree at New York University School of Law.

The Principles of Our Practice

Since 1983, Ohrenstein & Brown has been the answer for clients seeking sophisticated and results-driven, cost-effective counsel. In areas of commercial and insurance related litigation, insurance regulatory issues, and government relations, O&B provides clients exceptional legal representation based on three fundamental principles: Results, Value, and Building Long-Term Relationships.

Michael Alan Dailey

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

Michael is a broadly experienced litigator who has presented and defended cases throughout the United States. He has handled cases of first impression, such as DCA v. SoftKlone Distributing Corporation, in which the copyright status of computer screen displays was first established. He litigated the proper basis for overturning arbitration awards issued in Georgia and in the process prompted the Georgia General Assembly to enact legislation upholding Mr. Dailey’s courtroom contentions. Mr. Dailey has handled disputes involving health care, global positioning, and voice recognition technologies. He has brought copyright infringement actions on behalf of authors and developers of books and software. And he has helped companies thwart the unlawful intentions of departing senior executives who secretly took with them tens of thousands of computer files and confidential technical and marketing data.

Mr. Dailey previously served as General Counsel for a Y-2K software service provider.

Mr. Dailey is equally concerned with the rights and interests of individuals. He has successfully defended corporate executives charged with violating non-competition agreements and other restrictive covenants. He has assisted terminated employees recover pension and profit-sharing benefits, earned commissions, and contract compensation that was due to them. He has sued employers who have engaged in racially discriminatory and sexually harassing conduct.

Mr. Dailey regularly takes cases on behalf of persons too poor to retain legal counsel, and he does so as an advocate for the Gwinnett County Pro-Bono Project and the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts.

Eager to be outdoors as much as possible, Mr. Dailey is a hiker, amateur mountaineer and runner.

Firm Overview:

Anderson Dailey LLP is a business litigation firm that acts quickly and intelligently to advance the interests of its clients.

Established in June 2000, the firm is comprised of experienced attorneys. Each of the founding partners has spent more than 20 years prosecuting, defending and managing business litigation. Experienced in a broad range of commercial litigation matters, our lawyers pride themselves on anticipating issues most likely to impact a client’s cause.

Our practice style is aggressive and measured. We never shirk from a fight, but we work at least as hard to reach a negotiated resolution as quickly as possible. Litigation is often a war of attrition. We never wish to see a client compromise its interests because it cannot afford to stay the course. Our objective is to win the relief that is due – in court or across the settlement table – as quickly and as cost-efficiently as possible.

We strive to provide practical and pragmatic counsel. Our commitment to using experienced and knowledgeable attorneys means that our clients pay for the results we achieve for them, not to train the lawyers who represent them.

Success is measured in terms of client satisfaction. Our best possible recommendations are clients who consider themselves recipients of the most perceptive and persuasive representation available.

Emmanuel Ekpenyong

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

Emmanuel graduated from the Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 2006 and the Nigerian Law School with a Second Class (Upper Division) respectively. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in November, 2007 and joined Strachan Partners, a leading commercial law firm in Nigeria in September 2009. In October 2011, he moved from Lagos to Abuja to establish and manage the Abuja practice of the firm. In 2014, he joined other partners to establish Fred-young & Evans LP, a full service commercial law firm and Fred-young Recoveries, an international debt collection firm.

Emmanuel is experienced in recovery of diverse debts across borders. He has been engaged in prominent commercial litigation’s at the High and appellate courts and has acted as counsel in both domestic and international commercial arbitration’s. He is involved in several public interest litigation’s like the suit by some Federal law makers in Nigeria against the Federal Government on the constitutionality of the Excess Crude Account and the recent suit to compel the Attorney General of Federation of Nigeria to promulgate an order and rules for effective enforcement of foreign judgements in Nigeria.

Emmanuel has represented trade unions in labour related disputes and has negotiated Collective Agreements on behalf of Employers. He is exposed to Nigeria’s corporate and intellectual property practice and advises both foreign and local clients on foreign investments, due diligence, business formation and corporate governance. He has represented foreign hospitals, financial institutions, oil servicing, real estate, steel manufacturing and construction firms in Nigeria.

Emmanuel has authored several international publications on alternative dispute resolution and arbitration, debt collection and insolvency, enforcement of local and foreign judgements and arbitral awards, intellectual property, employment law and labour relations, telecommunications, real estate and construction. Mondaq awarded him Contributor with Most Popular Article in Nigeria in November 2015, May and June 2017 and Contributor with Most Reader Response in Nigeria in November 2015, January, February, April 2016, March and June 2017. He is profiled as a National Expert in Getting the Deal Through: Restructuring, Insolvency and Copyright. ACQ5 awarded him, Game-changer of the year, 2017.

Emmanuel is a Member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Member, Member of International Association of Managing Partners, Legal Adviser and a Board Member of Children and Young People Living for Peace in Nigeria, a non-profit youth movement for good governance and the welfare of young persons in Nigeria. He is currently a postgraduate student of International Business Law at the University of Liverpool. He is listed as a foreign associate with James Ling Attorney at Law, China. Emmanuel is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration, United Kingdom, Nigerian Branch.

J. Stephen Peek

Stephen Peek concentrates his practice on commercial and business litigation, with a special focus on clients within the gaming, corporate, and financial industries. He is not afraid of the courtroom – representing clients in more than 40 jury trials.

Nearly 45 years of practice: Stephen uses the experience gained in nearly 45 years of practice to guide public and private companies of all kinds through the intricacies of high-profile lawsuits – from shareholder derivative suits to wrongful termination claims.

A wide range of clients: Stephen’s clients include national, regional, and local companies – including hotel-casinos; gaming manufacturers; developers and contractors; and financial institutions.

Practice:

We strive to lead our profession by giving the highest level of service and loyalty to our clients and by forging a team—lawyers, paralegals, staff, and other professionals—whose work is infused with our values.

Joe Holland and Steve Hart were highly trained lawyers who just so happened to also be Rocky Mountain climbers. 70 years ago, they came together to build a firm. Their philosophy was simple: keep going up, and if you get stuck, there is always another route to the top. This is where the spirit of the firm’s pioneering and innovation began.

We Value:

– INTEGRITY
– EXCELLENCE
– INNOVATION
– TEAMWORK