Michalis Anastasiou

Michalis Anastasiou is our exclusively recommended Company Law expert in Cyprus on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Michalis directly using the contact details listed above.

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Michalis graduated from the Law School of the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK in 2012. He was called to the English Bar at Gray’s Inn in 2013. He obtained in 2014 his LLM on International Business Law at BPP Law School in London, UK.

He was admitted in the Cyprus Bar Association in 2015. Michalis speaks fluently Greek and English.

Michali’s specialises in business and corporate law, company registration and administration, investment firms and forex brokers cases, forex scam litigation, civil and criminal litigation, personal injury and insurance cases. He appears before the Courts of Cyprus, and he is involved with judicial matters and the drafting of legal documents.

Firm Overview:

Evagoras Anastasiou & Associates LLC is considered an experienced law firm in different areas of law, and it provides a range of specialised legal services to its current, future, local and foreign clients.

Our firm’s specialised lawyers are equipped with the relevant professional knowledge and abilities that put them in position to provide to each client efficient legal advice concerning their needs.

  • To practice our profession with integrity.
  • To acknowledge that each client’s case is unique, and it has its own speciality.
  • To protect our customer’s interests
  • To satisfy the client’s goal and protect his interests.
  • The client’s goal will be achieved with quick, practical, cost-effective, up-to-date and modern methods.

Advisory Excellence Appoints Michalis Anastasiou and Evagoras Anastasiou And Associates LLC in Cyprus (streetinsider.com)

Michał Sochański

Michał Sochański is our exclusively recommended Company Law expert in Poland on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Michał directly using the contact details listed above.

Lawyer in Kielce. Graduate and PhD student at the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. He graduated from the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw and the Summer Legal English Institute course at Washington College of Law.

Michał Sochański gained experience in renowned Polish law firms. Currently, he runs his own legal practice, specialising in civil law, with particular emphasis on commercial companies law.

What do you get?

By choosing my legal services, you gain a package of additional information, thanks to which, already at the stage of preparation for the case and after its completion:

  • You will avoid trial and error
  • You will quickly complete all formalities
  • You will settle personal / family / business matters
  • You will save time and money
  • You will make tax optimisation
  • More than legal services

My showpiece is my experience, knowledge and understanding of my clients’ business needs.

What does this mean in practice?

As part of standard legal services, you gain true partnership and comprehensive support because:

I guarantee full commitment and effective substantive support at every stage of cooperation – also after the end of the court process.

Thanks to my extensive knowledge and experience, I will lead you by the hand through the entire legal path, always proposing the best solutions.

Wayu Suthisarnsuntorn

Wayu Suthisarnsuntorn is our exclusively recommended Company Law expert in Thailand on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Wayu directly using the contact details listed above.

Wayu is widely experienced in advising on all company law matters, including acquisitions and disposals of businesses and companies, investments by majority and minority shareholders, as well as senior management. Wayu has designs and implements domestic and multinational corporate group structures to meet client requirements. He also advises on corporate governance and compliance matters, including directors’ statutory and fiduciary duties, investment promotion (BOI), factories, warehouses, industrial estates, zoning, environmental and chemical regulations, real estate, labour, transport, hospitality and exchange control issues. From time to time when required, Wayu assists corporate clients in conducting internal compliance investigations and audits by working closely with foreign counsel and internal legal departments of multinational corporations.

Prior to joining Pisut & Partners, Wayu Suthisarnsuntorn was a partner of PriceSanond, one of Thailand’s oldest international law firms. Prior to joining PriceSanond, Wayu worked as an Associate at Apisith & Alliance, a trade-specialised law firm based in Bangkok.

Firm Overview:

Pisut & Partners is a leading law firm based in Bangkok and having profound connections with international law firms across the region and throughout the world.  While providing a vast array of general commercial legal services, Pisut & Partners specialises in litigation and arbitration, corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A), hotels and hospitality, insolvency and restructuring, trade competition, labour and employment, immigration, insurance, transportation, administrative law, and white-collar criminal matters. Notwithstanding our expertise and extraordinary service to our clients, the firm always strives to understand its clients’ needs and budgets.

Mohamed Zaanouni

Mohamed Zaanouni is our exclusively recommended Company Law expert in Tunisia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Mohamed directly using the contact details listed above.

Tunisia, officially the Republic of Tunisia, is the northernmost country in Africa.

It is a part of the Maghreb region of North Africa, and is bordered by Algeria to the west and southwest, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east; covering 163,610 km², with a population of 11 million.

Zaanouni Law Firm is established in 1970 by Taoufik Zaanouni. It has evolved to become one of the leading commercial law firms in Tunisia.

This law firm has acted in most important part of commercial, property, touristic, industrial financial and shipping transactions for over its 30 years of professional activity, establishing important international relations and acquiring an unparalleled investment expertise both in relation to Tunisian clients in the international market as well as to foreign clients in Tunisia.

The law firm also represents many national and multinational corporations in business sectors such as tourism, manufacturing, shipping, air transportation and services.

The law firm has played an important part in the founding and growth of several major Tunisian companies and has also played an active role in assisting foreign investors in their ventures with Tunisian partners.

Pam Webster

Pam Webster is our exclusively recommended Company Law expert in Anguilla on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Pam directly using the contact details listed above.

The Honourable Pam Webster, Managing Partner, Leader of the Opposition in the Anguilla house of Assembly.

Born Anguilla, British West Indies. Admitted: 1986, Anguilla; 1992, British Virgin Islands; 1998, Grenada; 2000, St. Kitts-Nevis. Notary Public. Commissioner for Oaths.

Education:

University of the West Indies (LL.B Hons., 1984); Norman Manley Law School (Legal Education Certificate, 1986); International Development Law Institute, Rome Italy, 1989; International Tax Academy, Holland, 1990.

Memberships:

Anguilla Bar Association, Anguilla Financial Services Association (Chairman, Marketing Committee 1995-1996, President 2001- present), Anguilla Finance Limited (Chair); International Tax Planning Association, International Fiscal Association, International Bar Association, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Firm History:

Pam Webster began practicing as a lawyer in 1986 as Crown Counsel for the Anguilla Government. Following a two year tour of office in the Attorney General’s chambers, she established the firm that subsequently became Webster Dyrud, when John Dyrud joined her in partnership, and which became Webster Dyrud Mitchell when the firm acquired Mitchell’s Chamber’s, on the elevation to the bench of now Lord Justice of Appeal I.D. (Don) Mitchell. From January 2013, Pam Webster became sole principal and the firm changed its name to WEBSTER and embarked upon a new phase of its successful development.

Vladimir Penkov

Vladimir Penkov is Chairman and Senior Partner of Penkov, Markov & Partners – international law firm which has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Banking and Finance legal advices and consultations.

Mr. Penkov has extensive experience in negotiations, researches, drafting of legal documents and representing clients in various areas of commercial law, such as Banking and Finance, Corporate Law and Commercial Contracts, Competition, Privatization and Foreign Investments, Investment Management, Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Finance, Public Procurement, Licensing and Know-How Agreements, Tax Law, Telecommunications, Media & IT, Energy Law and Renewable Energy Sources.

As a leading banking law practitioner and as part of his track-record Vladimir Penkov has led negotiations, represented and provided legal advice to: EBRD in connection with debt financing of Cellhart AD, debt financing of Balkanpharma Holding AD, Astera Holding AD and Aroma AD, Crédit Suisse AG, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, PAC Doverie, Bulstrad Life (Vienna Insurance Group), Innimmo Investments, Industrialen Holding – Doverie, HYPO NOE Gruppe Bank, International Finance Corporation, Industrial Capital Holding as well as the preparation of the business and legal scheme in connection with the extension of large credit amount to Domain Boyar AD by EBRD.

As a leader of PM&P’s team Mr.Penkov has personally showed resourcefulness and proactivity in the consulting of UBB by EBRD and Oppenheimer & Co and by National Bank of Greece, of Kardan by the acquisition of NLB Banka. He has also advised the Austrian banking consortia, led by Bank Austria, in the successful negotiation of the terms with the Minister of Finance, on the repayment of the extended credit for the modernization of Kremikovtzi.

The Chairman and Senior Partner of PM&P is specialising in the area of Banking and Financial Law and Capital markets and has participated in the legal team providing advice to Ferratum Group in terms of establishment and structuring of their business as the first company of in Bulgaria providing distant financial services, legal advice and consultation to Gumiz AD and Micro Credit regarding providing of micro credits and consumer credits; Preparation of legal analysis for Sofia municipality pursuant to the “Law of the public finances“ in relation to Contracts for financing contract concluded between the European Investment Bank and Sofia municipality for financing of “The Project of Sofia municipality for treating of waste matter” etc.

Mr. Vladimir Penkov has given legal advices in the process of reorganization of the Bulgarian subsidiaries of Kardan N.V., Kardan Financial Services B.V, TBIH Financial Services Group N.V. and TBIF Financial Services B.V. being active in insurance, additional pension insurance, voluntarily health insurance, financial services such as investment intermediary and asset management company, leasing services and consumer financing.

The Chairman and Senior Partner of PM&P advise the full spectrum of bank related transactions and have advised the establishment of one of the first asset management companies in Bulgaria while currently the PM&P team provide regular services to some of the major non-banking financial institutions in Bulgaria and their branches.

Successfully assisted one of the largest non-banking financial institutions in Europe to set foot in Bulgaria, filling the niche on online consumer loans.

Constantly expanding including legal consulting for investment companies, mutual and pension funds, asset management companies, investment mediators and ventures.

Comprehensive consulting on the structuring, financing and applicable regulatory framework in that field. Of special value for clients is the possibility for PM&P to expand at a very short notice the designated team including experts from other fields to give a helping hand in this highly specific area, should the case so require.

Mr.Penkov assisted the first foreign bank branch to register in the country after the democratic changes (Landesbank) and the structuring of the first capital investment by a foreign bank (Raiffeisen Bank) in a local bank under the conditions of a missing detailed legal framework and practical experience in this sphere.

Under the conditions of a rigidly regulated market and a strictly limited number of banking licenses, the team of PM&P leaded by the Managing Partner Vladimir Penkov has consulted, over the years, the EBRD, Oppenheimer & Co., the National Bank of Greece, Alpha bank – Bulgarian Branch, United Bulgarian Bank, Piraeus Bank and Kardan in the acquisition of three of the largest Bulgarian banks, including the merger of a bank branch into a bank (Piraeus Bank).

Mr. Penkov and the team of PM&P are acting as legal counsel to the buyer with regard to the contemplated purchase of 99.53 % of the shares owned by International Hospital Service Co, Japan in Tokuda Bank. The project refers to the acquisition of a medium-sized commercial bank and has passed through legal, financial and tax due diligence, negotiations and signing of Share Purchase Agreement, Escrow Agreement and is now in the stage of obtaining the respective regulatory approvals from the Bulgarian National Bank and the Competition Protection Commission.

The Chairman and Senior Partner of PM&P represented UBB as bond emission trustee, providing the overall defence of creditors’ rights over the bond emission, incl. legal representation in the event of bankruptcy proceedings against Bross Holding, but also overall representation in all other enforcement proceedings initiated under the Registered Pledges Act and other legal issues related to the case.

Mr.Vladimir Penkov and PM&P’s team also were a consultant of Piraeus Bank Bulgaria AD as collateral agent to the bank syndicate including also United Bulgarian Bank, Unicredit Bulbank and Alpha Bank – Bulgaria Branch.

Another client of the law firm is HYPO NOE Gruppe Bank AG, Austria. Mr.Penkov’s involvement has included among others: due diligence review of the two companies that operate the photovoltaic plants (Kompania za Energetika I Razvitie EOOD and Green Energy Park AD); preparation of preliminary legal opinions for the purpose of participation of the client as co-lender together with Société Générale Expressbank AD and PV Investments ЕAD; review and revision of the respective Club Loan Agreements and all securities agreements; review of the certificates issued by the Commercial Register, the Central Register of Special Pledges and the Property Register evidencing the granting of the securities by the borrowers, co-debtors and mortgage debtor; issuance of final legal opinions re legal compliance of the transaction.