Dr. Sylvia Freygner, LL.M.

Sylvia Freygner is our exclusively recommended Competition Law expert in Switzerland on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Sylvia directly using the contact details listed above.

Sylvia has been a licensed attorney in Liechtenstein, Austria and Switzerland since 2007 and is an expert in European competition and international tax law. For more than ten years, Dr. Freygner has specialised in trademark law, vertical distribution channels, as well as concession and licensing models. Further, Dr. Freygner focuses on tax arrangements regarding assets, companies and international licensing systems. She also lectures in the Masters Program in International Tax Law at the University of Vaduz.

As a certified expert in fiscal criminal law, Dr. Freygner provides clients with professional and empathetic support in sophisticated and challenging fiscal criminal cases.

For the last five years, Dr. Freygner has led an independent research institute in Vienna that addresses topics related to European competition, liberalisation, and privatisation of state services.

In establishing the first Public Social Responsibility Institute for government services in Europe, Dr. Freygner initiated a new school of thought in the field of European business, competition, and procurement law. The resulting Public Social Responsibility Charta and the Public Social Responsibility Code provides the impetus for a European dialogue with all stakeholders. Furthermore, Dr. Freygner supports the Committee of the Centre of Excellence for the Public Economy, Infrastructure and Public Service e. V. at the University of Leipzig.

In 2017, she completed the Course on Strategic Leadership held by the Austrian Ministry of the Interior.

Saifullah Khan

Saifullah Khan, an international trade lawyer, has more than fifteen years of practical experience in the areas of international trade advisory. trade remedy laws (Antidumping, Subsidies & Countervailing Measures, Safeguards), General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), TRIPS, Anti-trust and Competition Law, E-Commerce, Trade Agreements, Dispute Settlement and issues relating to para-tariff & non-tariff barriers.

Mr. Khan is engaged in providing a wide range of services covering every aspect of the Competition Law to safeguard the business interests of local as well as international clients. The professional services includes conducting a competition compliance training for advising clients ways and means to comply with the relevant provisions of the law, carrying out a competition compliance review/audit, providing consultancy on day to day competition issues, evaluating strategies against competitors, evaluation of contracts/agreements with suppliers, distributors, dealers, customers and suggesting necessary revisions, Mergers & Acquisitions, evaluation of product promotional strategy and material in light of competition law and rules and protecting the interests of businesses through invoking the provisions of the law and pleading their case before the Competition Authority to avoid any adverse action against the clients.

Mr. Khan has developed expertise and engaged in the advisory activities in the legal, policy and regulatory framework for e-commerce. He is currently advising Ministry of Commerce, Government of Pakistan in connection with devising policy frame work for e-commerce in Pakistan in line with the guidelines and model laws framed/adopted by UNCITRAL. Mr. Khan also assists online businesses to maintain a compliant online business by offering legal services including contracts drafting, reviewing and negotiating, privacy and data protection, consumer protection, intellectual property and advertising etc. His firm is one of the contributors of Business for etrade development – a private sector arm of the “UNCTAD-led etrade for all initiative”. The firm is also a trust partner of safe.shop (a global trust mark) for Pakistan and UAE.

Mr. Khan is also working as Chairman of the Standing Committee on WTO Affairs of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) for the years 2017 & 2018. In the beginning of this year, Mr. Khan has been awarded ‘Special Achievement Gold Medal’ by FPCCI in recognition of remarkable contributions over the last year as Chairman of the Standing Committee of WTO Affairs. Mr. Khan has an extensive and global advisory portfolio in development of International Trade Management System, International Trade Agreements, Foreign Trade Development. Recently, Mr. Khan has been awarded a certificate of completion for the Mastering Trade Policy program, August 17 – 26, 2018, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Executive Education.

Mr. Khan is a practicing lawyer and member of Islamabad Bar Council, management accountant and fellow member of the Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) from the Institute of Internal Auditors – USA, Fellow Member of the Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants (PIPFA) and Member Rawalpindi-Islamabad Tax Bar Association (RITBA). He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), United Kingdom.

Kareen Charmaine Cole

Ms. Kareen Charmaine Cole was admitted to the Bar in 2004 and attended Norman Manley Law School.

Practice Areas:

– Civil Litigation
– Commercial and Insurance
– Competition Law
– Maritime Law

Competition Law Overview:

Competition law is a law that promotes or seeks to maintain market competition by regulating anti-competitive conduct by companies. Competition law is implemented through public and private enforcement.

Anthony Bochon

Anthony Bochon is our exclusively recommended Competition Law expert in Belgium on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Anthony directly using the contact details listed above.

Anthony obtained a Master’s Degree in Law from the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) (2010) and a Bachelor’s degree in History from the Université Saint-Louis (2010). He then obtained a Master’s Degree in European and Economic Law (LL.M.) from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom, 2011) and joined the Brussels Bar the same year.

Anthony Bochon previously worked in the Brussels office of the international law firm Squire Patton Boggs. He joined EVEREST in 2018.

Firm Overview:

Everest is a law firm specialised in legal services for businesses and corporations. Everest is comprised of a team of lawyers, each highly specialised in those fields of law with which companies are faced on a daily basis. Our legal services focus on the things that truly matter to you: quality, economy, expertise – and a regional and an international focus in which your business takes centre stage. Our lawyers have practised for years in renowned law firms, where they have built up their reputations, counselling large corporations as well as small and medium-sized enterprises. In addition, several of our lawyers lecture at university. Everest has offices in Brussels, Ghent and Bruges.

Francis O. Scarpulla

A 50-year veteran of the San Francisco antitrust bar, Francis O. Scarpulla has recovered billions of dollars for consumers worldwide since 1970. Mr. Scarpulla’s scope of work is truly global: he is active in class action cases in both the U.S. and Canada, and was admitted to the Rolls of Solicitors in the United Kingdom in 2010. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Scarpulla was the past Chair of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section of the California State Bar. He has participated in both ABA and CEB panels on competitive business practices, as well as being a guest lecturer in MBA programs. Mr. Scarpulla was also an instructor at The University of California, Hastings College of the Law and an adjunct professor of Antitrust Law at Golden Gate University Law School. Mr. Scarpulla is on the approved list of mediators for the Northern District of California, the State Bar of California and the Bar Association of San Francisco.

Upon graduation from Hastings School of Law in June 1967, Mr. Scarpulla became an associate in the Law Offices of Joseph L. Alioto with responsibilities for the preparation of complex civil antitrust cases. In November 1970, Mr. Scarpulla formed his own firm and continued prosecuting complex civil cases. In June 2006, Mr. Scarpulla joined the firm of Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason as a senior partner where he led that firm’s antitrust practice until March 2015, when he returned to his original firm.

Mr. Scarpulla has participated in many federal antitrust class actions which have served to develop both state and federal law. Mr. Scarpulla has been appointed as lead or co-lead for indirect-purchaser plaintiffs’ counsel in many federal class actions, which position has led to outstanding settlements on behalf of plaintiffs. See, for example, In re: TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1827.

Francis is on the approved list of mediators for the Northern District of California, the State Bar of California, and the San Francisco Bar Association. He has taught antitrust law courses at several bay area law schools, including University of California’s Hastings School of Law, the University of San Francisco, and Golden Gate University Law School.

Francis O. Scarpulla specializes in prosecuting complex civil cases, primarily antitrust lawsuits, most of which are Class Actions. Mr. Scarpulla is an advocate for the plaintiff.

He received his B.A. at the University of California at Berkeley; and his J.D. at University of California, Hastings School of Law.


– Antitrust Lawyer of the Year, California State Bar
– Band 1 Plaintiffs’ Antitrust Attorney by Chambers & Partners U.S.A.
– AV Preeminent in Martindale
– Best Lawyers in America
– California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (“CLAY”)
– Super Lawyer
– Top 100 Lawyers in California
– Titan of the Bar
– Finance Monthly Antitrust & Competition Law Firm of the Year (USA)
– Global Leading Lawyers – Competition U.S. Plaintiffs Law Firm of the Year
– Lawyers of Distinction – Top 10% (USA)
– America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1%
– Who’s Who Legal: Plaintiff’s’ Antitrust Lawyer
– Top Lawyer in Northern California
– AI – Most Outstanding Law Firm of the Year
– ACQ5 Global Award – US (CA) Antitrust Attorney, Firm of the Year, and Game-Changer of the Year
– National Law Journal Trailblazers, M&A Antitrust
– Lawyers Worldwide Awards – Five Star Lawyers
– Global Awards – Best in Class Action Law Services

Publications & Presentations:

– Co-author, “B.W.I., California’s Favorable Class Action Jurisprudence, and Their Post-CAFA Application,” Competition, Vol. 17, No. 2, Fall 2008.
– Co-author, California State Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law, 2009.
– Co-author, California Class Actions and Procedures, published by LexisNexis.
– Co-author, California Antitrust Law, published by California State Bar, section on indirect-purchaser class actions.
– Contributor, Mediation Techniques, published by International Bar Association; chapter: “Aggression in Mediation.”
– Panelist, “Plaintiffs’ Strategies for Pursuing Private Damage Claims,” 2010 International Cartel Workshop, Paris, February 10-12, 2010.
– Co-Author, “Thinking Globally about Recovery Actions in International Cartel Cases,” pending publication by Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, Oxford University Press.

Sead Miljković

Sead Miljković is a qualified B&H lawyer with over fifteen years of post-qualification experience. He concentrates primarily on corporate and M&A, energy projects, competition and real estate.

As independent attorney at law Sead established Law Office Miljković in 2005 and started cooperation with regional law firm Wolf Theiss. Before starting his own practice, Sead worked as the head of the legal department at the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of B&H, a regulatory body with the mandate to establish and maintain an independent judiciary. Previously, Sead was an associate in the law office Tkalčić-Đulić & Prebanić in Sarajevo. Sead regularly speaks at conferences and seminars on energy, competition and corporate law and is a contributor to various legal and business publications.

Sead is very experienced in coordinating teams of lawyers in large due diligence projects, and in the negotiation and drafting of acquisition documentation in the context of multi–jurisdictional transactions. He has acted as the lead counsel in all projects in which our office has been involved in the B&H energy sector.

Sead is highlighted as a leading lawyer in B&H and a “very client-oriented practitioner.” His practice focuses on corporate law, M&A, competition and energy law. Sources praise his “in-depth knowledge of the local markets.” Sead Miljković “really knows how to make a deal happen and keep clients satisfied.” (Chambers Global 2013, B&H). According to Legal 500 Sead Miljković is highlighted as a Leading Lawyer in B&H and “recommended for his international experience and his responsiveness”. According to IFLR 1000 Sead Miljković has been highlighted as a Leading Lawyer in B&H over the past four years.

Firm Overview:

We are a team of experienced legal professionals with expertise in the key areas of business law.

Our partners have worked together since 2005 on highly sophisticated, complex cross-border and domestic transactions independently and in cooperation with international law firms.

We are able to address any legal challenges that our clients face in the complex legal and business environment in today’s B&H. Our know-how, quality, creativity and responsiveness set us apart from our competitors.

Our lawyers have a strong international reputation for dealing with all sorts of legal issues in the fields of business law, be it corporate, M&A, commercial, competition, employment, insolvency and restructuring, regulatory & IP, public procurement, or real estate.

We have acted as lead counsel in most of the major M&A, energy & infrastructure, privatization, insolvency and restructuring projects in B&H over the past decade.

We have advised leading international companies in most of the ground-breaking transactions as the country’s markets have been gradually liberalized.

Our experience extends across a range of industries, with particular expertise in energy, infrastructure, IT & telecommunications and pharmaceuticals.