Elie Yazbeck

Elie Yazbeck is our exclusively recommended Contract Law expert in Bahrain on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Elie directly using the contact details listed above.

Elie brings a wealth of experience to Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Attorneys at Law & Legal Consultants. He began his career at the Rizk Law Office in Lebanon, where he gained experience in Commercial, Administrative and Civil Law. He has served as Lawyer and Legal counsel with E. Kanaan and Co. Law Firm, a Lebanese commercial law firm associated with law firms in Europe and the GCC. He has been involved in rendering legal advice to clients in Lebanon and abroad, and he has gained substantial experience in corporate commercial and civil law.

In 2001, he was admitted as a solicitor in the Beirut Bar Association. He is also a member of the International Association of Young Lawyers, Brussels, and is founder-member, Committee of Sports Activities, within the Beirut Bar Association. He has also participated in various legal seminars concerning Cross-border Commercial Lending Transactions, International Law and Money Laundering Crimes in Chicago, USA.

Elie Yazbeck has also been a member of numerous consultation working groups, including the Bahrain Economic Development Board working group on Trusts. He completed his Law and Litigation Bachelor (L.L.B) from the Sagesse University, School of Law, Beirut, in 2001, with honours.

Firm Overview:

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa is a full service legal practice based in the Kingdom of Bahrain and is regarded as one of the most prestigious and dynamic law firms in the Kingdom. We advise on high-profile and ground-breaking domestic and international transactions and litigation matters. Endowed with a long-standing tradition of excellence, the Firm enjoys a distinguished reputation for the quality of its legal advice, delivering highly professional, responsive and cost-effective services tailored to the needs of those whose interests it represents and serves – everyone that it partners with.

With over 20 years of exceptional litigation and advisory experience, the Firm has proven to be pivotal to the provision of legal counsel to the Bahraini community, especially in regards to major international projects, and has focused extensively on serving as a catalyst to national development.

The Firm is widely retained by the Bahraini Government departments and institutions, international and local banks, investment advisers, international accountancy firms, multinational companies and high net worth individuals from around the world. This distinguished profile has resulted in excellent contacts and working relationships with numerous leading international law firms.

The lawyers engaged at Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Law Firm are highly qualified professionals who bring together an unrivalled depth and breadth of experiences that enable them to better understand our clients’ businesses and therefore better anticipate their needs. The diversity of languages spoken in the Firm has come to include English, Arabic, French and Farsi.

Aspiring for absolute performance, while striving to cultivate meaningful relationships, Haya Rashid Al Khalifa Law Firm engages in diverse practice areas, including banking, capital markets, commercial, corporate, insurance, investment funds, litigation and arbitration, construction, local regulatory, Islamic, civil and criminal law.

Our masterful capabilities both technical and legal, together with our progressive outlook and enviable business and political connections ensure that our clients receive the absolute edge in legal support, and that their interests are always protected and served.

We firmly believe that our role will always be to go beyond delivering on people’s legal requirements to ultimately contribute to their success and the fulfilment of their aspirations. We have a reputation for providing an exceptional legal service. We are renowned for our commitment to excellence and for our ability to find innovative solutions to the most complex of legal problems. Our clients recognise and value this, thus our reputation and pre-eminent status has been confirmed in numerous international legal directories.

Julia Watkins

Julia Watkins is our exclusively recommended Contract Law expert in Romania on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Julia directly using the contact details above.

Julia  has been a member of the Bucharest Bar Association since 2006, having graduated from the University of Bucharest Law School, as well as from the University Paris-Panthéon Assas, Paris Nanterre and Paris-Panthéon Sorbonne, in partnership with Paris Sud.

Julia is fluent in English and French.

Firm Overview:

We are a team of experienced lawyers always striving to meet and exceed our client’s expectations. We provide them with the highest-quality advice and legal insight, combining the Firm’s standards and values with in-depth expertise.

Our practice is focused on our client’s needs. We combine teamwork, effectiveness, and value added, tailor–made legal services. We invest in having a complete knowledge of our client’s business and organisation, their activity sector and the numerous challenges they confront with.

Our approach is professional, open and business oriented, always handling efficiently the matters submitted by our clients.

Dubravko Mar

Dubravko Mar is our exclusively recommended Contract Law expert in Croatia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Dubravko directly using the contact details listed above.

Dubravko is an attorney/partner within the firm. He graduated from the Faculty of Law in Zagreb in 1999. Dubravko completed his post-graduate studies at the Faculty of Economics and Business in Zagreb – MBA business management facility. Dubravko speaks fluent English, French and Slovenian, and has a passive knowledge of German.

Firm Overview:

The Law firm Čerin, Mar & Partners Ltd., Zagreb, Croatia, cooperates with a wide network of professionally capable associates both in the Republic of Croatia and abroad (Germany, Austria, Italy, Great Britain, Spain, USA), which also includes a complementary network of associates in the areas of law, public notarisation, tax consultations, auditing companies and scientific institutions. It is due to the abovementioned, however primarily due to the organisation of business operations and the experience of their attorneys, that the company is capable of providing a whole series of legal services in a quality and professional manner.

Raphaël JAKOBA

Diploma in International Business law from the University of Paris. Former Special Counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris, 1989-1999.

Former General Secretary of the Malagasy Arbitration and Mediation Center (CAMM).

Practice Areas:

  • Arbitration
  • International Business Law
  • Contracts Law

Firm Overview:

MCI is the first international law firm based in Madagascar whose fields of activities are mainly oriented towards international areas.

Maher Iskander

Andersen Egypt is a Cairo-based law, tax and financial consultancy firm. It is a member of Andersen Global which consists of more than 5,000 legal and professional experts and over 700 Partners with a presence in 161 locations worldwide. We are recognised experts in our practice and provide practical and solid advice to our clients. We understand the various climates in which our clients operate and tailor our advice according to their needs in a continuously competitive marketplace. We constantly receive positive feedback from our clients, who are confident that all their problems are dealt with high professionalism and values associated with the name Andersen.

Additionally, we are able to assist our clients in implementing their strategic goals and issues outside the borders through member firms and collaborating firms of Andersen Global.

We are proud to be one of the top law, tax and financial consulting international firm in Egypt thanks to the vast experience of our team, who have rich and diverse educational backgrounds, and which consists of 70 of the best lawyers, experts and consultants in our areas of practice.

Saeeq Shajjan

Saeeq Shajjan is our exclusively recommended Contract Law expert in Afghanistan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Saeeq directly using the contact details listed above.

Saeeq is a licensed attorney in Afghanistan, who graduated with a law degree from Kabul University and who earned a L.L.M degree from Harvard Law School. He has a license to practice law in Afghanistan from the Afghanistan Independent Bar Association (License No. 153). This license allows him to appear before all courts in Afghanistan. Mr. Shajjan has over 10 years of experience in counselling and litigation.

Saeeq has far-reaching experience in working on rule of law projects and capacity building in the legal profession. Mr. Shajjan has been involved in training judges, prosecutors, defence attorneys and young graduates of Afghan law schools throughout Afghanistan. Mr. Shajjan has also worked with the Government of Afghanistan; as Senior Advisor on Policies and Legislation with the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Services Commission (IARCSC).

During 2009–2010, while pursuing his LL.M degree at Harvard Law School, Mr. Shajjan distinguished himself by speaking on numerous academic panels across the United States on different issues, particularly on the rule of law in Afghanistan. He spoke at Harvard Law School, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Boston University Law School, La Verne College of Law, Williams College, Simmons College and Walker Institute of International and Area Studies.

In 2011, Mr. Shajjan started his own law firm, Shajjan & Associates. His area of practice is corporate services, contract law, criminal law, banking law, tax law, labour law, property law, citizenship law, traffic law, constitutional law, Islamic law and human rights. A substantial portion of his practice involves representation of and provision of legal counselling to international contractors, international organisations and diplomatic missions in Afghanistan. He has also represented clients in international arbitration in different cases.

Saeeq has written various reports and legal opinions for private international clients and law firms on application of Afghan law and procedures and has assisted different foreign courts by appearing as a subject matter expert on issues of Afghan law. He also has experience serving on legal drafting committee, through which he has been involved in drafting laws and regulations in Afghanistan.

Saeeq Shajjan has been an active voice on Afghanistan legal and political issues and has been interviewed and quoted by numerous local and western media outlets. Mr. Shajjan also teaches in private law schools on a part time basis.