Annalisa Rossi

Annalisa Rossi is our exclusively recommended Corporate Governance Law expert in Italy on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Annalisa directly using the contact details listed above.

Annalisa area of practice is corporate and mergers and acquisitions. She assists domestic and international clients, including major financial institutions and private equity houses, in their extraordinary operations such as minority or majority investments, spin-offs, divestments, mergers, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations and cross-border transactions.

Annalisa Rossi has developed specific expertise in highly regulated sectors such as health-care and energy. She has also assisted companies operating in the manufacture and distribution of food and agricultural products.

Firm Overview:

REDS Studio Legale Associato, is a corporate and commercial boutique law firm, established by lawyers who have gained consolidated experience in primary international law firms, focusing on corporate transactions and in general on commercial and company law.

In addition to assistance provided to Italian and international clients in corporate transactions, REDSLegal also assists clients in developing corporate governance models, drawing up and negotiating commercial agreements and ensuring full regulatory compliance.

The law firm is structured so as to allow it to establish a solid partnership with clients, providing advice characterised by attention to specific needs and the flexibility necessary to ensure a prompt, quality and cost efficient service.

The law firms lawyers have gained specific expertise in various industrial sectors, including highly regulated sectors such as Life Sciences, Energy and Oil & Gas.

In order to provide full assistance in all corporate matters, the law firm works consistently with accountants and auditors, who are dedicated to providing strategic advice and support and advice on book-keeping services and financial statements.

Justin Fogarty, B.A., LL.B., L.L.M.

Justin Fogarty is our exclusively recommended Corporate Governance Law expert in Canada on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Justin directly using the contact details listed above.

Justin is an expert in corporate governance, civil litigation and insolvency and restructuring. He combines significant legal and business experience to help his clients with strategic advice. A known leader and an innovator, he uses his creative skills to assist clients develop viable and sustainable solutions to complex problems.

Firm Overview:

DS’s strength lies in its deliberate choice to provide its clients with high-level legal services throughout their growth. Lawyers and clients are committed business partners in a joint entrepreneurial adventure.

Founded over ten years ago in Québec by Jean-François Welch and Martin Bussières, two lawyers respectively from a national law firm and an international accounting firm, the firm Welch Bussières, located in Québec, has been from the start a proximity law firm focused on providing high-quality legal services at a moderate cost while staying close to its clients.

The firm chose to expand in 2013 and became DS Lawyers Canada, extending its resources through an international partnership.

Expansion within Canada soon followed, with offices opening in Montréal (2014), Toronto (2015), Vancouver (2016) and Ottawa (2018). While significantly enhancing its scope, the firm retains what makes it strong: high-quality professional requirements focused on results, along with deep commitment to its clients, considered as business partners.

Setting up in strategic locations across Canada and choosing to become part of DS Lawyers’ international network was decided in order to enable the firm to provide multidisciplinary services adapted to the Canada-wide market and to market globalisation. DS Lawyers Canada has 25 offices and 300 legal professionals but the major objective is still that of optimising the performance of its clients’ business, whatever the field of action.

Kenichi Nakano

Kenichi Nakano is our exclusively recommended Corporate Governance expert in Japan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ken directly using the contact details listed above.

Kenichi Nakano is a partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, whose practice is focused on providing legal advice on activities required to conduct business in Japan, including such matters as establishment of a business presence in Japan, advising on regulatory requirements, preparing IT service agreements, rules of employment, and joint venture agreements. Mr. Nakano advises financial institutions in the areas of real estate trust law, the FSA inspection process, and inter-bank transactions. He also represents clients in various types of litigation involving patent, copyright, real estate, tax, labour and commercial transactions issues.

Firm Overview:

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is a full-service law firm formed by the winning combination of three leading law firms in Japan: Anderson Mori, one of the largest international firms in Japan which was best known for serving overseas companies doing business in Japan since the early 1950s; Tomotsune & Kimura, particularly well-known for its expertise in international finance transactions; and Bingham Sakai Mimura Aizawa, a premier international insolvency/restructuring and crisis-management firm.

Our combined firm provides an extraordinarily powerful value proposition. Housing all of these synergistic practices under one roof, and further increasing our resource scale, we have the capability to: (1) serve a multinational client base, (2) on in-bound, out-bound and domestic projects, (3) by providing expert, timely and cost-efficient advice, (4) across a full range of legal issues, and (5) in the largest, most complex, cross-sector transactions.

We are proud of our long tradition of serving the international business and legal communities and our reputation as one of the largest full-service law firms in Japan. Our combined expertise enables us to deliver comprehensive advice on virtually all legal issues that may arise from a corporate transaction, including those related to M&A, finance, capital markets and restructuring/insolvency, and litigation/arbitration. The majority of our lawyers are bi-lingual and experienced with communicating, drafting and negotiating across borders and around the globe. We welcome the opportunity to work closely with clients and channel our resources towards our goal of achieving more together.

Our main office in Tokyo is supported by our offices in Osaka, Nagoya, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok and Jakarta.

Sir Trevor Carmichael KA, LVO, QC

Founded in 1977, Chancery Chambers is one of the more diversified law firms in the Caribbean. Based in Barbados, it provides a full complement of legal services to national and international clients. Its’ pillars of practice are international business law, environmental law, real estate law and the law relating to charities domestically and internationally. Although independently focused on their particular areas of expertise, the firm’s professionals work collectively in cross-disciplinary practice groups to access information and advice to the advantage of clients and the development of the firm’s expertise. The firm’s stature is enhanced by its substantial public and private sector experience at the national and international level, and its own very strong charitable focus.

International Expertise:

The firm has developed substantial experience internationally and its’ Chairman serves as a Panel Member for the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes of the World Bank. It has provided legislative support and drafting to jurisdictions in the Caribbean and Indian subcontinent and has also been engaged as a member of Joint Ventures Model Contracts Committee of the International Trade Centre of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. The firm’s client base includes large companies, banks, insurance companies, public and supranational institutions conducting cross-border business, as well as some national governments. Its’ founder sits on the Legal Affairs Committee of the International Council of Museums in Paris, France.

Juan Javier Negri

Juan Javier Negri is our exclusively recommended Corporate Governance Law expert in Argentina on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Juan Javier directly using the contact details listed above.

Juan is a founding member of the firm. He specialises in corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate law. As an avid art collector, he now devotes part of his time to art law. He has acted as Adjunct Professor of Commercial Law and Professor of Law at the Graduate Course on Banking Law of the Argentine Catholic University.

He also was Associate Professor of Banking Institutions at the Graduate School of Economy and Business Administration; Guest Lecturer on Foreign Trade and Exchange Control Laws at the Graduate Course on Legal Aspects of Financial Activities, Escuela de Abogacía de Buenos Aires; Professor, Commercial Law Continuing Education, School of Law, University of Buenos Aires. Professor, Corporate Conflicts, Austral University, since 1993.

He also currently teaches Mergers and Acquisitions, at the Universidad di Tella Law School and Universidad Siglo XXI 2000.

He was Lecturer on Latin American Law at the University of Illinois. He also taught Legal Aspects of International Financing at the Center of Comparative Studies, Buenos Aires; at the Bank of Boston Foundation’s School of Export Trade; at the Mar del Plata Stock Exchange; at the Córdoba Seminar on Risk Investments; Santa Cruz Bar Association, 1989; Centre for Macroeconomic Studies, Buenos Aires.

He is a Member of the Board of Advisors, Universidad Torcuato di Tella Law School. He was a Speaker on “Corporate Governance” as representative of the Instituto Argentino para el Gobierno de las Organizaciones, to discuss the White Paper on Corporate Governance, organised by the OECD in Cartagena, Colombia, May 2004.

Javier is also a member of the International Bar Association; the American Society of International Law; the Argentine Association of Comparative Law; the Institute of Legislative Studies; the Associazione Giuristi di Lingua Italiana, Milano; the Argentine-Swiss Chamber of Commerce; PENT Foundation -Fundación para la integración de la Argentina en el mundo.

He is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Fundación Sur since 2003; Treasurer Pro-tem of the Board of Trustees of Fundación Konex, since 2004, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of PlaNet Finance until 2013.

Abdullah Mutawi

Abdullah Mutawi is our exclusively recommended Corporate Governance Law expert in the United Arab Emirates on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Abdullah directly using the contact details listed above.

Abdullah is a bi-lingual partner in the firm’s Dubai office with over 20 years’ experience practicing in London and the Middle East.

Abdullah’s primary area of practice is corporate finance and cross-border mergers and acquisitions with particularly substantial experience in Telecommunications and Technology investments at all levels of the value chain.

In addition to leading the firm’s technology practice in the Middle East, Abdullah has also undertaken many transactions in the energy, infrastructure, transportation, industrial and retail sectors.

Abdullah’s clients include public and private companies, sovereign wealth funds, banks, private equity funds, venture capital firms and family offices and the M&A transactions on which he has led have involved assets in 28 developed and emerging markets and with an aggregate value of US$20 billion.

An integral part of Abdullah’s technology focus is cyber-security and Abdullah regularly advises on information-security, cyber-crime and cyber-risk in transactional, pre-emptive and risk-reallocation contexts as well as in relation to incident-response situations.

In addition to his technology experience, Abdullah has also represented clients in a number of high profile insolvency and re-structuring mandates and has developed strong experience in advising on financial distress situations arising from fraud and white collar crime.

His experience includes advising regulators, banks, debtors, creditors and shareholders in connection with insolvency, distress and restructuring mandates involving aggregate liabilities of US$7 billion and assets in Europe, the United States, the Middle East and East and West sub-Saharan Africa.