Jeffrey A. Rinde

Jeffrey A. Rinde is the Managing Partner in the New York City office. Mr. Rinde primarily specializes in the areas of corporate, securities and other regulatory aspects of global business ventures across a diverse array of industries between companies in the U.S. and Europe with Asia, Central and South America, Russia, Africa, Australia and the Middle East.

With over twenty-five years of global legal, corporate and investment banking experience, Mr. Rinde represents both U.S. and foreign corporations across a wide range of industries. His broad experience includes public and private equity and debt security financings, blockchain technology & digital currency, international mergers and acquisitions, angel, venture capital and private equity financings, project finance, banking and financial instruments, secured debt transactions, going private transactions, foreign direct investment and corporate law and governance. Mr. Rinde regularly assists his clients with overcoming challenging government and regulatory issues confronting them in global emerging markets, including developing and implementing strategies to maximize opportunities, minimize risks, and accomplish their strategic goals.

Mr. Rinde has particular and distinctive skill in representing Chinese and other Asian-based companies in complex transactions to help expand their overseas business, access capital and list overseas, including the United States, Hong Kong and London, and representing foreign companies in all facets of business activities in mainland China.

Prior to establishing CKR, Mr. Rinde was Chief Representative of Blank Rome’s Shanghai office whose primary responsibility was overseeing the firm’s Asia-based client matters. Earlier in his career, he was the head of the corporate department of Hodgson Russ’ New York office and established the firm’s Asian practice.

Firm Overview:

CKR is a global firm of experienced lawyers with diverse international practices. We have locations throughout the world, including North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.

Our firm has particular and distinctive strengths, both domestically and globally, in the areas of corporate, finance, capital markets, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, government advocacy, litigation and international arbitration, bankruptcy and restructuring, and intellectual property.

CKR has strong relationships within the investment, business and professional communities, as well as to the local, state and national governments where our clients are or where they want to be. Our partners have an average of more than 20 years of legal experience. Our lawyers have deep connections to their local communities. The clients in our global legal practice span every type of business, both private and public, from Fortune 500 companies to emerging companies and from individuals to local and national governments. CKR’s lawyers share a commitment to provide high quality legal services to our clients in a more flexible and lower-cost business environment, which enables us to charge more reasonable rates for our services and to devote more time to each client. We achieve this through our intimate local knowledge and relationships, cultural and political sensitivity and practical goal-oriented solutions.

Enyal Shuke

At Shuke Law you can expect personal attention to all your legal needs. Our attorneys will pay careful attention to fully understand the issues specifically of concern to you and provide legal counsel tailored to address those concerns.

Shuke Law is a full service multi disciplinary law firm with an emphasis on Corporate & Commercial Law, Real Estate, Contracts, Banking & Finance, ADR & Litigation, Employment, Administrative Procedures, Regulatory, General Tax.

You can rely on Shuke Law to be particularly adept at providing you and your business with local insights and support in managing any international legal aspects of your business or personal activities.

The Partner and Founder, Enyal Shuke, is awarded by Chambers & Partners Europe 2009, as Band 1 Leading Lawyer, in the Corporate/Commercial & Dispute Resolution practice areas. She is particularly in tune to the needs of our clients and has provided extensive legal counsel with a wide range of international business endeavors, including international financing and real estate projects. Her experience and guidance can help your business establish itself and grow in today’s highly competitive environment. Chambers & Partners quotes a client who reported that they: “feel totally confident in her, as she is an incredibily perceptive and accomplished lawyer”.

Our attorneys look forward to the opportunity to discuss beneficial solutions to your legal needs.

Dr. José Rafael Bustamante Espinosa

José Rafael is the Managing and Senior Partner in Bustamante & Bustamante, and co-heads the Corporate Department. He holds important market recognition due to his long-standing reputation in the corporate and commercial sphere. José Rafael offers remarkable expertise in advising foreign clients doing business in Ecuador, as he has been a key figure in the legal arena for over 35 years. His experience in the commercial area is highly recognized by his clients and peers.

José Rafael is Member of the International Trademark Association – INTA, American Society of International Law, International Bar Association, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property – AIPPI, Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property – ASIPI, and Multilaw where he held the position of Chairman from 1996 to 1999.

Firm Overview:

Bustamante & Bustamante has been a leader in serving international corporate clients. By Andean Community standards, the firm is large and includes 50 lawyers and over 70 supporting staff members, all largely bilingual. The firm is comprised of a team of professionals specialized in each area of legal practice, with vast experience and committed to offering practical solutions and building long-term business relationships.

Loh Chun Kiat

Chun Kiat is a Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer with extensive experience in public and private mergers and acquisitions, including takeovers of public listed companies, share and asset sale and purchase, investments into mature corporations and start-ups, joint ventures and restructuring.

Chun Kiat represented clients on both buy-side and sell-side transactions across a variety of industries, in particular advising on complex, cross-border transactions that involved targets or acquirers from different geographies. Chun Kiat also represented investors and startups in connection with venture capital and other emerging company transactions.

Chun Kiat has substantial experience working in the real estate, internet, technology, engineering, services, energy and resource sectors. In particular, Chun Kiat has advised on the following key transactions:

  • Acted for Tencent (a leading internet company listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited) in its US$1 billion investment in Flipkart Limited (an e-commerce company)
  • Acted for CapitaLand (a real estate company listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (“SGX-ST”)) in its divestment of 20 retail malls in the People’s Republic of China for approximately S$1.71 billion
  • Acted for ams AG (a sensor solutions company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange) in its approximately SS$1.22 billion acquisition of Heptagon Advanced Micro-Optics Pte. Ltd. (a micro-optics and sensing solutions provider)
  • Acted for City Developments Limited (a real estate company listed on the SGX-ST) in its approximately S$977.6 million divestment of Nouvel 18 condominium
  • Acted for United Industrial Corporation Limited in its approximately S$761 million voluntary unconditional cash offer for Singapore Land Limited (a property developer listed on the SGX-ST)
  • Acted for Tata Communications International Pte. Ltd. in its sale to Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte. Ltd of a 74% stake in its data centre business in India and Singapore worth approximately US$640 million
  • Acted for China International Marine Containers (Group) Co., Ltd (a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited) in its approximately S$137.6 million reverse takeover of Pteris Global Limited (an airport equipment manufacturing company listed on the SGX-ST)
  • Acted for L Capital Asia (the private equity arm of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.A) in its approximately US$100 million acquisition of Crystal Jade Culinary Concepts Group of Companies (a food and beverage group)
  • Acted for Dymon Asia in its approximately S$74 million voluntary conditional cash offer for the shares of Select Group Limited (a food and beverage company listed on the SGX-ST)
  • Acted for RGE Group (a resource-based industrial group) in its acquisition of Lwarcel Celulose E Papel S.a’s assets in São Paulo, Brazil, including its 250,000 ton pulp mill

Firm Overview:

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP is a law firm headquartered in Singapore, with affiliate offices in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Founded in 1976, it is a member firm of Rajah & Tann Asia, which is the largest network of law firms in Southeast Asia with over 700 lawyers and fee-earners.

Rajah & Tann has practices in banking, competition, corporate governance, corporate finance, dispute resolution, information technology, infrastructure, insolvency, insurance, mergers and acquisitions, shipping, telecommunications and trade. The firm is additionally known for its China, Japan and South Asia specific practice groups. Its network also includes R&T Asia Resources that procures project-specific in-house lawyers to support the firm’s clients, and R&T Technologies, a consulting firm that is focused on cybersecurity, data breach readiness and response, a virtual law academy and other legaltech services.

Rajah & Tann is regarded as one of the “Big Four” law firms in Singapore. Its clientele ranges from multinational and Fortune 500 corporations to emerging high-tech enterprises and start-ups. The firm is also a sole member from Singapore at Lex Mundi, an international professional services network.

The firm’s well known alumni include V.K. Rajah, Steven Chong and Sundaresh Menon. Eng Beng Lee was the managing partner from 2010 to 2019. Patrick Ang succeeded Eng Beng Lee as the managing partner in 2019 while Rebecca Chew is the deputy managing partner of the firm.

Jacob Roesen

Jacob Roesen specialises in M&A transactions ranging from smaller companies to large-cap corporations. He has extensive experience in cross-border transactions. He also advises on corporate and commercial matters, private equity, venture capital and succession.

In addition to his legal background, Jacob studied finance and management at Cornell University and Harvard Business School.

Firm Overview:

Lund Elmer Sandager is a full-service law firm dedicated to advising clients on commercial issues and legislation.

Our ambition is to provide all our clients with the best counselling possible, conducted in a highly professional and ethical manner based on personal, long-lasting relationships.

In addition to corporate counselling, we have in-depth knowledge and many years of solid experience within private law issues, such as ownership transfer, succession law, and family law, permitting us to engage in and advise clients on matters concerning civil litigation.

Through many years of working with international clients, we have gained comprehensive experience and thorough knowledge of international matters. Our international collaborations have furthermore given us excellent conditions to establish close personal relations with leading law firms throughout Europe and America benefitting our clients in an ever more globalized and commercial environment.

We value strong and long-lasting client relationships just as we aim to always offer actionable and to-the-point practical legal advice. We strive to identify and solve your challenges.

Lora Stylianou

Lora Stylianou read law in the United Kingdom and graduated from University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne with an LL.B (Hons) and from the University College, University of London with an LL.M in commercial and corporate law. She then returned to Cyprus where she qualified as an advocate and became partner in one of the then largest and leading established general practice law firms in Cyprus. In 2006 she co-founded LC LAW Stylianou & Drakou LLC which in 2018 was renamed LC LAW Stylianou & Associates LLC and she is the Managing Director. Since October 2018 she is also a member of the Board of Directors of ALFA International.

Lora specializes in corporate cross border transactions, M&A, joint ventures, flotations on the Stock Exchange, banking and finance, tax planning, advising on inbound and outbound investments and complex due diligence. Part of her practice is also immigration, trusts and estate planning. She advises both domestic and international clients and also serves on the board of directors of a number of private and public companies across a range of sectors of the economy. Lora is also an Insolvency Practitioner. She is also a litigator and a qualified mediator acting regularly for directors, shareholders and companies in corporate disputes and administrative actions.

Firm Overview:

LC LAW STYLIANOU & ASSOCIATES LLC is an independent commercial law firm built on delivering partner-level attention and unflagging dedication to client service.

The firm maintains its practice base in Nicosia and is associated with local firms in all towns of Cyprus. Moreover, through the firm’s worldwide contacts, LC LAW clients can benefit from a geographically comprehensive network of exceptional law firms providing highly effective legal solutions in other jurisdictions in accordance with their needs.

The firm’s mission is to offer clients first-class professional assistance paired with an in-depth understanding of the particular areas of the businesses and, at the same time, taking pleasure in the work and in managing the tasks ahead. LCLAW’s clients can rely on a rapid response to their needs, wherever in the world they may be. They can be certain of getting the most effective advice, service and action. In the large majority of cases, the work is about helping clients gain the maximum commercial advantage in transactions such as acquisitions of companies or property, mergers and joint ventures, the financing of major capital projects and flotations. LC LAW does everything possible to help clients avoid litigation, but, should a dispute go to court or arbitration, the firm’s lawyers are as tough and resourceful as any in the profession. In addition to being outstanding practitioners in their specialist fields, the firm’s lawyers are pragmatic and adaptable, with well-proven expertise in handling complex major transactions. The firm’s objective and commitment is to provide high quality, speedy response and cost-effective legal services and to meet the demands of the modern legal practice.

The clientele of the firm comprises mostly corporate clients and includes international business conglomerates and publicly listed companies, film production companies, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, shipping enterprises, international trade companies, energy infrastructure companies, oil & gas companies, private equity firms, investment firms and real estate development companies.

LC LAW is a Lawyers’ Limited Company regulated by the Cyprus Legal Council and the Cyprus Bar Association. The firm conducts business within the framework of applicable professional standards, laws, regulations and internal policies including the Lawyers’ Code of Conduct. The firm also has a stringent Risk and Quality programme in place by which it seeks to assess every client assignment before it is taken on.

International Links:

LC LAW is the Cyprus member of ALFA International, the oldest and one of the largest global networks of independent law firms. ALFA International is comprised of 150 member firms with 80 members in the United States and 70 members across Canada, Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Pacific Rim, employing over 8,500 lawyers and 10,000 other legal professionals.

The ALFA International model enables its members to use their local expertise to deliver highly effective legal solutions, while drawing upon the collective wisdom and experience of other member firms when necessary. Member firms meet high standards to be part of the ALFA International network and are well respected by their peers in the legal and business community. ALFA firms are focused on progressive client service, superior legal insight and real business value, whilst granting their clients immediate access to a comprehensive worldwide network of law firms.