Ehtisham Qadir

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

Ehtisham is a Partner of the Firm and heads the corporate and dispute resolution departments of the Firm. He is enrolled as an Advocate of High Courts of Pakistan.

Ehtisham’s chief area of focus includes transaction advisory, energy, oil and gas, and mergers and acquisitions. He regularly advises companies on matters relating to investment, project finance, construction, mergers & acquisitions, corporate & regulatory compliance, contract, anti-competitive action, tax, labour, telecommunication, property, foreign exchange regulation, and intellectual property.

Ehtisham Qadir Qadir is enrolled as an Advocate of the High Courts of Pakistan. He has previously worked with RIAA Barker Gillette and Mandviwalla and Zafar during which he has advised various clients on mergers and acquisitions exceeding USD 1.9 Billion and on energy and infrastructure projects exceeding USD 2.7 Billion.

Aamal Al Abbasi

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

Aamal joined Newton Legal upon its establishment in 2012. She works closely with a number of key clients including the Office of H.R.H. the First Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Jawad Al Arrayed along with nogaholding and its subsidiaries.

Aamal’s primary focus is on governmental entities. She reviews a wide range of agreements in respect to these governmental entities’ projects. In addition, she advises them on general Bahraini law requirements with particular emphasis on Commercial Companies Law, Law of Commerce, Tender Regulations, Civil Code, Ministry of Finance’s Financial Manual and State Budget Law.

Furthermore, Aamal has been appointed as a legal adviser in a number of internal governmental committees that were formed to provide appropriate solutions to specific outstanding legal issues and potential projects. In addition, she has been recently highly involved in drafting a number of legal instruments including laws that will have a substantial impact on the health and real estate sectors in Bahrain. She has drafted various policies for the Government of Bahrain.

Aamal Al Abbasi has effectively participated in teaching the Bahraini Commercial Companies Law at the University of Bahrain for three years along with the Founding Principal of Newton Legal.

Ingrid Chen

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

Ingrid is the Partner of DTT Attorneys-at-Law and specialises in corporate investments, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), capital market, banking, securities and insurance law and compliance, and general corporate matters.  She has assisted reputable domestic and foreign companies in accomplishing onshore and offshore investments and M&A transactions, advised clients on the PRC outbound and inbound investment regulations and assisted cross-border companies to obtain Taiwan related approvals.  She also actively participates in the capital market area, representing multiple foreign issuers to raise funds, list their shares on TWSE/TPEx and issue TDRs in Taiwan as well as IPO on HKEX and the PRC.  Ingrid Chen is also familiar with banking, securities and insurance laws and regulations and has assisted clients in compliance and regulatory filings.

Firm Overview:

DTT Attorneys-at-Law has the experience and multidisciplinary capability to provide a wide range of professional services to help companies meet their objectives comprehensively, with skilled and experienced lawyers working together with other Deloitte professionals in audit and assurance, tax, risk management advisory, consulting, and financial advisory to guide our clients through a project in a coordinated way.

DTT Attorneys-at-Law team members came from top law firms in Taiwan, having considerable experience in local and transnational consultation and negotiation. In our legal team, we have lawyers with Taiwan bar admissions, all graduated from first-rate domestic and international law schools. Our practice ranges from tax controversy resolution, M&A, general civil and administrative law practice, and employment and pension laws, to various specialised services such as regulatory compliance planning for businesses. Our tax controversy resolution covers almost every type of tax dispute that businesses and individuals in Taiwan have experienced and our M&A practice has advised many investors seeking opportunities in the East Asian countries, including services related to mergers, convertible securities, share transactions, M&A, joint ventures, company reorganisations, corporate split-up and strategic alliances, IPO, privatisation, and group re-organisation. In addition, we offer regulatory compliance planning services to assist many regulated businesses set policies and risk management plans in accordance with statutory requirements of the laws such as the Personal Information Protection Act and the Money Laundering Control Act.

As part of the Deloitte Legal global network with over 2200 legal professionals in more than 81 countries around the globe and 17 lawyers in two offices throughout Taiwan, DTT Attorneys-at-Law is able to offer competent yet pragmatic advice in many fields of national and international business laws, whether for family-owned private companies, start-up companies, listed companies or international group companies. Collecting and combining multidisciplinary expertise in our Industry Groups, i.e., Banking & Securities, Energy & Resources, Manufacturing, Consumer Business, TMT and Real Estate enables us to render interdisciplinary advice which anticipates industry- or sector-specific trends and developments and thereby help our clients face the challenges of an ever-changing regulatory and economic environment.

We understand legal advice not as an isolated component, but as an important contributing factor to a comprehensive solution of the issues that our clients face. Working together with other Deloitte professionals, we help our clients make decisions by taking into consideration legal as well as entrepreneurial, tax and other business aspects, and provide a “one-stop service” for our clients.

Akira Nakazawa

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

Akira focuses his practice on banking, asset finance, securitisation and structured finance. Akira also advices on overall corporate transactions including M&A, tender offer, private equity investments. In addition to transactional matters, he advices on Japanese regulatory matters including finance, life sciences, food and sanitary laws, privacy and data protection, and anti-corruption. He also has vast experiences in compliance matters for various companies including financial institutions and pharmaceutical companies.

Akira Nakazawa was educated at Tokyo University and the Legal Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan. He was admitted as a Japanese bengoshi in 1997 and is a member of the Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association and the New York Bar. He completed an LL.M at Northwestern University School of Law in 2002. Previously he worked at one of the Japanese mega banks. He speaks Japanese and English.

Firm Overview:

Vanguard Lawyers Tokyo specialises in providing Japanese legal services to a broad range of multinational clients in the areas of Japanese employment law, dispute resolution, financial regulatory matters, life science regulatory matters and corporate matters. We have worked on a variety of challenging, high profile and complex mandates in recent years. Thanks to various projects we have worked on to date and the support and assistance our clients have extended to us, we have been highly ranked in the respective fields mentioned above in various international legal publications such as Chambers and Legal 500. Most recently, Vanguard Lawyers Tokyo was awarded “the Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year (Japan Law Awards 2019) by the Asian Legal Business.

Keeping the basic philosophy represented by the word “Vanguard” in mind, we provide creative solutions, and proactive and practical advice to multinational clients to navigate complex Japanese legal issues.

Maurizio Delfino

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

Maurizio founded Delfino e Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP (“D-WFG”) in 2000: the firm is now one of the most important Italian law firms focusing on Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Corporate Governance, Corporate Reorganisation and Restructuring, and Compliance. The ability to combine the international reach of Willkie and local market expertise has allowed D-WFG to develop an unparalleled practice in corporate finance and financial markets while offering clients cutting edge solutions to their legal needs. Unlike most international law firms, D-WFG is not just the Italian office of an elite international law firm, but an important local player, with deep roots in the Italian business community, in both Milan and Rome.

Maurizio specialises in public and private M&A and private equity, including leveraged buyouts and has gained extensive experience in corporate governance issues for both listed and unlisted corporations and the acquisition of distressed companies, including companies involved in corporate reorganisation procedures. In fact, Maurizio has assisted on the occasion of some of the largest acquisitions and buy outs which took place in Italy in recent years, starting with his representation of French energy giant EDF in the acquisition of Montedison, which was the first hostile takeover of an Italian listed company. He also represented the Russian group Severstal in the acquisition of Lucchini, which was the second largest Italian steel manufacturer (and, at the time, the largest ever foreign investment by a Russian group).

Maurizio’s M&A experience includes diverse industries such as steel, oil and gas, insurance, chemical and pharmaceutical, automotive, aerospace and defence, design and various infrastructure companies where he represented both strategic and financial investors, either Italian or international.

Maurizio has written monographs and published articles in major law reviews in the fields of corporate finance, corporate governance, the protection of minority shareholders, and antitrust. He is a frequent lecturer at national and international symposia in these fields. He received JSD from Stanford Law School and was a visiting scholar both at Stanford and Yale law Schools.

Chambers Europe (2013-2019-2020) and Chambers Global (2013-2019-2020) ranked Mr. Delfino among the leading individuals practicing in the area of Corporate/M&A in Italy.

Contact Details:

Milan Office:
Studio Legale Deflino e Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
via Michele Barozzi 2
20122 Milano, Italia
Tel. +39 (0)2 763631
[email protected]

Rome Office:
Studio Legale Deflino e Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
via di Ripetta 142
00186 Roma
Tel. +39 (0)6 686361
[email protected]

Suhan Khan

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

Suhan was called to the Bar of England and Wales as a Barrister-at-law and is currently practicing as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Suhan’s key areas of specialisation includes admiralty & commercial litigations, merger & acquisitions, corporate transactions, arbitration and foreign investment facilitation.

Suhan acts as the legal counsel for the American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh, multiple U.S. based corporations, several MNCs & INGOs, leading oil and gas corporations in Singapore, UAE and Bangladesh, major insurance underwriters in Malaysia and Hong Kong as well as the largest group of companies of Bangladesh. Suhan is also the counsel of choice of top tier international law firms based in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and India and is frequently instructed for matters involving the jurisdiction of Bangladesh.

Suhan regularly represents his clients before the arbitration bench, admiralty & company bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, High Court Division. He has successfully represented owners of vessels, cargo owners, insurers and P&I Clubs in litigations before the admiralty court of Bangladesh and also secured arrests and speedy release of vessels from detention. He is representing a French corporation in an international arbitration before ICC, Singapore and also acted as legal counsel for global oil enterprises for enforcing awards in multitude of commercial arbitrations before the ICC, FOSFA, ICA, SIAC etc.

Beyond the boundaries of courthouse, Suhan advises his client’s on regulatory affairs, internal legal & compliance issues, domestic and cross-border contract negotiation as well as mergers, corporate restructuring and transactional affairs. Suhan has helped foreign investors set up businesses in Bangladesh. Suhan is now acting as the lead counsel for the first and only private sector oil refinery project in Bangladesh since 1961 involving US$ 1.2 Billion. Suhan’s tactical and strategic acumen coupled with his excellent communication skills also enable him to seal the deal for his clients by leading from the front during negotiations and dispute resolutions. He is also one of the very few lawyers in Bangladesh with extensive experience & expertise on cross-border EPC/ turnkey contracts for projects, particularly in the energy sector and industrial supply contracts with deep rooted practical experience of working within the relevant FIDIC and ICC legal framework.