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.

Minerva Bellorin

Minerva Bellorin was a founder, partner and member of the Board of Directors of the Regional Firm in Central America, ACZALAW Central American Associate Attorneys in 2002 and also a founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors at ACZALAW Nicaragua. In 2013, ACZALAW joined the Costa Rican firm with international presence COTO PACHECO, becoming the regional platform of this firm. Since January 2018, Mrs. Bellorin returns to the ACZALAW platform where she works as a Legal Consultant and now she is the Director and President of the Board of Directors.

M.C.L Bellorin has 25 years of experience in the field of Corporate and Commercial Law with an emphasis on Corporate and Labor Law, tax, foreign investment, mergers and acquisitions. She also has extensive experience in processes of legal audits, Private and public procurement, telecommunications, contracts of distribution, representation and agency, licensing and Joint Ventures; Real Estate Law and proceedings before public administration. She has also acquired broad experience in the corporate business tax legal advice.

She is a Lawyer and Notary Public, authorized by the Supreme Court since 1995.

Her academic training includes:

  • M.C.L Master Degree in Corporate Law, 2007, Universidad Centroamericana, Managua, Nicaragua (UCA)
  • Georgetown University / INCAE program Executive on Legal Aspects in International Business, 1999
  • Postgraduate in Tax Law, Universidad Americana (UAM), Managua, Nicaragua, 2013.
  • Management of Firms in Latin America ed. 2017; IE Law School, Spain. In the city of Miami, Florida, USA, 2017.
  • Specialization Course in Business Law, Judicial School of Barcelona, Spain, 2011.
  • Postgraduate in Bank Law, 2006; and Post Graduate Degree in Real Estate and Registry Law and Legal Protection of Real Estate through the Registry, Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) 2004.
  • Bachelor Degree in Law, Universidad Centroamericana (UCA). Incorporated as a lawyer and Notary before the Supreme Court of Justice in 1996.

She belongs to the following national and international associations:

  • Member of the Latin American New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) / LACCA Latin American Council
  • Representative of Women in the Profession (WIP) of the Vance Center of NY, representative for Nicaragua, during 2016-2017
  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)

Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America has awarded her a recognition as a “Leading Lawyer during several consecutive years since the year 2010 to update ranking her as one of the leading and well-known lawyers in Nicaragua. Together with her partners and team she has built the brand ACZALAW which has been in the rankings and has been recognized by prestigious organizations of lawyers and firms rankings of in Latin American and global wide, such as Latin Lawyers and Chambers Global. Being these awards and ranking of great relevance in the market of legal services at international level by their focus and attention in investment

She has continuously collaborated for several years in the editions of DOING BUSINES, Women and World Bank and Company and Law 2018, so she has awarded by these organizations.

Patrick-Didier Nukuri

Corporate law (also known as business law or enterprise law or sometimes company law) is the body of law governing the rights, relations, and conduct of persons, companies, organizations and businesses. It refers to the legal practice relating to, or the theory of corporations. Corporate law often describes the law relating to matters which derive directly from the life-cycle of a corporation. It thus encompasses the formation, funding, governance, and death of a corporation.

While the minute nature of corporate governance as personified by share ownership, capital market, and business culture rules differ, similar legal characteristics – and legal problems – exist across many jurisdictions. Corporate law regulates how corporations, investors, shareholders, directors, employees, creditors, and other stakeholders such as consumers, the community, and the environment interact with one another. Whilst the term company or business law is colloquially used interchangeably with corporate law, business law often refers to wider concepts of commercial law, that is, the law relating to commercial or business related activities. In some cases, this may include matters relating to corporate governance or financial law. When used as a substitute for corporate law, business law means the law relating to the business corporation (or business enterprises), i.e. capital raising (through equity or debt), company formation, registration, etc.

Yudianta Medio N Simbolon, S.H, MHUM

Founded Simbolon & Partners Law Firm after his departure from one of Indonesia’s fast growing law firm, obtained his law degree from Padjadjaran University, Bandung. He is a holder of a postgraduate degree from the Gadjahmada University, Yogyakarta. Mr. Simbolon is a member of the Indonesian Bar Association and holds a license to practice in Indonesian Courts, Registered Capital Market Legal Consultant, Intellectual Property Consultant and he is also member of several law organizations international.

Before opening Simbolon & Partners, to complete his experiences and expertise, Mr. Simbolon joined the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA). In this agency, Mr Simbolon has faced various types of legal matters with respect to the bank recapitalizations and asset resolutions. With more than a decade of experiences in the field of laws: general corporate and commercial law, foreign investment law, criminal, civil and commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, energy and natural resources law, bankruptcy law, land & property law, insurance law, immigration law, banking and finance law, consumer law, labor law, maritime law, capital market law, alternative dispute resolution, debt recovery.

Mr. Simbolon enjoyed to provide his knowledge by making article, comments and awarded as contributor to local and international organization and firms for producing their books (i.e: Doing Business 2014-World Bank Group, Carter Ruck on Libel and Privacy Sixth Edition-Lexis Nexis). He speaks Bahasa Indonesia and English.

Firm Overview:

Simbolon & Partners Law Firm (“the Firm”) is one of young fastest growing Indonesian Law Firm. We provide comprehensive legal services for Companies and Individuals (“the Clients”).

Our vision is to be one of the largest law firms in Indonesia and always enriching and updating our knowledge in order to serve our Clients with proper legal advice.

Our mission is to provide aggressive, careful, diligence, high-quality and caring representation to the Clients.

Simbolon & Partners is Indonesian Law Firm with a high profile team of professionals which renders comprehensive legal services to Clients, both domestic and foreign to meet their interests.

Simbolon & Partners always maintain a good cooperation with our correspondence firm in other countries to obtain our Clients’ need when they are in need of legal services outside of Indonesia,. Therefore our Firm is becoming member of several international legal organizations.

Our Clients choose us because we are skilled practitioners who understand their goals, interests and their businesses as well as partnering with them to achieve the best solutions.

We are looking forward to welcome you to the Firm, highlighting a few features about our legal services and we hope sharing ideas for partnering with you.

Godfrey Winston Hinds

Corporate law is the body of laws, rules, regulations and practices that govern the formation and operation of corporations. It’s the body of law that regulates legal entities that exist to conduct business. The laws touch on the rights and obligations of all of the people involved with forming, owning, operating and managing a corporation.

What’s a corporation?

A corporation is a legal entity that exists to conduct business. It’s a separate legal entity from the people who make it. A corporation can conduct business in its own name just like any person can. When a person owns a part of a corporation, their liability is limited to their ownership in the corporation. They can’t lose more than their investment in the corporation.

The major characteristics of corporate law

There are five principles that are common to corporate law:

1. Legal personality

Corporation owners pool their resources into a separate entity. That entity can use the assets and sell them. Creditors can’t easily take the assets back. Instead, they form their own entity that acts on its own.

2. Limited liability

When a corporation gets sued, it’s only the corporation’s assets that are on the line. The plaintiff can’t go after the personal assets of the corporation’s owners. A corporation’s limited liability allows owners to take risks and diversify their investments.

3. Transferrable shares

If an owner decides they no longer want a share in the corporation, the corporation doesn’t have to shut down. One of the unique features of a corporation is that owners can transfer shares without the same difficulties and hassles that come with transferring ownership of a partnership. There can be limits on how shareholders transfer ownership, but the fact that ownership can be transferred allows the corporation to go on when owners want to make changes.

4. Delegated management

Corporations have a defined structure for how they conduct their affairs. There’s a board of directors and officers. These groups share and split decision-making authority. Board members hire and monitor officers. They also ratify their major decisions. The shareholders elect the board.

Officers handle the day to day operation of the company. They’re the leaders for conducting transactions and making the business run each day. With a defined leadership structure, parties that do business with the corporation have the assurances that actions of officers and the board of directors are legally binding on the corporation.

5. Investor ownership

Owners have a say in making decisions for the corporation, but they don’t directly run the company. Investors also have the right to the corporation’s profits. Usually, an owner has decision-making authority and profit sharing in proportion to their ownership interest. Owners typically vote to elect board members.

Why do corporate laws exist?

The laws and rules that govern corporations keep all corporations operating on a level playing field. Corporate law is meant to be friendly for business. It’s not meant to make it harder to get things done. The laws exist to make it easier for corporations to do business. Rules that govern forming a corporation and rules for how to take corporate actions are meant to help business and make things fair for everyone. They make sure that corporations act in predictable ways that others can rely on.

Who are the people involved in a corporation?

A corporation has many different players. Not everyone who works for or interacts with a corporation is an owner. Some of the key people involved in the operation of a corporation include:

  • Owners – A person who invests in a corporation is an owner. Typically, the larger share of the corporation that you own, the more say and control you have over decisions. Owners are also often called shareholders.
  • Directors – Directors oversee the activities of the corporation. Usually, they vote on major decisions. They’re typically elected by the owners, but they don’t necessarily have to follow popular opinion when they vote.
  • Officers – The officers in a corporation handle the most significant day to day decision making. They take direction from the board of directors on major decisions.
  • Employees – Employees carry out the day to day functions of a corporation for pay.
  • Creditors and debtors – When people and other companies do business with a corporation, they’re the corporation’s creditors and debtors.

Corporate law is civil

Corporate law is civil law. It’s not generally not criminal law. When there are disputes, the corporation’s officials can go to the appropriate civil court in order to resolve the dispute. Of course, officers and employees can still face criminal liability for fraud and other criminal acts. However, the laws that govern the formation and operation of corporations are generally a civil body of law with civil remedies.

Who practices corporate law?

Most corporate lawyers work for medium or large law firms. That’s because the legal needs of a corporation of appreciable size are significant. A corporation may need advice and help with a diverse set of issues. A large law firm typically has the resources and attorneys with diverse skill sets in order to meet whatever needs the corporation might have. A corporation might call on their lawyers to know every aspect of the laws that might impact the corporation including the formation of the corporation, governance, contracts, shareholder activity and making the appropriate reports to the Security and Exchange Commission.

Corporation leaders typically prefer to have one-stop shopping for their corporate needs. They also tend to prefer a long-term relationship with the attorneys they work with. Medium and large law firms allow large corporations to meet their needs conveniently through a long-term relationship with their law firm.

With corporations throughout the United States and the world, corporate lawyers work everywhere. It’s also one reason why large firms might have multiple offices throughout many jurisdictions in the country and in the world. Lawyers who focus on corporate law must know the subtleties that might apply in the various jurisdictions where the corporation has offices or conducts business.

In house counsel

Because all corporations of any appreciable size have significant corporate needs, some corporations choose to meet this need by employing lawyers directly with the company. Hiring lawyers to work as employees and work exclusively for the company is called using in-house counsel. A lawyer who works as in-house counsel for a corporation may advise the corporation on a wide variety of matters that relate to corporate law and business activity. A large corporation might find it convenient to have lawyers in offices down the hall who are personally invested in the well being of the corporation.

Solo and small firm corporate lawyers

There are some corporate lawyers who work by themselves or in a small firm. They might focus on the business needs of smaller corporations or start-ups. A corporate lawyer in a small or solo practice might build their client base with smaller corporations who operate in the geographic area. They might help a corporation get started but refer litigation to another firm. A corporation might want to use a smaller law firm if it’s compatible with their needs.

Why become a corporate lawyer?

Corporate lawyers help companies conduct business. They help corporations do business better. Lawyers who like to read and write might enjoy corporate law. Lawyers in this area of practice have to understand and use a complex body of rules and regulations. For lawyers with great reading and reasoning skills, corporate law can be a challenging fit.

A corporate lawyer may represent a corporation throughout the lawyer’s entire career. They might see the corporation through many years of business. Lawyers who prefer a long-term client base might appreciate the long-term working relationships that can form with corporate leaders in this area of practice.

Practicing corporate law

Corporate law is a foundation of economic activity. Corporate lawyers help corporations form and help them do business. A lot of their work is foreseeing problems before they start and helping the corporation take steps to avoid things that can be problematic. Practicing corporate law offers a challenging and sound career for attorneys who can tackle complex concepts and exercise sound judgment.