Khalifa Hamed Al Yaqout

Khalifah H. Al-Yaqout, is an Attorney licensed to appear before all levels of courts. He is appearing in many high-profile cases both in Kuwait and UAE.

Khalifa Al-Yaqout is a qualified Graduate of Laws from Ajman University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates. He is registered attorney with the Kuwait Bar Association.

He is a Constitutional Member of Committee of National Union in Kuwait which a working in different countries like US, UK, Australia, Ireland, Canada and Egypt;

Khalifah is a member in International Bar Association (IBA) which is the world’s leading organization of international legal practitioners.

He is a member of Arab Lawyers Union (ALU);

Khalifah currently is Member of various Committees of Kuwait Lawyers Society like: (i) Legal Claims and Grievances; (ii) Intellectual Property Rights; & (iii) Social Affairs Committee.

Khalifah very actively engages with Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) of United States Department of which organizes various legal events around the globe for improving the legal environment for business.

Khalifah was the Ex-President of National Students Union of UAE.

He was the President of the Social Committee of the Kuwait Lawyers’ Association as well.

Firm Overview:

AYGL was established in 2003 by its founder, the late advocate/ Hamed Mohamed Al-Yaqout. Being a pioneer in the legal sector of the State of Kuwait, AYLG is well-reputed for its excellence and prudence. We ensure quality legal services focused to the clients’ needs.

AYLG has cross-border footprints in countries like Qatar, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, London and Italy but AYLG is just not about the size. Being a progressive specialized law firm we deliver impeccable services knowing the needs and requirements of clients. At AYLG, we understand the language, culture and the requirements of our multi-domiciled clients.

Junayed Chowdhury

Advocate, Bangladesh Supreme Court LL.M, University of Chicago Law School Barrister at Law, of Lincoln’s Inn (2003) LL.B (Hons.), University of London
Practice Areas:
Aviation, Construction, Energy, Environment, Corporate, Finance, Private Equity, International Law, Telecommunication, Taxation, Media and Entertainment, IP and IT,Commercial, Litigation and ADR
Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association Bangladesh Bar Council General Council of the Bar of England and Wales International Association of Managing Partners
  • Visiting Research Fellow, the University of Connecticut Law School, May 2015, faculty presentation on Taxation of Islamic Finance Products, a Comparative Study.
  • Visiting Research Fellow, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London September-October 2015, research on comparative international finance taxation with a focus on Islamic Finance
  • Visiting Faculty, Institute of Business Administration, Dhaka University, 2014, lectured on Structuring Private Equity Transactions, Laws and Documentation.
  • Visiting Faculty, Chittagong Independent University, 2016, lecturing on Structuring Private Equity Transactions-Legal issues.
Publication and Seminar:
  • Corporate Tax Law & Practice | February 2015 |Mullick Brothers | ISBN 984-8272-68-2
  • Employee Share Ownership and Financial Assistance by the Company – Turning the Searchlight Within | Bangladesh Journal of Law | Vol. 10, Nos.1 & 2, June-December 2006, pp. 53-68
  • Thou shalt not break promise- searching for intention in Memorandum of Understanding and Letter of Intent | Bangladesh Journal of Law | Vol. 12, No.1, June 2010
  • To indict or not to indict | The Forum (The Daily Star) | Vol. 3 Issue 12, December 2009
  • Structuring Equitable IT Contracts: Some Selected Issues | Paper presented at the SoftExpo 2009 organized by Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS)
T: +88 02 9891037
F: +88 02 9897085
E: [email protected]

Paris M. Spanos

Paris M. Spanos was born in Nicosia, Cyprus on the 7 August 1963.

He graduated from the University Of East Anglia (LL.B) in 1987. He then obtained his Masters Degree (LL.M) in International Law at the University of Cambridge, England in 1988. He has been a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 1989.

Paris M. Spanos was also a member of the Committee of the Cyprus Industrial Relations and Personnel Management Association (1991- 93). During the same period he also served as a Prosecutor in the Sports Tribunal of the Cyprus Football Association.

He was also member of the Sports Tribunal of the Cyprus Handball Association and of the Nicosia Amateurs Football Association (1992 – 95). Furthermore he served as Assistant. Gen. Secretary and Spokesman (1994 – 96) and as Vice President and Spokesman of APOEL Football Club, of Nicosia (1998 – 2000).

He was also at one period appointed by the Government as a member of the Committee of Loan Commissioners (1998-2001). He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors in EUROCYPRIA AIRLINES (2001 – 2003), Cyprus Airways (Duty-Free Shops) Ltd (2004 -2005), Cyprus Development Bank (2005 – 2008).

He is the legal Adviser of the Cyprus Olympic Committee since 1991.

Paris M. Spanos is also the Honorary Consul of the Sultanate of Oman in Cyprus since the 4th of March 2004. 

He specializes in the formation of companies and corporate law. During his professional career he dealt with many cases involving re-organization of companies, relocation of companies, mergers, acquisitions and various other complicated corporate matters.”  

Markos Spanos & Co:

We are a modern and progressive firm which nonetheless honours and respects the foundations and traditions of the legal profession.

Our firm’s philosophy is to constantly strive for excellence in our work, maintain the highest professional standards, treat our clients with the utmost respect and loyalty, communicate with them on a human and personal level and exercise maximum effort in assisting them to achieve their individual goals and objectives in a prompt and cost effective way.

We believe that our firm’s greatest asset lies in our human resources. All our lawyers have excellent academic qualifications. They keep up with the developments of the law in their chosen field of specialisation.

Their high standard of knowledge, technical capability, professional integrity and dedication to their work, make them extremely capable professionals who can successfully complete any work they undertake.

Aleksey Pukha

Aleksey Pukha is a managing partner of Law Company since 2009. Aleksey handles development of law company, improvement quality of legal services and higher standards of client’s services.

Mr. Pukha specializes in corporate, pharmaceutical, tax law, litigations, international arbitration, transfer pricing, public-private partnership.

Bar Admissions:

Aleksey Pukha is the Chairman of the Commission of the Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs since 2014. He is also a member of many professional legal organizations, including the Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (since 2015), the Court of Arbitration (since 2014), Ukrainian Bar Association (since 2011), Union of Lawyers of Ukraine (since 2012), European Business Association (since 2016) and the Taxpayers Association of Ukraine (since 2009).


  • Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University

Firm Overview:

Aleksey Pukha & Partners Company is one of the leading Ukrainian law firms with worldwide business contacts. Company details are included in all official State Registries.

The headquarters of the Company is located in Kyiv, in the heart of Ukrainian business.

The Company is one of the most reputable organizations and professional associations, which include the Court of Arbitration, the Taxpayers Association of Ukraine, the Union of Lawyers of Ukraine, the Ukrainian League of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and the Ukrainian Bar Association.

Aleksey Pukha & Partners cooperates with USAID, the World Bank Group and IDLO within international research projects.

Every day the Company provides legal services to international companies and individuals in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia and North Africa. Annually, the Company contracts with clients worldwide and from all continents. The total volume of company transactions for 2017 amounted to more than 100 million USD.

Aleksey Pukha & Partners follows high standards of legal services and has vast experience in a wide range of industries and legal practices including agriculture, pharmaceutics, real estate and construction, media and communication, insurance, intellectual property, banking and finance, capital market, trade, energy and natural resources, automotive, oil and gas industry, hotel and restaurant industry, metallurgical industry, primary industry, transport, chemical and sport industry, public and private partnership. The Company also provides services for private clients on family law, surrogacy, adoption, divorce, representation and protection of interests, business decisions, contracts, real estate, migration, inheritance, taxation, licensing and criminal and civil law.

Aleksey Pukha & Partners is among the top 100 of the best law firms in the world and is an annual participant in the international rankings such as Chambers Global, IFLR1000, Who’s Who Legal Awards, Legal 500, Global Law Experts, Monthly Legal Awards 500, ICFM Global Award Winners, DealMakers Law Awards, ICFM 250 Leading Firms, Lawyers World Country Awards, InterContinental Finance & Law, Global 100.

Aleksey Pukha & Partners has many publications in the fields of bank law, labour, corporate, litigation, immigration, criminal, investment, inheritance, customs, agricultural, medical, family law, arbitration, intellectual property, M&A, patents and public private partnership.

Fernanda Lopes

Fernanda Lopes is from Maputo, Mozambique and graduated in 1986 from Universidade Católica, Portugal. Since 1987, Fernanda Lopes has practiced mainly in the areas of company law, contract law and litigation. She speaks Portuguese and English.

Firm Overview:

Founded in Maputo in 1995, Fernanda Lopes & Associados-Advogados has a long and strong presence in the Mozambique market. The founding partners, Fernanda Lopes and Teodato Hunguana, bring extensive experience to the firm and the activity.

FL&A is a full service corporate and commercial law firm, assisting companies in its activity needs and legal areas related to the activity of companies (law of contracts, labour law, property, real estate and land laws, industrial property and litigation).

FL&A regularly advises major international corporations seeking to operate in Mozambique’s investment climate.

The firm has built strong knowledge and expertise in natural resources, energy, transport and infrastructure matters.

In the firm, we believe that understanding our clients allows us to assist and advice pragmatically and solution-oriented. Competent and ethical professional behaviour, commitment and technical excellence, both to clients and to the profession, approaching the client priorities with a pragmatic and solution oriented perspective, offering an in depth knowledge of the market and quality legal services with efficiency.


Alberto Vargas Pareja

Alberto is a founding partner of the firm Vargas Pareja Abogados & Consultores and leader in the areas of mining, corporate and taxation with more than 20 years of experience advising his clients. Alberto is always totally focused on his clients and provides cutting-edge technical advice to every issue in which he works, with a proven ability to keep his eyes on “the whole picture”.

Alberto is a lawyer from the University of Lima (1998), graduated with honors (Magna Cum Laude) with specialization courses on Mining Law, Taxation, Finance and Corporate Law at Universidad del Pacífico (2011), Universidad de Lima (2004), and ESAN (2002) respectively. University Professor in subjects related to Mining and Corporate Law. Arbitrator before diverse entities like Center of Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce of Lima and National Institute of Mining, Petroleum and Energy. Ability to analyze, make decisions and manage personnel.

Prior to Vargas Pareja Abogados & Consultores, Alberto advised companies and investors in the areas of Civil Law, Contracts, Property and Investment Negotiations, specializing in the Mining and Infrastructure sectors, in national, foreign and multinational companies, including Minera Barrick Misquichilca SA, leader in exploration, exploitation and marketing of gold, with successful results through leadership in the Headquarters in charge with close coordination with Legal Management and General Management in order to clearly establish the ways to carry out corporate objectives . Ability to analyze, make decisions and manage personnel.

Then, negotiator on behalf of Perupetro (Peruvian State) to enter into Exploration License and Oil Exploration contracts, taking into account contingencies in environmental matters.

Subsequently, Legal Manager of Activos Mineros SAC, company responsible for the remediation of environmental liabilities and contribute to the actions of Proinversión in the process of promotion of private investment, in charge of the preparation of transfer of surface land, assignments of contractual position and transfer of mining concessions. Also, in charge of organizing the legal department of Assets Miners S.A.C

His professional approach includes topics specifically related to general practice with a concentration in corporate law, socio-environmental negotiations, property and investment, tax law, arbitration and mining.

Practice Areas:

  • Arbitration.
  • Legal Audits.
  • Contractual Law.
  • Corporate Financial Law.
  • Tax Law.
  • Mining Law.
  • Rights in Property and infrastructure.