Kateryna Garbuz (Ponomarenko)

Kateryna Garbuz’s specialization is focused on foreign investment, corporate governance and general corporate issues. Kateryna is a consultant for both foreign and large domestic clients on various aspects of doing business in Ukraine, including corporate, commercial, regulatory, competition and labor issues. She is fluent in English.

Firm Overview:

EBS was created as a one-stop consulting center, specifically designed to hold the hand of new comers to the market, assist in the development and solving everyday challenges met by Ukrainian companies and international investors. We understand the region and the philosophies that drive it, but most importantly, EBS team of over 250 qualified experts understand how to unleash the potential of each organization.

Our combined experience and unique approach allows us to offer the best complex solutions, developed due to the individual Client’s needs. The range of EBS services includes Management Consulting, Transfer Pricing, Accounting and Financial Management Outsourcing, Tax and Audit, IFRS reporting, IT consulting, Legal and HR services. For two decades EBS has been helping businesses in Ukraine achieve excellence by providing them with the best solutions available on the market. We take pride in creating as much added value for our clients as it is possible in their context.

Aurelien Djengue

Aurelien Djengue is a Business law graduate and holds a diploma of specialized higher studies in Corporate law. Aurelien was trained in domestic and international Arbitration at the University of Montpellier in France. Aurelien has also completed professional training in the Commercial Arbitration system of the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration (CCJA) under the auspices of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business law in Africa (OHADA).

Firm Overview:

D. Moukouri & Partners is a leading law firm in Cameroon, set up in response to the demand for locally-based lawyers with the expertise and international exposure required to maintain high professional standards.

Our firm is recognized as providing sophisticated legal services in the OHADA zone.

Our working languages are English, French and Spanish.

Our practice areas include:

  • Corporate – Commercial – Contracts
  • Restructuring – Bankruptcy
  • Banking – Finance – Securities
  • Competition
  • Information Technology – Intellectual Property–Counterfeiting
  • Energy – Natural resources
  • Labour
  • Tax – Public law
  • Environmental law
  • Litigation and arbitration

Emmanuel Jacques

Emmanuel Jacques, the firm’s managing partner, is one of the rare attorneys worldwide who is able to have a strategic vision on a matter requiring many different skills. These skills deliver immeasurable value to cross-border transactions, mixing a legal point of view to a financial, managerial or tax opinion to the firm’s clients.

In fact, putting Mr. Jacques on your side means that you will benefit from his unique skills and talent. He is a well-renowned lawyer with thirty years of experience, whose knowledge transcends from Law to Management, Finance, International Taxation and International Relations. Mr. Jacques, who travels throughout the world extensively, is also trilingual: English, French and Spanish.

He started his career at the age of 23 as the youngest attorney at law in France but never stopped learning. In addition to the numerous degrees and certifications he has acquired and that are mentioned on the left side of this page, Mr. Jacques has also studied negotiation techniques at Harvard and Economic Intelligence at Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale (Paris, France). He has also studied leadership of service firms at Harvard. To this day, Mr. Jacques remains committed to lifelong learning and is currently pursuing an EMBA through the prestigious joint program run by NYU’s Stern Business School, London School of Economics and HEC named “Trium,” whose goal is to help prepare the leaders of tomorrow. His academic credentials are only supplemented from what he has learned through his very wide experience working for exceptional people and firms for 30 years.

Previously, Mr. Jacques worked as of counsel for an American law firm in Paris, taught at the Paris University of Law, and served as Vice-President of the parent organization of the 112 French Chambers of Commerce abroad for six years, President of the French Chamber of Commerce in Iceland for 12 years, as well as Special Advisor to the French government for trade with Nordic countries.

Mr. Jacques is an international attorney with an entrepreneurial spirit. He is very passionate in providing clients with the legal protection and practical advice on how to best grow their business and their investments. He helps his clients unlock their business potential with peace of mind. He represents them when they need to negotiate a sale or a purchase agreement or any kind of complex and/or cross-border transactions.

All matters are handled with personal dedication and in the strictest confidence. He is considered to be one of the most approachable attorneys you will ever meet. His rare talent makes the difference because his advice is a truly valuable asset for your business and your investments.

Contact Emmanuel Jacques and he will assist you with your international business, finance, real estate and wealth management needs.

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 Bustamante Espinosa is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Ecuador on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact José Rafael directly using the contact details above.

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 recognised 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 specialised in each area of legal practice, with vast experience and committed to offering practical solutions and building long-term business relationships.