Phillip Gibson

Phillip Gibson is one of Australia’s leading criminal defence lawyers. Having over 30 years of experience in all areas of criminal law his practice now focuses solely on serious, complex, and international crime.

Firm Overview:

We are an international award winning criminal defence law firm based in Sydney, Australia’s global city.

Established for over 50 years we are market leaders in all aspects of general, complex and international criminal law and are widely recognised for our involvement in some of Australia’s most significant criminal cases.

In the field of domestic and local criminal law our reputation has been built on the principles of delivering the highest quality legal service in every type of criminal case for over half a century, including leading cases in the High Court of Australia and the Court of Criminal Appeal.

We are experts in assisting companies and individuals the subject of white collar and corporate crime investigations and prosecutions. We specialise in matters involving money laundering, complex fraud, domestic and foreign bribery, insider trading, embezzlement, taxation offences, and other dishonesty offences, which are prosecuted by the Australian Tax Office (ATO), the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), the Commonwealth DPP (CDPP), the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), the State Police, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

We act in complex crimes such as murders, sexual assaults, drug importations and frauds and are acknowledged experts in general crime, drink driving and traffic law (including license appeals).

We have specialist capabilities in Crime Commissions, Royal Commissions and ICAC inquiries as well as a niche practice in civil proceedings against the Police for malicious prosecution.

Our international criminal law practice focuses on transnational corporate and financial crime, bribery and corruption, international money laundering, cybercrime, international asset freezing and forfeiture, extradition and mutual assistance law.

We strategically advise and appear in matters where transnational cross border investigations and prosecutions are being conducted in parallel jurisdictions, involving some of the largest law enforcement agencies and financial regulators world-wide.

Working with our international partners we have advised and acted in proceedings involving the USA, Canada, the UK, the E.U, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Macau, Vietnam, Cambodia, Russia, Mexico, South Korea, British Virgin Islands, New Zealand and South Africa.

We are approached regularly by international lawyers to provide expert advice and consultancy assistance concerning Australian criminal law, Australian criminal practice and procedure and compliance with Australia’s Anti – Money Laundering laws.

Our approach to criminal litigation is client focused and involves a deep understanding of criminal practice and procedure, both locally and internationally, combined with strategy, legal technical excellence and sophisticated advocacy.

Our Sydney criminal lawyers are recognised as amongst Australia’s leading lawyers as well as the rising stars of criminal law.

Francesco Isolabella

Francesco Isolabella is a Criminal Lawyer, Partner in the law firm Studio Legale Isolabella, founded in the 1960’s by his father Lodovico.

He specialises in corporate criminal law and focuses specifically on defence in and out of court and consultancy for Italian and foreign companies and physical persons, in connection with financial, banking, bankruptcy, tax, and environmental offences, as well as in publishing and medical liability.

He has acted as defence counsel for directors and officers of foreign banks and rating agencies in several nationally-relevant cases of market manipulation and bankruptcy, as well as for other financial and corporate crimes.

Francesco has also gained significant experience in the field of criminal liability for legal entities (pursuant to Law 231/01): he defended primary international Groups under trial in connection with Law 231/01 (in cases focusing, for example, on financial, corporate and international corruption offences). He is a consultant in drafting “231 Models”, in internal investigation activities, and in the implementation of Compliance Programmes, also under emergency conditions.

In assisting foreign clients, he has been busy in the international implementation of criminal corporate liability regulations in their various forms (for example, USFCPA, UK Bribery Act, Italian Law 231/01, Ley Organica in Spain, etc.), drafting 231 Organisational Models applicable to foreign companies and aimed at the prevention of the risk of crime in connection with cross-border operations.

Francesco Isolabella has often lectured as keynote speaker in conferences and seminars. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the specialisation course “Criminal Liability for Collective Entities pursuant to Law 231/01” organised by the University of Milan. He is also teaches the specialisation course “Financial Markets Law” at the University of Milan, and the Law & Business Master at the Il Sole 24 Ore Business School.

Francesco Isolabella is registered with the International Bar Association and with the American Bar Association.

Arnaud Zabaldano

Arnaud ZABALDANO is the founder of ZABALDANO Law Office. He works as Avocat Défenseur in Monaco.

Cursus:

  • July 2000: Masters degree in Law
  • September 2001: Diploma in Higher Applied studies in Business and Economic Law
  • 22nd October 2001: Admitted at the Monaco bar
  • 22nd October 2009: Appointed as an Avocat Défenseur (Defence Lawyer)

Expertise:

  • October 2001 up to September 2006: Partner of Cabinet PASQUIER-CIULLA & ZABALDANO
  • September 2006 up to July 2011: Founder and partner of GZ AVOCATS
  • 2007 and 2008: Co-creator, organizer and lecturer at the Francis Lefebvre Monegasque Labour law courses
  • 2009: Lecturer at the University of Brazzaville (Congo) on Law and Monegasque legal practice
  • 2010: Lecturer on the new anti-money laundering Law in Monaco for the Monegasque Compliance Officers’ Association
  • Since July 2011: Founder and partner of Etude ZABALDANO

Firm Overview:

Zabaldano Law Office is a law firm established in the Principality of Monaco dealing with the most complex matters often with an international dimension.

It represents corporate and private individual clients who require dedication, professionalism and commitment.

The Law office consists of a multi-disciplinary team who have extensive experience in practice areas such as banking and finance, commercial and business law, international law, real estate and construction as well as employment law and criminal law.

Arnaud Zabaldano, its founder, is a Barrister at the Monaco Bar where he has practiced since 2001.

With a postgraduate degree in Economic and Business Law, he has naturally focused the law office practice on business law, in litigation, arbitration and advice.

Committed to the values ​​of the legal profession, Mr Zabaldano strives to best meet clients’ needs, combining legal excellence, availability and innovation.

Marcello Bertucci

Marcello Bertucci specializes in the defence of persons subject to criminal proceedings related to tax, corporate and financial crimes, against the public administration, in matters of intellectual and industrial property, environmental, in terms of health and safety at work and, in general, relevant to the criminal law of the enterprise as well as crimes related to medical fault.

He deals with the legal and out-of-court counselling and assistance of Italian and foreign companies in matters of compliance and administrative liability from crime as well as the defence of legal entities subject to criminal proceedings pursuant to Legislative Decree no. 231/2001.

In addition, he has developed a specific competence in the preparation and implementation of organizational models and in the conduct of defensive investigations, including internal companies.

Marcello is president and member of some Supervisory Bodies pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/2001 for multinational companies. He is often invited, as a speaker, to seminars and conferences on topics pertaining to the criminal law of the company and to the administrative responsibility of a crime pursuant to Legislative Decree no. 231/2001.

Languages:

Italian, Spanish, English.

Albi & Associations:

– Member of the Order of Lawyers of Rome since 2003
– Registered in the Special Register of Cassation Lawyers since 2015
– Vice-President of the Criminal Observatory

Firm Overview:

BTC Studio Legale is a network of lawyers who, after having gained a decade of experience in some of the most prestigious law firms associated with Italians with international vocation, have decided to join in the professional activity, strong knowledge acquired and aware of sharing the same ethical and moral values. Competence, seriousness, practicality, efficiency, passion and dedication to work are the main characteristics of our team. We have created a Law Firm with an agile and flexible organizational structure to allow us to establish a direct and constant relationship with our Customers, aimed at personalizing legal assistance.

Joseph Tacopina

Joseph Tacopina, the founder and Managing Partner of the Manhattan based Law Offices of Tacopina & Seigel, specializing in criminal, civil, and securities litigation, is widely recognized as the “go to” criminal defense attorney in the country (nationwide). Tacopina is included in New York Magazine as New York area’s Top Rated Lawyer,” and named “the best-dressed, smoothest-talking, hardest-working criminal defense attorney going” in a six-page spread in GQ Magazine’s Power section.

Tacopina skyrocketed in the legal profession since his early days as a Kings County District Attorney’s Office prosecutor, where he prevailed in 39 of 40 trials. After entering private practice, Tacopina displayed his talent not only for criminal defense law, but also in public and press relations, which he has elevated to a new level in the criminal defense field. Tacopina has earned the media’s praise and frequently appears as a much sought after legal analyst by media outlets nationwide, including CNN, NBC, ABC, FoxNews, CNBC, and MSNBC. Tacopina has also headlined Primetime, 48 Hours, E! Entertainment, and Dateline and served as a special correspondent for 20/20 to investigate the controversial murder prosecution of American exchange student Amanda Knox in Italy. Notably, CBS’s “The Guardian” used Tacopina’s courtroom charm to model their main character and, one of James Patterson’s bestselling books, Private #1 Suspect included Tacopina in Chapter 80 based on his reputation as one of the best criminal defense lawyers.

Tacopina volunteers his time as an adjunct faculty member at Cardozo Law School’s Intense Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP) and lectures to audiences nationwide on a variety of legal issues, including speaking before the Saratoga County Bar Association and at their Law Day Ceremony. He is a judge for Yale Law School’s Mock Trial Association and is AV rated by his peers in Martindale Hubble. Joe has been consistently chosen as one of New York’s Super Lawyers in The New York Times Magazine and was recognized by the Italian American Bar Association as “Man of the Year” for his outstanding achievements. NewsWeek Magazine recently named him a nationwide leading attorney and The Italian Tribune Columbus Day Executive Board awarded Tacopina the prestigious Christopher Columbus/Publisher’s Award, which has been conferred upon many prominent individuals of Italian heritage for over 40 years including President Ronald Reagan, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Joe DiMaggio.

Because of his reputation as a premier trial attorney, Tacopina has been published in multiple venues on various aspects of trial litigation. Joe authored articles for both the New York Post and Daily News, and was a contributing author to Inside the Minds – Strategies for Defending DWI Cases in New York published by Westlaw and Take the Witness: The Experts Speak on Cross-Examination, published by Juris Publishing, Inc.

Tacopina has tried nearly 100 cases to verdict and recently received one of the largest civil verdicts in New Jersey, as well as an acquittal for a NYPD officer accused of rape and burglary in a case that garnered national media attention.

Joe has earned high praise from prominent media and press personalities throughout his career. Listed below are just a few.

“Joe Tacopina, the best in business” – Ashleigh Banfield, CNN
“The best defense attorney in the country” – Sid Rosenberg, WABC Radio
“One of the best attorneys” – Reverand Al Sharpton
“Mr. Tacopina is to the defense bar what Donald Trump is to real estate” – New York Times
“Joe Tacopina, defense attorney… one of the best” – Matt Lauer, Today Show
“[Tacopina] ranks among a group of top criminal defense lawyers” – The Wall Street Journal
“Elevated to the upper level of prominence” – USA Today
“One of New York’s fiercest defenders” – NY Daily News
“Top-shelf, high powered litigator” – New York Post
“High profile, high powered New York defense attorney” – ABC Primetime
“One of the great defense attorneys of all time” – Sean Hannity, Fox News
“When you hire Joe Tacopina – it’s over” – Don Imus
“Joe Tacopina is one of New York’s best criminal defense attorneys” – Geraldo Rivera, Fox News
“Tacopina’s unbelievable. That guy works magic. He is the real deal. He’s not to be messed with” – Don Imus, Imus in the Morning
“One of the great trial lawyers in America who wins cases that nobody else could win” – Rikki Klieman, Court TV Analyst

 

Karwan Himat

Karwan Himat, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Khori Yasa Law Firm, he is an attorney, member of Iraqi Kurdistan association bar, involved in practicing law by giving authoritative advice to clients and representing them at court. Also responsible for coming up with practical solutions to the needs of clients by having a thorough and commercial approach to legal matters.

Attends hearings at Criminal, Family, Civil, Misdemeanor, Juvenile, Labor, Administrative, Appeal and Cassation Courts as defense and attorney lawyer, about several matters especially civil matters such as oil & gas, bank, investment, companies, and other issues.

Karwan has many publications, Some pieces of poems, legal pieces in DADPARWAR magazine.  (a legal magazine published in Erbil), legal researches and articles on legal websites,  legal articles in the magazine of AL-AHKAM AL-QAZAIEA (Judicial decisions). (a legal magazine published in Erbil). He has got many appreciations regarding his pieces that has published in magazines and works in the field of human rights.

Karwan is member of Iraqi Kurdistan association Bar,  Iraqi Kurdistan Jurists Union, founding member of Kurdistan media Union, member of DADPARWAR magazine editors, founding member of PAREZAR organization for genocide issue.

Law Firm:

Khori Yasa Law Firm, lawyers in Iraq, Baghdad and Erbil. Our company is officially registered at the Company Registration Directorate (Nr. 21940). It is one of the best law firms in Iraq. We serve our clients in Erbil, Baghdad, Sulaimania, Duhok, Kirkuk, Karbala, Najaf, and Basra. It provides clients with insightful legal services and advice, and developing strategies to obtain the best result for the client.

Due to provide the possible legal representation and in depth local expertise, we hire only the best qualified lawyers.

Khori Yasa Law Firm, lawyers in Iraq, Baghdad and Erbil, work in pursue of its clients success. In order to do that we have to know our clients businesses. Time and time again clients choose us for our professional and jurisdictional knowledge. To handle their business transactions and government affairs.

Our clients include a diverse group of institutions, national and international companies and individuals, from oil and gas companies.