Ochiel Dudley

Ochiel Dudley is our exclusively recommended Dispute Resolution expert in Kenya on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ochiel directly using the contact details listed above.

Endorsed by Advisory Excellence

Ochiel Dudley is a Supreme Court of Kenya regular with many landmark wins. He has developed appellate advocacy expertise by arguing 30+ Supreme Court cases and 100+ Court of Appeal cases.

Ochiel is a Master of Laws (Law Governance and Democracy) from the University of Nairobi. He holds a certificate in Constitution Building in Africa (Central European University, Budapest, Hungary) and a certificate in Policy Formulation and Legislative Drafting (MTI, Nairobi).

He is a trial expert and an alumnus of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (US) and the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (UK). He is a trainer of trainers in the art of Trial Advocacy. Ochiel Dudley is also a Certified Professional Mediator and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Ochiel Dudley sits on the National Council for Law Reporting (Kenya Law) Board.

At Bond Advocates LLP, Ochiel Dudley focuses on public interest litigation, constitutional and judicial review, media law, employment law, family law, intellectual property, data protection, digital rights and arbitration.

Ochiel Dudley assists Katiba Institute as a Senior Litigation Counsel on public interest litigation. He is the Law Society of Kenya 2018 PIL/Pro Bono Jurist of the Year Award Winner. Ochiel Dudley is a 2023 Top 100 Litigation Advocate in Kenya according to The Lawyer Africa.

Membership in Professional Bodies

Ochiel’s active memberships include:

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • International Society for Public Law (ICON-S)
  • Environmental Lawyers Alliance Worldwide (ELAW)
  • International Lawyers Assisting Workers Network (ILAW Network)
  • African Network of Constitutional Lawyers (ANCL)
  • International Commission of Jurists (ICJ, Kenya)
  • Cartoonists’ Legal Advisory Network (CRNI)
  • Legal Empowerment Network (NAMATI).
  • Media Legal Defence Initiative (Media Defence) lawyers’ network
  • Data Privacy and Governance Society of Kenya.
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) licensed patent agents

Career highlights

  • 2nd Runners Up, Litigation Practitioner of the Year, Nairobi Legal Awards, 2023
  • Obtained favourable orders prohibiting adverse regulator action against six TV Kenyan stations censured for their live broadcast of political events
  • Led the team appearing for the International Commission of Jurists as Amicus in the 2022 Kenyan Presidential Election Petition.
  • Conducted the trial of a landmark environmental challenging the construction of a USD 2 billion coal-fired power plant at a UNESCO World Heritage site in Kwasasi, on the shoreline of Manda Bay, Lamu, Kenya.
  • Prevailed in two Supreme Court arguments to compensate 6,000 evicted residents of two Nairobi informal settlements.
  • Advised multiple film-makers on navigating the movie and film classification landscape in Kenya argued the Rafiki film case and obtained orders which enabled the film to be played for a week in Kenya hence qualify for the global Oscars Awards.
  • Struck down, across the years, five pieces of legislation limiting the right to freedom of expression in Kenya through offences like sending offensive messages, criminal defamation, sedition.
  • Successfully litigated data privacy concerns in the USD 78.6 million Huduma Namba digitial identity project.
  • Defended a state corporation manager from prosecution for claims that the USD 13 million 1.7 Kisumu Oil Jetty project was unplanned and payments unapproved.
  • Argued 30+ Supreme Court and 100+ Court of Appeal cases hence developing expertise in appellate advocacy

Firm Overview:

Bond Advocates LLP is a top law firm located at Top Plaza, Kilimani, Nairobi, Kenya. Our founding partners boast a combined 50+ years of experience as some of the best lawyers in Kenya. We are a top-notch litigation and commercial law firm serving local and international clients.

The mission of Bond Advocates LLP is to be the best law firm in Kenya by creating meaningful experiences for each client. One client at a time. We uphold excellence, professionalism, integrity, environmental sustainability, and social responsibility in our work.

Bond Advocates LLP has a trustworthy reputation for giving trusted solutions. Our word is our bond.

Bond Advocates LLP has signed up to the United Nations Global Compact. Hence, Bond Advocates LLP commits to align its strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. We also commit to take actions that advance societal goals.

Bond follows the Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) framework and is a woman-owned business.

 

Ahmed Yehia Hamdalla

Ahmed Yehia Hamdalla is our exclusively recommended Dispute Resolution expert in the United Arab Emirates on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ahmed directly using the contact details listed above.

Endorsed by Advisory Excellence

Ahmed, a Senior Associate, brings almost 10 years of experience in litigation in the GCC and the Middle East. He has successfully managed numerous local litigation cases, demonstrating expertise in various areas, including Civil, Commercial, and Real Estate matters. Ahmed has provided counsel to prominent government bodies and entities in highly sensitive fraud and forgery disputes.

Furthermore, he has offered valuable guidance to clients involved in cross-border disputes and complex commercial matters, and he possesses extensive knowledge in the extradition of criminal cases. Ahmed also has a proven record of experience as a trainee, researcher, advocate and consultant, with a high ability to plan the strategy in complicated cases and find the solutions.

Recently, Ahmed has crafted numerous legal opinions for international clients in highly sensitive disputes. Additionally, he collaborated with a team to produce a report as a legal expert, offering his insights on UAE civil and criminal law to assist the DIFC courts.

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English

Licenses

  • Lawyer before the Egyptian Bar Association.
  • Legal Consultant in Dubai Legal Affairs Department.

Practice Area

  • Civil disputes: Insurance disputes – Civil liability – Compensation claims – Contracts liability – Construction disputes – Contracts disputes.
  • Commercial: Commercial contracts – Distribution and Commercial Agencies – Cheques dispute – Commercial guarantees – Commercial selling disputes – Franchise dispute – Operator disputes.
  • Banking: Loans disputes – Letters of credits dispute – Responsibilities of the bank disputes regarding the forgery of the cheques and the wrong TT – Performance bond
    disputes – Documentary letter of credit disputes in the commercial relations (Local and international)
  • Real Estate: Property disputes – Using of the real estate’s disputes – Mortgage disputes – Selling the mortgage real estate disputes – Off-plan sale disputes – Developers disputes – Land lord committee disputes.
  • Corporate litigation: Corporate shares disputes – Profit disputes – Nominality contracts (side contracts) disputes – Corporate fraud disputes – Mangers liability disputes – Bankruptcy and liquidation – Mangers and Shareholders liabilities disputes.
  • Sharia Law: Inheritance – Guardianship – Custody – Validation of civil transactions – Will and all other disputes related to Sharia Law.
  • Execution disputes: All the execution procedures and the execution disputes related to the execution files.
  • Criminal cases: Extradition of criminals internationally – Financial fraud – Money laundering.

Firm Overview:

SAT & CO Advocates and Legal Consultants is a top-tier law firm in the UAE, dedicated to providing expert legal services to individuals and businesses. Our team of experienced attorneys specialize in a wide range of practice areas, including corporate and commercial law, real estate, and dispute resolution.

We pride ourselves on our ability to provide tailored and effective solutions to our clients’ legal needs. With a reputation for excellence and a commitment to client satisfaction, SAT & CO is the best choice for legal representation in the UAE.

SAT & CO Advocates and Legal Consultants is a full-service law firm with a wide range of practice areas.

Our experienced attorneys are dedicated to providing personalized and effective legal representation for our clients in these and other practice areas. Our highly qualified team is licensed to represent our clients in all UAE courts (civil and criminal), public authorities and departments. We have right of audience before the Courts in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras Alkhaimah, Sharjah, Ajman, Al Ain, Umm Alqwain, Oman and Jordan.

  • Commitment to honour the code of ethics of law practice.
  • Providing the full range of legal services in accordance with the highest standards of quality and speed of delivery.
  • Maintaining clients’ confidentiality & Interest.
  • Ensuring the best results for our clients.
  • Enhancing our role in society by raising awareness of the rule of law.

Pooja Tidke

Pooja Tidke is our exclusively recommended Dispute Resolution & Admiralty Law expert in India on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Pooja directly using the contact details listed above.

Pooja Tidke has completed her Law degree from Government Law College, Mumbai and has been enrolled as an Advocate of the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa since 2005. She also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai.

She specializes in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution with a focus on commercial, maritime and technology laws. On the non-contentious side, she undertakes advisory and contract drafting assignments for various stakeholders within the maritime sector such as private ports, ship-building companies, charter parties, etc. She also undertakes select Policy assignments for the technology, media & telecom sectors.

She has led and been involved in several important civil, commercial, and constitutional cases concerning the real estate, maritime, transport, infrastructure, technology, media and entertainment sectors; and also enjoys advising clients in the non-profit space. She practices on the original as well as the appellate side of the Bombay High Court, the City Civil Court, the National Company law Tribunal, the Real Estate Regulatory Authority, and works closely with attorneys across the country enabling pan-India capabilities. She also represents clients in domestic and international, institutional as well as ad-hoc arbitrations.

She is Senior Partner at Parinam Law Associates.

She believes in proactively pursing cases and adopts an expeditious approach towards effectively resolving disputes.

Qualifications

  • L.L.B., Government Law College
  • B.Com., H.R. College of Commerce and Economics

Practice Areas

  • Admiralty Law
  • Arbitration
  • Competition Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Data Privacy and Protection
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insolvency Law
  • Media and Entertainment Law
  • Policy

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Marathi

Firm Overview

Parinam Law Associates is a fully integrated, multi-specialty law firm with offices in Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune, and correspondent offices in Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkatta and Bangalore. Founded in 2018, the firm has 8 partners and approximately 70 attorneys and has become one of the fastest growing law firms in the region. With a reputation for excellence, the firm services a clientele comprising major domestic and international commercial organizations and high net worth individuals across all market segments, non-profit organizations and various government bodies. The firm brings value in its engagement with clients by adopting a collaborative approach among its efficient team structures across offices. Many of the firm’s lawyers are distinguished industry leaders and well known in their respective areas of specialisation.

Over the past 2 years, the firm has emerged a leader in Dispute Resolution. Its disputes practice includes arbitration, civil and criminal litigation, commercial & infrastructure disputes, cyber-crimes, environmental disputes, intellectual property disputes, insolvency disputes, marital disputes, regulatory & white-collar crimes, maritime disputes, and technology disputes. The firm also showcases formidable expertise in corporate commercial law, labour & employment law, shipping & maritime law, media & entertainment law, mergers & acquisitions, real estate & estate planning, regulatory & compliance, securities law and technology media & telecommunications law.

Ashraf El Motei

Ashraf El Motei is our exclusively recommended Dispute Resolution expert in the United Arab Emirates on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ashraf directly using the contact details listed above.

Ashraf is the founder of Motei & Associates.

He began his career as a Public Prosecutor in Cairo, Egypt in 1990. Two years later, he commenced his private practice as an Associate with Baker & McKenzie – Cairo, Los Angeles and Dallas offices. In 1997, he moved to Dubai to act as in-house Counsel for Majid Al Futtaim, one of the leading drivers of economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa.

Two years later, he was appointed as Regional Counsel by the Swiss multinational, Nestlé S.A. In 2002, Motei & Associates was born.

Ashraf leads the dispute resolution practice at M&A. He advises clients on complex civil, commercial and corporate litigation including contracts disputes, joint ventures, shareholders disputes, business crimes, construction, professional negligence, agency and employment disputes. Ashraf has over two decades recognised expertise in real estate disputes and has represented buyers in over numerous cases including sale and purchase disputes, delayed handover, discrepancy in saleable area, cancelled projects, landlord and tenant disputes.

Ashraf has also a recognised expertise in international arbitration.

He has represented clients in numerous arbitration cases under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce, The London Court of International Arbitration, Dubai International Financial Centre, and Dubai International Arbitration Centre.

He advises on all aspects of the arbitral process throughout the enforcement procedures of arbitral awards, either local or worldwide. He has also served as arbitrator and co-arbitrator in numerous proceedings institutional and Ad hoc cases.

Alexandra Petsa

Alexandra Petsa is our exclusively recommended Dispute Resolution expert in Greece on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Alexandra directly using the contact details listed above.

Alexandra is a Supreme Court lawyer and has a broadly based Greek and EU legal practice, having acted for numerous domestic and international clients in high-profile transactions and litigation cases.

Alexandra is an expert practitioner with long-time experience in the fields of NPEs, restructuring and insolvency, judicial enforcement, real estate, tax and employment & social security law, having handled advisory, transactional and litigation work in relation to said fields, for domestic and international clients from a variety of business sectors, including banking and financial services, NPE management, real estate management & development, IT, pharmaceutical and media & entertainment sectors.

In addition to her expertise in the above areas of practice, Alexandra has considerable expertise and experience in the fields of capital markets & securities regulation, banking and finance and banking regulation, having handled domestic and cross border financial, DCM and ECM transactions, as well as major litigation cases mainly for financial institutions, securities firms, and listed corporates.

Alexandra begun her legal practice in 2002. From 2006 to 2009 she was in-house legal adviser to the Agricultural Bank of Greece’s investment firm (ATE Securities) and from 2009 to 2013 in-house legal adviser in TT Hellenic Postbank S.A. From 2013, she is Managing Partner of Sardelas Petsa Law Firm, in charge of the firm’s NPEs, restructuring and insolvency, real estate, tax and employment & social security law practice, overseeing the relevant divisions of the firm.

Alexandra holds a law degree and a postgraduate degree in Commercial law from the law school of the University of Athens. She is the author of “The Law of Stock Exchange Transactions” (in Greek), 2005, and has numerous contributions in academic and practitioners’ Greek and international legal journals, such as the Greek Commercial Law Review the Greek Business and Company Law and the International Comparative Legal Guides.

Godwin Nyaisa

Godwin Nyaisa is our exclusively recommended Dispute Resolution expert in Tanzania on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Godwin directly using the contact details listed above.

Godwin is a well-known seasoned litigant and leads our litigation practice. His wealth of experiences spans from dispute resolution practice to corporate issues, insurance, draft policy making, intellectual property and most importantly commercial arbitrations and litigation.

Godwin has worked with well-known and reputable business entities like Bank of Africa, Equity Bank, Tanzania Women Bank, Tanzania Investment Bank, Jubilee Insurance, Serena Hotels as well as Lake Oil  Ltd. Prior to coming together with other partners to form B&E Ako Law, Godwin worked at Epic Law Partners as the Managing Partner.

Firm Overview:

B &E Ako Law is a dynamic and evolving full-fledged law firm providing full range of legal services. We have a team of 20 young and ambitious lawyers who work round the clock not only to deliver but also add value because our clients matter. The young lawyers in the Firm have solid and sound experience in handling complex legal matters. We continue to benefit from the guidance and legacy of our late Chairman Dr. Kibuta Ongwamuhana.

With three offices in Tanzania – Dar es Salaam, Arusha and Mwanza and the dedicated youthful experienced team, we boast profound knowledge of the market and our areas of practice.