David W. Crossett, Esq.

David W. Crossett has piloted multi-million dollar business disputes, briefed cases before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and fiercely defended clients’ First Amendment rights. Mr. Crossett’s competitive litigation mindset provides Cornerstone Law’s clients with strategic solutions to their problems.

Well-rounded in his academic interests, Mr. Crossett finished 3rd in his class at Regent University School of Law where he was also an editor of the Regent Law Review. Before that, his studies included attendance at Word of Life Bible Institute in New York, and a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Whether serving as a counsellor at a residential drug treatment centre in New Hampshire, teaching at a high school for at-risk youth in Chicago, or working as executive director of an environmental recycling program in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, Mr. Crossett’s passion for civic engagement and community development has always been present in his work. Mr. Crossett is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New York.

Today, Mr. Crossett serves as Chairman of the Elder Board at Fleetwood Bible Church in Berks County, Pennsylvania. He is also a devoted husband and father of four.

Firm Overview:

Cornerstone Law Firm, LLC is a Berks County law firm providing a broad range of legal services. Our attorneys are deeply knowledgeable and client-focused. Preparing wills and drafting contracts, offering vigorous criminal defence, initiating and defending civil lawsuits—each of these is part of a broad practice that allows this firm to serve Berks County’s legal needs.

We’re here to help you with your legal needs.

With Cornerstone’s ability to provide licensed representation in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey, clients coming to this firm can rest assured that they’re receiving comprehensive advice in a setting where a scholarly pursuit of new developments in the law is mixed with a respect for the traditions of the legal profession.

Alejandro Schuster Benitez

Alejandro Schuster Benitez holds a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Law from the Universidad Panamericana, Guadalajara campus. Master in Private Law, he majored in Civil and Commercial Procedural Law, as well Obligations and Contracts. He attended seminars on Philosophy of Law and Legal Research.

Master in Public Law specializing in Constitutional Law and Amparo, by the same university.

Master in Law (LLM) with Specialization in Oral Litigation from the California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, USA.

Active member of the Mexican Bar Association. Member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) where he participates in the Jalisco Arbitration Committee. ABC Referee recognized by the Mediation and Arbitration Center of the National Chamber of Commerce.

Founding partner and practitioner at Ramos, Ripoll & Schuster, Abogados, where he leads the Litigation & Dispute Settlement practice team. Managing Partner of the Firm in the Veracruz office.

Practice Areas:

His practice is mainly focused in civil, commercial and constitutional litigation, as well as in extrajudicial recovery of nonperforming loan portfolios.

Academic & Professional Activities:

Co-founder and Acting Director General of the Instituto de Enseñanza Práctica del Derecho, a renowned institute committed to the legal updating of lawyers and non-lawyers. Former treasurer of the U.S.-Mexico Bar Association, Guadalajara chapter.

Firm Overview:

Ramos, Ripoll & Schuster is a law firm founded in Mexico with a global vision.

Our attorneys provide high quality services through a combination of educational background, field expertise and specialized skills with the purpose of satisfying our clients’ needs. We have strategic presence in domestic and international locations allowing us to offer customized and immediate legal solutions in today’s global and highly competitive business environment.

We believe in the specialization of our legal services, which allows us to offer our clients immediate and practical solutions to all their needs. That is why our team is formed by a group of trained professionals in every area of law, to ensure we can satisfy all our clients’ needs.

Our firm has the flexibility to offer legal and business services to entrepreneurs, small, and medium companies, as well as to multinational and government entities. We offer integrated counseling to our clients to capitalize on business, trade and investment opportunities, as well as to handle any contingencies as a result thereof.

Our firm is comprised of attorneys and professionals with vast experience in legal practice, fully committed to quality and specialized services. That is why our team is formed by a group of trained professionals in every area of law, to ensure we can satisfy all our clients’ needs.

Najib Hage-Chahine

Najib Hage-Chahine is the Managing Partner of Hage-Chahine Law Firm and our exclusively recommended Dispute Resolution expert in Lebanon.

He holds the prestigious title of Agrégé of the French Faculties of Law which is the highest academic recognition that is bestowed upon French Law Practitioners and is a Professor of Private Law at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences at Saint-Joseph University in Beirut and a Visiting Professor at Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas in Paris.

He is routinely solicited to handle complex cross border disputes and international business transactions. He often acts for foreign companies who aim to do business in the Middle East and handles incorporation, acquisitions, commercial contracts, closing down of subsidiaries and establishing joint ventures. He also provides in-depth legal consultations on comparative law and regional compliance.

As an experienced litigator and a listed arbitrator, he specializes in domestic and international disputes arising out of a contract. His expertise encompasses cross-border enforcement of court decisions and arbitral awards as well as investor-state dispute settlements. He is well-versed in issues of sovereign immunity and emanation of state and has demonstrated the ability to deliver indisputable results in matters involving foreign governments and international institutions.

Najib has earned a PHD in Private Law from Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, a LL.M. from Harvard Law School, a Master 2 in Private Law from Saint-Joseph University, a Master 2 in Criminal Law from Lyon 3-Jean Moulin University, a Master 1 in Business Law from Lyon 3-Jean Moulin University and a LLB in Lebanese Law from Saint-Joseph University.

He is fluent in Arabic, French and English and has numerous publications in the fields of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Civil Law, Contract law, Commercial Law, Private International Law, Mediation, and Tort Law. He has published one of the most comprehensive legal studies on international commercial agencies in the Arab Countries and has written an award-winning PHD thesis in Private Law.

Simon Vumbaca

A highly experienced litigator, Simon Vumbaca has a client centric approach to all cases, always operating in the client’s best interests. Direct, robust and tenacious, his passion for the sea and sailing influences and informs his approach to handling complex cases.

He saysAt sea, it is what it is, there is no escaping and you have to be resourceful….It is about understanding, respect and improvisation. The margin between success and failure lies in extensive preparation, resourcefulness and experience”.

These principles are the foundation of his practice. With a reputation for fiercely protecting his clients, he operates with the utmost discretion. A private man, he somewhat eschews conventionality, enjoying an active and outdoors lifestyle with his family.

Firm Overview:

ASV Law is an exclusive Litigation and Arbitration boutique firm founded in 2011 and based in Mayfair, London.

We specialise in complex cross-border and multi-jurisdictional work, effectively representing Clients and firmly defending their interests.

We Negotiate – We Litigate – We Protect is our credos, allowing us to achieve the best results thanks to our reach on the ground all over the World to immediately assist our Clients. With over 25 years of International, high level Commercial and Civil Litigation successes we are well-known for our international prestigious work, which makes us one of the leading firms in resolving disputes in Europe, North America, South America and the Middle East.

We have developed significant expertise in specific sectors of the law: Commercial and Civil Litigation, International Arbitration, Sports Law, M&A, Technology and IP.

ASV Law specialises in facilitating settlements, bringing parties together and establishing credible mutually acceptable solutions. However, if it does not resolve and, in the event that disputes reach the High Court, other Higher courts, or arbitration, ASV Law provides Clients with robust, tenacious and effective representation.

We also advise on legal issues faced by those in the public eye with a specific focus on privacy rights such as digital and social media defamation, information protection, and image rights.

Dong (Eric) Liu

Eric Liu Dong started his practice in 1997 and joined Han Kun in February 2011.

Mr. Liu specializes in cross-border arbitration and litigation, especially cross-border transaction and commercial contract-related disputes; he also has extensive experience in assisting clients to develop and establish efficient legal risk management mechanism. He is knowledgeable of commercial environment in China and well recognized in solving problems for clients from various industries through contentious and non-contentious approaches.

Mr. Liu has represented many well-known multinational corporations in high profile arbitrations and litigations and has always gained favorable judgments/awards for his clients. Mr. Liu has extensive experience in representing clients in domestic and overseas arbitral institutions and has ample experience in representing clients before courts of various levels, including the Supreme Court of China. Mr. Liu has also assisted clients as Chinese law expert witness in various overseas arbitrations and litigations.

Mr. Liu was recognized as “Asialaw Leading Lawyer in Dispute Resolution” by Asialaw Profiles (2014-2015) and “Asialaw Leading Lawyer” by Asialaw Profiles (2016). In 2019, Mr. Liu was recognized as commercial and transactional “Dispute Resolution Star” by Benchmark Litigation, and was exclusively recommended as “Dispute Resolution Law Expert in China” by Who’s Who Adviser Handbook and many other international publications.

Education:

Mr. Liu graduated from Lanzhou University and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics & Information Technology in 1994. He also studied in the United Kingdom and received an LL.M. in International Business Law from the University of Exeter in 2006.

Qualifications:

Member of the PRC Bar

Working Languages:

Mandarin Chinese (native) and English (fluent)

Adnane Bouchaib

Maître BOUCHAIB Adnane is our exclusively recommended Dispute Resolution expert in Algeria. If you require assistance, please contact Adnane by using the contact details above.

Training:

  • 1993-1998: Faculty of Law, Algiers;
  • Bachelor of Laws (1997);
  • Master in International Law and International Relations;
  • 2001: Washington;
  • Participation in the “Rule of law Initiative Global/Human Training and Support Program” organised by the U.S. Embassy in Algiers;
  • 2003-2005: Faculty of Law of Geneva;
  • Preparation of a Diploma Studies in International Law.

Firm Overview:

BOUCHAIB LAW FIRM is a law firm composed of young, aggressive and highly skilled professionals offering its clients personalised attention, whose responsibility and professionalism makes the difference. BOUCHAIB LAW FIRM offers the most effective legal services to its clients worldwide, with top quality legal counselling, as well as a select group of attorneys highly qualified in providing fast and effective solutions to Civil, Commercial, Arbitration, Labour and Penal concerns, both locally and internationally.

We differ from other law firms in Algeria, where the client is limited to dealing with only one attorney within the firm; at BOUCHAIB LAW FIRM our work policy is based on “teamwork”.

BOUCHAIB LAW FIRM is affiliated with: the International Association of European Lawyers; the Algerian Bar Association; and the International Bar Association.