Selcuk Esenyel

Selcuk S. Esenyel is the founding partner of Esenyel&Partners and is a qualified lawyer admitted to the Istanbul Bar Association after completing his LL.B. Law degree in Turkey and studying for an LL.M. in the United Kingdom.  He primarily focuses on maritime, admiralty, dispute resolution, banking and finance and asset finance and securitisation.  He has acted for a wide range of clientele, from P&I Clubs to H&M insurers, to international banks, to ship charterers and owners.  He is currently in charge of the Shipping, Finance and Litigation team at Esenyel&Partners.

Significant Clients:

  • COSCO SHIPPING
  • HYUNDAI
  • LONDON P&I
  • ITIC
  • SOVCOMFLOT
  • OMSAN LOGISTICS
  • KIRAN HOLDING
  • FEDCOM INVEST
  • ZELLER ASSOCIATES

Sylvia W. Y. Siu

Ms Sylvia SIU Wing-yee, BSc, MBA, LLM, FCIAb, FHKIArb, JP

– Consultant Solicitor, Sit, Fung, Kwong & Shum
– President of HK Institute of Arbitrators
– Chairperson, ADR & International Relation Committee, Hong Kong Federation of Women Lawyers
– Vice-Chairperson, Nansha International Arbitration Centre
– Vice-President, Guangdong, Hong Kong & Macao Commercial Mediation Alliance

Solicitor admitted in HK, UK, Singapore & Australia, Ms Siu is an accredited mediator and listed on panels of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Dongguan Court No.2, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”), the Law Society of Hong Kong, HK Institute of Arbitrators, Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited and Hong Kong Mediation Centre (“HKMC”). She is also a conciliator of World Trade Centre (“WTC”) Macau Arbitration Centre.

Ms. Siu is also an arbitrator on many arbitration panels, such as HKIAC, WTC Macau Arbitration Center, China International Economic & Trade Arbitration Commission and numerous PRC panels of Arbitration Commissions such as Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Wuhan.

Being an experienced mediator, arbitrator and trainer in alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”), Ms. Siu has a sound profile in the ADR field where she has been at many local and international ADR conferences as a speaker. She is the founder of the HKMC and the China Chapter of Club Espanol Del Arbitrajie.

On the academic side, Ms. Siu was the ADR PCLL Examiner of the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the City University of Hong Kong, a PCLL Academic Board Member and External Academic Advisor of the City University of Hong Kong

She is President of HK Chinese Women’s Club, Vice-Chairlady of Executive Committee of HK Society for Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention and Executive Council Member of HK Family Welfare Society. Ms. Siu is a Member of the Steering Committee on Arbitration, Steering Committee on Mediation and Accreditation Subcommittee of the Department of Justice . She was a member of the Judiciary’s Working Party on Mediation as well as the Working Party for the Reform of the Law of Arbitration in Hong Kong, and the Vice Chairlady of Town Planning Appeal Board.

蕭詠儀女士 BSc, MBA, LLM, FCIAb, FHKIArb, JP

– 薛馮鄺岑律師行顧問律師
– 香港仲裁司學會會長
– 香港女律師協會另類爭議解決方案主席
– 南沙國際仲裁中心副會長
– 粵港澳商事調解聯盟副會長

蕭女士為香港、英國、新加坡及澳洲註冊律師,亦是中國國際貿易促進委員會、東莞二院、有效爭論決議中心、香港國際仲裁中心、香港律師會、香港仲裁司學會、香港調解資歷評審協會及香港和解中心的認可調解員,同時亦是澳門世界貿易中心仲裁中心的調停員。

蕭女士亦為仲裁員,並在香港國際仲裁中心、澳門世界貿易中心仲裁中心、中國國際經濟貿易仲裁委員會、以及內地多個仲裁會獲得認可,包括廣州、珠海、惠州、武漢、等。

作為一個經驗豐富的調解員、仲裁員及替代爭議解決方式的導師,蕭女士在替代爭議解決方案界別內擁有卓越成就,她活躍於業界,並經常獲邀擔任多個本地及國際替代爭議解決方案會議的講者。她亦是香港和解中心及西班牙國際仲裁會中國分會的創辦人。

在學術方面,蕭女士曾是香港大學、香港中文大學、香港城市大學法學專業證書課程替代爭議解決方式的考官及香港城大法學專業證書課程學術委員會委員及校外顧問。同時,她現在也是香港中國婦女會會長、香港善導會副主席及香港家庭福利會執行委員會委員。

蕭女士為律政司仲裁、調解督導委員會及評審資格小組委員會成員,她亦曾任司法機構調解工作小組,香港仲裁法改革工作小組成員及香港城市規劃上訴委員會副主席。

Rui Botica Santos

Partner of CRA – Coelho Ribeiro e Associados – Portuguese Law Firm (since 1998); Founder Partner of CRA Timor – Timorese Law Firm; Associate of Coelho Ribeiro e Associados-Law Firm (1993-1998); Invited as Lecturer for the Master in International Sport Law (LLM) in Instituto Superior de derecho y Economia in association with the Compultense University of Madrid about Dispute Resolution Matters (2007); Invited as Lecturer for the post-graduation course in Nova Forum, Instituto de Formacão de Executivos in the School of Economics at University Nova of Lisbon in Insolvency Subject (2003-07) and Dispute Resolution Subject (2004); Director of PortOil – Energia e Recursos Naturais, SA (since 2006); Vice-President a TV Cable Channel-Spanish corporation (since 2002-06); Collaborator of the newspaper “Semanário Económico” (1994-2004); Chairman of the General Meeting of Somincor – Sociedade Mineira de Neves Corvo, SA (since 2004); Director of the Portuguese mining Company Pirites Alentejanas SA (since 2006); Director of a Portuguese Companies Group in aggregates (1992-99); Legal Advisor of Lisbon Town hall-Department of Tourism (1992-1993); Secretary of the General Meeting of General Electric Portugal (1993-2005) and Chairman of the General Meeting of General Electric Portugal, SA (since 2006).

Author of several articles about arbitration topics; Speaker at the First Seminar of International Arbitration held in Bahia, Brazil (1997); Speaker in several Working Sessions of AIJA Congresses; Speaker in several Congresses and Seminars organized in Portugal by the following institutes: IIR-Institute for International Research, MGI-Management Global Information and IFE-International Faculty for Executives; Secretary of several arbitrations; Arbitrator in several domestic arbitrations and International; Arbitrator of the official list of the Portuguese Centre for Commercial Arbitration; Arbitrator of the official list of the “Centro de Arbitragem das Profissões Liberais” and Arbitrator of the official list of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS-CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Professional Memberships:

Portuguese Bar Association (1992); Brazilian Bar Association – São Paulo section (2006); Vice-President of PLG network (2007) and member of the Executive Board of PLG network since 2004InterAmerican Bar Association (since 1999); AIJA-International Association of Young Lawyers (since 1997); Member of the Executive Committee of AIJA-1999-2002; National Vice President of AIJA – National Representative (2002-2005); member of the Finance Committee and Finance Officer of the Law Course Committee (2005-2006); member of the “Club Español de Arbitraje” (since 2005); President of PLG (2008).

Professional Experience:

Head of the Arbitration Department and Mining Department of CRA. Legal counsel of the current major foreign investor Group in mining business in Portugal, (since 1998). Legal advisor – on behalf of the buyer investor – on the major privatization transaction regarding the acquisition of the major project copper mine in Portugal (Somincor). Legal advisor in several mining projects taking place in Portugal, Angola, Brazil and East Timor.

Bars Admitted:

Portuguese Bar Association, since July 1995 (as lawyer); Brazilian Bar Association, since May 2006 (as lawyer).

Qualifications/Education:

Lisbon University, (Degree in Law 1992); post graduation Community Studies, Lisbon University (1994); Mediation Course in Civil and Corporate matters-organized by the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry-Professor Serge Roy-Canada (2001).

Ali Naeem

Ali Naeem specialises in tax disputes, investigations and litigation. He acts for both corporate and individual clients and frequently advises law firms and other professional firms on contentious tax matters and disputes. Prior to joining CTL, he worked at the MIRA and was directly involved in handling tax disputes and has represented MIRA at Tax Appeal Tribunal and courts on various tax disputes.

Ali holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of London, and Bachelor of International Business from Charles Stuart University of Australia.

Firm Overview:

CTL Strategies LLP is a multi-disciplinary law firm that provides comprehensive legal solutions to both local businesses operating globally and foreign businesses with interests in the Maldives.

We, at CTL Strategies, look to assist our clients in all aspects of their business, regardless of the minutia of the task. Our services range from helping local and foreign companies get started by assisting them with the inception of their business in the Maldives to advising them on all aspects of any commercial transaction they may undertake.

CTL Strategies is comprised of corporate lawyers, tax advisors and chartered accountants who are well versed in all domestic laws concerning any financial undertaking that you may intend. Our lawyers take up the role of both business advisor and legal counsel which make them uniquely suited to providing comprehensive guidance for businesses looking to make strategic decisions which impact their future.

We are particularly known for our skilful work in highly complex tax matters. Our clients can rely on us at every level of tax audits, investigations, and controversies and we represent them in any litigation that may arise from a tax dispute. We understand the value of a strategic approach to all of those stages and we use that approach to achieve the best outcome for our clients. The calibre of our work in all areas of taxation law is unrivalled and acknowledged by our peers in the industry.

From our website, you will find an overview of our services. We understand that each business has its unique features and thus require services specifically tailored to their needs. Please browse through and contact us if you need our assistance.

Archil Mchedlidze

Managing Partner and founder of Archil Mchedlidze’s Law Practice LLC. He is one of Georgia’s top legal experts with over 15 years of experience. His practice areas include Corporate and Business, Tax and Customs, Commercial, reorganization (merger and joining, division, allocation) and the liquidation of legal entities, Contracts, Immigration, Workplace Issues, Family and Inheritance, Civil and Criminal Law, IP & E-Commerce, Banking and Finance, Insurance, Bankruptcy, Foreign Investments, Privatization and legalization, Real Estate and Construction, Licenses and Permits, Oil, Gas and Energy, Media and Communications, Government Affairs, Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Arbitration.

Prior to establishing the firm, Mr. Mchedlidze worked as a Legal and Tax Expert at UBC International – Audit, Tax, Legal and Business Advisory Services (Member of PKF International). Along with other large projects, He was involved in corporate and business, Due Diligence, tax and customs, company formation, reorganization and the liquidation, real estate and Construction, Workplace Issues, Contracts, civil, Government Affairs, Licenses and Permits, immigration, litigation and arbitration matters. Archil has also worked as a Legal Advisor with leading private and international organizations. He has successfully passed Civil, Administration and Criminal Bar Exams and is a certified attorney with General Qualification. Mr. Mchedlidze is a member of the Georgian Bar Association.

Education:

– Master of Laws (LL.M.), Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT), Chicago, Illinois
– Dante Alighieri State University of Rome, Italy
– Tbilisi State University named after Iv. Javakhishvili
– Master’s Degree of the faculty of law with a major in Jurisprudence

Trainings & Certificates:

– Certificate of Competency, Business Registry Software User
– Certificate of Competency, NAPRWEB User
– Certificate for passing qualification exam in Criminal Law
– Certificate for completing courses in Civil Law at the Training Centre of Justice Of Georgia
– Certificate for completing courses in International Accounting Standards and Taxation
– Certificate for passing qualification exam in Civil and Administration Law
– Diploma at Dante Alighieri State University of Rome, Italy

Language Skills:

Georgian, English, Russian and Italian.

Firm Overview:

Archil Mchedlidze’s Law Practice (“AMLP”) is a Tbilisi-based leading law firm providing a full range of expert legal services to individuals and business entities by their activities to Georgia.

The Firm employs 14 professional staff and Outsourcing legal, tax and business advisors in different areas of practice. Our team consists of Licensed Attorneys, Certified Property Appraisers, Expert – financiers, Business & Tax Consultants.

The executive team of our law firm consists of highly qualified and licensed Georgian lawyers. Our attorneys advise and represent clients in connection with all Georgian law matters including Corporate and Business, Tax and Customs, Commercial, reorganization (merger and joining, division, allocation) and the liquidation of legal entities, Contracts, Immigration, Workplace Issues, Family and Inheritance, Civil, Administrative and Criminal Law, Intellectual Property, Banking and Finance, capital markets and insurance law, Bankruptcy, Foreign Investments, Privatization and legalization, Real Estate and Construction, Licenses and Permits, agriculture and food industry, Energy and natural resources, Media and Communications, Government Affairs, Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Arbitration.

Our lawyers have postgraduate advance degrees from the well-known Georgian, US, and UK law schools and admitted to Georgian Bar. All attorneys and staff are fluent in English, Russian and Georgian and have significant experience in collaborating with foreign law firms in several jurisdictions.

Our law office delivers “excellence” in legal services. In our view, the concept of “excellence” embraces “effective” in both the results and cost sense. Our clients’ decision to retain us is based on their confidence in our legal skills, integrity and good judgment. Equally important is our clients’ belief that we will make every effort to minimize the legal costs. Thus, contributing to our clients’ business success is one of the main targets of our law firm.

We have access to the world’s largest companies, which helps us provide various important legal products. Our many years of experience have contributed to the success of numerous business projects.

Professionalism, honesty and a sense of responsibility enable us to solve all our clients’ legal needs. We work efficiently to achieve the best possible results for our clients.

Chris de Bres

Chris de Bres joined HBN Law in 2011 and became a partner of the firm in 2012. He started his career in 2000 as an attorney at Clifford Chance in Amsterdam. He switched to Lexence Amsterdam in 2004 were he became a partner in 2007.

Chris is a specialist in corporate and commercial litigation and dispute resolution. He furthermore regularly acts in arbitration proceedings and in corporate inquiry proceedings. Chris represents clients before the courts in the Dutch Caribbean and – being also admitted to the Dutch Bar – in the Netherlands. Among his clients are international companies with large interests in the energy, telecommunication, satellite and financial sectors. Clients appreciate Chris because of his strong litigation skills, extensive knowledge and keen intelligence.

Chris is currently active as member of the board of the Bonaire Bar Association. His work has been published in a variety of Dutch legal publications. In addition he is a part-time lecturer in corporate law at the University of Curaçao. Chris furthermore has lectured at the Center for Postgraduate Education of the Radboud University, Nijmegen for Dutch and Dutch Caribbean lawyers in Curaçao.

Education:

– University: Groningen, The Netherlands (cum laude)
– Postgraduate: Grotius Academy Corporate Litigation

Languages:

– Dutch
– English

Firm Overview:

HBN Law employs more than 30 attorneys in Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and Amsterdam. The office in Sint Maarten also serves the islands of Saba and Sint Eustatius. HBN Law runs a general civil practice. The practice of HBN Law further includes administrative & public law as HBN Law frequently advises and represents the local governments in those areas.

HBN Law is the oldest and leading firm in the Dutch Caribbean. As a member of Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, HBN Law forms part of a global alliance of legal professionals.