Mahmut Eyüboğlu

Mahmut Eyüboğlu is our exclusively recommended Foreign Investment Law expert in Turkey on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Mahmut directly using the contact details above.

Mahmut started to work at a magic circle law firm in 2011, when he was in the fourth grade in Bilkent University. After graduating the Faculty of Law, Mr. Eyuboglu continued to work in the same law firm as trainee. After the one-year compulsory traineeship Mr. Eyuboglu was admitted to the Istanbul Bar. Mr. Eyuboglu worked as an In-House lawyer in a Turkish Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) company for two years.

On December 2015, he established his own law firm Eyuboglu & Buyukatak.

Mr. Eyuboglu acts for various domestic and foreign investors in real estate market, include real estate investments companies, landowners, developers and lenders. He focuses his practice on corporate law, landlord-tenant law, litigation and land registry transactions process. He also advises his clients on Urban-Renewal Law in Turkey.

Mahmut Eyüboğlu is fluent in English.

Fabio J Guzmán Saladín

Fabio Guzmán Saladín is our exclusively recommended Foreign Investment Law expert in the Dominican Republic on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Fabio directly using the contact details listed above.

Fabio has more than 10 years of experience managing the Corporate and Business department of the firm and understands the needs of corporate clients and foreign investors in the Dominican Republic. As part of his experience he has participated in the negotiation and formalization of purchase agreements, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financings and due diligence processes of foreign entities entering the Dominican market.

The main practice areas of Fabio are Corporate and Business, Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Finance, Banking, Insurance and Securities, International Trade and Investments, Government Relations, Intellectual Property, Construction, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Consumer Law, Labour Law, Telecommunications and Technology, Sports and Entertainment, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Real Estate.

As the team leader of the corporate department working out of the Santo Domingo office of the firm, Fabio has represented multinationals in the Dominican Republic in complex contract negotiations with local government entities, as well as multinational and multilateral investment banks interested in financing opportunities in the country.

Dominican Republic:

The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean nation that shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti to the west. It’s known for its beaches, resorts and golfing. Its terrain comprises rainforest, savannah and highlands, including Pico Duarte, the Caribbean’s tallest mountain. Capital city Santo Domingo has Spanish landmarks like the Gothic Catedral Primada de America dating back 5 centuries in its Zona Colonial district.

Juan Federico Fischer

Juan Federico Fischer is the managing partner of Fischer & Schickendantz, one of Uruguay’s leading law firms. Both a lawyer and an M.B.A., he manages the firm’s foreign investment consulting unit, advising multinationals and individual investors in foreign direct investments in real estate developments, acquisition of local companies, agricultural enterprises and privatizations.

Education:

– Catholic University of Uruguay, School of Law, J.D., 1995
– Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, M.B.A., 2002

Memberships:

– Uruguay Bar Association
– International Bar Association
– Center for International Legal Studies

Firm Overview:

Fischer & Schickendantz is recognized as one of Uruguay’s leading law firms by companies and individuals doing business and investing in Uruguay. With a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers, conveyance attorneys, MBAs, and tax accountants, Fischer & Schickendantz prizes its focus on providing a one-stop solution to corporate leaders, both local and from overseas.

A full service law firm, Fischer & Schickendantz’s practice is divided into six core units: Corporate, Real Estate, Litigation, Tax & Incorporation, Immigration Law and Agribusiness.

The firm’s Corporate division serves some of the main companies in Uruguay, including the largest private investment venture in the country’s history an iron-ore mine and port, leading agribusiness enterprises and global construction companies engaged in Uruguay’s privatization and infrastructure projects. Our Real Estate practice has the largest department of its kind in the market, with a vast team of bilingual conveyance attorneys, assisting businesses and individuals purchasing properties, developing commercial and residential real estate, and structuring farmland purchases and operations. Global publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and The New York Times, have repeatedly singled out the firm’s expertise in this area and relied on us as a source on market trends and investment regulation.

Our Litigation division handles complex cases, involving local and cross-border issues, and among many recognitions, Fischer & Schickendantz’s litigation team obtained the first ruling by a Uruguayan court on international lis pendens in 2013, a leading case on behalf of a Fortune 100 corporation, and a significant landmark on behalf of foreign investment. Our arbitration experience extends beyond borders, with our main litigators having past and current multi-million dollar engagements in arbitration processes locally and in foreign venues, including London. The firm’s Tax and Incorporation department manages hundreds of local and offshore corporations, advises foreign investors setting up operations in Uruguay’s dozen tax-free trade zones, and our partners regularly speak at global seminars, including the leading global Offhsore Investment Conference. The firm boasts the country’s largest Residency and Immigration practice, to provide companies and individuals relocating to Uruguay a comprehensive service.

This department is linked to some of the world’s largest service providers in the field, to ensure seamless assistance on corporate immigration cases.

Finally, Fischer & Schickendantz has a specialized Farmland Investment Advisory Unit, dedicated to assisting investors in Uruguay’s thriving farmland sector: in agriculture, forestry, livestock and meat processing activities. Our team has helped set up agricultural enterprises of all sizes, and has been engaged by multinational companies to structure both the purchase and sale of land, not only handling the legal aspect, but also the search for targets.

Fischer & Schickendantz is proud to have a culture of commitment to service and multi-disciplinary collaboration, setting up advisory teams with cross-discipline knowledge from the onset, to ensure our clients have all their needs met, in an effective and innovative way. Many of our attorneys are members of Uruguay’s academic field, and regularly contribute to local and global legal publications, including The International Encyclopedia of Laws, the World Bank’s Doing Business annual report and The Corporate Immigration Review to name a few.

To learn more about our firm, we invite you to explore this site, where you will be able to read about our main practice areas, see a list of representative clients, visit international press articles which distinguish our practice, contact our members, and acquire valuable information on doing business in Uruguay: on the right hand side of our site you’ll find a handful of presentations explaining the rules on some of the favored issues for foreign companies and individuals doing business in Uruguay.

Husnu Al Suood

For the past two decades, Mr. Husnu Al-Suood has been one of the mainstays of the Maldivian legal environment. With an illustrative career in both public service as well as private practice, Mr Al-Suood in widely regarded as one of the best legal minds of his generation. In the past, he has served in such distinguished capacities as the Chief Judge of the Civil Court of the Maldives and the Attorney General of the Maldives. He has also served as Chairman of the National Law Reform Commission, President of the Clemency Board, Member of the Judicial Services Commission and Member of the Human Rights Commission. He is also founding member of the National Centre for Human Rights and Democracy and the Maldives Law Institute.

Mr Suood was a key member of the Maldivian democratic movement that culminated in the first ever democratic elections held in the country and was for a time an elected Member of Parliament for Addu Constituency of the Special Majlis, which drew up the current Constitution of the Maldives.

He is a well published author and his legal opinions are held in high regard both nationally as well as regionally. Some of his key publications include Maldivian Legal System, Our Rights Our Country, International Human Rights and Understanding Maldivian Company Law (which is used widely by practitioners, students and judges locally).

Education:

– Bachelor of Law (Hons), International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
– Master of Laws, University of Queensland, Australia

Special Positions Held:

– Chief Judge, Civil Court of Maldives (1997 to 1999)
– Attorney General of the Maldives (2009 – 2010)
– Member of the Judicial Services Commission (2008-2010)
– President of the Clemency Board (2010)
– Chairman, National Law Reform Commission (2009-2010)
– Member, Special Majlis (Constitutional Assembly), (2005 – 2008)

Professional Affiliations & Memberships:

– President, Bar Association of Maldives
– President, Maldives Law Institute
– Advocate of the Supreme Court of Maldives
– Member, Law Society of Maldives
– Principle Referee, Maldives Law Review
– Founder, Maldives Centre for Human Rights and Democracy

Awards:

On December 2011, Suood was awarded the National Award of Excellence for Outstanding Services in the field of law/legal services by the Government of the Republic of Maldives.

Asia Law Profiles recognizes him as a leading individual in the field in their 2014 edition.

Firm Overview:

Welcome to Suood & Anwar LLP, the Maldives’ premier law firm.

Established in the year 1994, Suood, Anwar and Co. has, over the last decade, earned renown for excellence and service nonpareil. Our lawyers are consistently ranked amongst the top tier of the Maldives and, today, we have as our clientele key government agencies, international financial institutions, several multinational corporations and some of the biggest corporations in Maldivian business.

Please browse through our website to find more information about us and our practice, and please feel free to contact us if you require any guidance or assistance.

Firm Rankings:

Chambers & Partners UK ranks Suood & Anwar LLP as a top tier (Band A) business law firm in the Maldives.

Luís Filipe Carvalho

Luís Filipe Carvalho is our exclusively recommended Foreign Investment Law expert in Angola on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Luís directly using the contact details above.

ADCA is a law firm based in Angola with strong links across the globe, ensuring we are well-positioned to respond to the most sophisticated client needs.

We work closely with our clients and pride ourselves on a deep understanding of their business, allowing us to work together in partnership with them.

ADCA is a member of DLA Piper Africa, whose members are comprised of independent African law firms which work in conjunction with DLA Piper, one of the world’s largest law firms.

We provide legal services across a wide range of specialist fields in which we have gathered experience, with a focus on deal-making and corporate advisory services.

We tailor our legal practice to the changing face and vitality of the Angolan economy and to our clients international standing and aspirations. Everything we do reflects our complete dedication and strict compliance with professional standards.

ADCA works closely with DLA Piper ABBC in Portugal, allowing us to respond effectively to the growing importance of the Angolan market for foreign corporations and investors.

José Alejandro Abusaid

Lawyer from Universidad del Rosario, Colombia (1999). Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University (FL, U.S.A), (2004). Certificates in international tax planning and management.

Professional Experience:

Large national and international work experience in Foreign Investment, Commercial and Corporate Law, Commercial Contracts, Free Zone regime, foreign law and international tax planning.

He has participated in planning, training and development of many foreign investment projects in the country, in sectors such as oil services, engineering, construction, food, pharmaceutical, software development, education, real estate and others.

Publications & Credentials:

Founding member of the Sociedad Colombiana de Derecho Internacional, member of the Colombo American Chamber of Commerce, member of the International Bar Association (IBA). Currently he serves as Professor of Private International Law at the Universidad del Rosario. He has also been Professor of the Master of Law Sergio Arboleda University and is the author of numerous articles on interna- tional law published by the Universidad del Rosario.

Author of the books: Negocios Exitosos, TLC Colombia-Estados Unidos e Inversión Extranjera en Estados Unidos.

Investing In Colombia:

Before you invest in Colombia, an integral planning stage is required. Our firm does a Tax and corporate planning to decide the best way to incorporate and do transactions, in order to operate with efficiency and to achieve the real interests of the stakeholders.

Once planning is done, our firm takes care of the incorporation of the elected vehicle(s) in one or more jurisdictions, for you to make wise decisions before you invest in Colombia. Sometimes the planning indicates the necessity to implement different commercial agreements between the companies of the group.

Our firm can help drafting the different contracts, looking always to satisfy the technical requirements of those agreements, in order to achieve the tax and corporate effects desired, before or after you invest in Colombia.

Colombia has a system of currency control based on informing the central bank of any currency movement. These regulations are present, for instance, in operations involved in investing, Import and export, services, and foreign loans. Our firm takes care of the compliance with these regulations, which ensures the avoidance of penalties.

Once this set up phase is completed and after you invest in Colombia, our firm takes care of the corporate and commercial law work associated to the operation of the business.