Oscar Conde Medina

Oscar Conde Medina has more than 20 years of experience dedicated to attracting, consulting and assisting the direct foreign investment in Mexico. In 1996, he supported and participated, together with more experts in the matter, in the purchase of one of the most important financial institution in Mexico (Banca Confia) acquired by Citibank. From 2000 to 2003, our Founding and Managing Partner participated in the most relevant credit restructuring operations in the north of the country, such as, among others, restructuring of Pyosa, Cydsa; as well as in the merger and the public stock sale of the Coca-Cola bottling company called Arca (formerly Procor); and in the issuing of values of Banorte (Mexican financial institution) in Luxembourg.

At the beginning of 2005, given the interaction of our Founding and Managing Partner with direct foreign investment, the creation of an entity that supports both the uptake and the growth of such investment in Mexico is envisaged and it is at the end of 2006 when Legem Attorneys at Law, SC arises.

Since its inception, Legem Attorneys at Law, SC has focused on providing excellent legal consulting services, which is why international consulting firms (Mazars, Plante & Moran, Salles, Sainz-Grand Thornton) have selected it to jointly support them in the business structure in Mexico, as well as to protect the legal interests of these consulting firms.

Currently, Legem Attorneys at Law, SC provides services to its clients who are located mainly in North, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.

Firm Overview:

Legem Attorneys at Law, SC is a law firm comprised of professionals who specialize in a variety of legal disciplines with offices in the north, bajio and central Mexico, ensuring the highest ethical, professional and commercial standards are maintained.

Our commitment is to help our clients grow by providing them with opportune legal services oriented towards protecting the clients’ personal, economic and commercial interests.

The firm’s areas of practice include Litigation in civil, commercial, criminal, family, administrative, amparo law and tax law; Counseling which includes corporate, banking, immigration and real estate law, among others; as well as Compliance covering topics such as money laundering prevention, protection of personal data, anticorruption, evaluation and management of legal and regulatory risks programs, among others.

  • We are a dedicated law firm to support the growth of foreign investment in Mexico.
  • We have years of experience implementing strategies of businesses expansion in Mexico.
  • We have national and international business alliances with legal and accounting firms that allow us to offer an integral service to our clients.

The immediacy and the excellence in our services distinguish us.

Mahmut Eyüboğlu

Mahmut Eyüboğlu started to work at a Legal500 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.

He is fluent in English.

Fabio J Guzmán Saladín

Fabio J. Guzmán Saladín 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 Mr. Guzmán Saladín 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, Labor 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, he 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.

Fabio is currently the President of the Dominican German Chamber of Commerce, member of SCG Legal board of directors, and arbitrator at the Santo Domingo Chamber of Commerce. He has been recognized as a “Next generation lawyers”, “Recommended lawyer” and “Notable Practitioner” in The Legal 500 Latin America surveys and IFLR1000´s 2019 rankings.

Firm Overview:

Founded in 1927, Guzmán Ariza is currently the largest law firm in the Dominican Republic with 47 lawyers (9 partners and 38 associates/counsels) and seven offices throughout the country. Our multilingual and multinational staff is equipped to assist international investors across a wide variety of practice areas, including international trade and investments, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and business law, project finance, antitrust, real estate, telecommunications, tourism, energy, mining, banking, insurance, securities, technology, transportation, environmental law, sports, entertainment, litigation and alternative dispute resolution, and immigration.

Recognized as an outstanding Dominican law firm by Legal 500, Chambers and IFLR, the premier guides to the world’s leading law firms, Guzmán Ariza is the exclusive member in the Dominican Republic of SCG Legal, a worldwide network of leading law firms, as well as of Geneva Group International (GGI), one of the top ten global alliances of well-established and experienced law, accounting and consulting firms.

Guzmán Ariza’s commitment to knowledge of the law and business principles, responsiveness to clients and cost-effective practices has earned it the reputation within the international business community of a trusted and respected law firm that delivers results.

ACT Turkmenistan Law Firm

ACT is one of the leading law firms in Turkmenistan. Having comprehensive experience and practice in Turkmenistan, ACT is recognized as being in the top tier of Turkmenistan law firms. Located in Ashgabat, ACT engages qualified attorneys and lawyers who are of local origin and yet with international education.

ACT mainly specializes in oil and gas law, tax regulations and foreign investments in Turkmenistan. The firm has substantial transactional and corporate practice with extensive client base. It provides advice to national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governmental entities, and it maintains leading clients from a number of industries and business sectors, including banking, real estate, telecommunications, shipping, oil, construction, and others. Our lawyers’ working languages are English, Russian and Turkmen.

ACT is one of the founders of CIS Leading Counsel Network (LCN) a professional network expanding possibilities of rendering legal and consulting services in markets of rapidly developing CIS region and allowing participating firms to provide effective service for their clients beyond national jurisdictions.

ACT is a member of Nextlaw Global Referral Network – the largest legal referral network in the world, with more than 550 member firms, 27,000 lawyers covering 200+ countries., enabling to connect its clients to high quality lawyers around the world.

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.