Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin

Ludovic joined in 2019 the AE (Advisory Excellence) international legal network as one of the exclusive Human Rights Members. Me Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin uses not only national constitutional, administrative, civil and criminal law but also international law, to some extent, underpinned by English and US Constitutional law. The experience of Ludovic comes from magic circle and US law firms.

In 2018 and 2019, Ludovic received numerous awards and was awarded in May 2019 a Top Tier recognition – Business Litigation Lawyer of the Year & Regulatory Lawyer of the Year – France by M&A Today. He is part of the 2019 CorporateINTL Who’s Who. His practice is part of the European law’s framework and can include countries of European Union and Council of Europe’s countries (e.g. Western Europe’s countries, Federation of Russia and ex USSR’s satellites countries that are now part of Western Europe). Ludovic graduated in 1996 (Licence en droit) from the French Paris X University (Nanterre) and received the same year military instruction from French Air Army.

His areas of practice include:

  • business & corporate law;
  • white collar (including stock exchange litigation);
  • data protection;
  • national and international family law; and
  • ethic litigation.

Me Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin is registered in the Paris Bar with three predominant activities (activités dominantes): European law, business law and litigation (which includes mediation and arbitration) and as avocat mandataire immobilier (real estate agent lawyer), avocat mandataire d’artistes et d’auteurs (artists and authors agent lawyer) and avocat mandataire sportif (sports agent lawyer). Me Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin mainly focusses on (i) civil rights granted by EU and (ii) Convention Européenne de Sauvegarde des Droits de l’Homme et des libertés fondamentales / European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

He holds a master’s degree (Maîtrise) in business law, a master’s degree (Maîtrise) in international and European law (both from French Paris X University (Nanterre)), a master’s degree (DEA) in contract law from French Paris XI (Sceaux) University and a master’s degree (DESS) in international commercial law from French Paris X University (Nanterre)(both in 1999). He graduated from the Paris bar (2000 class) and holds, more specifically, a certificate in private law and contract enforcement in the United – States of America and in France (contracts and arbitration) from Yale University / Paris II – Panthéon – Assas (2015) – being top of his class for the paper research / thesis. Ludovic also holds a diploma of professional English from the English University of London (British Institute in Paris).

He is generally praised from peers for his developed general legal background (both in private and public law). He is described as having an undeniable technical expertise with strong technical and drafting skills (French and English) and a strong capability to convey complex topics in engaging and accessible ways.

In 2015, Ludovic created his own law firm. For a more personal presentation, he belongs to a family of jurists for two centuries: magistrate, professor of law (Professor Timbal at the University of Paris II – Panthéon – Assas), lawyer (bâtonniers, secretaire de la conférence) and notary. He supports economic empowerment.

He is described as an open minded and a very dynamic lawyer.

Jean-Charles S. GARDETTO

Admitted to the Bar in Monaco in 1988, Jean-Charles S. Gardetto has practised as an Avocat-Défenseur since 1997. He is the former President of the Monaco Bar Association (Ordre des Avocats et Avocats-Défenseurs de Monaco) and a former member of its board.

Jean-Charles S. Gardetto handles both advice and litigation. His main practice areas are business law, civil law, banking and financial law, contract law, international private law and business criminal law.

He holds the following academic qualifications:

– Master of Laws (L.L.M.) (1987), Cornell Law School (USA);
– Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées, DESS de Juriste d’Affaires Internationales – Commerce extérieur (1985), University of Aix-Marseille III, Institute of Business Law (France);
– Diplôme de Juriste Conseil d’entreprises, option internationale (1985), University of Aix-Marseille III;
– Maîtrise de droit privé (1984), University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (France).

Jean-Charles S. Gardetto was a Member of the National Council (Parliament) of Monaco and Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee from February 2003 to February 2013.

He was Head of the Delegations of Monaco to the Parliamentary of the Council of Europe and to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and was elected Vice-President of both Assemblies.

He was also a member of Monaco’s delegations to the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean and the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly (EuroMed) of the Union for the Mediterranean.

Jean-Charles S. Gardetto is also a member of the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Union Internationale des Avocats.

Firm Overview:

Jean-Charles S. Gardetto, Attorney at law (Avocat-Défenseur) admitted to the Bar of Monaco in 1988, has built up a practice handling both advice and litigation in the Principality of Monaco, and covering several areas of law.

Backed by law degrees from both French and American universities, Jean-Charles S. Gardetto soon built up the international client portfolio that has determined the firm’s general course.

The Law Offices of Jean-Charles S. GARDETTO currently comprise six multilingual legal practitioners: a partner, Attorney at law, Jean-Charles S. Gardetto and six associates, graduates of universities in France and abroad, spanning all the main practice areas.

The firm offers its clients, Monegasque and foreign nationals alike, a highly skilled and professional team who between them possess all the competencies required to tackle a comprehensive range of legal issues, including both litigation and advisory work, and to resolve the most complex situations.

The Law Offices of Jean-Charles S. GARDETTO even accompany its clients beyond the borders of the Principality thanks to a network of international correspondents.

Jude Baptiste

The world of law, evolving and complex, requires the intervention of experts vocation to defend, advise, secure, negotiate and prevent. In pursuing these objectives, the Law Firm Jude Baptist is at your side.

The law firm’s mission is to provide legal advice and defend the rights of individuals, natural persons, legal persons. It informs them about possible proceedings before courts and tribunals and the limits of their competence.

The firm also helps people who want to peacefully resolve conflicts.

Independent of any power without political character, the Cabinet of Haitian lawyers Jude BAPTISTE and Associates welcomes domestic and foreign inclusive.

It puts the knowledge of professional experts in the field of law serving individuals, Intergovernmental Organizations, International Organizations, Governmental and Non Governmental.

The Cabinet Jude BAPTISTE is Specialized in Legal Assistance to Foreigners in Haiti.

Type of Practice: Our areas of expertise include, purpose is not limited to The Following: Adoption, Child Support, Unilateral and Bilateral Divorce (national and international), Family Law, Human Rights, Labour Law, International Trade, Criminal Justice. We also help Those seeking to settle through arbitration Their arguments. We provide our services in a Timely and cost-effective Manner to help our customers achieve achievement Their goals.

We are working with and providing good Full Service Legal Support to Law Firms based abroad.

We are Member of Bar Association of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Atoh Walter M. Tchemi

ATOH WALTER M TCHEMI is the founder and Head of THE TIME LAW FIRM.

Born and bred in Kumba, Atoh received his Master Of Arts In International Politics from CENTRE EUROPÉEN DE RECHERCHES INTERNATIONALS ET STRATÉGIQUES (CERIS) BRUSSELS-BELGIUM and his LL.B. from the UNIVERSITY OF DSCHANG, West Region, Cameroon.

Atoh’s devotion to protecting consumer and justice is woven seamlessly into his spare time, where he volunteers for the PRO BONO GROUP, this is a registered Non-Governmental, Non-Political and Non Profit making organization that renders pro bono legal services to persons who cannot afford for defense counsel.

When Atoh isn’t grinding away at the office, he can be found playing Volleyball and Tennis at the local gymnasium.

Practice Overview:

The Time Law Firm is renowned for bringing legal assistance to its Clients. At The Time Law Firm, we offer a broad spectrum of legal activities including but not limited to Business Law, Banking Law, Labour Law, Insurance Law, Criminal Law, Human Rights Law, Intellectual Property, etc.

The office is well furnished with a cream of state-of-the-art advocates who are willing at all times to respond to legal issues.

We have partnered with Pro Bono Group, a non-profit Human Rights Organisation based in Meme Division which offers Legal assistance to litigants wanting Human Rights assistance.

Our clients are based in Africa, Europe and the United States of America.

Shaheed Fatima QC

Shaheed has a broad practice which includes commercial law, civil liberties and human rights, public law and regulatory law and public international law. Many of her cases involve an international dimension and aspects of either conflict of laws or public international law.

The international reach of her practice is reflected in the diversity of her clients: States (e.g. Bahrain; Cyprus; Iran; Rwanda; Russian Federation; UK), multi-national companies, international organisations, NGOs, royalty and Government Departments.

It is also reflected in the range of courts in which she appears: her experience extends beyond English courts to the European Court of Human Rights; UN treaty bodies; arbitral tribunals and the EU court.

She is often instructed for her expertise on international law issues such as sovereign immunity, e.g. she is currently instructed by the Russian Federation in relation to Yukos’ $50 billion arbitral award and by Prince Abdul Aziz of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in relation to a claim of over £12 million. She is as comfortable in the commercial context of these cases as she is in the human rights/public law context of cases such as Mohammed v MoD (pending before the Supreme Court) which concerns detention in Afghanistan and the relationship between international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Before becoming a QC, Shaheed was a member of the Attorney General’s Public International Law ‘A’ Panel (2014-2016) and the Attorney General’s ‘A’ Panel (2011-2016), having previously been on the ‘B’ Panel (2009-2011). Examples of her cases for the UK include: the Kosovo Advisory Opinion before the ICJ; the cases of Shepherd, Kott and Alarape before the CJEU and the cases of Qureshi and CD before UN treaty bodies.

In January 2017, The Lawyer magazine named Shaheed as one of its ‘Hot 100’ leading lawyers.

Amal Clooney

Amal Clooney is a barrister who specialises in public international law, international criminal law and human rights. She represents clients before international courts including the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights and domestic courts in the UK and US. Alongside court work, she provides advice to governments and individuals on legal issues in her areas of expertise.

Amal was ranked in the leading legal directory Chambers and Partners as one of the top lawyers in the UK in the fields of international human rights and international criminal law. “According to the rankings, she is a very effective and focused advocate, and somebody who is able to work very effectively with people.” She is said to be a “human rights expert” who is “[n]oted by commentators for her intellectual acumen” when handling complex international criminal law cases. The directory also highlights that “[s]he’s very skilled and very thoughtful in the way she approaches a case, and has a great understanding of ICC [International Criminal Court] practices.”

Amal served as a senior advisor to Kofi Annan when he was the UN’s Envoy on Syria. She also served as Counsel to the UN Inquiry on the use of armed drones led by the Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights. She is a member of the UK’s team of experts on preventing sexual violence in conflict zones. And she was recently appointed to the UK Attorney General’s expert panel set up to advise and represent the UK government in cases involving public international law.

Prior to joining the London Bar, Mrs Clooney worked in The Hague with various UN-sponsored justice mechanisms including the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. She is also admitted to the New York Bar and practiced as a litigation attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York. She speaks English, French and Arabic.


Amal has also been appointed to a number of international human rights investigations and conflict-resolution panels. She is or has been:

– Appointed to the UK Attorney General’s Public International Law C Panel (2014-2019), a small panel of experts in international law who will be called upon to represent the UK Government in cases involving public international law in international courts and in the courts of England and Wales;
– Counsel to the Inquiry led by UN Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights, Ben Emmerson QC, into the use of drones;
– Adviser to Kofi Annan, the Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League on Syria;
– Legal adviser to the head of the UN commission investigating the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri and other terrorist attacks in Lebanon;
– Legal adviser to the King of Bahrain in connection with the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry headed by Professor Cherif Bassiouni;
– Member of Expert Panel of Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative formed by UK Foreign Secretary William Hague to gather evidence of sexual crimes committed in conflict zones;
– Rapporteur for the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute, focusing on the independence of the judiciary in Egypt following the 2011 revolution;