Jarosław Jatczak

Specialist in M&A transactions; graduate of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, legal advisor at the District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Poznań since 1996; partner in the law firm since 2004; previously he was, among others, the head of Poznań office of Domański Zakrzewski Palinka Law Firm; legal advisor in W. Frąckowiak i Partnerzy Wielkopolska Grupa Konsultingowa sp. z o.o. in Poznań (currently F5 Konsulting Sp. z o.o.) as well as a legal and tax advisor in Ernst & Young sp. z o.o. Registered on the list of restructuring advisors since 2017.

His professional experience includes, among others, legal counselling during many privatization processes of companies from the heating industry in the Northern and Western Poland, representation of the investor (State Treasury) in the litigation concerning the construction of a terminal on a western border; long-standing legal counselling to the Polish largest bus and trolleybus manufacturer, including advisory on management buy-out transaction (considered by Forbes magazine Polish MBO transaction of the year 2005) funded with the means of mezzanine financing combined with the acquisition of comprehensive operational financing; Jarosław has cooperated with investment funds, brokerage houses and investment consulting companies specializing in financial advisory; he participated in the preparation of comprehensive commercial companies financing projects; he has also been in charge of numerous legal due diligence projects of companies; also a legal representative in many judicial proceedings before common courts of all instances, the Supreme Court and administrative courts.

Firm Overview:

Lawyer.
We provide professional and full-range legal advisory for demanding clients. Our know-how is supported by our experience, legal expertise, knowledge of business environment in Poland and a proper understanding of the essence our clients’ needs.

Counsel.
Our main task is to achieve goals which meet, to the maximum possible extent, expectations and business assumptions of the client. When shaping transactions or drawing up documents we secure our clients’ interest and limit risks of potential disputes or business problems.

Partner.
We care about the high level of communication, which allows us to identify and understand the needs of our clients properly and to engage in our clients’ business effectively. We offer services which are not limited to the legal advisory only. We have wide business experience in many sectors of the economy.

Abhishek Dutta

Having graduated from the prestigious National Law School of India University, Abhishek Dutta has been working in the Indian legal and tax space for well over a decade. He is known for his intuitive thinking, and business centric approach to legal and tax issues. He has rich experience in advising businesses across the entire spectrum of industries.

A qualified Insolvency Resolution Professional, and a member of indirect tax committee at chambers of commerce, he has advised on multiple cross border transactions. Blending tax and legal acumen with litigation strategic advisory, Abhishek provides his clients with a complete package of services, which is in itself, fairly unique.

He has published in various journals, and has edited and contributed to a compilation of essays on various aspects of Indian taxation.

Firm Overview:

Aureus Law Partners was founded on the belief that a better place to work would lead to client delight. As we continue growing, our experience has been a vindication of this belief. Our People are driven, committed and willing to go that extra mile to ensure that Client Delight is achieved.

From the word go, we wanted to deliver quality to the best in the business. We have, in various ways, done exactly that. Insofar as our institutional practice is concerned, we work with, and for, some of the best names in the industries. We are proud to serve some of the industry leaders in the country, and continue to build upon our capabilities and our client credentials at a fast pace.

We have a responsive service delivery system. It mandates that on each of the deliverable, whether it be a decision making call or an opinion or indeed even an email, which spells out strategic next steps, a Partner involvement is necessary. We foster a culture of questions and discussions.

Youssry Saleh

Mr. Youssry Saleh is a Supreme Court attorney, arbitrator and mediator with 30 years of experience in Egyptian as well as international law. His expertise lies in IP, commercial law, mediation and arbitration, private equity, commercial contracts and deals, tax, corporate recovery and insolvency.

Mr. Youssry Saleh has a broad-ranging arbitration and litigation practice in Egypt, representing clients in complex high-value, multi-jurisdictional disputes. He is a frequent attendee of BOD meetings in numerous local and multinational organizations where he is asked to consult top management and shareholders, and at times make decisions on behalf of a chairman or CEO. Because of his talent to weigh the issue properly and tailor the case to best ‘fit’ the client, Mr. Youssry Saleh has established long-lasting, trustful and strong relationships with his clients.

Nowadays, founded and led by him, Youssry Saleh Law Firm, represents interests of large corporations, factories and plants, agricultural companies, pharmaceutical distributors in Egypt as well as on international arena.

About Our Firm:

Youssry Saleh Law Firm, established in 1985 is a full-service law firm in Egypt, which has gained a strong reputation for supporting businesses in a wide range of industries as well as helping individual clients.

Today, the law Firm provides integrated service to the clients throughout the Middle East, helping them cover their current business needs and requirements. The Firm also represents its clients in locations that their businesses take them to as well as SMEs (small/medium enterprises) in emerging industries and markets.

Youssry Saleh Law Firm, founded and led by Mr. Youssry Saleh, an experienced Supreme Court attorney-at-law, offers a well-structured, cross-disciplinary team of experienced attorneys who create synergy and provide our clients with needed depth of knowledge, breadth of experience and responsive service, so critical for the resolution of clients’ issues and meeting key business objectives.

Recent economic developments in Egypt have introduced a need for development of law firms in Egypt. Therefore, our law firm has been attending and following the economic change by re-developing itself in order to serve foreign clients with the best and fast solutions. We have been engaged in a marketing research in order to better understand requirements of the clients and their needs in order to provide them with legal framework reports to facilitate understanding of each and every legal step to be taken in order to establish businesses in Egypt.

As business and law go hand in hand, the Law Firm has a strong business development team that has a strong experience in business sector cooperating with the legal department in order to provide the best legal advice for the clients.

Our uncompromising commitment to quality, dedication to understanding business, economic, political and economic environments as well as culture of our clients lead to recognized results and achievements.

The Firm’s strength rises from its long-standing client relationships which can be described as collaborative, professional and value-oriented. Our approach which contributes to the success is more than natural-‘make your clients’ problems, your problem’ and provide ‘best fit’ solutions through ‘best practice’ ones.

With the vision of becoming one of the best law firms in the world and while being among the best law firms in Egypt, our attorneys as well as business team are following changes and updates in laws, regulations, economics happening in Egypt as well as following the development and direction of the law firms around the world.

We offer professional legal and business advice across a wide range of practice areas, focusing on but not limited to commercial and business law; we combine technical expertise and emphasis on the nuances of commercial and regulatory environments in which our clients’ operate to better tailor solutions for our clients.

Our Approach:

Prior to undertaking a case, we evaluate the legal standpoint of the case at hand in order to avoid giving false assurance and promise which at times lead to extra costs for the client

Our goal is to serve as a trusted adviser to our clients providing the support they need to thrive in dynamic economic environment. Therefore, we provide ‘best fit’ solutions by way of implementing ‘best practice’ and tailoring individual solutions for each client/or matter. On such grounds, we hire and train young, talented lawyers as well as seasoned and experienced experts in the field. This diversity allows for synergy and creation of cross-disciplinary teams which provide multi-focal insights on a given matter in a proper time.

Our approach focuses on clients’ business fields and environments ensuring delivery of sound legal advice to accommodate our client’s industrial or commercial requirements and whatever the case may be.

Guiding Principles:

From its inception Youssry Saleh Law Firm, has been guided by values and principles which allowed building a strong reputation in the field as well as establishing long-lasting business relationships with the clients. By consistently following and acting upon our principles and core values, the Firm has been delivering quality solutions satisfying clients’ needs.

Client Service
– Client’s need is paramount. We must be there when the client needs us.
– Client’s interest is tirelessly pursued till the end within the bounds of professional ethics.
– We closely work with our clients to ensure that our services are focused on the matters of greatest importance to the client.
– Our focus is on long-term relationships with our clients.
– We thrive to exceed clients’ needs by constantly improving efficiency.

Excellence
– Our goal is to provide outstanding service, ‘excellent’ is the way.
– We are committed to continuous improvement of our services and the team.
– It is of primary importance to be able to provide our clients with the right quality, depth and scale of resources which would perfectly meet their needs.
– We hold an obligation to represent the entire legal profession.

Synergy
– The core of our approach is synergy. Our experts and professionals in various practice fields share knowledge, expertise and experience seamlessly and efficiently to provide the best integrated solution to the clients’ problem.
– We encourage teamwork and collaboration inside as well as outside of the Firm to provide a strong knowledge base for the solution of the issue.

Human Capital
– Human capital is the key to success; therefore, we hire and collaborate with exceptional, motivated, experienced people who deeply believe in our values and principles.
– Respect and dignity guide the relationships inside and outside of the Firm.
– Youssry Saleh provides opportunities for the development and advancement of its members recognizing and appreciating needs of everyone.

Mission
– Youssry Saleh is a full-service law firm striving to provide efficient and effective legal services to its clients in the MENA region, meeting the clients’ key business objectives and exceeding expectations. Fully dedicated team of experienced attorneys and an extended network of experts offer outmost attention, deep concern and valuable time in order to provide best possible solution for the client.

Emil Delchev

Emil Delchev headed the legal and tax department of Ernst and Young (Sofia) from 1995 until 1998. From 1998 to 2002 Emil Delchev was contracted to be in charge of the legal and tax department of Arthur Andersen (Sofia). Upon the demise of Andersen in 2002 and following a merger between Ernst & Young and Andersen in Bulgaria Emil Delchev headed the tax service line of Ernst & Young (Sofia) until February 2005 when he founded Delchev and Partners.

Emil Delchev brings the most valuable experience in practically all areas of law and taxation. Emil Delchev has guided hundreds of foreign investors in establishing their businesses in Bulgarian in times when Bulgaria changed from state to market economy. He has been involved from both legal and tax perspective in privatizations, restructurings, M&As, due diligence processes, acquisitions. Emil Delchev has provided advice in relation to some of the biggest and most complex transactions in Bulgaria.

Significant Representations:

– Involvement in complex shareholders arrangements and disputes between the shareholders in TechnomarketDomo NV, which included Bulgarian and Dutch law aspects. Regarding the Dutch law aspects of the matter Delchev & Partners co-operated with Clifford Chance (Amsterdam), together also participating in a following litigation before the Dutch court. TechnomarketDomo NV (“TMD”) used to be the owner of K&K Electronics EAD – the largest retailer and wholesaler of electronics in Bulgaria operating under the brand name Technomarket. TMD is also the owner of the Romania Domo retail operations – a market leader on the Romanian consumer electronics market.
– Advice to the giant ALSTOM for more than 8 years in the largest, most important project for Bulgaria in the last 20 years. ALSTOM is the general contractor of the American energy company “AES” in the construction of Thermal Power Plant of 670-MW. The project cost is estimated at EUR 1.2 billion.
– Vendor due diligence in relation to Delta Maxi’s disposal of its food retail business to Delhaize Group.
– Advice and effectuation of a cross-border, multi-jurisdictional restructuring of East Balkan Properties plc. – AIM listed company investing in the property market of South East Europe, primarily in commercial, retail and industrial property with principal focus on Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia.
– Tax due diligence, tax advice and transaction support to Heitman in its acquisition of the City Center Sofia Shopping Mall in Sofia, Bulgaria, from Equest Balkan Properties plc. The acquisition is one of the largest real estate transactions in the SEE region with a price of €101.5 million paid by Heitman through its European Property Partners III fund.
– Sell-side advisor and provision of the complete range of M&A services to the shareholders of 2be in relation to the disposal of their shares to the Bulgarian Telecommunication Company. The transaction included inter alia complicated intellectual property and competition aspects. 2be is the biggest phone accessories retail chain in Bulgaria.
– Sell-side advisor to Pamporovo Ski in the disposal of the Pamporovo Ski’s going concerning to Amer Sports. Pamporovo Ski is the only Bulgarian ski factory and is among the top 10 world ski manufacturers.
– Due diligence, transaction support, CPC notifications and advice to Delta Maxi for the acquisition of the prestigious Bulgarian chain of supermarket operating under the brand name “Piccadilly”.
– Transaction support and advice to the shareholders of diary company Fama in the disposal of the business to the Spanish private equity group GED. Notification of the transaction to the Bulgarian competition regulator.
– Advised Wrigley Bulgaria on the reorganization of the business activity.
– Buy-side adviser to a US stock-exchange listed corporation Bovie Medical Corporation in the acquisition of Bovie-Bulgaria EOOD for the price of approximately USD 1.2 million.
– Advised Agrana Zucker GmbH on the restructuring of the business activity in Bulgaria with regard to the merger of Agrana Bulgaria EAD into Agrana Trading EOOD;

Education:

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Moscow (Master of Law)

Other Qualifications:

– licensed Administrator of Insolvent Companies (Order # LC-04-72/2006 published in State Gazette # 16/21.02.2006);
– officially registered with the Bulgarian Patent Office as an industrial property representative under No 403;
– officially registered with the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) as European Trade Mark and Design Attorney under No. 73148.

Bar Admissions:

Member of the Bar

Languages:

English, French, Russian

Irina Stoyanova

Irina has a PgDip in Legal Practice (Commercial Route) and an LLB from the University of Manchester. Most of her work to date has been on the business law needs of SMEs. Her main focus areas are non-contentious commercial and contract law, corporate law, the sale and supply of goods and private acquisitions. Her recent fields of development include corporate governance and business development. Irina has been a part of NBLO’s team since 2011 and has worked in both our London and Sofia practices. At the beginning of 2016 Irina undertook the position of Director of the Sofia Office and allocates her time between providing advisory and managerial services.

Qualifications:

University of Manchester (LLB)
University of Law (PgDip)

Practice Areas:

General Corporate and Commercial, Insolvency, Private Client, Acquisitions, Employment, Real Estate, EU law.

Our History:

NBLO was set up in 2005 at a time when the Bulgarian legal market was really starting to open up to smaller, more specialised firms. The founding NBLO partners wanted to create a law firm whose clear primary focus was on Bulgaria but which would also operate to some extent as a dual jurisdiction legal consultancy providing both Bulgarian law and UK law advice; this was succeeded by the opening of both offices in Bulgaria and London. Following Bulgaria’s accession to the EU, the firm has gone from strength to strength, periodically expanding its staff numbers as well as diversifying its portfolio of practice areas.

Our Work:

NBLO is typically called upon by its clients to either be:
sole advisers in transactions with a Bulgarian law basis; or
the counterpart to international lawyers in transactions involving Bulgarian elements; or
a part of a network of advisers in a multi-jurisdictional deal.
In each of these types of work, NBLO is able to match the legal, technological, time-management, document production, commercial and communication expectations of clients and law firm partners alike.

Our Key Capabilities:

As well as our dual-jurisdiction offices mentioned above, we believe we have a variety of key capabilities which make us stand out from other Bulgarian law firms:

Local industry and business awareness

We realise how crucial  it is when giving quality legal service to understand the character and dynamics of clients’ industries. In this regard, we maintain regular contacts within the Bulgarian business community and pride ourselves on being up-to-date on all international economic developments in the wider Central & Eastern Europe region.

Efficient and cost-conscious

We always make additional efforts to pinpoint our legal advice for our clients’ purposes and to obviate inefficiencies where possible and this often pays off for our clients. We equally understand that our clients work within budgets and we are always keen to present a clear and transparent cost structure to them. In this respect, we will agree charges with clients at the time of instruction, and can help with the management of costs if this becomes necessary.

Speaking your language

We make sure we can draft and conduct business in a variety of languages in addition to Bulgarian and English, the latter of which all of our staff speak by default.

Commitment to technological excellence

We understand how effective information use impacts on our work and we consider the technological processes we have in place at our offices to be cutting-edge. We continue to strive for excellence in this area and regularly educate both support staff and fee-earners in a variety of current technologies. In addition, we have the ability to draw on an engineering support team to quickly implement any specific document exchange or technological requirements a client may request.

Guy Manning

Guy is a partner and head of our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Group. He joined Campbells in 2005 having previously practised in the London office of a leading international law firm. In his spare time Guy is a keen mountaineer who has climbed the Seven Summits, the highest mountain on each continent.

“A very bright man who gives useful, fit-for-purpose advice that’s commercially focused,” and is also widely regarded as “one of the nicest, most personable people in Cayman – a delight to deal with.” ~ Chambers and Partners

Qualifications & Admissions:

– Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, 1999 (non-practising)
– Attorney at Law Cayman Islands, 2005
– Solicitor British Virgin Islands, 2011

Expertise:

Guy advises and appears in the Cayman Islands Courts on behalf of creditors, shareholders, provisional and official liquidators, directors, managers and other professional service providers in relation to the restructuring and liquidation of Cayman companies and other entities.  Guy also has an active general litigation practice involving widely varying commercial contexts and structures, but with a particular emphasis on shareholder and investment fund disputes.

He has been involved in many of the jurisdiction’s highest profile disputes, liquidations and restructurings. Notable recent instructions include advising LDK Solar CO., Ltd (one of the world’s largest manufacturers of photovoltaic products) and its provisional liquidators in connection with the restructuring of over USD$700 million of offshore debt across the LDK group; acting for DPM Mellon (an affiliate of BNY Mellon) in connection with substantial claims arising from the US$500m liquidation of the Sphinx group of funds; and advising the provisional liquidators of Arcapita Investment Holdings Limited in respect of the US$1.2bn restructuring of the company and its parent, Arcapita Bank B.S.C. (c), a Shari’ah compliant Bahrain based investment bank.

Guy is a regular speaker at international fund and insolvency conferences and has given expert evidence of Cayman Islands law to various foreign courts.

Recognition & Awards:

Chambers and Partners report that Guy is “a very bright man who gives useful, fit-for-purpose advice that’s commercially focused,” and is also widely regarded as “one of the nicest, most personable people in Cayman – a delight to deal with” (2017), is “someone who thinks carefully about the case and offers  practical, commercial advice to help us get the best outcome” (2016), is “a very considered and technical lawyer; he accommodates innovative thinking and applies the law commercially” (2015),  and is a “a stupendously clever man… who has quickly established an impressive reputation in the Cayman Islands” (2014). The International Who’s Who Legal names Guy as one of the leading Insolvency and Restructuring lawyers in Cayman.

Associations & Clubs:

– Cayman Islands Law Society
– INSOL
– American Bankruptcy Institute