Daniele Ferretti

Daniele Ferretti is our exclusively recommended Insolvency & Restructuring Law expert in Italy on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Daniele directly using the contact details listed above.

Daniele was born in Montecatini Terme, Italy, on February 20, 1976. After earning a high school diploma in classical studies from Liceo Carlo Lorenzini (Pescia, Italy) and graduating from the University of Florence, School of Law, he was awarded several scholarships from national and international universities and training institutions (including Hamline University, School of Law, Libera Università Carlo Cattaneo and ISPI School). Along with an award received from Louis F. Del Duca, professor emeritus of law, he obtained a Master’s degree in Economics and Corporate Law, post-graduate certificates in Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration, an Advanced Diploma in Chinese Business and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Comparative Law from the Penn State University, School of Law.

He was admitted as Attorney-at-Law in Italy in 2005 and was called to the bar in New York in 2009. Prior to establishing its own law firm, he practiced in Italy and abroad for some of the most prominent international arbitration organisations and law firms. In 2012, he was appointed as officer of the International Bar Association (IBA) Product Law and Advertising Committee, the main international organisation of legal practitioners, where he currently serves as Co-Vice Chair. In 2017, he founded Ferretti Firm and was appointed as Of-Counsel for a leading international law firm, for which he previously acted as Associate Partner. In 2019, he joined the international network IR Global as its exclusive insolvency member for Italy.

His practice mainly focuses on helping businesses thrive internationally, working at different levels to enhance their competitive position on a global scale, advance their goals, manage their risks and protect their strategic assets. Given his educational and professional background, he represents a number of subsidiaries of Italian companies operating in the United States. When the intricacies of international law require to work with outside counsel, he relies on an extensive and trustworthy network abroad to solve the countless legal issues that his clients, which include prominent Italian and foreign companies, face when operating globally.

He also serves as counsel to several local branches of Confindustria, the main Italian association of entrepreneurs, where he is frequently engaged in seminars, workshops, B2B meetings and conferences, held, among others, at: Confindustria Toscana Nord, Confindustria Toscana Sud, Assolombarda, Confindustria Como, Associazione Industriale Bresciana, Confindustria Lecco e Sondrio, Unione degli Industriali della Provincia di Varese, Confindustria Piacenza, Confindustria Udine, Assindustria Venetocentro, Confindustria Vicenza, Confindustria Verona, Confindustria Venezia, Area Metropolitana di Venezia e Rovigo, Unione Parmense degli Industriali, Unindustria Reggio Emilia, Confindustria Emilia, Area Centro, Confindustria Ancona and Confindustria Romagna.

He is author and co-author of several legal publications in Italy and abroad.

Surasak Vajasit

Surasak Vajasit is our exclusively recommended Insolvency & Restructuring Law expert in Thailand on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Surasak directly using the contact details above.

With more than 35 years’ experience in the private and public sectors, Surasak represents some of Thailand’s largest financial institutions and publicly traded companies in corporate and financing transactions, as well as multinational clients in complex Thai regulatory matters involving customs and anti-corruption proceedings. Drawing upon his previous experience as a judge in Thailand, Surasak’s practice largely focuses on representation in litigation and dispute resolution proceedings, including arbitrations – local and international, as counsel and arbitrator. Surasak recently successfully represented a large Japanese car manufacturing company in Tax Court proceedings involving alleged underpaid duty of THB10 billion.

Firm Overview:

R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited is part of the Rajah & Tann Asia network of firms and offers the highest standards of legal service by bringing together leading law firms and lawyers in ten regional countries. With a team of nearly 60 lawyers in Bangkok, the firm has the capacity to handle the most intricate regional and cross-border transactions and to provide seamless legal counsel across the region, with access to more than 600 outstanding lawyers across Asia.

Based in Bangkok, R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited is well-equipped to work towards giving clients a home advantage wherever they are throughout Asia, using its full-service capabilities and conducting business in ways that only native speakers can. The firm can deliver the most complex advice coherently, ensuring that clients are comfortable in legal and cultural landscapes that may seem unfamiliar.

R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited is headed by the highly respected Surasak Vajasit, who is noted for his ‘rich experience in restructuring matters, as well as corporate and financing transactions’ and ‘his previous experience as a judge’. He is recommended by clients as a ‘knowledgeable and prompt’ counsel, and is ‘respected by peers for his depth of ability’. Surasak is also regularly called upon to represent multinational clients in complex litigation and to act as an arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings.

As part of a truly Asian law firm, R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited ensures that its talent, resources and expertise are truly concentrated in the region, and in this part of the world.

Jarosław Jatczak

Jarosław Jatczak is our exclusively recommended Insolvency & Restructuring Law expert in Poland on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Jarosław directly using the contact details listed above.

His professional experience includes, among others, legal counselling during many privatisation 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 specialising 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.

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.

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

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. 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.

Firm Overview:

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.

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