Marco Morace

Marco Morace graduated at the University of Naples “Federico II” (maxima).

Marco joined the Firm in 2003; before legal dept. Procter & Gamble (Rome), internship with leading London insurers, visiting lawyer with international law firms Holman Fenwick & Willan (London) and Hill Dickinson (London).

Marco is a member of the Italian Bar Association.

Marco was the Maritime Law chair of the University of Naples “Parthenope”.

Marco is a lecturer at the Master of International Management of I.P.E. (http://www.ipeistituto.it/master/) in Naples.

Marcos is also Panelist of the Panel Debate in London “Driving best claims practices’’ of the “Italian TPA and Legal Counsel PROGRAMME 2016” organized by LLOYD’s.

Expertise:

Insurance (E&O, D&O, Professional Indemnity, Transport and Cargo Losses, Counter-Fraud, Insurance and Re-Insurance Contracts, International Distribution, International Sale and Purchase of Goods, Yachts and Mega Yachts, Transnational Corporate and Finance, Restructuring Contracts and other Commercial Agreements, Insurance and Reinsurance in Different Classes of Business (i.e. Liability of Various Kinds such as E&O, D&O, Professional Indemnity, Transport and Cargo Losses) as well as Counter-Fraud, International Credit Recovery, Marine and Aviation Disputes, Arbitrations, Commercial Complex Disputes.

Our History:

Morace was built in 1938 on passion, competence, hard work, and client satisfaction. The traditions, principles and values of our founders are the foundation of our Firm.

Paul Wordley

Paul is the founding partner of Wordley Partnership. In his previous role at Holman Fenwick Willan LLP, he headed up the international insurance and reinsurance claims practice.

Paul’s expertise is geared towards advisory, complex claims, dispute resolution and coverage issues in the international insurance and reinsurance markets, acting for policyholders, insurers, brokers, intermediaries and reinsurers. His particular areas of expertise are in the oil, gas, mining, marine, construction and TMT sectors.

Paul has been involved in a number of high-profile international insurance and reinsurance claims in recent years and has also advised on a number of recent major oil, gas and mining claims. He also has significant mediation experience, having represented clients in several successful multi-million-dollar mediations. Paul has also conducted numerous arbitrations before LMAA, ICC, SCC and LCIA.

He is recommended by expert legal directories as ‘exceptional’ and has become a thought leader in the mining insurance world.

Bryan McMahon

Bryan is the founder of the firm and is the Principal Lawyer in our Insurance department.

Bryan has more than 35 years’ experience and holds a Master of Laws Degree from the University of Sydney.

During his career, Bryan has conducted litigation in almost every jurisdiction in the country as well as most forms of alternative dispute resolution including International Chamber of Commerce arbitrations. He has been involved in numerous reported decisions in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia.

Bryan acts for both plaintiffs and defendants and is completely focused on realistically achieving the best possible result for his clients whether by way of informal dispute resolution or through litigation

He is a Law Society of New South Wales Accredited Specialist in commercial litigation, and he completed the insurance law strand of that specialty in 1998. He is one of only about 20 such recognised specialist lawyers in the Sydney and New South Wales area.

Hal Mc l Gollop, QC

Mr. Hal Mc Laren Gollop, QC was admitted to the Bar in 1994.

General practice (or general law practice) typically encompasses a broad range of practice areas by an attorney. It means that the attorney does not limit their law practice or specialty to one particular area of law. Instead the attorney will practice law in several areas such as criminal law, accident and personal injury law, bankruptcy, business law, family law, estate planning, insurance law, litigation, and real estate.

Many younger attorneys will open a “general practice” until they settle into an area of law in which they intend to specialize. You will also see general practitioners in smaller communities when business may be limited, so a lawyer must practice in multiple areas. Attorneys are not required to specialize. However, in larger cities, “boutique” law firms have developed over the last several years that specialize in only one or two practice areas. The philosophy is to do one area of law extremely well, thereby justifying a premium “boutique” fee.

When you are looking for a lawyer, you may want to consider an attorney who specializes in one area of law instead of a general practitioner so that you get more specialized advice. Many states have procedures where an attorney can become board certified in a particular area of law. To become specialized, board certification requirements generally include:

  • A set number of years in practice.
  • Have handled a certain number of cases and appeals involving the specialized practice area.
  • Completion of specific continuing education related to the specialty.

If your situation is very specific to one area of law, a board certified attorney may be a better avenue for a concise resolution of your case. However, if your situation involves an on overlap of multiple areas like family, criminal, and probate, you may want a general practitioner instead. Because they are used to handling overlapping issues, a general practitioner may be able to give you a broader picture of the options and consequences you are dealing with.

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Regardless of whether you select an attorney who is in general practice or one who is board certified, you should double check their credentials on your state bar website. Many states will now provide on-line access to former complaints against attorneys. You can also verify any state board certifications or practice areas that will be the most helpful to your situation.

Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim M. ADAM

Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim M. ADAM admitted to bar in 1976. Education: LL.B (hons) University of Khartoum, 1974; Ph.D. University of Aberdeen (U.K.) 1992. Author of “The Perceived Problems in the Utilization of Letters of Credits, A Comparative Study,” doctoral thesis. The law firm was founded in 1982 by Dr.Adam. Dr. Adam brings a varied and very successful background to his legal practice. Prior to forming his own law firm, Dr.Adam served in the Sudan as a judge and legal counsel at the Attorney General Chambers. Dr. Adam worked as senior legal counsel at the Commercial Registrar General Office through which all applications for patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright and other intellectual property matters used to proceed to the stage of securing a grant, and hence registration. He also served as general counsel to a number of major domestic and multi-national companies in Saudi Arabia, including Alsalam Aircraft Company a joint venture between Boeing group and Saudi Airlines and other partners. He served as legal counsel for ISCOSA, a subsidiary of SIMENS WESHINGHOUSE. He served as legal counsel for Al Baraka Dallah Group, one of the major banking and investment institutions and NIC, a joint stock company having international activities with about forty (40) subsidiaries. Dr. Adam also acted as consultant for leading Saudi law offices and is a member of the Sudanese Bar and the International Bar Association.

Firm Overview:

Dr Adam’s law firm was founded with the mission of helping clients achieve their business goals. Given this philosophy in mind, we are dedicated to understanding our client’s objectives and finding the right approach to achieve those objectives. Our goal is to provide high caliber counseling and representation that satisfies each client’s unique position. Counseling and representation that is efficient tailored to meet our client’s needs and designed to achieve the best possible results. Counseling is viewed as a most important legal task by our firm. Our firm has extensive experience in providing opinions relating to all aspect of business and commercial law including intellectual property legal matters.

We strive to handle legal issues in a competent, diligent manner in compliance with universally accepted ethics and the highest standards of the law profession. We strive to maintain loyalty and commitment to our client’s cause, and ensure the requisite capability to provide him with an objective and independent advice, apt to achieve client’s objectives in business transactions and litigation, as expeditiously and economically as possible. We prefer the role of a proactive partner in our client’s business and not just a reactive advisor. Our focus is the considerate support of our client’s overall business objectives. We strive to cultivate an effective client relationship based on trust. However, we always observe that the client must be kept well informed and involved in making the decisions that affect him. To this end in the event that mediation, arbitration and alternative methods of resolving a dispute are feasible, the client will be advised against pursuing litigation.

Zoran Jovanović

Zoran Jovanović joined the law firm Petrovic Mojsic & Partners in 2017. Zoran has significant experience in insurance, arbitration and corporate governance.

In his business practice, for several years worked on positions such as: insurance manager in Energoprojekt RO Izgradnja, consultant for engineering acquisitions of the company “Dunav Re”, director of the insurance company Energoprojekt Garant a.d.o, director of insurance brokerage company Marsh d.o.o., chairman of the board of directors of Energoprojekt Garant a.d.o, executive director for legal affairs of Energoprojekt Holding, where he was responsible for insurance programs of Energoprojekt Holding and subsidiaries in the country and abroad. He is in possession of Insurance Broker license issued by the National Bank of Serbia.

Zoran also has significant experience in the field of contract law and international contracts I.C.E. FIDIC.

Education:

  • Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, Master of Law

Professional Training:

  • Swiss Re, Switzerland – specialization with practical work in the field of insurance management for international contracts.
  • American International Group, New York, USA – specialization with practical work in the field of insurance for international contracts.
  • Munich Re, Germany – specialization with practical work in the field of insurance for international contracts
  • Marsh and McLennan, New York, USA – specialization with practical work in the field of insurance
  • The Colleague of Insurance, New York, USA

Memberships:

  • International Chamber of Commerce in Paris – Arbitration Court – arbiter by appointment
  • Foreign trade arbitration at the Serbian Chamber of Commerce – arbiter and member of the Arbitration Presidency
  • The Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Serbian Chamber of Commerce – arbiter
  • Association of lawyers in the Serbian economy
  • Serbian Association for insurance law