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.

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.


  • 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


  • 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

Maivi Ots

Managing Partner Maivi Ots has more than 20 years of experience with advising companies in many different aspects of business, and Maivi’s long-term clientele comprises both local businesses as well as major international corporations.

In the Law Office Maivi deals with issues concerning banking and finance law, corporate law as well as mergers and acquisitions (M&A). She is also experienced in insurance law issues.

Maivi is a member of the Board of the Estonian Bar Association; moreover, she is a delegate in the Corporate Law Committee of the Council of the Bars and Law Societies of Europe. Maivi is also a member of such professional organisations as Estonian Lawyers’ Association and the International Bar Association.

Maivi’s comprehensive competence in the banking and financial law, contract and company law, as well as real property law, has been recognised by independent international publications Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Legal 500 and Legal Experts EMEA.

Maivi has been a welcomed speaker at a number of public seminars and conferences as well as at corporate training events.


– 1999 – Law Office Eversheds Sutherland Ots & Co
– 1998 – 1999 Law Office Siigur & Roosalu
– 1997 – 1998 AS PricewaterhouseCoopers


– 2006 University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, M.A.
– 1997 University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, B.A. (cum laude)


– Estonian Bar Association, Member of the Board since 2010
– Delegate of the Estonian Bar Association in the Corporate Law Committee of Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe
– International Bar Association
– Estonian Lawyers Association
– Estonian Young Lawyers Association

Firm Overview:

The Estonian office of the international network of law firms Eversheds renders its clients essential and state-of-the-art legal assistance. Our objective is to provide services, which exceed the client’s expectations.

Our own knowledge and skills are supplemented by that of our colleagues from other Eversheds offices across the world. In addition to providing access to top quality legal assistance in 37 countries of Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, we are capable of carrying through extensive international projects, and take benefit of the international support and expertise available only to Eversheds.

We provide legal assistance in nearly all the areas of law pertaining to business. For instance, we are involved in resolving corporate law disputes, matters related to competition law, securities law, mergers and acquisitions, advising real property transactions, handling labour law issues, etc.

We look after each and every one of our clients as if it were our only client. We offer innovative and creative solutions, which are tailored specifically for your organisation. We can combine local and efficient activities with market related knowledge and skills from around the world, and therefore we are an appropriate law partner to any ambitious entrepreneur.

Dane Thornburgh

Dane Thornburgh has practiced in commercial law, commercial litigation and insurance law for more than 11 years.

He established the firm in February 2013 after serving as a Senior Associate at another Port Vila firm for 4years.

Prior to Dane and his family moving to Vanuatu in March 2009, he practised as a Barrister – at – Law in the prestigious Culwulla Chambers in Castlereagh Street Sydney, Australia.

Dane commenced his legal career as a Solicitor in the Brisbane firm Bennett & Phillip where he handled civil litigation and insurance law matters before moving to the commercial corporate practise area.

Dane has a high level of experience in all aspects of commercial litigation and corporate transactions & commercial law. He is well versed in the areas of company law, partnership disputes, insolvency, banking and finance litigation. Dane’s extensive experience across a range of industries sees that he is well placed to advise on the legal and commercial issues affecting his clients.

Dane’s background as Barrister – at – Law in prestigious Sydney and Brisbane Chambers is evidence of his advocacy skills and attention to detail.

Qualifications & Memberships:

– Diploma of Justice Studies
– Bachelor of Laws
– Graduate Diploma of Legal Practise
– Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
– Barrister – at – Law of the High Court of Australia
– Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory
– Legal Practitioner Supreme Court of Vanuatu

Firm Overview:

Thornburgh Lawyers is a full service law firm with offices in the central business district of Port Vila Vanuatu in the South Pacific.

The firm owes its name to Dane Thornburgh who established the firm in February 2013 after four years at another Port Vila firm as a Senior Associate.

Dane is Senior Partner of the firm with extensive Australian and Vanuatu legal experience brought to the table for the benefit of clients of Thornburgh Lawyers.

Vanuatu is a recognised offshore financial centre as designated by the OECD, (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) & IMF (the International Monetary Fund).

As such, the jurisdiction is home to many large corporations, offshore & merchant banks, trust companies etc. which bring with it the need for a law firm capable of providing timely commercial, corporate and litigation advice and services.

Admission in Vanuatu is a fused profession; therefore, Thornburgh Lawyers run matters from inception to trial including all advocacy, ADR, Arbitration and associated litigation and procedures.

Thornburgh Lawyers also provides all commercial law services and has extensive experience in the challenging commercial conditions that operate in the South Pacific.

Our solutions and legal services reflect current international best practice and we take great pride in our ability to provide results-focused advice and client-oriented services.

At Thornburgh Lawyers, you can expect a dedicated lawyer working diligently on your instructions 7 days a week if circumstances require.

We are devoted to providing an unmatched level of service. Our people are well rounded, multi-skilled and carefully handpicked for their strengths, expertise and experience.

By engaging us, you will be assured that the professionals working on your matter are familiar with and committed to achieving the best possible outcome.

Claudine Mukerabirori

Claudine Mukerabirori is an associate at Rubeya & Co-Advocates. Claudine joined the firm in 2008 and advises on intellectual property, litigation, transport and insurance law.

She is well versed in (public) administrative procedures through her involvement in matters of international adoption and has proven expertise in immigration law.

Claudine is the able to advise clients who speak Italian.


– LLB, Université Lumière de Bujumbura


– Burundi Bar Association
– East African Law Society


– Advising clients in obtaining visas and work permits.
– Brand registration for various Kenyan, German, Swiss and Chinese clients.
– Advising a nonprofit organisation on summary dismissal procedures.
– Advising an NGO with over 300 staff members on the management of its medical insurance policies.


– La particularité de la conception africaine des Droits de l’Homme: cas de la Charte Africaine des Droits de l’Homme et des Peuples, 2008.

Training Attended:

– Formation on cross border legal practice in the EAC region.


– French
– English
– Italian
– Kirundi

Firm Overview:

Rubeya & Co-Advocates is a Burundian law firm with an overriding goal to work alongside our clients as a trusted adviser, providing the support they need to thrive in this dynamic economic environment throughout Burundi since November 2001.

Rubeya & Co-Advocates is a member of DLA Piper Africa, an alliance of independent law firms in Africa, a network that benefits from the expertise of DLA Piper Global by sharing knowledge, learning and training leading to the development of the legal profession in Africa.

Rubeya & Co-Advocates includes ten lawyers: five partners, five associates, and eight support staff members. The team works together in a highly integrated manner to leverage expertise and experience for clients’ benefit.

As a result, our lawyers are involved in many of the most influential commercial ventures and are known for providing clients with pioneering solutions to the toughest legal challenges.