Afamefuna Francis Nwokedi

Stillwaters is a law firm based in Nigeria. The firm was established in 2001 and specialises in corporate and commercial law, intellectual property (IP) law, tax advisory services, Media-Entertainment-Technology and Sports (METS), and Litigation/Dispute Resolution.

As a firm, it is our belief that many aspects of today’s legal landscape require a keen understanding as well as knowledge of the law; accordingly, we offer solutions to the often complex arrays of regulations and requirements that confront the business client in Nigeria thereby creating conducive legal environments for our clients to achieve their goals.

Professionalism, flexibility and innovation are the hallmark of our practice. We value professional excellence, outstanding result and realize they both require creativity and hard work. With over 125 years of combined partnership practice experience, we strive to gain every legal advantage for our clients while upholding the principles behind our guiding goal of PEOPLE, INTEGRITY and SERVICE as a driving force steering our entire practice.

From corporate commercial contracts, media rights mergers, sport licensing, corporate income tax, copyright issues, due diligence to general trademark/patent administration, infringement, passing-off,anti-counterfeiting, piracy technology transfer, joint venture, dispute resolution and enforcement, practice representative clients include over 600 foreign multinationals, quoted companies, financial institutions, industries, small and medium-size businesses and private entrepreneurs.

Our IP department operates from the commericalk cities of Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria, with associate offices in Cameroon (for OAPI matters) and Angola; and our dispute resolution department has extensive practice before the trial and appellate courts in Nigeria.

Dr. Sylvia Freygner, LL.M.

Dr. Sylvia Freygner has been a licensed attorney in Liechtenstein, Austria and Switzerland since 2007 and is an expert in European competition and international tax law. For more than ten years, Dr. Freygner has specialized in trademark law, vertical distribution channels, as well as concession and licensing models. Further, Dr. Freygner focuses on tax arrangements regarding assets, companies and international licensing systems. She also lectures in the Masters Program in International Tax Law at the University of Vaduz.

As a certified expert in fiscal criminal law, Dr. Freygner provides clients with professional and empathetic support in sophisticated and challenging fiscal criminal cases.

For the last five years, Dr. Freygner has led an independent research institute in Vienna that addresses topics related to European competition, liberalization, and privatization of state services.

In establishing the first Public Social Responsibility Institute for government services in Europe, Dr. Freygner initiated a new school of thought in the field of European business, competition, and procurement law. The resulting Public Social Responsibility Charta and the Public Social Responsibility Code provides the impetus for a European dialogue with all stakeholders. Furthermore, Dr. Freygner supports the Committee of the Centre of Excellence for the Public Economy, Infrastructure and Public Service e. V. at the University of Leipzig.

In 2017, she completed the Course on Strategic Leadership held by the Austrian Ministry of the Interior.

Firm Overview:

In 2007, Dr. Sylvia Freygner founded FREYGNER ADVOCATUR in the heart of Vienna. She continues to work as an independent attorney and personally intervenes on behalf of her clients’ concerns. The primary focuses of her law firm are international and cross-border tax law, especially intellectual property and European competition law as well as international company law. In the field of fiscal criminal law, FREYGNER ADVOCATUR has established a name for itself in leading and internationally recognized cases.

FREYGNER ADVOCATUR is very well-versed in fiscal matters in Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Austria, particularly in connection with intellectual property and licensing vehicles such as IP Boxes, that offer very attractive models for tax structuring. With our comprehensive know-how we assure best possible solutions to meet your and your clients’ individual requirements.

Our passion is to consult and assist in the above-mentioned fields of business and we allow ourselves to take pride in the fact that FREYGNER ADVOCATUR is the only law firm offering a combination of IP and tax services in Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Austria.

Our locations in Feldkirch, Stans, Vaduz, Zürich and Vienna reflect the international orientation of our law firm represented by Dr. Sylvia Freygner and her seven staff in collaboration with a wide-ranging network of experts.

Due to our international expertise it is our passion to support a worldwide clientele with experience and a distinctive strategic understanding.

Areas of Practice:

  • Corporate Tax Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • International Tax Law
  • IP Services
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Patent Law
  • Private Client Law
  • Tax Advisory
  • Tax Law
  • International Tax Law
  • Trust and Estate Law
  • Competition Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Mediation
  • Blockchain
  • Accounting

Contact:

FREYGNER Advocaturbuero AG

Mitteldorf 1
PO Box 759
9490 Vaduz
Principality of Liechtenstein
T + 423 377 99 60
F + 423 377 99 65
M +423 792 99 60
[email protected]

Limmatquai 1
8001 Zurich
Switzerland
CH – 8001 Zurich
M +41 79 245 09 76
[email protected]

Dorfplatz 12
PO Box 1021
6371 Stans
Switzerland
T + 41 41 622 00 96
F + 41 71 622 00 96
M +41 79 245 09 76
[email protected]
Dr. Sylvia Freygner

Nibelungengasse 13
1010 Vienna
Austria
T +43 1 512 33 93
F +43 1 512 33 93 50
[email protected]

Neustadt 45
6800 Feldkirch
Austria
T + 43 664 255 6404
[email protected]

https://www.freygner.com/
https://www.freygner-ip.com/

Dr. Sylvia Freygner, LL.M.

Dr. Sylvia Freygner has been a licensed attorney in Liechtenstein, Austria and Switzerland since 2007 and is an expert in European competition and international tax law. For more than ten years, Dr. Freygner has specialized in trademark law, vertical distribution channels, as well as concession and licensing models. Further, Dr. Freygner focuses on tax arrangements regarding assets, companies and international licensing systems. She also lectures in the Masters Program in International Tax Law at the University of Vaduz.

As a certified expert in fiscal criminal law, Dr. Freygner provides clients with professional and empathetic support in sophisticated and challenging fiscal criminal cases.

For the last five years, Dr. Freygner has led an independent research institute in Vienna that addresses topics related to European competition, liberalization, and privatization of state services.

In establishing the first Public Social Responsibility Institute for government services in Europe, Dr. Freygner initiated a new school of thought in the field of European business, competition, and procurement law. The resulting Public Social Responsibility Charta and the Public Social Responsibility Code provides the impetus for a European dialogue with all stakeholders. Furthermore, Dr. Freygner supports the Committee of the Centre of Excellence for the Public Economy, Infrastructure and Public Service e. V. at the University of Leipzig.

In 2017, she completed the Course on Strategic Leadership held by the Austrian Ministry of the Interior.

Firm Overview:

In 2007, Dr. Sylvia Freygner founded FREYGNER ADVOCATUR in the heart of Vienna. She continues to work as an independent attorney and personally intervenes on behalf of her clients’ concerns. The primary focuses of her law firm are international and cross-border tax law, especially intellectual property and European competition law as well as international company law. In the field of fiscal criminal law, FREYGNER ADVOCATUR has established a name for itself in leading and internationally recognized cases.

FREYGNER ADVOCATUR is very well-versed in fiscal matters in Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Austria, particularly in connection with intellectual property and licensing vehicles such as IP Boxes, that offer very attractive models for tax structuring. With our comprehensive know-how we assure best possible solutions to meet your and your clients’ individual requirements.

Our passion is to consult and assist in the above-mentioned fields of business and we allow ourselves to take pride in the fact that FREYGNER ADVOCATUR is the only law firm offering a combination of IP and tax services in Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Austria.

Our locations in Feldkirch, Stans, Vaduz, Zürich and Vienna reflect the international orientation of our law firm represented by Dr. Sylvia Freygner and her seven staff in collaboration with a wide-ranging network of experts.

Due to our international expertise it is our passion to support a worldwide clientele with experience and a distinctive strategic understanding.

Areas of Practice:

  • Corporate Tax Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • International Tax Law
  • IP Services
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Patent Law
  • Private Client Law
  • Tax Advisory
  • Tax Law
  • International Tax Law
  • Trust and Estate Law
  • Competition Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Mediation
  • Blockchain
  • Accounting

Contact:

FREYGNER Advocaturbuero AG

Mitteldorf 1
PO Box 759
9490 Vaduz
Principality of Liechtenstein
T + 423 377 99 60
F + 423 377 99 65
M +423 792 99 60
[email protected]

Limmatquai 1
8001 Zurich
Switzerland
CH – 8001 Zurich
M +41 79 245 09 76
[email protected]

Dorfplatz 12
PO Box 1021
6371 Stans
Switzerland
T + 41 41 622 00 96
F + 41 71 622 00 96
M +41 79 245 09 76
[email protected]
Dr. Sylvia Freygner

Nibelungengasse 13
1010 Vienna
Austria
T +43 1 512 33 93
F +43 1 512 33 93 50
[email protected]

Neustadt 45
6800 Feldkirch
Austria
T + 43 664 255 6404
[email protected]

https://www.freygner.com/
https://www.freygner-ip.com/

Raghav Malik

The Indian subcontinent or South Asia, extends from south of the Himalayas to the Indian Ocean. It consists of 7 countries, housing almost 17% of the world population. It is perhaps the most culturally diverse 4.4 million square kilometres land mass in the world. India, the largest country in the region, consists of 28 States divided on lingual basis. Hence, people of each state speak different languages, wear different clothes and eat different kinds of food. Add to this mix, countries such as Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Maldives, which is a cultural conundrum waiting to be explored.

We at Lall & Sethi understand this cultural diversity and respect. We also respect the fact that our friends who may not be completely familiar with the region do not completely understand the legal and practical nuances of this diversity. We get the picture and bridge the gap, by constantly developing strategies relevant to the local situation and aligning it to clients’ needs.

We Hear You:

Lall & Sethi, as an organization of professionals, is passionately dedicated to the IP laws including trade-marks, copyrights, designs, patents, confidential information & trade secrets, entertainment and sports laws, information technology laws. We provide a complete range of services including filing and prosecution of applications, oppositions and cancellation proceedings, searching and watching services, renewals, licensing and registered users, franchising, IP audits and enforcement of rights through civil, criminal or administrative measures.

We ensure that our attorneys and staff are trained with best practices followed across the globe and understand and respect client needs. Training is also imparted on local practices of courts and IP offices in the region. Such training and knowledge has resulted in some of the path breaking decisions in the region, with intellectual property having taken birth on the desks of Lall & Sethi offices, be it decisions on well-known and famous marks, version recordings in music, unique region specific John Doe and Anton Pillar type search and seizure orders. All litigation including drafting and court appearances are handled by in-house experienced litigators.

We Give You The Edge:

We pride ourselves for having the best IT systems in the world. Our IP Management Software, developed in-house, ensures that timely responses are sent and deadlines are strictly adhered to. The docketing systems have minimal manual interface, virtually eliminating human errors. On other fronts, an assembly-line approach ensures that each task is undertaken by a member of staff who is thoroughly familiar with the task having undertaken it multiple times after being imparted top level training. On client reporting, it is possible for a client to monitor the work on real time basis by requesting password protected access to the database. The files are completely electronic and digital. An optional fixed fee schedule ensures that the cost benefits of repetitive services on bulk files and use of efficient systems is passed on to the client. The client has full knowledge of, and access to, the administrative staff, and often communicates with them on a first name basis.

The accounting is completely transparent internally and to the client, with each advise and its corresponding transaction recorded electronically. We have a policy of zero tolerance to bribery or graft at all levels.

MAATOUG Nour-Essaid

MAATOUG Nour-Essaid is our exclusively recommended IP Law expert in Tunisia. MAATOUG’s activities include: Trademarks, Designs and Patent Search licensed patent and trademark and drafting license agreement Search franchisors and franchisees on trademarks payment of annuities support action lawsuits.

Practice Overview:

Intellectual property law (commonly known as IP) governs the ownership and accessibility of ideas and inventions on tangible and intangible concepts. … There are many different ways to protect the ownership of ideas, products or concepts, but these usually come in the form of patents, trademarks or copyrights.

Nina Moshynska

Nina Moshynska is a Ukrainian patent and trademark attorney and a managing partner in Ukraine of Gorodissky & Partners.

Ms. Moshynska has an extensive practice, covering all aspects of IP rights protection, including patents, utility models, designs, trademarks, copyrights and has a history of successful protection of clients’ rights in courts of law.

Nina Moshynska graduated from Kiev Polytechnic University and Central Institute of Intellectual Property (Moscow). While working as a deputy director of the Ukrainian Patent Office Research Centre from 1992 to 1995, she contributed to the establishment of the patent system and drafting of the legislative framework for the protection of IP rights in Ukraine.

Ms. Moshynska received training at the World Intellectual Property Organisation, and in 1994 she was a member of the Ukrainian government delegation which signed the Trademark Law Treaty in Geneva.

Nina Moshynska was certified and began her activity as a patent attorney in 1996. During this period, she established the Ukrainian Patent Attorney Association and became its first president.

Ms. Moshynska is a co-founder and a managing partner in Ukraine of Gorodissky & Partners.

Ms. Moshynska has many awards from the Ukrainian Patent Office. She contributed to numerous foreign specialised publications, with regard to the IP rights protection.

Ms. Moshynska is a co-founder, the first President and a member of the Ukrainian Patent Attorney Association, as well as a member of AIPPI, INTA, LESI and MARQUES.

Gorodissky and Partners Ukraine:

Gorodissky and Partners is one of the leading IP law firms in Ukraine.

According to the results of international surveys held annually by the British magazine «Managing Intellectual Property» among IP specialists from more than 100 countries around the world, Gorodissky and Partners Ukraine is recognized as one of the best firms in Ukraine in the field of intellectual property rights registration, as well as protection of IP  rights in courts and during pre-trial procedures.

Patent attorneys and lawyers of Gorodissky and Partners Ukraine provide a full range of services in the field of intellectual property, including: filing applications for titles of protection on industrial property objects, applying for copyright registration, conducting application paperwork, preparing drafts of license agreements and assignment agreements as well as filing them for registration in the patent office, keeping titles of protection in force, representing clients’ interests in prejudicial settlement of disputes, before courts and other competent authorities.

Advanced system of partnerships with foreign law firms, extensive experience and modern means of communication allow handling matters of national and international clients quickly and efficiently, both in Ukraine and in any other country in the world.

Patent attorneys and lawyers of Gorodissky and Partners are members of Ukrainian Association of Patent Attorneys, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), International Trademark Association (INTA), Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), and Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES).