Edith N. Nordmann

Edith Nordmann is our exclusively recommended Commercial Litigation and International Law expert in the Netherlands on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Edith directly using the contact details listed above.

Edith is Managing Partner at ACG International in Amsterdam where she also heads the corporate and commercial litigation department.

She is a highly experienced corporate and commercial litigator, who has been representing both companies and private individuals in highly complex matters.

Edith has a vast expertise in cross-border business transactions, contract disputes, and national and international litigation. In addition, Edith is a certified mediator, who assists her clients in finding amicable resolution of their disputes.

For more than twenty years Edith has been working with international clients from all over the world. Being fluent in German (native speaker), English, Dutch, French and Italian, Edith is not only able to communicate with many of her international clients in their mother tongue, but also to understand the difference in mentality, culture and legal systems. Through her deep-seated local knowledge and international networks across practice areas and borders, Edith uses her business minded strategic approach to assists her clients in getting deals done and finding solutions that achieve the best results for their actual needs.

As a seasoned litigator Edith was invited in February 2019 by the New York International Arbitration Centre to give a presentation and inform New York attorneys about the Netherlands Commercial Court (NCC). The NCC is a unique attractive European alternative to cross-border litigation and arbitration with highly specialised judges in which international matters can be argued entirely in English, which has the great advantage that foreign councils can actively work together with the Dutch lawyers on these matters. It is much cheaper than arbitration, swift and highly reliable and effective. Edith very much enjoys working with lawyers around the world on these cases in front of the NCC.

Next to her professional career Edith engages in many charitable and social organisations using her professional expertise, not only helping others but also empowering them in their endeavours.

Edith was awarded “Women of the Decade in Law & Social change” by the Women Economic Forum.

Olivier Thévoz

Olivier Thévoz is our exclusively recommended International Law expert in Switzerland on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Olivier directly using the contact details listed above.

At 19 years old, Olivier created his first company, which was active in accounting and tax. Therefore, when he became an attorney, he naturally oriented his career in commercial and tax law.

In 2015, he started his law firm, THEVOZ Attorneys based in the United States and Switzerland.

His clients are mainly entrepreneurs wishing to develop their business activities. In this context, he advises international groups as well as local companies and start-ups.

Because he has always had a close connection with the financial market world, many of his clientele are financial companies.

Firm Overview:

In 2014, the partners of the law firm, Heim Paschoud Thévoz Weniger, founded in 1885 by Louis Paschoud, made the decision to set up a specialist law firm operating in the area of tax law, whilst retaining their traditional legal practice.

This lead to the founding of THEVOZ Attorneys.

The THEVOZ Attorneys Group is composed of a law firm in Switzerland and a law firm in the United States of America.

Services Overview:

THEVOZ Attorneys is based in Lausanne (Canton of Vaud) and in Geneva.

It specialises in the areas of:

  • Tax Law
  • Banking Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Immigration Law

The partners and associates of the Law Firm are very experienced in these fields and advise many clients in carrying out their projects.

Stephen Kitts

Stephen Kitts is the Managing Partner for Eversheds Sutherland in Asia. He is responsible for the offices in Hong Kong, China and Singapore. Stephen also is a member of Eversheds Sutherland’s Global Board and its International Leadership team. Key to Stephen’s responsibilities is the development of the firm’s strategy in Asia with particular reference to client development and alignment with the global business.

Stephen has over 30 years of corporate finance expertise in providing advice to a diverse group of clients from entrepreneurs to financial institutions to international corporate. He has a particular specialism in international M&A transactions where he has successfully acted for clients on cross border acquisitions and disposals. Stephen uses his project management skills to ensure that his clients get the best deal done on the best terms – on time and on budget.

Stephen also focuses on private equity work acting for institutions on new investments, portfolio work and exits. He also has wide experience of acting for management teams as they work with private equity houses on new investment opportunities.

Recent deals include:

  • CKI on its bid to acquire London City Airport
  • Joy Global Inc, the NYSE list mining equipment manufacturer, in its US$1.1 billion acquisition of LeTourneau Technologies Inc
  • Rolls-Royce plc, the world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, in its $160m joint venture with Temasek to establish Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems to carry out research and development into hi-tech fuel cell technology
  • Caudwell Group, the Phones4U mobile telephone retail and distribution business, in its £1.46 billion sale to Providence Equity Partners and Doughty Hanson
  • Management on £180m MBO of Wiggle funded by Bridgepoint Capital

Stephen is recognised as a leading corporate lawyer by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. He is renowned for delivering pragmatic and commercial advice. Chambers describes him as “tenacious, good at solving problems and possesses tons of commercial nous” and “leads the team from the front”.

Paris M. Spanos

Paris Spanos was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 1989 and joined the firm upon qualification. Paris is an expert in the field of Employment law having represented a considerable number clients over the course of his career, including international corporations. He also has extensive experience in Corporate and M&A, Litigation, Sports law, Commercial law and Real Estate. He has advised clients and international law firms on various complex, multi-jurisdictional matters involving Cyprus law.

Paris was recognised as one of Cyprus’s most distinguished lawyers by the ‘International Who’s Who of Professionals’ in 2005.

Paris has been the Honorary Consul of the Sultanate of Oman in Cyprus since 2004. In March 2016, he was elected as the Secretary of the Committee of the Honorary Consular Corps of Cyprus.

Throughout his career, Paris has held multiple positions in various organisations, some of which are:

  • Member of the Committee of the Cyprus Industrial Relations and Personnel Management Association
  • Prosecutor in the Sports Tribunal of the Cyprus Football Association
  • Member of the Sports Tribunal of the Cyprus Handball Association and of the Nicosia Amateurs Football Association
  • Assistant General Secretary, Vice President and Spokesman of APOEL Football Club, Nicosia
  • Member of the Committee of Loan Commissioners
  • Member of the Board of Directors of EUROCYPRIA AIRLINES
  • Member of Cyprus Airways (Duty-Free Shops) Ltd
  • Member of the Cyprus Development Bank

His pro bono work includes acting as the Legal Advisor of the Cyprus Olympic Committee since 1991.

Clarence Antony Nigel Hughes

Clarence Antony Nigel Hughes is our exclusively recommended International Law expert in Guyana on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Clarence directly using the contact details listed above.

Guyana is defined by its dense rainforest. English-speaking, with cricket and calypso music, it’s culturally connected to the Caribbean region. Its capital, Georgetown, is known for British colonial architecture, including tall, painted-timber St. George’s Anglican Cathedral. A large clock marks the facade of Stabroek Market, a source of local produce.

Hughes, Fields & Stoby is one of the largest law firm in Guyana and was established in 1972 by founder Clarence Albert Fitzgerald Hughes.

International law consists of rules and principles governing the relations and dealings of nations with each other, as well as the relations between states and individuals, and relations between international organisations.

Firm Overview:

We strive to provide our clients, local or international, corporate, or individual with the highest quality legal services available. We focus on the unique needs of each client.

The firm has been consistently ranked as #1 law firm in Guyana by Chambers and Partners.

Hughes, Fields & Stoby is also an exclusive member firm of Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide.

Our clients are the driving force behind our long-term success!