Carlos Espíndola-Scarpetta

Founder of the firm Espíndola International Consultants, created in 1979, which has been dedicated to specialized subjects such as International Contracting, Private International Law, International Conflict Resolution, Maritime Law, Transportation Law, International Trade, Tax Law, Compliance and Customs Law.

In his long career Carlos has advised the main national and international companies, such as ADM Colombia, Cadbury Adams, Abbott, Sanofi, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, among others.

Firm Overview:

Espindola International Consultants, created in 1979, is an office of lawyers and consultants specializing in national and international business and international trade.

Our office is a versatile, flexible, professional and competitive lawyer organization that has successfully addressed the legal and strategic needs of Colombian and multinational companies located throughout the Americas, respecting the highest professional and ethical standards.

We are prepared to accompany entrepreneurs to face the challenges derived from the trend of regional, and worldwide integration, creating projects, designing strategies and practical solutions within multijurisdictional legal parameters.

Our portfolio of services includes participation in the decision-making processes of our clients, not only from a legal perspective, but also from a strategic point of view through integrated logistics.

In Colombia we have offices in Cali and Bogota D.C., as well as correspondent offices in the most important financial centers of the world.

Michel Succar

Michel Succar (Member) Born in Port-au-Prince Admitted to the Bar in 2002. Education: State University of Haiti (LL.B., 2000); University of Miami, Florida, USA – (JD LL.M 2002). Languages: French, English, Spanish. Specializations: civil law; Trade Law ; Corporate law, patents and trademarks, the US immigration law.

About Our Firm:

Cabinet Lissade began operations in October 1977. The firm began offering legal services with a staff of three lawyers, but with an open mind to innovation. In 1984, we were the first firm to integrate personal computers in the office space.

The law firm was created to respond to a specialized firm demand for the four (4) years of law degree countered lawyers to see all aspects of Haitian legislation, making it difficult to specialize in one area.

This concept had great success and the firm and became a leader in the legal field. With more than a dozen specialized prosecutors in all aspects of legal practice, both in Haiti and abroad, the Cabinet Lissade remains an undisputed leader in the legal field. The cabinet also houses the Consulate of Poland in Haiti.

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Philippe De Baere

Philippe De Baere focuses on EU and WTO trade law as well as EU customs law and export controls.

EU and International Trade
Philippe specialises in trade defence instruments and has been involved in most major EU anti-dumping, anti-circumvention and anti-subsidy proceedings since 1990. He represents clients before the European Commission, the EU General Court, the EU Court of Justice, WTO Panels and the WTO Appellate Body. Notable cases include MTZ Polyfilms v Council and Far Eastern Textile, Ltd. v Council, a case which addressed the use of zeroing methodologies in anti-dumping investigations.

Philippe assists WTO Members in various WTO dispute settlement proceedings. Notable cases include: EC – Importation, Distribution and Sale of Bananas; EC – Pipe Fittings; India – Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Products from Chinese Taipei; US – Continued Existence and Application of Zeroing Methodology; Dominican Republic-Safeguard Measures on Imports of Polypropylene Bags and Tubular Fabric; China – Definitive Anti-Dumping Duties on X-Ray Security Inspection Equipment from the EU; Russian Federation — Recycling Fee on Motor Vehicles and Ukraine – Definitive Safeguard measures on certain passenger cars. Most notably, in the EC – Definitive Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Iron or Steel Fasteners from China dispute, the WTO ruled that the EU’s Basic Anti-Dumping Regulation, as such, was incompatible with the EU’s WTO obligations. Philippe has regularly assisted governments during their WTO accession negotiations as well as during the Uruguay Round and Doha Round negotiations.

Customs and Export Controls
Philippe represents several large manufacturers of high technology products in disputes concerning customs classification, valuation and origin. Notable cases include Canon Europa v Commission, Kyocera Mita Europe v Commission and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe v Commission, a case in which the EU General Court took the unprecedented step of annulling a customs classification regulation in a direct action by the company concerned. In WTO disputes related to customs issues, Philippe successfully assisted Japan and Chinese Taipei in the EC – Tariff Treatment of Certain Information Technology Products dispute. He also advised the US in EC – Selected Customs Issues.

Making sense of EU trade relations after Brexit:

Van Bael & Bellis is uniquely placed to assist companies and third country governments in understanding and navigating the regulatory complexities resulting from the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

Our lawyers are frequently consulted by governments and multinational companies on how to address the complexities resulting from Brexit.

As the leading trade and customs law specialists in Brussels, Van Bael & Bellis assists clients in dealing with the disruption of supply chains as a result of the reintroduction of tariffs and customs borders between the UK and the EU27, and advises on the steps that can be taken to mitigate the impact.

Likewise, the firm provides guidance on how free trade agreements (“FTAs”) can be used to maintain free access to the EU and UK markets for both goods and services.

Simuzar Feyzullayeva

Simuzar Feyzullayeva is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie’s Baku office. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, she worked in the Boston Municipal Court’s Dorchester Division, the Legal Advocacy and Resource Center in Boston, the Azerbaijan branch office of PricewaterhouseCoopers Central Asia and Caucasus B.V., and various courts in Baku.

Practice Focus:

Ms. Feyzullayeva focuses on trade and commerce matters. She also advises Azerbaijani and international clients on corporate and commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance and finance matters.

Representative Legal Matters:

– Advised International Bank of Azerbaijan on its debut Eurobonds offering in the amount of USD500 million listed in European stock exchanges.
– Advised IVECO France in negotiating and drafting the commercial sales agreement on the sale of IVECO buses to BakuBus LLC in the amount of USD46 million.
– Advised on public procurement regulations applicable to the tender documentation for development of High Tech Park in Azerbaijan.
– Advised international financial institutions on funding of projects in Azerbaijan through grants and other financial aid.
– Conducted compliance interviews with a local distributor and prepared compliance assessment report with recommendations for a global FMCG company. Conducted due diligence on a potential distributor.
– Conducted compliance interviews with employees of the world’s largest cement manufacturer and international oil and gas company with regard to alleged violation of ethical standards/compliance rules and prepared the assessment reports.
– Advised numerous global luxury brand holders on appointment/termination of local agents, distributors or franchisees in Azerbaijan, including review/preparation of distribution/franchise agreements.
– Advised an Azerbaijani company on IT software procurement project funded by the World Bank.
– Advised a number of foreign and local companies on state registration and liquidation/de-registration of subsidiaries, representative and branch offices of foreign and local companies in Azerbaijan, as well as registration of corporate changes.
– Advised one of the largest international construction consulting companies on post-merger issues.


– Azerbaijan (2008)


– Boston University School of Law (Master of Laws LL.M. American Law with Concentration in International Business Practice) (2011)
– Baku State University (Master of Laws LL.M. Commercial Law Honors) (2010)
– Baku State University (Honors) (2008)


– Azerbaijani
– English
– German
– Russian
– Turkish


Our Azerbaijani lawyers assist with transactions and joint ventures as well as advising on regulatory issues related to the financial, telecoms and energy markets, including representation foreign and state-owned companies in significant banking and corporate matters, and features an outstanding dispute resolution team. A favoured choice among European financial institutions and international corporate clients for inbound M&A and project financing mandates, the Baku office is able to leverage its position as part of one of the most extensively-networked law firms in the world to secure top-level clients.

Zhao Jing

Zhao Jing once worked in customs system ranging from the Policy and Regulation Bureau of General Administration of Customs and China E-port Data Center to Urumqi Customs District, etc., and subsequently served in a position up to Senior Manager in a consulting company with main business of customs affairs and taxation consultation. Ms. Zhao prides herself on her experience in provision of services for import and export enterprises, which include tariff planning, design of import and export process, drafting and review of relevant business agreements, risk evaluation of customs affairs, negotiation on valuation and classification with customs, assistance on customs audit for enterprises, agency of cases subject to customs administrative penalty, agency of criminal cases, agency on international trade disputes, etc. Ms. Zhao Jing has provided services for the clients, including Bayer, GE, Shanghai GM, BMW Brilliance, Nike, France Veolia Water, Diebold Financial Equipment, Siemens, LG, Fairfield Industrial Ltd, Kenney Manufacturing Company, Digital China, etc.; in addition, her has provided services for government clients including General Administration of Customs, Beijing Customs District and its subordinates, Shanghai Customs District, Suzhou Customs District, etc.

Firm Overview:

Beijing DHH Law Firm is the head office of Deheng Law Group, one of China’s largest legal services providers. With ten mainland offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Jinan, Qingdao, Nanjing, Handan, Zhengzhou, Taiyuan, Shenzhen, Hangzhou and eight overseas representative offices in Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul, Berlin, Washington D.C., London, Toronto and Moscow, DHH is able to provide one-stop legal services to satisfy the needs of the clients both at home and abroad.

DHH provides high-quality and client-orientated commercial legal services to its clients and adheres to the service concepts of “Professional, Concentration, Specialty and Dedication” and “Specialization, Teamwork and Quality”. DHH’s lawyers focus on different practice areas, and the firm is particularly renowned for its expertise and experience in corporate, securities and capital market, bank and trust, insurance, investment and financing, international trade, real estate and construction, intellectual property and dispute resolution. It was one of the few law firms selected by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China as the “Legal Service Provider for International Investments.”

All DHH lawyers have strong educational and professional backgrounds. Most of the lawyers graduated from top domestic or overseas law schools or universities, and a dozen of them are also licensed in foreign countries or have extensive work experience with foreign law firms. DHH lawyers have received numerous professional honors including Municipal Excellent Lawyers, Provisional Excellent Lawyers, National Excellent Lawyers and Taishan Scholar. The firm has dozens of lawyers who are also certified public accountants, certified tax agent, certified public appraisers, patent agents, certified public economists and engineers. DHH is one of the first few law firms who received the qualification to engage in securities practice, bankruptcy administration and trademark and patent agency business.

DHH persists in specialization and teamwork, strictly enforces the case-handling procedures and risk control and supervision system, constantly innovates the services to clients and management of lawyers, and has built up a sophisticated management system to ensures the comprehensive, high quality and efficient legal services to clients. DHH is reputed for its standardized management system and international level management capability in China.

DHH adheres to the concept of opening up, cooperation and mutual benefits, and has always been pushing to build the most extensive cooperative mechanism of lawyers. To promote the close cooperation of domestic and international lawyers, DHH led the founding of Elite Chinese Legal Alliance (ECLA), one of the largest domestic cross-region legal services cooperation platforms. ECLA now has over 46 member firms covering most major cities in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, with a total of over 5000 lawyers. ECLA has adopted the strategy to go globalization with the goal to provide one-stop professional, efficient and high quality legal services to clients both at home and abroad.

Doo-Sik Kim

Mr. Doo-Sik Kim is a senior partner of Shin & Kim, and is qualified in Korea and New York. Mr. Kim’s main areas of practice include cross-border investments, general corporate transactions, mergers & acquisitions, construction and other projects, WTO/GATT & international trade law, and international litigation & arbitration.

Mr. Kim has conducted a number of international and domestic arbitrations as advocate and as arbitrator. Mr. Kim has also participated in many governmental negotiations and international trade disputes as a government lawyer or, sometimes, as a member of the Korean government delegation. He received the National Service Medal from the government of the Republic of Korea in 2007.

Mr. Kim has taught international economic law as an adjunct professor at Dong-Kuk University, Graduate School of International Information and at Seoul National University Law School. He has also written extensively on topics related to securities and M&A law, international trade law and corporate law

Trade Law Practice:

We have high-level experience and in-depth expertise in the many trade and customs issues facing the government and private sector today. Our particular strength is in responding to international trade disputes. We have a proven track record of successfully resolved disputes through participation in WTO dispute settlement procedures and successful counteractions against the anti-dumping investigations of foreign governments. We take a unique ‘selection and concentration’ approach in resolving issues, enabling our clients to achieve their desired results in a cost-effective manner. We also extensively advise on preventive measures for risk management

Shin & Kim:

Established in 1981, Shin & Kim has grown in close partnership with its clients.

We have more than 300 Korean and foreign lawyers admitted to practice in numerous jurisdictions around the world and over 50 other professionals, including accountants, tax accountants, patent attorneys and customs specialists. We provide legal services in a broad range of practice areas such as mergers and acquisitions, finance, litigation, arbitration, taxation, intellectual property and labor, to a diverse clientele ranging from domestic and multinational corporations, financial institutions and small-medium enterprises to state-owned corporations and governments and their agencies.

Shin & Kim considers our clients’ value realization our top priority. We make sure we’re clear on the value that each client is seeking to realize, and then provide the best legal solutions for realizing that value.

Our solutions don’t stop at one-off quick fixes of the immediate problem at hand, but go deeper to resolve the root causes and achieve lasting results; our advice is never one-size-fits-all, but tailored to our clients’ specific needs. We serve our clients with the mind-set that we want to see them again, and devote all of our efforts toward our clients’ ultimate satisfaction. This is why our clients seek us out and stay with us. We do our best to make them want us by their side.

Shin & Kim’s greatest pride is our people. Our lawyers and professionals have proven track records and are leading experts in their respective fields. With the utmost of professionalism, expertise and an in-depth understanding of our clients’ businesses and commercial interests that can only be gained through years of experience, Shin & Kim functions as a one-stop legal service hub, providing industry-specific advice and expertise in a multi-disciplined manner across all aspects of our practice.