Agne Lindberg

Agne Lindberg is our exclusively recommended IT Law expert in Sweden on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Agne directly using the contact details listed above.

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Agne specialises in IT, telecom, data privacy and Intellectual Property. His experience includes IT-contracts, outsourcing deals (cross-border as well as national), e-commerce, electronic banking, data privacy, telecommunications and IT mergers and acquisitions, Intellectual property, in particular software piracy litigation. Clients spans from Vendors being all from start-ups to world leading IT and telecoms corporations to public and private organisations in their IT procurement. Agne Lindberg was a member of the Swedish IT Commission’s IT Law Observatory, set up by the Swedish government, a member of the board of the Swedish IT Law organisation, a member of the Legal Council of the Swedish IT Organisation, the main trade organisation in Sweden and co-chair of the Subcommittee of International transactions of the American Bar Association Committee on the Law of Cyberspace. He has also founded the network on outsourcing within the Swedish Informatics society. He is a frequent speaker topics related to IT-contracts, IT M&A, outsourcing, software piracy and data protection and has written numerous books and articles.

Firm Overview:

Delphi is a progressive law firm with specialists in most industries and legal areas within business law. We have a total workforce of 195 employees, of which more than 150 are lawyers. We have offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, Linköping and Norrköping.

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Georgia Gibson Henlin, QC

Called to the Jamaican Bar in 1993, Georgia has practised in all the courts in Jamaica with her current focus being: Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and the Privy Council. She is also a member of the Ontario Bar since 2002 and a Notary Public for Ontario.

Georgia Gibson Henlin’s practice focuses on Information Technology, Telecommunications, Competition Law, Commercial and complex legal issues. She has wide ranging experience in other areas of the law including Intellectual Property, Family, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Commercial, Finance and Taxation.

In 2002 she was awarded a Master of Laws Degree in Innovation Law and Policy from the University of Toronto where she specialized in the Law of E-Commerce and Information Technology, Legal Issues in Cyberspace, Telecommunications Economics, Wireless Communications (Spread Spectrum), Internet Law and Governance, Entertainment Law, Freedom of Expression and the Press, Intellectual Property in the Digital Era and Intellectual Property in Cyberspace.

She has in the past acted for the telecommunications regulatory authority The Office of Utilities Regulation particularly as it relates to its functions under the Telecommunications Act 2000.

She has worked with one of the major Mobile Telecommunications providers particularly as it relates to Interactive Voice Response (IVR), Short Messaging Services (SMS), numbering issues and competition law issues and the use and misuse of confidential information. She has responded to Office of Utilities Regulations Consultative documents on Universal Service and Dominance in Mobile Call Termination.

She has provided advice on and published papers on competition in communications. She is referenced in the BICSI 1st edition Wireless Design Manual and has authored the 2nd Chapter of the Wireless Design Reference Manual and has co-authored the 2nd Chapter of the 3rd Edition. She has authored a chapter on Legal Issues relating to the Electronic Security Design Professional Manual in the BICSI organization published in January 2009.

Practice:

Henlin Gibson Henlin is a leading litigation law firm specialising in complex commercial and civil disputes before regional and international Tribunals, High Courts, Courts of Appeal and the Privy Council. We represent industry leaders in a broad range of fields including banking, telecommunications, technology and insurance. The firm has been retained to challenge cross-border and domestic issues including internet infringements, tracing proceeds of crime and child abduction and custody.

The firm stands out with its offering of services in the area of information and communications technologies. This distinction comes from specialised training in that field including the practice leader’s Masters from the University of Toronto, and certification as a Computer Hacking and Forensic Investigator and Certified Computer Forensic Examiner.

The firm takes an innovative approach to law and our team interacts with clients to create solutions that work for them. Our involvement has a transformative impact not only on legal development but also on our clients’ respective industry and businesses.

Jorge Acedo-Prato

Jorge Acedo joined Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque in 1993 and he became partner in 1996. He specializes in the corporate area, focusing on mergers, acquisitions and banking. From 1996 to 1998, Jorge worked as visiting attorney in Steel, Hector & Davis in the USA. Currently, he has developed strong experience in these areas.

Representative Experience:

– Active participation in setting guarantees for the sale of an important global food corporation.
– Active participation in a significant number of financing operations involving the Republic and State-owned companies.
– Counsel of several representative offices of foreign banks in Venezuela.
– Counsel of Asian construction companies in their incorporation in Venezuela and execution of contracts with the State.
– Counsel of a global food corporation in the sale of one of its divisions.
– Lex Mundi. President of the Construction and Infrastructure group. 2014-2016.

Speaking Engagements:

Since 1998, Jorge has participated as a speaker in international conferences of the American Bar Association, International Bar Association and Lex Mundi in Durban, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Miami and Paris, on mergers and acquisition topics.

Rankings & Recognition:

– Chambers Latin America. Corporate/M&A. Leading Individual.
– Band 3. 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013.
– Band 4. 2012.
– Chambers Latin America. Banking & Finance. Leading Individual. Band 3. 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013.
– Chambers Global. Corporate/M&A. Leading Individual. Band 3. 2016, 2015, 2014.
– Chambers Global. Banking & Finance. Leading Individual. Band 3. 2016, 2015, 2014.
– The Legal 500. Corporate and M&A. Recommended Individual. 2016, 2015, 2014.
– The Legal 500. Banking and Finance. Leading Lawyer. 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013.
– Palma de Chacao Award. Mayoralty of Chacao, State of Miranda, Venezuela, 2013.
– Francisco Espejo Award. Bar Association of the State of Miranda, 2013.

Areas of Practice:

– Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions
– Banking, Finance & Project Financing
– Telecommunications, Information Technology & E-Commerce

Languages:

– Spanish
– English

Education:

– Law Degree. Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Venezuela, 1989.

Memberships:

– Bar Association of the Federal District
– American Bar Association (ABA)
– Lex Mundi. President of the Construction and Infrastructure group. 2014-2016

Law Firm:

Venezuelan leading full-service law firm with the strongest international reach that provides services to national and international clients following the highest quality standards.

Esther Miriam Flesch

Esther Miriam Flesch is our exclusively recommended IT Law expert in Brazil on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Esther directly using the contact details above.

Esther Miriam Flesch joined the firm in 1989 and became a partner in 1998. Ms. Flesch is the head of the Brazilian Compliance group. Ms. Flesch has significant experience in FCPA related projects, including internal investigations, cooperation with US colleagues for DOJ/SEC disclosures and dealing with crisis upon local management arrests and indictment.

Esther Miriam Flesch also has significant experience in the preventive practice related to the FCPA and Brazilian anti-corruption law, such as due diligence of third parties and implementation of compliance programs.

Firm Overview:

Considered one of the largest law firms in Brazil, Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados has a comprehensive and cutting edge operation, with expertise in all areas of law. Founded in 1959, the firm provides legal services to national and international clients across several markets, helping them to manage their business in an ethical and efficient way.

Through our strategic cooperation with Baker & McKenzie, Trench, Rossi e Watanabe offers its clients access to a global perspective through one of the most extensive and solid networks of the legal market, working collaboratively with lawyers with deep knowledge in several jurisdictions, supporting and providing “insights” to our client′s operations, wherever and however they need it.

Trench, Rossi and Watanabe is over half a century old. We have extensive experience in complex and pioneering aspects of transactions and have developed skills that transcend borders, but always maintaining the accuracy in relation to technical quality, ethics and efficiency. With over 200 lawyers in São Paulo, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre, we offer the knowledge and confidence needed to deal with the Brazilian law and unique business practices.

We emphasise the professional development of our lawyers, constantly investing in their professional improvement through specialised courses and the most diverse and innovative forms of training in Brazil and abroad. In addition to solid legal experience, our professionals accumulate fluency in several languages and knowledge of various cultures and legal systems in an effort to ensure service of the highest quality is provided to our international clients.

We have a dynamic corporative organisation, dedicated to monitoring the changes in the legal field and anticipating solutions to our customers. We have an integrated and cutting edge administrative and technological infrastructure, in order to provide adequate support to our services. We are committed to responsive, efficient and reliable service, seeking to develop strong and lasting relationships with our clients.

René Thornfeldt

René Thornfeldt is our exclusively recommended IT Law expert in Denmark on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact René directly using the contact details listed above.

René has a broad legal background in rights-based projects specialising in technology (IT, telecommunications and technology-driven contractual relations). René typically advises in connection with major outsourcing and system procurement projects. He also advises a number of companies, including multinational groups and organisations regarding their ongoing operations, not least in the context of restructuring. He is very commercially oriented and especially known for his experience as a strategic adviser and adviser in connection with risk analysis as well as the preparation and negotiation of complex contracts. Finally, René has been involved in the purchase and sale of technology-based companies for several years.

René has special experience in working in regulated companies, including the financial and pharmaceutical industry.

René Thornfeldt is emphasised by the International Legal Rating Agency The Legal 500 as a leading figure in IT law in Denmark and has repeatedly won the ILO’s Client Choice Award in the field of Information Technology in Denmark.

Firm Overview:

Since Accura was founded in 1999, the firm has undergone considerable expansion, and it did not take long for us to establish ourselves as a major player among Danish law firms.

Today, we have 250 on staff, approx. 190 of whom are in the legal profession.

The reason for this expansion lies in our unique business-minded approach to our assignments.

Michael C. M. Soo

Michael Soo joined the firm in 1993 as a partner. He is head of the IP and IT department of the firm. Michael was the past president of the Malaysia Intellectual Property Association (“MIPA”), and is currently the president of Asian Patent Attorneys Association, Malaysia Country Group, and a councilor of Asian Patent Attorneys Association (“APAA”). He was a member of the Copyright Law Review Ad-hoc Committee, under the Attorney General’s Chambers, Malaysia, and is a member of the IP Committee of the Bar Council of Malaysia.

He has practised exclusively in all areas of IP law, with emphasis on enforcement and civil litigation, for over 27 years. He has appeared as lead counsel or co-counsel in a number of infringement and/or passing-off actions before the High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court (formerly known as Supreme Court).

In addition to advisory and litigation work in all areas of intellectual property law, he has initiated, conducted and concluded settlement negotiations involving intellectual property rights leading to amicable resolution of disputes before litigation as well as cases pending before the courts. He has on many occasions been asked by potential litigants or their legal counsel in cases where he was not representing either party to give a non-binding opinions, as an informal guideline or basis for settlement negotiations.

He appeared as lead counsel in a trial involving alleged copyright infringement of several well-known brands of software before the Kuching Sessions Court pursuant to an ad hoc licence granted by the Rt Honourable Chief Judge of the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak. The trial was probably one of the few fully contested infringement actions involving software instituted in Malaysia in recent years. The alleged offender was one of the largest civil engineering firms in Malaysia. The Court acquitted the alleged offender of all the charges. The Public Prosecutor’s appeal was dismissed by the appeal courts.

Firm Overview:

From its humble origins as a sole-proprietorship established in 1918. Shook Lin & Bok has grown into one of the largest law firms in Malaysia. It is also the oldest law firm of local origin in the country.

The practice began in a limited number of practice areas. As Malaysia evolved from being a British colony into the modern country it is today, the firm grew in tandem to meet the challenges of globalization, building on its strong, trusted relationships with all its clients. The firm’s practice has evolved into a leading full service firm offering a comprehensive range of legal services, spanning the globe. Such services range from civil and commercial practice, banking and finance, international arbitration, complex litigation disputes and intellectual property.

The firm has distinguished itself in its commitment to high standards of professionalism and integrity for over nine decades. It has built on that heritage and continues to invest in the development of its human resources, team of legal practitioners and infrastructural resources, including the latest technological systems, for the benefit of its clients. Always solution-focused, the firm prides itself not just in highlighting pitfalls in transactions but also in providing alternatives.

The latest in online legal research facilities enhances and complements one of the most comprehensive traditional library facilities in the country, enabling the firm to deliver on its mission of service with effectiveness and efficiency.

The firm has fourteen departments representing major, though not exclusive, practice areas, which combine in a complementary and multidisciplinary practice to serve the needs of clients.