Thomas Lindqvist

Thomas Lindqvist is a partner and one of the founders of Hammarskiöld & Co, specializing within IP/TMT (head of the firm’s group), Labour Law (head of the firm’s group), M&A, Public Procurement.

Thomas Lindqvist has participated in several of the most significant transactions within the IP/TMT field in the recent years. Thomas Lindqvist has also broad experience from significant and complex labour law issues relating to cross border transactions and mergers.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & EXPERT APPOINTMENTS:

Service with Swedish Courts, 1977-1980; Employment with Swedish law firms since 1982. Member of the Swedish Bar Association and Member of ICC Digital Committee.

Appointed by Mondaq Professional Survey as leading E-commerce lawyer; Chairman of ICC:s Swedish Intellectual Commission group; appointed by ICC, task force on global sourcing contracts, task force on Internet and IT services; appointed by Who’s Who as leading Regulatory Communications lawyer; appointed by Chambers & Partners as leading lawyer in TMT; appointed by Legal500 as recommended lawyer in Employment and Intellectual Property and Media; appointed by Corporatelivewire as Lawyer of the Year in Marketing, Media & Telecom; appointed by Intellectual Asset Management as “one of Sweden’s most experienced IT lawyers” and recommended by Practical Law Company as “recommended labour and employee benefit lawyer”.

MEMBERSHIPS:

He is admitted to the Swedish Bar Association (since 1985); ICC (Task force on Global source and contracts and Task force on Global Internet and IT-services); The Intellectual Property Group; Data and Telecom Group; Itech Law Association; The Marketing Law Association; The Copyright Association; The Labour Law Association.

Hammarskiöld & Co:

Hammarskiöld & Co is a dynamic and innovative business law firm.

Our lawyers have broad experience across the range of legal issues that companies can expect to confront on the Swedish market. The firm’s core practice focuses on Swedish law, but we also offer substantial expertise in advising on and handling the international implications of business law issues.

Hammarskiöld & Co is a true partnership. To meet our clients’ needs, we have formed a number of specialist groups focusing on different practice areas. At the same time, the full resources of the firm are always available to clients to ensure that their needs are met with optimum efficiency.

Hammarskiöld & Co is committed to providing the highest quality legal services. Clients of the firm can count on our full commitment to resolving the matters that they entrust to us. We attach great significance to collegiality and friendliness in client relationships and in the relationships between and among firm lawyers.

Max Ng

Max Ng is the Managing Director of Gateway, and is an acclaimed legal expert in the field of Intellectual Property & Technology Law. He is also a member associate of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, and an accredited mediator as well with the Singapore Mediation Centre. Max is also listed as a leading lawyer in his field in the Asia Pacific Legal 500, Chambers Asia-Pacific, AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers, Legal Who’s Who, the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers and the Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers. He is also the lead author of the book “Intellectual Property”, under the Butterworths Law for Business Series.

Max’s practice involves patent and other firms of intellectual property litigation, dispute resolution, general counselling and preparation of specific contracts and documents in relation to technology law, licensing, franchising and in the areas of fintech, amongst others.

Throughout his years in practice, Max has also had the opportunity to assist his clients in some of their real estate transactions, which includes sale and purchase, mortgage, leases and tenancy agreements.

Max now speaks frequently at various forums on law-related topics.

Publications:

– Lead author of Ng, Lim and Loke, “Intellectual Property, Butterworths Law for Business Series”, 2nd Edition, 2010.
– Max Ng, “Dispute Resolution in Cyberspace”, Singapore Law Gazette, August 2001.

Papers In Conference Proceedings:

– Max Ng, “Impact of Competition Law, IPR and Technology on International Trade”, presented at the Singapore-Colombo Plan Third Country Training Programme, 11 December 2002, Singapore.
– Max Ng, “Database Protection, Myth or Reality”, presented at the annual IT conference organised by the presented Malaysian Bar Council, Law Asia and the Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association, 1 August 2002, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
– Max Ng, “Arbitration – moving from the Traditional, to Cyber-Arbitration”, presented at a seminar on Arbitration organised by THC Conferences, September 2000, Singapore.
– Max Ng, “Nuts & Bolts of Online Contracts”, presented at the 7th Annual Company Secretaries Conference organised by The Asia Business Forum, May 2000, Singapore.

Qualifications:

– Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
– Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
– Solicitor, England & Wales

Memberships:

– International Trade Marks Association (“INTA”), Panel of Trademark Mediators
– Licensing Executives Society (Singapore) (“LES”)
– International Bar Association (“IBA”)
– Singapore Institute Of Arbitrators (“MSIArb”)
– Associate Mediator, Singapore Mediation Centre (“SMC”)
– International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (“AIPPI”), Singapore Chapter
– Association of Singapore Patent Agents (“ASPA”)
– Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA”)

Law Firm:

Gateway law is an Asia- Pacific regional full service legal practice with strengths in the areas of intellectual property, franchising, technology, media (and entertainment) and telecommunications and employment (and immigration). In addition to our specialisms, Gateway also provides services in the general areas of litigation and dispute resolution, corporate and commercial law, real estate conveyancing and advisory, medical law and family law.

We serve a varied clientele across a wide range of industries and businesses. We have in-depth experience working with individuals, entrepreneurs, small and medium enterprises, multinational corporations, institutions of higher learning, financial institutions, social enterprise organisations, foreign counsels, government agencies and government regulatory bodies.

Drawing upon our qualifications and wealth of experiences, we take pride in our capabilities in understanding your commercial legal needs. The breadth and depth of our collective experience enable us to excel at formulating and delivering both practical and strategic legal and business solutions for you.

Headquartered in Singapore, our connections extend to key cities in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, having established ties with associates in Europe. Owing to this, not only are your global legal needs taken care of, we serve as a most convenient single point of contact.

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 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.

Ms. 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

Information Technology Law Practice:

If speed is key to your business, don’t let legal baggage slow you down.

IT and communications companies need to be innovative and agile. But a lot of things can slow you down. Operating your business in non-strategic areas. Pricing your products without building in applicable taxes. Partnering with resellers who disregard your trademark rights.

Sorting through Brazil’s 50-plus tax types, understanding complex labor policies and forecasting environmental risks can also slow your progress. For all these commercial and legal matters, you need a partner who knows the rules – and the industry – inside and out.

Trench, Rossi e Watanabe can help you respond to these issues and anticipate them. We have been assisting IT and communications companies ever since technology protection began in Brazil. We even helped write the law. We were involved in one of the first commercial transactions over the Internet, as well as major cases that have established rights for industry players. We’ve helped many global companies set up offshore operations in Brazil.

We can help you properly structure your business to avoid unnecessary speed bumps. We can protect your assets and interests, help you get the best tax treatment, and avoid technology disputes. Every measure to keep you nimble and free to do what you do best: innovate

Trench Rossi e Watanabe:

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 emphasize the professional development of our lawyers, constantly investing in their professional improvement through specialized 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 organization, 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.

Christina Berggren

Christina Berggren has extensive experience in the fields of intellectual property, media, marketing and IT law. After spending three years working in court, she entered the consulting world in 1994 and has since then worked in a patent firm, an accounting firm, and after 2003, at MAQS Law Firm. Christina helps companies and government agencies in their task to protect, commercialise, and enforce intellectual property rights such as trademarks, domain names, patents, designs and copyrights, and she assists companies with the regulatory issues relevant to their activities. In addition, she is active in the field of media law, in which she mainly assists print, digital and social-based outfits with issues related to, among others, copyrights, freedom of expression, ethics, data security, privacy, and special legislations such as the so-called ‘BBS law’, the Swedish law on responsibility for electronic bulletin boards.

Christina works closely with companies within the media sector, major domestic and international companies, including famous brands in fashion, cosmetics, retail, automotive, life sciences and technology. She also represents clients within the public sector where she specially helps these actors with protecting its intellectual property rights and with intellectual property rights in contractual situations.

Christina is active in MAQS’ support for the street newspaper ‘Faktum’ (“Fact”). Having spent a number of years growing up in the United States, she is fully fluent in both spoken and written English.