Anne O’Connell

Anne O’Connell qualified as a solicitor in 2001 specialising in Employment Law and has over 17 years’ experience. Anne holds an LLB Degree together with Diplomas in Employment Law and International Litigation. She is also qualified as a New York Attorney. Having trained in Byrne Wallace, Anne moved on to practice in the Chief State Solicitors Office shortly after qualifying where she practiced for over 2 years in the area of Employment law and International litigation there. Anne acted in the largest International case taken by Ireland to date and also acted in a European case that led to the amendment to Ireland’s Constitution. In 2003 Anne moved to the Employment Law Department of William Fry solicitors’ where she remained dedicated for 11 years of practice. There she advised large multinational companies, semi-state companies, small businesses and employees in all areas of employment law, particularly issues that were likely to become contentious. During this period Anne was seconded to ESB Group to cover maternity leave for their In-House employment law solicitor. In 2014, Anne joined Sherwin O’Riordan solicitors as a salary partner Head of their Employment Law Department and left in early February 2017 to set up her own employment law firm.


  • Member of the Law Society of Ireland’s Employment Law Committee and the Employment Law Association of Ireland Committee.
  • Lectures and tutors extensively on employment topics including assessing and advising clients on risk at the Law Society of Ireland Professional Course, the Diploma on Employment and the Certificate on Employment Law Advocacy. External examiner for the Law Society’s Diploma on Employment Law and Employment Law Advocacy Certificate.
  • Lectured at the National College of Ireland, the Kildare County Enterprise Board course and at industry seminars nationwide.
  • Co-author of the Law Society’s Professional Practice Employment Law Manual. Also published in the IBA Employment Industrial Relations Law Newsletter, Irish Employment Law Journal, Industrial Relations News, Sunday Business Post, Business Plus Magazine and the Construction Industry Magazine.
  • Interviewed on RTE News, Ireland AM and Matt Cooper radio show on various employment law issues. Provides bespoke training to business clients.
  • Featured media articles in The Irish Independent.
  • Featured panel member of The Clare Byrne Show, RTE.

Firm Overview:

AOC Solicitors provides a strategic approach to the maze that is employment law. AOC Solicitors is the solutions team for any business addressing any employment law issue. We also advise individual employees facing employment law disputes. We focus on advising our clients on the best solution to achieve their objectives while meeting their needs and business requirements.

As part of its services AOC Solicitors places a high value on being available 24/7 (whenever their clients need them) to avoid claims and offers employers an Employment Law Hotline for a set monthly fee to enable guidance through any process without worrying about fees.

We advise private and public sector companies and individuals in contentious and non-contentious employment law issues, including termination of employment, industrial relations, bullying in the workplace, redundancy, restructuring, equality issues, protected disclosures and transfer of undertakings. We represent clients before employment law statutory bodies, the High Court and Circuit Court. We draft and advise on contracts, staff policies and procedures.

Naz Ege Ege

Naz Ege Ege is Managing Partner of EGE Law Firm and a member of the İstanbul Bar Association.


  • Istanbul University School of Law (1995)

Practice Areas:

  • Transportation by Road
  • Employment law
  • Dispute resolution
  • Commercial law

Other Languages:

  • English

Firm Overview:

Our firm, established in 2000, is located in İstanbul and provides comprehensive range of legal services to local and multinational corporate and individual clients in various sectors.

Our team renders legal services in diverse legal fields such as transportation by road, employment, employment and social security, general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, energy law, dispute resolution, litigation, enforcement and bankruptcy law, administrative law.

With its efficient, expeditious, solution oriented and highly qualified legal services our firm is well known in the legal fields in which we render services.

Avv. Gabriele Fava

Gabriele Fava is Founder and Chairman of Fava & Associati law firm. He is well known as one of the top experts in the Italian labor law landscape and is appreciated for his distinctive ability to provide quality legal assistance as a truly strategic partner for the client.

He currently holds several positions within multinational companies and organizations. Among the most important, we may list the followings:

  • Confederal arbitrator of Confindustria (the Italian Employers Association) for the four-year period 2015-2019 and member of the Technical Group;
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Mediamarket S.p.A.,
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Milan College Foundation;
  • National Representative of “Centesimus Annus Pro Pontiff Foundation”;
  • Elected by the Italian Parliament to the Council of Presidency of the Italian Court of Auditors for the four-year period 2018-2022;
  • Lecturer and consultant of the main national associations of personnel management and speaker at academic courses, conferences and seminars organized by the most renowned training schools.

Gabriele Fava is the author of several publications concerning labor law issues and he is columnist on IlSole24Ore, the most important Italian business-related newspaper. Here, we report his most recent publications:

  • Privacy and worker control following the Jobs Act., Ed. Guerini (Milan), 2016.
  • Jobs Act e-book: the new rules on remote control and privacy, Fava & Associati and Confcommercio, 2016.
  • Jobs Act e-book completed – regulatory framework and company FAQs, Fava & Associati, 2015.
  • Labour Law, Ipsoa (Milan), editions 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2009.
  • Notes on Labour Law (Bergamo Confindustria), editions 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012.
  • Corporate Labour Law 2013, 2012, 2011.
  • Employee value proposition & flexible benefits, Franco Angeli (Milano), 2012.
  • Human Resource Management, Studio Guerini (Milan), 2011.
  • Master24. Management and Leadership, IlSole24ore (Milan), 2010.
  • Labour law and practice. New forms of labour mobility, Ipsoa (Milan), 2008.
  • Individual dismissals, Ipsoa (Milan), 2007.
  • Disciplinary powers, Ipsoa (Milan), 2007.

Firm Overview:

Fava & Associati is one of the most successful Italian firms specialized in Labour Law. Since its foundation in 2003, the Law Firm has been assisting Italian and multinational leader companies in Banking, Financial, Food & Beverage, Industry, Construction, Commercial, Transportation, Infrastructure, Media and Trade Associations.

Holly Silver

Holly Silver, Esq. is President of Holly A. Silver, P.C., a U.S. and global employment law consulting company. Prior to founding the firm, Ms. Silver was Senior Employment Law Counsel for Philip Morris International in Switzerland, where she created and managed a global employment law practice involving 75,000 employees in 160 countries.

Ms. Silver’s experience also includes working with companies such as Nestlé USA, Inc., McDonnell-Douglas Corporation and Marriott Corporation, providing overall management of the U.S. employment law function, including human resource counseling, executive advice, training, reorganizations, policy implementation and litigation.

Ms. Silver earned her J.D. degree at Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. at Mount Holyoke College, where she graduated magna cum laude. A member of the New York, California and District of Columbia Bars, she has held membership and officer positions in numerous professional organizations, including Chairperson of the Equal Employment Advisory Council (Legal/HR Representatives from more than 300 corporations) and 2012-2013 Vice-Chair of the International Corporate Counsel Committee of the American Bar Association of International Law.  She has also presented on various topics at the Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meetings and prepared/delivered over 200 HR and management training programs throughout her career.

With over 30 years of in-house employment law experience, which includes a unique blend of U.S. and international labor law, Ms. Silver and her company provide a rare corporate employment law perspective.

Ms. Silver’s accomplishments includes:

  • Fellow of the American Bar Association (limited to less than 1% of lawyers licensed to practice in each state
  • Recent recipient of Lawyer Monthly’s Women in Law Award for 2018 Labor and Employment Lawyer in the U.S.
  • One of the first attorneys worldwide to establish a global in-house employment law practice
  • Creation of a U.S. and global corporate employment reorganization process, and handling of numerous corporate employee restructurings worldwide
  • Publication of recent article “Preventing Sexual Harassment Before the Storm”

With over 30 years of in-house employment law experience, which includes a unique blend of a U.S. and international background, Ms. Silver and her firm provide a rare corporate employment law perspective.

Firm Profile:

Holly A. Silver, P.C., is a U.S. and global employment law firm based in New York City which advises companies on all types of U.S. and international employment law issues, including, but not limited to, discrimination, harassment, performance management, corporate restructuring, hiring and terminations.


  • Advice on all global and U.S. employment law issues
  • Investigations of executive and other sensitive human resources matters, including sexual harassment
  • Analysis of employment law issues and due diligence in corporate acquisitions, divestitures and restructuring
  • Training of management and human resources on a variety of global employment law topics, including sexual harassment, discrimination, management of employment law mistakes and other compliance issues
  • Cross-border employment law projects such as preparation and roll-out of multiple-country policies
  • U.S. and international employment law audits to assess whether the minimum employment law standards are being met and providing recommendations for appropriate solutions to minimize legal risk and assist with implementing the solutions
  • Interpretation of local laws of other countries into terms U.S. corporate management can apply to business discussions
  • Assistance with the selection of law firms internationally to maximize global synergy, and working with the firms on specific issues to ensure that the company is getting the most realistic and practical legal advice

Dr. Donato E. Tagliavia

Location: MADRID

Place of Birth: Santander, 1957

Languages: Spanish, Italian


  • Studies at the Universities of Deusto (Bilbao), Madrid and León
  • Dissertation at the University Complutense Madrid

Bar Councils

  • Madrid since 1985 (Number 25,544)
  • Toledo, Bilbao and Burgos

Other Activities

  • Professor of Employment Law and Social Security at the University Complutense Madrid
  • Lecturer for postgraduate courses on European Employment Law and Sports Law


  • Award from the Employment and Social Security Ministry for the best dissertation (1986)
  • CAJA MADRID Award for dissertations

Recent publications:

  • Business Reorganization and Restructuring after the Bankruptcy Law (Employment Aspects)
  • Legal Regimen of the Work Contract. U.C.M School of Law Publications Service (1986)
  • Business and Disciplinary Firings. Basic Legal Encyclopedia. Civitas (1995)
  1. Numerous publications and contributions in the principle Spanish Employment and Social Security Law magazines

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Litigation

Hung-Wen Chiu

Hung-Wen Chiu, Esq. finished his education at National Taiwan University (Taiwan’s top university) and amassed plentiful experience in criminal investigation before joining the Firm. Hung-Wen Chiu mainly takes charge of e-commerce and labor law consultations and ordinary civil and criminal litigations.


Attorney at Law, Brain Trust International Law Firm


LLB, National Taiwan University


Attorney Internship, Primordial Law Firm

Assistant Voluntary Attorney for Sunflower Movement, Judicial Reform Foundation

Investigator, Hsinchu Military Police Squad

Representative Matters

Counsel for Hyundai Steel Company in an antidumping investigation by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Ministry of Finance with respect to a carbon steel plate importation

Counsel for LCFC Taiwan Branch, a multinational company formed by Lenovo and Compal, in numerous employment related matters

Counsel for Findata Finance Technology Corp. to set up the iParking app in compliance with the Taiwanese electronic commerce laws

Defending the defendant in the ATM heist with regard to the First Bank


Admitted to ROC Bar


Electronic commerce laws

Labor laws

Ordinary civil and criminal litigations

Brain Trust International Law Firm:

Brain Trust International Law Firm (“Brain Trust” or the “Firm”) is an international law firm located in Taipei, Taiwan and comprised of highly educated and experienced professionals from a variety of backgrounds. Brain Trust can deal with transnational disputes in relation to Taiwan laws, China laws, US laws, and Australia laws. Both of Legal 500 and Asialaw Profiles recommend Brain Trust for the area of dispute resolution in Taiwan because of client satisfaction and outstanding performance.

For better quality services, Brain Trust has already joined LEGUS, a leading international law firm networking for transnational dispute. Brain Trust is also a member of Roxin Alliance which provides specialist advocacy and advisory in matters of international white collar criminal defence and compliance. Our practices include litigation, multijurisdictional joint venture dispute, arbitration, compliance, corporate internal investigation, mergers and acquisitions, employment law, international inheritance, and wealth transfer for private clients.

Brain Trust provides the highest quality legal opinions on the most complex issues challenging clients, whether in litigation, transactions, or regulatory compliance. Our clients include individuals and business entities achieving success globally and locally. Many are at the top of their market fields, ranging from small companies to multinational corporations in all major industries, including manufacturing, consumer services, and technology, as well as government entities.

This firm has always been dedicated in every respect to the pursuit of justice and ultimate victory in every case and for every client with which we have had the honor of working. The equality and justice of the judicial system stand both as the foundations upon which this firm is built, and also as the ideals that drive this firm to work tirelessly year after year to put into these ideals into practice in our unending efforts to achieve equality and justice for every one of our clients.

Our firm values not only the learned consideration of experienced professionals; at the same time, we emphasize the ultimate satisfaction of our clients. We invest considerable time and effort into every case we take, and we value the participation of our clients. To ensure that our clients receive the service they deserve, our firm emphasizes that laws around the world governing corporate liability are changing. Top multinational corporations understand that these continuous changes are both important and create hard-to-manage complexities. This firm has long been devoted to tracking and analyzing these changes in order to provide the very best service to our clients.