Vo Thien Hien

Vo Thien Hien is our exclusively recommended Litigation expert in Vietnam on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Vo Thien directly using the contact details listed above.

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Mr. Hien Vo is the founder as well as the managing partner of Apolo Lawyers. He gained more than 15-year experiences in legal services involving contract, M&A, FDI, trade, commercial and civil disputes.

He consulted and participated in resolving the dispute of various notable multinational corporations, such as: Kyoei Steel (Japan), Auchan (French), Raffles (Singapore) etc.

Moreover, he was in charge of consulting in numerous cases of domestic clients, such as, in particular: NMY, Ursin, K&D Seoul, Coco BeachCamp, Tan Truong, An Đo, Totality, Clair, Son Tinh Electricity, Marone, Martwo etc.

Firm Overview:

APOLO LAWYERS, a law firm of Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association, with the principle of operation “to help, to protect!”.

The firm’s mission Apolo Lawyers has always focused on its towards becoming “Clients Success”. Apolo Lawyers has thus attained for not only as a legal advisor but also as a legal partner that clients can trust.

When client using Apolo Lawyers’ legal services, you will take a quality and professional service by Solicitors and Litigators who have high professional qualification, long – term practice experience and a team of paralegals who working conscientiously, enthusiastically and effectively.

Furthermore, Apolo Lawyers has established well relations with apparatus of Vietnam government at all levels of jurisdictions. Consequently, the globalisation in knowledge of our lawyers all together with their rich in legal experience would allow Apolo Lawyers to meet most of client requirements in terms of complexity and variety guaranteed to satisfy “Client Success” at superior level.

Aymen Al Juboori

Aymen Al Juboori is our exclusively recommended Litigation expert in Iraq on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Aymen directly using the contact details listed above.

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The process of taking a matter to court is known as litigation.

Parties shall present their respective cases to a judge for decision if they are unable to reach an amicable agreement over the fair and appropriate resolution of a dispute. It is a general term that refers to a protracted and occasionally difficult process.

Firm Overview:

We are one of the most important local law firms in Baghdad, licensed to offer legal consultancy as per international standards and litigation under one roof in all courts in Iraq.

We at Aymen M. Al Juboori Advocates & Legal Consultancy provide our clients with comprehensive legal solutions through our expert team of advisers and partners, with the objective of maximising value to our stakeholders, including clients, employees, business partners and society.

We focus on giving our clients the quality of service they deserve, in order to put them on the right track. We correspond in English and Arabic languages, and possess personal contacts at senior levels in major Federal & Local Governments,

Dianne M. Nast

Dianne Nast is our exclusively recommended Litigation expert in Pennsylvania on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Dianne directly using the contact details listed above.

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Dianne is magna cum laude graduate of Rutgers University School of Law. She is the founder and senior member of NastLaw LLC in Philadelphia. For almost 20 years, she was a senior shareholder with the Philadelphia law firm of Kohn, Nast & Graf, P.C. (now Kohn, Swift & Graf, P.C.), and then a senior shareholder at RodaNast, P.C. from 1995 to 2012. Dianne, an active member of the bar for over four decades, has extensive experience in complex litigation. She has a reputation for working cooperatively with co-counsel and facilitating resolution of disagreement.

Led by Dianne, who has extensive experience in consumer litigation, NastLaw LLC is a nationally recognised law firm with a long track record of success in complex litigations.

Dianne holds an AV Martindale-Hubbell rating. She has been selected to be listed in each edition of The Best Lawyers in America (Antitrust Law, Mass Tort Litigation, Class Actions, Personal Injury Lawyer) since 2003. The National Law Journal has selected Dianne as one of the nation’s top fifty women litigators. Dianne has also been repeatedly selected by Philadelphia Magazine as one of Philadelphia’s Best Complex Litigation Lawyers. She has been named as one of Pennsylvania’s Top Fifty Women Lawyers. She has been named a Super Lawyer every year since 2002. She appears in numerous Who’s Who publications. Ms. Nast is listed in Chambers US.

In April 2015, the American Bar Association Tort and Trial Practice Section awarded Dianne its Pursuit of Justice Award. In June 2016, Dianne was selected by The Legal Intelligencer, Pennsylvania’s leading legal newspaper, to receive its Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2017, The Legal named Ms. Nast a recipient of its Professional Excellence Award.

Dianne served as a Director of the Federal Judicial Center Foundation for eleven years. In 1998, then Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist named Dianne Chair of the Board of Directors of the Foundation.

Judge Edward Becker, then Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, appointed Dianne to serve as a member of the fifteen-member Third Circuit Task Force on Selection of Class Counsel. The Task Force issued a report, Selection of Class Counsel, 208 F.R.D. 340 (2002), which has been cited over 100 times in court opinions. Dianne was also selected by The American Law Institute to serve on ALI’s Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation Project.

Dianne chaired the Lawyers Advisory Committee for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She served for eight years on the Third Circuit’s Committee on Revision of Judicial Conduct Rules of the Judicial Council, and on the Judicial Conference Long Range Planning Committee.

Dianne has served as Lawyer Chair of the Judicial Conference of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She is a member of the Historical Society of the Third Circuit and chaired the Circuit’s Centennial Celebration.

She was appointed by the late Chief Judge Alfred L. Luongo to Chair the Eastern District of Pennsylvania’s Lawyers Advisory Committee and served for four years in that position. She served for three years as President of The Historical Society for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and as Editor of the Society’s Annual Historical Calendar.

Dianne is a current member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Dianne is an elected member of the American Law Institute, a member of the Board of Directors of the Sedona Conference, and a member of the American Antitrust Institute and the Public Justice Foundation.

Dianne is a member of the American Bar Association Litigation Section, where she has served on the Task Force on State Justice Initiatives, the Task Force on the State of the Justice System, and the Task Force on Strategic Planning. She served a three-year term on the Section’s Council, served as a Section Division Director, and co-chaired the Section’s Antitrust Committee. She served as a Delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates and the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates. On May 12, 2015, Dianne received the Pursuit of Justice Award from the American Bar Association’s Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice section. Dianne also served as a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association Board of Governors and is a member of the Public Justice Foundation.

Dianne served six years as a Director on the Board of the Public Defender’s Office of Philadelphia. Dianne was selected as one of a small group of Philadelphia attorneys to be appointed Judge Pro Tempore, serving as presiding Judge in major civil jury cases in the Court of Common Pleas.

She has participated as a panellist on programs at the Judicial Conferences of the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuits. She frequently serves as a faculty member or panellist on legal educational programs, including programs for the American Bar Association, the American Law Institute, the National College of Advocacy, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Rutgers School of Law, Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, Allegheny County Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, American Association for Justice, and HarrisMartin Publishing.

She was a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Research on Women and Newborn Health and served as President of the Foundation’s Board for ten years. She served on the Lancaster Catholic High School Board of Education and chaired a local elementary school board for four years.

Dianne has been named as Lead Counsel or an Executive Committee member in scores of Consumers, Antitrust and Products Liability cases, most recently as co-Lead Counsel in the Generic Pharmaceuticals Pricing Litigation, MDL 2724 (E.D. Pa.), currently one of the largest MDLs in the United States.

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Sylvie Gallage-Alwis

Sylvie Gallage-Alwis is our exclusively recommended Litigation expert in France on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Sylvie directly using the contact details listed above.

After 10 years practicing in a major international law firm, Sylvie became one of the founding partners of the Paris office of Signature Litigation and heads its product liability / industrial risk practice. Sylvie is both an Avocat à la Cour in France and a Solicitor in England & Wales.

She is specialised in all cutting-edge complex disputes linked to products, namely product liability, product safety, toxic tort, mass litigation/class action, regulatory compliance, and environment. She is involved in several very high-profile French industrial disaster pending cases.

Sylvie has been ranked for a number of years as a ‘Thought Leader’ in the Who’s Who Legal France: Product Liability Defence Guide, which notes her “rigorous analysis, strategic guidance and seasoned litigation” on complex product disputes and recognises her as a “a star in the international world” and “well-connected expert”. She is also recognised as one of the ‘Global Elite Thought Leaders’ in Who’s Who Legal’s Product Liability Defence 2022 Guide, which notes Sylvie “cuts a distinguished figure in the market for representing manufacturers in the automotive, energy and food industries“.

She has won several awards such as the “Best in Product Liability” award at the 2019 LMG Euromoney Europe Women in Business Law Awards and the Lexology Client Choice award in Product Liability in 2021. In The Legal 500 EMEA, France chapter, Sylvie is recognised as a ‘Leading Individual’ for product liability within the Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation category.

Firm Overview:

We advise our clients on multijurisdictional transactions and disputes. We operate efficiently and effectively with specialist foreign-trained lawyers on the ground whenever required.

Signature achieves efficiency through our lawyers’ dedication to legal work for our clients, and the employment of managers who focus on day-to-day management.

We have also taken advantage of developments in technology and outsourcing to ensure that our provision of legal services is matched by a dynamic and efficient delivery in the support areas.

Our constant goal is to ensure that our clients receive a legal service that surpasses the best available in London, delivered from a conflict-free platform which is agile, results oriented and highly personable.

We meet the increased demand for highly experienced commercial litigation advice and support in complex cases, where the dedication of a niche specialist firm yields results. All our partners, associates, foreign qualified lawyers and paralegals are dedicated solely to commercial litigation, arbitration and regulatory investigations.

Advisory Excellence Appoints Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Signature Litigation AARPI in France (streetinsider.com)

Camille M. Vasquez

Camille Vasquez is our exclusively recommended Litigation expert in California on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Camille directly using the contact details listed above.

Camille is an associate in the law firms Litigation and Arbitration Practice Groups.

Her current practice focuses on plaintiff-side defamation suits, with additional experience litigating contract disputes, business-related torts, and employment-related claims.

Camille is adept at formulating offensive and defensive litigation strategies for private clients.

She also has extensive experience handling parallel reputation management and crisis communications issues arising from these engagements.

Prior to Brown Rudnick, Camille Vasquez was an attorney at a national firm in Los Angeles.

Firm Overview:

Powered by over 250 lawyers in key financial centres, including New York, London, Paris, Boston, California, and Washington, D.C., Brown Rudnick is a law firm designed for speed and performance.

Our advice is practical and business-driven – not abstract or opaque.

And our progressive operating model takes collaboration to a new level – benefiting like-minded clients who want muscular, integrated service, timely delivered.

From major corporate restructurings, class actions and cross-border mergers, to exotic asset-class securitisations and the front lines of global climate initiatives, we are committed to your business and passionate about results.

Look to us for:

  • A strategic portfolio of premier Corporate, Litigation, Corporate Restructuring and Capital Markets legal practices;
  • Dedicated client service based on a comprehensive understanding of client needs and objectives;
  • A client mix ranging from start-up and emerging growth businesses, to national, global and Fortune 500 business leaders;
  • Integrated public policy advice and advocacy at key domestic political centres;
  • A unique law firm model that eliminates internal politics and supports inter-office, inter-practice and international collaboration;
  • Community leadership through a focused, influential Centre for the Public Interest.

Malcolm Mifsud

Malcolm Mifsud is our exclusively recommended Administrative Law and Litigation expert in Malta on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Malcolm directly using the contact details listed above.

Malcolm qualified as a lawyer in 1995 and was engaged as an associate in one of Malta’s largest law firms. He branched out on his own in 1998 and participated in partnerships that developed into to Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates, which he co-founded with his brother Cedric in 2007. Malcolm has a vast experience in Civil and Commercial litigation and as a result has advised on a large range of legal issues to individuals, corporate structures and public institutions, whether in Malta or abroad.

When Malcolm acted as Advocate for Legal Aid, he assisted clients in criminal trial by juries and considered to be one of the lawyers who has the widest experience in criminal trials.

Malcolm had been elected Mayor five times from 1994 to 2013 and once President of the Central Region in 2009. From when Malta joined the EU to 2013, Malcolm was a member of the Committee of Regions in Brussels and participated in a number of EU committees on a variety of subjects.

Malcolm is responsible for and regularly advises in civil, corporate and commercial law and in the litigation. He is the Firm’s accredited agent at Identity Malta and advises and represents client in the various immigration schemes that exist. He is a point of reference to a number of local government entities. He advises a number of major companies in Malta and sits of the board of directors of Maltese companies.

Malcolm is a shareholder and director of Aegis Corporate Services Limited, a corporate service provider, licenced by the Malta Financial Services Authority.

Malcolm Mifsud sits on the School Board of San Anton School.

Firm Overview:

Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates is a multidisciplinary law firm set up in 2007, by its two founding partners, Dr. Malcolm Mifsud and his brother Dr. Cedric Mifsud. Situated in the heart of Malta’s capital city, Valletta, this law firm prides itself in having always furnished its clients with the most effective solutions which always meet and exceed their expectations.

Upholding a work-ethic based on honesty and integrity, Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates aids its clients in achieving positive results expediently and efficiently, whatever the nature of the issue brought before it may be. This law firm not only caters for dispute resolution in the criminal and civil spheres, but it has also expanded its practice to a number of other sectors. The firm’s services encompass services such as family and property law, employment law, competition law, commercial litigation, debt collection services, tax advisory, shipping and aviation, EU regulatory compliance services together with financial services such as trading and holding corporate structures, amongst others. In fact, Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates offers its main corporate services through its branch, Aegis Corporate Services.

The top-tier professional team at Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates guarantees practical, effective advice to its local-based clients, whilst also providing innovative solutions to cater for complex issues in its multi-jurisdictional transactions. Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates values the close, meaningful and long-term relationships it has established over the years with its clients. The whole team incessantly makes sure that each client is given the personalised and specialised attention required, allowing them to truly understand and cater for each client’s individual needs. This is achieved by ensuring that each Team Member possesses an in-depth knowledge of the law as well as the analytical skills and flexibility to apply such knowledge efficiently and flawlessly in order to continuously achieve optimal results.