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.

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.

Michele Roma

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

Michele is the founder and managing partner of Roma Legal Partners, based in Rome and with a branch in Milan.

In 1982 he graduaded cum laude from the Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”, he is barrister of the Supreme Court of Cassation and he is registered at the bar of the bankruptcy trustees (Albo dei curatori Falimentari).

He is active in the field of business and insurance contracts in court and out of court and he assists companies and groups both at a national and international level.

Not only has he developed a solid expertise in business contracts and insurance law, but, together with the litigations and the entire law firm, he works in close contact with the clients, constantly offering them the high-quality services that are typical of a “boutique firm”.

“I have always believed that the law firm should have a clear and well defined objective.

Today, more than ever, some clients need the help of a professional in understanding the “big picture” behind every given problem. They need the ability to summarise and simplify that comes from years of experience in order to be able to choose wisely.

For this exact reason, I have decided to be always available in person and to aim at having a direct and transparent relationship with the client.”

Moreover, Michele Roma entertains scientific collaborations, as Adjunct Professor, with some Italian Universities.

Advisory Excellence Welcomes Michele Roma and Studio Roma Legal Partners (streetinsider.com)

Christos Konstantinou

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

Experienced in cross-border litigation with a history of working on fraud cases, shareholders disputes, white collar cases (civil and criminal) and all types of international commercial litigation including global freezing and disclosure orders. Typically working with teams of highly skilled lawyers in different jurisdictions, with a network of associates in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and United States. Recent work includes commercial litigation and arbitration in Singapore, Sweden, Cyprus, the Netherlands and UK with amount per claim reaching $1.5 billion.

Firm Overview:

We are a dynamic team of different disciplines including Cyprus qualified lawyers, UK qualified barristers, UK qualified chartered accountants and others. We like to think of ourselves as not only lawyers and legal advisors but an efficient team that spans across different disciplines that pulls together to find solutions for our clients who seek a successful resolution of their domestic or international issues that involve litigation, potential litigation or legal advice. We are driven by a desire to achieve the client’s objectives and we are always result oriented. We will effectively coordinate international legal disputes, litigate or negotiate with or on behalf of our clients until the client is satisfied that their aims have been achieved. Contact us to improve your legal position in any case, at any forum, in any jurisdiction.

Junius Xu

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

Junius, a founding partner of Kingbridge Law Firm, had the full background and excellent experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, international direct investment, and international commercial areas, served many cross-border incorporations and the foreign corporation as the retaining counsel, specialise in the foreign legal service, providing legal service to clients in the cross-border mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, and Outbound direct investment, and intellectual property rights and disputes resolutions, etc.

Advisory Excellence Appoints Junius Xu and Guangdong Kingbridge Law Firm in China (streetinsider.com)

  • The listed 1000 foreign Elite Lawyers of Ministry of Justice of China
  • Guangdong International Leading Elite Lawyer
  • Retaining Counsel of the Guangdong Province Economic and Trade Office, Southeast Asia (Kuala Lumpur) Legal Service Center
  • Retaining Counsel of Commercial Section, Royal Thai Consulate-General in Guangzhou
  • Committee member of Guangzhou Bar Association foreign legal Committee
  • Foreign Elite lawyer designated by Guangdong Bar Association for the BPP legal training in London
  • Foreign Elite lawyer designated by Guangdong Bar Association for the ICC International Training
  • Foreign Elite lawyer designated by All-China Bar Association for the International Arbitration Training

Firm Overview:

Guangdong Kingbridge Law Firm (hereinafter refer as “Kingbridge”) ,Established in 1995, is one of the earliest partnership law firms in Guangzhou, a landmark development in the Chinese legal industry to align with international practice.

Kingbridge was promoted by advanced philosophy, unique tradition and the culture of advocate laws, diligently, proficiency. Kingbridge law firm already set up ten professional legal departments to promote the level of specialisation, and now the law firm already owns more than 360 lawyers with professional and skilled experience in litigation and non-litigation legal service.

Especially all our lawyers from foreign affairs legal department are professional, and most of them are graduated from the famous university or study abroad, and our team already served the foreign clients from more than 35 countries, and also our law firm already establish the cooperation with more than 50 law firms in worldwide, after the development of past years, Kingbridge had already become one of the largest and leading law firms in South China.

Adhering to the spirit of “Sound in Morality, Broad in Law; In Good Faith, With Due Diligence”, Kingbridge provides professional and efficient services to our clients domestic and abroad.