Anomi Wanigasekera

Anomi Wanigasekera is our exclusively recommended Litigation expert in Sri Lanka on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Anomi directly using the contact details above.

Anomi heads our Intellectual Property Group.

She has extensive experience in the full range of enforcement, management and transactional matters pertaining to Intellectual Property law, including representing clients before the National Intellectual Property Office, acting for multinationals as well as Sri Lankan conglomerates in respect of infringement actions, applying for injunctions and search and/or seizure orders.

Anomi also overlooks the drafting and reviewing of contracts and advises on regulatory compliance matters.


Anomi Wanigasekera’s current list of memberships can be found below:

  • Bar Association of Sri Lanka – Life Member
  • Colombo Law Society – Member
  • Council Member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association
  • Jt Secretary, Asian Patent Attorneys Association, Sri Lanka Group
  • Member of the International Trademark Association

Firm Overview:

Julius & Creasy is a Civil law firm established in the year 1879. With its 140-year history, Julius & Creasy is one of the oldest law firms in Sri Lanka. Its reputation is one that has been built on rich tradition as well as the calibre of professionals passing through its corridors. The firm offers an extensive range of full legal services in the fields of Corporate, Commercial, Banking, Insurance, Tax, Property and Construction, Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Infrastructure, Shipping, Maritime and Admiralty, Commercial Litigation, Arbitration and Employment Law.

The Intellectual Property division of the firm advises on diverse areas ranging from patent, trademark, copyright, industrial designs, domain names, involving sundry fields such as biotechnology, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, computers, software, media, entertainment etc. Our clients represent numerous multinational companies, which include a majority of the Fortune 500 companies. We also act for several leading Sri Lankan conglomerates. We are regularly instructed by some of the leading Trademark Agents in the UK, USA, EC, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and India.

We undertake a full range of enforcement, management and transactional matters. We advise foreign and local clients on the registration, clearance, protection and exploitation of Intellectual Property rights, as well as manage and co-ordinate our clients’ Intellectual Property portfolios in Sri Lanka. We represent clients before the National Intellectual Property Office (NIPO) in respect of application, registration, ex parte and/or opposition inquiry, recording of assignment, recording of license, renewal of registration etc. of trademarks/patents or industrial designs to overcome objections. We regularly liaise with the relevant authorities and keep clients appraised of the status of their applications. We also undertake Intellectual Property audits and due diligence exercises and also file trademark applications with the Sri Lanka Customs.

Manisha Singh

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

Manisha is the Founder Partner of LexOrbis. Manisha is known and respected for her deep expertise in prosecution and enforcement of all forms of IP rights and for strategizing and managing global patents, trademarks, and designs portfolios of large global and domestic companies. Her keen interest in using and deploying the latest technology tools and processes has immensely helped the firm develop efficient IP service delivery models and provide best-in-the-class services. She is also known for her sharp litigation and negotiation skills for both IP and non-IP litigations and dispute resolution.

She is involved in a large number of intellectual property litigations with a focus on patent litigations covering all technical fields – particularly pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and mechanics. She has been involved in and successfully resolved various trademarks, copyright, design infringement, and passing off cases in the shortest possible time and the most cost-efficient manner applying out-of-box strategies and thinking.

She is an active member of many associations like INTA, APAA, AIPLA, AIPPI, LES, FICPI, and is actively involved in their committee work. She is an active writer and regularly authors articles and commentaries for some of the top IP publications.

Firm Overview:

LexOrbis is a premier full-service IP law firm with 270 personnel including 130+ attorneys at its three offices in India namely, New Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai. The firm provides business oriented and cost-effective solutions for protection, enforcement, transaction, and commercialisation of all forms of intellectual property in India and globally. The Firm has been consistently ranked amongst the Top- 5 IP firms in India for over the past one decade and is well-known for managing global patent, designs and trademark portfolios of many technology companies and brand owners. The Firm’s patent practice group has over 90 patent attorneys with domain expertise in information and communication technologies (ICT), computer sciences and software including Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, big data, mechanical, electrical & electronics, chemical and pharmaceutical, biotechnology, energy management, etc. We represent clients from a wide range of industry including automotive, aerospace, biotechnology, biosimilars, computers, chemical, consumer products, defence equipment, electrical and electronics, information and communication technology, software and mobile apps, media and entertainment, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, seeds and agri-chemical products, food and beverages, fashion, sports, and publishing houses. Our trademark practice group has over 30 attorneys experienced in partnering with the brand owners and advising on the entire journey of the brand from selection to enforcement of the brand. The team provides risk assessment by conducting trademark searches in over 120 trademark registers across the world and common law searches using advance internet-based tools. We manage large and complex trademark portfolios of many global companies, small and medium enterprises and start-ups expanding businesses in India and overseas. The team works closely with investigators and IP litigators for conducting online and offline use investigations and handling contentious trademark cases such as oppositions, cancellation, infringement and passing off actions. The group also has expert attorneys on related practice areas such as legal metrology, drugs & cosmetics, food safety, media & entertainment, fashion, sports, E-commerce, data protection, privacy and persona rights, advertisement, consumer protection, etc. The firm employs cutting-edge technology systems to improve the processes and efficiency. The firm’s professionals are known for their clear communication, responsiveness, quick turnaround time, and out-of-the-box thinking and solutions. The firm and its attorneys are members of many International and national IP associations and organisations, including the INTA, (AIPPI), APAA, LES, AIPLA, ECTA, MARQUES and BIO.

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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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Lawyer Vo Thien Hien is a founder and Managing Partner of Apolo Lawyers – Solicitors & Litigators. He is a Lawyer who belongs to Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association, under Vietnam Bar Federation. Before founding Apolo Lawyers, Lawyer Vo Thien Hien has many years of experience in providing legal services in Viet Nam, acting as a Litigator at one of the top 10 Law firms in Vietnam. His expertise is in dispute settlement related to Finance – Banking and Contract.

Currently, with 20 years of experience in providing legal services and litigation, Lawyer Vo Thien Hien has built a solid foothold on his career path. He has deep expertise in legal areas such as: commercial, finance–banking, contract for the international sale of goods, insurance, maritime, marriage involving foreign elements, etc. He has specialised in many cases at Court at all levels in Vietnam, concurrently, he has also handled cases in Commercial Arbitration.

Most foreign Clients of Lawyer Vo Thien Hien are corporations, multinational companies involving international insurance, iron and steel corporations, retail and supermarket business groups, medical equipment multinationals, and information technology corporations.

With many years of experience and dedication, always putting the interests of Clients as a priority, Lawyers Vo Thien Hien has brought success to many enterprises which are multinational enterprises in Japan, France, Singapore, Germany, America, Russia, Spain, etc. Remarkably, Lawyer Vo Thien Hien has successfully protected the rights and interests of Client which are a multinational enterprise in France in a dispute with a Vietnamese company, with a dispute value is over a thousand million USD; successfully protected the interests and rights of Client is the Insurance company from Switzerland, helped Client avoid the loss of one million USD; successfully defended the Client from Russia at Commercial Arbitration with the value of the dispute is over half a million USD, etc. Concurrently, Lawyers Vo Thien Hien has handled many domestic Clients, and he is a person who directly participated in providing legal opinions and acted as a Litigator, and successfully protected the rights of Clients.

Firm Overview:

APOLO LAWYERS – Solicitors & Litigators is one of Vietnam’s top law firms in litigation. Concurrently, Apolo Lawyers works powerfully in other fields such as M&A, Commercial, Investment, Enterprises, etc. With a team containing 08 Lawyers and 30 Legal Assistances, Apolo Lawyers has not stopped developing. In 2022, Apolo Lawyers has successfully provided legal consultation for 10 enterprises about M&A; consulted and carried out the procedure for investment in Vietnam of more than 100 foreign investors; simultaneously Apolo Lawyers appointed Lawyers to participate in litigation to protect the right and interests of the client with the entire value of disputes up to several trillion VND.

With the key factor of operation is putting the interest of the Client as a priority, Apolo Lawyers always strives to bring the best services, ensure the legal rights and interests of Clients, and bring the highest satisfaction to our Clients.

Along with other legal services, Apolo Lawyers has also succeeded in the “Family Lawyers” service that many Clients trust and choose when they want to implement the procedure for divorce involving foreign elements, child custody, child support, visitation, division of common property, prenuptial agreement and marital consequences, wills, and inheritance.

Advisory Excellence Appoints Vo Thien Hien and APOLO LAWYERS – SOLICITORS & LITIGATORS in Vietnam

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.

Advisory Excellence Appoints Dianne M. Nast and NastLaw LLC in Pennsylvania (

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 (