Nasirud Doulah

Nasirud Doulah is our exclusively recommended Mergers & Acquisitions Law expert in Bangladesh on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Nasirud directly using the contact details listed above.

With a work experience over fifteen years Mr. Doulah is a leading personality for corporate and finance law matters in the region. Project finance and Documentary Credit are his stressed areas and he has advised in a number of major projects in energy / infrastructure sectors. He has also established himself as an authority in the fields of project development with extensive PPP / infrastructure transaction advisory expertise. He is also an asset/lease finance expert and acts for all major aviation and lease finance corporations of the world including GECAS, Aercape (ILFC) etc. With extensive knowledge in capital and money markets, Mr. Doulah represents a handful number of global institutional investors in Bangladesh including Citibank, Morgan Stanley, Blackrock, etc. Fintech clients include Ant Financial, Microsoft, Amazon, Google etc.

Nasirud Doulah possesses a market leading practice in M&A and attends major M&A matters in Bangladesh. In 2008 under instructions of World Bank and IFC he acted as a key researcher to compare local corporate governance standards and practices with its OECD counterparts which was later released as a corporate governance assessment report by World Bank. Mr. Doulah is a member of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Tax and AML Research teams and an accredited Lexis author with numerous publications. Some major transactional highlights are provided below.

  • Acted as local legal counsel for IFC and Excelerate Energy in project development and financing aspects of the first LNG terminal (FSRU) project in Bangladesh at Maheshkhali;
  • Acted in major M&As including SZSE / SSE acquisition of Dhaka Stock Exchange, Holcim/Lafarge Merger, Microsoft acquisition of Nokia, Zhenhua’s $2bn bid for three gas fields, Ophir acquisition of Santos assets and merger with Medco, AES acquisition of Covanta power assets and so on;
  • Has been acting in major PPP / infrastructure development projects including all toll road PPPs i.e. First Dhaka Elevated / Dhaka Bypass / RAD Expressways, Payra Port (for JDN), 2nd Kanchpur / Meghna / Gumti Bridges, South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road and so on;
  • Acted for sponsors / lenders in project development of major economic zones including Chinese Economic Zone at Anwara and China-Bangladesh Iron & Steel Production Zone;
  • So far structured and developed over seventy-eight power projects including clients like General Electric, Blackstone, Golar Power, AES, El Paso, CMEC etc;
  • Acted as Lender’s Counsel for IFC, European Investment Bank, Islamic Development Bank, China Exim Bank, China Development Bank, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China in a number of infrastructure / power projects. Acting for SInosure in three large coal fired power projects;
  • Acted for all of the latest gas exploration PSC contract awardees including ONGC, OIL, POSCO and Daewoo.

Gustavo Stüssi Neves

Gustavo Stüssi Neves is our exclusively recommended Mergers & Acquisitions Law expert in Brazil on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Gustavo directly using the contact details listed above.

Gustavo received his Law Degree from Rio de Janeiro Federal University, 1980.

Gustavo Stüssi Neves is a Member of the Brazilian Bar Association, Legal Director of Brazilian-Swiss Chamber of Commerce, Brazilian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Member of Board of Directors); DBJV – German-Brazilian Lawyers’ Association, Pool of Experts; CBBL Cross Border Business Law AG – Germany (Representative); Vice-President of Eurochamber Mediation and Arbitration Chamber (CAE).

Firm Overview:

STÜSSI-NEVES ADVOGADOS was founded in 1977.

Our staff is currently comprised of professionals (partners, associates and consultants) allocated in offices in São Paulo and in Rio de Janeiro at a fifty-fifty proportion. Our clients are mainly European companies (the majority of them German speaking ones) with Brazilian subsidiaries, companies willing to start operating in Brazil or companies willing to or already doing business with Brazil.

STÜSSI-NEVES ADVOGADOS’ main area of practice is corporate law, meaning that we are capable of rendering all services that a company needs in order to get established in Brazil, either by incorporating a subsidiary or by acquiring an existing Brazilian company or even through a joint venture, as well as assisting companies in their daily business routines, in tax, contractual, corporate, labour and litigation areas, compliance, data protection, among others.

This firm has been functioning as outsourced Legal Department for some medium-sized companies or for companies on a pre-operational stage, which grants clients the advantage of combining the excellence of highly specialised legal services with low cost.

Our clients are active in the most various types of industries, as automotive, metallurgic, machinery, capital goods (for beverage, food, paper and tobacco industries, among others), medical, chemical and pharmaceutical industry, consultation, engineering, logistics and finance services.

The office and/or individual partners/associates are members of various national and international organisations.

Jean Maguranyanga

Jean Maguranyanga is our exclusively recommended Mergers & Acquisitions Law expert in Zimbabwe on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Jean directly using the contact details listed above.

Jean is a successful commercial lawyer with over 21 years’ experience in the field of banking and working with a diversified portfolio of clients.  She is a partner with a local law firm.  She holds a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Laws degrees, a Masters of Law degree in Corporate and Commercial Law and a Diploma in Banking and Finance. She sits on various Boards.

Jean holds a Bachelor of Law (BL) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB), degrees from the University of Zimbabwe; a Master of Laws degree (LLM) in Commercial and Corporate Law (International Business Law) from the University of London, United Kingdom and a Diploma in Banking and Finance from Manchester Business School, United Kingdom.

Her various other notable roles included being one of a four Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe group of officials appointed to investigate and set up systems at the then Zimbabwe Building Society, investigate the activities of then United Merchant Bank, part of two member team that set up the Deposit Protection Board now Deposit Protection Corporation of Zimbabwe and being appointed as one of the first ten Commissioners, the then Competition Commission.

She has sat on various boards and was one of the first ten commissions to the then Competition Commission which was subsequently merged during their tenure with the Tariff Commission to form the now Competition and Tariff Commission. The commissionaires set up the Competition and Tariff commission, being responsible for among other things the review of the drafting of the relevant legislation putting policies for the operationalisation of the commissioner and recruitment of staff.

Jean Maguranyanga also sits on various Boards of Directors and is a member of a number of professional bodies.

Firm Overview:

Chinmasa, Mudimu & Maguranyanga is a registered law firm in Harare which has been in existence since 1981, under the name P.A Chinamasa & Company.

Paola M. Molina Estévez

Paola Molina is our exclusively recommended Mergers & Acquisitions Law expert in the Dominican Republic on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Paola directly using the contact details listed above.

Paola is an experienced manager with a demonstrated history of working in the legal services industry, advising local and multinational clients from varied sectors, and in some cases, setting up or developing their in-house legal department, such as: real estate, industrial, tourism, retail, energy, technology, health services, non-profit organisations, asset management, automotive and financial.

Paola Molina is skilled in Legal Writing, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, Tax, Compliance, Legal Project Management, and International Law. Paola is a strong professional with two Master of Laws (LLM) degrees; International Legal Practice from IE Business School and Tax Law/Taxation from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra.

Firm Overview:

GUZMÁN & MOLINA, Abogados (“GMA”) was established in March 2018, after its founders accrued over 20 years experience in the judicial service and some of the most prestigious legal and consulting firms in Dominican Republic, entering the market as an appealing alternative to legal services consumers and attracting praise and recognition from worldwide professional networks. GMA is detail-oriented, proactive and strategic while providing assertive services.

The firm focuses in two main areas of services: litigation and business.

GMA covers all areas related to conflict management and dispute resolution in private and public law, from the traditional civil and commercial (with emphasis on contractual and corporate conflicts, tort claims, foreclosures, and bankruptcy) to tax, administrative, criminal, labour, and real estate matters, as well as local and international arbitration and other alternative methods to settle disputes.

As of the business practice, GMA is strong in mergers and acquisitions, contracts, legal audit, economic regulation, corporate, environment, international trade, tax advice, labour consultations, intellectual property, and business reorganisation. GMA also provides ancillary services such as Public Notary and legal translations.

In addition to the National District, GMA is present in the most important cities of the Dominican Republic and caters to client’s international needs through several professional networks with multi-disciplinary membership advising companies and individuals in legal, accountancy, financial services covering over 155 jurisdictions.

GMA has a solid grasp in various industries, such as real estate and tourism, energy, banking, insurance, health, sports, and marketing. Has a complex, general, and high-leverage litigation practice, entering in areas of recent growth in the country such as arbitration, white-collar crimes, municipality law, bankruptcy, and private international law.

Client satisfaction is paramount for GMA and thrives to achieve optimal results, as such, the firm chooses not to bill based on traditional hourly methods and instead seek a value-billing approach.

Semaw Nigatu Aragaw

Semaw Negatu, the Founder of Semaw and Fekadu Law Office, is a licensed Attorney and consultant before all Federal Courts. Semaw is a senior lawyer with more than 18 years of experience in the corporate and commercial law advice and complex litigation experience on a wide range of legal practices. Semaw has expertise in corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisition, tax and real estate.

Firm Overview:

Founded in 2003 by Semaw Negatu, Semaw and Fekadu Law Office is one of the leading Law Office in Ethiopia advising and representing clients in complex transactions and litigations. Our full-service Law Office has been providing quality legal services by solving your legal problems expeditiously, based on trust, dedication, and fairness in terms of cost.

Semaw & Fekadu Law Office is a member of MULTILAW, a global network of best independent law firms with over 8500 lawyers in more than 100 countries around the world.

Our team of lawyers is licensed to practice at all levels of courts and arbitral tribunals bringing over 50 years of combined experience dealing with an array of Ethiopian corporate law matters including Investment and Corporate/Commercial law, Merger and Acquisition, Legal Audit/Due Diligence, Competition, Regulatory Compliance, Banking & Finance, Construction and Real estate, Tax and Customs, import and export, Nonprofit, Employment and Immigration, Energy and Mining, Intellectual Property, PPP and Public procurement, Infrastructure and Project Financing, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Private Equity, Aviation, Private International Law matters, execution of Foreign Judgments and Arbitral Awards, Company Incorporation, Registration of overseas companies and commercial representatives, drafting contracts, preparation and execution of various contracts, as well as representation of companies with multiple government officials.

Semaw and Fekadu Law Office have advised various domestic and multinational corporations, international law firms and several clients from Turkey, Israel, Holland, UK , France, Italy, USA, Russia, Saudi Arabia, China, Germany, Korea and Egypt in a number of sectors ranging from agriculture, food and beverages, financial institution, manufacturing, mining, NGO’s, real estates, telecom, textile and steel.

Julio Pueyrredón

Julio Pueyredón is a partner of Negri & Pueyrredon and part of its Department of General Practice.

He has a long experience on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, commercial agreements, financial law, capital markets, reorganizations and debt restructuring, white collar crime, money laundering and corporate fraud and technology law.

Julio graduated from the Argentine Catholic University in 1987. He also completed the Lawyers’ Training Course organized by FORES and earned the Moltedo Award to the best graduate.

He is professor of Corporate Law at the Argentine Catholic University and at the post graduate course on “Modern corporate agreements” at the Palermo University. During fourteen years he taught Criminal Law at the Argentine Catholic University.

Julio has been a speaker in more than fifty conferences in Argentina and abroad, and has published more than seventy law articles on matters related to his practice.

He is an international member of the National Association of Defense Lawyers (United States), of the Commercial Committee of the Argentine-Spanish Chamber of Commerce and of the Buenos Aires Bar Association’s House of Delegates, where he chairs the committees on budgetary matters and legislative affairs,

He took part in the drafting of several projects on digitalization of legal documents and of the proposed statute against money laundering. He also reviewed the habeas data draft statute and its implementing regulations and the proposed text of the new Civil and Commercial Code. He recently submitted to the Argentine Senate a proposal concerning corporate and commercial law issues.

Firm Overview:

Negri & Pueyrredon Abogados (N&P) was established in 1990. It adopted its present name in November 2014. Shortly after its inception it became one of the most important and respected law firms in Argentina not only because of the importance and number of its clients but also because the high quality of its legal work.

N&P provides full legal services to small and large domestic and multinational corporations as well as to individuals, public and private institutions and not-for-profit organizations. All of our clients receive top notch legal advise following the most stringent international ethical and quality standards.

N&P’s professionals have attended reputable law schools, have a practical approach to their clients’ problems and are well trained to face the volatile legal and political Argentine environment. Several of N&P’s lawyers have completed their legal education overseas.

The firm is composed of highly motivated professionals, organized according to their respective expertise, merits and capabilities. Many of them have been featured in several trade publications and are members of bar and other local and international professional associations and regularly attend legal conferences either as speakers or panelists.

N&P’s basic tenets, shared by partners and associates alike, are strong ethical standards, integrity, high quality services, a strong commitment towards the clients, mutual respect and efficient teamwork.

We cater to clients in all areas of the law and, through a well-tested network of corresponding firms, we can assist their needs throughout Argentina.

N&P publishes every working Tuesday and Friday its now famed Dos Minutos de Doctrina, a Spanish language legal bulletin featuring comments on recent court decisions that may interest clients and friends alike. It enjoys a wide readership in Latin America and among Spanish speakers (not necessarily lawyers) all over the world.

Our lawyers regularly contribute articles and comments to books and legal publications throughout the world, such as Tratado de los Conflictos Societarios (Argentina), The Art Collector’s Handbook (London), Il trust sotto il diritto Argentino (Milano), etc.