Adriana Posada

A&C LEGAL is a Law Firm incorporated in Bogotá, Colombia in 2009, as a solution for organizations that require high quality legal services, and also paralegal support at a reasonable cost, provided with opportunity, with qualified staff always available.

A&C LEGAL commitment is to minimize the risk inherent in the operations of its clients and assist with the implementation of safe practices for the benefit of the shareholders, employees and the community in general. The Firm is also committed to the integral development of its employees; whose purpose and focus is costumer service.

Under the BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) model, A&C LEGAL functions as a law firm in the Client’s offices, for which a team of lawyers and paralegals is assigned to attend, in an integral manner, the day-to-day legal requirements of the clients, in areas such as corporate, contractual, commercial, labor, administrative, litigation, and policy and procedure support. The Firm also takes care of legal filing, answering of communications and procedures before different entities, and in general, of the administration of the legal area of the companies.

Firm Overview:

We are a solution for the requirement of legal services and paralegal support tailored to meet the needs of our clients, provided with opportunity and high quality, at a reasonable cost, with qualified personnel always available.

Our compromise is to minimize the inherent risks of your operations and to collaborate with the implementation of safe practices in benefit of your shareholders, collaborators and of the community in general.

We are also committed to the integral development of our collaborators; whose focus and purpose is to provide the best customer service.

Vicky Athanassoglou

Vicky Athanassoglou founded the firm in 2012 and manages the firm. She practices extensively in all aspects in the area of M&A, international corporate and securities, contracts and arbitration, with an emphasis on cross-border transactions between Greece and any other country worldwide.

Education:

  • Examination and education as Qualified Lawyer for International Business Law (“Fachanwalt für Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht”) (Munich, 2015-2016),
  • Mediator Training, CIarb and Business Mediation Academy (2014-2015),
  • University of Cologne, Germany, Law Degree (1997),
  • Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki (Law School), University of Würzburg (Law School).

Admissions:

  • Athens Bar, 1999
  • Düsseldorf Bar, 2000
  • Supreme Court of Athens, 2014

Memberships:

  • AEA International Lawyers Network
  • AnwaltVerein
  • Athens Bar Association
  • Bar Association Düsseldorf
  • Counsel to the Athens Startup Business Incubator
  • Deutsch-Griechische Juristenvereinigung, Deutsch-Griechischen Industrie- und Handelskammer (DGIHK)
  • Hellenic Union of Mediators
  • Institute of Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Member of the Managerial Board of the Sector of Women Managers and Entrepreneurs (TOGME) of the Hellenic Management Association (EEDE)
  • Schiedsgerichts- und Mediationsstelle (SMES) der DGIHK
  • WIRAS-Association (international business network, 59 countries)

Languages:

English, German (mother tongue), Greek and French.

Eric Pratama Santoso

Eric is the Partner leading the Corporate practice at the firm Indrawan Darsyah Santoso (IDS).

Eric regularly acts as Indonesian counsel in a multitude of M&A transactions, representing either side of parties in acquisition transactions, joint ventures as well as being lead counsel in merger and restructuring arrangements. He is mostly known for his skills in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, entrusted by clients to take the forefront in often challenging and time-pressured transactions. He understands that clients want clear advice – however complex the issues – and that prompt response and direct accessibility are most valued.

With his creditable experience in dealing with cross-border transactions and multiple jurisdictions, he is adept in identifying the issues at hand and offer practical solutions, tailor-made to each client’s unique needs and long-term objectives. Eric has counseled clients in a variety of M&A matters, such as foreign shareholding restrictions, direct or indirect change of control, employment benefits triggered by change of ownership, closing conditions, representations & warranties, escrow/holdback arrangement, intellectual property ownership, limitation of liability, indemnification, governmental and third party consents, non-compete and non-solicit agreements, and choice of dispute resolution forum.

Eric is a member of Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI) and Indonesian Association of Capital Market Legal Consultants (HKHPM).

Firm Overview:

Indrawan Darsyah Santoso (IDS) is an independent Indonesian firm established in 2013, when its founders decided to start a new venture, having amassed years of experience working in the biggest firm in Indonesia. The idea since the inception of IDS has always been to provide quality legal services at an international standard, by consistently providing direct accessibility, a client-focused approach, as well as timely and insightful advice.

Having been forged in a high-profile international environment, we are equipped with the experience as well as the know-how to adapt to worldwide market demands. We are able to work seamlessly in a global environment, and we relish the opportunity to assist in the most complex and challenging transactions. In every transaction, we seek to learn about the client’s specific requirements and then work in a way that is best suited to the client’s needs.

The collaboration of our lawyers creates a unique law firm able to provide a complete package of corporate, securities and dispute resolution legal services.

Shabbir Harianawala

Shabbir Harianawala is a specialist M&A lawyer with a focus on telecom, oil & gas (upstream and downstream), banking and pharmaceutical sectors. Shabbir is also routinely sought by clients to advise on private equity and joint venture transactions and is well versed with complex shareholder arrangements, corporate re-organisations, foreign exchange & takeover laws, corporate governance, payment systems and general disclosures and compliances concerning listed companies. As Pakistan has a robust and well developed regulatory regime, Shabbir is routinely engaged to advise on various regulatory issues involving Competition Commission, State Bank of Pakistan, Securities Exchange Commission and other sector specific regulatory authorities.

Before moving to Karachi, Shabbir was heading the Islamabad office and was instrumental in developing the Islamabad office into a full-service practice and amongst the leading legal service providers in the region. According to Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, clients have praised Shabbir as “he has proved himself to be really, really competent, he’s good at his work and managing relationships” and “one of the sharpest lawyers I have dealt with in a long time.” Shabbir has also been consistently ranked by leading publications as amongst the leading lawyers in the country.

Due to Shabbir’s diverse exposure in several sectors, he commands a strong commercial grip on every step of the transaction and the underlying commercial sensitivities which helps him render effective and practical advice. Shabbir prefers to remain personally involved from kick-off until completion and is lauded for his accessibility and quick turn-arounds.

Outside work, Shabbir enjoys traveling. Additionally, he also likes to teach and has been a visiting lecturer to a leading business school in Pakistan on topics of business law and its practical application. Shabbir likes to read and write and has contributed editorials to leading newspapers of Pakistan (such as Dawn and Daily Times) on issues of socio-political significance.

Firm Overview:

At HaidermotaBNR, we are committed to providing practical solutions to complex issues faced by clients and establishing market standards for others to follow. We strive to challenge conventions and push existing boundaries.

Between our transactional, advisory and dispute resolution services the firm provides clients with a ‘one-stop-shop’ solution. Admired for its dynamism, our team has executed countless first-of-the-kind transactions across key sectors including Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Commercial Advisory, Project Finance, Privatisation, and Public-Private Partnerships. Equipped with a deep market perspective and topnotch negotiation skills, we anticipate risks, and leverage opportunities. In tandem, our highly qualified and experienced litigation team, consisting of distinguished practitioners of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, offers clients an exhaustive service in the field of dispute resolution.

With a dedicated team of over 40 lawyers and offices in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and an affiliated office in Dubai we are always available to assist our clients in overcoming any legal challenge. Anjarwala, Collins and Haidermota (AC&H), our affiliated firm in Dubai, provides a broad range of corporate, commercial and property related legal services. AC&H has significant experience of handling transactions for clients in the Middle East, Pakistan, UK and Canada and benefits from being part of the Africa Legal Network (ALN).

At all times, we honour and value our clients’ goals, strive to exceed their expectations, and ensure “timely service delivery.”

Anjan Neupane

Anjan Neupane leads the firm’s corporate and international business practice. He has notable expertise in banking, corporate, foreign investment, M&A, project finance, and dispute resolution. He has advised many of the world’s leading companies in various innovative and high-profile matters. Chambers & Partners ranks him as a leading lawyer for business law in Nepal. Its recent editions describe him as “very competent and highly professional lawyer who possesses excellent knowledge”, “popular choice for many clients who enthuse about his commercial and practical approach” and “very reliable and has given very high-quality advice where there is limited legal precedent.” He is an Advocate licensed by the Nepal Bar Council.

Experience:

Anjan has extensive experience in aviation, foreign investment, private equity, franchising, M&A, joint ventures, project finance, litigation, and arbitration. He has deep knowledge of energy, financial services, hospitality, and information technology sectors. His recent experience includes advising:

  • Reynolds Group in the sale of Closure Systems International Nepal to Pact.
  • Daraz Group in the sale of Daraz Kaymu Nepal to Alibaba.
  • Saisan in acquisition of majority stake in NL Gas Limited to form Gas One Nepal.
  • CCK Power in the acquisition of two hydropower projects totaling over 350MW.
  • Bank of China and other lenders in financing for Hongshi Shivam Cement.
  • FMO and other lenders in financing for 82MW Lower Solu Hydropower Project.
  • IFC and other lenders in financing for 37MW Kabeli-A Hydropower Project.
  • Visa in legal issues relating to payment system regulation imposed by Nepal Rastra Bank.
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation in compact agreement with Nepal Government.
  • Nissan Motors in defending various lawsuits filed by a distributor.
  • Northern and Western Insurance Company in defending aviation reinsurance claim lawsuit.

He has also advised global banks (Deutsche Bank, Bank Julius Baer, Masherq, China Development Bank) in cross-border banking and financial regulation; technology companies (Uber, Iflix, Kaymu, Milvik) in market entry and structuring; global hotel chains (Marriott, Hilton, Duisit Thani) in international franchising, management agreements and intellectual property; and leasing and aviation companies (ICBC Financial Leasing, CDB Leasing, Avtrade, Minsheng) in leasing and sale of aircrafts.

Education:

  • Anjan has obtained LL.B. (Hons.) degree from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom. He graduated with “First Class Honours”.

Languages:

  • Anjan has excellent fluency in English and Nepali.

Firm Overview:

We are a group of lawyers who strive for excellence in providing legal services. We aim to offer the highest international standards and extensive local expertise. We have advised our clients in many notable transactions and disputes for over 35 years.

Edward Lehman

Edward Lehman is the managing attorney of LehmanLaw Mongolia LLP. Edward is licensed in the State of Illinois in the United States and is also a Foreign Registered Attorney in Mongolia and a registered Senior Legal Counsel in the PRC. Edward is based in the firm’s Beijing office and has over 29 years of experience advising on cross-border transactions throughout Asia. Edward is fluent in both written and spoken Mandarin.

Firm Overview:

LehmanLaw Mongolia, a leading law firm with a full time presence in Mongolia, employs qualified Mongolian attorneys and experienced foreign lawyers, each acquainted with Mongolian laws and experienced with the country’s legal system, business climate and political affairs. The firm’s Mongolian attorneys are graduates from Mongolia’s leading law school; many have training or work experience overseas and are fluent in English and in Russian.

LehmanLaw Mongolia represents many of the world’s most successful multinational corporations and minerals industry giants, as well as small to medium-enterprises, international financial institutions, non-government organizations, religious organizations, start-ups, and foreign diplomatic missions in all aspects of their Mongolia enterprise; from establishment, through structuring and governance to operations and transaction closure. We are often involved in sophisticated corporate and financial transactions, in addition to complex dispute resolution proceedings.

The firm, founded in 1995, is the first private law firm established in Mongolia (formerly known as Lehman, Lee & Xu Mongolia), and is the first to employ foreign legal professionals. The firm is also proud to be the first law firm in Mongolia to employ Intellectual Property lawyers. LehmanLaw Mongolia is associated with Lehman, Lee & Xu, a Chinese Law firm based in Beijing. The firm was founded by Mr. Edward Lehman, a legal professional in China and Mongolia for nearly 30 years.

Mongolia, like many developing countries is a fast changing country facing many challenges. The laws and legal system are rapidly changing, as population grows and urbanization trends increase. LehmanLaw has experienced these changes from a unique perspective on the ground in Mongolia. We are uniquely placed to meet the legal needs of foreign companies seeking to invest or do business in this changing country. We know Mongolia.