Anjan Neupane

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

Anjan leads the firm’s corporate and international business practice. He has notable expertise in banking, corporate, foreign investment, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, and dispute resolution. He has advised many of the world’s leading companies in various innovative and high-profile matters. Chambers and 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.

Anjan Neupane 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.

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.

Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, is set in a valley surrounded by the Himalayan mountains. At the heart of the old city’s mazelike alleys is Durbar Square, which becomes frenetic during Indra Jatra, a religious festival featuring masked dances. Many of the city’s historic sites were damaged or destroyed by a 2015 earthquake. Durbar Square’s palace, Hanuman Dhoka, and Kasthamandap, a wooden Hindu temple, are being rebuilt.

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.

Mariana Estradé

Mariana Estradé is specialized in the fields of M&A, Corporate, International and Environmental Law. She advises local and foreign companies, to set up and develop their businesses in our country. She also has ample experience in Project Finance -in particular of energy projects- and during the last years, she has been largely devoted to the environmental area. She is an active member of several local and international organizations and has held executive positions for the Uruguayan Bar Association, International Bar Association, Environmental Law Committee of the Uruguayan Bar Association and Uruguayan Centre of Environmental Law of the Law School, University of the Republic.

Firm Overview:

Our Firm was founded in 1899. Since then, the world has seen a lot of changes, and so has our Firm. We have come a long way of development and evolution, from a family to an institutional full service firm. Ever since, our core values have remained unchanged.

The Firm was founded by Baltasar Brum, Domingo Arena, and Asdrúbal Delgado. The first two devoted their life to politics (Baltasar Brum was president of Uruguay between 1919 and 1923) and Asdrúbal Delgado continued to practice as a lawyer. He then partnered with his son in law, the late Conrado H. Hughes, father of Conrado Hughes Delgado, who years later joined the Firm and eventually the name Hughes & Hughes became the brand of the Firm.

Since its foundation the Firm had an international outlook, working for clients such as Shell, Colgate Palmolive, Kodak, during their setting up their business in Uruguay.

With a unique understanding of the Uruguayan market and the global legal world, we accompanied the development of our country and the region handling the toughest legal challenges and complex business deals of our national and international clients.

Over the last century, our Firm has dynamically grown to become a benchmark in the legal environment. We have encompassed long-term expertise with a modern approach to business and an updated organization. We may, therefore say, that we are a traditional firm with a contemporary feel.

Adir Waldman

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

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Based in Tel Aviv, Adir is the managing director of our Israel focus group. He leads a multijurisdictional team of Freshfields lawyers dedicated to advising Israeli clients and businesses with interests in Israel.

Adir’s local presence brings to the doorstep of Israeli businesses Freshfields’ expertise on cross-border corporate transactions, financings, dispute resolution and regulatory concerns.

Before moving to Israel, Adir was a senior litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York. He is qualified as a New York lawyer.

Adir is a graduate of Yale College and the Yale Law School, where he was a senior editor of the Yale Law Journal. Adir Waldman speaks English and Hebrew.

Firm Overview:

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is an international law firm headquartered in London. Tracing its roots back to the 18th century, it is among the world’s oldest law firms.

The world’s biggest international organisations rely on us to help them make the right decisions in a fast-changing world. We combine the knowledge, experience and energy of the whole firm to solve our clients’ most complex challenges, wherever and whenever they arise.

Mitsuhiro Kamiya

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

Mitsuhiro is the leader of Skadden’s Tokyo office.

He represents Japanese and multinational clients in a broad range of corporate matters with special focus on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and joint venture transactions.

Mr. Kamiya’s practice covers all major aspects of corporate transactions, such as advice on complex legal structuring of acquisitions and major legal issues including corporate, intellectual property, antitrust and labour laws.

Mr. Kamiya was selected for inclusion by Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers Asia-Pacific and The Asia Pacific Legal 500.

Firm Overview:

Founded by Marshall Skadden, Les Arps and John Slate on April Fools’ Day in 1948, Skadden began as a scrappy upstart among a sea of established “white shoe” law firms in New York. Joe Flom was hired as the firm’s first associate later that year, and litigator Bill Meagher, the fifth partner to lend his name to the firm’s letterhead as it appears today, joined in 1959.

Our first two decades were marked by slow and steady growth of our client base as we set out to establish ourselves as the go-to firm for our clients’ most complex legal problems. Our willingness to handle proxy fights in the 1950s and early 1960s — matters deemed “ungentlemanly” by white shoe firms — positioned us to ultimately become the firm of choice for the hostile takeovers that dominated the M&A landscape beginning in the 1970s.

Recognising the value of providing full-service advice to clients, from day one we sought to develop a range of complementary practices, like litigation, tax and antitrust. Client needs led us to open offices in other cities beginning in 1973, and the volume of work we were handling fuelled exponential growth in the number of attorneys at the firm in the 1980s.

That growth included a significant expansion of the practices we offered to clients, including restructuring, finance, real estate, mass torts and securities litigation, as well as the opening of offices in Europe and Asia.

Andrew Wingfield

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

Andrew is based in our Doha office and is the firm’s Middle East Regional Head and also heads up the firm’s Corporate Practice Group in the Gulf.

Andrew has worked at the firm for 30 years. He is a corporate, commercial, banking and financial services lawyer by background and has been in Qatar since 2005.

During his time in London, Hong Kong, New York and Doha he has been involved in a wide variety of corporate, commercial and finance matters including IPOs, business start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, group restructurings, commercial contracts, equity and debt offerings and financings. In addition, he has advised banks and financial institutions on loan and financing documentation as well as securities, commodities, futures, derivatives and foreign exchange dealings.

He has also given advice on the marketing and sale of these products and financial services regulatory and compliance matters generally.

Firm Overview:

From our offices in major business and financial centres throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we view the world through the lens of our key sectors: asset management and investment funds, financial institutions, life sciences and technology, media and telecommunications.

We also focus on the Energy & Infrastructure markets, in particular through our international projects and construction teams.

For our clients this means they benefit from a law firm fully focused on their sector, wholly understanding of the challenges that they face and completely tuned in to their needs.