Mario A. Bolaños

Mario Bolaños is our exclusively recommended Private Equity Law expert in Georgia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Mario directly using the contact details listed above.

Georgia is a south-eastern U.S. state whose terrain spans coastal beaches, farmland and mountains. Capital city Atlanta is home of the Georgia Aquarium and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, dedicated to the African-American leader’s life and times. The city of Savannah is famed for its 18th- and 19th-century architecture and leafy public squares. Augusta hosts the Masters golf tournament.

Mario’s transactional experience includes:

  • Assisting a Fortune 100 company in the sale of its ownership interests in bottling and distribution operations in Guatemala and Uruguay to another bottler
  • Assisting a Fortune 100 company in the acquisition of certain non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverage brands in Latin America
  • Assisting a private equity firm in its acquisition of an IT and cloud services company
  • Assisting a private equity firm in its acquisitions of and divestitures from various behavioural healthcare providers, home health care and hospice providers, and pain management and physical rehabilitation providers
  • Assisting a sales engagement software platform provider in its Series C investment round
  • Assisting a predictive industrial analytics software platform provider in its sale to a strategic buyer
  • Assisting an Internet of Things (IoT) solutions software platform provider in multiple venture financings and its sale to a strategic buyer

Mario Bolaños focuses his practice on assisting private equity firms and their portfolio companies, venture capital firms, start-up’s, and Fortune 100 companies through a wide variety of venture and emerging growth financings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters, both within the United States and worldwide.

Firm Overview:

DLA Piper’s Atlanta office represents businesses of all types throughout the world on regional, national and international matters, leveraging the global resources of DLA Piper’s offices located in more than 40 countries.

Our core practice areas in Atlanta include corporate and securities, finance, franchise and distribution, government affairs, litigation, employment and real estate.

Our corporate and securities team focuses on private equity and venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities law compliance.

Carry-Lynn Martinus

Carry-Lynn Martinus is our exclusively recommended Private Equity Law expert in Aruba on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Carry-Lynn directly using the contact details listed above.

Carry-Lynn started her legal career at HBN Law & Tax in January 2018 and is active in corporate and employment matters. Carry-Lynn finished Law School in 2017 at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, specialising in Corporate Law. During her tenure in law school she took part in various student panels, was a board member of the local pro bono organisation and a keen contributor of pro bono legal advice.

Carry-Lynn Martinus works from the Aruba office and speaks Dutch, English and Papiamento.

Firm Overview:

The HBN Law & Tax Aruba office was founded in 1999 and is actively engaged in all key economic sectors of the island, amongst others in Aruba’s thriving tourism sector and the energy, banking and insurance industries.

HBN is a leading firm with full service representation and a strong focus on the Dutch Caribbean. We aim to offer unparalleled legal and tax services for ambitious clients. Today. Tomorrow. Together.

Aruba is an island country in the mid-south of the Caribbean Sea, about 29 kilometres north of the Venezuelan peninsula of Paraguaná and 80 kilometres northwest of Curaçao. It measures 32 kilometres long from its north-western to its south-eastern end and 10 kilometres across at its widest point.

Alexei Roudiak

Alexei Roudiak is our exclusively recommended Private Equity Law expert in the Russian Federation on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Alexei directly using the contact details listed above.

Alexei advises Russian and international clients on all aspects of M&A projects, private equity deals and corporate restructurings. He is highly skilled in dealing with complex joint venture issues (both formation and breakup), defending against hostile take-overs (both structuring and litigation strategies) and advising on investments that involve state participants and offshore structuring issues. Alexei has developed a particular expertise in the energy and natural resources and real estate sectors.

Alexei graduated from the international law department of the Moscow State Institute (University) for International Relations (MGIMO) where he now teaches law. He joined the firm as partner in 2007 after more than a decade of working at the Moscow and Paris offices of an international law firm and with a leading consultancy firm.

Firm Overview:

From 1992 as Russia transitioned to a market economy, we were helping businesses on deals, disputes and projects in Russia, gaining an in-depth understanding of the legal issues that arise. We opened our Moscow office in 1999 to provide full-service Russian, English and US law capability.

We work with domestic and foreign investors and financial institutions on a range of complex matters across multiple sectors drawing on our multi-jurisdictional network of knowledge and experience to provide a seamless advice for Russian and international clients.

We offer a full service practice with tier one rankings in the leading legal directories for corporate / M&A, private equity, dispute resolution, banking and finance, restructuring and insolvency, PPP and energy.

We pride ourselves on consistently providing the highest quality service to our clients, which has been recognised by the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence – in particular, our Russian practice was honoured with a Client Service Award.

Shayla Harlev

Shayla Harlev is our exclusively recommended Private Equity Law expert in Massachusetts on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Shayla directly using the contact details listed above.

Shayla is a partner in Weil’s Private Equity practice and is based in Boston. Shayla has a diverse transactional and corporate counselling practice with an emphasis on representing private equity sponsors in connection with acquisitions and dispositions and other complex transactions.

She has extensive experience with leveraged buyouts and dispositions of public and private companies, as well as going-private transactions, minority investments, and joint ventures. Shayla also counsels private equity sponsor portfolio companies on a variety of corporate and strategic matters.

Shayla has represented some of the world’s leading private equity firms, including Berkshire Partners, Thomas H. Lee Partners, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Advent International.

Shayla is highly involved in pro bono work and is the outside counsel for the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, an organisation that ensures that low-income people with critical, non-criminal legal problems have access to legal information, advice, and representation and is the largest funding source for civil legal aid programs in Massachusetts.

Shayla is also a member of the Firm’s Diversity Committee.

Marta Máñez

Marta Máñez is our exclusively recommended Private Equity Law expert in Spain on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Marta directly using the contact details listed above.

Private equity is an alternative investment class that invests in or acquires private companies that are not listed on a public stock exchange. Private equity funds invest in private companies or engage in buyouts of public companies.

During her career, she has advised many companies on corporate and commercial law, and has drafted and negotiated all types of commercial contracts.

With extensive experience in the family business and private equity sectors, she has focused her practice on investment and joint ventures, company and asset sales, and corporate restructuring.

Marta worked in the Corporate Practice of British law firm Allen & Overy in its London and Madrid offices until January 2011.

In October 2002, the University of Edinburgh presented her with the John Hastie scholarship for the most distinguished law graduate of the academic year.

Marta has written several articles in the press and speaks in forums on mergers and acquisitions and international implementation.

Firm Overview:

We assist our clients worldwide with the most complex matters, committed to one principle: the best teams and the best lawyers.

We are passionate about law. We are passionate about people. We listen to our clients, we untangle their problems and we provide them with honest solutions. Our greatest satisfaction comes from the trust our clients place in us, enabling us to participate in the construction of their future.

We share our clients’ objectives, successes and challenges. We are committed to accompanying and helping them at each stage and in all areas of their business. We offer tailormade solutions through our international network made up of specialised and interrelated practice areas.

Adil Hirji

Adil Hirji is our exclusively recommended Private Equity Law expert in Canada on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Adil directly using the contact details listed above.

Adil practices corporate, commercial and securities law with a focus on corporate finance, public and private equity and debt offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. His practice also involves advising issuers on TSX, TSX Venture and CSE listings, including in connection with initial public offerings, reverse takeovers and qualifying transactions.

With respect to mergers and acquisitions, Adil has advised clients on a range of complex transactions including plans of arrangement, amalgamations, restructuring transactions and takeovers. Adil also has experience advising issuers on corporate and commercial legal matters, continuous disclosure, corporate governance, and banking transactions.

He has experience assisting public and private companies in all stages of the business lifecycle.

Adil joined Burstall LLP as a articling student in 2017 and became an associate upon being called to the Alberta Bar in 2018. Prior to joining the firm, Adil worked for the TSX Venture Exchange in the Listings/Capital Formation Group.

Prior thereto, Adil operated a small business and has also worked for investment banks in a variety of roles including Corporate Finance and Oil & Gas Research.

Firm Overview:

Burstall LLP is a boutique law firm with a client-focused approach to better serve your needs and the needs of your business. Our size and expertise allows us to respond to a variety of complex business problems with integrated legal solutions, without losing the human touch that has made our firm a success in Calgary for nearly 50 years.

We take pride in delivering high-quality and cost-effective legal services, directed and managed by a principal lawyer who understands and appreciates your goals. This practical and personal approach maximises our efficiency and minimises your costs as we deliver tailored legal solutions.

The size of our firm ensures lawyer accessibility and personal client contact. Relationships are the foundation of our business model and the cornerstone of providing high-quality legal advice and services. Our clients are at varying stages of development and from a variety of different backgrounds. By actively listening and engaging we are able to better understand their needs and aspirations.

Whether you are seeking new capital to break into the marketplace, orchestrating a complex merger, or need advice on an exit strategy that will pave the way for your next business venture, Burstall LLP has the tools to help you along the way.