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.

Rocky Lee

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

Rocky is a corporate lawyer with broad experience in China cross-border legal matters. He is widely recognised as one of the top legal advisors to founders, CEOs and directors on business and legal issues. He is also highly regarded for his knowledge of the complex regulations governing foreign investment into China.

Mr. Lee has particular expertise in China’s “restricted industries” such as banking, broadcasting, e-commerce, education, energy, financial services, healthcare, Internet, funds, media and entertainment, publishing and telecommunications.

Mr. Lee represents countless large investment banks, PE/VC funds and hedge funds in their cross-border and domestic investments, project finance and fund formation. Mr. Lee also has extensive experience in working for the TMT start-up companies on complicated structure establishment, and he also advised a number of overseas retail clients on their expansion and growth in Asia.

Mr. Lee splits his time between Beijing and Menlo Park and heads up the Firm’s U.S. Corporate Practice.

As the recipient of numerous high profile awards and honours, Mr. Lee has been recognised as one of the leading lawyers in Asia by the following organisations and ranking guides: China Business Law Journal, Top 100 Lawyers for China Practice in 2016; Financial Times, Top 10 Innovative Individuals of 2015; AsiaLaw, a Leading Lawyer in General Corporate Law in 2013, a Leading Lawyer in Venture Capital & Private Equity for seven consecutive years; Chambers Asia Pacific, Top-Tier Band 1 Lawyer in Private Equity & Venture Capital Investment for consecutive years; Legal 500, Leading Private Equity & Venture Capital Lawyer in Asia for consecutive years.

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.