Sh.Tsolmon

Tsolmon is a managing partner of Ashid Advocates LLP and leading Mongolian lawyer. She graduated the School of Law, National University of Mongolia (LL.B) and Law School, Tsinghua University (LL.M). While she was at Tsinghua University, Tsolmon was a Managing Editor at Tsinghua Law Review which is the first law review published in English in China.

Prior to joining our firm, she worked at international law firms in charge of global transactions involving Mongolia related projects. She has advised on some of the largest and most significant energy, infrastructure and real estate projects in Mongolia in recent years across oil, mining and metals, power and construction sectors. Tsolmon specializes in complex financings involving banks, export credit agencies and project bonds.

She gained extensive experience in drafting and negotiation of various construction contracts (EPPM, EPCM, EPC, EPS, FIDIC Books), and involved in the construction management contract dispute representing one of the giant Mongolian companies against the largest project management corporation in Australia at the London Court of International Arbitration.

Recently, she represented the Bank of China, Tokyo branch on financing of real estate development project initiated by the Chinese developer in Mongolia. Further, she acted for Mongolian largest corporation in construction of US$100 million hotel development project with South Korean reputable engineering companies. Therefore, she acted for the leading Mongolian corporation on development of 195MW Power Plant in the southern part of Mongolia and 300MW Power Plant in the northern region of Mongolia.

Tsolmon successfully represented clients in various courts in Mongolia. Most recently, she obtained a major victory in the Civil Court No.2 of the First Instance in Ulaanbaatar on behalf of the largest Chinese real estate developer in relation to land title dispute against South Korean real property developer.

Tsolmon involved in various working groups in relation to drafting bills of Minerals Law, Investment Law, Petroleum Law and tax related laws (General Tax Law, VAT Law, Corporate Income Tax, Customs Tax and Tariff Law).

Tsolmon is admitted to practice law in Mongolia, and she is a member of Mongolian Bar Association and a member of Barristers’ Association.

Tsolmon is fluent in English, Chinese (Mandarin) and Russian.

Firm Overview:

Ashid Advocates LLP– is a full service Mongolian law firm based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Founded in 2015, Ashid Advocates LLP has already established a reputation in the Mongolian challenging market, and became one of the leading firms in Mongolia by representing clients in complex, high-stakes regulatory, litigation, and transactional matters. As result of our hardwork and constant trust of our clients, Ashid Advocates LLP, the leading law firm of Mongolia, has been ranked in BAND 4 Leading Law Firms Recommended Law Firms in Mongolia, Asia Pacific 2018 by the World well known and reputable research and ranking institution LEGAL 500.

Composed of attorneys graduated from the top universities in Mongolia and abroad, including National University of Mongolia, Harvard University, Tsinghua University, Peking University, Moscow State University, the Renmin University of People’s Republic of China, National University of Singapore, who are proficient in English, Chinese, Russian and French, we offer a full range of legal services for Mongolian and international clients and advises in all legal spheres. In particular, we have demonstrated success in areas that include minerals, energy, petroleum, aviation, manufacturing, construction, capital markets, financial services, company law, foreign investment, civil and administrative litigation, criminal investigation and prosecution, and arbitration.

Our clients come from numerous sectors including minerals exploration and exploitation, petroleum, real estate & construction, banking & finance, energy, infrastructure, transportation, medicine, and trading. Ashid Advocates has been advising Mongolian and foreign investors, global banks, government authorities and non-government organizations, international organizations and foreign embassies, and individuals regarding Mongolian law matters. We do also cooperate with international law firms on their clients’ transactions in Mongolia.

We believe delivering consistent and successful results is achieved through building true partnerships with our clients. We do this by understanding the industries and economic climate in which clients operate and the current and potential legal issues that impact their business. Most importantly, because Ashid Advocates is an Ulaanbaatar based firm that operates out of a single office, we are able to control costs and billing rates in a manner that is nearly impossible in large, multi-office or multinational law firms.

In addition, Ashid Advocates generously gives back to the community, providing significant pro bono legal services and charitable contributions to more than 40 local, national organizations and individuals every year.

Tatyana Lee

Tatyana Lee is an associate with White & Case Astana office. Being trained in U.S and European schools, she specializes primarily in cross-border transactions, investments, project finance, business organization/corporate law, M&A, contracts, and litigation. Tatyana has broad experience in due diligence and negotiations of project agreements in gas, petrochemical, textile, and cotton-processing projects. She represents leading airline and oil & gas companies, international financial institutions, engineering companies, and other transnational corporations from different parts of the world.

Prior to joining White & Case, Tatyana has worked for several international law firms in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Bars & Courts:

– Uzbekistan Bar

Education:

– Master’s Degree, Comparative Law, Economics and Finance, International University College of Turin, Turin, Italy
– LLM, International and Comparative Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL, US
– Bachelor’s Degree, International Law, University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Firm Overview:

White & Case is a truly global law firm, uniquely positioned to help our clients achieve their ambitions in today’s G20 world.

As a pioneering international law firm, our cross-border experience and diverse team of local, US and English-qualified lawyers consistently deliver results for our clients.

In both established and emerging markets, our lawyers are integral, long-standing members of the community, giving our clients insights into the local business environment alongside our experience in multiple jurisdictions.

We work with some of the world’s most respected and well-established banks and businesses, as well as start-up visionaries, governments and state-owned entities.

Sahondra Rabenarivo

Sahondra Rabenarivo is the Managing Partner at Madagascar Law Offices. She specialises in corporate and transactional matters, with extensive experience in project finance, M&A, corporate and employment law. She regularly advises clients investing in petroleum, mining, telecommunications, hospitality, and energy projects in Madagascar.

Sahondra is a graduate of Harvard Law School who returned to Madagascar in 2004 after having practiced for several years in San Francisco, California. She is also a graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and Reed College. She is a dual citizen of Madagascar and the United States, and is fluent in English, French and Malagasy.

Sahondra is an active member of Malagasy civil society, as a member of Sehatra Fanaraha-Maso ny Fiainam-pirenena (SeFaFi) or Observatoire de la Vie Publique, and a former chairman of the Madagascar Biodiversity Fund.

Professional Qualifications:

  • 1998 Juris Doctor, Harvard Law School, Harvard University
  • 1995 Masters in Public and International Affairs (Economic Development), Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
  • 1992 Bachelor of Arts in History, Reed College, Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • 1987 Baccalauréat, Série C, Collège Saint Antoine, Antananarivo, Madagascar

Career Summary:

  • OCT 2006 TO DATE: Managing Partner, Madagascar Law Offices, Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • SEPT 2004 – SEPT 2006: Partner, HK-SR, Keyserlingk-Rabenarivo Associés, Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • OCT 1998 – AUG 2004: Associate, Thelen Reid and Priest LLP, San Francisco, California, USA
  • SUMMER 1997: Summer Associate, Thelen Reid and Priest LLP, San Francisco, California, USA
  • SUMMER 1996: Legal Intern, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • SUMMER 1995: Summer Assistant, The World Bank, Central Africa and Indian Ocean Division, Washington, D.C., USA

Firm Overview:

The firm advises on all matters affecting the day-to-day operations of businesses in Madagascar, including corporate compliance, sectoral compliance, high level tax, land and real estate, labor and environmental compliance, amongst others. It also gives advice on specific investment sectors, including mining, petroleum, telecommunications, electricity, tourism and hotel, agri-business and manufacturing. Our team has the unique ability to draft, negotiate, understand and comment on documents in both English and French. The firm has experience in cross-border transactions and has assisted national and international investors doing business in Madagascar.

MLO offers an essential combination of knowledge of local content, on the one hand, and an understanding of international business practices, on the other. Its understanding of civil law regimes on which Malagasy law is based, and common law systems from which many investors come from, is a key component of its practice. The firm provides advice and assistance to first tier international companies seeking to invest in Madagascar or to enter into agreements with Malagasy entities, whether private or governmental. Its main clients include financial institutions funding projects in Madagascar, large multi-nationals involved in mining or petroleum exploration, established Malagasy companies seeking partners or financing from abroad, and investors or potential investors in a wide variety of regulated and unregulated sectors.

The firm is staffed with a team of attorneys and paralegals, who have a wide array of experience and training. The firm’s managing partner, Sahondra Rabenarivo, is a 1998 graduate of Harvard Law School who returned to Madagascar in September 2004 after practicing law for over six years in San Francisco, California. Her area of expertise is in corporate and transactional matters. She has extensive experience in project finance and in sectoral representation of clients investing in petroleum, mining, telecommunications, hotel and electricity projects in Madagascar. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School, the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University (Class of 1995) and Reed College (Class of 1992). She is a dual citizen of Madagascar and the United States and speaks English, French and Malagasy fluently.

Madagascar Law firm has recently joined ALN, Africa’s widest and most integrated legal alliance of independent top-tier law firms and the largest and only grouping of its kind in Africa. ALN members are committed to working together to provide extensive coverage and on-the-ground experience. ALN is present in thirteen jurisdictions, including Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa (associated office), Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. This network allows its member firms to offer unparalleled depth and breadth of legal advice in key African investment destinations. As a member of ALN, MLO has the ability to work on deals across jurisdictions using a “one-stop shop” approach.

Mazen M. Tumi

Mazen M. Tumi focuses his practice on Oil and Gas, Project Finance, Corporate, M&A, General Business law matters.

He has extensive experience representing national and international companies and organizations in their various transactions, including joint ventures, concession, EPSA, DEPSA and EPC agreements, MOUs, shareholders’ agreements, Project Finance and Securitization, Onward Investment, Commercial disputes,. He advises and represents clients with respect to litigation and legal proceedings.

Mr. Mazen Tumi is a graduate from school of Law at Tripoli University, Tripoli, Libya and has been admitted with full rights of audience before the supreme court. Mr. Tumi also holds an LL.M (Master of Laws) degree, graduating with Distinction from the University of East London (UOEL), U.K., specializing in Corporate and Commercial Law and International Trade. Moreover, he has a B.A. in Business Administration and is a specialist in Corporate and Commercial Law. He has excelled as a litigator in these fields before the courts.

Mr. Mazen Tumi is a member of the Libyan Bar Association, Arab Lawyers Union (ALU), and Arab Institute of Arbitration.

He is a Managing Partner in Tumi Law Firm and he gives counsel to leading international companies on Agency, Distribution, Construction, Telecommunication and Oil & Gas companies.

Mr. Mazen Tumi specialises in Oil & Gas, Corporate Law, Construction and Finance and he has been involved in a large number of projects in Libya including Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Privatization, Setting up and Financial Facilities. He also renders legal advice on many aspects of the Libyan law.

Firm Overview:

Upon the liberalization of the laws relating to private legal practices in Libya, Dr. Mohamed A. Tumi founded and established Tumi Law Firm. Since then, the Firm has grown to become the largest law firm in Libya and has built a national and international reputation in providing professional legal services.

This reputation is a result of the Firm’s continued commitment to excellence and availability throughout the countries fluctuating environment. Our policy is to provide the highest standard of client care whilst ensuring full awareness of the realities of the commercial and corporate world as it stands in Libya. Our philosophy is that the Firm will work hard to make sure that your business finds success and prosperity in Libya. We will, therefore, strive to deliver a comprehensive service to all our clients by providing your business with full legal support as well as any administrative and logistical assistance that you may require. Over the years, the Firm’s policy and attitude have proved to be successful and we are proud to claim some of the biggest corporate names in the world among our clients.

Our clients’ confidence in our abilities and their continued longstanding custom is a result of our ability to advise, represent and implement them through their lifecycle in Libya. Tumi Law Firm is engaged in several, diverse practice areas that ensure that the Firm is fully involved in all aspects of local commercial and corporate activity. We attach the same importance and commitment to all our practice areas regardless of the size of the sector.

As part of our pledge to excellence, Tumi Law Firm retains the services of the most highly qualified and experienced attorneys in Libya. Presently, our team is made up of over thirty members, including external counsels, experts, renowned professors, public notaries and our in house legal team. The majority of our staff members, in particular the members who are part of the legal consultation department have obtained postgraduate degrees from universities in the Ireland, UK and USA, and who are fluent in Arabic and English. They are supported by a dedicated secretarial and administrative team, an accountant, an IT specialist and an in-house public relations officer, as well as a well-stocked Library that ensures that they can fully focus on the task at hand.

As a result of the successful development of all our practice areas, Tumi Law Firm has felt the need to expand our present setup. Our team works in a relaxed environment at our modern and fully equipped five-story corporate office in downtown Tripoli. The office is equipped with a large library, three meeting rooms and a seminar room created for the comfort of our clients.

Ismail Askerov

Ismail is the Managing Partner of MGB Law Offices with over 23 years of experience in corporate, project finance, telecom and aircraft finance. He has been representing oil and gas corporations, export credit agencies and international financial institutions (such as EBRD and IFC) on cross border financing and high profile M&A projects.  His experience also extends on advising consortium of international and investment banks and credit agency in downstream financing in connection with a multi-million facility for the development, construction of a major refinery in Turkey (“Project Star”) as well as syndicated finance of the foreign lenders on the well-known BTC pipeline project.

Ismail has also extensively assisted his multinational clients on various legal matters including data protection, franchising/distribution and IP matters. For many years he has been providing practical regulatory advice in heavily regulated industries, such as oil and gas, banking, insurance, aviation and pharmaceuticals.

Ismail is highly recommended by Legal 500, IFLR and Chambers Global.

Education:

– Diploma in Law, Moscow Academy of Economics, Finance and Law, 1989,
– Academic study in law, Center for Commercial Law Studies, University of London, 1994

Admitted To Practice:

– Azerbaijan and Russia, 1989
– Member of the Collegium of Advocates of the Republic of Azerbaijan entitles, inter alia, to appear before the Supreme Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan), since 2004
– Member of International Bar Association since 1992

Professional Honors:

– Leading Lawyer, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate, 2016-2017
– Leading Lawyer, Legal 500 EMEA 2017
– Highly Ranked lawyer, Chambers Asia Pacific 2017

Languages:

– Azerbaijani
– English
– Russian
– Turkish

About The Firm:

Established in 1995 MGB Law Offices is a leading full practice commercial law firm based in Baku, Azerbaijan. Being the country’s premier  independent law firm, we have been providing high quality work and an international approach to our clients. Our team of experienced and qualified personnel has an in-depth understanding of the local Azerbaijani business environment in order to fully meet our clients’ needs and expectations. The senior member of the team, Ismail Askerov has been in place since the establishment of the firm in Azerbaijan as the principal lawyer of the first commercial law practice in the country.  Anar Janmammadov, one of the experienced senior lawyers of the firm has joined the firm in 2007. As such, MGB is perfectly placed to offer a high level of experience and consistency of approach distinguished among its competitors.

Our Clients:

We have an impressive track record of successful work with international companies in various industries and provide accurate, practical and cost-effective advice. Our dedicated team is often called upon by top law firms throughout the world to represent their clients in the jurisdiction as Azerbaijani law counsel. MGB’s client base includes blue-chip multinationals, international financial institutions such as IFC and EBRD, insurance companies and other business entities involved into energy, consumer goods and retail, healthcare, telecoms, transport and logistics.

Recognition & Ranking:

MGB is widely recognised as one of the most reputable independent law firms in the country, MGB Law Offices is highly regarded in the legal press and has been consistently ranked as the top tier law firm by the IFLR1000 and Legal500 for the last ten years, and the leading practice by Chambers and Partners.

Manuel Protásio

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND:

Law Degree, Catholic University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Joined Vieira de Almeida & Associados in 1991 and is currently one of the partners in charge of the Projects – Infrastructure, Energy & Natural Resources practice group. In such capacity he has participated and/or lead the teams involved in most of the transactions carried out by the firm to date on the power (including the renewable energies), oil & gas, road, transport, water and wastes sector. He has also been actively working in regulation and public procurement procedures of those sectors.

PUBLISHED WORDS

Author of various articles including the chapter about Portugal in the “The Projects and Construction Review”, published by the Law Business Research in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

MEMBERSHIPS

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.

LANGUAGES

English, French