Yvonne Engkar

Yvonne Engkar has been working as a lawyer since 10 June 1994. In 1995 she founded, together with mr. Edward Naarendorp and mr. Jane Tjon Coster Advocaten. Before that she worked for about 10 years at the Ministry of Justice and Police as a lawyer. She has developed expertise in employment law, administrative and administrative law, personal and family law, property law and contract law.

It is worth mentioning that, because of her expertise, she was part of the Employment Law Working Group at the SJSSN.

Firm Overview:

Coster Advocaten is a renowned law firm. We are therefore known for the quality of our services nationally and internationally. We deal ethically and responsibly with the interests of our clients. Our enthusiastic, discreet and knowledgeable lawyers assist and advise both companies, organizations, multinationals, non-profit organizations and the common man and woman.

Michael Bruce Garnet Gordon

Michael Bruce Garnet Gordon formed a new firm of Gordon, Gordon & Co. in 1973 with his father and his uncle. From 1975 to 2003, he was the Managing Partner of the firm, after which he was appointed as Judge of Court of Appeal. He has also acted as Chief Justice. Presently, he has returned to private practice.

Firm Overview:

Gordon, Gordon & Co., the firm, was founded in 1975, with Sir Keith Gordon – Senior Partner who passed away in 2003 at age 97. The firm is a successor firm to one of the oldest law firms in St. Lucia. In its original form, as GORDON, SALLES-MIQUELLE, MATHURIN & Co., it was established in the early 1950’s. After the death of Mathurin, the firm re-established itself with new Partners and Associates as GORDON, SALLES-MIQUELLE, McNAMARA & Co., which later became GORDON, McNAMARA & Co. and is now GORDON, GORDON & Co.

Nawika Charoenkitchatorn

Nawika Charoenkitchatorn joined Lao Premier in 2014 and has gained experience in the capital market, joint ventures, property and real estate, corporate and securities field. Nawika has been heavily involved in a number of Corporate, Real Estate and Capital Market including IPOs issue in the Lao PDR. She has also advised the international clients on joint ventures and real estate areas.

Selected Experience:

– Advising Lao Metro Company Limited in relation to importing machinery from the aboard and assisted in drafting land lease agreement.
– Advising Souvanny Home Center Public Company in relation to conversion the Company structure and IPOs issue in the Lao Securities Exchange as well as holding first the Annual General Meeting including assisting in drafting its invitation and minutes.
– Advising Kubota Lao Sole Company Limited in relation to requesting and renewal work permitting in the Lao PDR for his foreign staffs.
– Advising Toyota Motor Thailand Company Limited related with collecting Lao laws and regulations regarding wholesale and retail service in the Lao PDR as well as excise tax.
– Advising Master Ad Public Company Limited in relation to joint venture with the Lao Company and assisted in drafting Joint Venture Agreement.
– Collecting and conducting the legal study of the Lao laws and regulations to Thailand Council of State regarding Work Undertakings by Foreigners in the Lao PDR, Land and property as well as Banking and Finance institutions.
– Advising CLT Company Limited in relation to the capital decrease.

Law School:

– LL.B. Thammasat University (First Class Honours)

Additional Information:

– Lawyer’s license, The Law Society of Thailand

Firm Overview:

Lao Premier was established in 2011 and is now one of the largest law firms in Vientiane. In a short space of time Lao Premier has achieved a reputation as one of the best legal firms within the Lao PDR in its key practice areas.

The firm prides itself on providing consistent, comprehensive, simple and open solutions which take full account of Laos laws and practices, as well as its ability to effectively communicate those solutions to both Lao and foreign clients. Our ability to assess the practical enforceability of new structures and ideas is backed by the experience of one of the largest and strongest litigation departments in Vientiane.

The firm includes both Lao and foreign lawyers through its sister company Siam Premier International Law Office Limited based in Bangkok, Thailand. Many of the foreign lawyers are in Vientiane on a long-term basis and are expert in interpreting Lao legal issues for foreign clients. In-depth local knowledge can be packaged and delivered to foreign clients to an international standard of clarity and accuracy.

Sedrak Asatryan

Sedrak Asatryan holds the position of the Managing Partner of Concern-Dialog CJSC from 2003. In 2000-2009 he simultaneously supervised Yerevan Center of Technology Management department at Yerevan Municipality.

He practices in the areas of Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Administrative Law, Heritage Law and Labor Law. At present he specializes also in the sphere of economic crimes. Mr Asatryan has a wide experience in representation to courts and various administrative bodies, such as Public Services Regulatory Commission of the RA, State Commission for Protection of Economic Competition of RA, RA State Revenue Committee, etc.

In 2010 Mr. Asatryan has intensively researched law firm managements in USA.

In addition to his legal consulting activity, Mr. Asatryan lectures at the School of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia (topics: “Specificities of Law Firm Management” and “Court Hearings of Civil Cases: Tactics for Advocates”) and at IAB International Business Academy (topic: “Accounting Law”). During 2014 he led the working clinic at the French University in Armenia.

Mr. Asatryan is also author of a number of articles, publications, innovative projects. He co-authored The New Labor Code of the RA: Employment Contracts and The New Labor Code of the RA: Employer’s Internal and Individual Legal Acts. In 2013 another book co-authored by Mr. Asatryan, Law Firm Management, an essential contribution to the Armenian legal reality, was published.

Education & Trainings:

– Yerevan “Galiq” University, Department of Law

Membership To Unions:

– Chamber of Advocates of RA, since 2008
– US Alumni Association in Armenia, since 2010
– Member of the Board of the Chamber of Advocates RA, since February 12, 2017

Languages:

– Armenian
– English
– Russian

The Firm:

“CONCERN DIALOG” CJSC was established in 1998 as a company for provision of litigation and representation services mostly for individual clients. Starting 2002-2003, the Company developed services for corporate clients. Although it is a formal Corporation, it is perhaps the first company in Armenia that has implemented Partnership principles (non-formal) of decision making. In addition, the Company is completely employee owned.

At present the Company provides services of both litigation / representation and legal advice. At the same time, we believe that specialization is crucial for providing high level services, and therefore we limit our major practice areas (see the list of our services).

As we work with different corporative clients, along with one time / order based services we provide monthly subscription services up to complete outsourcing of legal support of the business.

Parallel to general business (trade) legal advice, our specialists specialize in provision of services to Telecommunication and Energetics sector companies, and we are planning to develop Mining in the near future.

We believe that constant training and active scientific / publishing involvement is crucial for development of professional, so we encourage our specialists to be active in the mentioned field. We also cooperate with the best specialists and other law firms on the market (project based approach) in case our Clients need special knowledge in areas we are not specializing, so the Clients do not have to contact several consultants / companies.

As mentioned above, we continue to provide litigation / representation services in Armenian courts and during arbitration, and litigation practice is still one of major practice areas of the Company.

Besides general business law, we specialize in the regulation (including telecommunications law) and legal issues of energetics (including tariff regulations).

The Staff:

“Concern-Dialog” lawyers are chosen according to their compliance to the following criteria:

– High professionalism and international experience,
– Diligent, punctual, and flexible work-style,
– Ability to suggest fast and efficiently solutions to non-standard legal issues.
– The legal services are provided in Armenian, English, Russian, French.

“Concern-Dialog” is a member in American Chamber of Commerce in Armenia (AmCham) since 2009, TAGLaw Alliance of Independent Law Firms since 2010, and German Business Association in Southern Caucasus (DWV) since 2015.