Mark Leathers

Mark Leathers is our exclusively recommended Property Law expert in South Africa on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Mark directly using the contact details listed above.

Mark was born in Benoni in 1984 and attended Nigel Primary School and thereafter the Drakensberg Boys Choir, St Alban’s College and Hoërskool Johan Jurgens. He attended varsity at the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education (PUKKE) and graduated with his undergraduate degree from UNISA in 2009 and his Master’s degree in private law in 2015.

Mark served his articles of clerkship at Mc Naught and Company from July 2006 and in 2010 was admitted as an Attorney, Notary and Conveyancer and became a partner at Mc Naught and Company. In 2019, Mark has taken over as the director of the firm based at our Bluff office.

In addition to being an attorney, Mark is an experienced conveyancer and notary public, assisting conveyancing software providers in formulating documents and providing advisory services to various local councils on property law matters.

Mark has a number of select multi-national clients that he serves as legal counsel for, handling their commercial litigation, structuring, contracts and credit security requirements.

Firm Overview:

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We don’t see ourselves as your law firm but as part of your team. This means that we make it our mission to not only understand who you are and what your business is, but to truly take the time to understand your challenges or tasks ahead and come up with an innovative, dynamic and cost-effective solution for you.

What makes us unique is that as part of your team we are accessible and deliver hands on attention to each matter we deal with.

Advisory Excellence Appoints Mark Leathers and Mc Naught & Co. in South Africa (streetinsider.com)

Rainier Mamangun

Rainier Mamangun is our exclusively recommended Real Estate and Property Law expert in the Philippines on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Rainier directly using the contact details listed above.

The Law Office of Atty. Rainier Mamangun was established in 2004 and has provided services to a multitude of clients, Filipinos and foreigners alike, in the areas of Property Purchase; Guidance in Investments on Real Properties in the Philippines; Transfer & Registration of Title; Expropriation; Due Diligence; Contract Drafting & Review; cases before the Human Settlements Adjudication Commission (formerly HLURB); and cases filed with the regular courts such as for Ejectment, Cancellation of Title, Reconstitution of Lost Title, Petition for Issuance of New Title, Reconveyance, Removal of Encumbrance, Cancellation of Adverse Claim, Breach of Contract, and Settlement of Estate, among others.

His Firm provides advisory, due diligence, and litigation services in real estate transactions and property concerns.  Its services likewise cover the preparation and review of contracts, agreements, and instruments relating to the purchase and acquisition of real properties, including purchases made by foreign nationals when allowed by law. It also engages in negotiations with property developers or parties to a real estate transaction, deal with rescission and nullification of contracts, as well as pursue claims under the Maceda Law and other relevant legislation.

Its years of experience allow it to address its client’s concerns effectively and facilitate a cost-efficient and successful accomplishment of their objectives.  The Firm’s lawyers, associates, paralegals, interns, and support staff are trained, skilled in their line of work, and dedicated to their craft.   Embedded in the Firm’s culture is the genuine concern for the client’s cause. Thus, the Firm renders tailor fit solutions to respond to the client’s specific needs. Given the pandemic and its impact on people’s finances, the Firm also understands the need for reasonable and flexible rates while maintaining the quality of service that it provides.

Prior to establishing the Firm, Atty. Rainier Mamangun was a lawyer for the Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) where he worked on cases involving migrant workers and overseas Filipinos in conjunction with the Office for Migrant Workers Affairs and the concerned Embassies and Consulates.

Atty. Mamangun’s adeptness at handling cases in and out of court could be attributed to his stint at the DFA where he honed his diplomatic skills that now prove crucial in his dealings with the courts and the opposition.

His skills at legal drafting and the defense of existing legislation were also developed through years of service at the DFA and in appearances at Congressional hearings and various inter-agency meetings that dealt with law and policy formulation relating to the welfare of Filipinos overseas.  He had, for instance, defended the constitutionality of the “Migrant Workers’ Act” before the Court of Appeals in coordination with the Office of the Solicitor General.  He was also part of the Drafting Committee for the Magna Carta for Seafarers, a bill intended to promote the welfare of millions of Filipino seafarers worldwide.

While at the DFA, he was also instrumental in the rescue of countless victims of human smuggling and trafficking in Asia and in saving Filipinos on death row in the Middle East.  For these purposes, he spearheaded various legal missions to Malaysia, Indonesia, East Timor, Nepal, India and Saudi Arabia to protect of the interests of the Overseas Filipino Worker; undertook diplomatic representations with foreign governments; and also appeared before foreign courts.

He also briefly worked at the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

For several years, he was a Legal Consultant to the National Federation of Labor Unions (NAFLU), previously one of the biggest labor federations in the Philippines.

He graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in Political Science and is a member of the Fraternal Order of Utopia based in Ateneo Law.

Belén Cepero

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

Premier Law was founded by Belén Cepero in the Southern Spanish city of Málaga in 1993 and has been based in sunny Marbella on the Costa del Sol since 1995. Since then, our team has been offering expert legal advice on matters involving Real Estate, Company, Tax, Inheritance and Family law.

The philosophy of our firm is based on three fundamental pillars: integrity, commitment and professionalism. Thanks to these three values and our highly-skilled team, we provide our international clientele with exceptional services on a daily basis. As a result, in 2005 Premier Law was presented with the ISO 9001 quality certificate, and has recently won the prestigious 2020 Global Law Experts “Boutique Property Law Firm of the Year” award.

Málaga, Marbella and the Costa del Sol in general have been a popular location for foreigners looking to relocate for some years now. Not only is this sunny Southern coastline of Spain an ideal place to live, but many companies are now choosing to set up their international headquarters here.

Premier Law has a multilingual team of legal professionals with extensive experience in dealing with overseas clients, meaning whether your native language is English, French, Russian or any other we will accommodate this.

We pride ourselves on offering a service tailored to each individual client from start to finish, and in return have built up a vast number of extremely loyal clients. Teamwork and attention to detail are essential parts of our job and we always strive to dedicate as much time as needed to each individual case.

In other words, if you´re looking for one of the most trusted Law Firms on the Costa del Sol, Premier Law is your best choice. Contact us for more information on our services and let us help you get the most out of our beautiful country!

Firm Overview:

Premier Law specialises in real estate, tax, corporate and inheritance law, as well as the increasingly popular Spanish Golden Visa.

Our team of extremely dedicated professionals work hard daily to provide our international clientele with the best possible service, handling matters from start to finish and everything in between.

Yvonne Engkar

Yvonne Engkar is our exclusively recommended Property Law expert in Suriname on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Yvonne directly using the contact details listed above.

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, organisations, multinationals, non-profit organisations and the common man and woman.

Suriname is a small country on the north-eastern coast of South America. It’s defined by vast swaths of tropical rainforest, Dutch colonial architecture and a melting-pot culture. On its Atlantic coast is the capital, Paramaribo, where palm gardens grow near Fort Zeelandia, a 17th-century trading post. Paramaribo is also home to Saint Peter and Paul Basilica, a towering wood cathedral consecrated in 1885.

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 is our exclusively recommended Property Law expert in Laos on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Nawika directly using the contact details listed above.

Nawika 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.

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.