Noureddine Ferchiou

By providing exceptional legal skills for more than 30 years, Noureddine Ferchiou, has guided Tunisia’s most successful businesses. He has lead out scale transactions and has built a reputation for finding innovative and successful solutions for his client’s business challenges. Due to his involvement in Tunisia’s highest profile matters in almost all business law branches, Noureddine Ferchiou has developed a deep global network of relationship with international law firms and financial institutions making Ferchiou associés the most connected law firm in the country.

Education:

– 1980: D.E.A. in Private Law with a major in Construction Law (1980).
– 1979: University of Paris, D.E.A. in Business Law with a major in finance and taxation.
– 1978: University of Tunis, Masters in Private Law.

Firm Overview:

Established in 1984, the Firm has become one of the leading commercial law firms in Tunisia. Our general practice encompasses all aspects of business and commercial law. The Firm has been consistently involved in a considerable number of high profile projects in Tunisia whether in terms of investment or complexity, and is well known for its high level of negotiation expertise. Built with time and experience, the Firm enjoys a solid credibility with both institutional and business communities.

The clients of the Firm are investors seeking to develop a business activity on the Tunisian market; individuals, private or public entities seeking to implement, develop and protect their business activities in Tunisia. Ferchiou & Associés highly qualified and experienced lawyers are able to assist clients in English, French, Italian and Arabic.

Due to its uncompromising commitment to quality of service and professional integrity Ferchiou & Associés law firm has been ranked in 2017 in: Band 1 on General business law/TUNISIA by Chambers Global ; Tier 1 on Commercial, corporate and M&A; Tier 1 in Banking and finance by The Legal 500 and Top Tier Firm on financial and corporate by IFLR 1000.

Fiona Ey

Fiona Ey is a Partner of Clarke Ey Koria Lawyers. Her practice focuses on commercial transactional and advisory work in domestic and cross border matters. She has particular expertise in corporate law (international and domestic companies), banking and finance, telecommunications, intellectual property and foreign investment. She also advises on international trade, environment, competition and e-commerce law.

Fiona is known for providing practical and commercially-relevant legal advice. She balances business goals against legal risks to ensure that her clients receive advice that is both sound and strategic.

Fiona is an Australian-qualified trade marks attorney and undertakes a range of intellectual property work in Samoa and the Pacific region. She is also a notary public.

Continued:

Prior to establishing her legal practice in Samoa in 2002, Fiona was a senior lawyer in the Australian Government where she advised on international trade and intellectual property matters.

Fiona also undertakes consultancy work in management, strategic planning, corporate governance and legislative and policy development. She works with civil society organizations, governments and international donors.

Fiona is Chair of the Board of Samoa’s Small Business Enterprise Centre (since 2010). She is also a former board member of Faataua le Ola (Samoa Lifeline).

Qualifications:

– Master of Laws (International Law, with merit), Australian National University (2007)
– Bachelor of Laws, Australian National University, Canberra (1996)
– Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Australian National University, Canberra (1994)
– Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Australian National University, Canberra (1997)
– Trade Marks Attorney
– Notary Public

Admissions:

– Supreme Court of Samoa (2002)
– High Court of Australia (2001)
– Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory (1997)

Remi Delforge

Remi Delforge is an international corporate and transactional lawyer with strong focus on capital markets, banking/financial services and restructurings.

He is a regular Monaco correspondent of international and “Magic Circle” law firms. He recurrently assists banks, funds and asset management companies in offerings, private placements, Monaco regulatory and securities laws. He has the most extensive track record in acquisitions deals in the banking and financial sector over the last 15 years in the Principality.

As former European Counsel for McDonald’s and Schlumberger, Rémi has in depth knowledge of multinational organisations and companies, as well as sports federations in Monaco including the Automobile Club de Monaco, organizer of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Firm Overview:

Our firm specializes in corporate, financing and commercial transactions, securities laws, mergers & acquisitions, restructurings and regulatory compliance in particular in the banking/finance, capital markets and sports areas.

Our Vision:

Understand the bigger picture and focus on our clients needs.

Our Approach:

Help our clients meet their objectives in a timely and practical manner within international standards.

Ted Jonas

Ted Jonas is Senior Counsel at Dentons’ Tbilisi Office.

He advises clients on international business transactions, energy and infrastructure projects, government relations, and dispute resolution. His practice involves the negotiation and documentation of company formations, joint ventures, privatisations, financings, oil and gas production sharing agreements, and private equity funds; the negotiation and resolution of complex disputes; public policy consulting work, and representation of clients in negotiations with government agencies.

A US-trained and educated lawyer licensed in Washington, DC, Ted has worked on cross-border transactions and disputes in the United States, the EU, Russia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Georgia. He was Office Managing Partner of DLA Piper Georgia from 2005 until 2014.

Ted was a law clerk for the Honourable Joseph W Hatchett, US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit (1991-1992), Lead Articles Editor of the Cornell International Law Journal (1990-1991) and a Legislative Aide in the US House of Representatives (1985-1988). Before joining DLA Piper, he was Of Counsel in the Washington, DC office of another global law firm (1999-2004) and was one of the founders of the legacy firm on which DLA Piper’s Georgia practice is based (1996-1999).

Firm Overview:

With its strategic location linking Europe and Asia, Georgia is an important market for companies operating in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Central Asia. Not only is it a transport hub in terms of ports and railways, it is also a major energy corridor with oil pipelines linking Azerbaijan with the rest of Europe.

In recent years, Georgia has been successful in attracting foreign investment, by implementing economic reforms and investing in infrastructure. In 2007, the World Bank named Georgia the number one economic reformer. In 2017, Georgia was ranked 16th worldwide in the World Bank’s “Ease of Doing Business Report”.

Dentons’ Tbilisi office opened in 2017 with a team of highly ranked lawyers. With a legacy dating back to 1996, the team is among the most experienced and respected in the Georgian market. Having worked on many of the most important M&A and real estate deals, financing transactions and infrastructure projects, we offer you unique insights into the country’s legal and business environment.

We are a full service law firm in Georgia with key capabilities in Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Corporate, Banking and Finance, Intellectual Property, Energy, Government, and Infrastructure and PPP.

Maïtena Manciet Fouchier

Maïtena Manciet Fouchier began her professional career as a lawyer in 1986, after working in the academic sector at the Université des Sciences Sociales de Nice. Her practice focuses on corporate and public law matters. She holds a Ph.D. in Private Law and a Master’s Degree in Law and Economy from the Université de Droit et de Sciences Economiques (Nice, France). She speaks fluent English, Catalan, French and Spanish.

Firm Overview:

Montel & Manciet Advocats was founded in 1992 and since the beginning it has been dedicated to integral and multidisciplinary legal counselling for both individuals and enterprises, with wide experience in outstanding domestic and cross-border transactions.

In continuous adaptation to the market, Montel & Manciet Advocats has a strong commitment to its clients in the development of their activities in Andorra and abroad. Its highly qualified team has a diverse and complementary academic background and professional experience abroad, and is engaged in rendering an efficient and dynamic service to its clients.

Parks Tafa

Parks Tafa is the Managing Partner at Collins Newman & Co, the largest law firm in Botswana, and has been with the Firm and in private practice for over 26 years.

He is one of the leading lawyers in Botswana, with an outstanding track record of a long career with considerable experience as a business-transactional lawyer, having been involved in many large transactions and acted in several ground-breaking matters for prominent clients both in Botswana and from elsewhere.

Professional Qualifications:

– Bachelor of Laws – October 1991 (University of Botswana)
– Attorney of the High Court of Botswana – November 1991

Accolades:

– Parks is consistently ranked by Chambers Global as a Band 1 leader in his field.
– PLC Which Lawyer? 2011 recognises Parks as a top corporate and commercial lawyer.
– IFLR 1000 2013 and 2014 recognises Parks as leading lawyer in Energy and Infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa.
– Co-author of Construction and Projects Overview in Botswana article featured in Practical Law Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2013/2014.

Career Summary:

– 2004 to present: Managing Partner, Collins Newman & Co.
– 1996 to 2004: Partner, Collins Newman & Co.
– 1991 to 1995: Associate, Collins Newman & Co.

About Us:

Since 1977, Collins Newman & Co (“CNC”) has provided premier experience in the corporate, commercial and mining fields and has become known for its dynamic, resolution focused and client oriented approach. The firm contributes a significant amount of experience in all areas of law in Botswana, acting for a broad spectrum of financial institutions, multinational and national corporations, and most state enterprises.

Transactions range from complex mergers and acquisitions, mining, banking, finance, telecommunications and infrastructure work to mainstream corporate and commercial activities.

CNC has undertaken a large share of listings, debt-capital markets work and other mandates, and remains the preferred firm for cross-border transactions and foreign direct investments. The firm also serves as legal advisor and counsel to the Government of Botswana.