Marta García Bel

Marta García Bel is an associate based in our Milan office. She is a member of our dispute resolution practice group and specializes in commercial and investment arbitration in Latin America and in white collar defence and corporate crime.

Marta advises clients in investor-state arbitrations conducted under the ICSID, ICSID Additional Facility, UNCITRAL and ICC rules. Her recent experience includes representing Governments and multinational companies with investments in Latin America, mainly in the electricity, oil & gas, energy, food distribution and telecommunications sectors.

During her time at Freshfields, Marta spent six months on secondment at Eni S.p.A, where she focused on energy-related disputes.

Furthermore, Marta also advises major banks and corporations, as well as their top executives and senior management, on corporate criminal liability and white collar crime matters, both in internal investigations carried out by Italian and foreign regulatory authorities and criminal proceedings before Italian courts.

Marta is fluent in Spanish, English, Italian, German and Catalan.

Recent Work:

Marta’s recent experience includes advising:

– a family of Spanish investors in two parallel arbitration proceedings under the ICSID Additional Facility Rules and the UNCITRAL rules against Venezuela arising from the expropriation of their investments in the food importation and distribution sector and other measures;
– an international energy services company in two gas price review arbitrations under the UNCITRAL and ICC rules;
– the Republic of Guatemala in ICSID proceedings initiated by US investors in the electricity sector;
– a Mexican telecommunications multinational company in an arbitration claim against Colombia in relation to the expropriation of their assets;
– a primary financial institution in civil and criminal proceedings before Italian courts.

Qualifications:

University Education:

2010 – University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) (Law Degree, J.D.)
2011 – University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) (Master in Legal Sciences)
2012 – University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) (Ph.D. courses)
2012 – 2013 Visitor researcher at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Professional Qualifications:

2010 – Admitted to the Barcelona Bar Association
2015 – Admitted to the Italian Bar (Avvocato stabilito)

About Us:

The world’s biggest international organisations rely on us to help them make the right decisions in a fast-changing world. We combine the knowledge, experience and energy of the whole firm to solve our clients’ most complex challenges, wherever and whenever they arise.

Ramon J. Quisumbing

Ramon Quisumbing is the managing partner of Quisumbing Torres. He is a member of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group and the Services (including Outsourcing) Industry Group of the firm. He has represented numerous multinational companies, including AT&T, The Dow Chemical Company, Cisco, Budget Rental, Occidental Chemical, Taisei, TeleTech, Agilent, Steelcase and Intel.

Practice Focus:

Ramon’s practice focuses on litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and international arbitration. He handles commercial, civil and appellate litigation.

Representative Legal Matters:

– Represents two of the world’s leading chemical companies in several cases filed by many thousands of banana plantation workers for the sterility they allegedly suffered from certain pesticides, which together constitute possibly the biggest damages/tort suits ever filed in the Philippines.
– Represents a Philippine subsidiary of a European sheet metals, industrial equipment and tools manufacturing company in a lease dispute with the owner-lessor of eight buildings leased by the client for its manufacturing plant.
– Represents and advises an international insurance brokering and financial services corporation based in the UK in litigation against a Philippine government-owned and controlled corporation to enforce a reinsurance agreement.
– Advises and represents an American multinational oil and gas exploration and production company in a suit filed by an international environmental organization before the Commission on Human Rights, seeking to hold many of the world’s largest oil, coal, cement, and mining companies liable for climate change-caused damages supposedly arising out of their carbon emissions.
– Represents the executors of a decedent’s estate in the probate of a foreign will and assist in the ancillary administration of properties in the Philippines.
– Represents private individuals in intestate proceedings and the administration of estates and real properties.

Professional Honors:

– Eminent Practitioner for Dispute Resolution and Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration, Chambers Asia Pacific, 2014-2018
– Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2016-2018
– Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution and Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration, Chambers Asia Pacific, 2008-2013
– Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution, Chambers Global, 2008, 2010-2011

Professional Associations & Memberships:

– Integrated Bar of the Philippines – Member
– International Bar Association – Member
– New York State Bar Association – Member
– American Bar Association – Member

Admissions:

– Philippines (1991)
– New York~United States (1986)
– Virginia~United States (1980)
– District of Columbia~United States (1979)

Education:

– Georgetown University (J.D.) (1979)
– University of South Florida (B.S.) (1976)

Languages:

– English
– Filipino

Mr Dennis Miralis

Dennis Miralis is a leading Australian criminal defence lawyer and advisor whose practice focusses on providing strategic legal representation in all aspects of complex local and international criminal law including:

  • white collar and corporate crime
  • money laundering
  • serious fraud
  • murder
  • commercial drug supply
  • drug importation
  • sexual assaults
  • driving matters causing death
Expert in international / transnational criminal law

Dennis Miralis specialises in representing clients in transnational /international criminal law matters such as  assets forfeiture proceedings involving multiple jurisdictions ( including  China, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Russia, the UK, Canada, Europe, the USA and Mexico)  as well as the following areas of transnational/ international criminal law:

  • International money laundering law
  • International Proceeds of Crime law
  • Australian crime commission law
  • State crime commission laws
  • Transnational crime
  • Cybercrime
  • Extradition law
  • Mutual Assistance in Criminal matters Law
  • Anti-Terrorism law
  • National Security law
  • International and Australian Surveillance law
  • Criminal intelligence law
  • Encryption law
  • Controlled Operations Law

He appears in all courts throughout Australia and regularly travels outside of Australia for complex international / transnational criminal law matters.

Memberships and Associations
  • The NSW Law Society
  • International Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
  • Law Asia
  • The Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law
  • The Legal Aid serious crime panel
  • The Extradition Lawyers Association
  • The Lawyer Network
  • The Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association (HAL)
  • European Criminal Bar Association
  • The American Bar Association (International Associate)
    • International Law Committee
    • Criminal Law Committee
  • The International Bar Association
    • Anti Corruption Committee
    • Criminal Law Committee
    • Business Crime Committee
  • International Law Association – Australian Branch
  • Transparency International
  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists
  • International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law
  • International Association for Cryptologic Research
  • Australian Institute of International Affairs
  • United Nations Association Australia
  • Commonwealth Lawyers Association
Attendance at national and international conferences

2017 International Bar Association Annual Conference – Sydney, Australia

2017 Corruption Network Annual Forum – Sydney, Australia

2017 Clariden Executive Programme Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing – Sydney, Australia

2017 International Bar Association Transnational Crime Conference – Lisbon,Portugal

2017  Australian Cyber Security Centre Conference – Canberra,  Australia

2017 AML & Financial Crime Asia Summit – Singapore

2017 Financial Compliance Asia Summit – Singapore

2016 Anti – Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime: Laws and Counter Measures – Sydney

2016 3rd Annual Financial Crime Asia Summit – Singapore

2016 Australian Defence Lawyers Alliance Annual conference – Hobart

2015 Australian Defence Lawyers Alliance Annual Conference – Melbourne

2013 Criminal Law Conference – Vietnam

Certificates

2017: Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) – Certificate in (Anti Money Laundering) Foundations

2017: Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) – Certificate in Counter-Terrorist Financing

2017: Selected to attend prestigious course at The Hague Academy of International Law – Advanced Course on International Law and Economic Crime (with a focus on corporate crime, money laundering, bribery and corporate compliance

Awards and Recommendations

In 2017 ACQ Global Awards Australia named Dennis Miralis as the Leading Criminal Law Advisor of the Year

In 2017 ACQ Global Awards Australia named Dennis Miralis as the Corporate Crime Lawyer of the Year

ACQ Global Awards Australia is the largest program of its kind in the market

In 2017 Leaders in Law named Dennis Miralis as their Exclusive Recommended White Collar Crime Expert in Australia

In 2017 Global Law Experts nominated Dennis Miralis as Exclusive Recommended White Collar Crime Expert For Australia

In 2017 Five Star Law named Dennis Miralis as a leading Criminal Law Expert in Australia

In 2017 Doyles Legal Guide named Dennis Miralis as a leading Criminal Defence Lawyer in Sydney, New South Wales

In 2017 Doyles Legal Guide named Dennis Miralis as a leading Criminal Defence Lawyer in Australia

In 2017 Doyles Guide named Nyman Gibson Miralis as a Leading Criminal Defence Law Firm – New South Wales

In 2016 Global Law Experts named Dennis Miralis as their Recommended Attorney for White Collar Criminal Defence in Australia.

In 2016 Global Law Experts named Nyman Gibson Miralis the leading white collar defence firm in Australia

Global Law Experts (GLE) is the premier guide to leading attorneys throughout the world.

In 2016 Five Star Law named Dennis Miralis as their Recommended Lawyer for White Collar Crime in Australia.

Five Star Law identifies the leading law practitioners in more than 50 practice areas and 100 countries.

In 2016 Leaders in Law named Dennis Miralis as their recommended white collar solicitor for Australia.

The successful lawyers who join the Leaders-in-Law database all have a proven track record of success, with their own unique attributes and knowledge of their practice area and local requirements

In 2016 Corporate Live Wire named Nyman Gibson Miralis as the leading white collar defence firm in Australia

In 2016 Corporate Live Wire names Nyman Gibson Miralis as the leading criminal defence firm in Australia

The Corporate LiveWire Legal awards honour and celebrate achievements within the Global Law community.

In 2016 International Advisory experts named Nyman Gibson Miralis as white collar criminal lawyers of the year in Australia.

International Advisory Experts is a global alliance of well-established and experienced legal, financial and consulting firms that are committed to providing clients with specialist solutions for their international business requirements

In 2016 Doyles Legal Guide named Dennis Miralis as a leading criminal defence lawyer

In 2016 Doyles Guide named Nyman Gibson Miralis as a Leading Criminal Defence Law Firm – New South Wales

Doyles is the most comprehensive guide to Australia’s best lawyers, law firms and barristers.

In 2016, the 11th Annual ACQ5 GLOBAL AWARDS named Dennis Miralis as Corporate Crime Lawyer Of The Year for Australia.

Exclusive member of The Lawyer Network for White Collar Crime in Australia.

Dennis Miralis has had feature articles published in the NSW Law Society Journal, has appeared on all major television channels to discuss criminal law  and his essays have been included in HSC and University reading lists.

Arild Dyngeland

Attorney Arild Dyngeland has been a lawyer from 1998. He is a permanent defender at the Norwegian Supreme Court, and has been a permanent defendant in Gulating Court of Appeal and Bergen District Court from 2006 to 2017.

Attorney Dyngeland is working on proceedings, both in criminal cases and civil disputes. He also takes other assignments for both private individuals and business customers, especially within contract law, family, shift and inheritance law. He has work experience as a judge from Bergen District Court.

Attorney Dyngeland is a member of the Danish Association of Lawyers Association and has for many years been a member of the Danish Association of Disciplinary Disciplinary Professions in Hordaland and Sogn og Fjordane in the Advokatforeningen. He was chairman of the Defense Group’s / Advokatforeningens consultation committee for criminal law and criminal proceedings until December 2016.

Practice Areas:

– Criminal Law
– Contract Law
– Probate Law
– Procedure Law

Niels Ulrik Heine

As our client you cannot only expect legal advice of high professional standard, you can also expect us to communicate in a way that is easy to understand.

We place great emphasis on an informal and clear manner.

We believe that legal advice should be customised to the client’s particular requirements. We therefore involve strategic, financial and ethical considerations in our advice, all with a view to giving the best possible service.

In our experience it is the personal contact that is important. You will therefore be assigned a designated attorney at law, who will ensure that your case receives personal and efficient consideration.

History:

Law Firm Fabritius Tengnagel & Heine was established in 1865 and is thus one of the oldest law firms in Denmark. Since 1990 the law firm has been headed by C.A. Fabritius Tengnagel jr. and Niels Ulrik Heine. Through the years several associate attorneys have been employed and educated in the firm.

Thomas Bøgelund Norvold was employed in 2006 and Søren Locher in 2007. On the 1. January 2011 they became partners of the law firm.

Alexander Minin

Alexander is a co-founder and Senior Partner, Attorney at Law of WTS Tax Legal Consulting/ KM Partners since 1999. Alexander has more than 20 years of practice in the area of tax and customs law. With an extensive experience in dispute resolution he handles cases both on criminal and administrative matters.

The main areas of Alexander’s specialization are:

  • taxation;
  • litigation;
  • investments;
  • M&A and restructuring;
  • agribusiness;
  • criminal proceedings on white collar crimes.

Professional portfolio of Alexander includes more than 300 cases and projects. In particular, Alexander has led the most significant cases in tax and customs litigation, projects on structuring and consolidation of business groups in Ukraine, disputes connected with realization of large investments projects. He advices and represents interests of the biggest taxpayers in Ukraine: multinational groups, international companies and their subsidiaries in Ukraine, Ukrainian companies and mid-sized business.

Alexander is a member of International Bar Association and is regularly ranked as one of the best practicing lawyers in Ukraine according to international and Ukrainian ranking researches such as: The Legal 500 EMEA, Tax Directors Handbook, Сhambers Europe Guide, International Law Office (Client Choice Awards), Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers, PLC Which Lawyer, World Tax, World Transfer Pricing (International Tax Review) and many others.

Alexander is an author of more than 70 publications and expert comments in mass media on taxation, customs law, disputes resolution, and criminal law. He is an active member of professional conferences, round tables, public projects, and forums. In particular, he was invited as a National Speaker of Ukraine in tax session of IBА Tokio International Conference (October 2014) and IBA Vienna International Conference (September 2015).

White Collar Crime Law Practice:

Our corporate crime lawyers provide protection at all stages of pre-trial investigation, during court hearings of criminal proceedings and in cases on administrative offences which includes:

  • full range of services on defense of taxpayers’ officials in criminal proceedings;
  • support taxpayers’ officials during interrogations in any procedural status;
  • appeal against unlawful decisions, actions or inactions of the investigating and prosecution authorities;
  • legal assistance during search and temporary access to belongings and documents;
  • work on the formation of evidence to support the position of taxpayers’ officials;
  • initiation of opening and support in criminal proceedings regarding illegal actions done by officials of the State Fiscal Service, bodies of internal affairs, the prosecutor’s office and others.
WTS Tax Legal Consulting:

Ukrainian consulting firm which has been working on the service and legal market of Ukraine since 1999 specializing in tax, legal and consulting services.

In 2010 KM Partners became a member of the WTS Alliance – a global network of selected consulting firms represented in about 100 countries worldwide. WTS is a brand that consolidates thousands of experts from different law firms to provide tax and legal assistance. Due to this membership our specialists were granted with opportunity to use innovative approaches and international practice to render comprehensive expertice.

The primary spheres of firm’s activity are:

  • taxation;
  • customs law;
  • transfer pricing;
  • M&A and restructurings;
  • contract and business law;
  • litigation;
  • agriculture;
  • real estate and construction;
  • distribution;
  • competition and antitrust law;
  • corporate law;
  • labour law/ labour disputes;
  • currency control;
  • intellectual property;
  • bankruptcy.

We advise clients in various industrial sectors such as agribusiness, automobile, banking, building materials, chemical, electrical engineering, energy, information technology, communications, consumer goods production, mechanical engineering, media, pharmaceutical, technology, telecommunications, retail, transport and logistics, insurance companies.