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Akihiro Terai joins Advisory Excellence as the exclusive Corporate Law member in Japan

Advisory Excellence, the world’s leading exclusive network of advisory professionals & firms is delighted to introduce that Akihiro Terai has joined Advisory Excellence as our exclusive Corporate Law member in Japan.

Akihiro is a partner at Midosuji LPC. He is an Attorney-at Law admitted in Japan and New York. His practice focuses on commercial transactions, corporate governance and compliance. He also has considerable experience on and expertise in dispute resolution, antitrust and competition law, and restructuring and bankruptcy. He has handled various competition law cases, including international cartel investigations and merger controls regarding cross-border M&A. In addition to provision of general corporate and commercial advice, his practice in the field of corporate governance and compliance covers specific legal issues such as those of FCPA and GDPR. He has also handled a variety of dispute resolutions including actions for damages under the Montreal Convention 1999 on behalf of overseas airlines. Further, he has served for many years as a bankruptcy trustee appointed by the bankruptcy court in Japan.

Midosuji LPC is a leading law firm established in 1963 and it currently has multiple offices in Osaka, Tokyo and Hiroshima. Midosuji has worked for a wide variety of corporations, and its practice covers a wide range of legal areas from general corporate matters to more complicated and specialised fields, as follows:

  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate
  • Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Construction and Real Estate
  • Labour and Employment
  • Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy
  • Inheritance and Business Succession
  • Intellectual Property
  • Crisis Management
  • Criminal/Corporate Crime Cases
  • Tax
  • Tourism
  • International Practice
  • PFI and PPP Projects
  • Healthcare and Life Science
  • Start-Ups
  • Digital Technology
  • Sports and Entertainment
  • Personal Information and Privacy

If you require assistance in this area, please get in touch with Akihiro directly or with the Advisory Excellence head office here in London for an introduction: info@advisoryexcellence.com

Akihiro Terai – Advisory Excellence

Shivani Jegarajah joins Advisory Excellence as the exclusive Immigration Law member in the United Kingdom

Advisory Excellence, the world’s leading exclusive network of advisory professionals & firms is delighted to introduce that Shivani Jegarajah has joined Advisory Excellence as our exclusive Immigration Law member in the United Kingdom.

Called to the UK Bar in 1993, Shivani has been providing cutting edge advice and legal representation in her specialist field of immigration and related human rights ever since. Renowned for taking a pro-active and sometimes aggressive approach to the law, she also has the personal touch which gives her clients confidence in her ability to achieve their desired outcome. She is able to think “outside the box” and make legal arguments that may not have been considered previously, thereby setting a precedent for other cases.

Shivani has represented clients before the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal as well as at First Tier and Upper Tribunal level. Her ability to convince a judge or tribunal of the merits of complex cases is unrivalled. She is a firm believer in the rights of every asylum seeker or migrant to be heard and she will fight to convince the Court to take into account all the applicant’s circumstances before reaching its decision. She has a track record of preventing deportations via Judicial Review and has been succeessful in getting deportees taken off flights at the last minute.

More recently, Shivani has represented clients involved in disciplinary proceedings where their livelihoods are threatened by allegations of professional misconduct. This includes BSB, SRA, GMC and NMC cases.

Shivani has often appeared in the media in relation to Human Rights issues such as being asked to analyse the leaked draft of the Counter Terrorism Act in Sri Lanka and its consequences for Tamils.

If you require assistance in this area, please get in touch with Shivani directly or with the Advisory Excellence head office here in London for an introduction: info@advisoryexcellence.com

 

Liliana Bakayoko joins Advisory Excellence as the exclusive International Business Law member in France

Advisory Excellence, the world’s leading exclusive network of advisory professionals & firms is delighted to introduce that Liliana Bakayoko has joined Advisory Excellence as our exclusive International Business Law member in France.

Liliana Bakayoko has been named Leading International Business Lawyer of the Year – Paris under Acquisition International’s Leading Adviser Awards 2023.

She is an Attorney at Law at the Paris and Sofia Bars, a Doctor of Law and a former Professor of Law.

She has nearly 20 years of experience as a lawyer and ten years of experience in teaching law.

She has valuable know-how in cross-border transactions and business-government relations.

She has also built solid experience in information technology law (cyberlaw). She has significantly increased her knowledge in this field while advising one of the world’s leading information technology companies.

Liliana Bakayoko is a Consultant in International Investment, Government Relations, and Business Development for a major U.S. company that provides corporate and government clients with expert-led, technology-driven risk management solutions.

She advised a renowned U.S. international energy development company on issues related to the IGB interconnection pipeline between the Greek and Bulgarian gas systems.

She is also an arbitrator at the Arbitration Court of the Association of European Attorneys.

High Proficiency in Law

High proficiency in law in fields such as business law, private international law, company law, contract law, information technology law, intellectual property law, and procedural law.

In addition to her background as a legal practitioner, Liliana Bakayoko has gained valuable theoretical experience by teaching, for ten years, various legal subjects in higher education institutions that are among the best in France. Before devoting herself to the development of her law firm, she taught law at the University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), and she was a Professor of Law at the European Business School (EBS), the École Supérieure d’Administration et de Management (ESAM) and the École Supérieure de Commerce de Lille (ESC Lille). She was also a trainer of lawyers in private international law at the École de Formation professionnelle des Barreaux de la Cour d’appel de Paris (EFB).

If you require assistance in this area, please get in touch with Liliana directly or with the Advisory Excellence head office here in London for an introduction: info@advisoryexcellence.com

Anomi Wanigasekera joins Advisory Excellence as the exclusive Litigation member in Sri Lanka

Advisory Excellence, the world’s leading exclusive network of advisory professionals & firms is delighted to introduce that Anomi Wanigasekera has joined Advisory Excellence as our exclusive Litigation member in Sri Lanka.

Julius & Creasy is a Civil law firm established in the year 1879. With its 140-year history, Julius & Creasy is one of the oldest law firms in Sri Lanka. Its reputation is one that has been built on rich tradition as well as the calibre of professionals passing through its corridors. The firm offers an extensive range of full legal services in the fields of Corporate, Commercial, Banking, Insurance, Tax, Property and Construction, Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Infrastructure, Shipping, Maritime and Admiralty, Commercial Litigation, Arbitration and Employment Law.

The Intellectual Property division of the firm advises on diverse areas ranging from patent, trademark, copyright, industrial designs, domain names, involving sundry fields such as biotechnology, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, computers, software, media, entertainment etc. Our clients represent numerous multinational companies, which include a majority of the Fortune 500 companies. We also act for several leading Sri Lankan conglomerates. We are regularly instructed by some of the leading Trademark Agents in the UK, USA, EC, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and India.

Anomi heads our Intellectual Property Group.

She has extensive experience in the full range of enforcement, management and transactional matters pertaining to Intellectual Property law, including representing clients before the National Intellectual Property Office, acting for multinationals as well as Sri Lankan conglomerates in respect of infringement actions, applying for injunctions and search and/or seizure orders.

Anomi also overlooks the drafting and reviewing of contracts and advises on regulatory compliance matters.

If you require assistance in this area, please get in touch with Anomi directly or with the Advisory Excellence head office here in London for an introduction: info@advisoryexcellence.com

 

8 Benefits On How Social Media Impacts Your Business

Social media has contributed to immense development in the business sector. It is a fact that a good number of companies have benefited so much from social media. Whether they are a start-up business or an online enterprise or store, social media has greatly helped them.

Many businesses with excellent social media experience are more likely to recommend it to others. This shows the importance of social media in companies. In this case, businesses should interact with their customers and build their reputation as much as possible.

Social media links you with your customers, exposes your brand to the public for marketing purposes and increases your leads and sales. We have mentioned some benefits of social media in business below.

Customers Themselves Help Market Your Brand

Through social media, happy customers can do the advertising for you. It would help to encourage your clients to share reviews and experiences on your page. Not only that, but they may share their knowledge on their social media accounts, marketing your businesses to their network and contacts.

Your brand authority strengthens if you get satisfied customers who share their positive experiences with your network. Positive testimonials help reinforce the idea that when people choose to work with you, they make the right decision.

Easy Communication

In the past, brand interaction with customers was done once a year when a company launched its new products. But then, social media has made everything easier. Therefore, customer and brand interaction can be done quickly and more frequently. Customers can talk with their brands at any time they wish through social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Apart from airing their grievances, they can also review products.

Also social media uses a lot of memory in your phone, which may cause overheating. To solve this issue, you can get the CleanUp app to clean more memory on your device and remove unnecessary apps and files. This iPhone clean up app cleans your memory and makes your device faster and more effective. It also has a smart cleaning device which keeps your phone’s activities organised. On the other hand, it can help you delete duplicate contacts and files on your phone. Therefore, your device memory will be boosted, and you won’t have overheating issues.

Help In Reporting And Analytics

Proving return on investment is the greatest challenge for most marketers. But then, with helpful tracking and analytics tools available on social media accounts, you will know everything about your business with just a click. You will monitor and find feedback from your followers and also monitor purchases when using social media for businesses.

Tools like Hootsuite Impact and Google Analytics will help you to track website traffic on emails and social media platforms. This applies to both paid and organic social media campaigns.

Improve Brand Awareness

Social media marketing aims at improving the brand’s visibility for marketing purposes. It is about informing people that you are there for them and can solve their problems. But then, it entails more than that. Social media will keep your clients updated and take action on time. And if you build your reputation through your brands, clients will advocate your brand. Most social media platforms have an option where you can endorse your brand.

Reputation Management

Your customers will speak about your brand on social media whether or not you are available to reply. If you and your team are available, it is important to find out what the customers think about you, whether positive or negative. This will help you address issues faster before it is too late.

For instance, customers may be commenting on the bad experience they had. Social media will help you solve everything in time.

Expand Your Network

As the name suggests, social media will help you share your ideas with people with your interests. But this doesn’t imply that you and your customers will only meet.

An active social media page will attract other investors who have noticed you.

You Can Save Money

If you were to invest the least amount of money in marketing, social media is the best tool for you. The most exciting thing about social media is that most social media services are free. You can only spend a little money if you fund a paid advert on social media premium features.

Keep An Eye On The Competition

Social media is quite important because it will help you to remain at a bar with your competitors, this is because you will know what people are saying about you and also your competitors. For instance, your competitors’ negative comments will help you make the right decisions and win new customers. You will also know the brand launch dates of your competitors so that you can get more knowledge from them.

In the long run, the networking ability for social media is satisfying. You must know what your customers want and how best to contact them through social media. You too, can build your marketing strategy through social media. We hope that all we have mentioned was helpful.