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Overall Tax Law Firm of the Year – Belgium
Your Arbitration Specialists
Commercial Arbitration Law Firm of the Year – Brazil
bestadvice Vermögenstreuhand GmbH
Asset Protection Planning Advisory Firm of the Year – Germany
Boddy Matthews Solicitors
Employment & Labour Law Firm of the Year – UK
BST Studio Legale
Criminal Law Firm of the Year - Italy
Mid-Market Investment Advisory Boutique Firm of the Year – UK
Product Liability Law Firm of the Year - Asia
CINCOTTA INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY FIRM LTD
Boutique Law Firm of the Year – Argentina
Project Finance Law Firm of the Year - China
Deep & Far
Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year – Taiwan
Desai & Diwanji
Infrastructure Finance Law Firm of the Year – India
Dr Wieland Groth
Patent Attorney of the Year - Germany
Dreyfus & Associes
Trademarks Law Firm of the Year – France
Government Contracts Law Firm of the Year – Portugal
Medical Law Firm of the Year - Germany
Institut für Life & Wealth Balance
Financial Planning Advisory Firm of the Year – Germany
KPMG Abogados, S.L.P.
Litigation Law Firm of the Year - Spain
Law Office of Ramni Taneja
Constitutional Law Firm of the Year – India
Meilin International Law Firm
Wealth Management Law Firm of the Year – Japan
MK Legal Law Firm
Corporate Tax Law Firm of the Year - Greece
PRK Partners s.r.o. attorneys at law
Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year – Czech Republic
Rich IP & Co
Patent & Trademark Law Firm of the Year - Taiwan
Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Criminal Defense Law Firm of the Year – Australia
Industrial Property Law Firm of the Year - Italy
Asset Protection Planning Advisory Firm of the Year –
bestadvice Private Vermögen GmbH was founded in 2001 by Marion Köbler and Thomas
Neumann as an independent fee-based consultancy. After their training and a few more years of
professional experience at Munich banks as well as intensive further training, the two wanted to
advise and support their clients in the new law firm on property issues independently and free of
product and commission constraints. With its transparent and client-friendly fee concept, bestadvice
was one of the pioneers in investment advice in the year it was founded. Since the company's
existence, the principle has been that the client decides which advisory service he wants to use and
how intensively he wants the service in financial matters. He always only pays for what he has
Since bestadvice was founded, the primary goal of advice and asset management has been to
preserve values over generations. Due to the demand from clients, the range of services has
gradually expanded over the years. Today, the offer for clients ranges from advice and total asset
management to foundation management and the execution of wills. Bestadvice's services are
especially tailored to the target groups of active entrepreneurs, silver heroes and golden ladies.
Asset Protection Planning
Asset Structuring Advice
Estate Succession Planning
At bestadvice, the client decides which advisory services he wants to use and how intensively he
wants to make use of our services relating to property and beyond.
Fee consulting has been part of the bestadvice range of services since the company was founded.
He always only pays us what he orders. We give a satisfaction and fairness guarantee.
Each client pays the same price for the same services.
Our range of services consists of three modules, which are calculated depending on the intensity of
the advice and the use of the service. We are happy to implement the individual and tailor-made
financial planning developed in the consultation for our customers, including taking on long-term
overall asset management. But of course, the advisory customer is free to take over the asset
management, which is provided by the sister company bestadvice Vermögenstreuhand GmbH, in
accordance with the financial planning.
With a long-term full service for asset management, clients can really allow themselves the time for
things that are at least as important to them as asset matters.
bestadvice Private Vermögen GmbH.
Phone. +49 (89) 90 04 90-0.
Fax. +49 (89) 90 04 90-99.
Mid-Market Investment Advisory Boutique Firm of the Year
Camden is a corporate finance house with a particular specialty in international financing
and a special emphasis on the following sectors: biotech, tech, real estate as well as junior
mining and exploration companies.
Camden have built very successful relationships in various market sectors, which include
Mining, Tech and Biotech.
Camden Associates Ltd.
27 Hill Street
London W1J 5LP
Tel.: +44 207 290 9812
Mining Advisory Services
Cleantech and Renewables
Internet & e-Commerce
Healthcare & Biotech
Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year – Taiwan
Deep & Far attorneys-at-law was founded in 1992 and is dealing with all phases of laws with a focus
on the practice in separate or in combination of all aspects of intellectual property rights (IPRs)
including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, and/or licensing,
counselling, litigation and/or transaction thereof.
Yu-Li Tsai: Partner & Patent Attorney
Practice area/industry focus: Intellectual Property, Unfair Competition, Litigation
Career highlights: Mr Tsai is a patent attorney who holds a degree from the Department of Electrical
Engineering and Master’s degree from the Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering, both
awarded from the National Taiwan University.
His practice covers patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, unfair competition, licensing and
Mr Tsai also studied and gained a Master’s degree from the Law School, University of New Hampshire,
also known as Franklin Pierce Centre for Intellectual Property. Upon graduation, he worked for
InterDigital, Inc. in Delaware for a short period and later studied and passed the US Patent
The patent attorneys and patent engineers in Deep & Far normally hold outstanding and advanced
degrees and are generally graduated from the top five universities in this country. Our prominent
staffs are dedicated to provide the best quality service in IPRs in this country. As a proof, about one
half of top 100 incorporations in this country have experiences of seeking patented their techniques,
but more than one fifth of the top 100 incorporations has ever used services of this firm. Furthermore,
Hi-Tech companies in the science-based industrial park located at Hsin Chu had ever played the
most important role in booming the economy of this country. About one half of them has experiences
in seeking patented their techniques, and out of more than 60% of the patent-experienced
companies in that park have ever entrusted their IPR works to this firm. Certainly, we must also
represent international giants, e.g. InterDigital, MPS, Schott Glas, Toyo Ink, Motorola, Armani…
It is our philosophy to provide competent legal services that other firm cannot comparably provide.
The necessitated ensuing problem is how we can so provide? Deep & Far so achieve by selecting,
edifying and nurturing peoples who have the following personalities: learned in expertise, morally
earnest and sincerely behaved in mind and strictly disciplined between give and take. It is wellbelieved
that such properties are key factors for peoples to properly and competently behave
Deep & Far (D&F) is willing to take challenges to prove that it is the best IP firm, and to verify its
supreme competence by e.g.:
1) Sending to D&F a pending or granted patent for its comments about how it can improve the
2) Sending to D&F a pending patent specification without the claims for it to draft the claims for
comparison with the original claims; or
3) Sending to D&F and the firm the client is currently using at the same time an initial disclosure so
that the client can compare and find out where better claims are.
Deep & Far assures the clients that no competitors can escape from the patent rights D&F safeguards
for the clients at reasonable service fees.
Because the tough economic downturn we are encountering in Taiwan, we are also encountering
severe price competition. This situation also leads to that there are too many poor quality patents
being granted because most enterprises do not have proper knowledge of the importance of patents.
For example, they might only want to spend lower cost to file a patent application without
considering the quality, or could not be alerted timely that narrow claims can protect their products
of the current version only although there are reduced fees in responding to office actions. Therefore,
the patent agents or firms of the enterprises sometimes cannot help but sacrificing the quality to keep
profits under the limited budgets of the clients. Under such social environment, it is very hard to
anticipate that the clients have strong patents, or the patent firms or attorneys can nurture the ability
of drafting wonderful scope of the claims.
Accordingly, it will not be surprised to find that there are some patent firms which cannot provide
competent services but offer extreme low price to attract clients only caring about the price of filing
a patent. This does also explain that there are poor quality patents being granted
We persist in providing quality service rather than participating into the price war because we believe
the Client will finally find the quality is the most important thing for intellectual property. If you
sacrifice the quality and surrender to the price, you actually get negative return because .a poor
quality IP is valueless. We did suffer a little last year in view of the reduced local generated works,
but we see the situation began to change this year.
This firm is used to focusing on IPR, and takes deliberate steps to practice in all fields of law. In recent
year, we make progress in either general civil law, business law or criminal law fields.
13th Fl., 27 Sec. 3, Chung San N. Rd., Taipei 104, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Project Finance Lawyer of the Year – ASEAN Countries
Claude Jiang has dedicated his focus to project finance since he joined King &
Wood Mallesons in 2007 and continued in this area after he joined Shearman &
Sterling in 2011 and has accumulated in total more than 14 years of experience in
project development and project financing with regional experiences across Asia,
Middle East, and Africa. Claude represents many of the world’s leading
corporations, financial institutions in working on ground-breaking and precedentsetting
matters by providing commercial advice to assist our clients in achieving
their ambitions. Claude has worked on various multibillion US dollar financings for
commercial banks, ECAs and multilaterals. He has also represented sponsors on
the development of various large-scale international projects in different
jurisdictions in industries including power, telecom, mining and oil and gas.
Claude is one of those few lawyers who has extensive first-hand project financing
experiences and fluent in Chinese and understands the Asian culture generally.
This proves to be extremely helpful in the emerging ASEAN market where the
projects are usually developed and financed based on typical international
standard, but also involve significant Chinese investments or other Asian
influences. Claude provides significant value to his clients in filling the gap
between different cultures, streamlining understandings between different parties
and smoothen the process of commercial negotiations generally.
Claude also appreciates commercial intentions of the parties and use innovative
approaches to facilitate the consummation of transactions to overcome potential
legal or regulatory obstacles projects may facing. He believes that it is more
important to align the interest of the various parties in a commercial transaction
than just furthering the instruction of one party, and this helped several more
difficult/unusual projects to proceed.
Claude’s recent experiences include:
• China Telecom Corporation on its Philippines third telecom license
project including its concession bidding and EPC arrangements and
subsequent project financing
• Shanghai Electrics in its proposed investment in and the financing of
a 660 MW mine-mouth coal fired power plant at Thar Block I, Sindh
Province of Pakistan
• a consortium of lenders including BOC, CEXIM, CDB, CMBC, ABC,
CCB and ICBC in the financing to the 1200 MW coal-fired Nam Dinh 1 IPP
in northern Vietnam sponsored by ACWA
• a consortium of lenders including IFC, ADB, KEXIM, OPEC Fund for
International Development and Korea Development Bank in relation to the
development and financing of the Upper Trishuli 216 MW domestic
hydroelectric power project in Nepal
• a consortium of lenders including China EXIM, CDB, SRF and IFC in
the US$1.792 billion financing to the Karot Hydro project, which is the
largest hydro project to date in Pakistan at the time it was financed
• a consortium of lenders including KfW, SCB, Riyad Bank, BSF and
Apicorp supporting ACWA’s development and financing of Al Dur 2 IWPP
with a 1500MW natural gas fired power facility and a 50 MIGD desalination
facility in Bahrain
• the Note Purchasers and Commercial Lenders on the bond and loan
mixed refinancing to the 250,000m3 per day high efficiency desalination
facility and electricity transmission interconnection facilities of the Shuaibah
Two Water Development Project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
• a consortium of lenders including EBRD, IFC and ICBC in the
financing of a 485 MW gas/distillate -fired power plant in Jordan
• Lenders in relation to the Salalah II 445 MW gas-fired independent
power project (IPP) in the Dhofar region of the Sultanate of Oman
constructed by Shandong Electric Power Construction Corporation III
This last year has not been the year anyone expected, but we have acted boldly
and decisively to strengthen the Firm and its financial position for the long
term. We are continuing to serve our clients in the face of unprecedented
circumstances, while protecting our people. We will continue to realize our
Firm’s full potential. The important steps we have taken over the last year
ensure that the Firm is in the best possible position for the future. Our strategy
has given us great momentum heading into 2021.
05-11, 8 Keng Chin Road
+65 6230 3835
Criminal Defence Law Firm of the Year – Australia
Sydney Criminal Lawyers has been operating for over 20 years and we specialise in criminal defence, mainly
serious crime such as drug supply, murder, white collar crimes, assaults, bail applications, attending the Local
Courts, District Courts and Supreme Court on a regular basis.
They are a law firm specialising in criminal defence.
Sydney Criminal Lawyers key features:
1. Proven Track Record of Exceptional Results
• Sydney Criminal Lawyers® consistently achieves outcomes which are in the highest percentile of the
Judicial Commission’s sentencing statistics for criminal cases.
• Our legal team devises effective case-strategies and fights hard to have cases dropped entirely or
charges downgraded – saving clients the time, expense and stress of a defended hearing or jury trial.
• Where cases nevertheless proceed, our lawyers have an outstanding track record of winning
defended Local Court hearings, and complex jury trials in the District and Supreme Courts.
• We also consistently win appeals in the District and Supreme Courts (including the NSWCCA) after
clients have received unsatisfactory results with other law firms in the lower courts. We are one of the few
firms to achieve successful criminal law appeals in the High Court of Australia.
• Where our clients wish to plead guilty, we frequently achieve ‘dismissals’ and ‘non convictions’ in
cases where other lawyers have advised there is no chance of doing so.
2. Highest Level of Client Satisfaction
• We have the best and most comprehensive client review record of any law firm in Australia.
• Regular communication, accessibility and quality service are our team’s highest priorities.
• We are committed to thoroughly explaining all steps involved in the criminal law process, providing
regular updates throughout the proceedings, and making ourselves accessible and responsive.
• We are passionate about providing an exceptional level of service to our clients, and we fight hard
to achieve optimal results in the shortest period of time.
3. Australia’s Most Awarded Criminal Law Firm
• We have received more awards and accolades than any other criminal law firm in Australia. Our
team has been awarded “Criminal Defence Firm of the Year in Australia” in a number of prestigious and
competitive awards programs for several years running.
• The awards recognise our exceptional track record of results, our outstanding client service, the high
level of satisfaction we achieve, the affordability of our services and our overall excellence.
4. Fixed Fees
• We want our clients to know exactly how much their cases will cost from the very start. That’s why
we were the first criminal law firm in Australia to publish ‘fixed fees’, back in 2004.
• We offer fixed fees for most types of criminal cases and services. Our fixed fees apply to a range of
Local Court cases such as drink driving, drug possession, fraud, common assault and AVOs, and also specific
services such as prison visits, bail applications, appeals and defended hearings.
• Unlike many other law firms, our fixed fees are published on our website – which ensures
transparency and certainty.
5. Free First Appointment
• For those who are going to court, we offer a free first conference of up to an hour with one of our
Senior Criminal Defence Lawyers.
• We also offer a free first conference to those who have received an unsatisfactory result after being
represented in court by another law firm, or after representing themselves, and wish to appeal.
6. Specialist Lawyer Guarantee
• We guarantee that only lawyers with substantial criminal defence experience will work on your case
and appear for you in court.
• This ensures our clients receive the highest quality representation from an experienced, specialist
7. All NSW Courts
• From Bombala to Broken Hill, our lawyers appear in courts throughout New South Wales – and
across Australia for Commonwealth cases.
• And we offer fixed fees for most criminal and traffic law cases throughout the state.
8. Accredited Specialists
• Our entire firm is exclusively dedicated to criminal law – which makes us true specialists.
• All of our lawyers have years of experience representing clients in criminal cases, and our principal
has been certified by the Law Society of NSW as an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist since 2005.
• An ‘Accredited Specialist’ is a lawyer who has practised for at least 5 years in a particular field of law
(such as criminal law), has passed a rigorous assessment process conducted by the Law Society of NSW, and
has been selected by the Specialist Accreditation Committee of the Law Society as an expert in the field.
• Accredited Specialists are required to undertake more training each year than other lawyers and
must be successful in having their accreditation renewed every year. Specialist Accreditation is the mark of a
• Our firm’s specialist experience ensures you receive the best possible result, whatever your criminal
law case may be.
9. Results-Focused Law Firm
• Our team is passionate about achieving results, and unlike many other law firms, our lawyers do not
have monthly financial ‘budgets’ to meet.
• The absence of budgets means our lawyers are entirely focused on achieving optimal results in the
shortest space of time; whether by getting charges dropped or downgraded at an early stage or having cases
‘thrown out of court’.
• Not having budgets also means our lawyers are not under pressure to engage in unscrupulous
practices such as unnecessarily adjourning cases or ‘overcharging’ clients – which, sadly, is a common
complaint against many other lawyers and law firms.
• No budgets encourages regular consultation between lawyers within the firm – promoting an ‘open
door’, team environment where lawyers bounce ideas off one another, formulate case strategy together and
benefit from each other’s specialised experience, methods, techniques and insights.
• The result is a firm which delivers optimal outcomes in the shortest time periods, at the least expense
and stress to our clients.
10. Team of Lawyers Behind You
• Our clients benefit from the pool of knowledge that only an extensive team of experienced criminal
defence lawyers can provide.
• Our lawyers regularly consult one another to stay ‘ahead of the pack’ in the ever-changing field of
criminal law – constantly devising, refining and implementing specialised techniques which ensure our clients
achieve the best possible outcomes.
• A team approach is particularly important when it comes to serious criminal cases such as murder,
commercial drug cases, serious and sexual assaults, large-scale fraud, robbery and other ‘indictable’ cases.
• In such matters, clients reap the benefits of several lawyers devising and executing case strategies
which maximise the chances of having cases dropped or downgraded at an early stage, or ‘thrown out of
court’ – often saving clients a great deal of cost, time and anxiety.
11. Familiar with Magistrates and Judges
• Each of our lawyers appears in court on a daily basis, and has done so for years. We have therefore
been able to develop an understanding of, and rapport with, magistrates and judges in Sydney and indeed
across the state.
• Our team’s extensive experience before the courts ensures your case is tailored to the specific nuances
of individual judicial officers, maximising the likelihood of a favourable result.
• We have offices in locations across the Sydney Metropolitan Area and beyond, including:
Sydney CBD, Castlereagh Street, opposite Downing Centre Court,
Liverpool, directly opposite Liverpool Local Court, and
Parramatta, near the justice precinct.
• We offer free parking at our Sydney CBD and Liverpool locations, and all of our offices are close to
train stations and bus terminals.
Our contact details are as follows
Address: 503/267 Castlereagh Street Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9261 8881
Your Insurance Arbitration Specialists
Prof. Dr. Joachim Frick is a partner at Baker & McKenzie and admitted to the bars of Switzerland
and New York. He graduated from the University of Zurich (lic. iur, Dr. iur.) and Yale Law School
(LL.M., J.S.D). After practicing with Baker & McKenzie in Taipei and Chicago, he in 1997 returned to
Baker & McKenzie in Zurich and became a partner in 2001. He is admitted to practice in Switzerland
and, in addition, has passed the New York Bar exam.
Joachim specializes in commercial litigation and arbitration and has acted as party counsel in various
Swiss and international arbitration proceedings under Swiss, ICC, ad hoc and other arbitration rules.
He regularly represents clients in particular in corporate, post m&a, liability, insurance and
distributorship disputes and advises in litigious and non-litigious insurance/reinsurance matters.
In addition to being a practicing lawyer, he regularly teaches as professor of law (Titularprofessor) at
the University of Zurich and is a lecturer in a number of graduate programs. He was repeatedly
named leading attorney in insurance and reinsurance matters by specialized publications.
Joachim's practice combines disputes and arbitration work with a strong expertise in post m&a and
insurance matters. Given the global reach of Baker McKenzie with more than 70 offices around the
world, Joachim's clients often have an international or foreign background.
In particular in Financial Services and other regulatory matters, the international firm Baker
McKenzie allows to conduct multijurisdictional surveys on a global basis.
While we cannot disclose client names, Joachim Frick regularly advises major Swiss and international
financial institutions (banks, insurers, brokers, etc.) on regulatory matters. Also, Joachim Frick
regularly represents foreign corporate clients in arbitration proceedings with seat of arbitration in
Switzerland and/or governed under Swiss law.
Prof. Dr., LL.M./J.S.D.
Baker & McKenzie Zurich
Holbeinstrasse 30, P.O. Box
8034 Zürich, Switzerland
Tel: +41 44 384 14 14
Fax: +41 44 384 12 84
Direct: +41 44 384 12 31
Product Liability Law Firm of the Year –
A leader in global litigation management, Carroll Burdick has over 60 lawyers on three
continents, speaking more than 16 languages including German, English, Mandarin Chinese,
French, Latvian, Romanian, Russian and Spanish, with over 20 percent of the firm’s lawyers
having legal educations in two or more countries. This unparalleled experience provides the
cultural insights necessary for effectively working with international clients to meet their
Founded in 1948 by three highly respected San Francisco lawyers—Jack Dale Burdick, Francis
Carroll and Richard McDonough—Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP has enjoyed a stellar
reputation for providing legal excellence, creativity, intellectual aggressiveness, and client
confidence for over 65 years.
Commercial & Business Litigation
Consumer Litigation Defence
Corporate, Finance & Commercial
Emerging Companies & Venture
Financial Institution Practice
Food and Beverage Litigation
Insurance Coverage Litigation
Media & Entertainment Law
Mergers & Acquisitions
Patent and Intellectual Property
Pharmaceutical & Medical Device
Privacy and Data Security
Mass Tort Litigation
David Goh, managing partner at its Asia practice, has significant experience in large, complex and
international commercial disputes, with particular emphasis on corporate issues and product liability
matters. He also advises clients on regulatory matters, compliance, and anti-bribery/corruption cases,
including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act. His experience includes leading
or coordinating investigations on behalf of both corporations and regulators, as well as advising or
acting in the defence of any prosecutions.
In his more recent roles in senior management at various multinational corporations, Mr Goh
developed significant experience in handling corporate and commercial matters, in particular, M&A
transactions across the Asia Pacific region. He has developed proven methodologies in assisting
companies to coordinate and manage their in-house and external legal service and continues to be
consulted on such matters.
“Some cases carry more strategic weight than others. When your markets are threatened, when your
business model is under pressure, when your operations are attracting lawsuits, then legal matters
are no longer just about favourable results—it’s about your company’s core mission. At Carroll
Burdick, we’re known for helping companies with matters of strategic value.”
CARROLL, BURDICK & McDONOUGH LLP
Suite 5904, 59/F
18 Harbour Road
Hong Kong SAR
Wealth Management Law firm of the Year – Japan
Masatoshi Tanaka is an Attorney at Law (registered in 1999), Patent Attorney (registered
in 2001), Managing Partner/ Founder of Meilin International Law Firm
Expertise: Cross-Border Investment, Intellectual Property, Contracts, M&A, Corporate. Have
extensive experiences of International Arbitrations and Cross-Border Disputes.
I have been practicing on international business-related matters and providing full-legal
services to approximately 200 companies including public companies each year.
Meilin International Law Firm has its main office in Fukuoka, Japan with other domestic
branch offices in Tokyo and Nagoya, overseas in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, and
Vietnam. We are available in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Vietnamese.
With regard to businesses between Asia, EU, USA and Japan, we provide a wide range of
full-service to companies on, including but not limited to, cross-border disputes resolution
and business expansions.
Established in Fukuoka, Japan in 2010. Currently we have 22 lawyers in our firm.
Areas of Expertise:
Corporate: Contracts, Start-ups, Support for Structure of Internal Control and Compliance,
Business Consulting, Finance, IPO and Capital Markets, M&A, Labor and Employment,
Debt Collections, Tax, Entertainment and Sports, Antitrust, Corporate Crises Management,
Restructuring, Insolvency, Venture
International Matters: Research on Overseas Laws and Regulations, International business
expansion consulting, Contracts, Comply with Administrative Agency, Cross-Border M&A,
Intellectual Property: IP Prosecution, Drafting and Negotiation for IP Agreements,
Protection of Trade Secret, Dispute Resolution, Strategic Exploitation
For Individual: Inheritance and Will, Wealth Management, Traffic Accident, Divorce and
other Family Law Matters, Parent-Child Relationship, Real Estate and Construction-related
disputes, Medical Malpractice, Debt-related disputes, Consumer Law, Labor and
Employment, Workers’ Compensation, Insurance claim, Criminal Cases and Juvenile Cases.
We are proud of our professional teams specialized in each practice area to deliver highskilled
legal services such as on International Business Legal issues, Contracts, Incorporation,
Intellectual Property, M&A, Corporate and Individual Asset Management.
We have been delivering premier quality legal services for the large enterprises and public
companies in Japan, EU, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam and Singapore in relation to
international business issues.
We are eager to expand and improve our overseas branch offices as well as our domestic
offices, and based on delivering legal services by introducing IT, we are willing to improve
our legal services with a wide range of our expertise and geographical coverage as well.
Additionally, We are targeting to successfully resolve diverse legal needs mainly in the
areas of Content Business (Content Marketing), Business related to AI, Big Data Use
Business and Intellectual Property.
We have grown significantly and passionately to deepen our knowledge and expertise. We
are here for our clients to deliver truly reliable services for their businesses in Japan and
other countries as well.
Meilin International Law Firm
Address: Tenjin Twin Building 7F,
1-6-8 Tenjin Chuo-ku, Fukuoka JAPAN
TEL: +81 92-736-1550
FAX: +81 92-736-1560
Criminal Law Firm of the Year – Italy
The law firm provides legal assistance in criminal matters all over the Italian territory, also
making use of a capillary and established network of correspondents, as well as through
the support of technical expertise.
It actively participates and collaborates in judicial activities forward the judicial authorities
of foreign countries, Europe and beyond.
The competence of the law firm is mainly focused on commercial criminal law (corporate
crimes, financial crimes and bankruptcy), environmental criminal law, crimes against
property, Public Administration crimes, medical professional negligence, job security,
intellectual property crimes and related crimes.
The main purpose of legal advice on criminal law given to private citizens, public entities
and firms concerns the risk management related to the activity of the criminal enterprise,
in the several field of economic criminal law.
The law firm offers, systematically, advice and assistance regarding ‘Corporate
administrative liability’ (D.lgs 231/01), prevention of accidents, environmental protection,
‘Voluntary Disclosure’ and ‘privacy’.
The law firm provides legal assistance in criminal matters regarding the criminal risk
management, focusing on the legislative updating and the fulfillment of the legal
The firm organizes and provides training courses in criminal matters (about substantial and
procedural rules) with a focus on economic criminal law. On demand of customers, they
can be arranged seminars addressed to the management or technical operators.
It is a member of INDICAM (Istituto di Contromarca per la lotta alla contraffazione –
institution against counterfeiting) and it is registered since 2004 with the American
Chamber of Commerce in Milan.
Mario Brusa, Sergio Spagnolo, Paolo Tosoni and Mauro Carelli, criminal lawyers members
of the Milan Bar, carry out their professional activities within the associated Law Firm
“Studio Legale Associato Brusa Spagnolo Tosoni Carelli”, established in 2001.
The competences of the law firm include judicial and extrajudicial activities, mainly
focusing on commercial criminal law, with particular specialization in corporate crimes (i.e.
white-collar crimes, corporate crimes, financial crimes and bankruptcy), environmental
crimes, intellectual property crimes and related crimes, Public Administration crimes,
culpable crimes and medical professional negligence.
Financial and Corporate crimes
Public Administration crimes
Intellectual property crimes
Culpable crimes related to professional negligence (i.e. medical liability)
Corporate administrative liability
Privacy violation and protection of sensitive data crimes
The firm has taken part to the International Prize Le Fonti, winning the award Boutique of
the Year in Criminal Law with the following reason: “the ability to grant a rigorous and
timely advice, especially in business criminal law”.
Studio Legale Brusa Spagnolo Tosoni Carelli
Viale Piave, 11, 20129 Milano
Tel: 02/796498 Fax: 02/76000670
Trademarks Law Firm of the Year – France
Dreyfus & associes was created by Nathalie Dreyfus in May 2004 to meet the vital needs of
companies to protect, enhance, and defend their trademarks and other intellectual property rights
The firm is structured to support companies with the full range of their Intellectual Property issues.
It does so with listening, communication, responsiveness, and flexibility, all while providing the most
up-to-date expertise, particularly on international trademark and new technology legal issues.
Considered for many years as one of the best French patent attorneys, Dreyfus & associés has
received numerous awards both in France and internationally.
The company has been growing steadily since its creation. The seriousness, rigor and dynamism of its
team as well as the firm’s extensive technical resources ensure rigorous follow-up and a very good
knowledge of the files. Each member of the firm shares the same passion and a high level of
Most notably, Dreyfus has created the Internet platform "Dreyfus IPweb", an intuitive and
interactive software tool. The purpose of this platform is to consolidate and synthesize all the
information we make available to our clients, both from a management and monitoring point of
view for the services provided and from an administrative point of view.
The firm's major asset is its global approach to issues. The firm embraces topics related to both the
Internet and new technologies in trademark law issues. The firm has a complete vision of
Intellectual Property, and thus implements pragmatic strategies adapted to meet current and
future challenges, taking into account issues relating to both the real and virtual worlds. Dreyfus is
the perfect firm for companies seeking to develop and defend their brands in the era of digital
Dreyfus offers daily portfolio management that matches each client’s individual needs. Our experts
promptly answer all questions relating to a file in a detailed and reasoned manner.
In addition to this regular monitoring, we also keep our customers informed in writing of any results
arising from the monitoring of their trademarks and domain names. Our objective is to adopt a
strategy adapted to the client’s particular situation and protecting their best interests.
Many changes have taken place in the company that are linked to current issues: budgets are
limited, which has led us to invest in technologies. That is why Dreyfus developed the Internet
platform "Dreyfus IPweb", an intuitive and interactive software tool. The purpose of this platform is
to consolidate and synthesize all the information we make available to our clients, both in terms of
management and monitoring of the services provided, and from an administrative point of view.
This tool allows us to adapt to changes in the environment in which we work by reducing the
number of calls with our clients yet still work in total transparency with them.
In the future, due to the continual development of the Internet, more and more attacks will take
place. Therefore, it is essential for Dreyfus to be at the forefront of these dangers and to anticipate
new demands related to this changing environment. Thus, thanks to our internal IPweb tool and
new digital tools, we can protect our customers and our company from the dangers of evolving
Through our Dreyfus IPweb tool, clients have real-time access to the progress of their files. In this
respect, we keep the deadlines for each case up to date and we make it our mission to respect
them. This makes it easier to manage deadlines, and we are thus able to meet even the strictest
deadlines within the allocated time. The system also allows us to set reminder deadlines,
particularly before the expiration of application names, the renewal date of trademarks, etc.
Patent & Trademark Law Firm of the Year – Taiwan
Rich IP & Co. has a team of attorneys and engineers with deep and varied educational
and experiential backgrounds, providing professional patent and trademark law services in
Taiwan, Chinese Area and worldwide.
Our experts have acted as trainers and educators for local patent examiners, judges, public
prosecutors, and thousands of local patent attorneys, engineers and in-house counselors
since 1992. Our professional capability always give our clients advantages of better quality
services with less service charge as compared with other IP firms in Taiwan and Chinese
Patent (in pharmaceuticals, biotech, semiconductor, chemistry, polymer, chemical
engineering, material science, etc.)/trademark prosecution, invalidation/revocation,
infringement analysis, portfolio management and litigation
National Taiwan University (MS and BS in Chemical Engineering)
Franklin Pierce Law Center, Research in Intellectual Property (IPSI & ALI)
Shih Hsin University (MS in Law)
Patent Attorney (1997)
Editor for Taiwan area of Manual for the Handling of Applications for Patents, Designs and
Trademarks throughout the World (The Brown Book (2005~))
Patent Counselor Assigned by Taiwan Intellectual Property Office for providing pro bono
patent services (1998~)
Review for the Counselor of Lee & Li Attorneys-at-Law Passed (2004)
Principal (2003-2004), Deputy Principal (2002) in Patent and Technology Department of
Lee & Li Attorneys-at-Law
Senior Patent Attorney (1990-2005.3) in Patent and Technology Department of Lee & Li
Tel: +886 2 2713-1060 ext. 888
Infrastructure Finance Law Firm of the Year – India
Founded in 1935, Desai & Diwanji is one of India's leading law firms, helping clients achieve their
goals by combining the highest global standards with local expertise. With offices in Mumbai,
Gurgaon, and New Delhi, Desai & Diwanji is also among the largest law firms in the country.
Vishwang Desai is the managing partner of the firm and heads its corporate commercial practice.
He has consistently advised large multinational corporations and Indian business groups,
governments, multilateral agencies, lenders, PE funds, as well as financial investors in some of the
largest M&A, PE and financing transactions in India / involving Indian companies. He has been
named “lawyer of the year” by various global publications and is regularly included in several top
business lawyer lists compiled by global publications.
Banking & Finance
Infrastructure & Project Finance
Mergers & Acquisitions
Real Estate & Construction
Technology, Media & Telecoms
Address: LENTIN CHAMBERS, DALAL STREET, FORT, MUMBAI 400 001, INDIA
Tel: +91 22 3984 1000
Fax: +91 22 2265 8245
Patent Attorney of the Year - Germany
Legal office DR. WIELAND GROTH is an intellectual property law firm, specialized in providing legal
advice in Patent-, Trademark- and Design Law. We advise in all technological intellectual property
matters, primarily specialising in mechanical, engineering, optics, physics and electro technical
engineering. We combine very cost efficient service with highly qualified technical and legal
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Even though we have large companies in our portfolio, our focus is on medium size enterprises,
which are world market leaders in their field, and on advising emerging start-ups.
We mainly represent German companies but also foreign firms and universities.
Our company has an extensive experience in representing applicants and opponents in opposition
and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office in patent cases and the German Patent
Office and Federal Patent Court in patent and trademark cases.
We regularly cooperate with international law firms in other countries and represent a large
number of German, European, International patent, trademark and design applications.
ABOUT DR. WIELAND GROTH
Dr. Wieland Groth, LL. M. is admitted as a German and European Patent Attorney.
He obtained a Master degree in Mathematics (Dipl.-Math.) and a Master degree in Physics (Dipl.-
Phys.) from the Technical University of Clausthal and the Imperial College of London. He holds a
Ph.D. degree (Dr.rer.nat.) in Mathematical Physics from the Technical University of Clausthal.
Wieland also obtained a Master degree of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Hagen.
Prior to founding his own private practice, Wieland worked for several years in renowned Northern
German Law firms.
Wieland Groth is a regular speaker at international conferences.
He is, inter alia, a member of GRUR-The German Association for the protection of intellectual
property, INTA-The International Trademark Association, AIPPI-Association Internationale pour la
Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle, FICPI-International Federation of Intellectual Property
attorneys and DPG- Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft.
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Prior Art Searches
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