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Super Lawyers 2021



Overall Tax Law Firm of the Year - Belgium

Barriston Law

Business & Commercial Law Firm of the Year – Canada

Basilio Advogados

Arbitration Law Firm of the Year – Brazil

BST Studio Legale

Criminal Law Firm of the Year - Italy

Cannons Law Practice

Aviation Law Firm of the Year - UK

CREYDT.LAW Rechtsanwälte

Foreign Trade Law Firm of the Year – Germany

Deep & Far

Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year – Taiwan


Corporate, Civil & Criminal Litigation Law Firm of the Year - Philippines

Dreyfus & Associes

Trademarks Law Firm of the Year – France

Dr Wieland Groth

Patent Attorney of the Year – Germany

Ernst & Young

Tax Advisory Firm of the Year - Venezuela

FMConsult Compliance Solutions

Compliance Infrastructure Design Consulting Firm of the Year - UK

GSK Stockmann & Kollegen

Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor of the Year - Germany


Trademark Law Firm of the Year – Philippines

InTraCoM GmbH

Patent Valuation Service Provider of the Year – Germany

Karanjawala & Co

Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year – India

KSi Mexico

Accounting Firm of the Year - Mexico


Arbitration & Litigation Advisor of the Year – Indonesia

Mackrell Turner Garrett

Full Service Law Firm of the Year - UK

Maddock & Bright IP Law Office

Patents Law Firm of the Year - Egypt

Spier Harben

Child Abduction Lawyer of the Year – Canada

Taylor Hampton

Privacy Law Firm of the Year – UK

Warren-Tangney Attorneys Inc

Insurance Law Firm of the Year – South Africa

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Corporate & Financial Services Law Firm of the Year - Belgium

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

Registration Examination.

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.

Contact Details

13th Fl., 27 Sec. 3, Chung San N. Rd., Taipei 104, Taiwan, R.O.C.

': 886-2-25856688

7: 886-2-25989900/25978989


Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year – India

Karanjawala & Co. is an exclusive full-service boutique litigation firm, founded in 1983 by Mrs.

Manik Karanjawala and Mr. Raian Karanjawala. The firm operates today out of three offices in

New Delhi.

The Firm, over the years, has come to dominate the litigation landscape of the country and has

serviced a wide variety of clients from Prime Ministers to captains of industries and from the largest

corporate and media houses to royal families. Notwithstanding its elite client list, the Firm is also

equally at ease handling the day-to- day cases of ordinary litigants.

The Firm began its legal service with a predominant focus on cases in the Supreme Court and High

Court, but over the years, has expanded its legal vision, ensuring that it has a presence in all the

subordinate courts and tribunals of the National Capital Region (NCR). The Firm’s services are

often availed by clients to handle litigation on a pan–India basis.

Recognized as one of India’s top litigation firms with close to 250 awards and recognitions,

Karanjawala & Co. features in over 625 reported judgments only in the Supreme Court itself. The

Firm has filed and dealt with approximately over 25,000 matters till date. The Firm remains at the

disposal of litigants who come up with myriad issues and complex legal problems. Over the years,

the firm has grown to be a one-stop solution for litigants from not just within the country, but also

the ones located abroad. We’ve set best practices by remaining unfazed by the media frenzy

surrounding the high-profile cases handled by the firm. We’ve only tries to better ourselves with

each case handled, without seeking credit or moment of fame while handling sensitive matters.

Client confidentiality and awareness of sensitivity surrounding every high-profile matter are

engrained in the DNA of the firm.

The Firm’s criminal practice has grown substantially in the last five years, with the Firm appearing

in a number of high stake and high profile matters. The Firm has also received acclaim in respect of

its white-collar crime practice particularly for its ability to handle sensitive cases with a quick

turnaround time. In the last four to five years, the Firm has also carved out a niche practice for itself

in the fields of consumer protection and RERA litigation. The Firm’s practice focuses not only on

general consumer litigation but also on medical negligence and real estate, with the Firm

representing a wide range of clients before various tribunals, ranging from the District fora to the

National Commission. The Firm’s consumer team has filed over 1,000 cases in the National

Commission, with a high success rate. The Firm has extensive experience in dealing with high profile

matters under the recently enacted Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 providing advisory

services and appearing for corporations and financial institutions, in relation to issues pertaining to

their restructuring and insolvency.

The Firm’s high profile client list includes the Tata Group, DLF, Arcelor Mittal, the Birlas, the Adani

Group, Google, Astro, Hindustan Unilever, P&G, Colgate, Coca Cola, Vodafone, PWC, GVK,

Mafatlal Industries, Piramal, Ambuja Cement, GMR, Morgan Stanley, Star TV, BCCI, Coffee Board,

Bombay Dyeing, Hindustan Times and MSD Pharmaceuticals among many others. Some of the

renowned individuals who have turned to the Firm for legal representation in the past include, (i)

late Mr. V.P. Singh, former Prime Minister of India (ii) Mr. Ratan N. Tata, former Chairman, TATA

Group (iii) Mr. Rupert Murdoch, Chairman, Fox Corporation (iv) Ms. Karisma Kapoor, Film Actress

(v) late Mr. Jaswant Singh, former Defence and Finance Minister of India (vi) Mr. Sharad Pawar,

former Defence and Agriculture Minister of India (vii) Mr. Jyotiraditya Scindia, former Minister of

State (Independent Charge) for power (viii) Mr. Goolam Vahanvati, former Attorney General of

India (ix) Mr. Gopal Raheja (x) Mr. Suresh Nanda (xi) Mr. Karim Morani (xii) Mr. Tarun Tejpal (xiii)

Mr. M.J. Akbar (xiv) Mr. Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and many others

Key awards and accolades achieved by Firm in various practice areas over the years:

Corporate Intl Magazine Global has awarded Karanjawala & Co. the "Alternative Dispute

Resolution Law Firm of the Year in India - 2021" award.

India Business Law Journal’s 2021 Indian Law Firm Awards has awarded Karanjawala & Co.

the "Anti- corruption & White-collar crime Law Firm of the year" and "Litigation Law Firm of the

year" award.

Forbes Legal Powerlist 2020 has awarded Karanjawala & Co. the "Top Law Firms of the

Country Award" for Litigation practice.

IBLJ has recognized the firm for its Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice ten times in

the years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Chambers & Partners has ranked the firm for its “Dispute Resolution/Litigation” Practice

eleven times in the years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Chambers & Partners has ranked the firm for its “White Collar Crime” Practice consecutively in the

years 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

The Legal 500 has ranked the firm for its “Dispute Resolution/Litigation” Practice 13 times

in the years 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020.

Asialaw Profiles has included the firm in the list of outstanding firms for its dispute

resolution practice for the years 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Benchmark Litigation has recognized the firm amongst top firms for the following practices

in the years 2019, 2020 and 2021 - International Arbitration, Commercial & Transactional Disputes,

Competition/antitrust practice, Insolvency practice and Government and regulatory and White-

Collar Crime. Benchmark Litigation has also ranked the Firm in Tier 1 for Commercial &

Transactions disputes for the Year 2020.

Legal Era has recognized the firm as Best Litigation Firm in the years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,

2016 and recognized the firm as Best White-Collar Crime Practice Firm in the year 2019.

ACQ5 Country Awards has recognized the firm for its Litigation Practice in the years 2013,

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2020. Further, ACQ5 Country Awards 2020 has recognized the firm for

its Alternate Dispute Resolution Practice in the years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. It also recognized the

firm for its aviation practice in the years 2015 and 2016 and as Client Care Law Firm of the Year in

the year 2017.

Contact Details:

Mr. Raian Karanjawala, Managing Partner


Foreign Trade Law Firm of the Year – Germany

As a boutique law firm, we advise you on all questions of foreign trade law. Be it for export

controls, customs, sanctions, other compliance matters or company organization.

We are set up in an interdisciplinary manner. In addition to our four lawyers, our team consists of

highly qualified advisors from other disciplines and training. Everyone in our team not only has a

legal background in foreign trade law, but also practical Corporal experience. That is why we know

that theory and practice have to go together. Comprehensive advice is just as important as

practical implementation.

Our expertise and practical focus have made us one of the leading law firms in foreign trade law in


Attorney Dr. Matthias Creydt is founder of the law firm CREYDT LAW.

He advises clients on all aspects of export control law as well as on preventive activities to prevent

violations (export compliance) and on measures to be taken in the event of violations as well as on

sanctions and embargoes. Another focus of Matthias Creydt's advice lies in the area of US re-export

control law.

Based on his experience and career, Matthias Creydt advises companies in various industries, in

particular on setting up and optimizing internal export compliance programs (ICP) and export

control management for difficult and complex plans and projects. Matthias Creydt also has

extensive experience with export control audits, the definition and implementation of export

control strategies and the implementation of export control-related due diligence reviews.

Matthias Creydt is the author of several articles and book chapters on export control law and coauthor

of a compliance handbook. Furthermore, Dr. Creydt is a regular speaker at control events

and gives lectures on export control issues and questions of export compliance.

Before founding CREYDT LAW, Matthias Creydt was a founding partner of Billig & Creydt

Rechtsanwälte. Further stages of his professional career were: Managing Director of a law firm also

specializing in the field of foreign trade law, Senior Manager at a leading European aerospace

company, where he was responsible for export control in a division in Germany, in-house counsel

and export control officer in one medium-sized companies operating around the world and

working as a lawyer at the German Aerospace Center.

Matthias Creydt studied law at the Universities of Kiel, Cologne and the University of Guildford,

(Surrey, UK). As part of his doctorate, he was also a Generic Visiting Scholar at Tulane University,

New Orleans (USA). Before his studies, Matthias Creydt completed an apprenticeship as a banker

at a leading German bank.

Contact Details:

+49 (0) 89 38 88 87-12

Trademark Law Firm of the Year – Philippines

The Hechanova Group – Hechanova & Co. and Hechanova Bugay Vilchez & Andaya-Racadio – is

based in Manila, where the former firm focuses on prosecution matters and the latter on litigation

work. The group advises on matters related to trademarks, patents, copyright, domain names,

utility models, designs, litigation, licensing and franchising. The Hechanova Group is very strong in its

patent and trademark practice. The law firm has been recognized by ASIA IP Magazine as winner

for 2017 for trademarks, and copyright in 2019. The total complement of the HECHANOVA Group

is 48 with 12 lawyers, and 22 engineers/science professionals. Partners/Principals Editha R

Hechanova, Maria Gladys Vilchez, Brenda Rivera, Noemi Rivera, Chrissie Ann Barredo and Joy

Marie Gabor-Tolentino concentrate on IP. All its 5 senior associate lawyers can lead enforcement

actions and have an average of 8 years in IP litigation work. In September, 2020, Hechanova

Bugay Vilchez & Andaya-Racadio was able to prevail in a landmark trademark infringement case

Zuneca vs. Natrpharm (G.R. No. 211850) by proving Zuneca as a prior trademark user in good faith,

and hence, non-infringing. Just recently this June, 2021, despite the pandemic, the law firm was

able to conduct a raid action led by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and seized about

168,000 pairs of counterfeit Havaianas slippers and its colorable imitations with estimated value of

US$3.6 Million.

Atty. Editha R. Hechanova

President/Managing Partner

Editha R. Hechanova is the President and CEO of Hechanova & Co., Inc., member of the

HECHANOVA Group is an IP consulting firm handling patent and trademark prosecution,

copyright, domain name, plant variety, product registrations, consulting on IP creation and

protection, and all other non-contentious IP services. Hechanova Bugay Vilchez & Andaya-

Racadio is a full service law firm offering a complete range of legal services such as general

counseling, commercial transactions and special projects, corporate/M&A; intellectual property

enforcement, litigation and other contentious IP matters; regulatory compliance, corporate

governance; litigation and dispute resolution, tax advisory and tax compliance, labor and

employment, immigration, commercial disputes including civil, criminal, administrative, and

regulatory issues; dispute resolution and arbitration matters, corporate secretary and directorship


Contact Details:

Editha R. Hechanova, Esq.


Ground Floor Salustiana D. Ty Tower

104 Paseo de Roxas Avenue

Makati City 1229


Tel. Nos. (632) 8888-4293;

Fax Nos. (632) 8888-4290;


Corporate & Financial Services Law Firm of the Year –


Willkie is an elite international law firm of approximately 650 lawyers located in nine offices in six countries.

For more than 125 years, we have represented companies across a wide spectrum of businesses and industries,

most notably financial services. The firm is comprised of attorneys who are recognized as some of the world’s

foremost practitioners in their respective areas.

Xavier Dieux is a partner in the Corporate and Finance Department and in the Litigation Department. His

practice areas encompass Public Offerings (including TOB), Capital Market Operations and Regulation,

Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, as well as Litigation in all areas of

Financial, Corporate, Commercial and Contract Law. As to his Litigation practice, Xavier is also frequently

appointed as arbitrator with respect to international or domestic proceedings. He practices in French and in


Practice Areas:

Corporate & Financial Services


Capital Markets

Mergers & Acquisitions

Private Equity/Venture Capital

Structured Finance & Derivatives

Business Reorganization & Restructuring


Compliance & Enforcement

Insurance & Reinsurance

Securities, Litigation & Enforcement

Complex Commercial Disputes

Contact Details:

Avenue Louise, 480 / 3B

1050 Bruxelles

T +32 2 290 18 20

F +32 2 290 18 21


Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor of the Year – Germany

GSK Stockmann + Kollegen is one of Germany's leading independent commercial law firms focusing

on real estate, corporate, banking/finance and projects & public sector. GSK concentrates on

handling projects and advising national and international businesses, banks and financial

institutions, corporations and public bodies as well as governments and ministries.

GSK was established in 1997 as a coalescence of lawyers from leading German and international

commercial law firms. Today, more than 140 lawyers and tax advisors, acquainted with

international projects and transactions are at our clients' disposal in our offices in Berlin, Frankfurt,

Hamburg, Heidelberg, Munich, Brussels and Luxembourg. We regularly advise our clients on crossborder

transactions in conjunction with our alliance partners of the Broadlaw Group. The exclusive

network includes more than 1000 lawyers, based in 28 cities, covering the most important financial

and economic centres of Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. For further information

please visit

Practice Areas:

Employment Law


Corporate Real Estate

Company Law


Capital Markets / Initial Public Offerings / Delistings

Antitrust / Merger Control

Groups and Affiliated Companies

Mergers & Acquisitions

Private Equity / Venture Capital


Restructuring and Insolvency

Reorganizations and Changes of Registered Office (Seat)

Corporate Finance

Company Succession / Estate Planning

Distribution Systems / Contract Law

We understand our business and that of our clients. Our core competences have always particularly

included the structuring of businesses and corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and assisting

with strategically important projects.

We not only advise businesses and their owners, but we lend them support until the best solution

has been reached.

Contact Details:

Dr. Andreas F. Bauer

Tel: +49 89 288174-0


Cannons Law Practice

Aviation Law Firm of the Year – UK

My name is Frank Cannon, a qualified lawyer in Scotland. My principal area of expertise is

in dispute resolution and court litigation. I have also a special interest in Aviation Law,

having been a qualified pilot most of my adult life. I have been a qualified lawyer as well

as a qualified pilot for more than 50 years.

At the age of 78 years I still supervise all cases, and the clients still have direct access to me.

No answering services, no “leave messages” just individual direct access on mobile phone at

all times. Individual lawyers are deployed to their specialisms and strengths.

Our firm traces its origins right back to 1969 when I started the firm. The firm has always

been a problem solver, particularly in difficult situations. The clients I started with are all

the same age as I am and now their children instruct my daughter who runs the firm with

me. We have 6 lawyers and cover all areas of general practice.

Our main selling point is economy of cost. Our lawyers have no targets for “billable hours”

and the only motivational force in our office is to ensure that justice wins at the most

economical cost to the client.

We act typically for family businesses and individuals. We love helping people who need


As we do not have an eye for maximum profit, we are, and were, able to weather

economic downturns. A lot of the cases we do in court are taken on a “no-win-no-fee” basis

which is a “win-win” for the clients.

By being ultra-flexible, we weather all storms, and we avoid high overheads. Otherwise all

businesses have to pass their overheads on to their clients.

Living now in an over-regulated society, much effort is expended on the regulation itself

and the transparency of the regulation. The paper-trail of over-regulation is the monster in

the room. This applies, unfortunately, now to all parts of society, and it is probably here to

stay. Unfortunately too, parliamentarians think that if they regulate, the problem goes


Our long-term mantra is


We have used this motto for 50 years.

This year we also boast “50 YEARS OF LEGAL EXCELLENCE”

Contact Details:


Aviation Lawyers

11 Somerset Place


Tel 0044 141 204 5115

Fax 0044 141 22 62 221


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.

Practice Areas:

Criminal law

Financial and Corporate crimes

Public Administration crimes

Intellectual property crimes

Culpable crimes related to professional negligence (i.e. medical liability)

Work accidents

Corporate administrative liability

Environmental legislation

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”.

Contact Details:

Studio Legale Brusa Spagnolo Tosoni Carelli

Viale Piave, 11, 20129 Milano

Tel: 02/796498 Fax: 02/76000670

Overall Tax Law Firm of the Year – Belgium

The Afschrift Law Firm is more than just an association of tax lawyers. All our members share the

same vision of our profession and support the same commitment to advise and defend taxpayers, be

they individuals or businesses, both in Belgium and abroad.

Created in 1994 by Thierry Afschrift, this law firm brings together lawyers with extensive knowledge

in every field of tax law in the widest sense of the term.

All our lawyers share the same values values. They fully understand the importance of adopting a

global vision in every situation, in response to queries from our clients on the management of their

professional businesses or their private assets. They also know that the success of their interventions

depends upon speed, efficiency and confidentiality.

Aware of the increasing internationalisation of our clients’ private and professional activities and of

the complex nature of their taxation matters, we have opened offices at Antwerp, Madrid, Geneva,

Luxembourg, Tel Aviv and Hong Kong. Clients who would like face-to-face meetings with our

lawyers, may make appointments in any of these offices.

Our services:

Lawyers in the Afschrift Law Firm advise, in equal measure, private individuals, companies and legal

entities on every aspect of their business.

When it comes to taxation questions, these days it is vital to be versatile. The vast majority of business

transactions carried out by taxpayers, whatever their nature and legal status, have some sort of tax

implications. Our lawyers stand ready to provide assistance, from planning to the execution of these

transactions, and to defend your interests when confronted by tax authorities, both in Belgium and

abroad. To find out more, please click on the links below to see in detail the whole range of our


Contact Details:

Avenue Louise, 208



T +32 2 646 46 36

F +32 2 644 38 00

•private individuals


•Islamic finance

•companies and legal entities

Accounting Firm of the Year –


KSI México is a global network, member of KS International, an association of independent

accountancy firms with over 100 offices; we operate in some 50 countries around the world to deal

with your international business need.

KSI México offers a personal service, focused on the growth and success of our clients. We outstand

for the quality of our services, offering a complete solution for each client.

We provide a wide range of business service to companies in a variety of industries. The firm

specializes in corporate finance advice, accounting, tax planning, consultation, and auditing


We belong to the PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board), as a corporation to

oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further the

public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate and independent audit reports.

Our commitment is to help your business succeed by keeping up-to-date with your affairs and

offering a high standard of both commercial and supportive advice.

The Key to our approach is to build a close relationship between partner and client.

Qualities you will find in a KSI México firm include:

A real understanding of your business.

The partners are in tune with your needs and aspirations.

Regular attention and support from accessible partners.

Commercial realism in the advice you receive.

Technically reliable responses to your enquiries.

Additionally, KSI México firm attach great importance to recruiting and training quality staff.

Patents Law Firm of the Year – Egypt

Maddock & Bright IP Law Office formerly Mona Bakir & Son Office is a unique IP law firm. It is

ranked amongst the most professional & long established 66 years’ law firm in Egypt, specializing

in the protection of “Intellectual & Industrial Property Rights” in Egypt, Middle East & North

Africa. Our firm fills a market gap by cleverly combining services in the field of intellectual

property law and market entry support. We provide customized, comprehensive services catered

to the specific needs of foreign companies and law firms in the MENA Zone.

Mona Bakir & Son Office, started to enter the Arabic Zone in particular GCC countries in 2000 in

order to respond to a growing demand of foreign clients that need to be assisted in what was

seen as a challenging and unreliable IP system. During the last 12 years, our firm has developed its

own understanding of the Arabic IP system so that we are now aware of its specificity and able

to solve most of the IP problems that may rise in these fast-growing countries.

Starting 2014, Mr. Abdelwahab Moustafa has lead Mona Bakir and Son office into a new

partnership resulting in a capital raise under a new name of Maddock and Bright IP Law Office.

Maddock and Bright combines the existing expertise and clientele base of Mona Bakir & Son

Office with aggressive management and expansion tactics to bring to the legal field a wider

range of integrated legal solutions, and greater regional footprint.

At present, we have 24 operating offices in the MENA region and in the year 2012 we applied the

so-called one window of services where all correspondence and invoices are handled through our

Head Office in Egypt. Cairo, whilst our offices in the MENA Region are implementing our client

matters on daily basis. Of course, the one window of services is available for POA document

where the client can provide us with just one General POA to our head office in Egypt which will

enable us to handle all our clients’ matters in all countries of our operations.

Our mass, diversity, and advanced technological tools allow us to submit full legal services to

our foreign companies and law firms. In addition to a team of specialists in various fields of law,

economics and technology, we are staffed with qualified patent and trademark attorneys, who

have gained many-year experience in establishing and enforcing intellectual property rights

over patents, trademarks, industrial designs, and copyrights as well as in such pieces of work as

assignment, licensing and litigation.

As a firm of specialists in the field of intellectual property rights, we strive to utilize our

knowledge and expertise accumulated over the past years to the fullest in order to effectively

serve the interests of our clients. It is imperative that clients be given the right advice at the right

time, that we faithfully perform tasks given to us by clients, and that we fulfill the trust and

expectations of our clients.

As an international patent attorney firm that has played an integral role in the administration

of intellectual property rights for 66 years, effectively responding to the trends of the times both

in MENA region, we will continue to strive to contribute to the advancement and development

of intellectual property rights around the world, and fulfill our social responsibilities.

Our IP law firm covers the entire spectrum of intellectual property protection services - searches,

filing applications for registration of trademarks, designs, utility models and patents, filing

oppositions, filing statements, technical translation, arguments and suits. We file law suits on

behalf of foreign right holders against infringers in MENA region.

We also provide legal and technical assistance related to infringement & compensation cases,

conducting contracts, arbitration, legal advice, amicable approaches to settle disputes as well as

licensing and various other issues.

Finally we are continuously developing technology that supports our work in order to provide

faster and more cost-effective IP services for our foreign clients.

Practice Areas:




Infringement litigation

Intellectual Property.

Our patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law who are well versed in such intellectual property right

matters as patents, utility models, designs, trademarks, etc. extend all efforts to manage and deal

with the cases entrusted by our foreign clients and solve all problems promptly.

Our IP law firm covers the entire spectrum of intellectual property protection services - searches,

filing applications for registration of trademarks, designs, utility models and patents, filing

oppositions, filing statements, Trademark and Design Invalidity Proceedings, technical translation,

arguments and suits in Egypt, Middle East & South Africa. We file law suits on behalf of foreign

right holders against infringers in Egypt. We also provide legal & technical assistance related to

infringement & compensation cases, conducting contracts, arbitration, legal advice, amicable

approaches to settle disputes as well as licensing, and various other issues. Finally, we are

continuously developing technology that supports our work in order to provide faster and more

cost-effective IP services for our foreign clients. In this context we'll be happy to assist you with huge

diligence and expertise!

Contact Details:

Head Office: 13 Dr. Mahmoud Azmy St.,

Zamalek P.O. Box 11211 Cairo, Egypt.

Tel: +202 2735 2592

Fax: +202 2735 3828



Compliance Infrastructure Design Consulting Firm of the

Year – UK

Established in 2004, FMConsult is a specialist compliance, collective investment schemes, and

operational and investment risk management consultancy that services a whole host of global

financial services firms. We have made it our mission to provide solutions to our clients so that they

can continually meet regulatory requirements.

Headquartered in London, FMConsult has offices in Ireland and USA, with an associate in Italy. Our

highly experienced team have first-hand experience in asset management, wealth management,

financial regulations and investment risk which provides us with the all-round expertise you would

require from a consultancy. To learn more about our senior team, please refer to

FMConsult is an independent regulatory, product development and operational risk consultancy

committed to assisting clients in aligning financial services processes with regulatory requirements.

We provide risk and compliance solutions that enable senior management of financial services

firm’s to demonstrate that they and their firm are currently, and will continue to be, aligned with

regulatory requirements.

We major on the wholesale firms and funds industry but also have the capacity and experience to

assist retail and market infrastructure companies.

Examples of the types of work performed for our clients to date include

• Corporate Authorisation

• Compliance Outsourcing and Interim Resources

• Due diligence & expert witness assignments

• Fund establishment & authorisation

• Consumer Credit

• Compliance Monitoring and in-depth investigations

Dallas J McGillivray

Group Managing Director

Experienced international regulatory and business manager. Previous Global Head of Compliance

and Operational Risk at a major asset management company for all business outside of the

Americas with circa 30 years experience in UK and global regulatory issues, covering both retail and

institutional. Over 8 years with Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) in four different countries covering

audit, accounting services, insolvency and regulation. Specialist in providing corporate governance

and operational risk services to asset management and investment companies.


Andrew J Hicks

Group Director

More than 10 years experience as a manager for a major international asset management

company, covering compliance monitoring/advisory, internal audit and operational risk roles. This

role primarily covered the UK market place but also extended to US, Irish, Luxembourg, German,

French and Italian regulated businesses covering both retail and institutional clients. Also a further 8

years as a financial and regulatory auditor for a medium size audit and accountancy firm based in

London. Specialist in providing accountancy, audit, compliance monitoring, regulatory, advice and

operational risk services to asset management and investment companies.


Ross Revell


Ross is an experienced regulatory professional who has held CF10 and CF11 roles at both a leading

Insurer and separately at an IFA Network, and has also worked at two of the Big Four Consultancy

firms. He has previously worked at the FSA and started his career in financial services in the

Banking sector 28 years ago. His experience covers Banking, Mortgages, Life & Pensions, General

Insurance, Wealth Management, Private Banking and Stock Broking.


Colette Panebianco

Director FMConsult USA

Colette is an experienced financial services executive. With circa 20 years of experience in the

financial services industry. Colette has a detailed knowledge of the US asset management industry

from working with high-level investment advisers, hedge funds, broker-dealers and family offices

both domestic and offshore. Colette specialises in designing the compliance infrastructure for startup

and established registered and unregistered US and non-US funds, investment advisors and

private equity firms. Colette has proven to bring personalised and assured quality services tailored

to meet a firms compliance needs. Colette is a Certified Investment Advisory Compliance Specialist.


John Clare

General Manager – FMConsult Ireland

John is an experienced financial services executive and has a detailed knowledge of the Irish

Financial Services Industry with over 22 years of proven business experience. John has been

registered with the Central bank since 1996 and is a member of the Association of Compliance

Officers Ireland.


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.

Contact Details:

Nathalie Dreyfus

Full Service Law Firm of the Year – UK

Mackrell Turner Garrett is an award-winning, full service London law firm, with a truly global


Headquartered in central London with an additional office in Surrey, we have been providing high

quality legal advice and services since 1845.

As a firm, we are here to make your life easier. Providing clear, practical solutions through an

otherwise complex web of legal jargon, our ability to make legal advice accessible has resulted in us

maintaining an impressively high retention rate amongst our clients.

Despite significant growth in recent years we remain personal enough to provide the tailored

service clients look for and every case is supervised by one of our Partners, working closely with our

team at all levels throughout. We are also large enough to offer comprehensive and practical

expertise so our clients are able to use our firm to deal with all of their legal needs, no matter what

the scale or complexity may be.

Being a full service firm also allows us to easily refer work between departments– avoiding

outsourcing of parts of a client’s legal requirements saves the client both time and money;

something we are able to provide both domestically and internationally through our international

association Mackrell International.

We are founders of Mackrell International, a world leading global network of approximately 5000

lawyers across 60 countries, enabling us to offer the added value of immediate international legal

advice and assistance in any jurisdiction worldwide. We are a worldwide web of lawyers, with local


Our expertise is also widely recognised within our profession, in the UK and further afield. In 2015,

we were named Litigation Law Firm of the Year and Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year, and in

2016, Full Service Law Firm of the Year and Arbitration Law Firm of the Year

Mackrell Turner Garrett – an innovative, traditional, local and truly global firm, in one.

Nigel is the Managing Partner and Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution in the London office

of Mackrell Turner Garrett.

He is experienced in complex litigation matters, and various forms of dispute resolution.

Clients include in the banking and hedge fund sector [Indus Capital LLP, KBC Bank NV];

Information Technology and Management [AFD Software, Blue Cube Group]; Property [William

Pears Group]; Motor [JLC Ltd (Jaguar Land Rover), Imperial Carriages Limited]; Publishing

[Financial-I, Grapo AS]; Restaurant & Entertainment [Sketch, Wainscott Studios]; Architecture &

Design [Space Projects Ltd].

A brief look at his experience of acting in the last year including cases with potential injunctions


Acting for a US hedge fund against a UK bank in a claim for in excess of $10m claiming


Acting for a UK based software company in a claim for £15m against a UK infringer claiming

commercial infringement

Acting for a US film producer in a claim against a UK media company claiming commercial

infringement of rights

Acting for a US high net worth individual in a claim against a UK architect designer claiming

substantial over invoicing

Acting for a SA company in a £12m claim against a Canadian conglomerate – share dispute

Acting for a UK motor trader in a £1m+ claim against a UK individual – breach of guarantee

Acting for a UK company director in defending a claim against an Iranian state owned business –

alleged misallocation of payments

Acting for a Middle Eastern Royal in defending a £20m+ claim made by a UK bank – alleged bank

guarantee default.

Nigel has considerable experience in defending FCA prosecutions, and HMRC Appeals.

He is an International committee member for EMEA on Mackrell International, the independent

network of 80+ law firms around the world and Chairman of the Membership Committee for

Mackrell International.

As a result of the firms membership of Mackrell International, Nigel is very experienced in crossborder

disputes, and multi jurisdictional litigation.

Nigel studied at Caterham School, City of London University before training at Mackrell & Co who

he joined in 1988. He was made partner at Mackrell Turner Garrett in 1991.

In 2012 Nigel was named England and Wales Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year as well as

being appointed Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, Member of the Diversity Law Institute

and Member of the Trial Law Institute.

Contact Details:

Tel: 00 44 (0) 207 240 0521

Fax: 00 44 (0) 207 240 9457


Tax Advisory Firm of the Year – Venezuela

At EY, our purpose is Building a better working world. The insights and quality services we

provide help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world

over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all our

stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our

people, for our clients and for our communities.

Through our four integrated service lines — Assurance, Consulting, Strategy and

Transactions, and Tax — and our deep sector knowledge, we help our clients to capitalize

on new opportunities and assess and manage risk to deliver responsible growth. Our highperforming,

multidisciplinary teams help them fulfill regulatory requirements, keep

investors informed and meet stakeholder needs.

We believe a better working world is one where economic growth is sustainable and

inclusive. We work continuously to improve the quality of all our services, investing in our

people and innovation. And we’re proud to work with others – from our clients to wider

stakeholders – to use our knowledge, skills and experience to help fulfill our purpose and

create positive change.

We work with more than 200,000 clients in 150 countries, from start-ups to multinationals

across all sectors, helping them meet their most pressing challenges.

Our clients include 84% of the Fortune Global 500 and 73% of the Forbes Global 2000. We

have a long legacy of working with owners, CEOs and entrepreneurs leading private and

family enterprises. We’re world leaders in recognizing and supporting entrepreneurs and

help them bring their products and ideas to market through tailored services and

programs, such as Entrepreneur of The Year®. We also advise government and publicsector

organizations worldwide. Our work focuses on helping them increase their resilience,

strengthen their economies and communities, and improve the lives of their citizens.

Contact Details:

Saul Medina | Socio / Partner | Asesoría Tributaria / Tax Advisory

EY VENEZUELA - Mendoza, Delgado, Labrador & Asociados

Av. Francisco de Miranda. Centro Lido. Piso 13. Torre A. Ofic. 131-A Caracas, Venezuela

Office: +58 212 905 6716 | Cell: +58 424 162 0836 |



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