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Legal Costs Specialists
A&M Bacon Limited are an award winning national firm of Civil Litigation Costs Specialists.
We have been established for over 25 years and were founded by Michael Bacon, the father of
the Leading Costs Counsel, Nicholas Bacon QC. The practice is led by Jessica Swannell and
together with Senior Costs Lawyer Caroline Cousins were both awarded the Gold Cup for
qualifying as Costs Lawyers as top of their class.
A&M are an industry leading practice with a wealth of knowledge in all areas of Legal Costs.
A&M are fully regulated by the Costs Lawyers Standards Board and must comply with a strict
code of conduct. As fully qualified Costs Lawyers, we have rights of audience in all costs
matters up to but excluding the Court of Appeal.
We are a special advisors to the Law Society Practice department on practical costs budgeting.
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Anne O’Connell Solicitors
Employee Benefits Law Firm of the Year -Ireland
Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year - Switzerland
Mid-Market Investment Advisory Boutique Firm of the Year – UK
Cavendish Corporate Finance
Business Advisory Firm of the Year - UK
Deep & Far
Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year – Taiwan
E.Morace & Co
Professional Liability Law Firm of the Year - Italy
FLEMING MCGILLIVRAY & Co
Compliance Consulting Firm of the Year – UK
Patent Valuation Services Provider of the Year – Germany
Dynamic Advisory Firm of the Year – UK
LIKAR Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Mergers & Acquisitions Law Firm of the Year – Austria
LUBIS GANIE SUROWIDJOJO
Arbitration & Litigation Advisor of the Year – Indonesia
PrimeLex - Alberto Ziliani
Sports Lawyer of the Year - Italy
IP Litigation Law Firm of the Year - Philippines
Swiss Financiers Inc
Private Equity Financial Firm of the Year – Switzerland
The Richard L. Rosen Law Firm, PLLC
Franchising Law Firm of the Year - USA
Trust Chambers - Jehane Ghabrial
Criminal Defense Barrister of the Year - Australia
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.
Area of Practice: Intellectual Property, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade
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 50% of the patent-experienced companies
in that park have ever entrusted their IPR works to this firm.
Mr. Yu-Li Tsai, a patent attorney graduated from Department of Electrical Engineering of
National Taiwan University (NTUEE), which is the best engineering school in Taiwan.
Because of interest in communication system, he then attended in the Graduate Institute of
Communication Engineering (GICE) of NTU. During his research life in GICE, he also
started to get involved in knowledge and skills of patent-related matters for taking and
receiving the qualification of patent attorney. Mr. Tsai also attended to receive an IP master
from Law School of University of New Hampshire, also known as Franklin Pierce Center for
Intellectual Property, had an internship with InterDigital, Inc., and passed the U.S. Patent
Bar Examination. Currently, Mr. Tsai is working for Deep & Far Attorneys-at-Law as a
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 well-believed that such properties are key factors for peoples to
properly and competently behave themselves. Because the clients become more understood
in the knowledge of IP and more budget-sensitive, they usually want to select an agent who
can more efficiently and effectively deal with their IP matters. They often invite bids, set out
tenders and call for interview before they decide to entrust a service provider. Taking
patent for example, they gather information of costs for patent prosecution, previous works,
and firm introduction materials in a preliminary choice stage, and hold an interview to
obtain further details of the firm which has passed the preliminary choice stage. We
represent international giants, e.g. InterDigital, MPS, Schott Glas, Toyo Ink, Motorola,
Cypress, Google, Armani.
We always keep updating the newest state of this firm, recruiting elite patent engineers and
strictly training them the essential skills, improving the efficiency and quality of service,
and developing new strategies that can assist the clients effectively protecting their
intellectual property rights. This firm believes that if the efficiency, quality, and enthusiasm
of the services can be consistently monitored and maintained, overcoming complexities,
challenges or changes is just a result rather than an issue.
Our aspiration and directions would be developing more potential clients either in domestic
or foreign countries, and expanding the size of this firm to assist more clients in pursuing
most satisfactory IP protection. Although the domestic IP market, especially in the patent
field in 2013 shrank a little, we expect this situation may finally change because there is a
phenomenon that the gross economy is starting to recover in 2014.
Deep & Far
Add: 13th Fl., 27 Sec. 3, Chung San N. Rd., Taipei, Taiwan
Compliance 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 operational / investment risk which provides 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 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 firms to
demonstrate that they and their firm are currently, and will continue to be, aligned with
We major on the wholesale firms and the funds (UCITS & AIF) industry but also have the
capacity and experience to assist retail and market infrastructure companies.
We recently undertook a 4th Money Laundering Directive documentation remediation project
for a large asset management firm that involved up to eleven employees for ten months in
total. Other examples of work performed for our clients include:
• Corporate Authorisation
• Compliance Outsourcing and Interim Resources’ including suitable SMF16 &
• Due diligence & expert witness assignments
• Fund establishment & authorisation
• 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
More than 10 years of experience as a compliance manager for a major international asset
management company, covering compliance monitoring/advisory, internal audit and
operational risk roles. This role primarily covered the UK marketplace 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 is an experienced regulatory professional who has held the Compliance Officer and
MLRO roles at both a leading Insurer and separately at an IFA Network and has also worked
at two of the Big Four Consultancy firms and the FSA. He 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.
Director FMConsult USA
Colette is an experienced financial services executive. With over 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 start-up 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.
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
FLEMING MCGILLIVRAY & Co
10 Arthur Street
London EC4R 9AY
Tel: 0207 220 9071
Fax: 0207 623 9307
Criminal Defense Barrister of the Year – Australia
Jehane commenced her university studies in 1988, graduating in 1991 with a
Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Psychology. In 1992 she completed a Post-
Graduate Honours Degree in Psychology, graduating with Class 1 Honours.
With a keen interest in the rights of individuals and the human psyche, Jehane
commenced a law degree in 1993, graduating in 1995. She graduated with a
Bachelor of Law with Class 1 Honours. Her thesis was on the place of psychopathy
in criminal law.
After graduating, Jehane commenced her career as a solicitor in 1995 at Sparke
Helmore (in Local Government law and property law). Later that year, she
completed the College of Law Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, with Distinction.
In 1996, Jehane was admitted as a solicitor and continued her work at Sparke
Helmore, before moving to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for NSW
In 2002 Jehane became a Professional Assistant to the Director of Public
Prosecutions for NSW at that time, Mr Nicholas Cowdery AM QC. In this role she
gave legal and policy advice on a number of serious and complex areas of criminal
law, practice and procedure. She was also instrumental in achieving legislative
changes to the Traffic Licensing laws and the law on Dangerous Navigation.
When the opportunity arose in 2003 to become counsel assisting to Mr Peter Bodor
QC in an inquiry for the then Commissioner of Police, she took up the role with
enthusiasm. After being admitted to the roll of Barristers in 2004, she continued in
that role until the inquiry report was tabled in Parliament.
Jehane has since practised as a barrister since 2004 in all areas of criminal
defence (in relation to State, National and International crime). In that time, Jehane
has also worked on matters for and with the British Ministry of Defence and the
Australian Securities and Investment Commission (eg, in the One-Tel Investigation)
and prosecuted matters on behalf of the Executive Director of the NSW Food
Authority, the NSW Department of Primary Industries
in relation to biosecurity, and the NSW Commissioner for Fair Trading. She is also
on the panel of lawyers for the British Consulate General in Australia.
In February 2015, Jehane joined the International Society for the Reform of
Criminal Law as a Young Justice Professional Member. The Society is an
international non-governmental association of judges, legislators, lawyers,
academics, and governmental officials who work actively on the administration of
criminal justice both in their own jurisdiction and internationally. It participates as
a professional organization in the work of the United Nations Crime Prevention and
Criminal Justice Program.
Jehane appears as a regular judge in various prestigious national and international
inter-university mooting competitions over the last few years.
Not only is Jehane an accomplished and experienced lawyer and advocate, she is
also an official Huffington Post Blogger and an Author known as Gigi G. Her first
book “The Glass Is Full: The secrets to being happy and staying happy” was
published in the USA. Jehane also appeared on Australian national television in
the ABC “On Trial” series and has been a guest speaker and host on live radio in
the USA, Canada and Australia in relation to her practice as a criminal defence
lawyer and also in relation to her inspirational work.
Jehane is a member of the New South Wales Bar Association and is entitled to
appear in all States and Territories of Australia.
T: (02) 9264 9444
F: (02) 9264 9449
Private Equity Financial Firm of the Year –
Swiss Financiers, Inc., is a FinTech that incubates and orchestrates IPOs
from financing to listing. They are dealmakers between incubated
companies, industry leaders and executives worldwide, fast tracking
successful transactions with investment banks, institutional investors, and
debt lenders. Collectively, the team came to the same conclusion that
business and investment banks’ approaches were too complex and too
expensive to correctly serve the majority of companies in need of support.
Swiss Financiers is particularly designed to support entrepreneur-driven
Their unique market position as a dealmaker is at the crossroads of
advisory, debt and investment banking, without competing with them.
Initial Public Offering – IPO
Financing IPO – Costs
Swiss Financiers is managed by a group of entrepreneurs and experts that
have a proven track record in finance, innovation, start-up funding,
governance, management and leadership. Its team has a vast historic
experience in financial affairs and banking. Each of the founding partners
has a distinctive background from specialized yet complimentary sectors of
the industry. Swiss Financiers has expertise in areas such as: investments,
venture capital, private equity, debt, securities and investment banking.
Collectively, the team came to the same conclusion that business and
investment banks approach were too complex and too expensive to correctly
serve the majority of companies in need of support. The team is committed
to innovative IPO financing solutions supporting companies when they need
it and not when they are successful.
IPO Cost Financing is one of the key building blocks of Swiss Financiers
Taking a company public demands a certain amount of disposable cash that
is often considered a high barrier to entry.
At Swiss Financiers they have the experience to drive and manage the
financing requirements to go public on securities markets through
Their team is committed to innovative Initial Public Offering (IPO) financing
solutions supporting companies when they need it and not when they are
already successful. Their team has decades of experience in IPOs (170+
IPOs) and one of our founding partners, Marc Deschenaux recently wrote an
article on IPO Financing Investments and was nominated in the Who’s Who
Christian Frampton is a hands-on financier that work closely with
technologists, scientists & entrepreneurs. Historically he has helped earlystage
companies get to the next stage of their business development. He has
supported ventures by helping them achieve a strong operational backbone
whilst simultaneously organizing and structuring these businesses in-order
to ensure that they attract the right foundation capital & partners. He
helped establish business plans & organize fund raising and marketing
strategies. Allowing entrepreneurs to focus on their inventions and products.
PERSONAL OBJECTIVES for the firm:
• To be part of an entrepreneurial & forward-looking asset firm.
• To implement best of breed process & investor nurturing.
• To lead business development & growth strategies.
• To build a long-term sustainable portfolio of impact investments.
• To build on over twenty-five years of expertise in business
development, marketing & establishing networks & investment.
• Contribute to the financial success of our financial partners & clients.
• To dynamically manage teams & projects from inceptions to closings.
The firm’s Unique Business Proposal consists of decades of our team’s
experience in successfully accompanying companies through their Private
Equity needs – and then listing their businesses on the public security
markets. For its diverse client base, Swiss Financiers orchestrates the
processes of going public and improves cost efficiency at all times. Their firm
has developed an extensive international network, notably amongst
international financial institutions, licensed brokers, law firms, auditors,
and various additional stakeholders from around the globe. Developing
bridges across businesses, regions, people, cultures is one of the ingredients
of our “secret sauce”. These bridges are also one of the reasons we have
offices in the United States and in Switzerland and are planning to expand
in the next years in Asia.
Their Unique Business Proposal consists in several patent pending methods
and decades of experience of successfully listing businesses on the public
Their disruptive platform is designed to offer double digit returns due to the
value created by the shift from early stage to public securities markets.
They modernize the processes to improve cost efficiency, notably on the
Nasdaq. It allows stock options holders to sell their shares on the public
market to interested institutional and retail buyers with improved ease.
SFI’s IPO Incubator structure is the foundation on which Swiss Financiers is
Their Fin-Tech platform accompanies selected businesses by funding IPO
costs through Mezzanine Debt and/or Equity Capital. Furthermore, SFI
orchestrates the process of taking private security issuing companies to the
public securities markets.
SFI offers an all-in service covering the complex IPO process of quoting
businesses on securities market.
Taking a company public demands a certain amount of disposable cash that
often is considered a high barrier to entry.
By using Swiss Financiers proprietary Incremental Business Method, they
are able to manage a fundraising process effectively to finance the costs of
They have a proven track record of using our method to raise capital
effectively. Up until 1995 there was only the funding rounds method to sell
shares of a non-listed company. This method was exclusively used each time
a company needed to distribute securities. The price was fixed according to
the current state and valuation of the issuing company.
The Swiss Financiers Team has a proven history of taking companies public,
ensuring a transparent and accretive value proposal along the entire
process. Their unique platform streamlines and fast track an IPO process
through a time/cost-effective patent pending business method to
successfully raise capital on the public security markets.
Their major challenge has been filtering the sheer volume of companies that
approach us and selecting the right business to work with. There is a lot of
demand to take companies to the public markets and this demand is
They have been affected by the current economy and the events from around
the world currently but not necessarily in a negative way. Entrepreneurs are
increasingly interested in exploring the route of the public security markets
as this crisis has only accelerated the amount of unprecedented liquidity.
This liquidity is eager to find new companies and they position themselves
as one of the privileged routes of gaining access to the public markets. So,
the number of companies looking to engage with us has increased during
They have been accompanying the following companies over the last year.
Intellectual Property Securitization (IPSE)
Eiffel International Corporation
Earth & Sky Corporation
European Press Agency
The IPO Institute
Wild News Corporation
Swiss Financiers has an active deal flow of 6 companies ready to go public.
Our aim is to orchestrate approximately 4 IPOs per year. Swiss Financiers
aims also to organize and implement its own listing on the NASDAQ in a 24-
Swiss Financiers S.A.
Operations & Administration
Rue du Rhône 84
Mid- Market Investment Advisory Boutique Firm of the
Year – UK
Camden Associates is a boutique investment banking firm. We specialise in international
financing. The market has changed a great deal in the last few years and a number of
transactions just do not get done because market segmentation does not permit it. We offer
various services from pure advisory to financing to private and public company alike. The
firm started in 2003 under the name Camden Partners. In 2006 after a change of
shareholders we became Camden Associates. Initially focusing on Eastern Europe and on
large groups (Bouygues, Rosatom, Gazprom, Lukoil, Rushydro), we changed our focus to
smaller, more innovative deals and broadened our scope on a sectors basis. Technology and
biotech are worldwide sectors. So is mining.
Our unique selling point is basically our experience of far away countries and their
business practices. After a traditional banking career spanning from M& A at BNP in
France to First Boston in Nex York then London, some of us worked in a hedge fund at
Duet creating real Estate private Equity funds in Russia and India. We helped oligarchs
monetize their wealth and created the first sub saharan fund. We are essentially project
driven and believe that behind the specifics of a sector there is a unique management with
unique abilities and specific problems.
We strive to help them solve the particular problem they have at one point in time.
We want to understand the story, understand what the clients wants to do and see if we
can help. We never feel pressure in doing a deal in which we do not believe. Then we try and
see how the market will react to the story and act accordingly.
The overall mission is to get deals done, and then we take all the necessary steps to make
the deal a success.
We are not claiming we are better than our competitors. We are simply more adapted to
some of our clients and do not believe two deals are the same. We are not discouraged by
The last ten years have seen a wildly changing environment and we are just trying to ride
the new trends.
For Camden, the result is mostly positive as we have demonstrated a capability to ride
27 Hill Street
IP Litigation Law Firm of the Year – Philippines
Romulo traces its roots to the law firm of Gibbs, McDonough and Ozaeta, which
practiced law in the Philippines in the early 1900s. Allison D Gibbs was a wellknown
tax and corporate lawyer and Charles A McDonough was a name in criminal
law practice. Roman A Ozaeta, who later became a distinguished justice of the
Supreme Court, and his son, Herminio, an outstanding corporate lawyer in his own
right, re-established the firm in 1957. The firm underwent several name changes
because of a rule limiting the partnership name to living and active partners (a rule
which was subsequently abolished), and eventually acquired its present name.
The current partners are Ricardo J Romulo and Jose F Buenaventura. One partner,
Exequiel B Javier, is on leave, having been elected as governor of Antique province.
In addition, the firm currently has 98 lawyers.
Romulo is the only Philippine firm with an office in Hong Kong. It provides
international investors with advice on Philippine law and advises Philippine clients
on international transactions. However, it is not permitted to practice Hong Kong
Banking & Finance
Labour & Immigration
Litigation & Arbitration
Technology, Media & Telecommunications
Project Development & Finance
Real Estate & Natural Resources
21st FLOOR, PHILAMLIFE TOWER, 8767 PASEO DE ROXAS, MAKATI CITY,
Tel: +63 2 848 0114 Fax: +63 2 810 3110
Employee Benefits Law Firm of the Year – Ireland
Anne O’Connell Solicitors, also known as AOC Solicitors, is a leading specialist Employment
Law firm. Established in 2017 by Founder and Principal Anne O’Connell, the Firm has
achieved great success in the last number of years and continues to grow and expand.
Drawing on a combined 25 years of employment law experience, AOC Solicitors provides a
strategic approach to employment law issues, focusing on advising clients on the best
solution to achieve their objectives while meeting their commercial needs and business
requirements. AOC Solicitors advises large multi-national companies, semi-state
companies, small and start-up businesses. It also advises individual employees facing
employment law disputes, particularly executives and directors.
Qualified as a solicitor and a New York Attorney in 2001, Anne O’Connell, Founder and
Principal, practiced employment law with the Chief State Solicitors Office and two top tier
Irish law firms. With over 19 years employment law experience Anne formed her own
specialist employment law firm in 2017 and thus AOC Solicitors was born.
Within its first year AOC was ranked by Legal 500 as Leading Firm in Employment Law in
Ireland and has received numerous awards.
The Firm provides dedicated and expert legal advice that is tailored to the unique
requirements of its clients. The scope of services of the Firm include, advising private and
public sector companies, international clients and individuals on all contentious and
noncontentious employment law issues. AOC Solicitors represents its clients before
employment law statutory bodies, regulatory boards, the Civil Courts and at Mediation.
The Firm offers a full suite of employment law services including advices and representation
in respect of all contentious employment matters and non-contentious employment related
issues including advices in respect of all day to day employment law queries such as
disciplinary procedures, grievance procedures, dignity at work complaints, protected
disclosures, working time queries, the drafting and reviewing of contracts of employment
and staff policies and procedures, the negotiation of and drafting and reviewing of severance
agreements and the handling of industrial relations issues.
AOC Solicitors also routinely advises its employer clients in respect of redundancy and
restructuring, transfer of undertakings and trade union recognition. It also carries out
employment law compliance audits and offers bespoke training and seminars for its
employer and consultant clients.
ANNE O’Connell – Founder and Principal
As stated above, Anne qualified as a solicitor and a New York Attorney in 2001 and
practiced employment law with the Chief State Solicitors Office, two top tier Irish law firms
and also established the Employment Law Department in a smaller firm. With over 19 years
of extensive employment law experience, Anne has acquired an in-depth experience from
every angle in employment law through the various firms in which she has practiced and
this has given her a high-calibre strategic and practical approach to employment law
issues. The large firms where Anne previously worked regularly refer clients to Anne when
they are conflicted and colleagues turn to Anne when they have queries regarding their own
Anne loves assisting clients in employment law and is very passionate about what she does.
She becomes as vested in finding a solution to the issues as the client is.
Anne was honoured to have received the Lawyer Monthly Women in Law 2019 Award for
Employment Law in Ireland. The Firm was also awarded Client Choice Award for
Employment Law in Ireland 2019 for a second year running; the ACQ5 Global Award for
Employment & Benefits Lawyer 2019 also for the second year running and ‘Leading
Specialist Employment and Labour Lawyer of the Year 2019, Ireland’ awarded by
Acquisition International. The Firm won the Employment Law Firm/Lawyer of the Year
2019 at the Irish Law Awards.
Anne is also a member of the Law Society Employment Law Committee and lectures and
tutors on employment law in the Law Society of Ireland. In 2020, Anne has been invited to
be a speaker and contributor at the annual Employment Law Conference of the
International Bar Association. Anne is also in the process of writing A Practical Guide to
Protected Disclosures for the Irish Institute of Charted Accountants.
Laura Reid – Associate Solicitor
In 2019, the Firm expanded by hiring Laura Reid as an Associate Solicitor. Laura has over
six years of specialist Employment Law experience. Laura has advised and represented
corporate employer clients of all sizes from small start-up employers to large global
corporations. Laura’s experience includes advising these employers in relation to the
numerous day to day employment issues arising in the work place including the handling of
grievance and disciplinary processes, workplace investigations and mediations, advising on
protected disclosures, advices in respect of bullying and harassment complaints, drafting
and reviewing contracts of employment and company handbooks, advising and representing
employers in respect of the negotiation and conclusion of exit agreements and advising and
representing employers in respect of the defence of all kinds of employee claims. Laura also
has valuable experience assisting employers in respect of the employment law aspects of
due diligence upon the sale/transfer of businesses.
Laura has carried out a considerable amount of public sector work having advised a
number of different employers within the public sector in respect of day to day employment
law issues arising and the defence of employee claims. She has particular experience in
advising public sector employers within the education sector.
Laura is a Recommended Lawyer by Legal 500. Laura is also a member of the Employment
Law Association of Ireland Committee and has lectured for the Law Society of Ireland’s
Diploma on Employment Law.
Both Anne and Laura have great experience working as employment law solicitors in large
and small firms. It is this experience that provides the foundation of our strategic approach
to addressing our client’s issues.
Tel: +353 (1) 6698550
Alberto Ziliani – PrimeLex - Sports Lawyer the Year – Italy
PrimeLex is a law firm that offers customers a wide range of legal services, ranging
from listing on regulated markets to restructuring of groups, from any kind and
degree of litigation, to the protection of family assets to the valuation of companies.
PrimeLex operates in the main sectors of law and economics, including corporate
and M&A, sports law, real estate, labour law, bankruptcy law, criminal law,
litigation, in Milan, Lecco, Como and Rome. PrimeLex offers qualified assistance in
the extrajudicial and Judicial fields.
PrimeLex has 3 partners:
Giacomo Micheletti is an expert in real estate.
Massimo Campa is an expert in company law and litigation.
Alberto Ziliani is a partner of PrimeLex, and is an expert in sports law and company
The experience he has gained allowed him to become a point of reference for any
legal requirements related to sports law, both for client’s contractual needs and for
litigations. Over the years he has been involved in several international transfers of
football top players and has been appointed lawyer in important disputes before the
TAS/CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport).
His skills and expertise enable him to assist champions of the world of cycling and
motorcycling, and deal with international sportsmen for the management of their
contracts and disciplinary disputes before arbitration proceedings.
His expertise in company law mainly concerns M&A transactions and the drafting
of commercial contracts. He is a member of the board of directors of the most
important private security employers’ associations in Europe (COESS) and Italy
Address: Piazza del Duomo, 20 – 20122 Milano
tel. +39027222201/ fax +3902861375
Business Advisory Firm of the Year – UK
For nearly 30 years, Cavendish has only acted for business owners. In the last past year,
we have advised on the sale of 19 businesses, helping proprietors achieve the best possible
price for their companies, finding new owners who can take those businesses forward and
accelerate their growth and performance.
Understanding the range of businesses and technologies to a micro level is the challenge we
at Cavendish have set ourselves. Helping us achieve this objective are our specialist team
led by experts with backgrounds in fields such as engineering and finance together with
years spent in corporate finance.
Our entrenched expertise in so many subsectors is matched by unrivalled contacts with
leading UK and multinationals. In addition, we can leverage centres of excellence within
Oaklins such as the oil and gas team in Dallas, our aerospace team in Seattle or the
automotive and aerospace hub in Germany.
Oaklins is the world’s most experience mid-market M&A advisor. Over the last 5 years,
Oaklins specialists have closed over 1,500 deals involving industry specialists, taking a
global view and leveraging our deep local connections.
The relationships across the alliance underpin our commitment to continuous investment
in innovation, leadership and the incorporation of best practices from across all of our
To achieve such success, in a challenging market wrestling with the challenges of Brexit, we
have developed an unrivalled knowledge of potential buyer pools and established teams of
sector specialists, who are recognised authorities in their areas offering business owners
expert advice on the best preparation, strategy and likely buyers to ensure a successful
sale. Utilising our international network of M&A advisors we have continued to source
overseas buyers, who typically pay a premium for UK businesses – about half of the
companies we sold last year were to international buyers.
There are almost no other firms that operate in the corporate finance arena that have the
sole purpose of selling businesses; most represent buyers as well and this invariably begs
the question by astute owners of business, are our advisors completely aligned with us?
For nearly 30 years, Cavendish’s answer has been unequivocally “yes”.
Company: Cavendish Corporate Finance
Web Address: www.cavendish.com
Address: 40 Portland Place, London W1B 1NB
Telephone: 020 7908 600
Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year –
At Baker McKenzie, our reputation is our most valuable asset. We earn it every day
with the choices we make – for our clients, our Firm, our communities and
For generations, our lawyers found direction in our culture of integrity. When
something didn't seem right, they drew on the Firm's collective wisdom to guide
their choices. But that's no longer enough. Our clients have a right to know what
we stand for and how we ensure compliance in a complex and changing world.
So we have created a Code of Business Conduct to be certain that all of our people
– lawyers and non-lawyers alike – understand our policies, and the values and
principles that are expected to guide our choices. The Code is required reading for
every partner and employee worldwide. And we offer it here for others to review.
The Code spells out our policies, legal and ethical obligations and responsibilities in
a number of areas. It provides guidance on how to act when specific, clear policies
are not available. And it reflects our commitment as a signatory to the UN Global
Compact to align our policies and operations with the Compact's principles in the
areas of human rights, fair labor, the environment and anti-corruption.
Prof. Joachim G. Frick
Prof. Dr. Joachim Frick, LL.M./J.S.D. practices mainly in the areas of dispute
resolution, insurance and corporate law and became a partner in 2001. He
regularly represents clients as a party counsel in litigation and arbitration
proceedings with special emphasis on corporate, insurance, and M&A disputes. He
heads the insurance practice of the Zurich office and co-heads the European
Financial Services & Insurance Group as a steering committee member. He advises
Swiss and international insurance and reinsurance clients in litigious and nonlitigious
insurance matters and was named one of the leading insurance lawyers in
Switzerland by Who is Who' Legal and the IBA's Who is Who of Business Lawyers.
In addition to practicing as a lawyer, Joachim Frick regularly teaches as a
professor of law at Zurich University (Titularprofessor). He is a member and regular
speaker in various professional organizations concerning his areas of practice. He
is a graduate of Zurich University (Dr. iur. 1992) and Yale Law School (LL.M. 1996,
J.S.D. 2000) and has practiced with Baker McKenzie Taipei and Chicago.
Compliance & Investigations
Mergers & Acquisitions
Prof. Frick represents clients as a party counsel in litigation and arbitration
proceedings with special emphasis on insurance, corporate and post-M&A
disputes. In addition, Prof. Frick advises insurance and reinsurance companies on
regulatory, corporate and compliance matters and represents them in transactions
as well as in front of regulator, courts and arbitral tribunals. He also regularly
advises clients in aviation and aircraft financing transactions.
Baker & McKenzie Zurich
Holbeinstrasse 30, P.O. Box
+41 44 384 14 14
Professional Liability Law Firm of the Year – Italy
E.Morace&Co. is the product of an old tradition based on the principles of passion,
competence, hard work, and client satisfaction since 1938.
They work with passion and take full care of the Clients’ position, interests and targets
suggesting the best solution to their needs. Working internationally, E.Morace&Co. team is
composed by lawyers with foreign experiences and different specializations who speak
Italian, English, Spanish, French and German.
The Law Firm has always been operating mainly in Maritime, Insurance and Transport Law
but over the years, the practice gradually expanded now including: Accident & Personal
Injury; Administrative & Antitrust; Banking & Finance; Professional Liability; Tax; Civil
Law; Collections & Asset Recovery; Marine Insurance; Yacht & Superyacht; Litigation and
Dispute Resolution; Criminal Law & Defence; Employment & Labour; Commercial &
Corporate; Insurance & Reinsurance; Family Law; Intellectual Property; Shipping &
Offshore; Real Estate.
Marco Morace is a Partner and head of the insurance and reinsurance team at
E.Morace&Co. He graduated in Law from the University of Naples "Federico II" and joined
the firm in 2003. Prior to this he worked for the legal department of P&G in Rome, had an
internship with a leading London insurer and was a visiting lawyer with international law
firms in London.
Marco’s areas of expertise are: accident and personal injury, insurance counter-fraud,
reinsurance, insurance and commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual
property, marine insurance, professional liability, shipping and offshore, yachts &
Our Firm is a legal boutique of excellence and we work every day to maintain high
standards of quality and care in the services we offer. This is a very demanding challenge,
especially considering that we have to compete with mega firms.
In order to better assist our international clients with interests in Italy, we opened our new
office in Milan on 1st April 2019.
Our future target is to develop the insurance as well as the corporate and M&A practice
thanks also to our Milan office, headed by our local partner Mr. De Biasi who is a Professor
of Corporate and Capital Markets Law.
We trust we will have another excellent business season.
We always try to achieve the best result for the Client and build with him a strong business
Our Clients love our:
Care – we work hard to advise our Clients as soon as possible within the same day from our
instruction or within 1 business day at latest with a preliminary advice;
Flexibility – we are keen to discuss with our Clients on fees considering that the reason of
our instruction is always to achieve the best result for the Client, not the best opportunity
for the Firm;
Transparency – any Client wants to keep legal costs and budgets under control especially in
litigation; we always keep our Clients up to date on case developments and costs so that
they can check their budget needs are met;
Update - working internationally, with Clients based around the world we are aware of the
absolute importance of comprehensively updating the Client promptly as soon as there is a
development on its case / file.
We have recently acted on behalf of an extra-EU shipping company in a dispute against the
Italian Customs Authority successfully so far. The dispute referred to the exemption on
excise duties in relation to a supply of bunker made by our Client, whose ship was moored
at an operational dock with the crew on board. Specifically, the Customs Authority first
granted the exemption and then revoked the previous permit, by requesting the payment of
the excise duties.
Additionally, we have recently assisted an Italian company specialised in providing software
solutions for booking and ticketing online in the negotiation of a software agreement with
an international shipping company.
We are regularly appointed by leading international insurers and reinsurers to protect their
interests in professional liability claims in Italy.
Recently, we have been appointed to represent Lloyd’s Underwriters in a 60 ML claim
brought by the Receivership of one of the most famous Italian fashion group that went
bankrupt in 2016.
Office: +39 081 0145 607
Arbitration & Litigation Advisor of the Year –
Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo (LGS) was founded in 1985 by Timbul Thomas Lubis,
Mohamed Idwan (‘Kiki’) Ganie and Arief Tarunakarya Surowidjojo. LGS specializes
in both Commercial Transactions and Commercial Disputes, including criminal
law. As well as helping to put the deal together we can also help to prevent or solve
problems in its implementation.
Our lawyers are specialized in confirming what the legal problem is, but do not
leave the solution to the client, they are also trained to suggest commercial
solutions to what has started as a legal problem or legal solutions to what has
started as commercial problems.
Mohamed Idwan (‘Kiki’) Ganie is the Managing Partner of Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo
(LGS). He graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Indonesia and
holds a PhD in Law from the University of Hamburg. Dr. Ganie is a Chairman of
the Association of Indonesian Anti-Trust Lawyers, a member of the Regional Panel
of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), and a fellow (FSIarb) of the
Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.
Dr. Ganie has more than 30 years of legal experience, and specializes in
commercial transactions and commercial litigation, including alternative dispute
resolution and has acted as an expert in a number court and arbitration
proceedings. His expertise covers general corporate/company law, banking law,
finance, bankruptcy and restructuring, mining, investment, acquisitions,
infrastructure projects/project finance, antitrust, and shipping/aviation, with a
particular focus on corporate governance and compliance.
Mr. Timbul Thomas Lubis heads the Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo litigation section. Mr.
Lubis specialises in commercial transactions and company law, as well as labour,
property and real estate law.
Dr. Mohamed Idwan Ganie is the Managing Partner of Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo. Dr.
Ganie specializes in commercial transactions and commercial dispute resolution,
and has a focus on corporate governance.
Mr. Arief Tarunakarya Surowidjojo specializes in corporate law and has acted as
the lead lawyer in hundreds of IPOs, rights issues and other capital market
transactions, and more than 100 M&A deals.
Mr. Abdul Haris Muhammad Rum’s field of expertise includes general corporate,
restructuring, capital markets, M&A, project finance, syariah, and oil and gas law.
Mr. Harjon Sinaga has a strong general corporate background and specializes in
commercial litigation, concentrating in the fields of bankruptcy and antitrust.
Mr. Rofik Sungkar’s practice focuses on litigation, debt restructuring and general
Ms. Dini Retnoningsih specialises in corporate transactions.
Mr. Mochamad Fajar Syamsualdi specialises in M&A.
Mr. Ahmad Jamal Assegaf specialises in restructuring, investment, M&A, and
LGS has experience representing a diverse range of clients, including domestic and
multinational corporations, public and private companies, Government
instrumentalities and State Owned Enterprises.
Dr. Ganie’s international commercial transaction and litigation clients include:
Goldman Sachs (US), Temasek Holdings (Singapore), Hutchison Whampoa (Hong
Kong) and Mitsui (Japan).
Clients are increasingly looking for stability (or better: sustainability) and strategic
direction. We have made it our mission not only to service existing but also
anticipated client needs. We are therefore skilled not only to advice what the "the
law says", but also what the clients could or should do to solve the legal aspects of
a legal or commercial problem or to support our Clients' strategic direction.
In three years’ time we see the firm to have achieved its mission to be the
Indonesian firm with the largest transaction and dispute resolution division and
with the largest network of branch offices throughout Indonesia to provide not only
expertise on central government laws, regulations and policies, but also regional
laws, regulations and policies, and to provide assistance wherever the legal issues
arise within Indonesia. All that with a view to increase value, to be more effective
and cost efficient for the benefit of our clients and also to assist other firms who
require legal services in the region (provinces) of Indonesia.
Dr. Mohamed Idwan (‘Kiki’) Ganie
Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo
Menara Imperium 30th Floor
Jl. H. R. Rasuna Said Kav. 1 Kuningan
Jakarta 12980, Indonesia
Tel: +62 21 831-5005, 831-5025
Fax: +62 21 831-5015, 831-5018
Franchising Law Firm of the Year – USA
The Richard L. Rosen Law Firm, PLLC and its predecessors have been providing
high quality legal services for over 40 years. While the firm is located in New York
City, at 110 East 59th Street, and services many clients in the tri-state area, it also
represents franchise clients nationwide. The Richard L. Rosen Law Firm has earned
Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and integrity, listed by US News
and World Report as being among the best franchise law firms in the United States
and Richard Rosen is rated amongst Martindale Hubbell’s list of Preeminent
Attorneys. In 2018 and 2019 The Richard L. Rosen Law Firm, PLLC was named one
of the 50 Best Law Firms in the World by LegalComprehensive.com.
The Firm is familiar with virtually every franchise related issue that its clients may
face, whether it be buying or selling a franchise, negotiating a lease for a new
restaurant, setting up a franchise program and preparing the necessary
agreements and disclosure documents, forming or counseling a franchisee
association or litigating, arbitrating, mediating (or negotiating) a dispute. The
Firms experience, gained in hundreds of transactions, enables it to guide and
counsel its clients effectively and efficiently wherever they are located.
Richard L. Rosen, the founding member of The Richard L. Rosen Law Firm, PLLC,
has been actively engaged in the practice of franchise law in New York City for over
40 years, during which time he has represented countless franchisors and
franchisees, both as counsel and as a business adviser. Richard Rosen has been
engaged in virtually all aspects of franchising during his career. He has counselled
and represented franchisors in the setting up of franchising systems and programs;
formed franchising entities; drafted and negotiated franchise agreements, multiunit
area development agreements, master franchise agreements, registration
statements, disclosure and other ancillary franchise documents; represented
franchisees and franchisee associations; litigated in both state and federal courts;
and mediated, arbitrated and litigated matters on behalf of both franchisors and
franchisees. He has represented franchisors and franchisees in virtually every
field, including: fast food, fitness, education, senior care, clothing sales, real estate
brokerage, eyewear, auto care, party planning, health care, coffee shops, ice cream
shops, fitness and gyms, employee staffing, nutrition centers, child care and
learning, tanning salons, yogurt shops, gas and service stations, sign design and
Mr. Rosen is a founding member and immediate past chairman of the Franchise,
Distribution and Licensing Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, a
member of the Steering Committee of the National Franchise Mediation Program,
The CPR Institute For Dispute Resolution, Distinguished Panel of Neutrals and a
member of the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the New York
State Bar Association. He is the chairman of the American Association of
Franchisees and Dealers’ Fair Franchising Standards Committee and a member of
the AAFD’s board of directors. In 2008 he received the AAFD’s Total Quality
Franchising Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the field of
franchising. Richard Rosen and his firm have earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest
rating for legal ability and integrity, and Richard is rated amongst Martindale
Hubbell’s list of Preeminent Attorneys. Richard has frequently lectured on a variety
of franchise topics before various groups and organizations, including the American
Bar Association, the International Franchise Association, the New York State Bar
Association, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the American
Association of Franchisees and Dealers. He has been interviewed on both television
and radio, the American Bar Association Journal, the Franchise Times and Forbes
Magazine, regarding franchising. Mr. Rosen is a contributor to “Franchising 101,
The Complete Guide to Evaluating, Buying and Growing Your Franchise Business”
compiled by the Association of Small Business Development Centers and has
written many articles on the legal and business aspects of franchising. Mr. Rosen
and his firm are the authors of the sections on Franchise Law in the United States
which appear in the Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions of the (International)
Franchise Law Review, as well as the US Franchise Law Analysis which appears in
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Franchise, in 2017, 2018 and 2019
Mr. Rosen is listed in: Who’s Who in America; and recently received the Marquis
Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award; Who’s Who in American Law; Who’s Who
in the World; Best Lawyers in America; “101 Best Franchise Lawyers in America”
(the Franchise Times); the Franchise Times’ “Hall of Fame” of Franchise Attorneys
(a charter member); Best Lawyers in the US; Franchise Attorney of the Year, New
York, 2015; America’s Super Lawyers; Chambers; Best Attorneys In America; Who’s
Who Legal: Franchise; and International Who’s Who Legal (compendium edition),
and is a recipient of the Global Award for Franchise Law. In 2016, 2017 and 2018,
Richard Rosen was named Franchise Attorney of the Year for the United States by
Lawyer Monthly. He received the Global 100 Award as Franchise Attorney of the
Year in the USA in 2017. Richard was named Franchise Lawyer of the Year in the
United States by Intercontinental Finance and Law in 2017 and 2018. In 2018 and
2019, Richard was named one of the 100 Best Attorneys in the World by
Richard L. Rosen and his firm are engaged in a general, commercial practice which
includes active involvement in the fields of franchising, corporate, real estate and
trust and estates law. Mr. Rosen has been a real estate developer for many years
and has represented many commercial clients in their real estate development,
acquisition and leasing endeavors. The firm also maintains an active state and
federal court litigation practice and regularly engages in other forms of Alternative
Dispute Resolution, including arbitration and mediation.
The Richard L. Rosen Law Firm PLLC
110 E. 59th Street, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10022
DEEP & FAR
13th F1., No. 27, Sec. 3, Chung San N. Rd.
Taipei 104, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Deep & Far was founded in 1992 and is one of the largest law firms in this country.
The firm is presently focused 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, counseling, litigation and/
or transaction thereof. Since this firm edges itself into the IPRs field,
the firm quickly comes to fame. As an illustration, this firm often is one of
the largest sources from which foreign filing orders originate.
The fascinating rise of this firm begins from the founder of Deep & Far attorneysat-law,
C. F. Tsai, who is the one first patent practitioner in this country who both
has technological and law backgrounds and is qualified as a local attorney-at-law.
The patent attorneys and patent engineers in this firm normally hold outstanding
and advanced degrees and are generally graduated from the top five universities in
this country and/or the university in the US. Our prominent staffs are dedicated to
provide the best quality service in IPRs. 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 are/were clients of this firm.
Furthermore, Hi-Tech companies in the science-based industrial park located at
Hsin Chu play an important role in booming the economy of this country. About
one half of which have 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.
We have experienced in seeking IPR-protections for our clients in more than
100 territories all over the world. We have thousands of IPR-cases respectively
prosecuted before official Patent Offices of major industrialized countries.
This firm not only is the most competent in IPR-related matters in this
country but also is very familiar with IPR-practices in major industrialized
countries. As a matter of fact, this firm oftentimes tries and makes precedents
of new claim-drafting styles. While we might have become wonderfully
famed locally with remarkable appreciation and respects, we would like to
extend our services for internationalized or quality service-requiring foreign
conglomerated giants, corporations or individuals. We strongly believe that
we will win more