Continent Awards 2022









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Continent Awards 2022

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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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Continent Awards 2022


Anne O’Connell Solicitors

Employee Benefits Law Firm of the Year -Ireland

Baker McKenzie

Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year - Switzerland

Camden Associates

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


Compliance Consulting Firm of the Year – UK

InTraCoM GmbH

Patent Valuation Services Provider of the Year – Germany

Lamont Pridmore

Dynamic Advisory Firm of the Year – UK

LIKAR Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Mergers & Acquisitions Law Firm of the Year – Austria


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

patent attorney.

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.

Contact Details:

Deep & Far

Yu-Li. Tsai

Tel: 886-2-25856688#900

Fax: 886-2-25989900//886-2-25978989

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

regulatory requirements.

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 &

SMF17 Officers

• 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

Group Director

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 Revell


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.


Colette Panebianco

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.


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.


Contact Details:


2nd Floor

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 1998.

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.

Practice Area’s:

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

transaction financing.

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.


• 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

security markets.

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

an IPO.

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

the Pandemic.

They have been accompanying the following companies over the last year.


Intellectual Property Securitization (IPSE)

Eiffel International Corporation

Earth & Sky Corporation

Adreal 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-

month period.

Contact Details:

Geneva Office

Swiss Financiers S.A.

Operations & Administration

Rue du Rhône 84

1204 Genève,



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

non-standard deals.

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

these trends.

Contact Details:

Jean-Claude Gonneau

Camden Associates

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


Practice Areas:

Banking & Finance


Intellectual Property

Labour & Immigration

Litigation & Arbitration

Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Project Development & Finance

Real Estate & Natural Resources




Contact Details:



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

clients’ issues.

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.

Contact Details:


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:

Alberto Ziliani,

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


Contact Details:

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

business activities.

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”.

Contact Details:

Company: Cavendish Corporate Finance


Web Address:

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.

Practice Areas:

Commercial Litigation

Compliance & Investigations

Dispute Resolution

Financial Institutions


International Arbitration

Mergers & Acquisitions

Private M&A

Practice Focus

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.

Contact Details:

Joachim Frick

Baker & McKenzie Zurich

Holbeinstrasse 30, P.O. Box

8034 Zürich


+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.

Contact Details:

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.

Founding Partners:

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

corporate law.

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.

Contact Details:

Dr. Mohamed Idwan (‘Kiki’) Ganie

Managing Partner

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

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.

Contact Details:

The Richard L. Rosen Law Firm PLLC

110 E. 59th Street, 23rd Floor

New York, NY 10022


212-644-3344 (fax)



13th F1., No. 27, Sec. 3, Chung San N. Rd.

Taipei 104, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Tel: +886-2-2585-6688

Fax: +886-2-25989900/25978989

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


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