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Bestadvice Private Vermogen GmbH
Asset Protection Planning Advisory Firm of the Year – Germany
Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year – Australia
BST Studio Legale
Criminal Law Firm of the Year - Italy
Cannon Law Practice
Aviation Law Firm of the Year – UK
Product Liability Law Firm of the Year – Asia
Project Finance Lawyer of the Year – ASEAN Countries
Deep & Far
Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year – Taiwan
DR. HOSSER Rechtsanwalt
Inheritance Law Firm of the Year – Germany
Corporate Immigration Law Firm of the Year – Colombia
GSK Stockmann & Kollegen
Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor of the Year - Germany
HAIDERMOTA & CO: KAZIM HASAN
Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year – Pakistan
Patent Valuation Service Provider of the Year – Germany
Karanjawala & Company Advocates
Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year - India
Kölcsenyi & Nemethi Law Firm
Cross Border Family Law Firm of the Year – Hungary
Accounting Firm of the Year - Mexico
Mackrell Turner Garrett
Full Service Law Firm of the Year - UK
Maddock & Bright IP Law Office
Patents Law Firm of the Year - Egypt
Tax Advisory Firm of the Year – Germany
Italian Transfer Pricing Advisory Firm of the Year
Privacy Law Firm of the Year – UK
Warren-Tangney Attorneys Inc
Insurance Law Firm of the Year – South Africa
Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Corporate & Financial Services Law Firm of the Year - Belgium
Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year – Taiwan
Deep & Far attorneys-at-law was founded in 1992 and is dealing with all phases of laws with a focus
on the practice in separate or in combination of all aspects of intellectual property rights (IPRs)
including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, and/or licensing,
counselling, litigation and/or transaction thereof.
Yu-Li Tsai: Partner & Patent Attorney
Practice area/industry focus: Intellectual Property, Unfair Competition, Litigation
Career highlights: Mr Tsai is a patent attorney who holds a degree from the Department of Electrical
Engineering and Master’s degree from the Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering, both
awarded from the National Taiwan University.
His practice covers patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, unfair competition, licensing and
Mr Tsai also studied and gained a Master’s degree from the Law School, University of New Hampshire,
also known as Franklin Pierce Centre for Intellectual Property. Upon graduation, he worked for
InterDigital, Inc. in Delaware for a short period and later studied and passed the US Patent
The patent attorneys and patent engineers in Deep & Far normally hold outstanding and advanced
degrees and are generally graduated from the top five universities in this country. Our prominent
staffs are dedicated to provide the best quality service in IPRs in this country. As a proof, about one
half of top 100 incorporations in this country have experiences of seeking patented their techniques,
but more than one fifth of the top 100 incorporations has ever used services of this firm. Furthermore,
Hi-Tech companies in the science-based industrial park located at Hsin Chu had ever played the
most important role in booming the economy of this country. About one half of them has experiences
in seeking patented their techniques, and out of more than 60% of the patent-experienced
companies in that park have ever entrusted their IPR works to this firm. Certainly, we must also
represent international giants, e.g. InterDigital, MPS, Schott Glas, Toyo Ink, Motorola, Armani…
It is our philosophy to provide competent legal services that other firm cannot comparably provide.
The necessitated ensuing problem is how we can so provide? Deep & Far so achieve by selecting,
edifying and nurturing peoples who have the following personalities: learned in expertise, morally
earnest and sincerely behaved in mind and strictly disciplined between give and take. It is wellbelieved
that such properties are key factors for peoples to properly and competently behave
Deep & Far (D&F) is willing to take challenges to prove that it is the best IP firm, and to verify its
supreme competence by e.g.:
1) Sending to D&F a pending or granted patent for its comments about how it can improve the
2) Sending to D&F a pending patent specification without the claims for it to draft the claims for
comparison with the original claims; or
3) Sending to D&F and the firm the client is currently using at the same time an initial disclosure so
that the client can compare and find out where better claims are.
Deep & Far assures the clients that no competitors can escape from the patent rights D&F safeguards
for the clients at reasonable service fees.
Because the tough economic downturn we are encountering in Taiwan, we are also encountering
severe price competition. This situation also leads to that there are too many poor quality patents
being granted because most enterprises do not have proper knowledge of the importance of patents.
For example, they might only want to spend lower cost to file a patent application without
considering the quality, or could not be alerted timely that narrow claims can protect their products
of the current version only although there are reduced fees in responding to office actions. Therefore,
the patent agents or firms of the enterprises sometimes cannot help but sacrificing the quality to keep
profits under the limited budgets of the clients. Under such social environment, it is very hard to
anticipate that the clients have strong patents, or the patent firms or attorneys can nurture the ability
of drafting wonderful scope of the claims.
Accordingly, it will not be surprised to find that there are some patent firms which cannot provide
competent services but offer extreme low price to attract clients only caring about the price of filing
a patent. This does also explain that there are poor quality patents being granted
We persist in providing quality service rather than participating into the price war because we believe
the Client will finally find the quality is the most important thing for intellectual property. If you
sacrifice the quality and surrender to the price, you actually get negative return because .a poor
quality IP is valueless. We did suffer a little last year in view of the reduced local generated works,
but we see the situation began to change this year.
This firm is used to focusing on IPR, and takes deliberate steps to practice in all fields of law. In recent
year, we make progress in either general civil law, business law or criminal law fields.
13th Fl., 27 Sec. 3, Chung San N. Rd., Taipei 104, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Inheritance Law Firm of the Year – Germany
DR. HOSSER Rechtsanwalt was established by Dr. Marcus Hosser, TEP, in 2011 in Frankfurt am Main
/ Germany. As it comes to the consultation in said law firm’s core-fields of law, DR. HOSSER
Rechtsanwalt was kind of a one person-spin-off from two of the very well respected large German
law firms, for which he had worked, each in the private client-teams, before he established his own
law firm. Two of Dr. Hosser’s professional focal points always were international successions and
private clients, amongst others because of his expert knowledge about private international
Not long after the Frankfurt am Main-office’s establishment in 2011, DR. HOSSER Rechtsanwalt
opened-up a branch office in Karlsruhe in the southwest of Germany, in order to offer his services to
private clients from the southwestern middle-class, as well as to small and medium-sized businesses.
Initially, the law firm had offered legal advice about corporate law and corporate litigation, on top
of the core-business German and international inheritances. In 2013, the law firm relocated its head
office to Karlsruhe, but kept Frankfurt am Main up as a branch-office, also to allow the firm to
offer their international customers meetings not far from the Frankfurt international airport.
In Spring 2020, DR. HOSSER Rechtsanwalt opened up a second branch office in
Mannheim/Germany which lies between Karlsruhe and Frankfurt and at the same time is the city
in which Dr. Hosser studied law and where he had earned his doctorate in law from the University
of Mannheim in 2007. Since 2020, DR. HOSSER Rechtsanwalt has strictly focused on inheritance
law consultation, with an emphasis on and also vast experience with international succession cases
and international estate planning.
DR. HOSSER Rechtsanwalt is a specialist inheritance law firm and at the same time a law firm for
international inheritance law and inheritance tax law. The law firm’s practice focuses on succession
matters, estate planning, estate litigation and German inheritance tax-issues, with a special
emphasis on international cases with connections to Germany or to German inheritance law,
The law firm is managed by its founder, Dr. Marcus Hosser, TEP, who has – different from many
other advisors in the field of inheritance law – the ability to provide high-end legal advice about
inheritance law aspects as well as being able to advise about inheritance tax and can represent his
clients in estate litigations in Germany, too. Dr. Hosser is a very dedicated advisor, the expertise of
which can also be seen from his relevant two German Certified Lawyer-titles in the fields of
inheritance law and tax law, his being a Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner a certified advisor,
for company succession zentUma registered association and – last but not least – an executor for
last wills (Testamentsvollstrecker, accredited by the DVEV registered association). Another specific
ability of Dr. Hosser is to clearly explain for his clients what their chances are and which risks they
must take into consideration, in order to allow them to make well-informed decisions about how to
proceed. Our recommendations show this.
In 2021 Dr HOSSER Rechtsanwalt counselled in one large German-Canadian succession case,
amongst others the team prepared the complicated application for a German certificate of
executorship in a constellation in which the testator’s ability to make up a valid last will and
testament had been doubted and – on top of that – a different substantial law than German
inheritance law was the relevant one. Besides the correspondence with the German probate court,
Dr Hosser had coordinated with the client’s Canadian advisor what the criteria for said ability of
the testator are, under the foreign law rules so the certificate of executorship could be finally issued
In the field of estate-planning, the team of DR HOSSER Rechtsanwalt have assisted a high networth
individual with structuring her estate planning about how to transfer her shares in a large
company, possibly by making use of a tax-exempt German civil law foundation.
DR HOSSER Rechtsanwalt has assisted with a contentious German estate, for which the heirs fought
with each other during multiple probate proceedings before German courts, in order to obtain
German certificates of inheritances for the deceased parents’ respective German estates, with a
special procedure of appeal against one court decision, for which the Higher Regional Court was
competent. In another large and also long-term estate litigation in Germany, their major task was
to argue in favour of their client’s position as the sole heiress based on an inheritance contract, the
revocation of which was declared, but invalid because of the testator’s missing right to revoke said
On top of that, DR HOSSER Rechtsanwalt has assisted many customers from abroad and from
Germany with their inheritances’ winding-up, in Germany or in a foreign country. For it’s customers
from abroad the team provided legal assistance with the German estate or a share in a German
inheritance’s settling. Whenever German real property is part of the German estate, a number of
complicated questions must be answered, which the law firm can help with.
The Corona-crisis had hit the law firm hard, especially in the first nine to ten months of 2020, with a
significant decrease of new assignments, but already in 2021, it has had more than enough new
assignments, again. On top of that, the continued support from the firm’s clients and their
majorities´ wish to proceed with the succession matters in spite of the Corona-crisis, was very
helpful. As it comes to inheritance disputes, contentious estates, or even to estate litigations, any
economic downturn through a crisis generally only results in a slightly more reluctant “investment”
by the customers in their requesting high-class legal advice, but their need for our legal assistance
with the succession cases persists, even in difficult times.
The significant decrease of new assignments for the law firm in 2020 (until autumn or winter)
actually was challenging, but the law firm´s policy to provide legal advice to domestic customers as
well as to clients from abroad on the one hand and on the other hand our full-service-approach in
the field of succession matters (with German inheritance tax-consultation included) was a good and
solid economic basis. Nevertheless, DR HOSSER Rechtsanwalt is very grateful to it’s loyal clients´
and their majorities´ support and decisions to pursue the respective succession matters further
together with the law firm´s team. One additional benefit of that is that in many cases, the
attorney-client-relationship has become even closer than it had been before the Corona-crisis.
Dr. Marcus A. Hosser, TEP
Postfach (P.O.B.) 11 06 04
Phone: +49 721 / 46 719 044
Fax: +49 721 / 46 719 045
Patents Law Firm of the Year – Egypt
Maddock & Bright IP Law Office formerly Mona Bakir & Son Office is a unique IP law firm. It is
ranked amongst the most professional & long established 66 years’ law firm in Egypt, specializing
in the protection of “Intellectual & Industrial Property Rights” in Egypt, Middle East & North
Africa. Our firm fills a market gap by cleverly combining services in the field of intellectual
property law and market entry support. We provide customized, comprehensive services catered
to the specific needs of foreign companies and law firms in the MENA Zone.
Mona Bakir & Son Office, started to enter the Arabic Zone in particular GCC countries in 2000 in
order to respond to a growing demand of foreign clients that need to be assisted in what was
seen as a challenging and unreliable IP system. During the last 12 years, our firm has developed its
own understanding of the Arabic IP system so that we are now aware of its specificity and able
to solve most of the IP problems that may rise in these fast-growing countries.
Starting 2014, Mr. Abdelwahab Moustafa has lead Mona Bakir and Son office into a new
partnership resulting in a capital raise under a new name of Maddock and Bright IP Law Office.
Maddock and Bright combines the existing expertise and clientele base of Mona Bakir & Son
Office with aggressive management and expansion tactics to bring to the legal field a wider
range of integrated legal solutions, and greater regional footprint.
At present, we have 24 operating offices in the MENA region and in the year 2012 we applied the
so-called one window of services where all correspondence and invoices are handled through our
Head Office in Egypt. Cairo, whilst our offices in the MENA Region are implementing our client
matters on daily basis. Of course, the one window of services is available for POA document
where the client can provide us with just one General POA to our head office in Egypt which will
enable us to handle all our clients’ matters in all countries of our operations.
Our mass, diversity, and advanced technological tools allow us to submit full legal services to
our foreign companies and law firms. In addition to a team of specialists in various fields of law,
economics and technology, we are staffed with qualified patent and trademark attorneys, who
have gained many-year experience in establishing and enforcing intellectual property rights
over patents, trademarks, industrial designs, and copyrights as well as in such pieces of work as
assignment, licensing and litigation.
As a firm of specialists in the field of intellectual property rights, we strive to utilize our
knowledge and expertise accumulated over the past years to the fullest in order to effectively
serve the interests of our clients. It is imperative that clients be given the right advice at the right
time, that we faithfully perform tasks given to us by clients, and that we fulfill the trust and
expectations of our clients.
As an international patent attorney firm that has played an integral role in the administration
of intellectual property rights for 66 years, effectively responding to the trends of the times both
in MENA region, we will continue to strive to contribute to the advancement and development
of intellectual property rights around the world, and fulfill our social responsibilities.
Our IP law firm covers the entire spectrum of intellectual property protection services - searches,
filing applications for registration of trademarks, designs, utility models and patents, filing
oppositions, filing statements, technical translation, arguments and suits. We file law suits on
behalf of foreign right holders against infringers in MENA region.
We also provide legal and technical assistance related to infringement & compensation cases,
conducting contracts, arbitration, legal advice, amicable approaches to settle disputes as well as
licensing and various other issues.
Finally we are continuously developing technology that supports our work in order to provide
faster and more cost-effective IP services for our foreign clients.
Our patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law who are well versed in such intellectual property right
matters as patents, utility models, designs, trademarks, etc. extend all efforts to manage and deal
with the cases entrusted by our foreign clients and solve all problems promptly.
Our IP law firm covers the entire spectrum of intellectual property protection services - searches,
filing applications for registration of trademarks, designs, utility models and patents, filing
oppositions, filing statements, Trademark and Design Invalidity Proceedings, technical translation,
arguments and suits in Egypt, Middle East & South Africa. We file law suits on behalf of foreign
right holders against infringers in Egypt. We also provide legal & technical assistance related to
infringement & compensation cases, conducting contracts, arbitration, legal advice, amicable
approaches to settle disputes as well as licensing, and various other issues. Finally, we are
continuously developing technology that supports our work in order to provide faster and more
cost-effective IP services for our foreign clients. In this context we'll be happy to assist you with huge
diligence and expertise!
Head Office: 13 Dr. Mahmoud Azmy St.,
Zamalek P.O. Box 11211 Cairo, Egypt.
Tel: +202 2735 2592
Fax: +202 2735 3828
Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year – India
Karanjawala & Co. is an exclusive full-service boutique litigation firm, founded in 1983 by Mrs.
Manik Karanjawala and Mr. Raian Karanjawala. The firm operates today out of three offices in
The Firm, over the years, has come to dominate the litigation landscape of the country and has
serviced a wide variety of clients from Prime Ministers to captains of industries and from the largest
corporate and media houses to royal families. Notwithstanding its elite client list, the Firm is also
equally at ease handling the day-to- day cases of ordinary litigants.
The Firm began its legal service with a predominant focus on cases in the Supreme Court and High
Court, but over the years, has expanded its legal vision, ensuring that it has a presence in all the
subordinate courts and tribunals of the National Capital Region (NCR). The Firm’s services are
often availed by clients to handle litigation on a pan–India basis.
Recognized as one of India’s top litigation firms with close to 250 awards and recognitions,
Karanjawala & Co. features in over 625 reported judgments only in the Supreme Court itself. The
Firm has filed and dealt with approximately over 25,000 matters till date. The Firm remains at the
disposal of litigants who come up with myriad issues and complex legal problems. Over the years,
the firm has grown to be a one-stop solution for litigants from not just within the country, but also
the ones located abroad. We’ve set best practices by remaining unfazed by the media frenzy
surrounding the high-profile cases handled by the firm. We’ve only tries to better ourselves with
each case handled, without seeking credit or moment of fame while handling sensitive matters.
Client confidentiality and awareness of sensitivity surrounding every high-profile matter are
engrained in the DNA of the firm.
The Firm’s criminal practice has grown substantially in the last five years, with the Firm appearing
in a number of high stake and high profile matters. The Firm has also received acclaim in respect of
its white-collar crime practice particularly for its ability to handle sensitive cases with a quick
turnaround time. In the last four to five years, the Firm has also carved out a niche practice for itself
in the fields of consumer protection and RERA litigation. The Firm’s practice focuses not only on
general consumer litigation but also on medical negligence and real estate, with the Firm
representing a wide range of clients before various tribunals, ranging from the District fora to the
National Commission. The Firm’s consumer team has filed over 1,000 cases in the National
Commission, with a high success rate. The Firm has extensive experience in dealing with high profile
matters under the recently enacted Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 providing advisory
services and appearing for corporations and financial institutions, in relation to issues pertaining to
their restructuring and insolvency.
The Firm’s high profile client list includes the Tata Group, DLF, Arcelor Mittal, the Birlas, the Adani
Group, Google, Astro, Hindustan Unilever, P&G, Colgate, Coca Cola, Vodafone, PWC, GVK,
Mafatlal Industries, Piramal, Ambuja Cement, GMR, Morgan Stanley, Star TV, BCCI, Coffee Board,
Bombay Dyeing, Hindustan Times and MSD Pharmaceuticals among many others. Some of the
renowned individuals who have turned to the Firm for legal representation in the past include, (i)
late Mr. V.P. Singh, former Prime Minister of India (ii) Mr. Ratan N. Tata, former Chairman, TATA
Group (iii) Mr. Rupert Murdoch, Chairman, Fox Corporation (iv) Ms. Karisma Kapoor, Film Actress
(v) late Mr. Jaswant Singh, former Defence and Finance Minister of India (vi) Mr. Sharad Pawar,
former Defence and Agriculture Minister of India (vii) Mr. Jyotiraditya Scindia, former Minister of
State (Independent Charge) for power (viii) Mr. Goolam Vahanvati, former Attorney General of
India (ix) Mr. Gopal Raheja (x) Mr. Suresh Nanda (xi) Mr. Karim Morani (xii) Mr. Tarun Tejpal (xiii)
Mr. M.J. Akbar (xiv) Mr. Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and many others
Key awards and accolades achieved by Firm in various practice areas over the years:
Corporate Intl Magazine Global has awarded Karanjawala & Co. the "Alternative Dispute
Resolution Law Firm of the Year in India - 2021" award.
India Business Law Journal’s 2021 Indian Law Firm Awards has awarded Karanjawala & Co.
the "Anti- corruption & White-collar crime Law Firm of the year" and "Litigation Law Firm of the
Forbes Legal Powerlist 2020 has awarded Karanjawala & Co. the "Top Law Firms of the
Country Award" for Litigation practice.
IBLJ has recognized the firm for its Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice ten times in
the years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Chambers & Partners has ranked the firm for its “Dispute Resolution/Litigation” Practice
eleven times in the years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Chambers & Partners has ranked the firm for its “White Collar Crime” Practice consecutively in the
years 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
The Legal 500 has ranked the firm for its “Dispute Resolution/Litigation” Practice 13 times
in the years 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020.
Asialaw Profiles has included the firm in the list of outstanding firms for its dispute
resolution practice for the years 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Benchmark Litigation has recognized the firm amongst top firms for the following practices
in the years 2019, 2020 and 2021 - International Arbitration, Commercial & Transactional Disputes,
Competition/antitrust practice, Insolvency practice and Government and regulatory and White-
Collar Crime. Benchmark Litigation has also ranked the Firm in Tier 1 for Commercial &
Transactions disputes for the Year 2020.
Legal Era has recognized the firm as Best Litigation Firm in the years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,
2016 and recognized the firm as Best White-Collar Crime Practice Firm in the year 2019.
ACQ5 Country Awards has recognized the firm for its Litigation Practice in the years 2013,
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2020. Further, ACQ5 Country Awards 2020 has recognized the firm for
its Alternate Dispute Resolution Practice in the years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. It also recognized the
firm for its aviation practice in the years 2015 and 2016 and as Client Care Law Firm of the Year in
the year 2017.
Mr. Raian Karanjawala, Managing Partner
Cannons Law Practice
Aviation Law Firm of the Year – UK
My name is Frank Cannon, a qualified lawyer in Scotland. My principal area of expertise is
in dispute resolution and court litigation. I have also a special interest in Aviation Law,
having been a qualified pilot most of my adult life. I have been a qualified lawyer as well
as a qualified pilot for more than 50 years.
At the age of 78 years I still supervise all cases, and the clients still have direct access to me.
No answering services, no “leave messages” just individual direct access on mobile phone at
all times. Individual lawyers are deployed to their specialisms and strengths.
Our firm traces its origins right back to 1969 when I started the firm. The firm has always
been a problem solver, particularly in difficult situations. The clients I started with are all
the same age as I am and now their children instruct my daughter who runs the firm with
me. We have 6 lawyers and cover all areas of general practice.
Our main selling point is economy of cost. Our lawyers have no targets for “billable hours”
and the only motivational force in our office is to ensure that justice wins at the most
economical cost to the client.
We act typically for family businesses and individuals. We love helping people who need
As we do not have an eye for maximum profit, we are, and were, able to weather
economic downturns. A lot of the cases we do in court are taken on a “no-win-no-fee” basis
which is a “win-win” for the clients.
By being ultra-flexible, we weather all storms, and we avoid high overheads. Otherwise all
businesses have to pass their overheads on to their clients.
Living now in an over-regulated society, much effort is expended on the regulation itself
and the transparency of the regulation. The paper-trail of over-regulation is the monster in
the room. This applies, unfortunately, now to all parts of society, and it is probably here to
stay. Unfortunately too, parliamentarians think that if they regulate, the problem goes
Our long-term mantra is
“OUR WORK IS LAW”.
We have used this motto for 50 years.
This year we also boast “50 YEARS OF LEGAL EXCELLENCE”
CANNONS LAW PRACTICE
11 Somerset Place
GLASGOW G3 7JT
Tel 0044 141 204 5115
Fax 0044 141 22 62 221
Corporate & Financial Services Law Firm of the Year –
Willkie is an elite international law firm of approximately 650 lawyers located in nine offices in six countries.
For more than 125 years, we have represented companies across a wide spectrum of businesses and industries,
most notably financial services. The firm is comprised of attorneys who are recognized as some of the world’s
foremost practitioners in their respective areas.
Xavier Dieux is a partner in the Corporate and Finance Department and in the Litigation Department. His
practice areas encompass Public Offerings (including TOB), Capital Market Operations and Regulation,
Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, as well as Litigation in all areas of
Financial, Corporate, Commercial and Contract Law. As to his Litigation practice, Xavier is also frequently
appointed as arbitrator with respect to international or domestic proceedings. He practices in French and in
Corporate & Financial Services
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity/Venture Capital
Structured Finance & Derivatives
Business Reorganization & Restructuring
Compliance & Enforcement
Insurance & Reinsurance
Securities, Litigation & Enforcement
Complex Commercial Disputes
Avenue Louise, 480 / 3B
T +32 2 290 18 20
F +32 2 290 18 21
Asset Protection Planning Advisory Firm of the Year –
bestadvice Private Vermögen GmbH was founded in 2001 by Marion Köbler and Thomas
Neumann as an independent fee-based consultancy. After their training and a few more years of
professional experience at Munich banks as well as intensive further training, the two wanted to
advise and support their clients in the new law firm on property issues independently and free of
product and commission constraints. With its transparent and client-friendly fee concept, bestadvice
was one of the pioneers in investment advice in the year it was founded. Since the company's
existence, the principle has been that the client decides which advisory service he wants to use and
how intensively he wants the service in financial matters. He always only pays for what he has
Since bestadvice was founded, the primary goal of advice and asset management has been to
preserve values over generations. Due to the demand from clients, the range of services has
gradually expanded over the years. Today, the offer for clients ranges from advice and total asset
management to foundation management and the execution of wills. Bestadvice's services are
especially tailored to the target groups of active entrepreneurs, silver heroes and golden ladies.
Asset Protection Planning
Asset Structuring Advice
Estate Succession Planning
At bestadvice, the client decides which advisory services he wants to use and how intensively he
wants to make use of our services relating to property and beyond.
Fee consulting has been part of the bestadvice range of services since the company was founded.
He always only pays us what he orders. We give a satisfaction and fairness guarantee.
Each client pays the same price for the same services.
Our range of services consists of three modules, which are calculated depending on the intensity of
the advice and the use of the service. We are happy to implement the individual and tailor-made
financial planning developed in the consultation for our customers, including taking on long-term
overall asset management. But of course, the advisory customer is free to take over the asset
management, which is provided by the sister company bestadvice Vermögenstreuhand GmbH, in
accordance with the financial planning.
With a long-term full service for asset management, clients can really allow themselves the time for
things that are at least as important to them as asset matters.
bestadvice Private Vermögen GmbH.
Phone. +49 (89) 90 04 90-0.
Fax. +49 (89) 90 04 90-99.
Full Service Law Firm of the Year – UK
Mackrell Turner Garrett is an award-winning, full service London law firm, with a truly global
Headquartered in central London with an additional office in Surrey, we have been providing high
quality legal advice and services since 1845.
As a firm, we are here to make your life easier. Providing clear, practical solutions through an
otherwise complex web of legal jargon, our ability to make legal advice accessible has resulted in us
maintaining an impressively high retention rate amongst our clients.
Despite significant growth in recent years we remain personal enough to provide the tailored
service clients look for and every case is supervised by one of our Partners, working closely with our
team at all levels throughout. We are also large enough to offer comprehensive and practical
expertise so our clients are able to use our firm to deal with all of their legal needs, no matter what
the scale or complexity may be.
Being a full service firm also allows us to easily refer work between departments– avoiding
outsourcing of parts of a client’s legal requirements saves the client both time and money;
something we are able to provide both domestically and internationally through our international
association Mackrell International.
We are founders of Mackrell International, a world leading global network of approximately 5000
lawyers across 60 countries, enabling us to offer the added value of immediate international legal
advice and assistance in any jurisdiction worldwide. We are a worldwide web of lawyers, with local
Our expertise is also widely recognised within our profession, in the UK and further afield. In 2015,
we were named Litigation Law Firm of the Year and Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year, and in
2016, Full Service Law Firm of the Year and Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
Mackrell Turner Garrett – an innovative, traditional, local and truly global firm, in one.
Nigel is the Managing Partner and Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution in the London office
of Mackrell Turner Garrett.
He is experienced in complex litigation matters, and various forms of dispute resolution.
Clients include in the banking and hedge fund sector [Indus Capital LLP, KBC Bank NV];
Information Technology and Management [AFD Software, Blue Cube Group]; Property [William
Pears Group]; Motor [JLC Ltd (Jaguar Land Rover), Imperial Carriages Limited]; Publishing
[Financial-I, Grapo AS]; Restaurant & Entertainment [Sketch, Wainscott Studios]; Architecture &
Design [Space Projects Ltd].
A brief look at his experience of acting in the last year including cases with potential injunctions
Acting for a US hedge fund against a UK bank in a claim for in excess of $10m claiming
Acting for a UK based software company in a claim for £15m against a UK infringer claiming
Acting for a US film producer in a claim against a UK media company claiming commercial
infringement of rights
Acting for a US high net worth individual in a claim against a UK architect designer claiming
substantial over invoicing
Acting for a SA company in a £12m claim against a Canadian conglomerate – share dispute
Acting for a UK motor trader in a £1m+ claim against a UK individual – breach of guarantee
Acting for a UK company director in defending a claim against an Iranian state owned business –
alleged misallocation of payments
Acting for a Middle Eastern Royal in defending a £20m+ claim made by a UK bank – alleged bank
Nigel has considerable experience in defending FCA prosecutions, and HMRC Appeals.
He is an International committee member for EMEA on Mackrell International, the independent
network of 80+ law firms around the world and Chairman of the Membership Committee for
As a result of the firms membership of Mackrell International, Nigel is very experienced in crossborder
disputes, and multi jurisdictional litigation.
Nigel studied at Caterham School, City of London University before training at Mackrell & Co who
he joined in 1988. He was made partner at Mackrell Turner Garrett in 1991.
In 2012 Nigel was named England and Wales Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year as well as
being appointed Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, Member of the Diversity Law Institute
and Member of the Trial Law Institute.
Tel: 00 44 (0) 207 240 0521
Fax: 00 44 (0) 207 240 9457
Product Liability Law Firm of the Year –
A leader in global litigation management, Carroll Burdick has over 60 lawyers on three
continents, speaking more than 16 languages including German, English, Mandarin Chinese,
French, Latvian, Romanian, Russian and Spanish, with over 20 percent of the firm’s lawyers
having legal educations in two or more countries. This unparalleled experience provides the
cultural insights necessary for effectively working with international clients to meet their
Founded in 1948 by three highly respected San Francisco lawyers—Jack Dale Burdick, Francis
Carroll and Richard McDonough—Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP has enjoyed a stellar
reputation for providing legal excellence, creativity, intellectual aggressiveness, and client
confidence for over 65 years.
Commercial & Business Litigation
Consumer Litigation Defence
Corporate, Finance & Commercial
Emerging Companies & Venture
Financial Institution Practice
Food and Beverage Litigation
Insurance Coverage Litigation
Media & Entertainment Law
Mergers & Acquisitions
Patent and Intellectual Property
Pharmaceutical & Medical Device
Privacy and Data Security
Mass Tort Litigation
David Goh, managing partner at its Asia practice, has significant experience in large, complex and
international commercial disputes, with particular emphasis on corporate issues and product liability
matters. He also advises clients on regulatory matters, compliance, and anti-bribery/corruption cases,
including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act. His experience includes leading
or coordinating investigations on behalf of both corporations and regulators, as well as advising or
acting in the defence of any prosecutions.
In his more recent roles in senior management at various multinational corporations, Mr Goh
developed significant experience in handling corporate and commercial matters, in particular, M&A
transactions across the Asia Pacific region. He has developed proven methodologies in assisting
companies to coordinate and manage their in-house and external legal service and continues to be
consulted on such matters.
“Some cases carry more strategic weight than others. When your markets are threatened, when your
business model is under pressure, when your operations are attracting lawsuits, then legal matters
are no longer just about favourable results—it’s about your company’s core mission. At Carroll
Burdick, we’re known for helping companies with matters of strategic value.”
CARROLL, BURDICK & McDONOUGH LLP
Suite 5904, 59/F
18 Harbour Road
Hong Kong SAR
Criminal Law Firm of the Year – Italy
The law firm provides legal assistance in criminal matters all over the Italian territory, also
making use of a capillary and established network of correspondents, as well as through
the support of technical expertise.
It actively participates and collaborates in judicial activities forward the judicial authorities
of foreign countries, Europe and beyond.
The competence of the law firm is mainly focused on commercial criminal law (corporate
crimes, financial crimes and bankruptcy), environmental criminal law, crimes against
property, Public Administration crimes, medical professional negligence, job security,
intellectual property crimes and related crimes.
The main purpose of legal advice on criminal law given to private citizens, public entities
and firms concerns the risk management related to the activity of the criminal enterprise,
in the several field of economic criminal law.
The law firm offers, systematically, advice and assistance regarding ‘Corporate
administrative liability’ (D.lgs 231/01), prevention of accidents, environmental protection,
‘Voluntary Disclosure’ and ‘privacy’.
The law firm provides legal assistance in criminal matters regarding the criminal risk
management, focusing on the legislative updating and the fulfillment of the legal
The firm organizes and provides training courses in criminal matters (about substantial and
procedural rules) with a focus on economic criminal law. On demand of customers, they
can be arranged seminars addressed to the management or technical operators.
It is a member of INDICAM (Istituto di Contromarca per la lotta alla contraffazione –
institution against counterfeiting) and it is registered since 2004 with the American
Chamber of Commerce in Milan.
Mario Brusa, Sergio Spagnolo, Paolo Tosoni and Mauro Carelli, criminal lawyers members
of the Milan Bar, carry out their professional activities within the associated Law Firm
“Studio Legale Associato Brusa Spagnolo Tosoni Carelli”, established in 2001.
The competences of the law firm include judicial and extrajudicial activities, mainly
focusing on commercial criminal law, with particular specialization in corporate crimes (i.e.
white-collar crimes, corporate crimes, financial crimes and bankruptcy), environmental
crimes, intellectual property crimes and related crimes, Public Administration crimes,
culpable crimes and medical professional negligence.
Financial and Corporate crimes
Public Administration crimes
Intellectual property crimes
Culpable crimes related to professional negligence (i.e. medical liability)
Corporate administrative liability
Privacy violation and protection of sensitive data crimes
The firm has taken part to the International Prize Le Fonti, winning the award Boutique of
the Year in Criminal Law with the following reason: “the ability to grant a rigorous and
timely advice, especially in business criminal law”.
Studio Legale Brusa Spagnolo Tosoni Carelli
Viale Piave, 11, 20129 Milano
Tel: 02/796498 Fax: 02/76000670
Project Finance Lawyer of the Year – ASEAN Countries
Claude Jiang has dedicated his focus to project finance since he joined King & Wood
Mallesons in 2007 and continued in this area after he joined Shearman & Sterling in 2011
and has accumulated in total more than 14 years of experience in project development
and project financing with regional experiences across Asia, Middle East, and Africa.
Claude represents many of the world’s leading corporations, financial institutions in
working on ground-breaking and precedent-setting matters by providing commercial
advice to assist our clients in achieving their ambitions. Claude has worked on various
multibillion US dollar financings for commercial banks, ECAs and multilaterals. He has also
represented sponsors on the development of various large-scale international projects in
different jurisdictions in industries including power, telecom, mining and oil and gas.
Claude is one of those few lawyers who has extensive first-hand project financing
experiences and fluent in Chinese and understands the Asian culture generally. This proves
to be extremely helpful in the emerging ASEAN market where the projects are usually
developed and financed based on typical international standard, but also involve
significant Chinese investments or other Asian influences. Claude provides significant value
to his clients in filling the gap between different cultures, streamlining understandings
between different parties and smoothen the process of commercial negotiations generally.
Claude also appreciates commercial intentions of the parties and use innovative
approaches to facilitate the consummation of transactions to overcome potential legal or
regulatory obstacles projects may facing. He believes that it is more important to align the
interest of the various parties in a commercial transaction than just furthering the
instruction of one party, and this helped several more difficult/unusual projects to proceed.
Claude’s recent experiences include:
• China Telecom Corporation on its Philippines third telecom license project
including its concession bidding and EPC arrangements and subsequent project
• Shanghai Electrics in its proposed investment in and the financing of a 660
MW mine-mouth coal fired power plant at Thar Block I, Sindh Province of Pakistan
• a consortium of lenders including BOC, CEXIM, CDB, CMBC, ABC, CCB and
ICBC in the financing to the 1200 MW coal-fired Nam Dinh 1 IPP in northern
Vietnam sponsored by ACWA
• a consortium of lenders including IFC, ADB, KEXIM, OPEC Fund for
International Development and Korea Development Bank in relation to the
development and financing of the Upper Trishuli 216 MW domestic hydroelectric
power project in Nepal
• a consortium of lenders including China EXIM, CDB, SRF and IFC in the
US$1.792 billion financing to the Karot Hydro project, which is the largest hydro
project to date in Pakistan at the time it was financed
• a consortium of lenders including KfW, SCB, Riyad Bank, BSF and Apicorp
supporting ACWA’s development and financing of Al Dur 2 IWPP with a 1500MW
natural gas fired power facility and a 50 MIGD desalination facility in Bahrain
• the Note Purchasers and Commercial Lenders on the bond and loan mixed
refinancing to the 250,000m3 per day high efficiency desalination facility and
electricity transmission interconnection facilities of the Shuaibah Two Water
Development Project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
• a consortium of lenders including EBRD, IFC and ICBC in the financing of a
485 MW gas/distillate -fired power plant in Jordan
• Lenders in relation to the Salalah II 445 MW gas-fired independent power
project (IPP) in the Dhofar region of the Sultanate of Oman constructed by
Shandong Electric Power Construction Corporation III
This last year has not been the year anyone expected, but we have acted boldly and
decisively to strengthen the Firm and its financial position for the long term. We are
continuing to serve our clients in the face of unprecedented circumstances, while
protecting our people. We will continue to realize our Firm’s full potential. The
important steps we have taken over the last year ensure that the Firm is in the best
possible position for the future. Our strategy has given us great momentum heading
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Your Insurance Arbitration Specialists
Prof. Dr. Joachim Frick is a partner at Baker & McKenzie and admitted to the bars of Switzerland
and New York. He graduated from the University of Zurich (lic. iur, Dr. iur.) and Yale Law School
(LL.M., J.S.D). After practicing with Baker & McKenzie in Taipei and Chicago, he in 1997 returned to
Baker & McKenzie in Zurich and became a partner in 2001. He is admitted to practice in Switzerland
and, in addition, has passed the New York Bar exam.
Joachim specializes in commercial litigation and arbitration and has acted as party counsel in various
Swiss and international arbitration proceedings under Swiss, ICC, ad hoc and other arbitration rules.
He regularly represents clients in particular in corporate, post m&a, liability, insurance and
distributorship disputes and advises in litigious and non-litigious insurance/reinsurance matters.
In addition to being a practicing lawyer, he regularly teaches as professor of law (Titularprofessor) at
the University of Zurich and is a lecturer in a number of graduate programs. He was repeatedly
named leading attorney in insurance and reinsurance matters by specialized publications.
Joachim's practice combines disputes and arbitration work with a strong expertise in post m&a and
insurance matters. Given the global reach of Baker McKenzie with more than 70 offices around the
world, Joachim's clients often have an international or foreign background.
In particular in Financial Services and other regulatory matters, the international firm Baker
McKenzie allows to conduct multijurisdictional surveys on a global basis.
While we cannot disclose client names, Joachim Frick regularly advises major Swiss and international
financial institutions (banks, insurers, brokers, etc.) on regulatory matters. Also, Joachim Frick
regularly represents foreign corporate clients in arbitration proceedings with seat of arbitration in
Switzerland and/or governed under Swiss law.
Prof. Dr., LL.M./J.S.D.
Baker & McKenzie Zurich
Holbeinstrasse 30, P.O. Box
8034 Zürich, Switzerland
Tel: +41 44 384 14 14
Fax: +41 44 384 12 84
Direct: +41 44 384 12 31
Accounting Firm of the Year –
KSI México is a global network, member of KS International, an association of independent
accountancy firms with over 100 offices; we operate in some 50 countries around the world to deal
with your international business need.
KSI México offers a personal service, focused on the growth and success of our clients. We outstand
for the quality of our services, offering a complete solution for each client.
We provide a wide range of business service to companies in a variety of industries. The firm
specializes in corporate finance advice, accounting, tax planning, consultation, and auditing
We belong to the PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board), as a corporation to
oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further the
public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate and independent audit reports.
Our commitment is to help your business succeed by keeping up-to-date with your affairs and
offering a high standard of both commercial and supportive advice.
The Key to our approach is to build a close relationship between partner and client.
Qualities you will find in a KSI México firm include:
A real understanding of your business.
The partners are in tune with your needs and aspirations.
Regular attention and support from accessible partners.
Commercial realism in the advice you receive.
Technically reliable responses to your enquiries.
Additionally, KSI México firm attach great importance to recruiting and training quality staff.
Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor of the Year – Germany
GSK Stockmann + Kollegen is one of Germany's leading independent commercial law firms focusing
on real estate, corporate, banking/finance and projects & public sector. GSK concentrates on
handling projects and advising national and international businesses, banks and financial
institutions, corporations and public bodies as well as governments and ministries.
GSK was established in 1997 as a coalescence of lawyers from leading German and international
commercial law firms. Today, more than 140 lawyers and tax advisors, acquainted with
international projects and transactions are at our clients' disposal in our offices in Berlin, Frankfurt,
Hamburg, Heidelberg, Munich, Brussels and Luxembourg. We regularly advise our clients on crossborder
transactions in conjunction with our alliance partners of the Broadlaw Group. The exclusive
network includes more than 1000 lawyers, based in 28 cities, covering the most important financial
and economic centres of Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. For further information
please visit www.broadlawgroup.com.
Corporate Real Estate
IP / IT
Capital Markets / Initial Public Offerings / Delistings
Antitrust / Merger Control
Groups and Affiliated Companies
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity / Venture Capital
Restructuring and Insolvency
Reorganizations and Changes of Registered Office (Seat)
Company Succession / Estate Planning
Distribution Systems / Contract Law
We understand our business and that of our clients. Our core competences have always particularly
included the structuring of businesses and corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and assisting
with strategically important projects.
We not only advise businesses and their owners, but we lend them support until the best solution
has been reached.
Dr. Andreas F. Bauer
Tel: +49 89 288174-0
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