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Baker McKenzie

Your Arbitration Specialists

Bestadvice Private Vermogen GmbH

Asset Protection Planning Advisory Firm of the Year – Germany

Brands Hawker

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

Carroll Burdick

Product Liability Law Firm of the Year – Asia

Claudia Jiang

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

Fortuna Migration

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


InTraCoM GmbH

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

KSi Mexico

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

STEUERBERATER SPERBER

Tax Advisory Firm of the Year – Germany

Studio Musselli

Italian Transfer Pricing Advisory Firm of the Year

Taylor Hampton

Privacy Law Firm of the Year – UK

Warren-Tangney Attorneys Inc

Insurance Law Firm of the Year – South Africa

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Corporate & Financial Services Law Firm of the Year - Belgium


Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year – Taiwan

Deep & Far attorneys-at-law was founded in 1992 and is dealing with all phases of laws with a focus

on the practice in separate or in combination of all aspects of intellectual property rights (IPRs)

including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, and/or licensing,

counselling, litigation and/or transaction thereof.

Yu-Li Tsai: Partner & Patent Attorney

Practice area/industry focus: Intellectual Property, Unfair Competition, Litigation

Career highlights: Mr Tsai is a patent attorney who holds a degree from the Department of Electrical

Engineering and Master’s degree from the Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering, both

awarded from the National Taiwan University.

His practice covers patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, unfair competition, licensing and

litigation.

Mr Tsai also studied and gained a Master’s degree from the Law School, University of New Hampshire,

also known as Franklin Pierce Centre for Intellectual Property. Upon graduation, he worked for

InterDigital, Inc. in Delaware for a short period and later studied and passed the US Patent

Registration Examination.

The patent attorneys and patent engineers in Deep & Far normally hold outstanding and advanced

degrees and are generally graduated from the top five universities in this country. Our prominent

staffs are dedicated to provide the best quality service in IPRs in this country. As a proof, about one

half of top 100 incorporations in this country have experiences of seeking patented their techniques,

but more than one fifth of the top 100 incorporations has ever used services of this firm. Furthermore,

Hi-Tech companies in the science-based industrial park located at Hsin Chu had ever played the

most important role in booming the economy of this country. About one half of them has experiences

in seeking patented their techniques, and out of more than 60% of the patent-experienced

companies in that park have ever entrusted their IPR works to this firm. Certainly, we must also

represent international giants, e.g. InterDigital, MPS, Schott Glas, Toyo Ink, Motorola, Armani…

It is our philosophy to provide competent legal services that other firm cannot comparably provide.

The necessitated ensuing problem is how we can so provide? Deep & Far so achieve by selecting,

edifying and nurturing peoples who have the following personalities: learned in expertise, morally

earnest and sincerely behaved in mind and strictly disciplined between give and take. It is wellbelieved

that such properties are key factors for peoples to properly and competently behave

themselves.

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

claims;


2) Sending to D&F a pending patent specification without the claims for it to draft the claims for

comparison with the original claims; or

3) Sending to D&F and the firm the client is currently using at the same time an initial disclosure so

that the client can compare and find out where better claims are.

Deep & Far assures the clients that no competitors can escape from the patent rights D&F safeguards

for the clients at reasonable service fees.

Because the tough economic downturn we are encountering in Taiwan, we are also encountering

severe price competition. This situation also leads to that there are too many poor quality patents

being granted because most enterprises do not have proper knowledge of the importance of patents.

For example, they might only want to spend lower cost to file a patent application without

considering the quality, or could not be alerted timely that narrow claims can protect their products

of the current version only although there are reduced fees in responding to office actions. Therefore,

the patent agents or firms of the enterprises sometimes cannot help but sacrificing the quality to keep

profits under the limited budgets of the clients. Under such social environment, it is very hard to

anticipate that the clients have strong patents, or the patent firms or attorneys can nurture the ability

of drafting wonderful scope of the claims.

Accordingly, it will not be surprised to find that there are some patent firms which cannot provide

competent services but offer extreme low price to attract clients only caring about the price of filing

a patent. This does also explain that there are poor quality patents being granted

We persist in providing quality service rather than participating into the price war because we believe

the Client will finally find the quality is the most important thing for intellectual property. If you

sacrifice the quality and surrender to the price, you actually get negative return because .a poor

quality IP is valueless. We did suffer a little last year in view of the reduced local generated works,

but we see the situation began to change this year.

This firm is used to focusing on IPR, and takes deliberate steps to practice in all fields of law. In recent

year, we make progress in either general civil law, business law or criminal law fields.

Contact Details

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

': 886-2-25856688

7: 886-2-25989900/25978989

Email: email@deepnfar.com.tw

www.deepnfar.com.tw


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

inheritance law.

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,

respectively.

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 time.


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

inheritance contract.

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.

Contact Details:

Dr. Marcus A. Hosser, TEP

Bismarckstr. 61

D-76133 Karlsruhe

Postfach (P.O.B.) 11 06 04

D-76056 Karlsruhe

Phone: +49 721 / 46 719 044

Fax: +49 721 / 46 719 045

Email: anwalt@dr-hosser.de

www.dr-hosser.de


Patents Law Firm of the Year – Egypt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

range of integrated legal solutions, and greater regional footprint.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

assignment, licensing and litigation.

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

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

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

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

expectations of our clients.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

behalf of foreign right holders against infringers in MENA region.


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

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

licensing and various other issues.

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

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

Practice Areas:

Patent

Trademark

Licensing

Infringement litigation

Intellectual Property.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

diligence and expertise!

Contact Details:

Head Office: 13 Dr. Mahmoud Azmy St.,

Zamalek P.O. Box 11211 Cairo, Egypt.

Tel: +202 2735 2592

Fax: +202 2735 3828

Website: www.mbo-law.com

E-mail: info@mbo-law.com


Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year – India

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

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

New Delhi.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

engrained in the DNA of the firm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

their restructuring and insolvency.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

year" award.

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

Country Award" for Litigation practice.

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

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

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

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

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

years 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Transactions disputes for the Year 2020.

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

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

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

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

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

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

the year 2017.

Contact Details:

Mr. Raian Karanjawala, Managing Partner

Email: raian@raian.in


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

justice.

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

away.


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”

Contact Details:

CANNONS LAW PRACTICE

Aviation Lawyers

11 Somerset Place

GLASGOW G3 7JT

Tel 0044 141 204 5115

Fax 0044 141 22 62 221

Web www.cannonslaw.com


Corporate & Financial Services Law Firm of the Year –

Belgium

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

English.

Practice Areas:

Corporate & Financial Services

Finance

Capital Markets

Mergers & Acquisitions

Private Equity/Venture Capital

Structured Finance & Derivatives

Business Reorganization & Restructuring

Litigation

Compliance & Enforcement

Insurance & Reinsurance

Securities, Litigation & Enforcement

Complex Commercial Disputes

Contact Details:

Avenue Louise, 480 / 3B

1050 Bruxelles

T +32 2 290 18 20

F +32 2 290 18 21

E: xdieux@willkie.com


Asset Protection Planning Advisory Firm of the Year –

Germany

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

ordered.

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.

Practice Areas:

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.

Contact Details:

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

reach.

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

knowledge.

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

includes:-

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

misrepresentation

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

commercial infringement

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

infringement of rights

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

substantial over invoicing

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

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

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

alleged misallocation of payments

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

guarantee default.

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

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

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

Mackrell International.

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

disputes, and multi jurisdictional litigation.

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

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

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

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

and Member of the Trial Law Institute.

Contact Details:

Tel: 00 44 (0) 207 240 0521

Fax: 00 44 (0) 207 240 9457

Email: nigel.rowley@mackrell.com


Product Liability Law Firm of the Year –

Asia

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

business goals.

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.

Practice Areas:

Appellate

Class Action

Commercial & Business Litigation

Construction Litigation

Consumer Litigation Defence

Corporate, Finance & Commercial

Law

Emerging Companies & Venture

Capital

Employment Litigation

Financial Institution Practice

Food and Beverage Litigation

German Practice

Insurance Coverage Litigation

Intellectual Property

Media & Entertainment Law

Mergers & Acquisitions

Patent and Intellectual Property

Litigation

Pharmaceutical & Medical Device

Litigation

Privacy and Data Security

Products Liability

Real Estate

Renewable Energy

Technology

International Business

Mass Tort Litigation

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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.”

Contact Details

David Goh

CARROLL, BURDICK & McDONOUGH LLP

Suite 5904, 59/F

Central Plaza

18 Harbour Road

Wan Chai

Hong Kong SAR

Tel: +852.2511.1040

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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

obligations.

The firm organizes and provides training courses in criminal matters (about substantial and

procedural rules) with a focus on economic criminal law. On demand of customers, they

can be arranged seminars addressed to the management or technical operators.

It is a member of INDICAM (Istituto di Contromarca per la lotta alla contraffazione –

institution against counterfeiting) and it is registered since 2004 with the American

Chamber of Commerce in Milan.

Mario Brusa, Sergio Spagnolo, Paolo Tosoni and Mauro Carelli, criminal lawyers members

of the Milan Bar, carry out their professional activities within the associated Law Firm

“Studio Legale Associato Brusa Spagnolo Tosoni Carelli”, established in 2001.

The competences of the law firm include judicial and extrajudicial activities, mainly

focusing on commercial criminal law, with particular specialization in corporate crimes (i.e.

white-collar crimes, corporate crimes, financial crimes and bankruptcy), environmental

crimes, intellectual property crimes and related crimes, Public Administration crimes,

culpable crimes and medical professional negligence.


Practice Areas:

Criminal law

Financial and Corporate crimes

Public Administration crimes

Intellectual property crimes

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

Work accidents

Corporate administrative liability

Environmental legislation

Privacy violation and protection of sensitive data crimes

The firm has taken part to the International Prize Le Fonti, winning the award Boutique of

the Year in Criminal Law with the following reason: “the ability to grant a rigorous and

timely advice, especially in business criminal law”.

Contact Details:

Studio Legale Brusa Spagnolo Tosoni Carelli

Viale Piave, 11, 20129 Milano

Tel: 02/796498 Fax: 02/76000670

www.studiobst.com


Claude Jiang

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

financing

• Shanghai Electrics in its proposed investment in and the financing of a 660

MW mine-mouth coal fired power plant at Thar Block I, Sindh Province of Pakistan

• a consortium of lenders including BOC, CEXIM, CDB, CMBC, ABC, CCB and

ICBC in the financing to the 1200 MW coal-fired Nam Dinh 1 IPP in northern

Vietnam sponsored by ACWA

• a consortium of lenders including IFC, ADB, KEXIM, OPEC Fund for

International Development and Korea Development Bank in relation to the

development and financing of the Upper Trishuli 216 MW domestic hydroelectric

power project in Nepal

• a consortium of lenders including China EXIM, CDB, SRF and IFC in the

US$1.792 billion financing to the Karot Hydro project, which is the largest hydro

project to date in Pakistan at the time it was financed

• a consortium of lenders including KfW, SCB, Riyad Bank, BSF and Apicorp

supporting ACWA’s development and financing of Al Dur 2 IWPP with a 1500MW

natural gas fired power facility and a 50 MIGD desalination facility in Bahrain


• the Note Purchasers and Commercial Lenders on the bond and loan mixed

refinancing to the 250,000m3 per day high efficiency desalination facility and

electricity transmission interconnection facilities of the Shuaibah Two Water

Development Project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

• a consortium of lenders including EBRD, IFC and ICBC in the financing of a

485 MW gas/distillate -fired power plant in Jordan

• Lenders in relation to the Salalah II 445 MW gas-fired independent power

project (IPP) in the Dhofar region of the Sultanate of Oman constructed by

Shandong Electric Power Construction Corporation III

This last year has not been the year anyone expected, but we have acted boldly and

decisively to strengthen the Firm and its financial position for the long term. We are

continuing to serve our clients in the face of unprecedented circumstances, while

protecting our people. We will continue to realize our Firm’s full potential. The

important steps we have taken over the last year ensure that the Firm is in the best

possible position for the future. Our strategy has given us great momentum heading

into 2021.

Contact Details:

Claude Jiang

05-11, 8 Keng Chin Road

Singapore

258710

+65 6230 3835

Claude.Jiang@Shearman.com


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.

Contact Details:

Joachim Frick

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

Email: joachim.frick@bakermckenzie.com


Accounting Firm of the Year –

Mexico

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

services.

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.

Practice Areas:

Employment Law

Compliance

Corporate Real Estate

Company Law

IP / IT

Capital Markets / Initial Public Offerings / Delistings

Antitrust / Merger Control

Groups and Affiliated Companies

Mergers & Acquisitions

Private Equity / Venture Capital

Privatization

Restructuring and Insolvency

Reorganizations and Changes of Registered Office (Seat)

Corporate Finance

Company Succession / Estate Planning

Distribution Systems / Contract Law

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

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

with strategically important projects.

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

has been reached.

Contact Details:

Dr. Andreas F. Bauer

Tel: +49 89 288174-0

Mail: andreas.bauer@gsk.de


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