Excellence Awards 2022
















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Excellence Awards 2022

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Excellence Awards 2022


ABR Solicitors

Criminal Defence Law Firm of the Year – UK

Arnecke Sibeth

Entertainment Law Firm of the Year – Germany

BST Studio Legale

Criminal Law Firm of the Year – Italy

Deep & Far

Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year – Taiwan

Ella Cheong LLC

Franchise Law Firm of the Year – Singapore

Entwistle & Cappucci LLP

Securities Litigation Law Firm of the Year – USA

Grispo Abogados

Corporate Law Firm of the Year - Argentina

Fernando Messias Law Firm

Tourism Law Firm of the Year – Portugal

Francis Scarpulla

The Scarpulla Law Firm

Competition: US Plaintiff Law Firm of the Year

Gurlich & Co

Law Firm of the Year – Czech Republic


Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year - Slovenia

Law Office of Ramni Taneja

Constitutional Law Firm of the Year - India

MBMG Investment Advisory Co.Ltd

Investment Advisory Firm of the Year – Thailand

Rajinder Narain & Company

Aviation Law Firm of the Year - India

Rustem Guardian LLP

Business Crime Law Firm of the Year - UK

Spadafora De Rosa Law Firm

Tax Law Firm of the Year - Italy

Swiss Financiers

IPO Law Firm of the year – USA

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG

Commercial Arbitration Law Firm of the Year – Australia

Warren-Tangney Attorneys Inc

Insurance Law Firm of the Year – South Africa

Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year—Taiwan

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

with a focus on the practice in separate or in combination of all aspects of intellectual

property rights (IPRs) including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair

competition, and/or licensing, counselling, litigation and/or transaction thereof.

Area of Practice: Intellectual Property, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade


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

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

Our prominent staffs are dedicated to provide the best quality service in IPRs in this

country. As a proof, about one half of top 100 incorporations in this country have

experiences of seeking patented their techniques, but more than one fifth of the top 100

incorporations has ever used services of this firm. Furthermore, Hi-Tech companies in the

science-based industrial park located at Hsin Chu had ever played the most important role

in booming the economy of this country. About one half of them has experiences in seeking

patented their techniques, and out of more than 50% of the patent-experienced companies

in that park have ever entrusted their IPR works to this firm.


Mr. Yu-Li Tsai, a patent attorney graduated from Department of Electrical Engineering of

National Taiwan University (NTUEE), which is the best engineering school in Taiwan.

Because of interest in communication system, he then attended in the Graduate Institute of

Communication Engineering (GICE) of NTU. During his research life in GICE, he also

started to get involved in knowledge and skills of patent-related matters for taking and

receiving the qualification of patent attorney. Mr. Tsai also attended to receive an IP master

from Law School of University of New Hampshire, also known as Franklin Pierce Center for

Intellectual Property, had an internship with InterDigital, Inc., and passed the U.S. Patent

Bar Examination. Currently, Mr. Tsai is working for Deep & Far Attorneys-at-Law as a

patent attorney.

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

provide. The necessitated ensuing problem is how we can so provide? Deep & Far so

achieve by selecting, edifying and nurturing peoples who have the following personalities:

learned in expertise, morally earnest and sincerely behaved in mind and strictly disciplined

between give and take. It is well-believed that such properties are key factors for peoples to

properly and competently behave themselves. Because the clients become more understood

in the knowledge of IP and more budget-sensitive, they usually want to select an agent who

can more efficiently and effectively deal with their IP matters. They often invite bids, set out

tenders and call for interview before they decide to entrust a service provider. Taking

patent for example, they gather information of costs for patent prosecution, previous works,

and firm introduction materials in a preliminary choice stage, and hold an interview to

obtain further details of the firm which has passed the preliminary choice stage. We

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

Cypress, Google, Armani.

We always keep updating the newest state of this firm, recruiting elite patent engineers and

strictly training them the essential skills, improving the efficiency and quality of service,

and developing new strategies that can assist the clients effectively protecting their

intellectual property rights. This firm believes that if the efficiency, quality, and enthusiasm

of the services can be consistently monitored and maintained, overcoming complexities,

challenges or changes is just a result rather than an issue.

Our aspiration and directions would be developing more potential clients either in domestic

or foreign countries, and expanding the size of this firm to assist more clients in pursuing

most satisfactory IP protection. Although the domestic IP market, especially in the patent

field in 2013 shrank a little, we expect this situation may finally change because there is a

phenomenon that the gross economy is starting to recover in 2014.

Contact Details:

Deep & Far

Yu-Li. Tsai

Tel: 886-2-25856688#900

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

Add: 13th Fl., 27 Sec. 3, Chung San N. Rd., Taipei, Taiwan

Web: www.deepnfar.com.tw

Email: lawtsai@deepnfar.com.tw

Initial Public Offering Firm of the Year – USA

Swiss Financiers, Inc., is a FinTech Group that incubates and orchestrates

IPOs and SPACs from pre-IPO financing to listing. They are dealmakers

organizing IPOs and SPACs between issuing companies, industry leaders

and executives worldwide, fast tracking successful transactions with

investment banks, institutional investors, and debt lenders. Collectively,

the team came to the same conclusion that business and investment banks’

approaches were too complex and too expensive to correctly serve the

majority of companies in need of support.

Swiss Financiers is particularly designed to support entrepreneur-driven


Their unique market position as a dealmaker is at the crossroads of

advisory, debt and investment banking, without competing with them.

Practice Area’s:

Initial Public Offering – IPO

Financing IPO – Costs


Swiss Financiers is managed by a group of entrepreneurs and experts that

have a proven track record in finance, innovation, start-up funding,

governance, management and leadership. Its team has a vast historic

experience in financial affairs and banking. Each of the founding partners

has a distinctive background from specialized yet complimentary sectors of

the industry. Swiss Financiers has expertise in areas such as: investments,

venture capital, private equity, debt, securities and investment banking.

Collectively, the team came to the same conclusion that business and

investment banks approach were too complex and too expensive to correctly

serve the majority of companies in need of support. The team is committed

to innovative IPO financing solutions supporting companies when they need

it and not when they are successful.

IPO Cost Financing is one of the key building blocks of Swiss Financiers

Taking a company public demands a certain amount of disposable cash that

is often considered a high barrier to entry.

At Swiss Financiers we have the experience to drive and manage the

financing requirements to go public on securities markets through

transaction financing.

Swiss Financiers Partners:

Christian Frampton

Marc Deschenaux

Jeremy Oades

Dourgam Kummer

Steven Melnik

Anna Budnikova

Hayet Bouzid

Their team holds decades of experience in successfully accompanying

companies through their Private Equity needs – and then listing their

businesses on the public security markets. For its diverse client base, Swiss

Financiers orchestrates the processes of going public and improves cost

efficiency at all times. Their firm is committed to innovative Initial Public

Offering (IPO) financing solutions supporting companies when they need it

and not when they are already successful. Their team has decades of

experience in IPOs (179+ IPOs) and Marc Deschenaux recently wrote an

article on IPO Financing Investments and was nominated in the Who’s Who


They are able to fast-track the process by which companies gain access to

funding in a two-step exercise: They start by transaction financing in order

to support the costs of an IPO and then, once configured for market

acceptance, accompany our clients to raise funds on the securities market

with an Initial Public Offering.

Marc Deschenaux is a world-renowned expert in Corporate & National

Finance, including Private Equity, Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and

Corporate Secondary Offerings. He has raised Private and Public Equity for

companies and debt governments internationally. He is the Founder of the

leading academic authority on Initial Public Offerings, The IPO Institute, and

of The Experts Without Borders Federation, a non-governmental

organisation in process of recognition by the United Nations.


They are highly specialized in Initial Public Offerings.

With a strong focus on the NASDAQ and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Undertaking an initial public offering can project your company to the next

level. Swiss Financiers will help and support you with the right insights to

make the right moves & at the right times to leverage your business to its

full potential.

With them, access the right capital to fuel the future of your business.

If you’re considering taking your company public, this important decision

will truly transform the way you are currently doing business. While a

public company faces greater public scrutiny and regulations, it also

secures access to more and deeper sources of capital.

Their dedicated team of IPO professionals will advise you during this

reflexion as you weight through the pros and cons of the additional

requirements and obligations of going public. They will provide you with an

appropriate plan and method to help ensure you’re on the path to success at

every steps of the way.

Swiss Financiers clear proprietary framework for going public services your

organization and strengthens your strategy to raise awareness and capital.

Swiss Financiers IPO services brings together an integrated set of

capabilities to help you as you prepare your company for your listing on the

public markets.

Swiss Financiers provides a wide range of services to manage clients as they

progress towards their IPO and organize themselves to become a listed


Extensive knowledge and experience of capital markets requirements

Extensive connections with established financial institutions around

the world

Extensive experience in corporate governance matters.

Perform a thorough review of your company

Decide on the corporate and management structures needed

Assemble the teams: internal and external

Develop a timeline and framework for an efficient IPO

Their unique market position, as a dealmaker, is at the crossroads of

advisory, debt and investment banking.

We have been accompanying the following companies over the last year:

CHR Corporation

Intellectual Property Securitization (IPSE)

Earth & Sky Corporation

European Press Agency

The IPO Institute

Eiffel International Corporation


Wild News Corporation

Their major challenge has been filtering the sheer volume of companies that

approach us and selecting the right business to work with. There is a lot of

demand to take companies to the public markets and this demand is


They overcame these issues but making our selection process even stricter.

Their future aspirations are for Our fund lab, Swiss Financiers Inc. will go

public on the NASDAQ in 2023.

Contact Deatails: Details:

Wall Street Headquarters

Swiss Financiers Inc.

99 30 Wall Street, Suite 8th Floor 3890

10005 New York City, New York

United States of America

Phone: Phone: +1 +1 212 212220 220 9304 9304

Email: Email: info@SwissFinanciers.com


Law Firm of the Year – Czech Republic

The law office GÜRLICH & Co was founded on 1st February 2002. All members of

the firm are experienced lawyers possessing outstanding professional expertise in

various branches of law.

Skilled lawyers, qualified office staff and a lot of experience – that’s our law firm.

We are fully capable of offering legal Services to both individuals and legal entities

in almost all fields of civil and commercial law, all over the territory of the Czech

Republic, both in Czech and English language. We also cooperate with a number of

external lawyers, all experts in their respective fields, to ensure the best possible

outcome for our clients.

In the event of cross-border transactions and litigation, this office hires its

cooperating international law offices as well as external foreign lawyers. Still, this

Law Firm remains a purely Czech legal office free of any financial or other influence

exerted by foreign and/or local nationals. This allows the firm to provide its

services in compliance with law, professionally and independently.

Our law firm focuses mainly on the following areas of law: Civil law, Corporate and

business law, Real Estate law, Intellectual property, Labor law and Litigation.

Above all we deal with, among the advisory on real estate property transactions

(e.g. sale, purchase or lease of apartments and commercial property), drafting all

documents relating to real estate financing, drafting all security related documents

(mortgages, lien over property and other assets including sets of movable assets,

lien over IP or a business or part thereof, security / collateral agreements relating

to banking accounts, shares and ownership interests, as well as numerous

fiduciary assignments of rights demanded by banks), arranging registration and all

other related steps, including advice on governing law. Moreover, we focus on

advisory to developers, on investment in real estate, lease and sublease

agreements, liens on real estate, creation of easements, building law.

Our law firm provides its services at a high professional level, quickly and with

complete independence. Two of our key values that help to drive businesses of our

clients are flexibility and personal approach that we manage to maintain through

the hard work of our young but skilled colleagues who are at all times prepared to

offer tailor-made solutions. Within the scope of legal assistance, our law firm

provides prevailingly advisory services in selecting the most suitable procedure with

a view to client’s needs, prepares various documents and arranges for the

preparation of opinions and legal analyses.

The highest level of professionalism that we try to maintain encompasses taking

into account forthcoming legal amendments, detailed continuous study of

judicature of both the national and European courts. However, while focusing on

professionalism we never forget that it goes hand in hand with a personal approach

which ensures that clients can always rely on our services and we provide our best

in the shortest possible time with a broad level of transparency and detailed

records of our performance.

Scope of Legal Services:

Business Transactions

Civil Law

Intellectual Property

Corporate Law and Business Law, Public Procurement

Labour Law

Real Estate


Contact details:


Politickych veznu 19

110 00 Prague 1

Czech Republic

tel.: +420 222 101 591

fax: +420 222 101 590

email: info@akrg.cz

web: www.akrg.cz

Law Office of Ramni Taneja

Constitutional Law Firm of the Year – India

Born on 4th December 1955 in New Delhi, Ramni Taneja is a citizen of

India, having been educated in Mumbai, India, and London, England. She

enrolled as an Advocate on 17th October 1980, on the Roll of the Bar

Council of Maharashtra, [Mumbai], India; subsequently transferred to the

Bar Council of Delhi, India, on 20th October 1997. On 3rd March 1997,

she was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and

Wales, [now known as the Senior Courts of England and Wales]. In 1999,

she was appointed as a Notary by the Government of India, New Delhi,


Since 1997, Ramni Taneja practises in New Delhi, India, as an Advocate in

the Supreme Court of India and the High Court of Delhi, apart from various

other tribunals and courts in Delhi and in India. From 1980 till 1982 she

practised as an Advocate with Little & Co., Advocates and Solicitors,

Mumbai, India; she headed the office of Little & Co., Advocates, in New

Delhi, India, from 2002 till 2006. From 1983 till 1997, Ramni Taneja was

licensed and practised as a Legal Consultant with A.R. Hilal & Associates,

Advocates and Legal Consultants, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Her law

firm, Law Office of Ramni Taneja, began in New Delhi, India in August 2006.

Ramni Taneja completed her school education in the United Kingdom [UK]

at Grey Coat Hospital, Westminster, London, England, UK, as a

consequence of which she obtained the University of London, General

Certificate of Education, Ordinary Levels and Advanced Levels, between

1972-1974. She obtained her BA Honours [First Class Honours] Degree in

English Literature [Major] French Literature [Subsidiary] in 1977 from

Elphinstone College, University of Bombay, India. She obtained her LLB

Degree [First Class] in 1980 from Government Law College, University of

Bombay, India. She was awarded the Diplôme Supérieur d’Etudes

Françaises Modernes in 1975 by l’Alliance Française, Paris, France,

[Mention Tres Honorable: i.e. Distinction] and was ranked first in the

examination in 1975 in India and Asia.

Ramni Taneja is the author of Foreign Direct Investment and Globalisation,

published by Eastern Book Company, 2014. She has written legal articles

that have been published in international and Indian legal journals on

various legal issues

Ramni Taneja’s principal areas of legal practice covering litigation and

transactional legal work are: all areas of commercial law, civil law,

corporate law, constitutional law and criminal law.

Other areas of legal practice covering litigation and transactional law inter

alia are:

Arbitration [international and domestic], air law, banking law, consumer

protection law, due diligence, direct and indirect taxation and international

taxation, extradition law, laws relating to asylum, family law, foreign direct

investment, including foreign exchange law, insurance law, initial public

offerings, intellectual property law, infrastructure law, employment law,

laws governing the media, mergers and acquisitions, immigration and

nationality law, maritime law, succession law, private international law,

public international law and property law.

Contact Details:




Telephones: +91 11 4155 2051; +91 4155 2052

Fax: +91 11 4155 2053

email id: ramni@ramnitaneja.com


Fernando Messias Law Firm / Fernando Messias Advogados

Tourism Law Firm of the Year – Portugal

The Fernando Messias Law Firm was established in 1998 by attorney Fernando Messias.

The Algarve Office and the Lisbon Office works with several attorneys and two administrative

assistants. We work with various attorneys in the country.

“Know the company’s client as well as you know the company” has been our mission.

The growing demand over recent years from companies, essentially companies linked to the

tourism and hotel industries, has led to the creation of partnerships in several areas of

knowledge, from Law to Management of Tourism Companies, and including Architecture,

Design and Engineering of Real Estate Projects, and Corporate and Tourism Company Taxes.

These national and international partnerships allow us to respond in an expedient and

effective manner to our clients' greatest demands.

From 2005 to present we experienced a decisive period for establishing and strengthening

these partnerships. In the future, we want to grow in other areas that have already been

developed but require more attention, such as Knowledge Management and Corporate

Identity, essential areas for Tourism Law and Tourism Marketing. All this professional

dynamism is founded on the premise that constitutes our motto: “Preventing, foreseeing and

planning legal actions and behaviours have been the foundations for an up-to-date and highly

responsible attorney practice”.

The law firm’s areas of practice

Companies occupy a privileged position within the scope of action of this Law Office.

Given the professional and academic background and professional practice of Attorney

Fernando Messias – International Arbitration, Intellectual Property Law, European Consumer

Law and litigation associated with Property Rights and Temporary Housing, Public Economy

and Public, Administrative and Local Autarchy Law, Organizational and Strategic Behaviour

of Companies – this office naturally developed a specialty in Tourism Law, more precisely in

the area that is the object of scientific study of Tourism, Small and Medium-sized Companies

in the Tourism, Hotel and Tourism Development sectors.

Thus, the main areas of professional practice are the following:

- International Arbitration

- Administrative & Tax Law

- Tourism Law (International and Community Law for Tourism, Tourism Developments, and

the Hotel Sector).

- Civil, Commercial and Corporate Law

- Litigation – (Civil Law, Public Law, Commercial Law and Criminal Law)

- Real Estate and Property Law - (Estates in land, Immovable Property, Property Law, Property

Right, Real Estate).

Dr. Fernando Messias, LL.M, PhD

Lisbon, Portugal • +351 934205633

fernandobrasmessias@gmail.com • https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-fernando-messiasmciarb-63186615b

European Lawyer, Mediator, & Arbitrator

European Qualified Commercial Counsel specialising in the areas of international

competition and arbitration, spearheading complex business negotiations centred on the

purchase of real estate, M&As, and hotel purchases. Deliver authoritative, impartial

decisions, bringing resolution to disputes ranging in complexity. Champion for the

sustainability of market competition and passionate about regulating anti-competitive

conduct amongst organisations.

He is a Lisbon and London based independent arbitrator. European Qualified lawyer and

international arbitrator, being a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb,

London) and a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC, Lisbon).

His qualifications include - Licentiate in Laws (LLL), Postgraduate Diploma in Regional

Economics and Local Development (PgDip), Postgraduate Diploma in Law of the Territory,

Urbanism and Tourism (PgDip), Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Studies on Tourism

(PgDip), Postgraduate Diploma in International Arbitration (PGDip), Master of Laws in

International Trade Law (LLM), legal consultant, doctorate on Tourism (PhD) with the doctoral

thesis entitled “Leadership and well-being: the case of five-star hotels in the Algarve”.

Since 2009 he has been a facilitator in creative problem solving (Certified Basadur Facilitator

- Simplexity System, US, and Canada).

Fernando Messias is also the author of several publications on Law & Business.

Fernando Messias Advogados, Lisbon, Portugal

Head Lawyer, 1998 to Present

Compliment firm’s success with speciality in international arbitration and international

trade law, domestic law, international public law, and company / competition law.

Demonstrate expertise in four main areas of Portuguese domestic law, including litigation /

arbitration, civil law / administrative law, real estate law / administrative law, and taxation

/ business law. Optimise day-to-day operations of two locations, one in Lisbon, the other in

Faro, by co-ordinating workflow of both offices with a total of six employees, ensuring delivery

of competent, quality services. Spearhead business negotiations, mainly for M&As and real

estate, securing mutually beneficial agreements. Firm earned appearances in Legal 500

EMEA, a professional law magazine, based on success as lawyer and facilitator during various

business real estate / hotel purchases and M&As.

▪ International Arbitration Case (2019 to Present): Appointed sole arbitrator by Chairman of

hotel group (Brazil / Singapore) to arbitrate HR-related mismanagement case. Arbitration

seated in Singapore; lead ad hoc arbitration.

▪ International Arbitration Case (2017 to 2018): Appointed arbitrator by UAE real estate

property / hotel owners during breach of contract during hotel construction in Dubai;

German construction company retained Suisse lawyer and third arbitrator appointed as

Chairman of panel of arbitrators. Arbitration seat in London; ad hoc arbitration.

Additional experience as Legal Advisor for the Algarve Regional Directorate of Agriculture &

Fisheries; administered legal advice to senior management, whilst co-ordinating day-to-day


Contact Details

Fernando Messias Law Firm

E-mail addresses: secretariado@fernandomessias.pt


Entertainment Law Firm of the Year – Germany

ARNECKE SIBETH is an independent law firm with 35 partners and more than 100

attorneys at four locations: Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin and Dresden. It ranks among the top

legal service providers in Germany.

We offer comprehensive legal services in selected practice areas and sectors. We call this

approach focused full service.

Our specialists are organised in six strong practice groups which are fully integrated across

the locations and are working together closely as a team.

●Corporate / M&A / Tax

●Real Estate

●Public Law


●IP/IT/Commercial (with sports + media)

●Transportation / aviation / logistics

Our Corporate/M&A Practice is highly valued both domestically and in cross-border

transactions. In the area of Real Estate and Construction/Engineering we can boast one of

the most successful and largest teams in Germany. Many of our professionals working in

the areas of Public Law and IP/IT/Commercial have received multiple awards. We are

leading experts in the Law of Transportation, Aviation and Logistics and our TAL practice

enjoys high acclaim internationally.

We advise multinational groups as well as medium-sized enterprises in various industry

sectors, both domestically and in cross border matters. We have an excellent international

network. Our carefully selected partners Meritas and Interlaw offer access to first class

attorneys in all important legal systems who share our comprehensive approach to legal

services and meet the high expectations of our clients.

At our firm you will deal with partners directly – throughout the entire project. Teams will

be set up in the size as required. We can also handle complex matters with

multidisciplinary and well integrated teams. Always under the clear leadership of a partner

who keeps a watchful eye on the matter and stays in close contact with the client.

We take pride in providing services. It takes more than just legal considerations to find the

right entrepreneurial decision. Therefore we offer “more than law”. It is our ambition to take

a 360-degree look at the picture and thus to have a clear view of all facets of a topic.

Contact Details:




Tel.: +49 69 979885-0

E-Mail: Frankfurt@ArneckeSibeth.com

Tax Law Firm of the Year – Italy

Spadafora De Rosa Law has more than 15 years of history and can provide a full

range of services through its professionals and/or its broad international network.

Alessandro De Rosa has more than 20 years of experience in Contracts, Civil Law,

International Deals, Real Estate, Soccer, Aviation, Fashion, Hotels, VIP Properties,

Apps, etc.

He has a 24/7 problem solving attitude for any emergency of his clients.

Spadafora De Rosa Law has more than 15 years of history and can provide a full

range of services through its professionals and/or its broad international network.

The level of experience reached and the creativity of its professionals represent a

tremendous added value for its clients.

Practice Areas:

- Real estate transactions for VIP properties

- Hotels transactions

- Aviation Global business project start up

- Football deals closed in EU

- App contracts for a new international platform

- Distribution agreements for an international consortium

“Our work and commitments remain the same since our foundation 15 years ago. We

to work hard every single day, the success is proportional to the hours dedicated to

Your structure and clients.”

Contact Details:

Sede di Roma

Via di Trasone, 52 00199

Tel. 06 858221

Fax. 06 8582250

Email: a.derosa@spadaforaderosa.com

Criminal Défense Law Firm of the Year – UK

ABR Solicitors is a nationally recognised criminal defence solicitors practice

specialising in fraud, crime, and regulatory defence. Our mental health and prison

law teams are highly regarded throughout the North of England. We have offices in

Leeds, Liverpool, and London.

Rob Rode

Practice Areas:

Criminal Defence

Business Defence


Regulatory Solicitors

Professional Discipline

Military Law

Mental Health

Prison Law Advice and Representation


Private Prosecution

Rob is a nationally and internationally recognised specialist criminal defence

solicitor. He is an acknowledged specialist fraud (white collar) and regulatory

defence solicitor. He is described in one of the leading guides to the profession as

“like a terrier that never stops digging”. Rob is a supervisor on the Specialist Fraud

Panel set up by the Legal Aid Agency. He is a higher court advocate.

He is described in Chambers 2019 as “a very good lawyer” and a “fearsome

advocate” and recognised as a leading individual in crime fraud and financial crime

by the most recent Legal 500 and Chambers editions, both nationally and locally.

He represents individuals and companies in the UK and abroad facing

investigation/prosecution under the Bribery Act or multijurisdictional legislation

including FCPA. He has experience of dealing with prosecution authorities across

several jurisdictions.

Rob undertakes fraud defence, regulatory defence, white collar defence involving

international/cross-jurisdictional issues, defence of tax /VAT fraud, motoring, and

general criminal matters with (again, according to a leading independent guide) “a

certain panache”.

Rob undertakes private prosecutions on behalf of individuals and companies.

Rob has acted as defence solicitor successfully in numerous cases defending

historic and present-day sexual offence allegations. He also has a particular

interest in defending allegations of serious violence and murder.

He is tactically astute and will ensure that when appropriate a pro-active defence is

pursued in all cases.

Rob trained at Irwin Mitchell and joined the firm in 1998 becoming a partner in

2002 and senior/managing partner in 2013. He was chairman of the Serious Fraud

Association and is a member of SAHCA,POCLA,CLSA the International Criminal

Bar, The American Bar Association, and a member of the criminal duty solicitor

defence scheme.

Contact Details:

81 Chancery Lane



0333 009 8181


Francis Scarpulla

Competition: US Plaintiff Law Firm of the Year

The Scarpulla Law Firm handles antitrust and other competition claims in the United

States, Canada, the European Union, and Taiwan. We profiled the firm as we gained an

insight into the success and strategy of the business from Francis O. Scarpulla.

Based in California, the Scarpulla Law Firm works with a variety of clients, including

Fortune 500 companies, government entities, small businesses, and natural-person

consumers. The team operates with an overall mission of recovering the highest amount of

damages for clients, and it achieves this by prosecuting their claims to the fullest extent of

the law.

Operating exclusively as a litigation boutique, the firm only accepts cases which it believes

are winnable, either because there has already been a governmental-entity investigation, or

because the client has inside information which is sufficient to support the claims.

After taking on the case, the firm’s team works alongside the client every step of the way to

ensure that the desired outcome is achieved. Taking an individual interest in each client,

staff consult with them on a regular basis and involve them in all major decisions. If the

client is not interested in pre-trial resolution of claims, then the team are always prepared

to try their cases.

Ensuring that the firm can adapt to daily developments within the legal industry, attorneys

read all new case-law precedent, the rules of procedure, and statutes in the

competition/antitrust discipline, including how these substantive laws relate to class action


Ensuring that the best result is reached, the law firm’s attorneys consult with each other,

as well as with staff daily to ensure that there is no important information overlooked.

In addition to being admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court, Francis is

admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in England, Wales and the Republic of Ireland. Expanding

its international competition practice in addition to its Canadian and EU competition cases,

the firm will consider the viability of cartel claims in China and India.

Francis has been the recipient of a number of accolades, including: The California State Bar

Antitrust Lawyer of the Year; AI – Most Outstanding Law Firm of the Year; Global Leading

Lawyers – Competition – US Plaintiffs Law Firm of the Year; and Lawyers of Distinction –

Civil Litigation – Top 10% in USA to name a few.

Ultimately, building on the success of its achievements, there are exciting times ahead for

the Scarpulla Law Firm. Francis and the team believe that for EU member states to protect

their citizen-consumers from price-fixing cartels, these states should adopt uniform

competition damage statutes, permit cross-border service of process and discovery, and

enact uniform opt-out class action procedures, as well as permitting contingent fee


Contact Details:

Company: Scarpulla Law Firm

Address: 456 Montgomery Street, 17th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA

Contact: Francis O. Scarpulla

Phone: 001 (415) 788-7210

Website: www.scarpullalaw.com

Aviation Law Firm of the Year – India

Rajinder Narain & Company is one of the oldest solicitors and advocates firm in Delhi, having

come into existence in the year 1950. The firm was the first to be registered with the newly

formed Supreme Court of India and was allotted Chamber No. 1 in Supreme Court precincts.

It operates out of a well-equipped and technologically advanced offices in New Delhi, and has

associate lawyers in all commercially significant cities of India.

The firm has the unique distinction of having two of its founding partners elevated as chief

justices and two others elected as President and the Honorary Secretary of the High Court

and Supreme Court Bar Association. Mr. P. L. Vohra the founding partners was the president

of Delhi High Court Bar Association for a continuous period of 3 years. The firm now has

about 25 lawyers including partners and associates at various levels. As it gazes back at the

last 50 years of its existence, the firm has a reason to feel pride in its lineage and satisfaction

at its work and reputation. Today the firm’s legacy is upheld by a dedicated team of lawyers

who excel in their fields of practice and are so recognised and who have at their command,

the state of art technology, office facilities and an extensive library.

Ravi Nath, managing partner, was the first Indian to be the president of the Inter-Pacific Bar

Association and chair of the IBA aviation committee. He is on the legal advisory panel to the

Aviation Working Group and on IBA’s credentials committee. He has a BCom and an LLB in

international and competition law from King’s College London, and a PIL from Harvard.

He frequently advise major, leading lessors, manufacturers and others concerned with

aviation finance and structuring transactions. Almost all major banks and lessors are clients

including the Exim Bank of the USA, Canada and Japan; export credit agencies in Europe;

Aercap; Avolon; Apollo; BBAM; Aircastle; Orix and equipment manufacturers such as Boeing,

Airbus, Pratt & Whitney, CFM, Rolls-Royce and so on.

A second area of advice is the regulatory aspect of civil aviation: cross-border taxation and

matters relating to aviation authority; the Cape Town Convention; Aircraft Protocol and the

International Registry, and others.

The third and final area of practice in aviation law is litigation/dispute resolution:

enforcement proceedings in Indian and foreign courts, and before the regulatory authorities.

Contact Details:

Maulseri House

7, Kapashera Estate

New Delhi - 110 037



Tel: +91.11.4122.5000


Email: ravi.nath@rnclegal.com


Securities Litigation Law Firm of the Year — USA

Entwistle & Cappucci is a national law firm providing exceptional legal representation to clients

globally in the most complex and challenging legal matters. Our practice encompasses all areas of

litigation including securities, antitrust, corporate transactions, general corporate and commercial,

creditor’s rights and bankruptcy, corporate governance and fiduciary duty, government affairs,

insurance, investigations and white collar defense. Our clients include public and private

corporations, major hedge funds, public pension funds, governmental entities, leading institutional

investors, domestic and foreign financial services companies, emerging business enterprises and

individual entrepreneurs.

Andrew J. Entwistle is the firm’s managing partner in New York City. He received his undergraduate

degree from the University of Notre Dame and his law degree from the University of Syracuse College

of Law. Mr. Entwistle's practice principally involves the representation of public and private

institutional investors and public and private corporations in complex litigation (including both the

prosecution and defense of securities and antitrust cases), corporate finance and transactional

matters and internal investigations.

Our senior partners have diverse experience in the management of complex business litigation,

transactions and corporate investigations in bet the company situations. Over the years, the Firm

represented an impressive roster of clients including the nation’s largest public pension systems,

publicly traded corporations, private equity firms, hedge funds, high net worth investors and

charitable organizations.

As an entrepreneurial firm, we approach the issues facing our clients not merely as lawyers but as

business owners who understand the realities of the modern business environment. We partner

closely with our clients both in formulating highly effective solutions to the challenges they face and in

identifying opportunities that present themselves. This approach has rewarded us with loyal and

expansive relationships of which we are immensely proud. Our reputation as the most highly skilled

and accomplished litigators among clients, adversaries and the judiciary has not been inherited from

prior generations but has been earned day-by-day, client-by-client and matter-by-matter.

Our Firm has litigated newsworthy, high profile and complex cases across a broad spectrum of

substantive areas, representing public and private corporations, major hedge funds, public pension

funds and other leading institutional investors.

We managed through all of these changes on the strength of our Chief Financial Officer and Paralegal

Manager who led the restructuring and move with fantastic support from the rest of our staff.

In late 2015 we restructured our entire IT department in order to move to a cutting edge cloud based

platform that would provide a more collaborative environment for clients and co-counsel. At the same

time we moved to new space with a more flexible floor plan.

We are wholly focused on serving the most complex and serious of our clients' litigation, investigative

and transactional needs. This is work that cannot be efficiently or cost effectively handled in-house at

the level these fast moving situations require.

Contact Details:

Andrew J. Entwistle

299 Park Avenue

20th Floor

New York, NY 10171


Telephone: (212) 894-7200

Fax: (212) 894-7272

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



Mario Brusa

Sergio Spagnolo

Paolo Tosoni

Mauro Carelli

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


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’.

Contact Details:

Studio Legale

Brusa Spagnolo Tosoni Carelli

Viale Piave, 11 - 20129 Milano

Tel: 02/796498

Fax: 02/76000670

E-mail studio@studiobst.com

Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year –


KETNER®, Legal Consultancy, Representation and Protection, Ltd., PATENT ATTORNEY, is

a Slovenian law firm, founded in 2008 by Meti Ketner, an excellent lawyer with extensive

practice in the field of intellectual property and beyond.

Slovenia, as KETNER® Ltd.’s home country, was in the year 2020 classified as part of the

advanced economies group by the International Monetary Fund. It is a country with brilliant,

inventive people possessing top-notch knowledge in all fields of activity, which is the winning

and forward-looking base for a bright future in which KETNER® Ltd. proudly ranks.

KETNER® Ltd. brings together the best experts in the field of Intellectual property law (IP).

Some of the experts have been active in intellectual property for more than 20 years, which

enables the company to achieve the best results in obtaining protection with patents,

registered trademarks, and industrial designs… The key strengths of KETNER® Ltd. are many

years of experience, and personal approach to each client, a great collaboration with partner

patent and law firms globally, enabling its clients to acquire intellectual property rights in

most countries around the world.

KETNER® Ltd. offers:

- Patent protection for inventions in Slovenia, in Europe and around the world:

consultation, preparation, and filing of patent applications and client’s representation

in patent protection procedures in Slovenia, in the PCT international patent protection

procedure for 153 countries and other countries worldwide;

- Trademark protection in Slovenia, Europe and worldwide: consultation, preparation,

and filing of trademark applications and client’s representation in trademark

registration procedures in Slovenia, throughout the European Union, in the

international trademark registration procedure for 125 countries and other countries

around the world;

- Industrial design protection in Slovenia, in Europe and around the world:

consultation, preparation, and filing of industrial design applications and client’s

representation in industrial design protection procedures in Slovenia, throughout the

European Union, in the international industrial design registration procedures for 92

countries and other countries around the world;

- Consultation and preparation of IP contracts: IP rights transfer agreements, license

agreements, copyright agreements and other agreements in the field of IP;

- IP appraisals: partners are court appraisers and specialized in inventive activity. IP

Appraisal may include knowledge gained by experience or by accidental events,

knowledge, and skills gained outside traditional work, know-how, innovations,

trademarks and/or service marks, patents, industrial designs… Court appraised IP

can be, in accordance to the Slovenian law, used as the share capital of the company;

- Preparation and filing of opposition in IP protection procedures;

- IP monitoring;

- Legal consultation, negotiations, representation, protection and enforcement of

intellectual property rights in the field of IP in Slovenia and worldwide;

- Registration of copyright works with the Copyright Agency of Slovenia;

- Representation in domain name alternative dispute resolution procedures;

- Professional translations of legal texts.

KETNER® Ltd. is a member of AIPF (https://aipf.com/), an Association of Intellectual

Property Firms based in New York, USA, international associations of independent specialized

firms that most of their practice dedicates to patents, trademarks, and copyrights, and boasts

a team of established experts, both at the national level, as well as worldwide. KETNER® is

also a member of the AEA International Lawyers Network (AEA) (aeuropea.com). The AEA,

which aims to offer customers the best services around the world, is one of the largest legal

networks in the world in what relates to the number of countries covered.

Meti Ketner, the CEO, Director, and Owner of KETNER® Ltd. is a passionate and innovative

lawyer and a businesswoman, European Trademark and Design Attorney. She takes care

that KETNER® Ltd. is constantly progressing, expanding, and providing services on which

clients can rely on. Before practicing law in her own company, Meti Ketner worked for the

larger Slovenian professional legal offices and institutions of public importance, participating

in international projects of great importance for Slovenia. Meti Ketner is a member of the

FICM (Federation of Integrated Conflict Management) based in New Delhi, India

https://mediationhub.org/) and is a member of the Global Law Expert

(https://www.globallawexperts.com/), based in London, UK. She is also a recommended

member of ADVISORY EXCELLENCE (Meti Ketner - Advisory Excellence) in the field of

intellectual property for the Republic of Slovenia.

KETNER® Ltd., with a wide range of highly qualified experts through the network of its

intellectual property experts, patent attorneys, trademark and design attorneys, and lawyers

worldwide, has developed into a successfully growing modern company open to current and

future challenges to provide its clients with the best protection of their IP rights standing the

test of times.

KETNER® Ltd… For Strong, Secure and Reliable future…

Contact Details:

Practice Areas:

Intellectual Property

Industrial Property



Industrial designs

Geographical indications

Domain names

IP appraisals

ZEBRA® - sound trademarks

TEMPELJ®-translation of texts from the field of IP

KETNER®, Legal Consultancy, Representation and Protection, Ltd., PATENT ATTORNEY

Tržaška cesta 134, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

T: +386 (0) 51 344 655, F: +386 (0) 599 42 142, E: info@ketner.si

Web: www.zascita.si , www.zebra.expert

Meti Ketner, CEO, director, owner

Corporate Law Firm of the Year – Argentina

We are a leading corporate law firm that provides innovative and effective legal

solutions to companies of various specialties and fields.

We foster a pioneering culture based on high performance, teamwork and results

orientation, aligning legal advice with the objectives of our clients.

JORGE DANIEL GRISPO born in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires on

December 10, 1965, is a nationally recognized lawyer specialized in corporate law,

advising and representing companies of various specialties and fields, with a

profuse academic and professional activity.

He is a member of the Argentine Institute of Commercial Law and publishes

periodic publications in the main legal media in the country, such as La Ley, El

Derecho, Abogados.com, Errepar, Rubinzal-Culzoni, among the most prominent.

He is a lecturer and has participated as an exhibitor in numerous academic events

of his specialty.

He began his law studies at the Universidad del Salvador School of Law, obtaining

the title of lawyer on September 28, 1993. Later, he completed a master's degree in

Business Law at the Austral University, obtaining the title of “Magister in Business

Law”, the December 18, 1995, University in which, later did a Postmaster with

specialization in Corporate Law.

In October 2002, he graduated as a “Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Legal

Studies” from Pacific Western University, Los Angeles, California. Later he

continued his studies obtaining a master’s degree in Business Administration at

the Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA). In 2008 he completed a specialization in

Small and Medium Business Management (DPME) at the IAE (Institute of High

Business Studies of the Austral University).

His academic career led him to be a professor of Commercial Law, Bankruptcy Law,

Commercial Societies, Strategy of the Loyal Department and Corporate Dynamics,

both in undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Buenos Aires, at

the Austral University, at the Catholic University. Argentina and in other

prestigious private universities in the Argentine Republic.

Contact Details:

Tucumán 637, 3 ° (CABA)

Buenos Aires, Argentina.




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

Taipei 104, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Tel: +886-2-2585-6688

Fax: +886-2-25989900/25978989


Deep & Far was founded in 1992 and is one of the largest law firms in this country.

The firm is presently focused on the practice in separate or in combination of all

aspects of intellectual property rights (IPRs) including patents, trademarks, copyrights,

trade secrets, unfair competition, and/or licensing, counseling, litigation and/

or transaction thereof. Since this firm edges itself into the IPRs field,

the firm quickly comes to fame. As an illustration, this firm often is one of

the largest sources from which foreign filing orders originate.

The fascinating rise of this firm begins from the founder of Deep & Far attorneysat-law,

C. F. Tsai, who is the one first patent practitioner in this country who both

has technological and law backgrounds and is qualified as a local attorney-at-law.

The patent attorneys and patent engineers in this firm normally hold outstanding

and advanced degrees and are generally graduated from the top five universities in

this country and/or the university in the US. Our prominent staffs are dedicated to

provide the best quality service in IPRs. As a proof, about one half of top 100 incorporations

in this country have experiences of seeking patented their techniques,

but more than one fifth of the top 100 incorporations are/were clients of this firm.

Furthermore, Hi-Tech companies in the science-based industrial park located at

Hsin Chu play an important role in booming the economy of this country. About

one half of which have experiences in seeking patented their techniques, and out

of more than 60% of the patent-experienced companies in that park have ever

entrusted their IPR works to this firm.

We have experienced in seeking IPR-protections for our clients in more than

100 territories all over the world. We have thousands of IPR-cases respectively

prosecuted before official Patent Offices of major industrialized countries.

This firm not only is the most competent in IPR-related matters in this

country but also is very familiar with IPR-practices in major industrialized

countries. As a matter of fact, this firm oftentimes tries and makes precedents

of new claim-drafting styles. While we might have become wonderfully

famed locally with remarkable appreciation and respects, we would like to

extend our services for internationalized or quality service-requiring foreign

conglomerated giants, corporations or individuals. We strongly believe that

we will win more



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