DIRECTORATE

Maxim Tafintsev | President

Maxim Tafintsev
President

Mr. Maxim Tafintsev is a lawyer and the Head of the Moscow Office and Partner of Maalouf Ashford & Talbot, LLP. He is also the Managing Partner and Owner of Russia House International Lawyers since 2004.

He is the President of the Arab-European Legal Association (UAE, Luxembourg), Member of the Board of the Sino-Russian Juridical Society, Member of the International Bar Association (IBA) (London), Member of Hong Kong’s Corporate Lawyers Association, Arbitrator of Kuala Lumpur Regional Arbitration Center (KLRCA).

Maxim has graduated from Far the Eastern State University in Vladivostok. While studying at the university, he received a scholarship from the Government of Japan for students of the former Soviet Union. He has had internships and training in English, New Zealand, Korean and Singapore law firms.

Maxim has extensive experience in criminal law matters, representing interests and protecting the interests of suspects and defendants at all stages of the criminal process, including representation in court. He also has extensive practical experience as a lawyer in the field of foreign direct investment, banking law, aviation and maritime law, corporate law, arbitration, bankruptcy, lobbying and representation of clients’ interests in the highest federal and regional government bodies, ministries and departments of Russia. Maxim is a speaker at the IBA and KazanSummit international legal conferences, on the legal regulation of banks and Islamic finance.

Abdul Rahman | Chairman

Abdul Rahman
Chairman

Mr. Abdul Rahman is the owner of Abdul Rahman BMH in Singapore.

Rahman graduated from the National University of Singapore with a LLB (Hons) in 2008 and was subsequently called to the Bar as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in May 2009. Rahman is also a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians Singapore.

With regards to Family Law, Rahman concentrates on Syariah Law Practice and he has successfully argued cases before the Appeal Board of the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore on various occasions. He also volunteers on the Legal Committee of the Muslim Convert’s Association of Singapore and he is an Executive Committee Member of the Association of Muslim Lawyers.He is also on the Board of Directors for the Muslimin Trust Fund Association.

Evgeny Bogomolov | Senior Vice-President

Evgeny Bogomolov
Senior Vice-President

Evgeny Bogomolov is a member-lawyer of the Bar of Lawyers “KUTUZOVSKAYA”.

Mr. Bogomolov has graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Far Eastern State University (the city of Vladivostok) in 1999.Evgeny specializes in Corporate and entrepreneurial law, construction and investment, private international law and arbitration.

He has started his professional career in 1994 as an attorney assistant in SKA No. 7 of the Primorsky Regional Bar Association. Since 1999 he is a member of an International Bar Association “St. Petersburg”.

From 2008 to 2017, he has been the Chairman of the Permanent Arbitration Court “Eurasian Arbitration”. Mr. Bogomolov has participated as an arbitrator in the consideration of more than 30 civil-law disputes. He has as well been a member of the Council of the Chamber of Advocates of St. Petersburg from 2013 to 2015.
Since 2015, Evgeny is a Public Representative of the Commissioner for the Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights in St. Petersburg, and the President of the St. Petersburg Arbitration Association.

He was awarded a medal in honour of the 10th anniversary of the Guild of Russian Lawyers “For conscientious and highly professional work”.

Nahar Daif Allah Al-Dalbahi | Senior Vice President

Nahar Daif Allah Al-Dalbahi
Senior Vice President - (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh)

Tel. 00966569092409
e-mail: nahar@aldalbahilaw.sa

Qualifications
Bachelor of Law – King Saud University in Riyadh, year of graduation: 1998

Languages: arab (native speaker), English (high level of proficiency)

Professional experience
1. Practicing the legal profession and legal consultancies since graduation from King Saud University dated 1998.
A- Attorney and Legal consultant Saud Al-Shawaf office, legal attorneys and consultants: practice all legal works and rendering the legal consultancies.
B- Attorney and Legal consultant Ahmed Zaki Yamani Office, Legal attorneys and consultants (Manager of Riyadh Office):
• practice all legal profession works.
• manage and supervise legal works
• instruct and advise all personnel including consultants and employees.
2. Member of Arab in Lawyers Union in Cairo under No. (10338).
3. Member of Saudi Lawyers Society under no. 775
4. Holder of Legal Profession License from Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
5. Holder of Legal Profession License from Ministry of Justice under No. (105).

Among professional acheivements:

• Chief Counselor and Manager of Nahar Al-Dalbahi, Attorneys and Counselors at Law.
• President of International Center for Leaders.
• Chairman of International Center for Law and Management.
• Private Consular for members in the Royal Family.

Mr Nahar Al-Dalbahi is attorney and legal counselor for a great range of companies in different business fields, among which are:
• Imtiyaz Al-Saudia Holding ltd. Co.
• ALSHAMIL markets.
• ALRAJHI Co.
• Sebco Co.
• Platinum Summit Co.
• Al Ayash Steel Industries Est
• Gharaa United Contracting Co.
• Alsahraa TV channel.
• Creative Factory Co.

Andrey Ragulin | Senior Vice President

Andrey Ragulin
Senior Vice President

Andrey Ragulin, Doctor of Law, was appointed by the Directorate as the Senior Vice President of the Association.

Born in the city of Ufa, Russia, he graduated from the Law Faculty of the Bashkir Economics and Law College (2000) and the Law Faculty of the Eastern Institute of Economics, Humanities, Management and Law (2003).

In 2005 he defended his thesis entitled “Hooliganism in the criminal law” in Chelyabinsk State University. In 2015 he defended his doctor’s dissertation entitled “Professional rights of defense counsel in the Russian Federation: questions of theory and practice” in Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.

He speaks Russian and English.

Experience:
2001-2002: legal adviser, Selena LLC.
2002-2003: assistant, Department of Legal Disciplines, Bashkir Economics and Law College.
2003-2004: Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, Professor, Department of Criminal Law and Process, Eastern Economics, Law and Humanities Academy.
2004-2005: paralegal.
2005-2014: attorney, “Muratov and Partners” Bar of the Republic of Bashkortostan.
Since 2015: attorney, “Moscow Law Center” Bar.
Since August 2012 Mr. Ragulin also works as the Editor-in-Chief of the “Eurasian Bar” scientific journal.

Since 2012 he serves as the Deputy Chairman of the Scientific Advisory and Expert Council of the Guild of Russian Lawyers, being a member since 2009. Mr. Ragulin also currently serves as the Deputy Chairman of the Commission for the Protection of the Professional Rights of Lawyers – Members of Lawyers’ Entities of the Guild of Russian Lawyers.

His scientific papers center on problems of regulation, practical implementation and protection of the professional rights of attorney in criminal proceedings, activities of a defense attorney in criminal proceedings and actual problems of crime qualification.
He has authored more than two hundred scientific papers and high school books, including monographs “Hooliganism: Criminal Law Characteristics”; “General Provisions of the Doctrine on Professional Protection in Criminal Cases”; “Advocacy and the Doctrine of Professional Protection in Criminal Matters in Russian Legal Science”; “Participation of a Professional Defender during the Stages of a Criminal Process”, “Professional Rights of a Defense Attorney in the Russian Federation and Foreign Countries”, “Current Problems of Regulation and Protection of Professional Rights of a Defense Attorney in Russia”, “Organization of a Defense Attorney Activities: Improvement of the Regulation and Implementation of Professional Rights”.

The main directions of his legal practice include:
– protection and representation of the interests of actors in criminal cases of any category of complexity and focus;
– protection and representation of the interests of parties in civil and administrative cases;
– drafting legal documents of a particular complexity;
– legal audit and preparation of scientific advisory legal opinions on criminal cases and cases involving administrative violations;
– consulting assistance during a negotiating process;
– representation of legal interests of participants in government bodies, local self-government, public associations and other organizations.

Awards and honors:
– Winner of the All-Russian Best Scientific Book Competition (organized by the Fund for the Development of Domestic Education, Sochi, 2007, 2008, 2011);
– Winner of the All-Russian Competition for the Best Scientific Work Among Students and Graduate Students (Young Scientists) On the Issues of Legal Support For Human Security (held by Professor Ter-Akopov Foundation For Assistance To Scientific Research In the Field of Legal Support for Human Security, Moscow, 2007, 2012);
– Awarded with a letter of thanks as the supervisor of the best work on “My Legislative Initiative” topic at the Second All-Russian Competition of Youth of Educational Institutions and Scientific Organizations (“Integration” National System, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Moscow, 2007);
– Awarded with a Diploma for the supervising of the scientific work awarded with a Winner Diploma in Jurisprudence section at the XIII Republican Scientific Papers of Bashkir Students Contest (Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Ufa, 2008);
– Winner of the All-Russian Best Scientific Jurisprudence Book of University Lecturers and Practitioners Competition (Legislative Assembly of the Chelyabinsk Oblast, South Ural State University, Chelyabinsk, 2009);
– Winner of the “Lawmaker of the Republic of Bashkortostan” Republican Legal Acts Draft Contest – part of the “Lawmaker” All-Russian Legal Acts Draft Contest (State Assembly – Kurultay of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Ufa, 2012);
– Awarded with a letter of thanks for his conscientious work and professional skill on occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Administration (Administration of the Oktyabrsky District, Ufa, 2012);
– Repeatedly awarded with letters of thanks, honorary diplomas and valuable gifts for the skilful supervising of students’ research work and training students for school competitions as well as competitions of scientific papers. For his high personal results in scientific activities and years of responsible and fruitful work in 2015 Mr. Ragulin was awarded the title of “Veteran of the Eastern Economics, Law and Humanities Academy”;
– Awarded with the Honorary Certificate for his irreproachable and conscientious work on the protection of the constitutional rights of citizens and for loyalty to the lawyer’s duty (Bar of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Ufa, 2010);
– Awarded with Plevako Silver Medal for his achievements in protecting the rights and legitimate interests of citizens and legal entities, developing legal science, training qualified legal personnel, and actively working to strengthen the unity of the legal profession. (Moscow, Committee for the award of lawyers of the name of F.N. Plevako, 2014).

Vakhtang Fedorov | Vice-President

Vakhtang Fedorov
Vice-President

Mr. Fedorov is an Advisor to the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation. He is the head of the Scientific and Practical Center for Media Development and Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution under the FPA. Mr. Fedorov has been working in this field for 20 years. He has obtained his PhD in Law in Kutafin Moscow State Law University.

Ruslan Makarov | Vice-President

Ruslan Makarov
Vice-President

Ruslan Makarov is the President of the International Fund “Mankind”, author of scientific monographs on philosophy, jurisprudence and ethnology, Grand Doctor of Philosophy (GPhD) – Doctor of Law.

Mr. Makarov is a full member of the Russian Geographical Society. He is an author of the global research project “Multimedia Cultural and Local History Anthology”. He is as well the President of the National Foundation for the Promotion of International Youth Organizations “JCI” (Russia), senator and rounder JCI (World Youth Chamber), National President of JCI Russia 2010, Chairman of the JCI Russia 2011 senatorial committee. Ruslan Alexandrovich has more than 40 international, state and public awards.

Mikhail Davydov | Vice-President

Mikhail Davydov
Vice-President

Mikhail Davydov is the representative to international organizations of National Grain Producers Union of Russia. Mr Davydov is a volunteer assistant to the Deputy Chair of the Council of Federation and heads Council’s International Economic Cooperation Working Group. Mr. Davydov is also a part of Investment Policy Council, Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as an expert of Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s Business Council.

Since 1992 Mr Davydov has worked as a financial analyst in various international companies, including French bank Credit Commercial de France. Mr Davydov has also consulted World Bank in Russia and UAE’s National Holding.

He speaks English and French.

Marco Montanarini | Vice-President Italy

Marco Montanarini
Vice-President Italy

Marco Montarini is an expert in civil, corporate and contract law.
In 2001 he graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Bologna, and also received the Diploma of the XIV Summer Seminar on International Law at the Eric Kasren Institute of International Law in Helsinki.
Since January 2007, Mr. Montanarini is an independent specialist. He cooperates with the legal advice of lawyer Lorenzo Tomasini on judicial and extrajudicial matters, paying special attention to the preparation of complex structured contracts, provision of a wide range of services to commercial companies, disputes related to international commercial law, tax planning and analysis of cases of contractual and extra-contractual liability. He also cooperates with the Morgano Bureau on an on-going basis.

Ilya Kosyanenko | Belarus Board Member

Ilya Kosyanenko
Belarus Board Member

Mr. Kosyanenko has studied International Law at Belorussian State University.
He is the Director of the State-owned Foreign Trade Unitary Enterprise «BELSPETSVNESHTECHNIKA» in Minsk.

Mr. Kenneth Camilleri | Malta Board Member

Mr. Kenneth Camilleri
Malta Board Member

Kenneth is a Senior Partner at Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, a leading law firm with offices in Malta, Cyprus, London and Zurich. Kenneth specializes in corporate and personal taxation and also on VAT. Kenneth advises corporate clients represented by the firm on tax and VAT aspects of operating locally and internationally.

He is also the partner in charge of the Asia desk within the firm, with particular responsibility for China and Hong Kong. The firm has been actively involved in China for the last decade with different involvements ranging from speaking at legal conferences, working with Chinese law firms and consultancy companies and providing Maltese and European legal, tax and immigration advice to law firms, banks, family offices and immigration agents. The firm has also assisted Chinese companies in international investment.

Kenneth is also a key advisor on Malta Citizenship by Investment, MaltaGolden Visa, the Malta Global Residence Programme, Cyprus Citizenship by Investment , Cyprus Permanent Residency and for buying property in Malta and Cyprus. He is a member of the Tax Committee of the Malta Institute of Accountants and the Tax Committee of the Institute of Financial Specialists. Kenneth received a diploma in commerce at the University of Malta in 2000, as well as a diploma in accounting (Honors) in 2002.
He speaks Maltese, English, Italian.

Nikolay Morozov | Board Member

Nikolay Morozov
Board Member

Mr. Morozov – Doctor of Law, Professor, specializing in international and comparative law, criminology, criminal law; Member of the Scientific Advisory Board under the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation.

Vice-rector for the development of the campus FEFU. He passed internships in Japan, USA, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary and Poland.

In 1996 he graduated with honors from the Faculty of Law of the Far Eastern State University, at the same time – the Department of Japanese Studies at the Eastern Institute.

In 2000 he received a degree of candidate of legal sciences, later became a doctoral student of Moscow State University. Lomonosov Moscow State University. The author of more than 50 scientific publications (including in a foreign language, four monographs). From 1996 to 1999, he conducted legal and entrepreneurial activities abroad, being the head of a number of international Japanese-Russian, Japanese-Canadian projects. Lawyer, Chairman of the Council of the PACA “Just Cause”. The founder and head of the development company ZAO Orlinoye Nest, chairman of the board of directors of JSC Dalenergomontazh.

Since 1999, he was engaged in political activities: Duma deputy Vladivostok, deputy of the Primorsky Krai Legislative Assembly, chairman of the regional politics and legality committee. Chairman of the Board of the Russia-Japan Society, Primorsky Branch of the Association of Lawyers of Russia.

Nikolay Malashenko | Board Member

Nikolay Malashenko
Board Member

Mr. Malashenko was born in 1974. He has graduated from the Far Eastern State University with a degree in law and financial management. Since 2000, he held various managerial positions in Synergy-Vostok JSC.
Since 2004, he heads the Legal Department of PJSC “Synergy”. He has been working for the company for 15 years.

Denis Fridman | Board Member

Denis Fridman
Board Member

Denis Fridman is an international legal practitioner and Managing Partner at Fridman, Girin and Partners Law Firm. Since 2019 Mr Fridman serves as Arbitrator at RSPP Arbitration Center (Russia). He is also an expert to Krasnodar Region Business Ombudsman.

An active member of Russian advocate community, Mr Fridman chairs Committee on Advocate Cooperation at Krasnodar Region Branch, Association of Lawyers of Russia. Mr Fridman is also a member of Russian International Law Association.

He speaks Russian and English.

Anthony Lai | Hong Kong Board Member

Anthony Lai
Hong Kong Board Member

Mr. Anthony Lai is the founder and principal solicitor of M.C.A. Lai & Co., Solicitors. He graduated from the University of Sydney in Australia in 1998, and was awarded a double degree in Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce, and later acquired Master of Laws in University of London, United Kingdom.

In 1999, Mr. Anthony Lai was admitted as a solicitor of the High Court of New South Wales, Australia. In 2002 and 2004, he became solicitor the High Court of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and England & Wales respectively. Having practiced law in one of the largest international law firm in the world for 7 years, Mr. Anthony Lai gained rich experiences in the legal profession and broad horizon, and he became confident in establishing his own law firm. In 2008, Mr. Anthony Lai set up M.C.A. Lai & Co., Solicitors pursuing his ideals and aspiration.

Leonardo Andriulo | Italy Board Member

Leonardo Andriulo
Italy Board Member

Mr. Andriulo is the founding Partner of the Andriulo & Partners European Law Firms.

Mr. Andriulo has extensive experience in many legal fields. He is an expert in Bankruptcy and forced sales, company restructuring, expert manager activities, Company law and management, company analysis and evaluation, extraordinary company operations (M&A), globalization (internationalization) and joint venture agreements, audit company and compliance and international taxation and trial. He is licensed as trusted professional by Italian executions and bankruptcy Courts. His other areas of expertise are European debt collecting activities, international and European law, import/export EU operation and financial instruments, International Contracts and negotiation technique. Mr. Andriulo also advises on IT, privacy officer, e-commerce and internet crimes, international Arbitration and foreign investment, ADR conflicts resolutions, Project Financing, Real Estate field and legal matters, Sport law and arbitration/trial procedures and Criminal liability company.

Mr. S.K. Singhi | India Board Member

Mr. S.K. Singhi
India Board Member

Mr. S.K. Singhi, Founder & Managing Partner has been a Practicing Company Secretary before he decided to establish a full-fledged Law Firm to provide quick and professional services and solutions to complex legal issues to its clients. He is a well known personality in the Corporate Sector and has behind him a rich and vast experience of more than 25 years in dealing with corporate and legal matters of complex and varied nature.Mr. Singhi represents various large corporates and has had the opportunity of successfully addressing various high profile litigations and disputes.
Mr. Singhi/S.K. Singhi & Co.is associated with various Chambers and Bars:

Panel of Arbitrators of:
a) Indian Council of Arbitrators (ICA).
b) Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and industry (FICCI).
c) Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI).

Life /Corporate Associate member of:
i) Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
ii) Indian Chambers of Commerce (ICC)
iii) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)
iv) Bengal Chambers of Commerce & Industry (BCCI)
v) CREDAI BENGAL.
vi) Direct Taxes Professional’s Association. (DTPA)
vii) Association of Tax Lawyers (ATL)
viii) International Council of Consultants. (ICC)

Membership of Bars/Association
i) Bar Association of Supreme Court of India
ii) Indian National Bar Association (INBA)
iii) Bar Association of Calcutta High Court
iv) Incorporated Law Society of Calcutta (ILS)
v) Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF)

Mr. Ashish Deep Verma | India Board Member

Mr. Ashish Deep Verma
India Board Member

Mr. Ashish Deep Verma, Lawyer, Vidhiśāstras-Advocates & Solicitors has extended its branches and has Pan India operation including New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jaipur, Lucknow and Patna. The Firm has a substantial team of dedicated and devoted lawyers who are result oriented and serve the interest of the clients with utmost determination.

Mr. Verma is one of the most dynamic, enterprising and prominent lawyer in Indian territory who has converted most of the cases in his favour while defending his clients at different levels of litigation and in different fields of legal arena with expertise in Corporate & commercial laws, International and Arbitration Laws, Civil and Criminal Litigation and in contractual and medical negligence cases as well as that of customs & excise laws.

Mr. Verma has successfully advised his client’s stake at Queens Bench at United Kingdom in a case of accidental claim. Mr. Verma is enrolled with Bar at New Delhi with vast experience in the field of litigation and Corporate Law Practice.

Mr. Verma is a regular Speaker at International Events and Conferences and has been attending World IP Forum, Events organized by Indian National Bar Association and Russian Asian Legal Association and World IP Forum at different National and International level.

Mr. Verma has been speaking on International topics such as;

“Customs regulation within the framework of the Customs Union of the EAEC: the benefits of cooperation for partners from Asia”.

“Emerging Trends in International Trade”

“Trademark Vs. Copyright names”

“Exclusivity in Trademark Vs. Trademark within Public Domain”

Mr Sameer Jain | India Board Member

Mr Sameer Jain
India Board Member

Mr Sameer Jain‘s practice primarily focuses on International Commercial Arbitration, Corporate & Tax Litigation and advisory. With an innate understanding of the legal, political and commercial environment, he has successfully argued and concluded matters involving stakes of over USD 50 billion at the Supreme Court, various High Courts and Tribunals.

Mr Sameer has served as lead counsel in several matters involving intricate and complex legal issues, specifically in the areas of Taxation (Customs, Excise, Service Tax, VAT, GST and Direct Tax), Arbitration, Foreign Contribution Regulation, Bank Guarantee, Tenders, Land Laws and Corporate Commercial disputes. He has acted for various multinational corporations, foreign governments, high-profile individuals and royal families. He also actively represents
clients from Russia, Israel and Japan.

Mr Sameer worked with some of the best organizations in the country such as Goldman Sachs, Ernst & Young and Luthra & Luthra Law Offices. Mr Sameer has been appointed as a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, Paris and also form part of the core-committee of ICC’s India Arbitration Group.

Gao Xiaoguang (高晓光) | China Board Member

Mr. Gao Xiaoguang (高晓光)
China Board Member

Gao Xiaoguang is:

  • The director of Related Business Committee – Hebei Provincial Lawyers’ Association Foreign;
  • Vice Director of Antitrust Professional Committee – All China Lawyers’ Association;
  • Arbitrator – CIETAC.

Mister Gao has wealth of experience in specialized areas of the law, such as international investments, international trade, merges and absorption, the corporate law and anti-dumping operations. Working languages – Chinese, English.

Ms. Noura AlMaazmi | Dubai (United Arab Emirates) Board Member

Ms. Noura AlMaazmi
Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

Ms. Noura AlMaazmi was born and grew up in United Arab Emirates, completed her university studies at the University of Sharjah with a specialization in law.
As a Lawyer, attended the Judicial Institute of the Law department for one year and was trained in United Arab Emirates courts of various kinds and degrees under the supervision of specialized advisors of higher courts, she obtained a license in 2010, and became approved at all courts, including the Court of Cassation and supreme court.
After gaining experience in law, established a law firm and legal consultancy with a specialized multinational group of highly specialized members in all areas of laws.

Ms. Noura AlMaazmi obtained a certificate as Special Notary qualified and approved from the Courts of United Arab Emirates, she has also obtained a diploma in diplomatic and political relations and international disputes and has been licensed as an Arbitrator from International Arbitration Organization in Egypt.

Ms. Sophia Yazane | Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) Board Member

Ms. Sophia Yazane
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

With over 15 years’ extensive international tax and VAT experience, Ms. Sophia Yazane has advised international corporations, financial institutions, private equity funds and HNW families.

She has worked extensively across many complex issues and territories, gained in both in “BIG 4” practices and major law firms such as Ernst & Young, KPMG and Baker McKenzie.

Moreover, Sophia has advised and coordinated complex regional tax advice for international companies that intend to invest in the Middle East and Africa on cross-border transactions and tax restructuring.

With her long-standing international tax and legal network, she can offer a seamless, comprehensive and integrated worldwide advice.

Sophia was born in Paris and is of Moroccan heritage.  She holds three Master’s Degrees including a Master’s Degree in International Tax from the Sorbonne University.  She speaks fluently French, English, Arabic and Berber.

Ms. Martina Jankovská | Czech Republic Board Member

Ms. Martina Jankovská
Czech Republic

Dr. Martina Jankovská graduated in Law at the Charles University in Prague in 1993 and she received her PhD in Law 4 years later; before that Martina also graduated in Economics. Since her early career, Martina worked in the Czech-Austrian law firm Czerwenka & Partner in Brno and after moving to Prague she became a partner in an international law firm SCWP Schindhelm.

Martina deals with the law of business corporations, labor law, IP protection, IT law, data protection law and the dispute agenda. Besides her native Czech, Martina speaks German, English and Russian.

Randolph Khoo | Singapore Board Member

Randolph Khoo
Singapore Board Member

Mr. Randolph Khoo, LL.B, Admitted to the Singapore Bar (1990), heads the Dispute Resolution Department at Drew & Napier, one of the biggest law firms of Singapore.

He is keenly involved in arbitration and international disputes. Randolph has been recognised by Chambers Global 2017 as a leading practitioner in the area of dispute
resolution in Singapore and China for the past six years, in addition to being endorsed by Best Lawyers International 2017 for arbitration and mediation in Singapore.

Randolph has been praised by legal publications and clients for being especially experienced in China-related arbitrations, having advised numerous Chinese clients on high-stakes disputes, and acted as counsel in arbitrations held under CIETAC rules; and as a Leader of a ‘very accessible and efficient’ team, who is ’well versed in international arbitration, willing to listen and extremely business-oriented’.

Randolph joined Drew & Napier in 1990 after graduating with academic prizes and topping the final examination and public international law course at the National University of Singapore.

Rosanna Minoshis | Cyprus Board Member

Rosanna Minoshis
Cyprus Board Member

Mrs. Rosanna Minoshis in 2017, was one of the founding partners of the firm Amelor Accountants Limited, which offers a wide range of tax and financial services solutions to clients of various sizes, both locally and internationally.

She is a Certified Public Accountant (New York) and has been a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus since 2006.

She has almost 20 years of experience in audit, tax and advisory. She has acquired her expertise during her employment at various financial and audit firms, both large, such as CIBC World Markets in New York and KPMG Cyprus and various smaller firms.

She has acquired her Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Marketing and International Business at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business of the New York University and her Master in Business Administration degree with specialization in Public Accounting from the Zicklin Business School of Baruch College, City University of New York.

She was born in London and is of Greek-Cypriot descent. She is fluent in English and Greek (both native languages).

Nicholas S. Hammond | Romania Board Member

Nicholas S. Hammond
Romania Board Member

Mr Nicholas S. Hammond is a highly experienced English speaking commercial lawyer based in Romania having practised both in the City of London and Romania.  He was the first English solicitor to come to Romania in 1990.  His practise covers all aspects of corporate and commercial law including company formations and corporate restructuring, joint ventures and inward investment.  He has advised clients in such varied fields as aviation, insurance, banking, retail, agriculture, project finance as well as venture capital investments. He advises on real estate matters as well as leasing and Romanian intellectual property matters.

He has experience in many areas of law including aviation, natural resources, finance and insurance, intellectual property and employment as well as counselling companies entering the Romanian market.

He has spoken on a number of webinars. Currently he writes a blog on Romanian law as well as doing business in Romania.

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Supervisory Council

Jean-Philippe Chetcuti | Chairman of the Supervisory Council

Jean-Philippe Chetcuti
Chairman of the Supervisory Council

Jean-Philippe ChetcutiDip.Tax, Dip.ITM, B.A., LL.M.(Warwick), LL.D., TEP, is co-founder and managing partner at Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates and heads the specialised Residency and Citizenship practice across Malta and Cyprus, advising HNWIs and their family offices, law firms, private banks and financial advisors. Jean-Philippe is a private client lawyer specialising in international tax, wealth/business structuring, global citizenship and residency planning for high net worth individuals and families.

His thought leadership is recognised in the area of Maltese immigration law and he has represented a number of professional associations on policy reform issues concerning Malta’s attractiveness for HNWIs, foreign retirees and expatriates and has been instrumental in the introduction and development of residency and citizenship by investment programmes in Malta. He was a prominent driver behind the enactment of the Family Business Act in Maltese law.

With 15 years of specialised experience and handing over 1,000 citizenship and residency applications with an unblemished 100% success rate, Jean-Philippe was the first to be accredited in January 2014 to handle citizenship by investment applications directly with the Government holding licence no. IIP001. In 2016, he become the first to be promoted as ‘Approved Agent’, in recognition of the firm’s track record of quality and success in handling citizenship applications.

Central to his role as managing partner of the firm, Jean-Philippe feels that continuous client contact and thought-leadership remain central in keeping the firm focused on the opportunities and challenges faced by clients in the real world. In addition to this, Jean-Philippe maintains regular speaking roles at various international fora and academic institutions on international taxation and trust law.

Jean-Philippe is a Maltese national raised and educated in Malta, but has lived in the UK where he pursued further studies in international tax and economic law. He is married and has an adorable little son and daughter who help restore balance in an otherwise hectic lifestyle.

Ambrose Lam | Hong Kong

Ambrose Lam
Hong Kong

Ambrose is a founding and a managing partner of the Lam, Lee & Lai law firm. He had studied abroad in England for seven years and acquired the qualification of solicitor in England & Wales by passing the local examination.

Ambrose is qualified as a Solicitor of Hong Kong (1988), Solicitor of England & Wales (1993), and Solicitor of Singapore (1993). Since 2003, he has been a China-Appointed Attesting Officer appointed by the Ministry of Justice of the People’s Republic of China. Thereafter, he was also appointed the arbitrator of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Guangzhou Arbitration Commission, Xiamen Arbitration Commission, and South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration/Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration. He served as the President of The Law Society of Hong Kong from 2013 to 2014.

Dr. Alexander Lindemann | Switzerland

Dr. Alexander Lindemann
Switzerland

Dr. Alexander Lindemann is the founding partner of Lindemann Rechtsanwälte. He advises investment funds, asset managers, private clients, investors and banks in legal, regulatory and tax matters. As a lawyer he is admitted in Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany and Liechtenstein. Dr. Alexander Lindeman is the author of numerous scientific works on capital market and taxation issues. He is the President of the Capital Market Forum Switzerland.
Alexander studied at University of Bayeruth, Julius-Maximilian University Würzburg and W&L School of Law in Virginia, USA. Alexander has worked in leading positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Credit Suisse & Clifford Chance before founding Lindemann Rechtsanwälte.
Dr. Lindemann speaks German, fluent English, Spanish, French and basic Russian.

David Zhou | PRC, Shanghai

David Zhou
PRC, Shanghai

Mr. Zhou has started legal career from contentious and non-contentious issues related to trade and shipping industry.He also specializes in insurance, cross-border investment and transaction, litigation and arbitration since late 90’s.David advises foreign clients from US, Europe and ASEAN nations of diverse industries on investing in China, prosecuting and enforcing their rights and interests nationwide.David is very active in dispute resolution related to civil and commercial matters, and has been appointed to shed light on the Chinese law-related issues and issues in China for the courts and arbitration tribunals out of China.

As a recommended individual by Legal500, a leading legal practitioner in China by Euromoney, a highly recommended leading lawyer in China by Chambers Asia-Pacific and representative of various associations, David retains extensive and close relationship with professional organizations and law offices worldwide.

Muharrem Ozay | Turkey

Muharrem Ozay
Turkey

Muharrem Özay is the founder of the Özay Law Firm in Istanbul, which he has established in 1992.

He has graduated from the Ankara University with a Degree in International Business, Trade, and Tax Law in 1991, and has obtained his Masters Degree in Bahcesehir University in 2011.

His expertise areas are Family Law, Mediation and Legal Research.

Darius Gibasiewicz | Warsaw

Darius Gibasiewicz

Dariusz Gibasiewicz is the founder of the the law firm GIBASIEWICZ in Warsaw. 

Undergraduate:

1)October 1996 – June 2001: Obtained M.A. in Law at University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań (Department of Law and Administration), Poland.

2) October 1999-June 2001 – Obtained a Diploma in an Introduction to English Law and the Law of the European Union, University of Cambridge in collaboration with University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań.

Dariusz Gibasiewicz is the author of articles on a wide variety of topics in taxation; representative topics include European Union tax law (particularly value added tax, main works published on VAT: see above doctoral dissertation published by Wolters Kluwer and also commentaries on judgments of the European Court of Justice.

Dariusz Gibasiewicz is the member of: International Fiscal Association (Polish branch) [since 2006], European Association of Lawyers (EAL) [since 2012, since 2017 – member of the Management Board], International Bar Association [since 2016], European Law Institute [since 2016], Eastern Bars Commission of European Bars Federation [since 2015], New Technologies Commission of European Bars Federation [since 2015]

Igor Vyshegorodtsev

Igor Vyshegorodtsev

Since 1999 Mr. Igor Vyshegorodtsev works as a trustee in a bankrupcy. A member of INSOL International as an bankrupcy expert, he currently heads a branch of the “Avangard” Association of Trustees in Bankrupcy located in the city of Voronezh, Russia. Mr. Vyshegorodstev also serves as a member of the Renumeraton Board of the Russian Union of the Self-Regulatory Associations of Trustees in Bankrupcy. From 2009 to 2010 he has chaired the Voronezh Oblast Arbitral Tribunal. Mr. Vyshegorodtsev also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the “Anti-Crisis Managers Herald” and has authored numerous articles and books on bankrupcy issues.

Mr. Vyshegorodtsev has vast experience in bankrupcy cases, including those involving up to 8,300 debitors and assets as high as 2,5 billions of Russian roubles.

Taris Ahmad | Germany

Taris Ahmad

Taris Ahmad, LLM, Dipl.Int.Arbitr.L. is a Rechtsanwalt (Germany) & Solicitor-Advocate of the Supreme Court (England & Wales), educated
at the London School of Economics and King’s College in History, International Relations and Law. He completed the Arabic Linguists Georgetown Programme in six months.

His practice focuses on MENA international contracts and disputes and assisting MENA and other foreign investors in Germany with their corporate and immigration needs. Clients include for example the Jordanian Atomic Energy Commission, King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy, King Salman Center for Disability Research, Saudi Aramco approved GES+ contractors and the administrator of the Saudi Deputy Foreign Minister.

His practice is based in the Westend of Frankfurt am Main in chambers with  eight tax advisors and three senior corporate lawyers (also dually qualified) forming a full service transaction team running M&A transactions and arbitration disputes in both German and English.

He was quoted on Bloomberg and published detailed legal court commentary on the German commercial code and a university textbook on Islamic Banking and Finance. Taris is engaged in society and was sworn as an Honorary German Civil Servant, appointed by the Parliamentary Assembly as an advisor to the Council of Europe and was part of the Cabinet team of the European Commissioner for Energy Mr Günter Oettinger.