Legal Of Counsels – Abroad

The foreign “of – counsel” lawyers are licensed in their jurisdiction and will represent clients of Legal Alliance in their country or advise our team in Munich in all legal issues regarding their jurisdiction:

Olayinka Alao

Mohamed Al Mehairi

Elena Biloshuk

Ella Cheong
Hong Kong

Dr. Oscar Gong Chu

José C. F. Greenfield
Balearic Islands

Elliott J. Hahn

Dr. Andras Krasznai

Jiri Kučera
Czech Republic

Dr. Agron Lamaj

Karel Mul

Yann Mrazek

Saad Naffa

Roberto Nicolini

Dr. Hassan Abdelrahim Okour

Sameer Rastogi

Katerina Shopova

Dr. Jacinto Soler Padro

Zahra Tahsili

Flavia Teodosiu

Mohamed Zaanouni

Ramy Torbey

Areti Charidemou


Olayinka Alao, Nigeria

Rechtsanwalt Olayinka AlaoOlayinka holds a LL.M. and a LL.B. of the University of Lagos. Olayinka is a highly resourceful and hardworking lawyer with an enthusiasm for continuous learning and excellence. He is a recipient of the University of Lagos Scholars’ Award – the most prestigious academic award in that institution, and has remarkable expertise in commercial law. He also holds a Master of Laws degree from the same University, majoring on core commercial courses such as Energy Resources Law, Tax Law, Maritime Law, and Law of Secured Credit Transactions.

Olayinka is also a prolific writer with several critically acclaimed articles on topical and recondite legal issues to his credit.


Focus of legal activity
  • Business Advisory
  • Capital Markets
  • Foreign Direct Investments
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Taxation
  • Power & Utilities
  • Project Finance
  • Securitization
  • Shipping
  • Real Estate
  • Dispute Resolution


Track Record
  • Advising the Preferred Bidder in respect of its US$625 Million acquisition of 80% of the issued share capital of Benin Generation Company Limited in the privatization by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) of 10 thermal generating plants
  • Advising the Preferred Bidder in respect of its US$580 Million acquisition of 80% of the issued share capital of Calabar Generation Company Limited in the privatization by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) of 10 thermal generating plants.
  • Advising a group of foreign investors on the establishment of a mining company in Nigeria.
  • Advising an indigenous oil and gas company on its US$45 Million acquisition of sixteen (16) marine vessels from an indigenous marine company.
  • Advised an indigenous oil and gas company, on its US$2.56 billion acquisition of 45% participating interest in an Oil Mining Lease in the divestment by Shell, Total and NAOC of the Eastern onshore assets.
  • Advised an oil and gas company on its US$625 Million acquisition of 80% of the issued share capital of Calabar Power Generation Company.
  • Advising a client on the US$50 Million investment in a producing oil field and the rendering of financial and technical services for the development of additional wells
  • Advised oil and gas services company on its US$10 Million joint venture investment in the provisions of vessels for oil and gas companies.
  • Advised oil and gas services company on the US$3 Million investment of a Crude Pipeline project.
  • Advised a Client in respect of its acquisition of participating interest in oil blocks in the Democratic Republic of Congo.





Mohamed Al Mehairi, Dubai

Rechtsanwalt Mohamed Al MehairiMohamed graduated from the University of the UAE, Al Ain in 1987, studied at the University of Exeter, UK, where he was awarded the degree of LLM (Master in law) and the degree of Mphil (Master of Philosophy in law) in 1999. He acted as director for legal affairs in the Dubai Chamber of commerce (2001 – 2002) as regional supervisor at the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (2003 – 2005) as attorney and arbitration administrator at the DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre) as Legal Advisor in the Executive Council of the Government of Dubai (until 2010) Mohamed has worked as solicitor and attorney since 2010, amongst others in cooperation with Legal Alliance, Munich. He is licensed to appear also before the Federal Courts in the UAE.


Focus of legal activity

Mohamed has specific experience and knowledge

  • in managing legal and administrative procedures in a number of national and international arbitration cases,
  • as mediator in more than 600 commercial disputes between local & foreign commercial companies


Track Record
  • Member of Judicial Council – Government of Dubai 2007- 2008
  • Member of HH Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Leadership Program 2008 – 2010
  • Chair of Regulating and Developing Advocacy in Dubai 2008 – 2009
  • Member as Arbitrator to Lebanese Arbitration Society 2002 – today
  • Member to UAE ICC Foundation Committee 2002
  • Member to Board of Directors of Arab International Arbitration Union 2004 – today
  • Member to United Arab Emirates Law Society 2001 – today



Arabisch, English


Elena Biloshuk, Ukraine

Masters’ degree in International Private Law, Masters’ degree in Intellectual Property Law (University Kiew) LLM in European Private Law (University of Amsterdam).

The key area of Elena’s expertise is Intellectual Property Law. She regularly participates in national and International legal IP events, conferences and round tables, as a participant and as a speaker.

Main professional positions at home and abroad

Elena is admitted as Attorney at Law in Ukraine, since 2012. She worked as a leader of legal practice team at one of the largest CIS-based intellectual property law firms Gorodissky & Partners (Ukraine) and as in-house counsel in pharmaceutical industry, catering and hospitality, construction, entertainment and Internet retail sales. Her professional experience also includes pro-bono assistance to non-governmental organizations that protect the rights and assist national minorities in Ukraine.


Focus of legal activity
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Protection against Unfair Competition
  • International Private Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Litigation


Track Record

Elena has over 12 years of legal experience including broad dispute resolution & litigation practice, a proven track record of successful actions before the state enforcement agencies as well as high level of expertise in strategic counseling and assistance of legal transactions.

Broad experience in dispute resolution & pre-trial settlements with over 80% of the matters resolved at pre-trial stage in favor of a large Ukrainian & multinational corporations, world known Internet social platforms and other clients.

Representing interests of Ukrainian and International clients in large number of disputes before the Ukrainian administrative, general jurisdiction, commercial courts including the appeal and second appeal courts.


Ukrainisch, Russisch, Englisch

Ella Cheong, Hong Kong

Rechtsanwältin Ella CheongElla Cheong has been working in Hongkong and Singapur as solicitor and notary. She is member of the Hongkong law society, of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (AAA) International Trademark Association (INTA).

Main professional positions at home and abroad

She was appointed as Legal Counsel for the Hongkong International Trade Council

Ella is recognized as one of the best Intellectual Property (IP) lawyers in Asia. She regularly gives talks on all aspects of IP and has authored many articles on IP issues.


Focus of legal activity
  • Transactional & Commercial IP
  • Licensing and Franchising
  • TM Opposition and cancellation
  • Enforcement & Litigation
  • Domain name, E-Commerce & Internet Media & Entertainment
  • Data Protection & Privacy
  • Trade Secrets & Confidential Information
  • Notarisation


Track Record
  • IP Star (Trade Mark & Patent, Hong Kong) 2017
  • World’s leading trademark lawyer by Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks 2017
  • 2017 winner of International Advisory Experts Award
  • Best IP Commercialization Service 2017
  • Winner of a 2017 International Advisory Experts Award
  • Best IP Strategy and Analysis (Asia Pacific) & Intellectual Property Practitioner of the 2016 by AI Global Media
  • “Ella Cheong is 1 of 5 for Most Highly Recommended Individuals for Asia Pacific.” by Who’s Who Legal, Trademarks 2016
  • One of the top 25 professional women in Hong Kong listed in the HK leading English paper South China Morning Post



Chinesisch, English

Dr. Oscar Gong Chu, China

Rechtsanwalt Dr. Oscar Gong ChuDr. Gong arbeitet seit 2002 als Rechtsanwalt in Shenzhen City, Provinz Guandong, in Nachbarschaft zu Hongkong. Er ist Vizepräsident der dortigen Anwaltskammer und Mitglied der Shenzhen Schiedsgerichtskommission


Focus of legal activity
  • Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht
  • Wirtschaftsstrafrecht
  • Handelsrecht
  • Schiedsverfahrensrecht
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Gesellschaftsrecht


Track Record
  • Dr. Gong hat zahlreiche internationale Mediations- und Schiedsverfahren als Anwalt für internationale Mandanten begleitet.
  • Er hat internationale Unternehmen bei der Gründung von Niederlassungen und bei joint venture bzw. M&A Transaktionen beraten.
  • Desweiteren hat er zahlreiche „legal due diligence“ Prüfungen bei Unternehmensbeteiligungen und/oder Finanzierungsgeschäften durchgeführt.



Chinesisch, Kantonesisch, English

José Carlos Frau Greenfield, Balearic Islands

José Carlos Frau Greenfield graduated in law at the University of the Balearic Islands in 1991 and he has been a member of the Balearic Bar Association since 2009. He is also a registered property manager, real estate agent and administrative agent.

Main professional positions at home and abroad

Immediately after graduating from university, José Carlos founded the law office Bufete Frau Consultoría Legal, S.L. Since then, the office has grown and it currently has over 20 professional associates.
He specializes in real estate and urban planning law, focusing mainly on clients who are non-resident in Spain. The law office also provides tax consultancy advice to businesses and non-residents.


Focus of legal activity

Real estate law
Construction law
Law of obligations
Business and company law
Inheritance law
Tax law
Maritime law
Immigration law

Focus of legal activity

A lawyer with 20 years’ experience in the profession and a strong international background, José Frau also gives lectures in Spain and abroad (the UK, Germany, South Africa etc.) on various key legal issues of current interest, in particular investments in the Balearic Islands.


Spanish, English, German & Italian.

Elliott J. Hahn, USA

Rechtsanwalt Elliott J. HahnElliott J. Hahn, Columbia Law School, LL.M 1980; University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D. 1974; University of Pennsylvania, B.A. 1971, with Honors.

Main professional positions at home and abroad

Mr. Hahn is an attorney in the Los Angeles area. After graduating from law school, Mr. Hahn clerked for California state court judge Harry Hupp and then joined the legal department of Atlantic Richfield Company where he worked in the commercial and international areas. He also taught courses on commercial and international law at a Los Angeles law school from 1977 to 1979. From 1980 – 1985, Mr. Hahn was an associate professor of law at California Western School of Law (San Diego), specializing in international business law. The advisor to the International Law Society, he taught courses on international business law, contracts, sales, and remedies.


Focus of legal activity

He regularly advises on U.S. corporate law, employment law, licensing of technology, real estate, and international business issues. He is Chair of the Executive Committee of the International Law Section of the State Bar of California, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Pacific Rim Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association He has also been appointed a Trustee of the L.A. County Bar Association.

Track Record

Mr. Hahn has taught courses and lectured in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong on U.S., Japanese and Chinese law, and international business transactions. Mr. Hahn has been an adjunct professor at U.S.C., Southwestern, and Pepperdine Law Schools, where he taught a seminar on Japanese law and a course on commercial transactions. He also lectured for several years on both contracts and international business at the University of California, Beginning in 2012, he has been annually named in The Los Angeles Times as one of Southern California’s top rated attorneys. Mr. Hahn is rated by Martindale-Hubbell as a preeminent lawyer, its highest rating, and he has been named by American Lawyer Media as a Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment Law.



Dr. (jur.) Andras Krasznai, Hungary

Rechtsanwalt Dr. (jur.) Andras KrasznaiDr. Andras Krasznai ist seit 1966 Rechtsanwalt in Budapest, seit 1990 in eigener Kanzlei. 2004 wurde ihm seitens der Staatsregierung für seine überdurchschnittlichen Verdienste das „Ritterkreuz“ der Republik Ungarn verliehen. Im Jahr 2014 ehrte ihn die Rechtsanwaltskammer Ungarn mit dem Orden „de Justitia bene meritis“.Im Jahr 2016 folgte eine Auszeichnung der Budapester Anwaltskammer. Eötvös Karoly Preis.

Main professional positions at home and abroad

Dr. Krasznai arbeitet seit 1991 mit Rechtsanwalt Dr. Michael Scheele bzw. mit Legal Alliance zusammen.


Focus of legal activity
  • Gesellschaftsrecht
  • Mergers & Aquisitons
  • Allgemeines Zivilrecht
  • Insolvenzrecht
  • Erbrecht
  • Arbeitsrecht
  • Handels- und Finanzrecht
  • Baurecht
  • Strafrecht



Ungarisch, German, English

Jiri Kučera, Czech Republic

Rechtsanwalt Jiri KučeraGeboren am 31.07.1970
Commenced her legal studies at the Charles University of Prague in year of 1989
Admitted to the Bar at the chamber of lawyers in year of 2005

Main professional positions at home and abroad

K&A is a law firm based in Prague, made of a team of mostly young people with experience ranging up to fifteen years of legal practice. Even though the Firm was established at the beginning of 2007, most of its lawyers have acquired enough experience both in international or local law firms and within corporations, where they gained necessary experience in the law related to business and production operations both in the Czech Republic and within an international environment.


Focus of legal activity
  • Commercial Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • M&A
  • Industrial property, competition law, copyright law, trademark law
  • Press & Media law
  • Inheritance law
  • Labor law
  • Tenancy law
  • Insolvency law
  • General civil law


Track Record
  • Advised on and maintain the one of most successful FDI in the Czech Republic since the year 2000
  • Counseling and representation in legal issues at foreign investment, M&A, transport, including commercial law and liability law
  • Dispute resolution in commercial issues
  • Regress claims regarding alternating, multimodal carrier through B/J
  • Due Diligence reports on issues in M&A
  • Counseling in matters of insolvency



English, Slovakisch


Dr. jur. Agron A. Lamaj, Albania

Rechtsanwalt Dr. Jur. Agron A. LamajCommenced his legal studies at the University of Tirana (Albania), at the University of Konstanz (Germany) at Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg (Germany), University of Würzburg (Germany), and completed his legal thesis and doctorate University of Konstanz.

Main professional positions at home and abroad

Agron has worked as legal counsel in the court of Lushnja (Albania), as a judge at the District Court of Tirana and the High Court of Tirana (1999 – 2008). In addition, he also lectured at the University in Tirana and has been their dean since 2010. Agron is also lecturing at the American University and became rector of the International University of Tirana
He has practicing as an independent lawyer in Tirana since 2016. From 1993 until 1995, he cooperated with attorney at law Dr. Michael Scheele, Munich in the field of privatization


Focus of legal activity
  • Investment law
  • Law of abligation
  • Commercial law



Albanisch, German, English

Karel Mul, Belgium

Karel obtained a doctor’s degree in Law and a masters’ degree in Roman Law notarial studies at the University of Ghent. Afterwards he graduated at the Antwerp University, in Maritime and Transport law (summa cum laude) and Maritime and Transport Insurance law (cum laude).


Focus of legal activity

• Belgian and international commercial law
• distribution and agency law
• company law, including establishment of companies
• enforcement of foreign judgments (exequatur)
• intellectual property law, including filings of designs and trademarks and counterfeit
• maritime and transport, including vessel arrest and cargo claims
• civil law, including civil and professional liability
• succession and inheritance law
• Debt recovery


Track Record

Karel is member of both the Antwerp and the Ghent Bars. He is former President of the Conference of the Bar in Antwerp and of the Council of the Antwerp Bar. During some 10 years he has also worked as an associate Judge at the Commercial Court of Antwerp.
Karel is recommended lawyer by many Belgian embassies and consulates and is also listed as such by various foreign embassies and consulates in Belgium, including those of the United States of America, Great-Britain, Canada.
Karel is the author of many publications, mostly published in “Le Journal des Tribunaux”, the oldest and most important Belgian legal publication.

He is also the author of

The chapter on Belgium in the standard work “Enforcement of Foreign Judgments”, published by Kluwer International, New York, 2019.
The chapter on Belgium in the book “International Succession”, published by the Oxford University Press, 2014.
The chapter on Belgium in Freeman’s Guide to European Property, 2007.


Dutch, French, English

Yann Mrazek, Dubai

Yann MrazekYann graduated from College St. – Michel, Friburg (1996) and the University of Fribourg (2003) and is member of the Geneva Bar since 2005. He is also registered as legal consultant with the Dubai Department of Legal Affairs.

Main professional positions and focus

Yann chiefly focuses on private wealth, tax and immigration practice. He has vast experience advising successful individuals and entrepreneurial families with Middle Eastern exposure on implementing intergenerational wealth, transfer strategies and structuring their operational assets and global wealth.


Track Record

Yann is Chair of the “Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Arabia and he is the sole Attorney in the Middle East, referenced on the Who’s Who legal private clients list.


English, German, French

Saad Naffa, Jordan

Rechtsanwalt Saad NaffaSaad obtainded a Maters degree in International Business Law at the University of Western Sidney. He has over 15 years of direct banking experience, which ensured him a prominent reputation among Jordanian lawyers in this domain inside Jordan and in the MENA Region. Saad has participated in numerous local and international conferences and workshops as a participant, speaker and key expert on issues such as Banking and Finance, litigation and ADR, reconciliation and transitional justice.

Main professional positions at home and abroad

Former Director a.i. of the Legal Department (and Deputy Director) of the Egyptian Arab Land Bank
WHO Consultant and Public Health Law Expert
Advisor of the American Chamber of Commerce AmCham in Jordan 2014-2015
Assistant of the Aqaba Community and Economic Development (ACED) Program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), benefiting the people and businesses of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone (ASEZ)
Opened his own office in Amman (1983)
Member of the Banks’ Association of Jordan and member of the Legal Committee of the Association
Member of the the Jordanian Bar Association
Member of the Jordanian Legal Scholars
Platinum Member of the American Chamber of Commerce


Focus of legal activity
  • Banking & Financial law
  • Aviation law
  • Arbitration law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate law
  • Non-Governmental Organizations law


Track Record
  • Saad brings over 20 years of legal experience in litigation, representation and advocacy. He provided legal advice on banks merging between 1996-2009. He has also handled hundreds of successful lawsuits on behalf of clients before the Courts of Law in Jordan and number of successful Arbitration and M&A cases
  • Saad advised to establish and/or register several international sales agencies, master franchise & distribution agreements in Jordan (e.g. Levis, Go Sports, rebook, adidas Levant – Jordan, British Airways, Qantas Airways, Barcelos Flamed Chicken, among others)
  • Saad has also assisted in establishing and/ or advising a number of International Organization ( e.g. NRC, DRC, FCA, FIDA, KSL International , LWF,WFD, MEDA, FCM , NOIVA among others)



Arabisch, English

Dr. Hassan Abdelrahim Okour, Qatar

Rechtsanwalt Dr. Hassan Abdelrahim OkourDr. Hassan Okour has joined Qatar University in Fall of 2009 until Spring 2019, and held the position of the Dean of the College of Law for the term Spring 2010-Spring 2014. Dr. Okour held as well the position of the Director of the Honors Program at QU for the term September 2017-Spring 2019. Before joining Qatar University, Dr. Okour was a professor at German-Jordanian University, and taught as well at Princess Sumaya University of Technology. In addition, Dr. Okour was a practicing lawyer in Jordan, and worked at Talal Abu Ghazaleh Legal as the Regional Manager, as well as a legal consultant for Jordan Investment Commission. Dr. Okour holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Jordan, an LLM (Master of Laws) and an SJD (Doctor of Juridical Science) from Southern Methodist University in Texas, USA.


The most important courses taught by Dr. Okour
  • Corporate Law
  • Islamic Finance Law
  • International Business Law
  • Anglo-American Legal System
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Electronic Commerce Law
  • Business Ethics and Business Law


Areas of expertise
  • Corporate Law
  • Islamic Finance
  • Construction Law
  • International Business Transactions



Arabic, English

Roberto Nicolini, Italy

Rechtsanwalt Roberto NicoliniRoberto graduated from the University Bologna in 1988 and was admitted to the Bar in 1992. He is Vice President of the AEA, an international lawyer’s network. Roberto is practicing as a lawyer in Verona (Italy).


Focus of legal activity
  • Commercial and company law
  • International private law
  • Italian civil law


Track Record

Since 1992 Roberto Nicolini has given consistant legal advice to national, to European and non-European companies, mainly assisting in founding companies in Italy, in joint-ventures and trade affairs and in all sorts of different cross border activities.


Italienisch, German, English

Sameer Rastogi, India

Rechtsanwalt Sameer RastogiSameer studied at the University of Lucknow, where he got the Master in Business Law (MBL) and at the University of Bangladesh, with the LLB degree. He is registered with the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India and has worked as a lawyer since 1997.Sameer has been nominated as an Asia leading lawyer in the matters corporate & business law every year, since 2012.


Focus of legal activity
  • Corporate laws, Foreign Exchange Law, FDI, JVs, Foreign Collaborations, M&A, Capital Markets (IPO, FPO, Private Placement, SME Listing, Buy Back), International Taxation, Venture Capital & Private Equity, ESOPs & IPRs.


Track Record
  • Sameer has two decades of experience in advising and representing clients, mainly mid-size companies from various countries in various business sectors. He is also specialized in patent law and registered as patent agent. He has been guiding several start-ups and has advised “angel” networks and “angel” investors.



Hindi, English

Katerina Ivanova Shopova, Bulgaria

Rechtsanwältin Katerina Ivanova ShopovaJahrgang 1973
Studium der Rechtswissenschaften an der Universität Sofia (Master of Law), Zulassung zur Rechtsanwaltschaft 2001

Main professional positions at home and abroad

Tätigkeit als Rechtsanwältin in einer mittelständigen Kanzlei in Sofia (2001-2007)
Eröffnung einer eigenen Anwaltskanzlei in Sofia (2007)


Focus of legal activity
  • Handelsrecht
  • Gesellschaftsrecht
  • Wirtschaftsprivatrecht
  • Insolvenzrecht
  • Immobilienrecht
  • Schuldrecht
  • Familien- und Erbrecht
  • Sportrecht
  • Allgemeines Zivilrecht


Track Record
  • Katerina hat Erfahrung in der Beratung und Vertretung von Mandanten im Bereich des Handels-, Gesellschafts-, Vertrags-, Familien-, Erb- und Immobilienrechts. Sie hat ferner Erfahrung in der Bearbeitung von insolvenzrechtlichen Angelegenheiten.
  • Katarina begleitet und vertritt Mandanten bei der Gründung von Gesellschaften, Stiftungen und gemeinnützigen Vereinen sowie bei Markenanmeldungen.
  • Katarina hat besondere Erfahrungen und Kenntnisse in der Anmeldung von Sportvereinen und Sportverbänden. Sie vertritt auch zahlreiche Sportler und Sportmanager.



Bulgarisch, English, Russisch (Grundkenntnisse)


Abogado Dr. Jacinto Soler Padro, Spain

Dr. Soler Padro absolvierte sein Jurastudium und das Studium der Wirtschaftswissenschaften an der Universidad de Barcelona. Danach studierte er auch noch in Bonn, Köln, Göteborg. Die Promotion absolvierte er an einer US-amerikanischen Universität. Dr. Soler Padro war 10 Jahre lang Honorar-Generalkonsul der Republik Österreich in Barcelona. Zurzeit ist er u. a. Landesvorsitzender der World Jurist Association in Spanien. Zehn Jahre lang fungierte er als Ratsmitglied der Deutschen Schutzvereinigung für Wertpapierbesitz. Er spielte eine viel beachtete Rolle im spanischen Demokratisierungsprozess. Wegen der Verteidigung von Menschenrechten, wurde er während des Franco-Regimes inhaftiert. Dr. Soler Padro ist Mitglied der Anwaltskammer in Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Balearen und Kanarische Inseln.


Focus of legal activity

Jacinto Soler ist als Rechtsanwalt, Steuerberater und Wirtschaftsprüfer tätig. Seine Kanzlei spezialisiert sich auf die Betreuung internationaler Mandate in den Bereichen spanisches Handelsrecht, Arbeitsrecht, Arbeitsrecht, Bankenrecht, Immobilienrecht, Erbschaften und Firmengründung in Spanien.

Track Record

Dr. Solar Padro ist Berater des spanischen Außenministeriums bei Fragestellungen zur Volksrepublik China, hat er mehr als 600 Leitartikel für die Zeitung „La Vanguardia“ geschrieben. Seine Veröffentlichungen wurden international beachtet und kommentiert, z. B. in Financial Times, Business Week, Time.

Erwähnenswert ist ein medienintensives Gerichtsverfahren auf dem Gebiet der Sportgerichtsbarkeit. In einem zwei Jahre anhaltenden Prozess vertrat er den deutschen Fussballprofi Bernd Schuster gegen den FC Barcelona



Spanish, German, English


Zahra Tahsili, Iran

Rechtsanwältin Zahra TahsiliStudied law at the University of Tehran, Iran (2000-2004)
Admitted as a trainee to the Iranian Bar Association (2005)
Fully qualified certified Iranian lawyer with Bar Association (June 2007)
Received an LL.M. in U.S. and Global Business Law from Suffolk University, Boston, MA, USA (2009)

Main professional positions at home and abroad

Legal training in one of best international law firms in Iran
Gained exposure to major foreign investment projects
Worked for mid-sized regional law firm in Dubai (2007-2016)
Opened her own law firm in Tehran (2017)

In 2015/2016 she started the cooperation with Legal Alliance


Focus of legal activity
  • International commercial law
  • Corporate law
  • Law of contracts
  • International arbitration
  • Agency law
  • Labour law
  • Intellectual property law


Track Record
  • Zahra’s experience spans a broad range of corporate and commercial matters and includes plenty of exposure to cross-border international work. She has extensive experience of organising and participating in business development efforts including speaking frequently in Iran related seminars and in 2013 co-authoring a book titled Iran and International Sanctions. She participated in research projects such as “The Product Liability in the Legal System of the USA and the Islamic Republic of Iran” and “The Enforcement of International Arbitral Awards in the Legal Systems of the USA and the Islamic Republic of Iran”. She has degrees and certificates in “Drafting Commercial Agreements in English” from from EMG Associates (UK) Limited, Girton College, University of Cambridge, England as well as “Sanction + Embargos US Export + Re-Export controls” from ICC Austria and “Advanced course on Oil and Gas Law and Contracts” from Institute of Petroleum Engineering of University of Tehran.



Persisch, English, Französisch (Grundkenntnisse), Arabisch (Grundkenntnisse)

Flavia Christina Teodosiu, Romania

Rechtsanwältin Flavia Christina Teodosiu„German School“ in Bucharest (1984-1987)
Study at the Law Faculty of the University in Bucharest (1993)
Law Faculty in Vienna (1993)
Admittion to the BAR in Bucharest (1993)

Main professional positions at home and abroad

Worked with several law firms in Bucharest
Worked with Scheele & Partner (1995-1998)
Opened her own office in Bucharest (1998)
Member of the Board of the Bucharest Bar
Member of the Board of Administrators of the Harbors Administration
Member of the Board of the Union of the National Bars of Romania
Certified and authorized mediator and liquidator


Focus of legal activity
  • Commercial law
  • Criminal law-white collar law
  • Public acquisions
  • Investment consultancy
  • Mergers & acquisions


Track Record
  • Employment law
  • Environment law
  • Toyota
  • Texaco
  • Labormed
  • Philip Morris
  • Vivendi Group France
  • Soconord Company from Belgium
  • Cement company Romcif Fieni
  • Canadian Export Development Corporation
  • National Privation Agency
  • State Property Fund
  • Reynolds (presently Japan Tobacco International)
  • Credit Lyonnais si Societe Generale



German, Romanian, English, French

Ramy Torbey, Libanon

Ramy studied law at Saint Joseph University (Lebanon) and at the University Paris II – Pantheon – Assas (France). He is Master of Advanced Studies (DEA) in Banking and Financial Markets law, 2003. He finalized his Masters in Private and Public Law, 2001 and received a Diploma in IT/JP law at the University Montpellier/France.


Main professional position at home and abroad:

Ramy is leading an international law firm, providing legal advice to financial institutions, international and local businesses. He serves as a board member to a number of companies and NGO’s, has served as the Lebanese Legal Expert for a European Comission ADR project and is member of the Beirut Bar Association since 2002.

Focus of legal activity:

Ramy’s practice encompasses a broad array of corporate tax issues, structured finance transactions, joint ventures and cross border projects building equipment and supplies, energy, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, technology, banking, hospitality, and F&B throughout MENA and Europe. With more than 15 years of experience, he has overseen international acquisitions and reorganized the corporate structures of banks, an oil derivatives plant, a cement factory, technology companies, touristic ventures and multiple other enterprises.

Track Record:

Ramy regularly contributes to journals and magazines on topics like securities, hedge funds, corporate financing, corporate governance, oil & gas, information technology and Alternative Dispute Resolution. He also gives lectures and trainings on subjects such as business registration and protection, Sharia compliant projects (Islamic finance) and ADR in Beirut, Geneva and Rome.



Arabic, French and English

Mohamed Zaanouni, Tunisia

Rechtsanwalt Mohamed ZaanouniMohamed Zaanouni has been practicing as a lawyer in Tunisia since 1996. He graduated from the University of Tunis (II) in law, political & social sciences. He studied Business and Economics at the University of Paris (Sorbonne) and has worked with international law firms in New York and London before becoming an independent lawyer in Tunis. In 2010 he was nominated the chapter Chair of the New York State Bar Association “NYSVA” in Tunisia and was admitted as attorney at the Supreme Court of Tunis in 2011. He is also Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Tunisia.

Focus of legal activity
  • Commercial law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Banking and Finance
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Partnership and Company Law
  • Trademark, Patent and Copyright Law
  • Contract Negotiation


Track Record
  • He has an extensive experience in representing international companies in corporate matters.
  • He represents wide range of clients including developers, lessors, investors, corporations and creditors’ committees.
  • Mohamed Zaanouni adivses his clients in Tunisia, Maghreb region and other foreign countries on the legal aspects of their business activities and compliance with Tunisian laws in connection with their activites.



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Areti Charidemou, Cyprus

Areti Charidemou studied Public Law & Political Science (1975-1979) and Law (1980-1985) in University of Athens (Ethniko Kapodistriako Panepistimio) from where she graduated in 1985.

Mrs. Charidemou has been a member of the Cyprus Bar Association, the Limassol Bar Association, the Athens Bar Association, the International Bar Association (IBA), the International Tax Planning Association (ITPA), the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the International Fiscal Association (IFA).

Main professional positions at home

Mrs. Charidemou founded Areti Charidemou & Associates LLC in Cyprus in 1990. Following the establishment of her own legal firm, Mrs. Charidemou acting as managing partner achieved to enormously grow the firm becoming one of the 10 top legal firms in Cyprus.

Focus of legal activity
  • The main areas of expertise of Mrs. Charidemou include amongst other corporate and commercial law, banking and finance law, real estate law, oil and gas law.


Track Record
  • Mrs. Charidemou has extensive experience in advising corporate clients in various areas of law. More specifically Mrs. Charidemou has been the legal advisor of a petroleum company as well as of a fund investing in alternative energy projects.

    Additionally Mrs. Charidemou has been the legal advisor of an International Collective Scheme investing in real estate while has acted as the legal advisor of a public entity having been engaged in the drafting and publishing of an offering prospectus for the issuance of shares.

    Her experience and involvement in various acquisition projects of group of companies in various jurisdictions acting from the Cyprus side must also be noted.



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