The China Collaborative Group (CCG) is a multicountry association of business, legal and tax advisors.
We provide entrepreneurs and other decision makers with cross-border solutions that help businesses thrive worldwide.
Employing a dedicated, culturally-aware approach, our teams work locally to achieve global results.
This is the CCG way.
   
The China Collaborative Group (CCG) is a multicountry association of business, legal and tax advisors.
We provide entrepreneurs and other decision makers with cross-border solutions that help businesses thrive worldwide.
Employing a dedicated, culturally-aware approach, our teams are able to work locally to achieve global results.
This is the CCG way.

Meet Our Advisors

CCG advisors span 17 countries and special administrative regions. The group’s highly varied experience and collective resources equip CCG to ideally serve your needs in the modern global business environment.

Li Huajing

Shanghai, China

Li Huajing

CCG COORDINATOR (HORIZONS CORPORATE ADVISORY)

Li Huajing is executive assistant to regional partner at Horizons, working out of the firm’s Shanghai office. She also serves as coordinator for CCG.

In her role as executive assistant, Ms. Li supports the regional partner across a wide range of activities vital to Horizons’ success. This includes clerical support for client projects, sales and marketing, and numerous activities involving both the advisory’s internal business units and its marketing communications department.

Ms. Li works closely with the advisory’s marketing communications manager in planning, content development and execution. She is a regular contributor to The Square, Horizons news and information blog, and oversees the advisory’s Twitter and LinkedIn accounts, ensuring “on target” messaging, news and knowledge information sharing across the advisory’s communication channels.

As coordinator for CCG, Ms. Li provides support to the association by disseminating organizational information, arranging group activities and liaising between CCG members and the association’s officers.

Li Huajing was educated at University of London. She is a native English speaker and fluent in Chinese.



Roberto Gilardino

Shanghai, China

Roberto Gilardino

HORIZONS CORPORATE ADVISORY

Roberto Gilardino is Regional Partner at Horizons, supervising the advisory’s activities in North Asia along with additional countries including Australia, Brazil, Cyprus, Indonesia, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Qazaqstan.

From the Horizons lead office in the heart of downtown Shanghai, Roberto, in addition to his portfolio, oversees the advisory’s transnational operations. His Shanghai-based team, whose expertise rests in corporate issues and property safeguard, liaises day-to-day with Horizons’ regional offices, serving as the advisory’s global gateway.

Roberto’s background and skill-set lie in international business and corporate law with a special attention on corporate government, strategy and shareholder protection. He is further highly judicious in providing clients with robust M&A support and negotiation analysis. Having a deep sense of cross-cultural issues in cross-border transactions and corporate matters, Roberto and his team provide clients with unique insights and strategies related to the difficult-to-read, often behind the scenes, nuances in transnational business.

Serving as a versatile leader, Roberto is equally able to tend to highly positioned clients and liaise with governmental entities, as he is able to roll up his sleeves and attend to the nuts and bolt work corporate advisory.

Prior to joining Horizons, Roberto served professionally in ministries, governmental bodies and the private sector, primarily in China.

An Italian national, Roberto is fluent in Italian, English, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.

Bas Besseling

Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Bas Besseling

MARXMAN ADVOCATEN

Bas Besseling is the founder of Marxman Advocaten in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. The firm’s clients include businesses, public authorities, semi-governmental organisations and not-for-profit organisations.

Active within the law for 30 years, Mr. Bessling is a valuable partner for business owners across a variety of areas. He has years of experience in supervising (international) transactions and restarting companies after bankruptcy in various insolvency processes. He has also implemented extensive restructuring and corporate recovery projects and provided many companies with an effective approach to (liquidity) problems in both the short and long term.

His extensive experience makes Mr. Bessling a great consultant and manager who knows how to devise an all-around strategy that takes into account important legal implications. He has served as a trustee and administrator in medium and large bankruptcies and receiverships. What’s more, he has held management positions in (international) organisations and has developed a wealth of legal and financial expertise across during his career.

Mr. Bessling graduated from Erasmus University in Rotterdam in Private Law and Corporate Law. He is a graduate of both the Grotius post-graduate specialisation in insolvency law and in corporate and business law. He has further completed the specialisation program in Financial Economy for insolvency lawyers.

Mr. Bessling is affiliated with INSOLAD. In addition to his native Dutch, he is fluent in German and English.

Marlies Hoecherl

Cardiff, England

Marlies Hoecherl

CAPITAL LAW

Marlies Hoecherl is a partner at Capital Law Limited. The firm is based in Cardiff, Wales, UK, with an office in London. Capital works both nationally and internationally to offer all the legal services that a trading organisation needs.

Ms. Hoecherl advises on M&As, corporate reorganisations and a wide variety of commercial contracts including SLAs and commercial joint ventures, primarily with cross-border aspects. She also has specialist expertise in the education, the energy sector and the food and drink sector. Her specialist expertise in the education sector extends to Africa, Asia and a number of European countries.

Ms. Hoecherl is an in-demand speaker on the subject of Brexit, both in the UK and at international events.

In 2013, she was appointed to the board of Consulegis, an international network of independent law firms. She is further Capital Law’s representative to the China Collaborative Group (CCG), a collective of legal service providers serving cross-border investors, and their counterparts, on business deals connected to China’s “One Belt, One Road”.

Ms. Hoecherl holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of London. Aside from her legal career, she also holds a master’s degree from University of Wales and PhD in Archaeology from Cardiff University. She speaks German and French fluently, and reads Italian and Spanish.

Cengiz Söylemezoglu

Istanbul, Turkey

Cengiz Söylemezoglu

UNITEDKS LAW FIRM

Cengiz Söylemezoglu is the founding and senior managing partner at United KS Law Firm in Istanbul, Turkey. The prestigious firm delivers up-to-date legal services to meet domestic and international clients’ needs in a world of globalization.

Mr. Söylemezoglu’s practice is focused in the areas of company contractual & commercial law, company & corporate law (incl. M&A), intellectual property law, international law & trade, product liability, labour & employment law, construction law (incl. Energy Law), capital markets & stock exchange and dispute resolution & litigation (arbitration).

Mr. Söylemezoglu holds a law degree from Marmara University School of Law, Istanbul. Additionally, he has an MBA degree in Account and Finance Master Degree from Marmara University School of Business, Istanbul; a Diploma in European Community Law from University of Wolverhampton, Holborn College, London; a degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising and Sales and Sales Management from London University, School of Business; and Computer Science degree from Lewisham College, London.

Gad Matalon

Milan, Italy

Gad Matalon

LAWYALTY

Gad Matalon is a partner at Lawyalty Avvocati Associati based in Milan, Italy. For more than 20 years he has assisted companies and foreign multinational groups with their business activities across various sectors.

Mr. Matalon handles a wide number of commercial transactions, including sale of goods, distribution, agency, supply and construction contracts. He is further engaged in mergers and acquisition and other company law matters.

Mr. Matalon has represented clients before all courts, including arbitration and mediation, in commercial disputes or litigation regarding shareholders, directors, or other companies’ bodies.

He often speaks at seminars and conferences about international contracts and company law and is a member of the Advisory Board of Consulegis EEIG, an international network of law firms.

Mr. Matalon holds a law degree from Milan State University. He also has studied English Law at City of London Polytechnic, with an emphasis on trade law and employment and company law.

Fernando Veiga Gomes

Lisbon, Portugal

Fernando Veiga Gomes

ABREU ADVOGADOS

Fernando Veiga Gomes is a partner with Abreu Advogados in Lisbon, Portugal. The firm was founded in 1993 and is one of the most dynamic and recognised Law Firms in Portugal, and is committed to developing institutional relationships with several legal Associations and international Law Firms around the world.

In his practice, Mr. Veiga Gomes is focussed on corporate and commercial law (corporate, mergers & acquisitions), sports law, intellectual property and IT law. He is president of the Sports Law Commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA).

Mr. Veiga Gomes holds a law degree from the University of Lisbon Law School.

Lucia Myriam Netti

Turin, Italy

Lucia Myriam Netti

HORIZONS CORPORATE ADVISORY

Lucia Myriam Netti is the Regional Partner at Horizons, overseeing the advisory’s activities in Europe, Russia and Belarus.

In her multi-faceted role with the advisory, Lucia adeptly serves companies in developing business in the EU and Eastern Europe regions. Her expertise includes international, corporate and industrial law, as well as transnational business negotiation and related problem-solving strategies.

Using a versatile skill set for the advisory, Lucia works to successfully bridge companies from the territories of EU, Russia and Belarus, as well as facilitate opinions and transactions within the European Union. She is an exceptional project manager in overseeing corporate matters, particularly the drafting of complex contracts.

Prior to joining Horizons, Lucia served a number of law firms, acted as legal consultant to governmental entities, and as counsel in business relations and international issues. She further has a wealth of experience as a highly sought-after university lecturer and workshop speaker in Italy, Russia, Belarus and Moldova.

Lucia is a graduate of the University of Law of Turin (Italy).

She additionally holds a postgraduate degree from the School of the Legal Careers for Judges and Lawyers (Turin, Italy), as well as a Master in International Contracts in Milan (Italy).

An Italian national, Lucia is fluent in English and Italian.

Josep Solsona

Barcelona & Madrid, Spain

Josep Solsona

ETL NEXUM LAWYERS

Josep Solsona is a managing partner of ETL Nexum Lawyers firm, which has offices in Barcelona and Madrid. He has been involved in the advisory of international acquisition and merger operations for more than 30 years.

Mr. Solsona has a focus on commercial and contractual, and corporate law intervening in the advisement for the creation of public and private consortiums in matters related to smart cities, communication and technology areas. He is a founding member and the secretary of ‘Smarts Cities Law Firms’ association.

Mr. Solsona is a member of the Barcelona Bar Association, Consulegis International Law Firms Network, EuroCollectnet, Eurolex, American Lawyers Quarterly (USA) and the Commercial Bar Association (USA).

He holds a law degree from the University of Barcelona, a diploma of European Law from Barcelona’s Chamber of Commerce, a diploma in comparative legal studies from the International University of Strasbourg (France) and in European studies from the University of Urbino (Italy).

Olufemi ‘Femi’ Sunmonu

Lagos, Nigeria

Olufemi ‘Femi’ Sunmonu

ALIANT® QAIS CONRAD LAUREATE

Olufemi ‘Femi’ Sunmonu is Senior Partner at the Nigerian law firm Aliant® Qais Conrad Laureate – one of Nigeria’s foremost full spectrum business law firms and concurrently Chair of AliantLaw’s Africa practice.

Mr. Sunmonu’s areas of practice include foreign investments & joint ventures, international trade law, company & commercial law, telecommunications & utilities law, private equity funds, construction & real estate law and public procurement law.

In addition to the leadership of his legal practice, Mr. Sunmonu is respected by peers for superior skills in commercial ventures modelling, advising on and drafting an assortment of legal instruments and his commendable abilities at cross-border/cultural transacting.

Mr Sunmonu’s work has received several citations in Legal500 and Whoswholegal.com as “the Counsel to go-to for contract advice”.

Mr. Sunmonu holds certificates from University of Ife, Nigeria (LLB Hons.), Nigerian Law School Lagos (BL) & Bucerius Law School, Germany (Dip. in International Business Law).

Julian Cockain-Barère

Toulouse, France

Julian Cockain-Barère

MORVILLIERS SENTENAC & ASSOCIÉS

Julian Cockain-Barère is a partner at Morvilliers Sentenac & Associés, an international law firm founded in 1987 and based in Toulouse, France. The firm also has a branch office in Bordeaux.

Mr. Cockain-Barère is the partner at his firm responsible for international markets. His key client focus is on inward and outward investment, real estate, company and commercial transactions and employment law. His firm’s main activities include M&A, corporate restructuring, private equity funds and other forms of corporate finance, insolvency procedures, taxation, commercial contracts, employment law, intellectual property law (both contentious and non-contentious), regulatory and compliance, data protection, international law and commercial litigation.

Mr. Cockain-Barère obtained a law degree from Liverpool University in 1986, qualified as a lawyer in England and Wales in 1989 and was admitted as French Avocat and member of the Toulouse Bar in 2002. He practised law in London, Brussels and Stuttgart before joining his current firm in Toulouse in 1998. He is a member of the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce & Industry – Paris and is the elected co-Vice President of Consulegis, a network of international law firms.

Mable ‘Meggy’ Parengkuan

Jakarta, Indonesia

Mable ‘Meggy’ Parengkuan

MOORES ROWLAND

Mabel M. Parengkuan joined Moores Rowland in 2001 as Partner of the Legal Department. She subsequently established the law firm Mabel and Associates, successfully leading it to become recognized as one of the reputable law firms in Indonesia. The firm is now associated with Marccus Partners under Moores Rowland Indonesia.

Ms. Parengkuan and her team assist foreign investors in establishing legal entities, forming joint ventures with local companies, restructuring and merging with local companies, as well as other legal transactions covering the full scope of foreign investment. She is additionally well-versed in property and labour laws, as well as finance and banking issues. Early in her career, Ms. Parengkuan was involved in revising the system for Indonesian land and building tax as a member of the team which led to the implementation of the new system in 1990.

Ms. Parengkuan is a Master of Law graduate from the University of Indonesia.

Ulrich M. Möllenhoff

Munster, Germany

Ulrich M. Möllenhoff

MÖLLENHOFF RECHSTANWÄLTE

Dr. Ulrich Möllenhoff is the owner and founder at Möllenhoff Rechtsanwälte in Münster, Germany. The firm advises companies of all sizes in the areas of Tax Law, Customs Law and Foreign Trade and, in particular, Export Control Law. Dr. Möllenhoff’s main areas of practice are tax law, law of customs and excise and export controls.

Dr. Möllenhoff works closely with clients to help them establish the legal and economic preconditions that put them in position to succeed in import and export business. With his specialisation in tax law and law of foreign trade, he is able to provide solutions for international clients on both national and international business matters. In this respect, Möllenhoff Rechtsanwälte advises on issues touching authoritative and regulatory bodies and those concerning B2B needs, such as contracts and legal representation.

Defence in administrational and criminal investigations completes Möllenhoff Rechtsanwälte’s full service to clients in import and export law.

Möllenhoff Rechtsanwälte represents in national fiscal courts in customs and excise matter as well as in matters of the European Court of Justice.

As an active member of Consulegis, a renowned international network of law firms, Dr. Möllenhoff works often with business lawyers, tax lawyers and criminal lawyers all over the world to ensure a highly specialised consultancy.

Dr. Möllenhoff is an in-demand lecturer across a wide range of topics related to tax law. He is also the author of the yearly published book “Zoll and Export” and the publication of all relevant legal texts, such as national and European acts in Customs and excise and law of foreign trade. He has further contributed articles to numerous law journals.

Dr. Urlich Möllenhoff studied law and Anglistic at Münster University. He holds a doctorate in comparative law in the area of export control, doing his Ph.D. in Münster with a research stay at Durham University.

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Marianella Mora

San Jose, Costa Rica

Marianella Mora

MB ABOGADOS

Marianella Mora is a partner of the firm MB Abogados in San Jose, Costa Rica. The firm provides incorporation of national corporations and local branches of foreign corporations, among other law-related services.

Ms. Mora offers comprehensive advice on corporate issues, taxes, labour relations, relocation of foreign workers, suppliers agreements and taking part in the development of real estate projects with foreign and national investors. Her additional areas of focus include Environmental Law, Foreign Direct Investment, Project Finance, Corporate and Finance Law, Tax Law, Civil and Commercial Law, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), European Business Law, Commercial Litigation, Arbitration and Conciliation.

Ms. Mora holds a law degree from Universidad de Costa Rica, an LLM from Utrecht University and a Master in Business Law from Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional.

Fernando Hernández Gómez

Guadalajara, Mexico

Fernando Hernández Gómez

VÁZQUEZ ALDANA HERNÁNDEZ GÓMEZ & ASOCIADOS (VAHG)

Fernando Hernández Gómez is a partner at Vázquez Aldana, Hernández Gómez & Asociados in Guadalajara (VAHG), Mexico. The firm serves its clients by advising them professionally during their decision-making processes and remains committed to providing legal and strategic counsel of the highest quality standards.

Mr. Hernández’s speciality areas of practice include Corporate Law; Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures; Corporate reorganizations; Work-out / recovery and financial; Banking and Finance Law; Stock and Securities Exchange; Project Finance; Real Estate; and Estate Planning.

Mr. Hernández holds degrees in Economic and Corporate, Contract Law and Tax Law from Universidad Panamericana, as well as Masters in Business Administration (MEDEX, Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresas) and Education degree from Universidad Panamericana Campus Guadalajara.

Georgios K Georgiou

Cyprus

Georgios K Georgiou

GEORGIOS K. GEORGIOU LLC

Georgios K. Georgiou is the founding partner at GEORGIOS K. GEORGIOU LLC in Larnaca, Cyprus. The firm’s specialised team offers legal services and assists clients in their cross-border transactions and complex litigation cases.

Mr. Georgiou’s primary area of practice includes immigration law, litigation and arbitration, corporate and commercial law, banking and financing, real estate construction, intellectual property and energy.

Mr. Georgiou is a member of the Famagusta Bar Association Committee. He additionally is a member of Cyprus Parliament of Famagusta constituency since 2001. He is additionally chairman of the House Standing Committee on Development Plans and Public Expenditure Control and a member of the House Standing Committee on Legal Affairs.

Mr. Georgiou holds a law degree from Democritus University of Thrace, Greece and degree in public administration and political science from the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, Greece.

Jeffery Daar

Los Angeles, USA

Jeffery Daar

DAAR & NEWMAN

Jeffery Daar is a principal of the law firm Daar & Newman in Los Angeles, USA. The firm is a long established general practice law firm dedicated to providing the highest quality of representation to its clients, including acting as a gateway for international business both inbound to and outbound from the U.S.

Mr. Daar’s expertise includes strategic planning, complex state and federal litigation, innovative dispute resolution, and international transactions and disputes. His practice focuses on both litigation and transactional projects.

Mr. Daar’s extensive litigation background gives him added insight into structuring transactions for clients along with his entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving and dispute resolution.

He has served as a City of Los Angeles Commissioner for more than 15 years, including having held a seat on the Board governing the Los Angeles airports.

Mr. Daar holds a law degree from the University of California at Davis and a bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College.

Martin Hütte

Cham, Central Switzerland

Martin Hütte

HÜTTELAW

Martin Hütte is the founder and a senior partner of HütteLAW Ltd. in Cham, Switzerland. HütteLAW is a midsize firm set in central Switzerland where it is focussed on company law, contract law, relocation, M&A transactions and all related topics.

Mr. Hütte has extensive expertise in the financing of corporate law projects and M&A transactions, banking and financial market law, restructuring and reorganization, and sports law. He has additional expertise in management and administration of services for trade and production companies.

Mr. Hütte has a master degree in Swiss and European law. He is an attorney at law admitted to all courts in Switzerland and serves as a trained specialist for companies and trade law in Germany.

Meet Our Advisors

CCG advisors span 17 countries and special administrative regions. The group’s highly varied experience and collective resources equip CCG to ideally serve your needs in the modern global business environment.

WORLDWIDE

Milan, Italy

Gad Matalon

LAWYALTY

Gad Matalon is a partner at Lawyalty Avvocati Associati based in Milan, Italy. For more than 20 years he has assisted companies and foreign multinational groups with their business activities across various sectors.

Mr. Matalon handles a wide number of commercial transactions, including sale of goods, distribution, agency, supply and construction contracts. He is further engaged in mergers and acquisition and other company law matters.

Mr. Matalon has represented clients before all courts, including arbitration and mediation, in commercial disputes or litigation regarding shareholders, directors, or other companies’ bodies.

He often speaks at seminars and conferences about international contracts and company law and is a member of the Advisory Board of Consulegis EEIG, an international network of law firms.

Mr. Matalon holds a law degree from Milan State University. He also has studied English Law at City of London Polytechnic, with an emphasis on trade law and employment and company law.

Istanbul, Turkey

Cengiz Söylemezoglu

UNITEDKS LAW FIRM

Cengiz Söylemezoglu is the founding and senior managing partner at United KS Law Firm in Istanbul, Turkey. The prestigious firm delivers up-to-date legal services to meet domestic and international clients’ needs in a world of globalization.

Mr. Söylemezoglu’s practice is focused in the areas of company contractual & commercial law, company & corporate law (incl. M&A), intellectual property law, international law & trade, product liability, labour & employment law, construction law (incl. Energy Law), capital markets & stock exchange and dispute resolution & litigation (arbitration).

Mr. Söylemezoglu holds a law degree from Marmara University School of Law, Istanbul. Additionally, he has an MBA degree in Account and Finance Master Degree from Marmara University School of Business, Istanbul; a Diploma in European Community Law from University of Wolverhampton, Holborn College, London; a degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising and Sales and Sales Management from London University, School of Business; and Computer Science degree from Lewisham College, London.

Jakarta, Indonesia

Mable ‘Meggy’ Parengkuan

MOORES ROWLAND

Mabel M. Parengkuan joined Moores Rowland in 2001 as Partner of the Legal Department. She subsequently established the law firm Mabel and Associates, successfully leading it to become recognized as one of the reputable law firms in Indonesia. The firm is now associated with Marccus Partners under Moores Rowland Indonesia.

Ms. Parengkuan and her team assist foreign investors in establishing legal entities, forming joint ventures with local companies, restructuring and merging with local companies, as well as other legal transactions covering the full scope of foreign investment. She is additionally well-versed in property and labour laws, as well as finance and banking issues. Early in her career, Ms. Parengkuan was involved in revising the system for Indonesian land and building tax as a member of the team which led to the implementation of the new system in 1990.

Ms. Parengkuan is a Master of Law graduate from the University of Indonesia.

Lisbon, Portugal

Fernando Veiga Gomes

ABREU ADVOGADOS

Fernando Veiga Gomes is a partner with Abreu Advogados in Lisbon, Portugal. The firm was founded in 1993 and is one of the most dynamic and recognised Law Firms in Portugal, and is committed to developing institutional relationships with several legal Associations and international Law Firms around the world.

In his practice, Mr. Veiga Gomes is focussed on corporate and commercial law (corporate, mergers & acquisitions), sports law, intellectual property and IT law. He is president of the Sports Law Commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA).

Mr. Veiga Gomes holds a law degree from the University of Lisbon Law School.

Turin, Italy

Lucia Myriam Netti

HORIZONS CORPORATE ADVISORY

Lucia Myriam Netti is the Regional Partner at Horizons, overseeing the advisory’s activities in Europe, Russia and Belarus.

In her multi-faceted role with the advisory, Lucia adeptly serves companies in developing business in the EU and Eastern Europe regions. Her expertise includes international, corporate and industrial law, as well as transnational business negotiation and related problem-solving strategies.

Using a versatile skill set for the advisory, Lucia works to successfully bridge companies from the territories of EU, Russia and Belarus, as well as facilitate opinions and transactions within the European Union. She is an exceptional project manager in overseeing corporate matters, particularly the drafting of complex contracts.

Prior to joining Horizons, Lucia served a number of law firms, acted as legal consultant to governmental entities, and as counsel in business relations and international issues. She further has a wealth of experience as a highly sought-after university lecturer and workshop speaker in Italy, Russia, Belarus and Moldova.

Lucia is a graduate of the University of Law of Turin (Italy).

She additionally holds a postgraduate degree from the School of the Legal Careers for Judges and Lawyers (Turin, Italy), as well as a Master in International Contracts in Milan (Italy).

An Italian national, Lucia is fluent in English and Italian.

Munster, Germany

Ulrich M. Möllenhoff

MÖLLENHOFF RECHSTANWÄLTE

Dr. Ulrich Möllenhoff is the owner and founder at Möllenhoff Rechtsanwälte in Münster, Germany. The firm advises companies of all sizes in the areas of Tax Law, Customs Law and Foreign Trade and, in particular, Export Control Law. Dr. Möllenhoff’s main areas of practice are tax law, law of customs and excise and export controls.

Dr. Möllenhoff works closely with clients to help them establish the legal and economic preconditions that put them in position to succeed in import and export business. With his specialisation in tax law and law of foreign trade, he is able to provide solutions for international clients on both national and international business matters. In this respect, Möllenhoff Rechtsanwälte advises on issues touching authoritative and regulatory bodies and those concerning B2B needs, such as contracts and legal representation.

Defence in administrational and criminal investigations completes Möllenhoff Rechtsanwälte’s full service to clients in import and export law.

Möllenhoff Rechtsanwälte represents in national fiscal courts in customs and excise matter as well as in matters of the European Court of Justice.

As an active member of Consulegis, a renowned international network of law firms, Dr. Möllenhoff works often with business lawyers, tax lawyers and criminal lawyers all over the world to ensure a highly specialised consultancy.

Dr. Möllenhoff is an in-demand lecturer across a wide range of topics related to tax law. He is also the author of the yearly published book “Zoll and Export” and the publication of all relevant legal texts, such as national and European acts in Customs and excise and law of foreign trade. He has further contributed articles to numerous law journals.

Dr. Urlich Möllenhoff studied law and Anglistic at Münster University. He holds a doctorate in comparative law in the area of export control, doing his Ph.D. in Münster with a research stay at Durham University.

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Guadalajara, Mexico

Fernando Hernández Gómez

VÁZQUEZ ALDANA HERNÁNDEZ GÓMEZ & ASOCIADOS (VAHG)

Fernando Hernández Gómez is a partner at Vázquez Aldana, Hernández Gómez & Asociados in Guadalajara (VAHG), Mexico. The firm serves its clients by advising them professionally during their decision-making processes and remains committed to providing legal and strategic counsel of the highest quality standards.

Mr. Hernández’s speciality areas of practice include Corporate Law; Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures; Corporate reorganizations; Work-out / recovery and financial; Banking and Finance Law; Stock and Securities Exchange; Project Finance; Real Estate; and Estate Planning.

Mr. Hernández holds degrees in Economic and Corporate, Contract Law and Tax Law from Universidad Panamericana, as well as Masters in Business Administration (MEDEX, Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresas) and Education degree from Universidad Panamericana Campus Guadalajara.

Los Angeles, USA

Jeffery Daar

DAAR & NEWMAN

Jeffery Daar is a principal of the law firm Daar & Newman in Los Angeles, USA. The firm is a long established general practice law firm dedicated to providing the highest quality of representation to its clients, including acting as a gateway for international business both inbound to and outbound from the U.S.

Mr. Daar’s expertise includes strategic planning, complex state and federal litigation, innovative dispute resolution, and international transactions and disputes. His practice focuses on both litigation and transactional projects.

Mr. Daar’s extensive litigation background gives him added insight into structuring transactions for clients along with his entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving and dispute resolution.

He has served as a City of Los Angeles Commissioner for more than 15 years, including having held a seat on the Board governing the Los Angeles airports.

Mr. Daar holds a law degree from the University of California at Davis and a bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College.

Toulouse, France

Julian Cockain-Barère

MORVILLIERS SENTENAC & ASSOCIÉS

Julian Cockain-Barère is a partner at Morvilliers Sentenac & Associés, an international law firm founded in 1987 and based in Toulouse, France. The firm also has a branch office in Bordeaux.

Mr. Cockain-Barère is the partner at his firm responsible for international markets. His key client focus is on inward and outward investment, real estate, company and commercial transactions and employment law. His firm’s main activities include M&A, corporate restructuring, private equity funds and other forms of corporate finance, insolvency procedures, taxation, commercial contracts, employment law, intellectual property law (both contentious and non-contentious), regulatory and compliance, data protection, international law and commercial litigation.

Mr. Cockain-Barère obtained a law degree from Liverpool University in 1986, qualified as a lawyer in England and Wales in 1989 and was admitted as French Avocat and member of the Toulouse Bar in 2002. He practised law in London, Brussels and Stuttgart before joining his current firm in Toulouse in 1998. He is a member of the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce & Industry – Paris and is the elected co-Vice President of Consulegis, a network of international law firms.

Barcelona & Madrid, Spain

Josep Solsona

ETL NEXUM LAWYERS

Josep Solsona is a managing partner of ETL Nexum Lawyers firm, which has offices in Barcelona and Madrid. He has been involved in the advisory of international acquisition and merger operations for more than 30 years.

Mr. Solsona has a focus on commercial and contractual, and corporate law intervening in the advisement for the creation of public and private consortiums in matters related to smart cities, communication and technology areas. He is a founding member and the secretary of ‘Smarts Cities Law Firms’ association.

Mr. Solsona is a member of the Barcelona Bar Association, Consulegis International Law Firms Network, EuroCollectnet, Eurolex, American Lawyers Quarterly (USA) and the Commercial Bar Association (USA).

He holds a law degree from the University of Barcelona, a diploma of European Law from Barcelona’s Chamber of Commerce, a diploma in comparative legal studies from the International University of Strasbourg (France) and in European studies from the University of Urbino (Italy).

Hong Kong (SAR)

Danny Luk

HORIZONS CORPORATE ADVISORY

Danny Luk is a Senior Equity Partner at HORIZONS CORPORATE ADVISORY HOLDING LTD, overseeing the firm’s activities in Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore. His longstanding career as Hong Kong Certified Public Accountant allows the advisory to provide exceptional financial services to its clients.

Danny has more than 25 years’ experience in the public accounting industry in both Hong Kong and Mainland China, specialising in tax planning, investigation, appeals and planning. He expertly serves numerous clients across a broad range of industries, employing an ethically sound and transparent approach towards business that provides complete clarity for every transaction. This allows clients to be confident in important decisions related to financial and tax issues as well as wealth management, trusts and a host of IPO needs. 

Among his professional associations, Danny is a Practising Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. 

Prior to joining Louis Lai & Luk in 1986, he served as a Tax Assessor at the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department for more than a decade. 

A native of Hong Kong, Danny is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese and English.

Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Bas Besseling

MARXMAN ADVOCATEN

Bas Besseling is the founder of Marxman Advocaten in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. The firm’s clients include businesses, public authorities, semi-governmental organisations and not-for-profit organisations.

Active within the law for 30 years, Mr. Bessling is a valuable partner for business owners across a variety of areas. He has years of experience in supervising (international) transactions and restarting companies after bankruptcy in various insolvency processes. He has also implemented extensive restructuring and corporate recovery projects and provided many companies with an effective approach to (liquidity) problems in both the short and long term.

His extensive experience makes Mr. Bessling a great consultant and manager who knows how to devise an all-around strategy that takes into account important legal implications. He has served as a trustee and administrator in medium and large bankruptcies and receiverships. What’s more, he has held management positions in (international) organisations and has developed a wealth of legal and financial expertise across during his career.

Mr. Bessling graduated from Erasmus University in Rotterdam in Private Law and Corporate Law. He is a graduate of both the Grotius post-graduate specialisation in insolvency law and in corporate and business law. He has further completed the specialisation program in Financial Economy for insolvency lawyers.

Mr. Bessling is affiliated with INSOLAD. In addition to his native Dutch, he is fluent in German and English.

San Jose, Costa Rica

Marianella Mora

MB ABOGADOS

Marianella Mora is a partner of the firm MB Abogados in San Jose, Costa Rica. The firm provides incorporation of national corporations and local branches of foreign corporations, among other law-related services.

Ms. Mora offers comprehensive advice on corporate issues, taxes, labour relations, relocation of foreign workers, suppliers agreements and taking part in the development of real estate projects with foreign and national investors. Her additional areas of focus include Environmental Law, Foreign Direct Investment, Project Finance, Corporate and Finance Law, Tax Law, Civil and Commercial Law, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), European Business Law, Commercial Litigation, Arbitration and Conciliation.

Ms. Mora holds a law degree from Universidad de Costa Rica, an LLM from Utrecht University and a Master in Business Law from Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional.

Shanghai, China

Li Huajing

CCG COORDINATOR (HORIZONS CORPORATE ADVISORY)

Li Huajing is executive assistant to regional partner at Horizons, working out of the firm’s Shanghai office. She also serves as coordinator for CCG.

In her role as executive assistant, Ms. Li supports the regional partner across a wide range of activities vital to Horizons’ success. This includes clerical support for client projects, sales and marketing, and numerous activities involving both the advisory’s internal business units and its marketing communications department.

Ms. Li works closely with the advisory’s marketing communications manager in planning, content development and execution. She is a regular contributor to The Square, Horizons news and information blog, and oversees the advisory’s Twitter and LinkedIn accounts, ensuring “on target” messaging, news and knowledge information sharing across the advisory’s communication channels.

As coordinator for CCG, Ms. Li provides support to the association by disseminating organizational information, arranging group activities and liaising between CCG members and the association’s officers.

Li Huajing was educated at University of London. She is a native English speaker and fluent in Chinese.



Lagos, Nigeria

Olufemi ‘Femi’ Sunmonu

ALIANT® QAIS CONRAD LAUREATE

Olufemi ‘Femi’ Sunmonu is Senior Partner at the Nigerian law firm Aliant® Qais Conrad Laureate – one of Nigeria’s foremost full spectrum business law firms and concurrently Chair of AliantLaw’s Africa practice.

Mr. Sunmonu’s areas of practice include foreign investments & joint ventures, international trade law, company & commercial law, telecommunications & utilities law, private equity funds, construction & real estate law and public procurement law.

In addition to the leadership of his legal practice, Mr. Sunmonu is respected by peers for superior skills in commercial ventures modelling, advising on and drafting an assortment of legal instruments and his commendable abilities at cross-border/cultural transacting.

Mr Sunmonu’s work has received several citations in Legal500 and Whoswholegal.com as “the Counsel to go-to for contract advice”.

Mr. Sunmonu holds certificates from University of Ife, Nigeria (LLB Hons.), Nigerian Law School Lagos (BL) & Bucerius Law School, Germany (Dip. in International Business Law).

Shanghai, China

Roberto Gilardino

HORIZONS CORPORATE ADVISORY

Roberto Gilardino is Regional Partner at Horizons, supervising the advisory’s activities in North Asia along with additional countries including Australia, Brazil, Cyprus, Indonesia, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Qazaqstan.

From the Horizons lead office in the heart of downtown Shanghai, Roberto, in addition to his portfolio, oversees the advisory’s transnational operations. His Shanghai-based team, whose expertise rests in corporate issues and property safeguard, liaises day-to-day with Horizons’ regional offices, serving as the advisory’s global gateway.

Roberto’s background and skill-set lie in international business and corporate law with a special attention on corporate government, strategy and shareholder protection. He is further highly judicious in providing clients with robust M&A support and negotiation analysis. Having a deep sense of cross-cultural issues in cross-border transactions and corporate matters, Roberto and his team provide clients with unique insights and strategies related to the difficult-to-read, often behind the scenes, nuances in transnational business.

Serving as a versatile leader, Roberto is equally able to tend to highly positioned clients and liaise with governmental entities, as he is able to roll up his sleeves and attend to the nuts and bolt work corporate advisory.

Prior to joining Horizons, Roberto served professionally in ministries, governmental bodies and the private sector, primarily in China.

An Italian national, Roberto is fluent in Italian, English, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.

Cham, Central Switzerland

Martin Hütte

HÜTTELAW

Martin Hütte is the founder and a senior partner of HütteLAW Ltd. in Cham, Switzerland. HütteLAW is a midsize firm set in central Switzerland where it is focussed on company law, contract law, relocation, M&A transactions and all related topics.

Mr. Hütte has extensive expertise in the financing of corporate law projects and M&A transactions, banking and financial market law, restructuring and reorganization, and sports law. He has additional expertise in management and administration of services for trade and production companies.

Mr. Hütte has a master degree in Swiss and European law. He is an attorney at law admitted to all courts in Switzerland and serves as a trained specialist for companies and trade law in Germany.

Cardiff, England

Marlies Hoecherl

CAPITAL LAW

Marlies Hoecherl is a partner at Capital Law Limited. The firm is based in Cardiff, Wales, UK, with an office in London. Capital works both nationally and internationally to offer all the legal services that a trading organisation needs.

Ms. Hoecherl advises on M&As, corporate reorganisations and a wide variety of commercial contracts including SLAs and commercial joint ventures, primarily with cross-border aspects. She also has specialist expertise in the education, the energy sector and the food and drink sector. Her specialist expertise in the education sector extends to Africa, Asia and a number of European countries.

Ms. Hoecherl is an in-demand speaker on the subject of Brexit, both in the UK and at international events.

In 2013, she was appointed to the board of Consulegis, an international network of independent law firms. She is further Capital Law’s representative to the China Collaborative Group (CCG), a collective of legal service providers serving cross-border investors, and their counterparts, on business deals connected to China’s “One Belt, One Road”.

Ms. Hoecherl holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of London. Aside from her legal career, she also holds a master’s degree from University of Wales and PhD in Archaeology from Cardiff University. She speaks German and French fluently, and reads Italian and Spanish.

Cyprus

Georgios K Georgiou

GEORGIOS K. GEORGIOU LLC

Georgios K. Georgiou is the founding partner at GEORGIOS K. GEORGIOU LLC in Larnaca, Cyprus. The firm’s specialised team offers legal services and assists clients in their cross-border transactions and complex litigation cases.

Mr. Georgiou’s primary area of practice includes immigration law, litigation and arbitration, corporate and commercial law, banking and financing, real estate construction, intellectual property and energy.

Mr. Georgiou is a member of the Famagusta Bar Association Committee. He additionally is a member of Cyprus Parliament of Famagusta constituency since 2001. He is additionally chairman of the House Standing Committee on Development Plans and Public Expenditure Control and a member of the House Standing Committee on Legal Affairs.

Mr. Georgiou holds a law degree from Democritus University of Thrace, Greece and degree in public administration and political science from the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, Greece.

 

EUROPE

Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Bas Besseling

MARXMAN ADVOCATEN

Bas Besseling is the founder of Marxman Advocaten in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. The firm’s clients include businesses, public authorities, semi-governmental organisations and not-for-profit organisations.

Active within the law for 30 years, Mr. Bessling is a valuable partner for business owners across a variety of areas. He has years of experience in supervising (international) transactions and restarting companies after bankruptcy in various insolvency processes. He has also implemented extensive restructuring and corporate recovery projects and provided many companies with an effective approach to (liquidity) problems in both the short and long term.

His extensive experience makes Mr. Bessling a great consultant and manager who knows how to devise an all-around strategy that takes into account important legal implications. He has served as a trustee and administrator in medium and large bankruptcies and receiverships. What’s more, he has held management positions in (international) organisations and has developed a wealth of legal and financial expertise across during his career.

Mr. Bessling graduated from Erasmus University in Rotterdam in Private Law and Corporate Law. He is a graduate of both the Grotius post-graduate specialisation in insolvency law and in corporate and business law. He has further completed the specialisation program in Financial Economy for insolvency lawyers.

Mr. Bessling is affiliated with INSOLAD. In addition to his native Dutch, he is fluent in German and English.

Munster, Germany

Ulrich M. Möllenhoff

MÖLLENHOFF RECHSTANWÄLTE

Dr. Ulrich Möllenhoff is the owner and founder at Möllenhoff Rechtsanwälte in Münster, Germany. The firm advises companies of all sizes in the areas of Tax Law, Customs Law and Foreign Trade and, in particular, Export Control Law. Dr. Möllenhoff’s main areas of practice are tax law, law of customs and excise and export controls.

Dr. Möllenhoff works closely with clients to help them establish the legal and economic preconditions that put them in position to succeed in import and export business. With his specialisation in tax law and law of foreign trade, he is able to provide solutions for international clients on both national and international business matters. In this respect, Möllenhoff Rechtsanwälte advises on issues touching authoritative and regulatory bodies and those concerning B2B needs, such as contracts and legal representation.

Defence in administrational and criminal investigations completes Möllenhoff Rechtsanwälte’s full service to clients in import and export law.

Möllenhoff Rechtsanwälte represents in national fiscal courts in customs and excise matter as well as in matters of the European Court of Justice.

As an active member of Consulegis, a renowned international network of law firms, Dr. Möllenhoff works often with business lawyers, tax lawyers and criminal lawyers all over the world to ensure a highly specialised consultancy.

Dr. Möllenhoff is an in-demand lecturer across a wide range of topics related to tax law. He is also the author of the yearly published book “Zoll and Export” and the publication of all relevant legal texts, such as national and European acts in Customs and excise and law of foreign trade. He has further contributed articles to numerous law journals.

Dr. Urlich Möllenhoff studied law and Anglistic at Münster University. He holds a doctorate in comparative law in the area of export control, doing his Ph.D. in Münster with a research stay at Durham University.

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Cyprus

Georgios K Georgiou

GEORGIOS K. GEORGIOU LLC

Georgios K. Georgiou is the founding partner at GEORGIOS K. GEORGIOU LLC in Larnaca, Cyprus. The firm’s specialised team offers legal services and assists clients in their cross-border transactions and complex litigation cases.

Mr. Georgiou’s primary area of practice includes immigration law, litigation and arbitration, corporate and commercial law, banking and financing, real estate construction, intellectual property and energy.

Mr. Georgiou is a member of the Famagusta Bar Association Committee. He additionally is a member of Cyprus Parliament of Famagusta constituency since 2001. He is additionally chairman of the House Standing Committee on Development Plans and Public Expenditure Control and a member of the House Standing Committee on Legal Affairs.

Mr. Georgiou holds a law degree from Democritus University of Thrace, Greece and degree in public administration and political science from the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, Greece.

Milan, Italy

Gad Matalon

LAWYALTY

Gad Matalon is a partner at Lawyalty Avvocati Associati based in Milan, Italy. For more than 20 years he has assisted companies and foreign multinational groups with their business activities across various sectors.

Mr. Matalon handles a wide number of commercial transactions, including sale of goods, distribution, agency, supply and construction contracts. He is further engaged in mergers and acquisition and other company law matters.

Mr. Matalon has represented clients before all courts, including arbitration and mediation, in commercial disputes or litigation regarding shareholders, directors, or other companies’ bodies.

He often speaks at seminars and conferences about international contracts and company law and is a member of the Advisory Board of Consulegis EEIG, an international network of law firms.

Mr. Matalon holds a law degree from Milan State University. He also has studied English Law at City of London Polytechnic, with an emphasis on trade law and employment and company law.

Toulouse, France

Julian Cockain-Barère

MORVILLIERS SENTENAC & ASSOCIÉS

Julian Cockain-Barère is a partner at Morvilliers Sentenac & Associés, an international law firm founded in 1987 and based in Toulouse, France. The firm also has a branch office in Bordeaux.

Mr. Cockain-Barère is the partner at his firm responsible for international markets. His key client focus is on inward and outward investment, real estate, company and commercial transactions and employment law. His firm’s main activities include M&A, corporate restructuring, private equity funds and other forms of corporate finance, insolvency procedures, taxation, commercial contracts, employment law, intellectual property law (both contentious and non-contentious), regulatory and compliance, data protection, international law and commercial litigation.

Mr. Cockain-Barère obtained a law degree from Liverpool University in 1986, qualified as a lawyer in England and Wales in 1989 and was admitted as French Avocat and member of the Toulouse Bar in 2002. He practised law in London, Brussels and Stuttgart before joining his current firm in Toulouse in 1998. He is a member of the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce & Industry – Paris and is the elected co-Vice President of Consulegis, a network of international law firms.

Turin, Italy

Lucia Myriam Netti

HORIZONS CORPORATE ADVISORY

Lucia Myriam Netti is the Regional Partner at Horizons, overseeing the advisory’s activities in Europe, Russia and Belarus.

In her multi-faceted role with the advisory, Lucia adeptly serves companies in developing business in the EU and Eastern Europe regions. Her expertise includes international, corporate and industrial law, as well as transnational business negotiation and related problem-solving strategies.

Using a versatile skill set for the advisory, Lucia works to successfully bridge companies from the territories of EU, Russia and Belarus, as well as facilitate opinions and transactions within the European Union. She is an exceptional project manager in overseeing corporate matters, particularly the drafting of complex contracts.

Prior to joining Horizons, Lucia served a number of law firms, acted as legal consultant to governmental entities, and as counsel in business relations and international issues. She further has a wealth of experience as a highly sought-after university lecturer and workshop speaker in Italy, Russia, Belarus and Moldova.

Lucia is a graduate of the University of Law of Turin (Italy).

She additionally holds a postgraduate degree from the School of the Legal Careers for Judges and Lawyers (Turin, Italy), as well as a Master in International Contracts in Milan (Italy).

An Italian national, Lucia is fluent in English and Italian.

Cardiff, England

Marlies Hoecherl

CAPITAL LAW

Marlies Hoecherl is a partner at Capital Law Limited. The firm is based in Cardiff, Wales, UK, with an office in London. Capital works both nationally and internationally to offer all the legal services that a trading organisation needs.

Ms. Hoecherl advises on M&As, corporate reorganisations and a wide variety of commercial contracts including SLAs and commercial joint ventures, primarily with cross-border aspects. She also has specialist expertise in the education, the energy sector and the food and drink sector. Her specialist expertise in the education sector extends to Africa, Asia and a number of European countries.

Ms. Hoecherl is an in-demand speaker on the subject of Brexit, both in the UK and at international events.

In 2013, she was appointed to the board of Consulegis, an international network of independent law firms. She is further Capital Law’s representative to the China Collaborative Group (CCG), a collective of legal service providers serving cross-border investors, and their counterparts, on business deals connected to China’s “One Belt, One Road”.

Ms. Hoecherl holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of London. Aside from her legal career, she also holds a master’s degree from University of Wales and PhD in Archaeology from Cardiff University. She speaks German and French fluently, and reads Italian and Spanish.

Lisbon, Portugal

Fernando Veiga Gomes

ABREU ADVOGADOS

Fernando Veiga Gomes is a partner with Abreu Advogados in Lisbon, Portugal. The firm was founded in 1993 and is one of the most dynamic and recognised Law Firms in Portugal, and is committed to developing institutional relationships with several legal Associations and international Law Firms around the world.

In his practice, Mr. Veiga Gomes is focussed on corporate and commercial law (corporate, mergers & acquisitions), sports law, intellectual property and IT law. He is president of the Sports Law Commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA).

Mr. Veiga Gomes holds a law degree from the University of Lisbon Law School.

Istanbul, Turkey

Cengiz Söylemezoglu

UNITEDKS LAW FIRM

Cengiz Söylemezoglu is the founding and senior managing partner at United KS Law Firm in Istanbul, Turkey. The prestigious firm delivers up-to-date legal services to meet domestic and international clients’ needs in a world of globalization.

Mr. Söylemezoglu’s practice is focused in the areas of company contractual & commercial law, company & corporate law (incl. M&A), intellectual property law, international law & trade, product liability, labour & employment law, construction law (incl. Energy Law), capital markets & stock exchange and dispute resolution & litigation (arbitration).

Mr. Söylemezoglu holds a law degree from Marmara University School of Law, Istanbul. Additionally, he has an MBA degree in Account and Finance Master Degree from Marmara University School of Business, Istanbul; a Diploma in European Community Law from University of Wolverhampton, Holborn College, London; a degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising and Sales and Sales Management from London University, School of Business; and Computer Science degree from Lewisham College, London.

Barcelona & Madrid, Spain

Josep Solsona

ETL NEXUM LAWYERS

Josep Solsona is a managing partner of ETL Nexum Lawyers firm, which has offices in Barcelona and Madrid. He has been involved in the advisory of international acquisition and merger operations for more than 30 years.

Mr. Solsona has a focus on commercial and contractual, and corporate law intervening in the advisement for the creation of public and private consortiums in matters related to smart cities, communication and technology areas. He is a founding member and the secretary of ‘Smarts Cities Law Firms’ association.

Mr. Solsona is a member of the Barcelona Bar Association, Consulegis International Law Firms Network, EuroCollectnet, Eurolex, American Lawyers Quarterly (USA) and the Commercial Bar Association (USA).

He holds a law degree from the University of Barcelona, a diploma of European Law from Barcelona’s Chamber of Commerce, a diploma in comparative legal studies from the International University of Strasbourg (France) and in European studies from the University of Urbino (Italy).

Cham, Central Switzerland

Martin Hütte

HÜTTELAW

Martin Hütte is the founder and a senior partner of HütteLAW Ltd. in Cham, Switzerland. HütteLAW is a midsize firm set in central Switzerland where it is focussed on company law, contract law, relocation, M&A transactions and all related topics.

Mr. Hütte has extensive expertise in the financing of corporate law projects and M&A transactions, banking and financial market law, restructuring and reorganization, and sports law. He has additional expertise in management and administration of services for trade and production companies.

Mr. Hütte has a master degree in Swiss and European law. He is an attorney at law admitted to all courts in Switzerland and serves as a trained specialist for companies and trade law in Germany.

AMERICAS

Los Angeles, USA

Jeffery Daar

DAAR & NEWMAN

Jeffery Daar is a principal of the law firm Daar & Newman in Los Angeles, USA. The firm is a long established general practice law firm dedicated to providing the highest quality of representation to its clients, including acting as a gateway for international business both inbound to and outbound from the U.S.

Mr. Daar’s expertise includes strategic planning, complex state and federal litigation, innovative dispute resolution, and international transactions and disputes. His practice focuses on both litigation and transactional projects.

Mr. Daar’s extensive litigation background gives him added insight into structuring transactions for clients along with his entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving and dispute resolution.

He has served as a City of Los Angeles Commissioner for more than 15 years, including having held a seat on the Board governing the Los Angeles airports.

Mr. Daar holds a law degree from the University of California at Davis and a bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College.

San Jose, Costa Rica

Marianella Mora

MB ABOGADOS

Marianella Mora is a partner of the firm MB Abogados in San Jose, Costa Rica. The firm provides incorporation of national corporations and local branches of foreign corporations, among other law-related services.

Ms. Mora offers comprehensive advice on corporate issues, taxes, labour relations, relocation of foreign workers, suppliers agreements and taking part in the development of real estate projects with foreign and national investors. Her additional areas of focus include Environmental Law, Foreign Direct Investment, Project Finance, Corporate and Finance Law, Tax Law, Civil and Commercial Law, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), European Business Law, Commercial Litigation, Arbitration and Conciliation.

Ms. Mora holds a law degree from Universidad de Costa Rica, an LLM from Utrecht University and a Master in Business Law from Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional.

Guadalajara, Mexico

Fernando Hernández Gómez

VÁZQUEZ ALDANA HERNÁNDEZ GÓMEZ & ASOCIADOS (VAHG)

Fernando Hernández Gómez is a partner at Vázquez Aldana, Hernández Gómez & Asociados in Guadalajara (VAHG), Mexico. The firm serves its clients by advising them professionally during their decision-making processes and remains committed to providing legal and strategic counsel of the highest quality standards.

Mr. Hernández’s speciality areas of practice include Corporate Law; Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures; Corporate reorganizations; Work-out / recovery and financial; Banking and Finance Law; Stock and Securities Exchange; Project Finance; Real Estate; and Estate Planning.

Mr. Hernández holds degrees in Economic and Corporate, Contract Law and Tax Law from Universidad Panamericana, as well as Masters in Business Administration (MEDEX, Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresas) and Education degree from Universidad Panamericana Campus Guadalajara.

ASIA

Jakarta, Indonesia

Mable ‘Meggy’ Parengkuan

MOORES ROWLAND

Mabel M. Parengkuan joined Moores Rowland in 2001 as Partner of the Legal Department. She subsequently established the law firm Mabel and Associates, successfully leading it to become recognized as one of the reputable law firms in Indonesia. The firm is now associated with Marccus Partners under Moores Rowland Indonesia.

Ms. Parengkuan and her team assist foreign investors in establishing legal entities, forming joint ventures with local companies, restructuring and merging with local companies, as well as other legal transactions covering the full scope of foreign investment. She is additionally well-versed in property and labour laws, as well as finance and banking issues. Early in her career, Ms. Parengkuan was involved in revising the system for Indonesian land and building tax as a member of the team which led to the implementation of the new system in 1990.

Ms. Parengkuan is a Master of Law graduate from the University of Indonesia.

Shanghai, China

Roberto Gilardino

HORIZONS CORPORATE ADVISORY

Roberto Gilardino is Regional Partner at Horizons, supervising the advisory’s activities in North Asia along with additional countries including Australia, Brazil, Cyprus, Indonesia, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Qazaqstan.

From the Horizons lead office in the heart of downtown Shanghai, Roberto, in addition to his portfolio, oversees the advisory’s transnational operations. His Shanghai-based team, whose expertise rests in corporate issues and property safeguard, liaises day-to-day with Horizons’ regional offices, serving as the advisory’s global gateway.

Roberto’s background and skill-set lie in international business and corporate law with a special attention on corporate government, strategy and shareholder protection. He is further highly judicious in providing clients with robust M&A support and negotiation analysis. Having a deep sense of cross-cultural issues in cross-border transactions and corporate matters, Roberto and his team provide clients with unique insights and strategies related to the difficult-to-read, often behind the scenes, nuances in transnational business.

Serving as a versatile leader, Roberto is equally able to tend to highly positioned clients and liaise with governmental entities, as he is able to roll up his sleeves and attend to the nuts and bolt work corporate advisory.

Prior to joining Horizons, Roberto served professionally in ministries, governmental bodies and the private sector, primarily in China.

An Italian national, Roberto is fluent in Italian, English, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.

Shanghai, China

Li Huajing

CCG COORDINATOR (HORIZONS CORPORATE ADVISORY)

Li Huajing is executive assistant to regional partner at Horizons, working out of the firm’s Shanghai office. She also serves as coordinator for CCG.

In her role as executive assistant, Ms. Li supports the regional partner across a wide range of activities vital to Horizons’ success. This includes clerical support for client projects, sales and marketing, and numerous activities involving both the advisory’s internal business units and its marketing communications department.

Ms. Li works closely with the advisory’s marketing communications manager in planning, content development and execution. She is a regular contributor to The Square, Horizons news and information blog, and oversees the advisory’s Twitter and LinkedIn accounts, ensuring “on target” messaging, news and knowledge information sharing across the advisory’s communication channels.

As coordinator for CCG, Ms. Li provides support to the association by disseminating organizational information, arranging group activities and liaising between CCG members and the association’s officers.

Li Huajing was educated at University of London. She is a native English speaker and fluent in Chinese.



AFRICA

Lagos, Nigeria

Olufemi ‘Femi’ Sunmonu

ALIANT® QAIS CONRAD LAUREATE

Olufemi ‘Femi’ Sunmonu is Senior Partner at the Nigerian law firm Aliant® Qais Conrad Laureate – one of Nigeria’s foremost full spectrum business law firms and concurrently Chair of AliantLaw’s Africa practice.

Mr. Sunmonu’s areas of practice include foreign investments & joint ventures, international trade law, company & commercial law, telecommunications & utilities law, private equity funds, construction & real estate law and public procurement law.

In addition to the leadership of his legal practice, Mr. Sunmonu is respected by peers for superior skills in commercial ventures modelling, advising on and drafting an assortment of legal instruments and his commendable abilities at cross-border/cultural transacting.

Mr Sunmonu’s work has received several citations in Legal500 and Whoswholegal.com as “the Counsel to go-to for contract advice”.

Mr. Sunmonu holds certificates from University of Ife, Nigeria (LLB Hons.), Nigerian Law School Lagos (BL) & Bucerius Law School, Germany (Dip. in International Business Law).

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Diversity

As a globally-minded association, CCG refuses to be held back by geographic or cultural boundaries, and endeavours to serve all persons, entities and stakeholders in formulating business solutions.

We are at once an equal opportunity employer and service provider who does not discriminate on the grounds of sex, race, disability, family status, nationality, creed, political affiliation or any other factors. While this may read as standard boilerplate language, our livelihood depends on genuinely living up to such ideals.

As a global citizen, we place great value on cross-cultural sensitivity and nuanced understanding. We put this understanding into real practice, remaining committed to viewing problems and challenges through multiple socio-cultural and systemic perspectives. This is the basis of CCG’s unique ability to advance highly creative client solutions that achieve successful outcomes.

In the full scope of these efforts, we attempt to function as a positive bridge builder between countries and cultures, fully serving our clients, their stakeholders and communities beyond. Such diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our association and its service objectives.

CSR

As a cooperative association serving clients engaged in business, it goes without question that CCG support the conducting of business in accordance with established best practices in each of the countries we operate in. Inherent in this objective is helping clients live up to the principles that best serve their shareholders, employees, stakeholders and the communities they operate in.

In lieu of making a ‘big show’ of externals—building playgrounds, sponsoring fundraisers or boasting of commitments to environmental sustainability—we believe the essence of corporate responsibility is to provide services and solutions that position businesses to be innately socially responsible in the course of their operations. Included in this is the pursuit of business strategies that contribute to social development by aligning corporate incentives with social and environmental goals serving the public interest.

We believe “corporate social responsibly” is about is paying employees fair wages, providing them with adequate health care and avoiding or ceasing activities destructive to the common good of society; we believe it is about working with clients to evolve beyond operating in an overly insular fashion, and foster outward creative thinking on how to solve problems by sharing knowledge and resources across sectors; we believe it is about identifying the costs, both literal and figurative, corporations transfer to society, and choosing to price them into an enterprise’s business.

Most notions of Corporate Social Responsibility exist largely as a marketing strategy under the guise of altruistic corporate behaviour. CCG encourages a different, more strategically focused approach to CSR. At the end of each day, we hope to help those we serve to achieve outcomes whose benefits carry little fanfare, but instead have far-reaching results for all stakeholders.

Privacy

Consistent with our professional responsibilities and applicable laws, CCG is committed to ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of all information pertaining to the association’s clients, potential clients, their affiliates and affiliated individuals. That is to say, discreet handling of information is as vital to our business as it is yours.

In taking serious precautions to safeguard your interests, CCG member firms undergo all commercially reasonable steps consistent with industry practices to protect each client’s personal data by using established security standards and procedures. To prevent the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction of such data, each member of our association has established physical, electronic and managerial security procedures at their place of business, extending to their online digital presence.

You should be aware that when you provide information to any CCG member, you are providing it to CCG as a whole. Your information may, therefore, be exported to, processed in and accessed from countries whose laws provide varying levels of protection, not always equivalent to that provided in your own country. Wherever your information may be used, the local CCG member does its utmost to ensure your privacy and the protection of personal data.

As a matter of best practices, CCG members enter into binding non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements with all clients. Therefore, we do not, under any circumstance, provide traditional business references of existing and/or prospective clients.

When you engage with CCG, it is not only our duty to serve you, it’s our privilege. To this end, we assure you that each member of our association has adopted various protocols and technical safeguards to ensure the protection of your data across our worldwide service network.

Access by Third Parties
Consistent with the association’s professional and ethical obligations, CCG members, in the course of providing services, may allow others to access your information in order to process data on in connection with the conduct of business or where disclosure of your information is in your interest or is otherwise permitted, required or authorized under applicable law.

Prior to allowing any third party access to your information for the purpose of conducting business, CCG members will take all reasonable steps to ensure that such third party enjoys a sound business reputation and provides at least the same level of privacy protection practised by each CCG member firm.