A warm welcome to all of our new members
This newsletter showcases not only our new members (who, to our current members, we recommend you reach out to and introduce yourselves) but also updates on current members who are adding practice areas to their firm footprints within the group. 

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New members

Exclusive IR advisor for
Insolvency in Canada - East
Michael Baigel is originally from Manchester, England and happily moved to Canada 20 years ago. He has been a Canadian for more than 13 years now. He founded, and until creating Baigel Corp., was the Practice Leader of the Small Business Restructuring team at a national insolvency practice.

He previously worked at Deloitte, BDO and other boutique financial advisory and insolvency UK firms.

Exclusive IR advisor for Data Privacy & Security in Turkey
Dr. Batu Kinikoglu is a partner at HHK. He advises clients on a wide range of issues, including data protection, information privacy, cybersecurity, e-commerce, payment services, and telecommunications law. His expertise also includes copyright and open-source software licensing.
Batu graduated from Robert College and Istanbul University, Faculty of Law, and holds an LL.M. degree in Innovation, Technology and the Law from the University of Edinburgh.

He received his Ph.D. degree in Law from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam with his thesis "Copyright on Virtual Items in Virtual Worlds: Governance, Copyrightability, Infringement, Liability".

Exclusive IR advisor for
Commercial Litigation in Canada - East
A Université de Montréal law graduate called to the Bar in 1993, Nicolas Plourde has over 25 years of experience in civil and commercial litigation. He is an accomplished and versatile litigator with expertise in a wide range of areas. He is highly recognized for his skill in helping parties reach mutually beneficial solutions to their disputes.

Over the years, Nicolas has developed a particular expertise in complex commercial litigation, including insurance matters, banking litigation, injunctions, seizures and other urgent and extraordinary procedures, such as Anton Piller orders and Mareva injunctions.

Exclusive IR advisor for
Commercial Litigation in Canada - East
A Université de Montréal graduate called to the Bar in 2002, Marie-Claude Sarrazin is a seasoned litigator with over 10 years of experience in disciplinary, civil and commercial litigation. She favours innovative approaches to dispute resolution, seeking out creative and practical solutions to meet clients’ needs.

Marie-Claude has proven expertise in the areas of disciplinary and professional law gained while representing syndics of professional orders along with professionals and stakeholders before various disciplinary councils and the Professions Tribunal. She routinely handles cases involving a variety of professions. This practice has also allowed her to expand her knowledge of penal offences related to professional practice.

Exclusive IR advisor for Wills & Estates in Singapore
Daniel Ho, the founding director of Summit Law Corporation, is a lawyer with over 25 years of experience. He has worked with clients at every level – from individuals (both Singaporeans and foreigners) to SMEs to banks to multinational corporations to private family offices.

Daniel has extensive experience in private and corporate legal practice including holding regional roles in charge of legal matters covering Asia Pacific. Prior to going back into legal practice, Daniel was Senior Vice President, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer of Manulife (Singapore) Pte Ltd. Daniel previously also served as regional in-house counsel for various U.S. MNCs (including Texas Instruments and Caltex) and listed companies based in the Asia Pacific.

Exclusive IR advisor for
Investigative Due Diligence in England and Denmark
Jeppe Riis Sorensen has spent more than a decade in the investigations sector. He began his career with a global risk consultancy where he oversaw a team that designed and managed global anti-money laundering and anti-corruption due diligence programmes for investment banks and large corporates.

Before co-founding Occam Research, Jeppe was head of the European business intelligence practice at another leading risk consultancy.

Existing firm adding new member

Exclusive IR advisor for Tech-Media-Telecoms in Ireland
Edon is a Partner in Ogier Leman’s Corporate Department. Edon joined Ogier Leman in April 2022 as a partner from an international law firm and has over 18 years of experience advising on a wide range of corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions (many with an international or cross-border element), venture capital, and private equity, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, limited partnership structures, and company law.

Edon’s practice covers a range of corporate transactional and advisory work, commercial contracts, equity finance, corporate structuring, and reorganizations and he has worked closely with clients in the healthcare, software, facilities, and renewables sectors.

Exclusive IR advisor for Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation in Belgium
Frédérique Gillet graduated from the Université Catholique Law School de Louvain-la-Neuve and postgraduated in employment law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (1997).

She has been a member of the French-speaking Brussels Bar since May 2001. Frédérique joined Everest Brussels as a partner specialised in employment law, with more than 20 years of experience in international business law firms in September 2022.

She deals with all aspects of employment law, including collective labour law, individual labour law and social security law.

Existing firms adding new practice areas

Exclusive IR advisor for Tech-Media-Telecoms and Crypto & Digital Asset Advisory in England
Katherine heads up our Telecommunications and Business Technology​​ Law Group and is the Mirkwood Evans Vincent Senior Partner.

After graduating from the University of Cambridge, Katherine initially pursued a career in marketing and business development, before re-training to become a lawyer in her mid-twenties. After completing articles with Eversheds, she joined specialist shipping and international trade practice, Mills & Co. where she remained until joining the international law group of the US telecommunications giant, AT&T in 1997.

Katherine has added Crypto & Digital Asset Advisory as a practice area.

Exclusive IR advisor for Crypto & Digital Asset Advisory in Switzerland
Hans Kuhn is an expert in fintech and blockchain law, Swiss and European financial market law, public and private banking law, payment transactions and securities law, as well as international private and commercial law. After many years as General Counsel of the Swiss National Bank, Hans Kuhn has been working as an attorney since 2014.

He is co-founder of Digital Assets Legal Advisors GmbH (DALAW) and is a member of various boards of fintechs. He is a lecturer at the University of Lucerne and regularly publishes and lectures on financial market law topics.

Hans has added Crypto & Digital Asset Advisory as a practice area.

Exclusive IR advisor for
Real Estate, Corporate Law & Commercial Litigation and Crypto & Digital Asset Advisory in Lebanon
Acting as managing partner at Kallas Law Firm, his expertise is primarily focused on banking, corporate law, complex cross border commercial disputes and real estate.

Malek holds a Postgraduate diploma from King’s College London (2018) and an Executive Master of Laws from King’s College London with a focus on initial coin offerings (ICOs) and securities regulations (2019).

He was granted the “Medicine and Ethics lawyer of the Year- Lebanon” award by finance monthly legal awards 2022.

Malek has added Crypto & Digital Asset Advisory as a practice area.

Exclusive IR advisor for Commercial Law, Corporate Law and Crypto & Digital Asset Advisory in Puerto Rico
Maceira is the Founding Member of MZLS. With a decade of experience in Government Services, Maceira has been involved in major reforms implemented in Puerto Rico since 2010 when he started as advisor to the Majority Leader of the Senate.

Serving mainly as full service/external legal counsel to foreign companies doing business in Puerto Rico, Maceira has developed a robust commercial law practice, including but not limited to: civil litigation, appellate, corporate law and government services practice.

Anthony has added Crypto & Digital Asset Advisory as a practice area. 

Existing firms adding new practice area and jurisdiction

Exclusive IR advisor for Data Privacy & Security in United Arab Emirates
Mr. Khan, an international trade, technology and policy lawyer, has more than twenty years of experience in the areas of international trade policy and law advisory. He carries expertise in WTO Laws, which includes Agreement on Antidumping, Agreement on Subsidies & Countervailing Measures, Agreement on Safeguards, General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) etc.

He also practices Anti-Trust and Competition Law, Data Protection & Cyber Security, IT & E- Commerce, Trade Agreements, issues relating to para-tariff & non-tariff barriers etc.

Exclusive IR advisor for Data Privacy & Security in United Arab Emirates
Mr. Saeed Hasan Khan has more than twenty years of experience in rendering taxation services and corporate law services. His tax related work experience includes customs, sales tax, income tax, federal excise, provincial laws on sales tax on services.

This includes tax planning, return preparation, risk assessment, tax audits, transaction advisory & opinions, representation before the authorities, dispute settlement (alternate means and ombudsman) and tax litigation, advising on transfer pricing and country by country reporting, advising on cross-border transactions, advising on international tax treaties and carrying out tax due diligence.

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