International Partners

SALVATORE VITALE, Managing Partner at Vitale & Partners


Professional experience: "Contract Manager for the Zefiro Train" - Bombardier Transportation (2011); "Head of Legal Affairs - Europe" - Telecom Italia Group (2000-2002); "Head of Contracts" - Alitalia-Italian Airlines (1993-2000); "European Counsel" Texas Instruments (1990-1993); "Member of the Supervisory Board" - MALEV Hungarian Airlines (1996-1998); "Member of the Board of Directors" - STET International Netherlands (2001-2002). Qualified as Italian attorney in 1985.

Offices: Rome, Milan, Naples, Catania, Bucharest, Istanbul, Sao Paulo, Tehran.

Practice areas: Cross-border Contracts, Investments, Finance, Litigation; Aviation.

Regional experience: Italy and International


VADIM KONYUSHKEVICH, Partner, Head of Foreign Investments practice at Liniya Prava Law Firm


Professional experience: Expert in the fields of Corporate and M&A, Banking and Finance, legal support of complex projects involving both inbound and outbound foreign direct investments into and from Russia consequently, represent interests of international companies [from Asia Pacific countries (in particular, China), Europe and states of the Middle East] in cross-border projects.

Vadim is a recognized expert in supporting China, India and Asia-Pacific business in Russia, having advised leading companies of the Region.

Offices: Moscow, Russia

Practice areas: Corporate and M&A (Russian, English, Chinese law), Foreign Investments, Banking and Finance, Project Finance.

Regional experience: Russia and International


DEMET ARSLAN, Attorney at Law – Mediator


Professional experience: She started her career as a lawyer at the DAYINLARLI LAW OFFICE. She worked as a consultant for many domestic and international large scale companies. She carried out national and international arbitration proceedings, company establishment and operations, establishment of liaison offices, national and international contracts, joint venture agreements.

She lectured "Introduction to Law" lessons for two years at the Faculty of Business Administration at Atılım University and "Arbitration Law" courses lectured at Faculty of Law.

In 2014, she received the official mediation certificate and started to practice the mediation profession.

Offices: Turkey

Practice areas: National and International Construction Contracts Disputes, National and International Arbitration, Legal Advisory of Turkish and International Corporations, Joint Venture Agreements, Corporation Law, Public Joint Stock Company Consultancy, Capital Market Law, Contracting Law, Competition & Antitrust Law, Banking & Finance Law, Execution and Bankruptcy, Labor & Employment Law, Intellectual Property Law, Administrative Law, Tax Law, Mining Law, Mediation

Regional experience: Turkey and International


Mr. Luca Bernardinetti, Chairman & Managing Partner, Mahanakorn Partners Group

Luca Bernardinetti is Chairman and Managing Partner of the Mahanakorn Partners Group. He leads the Banking & Finance division at MPG, which provides trade finance, corporate finance and project finance advice, as well as legal advice for cross-border financing. Over the past two decades, Mr. Bernardinetti has led his team in structuring equity and debt financing for infrastructure and Public-Private Partnership projects, working alongside highly rated banks and insurance providers. Under Mr. Bernardinetti's expertise and leadership, MPG has successfully undertaken several complex financing transactions, assisting private multinationals, state-owned enterprises and government agencies to secure multi-billion dollar lines of credit for infrastructure development projects. Mr. Bernardinetti is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Thai-Italian Chamber of Commerce and serves as Chairman of the Business Economics Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AmCham). Mr. Bernardinetti is a Member of, and Technical Adviser to, the Thailand International Chamber of Commerce’s Commission on Banking Technique & Practices. He is a prolific contributor to a number of Advocacy Committees at the European Association for Business and Commerce (EABC) and Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT).


BADAWI HOZAIEN, Founder at Hozaien Law Office 

Professional experience: Practiced all aspects of banking, Capital Market and Insurance laws; advises clients on virtually all aspects of business and commercial life, including reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts, incorporating businesses, ranging from branches to local companies to joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and giving sound legal advice in matters of corporate governance, handled different legal corporate matters; provided legal consultancy to clients; review and draft of all legal contracts; Conduct and/or supervise the internal legal investigations.

Offices: Egypt

Practice areas: Commercial Litigation, Legal Issues, Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking Law, Contract Negotiation, Corporate Governance, Legal Research, Due Diligence, Mediation, Litigation, Intellectual Property, Employment Law, Dispute and Civil Litigation.

Regional experience: Egypt and International


ALMADANI HAZIM, Founder Partner at The Law Firm of Hazim Al-Madani



Professional Experience: Hazim Al Madani is the founder of The Law firm Hazim Al Madani –Attorneys & Legal Consultants. He earned his Bachelor of Law from the University of Jordan in 2006 and he is recognized as one of the premier litigation lawyer in KSA, representing individuals and corporations in high profile cases. Hazim began his career as an Attorney for variousInternational Law firms like Vinson & Elkins, Clyde & Co, Al Tamimi & Associates and Minter Ellison. He has represented clients in wide range of itigations before all courts and Tribunals including negotiating settlements and arbitration matters.

Recent clients include: He terms himself as litigation specialist and handles scores of debt collection cases. He is also specialized in Family Disputes and regularly advices high net worth individuals and claimants in family disputes involving inheritance, wills & trusts and family business assets.

He is a member in Arab Lawyer Union. Mr. Hazim also holds membership in various business community in KSA. He is an active speaker and advisor at American Business Group of Riyadh.

WIPO - Attended the World Intellectual Trade Organizations seminar on Intellectual Property and have been awarded a certificate by WIPO Director General from Geneva, Amman 2004.

ASIP - Expert Certificate in Trademarks and Unfair Competition, Arab Society for Intellectual Property, May 2007.

WIPO - Participated and won the first place in Virtual Trial sponsored by the Arab Intellectual Property Mediation and Arbitration Society in Amman - 2006.

Offices - Saudi Arabia

Practice Areas - Legal Advice, Corporate Law, Legal Assistance, Joint Ventures, International Law, Arbitration, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Commercial Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Corporate Governance, Intellectual Property, Contract Negotiation, Licensing, Trademarks, Employment Law, Foreign Investment, International Arbitration, Banking Law, Competition Law, Consumer Law.

Regional Experience - Saudi Arabia and International.


FELIX SY, Managing Partner at Insights Law and Member Firm of ZICO Law Network 


Professional experience: Felix headed the Banking & Finance / Insurance Practice Group and the Financial Services Industry Group at Quisumbing Torres (Baker & McKenzie, Manila, Philippines); advising and representing clients in the negotiation and documentation of loan/credit facilities, security structures, project finance, structured finance, derivatives, securitization, financial products, financial restructuring and insolvency, resource financing, and insurance/bancassurance transactional matters; focuses on energy/power/renewables and major project privatization, development and operations, including build-operate-transfer (BOT) / Public Private Partnership (PPP) and its variant arrangements; headed the Corporate Social Responsibility (Sustainability / Pro Bono / Diversity) Committee of the Firm; under Felix's leadership, Banking & Finance won for Quisumbing Torres recognition as a Leading Firm in Banking & Finance from Chambers Asia Pacific 2012 to 2016, Band/Tier 1 practice in Banking & Finance (2015-16), the In-House Community 2011 Firm of the Year for Banking & Finance from Asian-MENA Counsel, and the Firm of the Year 2010 from Pacific Business Press’ Asian-Counsel.

Offices: Singapore

Practice areas: Project Finance, Restructuring, Legal Advice, Corporate Law, Capital Markets, Due Diligence, Banking & Finance, Joint Ventures, Commercial Litigation, Investments

Regional experience: Singapore and International


GUSTAVO ADOLFO CALLES CASTRO at CEO Lawyer at G.A.C. LEGAL Lawyers & Legal Consultants 


Professional experience:CEO Lawyer at G.A.C. LEGAL Lawyers & Legal Consultants, Senior Associate Lawyer at Al Safar & Partners, Advocates & Legal Consultants, Partner, lawyer, consultor, adviser, BUFETE CARADUJE & CALLES

Offices: Spain

Practice areas: Management, Contract Negotiation, Legal Advice, Policy, IP, Licensing, Sales, Employment Law, Legal Issues, Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Regional experience: Spain and International


YVES ZIEBA, Director at SeeThrough SA 


Professional experience: Yves Zieba is a Mentor, counselor, facilitator and speaker. He is the President of the Pangloss Entrepreneurs Association (, with more than 800 independents in Greater Geneva. He is the advisor to the social innovation incubator Softweb.His activities are developed under the brands Syntezia (for education), Agilenetup (for technology) and Hack Your Style (for sustainable fashion). He help companies reinvent their strategy and find the best way to gain market share through innovation and creativity. He is a graduate of ESCP Europe Master in Management, HEC Montreal (Bachelor in Business Administration), IMD, London Business School, PMI, Scrum Alliance, EM Lyon / IDEA, and Bocconi (Management of fashion companies). He specialized in agile strategy, open innovation management. He is passionate about social media, cloud computing, open, inclusive and responsible business models. He is a regular contributor to the "forwarders" club of Without Model and one of the co-authors of he is interested in open data, open manufacturing, open science, open mathematics, open robotics, blockchain, sustainable development and creative commons. He is one of the co-authors of Digital Atelier, a new multimedia experience to arouse curiosity on the themes of the meaning of the beautiful, digital humanities, artificial intelligence, human sciences in the digital age or open source.

Offices: Switzerland

Practice areas: Strategy, Stakeholder Management, Cloud Computing, Negotiation, Customer Segmentation Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Project Management

Regional experience: Switzerland and International


ANDRII MASHCHENKO, Managing Partner of MBLS Law firm 


Professional experience: maritime law;
international law;
commercial and civil litigation;
insolvency proceedings;
corporate structuring using offshore jurisdictions;
contractual work;
support of international business deals and negotiations;
labor immigration;
drafting of laws and regulations

Offices: Ukraine

Practice areas: International Law, Corporate Law, Commercial Litigation, Cross-border transactions, Foreign Investment, Arbitration, Litigation, Competition law, Maritime Law, Dispute Resolution, Contract Law, Joint Ventures

Regional experience: Ukraine and International


RAMY NADA, Head of Legal Marketing and Corporate Legal Counsel at Al Zuabi Law Firm, Attorneys and Legal Consultants 


Offices: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)

Practice areas: Arbitration and mediation, intellectual property, investment, corporate and commercial affairs, real estate, criminal law, etc.