Category: Legal

ICC YAF: Effective Counsel in International Arbitration: Skills that Make a Difference

ICC YAF: Effective Counsel in International Arbitration: Skills that Make a Difference 19 October 2017 The ICC Young Young Arbitrators Forum has organised a panel discussion sponsored by our Bangkok office. The event will be a panel of Thai and international arbitration practitioners on the topic of “Effective Counsel in International Arbitration: Skills that Make a Difference.” The panel will discuss profile raising to getting your first arbitrator appointment. Senior Associate Bhavish Advani and Associate Chananya Rattanacharoen will be speaking on the panel. Location: Watson Farley & Williams, London Room, Unit 902 9th Floor GPF Witthayu Tower B Witthayu Road. Date: 19 October 2017. For more information, please click...

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RTPR Allen & Overy advises ADM Capital on the sale of Brikston

​RTPR Allen & Overy has advised private equity fund ADM Capital on the sale of Brikston Construction Solutions S.A. (previously Ceramica S.A.) to the Austrian group Wienerberger. The transaction is subject to approval by the Competition Council. Brikston Construction Solutions S.A. is one of the major players on the masonry and finishing materials market in Romania, with over 200 employees in the factory in Iasi. The RTPR Allen & Overy team of lawyers which assisted ADM Capital on this deal was coordinated by Costin Tărăcilă (Managing Partner) and Andrei Mihul (Managing Associate), and further included Roxana Ionescu (Counsel), Laurențiu Tisescu (Associate) and Bogdan Nae (Junior Associate). Alex Shaik, the ADM Capital partner who coordinated this project declared: “We enjoyed the experience working with the RTPR Allen & Overy team on this transaction. Their team stands out as one of the best M&A practices in the country and their negotiation and drafting skills, as well as swift turnaround and responsiveness, made me happy to have them on ADM Capital’s side of the table.” “We are honoured to have been part of this transaction on ADM Capital side and we would like thank them for their trust. The sale of Brikston is another example of successful Romanian business, which we had the chance to “sell” in 2014 as well, at that time we also assisted the seller, another well-known private equity...

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Patent litigation partner Jan Ebersohl joins A&O in Munich

Allen & Overy LLP is strengthening its German IP litigation practice with renowned patent litigator Dr Jan Ebersohl,who will join the firm’s Munich office as a partner in December.  Jan, who has been a partner at Quinn Emanuel since 2015, will primarily deal in hi-tech-related proceedings.  He regularly represents his clients in patent infringement and nullity cases.  Jan is also increasingly advising on international arbitration proceedings due to the rise of arbitration being used as an alternative dispute mechanism in hi-tech IP cases.  His appointment speaks directly to A&O’s strategy to expand the firm’s leading global IP litigation practice and follows recent lateral hires in London and Shanghai. A&O’s German senior partner, Thomas Ubber, commented: “Jan is a highly qualified and extremely successful patent litigator who enjoys an excellent reputation in the market and will be a true asset to our growing team.  In appointing him, we are responding to the growing need of our clients from the technology sector for advice and litigation support in patent law.” Global head of IP litigation, Nicola Dagg, added: “We are looking forward to welcoming Jan to the IP litigation practice.  This marks a further significant step towards rounding off the range of global advisory services offered to our clients.  We understand the necessity for major IP clients to instruct a legal practice that offers an international team of experts who are...

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Pasintas Silsophongasame

Pasintas is an Associate in the Litigation group of Watson Farley & Williams in Bangkok. He joined Watson Farley & Williams in 2017. Pasintas has extensive experience in both commercial litigation and corporate matters. Pasintas graduated from the Faculty of Law, Thammasat University. Pasintas is a member of the Thai Bar Association, and is fluent in Thai and...

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