Home Russin & Vecchi L.L.P. Hanoi

 

THE FIRM'S ATTORNEYS

Bangkok, Thailand

Hanoi, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

Moscow, Russia

JONATHAN RUSSIN. Born Kingston, Pennsylvania, 1937; admitted to bar, 1964, District of Columbia. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1959; J.D., 1963). Recipient, Order of Prince St. Vladimir, Russian Orthodox Church. Author: "Business in Russia Today," Pacific Russia Oil & Gas Report, Vol. V, No. 2, Summer 2002; Author: "The Powers That Be, The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation," American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, Vol 7-No. 33, Jan.-Feb. 2000; Co-Author: "Forming A Russian Company," sponsored by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington, D.C., 1994; Co-Author: "Forming A Dominican Company," 10th Edition, American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic, 1987; "Laws Affecting Franchise Operations in Spain," American Bar Association, 1982. With Office of the General Counsel, Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of State, 1964-1969 (Regional Legal Adviser, Caribbean Area, 1967-1969). Chair, Advisory Council, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University, 1991-1993. General Counsel, Orthodox Church in America. Washington Representative, Russian Orthodox Church. Member: The District of Columbia Bar; American Bar Association; Inter-American Bar Association, Russian Association of International Law. Languages: English, Spanish and Russian. Practice Areas: Investment in Russia; Russia Trade; International Investment; International Finance; Emerging Markets; Investment in Latin America; International Corporate Law; International Business Law. E-mail: jonathan.russin@russinvecchi.ru

SERGEI L. LAZAREV. Born Kuibyshev (Samara), USSR, 1961; admitted, 1983, Russia. Education: Moscow State University Law Faculty (LL.B., 1983; Ph.D., 1990); The Hague Academy of International Law, Netherlands (1992); George Washington University, National Law Center (1992-1993). Recipient, Edmund S. Muskie Fellowship. Author: "International Arbitration," Moscow, International Affairs, 1991; "Ad Hoc Chambers of International Arbitration," Soviet State and Law, No. 11, 1991; "Topical Problems of International Arbitration," Soviet State and Law, No. 2, 1991; "Arbitral Settlement of Disputes Arising Out of Bilateral Investment Treaties," Legislation and Economy, No. 1/2, 1991, and others. Research Associate, Academic Secretary of the Institute, Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences (INION), Department of State and Law, 1983-1993. Chief Legal Counsellor on International Trade, Russian Record Company "Firma Melodiya," 1992. Member: International Bar Association, Russian Association of International Law. Languages: Russian, English. Practice Areas: Corporate Law and M&A, Civil Law, Labor Law and Employment, Real Estate Law, Oil, Gas and Minerals Law, International Law, Foreign Investment, and Litigation and Arbitration. E-mail: sergei.lazarev@russinvecchi.ru

NATALIA KUZNETSOVA. Advocate and Local Partner. Education: Moscow State University, Law Faculty (International Private Law); Central European University, Hungary; T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Netherlands (LL.M., International Business Law); Advanced Arbitration Academy of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), ICC Russia, and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London). Experience: Over ten years with international consulting companies; case reporter in the International Commercial Arbitration Court under the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation. Member: ICC Young Arbitrators Forum, Moscow City Bar Association. Languages: Russian, English. Practice Areas: Corporate Law, International M&A, International Commercial Arbitration, International Litigation. E-mail: natalia.kuznetsova@russinvecchi.ru

ANTON LYAPIN. Born Nakhodka, USSR, 1972. Advocate and Local Partner. Education: Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok (J.D., 1994); University of Queensland, Brisbane (International Business Law, 1991); McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific (LL.M., Transnational Business Practice, 1995); Plekhanov Russian Economic Academy, Moscow (B.A., Corporate Finance, 2007). Recipient, Edmund S. Muskie Fellowship. Experience: Over fifteen years with international law firms and consulting companies: Gide Loyrette Nouel; Russin & Vecchi; Pepeliaev, Goltsblat & Partners; BDO; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Member: Moscow Region Bar Association, Patent Attorney Association, Chamber of Tax Advisors of Russia. Languages: Russian, English. Practice Areas: Civil and Criminal Litigation, International Commercial Arbitration, White Collar Crime, International M&A, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Construction Law, Tax Law, IP Law. Author: “TACIS Retroactivity Report: Study of Retroactivity in Copyright and Neighboring Rights Protection in Russia,” in co-authorship with Irina Paliashvili, 2001; “Infringement Provisions Put Teeth into New Trademark Law in Russia,” Global eCommerce Law & Business Report, 2003.
E-mail: anton.lyapin@russinvecchi.ru

SERGEY PARINOV. Born Voronezh, USSR, 1985; admitted, 2008, Russia. Education: International Law Department, Russian Academy for Foreign Trade, Moscow, Russia (2008). Languages: Russian, English. Practice Areas: Civil Law, Corporate Law, International Law, Labor Law. E-mail: sergey.parinov@russinvecchi.ru

ANNA V. KALINOVSKAYA, Russian Trademark Attorney, Reg. No. 961. Born Moscow, USSR, 1978; admitted, 2004, Russia; 2004, Russian Patent & Trademark Office. Education: Moscow State Linguistic University, Translation Faculty (2000); Russian State Institute of Intellectual Property, Law Faculty (LL.B., 2004). Work Experience: Russian IP Law Firm, Expert of Trademark Department (1999-2006). Member: National Group of AIPPI, International Trademark Association. Languages: Russian, English, Spanish, French. Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, Trademark Protection, Defense of Trademark Rights, IP Contractual Work. E-mail: anna.kalinovskaya@russinvecchi.ru

VALERY E. KALINOVSKY, Russian Patent and Trademark Attorney, Reg. No. 3. Born Petropavlovsk, USSR, 1943; admitted to bar, 1972, Russia; 1992, Russian Patent & Trademark Office. Education: Moscow Institute of Transport Engineers, Construction Faculty (1966); Russian State Institute of Intellectual Property, Law Faculty (LL.B., 1972); All-Union Academy of Foreign Trade (1984). Work Experience: Russian PTO, Senior Expert (1971); Leading Russian IP Firm, Chief of Trademark & Industrial Design Department (1998); Russian IP Law Firm, Chief of Trademark Department (2003). Author: "Peculiarities of Legal Protection of Trademarks in Germany" (1983), "Legal Protection of Service Marks in Germany" (1983), "Registration of Trademarks in the USSR" (1985), "Protection of Trademarks in Scandinavian Countries" (1985), "Protection of Trademarks in the Hungarian People’s Republic" (1986), "Trademark in Foreign Trade" (1987), "Trademarks in the Russian Federation" (2004) and others. Member: National Group of AIPPI. Languages: Russian, German, English. Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, Defense of Trademark Rights, Anti-Counterfeiting, Unfair Competition, Litigation, Licensing, Franchising. E-mail: valery.kalinovsky@russinvecchi.ru

 

New York City

J. FREDERICK BERG, JR. Born Kansas City, Missouri, 1944; admitted to bar, 1969, Missouri; 1972, New York; 1973, U.S. Supreme Court Education: Yale University (B.A., cum laude, 1966); Columbia University (J.D., 1969). Law Clerk to Hon. John W. Oliver, U.S. District Judge, Western District of Missouri, 1969-1971. Member: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; The Missouri Bar; American Bar Association (Member, Sections of: Business Law; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law); American Council on Germany. Languages: German. Practice Areas: Real Estate Law including Commercial Leasing; Corporate and Business Law including Contracts, Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions. Pro Bono Activities: Associate Fellow, Yale University (Saybrook College), 2004 – ; Trustee, Yale Library Associates, Yale University, 2005 - . Member, Alumni Schools Committee (Admissions), Yale University, 2004 - . E-mail: fred.berg@rvblaw.com

DANIEL L. BERNSTEIN. Born Durham, North Carolina, 1937; admitted to bar, 1962 New York; Education:Amherst College (B.A., cum laude, 1950); Harvard University (LL.B., 1962). Member:The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; The American Bar Association. Practice Areas: Corporate and Commercial Business Law including Contracts, Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Private Equity and Debt Financing. Pro Bono Activities: Director: Arts & Sciences Foundation of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996-2000; Colleen Giblin Foundation, Oradell, New Jersey, 1997; Trustee: Georges Lurcy Educational & Charitable Trust, New York, NY, 1980; Walnut Hill School, Natick, Massachusetts 2002; Member: Executive Committee of the Alumni Council of Amherst College, 2004. E-mail: daniel.bernstein@rvblaw.com

JONATHAN RUSSIN (Of Counsel). Born Kingston, Pennsylvania, 1937; admitted to bar, 1964, District of Columbia. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1959; J.D., 1963). Recipient, Order of Prince St. Vladimir, Russian Orthodox Church. Author: "Business in Russia Today," Pacific Russia Oil & Gas Report, Vol. V, No. 2, Summer 2002; Author: "The Powers That Be, The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation," American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, Vol 7-No. 33, Jan.-Feb. 2000; Co-Author: "Forming A Russian Company," sponsored by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington, D.C., 1994; Co-Author: "Forming A Dominican Company," 10th Edition, American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic, 1987; "Laws Affecting Franchise Operations in Spain," American Bar Association, 1982. With Office of the General Counsel, Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of State, 1964-1969 (Regional Legal Adviser, Caribbean Area, 1967-1969). Chair, Advisory Council, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University, 1991-1993. General Counsel, Orthodox Church in America. Washington Representative, Russian Orthodox Church. Member: The District of Columbia Bar; American Bar Association; Inter-American Bar Association, Russian Association of International Law. Languages: English, Spanish and Russian. Practice Areas: Investment in Russia; Russia Trade; International Investment; International Finance; Emerging Markets; Investment in Latin America; International Corporate Law; International Business Law. E-mail: jonathan.russin@russinvecchi.ru

SESTO E. VECCHI (Of Counsel). Born Canandaigua, New York; admitted to bar, 1962, Pennsylvania; 1970, District of Columbia; 1981, New York. Education: Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, University of Pennsylvania (B.S. in Economics, 1958); Temple University (LL.B., 1961); University of Rome (Certificate in International Commercial Law, 1962). Associate Editor, Temple Law Quarterly. Member: Association of the Bar of the City of New York; New York State Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar. (Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Vietnam Offices). Languages: English. Practice Areas: Corporate, Commercial, Finance.
E-mail: sevecchi@russinvecchi.com.vn

 

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

ROMAN MEDINA DIPLAN. Born Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1962; admitted, 1987, Dominican Republic. Education: Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo (D.LL., 1987); Washington College of Law, The American University (LL.M., International Legal Studies, 1993). Member: Dominican Bar Association. Languages: Spanish and English. E-mail: rmedina@rvhb.com

 

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

LUIS HEREDIA BONETTI. Born Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1936; admitted, 1959, Dominican Republic. Education: Universidad de Santo Domingo (Doctor of Law, cum laude, 1959); Georgetown University Law Center (Master of Comparative Law, 1972). Author: Derecho, Economia y Empresa (1990). Co-Author: "Taxation of Foreign Business Operations," Tax Management International Journal, October, 1974; "Industrial Free Zones: Towards a Legislation which Makes Optimum Use of Free Zones," Comercio y Produccion, March, 1983. Administrative Assistant, Division for United Nations, OAS and International Conferences of the Secretary of State for Foreign Relations of the Dominican Republic, 1960-1961. Counsellor and Secretary General, Dominican Mission to the United Nations, New York, U.S.A., 1961-1966. Development Loan Analyst, Mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Dominican Republic, 1966-1968. Executive Vice Secretary, Educational Credit Foundation, Dominican Republic, 1968-1971. Former President, American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic. Former President, Board of Directors Educational Credit Foundation of the Dominican Republic. Former President, Panamerican Association of Educational Credit Institutions. Honorary Professor, APEC University Law School, 1988. Member: Dominican Bar Association; American and Inter-American Bar Associations; Union Internationale des Avocats. Languages: Spanish, English and French. E-mail: hbonetti@rvhb.com

GEORGES SANTONI RECIO. Born Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1959; admitted, 1983, Dominican Republic. Education: Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena (LL.B., cum laude, 1982); University of Wisconsin; Certificate, United States Law & Legal Institutions, 1983; L'Universite de Droit, d'Economie et de Sciences Sociales de Paris (D.S.U., Commercial Law, 1985). Author: Articles: "Changes in Securities Regulations; Applicability in the Privatization of State-Owned Enterprises," Coloquio Juridico Law Review, (January-June, 1989); "Agency and Distribution Agreements in Dominican Republic," Butterworths Treatise (1991); "Le Statut de Protection des Agents et Distributeurs, St. Dominque Affairs," (April, 1992), Judge of the Electoral Commission for the National District (1995-1998). Member: Board of Directors of the Center for the Study of Business Law (CEDEMPRESA); Board of Directors of the Dominican-French Chamber of Commerce; Board of Directors of the Dominican-Panamenian Chamber of Commerce. Member: Dominican Bar Association; Union Internationale des Avocats. Languages: Spanish, English and French. E-mail: gsantoni@rvhb.com

JONATHAN RUSSIN. Born Kingston, Pennsylvania, 1937; admitted to bar, 1964, District of Columbia. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1959; J.D., 1963). Recipient, Order of Prince St. Vladimir, Russian Orthodox Church. Author: "Business in Russia Today," Pacific Russia Oil & Gas Report, Vol. V, No. 2, Summer 2002; Author: "The Powers That Be, The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation," American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, Vol 7-No. 33, Jan.-Feb. 2000; Co-Author: "Forming A Russian Company," sponsored by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington, D.C., 1994; Co-Author: "Forming A Dominican Company," 10th Edition, American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic, 1987; "Laws Affecting Franchise Operations in Spain," American Bar Association, 1982. With Office of the General Counsel, Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of State, 1964-1969 (Regional Legal Adviser, Caribbean Area, 1967-1969). Chair, Advisory Council, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University, 1991-1993. General Counsel, Orthodox Church in America. Washington Representative, Russian Orthodox Church. Member: The District of Columbia Bar; American Bar Association; Inter-American Bar Association, Russian Association of International Law. Languages: English, Spanish and Russian. Practice Areas: Investment in Russia; Russia Trade; International Investment; International Finance; Emerging Markets; Investment in Latin America; International Corporate Law; International Business Law. (Resident in Moscow).
E-mail: jonathan.russin@russinvecchi.ru

ROSA CAMPILLO CELADO. Born Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1939; admitted, 1966, Dominican Republic. Education: University of Santo Domingo (Doctor of Law, 1962); University of Madrid, Spain, Economic Development Courses, 1968; United Nations Office in Geneve, International Law Courses, 1972; Course on United Nations Legal Process, New York, 1972; Academia Diplomatica Andres Bello, Chile, 1975 and Rio de Janeiro, 1977. Former Legal Counsel to the Dominican Ministry of Foreign Relations. Author: "Law of Treaties and Index of the Collection of Treaties of the Dominican Republic" (Spanish 1999). Professor of International Law, Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena, 1975 -- . Member: Dominican Bar Association. Languages: Spanish, French and English. E-mail: rcampillo@rvhb.com

LUIS HEREDIA VALENZUELA. Born New York, New York, 1964; admitted, 1989, Dominican Republic. Education: Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena (LL.B., cum laude, 1989) ; Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., Common Laws Studies, 1993); University of Wisconsin (Certificate, United States Law and Legal Institutions, 1987). Member: Dominican Bar Association; American Bar Association; Inter-American Bar Association. Languages: Spanish and English.
E-mail: lherediav@rvhb.com

ROMAN MEDINA DIPLAN. Born Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1962; admitted, 1987, Dominican Republic. Education: Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo (D.LL., 1987); Washington College of Law, The American University (LL.M., International Legal Studies, 1993). Member: Dominican Bar Association. Languages: Spanish and English. E-mail: rmedina@rvhb.com

MARIA ELENA AYBAR BATANCES, born New York, New York, 1977; admitted, 1999, Dominican Republic. Education: Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maetra (LLB magna cum laude, 1999). Member: Dominican Bar Association. Languages: Spanish, English and French. E-mail: maybar@rvhb.com

MARIA ESTHER FERNANDEZ ALVAREZ DE POU. Born Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1967; admitted, 1991, Dominican Republic. Education: Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena (LL.B., summa cum laude, 1990); Air and Space Law Institute, McGill University (Certificate of Studies in Aeronautic Law, 1992); Universidad De Sao Paulo (LL.M., International Law, Concentration in Aeronautic Law, 1994). Author: "The Leasing Agreement," 1992; "The Air Transportation Agreement and the Civil Liability of the Transporter," 1994; "Bill of Open Skies and Deregulation," 1996; "Dominican Air Policy," 1997; "Air and Tourist Policy," 1997. Dominican Delegate to the Second Meeting of Directors of the Central Caribbean Civil Aviation (O.A.C.I.), North American, Central American and the Caribbean Office; Santo Domingo, 1998; Dominican Delegate to the International Conference of Aeronautic Law on the Agreement for the Unification of Certain Rules for the International Air Transportation; Montreal, 1999; Dominican Delegate to the First Latin American Summit for Civil Aviation; Santo Domingo, 2000; Delegate for Aerodom to the Airport Council International World North American Conference; Montreal, 2001; Professor in Aeronautic Law, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo-. Member: Dominican Bar Association, Dominican Association of Business Lawyers; National Association of Young Businesspersons, Inc.; Latin American Association of Aeronautic and Space Law; Dominican Assoication of Aeronautic and Space Law. Languages: Spanish, Portuguese, English and French.
E-mail: mefernande@rvhb.com

GISSELLE GERONIMO HANLEY.: Born Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1975; admitted, 1998, Dominican Republic. Education: Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra (LL.B., cum laude, 1997); University of Wisconsin (American Law and Legal Institutions, 1997). Author: "Legal Aspects Concerning the Professional Baseball Player." . Member: Dominican Bar Association; Inter-American Bar Association. Languages: Spanish and English. E-mail: ggeronimo@rvhb.com

JEANNY YIPSY ROA DIAZ .: Born San Cristobal, Dominican Republic, 1970; admitted, 1997, Dominican Republic. Education: Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena (LL.B., 1996); Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra (LL.M., Public Administration Management, 1999). Member: Dominican Bar Association. Languages: Spanish and English. E-mail: yroa@rvhb.com

JEAN ALAIN RODRIGUEZ, born Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1975; admitted, 1997. Education: Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre Y Maestra (LLB., 1997); Universit degh Dtudi di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy (Dottore in Giurisprudenza, 1997, Post graduate degree in Civil Responsibility and Consumer Law, with distinction, 1998); Scuola Superiore Di Administrazione Pubblica F. Degli Enti Locali, Rome Italy (LL.M. in Public Administration Penal Law, with distinction, 1998); L'Universite de Droit, Economie el de Sciences Sociales, Paris II (La Sorbone), France (D.S.U. Commercial Law, 1999). Member: Dominican Bar Association, Inter-American Bar Association, Association Henri Capitani des amis de la Culture Juridique Francaise. Languages: Spanish, English, Italian and French.
E-mail: jarodriguez@rvhb.com

JOSE MALDONADO STARK . Born Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1977; admitted, 1999, Dominican Republic. Education: Universidad Iberoamericana (J.D., magna cum laude, 1999); Master in American Law (concentration in Corporate Law and Stock Exchange Regulation), Boston University School of Law, 2001; Certificate in Comparative and International Law; Law School of Cornell, University of Paris (Panteon-Sorbone); France. Author: "Guia Legal de Valores y Analisis al Proyecto de Ley de Mercado de Valores en la República Dominicana. Member:Dominican Bar Association. Languages: Spanish, English and Portuguese.
E-mail: jmaldonado@rvhb.com

ROSA E. DIAZ ABREU . Born Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1978; admitted, 2001, Dominican Republic. Education: Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra (LL.B., 2000); Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena (Master in Business Law, 2001); Author: "Compendio de Procedimientos para la Permanecia de Extranjeros en Republica Dominicana." Member: Dominican Bar Association. Languages: Spanish and English. E-mail: ldiaz@rvhb.com

ANA ISABEL TAVERAS LOIS . Born Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1979; admitted, 2002, Dominican Republic. Education: Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra (LL.B., 2001); Universidad Pompeu F, Barcelona, Spain. (Master in Digital Business and International Business with Concentration in Latin America; 2001). Author: "Estudio de la Organizacion del Distrito Nacional en Materia Civil y Comercial." Languages: Spanish and English. E-mail: ataveras@rvhb.com

VILMA VERAS TERRERO, born Santo Domingo, 1976; admitted, 1996, Domincan Republic. Education: Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre Y Maestra (LLB., magna cum laude, 1996); Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre Y Maestra (LL.M. in Business and Economic Law, 1998). Author: "La Clausula Exorbitante en los Contratos Administrativos." Member:Dominican Bar Association. Languages: Spanish and French. E-mail: vveras@rvhb.com

MIGUEL ANGEL HEREDIA BONETTI, admitted, 1966, Dominican Republic. Education: Universidad de Santo Domingo (LL.D., cum laude, 1966). Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium (Political Science/ International Relations, 1966-1969). Academic work at PUCMM, UNPHU and INTEC.Served at the "Secretariado Tecnico de la Presidencia" (1974-1975) and in the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic (1980-1987). Executive Director of the Center for the Research and Study of Business Law (CEDEMPRESA). Deputy Minister of Commerce (1998 - present). Member: Dominican Bar Association. Languages: Spanish, English and French. E-mail: info@rvhb.com

RAFAEL ROBLES INOCENCIO, born Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1931; admitted, 1959, Dominican Republic. Education: Universidad de Santo Domingo (J.D., 1959). Experience: Consul of the Dominican Republic in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, 1961; Presiding Judge for the Third Penal Chamber of the First Instance Court for the National District, 1964; Presiding Judge for the First Penal Chamber of the First Instance Court for the National District, 1966-1969; Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti, Associate, 1970-1976; Foreign Legal Counsel for the State of New York, 1976; Officer of the Administration of Human Resources for the city of New York, 1990-1993. Member: Dominican Bar Association, Inter-American Bar Association. Languages: Spanish and English. E-mail: rrobles@rvhb.com

AIMEE PRIETO CABRERA (Associate). Education: Iberoamerican University (UNIBE) (JD, Magna Cum Laude, 2002). Post-Graduate Degree in Intellectual Property from the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, 2001. LLM in International E-Business and Post-Graduate Degree in International Business with specialization in Latin America, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain, 2003. Author: "Juridical Aspects of Trademarks in the Internet", 2002. Languages: Spanish, English and French.

MONIKA FIALLO PARADAS (Associate), born Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1980; admitted, 2002, Dominican Republic. Education: Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (LL.B., magna cum laude, 2002); Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (Postgrado Derecho Procesal Civil Dominicano, 2003); Author: "Propuesta de Modificación a la Ley No. 95 sobre Inmigración"; Member: Latin-American Council of International and Comparative Law's Studius. Languages: Spanish and English.

MARICELL SILVESTRE RODRIGUEZ (Associate), born Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1979; admitted, 2001, Dominican Republic. Education: Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (LL.B., 2001); Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (Master Corporative Law and Economic Legislation, 2003). Author: "Aplication of Foreing Law in the National Territory"; "Execution of Arbitration awards" Member: Dominican Bar Association; Inter-American Bar Association (IABA); Latin American Council of International and Comparative Law (COLADIC). Languages: Spanish, English and French.

AURY DOMINGUEZ ROSARIO (Associate), born Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, admitted 1995, Dominican Republic. Education: Universidad Tecnológica de Santiago (LL, 1995); Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (Post Grade in Commercial Law, 1998). Co-Author: "El Derecho Notarial en República Dominicana, teoría y práctica: Las Medidas Cautelares en la Ley de Derecho de Autor." Member: Dominican Bar Association. Languages: Spanish and English

PATRICIA M. SANTANA NINA (Associate), born Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; admitted 2003, Dominican Republic. Education: Pontificia Universidad Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (LL, 2000; Postgrade in Civil Procedure, 2003). Member: Dominican Bar Association; Languages: Spanish and English.

 

Taipei, Taiwan

T.Y. LEE. Born Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C., 1947; admitted, 1974, Taiwan. Education: National Taiwan University School of Law (LL.B., 1970; LL.M., 1973); Southern Methodist University (M.C.L., 1978). Author: "The Nationality and Recognition of Juristic Persons," China Law Journal, 1975; "New Trademark Law in Line with Commercial Practice," (Taiwan), Asia Law, March 1994. Member: Taipei Bar Association. Languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese, English. Practice Areas: Corporate Law; Intellectual Property Law; Licensing Law; Competition Law. E-mail: tylee@russinvecchi.com.tw

THOMAS H. MCGOWAN. Born Fairmont, Minnesota, 1950; admitted, 1975, District of Columbia. Education: University of Notre Dame (B.B.A., 1972); Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1975). Business Editor and Member of Executive Board, Law and Policy in International Business, International Law Journal of Georgetown University Law Center, 1974-1975. Author: "Banking, Credit, and Finance: The Transactional Aspects," Taiwan and International Trade and Investment: Law and Practice (Oxford University Press), 1994. Co-author: "Full Faith & Credit and Government Owned Banking Institutions in Korea," Korean Journal of Comparative Law, Volume VI, Korean Research Institute of Comparative Law, 1978; "Chattel Security in Korea," Korean Journal of Comparative Law, Volume VII, Korean Research Institute of Comparative Law, 1979. Director, U.S.A.-R.O.C. Economic Counsel, 1988 -- . Member: District of Columbia Bar; American Bar Association. Practice Areas: Banking, Financial Services, Corporate and Commercial Law.
E-mail: thmcgowan@russinvecchi.com.tw

SU-HWA WU. Born Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, 1947; admitted, 1982, Taiwan. Education: National Taiwan University School of Law (LL.B. 1969); University of Illinois (M.C.L., 1974). Member: Taipei Bar Association; Tao Yuan Bar Association. Languages: English, Mandarin, Taiwanese. E-mail: shwu@russinvecchi.com.tw

HWEI-YU CHO. Born Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China, 1953; Education: National Taiwan University School of Law (LL.B., 1975). Languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese, English. E-mail: hycho@russinvecchi.com.tw

ECHO HSU. Born Tainan, 1961; (Not admitted in Taiwan); Education: Soochow University Law School (LL.B., 1985). Languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese and English. Practice Areas: Banking ,Securities; Currency Regulation; Offshore Banking; Eurobonds; Financial Institutions; Capital Markets; Commercial Property; Private Placements. E-mail: he@russinvecchi.com.tw

MONICA C.Y. YANG. Born Miao Li, Taiwan, Republic of China, 1971; admitted, 2000, Taipei, Taiwan. Education: Tung Hai University (LL.B., 1998); Queen Mary College, University of London (LL.M., 2006). Member: Taipei Bar Association. Languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese, Cantonese and English. Practice Areas: Banking and Financial Services. E-mail: myang@russinvecchi.com.tw

LISA S. WANG. Born Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China, 1979; admitted, 2002, Taipei, Taiwan. Education: National Taiwan University (LL.B., 2001); New York University School of Law (LL.M., 2004). Member: Taipei Bar Association. Languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese and English. Practice Areas: Banking and Financial Services. E-mail: lwang@russinvecchi.com.tw

Sandra Yang, born Taoyuan, Taiwan, R.O.C., 1979; admitted, 2001, Taipei, Taiwan. Education: National Cheng-Chi University (LL.B., 2001); American University Washington College of Law (LL.M., 2007). Languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese and English. Practice Emphasis: Banking and Financial Services; BOT. Email: NCY@russinveechi.com.tw

Karen Wu. Born Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, 1970; admitted, 2005, Taipei, Taiwan. Education: National Hsinchu University (B.A., Economics, 1993); Auckland University (Postgraduate Study of Economics, 1994-1995); Soochow University (LL.M., 2005). Languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese and English. Practice Areas: General Practice. E-mail: kwu@russinvecchi.com.tw

Phoebe Yu. Born Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China, 1977; passed bar exam, 2006. Education: National Taiwan University School of Law (LL.B., 2000). Languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese, English and French. Practice Areas: General Practice. E-mail: pyu@russinvecchi.com.tw

Carol Liu. Born Tainan, Taiwan, Republic of China, 1979; passed bar exam, 2003. Education: National Taipei University (LL.B., 2002). Languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese and English. Practice Areas: General Practice. E-mail: ccl@russinvecchi.com.tw

MICHAEL SCOTT. Born Walnut Creek, California, 1975; admitted, 2002, California. Education: Swarthmore College (B.A., Honors, 1997); University of Chicago (J.D., 2001). Chicago Journal of International Law, Staff Member, 1999-2000. Author: Book Note on "EC Company Law" by Vanessa Edwards, Chicago Journal of International Law, 2000. Member: California Bar Association. Languages: English, German and spoken Mandarin. Practice Areas: Banking, Financial Services, Corporate and Commercial Law.
E-mail: mdscott@russinvecchi.com.tw

AMY Y. M. CHIANG. Born Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China, 1951; Education: Soochow University Law School (LL.B., 1974). Languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese and English. Practice Areas: Labor and Employment; Real Estate; General Practice.
E-mail: ymchiang@russinvecchi.com.tw

SUE-MEI HUANG. Born Taoyuan, Taiwan, Republic of China, 1951; Education: Soochow University Law School (LL.B., 1974). Languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese, English. Practice Areas: Corporate Law; Intellectual Property.
E-mail:
smhuang@russinvecchi.com.tw

MIAO-ER HSIUNG. Born Chiayi, Taiwan, Republic of China, 1969; Education: Soochow University Law School (LL.B., 1992). Languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese and English. Practice Areas: Corporate Law; Securities; Capital Markets.
E-mail: mehsiung@russinvecchi.com.tw

GABRIEL SEYDEWITZ. Born Madison, Wisconsin, 1977; admitted 2003, Wisconsin. Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A. 2000). National Taiwan University: International Chinese Language Program 1998. University of Wisconsin Law School (J. D. 2003). Languages: English and Mandarin. Practice Areas: General Practice. E-mail: gseydewitz@russinvecchi.com.tw

Vivian H.Y. Yang, born Kaohsiung, Taiwan. R.O.C., 1983. Education: Soochow University Law School (LL.B., 2006); University of Houston Law Center (LL.M., 2008). Languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese and English. Practice emphasis: Intellectual Property. Email: VY@russinvecchi.com.tw

 

Vladivostok, Russia

SERGEI L. LAZAREV. Born Kuibyshev (Samara), USSR, 1961; admitted, 1983, Russia. Education: Moscow State University Law Faculty (LL.B., 1983; Ph.D., 1990); The Hague Academy of International Law, Netherlands (1992); George Washington University, National Law Center (1992-1993). Recipient, Edmund S. Muskie Fellowship. Author: "International Arbitration," Moscow, International Affairs, 1991; "Ad Hoc Chambers of International Arbitration," Soviet State and Law, No. 11, 1991; "Topical Problems of International Arbitration," Soviet State and Law, No. 2, 1991; "Arbitral Settlement of Disputes Arising Out of Bilateral Investment Treaties," Legislation and Economy, No. 1/2, 1991, and others. Research Associate, Academic Secretary of the Institute, Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences (INION), Department of State and Law, 1983-1993. Chief Legal Counsellor on International Trade, Russian Record Company "Firma Melodiya," 1992. Member: Russian Association of International Law. Languages: Russian, English. Practice Areas: Corporate Law and M&A, Civil Law, Labor Law and Employment, Real Estate Law, Oil, Gas and Minerals Law, International Law, Foreign Investment, and Litigation and Arbitration. E-mail: sergei.lazarev@russinvecchi.ru

NATALYA G. PRISEKINA. Born Astrakhan, USSR., 1969; admitted, 1991, Russia. Education: Middlebury College, 1992-1993; Far Eastern National University, Vladivostok, Primorskiy Kray (J.D., 1991); McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific (LL.M., Transnational Business Practice, 1995). Professor of International Law, Far Eastern State University Law Institute, 1991 -- . Assistant Director of International Affairs, FESU, 1995 -- . Languages: Russian, English and French. Practice Areas: Corporate Commercial Law, Labor Law, Civil Litigation, International Litigation, Russian Civil Practice, Maritime Law, Transportation.
E-mail: vladivostok@russin-vecchi.ru

DMITRY A. LYAKHOV. Born Vladivostok, USSR, 1985; admitted, 2007, Russia. Education: Jurisprudence Department of the Far Eastern National University, Vladivostok, Russia (J.D., 2007); Legal Clinic "Efora" (2006-2007); George Washington University & Institute for U.S. Law, "U.S. Legal Methods: Introduction to U.S. Law" Intensive Program, Washington, DC (2008). Author: Company Formation: Russia (in co-authorship with Jonathan Russin) // Company Formation: A Practical Global Guide, Second Edition. – Globe Business Publishing Ltd., London, UK. – 2009. Languages: Russian, English. Practice Areas: Civil Law, Corporate Law, Commercial Law, Labor Law. E-mail: vladivostok@russin-vecchi.ru

NATALIA S. LYSENKO. Born Vladivostok, USSR, 1988; admitted, 2010, Russia. Education: Harbin University of Science and Technology, Harbin, People’s Republic of China (Chinese language study program, 2005); International Law Department, Law Institute of the Far Eastern National University, Vladivostok, Russia (J.D., Jurisprudence, International Law Specialization, Maritime Law Course, 2010); Far Eastern Centre of Continuing Education, Vladivostok, Russia (Basics of Law in the People’s Republic of China, 2010); Far Eastern Federal University Law School, Vladivostok, Russia (Ph.D. program in civil law, business law, family law, and private international law, 2011-present). Author: “Chinese Script in the Far East: A Historical and Linguistic Analysis,” in Proc. of the Conference “Knowledge about Humans as a Foundation of 21st Century Science,” Vladivostok, 2005; “Reproductive Cloning of a Human Being: Law and Ethics,” in Proc. of the Conference “Russia: The 21st Century,” Vladivostok, 2008. Languages: Russian, English, Chinese. Practice Areas: Civil Law, Real Estate Law, Corporate Law, Business Law, Russian Litigation, Private International Law. E-mail: vladivostok@russin-vecchi.ru

 

Washington, D.C.

JONATHAN RUSSIN. Born Kingston, Pennsylvania, 1937; admitted to bar, 1964, District of Columbia. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1959; J.D., 1963). Recipient, Order of Prince St. Vladimir, Russian Orthodox Church. Author: "Business in Russia Today," Pacific Russia Oil & Gas Report, Vol. V, No. 2, Summer 2002; "The Powers That Be, The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation," American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, Vol 7-No. 33, Jan.-Feb. 2000; Co-Author: "Forming A Russian Company," sponsored by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington, D.C., 1994; Co-Author: "Forming A Dominican Company," 10th Edition, American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic, 1987; "Laws Affecting Franchise Operations in Spain," American Bar Association, 1982. With Office of the General Counsel, Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of State, 1964-1969 (Regional Legal Adviser, Caribbean Area, 1967-1969). Chair, Advisory Council, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University, 1991-1993. General Counsel, Orthodox Church in America. Washington Representative, Russian Orthodox Church. Member: The District of Columbia Bar; American Bar Association; Inter-American Bar Association, Russian Association of International Law. Languages: English, Spanish and Russian. Practice Areas: Investment in Russia; Russia Trade; International Investment; International Finance; Emerging Markets; Investment in Latin America; International Corporate Law; International Business Law. (Resident in Moscow). E-mail: jonathan.russin@russinvecchi.com

B. THOMAS MANSBACH. Born Norfolk, Virginia, 1939; admitted to bar, 1964, District of Columbia and Virginia. Education: Yale University (B.A., cum laude, 1961); Harvard University (LL.B., 1964). Overseas Private Investment Corporation ("OPIC"), 1967-1993: Managing Director: Major Markets, emphasizing independent power, 1992-1993; Central Europe/Former Soviet Union/China/Southeast Asia, 1990-1992; Africa/Middle East/Europe/South Asia and Petroleum/Financial Services, 1986-1990; Natural Resources and Financial Services, 1981-1986; Senior Director for Minerals and Energy,1978-1981; Director, Latin America/Africa, 1972-1978; Office of the General Counsel and Special Assistant, 1967-1972. Co-Editor, Investment Incentive Programs in Western Europe. The Chamber of Commerce of the United States. Languages: English, Spanish. Practice Areas: International Investment; International Finance; Emerging Markets; Political Risk Insurance; Project Finance; Asia-Pacific Investment; Investment in Eastern Europe; Investment in Latin America. E-mail: BMansbach@aol.com

 

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia

STANISLAV Y. SACHNEV. Born Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, USSR, 1983; admitted, 2005, Russia. Education: Department of Commerce and Law of the Russian State University of Trade and Commerce, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia (Specialist's Degree (Jurisprudence), 2005). Languages: Russian, English. Practice Areas: Civil Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Labor Law, Migration Law. E-mail: russinvecchi@snc.ru

VITALIY APATAEV. Born Sakhalin Island, USSR, 1977; admitted, Russia, 2001. Education: Law Department of Modern Humanitarian Academy, Moscow (2003); Law Department of Moscow State University of Service (2005). Languages: Russian, English. Member: Chamber of Tax Advisors of Russia. Practice Areas: Tax Law, Business Tax Planning, Tax Litigation, Corporate Commercial Law, Labor Law, Arbitration and Litigation, Civil Law. E-mail: russinvecchi@snc.ru