Board Members

CONSULEGIS ADVISORY BOARD

 

 

  • Name: Wendland Irmtraud

    Firm: Junge, Schüngeler, Wendland

    Term: 04/24/2015 - 04/30/2019

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    Training and career/work history

    • Studied law at the University of Cologne
    • Two semesters at the London School of Economics
    • From 1982 six years as an associate in a notary’s office in Cologne
    • Since 1988 lawyer at JUNGE · SCHÜNGELER · WENDLAND
    • From 1989 – 2009 managing director of OFM Oebel Fröhlich Michels GmbH Auditors and Tax Consultants
    • Since 1990 partner at JUNGE · SCHÜNGELER · WENDLAND

    Name: Cockain-Barère Julian

    Firm: Morvilliers Sentenac Avocats

    Term: 04/24/2015 - 04/30/2019

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    Name: Hernández Gómez Fernando

    Firm: VAHG Vázquez Aldana, Hernández Gómez & Associates

    Term: 04/24/2015 - 04/30/2019

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    Guadalajara, Jalisco, May 1st, 1971.

    Graduated with honors in 1994 Education: Universidad Panamericana Campus Guadalajara (Class of, 1994), Masters in Business Administration (MEDEX, Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresas, 2005). Graduate in Economic and Corporate Law in 1996, Contract Law in 1997 and Tax Law in 1999 by Universidad Panamericana. Commercial Notary Public in 2001.

    He became Notary Public in 1987.

    Expert Translator of English - Spanish and vice versa by the Supreme Court of the State of Jalisco, Vice President of Consulegis, EEIG, Secretary of the Board of Directors of several Corporations, Member of the Board of Colegio de Corredores Públicos del Estado de Jalisco, A.C., Member of the International Union of Lawyers, member of the National Association of Corporate Counsels, A.C. Guest speaker for the international section of the Bar of New York and the International Union of Lawyers.


    Name: Daar Jeffery J.

    Firm: Daar & Newman

    Term: 04/24/2015 - 04/30/2019

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    Jeffery Daar has practiced law since 1982 and is a principal of the law firm of Daar & Newman. Jeffery takes a holistic approach to clients’ legal and business issues. His diverse expertise includes strategic planning, complex state and federal litigation, innovative dispute resolution, and international transactions and disputes. Jeffery assists clients in finding real solutions to problems by implementing both short-term and long-term strategies. Jeffery's practice focuses on both litigation and transactional projects.

    Jeffery's extensive litigation background gives him added insight to structuring transactions for clients along with his entrepreneurial approach to problem solving and dispute resolution. Jeffery is known for his extensive background in a number of practice areas, including but not limited to cross-border litigation, arbitration and transactions, class actions, insurance including insurance insolvency, products liability, consumer litigation, unfair competition, appellate work, private post-secondary schools and colleges, and intellectual property. He has extensive experience with restraining orders and preliminary injunctions, attachments, and other prejudgment relief.

    The cases handled by Jeffery include a wide variety of industries and subjects, including representing municipalities in the Executive Life Insurance Company insolvency, trying a major securities class action before the Delaware Chancery Court, suing the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and State of Texas in federal court for violations of the First Amendment on behalf of a private collegem Texas County Judge, and School Superintendent, foreign distribution and retail disputes, defense and prosecution of class actions, insurance and financial services claims, toxic torts, product liability claims, technology disputes, antitrust cases, and practicing before the California Supreme Court and other state and federal appellate courts.

    While Jeffery is a United States trained lawyer, he has close working relationships with lawyers throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia. This permits him to assemble international legal teams for innovative global solutions to business transactions and disputes. He regularly handles cross-border disputes and transactions.

    Leadership in international and local organizations is part of Jeffery's daily life. In the State Bar of California, Jeffery is the Immedite Past Chair of the State Bar of California International Law Section (Chair, 2012-2013), its Vice Chair (2011-2012), a member of its Executive Committee (2009-2013) and Chair of its Programs Committee (2009-2011). He was previously an Advisor to the State Bar of California International Law Section Executive Committee (2008-2009). Jeffery is also a member of the State Bar's Social Media Task Force (2011-). Jeffery is also Chair of the International Affairs Committee of the Valley Industry & Commerce Association (2011-).

    Jeffery was the Chair of the International Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (2007-2009) and is a member of its Executive Committee. Jeffery has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (2010-2014, 2008-2009). The Los Angeles County Bar awarded Jeffery with the prestigious Matthew S. Rae, Jr., Outstanding Section Leader Award in 2009. He was also the Co-Chair of the 2007 Symposium on International Arbitration and Litigation Strategies. Jeffery also was Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar's Social Media & Community Outreach Committee.

    Jeffery is an internationally recognized speaker and writer on international law issues. He is the Executive Editor of the 560 page handbookInternational Intellectual Property Law Basics (2008), which was written by him and 53 other international lawyers from around the world on intellectual property law for more than thirty countries and the European Union. He is also an Associate Editor of the handbook International Corporate Structures, which provides a country by country guide for more than thirty countries and the European Union. His publications include "Obtaining Strategic Injunctions Against Infringers Of U.S. Patents" and the chapter "Licensing and Regulation of Insurance Adjusters" in the Matthew-Bender treatise, California Insurance Law. He regularly makes presentations on many different international issues, including recent programs on international arbitration and international litigation strategies, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and international arbitration awards, the Convention on the International Sale of Goods, structuring international transactions, and avoiding cultural mishaps, family law across borders, and international trade legal considerations.

    Jeffery has been appointed by two different Mayors of the City of Los Angeles as a City Commissioner and been approved each time by the Los Angeles City Council. He is currently the Chairperson of the City of Los Angeles Rent Adjustment Commission, which is responsible for adopting policies, rules and regulations pertaining to the City's Rent Stabilization Ordinance and is the Appeals Board for the City of Los Angeles Housing amd Community Investment Department. Jeffery has served as a City Commissioner since 2003. Jeffery was also appointed in December 2013 by the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles to the City's Municipal Election Reform Commission. Jeffery also holds and has held various leadership positions in other nonprofit organizations and political organizations.


    Name: Hoecherl Marlies

    Firm: Capital Law LLP

    Term: 05/01/2013 - 05/01/2017

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    Marlies is a German national who has spent more than 20 years in Wales.


    She undertakes a wide variety of corporate work including:

    • Company and business sales, acquisitions and mergers
    • Corporate and Commercial cross border transactions
    • Corporate Finance
    • Raising Finance on German Capital Markets
    • Joint ventures
    • Banking work
    • Venture capital
    • Corporate recovery and insolvency

    Marlies also has expertise in commercial property matters.

    In 2013, Marlies was appointed to the board of CONSULEGIS, the international network of independent law firms. She chairs the Consulegis corporate and tax specialist group and is the executive editor of International Corporate Structures, a Consulegis handbook.


    Name: Hütte Martin

    Firm: HütteLAW AG

    Term: 05/07/2016 - 05/13/2017

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    Martin Hütte is the founder and a senior partner of HütteLAW AG. He is a trained lawyer.

    He acquired particular expertise in:

    - Corporate Transactions and M&A
    - Banking and Financial Law
    - Restructuring and Reorganization of Companies
    - Sports Law
    - Management and Maintenance of service and production enterprises


    Name: Matalon Gad

    Firm: Lawyalty Avvocati Associati

    Term: 04/24/2015 - 04/30/2019

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    Born in Istanbul December 26th 1963.

    Admitted as a Lawyer in 1995.
    Education:

    University of Milan. 1989. City of London Polytechnic, 1990.

     

    Member of American Bar Association, the Union Internationale des Avocats


    Name: Dr. Schell Florian

    Firm: Schleifenbaum & Adler Rechtsanwälte Notare Fachanwälte

    Term: 05/01/2013 - 05/01/2017

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    Career:
    Studied at the Universities of Bielefeld, Trier; Orléans (France) and Münster
    2001 joined the law firm
    Doctorate, title of dissertation: »Anspruch auf polizeiliches Einschreiten oder Angriffe gegen eine polizeiliche Einheit« (»Claim to police intervention or attacks against a police unit«)
    Specialist Lawyer in Administrative Law
    Specialist Lawyer in Building and Architecture Law

    In his administrative practice Dr. Florian Schell especially counsels companies on all matters concerning approval and the planning procedures under public law, e.g. in the field of wind energy. In particular, Dr. Florian Schell has extensive experience in cases involving international law with an emphasis on international contracting. He has extensive experience abroad in this field and an excellent command of languages. Dr. Schell is a member of the German-French Lawyers’ Association, the Federal Association for Public Law and the Siegen Bar Association.


    Name: Schultheis Denis

    Firm: UP12 Rechtsanwälte

    Term: 05/01/2013 - 05/01/2017

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    Denis Schultheis has been admitted to the practice of law since 2000. Before joining UP12, he worked for a renowned national law firm in Frankfurt am Main that specializes in commercial law. Denis Schultheis assists and represents national and international companies in commercial law matters.

    He primarily works on issues pertaining to commercial, trademark, and copyright law as well as specific problem areas under contract law. He also focuses on providing legal counsel to companies in connection with their legal presentation in business dealings, for instance when drafting terms and conditions, dealing with e-commerce issues or for cooperation agreements.

    Because of his proven expertise, he has been awarded the professional designation of Board Certified Attorney in intellectual property rights.

    Denis Schultheis is active in CONSULEGIS since fall 2001, meanwhile vice chair of the IP-Specialist Group and editor of its newsletter.