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Montgomery & Associados forms cooperation agreement with Rio de Janeiro firm

Member firm Montgomery & Asociados of São Paulo, Brazil has formed a cooperation agreement with Rio de Janeiro based Roberta Portela Sociedade de Advogados, thereby allowing it to establish a physical presence in Brazil’s second largest city. Under the agreement Roberta Portela, who specialises in international business law, has also become a member of Montgomery & Asociados in São Paulo and will develop the newly created Fashion and Cosmetics Law Practice Group at the firm.


Congratulations to John Munger of World Link member firm of Munger Chadwick P.L.C, Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona who recently received the Lifetime Achievement award from America’s Top 100 Attorneys

John F. Munger, Munger Chadwick P.L.C.’s founding member, recently received the Lifetime Achievement award from America’s Top 100 Attorneys. John is actively practicing in the areas of corporate law, commercial and real estate transactions and litigation, international transactions, and intellectual property law. The Lifetime Achievement award is given to the “nation’s most exceptional attorneys whose accomplishments merit lifetime achievement recognition,” according to America’s Top 100 Attorneys. The criteria considered for this award are the attorney’s professional experience, lifetime achievements, significant case results, peer reputation, and community impact. Perhaps most...


KBRC (Paris) appoints new partner

Member firm KBRC (Paris) has appointed Corinne Lecocq, as a new partner. Corinne will head the tax department at KBRC as of September 2018. Corinne started her own practice (6 years ago) before joining KBRC in September 2018. She has 20 years’ experience in tax law.

She handles all matters in taxation, both for companies and individuals and at an international level. Corinne is admitted to both the Paris Bar and the Bar of Luxemburg.

To contact her: c.lecocq@kbrc.fr


New members appointed

World Link for Law has recently appointed two new member firms – Moral & Partners in Turkey (Istanbul and Izmir); and CMKZ LLP, Montreal, Canada.


World Link member firm acts as lead trial counsel

Dean Christopherson of Dawe & Christopherson LLP, San Francisco acted as lead trial counsel in litigation on behalf of the US subsidiary of a world-wide heavy equipment manufacturer, resulting in a $3 million judgment against an international property management and project management company. The judgment was recently upheld by the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal in Chicago.


Cristiana Stoica appointed as member of the ICC Court of International Arbitration

Cristiana Stoica, former World Link for Law Vice President and Board Director of World Link for Law and founding partner of STOICA & Associati, Bucharest, Romania, has been appointed (since July 1, 2018) as a member of the ICC Court of International Arbitration.  Her designation by the Romanian ICC Committee was approved by the World Council of the ICC on 21 June 2018.  Cristiana says "It is an honour for me and I am looking forward to start this exciting activity, which certainly will enrich my experience as a lawyer and arbitrator.  Also, I believe that my current appointment will be of benefit for our World Link Arbitration Group in the future, which has representatives in many countries".



WHSmith turns to Montgomery & Associados for assistance on Brazilian market entry

One of the most famous British high street retailers and airport convenience store chains, WHSmith has turned to World Link member firm Montgomery & Associdos for legal and tax assistance on entering the Brazilian market.  WH Smith have formed a joint venture with Duty Free Americas (DFA) to open a number of convenience stores at RioGaleão, the international airport in Rio de Janeiro, which in 2016 recorded a flow of more than 16 million passengers.

WH Smith operates a global network of more than 280 international stores outside of the United Kingdom. The opening of the stores at RioGaleão results from the British company’s airport convenience store expansion strategy, which recently also included opening 8 stores at Madrid airport.

The Montgomery & Associados team was led by Founding and Managing Partner Neil Montgomery and also comprised Senior Corporate Associate Helena Calderano, Senior Tax Associate Mariana Car...


2019 Conference - Dubai

The World Link for Law Conference will be held from 14-15 March 2019.


World Link for Law member elected as new president of the Arbitration Court of Barcelona

Julio de Miquel, senior partner of World Link member firm Arasa & de Miquel, Barcelona, has been unanimously elected, to be the new president of the Arbitration Court of Barcelona (Tribunal Arbitral de Barcelona – TAB ). The nomination is an important recognition of his professional career as a prestigious lawyer. TAB is a well-known Court vastly appreciated by companies for providing quick and confidential conflict resolution in Spain, and has the capacity to act all over the world.


New articles/guides published

New articles/guides that have been recently published: “European Companies conducting business” in the USA by Coan Payton and Payne, Denver, USA; and also “Doing business in Australia by Bartier Perry”. For further information contact info@worldlink-law.com.


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