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Change of President

At the 2017 World Link for Law conference in New York, from May 12-13, Paul Sillis of Collyer Bristow LLP, London, retired as President after 6 years service in that role and was replaced by Philippe Bedard of KBRC & Associés, Paris, France. On behalf of the Association, Philippe presented Paul with a silver commemorative pen to thank him for his work as President since 2011.



New Regional Centre Firm for South America

The Board of World Link for Law is pleased to appoint (May 13, 2017) the firm of Neil Montgomery & Associados of São Paulo, Brazil as their Regional Centre Firm for South America. Neil was also appointed to the new Board of Directors in May. With the support of the Administration Service of World Link he will act as the focal communication point for the Association in the region, liaising with other South American (and LATAM) members as necessary and also potential firms for their clients in South America and globally via World Link and its member law firms. As co-chair of the World Link LATAM group with Rosa Maria Arasa of Arasa de Miquel/Euroforo, Spain, he will also assist with the coordination of regional meetings.


Valeriu Stoica appointed Life Professor

On May 11 Valeriu Stoica of Romanian member firm STOICA & Asociatii was appointed as a life professor, being awarded Doctor Honoris Causa of the Timisoara University in Romania.  Valeriu and his wife, Cristiana Stoica are the founders of their law firm in Bucharest, which offers a broad range of commercial and private legal services. They are long standing members of World Link for Law. Cristiana was a Board Director and Vice-President of World Link, up to May 2017. She remains head of the Association’s International Arbitration Group. We congratulate Valeriu on this significant achievement.


Tonia Antoniou is selected as a leading lawyer for Cyprus by IFLR1000

Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC proudly announces that Tonia Antoniou, Partner of the firm, has been selected as leading lawyer for Cyprus in the area of Banking and M&A by the IFLR1000 guide.

On the 16th of November 2016 IFLR1000 released its listing of leading individual financial and corporate lawyers 2017.

Tonia concentrates in banking and finance law by representing international corporations and financial institutions since 2002. Often instructed by Magic Circle firms and acts for international banks in relation to finance transactions and security agreements and she is frequently involved in ship and aviation finance, corporate and company law including reorganisations and M&A and regulated markets law. She heads the banking & finance department and the corporate department of the Limassol office.


New Members Appointed

The Board of World Link is pleased to announce the appointment of two new member firms: Coiscou & Asociados of the Dominican Republic and Hamrick & Evans LLP of Burbank, L.A., California, USA.


Arbitration in Romania: A Practitioner’s Guide

World Link for Law Vice President and head of the International Arbitration Group, Cristiana Stoica of STOICA e Asociatii, Bucharest, has recently launched at the Parisian Embassy in Paris, “Arbitration in Romania: A Practitioner’s Guide’, published by Kluwer Law International, of which she is a co-author.


World Link for Law member, Montgomery & Associados of Brazil recommended in Legal 500

Montgomery & Associados, Brazil, has been recommended in the Legal 500 Latin America 2016´s editorial as a leading firm in Corporate and M&A and Transport & Shipping, with Neil Montgomery also noted as a recommended lawyer in the same categories.


New Members Appointed

World Link for Law is pleased to announce the appointment of two new member firms:

  • Barcha Law Office, Lebanon
  • Bryan, Gonzalez Vargas & Gonzalez Baz, Mexico
  • Coan, Payne & Payton LLC, Denver, USA


Cyprus member firm Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC reach top tier ranking in Chambers Global Guide

Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC proudly announces that the Firm was ranked in first place in the practice area of Dispute Resolution in Cyprus in the 2016 edition of Chambers Global Guide which was published on the 17th March 2016.
Chambers & Partners is one of the most respected organisations researching and evaluating the legal market and therefore this distinction is highly honorable for the Firm.
Moreover, the following lawyers were recommended as ‘Leaders in their Field’:

  • Mr. Michael Kyprianou ranked as “Senior Statesman” in Dispute Resolution
  • Mr. Menelaos Kyprianou
  • Ms. Tonia Antoniou
  • Mr. Ilias Tsintavis


World Link Northern Ireland member firm merges with CMG

World Link Northern Ireland member firm, Cunningham and Dickey have merged with CMG, moving to a new Belfast office with an additional office in Bangor, Northern Ireland. Two of the three partners, Brian Speers and Michael Robinson, are recent former presidents of the Law Society of Northern Ireland. Cunningham and Dickey was founded in 1870, while CMG started in 1910. Michael Robinson has recently been appointed as the new UK Head of Delegation to Council of the Bars and Law Societies of Europe, a role which involves extensive and regular Europe (and associated/observer country member) wide travel to represent UK professions on European Law matters and issues relevant to the UK professions.

For further information contact: Michael Robinson: [email protected]


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