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Maya, Markets and Mountains

Guatemala, according to The Lonely Planet Guide, "... is a magical place. If you’re into the Maya, the mountains, the markets or a million other things, you’re bound to be captivated.”   The Mayan civilization thrived there for nearly a thousand years, leaving behind spectacular pyramids and monuments that, together with the dramatic terrain, led to the United Nations choosing Tikal National Park to be the first mixed UNESCO World Heritage Site.  (A mixed site is one chosen for its combination of natural and cultural distinction.)

Now the land that played host to the remarkable Mayan civilization has become host to one of the most recent additions to the TAGLaw family: the distinguished firm of Quiñones, Ibargüen & Luján, S.C. in Guatemala City.  The firm’s lawyers have received both local and foreign legal training and have extended their expertise through experience with a wide range of investment opportunities involving domestic and international clients.  Thus they are able to satisfy the most varied and demanding needs of legal service to local and multinational clients alike.  For more information go to

Kelley Drye’s Privacy Law Practice Ranked Among Top Five in Computerworld Survey
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP,  TAGLaw's Washington DC member firm, has been named one of the top privacy advisers among law firms and consulting firms around the world in a survey published this week in Computerworld. The firm received the fifth highest number of votes in a poll of 340 professionals responsible for data protection in their organizations.

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Dallas - November, 24, 2008 - Munsch Hardt, a Texas-based law TAGLaw member firm with over 100 attorneys and offices in Dallas, Houston and Austin, today announced 10 of its Shareholders have been named among the Best Lawyers in America by Woodward/White, Inc.  Frederick W. Addison, III and Mary W. Koks were named among those honored in Environmental Law, while E. Lee Morris, Russell L. Munsch and Joseph J. Wielebinski were named as Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law honorees.  William T. Cavanaugh, Jr. and Richard W. Wilhelm were listed in Real Estate Law.  Additionally, Jeffrey D. Dunn in Banking Law, James D. Jordan in Commercial Litigation and Sally A. Schreiber in Corporate Law were also named to the list.

Published since 1983, Best Lawyers in America is widely regarded as the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States.

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Zul Rafique & partners Scores Again in Chambers Asia

ZUL RAFIQUE & partners, the TAGLaw member firm for Malaysia,  has achieved top ranking in the latest edition of Chambers Asia with partners being noted for niche areas of expertise. Partners mentioned include Shahul Hameed Amiruddin, P Jayasingam and Loh Mei Mei in the areas of Dispute Resolution, Employment Law and Banking & Finance respectively.

Zul Rafique & partners advises on Iskandar Malaysia education project

Zul Rafique and partners has represented Iskandar Malaysia in the negotiations with Newcastle University on the setting up of a medical faculty, namely Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia or NUMed in the Iskandar’s education hub, Educity. Iskandar Malaysia, located in Johor, the southern gateway to Peninsular Malaysia, is set to become Southern Peninsular Malaysia's most developed region. The development corridor is about three times the size of Singapore and is expected to be completed in 20 years. Educity which is located near the Second Link at Tuas is aimed at attracting Singaporeans and other foreign students from the region. It plans to eventually house eight tertiary faculties in one campus, sharing facilities such as library, hostels and sports complex. NUMed aims to eventually have 900 medical students and plans to invest RM400 million over 30 years. The partners involved in the project are Tunku Alizan R.M. Alias and Ermira Faridah Mohd Said.