Member News


ZUL RAFIQUE & partners is pleased to announce that one of their partners, Loh Mei Mei, has been recognized as one of the IFLR1000 Women Leaders for 2019.

IFLR1000 Women Leaders recognises a select group of slightly more than 300 lawyers who are the best female IFLR1000 Leading Lawyers working in their areas nationally.

The selected lawyers are working at the top of their professions in their jurisdictions. They have impressive track records and are consistently recommended by clients and peers for the quality of their advice and service.

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Today, July 1st, Alejandro Chechilnitzky has officially joined to Guerrero Olivos, as a senior counsel of the tax practice group, in order to further improve the good performance of this area with his experience and knowledge in this field.

Until the end of June, Alejandro held the position of senior manager at EY. He is a lawyer from Universidad Diego Portales; he holds a master’s degree in Tax Law from Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez; an LLM from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law; and a Certificate in Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management. In addition, as part of his experience, he worked at PWC´s International Tax Services department in Chicago, USA.

Read more: New senior counsel joins Guerrero Olivos´ tax group


Property Investment in Turkey

Barbaros Karaahmet, Herrick’s Turkish Practice Co-Chair, led a panel discussion on Property Investment in Turkey with İnanç Kabadayı, Chairman of Ege Yapi and Nicholas Buckworth, CEO of African Rail Group on June 6, 2019. The evening focused on the current issues surrounding the uptrend and positive growth of real estate investments in Turkey.

Personal Care + Cosmetics: Regulatory & Compliance Elements Workshop

Herrick's Ron Levine presented at the Personal Care and Cosmetics Workshop of the Center for Dermal Research at Rutgers University on June 18, 2019. Other speakers included Congressman Frank Pallone.

IMN – 16th Annual Non-Listed Alternative Investment Products Symposium

Morris DeFeo will moderate a panel on Net Asset Value REITs, "Traditional" Lifecycle Non-Listed REITs; and BDCs at IMN's 16th Annual New York Non-Listed Alternative Investment Products Symposium. The panel will focus on what's driving sales for non-listed REITs, the pros and cons of non-listed vs. listed REITs, and the key features of non-listed REITs and BDCs, among other topics. Individual panelist perspectives on the industry outlook will also be discussed.


Manchester commercial law firm Kuits has promoted seven of its team following its eighth consecutive year of positive growth.

The news comes during the 110th anniversary celebrations of the firm, which employs over 200 people and has an annual turnover of £14m.

The firm, which was recently named the British Chambers of Commerce Regional Employer of the Year, has made Mark McKeating and Meave O’Neill partners, bringing the total number in the partnership to 32.

Read more: Seven promotions at Kuits


Piper Alderman is delighted to announce 27 new promotions across the firm, including four new partners, with effect from 1 July 2019.

Our four newly appointed partners located in our Sydney office include two female partners and increase the firm’s national partner numbers to 75 and female partnership to 25%.

Our New Partners

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Infrastructure & Projects – Sydney

Daniel joined Piper Alderman with Robert Riddell in 2017 as Special Counsel. Daniel has over 15 years’ experience providing legal services for developers, builders, trade contractors and owners of retail shopping centres, aged care, industrial and residential developments in relation to construction disputes across litigation, arbitration, security of payment legislation, expert determination and mediation processes. Daniel is an active member of the Resolution Institute and Society of Construction Law Australia.

Angelina Kozary, Insolvency - Sydney

Read more: Australian Law Firm, Piper Alderman Announces 27 New Promotions