I must say that I had a wonderful time at the training and I learnt a lot. Lawyers in Anglo-Saxon countries say that the English language is a tool of their trade,yet so many don't use it effectively. The training equipped me with the necessary skills to use English legal writing to communicate more effectively.
- Denis Nono, Supervisor legal affairs, Uganda Tax Authority

For sure, everybody enjoyed the training. It was very nice to hear a native speaker, specially one with such high legal drafting techniques
- Wagner Osti Pedro, Embraco, Joinville, Brazil

Excellent course. I recommend the training 'Contract Drafting and Legal Writing'. It gave to me the chance to understand the need of Plain Legal English in contracts as a way to mitigate ambiguity or misinterpretation of a clause. Also the training clarified the context in which Anglo-Saxon Legal System is inserted, since the Brazilian Legal System is in a different one.
- Rafael Mechi Nunes, Sr. Contract Lawyer, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Legal English Zannis Mavrogordato
 
Zannis Mavrogordato


Zannis is a British barrister and also an Avocat à la Cour de Paris. He is an acknowledged expert in international arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution having conducted numerous international arbitrations and litigation proceedi
ngs in both English and French, under the ICSID, ICC, LCIA, JCIA and UNCITRAL Rules. He has represented Governments and major international companies in disputes involving, on occasion, sums exceeding
$2 Billion.

He has worked
in London, Paris and Bucharest and acted in cases involving parties from all around the world. Zannis has particular experience in investor-state arbitration, applications for urgent interim measures in support of arbitration proceedings (especially Freezing Orders and Anti-Suit Injunctions), and mediation.  You can discover more about his publications and experience by following this link:
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 Legal English Mahnaz Malik  Mahnaz Malik
Mahnaz is admitted as a Solicitor (England & Wales), an Attorney at Law (New York), and an Advocate (Pakistan). Mahnaz was also a consultant to the Energy Charter Treaty Secretariat .She received the prestigious Financial Times Legal Innovator of the Year Award in 2007 and has also served as a member of the ICC Commissions on Arbitration and Anti-Corruption and has taught international investment law to over 300 government officials from 30 countries.

Mahnaz presently specialises in international investment treaties, investor-state contracts and international arbitration as well as other forms dispute settlement.  Her experience includes advising governments of over 15 countries and 3 regional groupings across Africa, Asia and Latin America on bilateral and regional investment treaty negotiations, investor-state contracts, model investment treaties and foreign investment laws. You can discover more about her publications and experience by following this link: >>> full CV of Mahnaz Malik

 Legal English David  Williams

                           
 David 
Williams

David is an experienced solicitor from private practice who is well known for his ability in commercial property law. Consistently recognised for his ability to cut through legal jargon to provide clear unambigious advice for clients; his ability to explain and draft contracts relating to property and employment have made him an ideal trainer of contract law and contract drafting. 

David has also worked in a wide range of legal practices, gaining experience in joining and working effectively and quickly in a range of cultures, taking on board existing caseloads whilst simultaneously developing new business.

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  Salwa Ahmed Sherine Fawzy 
Salwa is a Senior Contracts Manager with engineering and legal experience in Contracts and Procurement. Salwa's training specialises on FIDIC contracts and disputes, JCT Contracts, NEC Contracts, Egyptian Civil Code
She has an LLM in Construction Law and Arbitration. Salwa is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) in the UK, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) UK, and a Member of The Egyptian Engineers Syndicate. She has experience in Egyptian Arbitration Law (Law No. 27/1994), London Arbitration Act (1996), claims, extension of time and delay analysis, UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and ICC Arbitration Rules.
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Legal English Richard  Brady Richard
Brady


Richard Brady qualified as a lawyer in 1976 but re-qualified in banking and Insurance in 1997, following his experience of running an insurance company in the Middle East. He then spent 6 years working in the City of London as a specialist Insurance advisor. Richard qualified as a teacher of English as a foreign language in 2003.

For the last 10 years he has been teaching legal English, law, and practical legal skills, to lawyers and judiciary in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East where he has trained the lawyers of many of the major law companies in these regions. He is a guest lecturer at the University of Dubai on Oil and Gas Law, and International Arbitration. Richard is the head of the British Legal Centre.

  Nick Johnson 

Nick Johnson studied law at King‘s College, London. He became a lawyer (solicitor) in 1992. Before founding JŠK, he worked for several law firms in London, Tokyo and Prague.

Nick has been working as a lawyer for more than 20 years, advising banks, corporations and governments on M&A projects, privatization, corporate and commercial matters in the UK, Japan, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, Azerbaijan, and Saudi Arabia. Nick has worked across most business sectors, with a particular focus on telecommunications and is our leading M&A, Venture Capital and Capital Markets trainer.

 

  Denis Lyons 

 
Denis Lyons is a lawyer and experienced legal trainer. He holds degrees in Philosophy (National University of Ireland) and Law (University of Westminster, London), a PGCE from the Institute of Education (University of London) and a Diploma in teaching English to Adults (DELTA)

He was called to the Bar of England and Wales at Grays Inn in 1994. Since then, he has worked as a training consultant writing and teaching courses in English law, language and communication for overseas lawyers in the UK and abroad. His work as a legal trainer has mostly been with overseas commercial and corporate lawyers; both in-house counsel and those in private practice. He has worked as a visiting lecturer at London University teaching The English Legal System, Contract Law and Professional Ethics and for the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (University of London) training judges from China and Thailand.

Denis has developed a number of training programmes to teach non-lwyers to draft commercial contracts. 

  Ronan FitzSimmons 

 Ronan M.D.FitzSimmons has been a Solicitor in the UK for over 20 years. In that time he has also qualified as a teacher of English as a foreign language and had many years experience teaching and training young lawyers in different universities in the UK. Ronan has a large amount of experience in training in Arbitration Law and Practice and Mediation Law and Practice. Ronan is Fluent in French and Spanish and also spoken Japanese and Portuguese.

  Joel Bryant 


Joel Bryant is a California-licensed attorney and holds a post-doctoral law degree (LL.M.) in taxation and estate planning. He earned his Baccalaureate degree in Classical Studies from Brandeis University in Massachusetts, with an emphasis on comparative and historical linguistics, in which capacity he studied Ancient Greek, Latin, Sanskrit, and Mandarin Chinese (the latter two languages at nearby Harvard University).

Prior to entering the legal practice, he was a Federal Investigator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. As a practicing attorney, he specialized in employment law and tax-advantaged estate-planning for wealth preservation and asset protection. He now dedicates his experience to teaching and coaching professionals and educators for whom English is a second language. He holds a CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) through Cambridge University, and has taught and trained in the United States, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, and Poland.

His offerings in American legal English include American legal systems, Contracts, Property, Wills & Trusts, Torts, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, contract-drafting and legal writing, negotiations, and presentations — all, of course, following American professional standards. He also offers courses in academic writing, and English for the fields of construction, mechanical engineering, and hospitality.

  Mark Beckford 


Mark Beckford has over 13 years’ experience in legal advisory services both in public and private sectors in the Cayman Islands.  Mark is a graduate of the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom and also holds a legal practice certificate from the University of Belfast, Ireland.  He qualified as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands in 2003 after completing his articles of clerkship with the law firm Appleby, Cayman Islands.  He also obtained an MBA from the International College of the Cayman Islands and a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from Northern Caribbean University in Mandeville, Jamaica.

Mark has gained significant experience in corporate law, commercial law and investment funds from his eight years of practice in the Cayman Islands. He also participated in external international legal training on cross-border transactions in conjunction with the New York Bar Association.

Shortly after qualifying as a Cayman Islands attorney, Mark worked for State Street Cayman Trust with responsibility for negotiating all new and existing mutual funds documentation under review. This provided the opportunity for him to work with various legal teams and leading law firms across the United States, Ireland and Japan in conjunction with local legal counsels covering a wide range of corporate entities, unit trusts, and partnerships.


Mark’s current practice, covers corporate, commercial, international financing & lending, investment structures (involving both companies and partnerships, open and closed-ended) and private equity transactions. His work, and training, involves all aspects of mutual/hedge fund formation, from selection of the investment vehicles to advising on the setting up, registration and ultimately termination thereof. Mark has also developed a specialty in the area of Islamic Finance (i.e. HALAL, Sharia compliant structures).