Contributors

Ainsley Brown (Jamaica)

“A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.” Sir Francis Bacon.

Ainsley Brown is currently working as the Director of Trade, Regulatory, Analysis & Policy’s  for the Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA) and is called to the Bar of Upper Canada (Ontario), Canada. His primary role is to provide technical advice on regulatory matters  and trade matters to the CEO and team at JSEZA.

He holds a LLM in International Commercial Law (with Merit) from the University of Westminster, having earned a diploma in law from London Metropolitan University and a BA (Hons) in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario (UWO). After Westminster he returned to Canada and completed the National Committee on Accreditation’s conversion process for international law graduates, part of which was spent at UWO law.

Ainsley is the Administrator and founder of Commercial Law International and has an avid interest in trade law; sustainable development; fair trade; Islamic banking and green energy.

Carsten Lexa (Germany)

Carsten Lexa holds an LL.M. in International Commercial Law from the University of Westminster in London, UK. He has been an Attorney at Law in Germany since September 2005. He has been a Partner in the law firm of WPV Rechtsanwälte until May 2009, dealing with Commercial & Corporate Law matters. Currently, Carsten Lexa is working in his own law office, advising corporate clients, especially family businesses, in the areas of Commercial, Corporate and Contract Law matters. He was Associate Attorney at the law firm of Lachner Graf von Westphalen Spamer in Frankfurt am Main until May 2007 (Commercial Law / Corporate Law).

Carsten Lexa is also engaged in the academic side of the Law, being appointed Examiner at the Julius-Maximilians-University in Würzburg, and he is seminar facilitator in the field of claim management, company formation and company restructuring.

Carsten can be contacted at: kontakt@kanzlei-lexa.de

Charles Kamau Wanguhu (Kenya)
Charles works as the Head of Programmes at , Africa Centre for Open Governance www.africog.org. His Main focus at the centre is on Governance, regulation  in both public and private sector.

Prior to joining AFRICOG he was with the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) in the Economical Social Cultural rights programme undertaking research in Corporate Social Responsibility (ISO26000 standard on social responsibility)

Charles undertook his undergraduate degree in law LLB (Hons) at the University of Bedfordshire, and undertook a masters in law LLM International and Commercial Dispute Resolution at the University of Westminster.

His Areas of Interest are: Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption and Governance, Regulation,technology and governance and Human Rights.

(The views shared are in his personal capacity and are not necessarily shared by his organization of employment). He can be contacted at charleswanguhu @ africog.org

Stephane Apitha (Mauritius)

Stephane Apitha holds an LLM. in International Commercial Law from the University of Westminster in London UK. He also holds a BSS Soc (PPL) from the University of Natal (Pietermaritzbourg Campus). He also reading towards an ICSA (Institute of Charted Secretaries and Administrators). Finally he is a TEP Member. He is working in Corporate and Trust Law for the past four years as an administrator.

Eran D. Grossman (United States)

Eran D. Grossman is an Attorney at Law currently practicing in the fields of Real Estate Transactions and Negligence Litigation.  Mr. Grossman holds an LL.M in International Commercial Law (with Merit) from the University of Westminster, U.K. and earned his Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law, N.Y.  He gained admission to the New York State Bar in March of 2005 and is currently managing his own law practice located in Manhattan, New York.

His interests are in international trade, globalization, alternative dispute resolution, and real estate financing.  He is also a mediator and a member of the New York State Bar Association and New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

Emma Peart (UK)

Emma Peart is a UK Solicitor with a longstanding legal background, having gained an Honours Degree European Business Law with French at the University of Abertay Dundee, Scotland and Orleans University, France. Following completion of her legal education through the CPE, LPC and Training Contract she is now a Solicitor at The Legal Practice in London, UK.

She now deals with divorce law and its financial issues, landlord and tenant-both residential and commercial and civil litigation.She has maintained an interest in Initellectual Property Law throughout her studies and legal career.

Any views reflected by the writer are her personal views and do not reflect those of her employer.

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