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  1. Katya Dudorenco

    Katya Dudorenco

    Legal and Business Professional

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 6

    I can help you with legal advice and drafting of documents. Please feel free to contact me should you need any assistance in -Business setup -Drafting letters, agreements, terms and conditions, copyright agreements, filling forms, etc. I am a multi-skilled, reliable and talented business and legal professional with more than 15 years of business experience in multinational company and as sole practitioner as well as with a proven ability to successfully execute different assignments related to legislative and business analysis, internalization of business and representation in Netherlands and UK. A great communicator with people from all social, professional and cultural backgrounds. Well mannered, articulate and fully aware of diversity and multicultural issues as well as international corporate rules and etiquette. Flexible in the ability to adapt to challenges when they arise and at the same time remaining aware of professional roles and boundaries. Looking for opportunities to apply my professional knowledge and experience to add value to a project or to legal representative or analyst, business development professional and market researcher. Areas of expertise: International commercial law, European telecommunication legislation, Intellectual property regulation; Corporate law, experienced Board and Company secretary (including in times of corporate conflicts); Business development and market analysis; Startup consultant and venture lawyer; Professional legal translation services (translation of legal and finance documents, legal acts, laws, translation for telecommunication industry, subscription contracts, translation of marketing materials, disclaimers, terms and conditions, etc., proofreading, interpreting, terminology: General, Business, Corporate, Legal (including Criminal), Telecommunication, IT and Software, Intellectual property, Marketing, Customer service, etc.)

    $35.00 /hr
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  2. Ustimenko Viacheslav

    Ustimenko Viacheslav

    IT Lawyer, CEO at Lawboot Lawyers & Consultants, Business Developer

    Ukraine - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 6

    I'm a lawyer, entrepreneur and mathematician at the same time! It helps me to provide legal services of the highest quality. For now, I'm CEO at LAWBOOT Lawyers & Consultants. I can offer an extensive range of corporate law, consulting and fiduciary services for IT companies which just plan or already operating in Ukraine, EU, US, UK, Asia and other jurisdictions (including offshores and CIS countries). In-house LAWBOOT team and external associates, which includes lawyers, business advisors, tax planning experts, auditors, bankers will provide you with first-class personal service. WHO IS MY CLIENT? - Companies which provide IT outsourcing services (web development, app development, game development, web-design development, SEO services, software localization, software testing & quality assurance, web hosting services etc.) - Payment service providers, internet acquiring service providers - SaaS (software as a service) owners - Startups & Startuppers - Owners of Opera, Mozilla and Google extensions, applications or add-ons - CPA, PPC, CPC, PPI companies & networks - Bitcoin enthusiasts - Online gambling services - Toolbar developers - Freelancers - E-commerce platforms - Web-site owners and other IT specialists

    $35.00 /hr
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  3. Ebru B.

    Ebru B.

    Personal Manager and Legal Assistant

    Germany - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 8

    I have worked with American and German entrepreneurs. Especially I'm familiar with U.S. contract law, business law as well as german law. I have studied law, and business law. Since 2011 I offer cross-border support. I provide advisory and assistance for small and medium-sized enterprises & start-ups in English and German. Feel free get in contact with me. In detail - Virtual assistant. - Write down of agreements. - Management of legal forms. - Legal drafting. - Contract management, drafting and review. - International business law, employment law and contract law issues. - Development of negotiation strategies. - Clarification of orders. - Legal research and writing. - Research, make enquiries. - Employment - disclosing information to an employee or contractor. - Purchase/Sale - disclosing information as part of a potential sale. - Invention - disclosing information about an invention. - Bylaws for non-profit organization (NGO). - Contract negotiations. -Translation german to english, english to german. - You can also book leadership training sessions and management training sessions. - Other. Best, Ebru B.

    $70.00 /hr
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  4. Iriani Z.

    Iriani Z.

    CSR Adviser, Writer, Social Impact and Legal Researcher

    Malaysia - Last active: 01/08/2014 - Tests: 2

    Having recently completed my Masters degree, I have been keen on looking for different opportunities. I would love to work with an organization that I can grow with, learn from and in turn, contribute to. As an experienced program manager for corporate responsibility and community development, I also enjoy research and feel that my real calling is in writing - I was potentially a writer in a past life. :) With a gift for the gab and a love of talking in general, I have also been a trainer and am reasonably adept at developing training programs and helping with public speaking and presentations. So if there are any like minded folks out there who would like to work with a cheerful and energetic individual (i.e. moi), we could have a chat and explore the possibilities.

    $33.33 /hr
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  5. Mario Di Bernardo

    Mario Di Bernardo

    International Business Lawyer/Developer

    Portugal - Last active: 06/12/2014 - Tests: 1

    International Business Lawyer with LLM and MBA. Registered in the Brazilian and Portuguese BARs. Law degree in São Paulo Brazil. Legal and negotiation consulting for your internationalization process to the Brazilian market. From the occasional exporting of goods to direct investments, all forms of internationalization require some degree of legal and negotiation sophistication. Planning or in the process of internationalization to Brazil, you may need to localize your products and/or services according to the Brazilian regulation and/or to develop and negotiate the appropriate international contract (Contracts of Sale, Distribution, Franchising, Agency, Representation, Licensing, etc.). These legal tasks are a form of managing risks and avoid future disputes with a local partner. In combination witht the use of negotiation advanced techiniques such as logrolling, postsettlement settlement, contigent contracts, provisional contracts, my objective is to faciliate your access to the Brazilian market and improve the quality of your deals. As a Brazilian lawyer (registered in the Brazilian BAR) with specialization in International Business Law (LLM), I will be able to help your in the internationalization process to Brazil on both fronts, structuring the deal according to the Brazilian regulation and designing the international contract.

    $38.89 /hr
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  6. Scott Weiner

    Scott Weiner

    Attorney, Startup Expert, Writer, Entrepreneur

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago

    I am a seasoned, experienced leader with over 15 years of demonstrated success as a CEO, Financial Trader, Chief Legal Officer, Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator, Foreclosure Mediator, Commercial Arbitrator and Attorney representing both individuals and major corporations. As a critical thinker with notable analytical and decision-making skills, I am well-versed in resolving complex legal cases and combining business planning, analysis, and team leadership experience to effectively manage business operations. I am also highly skilled in interpreting policies, procedures, concepts, practices, and their linkage to legal strategy. I am currently seeking a challenging new position offering the opportunity to impart my advanced knowledge and experience. I am recognized as a natural and articulate communicator with exceptional interpersonal communication, presentation, negotiation, and relationship-building skills. I am talented in fostering high-performing, motivated, and focused teams through training, advisement, mentoring, and professional development. I continually focus on assessing performance, identifying improvement areas, and implementing action plans. It is my driven work ethic and developed skills that has enabled me to achieve outstanding results throughout my career. Furthermore, my accomplishments have allowed me to earn the respect and admiration of my superiors, colleagues, and partners.

    $40.00 /hr
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  7. Wes N.

    Wes N.

    Policy Analyst, Management Consultant, and Expert Researcher

    United States - Last active: 5 months ago - Tests: 2

    CORE COMPETENCIES • Highly skilled in policy analysis, drafting articles and memoranda, and open source research; • Considered a “rock star researcher” by former clients; EXPERIENCE • Over 9 years as a researcher, strategic planner, and marketing and management consultant for a small, privately held accounting firm; • 2 years in the public sector as an analyst and researcher for the White House, the U.S. Department of State (Headquarters), the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, and the U.S. Navy; • 3 years as an international legal and business English instructor, and as financial English textbook co-author; • 2 years as a teaching and research assistant for two graduate-level policy courses (macroeconomics, and trade/globalization/business); SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE: • Functional areas: foreign affairs; macroeconomic analysis; microeconomic analysis; trade; foreign direct investment; security; financial management; performance management; political affairs; public policy; business; small and medium enterprises; privatization; infrastructure; aviation; travel; hospitality; athletics; et al; • Regional areas: Russia; Europe; Eurasia; South and Central Asia; Middle East; North Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; China; South America; and North America.

    $44.44 /hr
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  8. Jason Zhou

    Jason Zhou

    Corporate and IP Attorney

    China - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 1

    Let my 3+ years of experience as an associate help you present your business in the best light. My background knowledge is diverse to include legal, computer science and finance. If you need professional advice on market entry and legal issues in China, let me help! All work is strictly confidential.

    $250.00 /hr
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  9. Eric Samuel Mancías González

    Eric Samuel Mancías González

    Mexican Attorney and Translator.

    United States - Last active: 02/19/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    Licensed Mexican Attorney, based in USA and Mexico, with more than ten years of experience in Mexican courts and with Mexican government agencies. My goal is to provide legal counsel, advice and analysis in Mexican Law to foreigners and Mexicans living abroad, that want to carry out any legal or business procedure in Mexico. My extensive contacts in Mexico, both in the Public and Private sector, would be highly beneficial to you. My resourcefulness will show immensely favorable to any legal or business successful outcome. I also provide Translation services from English to Spanish and vice versa; and can function as Sales or Buyer agent in Mexico and Latin America markets for your products or services. Legal Counseling in Mexican Law in the following areas: Civil Law: Contract drafting and analysis. Litigation. Business Law: Business Incorporation. Real Estate Law: Buying land, Real Estate Litigation, Title search of Mexican land. Notarial Law: The Law that regulates the acts of a Notario Publico en Mexico. In Mexico, the incorporation of every company, the buying and selling of all types of real estate, the establishment of deeds and wills, the creation of mortgages, among other transactions, must be recorded by a Notario Publico. Foreign Investment Law: Regulations for investing in Mexico. Patent Law: Trademark and Patent registration before the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property. Customs Law: Import/Exports of goods to and from Mexico. Immigration Law: Applications for Mexican visas (Non Immigrant, Immigrant) Family Law: Divorces, Adoptions Probate Law: Wills, Litigation Obtaining evidence in Mexico. Enforcing Judgments in Mexico. Identifying potential clients for your business in Mexico and Latin America. Translation English to Spanish and Spanish to English. Portuguese spoken.

    $33.33 /hr
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  10. Marius Iliescu

    Marius Iliescu

    Qualified Lawyer

    Romania - Last active: 07/03/2014 - Tests: 2

    I am a qualified lawyer who studied at the best law university in Romania. I am currently working in a top local law firm, focusing on litigation and arbitration matters while also doing consultancy work. My area of expertise covers a wide range of legal matters related to Romanian law and coupled with foreign (especially anglo-saxon) legal practices. I have been involved in various real estate matters (leases, acquisitions, due diligence), issues related to all aspects of contract law and subsequent negotiations as well as matters related to corporate law and regulatory approvals (i.e. incorporating a new company). I have excellent legal English skills and can deliver high quality work. My previous job was in a multinational law firm with 42 offices around the world, so I am used to working with foreign clients and meeting their expectations. I am looking for interesting legal projects which can complement my legal skills and help me focus on my areas of interest.

    $38.89 /hr
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