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  1. Bernardo Grossi

    Bernardo Grossi

    Lawyer

    Brazil - Last active: 02/19/2014

    Attorney at Law and Law Professor in Brazil. Focused in Telecommunications, Intellectual Property and Corporate Law. Author of a book about copyright law and computer programs. I graduated in Law in '04 at PUC (elected 5 times as the best private university in Brazil) and joined a postgraduate "lato sensu" course in Civil Litigation in the same year. Since then, I attended courses at Harvard Law School and the World Intellectual Property Organization mostly focused in Internet Law and Intellectual Property. Recently, I've been admitted in the Masters Degree at PUC in Private Law, which I shall finish at the end of '14. I'm writing a paper suggesting a radical shift in the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice jurisprudence regarding copyright law, liability and computer programs whose rights belongs to foreigners. Founded my firm in '08 (Grossi Paiva Sociedade de Advogados), dedicated to advise companies in markets such as media, telecommunications, insurance, franchise, construction and real estate. Prior to that, I worked as a trainee, lawyer and senior lawyer at big-law firms. As part of my pro bono activities, I've been appointed as Auditor of the Sports Court since '09 with responsibility for the prosecution of disciplinary infractions committed by soccer players. Also, a founding member of Instituto Libertà, a nonprofit civil association that aims to foster initiatives to minimize the effects of social inequality and elected as the President of it's Board (2011-2013 and 2013-2015) and member of the audit committee of Casa Girassol Fraternidade Espírita Cristã. Elected to the Board of the Brazilian Association of IT and Communications (2012-2014) and Counselor of the Brazilian Association of IT Law (2010-2013 - resigned in mid-2013 due to conflict of interests).

    $111.11 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  2. Carol K.

    Carol K.

    Accountant-Lawyer, Business Consultant

    United Arab Emirates - Last active: 2 days ago

    A CPA-Lawyer with over 18 years of experience in accounting and law in the Philippines and in the UAE. Work areas include business consultancy and accounting and finance academic instruction, financial controllership, bookkeeping and audit. Legal exposure includes capital markets, regulatory compliance, contracts and corporate setups, legal research and advisory services. Education in accounting, finance, and law from the Philippines and the USA.

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  3. Jun R.

    Jun R.

    top 5% oDesk contractor award for 2013, expert researcher, paralegal,

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

    Delivering finished projects with excellent quality, always on time and at a very reasonable rate. With extensive work experience in insurance casualty adjustment, administration, experienced paralegal, property & project management, procurement & materials management, recruitment & personnel administration, liaison & coordination, data encoding, proofreading, accounting, very good negotiation and excellent research skills. Prospective clients will find that my skills compliment each other. I can also assist clients/investors who want to locate and open their business here in the Philippines by processing their business registration with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Board of Investments (BOI), local government units (LGUs) and other government entities such as the Social Security System (SSS), Philhealth, Pag IBIG Fund, etc. Can assist in the registration of trademark or patent applications with the Intellectual Property Rights Office (IPO), and process passport applications with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), can draft and prepare legal contracts and documents, and a host of other services for investors wanting to promote their business in the Philippines.

    $11.11 /hr
    7,200 hours
    4.80
  4. Julius I.

    Julius I.

    Multi-talented Virtual Assistant

    Philippines - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    My goal is to provide value the way YOU need! I am dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs in achieving their goals. You know that it takes more than just technical competency. I enjoy working with people, meeting deadlines, thinking outside of the box and catching problems before they happen. A keen attention to detail has saved me from amateur errors and made my executives look great! I'll handle the mundane so that you could focus on building your business. Some of my highlights include: Social Media Promotion (facebook, twitter, website, google+, klout etc.); PPC promotion ( facebook PPC, Adwords PPC ) Wordpress Management ; Microsoft Office ( MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc),Clerical work, Data Entry, Secretarial Work, Administration work. I have a high-speed Internet connection with latest technological computer. I know the customer valuation therefore timeliness, dedication and 100% quality is my main focus in work. I know the importance of customer data and its privacy .I'm currently available 40 hours per week. Contact me today to find out if we're a match.

    Groups: BigCommerce

    $3.33 /hr
    5,130 hours
    4.89
  5. Mika Itoh

    Mika Itoh

    Accountant, Market / Web Researcher, Data Entry Specialist

    China - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 8

    I have more than 15 years of experience in Accounting, Market & Web Research, Data Entry, and List Building. My aim as a freelancer is to deliver the highest quality service and to build a long-lasting relationship with customers. I am proficient in all MS Office applications, as well as in popular types of accounting software such as QuickBooks. Apart of my native Japanese, I have a very good command in English and Chinese. I am a hard-working, detail oriented and reliable person, who knows the value of your time and money.

    $15.00 /hr
    150 hours
    4.86
  6. Kirstein Pran Pangod

    Kirstein Pran Pangod

    Miss

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3

    I am a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Criminology (Cum Laude) and Bachelor of Laws at the University of the Cordilleras, Baguio City. While studying Law, I worked as an HR Staff at the University for 1 year, before I was transferred to the Nursing Department as an Office Secretary for 2 years. After finishing the course Bachelor of Laws, I went home to Kidapawan and worked as a Criminology Instructor at Colegio de Kidapawan. I was a member of the School Paper Organization during my Elementary and Secondary years; and a consistent Academic scholar during my college years. I have a good background in writing legal documents and news articles; well-versed with microsoft office word and excel; and is very diligent in submitting documents on or before the deadline.

    $5.56 /hr
    2,868 hours
    4.95
  7. samantha regalado

    samantha regalado Agency Contractor

    Staffing Manager at Global SOS| CSR | Virtual Assistant

    Philippines - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 17

    Being a freelancer and having experience working in a call center helped me develop my verbal and comprehensive skills. Majority of my working environment revolves on my communication skills, interacting with different types of people from all over the world while enhancing my computer capabilities. I manage my time very well and am very effective when delivering output. My natural talent for multitasking, my wide knowledge of accounting and mathematics and my competent disposition will serve as my tools in getting the job done.

    Associated with: Global S.O.S

    $13.33 /hr
    6,570 hours
    5.00
  8. Wolf Streider

    Wolf Streider

    Quality Assurance Professional

    Canada - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a Quality Assurance Professional with over 25 years of experience in mechanical and aeronautical engineering. I have an MSc in Strategic Quality Management from the University of Portsmouth in England. I am conversant with ISO 9001, AS9100, AS9120 and TS16949 with additional experience in the medical devices industry. I also have a qualifying law degree (LLB) from the same university. I was published by the Institute of Quality Assurance (IQA, now the chartered quality institute, CQI) in 2005. I am the author of You, Your Dog and the Law. Published in 2011 I am conversant wirh various quality assurance techniques including but not limited to: Six Sigma, FMEA, 5S, Kaizen, SPC etc.

    $13.33 /hr
    0 hours
    4.45
  9. Dainielle M.

    Dainielle M.

    Experienced Administrator

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4

    I have over 5 years experience in data entry, clerical and administrative duties. As a current graduate student I've also developed keen research skills. I'm always up for a good challenge and I will work diligently and efficiently to complete any task

    $13.33 /hr
    7 hours
    4.99