Contributors to Greenberg Traurig’s Doing Business in Africa blog include:
|Alais L.M. Griffin‡ focuses her practice on litigation, with an emphasis on compliance, regulatory and transportation matters. Alais’s compliance experience includes assisting with the development and implementation of internal compliance initiatives for multinational companies subject to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other bribery acts, including those in Sub-Saharan Africa. She also brings extensive experience in transportation-related litigation, regulations and laws, as well as in regulatory development and other government processes.|
|Jude Kearney is Chair of the firm’s Africa Practice. Jude focuses his practice on corporate transactions, with an emphasis on international project finance. He handles various matters involving energy development, mergers and acquisitions, complex litigation and corporate matters, and has specific experience in international markets, including Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia. Jude works with major U.S. and foreign clients in the areas of energy, telecommunications, infrastructure projects and financial services, providing counsel on the structure and terms of his clients’ commercial relationships as they relate to project developments in foreign markets.|
|Ryan P. Kelley advises large and small companies on a broad range of legal needs arising from global operations. His practice focuses on both domestic and international corporate and securities matters, including mergers and acquisitions, anti-corruption, government contracting, foreign investment, and tax law.|
|Vicky B. McPherson focuses her practice on corporate transactions, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and project finance. She also has experience advising on initial and follow-on private equity investments for early-stage companies and strategic investments on behalf of private equity firms. Her representative matters on behalf of institutional and private equity investors include domestic and international fund formation, real estate joint ventures and corporate finance in connection with the acquisition and management of portfolio companies. Vicky represents clients from around the world, including those located in Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia and South America.|
|Thomas R. Snider focuses his practice on international arbitration and other forms of complex cross-border dispute resolution involving international and foreign law issues. He is experienced in state-to-state arbitration, international commercial arbitration, international investment disputes, and U.S. court litigation involving the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. From 2001 to 2009, Tom was a member of the legal team representing the Government of Ethiopia before the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission, an international arbitral tribunal that adjudicated claims for loss, damage and injury arising during an international armed conflict.|
‡ Not admitted in Washington, D.C. Admitted in Illinois and New York.