Corey Omer

Corey in a partner in the dispute resolution, investigation and white-collar defence, and technology groups at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, a leading Canadian law firm. He represents Canadian and foreign clients in a wide array of significant and complex litigations and investigations, including fraud and misappropriation claims, cybersecurity matters, commercial disputes, and shareholder disputes. He regularly appears before the Quebec Superior Court, the Quebec Court of Appeal, and courts in other Canadian provinces.

Corey has been recognized by Chambers Canada, Benchmark Canada, and the Best Lawyers in Canada, and was awarded the Burton Award for Legal Achievement – Distinguished Legal Writing. He is a member of the Quebec, Ontario, and New York bars.

Corey also teaches Trial Advocacy as a sessional lecturer at the McGill University Faculty of Law and previously taught a comparative course on U.S. civil procedure.

Before joining Davies, Corey was a litigator at the New York office of an international law firm. He previously clerked for the Honourable Justice Morris J. Fish at the Supreme Court of Canada and obtained a Master of Laws focused on cyberlaw from Harvard Law School.

Emmanuel Kaspereit

Emmanuel Kaspereit advises clients on international litigation, including cross-border proceedings, enforcement, interim measures and international asset tracing.

He has considerable experience in enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, especially against sovereign states and in fraud matters. He advises French and international clients on defining and carrying out strategies for recovery of assets.

Emmanuel graduated in Business Law from University Paris-II Panthéon Assas and holds a Master in European Business Law from the same university. He holds an LLM from the University of Edinburgh. He lectured at the Sorbonne (University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne).

Emmanuel practices in French, English and Spanish.

Michaël Schlesinger

Michaël Schlesinger’s practice focuses on complex cross-border disputes.

Michaël Schlesinger has been a member of the Paris bar since 2012.

His practice focuses on complex cross-border disputes and enforcement of foreign judgments, in particular involving Sovereigns, parallel proceedings and civil fraud.

He has extensive experience in civil procedure, international law (public and private) and recovery procedures.

He works in French, English and Spanish.

He previously clerked at the Versailles Court of Appeal. He also trained with an international firm and a third-party funder.

He graduated in Private International Law and International Business Law (University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) and Private Law (University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas). He also studied at the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom).

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Melissa Balderamos Mahler

Melissa comes from a family of legal minds, the most notable being her father, Lawrence Randolph Balderamos, former Magistrate and Deputy Registrar of the Supreme Court.

Melissa was admitted to practice in Belize in 2002 and, during this time, has amassed considerable experience in corporate and commercial matters, banking law, conveyancing, real property transactions and real estate development, debt collection and estates and succession.  She has also engaged in civil litigation on matters of all types, including contractual disputes, debt collection, real property issues, family matters and contentious estate issues.

She has been a pioneer in the area of intellectual property in Belize and has amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience in this area, with extensive work in registration, protection, and enforcement of clients’ intellectual property rights. She has worked closely with the Customs Department in the seizure and destruction of counterfeit goods and anti-counterfeit efforts and has served as local Counsel for various anti-counterfeiting networks and brand protection service providers.

While Melissa has argued and litigated cases before all courts in Belize, she is known for her skills and ability to successfully assist parties in resolving disputes of all types.  She is a trained and experienced arbitrator and mediator.  She is well known for her expertise in family matters and matrimonial disputes and has litigated and facilitated out of court settlements of countless family disputes.  She has garnered considerable experience in local and inter-country adoptions under the Hague Convention and applications under the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction.

Member, Integrity Commission
Member, Board of Governors, St. Catherine Academy
Member, Board of Directors, World Pediatric Project
Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)
Member, Asociación Interamericana de la Propiedad Intelectual (ASIPI)
Member, Bar Association of Belize
Member, General Legal Council

World Justice Project, Rule of Law Index (2015)
World Justice Project, Rule of Law Index (2016)