is an Attorney at Law with more than 15 years legal experience. She has graduated University of Latvia faculty of law obtaining both bachelor’s degree and master’s degree, she has obtained also LL.M. degree of International and European Economic and Commercial Law at the Faculty of Law of the State University of Lausanne in Switzerland (Université de Lausanne).

Her areas of expertise include commercial law, corporate and contract law as well as international private law, family law, distribution and trade, transport, administrative law, she is giving advises on all aspects of employment law. Liga Macuka is representing clients in public and private disputes both before administrative authorities and in courts.

She has worked in the Riga Appeal Court, in the State administrative institutions, in the bank as a lawyer and also for more than seven years she was heading a legal department in the biggest biofuel producing company in Latvia and also was heading legal department in the company which specializes on handling operations in the Free Port of Riga.

Liga Macuka speaks Latvian, Russian, English and French language.


_DSC8175 (1)ANTONINA BESSONOVA – partner in Russia.

Russian Lawyer, admitted to Moscow region Bar Association, Master of International and European Economic and Commercial Law, Ph.D student at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland), Member of the European Society of International Law, Member of the Russian Association of International Law, Director General of Magister & Partners LLC, Moscow, Russia.

Antonina is graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Kuban State University in 2001 with a diploma with honors. From 2009 to 2010 she took an LL.M degree of International and European Economic and Commercial Law at the Faculty of Law of the State University of Lausanne in Switzerland and successfully submitted her Master thesis with the highest result in the Swiss system of the high education. More than 9 years she worked on the different legal positions at the largest Russian oil company LUKOIL.

Antonina speaks Russian, English and French languages.


MANISH PALIWAL – partner in India

Nearly 9 years of experience in Legal Affairs, Documentation & Compliance. Proven track record of working on broad range of legal issues including Corporate Law, Real Estate, Banking Law, Intellectual Property, Cyber Administrative Law, Land Acquisition, Government Contracts, Consumer and Competition Law, Expertise in managing court cases with proficiency in drafting legal/ commercial documents Law etc.

An effective communicator with exceptional relationship management skills and adept at maintaining cordial business relationship with prestigious clients & external agencies. Have represented clients in more than 250 litigations before various Indian Courts including Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court.

Master of Law (International and European Economic and Commercial Law) from Faculty of Law and Criminal Sciences of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Specialised in International Economic and Commercial Law and possesses good knowledge in Investment Treaties, Preferential Trade Agreements, Comprehensive Bilateral Agreements, Double Tax Avoidance Treaties.