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James Ovuike | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Feb 26, 2015

James Ovuike

International Startup Lawyer
   Austria
  |  12:35 am Local Time

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Overview

Bilingual (English and German), efficient and pragmatic New York admitted attorney with training in UK and US law, and more than 8 years experience in International Business Law.

Values the need to support the commercial realities of the deal. As a result has developed a very strong sense of the right balance between legal risk and profits/costs.

Access to a group of very talented programmers and IT professionals, offers the possibility of legal application development/solutions.

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Skills (12)

Tested
Contract negotiation; drafting and review
Corporate Law
Document review
Payment services / electronic trading systems - agreements
Anti-money laundering compliance
International Law
Financial services compliance
Systems design
Corporate Law
International Law

Service Description

Experience drafting and negotiating in English and German:

A wide range of general commercial contracts in particular with reference to UK and US law;

A variety of clinical trial related agreements (multiple jurisdictions);

Shareholder Agreements; Partnership Agreements; Employment Agreements; Independent Contractor Agreements; Commercial Leases; NDA's/CDA's; Electronic trading system related agreements; payment services agreements;

and with -

Company formations;

Document review;

Anti-money laundering advice/reviews;

Financial services regulatory advice;

Litigation - International Criminal Law;

Drafting of Briefs;

Drafting of Motions;

Drafting Memorandums of Law;

Legal writing, research and analysis;

General legal advice; and

Development of contracts management systems and applications.

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Employment

PayServices Inc.
Chief Legal Officer
2013 - Present
Advising on all matters relating to their operation, including: Raising finance; General corporate; Payment services; Banking; Financial services regulatory; Compliance; Anti-money laundering.
UN - International Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia
Assisting the Defense in two cases
2012 - 2013
Stanisic Defence Team + later on the Karadzic team. Responsible for: Preparation of evidence; Inconsistency and credibility analysis tasks; Research on legal issues; Evidence based research;...
Salvius Legal BV
Legal Consultant (temp)
2012 - 2012
Senior International Legal Consultant (English/German), advising external clients: Responsible for the negotiation and drafting of clinical trial related agreements; Responsible for the negotiation...
Holden Haie Solicitors
Paralegal
2009 - 2010
Part-time temporary role obtained to allow me to complete a preparation course for the NY Bar exams: Involved in immigration matters; Assisted in the drafting and execution of general commercial...
PayPoint Plc
Contracts Manager
2008 - 2009
Involved in the drafting and negotiation of confidentiality/NDA agreements; Responsible for the drafting, negotiation, and execution of agreements in support of UK and Irish and supplier...
ICAP Plc
Contracts Manager
2005 - 2008
Initially employed as an anti-money laundering / compliance officer, after which I was employed as a contracts manager: Advised front office on legal documentation issues, and provided AML and...
Linklaters
Conflicts Assistant
2004 - 2005
Anti-money laundering and Pro bono work; Processed all new matters and clients to screen for potential conflicts of interest; Conducted investigative research using various systems/databases and...
UN Commission for International Trade Law-uncitral
Research Officer - intern
2002 - 2002
Processed a large range of requests by the international legal community relating to international trade law issues; Assisted in the preparation of comparative studies and various other legal texts...

Education

Securities & Investment Institute
SII Diploma in Investment Compliance
2005 - 2007
Kingston University
LLM Business and Finance Law (Distinction)
2001 - 2004
Brunel University
LLB (Hon) Business Law
1996 - 2001

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Member Since
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