Leech Tishman Co-Hosts Spring 2015 AVRIO Advocati Conference

Leech Tishman Co-hosts and Sponsors Bi-Annual Legal Alliance Conference in New York focused on International Trade & Finance; A. Bruce Bowden Named to AVRIO Advocati Board of Directors

PITTSBURGH, PA – A delegation of Leech Tishman lawyers recently attended AVRIO Advocati’s Bi-Annual Legal Alliance Conference in New York, NY where the focus was on International Trade & Finance. The conference, co-hosted and sponsored by Leech Tishman, took place from May 7-10 at The London Hotel, NYC.

In attendance were Kaylyn Boca, A. Bruce Bowden, Bill Buck, and Pete Fuscaldo from the firm’s Pittsburgh office, Dan Mongan and Gregg Shulklapper from Leech Tishman’s New York office and Bill Bresee from the firm’s Los Angeles office. Approximately 50 delegates from Europe, Asia and North America attended the conference. Featured speakers included Daniel Alpert, Managing Partner of Westwood Capital, LLC, Paul Sullivan, Acrow’s Director of International Business Development, Dan Mongan (Leech Tishman Partner), Tero Tiilikainen, Director of Key Capital and Christian Sarailis of Sarailis Advocates.

AVRIO Advocati is originally a European based network of law firms, covering practically every major European city and has expanded its reach to include members from many parts of the rest of the world Leech Tishman is the sole law firm representing the United States in the network. The objective of AVRIO Advocati is to develop the exchange of professional know-how and to foster legal cooperation as well as legal research on European and international issues. The Spring 2015 conference focused on macro-economic, private equity investment and trade finance issues and how they are globally affecting companies. The Fall 2015 conference will take place in Lisbon, Portugal where the focus will be on International Arbitration.

During the conference, Leech Tishman’s Corporate and International Practice Group Partner, A. Bruce Bowden, was elected to AVRIO Advocati’s Board of Directors. Bruce focuses his practice in the areas of M&A transactions, international, general corporate and corporate finance law.

As part of the conference, Leech Tishman hosted an evening cocktail reception at Brasserie Ruhlmann, Rockefeller Center.

“It is a privilege to be connected with the AVRIO Advocati network,” said Pete Fuscaldo, managing partner of Leech Tishman. “Our firm’s involvement with this organization has provided us with an opportunity to connect with our European colleagues on interesting international legal matters in a unique and meaningful manner.”


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