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Advisory Counsel


Fernando Scornik Gerstein

Advisory Counsel


t / +44 (0)7711 596193

FERNANDO SCORNIK GERSTEIN was born and educated in Argentina, where he graduated as a lawyer in 1963. Specialising in civil, commercial, agrarian and taxation law, he was Legal Advisor to the Argentinian Agrarian Cooperatives for 10 years. Later on he was appointed Advisor on Land Taxation to the Minister of Economy and, subsequently, to the Secretary of State for Agriculture for whom he produced a report- The Basis for a Tax System on the Rent of Land - which was published in 1973. He chaired, in 1975, the Special Commission on the Taxation of Land’s Potential Rent set up by the Secretary of State for Agriculture. He was a visiting lecturer on Agricultural and Mining Law at the Faculty of Law in the University of Buenos Aires (1973-75).




Mariangeles Lopez

Advisory Counsel


t / +44 (0)207 404 8400

MARIANGELES LOPEZ counsels the firm with regards to environmental matters.



Oscar Valdez

Advisory Counsel



OSCAR VALDEZ graduated in Law from the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes in Mexico in 1997, and gained a Master’s Degree in Economics and Company Law in 2002 from the University of Bonaterra, A.C. He also achieved a Master’s Degree in Insurance Law from Queen Mary University, London in 2010.




Marianna Valirakis

Advisory Counsel


m / +48 509 296 370

MARIANNA VALIRAKIS is an experienced Polish lawyer, legal advisor, member of District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Poznań, Poland and counsels the firm with all matters involving Polish law.




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