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David Berkley
Firm: Merchant Chambers
Address: 1, North Parade, Parsonage Gardens, Manchester, United Kingdom M2 3NH
Phone: 44 161 839 7070
Fax: 44 161 839 7111
Area of Practice: Commercial
Affiliation: North Salford Synagogue
Law School: Manchester University
Year of Graduation: 1977
Bar Membership: Alabama
Desc. of Practice: Barrister, Trial Advocate, Teacher of Advocacy at Nottingham Law School; NITA (UK); and frequent in house seminars

Andrew Besser
Firm: Addleshaw Goddard
Address: Alder Castle, 10 Noble Street, London EC2V 7JW
Phone: +44 20 7160 3165
Fax: +44 20 7160 3333
Area of Practice: Banking and Finance
Affiliation: Ner Yisrael
Law School: London University
Year of Graduation: 1984
Bar Membership: England
Desc. of Practice: All types of corporate and commercial law and commercial property -- I deal specifically with commercial banking and property finance

Avram Kelman
Firm: Fladgate Fielder
Address: 25 North Row, London, United Kingdom W1R 1DJ
Phone: 44 20 7323 4747
Fax: 44 20 7629 4414
Area of Practice: International
Affiliation: Ner Yisrael Hendon
Law School: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Year of Graduation: 1985
Bar Membership: England
Desc. of Practice: Qualified in England, New York Israel and New Zeland specialise in advising foreign companies on their commercial activities in the United Kingdom. Specialize in assisting Israeli companies in respect of their European transactions.

Craig Levin
Address: 77 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BW / 26 St Peter's Court, Queen's Road, Hendon NW4 2HG
Phone: +44 (0)20 7649 9872
Fax: +44 (161) 441 4445
Affiliation: Golders Green Beth Hamedrash
Law School: University of the Witwatersrand
Year of Graduation:
Bar Membership: Barrister, Lincoln's Inn; Advocate, South Africa
Desc. of Practice: Insurance, companies and general commercial. Practise in London from chambers based in Manchester and looking to establish a branch in London. I had over four years at the South African Bar vefore coming to London. I am completing an Llm through the University of London. Apart from practising in Insurance, companies and general commercial law I also lecture.

Daniel Rosenberg
Firm: Berwin Leighton
Address: Adelaide House, London Bridge, London, UK EC4R 9HA
Phone: +44 171 623 3144
Fax: +44 171 623 4416
Area of Practice: Securities
Affiliation: United Synagogue
Law School: Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge
Year of Graduation: 1984
Bar Membership: England
Desc. of Practice: Berwin Leighton is a leading commercial law firm in the City of London with an internationally-recognised reputation in the fields of corporate law, finance, real estate, litigation and tax. A number of its partners and associates are heavily involved in various Jewish charities and other communal organisations. Daniel Rosenberg is a partner in the firm's corporate department and specialises in mergers and acquisitions, securities law and joint ventures. He has represented numerous US corporations making strategic acquisitions or otherwise doing business in the UK and Europe. He is the general editor of Sweet & Maxwell's Practical Commercial Precedents and a member of the English Law Society's Company Law Committee.

Roger Rubin
Firm: Shammah Nicholls
Address: 78 Gartside Street, Manchester, UK M3 3EL
Phone: +44 161 832 9272
Fax: +44 161 834 4727
Area of Practice: Litigation, Malpractice
Affiliation: Shomri Adass, UK
Law School: UK
Year of Graduation: 1988
Bar Membership: England
Desc. of Practice: General and commercial litigation and property across the uk

Michael Simon
Firm: Chambers of Lionel Swift QC
Address: 4 Paper Buildings, Temple, London EC4Y 7EX England
Phone: 020 7583 0816
Fax: 020 7353 4979
Area of Practice: Administrative
Law School:
Year of Graduation:
Bar Membership:
Desc. of Practice: I appear mainly in Childcare cases which have Local Authority involvement to prevent harm to the children. I also have a small general civil litigation practice. In addition to all levels of English Courts I also appear in Beis Din hearings.
Mark Weston
Firm: Matthew Arnold & Baldwin
Address: 25 Southampton Buildings, London, WC2A 1AL
Phone: +44 870 114 8462 (direct line)
Area of Practice: Commercial Intellectual Property Technology
Affiliation: Darchei Noam
Law School: College of Law
Year of Graduation: 1993
Bar Membership:
Desc. of Practice: Mark Weston is a partner at Matthew Arnold and Baldwin ( where he heads the Commercial/IP/IT team. He joined in 2004 after many years in the Magic Circle law firms. Although Mark’s team deals with non-contentious and contentious matters, Mark’s own practice has primarily evolved focus on non-contentious matters in all areas of commercial law, information technology law, intellectual property law and Internet and on-line commerce law. He has extensive experience in advising clients on all manner of commercial agreements ranging the full spectrum (for example, from international franchising, distribution, procurement, agency and marketing documents through branding and intellectual property licensing, to advice and documentation regarding hardware and software issues - including development, licensing, maintenance and distribution - solutions for and methods of transacting on the Internet, electronic commerce - including B2B, B2C and B2G - strategies to minimise or maximise liability and carry out compliance audits, outsourcing, facilities management, procurement, company IT policies, data protection (privacy) and freedom of information issues. He also has experience in various other areas of advanced IT law (such as digital signatures and PKI) and in dealing with software disputes and IT litigation (and methods of using alternative dispute resolution techniques). Mark has previously spent several months on secondment to Hewlett Packard and he has also been seconded to assist in the legal problems arising in new technology companies such as Symbian. From 2000 to 2001, Mark was resident in the Chicago office of Baker & McKenzie advising US clients on European and UK aspects of IT and electronic commerce law and practice. Mark is Chairman of the Society for Computers & Law (north London & Home Counties Region), Chairman of the Intellectual Property interest group of Lawnet and is a premier member of the Eurojuris Intellectual Property panel. Mark is the author of the Legal Practice Companion, a parallel text book at several law schools, the editor of the Media and Intellectual Property Companion as well as the rest of the Companion series of books published by Tottels, Cavendish Publishing and Oxford University Press. He has noted numerous reports for the IT Law Reports and is widely published in Computer Law & Security Report, Computers & Law, Trademark World and many other journals; as well as having authored articles syndicated in the national and trade press. Mark is the author of the Business Names on the Internet chapter in the PLC Ecommerce Manual as well as numerous other articles on various Commercial & IT law topics. Mark lectures regularly on all Commercial, IP and IT law topics, most recently lecturing at the IBC IT ‘Summer School’ Program in Cambridge, England; the Falconbury two-day Commercial Contracts seminars (run four times a year) and IT Contracts seminars (run three times a year) in London; and the Annual On-line & Internet Commerce Law Institute seminar in Chicago. He also runs a programme of bespoke training schemes on commercial and IT law. Finally, Mark appears regularly on Sky and Channel 5 television news, where he comments on various legal issues, as well as trying to avoid the huge quantity of pink powder the TV make-up girls want to apply to his increasingly receding hairline.

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