Executives and board

Executives and board


Executive Board:


John Beer

  Soren Vagner Nielsen
Vice President

John Beer is the founding partner of the Amsterdam based Law Firm Beer Advocaten (N.V.).


The Firm’s primary practice is personal injury and medical negligence for Plaintiffs only. It presently consists of twenty attorneys and three medical doctors.

John has been President of PEOPIL since 2016 and has handled cases that have led to landmark decisions of the Dutch Supreme Court regarding Dutch liability and personal injury law. Recently John’s Firm recovered compensation for two American tourists injured in an attack at the Amsterdam Railway Station in August 2018. The American victims were granted substantial compensation of nearly €3 million which compensation will be paid by the Dutch government. This was a landmark decision of the Dutch Courts. John also sits on the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice (https://www.justice.org/).
  Soren has been Vice President of PEOPIL since 2013 and is a Senior Partner of the Danish law Firm Plesner (www.plesner.com).

Soren is a highly experienced litigator before all Danish Courts of Law. He handles a broad range of cases involving personal injury, construction law, accident and labour market insurance as well as product liability. Soren also has experience in advising clients on cases with German documentation and speaks German fluently.


Clive Garner

  Ana Romero


Clive Garner is a partner in Irwin Mitchell in England, specialising in complex and high value individual and group action claims. In his 30 year career at the firm he has successfully represented thousands of clients in high value and high profile cases including aviation, marine, road traffic and product liability claims in the UK and around the world.

Clive is a founding members of PEOPIL;  a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers ; Fellow of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies;  past member of the Board of Governors of the American Association of Justice (AAJ) and past Chair of its International Practice Section; past member of the Executive Management Board of the Institute of European Traffic Law (IETL).


Following independent research by both the Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 directories, Clive has consistently been top ranked in the UK for both claimant International Personal Injury and claimant Aviation.  He has also won a number of awards from organisations including PEOPIL, AAJ and The Law Society.  

Clive has spoken at numerous international conferences and chaired a number of others. He has been consulted by the Law Society, the Ministry of Justice, the European Parliament and the European Commission on a number of law reform initiatives and has consistently sought to improve the rights of injured victims and their families. 


  Ana is the National Head of the Tort Law and Personal Injury Department of the leading Spanish Law Firm Cremades & Calvo – Sotelo (www.cremadescalvosotelo.com). She is a recognised litigator specialising in personal injury claims and has over twenty years of experience representing Spanish and International victims. Her work involves several different backgrounds including travel related claims, clinical negligence, product liability and industrial illness.

Ana has also been a Governor of the American Association for Justice (www.justice.org) and currently co-chairs the International Practice Section. In what concerns her academic activity, she is an Associate Lecturer in Tort Law at the International University of Andalucía and the University of Málaga. Ana is fluent in English and French.


Liam Moloney
Revitilisation Officer

Liam is the Managing Partner of Moloney Solicitors based in Dublin, Ireland and was recently appointed as PEOPIL Revitalisation Officer on the Executive Board. Liam specialises in Plaintiff personal injury and medical negligence claims. Liam is a past Chairman of the American Association of Justice International Practice Section and is a current member of its Board of Governors.    


General Board:


Dr Ivo Greiter





Peter de Maeyer






Ana Sihtar





Marie Cilinkova

Czech Republic




Kira Kolby Christensen





Philip Mead





Jean-Pierre Bellecave





Wolfgang Frese





Vassiliki (Silina) Pavlakis-Moschos





Dr. Tibor Pataky






Liam Moloney





Marco Bona





Mirella Hartman

The Netherlands


Admitted to the bar in 1990, Mirella has been a partner at the well known Dutch firm of Beer advocaten, Amsterdam  www.beeradvocaten.nl since 1998. Mirella received her Law degree from Leiden University, has completed a Personal Injury post-graduate programme at Grotius Academy and is a certified mediator.


Mirella’s particular expertise lies in personal injury, in particular in medical negligence and RTA cases, catastrophic injury and cross-border litigation. Mirella is a prominent Board member and said today “I am a fan of PEOPIL, because being a member broadens your view on personal injury issues and it's educational. But above all, the foreign colleagues are pleasant Europeans with whom it is good to work.”

If you are a Lawyer based in the Netherlands and wish to become a PEOPIL member to network with fellow International personal injury lawyers please conatct our CEO Dr Wolfgang Resch today at wolfgang.resch@peopil.com or simply click on this link to become a member.


Oonagh McClure

Northern Ireland




Linda Egeland






Jolanta Budzowska





Dr António da Costa Basto





Virgil Melnic






Mark Gibson



Mark graduated from Glasgow University in 2002 with an LLB (Hons) degree with Spanish Language. He spent a year studying at the University of Granada and has previously worked for law firms in Australia and Hong Kong. Mark is also a former tutor of private, company, commercial and mercantile law at the University of Glasgow. He is a former director of a charitable company limited by guarantee.


He is now based in Digby Brown's Glasgow and Edinburgh offices and is the head of Digby Brown's Foreign & Travel and Product Liability teams. He specialises in road traffic, occupier's liability, aviation, product liability and general personal injury litigation with a foreign element. He is very experienced in pursuing damages for the relatives of fatal accident victims and has represented families at several Fatal Accident Inquiries. Mark has a particular interest and specialism in product liability, food product liability and defective medical product claims.


Mark is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Personal Injury Law. He is accredited as a Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is the only APIL accredited Accident and Illnesses Abroad Specialist in Scotland. Mark has been the Board Member of (PEOPIL) for Scotland since 2019 and is also a  Revitalization Governor of the American Association for Justice. He regularly delivers legal education seminars to other members of the profession.


You can contact Mark here: Mark.Gibson:digbybrown.co.uk


If you wish to become a member of PEOPIL www.peopil.com and are a Scottish based Solicitor please feel free to contact PEOPIL CEO today Dr Wolfgang Resch at Wolfgang.resch@peopil.com or simply click on this link to become a PEOPIL member.







Tzvi Brivic

South Africa




Natalia Astigarraga






Joakim Jäderström





Martin Habluetzel



Martin Hablützel is a board member of PEOPIL since 2012 representing Switzerland in the organisation and he is the founder and managingPartner in the Zurich Law Firm schadenanwaelte www.schadenanwaelte.ch  He has a strong reputation for representing asbestos victims, victims of road and work accidents or as a result of mountaineering or other risk activities. Since 2005 Martin has also been Chair of „fragile Zurich“, a victims’s organisation for people with brain injuries.

Martin attended the University of Zurich, where he graduated in 1992. He qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and since 1998 has specialised in Personal Injury law. He acquired the Fachanwalt in Haftpflicht- und Versicherungsrecht“ in 2009, the first year the title was awarded to specialist lawyers in liability and insurance law.

From 2011 to 2014 Martin was an expert in the Panel of Judges at the insurance law department of the Commercial Court of Zurich (Fachrichter am Handelsgericht des Kantons Zürich).

You can contact Martin here: habluetzel@schadenanwaelte.ch

If you wish to become a member of PEOPILwww.peopil.comand are a Swiss based Lawyer please feel free to contact PEOPIL CEO Dr Wolfgang Resch at wolfgang.resch@peopil.com or simply click this link to become a member.


Arsene Kronshagen





Oleg Fedotov

Oleg Fedotov