A warm welcome to all of our new members
As well as our new members this week we would like to introduce you to a new member of the IR Client Manager team - Grace Poole. Grace is a graduate from Liverpool University and is excited to be on hand to help you utilise your membership and support your international requirements.

Welcome to the team Grace!

Charlotte and Grace
New members

Exclusive IR advisor for Mergers & Acquisitions in Malta.
Dr Clarence Busuttil, LL.D, Senior Attorney at Busuttil & Millo Advocates, was born in Sliema, Malta in 1959. He graduated from the University of Malta in 1981 with a Doctor of Laws degree and currently resides in St. Julians, Malta.

Dr Busuttil is fluent in four languages, including English, Italian, French, and Maltese, apart from a reasonable understanding of other languages.

Exclusive IR advisor for White Collar Crime in Chile.
Joanna Heskia is a Law graduate at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She has an MA from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico and has also postgraduate Studies from the University of Exeter, UK.

She is a specialist in criminal law and criminal procedure, and has been a part-time Professor at University Alberto Hurtado, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, University of Talca and Universidad Central.

Exclusive IR advisor for Commercial Litigation in US - Oklahoma.
David Keesling is a top-rated trial attorney with more than 20 years of courtroom experience. David has built a solid reputation as a highly effective and winning trial attorney, a skilled negotiator and a legal adviser with excellent legal savvy.

Throughout his legal career, he has tried many cases and obtained excellent results, including numerous significant verdicts for his clients. He handles cases of all sizes from relatively small matters to complex and high-profile litigation. 

Exclusive IR advisor for Administrative Law in Spain.
María-Luz Sintes, owner lawyer at Sintes Law Firm, has been a member of the Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Las Palmas (Bar Association of Las Palmas) since 1986, and of the International Union of Lawyers (UIA) since 2013.

Before creating Sintes Law Firm, she was a lawyer for the Legal Services of the Government of the Canary Islands (Servicios Jurídicos del Gobierno de Canarias), where she developed legal assistance functions: advice, and representation and defense in court.

Exclusive IR advisor for Tax (Private Client) and Tax (Law) in Malta.
Silvio Cilia is a Maltese qualified lawyer and founding partner at Corrieri Cilia.

His areas of expertise include advising international clients on Maltese and international tax law, indirect taxation and corporate law with particular reference to corporate structuring, international transactions in goods and services, banking and financial services, internet gaming, blockchain and FinTech, intellectual property, yacht leasing and aviation.

Exclusive IR advisor for Tax (Private Client) and Tax (Law) in Malta.
Jonathan Corrieri is a Maltese qualified lawyer and a LL.M graduate of the Leiden International Tax Centre in the Netherlands. He also holds a diploma in trust law and administration. Prior to co-founding Corrieri Cilia with Dr Silvio Cilia, Jonathan was head of the corporate tax department of a leading Maltese international business law firm as well as tax manager of an international trust and corporate services provider.

Exclusive IR advisor for Insolvency in Uganda.
Founded in March 1999, Fides Legal Advocates, Formerly, F. Mukasa & Co. Advocates (“the Firm”) has firmly established itself as a leader in commercial transactional advice.

The Firm is a reputable Ugandan Law Firm fully endowed with in-depth knowledge of Ugandan, East African and International legislation. 

Exclusive IR advisor for Investigative Due Diligence in Portugal.
Teresa has over 20-years’ experience in business intelligence, market research and corporate investigations. She is fluent in Portuguese, English, French, Italian and Spanish. Teresa's projects range from due diligence, market analysis, competitive intelligence, feasibility studies, pre-employment screening for high-level or sensitive positions, to fraud investigation support.

Exclusive IR advisor for Tax (Accountants) in US - Indiana.
Ryan Miller is a partner of Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Tax Services Group. Ryan utilizes his extensive tax law knowledge to develop strategies to minimize tax liability and maximize savings.

He oversees the international aspects of the firm’s tax practice, ranging from structuring international business activities to providing compliance services to businesses and individuals with international assets and activities.

Exclusive IR advisor for Real Estate in Malaysia.
Koay Eng Hooi is a co-founder and Senior Partner in our firm. He is admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor in the High Court of Malaya and has to two decades of experience under his belt. Koay has vast experience in offering advice and providing legal assistance in the specialized field of mining and has extensive knowledge in matters pertaining to banking and real estate laws. Koay is involved in corporate advisory works for institutions, both locally and abroad.

Exclusive IR advisor for Investigative Due Diligence in US - New York.
Kieran is an investigator with more than 10 years experience in corporate investigations and intelligence. He is a native English speaker and is fluent in Russian.

Prior to founding Illume Investigations in 2018, Kieran was a case manager at international investigations firm Nardello & Co. in New York, where he successfully managed many pre-transactional and third-party due diligence assignments, as well as several large, complex litigation support investigations spanning multiple jurisdictions.

Exclusive IR advisor for Immigration Law in Austria.
Ewald Oberhammer founded the law firm in 2014 and since then has been able to continuously expand his team of proven specialists in the areas of corporate migration with a particular focus on secondment law, labor law, corporate law and capital market law.

Our experts work in their specialist areas with passion and professional excellence on innovative solutions that are perfectly tailored to the interests of our clients at home and abroad. Our way of working is efficient, our language clear.

Exclusive IR advisor for Commercial Litigation and White Collar Crime in South Africa.
Dawie has been admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa and also holds right of appearance in the High Court, Supreme Court of Appeal and Constitutional Court.

Dawie specialises in civil and criminal litigation, while the firm is equipped to take on various matters such as international contract and family law.

Exclusive IR advisor for Debt and Asset Recovery in Ghana.
A product of the University of Ghana, BPP Law School and the Ghana School of Law, Kwame Akyianu has more than 20 years experience in Commercial Practice, specialising in Dispute Settlement Consultancy and Debt/Asset Recovery.

He is a member of the Ghana Bar Association and the International Bar Association. 

Exclusive IR advisor for Wealth Management in Portugal.
Pedro founded Baluarte SCI in 2014 and is its Managing Partner.

Before founding Baluarte, Pedro co-headed the Iberian (Spain and Portugal) branch of Schroder Investment Management (Schroders PLC), based in Madrid, which provided investment management services to institutional investors and family offices, as well as to wholesale financial intermediaries catering to high net worth individual investors. 

Exclusive IR advisor for Tax (Accountants) in Dutch Caribbean.
Marlon is an experienced Managing Director / Non-Executive Board member with a rich family history rooted in the islands and Europe.

Born and raised in Sint Maarten by parents of a diverse background and educated in the Netherlands. Marlon has a demonstrated history of over 20 years in various fields.

Firms adding new members and practice areas

Exclusive IR advisor for Corporate Governance & Compliance in England.
We are a contemporary London law firm, rooted in tradition with a lasting legacy of client service. Founded in 1780, we recognise the long-standing relationships we have with our clients and how they have helped shape our past and provide a platform for our future.

With 70 partners supported by over 170 lawyers and support staff, we operate on a four practice group model: private client, business services, real estate and dispute resolution.

Exclusive IR advisor for Commercial Litigation in Japan.
Atsushi Yamashita’s practice ranges from disputes on international and domestic commercial transactions including international commercial arbitration procedures, labor disputes (mainly acting for employers), civil and criminal litigation regarding white-collar crimes, M&A and corporate reorganizations, general corporate matters, Anti-Monopoly Law-related matters, dealing with aircraft accidents, and investigations regarding intra-company compliance.

New Rising Stars

Rising Star in Massachusetts since 2022.
Christopher has represented private equity firms, bankruptcy trustees, secured and unsecured creditors in state courts, federal district courts and bankruptcy courts throughout the United States in fraudulent conveyance, asset recovery, breach of contract, civil contempt, denial of discharge and breach of guaranty actions.

Rising Star in Germany since 2022.
Bakhloul Samedov represents our clients in all matters of corporate law. In addition, he advises companies on contract law and, as part of this, on distribution law, sourcing and supply agreements.

He speaks German, English, Russian and Azerbaijani.

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