A warm welcome to all of our new members
This newsletter showcases not only our new members (who, to our current members, we recommend you reach out to and introduce yourselves) but also updates on current members who are adding practice areas to their firm footprints within the group.
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Exclusive IR advisor for Employment Law (Corporate) and Employment Law (Individuals) in US- Virginia 
Merritt serves as an outside general counsel to clients by providing guidance on legal issues confronting businesses, non-profit organizations and executives ranging from contracts and agreements to the structuring of corporate transactions and business formations.

Merritt also represents businesses in all aspects of labour and employment law, including employment agreements, discrimination, wrongful termination, and harassment matters. In this regard, Merritt is a frequent lecturer on labour and employment law issues for human resource professionals and business executives.

Exclusive IR advisor for Investigative Due Diligence in Ukraine and Kazakhstan
Alexander Teddy is a founding partner of Urus Advisory.
He has worked for over 15 years in risk consulting, engaged on multi-jurisdictional problem-solving and market-entry risk advisory for many FTSE-100/Fortune-500 clients.

Alexander has worked in FSU finance, financial reporting and with business ventures in Europe. British originally, he speaks several languages, including fluent Russian and French.
Exclusive IR advisor for Investigative Due Diligence in Ukraine and Kazakhstan
Alexei Panin is a founding partner of Urus Advisory.

He comes from a background of political and corporate risk advisory. He has over 15 years’ experience managing end-to-end complex investigations and advisory projects in Russia and across the FSU.

Alexei has studied and lectured at leading universities in Russia, the UK and Austria, including the Higher School of Economics and the Financial Academy in Moscow.
Exclusive IR advisor for White Collar Crime in US - New Jersey
Prior to founding the Law Offices of Peter Katz, LLC, Peter served for nine years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Offices in the Eastern District of New York, District of New Jersey and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Fraud Section. 

There, Peter advanced the trial, investigative and analytical skills he had originally developed as a prosecutor during his eight years serving in Robert Morgenthau’s New York County District Attorney’s Office.
Exclusive IR advisor for Accounting Services in
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
Didier Kabwela is a Partner at DEL Partners, along with being an approved Chartered Accountant.

Didier believes succeeding in business requires combining many factors the subtleties of which render the entrepreneurs’ accompaniment by professionals compulsory.

Noting each customer being unique and each of his specific requests, the intervention teams are composed in such a way as to best combine the different skills and experiences. A continuous training policy ensures the permanent development of these skills and experiences.
Member adding new practice area

Exclusive IR advisor for Business Advisory Services and Crypto and Digital Asset Advisory in Cyprus
Afxentis Zemenides is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC). After obtaining extensive experience in the financial sector, he set up his own practice in 2019 with Offices in Limassol, Cyprus and in Tel Aviv, Israel.

He specializes in the provision of audit, tax, fiduciary and advisory services to both international and local clients.

He is a member of the board of Directors of Ancoria Insurance and the Cyprus University of Technology (TEPAK).

Existing firms adding new member

Exclusive IR advisor for Crypto and Digital Asset Advisory
in US - Washington DC
Jim Holbein is an expert about international trade topics based on over 30 years of government and private sector experience. He is currently advising numerous trade clients about transactions in this new era of supply chain disruptions and high fraud problems.

Jim previously supervised a professional staff maintaining the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S. at the International Trade Commission (USITC). Additionally, he managed the NAFTA trade dispute settlement process while at the U.S. Department of Commerce and served as a diplomat and trade negotiator for the U.S. Department of State.

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