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
Tax Law in Canada - West
Melodie practices in the area of tax law, with a focus on estate and trust planning, family-owned business succession planning, planning for persons with disabilities and tax-driven corporate reorganizations. She strives to provide highly effective, approachable, and accessible legal service to each of her clients, regardless of how complex or technical the issues might be.

Exclusive IR advisor for Tax (Accountants) in Italy
He provides tax and accounting services to national and international companies and has significant expertise in corporate tax consultancy - in particular mergers and acquisitions, company evaluations and generational transfers.

He is a member of the Board of Statutory Auditors of important national and international companies.
He believes in collaboration among professionals and empowerment of young people, as the key to delivering quality service and expanding the company.

Exclusive IR advisor for Tax (Accountants) in Italy
In 2017 he completed a Master degree in Business and Management at the Luigi Bocconi University in Milan. Following his first professional experience at PWC in Auditing in Milan, he continued his training process working for Ernst&Young where he acquired experience in tax advisory matters.

He has been working for Studio Bongiorni since 2018 providing advice regarding accountancy, corporate and tax matters to national and international companies.
He believes that commitment and good organization are fundamental to providing the best support to clients.

Exclusive IR advisor for
Forensic Accounting in England
As a Partner at Wilder Coe, Chartered Accountants, Bee is an experienced accounting professional who can support you through personal and corporate investigations and valuations. 
Bee-Lean’s expertise lies in the SME corporate arena and has over 20 years of experience in audit, forensic accounting, financial reporting, and taxation matters.
Often acting as an expert witness in fraud and criminal cases, Bee-Lean delivers a clear, concise interpretation and presentation of the facts for both court and civil proceedings.

Exclusive IR advisor for Crypto & Digital Asset Advisory in the Netherlands
With more than 15 years of experience in the area of Dutch Corporate and Dividend Taxation, Hendrik-Jan has built up an impressive record of service. In 2011, he set up Duijn’s Tax Solutions and has seen it grow into a successful taxation consultancy. Hendrik-Jan is also behind the creation of many networks. He is, among other things, co-founder of Doing Business in, a network of specialists in the Netherlands and abroad, and of Pro-tp, through which he, along with his partners, offers international transfer-pricing advice. As a specialist in international Tax Law, he also writes for the IBFD.

Exclusive IR advisor for Crypto & Digital Asset Advisory in the Netherlands
In 2015, Wefa started studying Law at Radboud University in Nijmegen and pursued the Master's degree in Tax Law. She also gained in-depth knowledge of Transfer Pricing and attended several courses on the subject.

Currently, Wefa is mainly supporting our DTS team in Amsterdam. She has a broad interest for Transfer Pricing, Crypto currency regulations and focuses further on the tax consequences of preserving tax assessments and 30% ruling procedures. She does not limit herself to these fields and derives great satisfaction from tackling complex issues and does not shy away from challenges.

Exclusive IR advisor for Tax (Law) in
US - Maryland
Robert E. Ward, JD, LL.M., is a nationally recognized authority on tax, business and estate planning. Mr. Ward has taught law as an adjunct professor at the George Mason University School of Law, where he conducted classes in Estate and Gift Taxation, Estate Planning, and Business Planning from 1986 until 2015.

Exclusive IR advisor for Tax (Law) in
US - Maryland
Richard is a certified public accountant in Maryland and has a wealth of experience and knowledge within his field. He prides himself on excelling in the areas of Estate Planning; Estate Administration; Business Planning; Tax Controversies and Tax Law.

Exclusive IR advisor for Tax (Law) in
US - Maryland
Bob leads WardChisholm, LLP’s Trust and Estate Administration Department. He takes great satisfaction in working with his clients and his clients’ families to navigate the legal and practical issues arising after a loved one’s death. Bob’s broad experience as a trust and estate administration attorney allows him to navigate complex trust and estate administration issues while being able to clearly explain those issues, and the solutions to those issues, in an understandable way.

Exclusive IR advisor for Tax (Law) in
Passionate about my profession, I like: being proactive and flexible when solving clients' assignments. Learning something new every day, being every day a little bit better professional. Being empathetic to better understand clients' needs. Meeting new people, knowing new cultures and ways of thinking, learning from all of them. Discovering through the tax advisory different entrepreneurial and personal realities. And, most important of all, trying to provide in all my works the due human touch, that factor that unfortunately it is so often forgotten.

Exclusive IR advisor for IP - Trademark & Copyright and IP - Patents in US - Florida
Practicing in both intellectual property and transactional law for over 35 years, much of Fred’s career has been devoted to helping start-ups bring innovative technologies from concepts in a cradle to commercial realities. Earlier in his career Fred served as counsel to several Fortune 500 companies. Currently he enjoys applying his knowledge in technology and business law to help make small and medium size clients very successful.

With broad experience in engineering, several sciences and biomedical fields, Fred creates strategies to protect a wide range of new solutions with patents, trademarks and branding initiatives.

Exclusive IR advisor for IP - Patents in US - Florida
Steve Milbrath leads Accel’s Litigation Practice in Intellectual Property and Commercial Law. Steve litigates cases on Infringement of IP rights, Antitrust Law and the wide range of Business Disputes. With over 40 years of experience as a trial lawyer he brings his clients diverse experience in both the federal and state court systems. He also routinely represents clients in Arbitration and Mediation proceedings. In addition to patent, trademark, trade secret theft and copyright cases, Steve has been lead counsel in many other trial and appellate matters involving complex technologies before the Federal Courts.

Exclusive IR advisor for IP - Trademark & Copyright in US - Florida
Diana leads Accel’s Trademark Practice. She counsels clients on all aspects of trademark use in the U.S. and internationally. Her practice covers all areas of intellectual property law. Diana is a patent attorney registered to practice before the USPTO. She is licensed to practice law in the state courts of Florida and in the U.S. federal court system where she represents plaintiffs and defendants at the trial and appellate levels. In the USPTO she represents applicants/owners before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Exclusive IR advisor for IP - Trademark & Copyright in US - Florida
Negin Kordbacheh’s primary practice areas are commercial transactions and intellectual property. She advises clients on copyright and trademark rights branding initiatives, digital currency risks and asset protection via blockchain. Her practice covers e-commerce and Internet-related legal matters. Negin counsels’ clients on remedies available under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and how to quickly remove take-down notices that would unjustifiably cause large sales losses to small business.

Exclusive IR advisor for IP - Patents in US - Florida
Sergio works with international and domestic businesses to develop worldwide filing strategies. Sergio received his Foreign Service and Trade Certification in Chile followed by his Bachelor of Science in Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He began his career with the Chilean Diplomatic Service and Chilean governmental trade delegation services which took him around the world. He has held positions in the Chilean Diplomatic Services including at the Chilean Consulate General at Los Angeles (as Chancellor and Honorary Adjunct Consul).

Exclusive IR advisor for IP - Patents in US - Utah
Pete began his professional career as a mechanical engineer and since transitioning to the practice of law, he has assisted clients for over 20 years in protecting their technological innovations in a variety of fields, including sporting goods, mechanical systems and devices, electrical and electronic systems and devices, manufacturing, computer software, data science and data management, artificial intelligence and machine learning, fiber optics systems and components, mining systems and equipment, quantum computing, computing system hardware and operations.

Exclusive IR advisor for IP - Patents in Tanzania
Qualification: LLB (Hons) (Mzumbe University), Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (PGDLP) ; Law School of Tanzania, Advocate of the High Court and Subordinate Courts thereto save for the Primary Court.

Field of practice: An associate in the firm very conversant in corporate matters, Conveyance, Taxation, banking and commercial laws, drafting and handling of all security documents.

Also, he is good in researching various aspects of laws and give opinion to the firm and clients as well.

Exclusive IR advisor for
Construction Law in South Africa
A multiple award-winning construction lawyer with niche experience in the Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure sectors. I offer cradle-to-closure legal support to my clients, respecting their time and budget.

I work with many local and international companies on massive energy, natural resources, and infrastructure projects. I am widely recognised as a leading construction lawyer by all the major international rating agencies including Chambers and Partners, Who’s Who’s Legal, Legal 500, IFLR1000, and others.

Exclusive IR advisor for IP - Patents in Germany
Dr Felix Klopmeier is mainly active in all sub-areas of intellectual property and copyright. He advises and represents German and international companies and corporations. A special focus of the work of Dr. Klopmeier is involved in conducting patent infringement and patent nullity proceedings. He has repeatedly represented clients successfully, especially in patent nullity proceedings, right up to the Federal Court of Justice. Strategically, the achievement of pragmatic solutions with which the goals of the client can be achieved most effectively from an economic point of view is always in the foreground in all consultations or procedures.

Exclusive IR advisor for
Transfer Pricing in England
Jay has over 15 years’ experience in transfer pricing and value chain analyses and has led project teams with Big 4 consulting firms in the UK, U.S. and in India. He has expertise of dealing with UK, U.S., Europe and APAC transfer pricing compliance (Master File/ Local File), operating model planning and implementation, global benchmarking studies, transfer pricing audit/ litigation, route-to-market advisory, value chain projects, studies on attribution of profits to permanent establishments, transfer pricing due diligence and Competent Authority proceedings.

Exclusive IR advisor for Maritime Law in Spain
Master´s Degree in Law at Madrid´s Universidad Autonoma, Master’s in Maritime Law, London Polytechnic, Master’s in Transport Law, Universidad de Comilllas – ICADE Madrid, Professor in Maritime Law and Claims Adjustment at CECO (Center for Studies on International Trade of the Madrid Chamber of Commerce), Professor in Maritime Law and adjusting in master’s degree provided by Madrid Polytecnic University, Solicitor, Average Adjuster and Arbitrator.

Exclusive IR advisor for Commercial Arbitration in The Gambia
Loubna Farage is a lawyer with a growing reputation in The Gambia and overseas. She has been representing international investors for more than 10 years. Her representation includes a wide variety of commercial contracts, due diligence, advice on compliance with local laws and application of international standards of practice in various fields. She has a well-established track record in the energy sector, particularly oil and gas.

Exclusive IR advisor for Commercial Arbitration in The Gambia
Victoria Jamina Andrews has extensive knowledge working within the areas of Civil Law, specialising in Corporate and Commercial Law, Banking and Finance, Employment Law and Telecommunications. She has been involved in various sales and acquisitions of foreign and international companies in The Gambia and Sierra Leone, commercial negotiations and project and infrastructure development. She has been the external legal adviser to the National Commission for Privatisation, Sierra Leone since 2010 and her recent experience included advising on the public-private partnership of the construction and operation of a Hydrocarbon Jetty.

Existing firm adding new practice area

Exclusive IR advisor for Trade & Customs Law and Crypto and Digital Asset Advisory in France
After completing his law studies in Germany and France, Oliver set up his own law firm in Strasbourg in 2003. From the beginning, his focus was on advising on Franco-German tax and corporate law. Due to cases in the area of VAT on the importation of goods into the EU, he later added customs law to his practice.
Oliver is admitted to the bar in both Germany and France and regularly represents his clients before the German and French tax and customs administrations and the courts of both countries.

Oliver has taken on Crypto and Digital Asset Advisory as an additional practice area.

Existing firms adding new member and practice area

Exclusive IR advisor for
Mergers & Acquisitions in Sweden
Ulrika has worked with legal advice at a law firm since 2008. Ulrika mainly works with Swedish and international business law with a focus on commercial agreements, corporate law issues and company transfers. Ulrika also has extensive experience in real estate legal matters and commercial tenancy law. She assists in the transfer of real estate, in matters relating to all types of use rights, planning and construction issues and with advice to housing associations.

Exclusive IR advisor for Debt & Asset Recovery in Germany
Artur is an experienced restructuring advisor with a profound grasp of the economical circumstances and especially the soft skills and unspoken rules of the game which surround negotiations and financial restructurings in a distressed situation. His professional experience as VP-Restructuring in one of the largest Financial Institutions in Germany (KfW – IPEX), where he often represented and entire consortium of banks in restructuring negotiations, provided him with a unique insight into internal procedures of lending institutions.

Existing firms adding new member

Exclusive IR advisor for Cannabis Advisory in Netherlands
Jolanda is one of the lawyers of the Dutch law firm Wolfs Advocaten with ample experience in (among others) the fields of Civil Law, Criminal Law and Cannabis Law. Jolanda gained this experience by working for several (inter)national organisations whilst studying for two Master's degrees at the University of Groningen. At the request of the Dutch Institute for Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology and the University of Groningen, Jolanda collaborated on a study into the problems surrounding behavioral counter-expertise. The study resulted in a publication and an honorable mention in the context of the Ben Feringa Award.

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