Walid Chiniara

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Walid Chiniara

Partner  |  Deloitte
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United Arab Emirates
Quebec, Canada

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Family Office

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Writing a book summarizing the methodology I developed over the past twenty years advising families in business. This book is intended to provide an innovative and a systemic approach to family business succession planning. THE 7-STEP METHODOLOGY™, a Practical Guide to Family Business Succession Planning and a Conflict Management Tool for Families in Business, is expected to be published in Q4 of 2019.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

You are the Future. Follow your Heart, Dream Big, and Strive for Excellence.

What is your favourite quote?

“The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing” (Socrates)


David Russell AM QC

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David Russell AM QC

Barrister  |  Outer Temple Chambers
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Australia
United Arab Emirates
England and Wales
Papua New Guinea
New Zealand

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Administration of estates and trusts
Asset holding structures
Tax

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Completion and implementation of the DIFC's Wealth Management Review, including enactment of new Foundations and Trust Laws.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Remember that you are part of a profession that, provided its constraints are respected and rigorously followed, contributes much to the future of the world and human freedom.
Never underestimate your capacity or diminish your ambition.

What is your favourite quote?

“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money,” Margaret Thatcher.