Carl Bolduc

Carl Bolduc

 |  CW Partners
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Switzerland
UAE
Luxembourg
France
England

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Exotic Assets
Multi-National Families


Walid Chiniara

+ 971 (0) 4 506 4700

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)


Yann Mrazek

+971 4 295 57 27

Yann Mrazek

Managing Partner  |  M/HQ
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Switzerland
Dubai

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Private client
Legacy planning
Asset protection

Q&A

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

I have been instrumental in the development of the DIFC Wills and Probate Registry (DIFC WPR which has been live since April 2015), actively engaged in reviewing and providing input in respect of the draft Rules of the DIFC WPR.
Since elected Chair of STEP Arabia in Q2 2015, the branch has gained an increasingly prominent role regionally and grown its membership by 30%.
With a number of topical regulatory changes that have been introduced in the UAE over the past months (corporate migration regimes now available across various UAE jurisdictions and launch of foundation regimes in both DIFC and ADGM), I have also been facilitating trainings on these subjects for various banks and legal corporate teams, so as to provide a good understanding of these structures and as well as discuss the practice of such tools and their impact on their clients’ business.

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

Come to every meeting with an open approach.

What is your favourite quote?

“Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for We,” Phil Jackson, Head Coach LA Lakers.