Carl Bolduc

Carl Bolduc

Partner  |  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 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Private Client
Legacy Planning
Asset Protection

Q&A

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

Significantly contributing to the recent regional evolution and advancements in the field of private wealth management, leading the education effort that resulted in the introduction and substantial spread of foundations in the Middle East.

How did you get into private client?

When I landed in the Gulf, 15+ years of Gulf presence, with no Common law training nor relevant experience, there was now private client practice to speak of in the region. It was a logical space to start in while all other firms were busy focusing on other fields of the law. Fast forward to 2020 and M/HQ's award winning team is vastly considered the leading practice expert in the Gulf.

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.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

I am a lover of gastronomy and a wine enthusiast - I am working towards becoming a bona fide connoisseur.

When the restaurants reopen, where would you like to go?

Pierre Gagnaire's Bistro, Paris, France.