A warm welcome to all of our new members
Have you heard about our upcoming UK Ireland and Channel Islands Meeting?

The event will explore the idea of professional collaboration, looking at why we should collaborate and how in practice we achieve and manage this.

Join us for what promises to be a thought-provoking and interactive event, with an aim to encourage collaboration within our IR Global network.

Find the full details here.

RSVP –To book your ticket please RSVP to Senior Marketing Executive, Dominika Piechota, on dtp@blasermills.co.uk.
New members

Exclusive IR advisor for Commercial Arbitration in US - Texas
John B. Thomas is the co-founder of Houston-based commercial litigation boutique Hicks Thomas LLP.

Known for his deep experience in handling complex commercial litigation, Mr. Thomas and the firm’s lawyers represent both defendants and plaintiffs in lawsuits involving oil and gas, securities, environmental matters, banking, transportation, intellectual property and health care.

Exclusive IR advisor for Criminal Law and White Collar Crime in Argentina
Hernán Prepelitchi, founding partner of Prepelitchi Abogados, is a lawyer graduated (in 1998) from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) with specialization in Criminal Law and in Tax Law. He completed postgraduate studies at the UBA Law School and other prestigious academic institutions.

He worked in the National Judicial Branch for 10 years, in the National Courts in Economic Criminal Matters, until 2002, when he began to practice law privately, an activity he has been carrying out uninterruptedly since then.

Exclusive IR advisor for Criminal Law and White Collar Crime in US - North Carolina
Stephen’s practice is focused on representing high-profile individuals and companies in complex white collar criminal and commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts and before administrative bodies.

His work includes defense of white collar offenses and government investigations, government whistleblower actions and representation of qui tam relators, commercial litigation, class actions and multi-district litigation, securities litigation and arbitration, subrogation litigation, real property disputes, high-net-worth estate litigation, premises and product liability litigation, and professional liability litigation.

Exclusive IR advisor for White Collar Crime in US - North Carolina
Patrick Mincey is a trial lawyer and trusted advisor in public relations crises. He represents domestic and foreign clients in litigation throughout the United States and investigations worldwide, having appeared as lead counsel in matters from Las Vegas to London.

Mr. Mincey represents prominent corporations and professionals in their most challenging criminal, civil and regulatory cases— including at jury and bench trials, and on appeal— before federal and state courts throughout the United States and investigative forums around the world. 

Exclusive IR advisor for Corporate Governance & Compliance in Turkey
M.Vakur Kulat is a founding partner of Kulat Law Office. He heads up a team of experienced lawyers who act for a wide range of clients ranging from private individuals to major companies at Corporate Affairs, Commercial Contracts, Company Formations, Shareholder Arrangements and Partnership Law. 

He specialised in Corporate Law, Contract Law, Data Privacy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Competition Law and Commercial Law.

Exclusive IR advisor for Investigative Due Diligence in Angola, Kenya and Ghana
Julian Fisher founded Africa Integrity in 2010. Julian is a highly experienced intelligence operative and dedicated Africanist with over twenty years’ hands on-engagement on the continent: in his current role; in a specialised branch of the British Diplomatic Service; as Head of Security Intelligence for HSBC; and as Head of Africa for Aegis Defence Services.

He has worked in locations as diverse as the Niger Delta, South Sudan, Somalia, Mauritania and Angola, amongst many others. Julian is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

Exclusive IR advisor for Investigative Due Diligence in Angola, Kenya and Ghana
Michael Kearsey became a director of Africa Integrity in 2016. Michael oversees the majority of client projects, working closely with Africa Integrity’s investigatory team. Prior to joining Africa Integrity, Michael worked as a research assistant for the Professor of Modern African History at the London School of Economics.

Michael has in-depth knowledge of the history and politics of many sub-Saharan African countries and has experience of working on the continent after previously volunteering for an international charity based in Ghana.

Exclusive IR advisor for Commercial Litigation in Vietnam
Stephen is the senior trial lawyer and founder of Le & Tran. With years of extensive experience, Stephen has impressive litigation, arbitration and criminal defence background as well as a wealth of knowledge and deep understanding of how Vietnam’s legal system, courts and authorities operate.

He has pursued the philosophy “Fighting for Justice” for his entire illustrious career.

Exclusive IR advisor for Fiduciary & Wealth Management in Liechtenstein
Tim Lemaire was born in Germany and raised in Liechtenstein where he still lives with his wife and their two children. After graduating from high school Tim started his 3-year apprenticeship at one of the biggest trust companies in Liechtenstein where he gained valuable first experience in the Trust business.

In early 2019 Hera Family office was established with offices in Liechtenstein and Dubai. Hera Family Offices' core services are inheritance planning and asset protection with the main focus on Trusts and Foundations.

Exclusive IR advisor for Construction Law in England
Director, Head of Construction and Engineering and Head of the Transatlantic Desk, Christopher is a dual qualified English Solicitor and US Attorney (New York) with a diverse range of litigation experience in UK, European and US litigation and arbitration.

He joined Cardium Law in 2019 following an 11 year career at a number of well-known City of London law firms where he built up a particular specialism in complex construction, property damage, professional negligence and commercial litigation. Clients include a range of large and small corporations, and high net individuals.

Exclusive IR advisor for Construction Law in England
Matthew qualified in 1991 and has always worked either in the City or Central London. He has an excellent reputation in the market as a professional negligence lawyer.

Matthew has been involved in notable high-profile high value complex litigation involving Limitation Periods (banks/sport), Appeals from Arbitration (pensions), Causation (banks), Unlawful Interference with Contracts (film stars/magazines/sport), Professional Negligence (banks/sports/property/legal), fraud (banks/sport/retail/IFA’s) and Commercial Agents (USA micro-chip manufacturers, and fashion importers).

Exclusive IR advisor for Tax (Law) in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Former President of the Order of Lawyers at the Court of Appeal of Kinshasa/Matete.

Lawyer at the bars of Kinshasa/Matete and Kinshasa/Gombe.

Lawyer at the International Criminal Court (C.P.I: The Hague).

Lawyer at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (T.P.I.R) ARUSHA.

Industrial property attorney.

Rising stars

Rising star in Netherlands since 2022
Justin completed his Master’s degree in tax law at Maastricht University. Before joining Maprima in 2016 he worked at PwC and Hertoghs Advocaten.

At Maprima, Justin holds a position as account manager and is based in our Maastricht office. He assists both national and international clients with their holding, financing and operational companies. His area of expertise lies in asset protection and real estate investment companies.

Rising star in Netherlands since 2022
As the Business Support Manager at Maprima, Hub is responsible for advising our national and international clients and their companies on their expansion globally, and into the Netherlands.

The services coordinated by Hub include everything from accounting, payroll and HR to the company’s legal affairs in the Netherlands.

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