Isaac C. Massias LL B

Isaac Massias is our exclusively recommended Corporate Finance expert in Gibraltar on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Isaac directly using the contact details listed above.

Isaac is the Senior Partner of the Firm who has considerable experience advising on Gibraltar law, with recognised expertise in commercial and banking transactions. He regularly advises clients on a plethora of matter from trust and corporate work, to securitisations, bank loans and corporate restructuring to mergers, acquisitions and disposals.

Firm Overview:

Massias & Partners strive to deliver a high quality service and in this way, develop long term client relationships. An understanding of our clients business goals allows us to develop the strategy to achieve them.

The Massias Family has been in Gibraltar for several hundred years.  Traditionally the name has been historically respected, trustworthy and solid.  We have continued this tradition and taken it into the current generation.

We have both national and international clients.

While we are based in Gibraltar, like our clients, our reach is global.

For a brief resume of what we do click through each practice area page.  We are here to help you.

Practical & Relevant Advice:

Our clients value our approachable, astute and commercial-minded advice.  We have a reputation for managing and delivering successful outcomes for our clients.

Our goal is simple. To offer legal advice that is relevant, affordable and of the highest quality.

Stuart Noland

Stuart Noland is our exclusively recommended Corporate Finance expert in South Africa on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Stuart directly using the contact details listed above.

Stuart specialises in corporate finance and management consulting with specific focus on valuations, mergers and acquisitions and business performance optimisation.

Stuart was part of KPMG’s Financial Engineering Group and has also worked for the company as a practice manager in London. On his return he spent 3 years at Bain Africa as a strategy consultant.

Stuart moved to Nolands in 2019. Stuart is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Masters in Finance (UCT) and a MBA from University of Oxford.

Firm Overview:

Nolands was established in Cape Town in 1976 and has grown over 4 decades in both numbers and skill sets to align with the requirements of its client base. A key feature of this growth has been the sustained ability to develop mutually beneficial relationships with companies of all types and sizes.

We pay careful attention to the challenges of the ever-changing auditing environment and we are very mindful of the fact that the modern auditing partner needs to go beyond the technicalities of the numbers and be ready with value-adding solutions and integrated offerings.

South Africa is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent, marked by several distinct ecosystems. Inland safari destination Kruger National Park is populated by big game. The Western Cape offers beaches, lush winelands around Stellenbosch and Paarl, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain.

Bernard Beerens

Bernard Beerens is our exclusively recommended Corporate Finance expert in Luxembourg on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Bernard directly using the contact details listed above.

Bernard is an equity partner in AKD Luxembourg. He is a lawyer since 2002 and a partner with AKD since 2016. Bernard is currently heading AKD’s Luxembourg office and AKD Luxembourg’s corporate practice group.

Before joining AKD, he worked for a major UK-based law firm then at the Luxembourg office of another leading Dutch law firm, advising clients on various corporate and finance transactions. During 2008 and 2009, he headed the Luxembourg desk of the corporate and finance department of the same firm in New York, mainly serving US and Canadian clients on Luxembourg legal matters. After having established his own firm Beerens & Avocats in 2010 and managed the growth and success of his firm for 6 years, Bernard and his team joined AKD in 2016.

Bernard advises multinational clients, including major private equity firms, hedge funds and non-regulated real estate funds, and high net wealth individuals on structuring and financing of international transactions, formation of joint venture and securitization vehicles, corporate organizations and reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, exit strategies and corporate governance matters.

Bernard resolves complex commercial questions to structure and restructure clients’ businesses. He also provides expert advice on financing activities with a focus on financial, banking, securitization and (re)structuring transactions. He represents lenders and borrowers in all types of financing transactions and advises on collateral arrangements, financial instruments and related transactional documents.

Bernard considers that legal matters demand representation with impeccable credentials, specialized knowledge, a wealth of experience and responsiveness, focused on client service. Bernard focusses on building long-term relationships with his clients by staying true to his commitments and supporting them in the development of their business. His clients value his responsiveness, business-mind, in-depth knowledge of the financial markets and his result-oriented culture with a constant dedication to achieve their commercial objectives.

Bernard holds a Master’s degree in law from the Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium). He has also studied at the Universita Degli Studi di Milano (Italy).

Koen V. Vanhaerents

Koen Vanhaerents joined Baker & McKenzie in 1987 and was admitted to the Brussels’ bar in the same year. He was made partner in 1994. Koen has an extensive Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Securities and Corporate Finance practice. Koen is a member of the Firm’s Global Executive Committee and chairs the Firm’s Regional Council. He leads the Corporate Finance Practice Group in Belgium and is a member of the steering committees of the European Venture Capital Group and the Global Securities Practice Group. Mr. Vanhaerents chaired Baker & McKenzie’s Policy Committee (2005-2008) and has also served as managing partner of the Belgium offices (2000-2009).

Koen advises Belgian and foreign clients on a wide range of corporate finance operations (both public and private) and complex corporate law issues. As head of the Belgian corporate finance practice group, he is closely involved in numerous operations and take-overs on the Belgian capital markets, private equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions. In the context of the financial crisis, he has been involved in a number of rescue operations for Belgian financial institutions since 2008

Firm Overview:

Baker & McKenzie defined the global law firm in the 20th century, and we are redefining it to meet the challenges of the global economy in the 21st .

We bring to matters the instinctively global perspective and deep market knowledge and insights of more than 11,000 people in 77 offices worldwide. We have a distinctive global way of thinking, working and behaving – “fluency” – across borders, issues and practices.

We understand the challenges of the global economy because we have been at the forefront of its evolution. Since 1949, we have advised leading corporations on the issues of today’s integrated world market. We have cultivated the culture, commercial pragmatism and technical and interpersonal skills required to deliver world-class service tailored to the preferences of world-class clients worldwide.

Ours is a passionately collaborative community of 60 nationalities. We have the deep roots and knowledge of the language and culture of business required to address the nuances of local markets worldwide. And our culture of friendship and broad scope of practice enable us to navigate complexity across issues, practices and borders with ease.

Asta Schulz

Asta Schulz is our exclusively recommended Corporate Finance expert in Sweden on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Asta directly using the contact details listed above.

Asta is a member of Lindahl’s Corporate Finance and ICT group and mainly works with commercial law such as corporate law and commercial contracts. Asta also works with employment law and privacy- and data protection matters.

Firm Overview:

Lindahl is a future-oriented business law firm, which understands that it is more important to find solutions than problems. Our goal is to help each client reach their full potential by giving proactive and future-proof advice, regardless of whether we are providing a bespoke or a standardised solution.

We are at the forefront of technical development and our advice is straight-forward and clear. We get straight to the point and we maintain a focus on business value.

Lindahl is one of Sweden’s largest business law firms where most of our clients are innovative, knowledge-based businesses. In addition to the capacity of a large firm, we have cutting-edge competence in intellectual property, life sciences, dispute resolution and information and communications technology (ICT). We also have long and substantial experience in areas such as banking and finance, capital markets, M&A and real estate.