Wayne Barnes

Wayne Barnes is our exclusively recommended Due Diligence Services expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Wayne directly using the contact details listed above.

Wayne has appeared regularly for the defence in cases involving commercial fraud and money laundering, including confiscation hearings under Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Wayne was a member of the Fulcrum team representing Macmillan Publishers Limited in reaching settlements with the Serious Fraud Office and the World Bank Group. As part of this process, Wayne conducted complex internal company investigations in Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia as part of an anti-corruption compliance initiative.

Firm Overview:

Fulcrum is unique in that it has its genesis at the English Bar

We were founded in 2010 by David Williams QC and Ivan Pearce, two highly regarded barristers, each of whom spent a significant amount of time at the self-employed bar specialising in white-collar crime.

Changes under the Legal Services Act 2007 meant that for the first time, a law firm could be created that could be led by barristers but which would bring together professionals from across the investigations and white-collar defence arena, including lawyers, compliance professionals, analysts and investigators.

Fulcrum brought together these skilled individuals to service the needs of corporate clients and senior individuals who found themselves under increasing scrutiny from regulators and prosecutors as a result of new legislation such as the UK Bribery Act 2010. This innovation was recognised in 2016 when we were ranked in the top tier of innovative law firms in the Financial Times’ Innovative Lawyers’ awards.

Ibrahim Abunameh

Ibrahim Abunameh is our exclusively recommended Due Diligence Services expert in Jordan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ibrahim directly using the contact details listed above.

Abunameh & Partners is a leading law firm that was established in 1980 to provide the business community with full legal services in the Middle East and North Africa regions.

Due to the expertise, professionalism, and capability of the firm and its lawyers, Abunameh & Partners is now the preferred choice to many Multi-national organisation and Fortune 500 companies when it comes to their legal requirements in the Middle East and North Africa.

The firm operates through its offices and affiliate offices in Jordan, Iraq, Libya and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa region.

We assisted many companies in establishing a presence for them in Jordan, Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Libya and other Middle East and North Africa countries, we have handled major transactions and deals on their behalf, we provided them with the local laws advice and we represented them successfully in disputes.

Jordan, an Arab nation on the east bank of the Jordan River, is defined by ancient monuments, nature reserves and seaside resorts.

It’s home to the famed archaeological site of Petra, the Nabatean capital dating to around 300 B.C. Set in a narrow valley with tombs, temples and monuments carved into the surrounding pink sandstone cliffs, Petra earns its nickname, the “Rose City.”

Dr Klaus Mittermair MBA

In my role as Head of Deal Advisory, I am responsible for Mergers & Acquisitions, Due Diligence and Corporate Assessment. I am a competent partner for our clients with more than 25 years of experience in national and international corporate transactions for mergers & acquisitions, corporate valuation, due diligence, financing advice, stock market launches and the preparation and assessment of business plans.

My main areas of focus are automotive, industry, healthcare and real estate. In addition, I am a university lecturer and author of various specialist publications.

Firm Overview:

KPMG International Cooperative is a multinational professional services network, and one of the Big Four accounting organisations. Seated in Amstelveen, the Netherlands, KPMG is a network of firms in 147 countries, with over 219,000 employees and has three lines of services: financial audit, tax, and advisory.