MI's Management Team works like any other board or committee running a global professional service operation. The team works to ensure best practice in all key areas and delivers client coverage across the world in EMEA, The Americas and Asia. The Management Team meets regularly at the network's regional events, AGM and online. You are welcome to contact any member directly.
Michael Connolly, Chair
Working closely with the Managing Director, Michael provides leadership and responsibility for the team’s composition, development, duties and performance. Michael's priority is to ensure MI delivers on its promises to clients and members. Outside of MI, Michael is an experienced corporate partner at New York member Morrison Cohen. MI's chair is an elected position by MI members for a two year term.
Nigel Rowley, Deputy Chair
Mover and shaker, deputy chair Nigel Rowley has been a driving force behind the network's recent expansion. Known for his visionary outlook, Nigel leads many of MI's special projects including business development and trade delegations. Nigel is also managing partner and head of dispute resolution at MI founding member Mackrell Turner Garrett, London. The deputy chair is an elected position by MI members for a two year term.
Clive Miéville, Managing Director
MI's most senior full-time executive Clive Mieville is tasked with advising and delivering on strategy. His client-facing responsibilities include co-ordinating the delivery of MI's legal services to organisations worldwide and he regularly represents MI at legal conferences and events. Working with HQ staff, Meryl Edwards, Elaine Lister, and Michelle Morris, Clive is also responsible for recruiting and auditing members, membership satisfaction and delivery of member services.
David Ettinger - Sponsorship
Leveraging value from access to the buying power of MI's 4,500 lawyers in 90 countries, David is the main contact for sponsorship of MI's conferences and events. Based in China, David is also food and drugs legal specialist for MI's Washington DC member Keller & Heckman.
John Scheef – Business Development, US
With 27 firms in 34 states with 83 offices and just over 3000 attorneys, MI has one of the strongest global legal networks in the US. John Scheef, litigator and construction partner at Texas firm Scheef & Stone, is head of the network’s business development group for the US. On the Management Team he represents the interests of all the US firms with a priority brief to promote the network’s US credentials to clients, contacts and potential new members.
Saúl Zang – South America
Saúl represents the interests of MI's powerful South American member contingent in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela and Peru. Saul is a full-service lawyer and founding partner of Zang, Bergel & Vines Abogados in Buenos Aires.
Chris Short – Membership
With a brief to recruit members and maintain MI's reputation for truly global coverage, the membership committee is led by Chris Short. Chris is a partner at MI's Hong Kong member Weir & Associates.
W.A. Shashila – Asian Growth
With client demand increasingly focused on Asia, Shashila is the Management Team member responsible for representing MI's fourteen members in the region.
Europe, Middle East and Africa
Ulrike Doerrie – Member Communication
MI's size, status and client requirements demands efficient and timely membership communication. Ulrike advises the network on communication policy and implementation. She is also one of the founding members of Mackrell International, member firm SLB Kloepper Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Roeland Moeyersons – Young Lawyers
Because of MI's substantial number of young lawyers, Roeland is tasked with representing their interests on the Management Team through MI's Young Lawyers Committee. Roeland is also a commercial and corporate partner at MI's Belgium member van Cutsem - Wittamer - Marnef & Partners.
Paul Rutisya – Africa Development
Paul is the management team member for Africa and represents the interests of the network’s six members in Algeria, Mauritius, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and his own firm in Uganda. Africa has been identified as a priority area for the network’s growth and Paul is also responsible for identifying and presenting potential new members. Paul is a partner at Kampala-based Kasirye Byaruhanga and specialises in criminal defence and litigation.
Keith Provins – Secretary
Daniel Wendland - Treasurer