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.
Nigel Rowley, Chair
Working closely with the Managing Director, Nigel provides leadership and responsibility for the team's composition, development, duties and performance. Nigel's priority is to ensure MI delivers on its promises to clients and members and 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. He is managing partner and head of dispute resolution at MI founding member Mackrell Turner Garrett, London. The Chair is elected by MI members for a three year term.
Clive Miéville, Managing Director
MI's most senior full-time executive Clive Miéville 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 and Elaine Lister, Clive is also responsible for recruiting and auditing members, membership satisfaction and delivery of member services.
David Ettinger - Americas IC Representative and Deputy Chair Designate
David has served as an Americas IC Representative for six years and will be put forward for the role of Deputy Chair in May 2018. He is the Chief Representative of Keller and Heckman’s Shanghai office. Keller and Heckman’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. has been a Mackrell member for over 16 years and the firm has been a leading force in pushing forward new MI initiatives assisting members to set up global webinars and piloting MI's YouTube video channel project.
John Scheef – Americas IC Representative and Business Development, US
With 23 firms in 35 states with 75 offices and just over 3000 attorneys, MI has one of the strongest global legal networks in the US. John, 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.
Guilherme Tepedino Hernandez – South Americas IC Representative
Guilherme represents the interests of MI's powerful South American member contingent in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Peru and Venezuela. Established in the 1950s, his firm Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados, is one of Brazil’s most traditional and respected law firms. Guilherme specialises in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, project finance and foreign investment.
Chris Short – Asia Pacific IC Representative and Global Membership Chair
With a brief to recruit members and maintain Mi's reputation for truly global coverage, the global membership committees are led by Chris Short. Chris's firm, Weir & Associates in Hong Kong, represents over 50 financial institutions in Asia and has a well-earned reputation as a business-minded, transaction-oriented law firm.
W.A. Shashila – Asia Pacific IC Representative and Asian Growth
Shashila's firm, Ram Rais and Partners are widely regarded as one of the leading law firms in Malaysia in the areas of Intellectual Property, General Litigation and Conveyancing and are also one of the longest standing firms in MI having been a member since 1990. With client demand increasingly focussed on Asia Shashila is well placed to represent MI's 20 offices in this developing region.
Europe, Middle East and Africa
Roeland Moeyersons – EMEA IC Representative and Young Lawyers
Because of MI's substantial number of young lawyers, Roeland is tasked with the development of the three regional Young Lawyers Groups and representing their interests on the Management Team. His firm, van Cutsem Wittamer Marnef & Partners saw the future of Global Legal Networks early on and became one of the founding member firms of Mackrell International back in 1987. Roeland specialises in Business & Corporate Litigation.
Daniel Wendland - EMEA IC Representative and Treasurer
Daniel holds the official post of Treasurer so as well as representing the EMEA Members on all issues within Mackrell he also ensures that all of our member's financial interests within MI are fully represented on the Management Team. At his firm SES Berlin, Daniel specialises in Real Estate Transactions.
Paul Rutisya – Africa IC Representative and Africa Growth
Paul is the Management Team member for Africa and represents the interests of the network’s members in Algeria, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, South Africa 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
Based at Mackrell Turner Garrett in London Keith holds the role of Secretary ensuring that all policies and procedures within the Articles of Association are adhered to.