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Marianne Kafena is a leading tier 1 private client lawyer with particular expertise in the Middle East.

She advises multinational families and their private offices on the range of legal and practical complexities that arise when personal, business and trust assets are shared by more than one generation.

Her advice ranges from establishing and supporting the work of family offices, to structuring international personal and business assets taking account of cross-border tax and succession.

One of the important aspects of Marianne’s work is ensuring that those involved in implementing a family’s plan maintain the enthusiasm and discipline required to see it through as practically and simply as possible.

Marianne’s proficiency in the Middle East has been recognised by Chambers High Net Worth 2022 at their awards evening, where she won the award for Foreign Jurisdiction Expert – Middle East, for her expertise in advising clients based in or connected to the Middle East.

Chambers High Net Worth 2022 says that Marianne Kafena “is a fountain of knowledge. She has dealt with numerous extremely complex cases and navigates the various social and cultural nuances of each client with such ease. She has a talent for taking a bird’s eye view of a situation and charts a course to ultimately achieve what is in the client’s best interest.”

“Marianne is a wonderful person to work with, her excellent technical knowledge and cultural awareness are the key components which drive us to engage her. Her Middle Eastern cultural knowledge is fantastic.”