On 29th February, 2016 a lunch took place between Links Group’s Founding Partner John Martin St.Valery, esteemed lawyers Jerry Parks of Taylor Wessing and Osama Hassan of Pinsent Masons, and reputable member of Dubai Courts, Mohamed Amin Mubasheri Al Marzooqi.
The lunch marked a special occasion for Links Group, as it was in 2002 over a similar business lunch where the same industry experts discussed the feasibility of Links Group’s corporate nominee model. From planning to development, the conceptualisation of the company was born through the sharing of industry and market knowledge.
John went on to spearhead the growth of a partnership into the corporate structure that exists today and Mohamed, who at the time was Chief Notary Public at Dubai Courts, became Links Group’s first corporate nominee local partner. Both Osama and Jerry have continued to play fundamental roles as legal advisors for the company and, as they say, the rest is history.
Since Links Group was founded in 2002, much of its expertise and understanding of the region has been garnered through maintaining strong relationships with an unrivalled network of business and government contacts. The team has always endorsed the importance of networking and sharing industry knowledge to educate, learn from and support those who are directly or indirectly linked to the company and industry.
A strong will to self-imposed corporate governance has enabled Links Group to remain as provider of choice for both professional service firms advising their corporate clients and the clients themselves.
Over the past fourteen years, with its deep regional knowledge and extensive local experience, Links Group has become a trusted authority in the region, acting as a local partner, supporting clients’ business objectives and ensuring beneficial ownership and control for foreign-owned companies.