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Walid S. Chiniara

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Walid S. Chiniara is an international finance lawyer, an activist, and a thought leader in the field of governance, its history, and philosophical foundation.

After 15 exciting years practicing law across several jurisdictions, Walid spent the last 25 years serving families in business, looking to preserve and grow their Wealth in the hands of future generations.


He worked alongside a large number of iconic families from around the world, building family offices, managing conflict, and devising family-specific tools, tailored to address their needs and those of the NextGen family business entrepreneurs.


Over the years, he forged himself a reputation as the go-to person for mission impossible family business succession planning, and the 7-Step Methodology™ he has developed has been recognized by his peers as a game changer. For many, it has become the family business succession planning tool par excellence.

Over the years, Walid has received a number of awards and of accolades from his peers for his work as a Trusted Advisor.

January 2022: Made the Legal Week Private Client Global Elite Directory, for the fourth consecutive year.

November 2021: Recognized by Who’s Who, Private Client and Trust Advisory Services (for the forth time), as: “the phenomenal Walid Chiniara is best in class and a reference in the market”.

September 2020: Recognized by Family Capital Publishing, as one of The Top 100 Global Family Influencers.

Winner: Leading Individual (Advisor) GCC Wealth Briefing (2015 and 2018)


Recognized by Who’s Who Legal - Private Client (2016, 2018, and 2019) as one of the leading experts in his field


Winner: Deloitte Partner Award – Eminence and Branding (2016)


Shortlisted: STEP People's Choice - Trusted Advisor of the Year (2015)


Shortlisted: STEP Family Business Advisor of the Year (2015)​

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