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NICK CRASNER – PARTNER

Nick B. Crasner focuses his practice on retained legal search, mergers and consulting.

Mr. Crasner has assisted numerous US and UK law firms on transactions across Continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia and has executed assignments in all of the major international legal hubs outside of London and New York.

In particular, he has worked on matters in jurisdictions spanning the GCC (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman) and mainland Europe (Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid, Milan, and Munich). He has extensive experience in the development and project management of large law firm office openings where he helps international clients enter and build up their presence in a given market.

Mr. Crasner has been recognized for his work by a variety of directories. He has been described by clients as a “pragmatic advisor and headhunter to law firms with a skill for building outstanding teams in new markets”.

Prior to founding Crasner Consulting, Mr. Crasner was a Partner at another legal search firm for five years. During this time, he was responsible for all high value, international projects and was responsible for launching and overseeing the firms Singapore and Dubai offices. Prior to this he was a Managing Director in the London office of the largest legal search firm in the world.

Significant Representations

Representing an AmLaw 100 law firm with their office launch in Dubai where we were responsible for recruitment across Corporate, Litigation, Investigations and Projects. Pursuant on this matter, the lateral teams in each area would fulfil a number of critical roles for the firm, including Dubai Office Managing Partner, Chair of the Emerging Markets practice and deepen the English capability across the firm. This gateway approach to international expansion greatly impacted the law firm’s ability to service work in North and East Africa, Central and South Asia and across the Middle East.

Representing a London headquartered law firm on a major expansion project in the Middle East, which involved the acquisition of a regional law firm with offices in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Kuwait City. The acquisition was centred on the significance of the Saudi market and gave the acquiring firm a foothold in the highly lucrative markets. The deal was structured through two Associations and involved the negotiation of fixed assets and the on boarding of legal and support staff in a number of offices.

Advising a UK law firm on their office opening in Paris, which is widely acknowledged as the largest single lateral group move in Continental Europe. The team of nearly 40 people cut across Construction, Corporate, Employment, Real Estate and Tax and immediately launched a full service offering in the French Capital.

Education

University of London, BSc (Hons) Economics & Social Policy

University of Southampton, International Relations and Politics Foundation

Sheborne School for Boys, A Levels, Gold Duke of Edinburgh and highest sporting scholarship in Eton Group of Schools (Rugby)

British School of Brussels

Languages

Mother tongue English
Fluent French & Indonesia
Basic Spanish, Arabic & German

Other Business Interests

In addition to his work at Crasner Consulting, Mr Crasner is founder of Crasner Ventures, Crasner Private Equity, Crasner Capital and a co-founder in Kissoon Carr Partners.

ROBERT HANNA – PARTNER

Robert Hanna is a Partner at Crasner Consulting where he focusses on retained legal search assignments.

Mr. Hanna has assisted numerous US and UK law firms on retained legal search assignments.

In particular, he has worked on matters in jurisdictions spanning the Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo), the Middle East and Europe.

Education

University of Leeds, BA Business Management

Oakham School, 1st XV rugby

Languages

English
French

Other Business Interests

In addition to his work at Crasner Consulting, Mr Hanna is a Co-Founder and Managing Director at Kissoon Carr Partners

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MIRIAM LONGCHAMP – PARTNER

Miriam Longchamp is a Partner at Crasner Consulting where she leads the Consulting practice.

Ms Longchamp has assisted numerous US and UK law firms on transactions across Continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia and has executed assignments in all of the major international legal hubs outside of London and New York. Prior to joining Crasner Consulting, Ms Longchamp was an Associate at Wachtell Lipton LLP in New York City.

In particular, she has worked on matters in jurisdictions spanning the GCC (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman) and mainland Europe (Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid, Milan, and Munich). She has extensive experience in the development and project management of large law firm office openings where he helps international clients enter and build up their presence in a given market.

Education

Ms Longchamp holds her JD from Yale University and a BA from Princeton.

Languages

Mother tongue English
Basic Spanish and French

Other Business Interests

Ms Longchamp has a thriving property portfolio and is an avid investor in real estate assets in London and New York.

ALIZEE OUMNIA – ASSOCIATE

Alizée Oumnia is an Associate at Crasner Consulting.

Ms. Oumnia works directly alongside Mr. Crasner and assumes responsibility for our assignments in the Paris market.

Prior to joining Crasner Consulting, Ms. Oumnia completed internships at Coblence & Associés in Paris, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brussels and at Deshoulières Avocats in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Education

Ms. Oumnia graduated from the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas and holds a Master’s Degree in International Business Law.

Languages

Ms. Oumnia has lived and studied in France, Vietnam, Belgium and the UK, and is fluent in French and English.

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JACK ROBERTSON – ASSOCIATE

Jack Robertson is an Associate at Crasner Consulting.

Mr. Robertson works directly alongside Mr. Crasner and assumes responsibility for our assignments in the London and Hong Kong markets.

Prior to joining Crasner Consulting, Mr. Robertson was a Junior Consultant at JGB Partners and an Investment Risk Analyst.

Education

Mr. Robertson graduated with a BA in Finance and Management at Loughborough University.