Woodbrook Group confirms new director of legal and corporate services

Woodbrook Group confirms new director of legal and corporate services

Woodbrook Group, the Cyprus-based financial advisory and corporate services company with offices across Europe, Asia and the Middle-East, has announced the appointment of Mann Vergan has been appointed as director of legal and corporate services of Woodbrook Group Holdings. 

In his new role, Vergan will work closely with CEO Michael Doherty in identifying and laying the groundwork for a series of planned mergers and acquisitions in the corporate services and wealth division sectors.

The Canadian national brings two decades' experience working for some of the world's most prestigious law firms, both onshore and offshore, to his new role. He qualified as an attorney in New York and Massachusetts before moving to Europe where he worked as a corporate lawyer for, amongst others, Clifford Chance, CMS Cameron McKenna, Mourant Ozannes and Harneys. In recent years he has worked closely with Western investments throughout Central and Eastern Europe and Russia.

Mann said of his appointment: "It is an honour to join the Woodbrook team, especially at such a pivotal period in the group's evolution. I look forward to growing the brand and helping the company to expand its reach across the globe over the coming months and years to become one of the world's foremost financial and corporate services companies."

Last month the group, under partnership with Inter-M & Associates, confirmed it had purchased a US-domiciled company as it prepares for an RPO listing. As part of its ambitious expansion, Woodbrook recently announced a series of significant international developments, including a planned €100 million investment in Ireland. The company is establishing its first base in the Middle East with the imminent buy-out of a Dubai-based financial services company, with further acquisitions planned for Europe and Latin American later this year.

Woodbrook Group CEO Michael Doherty added: "We are delighted to have Mann on board our expanded Woodbrook team as we look ahead to a very exciting and rewarding year ahead. Mann brings a wealth of experience and talent to his new role, plus an invaluable network of global contacts as we expand our operations in the corporate service sphere."

Doherty continued: "We have been very calculated in our growth in 2018, culminating with our announcement to list on the NASDAQ, the world's preeminent stock exchange. Now with our acquisitions and the outstanding new members such as Mann who have joined the team, the future is extremely positive and we will continue our strong growth through 2019."

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