Member of the Year

Every year, IR Global recognise our most successful, influential and active members of the group via our ‘Member of the Year’ (MOTY) awards process.

We reach out to all IR Global members and ask for their nominations of the individuals and firms who they believe have made a significant contribution to the group. These are then shortlisted to 15 firms.

The criteria starts with referrals, both inbound and outbound. However, it is not just based on the highest level of referrals, but also other innovative and creative ideas that have been put into practice, how they are helping us and their fellow members and finally what their IR membership means to them.

Meet our 2024 Member of the Year:

  • Paul Beare
    Company Formations in England

    Paul Beare

    goldPaul is a gold member
    Digital PartnerPaul is a Digital Partner
    MOTY 2023Paul was Member of the Year winner in 2023
    Founder, Paul Beare Ltd

Meet our previous Members of the Year:

  • Howard Colman
    Commercial Arbitration and Commercial Litigation in England

    Howard Colman

    goldHoward is a gold member
    MOTY 2022Howard was Member of the Year winner in 2022
    finalist 2015Howard was Member of the Year finalist in 2015
    Managing Partner, Colman Coyle
  • Wissam Abousleiman
    Tax (Accountants) in Lebanon

    Wissam Abousleiman

    goldWissam is a gold member
    MOTY 2021Wissam was Member of the Year winner in 2021
    Managing Director, Abousleiman & Co
  • Alex Canham
    Banking & Finance in England and Banking & Finance in England

    Alex Canham

    goldAlex is a gold member
    MOTY 2019Alex was Member of the Year winner in 2019
  • João Valadas Coriel
    Commercial Litigation , Real Estate and Tax (Private Client) in Portugal

    João Valadas Coriel

    goldJoão is a gold member
    MOTY 2018João was Member of the Year winner in 2018
    Managing Partner, Valadas Coriel & Associados
  • Noreen Weiss
    Banking & Finance in New York and Crypto and Digital Asset Advisory in New York

    Noreen Weiss

    goldNoreen is a gold member
    MOTY 2018Noreen was Member of the Year winner in 2018
  • Lorenzo Bacciardi
    Commercial Law in Italy

    Lorenzo Bacciardi

    goldLorenzo is a gold member
    MOTY 2017Lorenzo was Member of the Year winner in 2017
  • John Wolfs
    Cannabis Advisory , Commercial Law and Commercial Litigation in Netherlands

    John Wolfs

    goldJohn is a gold member
    MOTY 2016John was Member of the Year winner in 2016
    Managing Director, Wolfs Advocaten
  • Christian Roth
    Corporate Law in France

    Christian Roth

    goldChristian is a gold member
    MOTY 2015Christian was Member of the Year winner in 2015
    Partner, rothpartners
  • Nicholas V. Chen
    Mergers & Acquisitions in China and Mergers & Acquisitions in Taiwan

    Nicholas V. Chen

    goldNicholas V. is a gold member
    MOTY 2014Nicholas V. was Member of the Year winner in 2014
    Partner, Pamir Law Group

For more information about the IR Global Member of the Year selection process
please contact Rebecca Benbow

  • Rebecca Benbow

    Rebecca Benbow

    Head of Operations & Culture