Jonathan Burger

Jonathan Burger is one of the Founding Partners of the firm and a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2006.

Jonathan specialises in the structuring, setting up and operation of the full spectrum of regulated and unregulated investment funds, including UCITS and Alternative Investment Funds (SIFs and SICARs), financial holding undertakings, securitisation vehicles and private asset management companies. Within the framework of his practice, he advises national and international fund promoters, Alternative Investment Fund managers, distributors, investment banks, asset managers, custodian banks, government authorities  and other agents providing fund-related services.

Before joining LEXTRUST, he spent some ten years with a Big 4 audit firm, a magic circle UK firm and a leading Luxembourg business law firm.

Jonathan is “maître en droit” from the Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, holds a “D.E.A.” (“Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies”) in Tax Law from the Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, and a “Doctorat en droit privé” from the Université Nancy 2.


  • Because our law firm’s goal is to achieve yours.
  • Because we know that your legal affairs require innovative and practical advice.
  • Because we know that our absolute commitment is essential to achieving your goals.
  • Because we do not only respond, but also anticipate to your legal issues.
  • Because we know that your solution is likelynot to be found on the beaten tracks.
  • Because our multilingual and multicultural specialists know how to deal with complex and demanding national and international affairs.


Maria Kitromilidou

Kannava, Kitromilidou & Co LLC is a law firm in its fifth year of existence with its offices located in Limassol, Cyprus.  We are proud to say that in the middle of the most unprecedented global economic crisis, we started off and grew into a most dynamic law firm playing today a leading role on the legal front not only in Cyprus but internationally.  Our team of experts with diversified backgrounds and experiences offer to all our clients the highest level of service within budget and on time committed at all times to achieve for the clients the best possible results, protect their interests long term and minimize risk and uncertainties for them.

We always follow a pragmatic, problem-solving approach, we listen carefully to the clients’ needs and objectives (business or otherwise) and always have the appropriate solution to offer, boilerplate or innovative as the particular case may require.

Our firm covers the whole legal spectrum – we offer services in the areas of Corporate/Commercial Law, Banking/Finance Law, Financial Regulation/Investment Services, Trusts/Fund Administration, Inheritance/Real Estate Law, Intellectual Property/E-Commerce, Employment Law, Immigration Law, Civil Litigation/Arbitration, Criminal Litigation, Matrimonial Disputes/Family Law and Maritime/Shipping Law.

We always look ahead and always strive to improve and expand the services we offer, so we are constantly kept updated with developments and new legal opportunities and solutions for clients.  We are lawyers easy to reach at any time and close to our clients in support for all their needs.


Dareen Abdul Rahim

Position: Senior Associate Principal

Practice Areas: Corporate and Commercial Law; Private, Equity; Mergers & Acquisitions; Banking and Finance; Capital Markets; Employment Law; Investment Funds; Contracts.


Dareen re-joined the firm in October 2014 (formerly at Qays H. Zu’bi Attorneys and Legal Consultants for 4 years) as a Senior Associate. She is admitted to practice as an Attorney-at-Law in California and has obtained her Advocacy License in Bahrain. She has vast experience in a wide range of corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance transactions, construction, contracts and employment disputes. Her undergraduate background in finance and economics has enabled her to better assist our banking clients and in this respect, she has advised on large-scale capital markets transactions such as IPOs and bond issues in addition to providing banks and investment firms with licensing, structuring, corporate governance and regulatory advice.


English and Arabic


Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Finance – University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Bachelor of Science (BS) in Economics – University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Juris Doctor (JD) – Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Haitham Hawashin

Haitham is a bilingual partner with extensive international and regional experience in general corporate and corporate finance work including joint ventures, private equity, cross-border M&A and debt & equity capital markets transactions. Haitham has been in the UAE since 2013 and is highly experienced in regional M&A and private equity investments. Haitham’s Middle Eastern background and understanding of the culture enables him to structure and execute local and regional transactions seamlessly.

Prior to moving to the Middle East five years ago, Haitham was with another leading international law firm where he spent seven years working in its London, Singapore and Hong Kong offices advising on headline international corporate transactions across Asia and Australia.

Simmons & Simmons:

From our offices in major business and financial centres throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we view the world through the lens of our key sectors: asset management and investment funds, energy and infrastructure, financial institutions, life sciences and technology, media and telecommunications (TMT).

For our clients this means they benefit from a law firm fully focused on their sector, wholly understanding of the challenges that they face and completely tuned in to their needs.

Over the decades we have been careful to build our international presence using a combination of local lawyers with demonstrable local knowledge and fully integrated teams acting together at a global level.

Silke Nadolni

Member of RICS
  • Since 2011, Partner, Lefèvre Pelletier & Associés
  • 2009 – 2011, Senior Partner, Marccus Partners, in charge of the real estate department
  • 2004 – 2009, Junior Partner, Marccus Partners
  • 1999 – 2004, Associate, Haarmann Hemmelrath (today Marccus Partners)
  • 1998 – 1999, Associate, Salès, Vincent & Associés (today: Denton Wilde Sapte)
Areas of expertise
  • Real Estate Investments
  • Financing Investment Funds
  • Asset Management
  • Renewable Energies
  • Assistance of international investors with the acquisition and transfer of real estate (asset deal or share deal)
  • Advice in the renewable energy sector
  • Assistance in particular of German-speaking clients (German, Austrian, Swiss)
  • 1998, CAPA (French Bar Examen)
  • 1996, Diploma (Maîtrise) in Mandarin, INALCO (Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations), Paris
  • 1995, Postgraduate Degree in Private International Law, Panthéon-Assas University, Paris II (DEA)
  • 1994, Master in Business Law and German Law; Panthéon-Assas University, Paris II
  • French-German Office of Renewable Energies
  • French-Austrian Chamber of Commerce
  • French-German Lawyers’ Association
  • French-German Real Estate Circle
Conferences and Seminars
  • LPA Seminar in cooperation with ASAA, SaarLB and RICS on “Real Estate in France”, Munich, Frankfurt and Hamburg (February 2013)
  • LPA Seminar in cooperation with Jones Lang LaSalle, Anthony Béchu (architect) and RICS “Real Estate in France”, Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong (May – June 2012)
  • LPA Seminar in cooperation with ASAA, WTS and RICS on “Real Estate in France”, Frankfurt (April 2012)
  • Annual conference in George V: “Real estate regulation and tax update 2011 overview and 2012 prospects” in Paris (9 February 2012)
  • Conference organized by Property Investor Europe and Epadesa: “The Greater Paris”, London (26 October 2011)
  • Conference organized by the “Ministry of Urban Affairs & Greater Paris”. Subject: “The Greater Paris Project: Financial and real estate investment opportunities”, London (12 July 2011)
  • LPA Seminar in partnership with DTZ and PATRIZIA Acquisition & Consulting GmbH: “Real Estate in Germany – News 2010-2011 (the market, the law, the taxation and the German KAG)”, Paris (23 June 2011)
  • LPA Seminar in cooperation with CBRE and ASAA on “Real Estate in France – News 2010-2011 (the market, the law and the taxation)”, Frankfurt (26 May 2011)
  • Conference organized by Solarpraxis “Structuring of solar energy projects”, Paris (9 March 2011)
  • “Buying a castle in France : Legal and tax aspects”, Global Luxury Properties (April 2013)
  • “Chinese investments in French Real Estate – any legal constraints?”, Business Immo Magazine, March 2013
  • “Acquiring a property in France: Legal and tax aspects”, Global Luxury Properties (Summer 2012)
  • “Aperçu juridique et fiscal des transactions immobilières en Allemagne”, Business Immo (April 2012)
  • “Le point sur les fonds immobiliers allemands” (News on German real estate funds), Business Immo (October 2011)