Edge International

Jonathan Middleburgh and Leon Sacks Join Edge International

Edge International

Edge International are delighted to announce that two new principals have joined us effective July 1, 2019.

Leon Sacks, who is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, will be focusing on our offering in the USA and Latin America. Originally from England, Leon is a UK chartered accountant and has much experience in the professional services industry. He was for many years a partner with KPMG in Latin America, offering consulting services. Before joining Edge, Leon was the chief operating officer Latin America at Baker McKenzie, based out of Miami, Florida.

Jonathan Middleburgh is based in London UK, and is dual qualified as a lawyer and occupational psychologist. He has for many years specialised in assisting clients with leadership, career and organisational development. Jonathan was previously at Huron Legal, where he successfully set up a practice focused on the development of senior lawyer talent at the same time as deepening his particular expertise in individual, team and organisational behavioural change.

All of our principals work globally and locally within Edge, and Leon and Jonathan will be no exception to this. We are delighted to have them on board.

Edge International Welcomes Yarman J. Vachha

Gerry Riskin

On behalf of all the principals of Edge International, I am delighted to welcome Yarman J. Vachha to our firm. Based in Singapore, Yarman extends Edge International’s legal-services consulting reach in Asia across Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.

Yarman Vachha brings Edge International the benefit of his 38-year professional accounting and management career, including senior leadership and executive roles with global law firms Allen & Overy and Baker McKenzie. Yarman has a strong record of success in implementing key financial, operational and structural changes to make law firms more efficient, profitable and collaborative.

Working as Regional Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Asia Pacific, at Baker McKenzie (2010-2017), Yarman’s achievements included the full integration of two of the firm’s major business units (Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China, Vietnam and Korea with Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia), creating one business unit with revenues of US$400m, and 2,000 staff representing 55% of the Asia-Pacific business.

At Allen & Overy, during his tenure as Director and Chief Operating Officer, Asia and Middle East (1999-2010), he managed the entire finance, administration, human resources, marketing and IT functions across Asia, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. He was the only non-lawyer on the Asian management board, and one of only five directors managing the global support functions – the only director outside London.

Yarman J. Vachha also developed strong mentoring and people-management skills in his role as Hong Kong cricket captain (1986 – 1988), both as manager and national selector, and represented Hong Kong internationally (1974 – 1995).