Reuben joined Vistra in July 2016 as Commercial Director, ex-Asia, for the Company Formation division. He is based in the London office, and is responsible for the existing sales offices and relevant staff in London, Dubai and Cyprus and generally for driving growth of the commercial activities of the Corporate Formation division outside of Asia.
Reuben began his career as a commercial solicitor with a leading London media law firm. Thereafter, he joined the London office of a global privately owned trust, corporate administration and private client services group. Initially mandated to provide a group business development function, his role evolved into a group management and strategy-focused position. Responsible for expanding the firm’s global footprint and identifying M&A opportunities, in particular, he led the firm’s biggest acquisition, a Hong Kong-based corporate services business predominantly servicing the Asian professional intermediary market. Subsequently, he was based in Hong Kong as the Managing Director where he was instrumental in diversifying the company’s offering into private client services. On his return to London in 2013, he was appointed commercial director and head of global business development and co-director of the group’s Dubai office, which he set up in 2014. He possesses good working knowledge of trust matters and has particular experience in cross-border and investment structuring.
Reuben is an Oxford University graduate with an MA in Jurisprudence, and is dual-qualified, holding a practicing certificate in the United Kingdom and the British Virgin Islands. Reuben is a student member of STEP and is studying for the Qualified Practitioner qualification. He is also a member of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA). His native language is English but he also speaks conversational Spanish.