Garth William Coates

Garth is a solicitor and runs his own immigration law firm in central London. He has over 25 years’ experience of immigration law and has previously worked for the UK Immigration Department.

Michele Martin

Michele has been working as a British Solicitor in the UK since 1994. She has extensive experience of all aspects of second citizenship and golden visa programmes.

Tamer Ulay

Tamer is an European Immigration Law Specialist and has extensive knowledge of European Golden Visa and Second Citizenship Programmes. He is mainly responsible for Golden Visa and citizenship programmes for Cyprus, Malta and Portugal. He regularly travels to these countries to oversee and guide our clients’ applications first hand.

Celemet Yener

Celemet has developed good working relationships with Identity Malta (the official citizenship department in Malta) and SEF (the immigration department in Portugal). He has extensive knowledge of all types of Golden Visa applications.

Christine Phillips

Christine is our senior consultant and has been with the company since its establishment. Christine is responsible for citizenship applications, having extensive knowledge of both naturalisation and second citizenship programmes. As a fluent Turkish speaker, she assists all our teams with queries from Turkish nationals who are looking to obtain a Golden Visa or a second citizenship.

Dr Rui Teixeira Rodrigues

Rui is a qualified Portuguese lawyer and is our regional manager in Lisbon. He is responsible for our clients’ Golden Visa applications in Portugal. He has developed good working relationships with Portuguese immigration authorities and has extensive knowledge of all types of Golden Visa applications.

Dr Frederick Ellul

Frederick is a Maltese lawyer and the manager of our Malta office. He has extensive knowledge of Maltese Citizenship by Investment and Maltese Residency Programmes.

Leqa Al Habib

After excelling in her academics and achieving a First-Class Honours in LLB Law, Leqa moved on to gain extensive experience in conducting complex cases on European Golden Visa’s and Citizenship by Investment programmes. She has worked with high profile clients, well-known country experts, and other highly reputable professionals within her field. With her extensive immigration experience in, Leqa is positioned as one of our legal consultants who primarily works with our Arabic speaking client base as she speaks Arabic fluently. Leqa has direct connection to our Dubai office and has travelled on various occasions out to the U.A.E to deal with client’s cases.

Leila Mansouri

Leila is our Attorney and Business Development Consultant as well as a U.S. licensed immigration attorney with almost a decade of experience. She has extensive experience dealing with Iranian nationals as well as being invited to speak on many media platforms and conferences.

Christos Leonida

Christos has been working in the financial and property market for over 20 years.

For the last 7 years, Christos has concentrated his efforts in the migration industry, working on both Cypriot Citizenship by Investment and Golden Visa programmes. He is a renowned expert in the sector.

Vassilios Fragkiadakis

Vassilious is an experienced lawyer with more than 20 years of active experience in the industry. He has extensive knowledge of both Greece’s Citizenship by Investment and Golden Visa programmes. He is the Greek representative for Coates Global clients.

Hannah Hutcheon

Hannah stands as our HR Manager with 17 years’ experience working in Human Resources. Before joining our company, she worked for Theo Paphitis Retail Group as an HR Officer for 16 years. Hannah has written a HR Guide, which was released as one of the guides for Panacea Adviser. Since joining the company, Hannah maintains and enhances Coates Global’s HR by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations as well as HR policies, programmes, and practices.

Fabienne Malkinson

Fabienne is our Marketing Executive, maintaining and nurturing relations between our partners and clients, both at home and abroad. She is responsible and oversees all of our social-media as well as our Golden Visa and Second Citizenship Programmes. Fabienne works with both UK and international clients - frequently travelling abroad, introducing and planning our events.

Nitish de Ramduny

Nitish is an Associate Solicitor having qualified in July 2013 to practice law in England & Wales. He is qualified in six legal areas and specialises in multiple legal disciplines inclusive of Corporate Immigration, Commercial Law, Employment Law and Administrative & Public Law.

He has assisted a range of clientele from multinational companies to high-net-worth individuals on the EU Citizenship by Investment schemes. In particular, he has developed and maintained strong business and clientele relationships within the EMEA market.

He remains a valuable and trusted source for information on the EU Citizenship by Investment schemes offered by Coates Global.

Tatiana Valerio

Tatiana is our Executive Assistant in Coates Global Lisbon. She assists the Lisbon team with domestic and international client queries. Tatiana also acts as the office manager, maintaining the offices services by organizing its operations and procedures. Tatiana is responsible for a diverse set of administrative tasks

Iyiola Ojo

Iyiola is our Marketing Director for Africa. He has extensive experience and knowledge of citizenship programmes and has responsibility for all our clients in the African market

Craig Wheeler

Craig has over ten years’ experience trading on the UK and US stock markets using a number of derivative and financial products. He manages investment accounts for some of the wealthiest families across the Middle East and emerging markets.

Hayley Shepherd

Hayley is currently studying for a Master's degree in Law in London. She regularly travels to Malta, Cyprus, Portugal and Spain to assist our clients and oversee their applications with the relevant authorities.