An independent, client-focused, strategic advisory that

operates globally on a trusted-advisor model






© Liederman Consulting Ltd 2018.

about us

LIEDERSHIP provides strategic advice and problem solving across three specific areas:


•  Business Transactions, including deal origination, direct investments, due diligence, project assessment, merger advisory, and cross

     border project management


•   Institutional Strategy and Structure, including board and external advisor review, fit-for-purpose corporate structures, intra-family

     mediation, succession planning, and proper governance


•   Social Impact, including advice on building and engaging with not-for-profits, foundations, and venture philanthropy

At LIEDERSHIP, we focus solely on serving the client’s best interest and providing exceptional client service as a trusted global advisor.


We are multi‐lingual, multi-jurisdictional, and multi-disciplinary:


•   Independent, non-conflicted, objective, and unbiased advice with strict confidentiality

•   Strategic problem solving with fit-for-purpose execution and implementation

•   Proven track record at the highest levels with significant leadership experience

•   Highest ethical standards and an extensive global network

•   Decades of experience, structuring, leading, and executing strategic transactions in more than 70 countries

•   Extensive board experience at the Chairman, Chair of International Governance, and NED level

•   Global expertise in law, philanthropy, and governance

•   Holistic, 360‐degree, client-driven approach


LIEDERSHIP has close working relationships with law firms, accountancies, asset managers,  trust and fiduciary services, tax lawyers, and other service providers, as required by each client engagement. There is full transparency on all fee arrangements and the sole objective of LIEDERSHIP is to serve at all times in the best interests of the client.

who we are


Founder & CEO

Carl L. Liederman is a leading international lawyer, strategist, and the Founder & CEO of LIEDERSHIP. He specialises in complex
cross-border transactions and has advised Fortune 100 companies, private equity firms, family-operated businesses, family offices, and leading institutions on a broad spectrum of issues, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, IPOs, finance, governance, and philanthropy.  He has served on multiple boards and is a frequent speaker at international conferences, summits, and family office forums.


During his 25‐year legal career, Carl has practiced law in New York, Washington, D.C., Paris, Geneva and London and led deals in over 70 countries. Having worked and built smaller offices of global firms, Carl has developed a business-focused approach that combines strategic problem solving with fit-for-purpose execution and implementation. He is a generalist with deep specialist skills.  He spent his formative years at Cleary Gottlieb and has served in many leadership and advisory positions throughout his career, including:


•  Head of European Corporate, Arnold & Porter


•  Head of European Mergers & Acquisitions and Head of Integration, Orrick


•  CEO, One Young World


•  Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, Right To Play UK


•  Chairman of the Governance and Nominations Committee and Trustee, Right To Play International


•  Co‐Founder and Trustee, ABT International Exchange


Carl is a member of the bars of New York and Washington, D.C., and is a registered foreign lawyer in England & Wales. He received his JD from Yale Law School, where he was Co‐Editor-in‐Chief of the Yale Journal of International Law, and his BA from Pomona College, summa cum laude, valedictorian. He is fluent in French and conversant in Italian, Spanish and Greek. He is a citizen of the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

what we do

LIEDERSHIP is designed to provide its clients a range of bespoke service offerings and fee structures across key activities and sectors.



•  M&A project management

•  Direct investment for family offices

•  Deal origination and placement

•  Deal and target assessment and diligence

•  Country and sector­ specific expertise



•  Corporate governance

•  Philanthropy, charitable giving, and private foundations

•  Board and advisor review

•  Partner and team placement at global law firms

•  NED and board positions

•  Identifying acquisition targets globally, assessing fit with

    overall portfolio, and negotiating share and asset purchases


•  Leading numerous complex cross-border M&A transactions

    in over 70 countries and across all key sectors, including life

    sciences, TMT, consumer goods, luxury goods, real estate,

    energy, and manufacturing


•  Overseeing and managing restructuring of corporate

    groups, including asset sales, mediating claims, internal

    investigations, and related matters


•  Advising on investment vehicles and corporate entities in

    various jurisdictions from Holdcos to SPVs


•  Negotiating strategic alliances and joint ventures in Europe,

    Asia, Africa, the Middle East, North America, and South


•  Acting as the trusted advisor to families and family-owned

    businesses during periods of transition and business crisis,

    such as generational succession, fraud investigations,

    internal restructurings, and bet-the-company deals


•  Serving as a Non-Executive Director, either as a

    representative of a family or principal investor or as an

    external strategic advisor


•  Conducting in‐depth review of charitable giving, use of

    proceeds, governance structure, and impact, as well as legal

    and reputational risk, for numerous donors and charities


•  Assisting global firms to identify opportunities and grow

    strategically through lateral partner recruitment and office

    and team acquisitions in key markets





Liederman Consulting Ltd

1 Heddon Street



United Kingdom

Email for enquiries: