About Us

Our Team

Jan-Carl Stjernswärd

Managing Partner

Jan has practiced in London, Paris, and Dubai with a particular focus on emerging markets. He qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2012 and holds a BSc in Government and Economics from the London School of Economics. He is fluent in English, Swedish and French and has a limited command of Persian, Russian and German. In addition to dispute resolution, Jan has a solid track record in assisting clients with the planning and execution of their Middle East market entry and growth strategies

Education: BSc Government and Economics, London School of Economics (2007), GDL, College of Law (2009), Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School (2010)

Languages: English, Swedish, French, Persian (limited), Russian (limited)

Bar qualification: solicitor of the courts of England and Wales (2012)Wales (2012)

Charles Leigh

Business Development Manager

Bio: Charlie was commissioned into the British Army’s 1st Battalion Irish Guards. He served in a variety of roles, including as a Military Linguist, Operations Officer, and an Infantry Platoon Commander, seeing operational deployments throughout the Middle East and Afghanistan. A natural team leader, clients appreciate Charlie’s network and his ability to connect investors and entrepreneurs from both Europe and the Middle East.

Education: Arabic and Persian BA Hons, University of London – SOAS (2004) / University of Alexandria – Egypt (2007) / Officer Training, Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (2009) / Officers’ Commissioning Course, The Royal Military Academy – Sandhurst (2012)

Languages: English, Arabic (proficient), Persian (limited), Pashto (limited)

Stephan Forsbergh

Senior Consultant Residency and Citizenship by Investment in Sweden

Bio: Stephan is an entrepreneur with a background in wealth management and real estate. Clients greatly value the depth of Stephan’s professional network and his ability to open doors in Sweden where no one else can. In his formative years, Stephan attended the same boarding school as King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden where he developed an appreciation for a variety of outdoor pursuits. Stephan has lived and worked in many countries, including Sweden, Finland, the UK, the UAE, Iraq, Italy, Poland and Slovakia and is well placed to offer strategic advice to even the most discerning and international of clients.

Education: BA International Relations, Regent’s University London (2010)

Languages: English, Swedish, Finnish, German, Italian

About Us

Lincoln Associates is headquartered in Dubai (UAE). We have a broad network of consultants and can assist in most emerging market jurisdictions surrounding the UAE, including the Middle East, Central Asia and horn of Africa region.