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KS International (KSi) and Morison International (MI) have merged to form a US$1 billion strong international association. The international association is an alliance of audit, tax and consultancy firms. The name of the new association will be Morison KSi and will have 1,201 partners, 8,990 professional staff and 375 offices in 88 countries. The merger will be effective as of 1 April 2016.

Both associations are well known for their focus on personal relationships, highly selective approaches to membership recruitment and share a commitment to maintaining their association status. The merger is built on a shared culture that is dynamic, ambitious and client focused.

“After overseeing 26 years of year-on-year growth and record levels of business referred around the world, this merger provides a greater footprint for KSi to pursue new opportunities, build stronger connections for clients and ultimately enhance our service offerings,” says Sir Michael Snyder, Chairman of KSi.

“The merger of KSi and Morison International is a very exciting development. Together we have more resources, skills, experience, depth, breadth and reach, but most importantly the merger is built on a shared culture and commitment to working with only the highest quality firms to serve our clients’ international needs,” says Mark Levenfus, Chairman of MI and Chairman of Morison KSi.

The merger provides MI with a strong UK member firm and expanded US representation, as well as further high quality firms across the globe including Europe, Asia and Latin America. For KSi, the merger provides a solid platform to accelerate the association’s growth ambitions.

Mark Levenfus (Managing Partner, Marks Paneth LLP, New York, USA) will serve as Chairman and the Vice Chairman will be Graham Tyler (Partner, Executive Board and Head of Business Development at Kingston Smith LLP, London, UK). Liza Robbins will be CEO of the merged association.

Joseph Gauci Managing Partner of KSi Malta stated that such merger will be very beneficial for KSi Malta, its clients and its employees.

KSi Malta is the sole representative of KS International and Morison International in Malta.