Our Core Team


Graham Walker

Graham Walker has substantial business experience in the USA, Asia and the UK. He is qualified as an attorney in Colorado, England and Hong Kong. His business experience includes investment banking (M&A; IPOs), senior management in an international telecoms company and executive management of commercial real estate companies.

He has extensive legal experience across a wide range of practice areas and multiple jurisdictions, with a concentration on commercial and contractual matters. He has advised and worked with leading international corporations in the USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines, the UK and the Middle East. While practising as a lawyer in Hong Kong he also served as Hong Kong counsel to the Board of a major Asian luxury hotel-owning and management company.

Graham is highly experienced in handling multi-jurisdictional business matters and co-ordinating with lawyers in other jurisdictions around the world. Graham has lived and worked in London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Texas and Colorado.

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Howard Bernstein

Howard Bernstein is an all-round business adviser with over 30 years’ professional experience in business law, tax, accounting, finance and business. Howard has specialist expertise in business law, taxation, employment and international business issues.

Howard holds professional qualifications as a lawyer admitted to the courts of Colorado and the US Tax Court. He is also qualified as a Certified Public Accountant. Howard has an MBA (accounting major) and post-MBA Advanced Professional Certificate in corporate financial management. He has financial analysis experience for major international commodity trading and pharmaceutical corporations.

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David Hoven

David Hoven is AEA’s China Director. He specializes in international business development and focuses on taking new technologies to market in the People’s Republic of China. He has developed particular expertise in clean technologies with agriculture, water, and waste applications. He regularly advises clients on market entry into China in industries ranging from manufacturing equipment, foodservice products, and retail products.

David has been engaged in China business since 2007 and spent extended periods working in China. He speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and is proficient in reading and writing.

David holds an MBA in International Business from the Daniels College of Business, Denver University. He serves at executive and vice-president level with several international firms.

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David Talon

David Talon is AEA’s Latin America Director. He is able to assist our clients on projects involving Latin America and also to work with clients on international strategic development, market penetration, sales and marketing.

He has been involved with business in South America and Mexico since 1986. He is fluent in Spanish and has a basic knowledge of Portuguese, French and German.

David has over 28 years’ experience of international sales & marketing, and specialist expertise in international growth strategy and execution. He has developed and managed multi-country business growth and communication optimization projects in over 50 countries in Latin America, Europe, Australia & the Middle East.

David brings expertise in the rapid development of new domestic and global distribution networks through agents, distributors or channel partners. He is proficient in the identification, development and management of strategic alliances.

In addition to his global business experience, David has particular industry experience in manufacturing in clean technology, IT, textiles and chemicals.

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