I'm a Corporate partner in our Abu Dhabi office, where I work closely with clients on their mergers & acquisitions, joint venture and foreign direct investment work.

My experience includes advising international and domestic clients (including family-owned businesses) on mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate advisory work (including set-ups with all related regulatory and licensing requirements), corporate restructuring, and commercial and employment issues. I act for clients hailing from a broad range of sectors, including education, energy, defence, healthcare, manufacturing, telecommunications, and the public sector.

I have a strong understanding of the UAE market, having lived and worked here since 2005. Prior to joining Bird & Bird, I worked for another international law firm in Abu Dhabi for over ten years.

Education
  • College of Law, United Kingdom, Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT)
  • University of Hagen, Germany, doctor of laws (Dr. jur.)
  • University of Canterbury, Christchurch (New Zealand), LL.M. (First Class Honours)
  • Legal traineeship (Referendariat) in Düsseldorf (Germany)
  • Legal studies at the universities of Düsseldorf, Hagen, Greifswald, Dresden and Bayreuth (all Germany)
Admissions
  • German Bar Association in 2005
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority in 2011