Melissa has a wealth of commercial expertise in the Middle East across a variety of sectors.

Melissa is a partner and the head of our Commercial and IP practices in the Middle East, based in Dubai.

She provides advice to international businesses on commercial, corporate and general litigation matters relating to their operations in the UAE and the wider Middle East region. Her experience includes advising on: hospitality; IT; IP; franchising; media; data protection; privacy; consumer protection; food; sports; healthcare; and regulatory matters.

Melissa is admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and holds an LLB from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance. She is a member of INTA, American Bar Association, she is the Middle East representative for the Franchising Section of the International Bar Association, and is a member of a number of UAE, UK, USA, Australian and women’s business associations.

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