About Me

I am an associate in the Dubai Finance & Financial Regulation practice group. I specialise in financial regulation for both traditional and digital asset types in the Middle East, with a particular focus on the United Arab Emirates in the technology, payments and fintech sectors.

I have experience advising on a wide range of financial services regulations, compliance matters and financial crime laws including those issued by the UAE Central Bank, the UAE Securities and Commodities Authority, the ADGM's Financial Services Regulatory Authority, the DIFC's Dubai Financial Services Authority and Dubai's Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority.

My experience has encompassed both contentious and non-contentious matters including the establishment of financial service providers in the UAE throughout the initial scoping and licence application phases, drafting policies and procedures, advising on regulatory changes in the UAE and where there are regulatory breach concerns.

I am also experienced in advising on the regulatory issues relating to the emerging digitisation of financial products and services including smart contracts, blockchain, tokenisation or various asset classes, NFTs and the metaverse.


  • James Cook University, Australia, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) - 2013
  • University of Technology, Sydney, Juris Doctor (with Distinction) - 2018
  • College of Law, Australia, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice - 2019


  • Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia – 2019
  • High Court of Australia - 2020
  • Dubai Legal Affairs Department - 2022

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