About Me

I am a senior associate in the Dispute Resolution team based in our Dubai office, where I specialise in the commercial, tech & comms, and media, entertainment & sports sectors.

Working out of London, Dubai and Berlin, I have advised clients on contentious, regulatory and investigations matters throughout the EMEA region. I have acted for a leading art broker in High Court proceedings concerning the authenticity of a 16th Century painting and defended a major international supermarket retailer against multi-billion-pound equal pay claims in the Employment Tribunal, High Court and Court of Appeal. I have assisted a US-headquartered genetic research company obtain regulatory approval for its cancer detection tests in the European Union and carried out fraud, bribery and sanctions investigations for major financial and insurance firms.

I am also passionate about pro bono work and have represented a charitable foundation to procure the release of a high-profile Briton imprisoned abroad for the past four years, including in interactions with British politicians, cabinet members, civil servants, and journalists. I have also advised clients in domestic violence and housing clinics across London.

In addition to being a qualified solicitor in England and Wales, I am also a member of the Irish Law Society and am admitted to practice in the United Arab Emirates, which allows me to advise on matters of UAE law.
Experience
  • Arbitration and Litigation:
  • Lead advocate in DIFC-LCIA shareholder dispute, successfully obtaining damages and account of profits award of USD 100m
  • Co-advocate in defence of multimillion dollar DIFC-LCIA debt claim, involving complex fraud claims
  • Defended ultra-high-net-worth individual in DIFC Court fraud case, relating to alleged misappropriation of private bonds
  • Steered multinational restaurant chain's commercial negotiations and defences in respect of multiple tenancy disputes before both DIFC and ADGM courts
  • Successfully negotiated settlements of several longstanding disputes, including in the context of DIFC and ADGM litigation, as well as ICC and LCIA arbitrations
  • Acted for major supermarket chain in the UK's largest ever equal pay dispute heard by UK Supreme Court
  • Defended leading property developer in GBP 10m High Court and Employment Tribunal proceedings relating to unfair and wrongful dismissal and whistleblowing
  • Acted for ultra-high-net-worth individuals seeking to recover personal loans valued in excess of USD 300m in advance of debtor's high-profile insolvency
  • Represented online advertising platform provider in English High Court proceedings brought by major newspaper over unpaid advertising revenue
  • Investigations:
  • Led several sensitive employment investigations for Fortune 500 client, including relating to bribery and corruption, workplace harassment and theft of company data
  • Directed a comprehensive review of major insurance broker's global compliance framework, with a focus on sanctions and anti-bribery and corruption
  • Sports and Arts:
  • Spearheaded detailed liability assessment in cases of fatal and serious in-competition accidents for major global sporting authority
  • Member of core drafting team for new city's world-leading legislative and regulatory sports framework
  • Represented premier art broker in its defence of GBP 10m negligence claim arising out of alleged misattribution of Old Master painting
  • Pro Bono:
  • Acted for a major UK charitable foundation in its efforts to procure the release of its employee imprisoned abroad for over five years
  • Regularly attended domestic violence and housing law advice clinics in East London
Education

Studied

  • University College London, LLB (Dean's List), Law with French Law
  • BPP Law School, LPC

Admissions

  • Solicitors Regulation Authority in 2015
  • Law Society of England & Wales in 2015
  • Law Society of Ireland in 2017
  • Dubai Legal Affairs Department in 2020

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