Head of Corporate Practice, Middle East at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
Dual-qualified (US, England and Wales) international corporate/M&A specialist with more than twenty years of experience working with colleagues, clients and counter-parties as a legal, cultural and linguistic bridge-builder, leading sophisticated commercial matters (from small venture investments to multi-billion dollar transactions) in a variety of sectors (including energy and natural resources, telecommunications and technology, real estate, pharmaceutical, transportation) in both developed and developing markets around the world. I have significant experience working on joint ventures, private equity and venture capital investments and exits, corporate finance, restructuring and compliance matters across a broad spectrum of industries, jurisdictions and languages.
I am a team-builder, collaborator and mentor with several years of experience building and managing law firm offices, and have been extremely fortunate in being able to leverage the extraordinary talents of my colleagues to deliver exceptional results to clients. I am a proactive, entrepreneurial, commercially-minded business adviser, who listens attentively to client concerns in order to carefully balance legal considerations with their prevailing business needs.