Senior Practice Development Lawyer
Melissa is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales specialising in international and domestic arbitration and commercial litigation.
Melissa has been practising dispute resolution working in the United Arab Emirates since April 2008. She is a Senior Practice Development Lawyer in our Risk and Advisory Services Team in Dubai and role includes knowledge management, training, innovation, efficient delivery of legal services and business development for the firm's contentious practice in the Gulf.
Before becoming a Practice Development Lawyer, Melissa obtained extensive experience as a Senior Associate at two Magic Circle law firms. Her contentious practice has covered a broad range of areas including construction, shareholder, financial services, property development and employment disputes.
Rechtsanwalt, Legal Director
Reza advises private, public and affordable housing provider clients on development planning matters and has extensive experience on large-scale residential, sporting, regeneration and mixed-use schemes, including providing specialist advice on contentious planning matters.
Benedikt is member of the TMT team and advises on telecommunications law. For his PhD, he dealt with product liability in the Internet of Things, and he has experience in the field of connected car services.
James is an experienced corporate M&A adviser with expertise in private equity M&A. James has accumulated years of experience working with institutions, founders and management teams on private equity and strategic trade transactions, both national and international.
Michelle works within the risk advisory group with a particular focus on technology, media and telecommunications. Michelle advises domestic and international clients on a broad range of legal topics, including (European) e-commerce/platform laws, privacy/data related matters, media laws, freedom of speech and intellectual property in general.