Marie is a versatile financial regulatory and payments lawyer with experience advising banking and insurance clients, payment service providers, and fintech start-ups on all aspects of their business and operations throughout the GCC.
Marie is a member of the firm's global Fintech and Blockchain teams.
Marie's extensive experience acting on regulatory-led transformation programmes, for both established financial services players and new fintechs entering the GCC market, gives her an excellent overview of what is required to bring complex regulatory-led programmes to a successful completion and to operate efficiently under a compliant framework.
When advising banks on Open Banking initiatives in the region, Marie draws on her European expertise to help draw parallels and provide commercially-focused strategic advice. She regularly speaks at client events and writes articles on innovation and digitisation topics impacting the financial services sector in the Middle East.
Rita is a senior construction and projects lawyer specializing in large scale international construction, infrastructure and energy projects (including Public Private Partnerships) in a wide range of sectors including energy, renewables, petrochemicals, water, transportation, healthcare and education.
Angus specialises in the infrastructure and energy sectors and advises clients on dispute avoidance and resolution of high value and complex claims on major projects throughout the Middle East.
Senior Practice Development Lawyer
Melissa is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales with over eleven years' post-qualification experience in dispute resolution.
Christopher works cross-sector, advising national, regional and international private and publically listed companies, on their corporate transactions and company law. He specialises in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, company restructurings, and company route-to-market issues in the UAE and wider GCC.