Seema specialises in international commercial dispute resolution and investigations.
Ranked in the Legal 500 as a “Rising Star”, Seema has extensive experience of advising clients on complex, multi-jurisdictional litigation and international arbitration proceedings in various sectors, including financial services, telecoms, energy, hotels, logistics and real estate. She also advises major corporate clients on high-profile and cross-border investigations arising from accounting issues, bribery and corruption, and fraud.
When advising clients on their most critical mandates, Seema is adept at advising on strategy throughout the process and bringing together and leading multi-disciplinary, international teams.
Seema advises regularly on managing internal and external investigations and compliance programmes, with a view to minimising risk and managing reputational issues. Seema's practice is genuinely international and extends to the UK, the US, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Seema regularly presents and publishes on the latest trends and themes in arbitration and global investigations. She is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and practised in London before relocating to Dubai. Before joining Pinsent Masons in August 2019, she practised at a Magic Circle law firm.
Seema has advised clients in the English Courts and is a registered lawyer at the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts. She has extensive expertise in various forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation. She has also advised on arbitration proceedings involving various arbitral institutions, including the ICC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA and DIAC.
Seema studied Law with French Law at University College London and Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II).
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