Maria is a Legal Consultant in the Dispute Resolution and Corporate Team Based in Dubai.
Maria specialises in commercial disputes resolution, with experience in commercial litigation in the UAE onshore Courts, DIFC Courts and various arbitration forums such as LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, and DIAC.
Due to Maria’s knowledge and experience of laws, regulations and procedural practices of the region in general and the UAE in particular, she is frequently sought to provide general corporate and regulatory advice to multi-national companies on their venture into the region where she has developed a number of strong contacts with the UAE and is the first point of contact with UAE government authorities for tactical and procedural formalities.
She also has in-house corporate commercial and cross-border commercial dispute experience having worked in North America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East during which she has developed a flexibility of approach and keen eye for issues associated with cross-border matters in addition to a unique insight to clients’ commercial needs.
Maria is fluent in Arabic, Russian and English.