Lara is a Partner in the Corporate and M&A practice at our DIFC office in Dubai. With a Masters in Law specialising in Sustainable Development Law from the Universite Paris Descartes – a part of the Sorbonne – she has led teams in numerous high profile and high-value transactions for well-known international and regional clients across a broad range of industries.
Equally in the Middle East, working on oil and gas, real estate, hospitality, aviation, healthcare, education, technology and renewable energy industry projects, Lara is highly experienced in complex international business transactions. Her skillset covers mergers and acquisitions, private equity, dispositions, strategic investments, joint ventures, establishment of entities, and general corporate advisory work.
In terms of M&A, Lara’s expert knowledge spans from structure and strategy to negotiation and documentation, providing cost-effective due diligence investigations in diversified industries; including representation of parties on either side.
She also regularly advises on drafting commercial contracts, government procurement, agency agreements, sponsorship, distribution, franchise and sale of goods and services agreements. This includes providing commercial agency advice and coordination with our Litigation and Dispute Resolution teams, when the need arises to mitigate claims and negotiate terminations.
Fluent in English, French and Arabic, Lara joined us in 2010 from an international Agency for International Development. Lara also holds an LL.B from the Lebanese University.