A senior partner in BLP's Abu Dhabi and Dubai offices, leading the firm's hospitality practice in the Middle East as well as developing BLP’s African hospitality practice.
24+ years’ experience working with emerging markets hotels & hospitality.
Advising both owners/developers and international operators in over 20+ jurisdictions.
Focused on the Middle East, Russia/CIS, Turkey, the Baltics and Caribbean on hotel and resort, branded residence, and mixed use developments.
Advises clients on all aspects of hotel and resort, branded residence and mixed use development, related operational matters and litigation. Also works in the franchise sector advising hotels, restaurants and retail clients.
Acted on 100+ hotel projects including numerous landmark projects such as the Palm Jumeirah and the Sochi Olympics.
A regularly published thought leader and quoted on hospitality-related legal and commercial topics. Served on the Advisory Board of the Russian and Arabic Investment Forums and regularly speaks at their events, as well as speaking at the Berlin IHIF and ALIS (US) hotel conferences.
Ranked in Band 1 by Chambers for Real Estate: Lawyers Based Abroad.
A member of the New York State Bar, the Ohio State Bar, and the Law Society of England and Wales.