Rebecca's expertise is in dispute resolution and regulatory advisory work. She has been working in the UAE since 2005 and focuses on resolving local Court and cross-border litigation and arbitration involving both UAE and international entities. She frequently conducts fraud investigations and files international criminal and civil proceedings to recover misappropriated assets.
Rebecca develops and effects strategy for clients involved in, or potentially exposed to litigation and arbitration in the UAE. She has successfully defended civil and criminal proceedings brought by government authorities against clients operating in the region.
A key area of Rebecca's practice involves developing UAE regulatory compliance manuals for corporate entities covering a range of jurisdiction specific legal obligations. She specifically addresses and advises on how companies comply with anti-corruption and bribery legislation (including FCPA and UK Bribery Act), corporate governance, confidentiality, document retention, and employee and employer obligations in the UAE. She focuses on prevention and cure, managing client risks by taking early and decisive action should a dispute arise. Her experience in the region covers the full spectrum of contentious matters including contractual claims, termination of agency relationships, employee and shareholder disputes.
In addition to her extensive experience in dispute resolution, Rebecca is frequently requested by Federal and Local Government to advise on draft legislation across a range of legal issues. A recent example was her appointment to the Federal Ministry of Labour Technical Committee responsible for the UAE's Building and Construction sector's occupational health and safety legislation.
Rebecca was responsible for the development of the UAE Online Legislation Library (acquired by Thomson Reuters early in 2010) which is a compendium of all the UAE's laws in English and Arabic.