Masha is an English and US qualified senior associate based in the Dubai office specialising in data protection and cybersecurity, with a focus on regional and international data privacy laws.
Masha has extensive experience advising on transactional and advisory data protection, privacy and cybersecurity matters across the Middle East, including in the UAE (as well as DIFC and ADGM), Saudi Arabia, Qatar (including QFC) and Bahrain.
Masha is part of the IP, Technology & Commercial group of Clyde & Co in the Middle East. She has been based in the region since 2019 and previously worked in London, where she first trained in-house at one of the world’s largest media and entertainment companies. Masha has worked in the client-facing legal team at KPMG and in the City of London with a leading international law firm.
Masha’s practice includes the development of data protection policies and programmes, conducting gap analyses and data protection compliance audits, localising existing frameworks in line with Middle East data privacy laws, drafting data processing and data sharing agreements, conducting data protection impact assessments, providing in-house data protection training and advising on cross-border data transfers.
Masha's clients include both public and private sector entities in the healthcare, automotive, financial, education, retail, media and entertainment sectors, as well as some of the world's largest technology companies.
Masha is qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales and admitted to the State Bar of California, as well as holding a BSC Data Protection Practitioner certificate and CIPP/US (IAPP) certification.
Masha is fluent in English and Dutch.
Data Breach Response & Recovery
Data Protection & Privacy
Digital Assets and Blockchain
Technology, Outsourcing & Data