العربية | Subscribe

People

People

With a team of more than 100 lawyers and supporting professionals in three offices across the country, Galadari is a full service business law firm. One of the firm’s key strengths is the combined ability and experience of locally qualified Emirati lawyers as well as internationally qualified and experienced lawyers in many different practice areas. Galadari has access to and rights of audience before all UAE Courts, all UAE Judicial authorities and the UAE Legislative Bodies.

Key Contacts

Ziad Galadari
Founder and Chairman Tel: +971 4 377 8100
Ahmed Galadari
Managing Partner and Head of Litigation Tel: +971 4 377 8100
Abdulla Galadari
Partner Tel: +971 55 9111999
Dean O'Leary
Partner, Head of Construction & Infrastructure Tel: 04 3778100
Fadi Hassoun
Abu Dhabi Partner Tel: +971 55 4147025
Ken Dixon
Partner Tel: +971 52 9280090
Matthew Donovan
Partner Tel: +971 55 4147009
Mojahed Al Sebae
Partner Tel: +971 50 6545844
Peter Bowring
Partner Tel: 04 3778100

ENQUIRY FORMFill out the form below

 
 
 
   
 
 

Davide Paoli Senior Associate

Contact

Tel: +971 55 2298002
Location:

Practices

Corporate & Commercial
Intellectual Property
Employment & Labor

Experience

Davide Paoli is a senior associate with Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants, based in Dubai. He specializes in cross-border corporate transactions and international IP law.  Davide handles a portfolio of Italian clients in the Middle East, in the insurance, aviation/space, energy, advertising, automotive, sports, food, amusement parks, shipping, fashion and luxury retail, and trading industries.

Davide joins from Eptalex, a firm with offices in Italy, Lebanon, KSA, India, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, where he was a founding member of the Dubai office. Davide is fluent in Italian, English, German and French, with basic knowledge of Arabic, has previously worked at a large firm in Lebanon, Beirut office, and trained with Hammonds Rossotto (now R&P Legal), Turin and London offices, before moving to the Middle East.

Experience:

  • Advised a leading aviation company on the implications of a global merger operation and its regional impacts in Abu Dhabi, with reference to financial restructuring, employment matters, corporate harmonization.
  • Advised a leading European insurance/reinsurance company on its ongoing operations in the Middle East, with specific reference to ongoing litigation, employment consolidation, financial restructuring and license implications.
  • Supervised all phases of the acquisition on behalf of an Italian company, leader in the supply of ancillary equipment and services to the plastic industry, of subsidiaries worldwide and the establishment of its local Dubai branch as hub of maintenance and GCC & Africa operations.
  • Advised on the largest banking merger in Lebanon between an Egyptian investment bank and one of the most important Lebanese banking institutions.
  • Advised on a large arbitration case between an Italian company, world market leader in the fun ride industry and amusement parks, and its distributor counterpart in Amman, Jordan.
  • Advised an Italian century old confectionery company and world market leader in milk chocolate and nut derivative sweets for its expansion in the Middle East, including advising on all financial, corporate and banking requirements under Lebanese law.
  • Advised a leading Italian sports and luxury automotive brand with reference to all its commercial, corporate, banking, retail and distribution operations in the Region (including cross-border operations).
  • Advised Italy’s largest television media company in connection with its expansion and restructuring its operations in the UAE and across the GCC.
  • Advised an International investment group on the assignment of assets of a world famous football team and implications with respect to their international operations, including sale of intangibles, esp. exclusive TV rights to a leading International Sports Channel. 

Other activities:

  • Lecturer at Ca’ Foscari University (Venice) Challenge School’s Master “GES” on “Negotiation Techniques and Essential Legal Framework in the Gulf”
  • Lecturer at Ca’ Foscari University (Venice) Challenge School’s Master IGAMI (2014, 2015 editions)
  • Member of the Academic Commission at Ca’ Foscari University (Venice) Challenge School.

Memberships/positions:

  • Bar Association of Turin, Italy (2007)
  • Legal Consultant at Dubai Legal Affairs Department
  • International Bar Association (IBA) – Arab Regional Forum
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Oxford Business Alumni Association
  • American University of Beirut Alumni Association
  • Lunar Explorers Society
  • Oxford and Cambridge Club, London

Download Vcard

Articles & Publications