Our team have a wealth of experience from leading international law firms and a number of in-house environments. More than just experts in their practice areas, our people are dedicated, engaged professionals who take the time to understand our clients' businesses.
Nathan is the Founder and Managing Partner of Banks Legal with over 20 years of legal experience, 15 of which have come from practicing law across the UAE/GCC region.
Nathan has broad experience across all aspects of corporate, commercial and business law. This is coupled with an extensive transactional history, acting on numerous acquisitions/dispositions for clients across various jurisdictions.
Prior to establishing Banks Legal in 2009, Nathan spent seven years working for top tier law firms in New Zealand. Nathan also worked for an international law firm in Dubai and following which, he was appointed as Senior Legal Counsel for a Government owned investment/development company.
As Founder and Managing Partner of Banks Legal, much of Nathan's work revolves around managing the firm's offices and practice at a regional level, engaging with client's and his team to ensure the delivery of quality cost effective service.
Andrew is Partner at Banks Legal with 12 years of UAE legal experience. Andrew has extensive experience across all aspects of corporate, commercial and business law. His expertise is particularly recognized in the area of Foreign Direct Investment, having advised numerous cross-sector clients on all aspects of UAE market entry and regional expansion and restructuring.
Prior to joining Banks Legal in 2012, Andrew worked for a top tier New Zealand firm advising on major oil and gas transactions, before spending 5 years in the Dubai office of the international law firm Clyde & Co from 2007. During this time, Andrew gained in-house experience whilst on secondment to global education provider GEMS Education.
Andrew's key areas of practice include:
Amir is a Partner at Banks Legal with over 24 years of legal experience. He has practiced law in the UAE for the last 23 years.
He has vast experience advising on a range of matters including company establishment regulation, trademark registration, Labour law, criminal and civil litigation matters and general government liaison work.
Prior to joining Banks Legal, Amir worked in the Dubai Office of a prominent international law firm for 5 years. He also spent 15 years working for the Abu Dhabi Criminal Investigation Department.
Amir's key areas of practice include:
Anshul is an Associate at Banks Legal with over 8 years of legal experience.
Anshul is the Member of the Bar, New York State with a law degree from King's College London.
Anshul is experienced in real estate, construction, employment, intellectual property, commercial and dispute resolution areas of law. His expertise spans across the construction, and real estate sectors.
Prior to joining Banks Legal, Anshul spent six years working for prominent local law firms. He is fluent in English and Hindi.
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Vassanda is an Associate at Banks Legal with 6 years of legal experience.
Vassanda's key professional strengths include corporate structuring (or re-structuring) in the UAE, legacy planning, corporate governance/ legal due diligence/ compliance and regulatory matters.
Vassanda can efficiently assist and advise clients from different backgrounds, languages and cultures.
A Mauritian citizen, Vassanda is bilingual – equipped with technical drafting abilities both in French and English.
Asma is a Consultant at Banks Legal and Corporate Services with 7 years of legal experience.
Asma has worked both in-house and in law firms and her area of expertise includes Licensing, Dispute Resolution, Trademark & IP laws, Contract Negotiations, Litigation Labors and Arbitration assistance.
Prior to joining Banks Legal, Asma spent 5 years working as a Lawyer in Sudan at Nabil Adib & Manal Khogali Law Firm and two years as a legal assistance at Fichte &Co.
Fluent in Arabic, Asma is also very proficient in legal translations.