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Lilas Ebeid Shariq Rafiq
Legal Director - Litigation

A highly qualified lawyer with 15 years of diverse litigation experience, Lilas possesses extensive expertise in criminal law, financial crimes, extradition, banking and finance, as well as real estate disputes. She has successfully advised international and local banks and financial institutions on banking disputes, including Islamic banking, with a combined value exceeding AED 14 billion.

Lilas has skillfully represented numerous international clients in complex cross-border criminal cases involving corruption, money laundering, cybercrime, extradition, fraud, and embezzlement. With a strong track record of working with high-profile clients, she provides sound advice on financial, investment, and real estate matters, including drafting agreements and adeptly handling disputes and negotiations.

Highly proficient in enforcing foreign and GCC judgments, Lilas has also represented clients in ratification and annulment matters related to arbitral awards. Her comprehensive experience in various legal aspects, combined with her dedication to clients' interests, ensures exceptional results in both local and international arenas.

In addition to her core competencies, Lilas is adept at providing top-tier escrow services for UAE real estate and M&A transactions, specializing in company formation, corporate restructuring, establishment of new holding entities including SPVs and foundations, re-domiciliation. She also has experience in drafting wills and trust deeds, ensuring full regulatory compliance for her clients' peace of mind.

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