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30 May 2022

Melissa Forbes-Miranda joins Stephenson Harwood as partner

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Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has strengthened its corporate practice and technology sector expertise with the arrival of Melissa Forbes-Miranda as a partner in its Dubai office.

Forbes-Miranda has significant experience advising on a broad range of corporate and commercial transactions. Her practice focuses primarily on M&A, joint ventures, FDI (foreign direct investment), restructuring and insolvency, corporate and shareholder disputes, and private equity/venture capital. She also has expertise advising on various commercial, outsourcing and technology mandates.

Forbes-Miranda has a particularly strong reputation for her expertise in the technology sector, having advised on various matters relating to data centres, data security, defence technology, healthcare technology, technology product manufacturing and distribution, software licensing and development, fintech, e-commerce, online advertising and media, internet of things (IOT), and blockchain/cryptocurrency. She also advises on matters relating to various other sectors, including financial services, insurance, life sciences, healthcare, industrials and manufacturing, consumer, real estate, education, and hotels and leisure.

Forbes-Miranda is recognised as a 'Rising Star' in the field of commercial, corporate and M&A by Legal 500 EMEA 2022. She joins the firm from Baker McKenzie.

"Melissa's arrival is another important milestone in the development of our corporate team in Dubai, as we continue to expand the office's capabilities in line with the firm's global growth strategy," said Rania Tadros, Dubai office managing partner, Stephenson Harwood. "Melissa brings a wealth of expertise in corporate and commercial transactions which complements and enhances our existing offering, and her knowledge and experience in the technology sector strongly aligns with the firm's new areas of focus."

Stephenson Harwood’s international corporate practice, which operates from the firm's offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Paris, Shanghai and Singapore, acts for listed and private companies, international banks, private equity houses and management teams across a broad range of industries, including technology, life sciences, private capital and funds, transportation and trade, and decarbonisation.

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