Corporate law, commercial contracts, real estate transactions, competition law, compliance, anti-money laundering procedures, arbitration (LCIA, DIAC).
French, English, German
Admission to the Bar
Marie is in charge of 100 Legal in the United Arab Emirates. She was admitted to practice with the Paris Bar in 2004 and with the Geneva Bar in 2014. Marie holds a legal advisory licence in the UAE.
During this first ten years of her career, she works as a competition lawyer with, successively the Paris offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Latham & Watkins. During this time, she also serves as a legal case officer with the UK and the French competition authorities. In 2015, Marie launches her own corporate practice in Geneva, from where she develops strong business ties with the Middle East. In 2020, she joins forces with Daniel Udry of 100 Rhône Avocats in Geneva and establishes 100 Legal Advisory in the UAE.
Today, with nearly ten years of experience on the ground, Marie assists European entrepreneurs and corporations structuring their business ventures in the UAE. She assists clients in relation to company creation, acquisition, and other transactions in the region. She provides support on day-to-day legal matters in relation to corporate governance, commercial contracts, real estate, labor, and migration law. On several occasions, she has helped clients settling disputes ahead of litigation. She also represents clients in the framework of corporate and commercial arbitration proceedings. Finally, Marie assists European based clients ensuring their business operations comply with competition law rules (anticompetitive practices and merger control).
She has experience in a variety of industry sectors including healthcare, tourism, commodity trading, retail, and in relation to DeFi projects (decentralized finance).
100 Legal in the UAE has the capacity to assist clients from a practical perspective in relation to administrative and regulatory aspects including introduction to banking services, tax related and other administrative declarations, insurance, accounting services, residency/work visa processes.