Sapna Desai


Sapna joined the firm’s Dubai office in May 2022 as an Associate in the International Corporate Team.

Having previously worked in London as a private practice corporate and commercial solicitor, Sapna has experience in advising a broad range of clients across a range of sectors (including IT, financial services, fintech, retail, real estate, sustainable energy, health & fitness) from startups through to SMEs and large organisations.

Sapna has also worked as an in-house lawyer for two IT services companies, gaining invaluable first-hand experience of working within the technology industry.

Sapna's areas of specialism include:

  • Multi-jurisdictional commercial contracts & terms of business (including website and app terms of use)
  • Data protection compliance (including GDPR and advising on international transfers)
  • SaaS (subscription) & software licensing agreements
  • Corporate transactions & governance matters (e.g. M&A & corporate restructuring, equity investment/fundraising, shareholders agreements, convertible loans, corporate ancillaries etc.)
  • E-commerce (both B2C and B2B)
  • Start-ups (including in relation to navigating the legal framework for start-ups)
  • Intellectual property matters (e.g. trade mark applications, IP assignments)
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