Ayda has almost 15 years' experience as a corporate solicitor and has been involved in a broad range of work, including mergers and acquisitions (both UK and international), with a particular focus on inward investment (from the MENA and ASEAN regions) in the real estate and hotels and leisure sectors, advising both owners and operators.
Ayda specialises on advising clients on the acquisition of commercial real estate including offices, hotels, serviced apartments and student accommodation, as well as advising clients on the structuring of cross-border investments. She also has particular interest in the corporate structuring of Shari'ah compliant acquisitions of shares and assets and establishing Shariah compliant offshore funds. Ayda also regularly provides general corporate advice regarding joint ventures, group reorganisations and corporate insolvency.
Ayda is head of Trowers' Hotel & Leisure Group and a member of the Islamic Finance team. Ayda is also a member of the Arab Bankers Association and Arab British Chamber of Commerce. She is fluent in Arabic and French.