Ludmila Yamalova is a U.S. qualified Juris Doctor attorney, with over sixteen years of legal experience and three years of business experience. Ludmila has been practicing law in the U.A.E. for the last eight years in a law firm, which she has singlehandedly founded and continues to manage. Ludmila provides general corporate advisory legal services, specializing in the U.A.E. and regional laws. Ludmila’s practice also has substantial in‐depth experience in real estate litigation and transactions in the U.A.E. Ludmila is an avid and regular contributor to the local and international media.

LOCATION: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN: California and Dubai

CURRENT FIRM: HPL Yamalova & Plewka DMCC

PRIOR FIRM(S): DLA Piper  |  Howrey

LAW SCHOOL: University of Texas-Austin

ADVANCED DEGREES: University of Nanterre, Paris X, Masters in European Union Law, Paris,


Compensation and Benefits

(Employment Agreements, Equity Incentive Plans, Health Benefit Plans)

Labor and Employment

(Counseling and Compliance, Employment, Consultant and Severance Agreements, Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation, Labor Relations, Litigation — Employee-side, Litigation — Employer-side, Restrictive Covenants (Confidentiality, Non-competition and Non-solicitation), Separation/Severance Agreements, Wage and Hour)

Real Estate

(Commercial Leasing | Financing | Joint Venture/Equity Transactions | Land Use and Development | Litigation)

INDUSTRY: Dispute resolution, company formation, asset structuring, mediation and litigation in the United Arab Emirates.