Head of Rule of Law Business, LexisNexis MENA
SARAH HADDADI is the Head of the Rule of Law and Deputy Head of the LexisNexis Middle East office. She earned her law degree from a prestigious university, where she honed her skills in legal analysis and advocacy: Paris La Sorbonne University and Panthéon-Assas University. Before joining LexisNexis, Sarah worked in prominent law firms in Paris, specializing in civil law. She joined the LexisNexis team in 2015 and has been based in Dubai since 2016, where she manages the LexisNexis Rule of Law activity in the MENA region.
As part of her mission, Sarah is a seasoned professional renowned for her expertise in leading legislation drafting projects for governmental entities. With almost 10 years of experience, Sarah has been instrumental in shaping the landscape for advancing the Rule of Law within the MENA region by leading and contributing to numerous landmark projects with ministries, the DIFC, the ADGM, the QICDRC, the SCCA etc.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Sarah is an advocate for Diversity & Inclusion often sharing her insights through workshops and conferences as well as participating to projects leading to tangible changes in legislation and societal attitudes towards diversity & inclusion. As part of her numerous initiatives, she launched the Women in Law Awards: a prestigious event celebrating women’s achievements and innovations in legal practice taking place every year. She also published a book highlighting profiles of inspiring women in law in the MENA region. Her vision for a future where every individual, regardless of gender, nationality, health condition, etc… has equal opportunities to thrive continues to drive her advocacy efforts forward.