Financial Services Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons
Marie is a versatile financial regulatory and payments lawyer with experience advising banking and insurance clients, payment service providers, and FinTech start-ups on all aspects of their business and operations throughout the Middle East. Marie provides advice on all licensing matters arising across the GCC, with particular focus on KSA, UAE and Bahrain (including both onshore and freezone regimes). Marie’s extensive experience acting on regulatory-led transformation programmes, for both established financial services players and new FinTechs entering the GCC market, gives her an excellent overview of what is required to bring complex regulatory-led programmes to successful completion. Marie has been identified as a Rising Star in the recent UAE 2020 Legal 500 rankings, which describe her as ‘exceptional in her field of expertise’.