Sunita Singh-Dalal

Partner

+971 4 4529091

+971 4 4529078

ssingh-dalal@ach-legal.com

Address

Saaha Offices - Block C  

Office n. 501A 

The Palace Downtown

P. O. Box 58553  

Dubai United Arab Emirates

BACKGROUND 

Sunita Singh-Dalal is a Partner at AC&H Legal Consultants.  Sunita is a graduate of the University of Westminster and qualified as an English solicitor in 1999, following which she became a partner at a private client partnership in London.

Sunita has been practising corporate & commercial law for the past 14 years. She has worked with many international corporate clients and is familiar with running cross-border transactions. Her practice focuses on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity with a strong focus on healthcare, education and hospitality. She also has extensive experience of advising clients on cross-border contentious disputes in a range of jurisdictions.  Sunita is interested in emerging and developing markets and is keen to introduce strategic investors to Africa, South West Asia and the Middle East.

She has worked with the well-known English law firms Osborne Clarke and Lawrence Graham (now Gowling WLG) at their London offices. At both of these firms, in addition to maintaining a regular private equity and corporate finance practice, she advised on their strategy for India, established dedicated India desks & developed their India practice.

In 2007 she left private practice to establish Krishaum Consulting Limited, which was responsible for advising & assisting both international investors seeking to invest in the Indian real estate sector and, Indian companies securing foreign direct investment (FDI) for various projects throughout India. 

Sunita was a founding member of the British Indian Law Association in London and went on to be elected as its Chairwoman. During her tenure as Chairwoman, she was chosen by the Law Society of England & Wales and the British Government to address the legal fraternity and the Government of India at two international legal forums, in relation to the liberalisation of the Indian legal profession.

In 2001 Sunita was also nominated for a young achiever award at the Asian Woman of Achievement Awards, UK.

Sunita has previously published the Indian chapter for Jordans’ International Corporate Procedures Journal.

Following her return to private practice, in 2014 Sunita was appointed as the Chair of the Indian National Bar Association (“INBA”), United Arab Emirates and Convenor/Co-ordinator for Africa. In January 2015, Sunita was also nominated as the United Arab Emirates & Africa representative for the Society of Indian Law Firms (“SILF”). In 2015 Sunita was appointed as the regional leader for LABFA (Legal and Businesswomen for Africa).

In 2016 Sunita was selected as a professional mentor by Reach Mentoring (a non-profit mentoring program focusing on female professionals in the UAE).

Sunita also works closely with law firms and clients in India with a view to enhancing trade relations between the Sub-Continent, GCC and Africa.

Sunita speaks English, Hindi, Urdu and Italian and has a keen interest in travel, Indian art and literature, Polo, charitable fund raising events and classical dance and music.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Legal Practice Course, University of Westminster, London, England

Bachelor of Laws, University of Westminster, London, England

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Law Society of England and Wales

Indian National Bar Association (INBA)

Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF)

Registered as a Legal Consultant with the Dubai Ruler's Court

Registered as Wills Draftsman with the Wills and Probate Registry of the DIFC

Legal and Businesswomen for Africa (LABFA)

Reach Mentoring, DIFC, UAE

Indian Business & Professional Council (IBPC)  

CAREER SUMMARY

2013 - date       Partner, Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota, Dubai, UAE

2007 – 2012      Managing Director, Krishaum Consulting Limited, England

2004 – 2007      Senior Associate, Lawrence Graham Solicitors, England

2000 – 2003      Assistant Solicitor, Osborne Clarke Solicitors, England

1996 - 2000       Trainee Solicitor & Partner, Arlington Solicitors, England

1993 - 1994       Pupilage, Indian Supreme Court/ Bombay High Court, India

1993                  Pupilage, HM Customs & Excise Solicitors Office, London, England

LANGUAGES

English, Hindi, Urdu and Italian