Our specialty is pragmatic and individually tailored advice, based on significant legal and business experience in the region. We focus on providing quality advice, by representing a selective group of clients to whom we offer uncompromising individual support and in-depth expertise of the local market and legal principles.
We are a tight-knit group of internationally trained practitioners, with in-depth local experience and considerable history of working together. We are enthusiastic, young-spirited and idealistic, yet pragmatic and grounded. We embrace the challenges of practicing law in a rapidly evolving jurisdiction and enjoy being in the thick of the history in the making.
As a team, we adhere to the utmost standards of professionalism and ethics and aspire to the highest levels of client satisfaction. We are passionate about our profession and loyal to our cause.
Ludmila is also a regular commentator and contributor of legal articles to the local media outlets, including Zawya, The National, Arabian Business, Business 24/7, Gulf News, 7Days, Business Insight, etc. Ludmila has been quoted as the regional legal expert by various international publications, including Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, etc. and has appeared on BBC, CNC and ABC.
As a team, we also provide legal training, in the form of workshops and courses, to the various branches of the U.A.E. government (Dubai Ruler’s Court and DMCC) and private businesses. We also offer a dynamic internship program for the local youth and aspiring lawyers, giving them hands-on real-life experience in the practice of law.
The firm is managed by Ludmila Yamalova, a U.S. qualified attorney, who founded the practice in 2009, along with her German law partner, Harald Plewka. Ludmila has been consistently managing the practice, while actively practicing law, ever since.
The firm and our individual lawyers are licensed to practice law by the Dubai Government Legal Affairs Department (Ruler’s Court). We are also admitted to practice and hold relevant qualifications by the respective jurisdictions of our individual practitioners, ranging from the United States, Belgium, Germany, Lebanon, and the Philippines.
We are located at:
Level 18, Office 1805 and 1806
Jumeirah Lakes Towers
LYLaw is a Dubai-based general practice law firm, advising corporations and individuals on the practical aspects of living and doing business in the U.A.E. and the greater MENA region. Our clients range from individuals to family offices, to multinationals.