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Melissa Younan, Principal Associate

Melissa Younan

Principal Associate



fluent English and Arabic Arabic (spoken)

Practice areas

  • Real estate

Practice notes

Melissa is a principal associate in the real estate practice and is based in the Dubai office. Having practiced law in Dubai since 2007, Melissa has extensive experience in all types of real estate transactions in the UAE and wider Middle East region.

Melissa advises a wide range of clients, including developers, investment funds, multinational corporations, government entities and owners associations.

Melissa has experience advising on complex legal issues relating to real estate and commercial issues generally. Her practice has a particular focus in leasing including mustaha and usufruct arrangements, commercial and retail leasing for anchor tenants, drafting uniform document suites for landlords as well as sale and lease back transactions. Moreover, Melissa advises on property disputes, provides pre-litigation advice and settlement structuring and agreements.

Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland, Melissa worked as a principal associate at Growling WLG in Dubai.

Melissa obtained her Bachelor of Laws from Macquarie University, Sydney, and her Practicing Certificate from The College of Law, New South Wales.


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