Joy Kadi Associate


Speaks:  English, French, Arabic

Qualified: 2022 - Legal Consultant registered with the Legal Affairs Department in the Government of Dubai

Qualified: 2018 - Attorney registered with the Tripoli Bar Association in North Lebanon, Lebanon


Primary office:  Dubai




Joy Kadi

Certified attorney-at-law in Lebanon and based in UAE, Joy is specialised in M&A and corporate restructurings.

Joy advises on expansion projects for multinational clients across the UAE and KSA and provides support in relation to UAE incorporations and corporate restructuring projects for businesses in free zones as well as in mainland Dubai and Abu Dhabi. She has assisted several multinational clients in launching their products in the UAE market including advising on corporate structure and obtaining required licenses from UAE authorities including license issuance of 100% foreign owned companies in mainland.

Joy also advises on cross border acquisitions and provides legal advice on regulatory compliance, corporate governance and employment matters.

Experience

Joy's deal experience in the region includes acting for:

  • a trading company in Luxembourg to launch its specialised oil products in the UAE market, including incorporating their limited liability company in Dubai and advising on regulatory matters.
  • Spanish hotel operator, Barcelo, on its Middle East hotel management operations and regulatory compliance.
  • Chinese e-commerce platform company on its Middle East operations and regulatory compliance.
  • a UAE based entity on a challenging power generation project in the Port of Aden, Yemen (deal value: USD 32 million).
  • a French leader group of medical analysis laboratories in France for its potential 100% acquisition which involved advising on local healthcare regulatory matters and licensing requirements related to the potential seller, a Swiss-based business which has a network of clinical labs, blood collection centres and imaging centres across Europe (deal value: USD 5 billion).

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2022

    • Career
       2022
      Gowling WLG, Associate
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2022
      Qualified, Legal Consultant registered with the Legal Affairs Department in the Government of Dubai
  • 2021

    • Career
      October 2021
      Gowling WLG, Paralegal
  • 2020

    • Career
      October 2020
      CMS (UAE) UK LLP, Paralegal
    • Career
      August 2020
      Dumon Partners - Dubai office, Intern
  • 2018

    • Career
      August 2018
      Antoine and Badawi Abi Dib law firm – Legal counsel of "Aishti" and "Aizone" in Lebanon, Junior Associate
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2018
      Qualified, Attorney registered with the Tripoli Bar Association in North Lebanon, Lebanon
    • Education
       2018
      Saint Joseph University of Beirut, Lebanon, Master's in International Private Law
  • 2017

    • Education
       2017
      Saint Joseph University of Beirut, Lebanon, Bachelor's degree in French and Lebanese Law – comparative law