Polina Almihdar



GLS Global

Polina is a Consultant with GLS Group. She previously worked in Dubai as in-house Legal Counsel assisting the Head of Legal at Meydan City Corporation with a range of litigation, corporate and commercial matters. Before coming to Dubai, she worked for a private client firm based in central London on a wide range of litigation, commercial and probate matters. Her multijurisdictional experience combined with her excellent client focus provides her with a strong platform to advise on UAE commercial matters.

Indicative Experience

UAE: Advising on numerous arbitration matters including document analysis, procurement of documents, instruction of counsel and arbitrators.

UAE: Liaising with the Dubai Legal Affairs Department and local law firms on matters handled in the Dubai Courts.

UAE/KSA: Providing support to, and advising a KSA law firm on UAE commercial matters related to UAE client disputes.

UK: Analyzing software licensing contracts and other commercial contracts for a major banking group.

UK: Advising a client on provisions within its commercial contracts that they could use as leverage to renegotiate the contracts.

UK: Reviewing and advising a client on active contracts from various commonwealth jurisdictions.

UK: Advising and drafting of various commercial and corporate agreements for corporate clients.

UK: Advising on the acquisition of an online gambling company, based in Gibraltar, including due diligence, risk analysis and advice.

UK: Representing a real estate investor in a dispute, drafting of various documents related to the dispute and its settlement.

Professional Qualifications

Qualified as an English Solicitor in October 2008

Prior Positions

Almihdar Law Firm, Dubai/KSA

Support Lawyer (2014-2016)

Meydan City Corporation, Dubai

In-House Legal Counsel (2012-2014)

State of Flux, London

Contracts Compliance Manager (2009-2010)

Marrache & Co, London

Solicitor (2006-2010)


University College London

LLM with Merit (2006)

Inns of Court School of Law

LPC with Commendation (2005)

King’s College London

LLB 2:1 with Honors (2004)

Key Strengths

Breaking down and delivering complex matters in comprehensible user-friendly ways.

Working with large volumes of data and problem solving to produce desired end results.

Being approachable and putting the client at ease.


Corporate Governance

Litigation, Commercial

Commercial Law / Contracts