Ronette Druskovich


GLS Global

+971 4 409 6707

Ronette is a Consultant of GLS Group, and is currently based in Dubai. Her principal areas of expertise were in all aspects of real estate law, including complex developments, leasing and transactional property work. She has practised broadly and has experience across general commercial and corporate law. Jurisdictionally, Ronette was qualified to practise in the UAE, Australia, New Zealand and some Pacific Islands.

Indicative Experience

UAE: Advising a Qatar entity on a school purchase including risk, due diligence, sale and leaseback, negotiations, buy back rights and structuring.

UAE: Advising on purchase of an unbuilt school with existing consents, Islamic financing considerations, lease and fee issues and structuring.

UAE: Representing a British car manufacturer on all issues for the development of a bespoke UAE premises from pre-tender process to lease terms.

UAE: Advising a large Turkish company on their entry into the UAE market with several food and beverage brands, including liquor licensing issues.

UAE: Advising as part of a team on the acquisition of a fully functioning hospital - land and business, due diligence, risk analysis and advice.

Australia: Representing a landowner in the restructure of a joint venture, public funding and subdivision of a large parcel of land into a new community.

Australia: Representing a technology company in the restructure of ownership in preparation for IPO, drafting IPO documents and advising a new board on risk.

Australia: Representing a resort brand on new and existing operator agreements, strata laws, leasing, disputes, real estate and operational issues.

Australia: Representing a real estate developer on new mixed-use strata and other developments, lease portfolio, joint ventures and corporate structuring.

Australia: Advising an institutional investor on the development and leasing of a large former government site.

Australia: Representing a junior mining explorer in an IPO including representation on the due diligence committee, reviewing prospectus and mining licences.

Australia: Acting for a charitable entity in winding up in accordance with their constitution and the corporations law, meeting protocol and board advice.

New Zealand: Representing a large tribe in the commercial aspects of land and asset negotiations with the NZ Government and establishing the settlement entity.

New Zealand: Acting for a joint venture in the design and build of a bespoke building for a NZ government agency from land purchase to lease finalisation.

New Zealand, Cook Islands: Acting for real estate developer with projects in Wellington and the Cook Islands, including tourism resorts, strata and leasehold subdivisions.

New Zealand, Fiji: Acting for real estate developer with mixed-use development projects through-out NZ and in Fiji on all land law and corporate structuring issues.

New Zealand: Acting for development of a mixed-use facility that included 2 hotel brands, residential, commercial and retail space, and corporate structuring.

New Zealand: Acting for a high net-worth family in their real estate investment, property development, business sales and acquisitions, trusts and companies.

Professional Qualifications

Oath Swearing for Legal Consultants - Dubai Legal Affairs Department

Practising Certificate - Legal Practice Board of Western Australia

Admission to the Supreme Court of Queensland, Australia

Admission to the High Court of New Zealand

Prior Positions

Al Tamimi and Co, UAE

Senior Associate 2016-2017

Cullen Macleod, Western Australia

Senior Associate 2015

Summers Legal, Western Australia

Head of Commercial, 2012 - 2015

Rainey Collins, Wellington NZ

Senior Associate, 2009 - 2012

Knight Coldicutt, New Zealand

Managing Associate, 2002-2009


University of Auckland, New Zealand

Bachelor of Laws

Key Strengths

Understanding client needs and converting them into legal solutions

Plain english communications

Complex, mixed-use property developments


Documentation Engineering

Process Efficiency Consultancy

Resource Leverage Consultancy

Standardisation Based Efficiency