Sofiana Bird Loustaunau

Sofiana Bird Loustaunau

Head of Office
+971 4 242 7843

What are your areas of speciality?

Corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, and private equity.

What kind of matters do you enjoy the most?

Corporate due diligences, cross-border transactions, white collar crimes, and commercial arbitration.

What is the most impactful work you have done throughout your career?

Working on investigations at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

Tell us about your academic and professional background.

I have working knowledge of both common law and civil law. I obtained my Juris Doctor  with Honours from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law in 2014 and was admitted to practice law in New York State in 2015. Additionally, I competed in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C. in 2014.

I worked in the legal field in Puerto Rico, New York, Dallas, and Dubai. My experience ranges from private practice, intern clerk for a United States District Court judge, and contract law clerk for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division. While in Dubai, I handled various corporate and commercial matters covering local laws and assisted in disputes before the DIFC Court of First Instance from inception to trial. In relation to arbitration, I dealt with matters before DIAC and DIFC-LCIA. I  have also performed various corporate due diligences, financial reviews, and incorporations as well as drafting a variety of commercial agreements, shareholders agreements and corporate directives.

How many languages do you speak?

I speak English, Spanish and French.

What made you want to be a solicitor / lawyer?

To better understand the structure of society and have a meaningful impact on it.

Business aside, what do you enjoy doing when you are not in the office?

I enjoy practicing yoga, watching independent films,  and reading books.

What is your secret talent?

I play the violin and piano.