Sophie Bonifas

Sophie Bonifas

What are your areas of speciality?

Drafting of corporate documents, structuring and incorporation of financial and non-financial companies in DIFC, ADGM and other free zones in the UAE.

What kind of matters do you enjoy the most?

I enjoy working on all matters because my enjoyment comes from seeing the end result.

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

A case where I defended a woman who was assaulted by her husband.

Tell us about your academic and professional background.

I received my Postgraduate Degree in International Public Law from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France in 2012, and was sworn in as a Lawyer at the Paris Bar in 2016.

I then actively practiced as a litigation lawyer during my three years in Paris, France, offering general counselling and litigation services with a strong emphasis on family and inheritance law, employment and contract.

How many languages do you speak?

I speak English and French

What made you want to be a solicitor / lawyer?

To help people solve their everyday life problems, and to bring holistic solutions to their issues.

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

Disappearing into unknown depths of the sea / ocean (scuba diving) and into the unknown dunes of the Middle East (desert horse riding).

What is your secret talent?

Having a highly contagious laugh – I assure you, you will laugh just by being around me!