Marianna is admitted as a solicitor in the Senior Courts of England & Wales and an associate in the Banking and Finance department of the Abu Dhabi office. Since joining Al Tamimi & Company, Marianna has been involved in wide areas of banking and finance in the UAE including bi-lateral and syndicated lending transactions, guarantee and security documentation. She particularly focuses on corporate and project finance as well as investment funds.

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Recent Experience

  • Advising Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC in relation to a US$200,000,000 trade finance facility made to OQ Trading Limited.
  • Advising ADQ in relation to a US$230,000,000 convertible term loan facility.
  • Advising lenders in relation to a US$200,000,000 revolving credit facility to finance the acquisition of a hotel and nightlife business.
  • Assisting foreign financial services companies on their establishment in the ADGM.
  • Advised an Iraq based client on establishment of fund and investment vehicles in the ADGM including preparation and negotiation of fund documentation.
  • Advising a Bahrain bank on fund formation in the DIFC, including review of fund documents for the investment company structure and notification of the fund to the regulator.
  • Advising lenders and sponsors in project finance deals including Noor 2 Streetlighting Project, Mirfa 2 Reverse Osmosis Independent Water Project and the Area 60 Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant..


  • English
  • Greek
  • French
  • Spanish


  • 2021 – Legal Practice Course (LPC) and LLM in Professional Legal Practice, The University of Law
  • 2020 – Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), The University of Law
  • 2020 – Masters in Public Law (Specialisation in Environmental Sustainability Law and Policies), Sorbonne University of Paris
  • 2018 – Bachelors of Law, Paris Descartes University


  • England & Wales Admission