Marja Boman is a Senior Associate in the regional Financial Crime Practice in Dubai. She has qualified in Finland in addition to holding the qualification of a Solicitor in England and Wales.

Marja specialises in cross-border white-collar crime, including e.g. complex fraud, embezzlement, anti-money laundering and anti-corruption related investigations and proceedings.  She has particular expertise in compliance programs and policy design as well as advising on extraterritorial application of e.g. anti-bribery laws and trade sanctions.

Prior to joining Al Tamimi Marja worked as a Senior Associate in the litigation practice of an international law firm in Helsinki, Finland. She represented clients in criminal investigations, civil litigation and arbitration, and advised corporate clients on compliance procedures and best practices. She has also practised as an in-house counsel in London focusing on e.g. anti-money laundering and fraud prevention as well as advising on cross-border online payments related investigations and EU law.

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Recent Experience

  • Advising a high-net worth individual on certain liabilities relating to a Capital Market investigation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Advising several international companies on criminal investigations in the UAE relating to embezzlement of funds by their former employees.
  • Advising a technology company on gifts and hospitality policy in Qatar.
  • Advising on sanctions implications applicable to the import of goods from Iran to the UAE and transferring related payments.


  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Swedish


2016 – Licentiate of Laws, University of Helsinki

2008 – Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration, University of Vaasa

2005 – Master of Laws, University of Lapland


2013 – Finland, Asianajaja (non-practising)

2015 – Solicitor, England & Wales