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Vida Grace Serrano
Corporate and Commercial, Employment and Real Estate
Vida advises clients across oil and gas, real estate, financial services, family businesses and multinationals on a range of matters including corporate, labour and employment, criminal and litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution.
Vida has been with Alsuwaidi & Company for over 8 years. During this time, she has established herself as a reliable, impactful corporate lawyer having advised clients across oil and gas, real estate, financial services, family businesses and multinationals on a range of matters including corporate, labor and employment, criminal and litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution.
Vida has benefited from cross border experience having worked and trained in the United States, the Middle East and Asia. She provides effective, bespoke legal advice and is able to support to clients of the firm based in the UAE or aboard.
Vida brings international experience working with a range of clients from real estate, oil and gas, financial services, regional family offices, large multinationals and private individuals.
Her legal expertise, a result of legal practice and training in the United States, the Middle East and Asia, allows her to provide effective, bespoke legal advice and support to our clients whether here in the UAE or abroad.
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Vida attended the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, USA where she obtained a Master of Laws (LLM) and was awarded the Dean’s Merit Scholarship. She further obtained Bachelor of Laws from the San Beda College (College of Law), in Manilla and was admitted to the Philippine Bar, and was placed in top 5% of newly admitted lawyers.
Vida holds an undergraduate degree, BSc in Business Management, Graduated with Honors from De La Salle University, Manilla Philippines and attended the Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on a student exchange program.
Vida is fluent in both English, and Tagalog.
Vida is a member of the 40 Young Practitioners Group, Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC 40).
Christopher H.Young,Chief Financial Officer,First Pacific Company, HK. “I worked closely with Vida on a complex and difficult investment dispute.In a very short period of time she developed a creative solution that was acceptable to all parties involved. Vida’s critical analysis and insightful were key to the successful resolution of what could have been a very lengthy and costly dispute.”
Caroline Levy, Adjunct Professor of Law, Yeshiva University – Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. “Vida Grace is highly professional. At every turn, she uses her impressive research and writing skills to become a passionate advocate.”