Legal Eagles
Thu 15 Feb 2018 12:50 PM
Charles Dersahakian

Company: CVML

Lebanese-Armenian Charles Dersahakian is a partner at CVML, a French law firm based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DFIC).

He specialises in corporate and commercial law and his particular expertise lies in real estate, retail and the entertainment sector.

He started his career in Dubai back in 2002 and his subsequent 16 years of experience in the UAE have been divided between private practice and in-house roles in the GCC region generally and the UAE specifically. As a result, Dersahakian is well versed in the legal system of the UAE having held several governmental and private roles, such as chief legal officer at RAK Investment Authority and RAK Free Trade Zone (now both entities have merged under RAKEZ), regional counsel at Unilever, and legal director at TECOM.

Dersahakian speaks Arabic, English and French and holds a law degree from the Lebanese University, and LLM in International Trade and Commercial Law from the University of Essex.

Telephone: +971 50 344 4388



Charles is a highly intellectual legal counsel who combines wide legal knowledge with practical lawyer’s experience”
– Malek Alkhashashneh, legal director at Majid Al Futtaim