Hannah has had a broad range of banking (conventional and Islamic finance), corporate and commercial experience since qualifying in 2004. She has advised multinational and national companies, major banks and international law firms in relation to banking and finance, regulatory compliance, company law and labour and immigration issues. Since relocating to the Middle East 10 years ago, Hannah has advised on Omani, English, Qatari and UAE law, as well as the laws and regulations of various GCC Free Zones.
In addition to working with leading international law firms she has also experienced working in-house, having been on a long-term, full-time secondment with a leading GCC bank. Her role there was primarily a commercial one, in the bank's Special Assets Management Group, but also involved assisting the bank’s legal department with various high-value litigation claims.
At Al Sheaily Law she continues to advise on a broad range of banking, commercial and employment matters across Oman and the GCC region, including advising lenders in respect of conventional and Islamic Finance transactions and security documentation, and local law issues arising from employment and immigration queries, negotiating and drafting contracts and other employee documentation for international and regional clients.
Before moving to the Middle East, Hannah practised in England and specialised in employment law. She acted on many contentious and non-contentious employment-related matters for claimants and respondents, and appeared as chief advocate at employment tribunals.