Our Team

Helen Barrett


Helen is an English qualified solicitor who has been living and working in Dubai for over 20 years. During this time, Helen has provided advice to foreign organisations and entrepreneurs on all aspects of their market entry and operations throughout the Middle East, including corporate structuring, business set-ups, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, distribution and commercial agencies, and supported their related commercial needs.

Her solid legal background and understanding of the commercial realities of doing business in the Middle East has proven added value to CBD’s clients and their professional advisors when entering this market. Helen specializes in structuring businesses in the education & training, media & publishing, FMCG/retail, oil & gas, hospitality & tourism and professional services sectors.

Helen is currently Director of Legal & Secretariat for the British Business Group, Dubai & Northern Emirates, and is member of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai English Speaking School and College. Being actively involved in the Dubai business and educational community enables Helen to share current market information with CBD clients, and affords them the opportunity to join a readymade network of industry peers/potential clients.

Carl Dowling


Tillie Wigger

Legal Manager

Rona Garibay

Licensing Manager

Hannah Littledale

Operations Manager

Florence Masangcay

Finance Manager