Founder of Helene Mathieu Legal Consultants (HMLC) in Dubai which has been a leading legal advisory firm within the UAE since 1998. She was the first Western origin woman to obtain the privilege to open a legal consultancy firm in Dubai. A graduate of McGill University in both Civil Law and Common Law with over two decades of experience in corporate/commercial legal practice in the GCC. Serving as a trusted legal advisor for high-end corporations and high-net-worth individuals in the Middle East and Asia, with an out-of-the-box approach to law encompassing more than just the legal issues at hand. Honored with several awards for contribution to the development of business relations with homeland in Canada. Increasingly sought as a keynote speaker on regional business issues and investment perspectives because of her pragmatic and simple approach to complex situations. She is fluent in French and English and is highly proficient in Arabic.