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Thomas Paoletti

Founder & Managing Partner Paoletti Legal Consultant

Member Details

  • United Arab Emirates

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  • Corporate Law
306 Emarat Atrium Building
Dubai P. O. BOX 414157 United Arab Emirates

Committee Member

Having been a member of IR Global since 2016, Thomas is continuing as a Committee Member for the Asia/Pacific Forum in 2020.

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Graduated in law from the University of Rome (La Sapienza) in 1994 after having prepared his final dissertation in comparative law at Yale Law School (Connecticut, USA) as a visiting scholar. He began his practice at Studio Legale Paoletti in Rome (Italy), as a trainee lawyer for two years prior to taking the bar exam.

He become a partner of Studio Legale Paoletti in 1997 and is registered with the Bar Council of Rome.

In his twenty years of legal practice he has assisted clients in both domestic litigation cases and international cases including the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and Oman.

In 2008 he joined Al Bahar Law Firm, concentrating his activities on drafting contracts and in particular commercial contracts and company related contracts and advising clients on corporate and company law as well as commercial agreements advising both domestic and international clients.

He has acquired specific expertise in the Gulf States, assisting companies in terms of overseas investment and internationalization in the Middle East, offering legal support throughout the planning stage and specialist assistance in the establishment and running of the overseas business.

In 2014 he founded the Paoletti Legal Consultant and he is currently the owner and the managing partner.

He is a Board Member and the President of Italian Business Council of Dubai & Northern Emirates ( and Vice President of Italian Social Club Dubai.

He is listed as a local lawyer at the Italian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, Italian Consulate in Dubai as well as at the Italian Trade Commission (ICE) of Dubai.

Firm Description

We are a highly-qualified international law firm that keeps up to date with the constantly changing legal landscape.

Our mission is to provide an independent and tailored-made consultancy to protect the interests and the family values of entrepreneurs doing business abroad.

We specialize in corporate and commercial law and we have been working at an international level for 20 years.

We defend the interests of our clients at each stage of a company’s life cycle – from setting-up to expansion abroad – through focused and dedicated legal advice.

We believe that a company’s success depends upon the quality of its agreements with the stakeholders: clients, suppliers, and business partners.


In addition to our legal consultancy, we offer a product no company can do without: a contract tailored to personal and business needs.

A tailored-made contract is the solid foundation for a successful business. This is true especially when the company undertakes the process of internationalization, or when cross-border transactions are put into place.

If you want to do business abroad, you need more than just a good knowledge of the market. You need to know the legislation in the country of destination in order to protect your investments and avoid mistakes that could derail the entire operation.

Only those who work in the country of destination can offer the experience and the expertise necessary to operate successfully in a foreign country.

This is why we have chosen to join IR Global, a dynamic organization that leverages the power of the network to assist the client with the perfect consultant in every country in the world. This membership enables us to offer a high-quality service at a lower cost compared to traditional law firms.