Emirates Greeks interviews Sasha Taktikou, who talks about her professional life, the Greek community in the UAE and the services she is offering through her "Key to Success" company.
How did you start your professional life in UAE and what is your main occupation now?
Upon completion of my studies in the Faculty of Law in the University of Hull, I acquired a Bachelor in Law and further a Masters of International Business Law (LLM) and soon after I accepted my first challenge in heading the legal department of a reputed fashion house in London.
Following this exciting role, I returned to Greece and completed legal studies in the Greek language, whereas I had the opportunity to cooperate with renowned legal professionals in Athens and establish my own boutique legal practice specializing in commercial transactions and conveyance.
I am in essence an international business lawyer having over twelve years of experience acquired in the United Kingdom, Greece and the United Arab Emirates.
I started my professional life in the UAE as a Corporate Lawyer in Bin Shabib & Associates LLP specializing in corporate and commercial transactions. I represented large corporate conglomerate groups operating in the region trading in telecoms, interior design, fashion, entertainment, property & construction, raw material supply & commodities trading, media, hospitality and have offered my professional services to sector -specific business development solutions & infrastructure. I was lucky to be involved in several complex corporate restructuring pertaining to share-purchase and corporate governance and dealt with a diverse variety of industries, both within the Middle East and internationally, advising on risk assessment, setting up new companies, share transfers and corporate re-structuring in multiple jurisdictions, from the initial stages of conceptualization to the final stages of registration of the scheme and throughout the process advising clients of their rights and obligations. Prior to my current role as Managing Director & Head of Legal Affairs in Key To Success Limited DMCC, I managed an Investment Company in DIFC, Headed the Legal Department in Select Group & Armada Group (both property developers), and prior to this I was the Senior Legal Counsel of Dubai Pearl Property development. I had the opportunity in the UAE to work both in multi-sector corporate conglomerates but also well established property developers and investment companies.
You have witnessed the number of Greeks increasing in UAE from 1-2 thousand to triple that figure and more. What do you think about this?
I am happy and proud to see the Greek community grow so much and Greeks becoming more involved in the global business community and work opportunities the UAE have to offer. Greek people are flexible thinkers, knowledgeable, confident, and autonomous: these are all valuable elements to bring into this amazing multicultural and booming market, as long as the newest generation of Greeks coming now to the UAE, approach the local business market but also the local community, ethics and laws with respect and with the intention to add value to the Greek Community and each be our country’s Ambassadors here.
What kind of services your company provides and what are the strong points?
KEY TO SUCCESS KTS LTD DMCC is a Management & Business Development Consultancy. Having a strong legal work expertise in advising and managing company affairs I am well placed to advise on all matters related to business development & business setup, corporate vehicles, corporate structuring and restructuring, corporate governance, directors’ duties, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, offshore jurisdictions and free zone regulations Throughout my career I have acquired comprehensive knowledge in providing a high standard of advice on all legal matters specializing in corporate advisory, private placements, capital markets as well as listings of debt and equity instruments within the Middle East and internationally.
KTS Team & Strategic Partners comprise of specialized professionals and consultants in the markets of: Management, Business Set-Up, Legal, Marketing, Property, Insurance, Logistics and VIP Concierge Services. Our promise to our clients is excellence in fulfilling our services offering completely confidential, reliable, trustworthy quality data, expertise information, and actual solutions. I believe our Keys to the Success for every company which engages our services are:
Developing visibility to generate new business leads: our network in the UAE and global markets become our clients’ network of strategic partners, clients and agents.
Leveraging from a single pool of expertise into multiple revenue generation opportunities: retainer consulting, project consulting, market research, and market research published reports.
Successful niche marketing: we have created strategic alliances with Marketing experts, and provide excellent marketing strategy services, promotion, branding, and social media assistance in competitive prices.
Timely response to Clients’ orders: our great communication channel with our clients is the key to timely response to every requirement. Our clients’ business is our personal priority.
Know-how: The clients know what they need, we know how to help them get it when it comes to Business Set Up.
Our Team is our clients’ Asset! Our professional Team is comprised of senior Lawyers admitted in London Bar Association and based in the UK, Athens Bar Association and based in Greece, UAE-based Lawyers and Arbitrators, well acknowledged Auditors and our Strategic Partners are specialized Project Investment Consultants covering EU, Russia, Africa and MENA Regions, HR executives, Marketing experts, locally based Insurance Consultants, Property Consultants, Logistic Companies, VIP Concierge Specialists. We take care of every business need and offer the key to start business operations today hassle free. Every client request is personal to us, and this is what makes KTS different from others!
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