Paul joined Marriott International in 2015 and currently serves as Vice President & Senior Counsel for the Europe, Middle East & Africa continent. Based in Dubai, Paul is primarily responsible for supporting the development team at Marriott in their mission to expand the company’s footprint over the region. His responsibilities include managing all legal aspects of the negotiation, drafting and execution of the suite of agreements related to hotel management and franchise deals, branded residential, condo-hotel and managed rental projects, and providing legal support to corporate and hotel management.
Prior to joining Marriott, Paul moved to the GCC in 2011 to work in private practice with Al Tamimi & Company in its Kuwait offices with a focus on banking and finance. Prior to that, Paul worked with several boutique law firms in the State of Michigan as a corporate transactional attorney.
Paul holds both a Juris Doctor degree and a Master of Communication in Dispute Resolution from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree (Economics/Middle Eastern Studies) from the University of Michigan. Paul qualified as a licensed attorney in the State of Michigan and the U.S. Federal Courts in 2006.