Meet Our Team
The Linkilaw team is dedicated to pursuing our mission, every day we are a step closer to making legal services accessible and comprehensible for everyone. Embodying our values, each member contributes in making Linkilaw alive.
Meet our team!
CEO and Co-Founder
Alexandra is a thought leader in the legal technology space. She has been quoted in TechCrunch, Forbes, HuffPost and Inc. amongst others, has been honoured in Forbes 30 Under 30 and is a 2-time recipient of Quora Writer of the Year. She also mentors founders and entrepreneurs, independently and through Virgin Startup.
Speaker of seven languages, Alexandra is also passionate about meditation and the effect it has on all aspects of life. She lives through honest, effective communication as the key to success in both business, and our personal lives. This passion has led Alexandra to certify as a mediator and help resolve disputes peacefully.
Legal & Development Executive
Gillian is a passionate traveler, (American) football fan, amateur foodie, and devourer of psychological thriller novels.
Prior to joining Linkilaw, Amoli gained experience in commercial law and alternative dispute resolution with an emphasis on arbitration. She would like to develop her expertise in contract drafting.
She enjoys traveling and has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
She is passionate about the law and how it can be used to strengthen businesses.
In her free time she loves to explore London with her friends and she is a huge foodie.
Business & Operations
When Michelle isn’t investigating the latest operational methodologies or building relationships, she enjoys painting, long walks in nature and electric-folk music.
She is passionate about LegalTech, predictive coding and automation. Daria is driven by user experience.
She is passionate about how marketing can make a business grow if it is executed correctly and she is interested in all the marketing trends that will reshape the industry such as AI and blockchain.
In her free time, she loves the sun and to be all day at the beach, to practice sports in nature and to travel whenever she can.
Winny is in her final year of college majoring in Modern Languages. She speaks English, French, and Spanish fluently.
Her hobbies outside of work include reading English Literature and playing with dogs. She really loves them!
Chief Happiness Officer
Erie is our chief Happiness Officer, with over 5 years’ experience in tail-wagging. Erie is in charge of overseeing all food scrap consumption and conducting daily one-to-one cuddling sessions with our Lisbon team.
Morale Inspection Officer
Outside of his role at Linkilaw, Pumba enjoys loooooong walks in the park, eating anything he can get his paws on, barking at random passers-by and manipulating his owner with cute facial expressions.
Meet Our Lawyers
Privacy and IP Law | 8 years experience
Laura is a commercial lawyer who specialises in intellectual property and has experience working in both private practice and on secondments to Virgin Atlantic Airways and Microsoft. Laura spent several years at London law firm, Harbottle & Lewis LLP, where she advised clients on a broad range of commercial matters, as well as brand protection issues such as copyright, infringement disputes and trade mark registration. Since she began her career in law, Laura has been particularly enjoying providing client-focused, pragmatic and affordable legal solutions and advice to start-ups and SMEs.
Commercial Law | 13 years experience
As a qualified and experienced commercial lawyer, Ingrid can help you clear away the overwhelm and get your legal needs sorted. Ingrid’s background in private law firms, including both a Magic Circle firm as well as a boutique commercial firm. Having also worked in-house means Ingrid is able to give you the commercial solution without the confusing legalese. Ingrid currently consults with a startup and has a deep understanding of the legal ins and outs involved. Ingrid is fascinated by the startup world. She is committed to making the law easier to navigate for those whose focus is on the business rather than legals.
Tax & Investment Law, Portuguese Law | 10 years experience
Rodolfo is a Tax and Investment lawyer, specializing in international investments advisory in Portugal and in the European Union, both for individuals and for corporate investment. Started his professional activity in a big four. He is passionate for Tax, Investment Law, which includes a full-service solution for his international client investment, including property, immigration and commercial law. Focus dedicated and restless are the three main strong words that describe him as a professional, always trying to find an innovative and efficient way to overcome all changes for his clients.
Commercial Law | 8 years experience
Naomi is a commercial lawyer with over 10 years’ post-qualification experience in both private practice and industry and Fendercare Marine Limited. Naomi now runs her own business as a commercial law consultant. Naomi studied languages before working in France for two years, including for international law firm Linklaters LLP. Naomi has advised a wide range of clients – from multinational private sector organisations to UK public sector organisations to partnerships, start-ups and individuals. Naomi’s experience includes advising on all types of commercial contracts as well as other areas of commercial law including data protection, competition law and consumer credit.
Commercial Law | 8 years experience
Yasaman has dealt with every type of dispute that can arise in the business context, including breach of contract and IP rights.
Her legal and commercial insight enables her to be always a step ahead when it comes to drafting and negotiating agreements. She has the aptitude to deal with cases involving international laws as she has experience of working at a reputable international corporate/commercial law firm in Germany. She is a non-executive director of the British Parachute Association Ltd and has practical experience of managing the direction and performance of a company.
Fundraising, Privacy and Commercial Law | 20 years experience
Michael is a commercial and company lawyer with 20 years of experience. He has worked in law firms and in-house in both startups (Monese, Everledger, Cuvva) and larger companies (Barclays, Credit Agricole). Michael specialises in the investment process of a startups, helping set up EMI (Enterprise Management Incentive) schemes, get businesses EI and SEIS compliant, and assisting startups and scale-ups through the entirety of the fundraising process – from Letter of intent to issue of share certificates. Michael is extremely pragmatic and quick on his feet. He knows what startups need and the quality of his advice is second to none.
Commercial and Employment Law | 8 years experience
Edward is a solicitor of over eight years’ qualification. He has practised largely in civil litigation with firms of varying sizes, including national and international firms and has achieved significant case successes for his clients over the years. Edward prides himself on taking a personal approach to his work by being thorough, paying attention to detail and listening to his clients in order to achieve the best possible result and solving their legal needs. More especially, Edward specialises in commercial agreements and employment law. Working at Linkilaw, he also loves working with growing and small businesses.
Commercial and Entrepreneurial Law | 13 years experience
Rakhi is an entrepreneurial lawyer praised by her clients for her commercial approach and ability to quickly grasp an in-depth understanding of her clients’ business needs. She is passionate about working with startups. Rakhi has also been recognised to be commercially minded with an intense desire to get things done as well as be solutions focused.
Rakhi has a wealth of knowledge in business and property law her recent work included: drafting commercial agreements for startups and new businesses, mentoring new start-ups on all aspects of business and property law and acquisition and sale of real estate.
Commercial Law | 6 years experience
Lucinda trained and qualified at Hogan Lovells LLP with an interest in product liability, commercial and intellectual property.
Since 2016, she has been an In-house lawyer for Taylor Herring, acting as their only commercial lawyer. She advises across PR services, complex marketing and multi-jurisdictional campaigns. She also act as legal adviser to their production company arm and her day to day work involves supplier agreements, service agreements, advising on GDPR and confidentiality. She has a keen interest in intellectual property protection and the exploitation of rights, which is required in the media environment she works in, as well as negotiating multifaceted talent deals.
Commercial Law | 20 years experience
Krista has 20 years experience advising on a wide range of commercial law issues, and specifically commercial contracts. She has previously worked in private practice for top UK law firms and In House as legal advisor to PLCs, limited companies and a charity. Krista’s clients have been businesses needing advice on their Terms and Conditions, contracts, website terms and privacy policies and other contracts and policies or procedures. Krista also has experience of public sector procurement processes.
Corporate Law | 2 years experience
Aji is a qualified lawyer, who has carved out a niche advising on business development with a specific focus on Africa. Aji was named as one of the UK’s top eight future ‘BAME’ leaders and listed as one of the UK’s top 100 ‘Creative Changemakers’.
Aji is also the co-chair of a social enterprise named The Law Collective which has been responsible for helping hundreds of Black students secure jobs within the legal profession. He is a committee member of the British Nigeria Law Forum and co-head of their junior lawyers’ division, a board member of London-based start-up community organisation ‘YSYS’.
Commercial Law | 10 years experience
Jean graduated with a Law degree from the University of Birmingham. She went on to complete the Legal Practice Course with distinction at the College of Law in London. Jean has gained a large amount of experience as a commercial lawyer since qualifying as a solicitor 10 years ago. She has worked as a legal counsel for global companies in the finance, telecoms, IT and travel industries. Jean can count on her portfolio brands such as HTC, for which she operated for the EMEA region; but also Travelport, for which she worked as a legal counsellor.
Employment Law, Commercial Law | 18 years experience
Kim qualified as a Solicitor 16 years ago, and throughout that time she has specialised in solving Employment Law problems. “I have seen many situations that could have been avoided if the employer had been able to take advice at an early stage.” Her approach to any employment situation is therefore to find the best practical solution as quickly and commercially as possible.
Dispute Resolution, Corporate, Tax Law | 10 years experience
Pavel is a qualified lawyer in Belarus. He studied law at the Belarusian State University and he also obtained his second LLB degree from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth in 2006. He is an Associate Member of CILEX and so he is in the process of obtaining the qualification of Legal Executive Lawyer. He also completed a course on FinTech provided by the University of Hong Kong in 2018.
Currently he is working as a Foreign Qualified Lawyer at Dispute resolution department of KWM Europe LLP. He worked as a paralegal for a number of years at Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson (London) LLP.
Intellectual Property Law | 18 years experience
Lara is a passionate and proactive Intellectual Property lawyer and European trade mark & design attorney. She has a Masters in Intellectual Property (1999) with over 18 years’ international experience in a wide range of Intellectual Property matters. She speaks 5 languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, German and French. She is a member of CITMA, INTA, AAAML, AIPPI UK Group, London Tech Advocates, UKAEL (UK Association for European Law) & ChIPs advancing Women in Tech Law & Policy.
Corporate Law | 16 years experience
Mahbuba is a commercial/IT/IP lawyer with over a decade of experience of drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide variety of commercial contracts (such as outsourcing contracts and franchise agreements), IT contracts and IP contracts. Mahbuba trained with a leading city law firm in London and during her career to date, she has worked in private practice for a regional law firm and in-house in the financial services sector, in technology, including for fintechs, in recruitment, in manufacturing as well as working for an international fashion retail company. Mahbuba’s practice has a particular focus on technology, digital law and data protection.
Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Property Law | 10 years experience
After a few years of working in large international London law firms, James moved to in-house to work for banks both in London and on the Continent. With over 10 years of experience in the banking sector James prides himself on delivering useful and clear advice to businesses needing a highly commercial solicitor. James’ main interest now is in FinTech and how new technology is applied to banking and how new business models can be practically implemented.
Marketing Law, Advertising Compliance | 20 years experience
Reina has many years of experience in the world of business, media and cross border work. She has a dual qualification as an India lawyer/UK solicitor, great testimonials, a proven track record with multinationals and start-ups as well as achievements across new territories and services.Having advised senior management in all areas of law both as Sole In-house Counsel and in private practice, as well as setting up and assisting clients through her connections and business consultancy, she is adept at understanding the commercial needs of a business. Passionate about utilizing her expertise and network, through her innovative One stop legal and business services consultancy Bizlaw UK , her aim is to benefit businesses and individuals, with a personalized and proactive approach to consultancy and a view to reducing risk.
Her motto has always been “Prevention is Better than Cure!”
Hinal Shah, Legal Intern
“The 3 months I spent at Linkilaw as a Legal Intern have been full of knowledge, (good) challenges and long-term friendships. I have learnt so much and grown so much as a person and that is because of this internship. Thank you Linkilaw!”
Minni Agyben, SEO & Legal Intern
“During my time at Linkilaw, as a marketing and legal intern, I have gained the necessary professional, practical and interpersonal skills that I need for my future career. I have also created invaluable memories that I will cherish for a lifetime. Thank you Linkilaw for the opportunities and responsibilities that I was allowed to partake in.”