Ewan Sheriff - life and career

					The life and career of Ewan Sheriff

Born in Forfar, Scotland in 1968, Ewan Sheriff is a first born child with one younger brother. As a
child he grew up in the Scottish towns of Dunfermline, Selkirk and for the main part, Dundee. Ewan
attended the renowned High School of Dundee, before being accepted into the law program at The
University of Dundee where he received his Bachelor of Laws Honours degree in 1989 and his
Diploma in Legal Practice one year later in 1990. Having always been keen on sports, Ewan Sheriff
participated in football, golf, curling, swimming and rugby throughout his time at both school and
university.

Mr Sheriff holds eighteen years of high-profile experience in the Commercial, Real Estate and Asset
Management arenas, with high-exposure firms located in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Dubai and
Abu Dhabi, respectively. At the end of 2009, having long held an interest in the Middle East and it’s
business opportunities, Ewan Sheriff sought to embrace the regions richer and more balanced
lifestyle for himself, his wife and his three young children. The Sheriff family relocated from
Edinburgh, UK to Dubai, UAE in April 2010 and have never looked back. Mr Sherriff himself has
embraced learning about a new legal system, and continues to enjoy the vast cultural and lifestyle
offerings of the region. Being a keen sportsman, Ewan continues to root for his Celtic football team
from abroad, as well as running, swimming and playing football in Dubai. He and his wife remain avid
travellers and his family keen skiers.

The Dubai & Abu Dhabi based firm of Davidson & Co. Welcomed Ewan Sheriff to their team in late
2009, where he now holds the title of Partner in Corporate and Commercial Real Estate. Davidson is
a leading-edge, United Arab Emirate speciality firm of western-trained lawyers, with in-house Emirati
Counsel; a model which continues to increase market share. To date, Mr Sheriff has implemented
key operational methodologies and Anti-Money Laundering Law procedures to instil the
standardization of corporate wide activity. In keeping with his career concentration, Ewan continues
to advise on corporate and commercial contract matters, UAE Vehicles of Incorporation, Commercial
Real Estate transactions, Asset Management and Origination.

The credentials and standing of Ewan Sheriff as a true professional are in no doubt and he is often
praised by clients and co-workers alike. Over the years he has become well known in the industry for
his wide-spread knowledge in across several sectors and is renowned for his limitless dedication
when it come to being part of a team. There are many examples of external praise and here is one
example - a comment about Ewan made in the Chambers Directory from his time working in the UK..

Chambers Directory comment:
“The dynamic leadership of Ewan Sheriff has seen this Edinburgh-based team's profile escalate dramatically in
recent months - indeed, many sources believe that the practice “would be a pale imitation of itself without
him.” The group is renowned for its representation of Irish investors in property acquisitions, but also handles
leasing, investment, development and funds work and supports the firm’s superb corporate department. The
team recently represented Belfast-based William Ewart on its £267 million acquisition of the Gyle Shopping
Centre, near Edinburgh”

				
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Description: Ewan Sheriff holds eighteen years of high-profile experience in the Commercial, Real Estate and Asset Management arenas, with high-exposure firms located in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, respectively.