Keri Watkins

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Keri Watkins is a senior lawyer based in Baker McKenzie’s Dubai office and heads the Real Estate & Hospitality practice group in the UAE. An experienced UK qualified real estate lawyer, Keri has been advising local and multinational businesses and public institutions in the UAE since 2007.

Practice Focus

Keri has extensive real estate experience and advises on all aspects of the commercial real estate transaction from the initial due diligence and structuring of the deal to post completion aspects. Keri has a particular focus on the hospitality, healthcare and data center sectors. During her time in the United Arab Emirates, Keri has spent time on secondment with Dubai Properties Group and Gulf Capital.


  • England & Wales (Solicitor)~United Kingdom (2010)
  • Dubai - Registered Legal Consultant


  • De Montfort University (Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice) (2006)
  • De Montfort University (LLB Hons) (2005)


  • English