Biancka Gracias is an experienced law professional with the core expertise to counsel startups in all stages of development and SMEs to help them overcome their legal challenges in the United Arab Emirates. Having resided in the UAE since 2004, Biancka has more than 15 years of experience in the corporate/commercial legal sector, and is currently heading the startups and SMEs practice at The International Consultant Law Office (ICLO).
Biancka has co-founded Suits & Advisors, a unique advisory firm where she still acts as partner. Biancka has also worked in senior roles across Al Ghurair Investment, prominent law firm Hadef & Partners, and Emaar Properties. She has offered legal consulting on various business transactions and legal documents such as company structuring, shareholder/founder agreements, investor arrangements, investments/acquisitions, and avoiding general risks to make businesses more profitable.
Mentoring startup businesses is a passionate CSR endeavor that Biancka is actively involved in. She is a mentor at Faster Capital, a Charter Member of TiE Dubai, and also provides weekly legal advisory sessions to members of in5, an enabling platform for tech, media and design startups located in Dubai.
Biancka is active in the startup landscape in the UAE through active collaborations pioneered with Dubai Development Authority (Dubai Design District, In5 Tech, and In5 Media), Founders Institute (Dubai Chapter), Sheraa, StartAD (an initiative by the US State Dept and New York University), Khalifa Fund, Dubai Computer Group, and as Charter Member and Legal Program Chair with TiE Dubai.