BIANCKA GRACIAS

PARTNER, HEAD OF DEPARTMENT: STARTUPs & SMEs

“There is always a way”

Biancka has over 17 years experience in the legal sector in UAE. She is Partner at ICLO and heads the Practice for Startups & SMEs that focuses on intelligently supporting businesses without designer price tags. 

What sets Bianca apart from traditional legal consultants, is that she does not speak “legalese” and is genuinely invested in ensuring business owners get good legal advice, that they will actually use. 

“ICLO is colourful, dynamic and has an enthusiastic personality of its own. Each stakeholder at ICLO is a specialist in their area and the way in which we deal with clients shows how passionate we are about what we do!”

She is extremely active in the startup landscape in UAE through active collaborations pioneered with In5, Founders Institute (Dubai Chapter), SHERAA, StartAD (the global accelerator anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi and powered by its partner Tamkeen), Khalifa Fund, Dubai Computer Group, and more prominently as Charter Member and Legal Program Chair with TiE Dubai.

Biancka is an avid speaker on various platforms associated with startups and SMEs in UAE and has also contributed towards articles that have been featured in Forbes Middle East, Arabian Business, Khaleej Times, Gulf News and Thomson Reuters.

In her past working experience Biancka has held roles with conglomerate Al Ghurair Investment, esteemed local law firm Hadef & Partners and renowned developer Emaar Properties.