Leading international law firm Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla has recently hired Osama Audi and Adnan Doha from King & Spalding, and Abeer Jarrar from Linklaters, as corporate Partners to join the firm’s UAE offices in August 2021.

"Osama, Adnan and Abeer have worked on some of the UAE's most complex and award winning transactions", said Dr. Habib Al Mulla, Executive Chairman of Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla. "They bring a wealth of top tier transactional experience in M&A, capital markets and private equity, and I am delighted to welcome them to the Firm."

"This team hire will build on our successes and will play a key role in continuing to strengthen our strategic growth of M&A and PE capabilities in the UAE, GCC and the wider Middle East region," added Omar Momany, UAE Head of Corporate/ M&A of Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla. 

Karen Guch, Global Chair of Private Equity at Baker McKenzie, said, “With this impressive team hire we have now added 74 lateral transactional partners globally in the past 3 years.  We will continue to accelerate growth in the key money markets whilst also embarking on the next stage of our transactional strategy to grow our transactional teams in a number of our other most important markets, including the UAE."

“Baker McKenzie’s Transactional Powerhouse is second to none in the market and is highly attractive to the cross-border nature of our practices," said Osama Audi. "The Baker model of having strong full-service practices locally and combining this with deep expertise in the money markets creates the perfect fluency" said Adnan Doha. "The Firm has played a leading role in high profile capital markets transactions across the Middle East and I look forward to helping the Firm take its offering to the next level," added Abeer Jarrar.

Osama and Adnan specialize in private equity, M&A, joint ventures, venture capital, complex corporate structuring, and corporate finance. Abeer is a highly experienced capital markets and public M&A lawyer.

These hires bring the number of UAE based partners to 16, with the firm offering clients a unique platform in the UAE, advising on banking and finance, corporate and commercial, dispute resolution (litigation and arbitration), employment, compliance, technology, tax, maritime and real estate matters.
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