Rony has extensive corporate and commercial experience in the Middle East with 14 years in the UAE.
He is experienced in corporate and commercial transactions, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, distribution and commercial agency arrangements, corporate reorganizations, foreign direct investment, regulatory matters and local laws. Rony also advises on market entry and structuring of companies in the UAE including within the free zones.
Having been seconded to the in-house team of one of Dubai's leading pharmaceutical companies, Rony has a practical and commercial approach to advising clients and understanding their needs.
Representative Legal Matters
Advised on the restructuring of the corporate structure of a family business UAE Group.
Advised Gulf Marketing Group on the implementation of shareholder protocols set up by PWC.
Advised several multinational companies on the reorganization of their group and the post- acquisition integration (such as Intel, CareFusion, Emerson, Black & Decker) and on the implementation of the transfer of assets.
Advised a German group in the UAE on the merger of both limited liability companies incorporated in the mainland of Dubai.
Advised Hasan Ismaik, the former CEO of Dubai-based Arabtec, on the USD 963 million sale of a significant stake in Arabtec to Aabar Investments PJSC.
Advised Dubai Real Estate Corporation on its joint venture with Amlak.
Advised Valeant Pharmaceuticals on the acquisition of a 40% stake in UAE-based MedPharma.
Advised a client on a strategic acquisition of a 40.8% minority stake to the value of AED 115 million two LLCs registered in Dubai by a Qatari private equity fund.
Advised a US group in the field of AI serving the access control industry and market in entering into a joint venture and acquisition of a UAE group in Abu Dhabi, to expand their reach in the UAE and GCC countries.
Advised an Italian manufacturer of transformers, switchgears and other electrical connectors on the acquisition of 52% in a UAE company and termination of a registered commercial agency in the UAE.
Advised on the purchase of assets of a dry-cleaning company in the value of AED 15 million.
Advised Umm Al Quwain Municipality on negotiating and finalising their waste management services contract.
Advised Planet Pharmacy, a group of healthcare and pharmaceutical companies on its corporate restructuring strategy and the subsequent implementation of a restructuring for their UAE operations.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Lebanese Bar Association - Member
- Lebanon (2000)
- Dubai - Registered Legal Consultant
- University of London (LLM (Merit)) (2014)
- Lebanese University (LLB) (1998)