Representative Legal Matters
Mergers & Acquisitions
Advised Marka PJSC on its USD 85.7 million acquisition of the award-winning Middle Eastern restaurant chain Reem Al Bawadi.
Advised Frigoglass SAIC on the disposal of its UAE glass bottle manufacturing business.
Advised a European chemical distribution company in relation to the purchase of a controlling stake of a Middle Eastern chemical distribution company for an undisclosed amount.
Advised a global provider of healthcare information, services and technology provider on the acquisition of a Middle Eastern healthcare informatics solutions provide.
Advised a regional investment entity on the purchase of a company that owns various hotels in Dubai.
Advised a global real estate services firm on the proposed acquisition of a UAE interior design and fit-out company.
Advised a real estate investment firm on a proposed joint venture for the establishment and operation of a restaurant, lounge and nightclub in Palm Jumeirah, Dubai.
Advised a sovereign-owned real estate investment company on a proposed joint venture with a Dubai free zone authority for the development of office units and retail stores on a plot in extension of the free zone.
Advised an American food products exporter on a proposed joint venture with a local UAE distributor for the distribution of various food products in the UAE.
Advised the owner of a hotel on a hotel management agreement for the management of the hotel by an international hotel operator.
- Law Society of England and Wales - Member
- Law Society of New South Wales – Member
- Senior Courts of England & Wales~United Kingdom (2008)
- Supreme Court of New South Wales~Australia (2007)
- Dubai - Registered Legal Consultant
- (Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test) (2008)
- College of Law at Sydney (Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice) (2007)
- Queensland University of Technology (Double Degree: Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Business) (2005)
Author, “UK Bribery Act: being in the clear,” Gulf News, 10 July 2013
Author, “Checklist for joint venture agreements – Part 1,” SME Info, February 2013
Author, “Checklist for joint venture agreements – Part 2,” SME Info, March 2013
Author, “Better safe than sorry,” SME Advisor Middle East, April 2012
Author, “Protecting your assets,” Private Sector, March 2012