Abeer Jarrar

Abeer Jarrar

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Abeer Jarrar is a partner at Baker McKenzie based in Dubai. Abeer has over 20 years' experience in the Middle East. Having advised in recent years on some of the most high profile regional and international M&A and capital markets transactions, Abeer combines profound understanding of the legal environment and the distinct business culture of the Middle East and their interaction with international market practice. She is recognised for her ability to communicate effectively with the different stakeholders and to deliver transactions of the highest quality and complexity on an accelerated timetable. Prior to joining the Firm in 2021, Abeer spent the last ten years at two magic circle firms in Dubai.

Abeer is a Fulbright scholar and holds a doctorate degree in law from Georgetown University in Washington DC. She serves as a board member of the MENA Advisory Board of Georgetown University School of Law.

Practice Focus

Abeer has experience in advising local, regional and international corporate, investment banking, private equity and family offices on private and public mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings, public takeovers and equity capital markets transactions in the UAE and the Middle East.

Representative Legal Matters

  • UltraTech Cement Middle East Investments Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aditya Birla Group, an Indian conglomerate, on the acquisition of 29.79% shareholding in Ras Al Khaimah RAK Co. for White Cement & Construction Materials PJSC
  • the shareholder of Innovative Care Trading Co., which owns Riyadh-based New You Medical Center, on the sale of a majority equity stake to Nomu-listed Arabian International Healthcare Holding Co., the healthcare arm of Al Faisaliah Group
  • HSBC Saudi Arabia, as financial advisers to Saudi Industrial Investment Company, on the merger between Saudi Industrial Investment Company and National Petrochemicals Company
  • Samel Investment Holding Limited on the acquisition of 92% shareholding in Motori for Smart Services Limited
  • Emaar Properties PJSC on its merger with Emaar Malls PJSC*
  • Meraas on its conditional cash offer to acquire 100% of the share capital of DXB Entertainments PJSC*
  • South Korea's NH Investment & Securities (as part of a three-member consortium of the world's leading infrastructure and sovereign wealth funds) on the signing of an agreement worth US$20.7 billion to invest in ADNOC's natural gas pipelines infrastructure in the UAE*
  • SHUAA Capital psc, a regional market-leading investment banking and capital markets institution listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM), on its merger with the Abu Dhabi Financial Group* (ADFG), a leading investment group with assets under management of US$11.5 billion
  • The Government of Sharjah on its strategic investment in Invest Bank for AED1.9 billion (approximately US$517 million)*
  • Emaar Properties PJSC on the sale of the Address Sky View Hotel to Evergreen Hospitality and related hotel management agreement*

*denotes experience from previous magic circle firms.


  • Jordan (2001)


  • Georgetown University (Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) (PhD equivalent)) (2010)
  • University of Kent (Master of Laws) (1999)
  • University of Jordan (Bachelor of Laws) (1998)


  • Arabic
  • English