Stephanie Samuell

Stephanie Samuell

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Stephanie Samuell is a partner in the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group and has joined the Firm in 2018. Stephanie has been based in the Middle East for 11 years, having trained and qualified in England.

Practice Focus

Stephanie advises on M&A, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital transactions in Saudi Arabia and the broader MENA region. In addition, Stephanie advises on operational and structuring matters for clients operating across the MENA region.

Representative Legal Matters


  • Advising Tanmiah Food Company on the sale of 15% stake in Agricultural Development Company and 60% stake in Supreme Foods Processing Company to Tyson Foods, Inc. together with the ongoing joint venture arrangements.

  • Advising Amanat on its acquisition of a majority stake in Sukoon.

  • Advising on the Saudi aspects of the acquisition of the MBCC Group by Sika.

  • Advising Dallah Healthcare on its acquisition of a majority stake in Care Shields Holding Company in consideration for the issuance of treasury shares in Dallah Healthcare (and the payment of a cash consideration amount).

  • Advising Bureau Veritas on the acquisition of a 25% shareholding in Sievert Arabia.


  • Advised Ripples Capital Limited (Kitopi) the world’s leading cloud kitchen company on the acquisition of AWJ Investments, a fast-growing food and beverage company based in Dubai and Saudi Arabia which operates leading regional brands Operation Falafel, Catch 22, Awani, SushiDo and others.

  • Advised Gulf Marketing Group on the acquisition of Royal Sporting House’s (RSH) sports retail business in Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong together with operations in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Qatar, from Al Futtaim Group.

  • Advising on the sale of Gulf CX, Bahraini based customer experience consulting and customer engagement services (with a focus on AI and automation) to Raya CX, a listed Egyptian entity.

  • Advising the seller and the warrantors on the sale of a DMCC entity with an underlying business in Iran.

  • Advising the sellers (including trusts) on the sale of a regional video game distribution business with operations across the UAE, Qatar and KSA.

Joint Ventures

  • Advising Olayan on various joint ventures in Saudi Arabia.

  • Advising Ajlan Bros on various joint ventures in Saudi Arabia.

Restructuring and structuring

  • Advising a Saudi family group on the restructuring of their operations moving them from a flat structure to a group structure with holding vehicles for the different divisions.

  • Advising BinDawood on the structuring and restructuring of its online app business in KSA.

Private Equity and Venture Capital mandates

  • Advising an investor on their investments in a wide variety of business across the Middle East and Africa, including but not limited to a last mile delivery business, an agriculture business, various technology businesses as well as their investments into a number of funds.


  • England & Wales (Solicitor)~United Kingdom (2010)
  • Dubai - Registered Legal Consultant


  • University of Law (LPC) (2007)
  • University of Newcastle upon Tyne (2006)


  • English