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Tala Shomar

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Tala is a a senior associate in Baker McKenzie based in Dubai. Tala works with international and local clients on a variety of corporate transactions. Her experience covers advising on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructuring. She also focuses on general corporate governance and regulatory matters both in the UAE and the Middle East region.

Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Tala worked as an associate in the UAE and Qatar offices of the largest regional law firm in the Middle East.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising on the merger of three high-end luxury brands in the MENA region.

  • Advising on all corporate and commercial work in the Middle East and Africa region for one of the world's leading luxury and fashion groups in relation to reorganization of their brands across the Gulf, including joint ventures, distribution, review of product launches and consumer protection issues.

  • Advising one of the world's largest computers and software manufacturers on full retail operations in the UAE and coordinating wider region advice on matters including licensing, regulatory, consumer protection, leases, pricing, displays and employment. Providing strategic legal advice to its business leadership on geo-expansion, product launches, compliance, commercial contracts and risk.

  • Advising one of the worlds largest food delivery platforms on various corporate and regulatory matters.

  • Advising Abercrombie & Fitch on their continuing business operations in the GCC in addition to advising on employment matters.

  • Drafting by-laws and regulations in relation to a commodities exchange.

  • Advising several public joint stock companies in the UAE on their ongoing compliance and regulatory matters.

  • Advised Ghassan Aboud Group on a joint venture with AD Ports Group on the development of one of the region’s largest food trading and logistics centres in Abu Dhabi.

  • Advising leading companies in the pharmaceutical and medical devices sector on corporate reorganizations in the UAE and the region.

  • Advising several high-end retail brands on the reorganization of their UAE business operations in light of the new foreign direct investment law.

  • Advised Taaleem Holdings PSC on the acquisition of Jebel Ali School in Dubai.

  • Advised Dar Al Takaful on its AED 215 million acquisition of the entire share capital of Noor Takaful General and Noor Takaful Family.

  • Advised the region's leading multi-service app on various corporate and regulatory matters across the GCC region.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Senior Courts of England and Wales - Solicitor
  • Jordanian Bar Association - Member


  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2022)
  • Jordan (2015)
  • Dubai - Registered Legal Consultant


  • Brunel University (LL.M. International Human Rights Law) (2013)
  • University of Surrey (LLB Law) (2012)


  • Arabic
  • English