Neil Williams

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Neil Williams is an associate in the Firm's Dubai office. He is qualified in England & Wales and has been working in the UAE since 2015.

Practice Focus

Neil is a corporate lawyer focusing on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures and corporate restructuring across a variety of sectors in the MENA region.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acting for a leading manufacturer of non-woven fabrics in a 70% acquisition of a Saudi Arabian plastics company.
  • Advised Saudi Tabreed District Cooling Company on a subscription and share purchase by ASMA Capital Partners. 
  • Assisting a global education provider in restructuring its operations in the UAE in preparation for a listing on the London Stock Exchange. 
  • Advising a multinational education group on the USD 30 million acquisition of a UAE nursery group.
  • Acting for the owners of a leading medical distribution company in connection with a divestment of a 50% stake to Foundation Corporation Holdings.
  • Assisted the Majid Al Futtaim Group in the sale of 2 clinics to Mediclinic Plc.
  • Acting for a Ras Al Khaimah based hospitality group in respect of a strategic restructuring of their business operations.
  • Assisted with a USD 100 million commodity murabaha facility for a UAE based healthcare group.


  • England & Wales (Solicitor) (2017)
  • Dubai - Registered Legal Consultant


  • BPP Law School (LPC) (2012)
  • University of Exeter (LLC) (2011)


  • English