Philip’s practice focusses on complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, joint ventures, buyouts, strategic investments, divestitures and spin-off transactions. His clients include regional and international investors, private equity and venture capital firms, family offices, corporations, and sovereign wealth funds. Philip has advised on deals globally and throughout the Middle East, in a range of sectors, including healthcare, technology, and energy.  Philip is ranked by both Legal500 and Chambers & Partners for M&A/Corporate.

Philip also has a market leading practice in investment funds and management, particularly in the private equity, venture capital and real estate sectors. In this space he also advises on general investment management matters such as fund investments, fund governance and regulatory matters, and is one of only six “Leading Individuals” ranked by Legal500 in the Middle East region.


M&A / Private Equity

  • ADQ on its Series C investment in Bayzat
  • Alameda Group on its merger with Emirates Hospital Group and proposed combination with Cleopatra Hospitals Group
  • Amanat Holdings on its US$232 million acquisition of Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Centre and AED350 million disposal of its investment in Taaleem Schools
  • Blue Water Energy in connection with the secondary buy-out of BGF in ROVOP
  • Certain sellers in the US$3.1 billion acquisition by Uber of Careem

Global Market Access on its US$20 million financing from IFC and SBI

Global Petro Storage on the acquisitions of SRS Middle East FZE on its corporate reorganization

Malabar Gold & Diamond on its corporate restructuring, redomiciliation and private listing on NasdaqDubai

One of the MENA region's largest renewable energy group's on its joint venture and equity financing with a Development Finance Institution (DFI)

Optilan Group on its corporate and financial restructuring and the subsequent exit to DarkPulse

PIF on its US$1 billion+ investment into Lucid Motors

Squatwolf on its private equity investment from ASCA Capital

Tabby on its various equity financing rounds and venture debt financings

The Giving Movement on its Series A financing

  • College of Law, London, 2004, LPC, With Distinction
  • University of Warwick 2002, Law LLB (Hons) 2.1
Professional Memberships
  • Committee Member of the Middle East Venture Capital Association
  • Member, Law Society of England and Wales
  • Member, Dubai Legal Affairs Department