Expertise

Dean is an Associate in our Qatar office. He acts on a wide range of corporate matters, including M&A transactions, capital markets, corporate restructurings, real estate, and general commercial advisory matters. Dean regularly advises companies, private equity houses, management teams and high net worth individuals and has practiced throughout the GCC region. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown Law and is dual-qualified (New York, England & Wales).

A native English speaker, Dean is also proficient in Arabic and Spanish.

Experience
  • Acting as lead international law firm for a prominent Qatari company in the initial public offering (IPO) of its shares
  • Advising Bank of America Merrill Lynch on regional aspects of its global merger
  • Advising client on an innovative restructuring of $700 million sukuk issuance on a major exchange
  • Representing investors in the incorporation of a specialized bank in the State of Qatar and subsequent capital raising through private placement
  • Representing a member of a royal family on an investment in a private placement issued by Goldman Sachs
  • Advising a large agricultural company on WTO law and international trade issues 
  • Representing a global shipping company in the restructuring of its GCC business
  • Advising PE investor in the acquisition of a Qatari medical company
  • Advising a US-based oil and gas services company on structuring options and doing business in Qatar 
  • Representing a Qatari investment firm in the acquisition of a minority stake in an Asian bank
  • Advising the owner on the sale of a minority interest in a luxury automobile dealership in the GCC
  • Representing a Japan-based global automotive company in the restructuring of its GCC business
  • Representing an F&B franchise owner in the partial sale of its business to a leading private equity firm
  • Advised a regional F&B franchise on the preparation of franchise agreements and related documents
  • Representing the owner of a 5-star hotel in the private placement of shares to investors
  • Representing Qatari conglomerate in negotiations with a Chinese construction firm
  • Advising a government medical authority on a public private partnership (PPP) project
  • Representing the main contractor in the performance of a project awarded by a Qatari state-owned entity
  • Representing client in commercial lease negotiations in Qatar
  • Advising client on Qatar real estate investment legal framework
Professional Qualifications
  • Attorney admitted in New York
  • Solicitor admitted in England and Wales 
Education
  • Juris Doctor, Georgetown Law 
  • Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, Lehigh University
Professional recognition
  • Member of the in-house legal team awarded "Best GCC Legal Team of the Year (2016)" by The Oath Magazine and "Legal Department of the Year (2016)" by Corporate Counsel Middle East
  • Co-President of Georgetown University Alumni Association of Qatar