Expertise

Lowri Llwyd is a corporate and commercial partner based in our Dubai office. She leads the team of English and Arabic lawyers and has over 14 years of post-qualification experience, ten of which have been in the UAE. 

She advises clients across the MENA region on cross-border M&A and private equity transactions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and general corporate, employment and commercial matters. Her clients comprise of private equity houses, family offices, sovereign wealth funds and other financial sponsors across the spectrum of industries, including construction, retail & consumer, healthcare, education, aviation, media and IT sectors.

Prior to joining Addleshaw Goddard, Lowri practiced in the London office of a major UK law firm and Dubai office of a leading international law firm.

Experience

EXPERIENCE

  • AVEVA in relation to a large UAE restructuring and asset transfer following its global merger with Schneider Electric and in relation to its government contracts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as well as a range of data privacy and cloud storage solution matters 
  • G4S on many of its key transactions and commercial matters in the region, including the UAE aspects of the sale of its global cash handling business to The Brinks Company for approximately GBP 727 million
  • The founder shareholder on a stage-two exit from KEF Holdings, a UAE-based industrial pump manufacturer, which was eventually sold to Pentair Inc
  • Advising Coty Inc on the Middle East aspects of its disposal of its Professional and Retail Hair business (including brands such as Wella and Clairol) to KKR
  • Mizuho Capital Partners, Oman Flour Mills and IFFCO of a joint venture and subsequent acquisitions resulting in the formation of the largest egg farming business in the GCC
  • Multiplex in relation to a number of its regional restructuring and corporate governance matters 
  • Hira Industries, a UAE-based industrial manufacturer in a range of building and construction products, on its UAE joint venture arrangements with a Dutch company
  • Alucor, a UAE-based aluminium engineering company, on its business and shareholding structure and the exit of a founder shareholder as well as in relation to a number of its procurement contracts 
  • Cognita, a global private schools group, on its acquisition of Horizon English School and Ranches Primary School and Ranches Nusery
  • Das Holdings, a UAE-based sovereign wealth fund in relation to its corporate joint venture with a local real estate property developer, Select Group, in connection with three separate residential developments in the Dubai marina
  • Global Hotel Alliance, a leading hotel loyalty scheme programme, in relation to its shareholding arrangements when three new hotel groups subscribed for shares in the group
  • dnata in relation to its acquisition of a ground-handling aviation group which operates in each of the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia
  • dnata in relation to its joint venture and shareholding arrangements in connection with DUBZ, the airline luggage check-in business
  • YUM!, the owners of the Pizza Hut and KFC concepts, in relation to its franchising arrangements and general corporate and commercial matters in the GCC 
  • UPAC, a listed Kuwaiti projects company, in relation to its USD 250 million investment and shareholding arrangements in the USD 1 billion Reem Mall project in Abu Dhabi
  • A prominent Jordanian family, Nabil Rassam, in relation to the disposal of a significant minority interest in their food processing business, Nabil Foods, to Carlyle private equity group
  • International Schools Partnership in relation to its proposed subscription for shares in a UAE education group which owns and operates a number of schools in the UAE and in relation to its acquisition of Abu Dhabi-based Reach British School
Education
  • LLB (Hons), Sheffield University - School of Law
  • Diploma in Legal Practice, Nottingham Law School
Testimonials
  • Lowri has the ability to make her clients feel comfortable and is capable of managing and juggling various issues in parallel - she is very engaged and always manages to deliver with grace, even when under extreme pressure - United Projects for Aviation Services
  • Next Generation Partner LEGAL 500

 

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