Expertise

Lowri Llwyd is a partner in the firm's Dubai office. Her experience is mainly focused on international cross border M&A but also includes advising clients across the MENA region in relation to private equity transactions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and general corporate, employment and commercial issues.

She trained at Eversheds LLP in London and was in the corporate department of Eversheds LLP for six years. She spent two years at an American law firm in Dubai before joining Addleshaw Goddard. She has been based in the Middle East since 2011.

Lowri has drafted and negotiated share purchase agreements, shareholder agreements, disclosure letters, franchise agreements, management agreements, confidentiality agreements, software and IT licensing and distribution agreement, exclusivity agreements, joint venture agreements and a range of other corporate contracts and agreements.

Experience

Lowri has advised in relation to the following matters:

  • 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 leading supplier of media data in the MENA region, in relation to a change in its capital structure and certain other shareholder matters
  • 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
  • A sovereign linked private equity house in relation to the disposal of its forty-five percent interest in a UAE-based entity operating in the industrial/manufacturing sector
  • Qatar First Bank in relation to its investment in a UAE-based fund which specialises in long-term rehabilitation and illness healthcare facilities
  • 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 aluminimum engineering company, on its business and shareholding structure and the exit of a founder shareholder
  • A local UAE family in relation to the sale of their spa and beauty parlour business to a UAE-based private equity fund
  • A Qatar-based construction group in relation to a disposal of a significant minority interest in its operating group to a competitor
  • International Schools Partnership in relation to its acquisition of Abu Dhabi-based Reach British School
  • International Schools Partnership in relation to its acquisition of Doha-based Park House English School
  • Dubai International Capital on the recovery of certain debts from a group which owns and operates yoga, fitness and spa centres in Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand
  • A New York-based private equity house in relation to a UAE joint venture in the dental and healthcare sector with a prominent local family
  • 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
Testimonials

"The Addleshaw Goddard corporate team has an impressive depth of regional experience and are well-trusted in relation to complex transactions." Carlyle Group

Education
  • Year qualified: 2008 (Law Society of England and Wales)
  • School of Law, Sheffield University - LLB (Hons)
  • Nottingham Law School - Diploma in Legal Practice
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