Expertise

An experienced Corporate/M&A lawyer, having advised listed and unlisted corporate organisations, investment firms, government related entities and other clients on international mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate finance, securities issuances, restructurings, corporate governance and general corporate advisory matters.  

Experience
  • Acted for Nakheel on its transaction with Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) in relation to 19 district cooling assets.
  • Advised Dubai World on the £322 million sale of the holding company of P&O Ferries and P&O Ferrymasters to DP World.
  • Acted for OQ (formerly Oman Oil) on the sale of its minority stake in Bharat Oman Refineries Limited (India) to Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited.
  • Advised TPG Sixth Street Partners as a member of a consortium of investors on co-investment arrangements in relation to the acquisition of the Marina 101 property in Dubai.  
  • Represented Informa plc, a FTSE 100 company, on its $1.5 billion acquisition of Penton Information Services funded partly through a £715 million rights issue.
  • Represented a London based client on an English law governed technology outsourcing contract.
  • Acted for Mitsui on its acquisition of a further stake in agricultural commodities conglomerate ETG.   
  • Advised Istithmar on the sale of its interest in Insure Direct (Brokers) LLC to Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group.
  • Represented DP World on its commercial arrangements as operator of various zones in Dubai, involving the acquisition of the businesses of the relevant zones.
  • Acted for Dubai World on its disposal of the Nkomazi Game Reserve, South Africa.
  • Advised Greybull Capital on a warrant investment transaction by Boeing in Monarch’s aircraft engineering and maintenance business.
  • Advised an alternative asset manager on a restructuring of A REIT TruPS CDO fund which involved implementation of a new corporate structure for a REIT TruPS CDO fund through a Jersey vehicle, the making of a dividend-in-specie and making a submission to the Takeover Panel on various aspects of the transaction
  • Represented Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget, Sweden's personal care and forestry group, on its acquisition of BSN medical from EQT for EUR2.74 billion
  • Acted for GE Capital on its $4.6 billion disposal of GE Money Bank to Cerberus.
  • Advised the WSH group on acquisition of a majority stake in restaurateur and chef Mark Hix's hospitability business.
  • Advised Qatar Navigation QSC (Milaha) on acquiring the remaining 60% interest in entities that own the Liquefied Natural Gas carriers, Milaha Ras Laffan and Milaha Qatar, from Société Générale.
Education
  • University of Manchester – BA (Hons) Accounting & Law, 2008.
  • University of Hamburg, LL.M (Cum Laude) European Master in Law & Economics (EMLE), 2009.