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Linklaters

Corporate/M&A

3 ranked lawyersBand 1United Arab EmiratesGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Leading group much admired for its expertise in high-stakes M&A transactions. Best known for private equity and joint ventures, as well as corporate matters ancillary to IPOs. Further expertise in asset disposals and group reorganisations. Well known for its capabilities in the financial services sector and typically acts for banks, sovereign wealth funds and private equity houses. Also experienced representing clients in the oil and gas, infrastructure, and food and beverage sectors.

Strengths

One client reported: "They are absolutely brilliant. They work day and night with amazing energy."

Another client agreed that the firm's partners are "strong players who have very good market knowledge. They are technical experts who are very available and easy to connect with."

Work highlights

Acted for Saudi Investment Recycling on its USD470 million acquisition of Global Environmental Management Services.

Notable practitioners

David Martin is based in London, having previously been head of Linklaters' Abu Dhabi office. He continues to be widely recognised for outbound corporate work and M&A transactions in the Middle East. Sources identify him as "very efficient and effective."

Nicholas Edwards co-heads Linklaters' Abu Dhabi office and maintains a robust M&A practice, often acting for clients in the oil and gas and finance sectors. He is also adept at joint ventures and equity raisings. Sources note that he is "a commercial, sensible guy."

Scott Campbell is widely acclaimed for his considerable experience in cross-border M&A transactions and ECM mandates. One client described him as "commercial - he understands where you're coming from, doesn't sweat the small stuff and cuts to the real issues." Peers add that he is "a smooth operator" whom they regularly see on the other side of high-stakes transactions.

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Corporate/M&A

Linklaters

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Ninth Floor, Currency House

Dubai IFC

PO Box 506516

Dubai

Dubai

United Arab Emirates

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United Arab Emirates

Corporate/M&A


David Martin
Expertise based abroad in UK

Corporate/M&A: Abu Dhabi-based


Nicholas Edwards
Up and Coming

Corporate/M&A: Dubai-based


Scott Campbell
Band 1