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White & Case LLP

Corporate/M&A

4 ranked lawyersBand 2United Arab EmiratesGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Strong capabilities across the region, typically offering specialist corporate and M&A expertise from its Dubai office, and assisting with real estate and energy mandates mostly from Abu Dhabi. Highly respected for its advice to clients on major multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions, leveraged buyouts and joint ventures. Adept at handling high-stakes private equity mandates and has assisted with strategic partnerships in the oil and gas sector, where it is also noted for its longstanding client relationships.

Strengths

One client praised the firm for its "experienced, responsive" lawyers who "understand our commercial goals."

Work highlights

Advised the sovereign wealth fund Emirates Investment Authority on its USD630 million acquisition of an approximately 10% stake in Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (known in the UAE as "du") from Mubadala Development.

Notable practitioners

Abdulwahid Alulama is an esteemed Emirati lawyer who is widely respected for his expertise in cross-border M&A, strategic partnerships and joint ventures. One client remarked: "He's brilliant at project management and getting stuff done."

Marcus Booth leads the firm's regional private equity practice. In this arena he acts for leading private equity houses, venture capital entities and sovereign wealth funds on cross-border buyouts and major corporate structuring matters. Clients say he is "out of this world in terms of client service; he always goes the extra mile." He splits his time between Dubai and London.

Sami Al-Louzi is well versed in cross-border M&A and often mandated on ground-breaking transactions. In addition to his M&A practice he offers expertise in privatisations and ECM work. Sources agree that he is "an effective operator" and note his loyal client following, particularly in Saudi Arabia.

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Corporate/M&A Department

White & Case LLP

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16th Floor, C1 Tower

Six Towers Complex

Bainuna Street

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates

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United Arab Emirates

Corporate/M&A


Sami Al-Louzi
Foreign expert for Saudi Arabia

Corporate/M&A: Abu Dhabi-based


Abdulwahid Alulama
Band 2

Corporate/M&A: Dubai-based


Marcus Booth
Band 5
Sami Al-Louzi
Band 4