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Ranked in 2 Practice Areas
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Band 1

Capital Markets: Equity

United Arab Emirates

9 Years Ranked

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Band 3

Capital Markets: Equity

Middle East-wide

5 Years Ranked

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Provided by Ahmed Ibrahim

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Dubbed as the “UAE ECM Guru”, Ahmed is the most active equity capital markets lawyer in the UAE, having led almost all the IPOs and rights issue took place in the UAE since the global financial crisis. As narrated by Chambers & Partners, Ahmed a “go-to figure for domestic equity capital markets matters”

Ahmed has experience in project finance transactions, equity capital markets, IPO, general corporate/commercial matters, including joint ventures, the founding of joint stock companies, limited liability companies, partnerships, limited partnerships, branch offices, and representative offices, corporate restructuring, shareholders arrangements, corporate governance, and acquisitions. He has also participated in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating project finance and loan documentation, shareholders agreements, share purchase agreements, and subscription agreements, as well as various commercial agreements, including sale of goods, agency, and distribution agreements.

Languages Spoken

English

Arabic

Work Highlights

Led Al Ansari Exchange IPO on DFM, being the first family business to go public and being regulated by the UAE Central Bank.

Led the ADNOC L&S on ADX, a free zone (ADGM) company to list on ADX.

Led Taxi Dubai IPO to list on DFM representing the Government of Dubai.

Led the IPO of Investcorp to list on ADX through an ADGM holding company.

Represented the underwrites in Phoenix IPO on ADX.

Led the capital restructuring of Gulf Navigation by way of capital reduction and the issuance of mandatory convertible bonds.

Led the rights issue of Ajman Bank to list on DFM.

- Advised Pure Health PJSC as the bell rang at the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), announcing the commencement of trading for its shares. The ceremony not only celebrated the successful IPO of Pure Health PJSC but also marked the final Initial Public Offering (IPO) to take place in 2023.

Led DEWA IPO on DFM being the largest IPO in the Middle East and the first Dubai Government IPO in the privatization program.

Led the Burjeel Holdings IPO on ADX, a free zone (ADGM) company to list on ADX.

Led TECOM IPO on DFM, the second Dubai Government IPO in the privatization program.

Led Empower IPO on DFM, the third Dubai Government IPO in the privatization program.

Acted as Transactional Counsel representing Emaar Properties PJSC in their USD 2 billion acquisition of a property company owned by Dubai Holding.

Led the IPO of Americana Resultants, the operator of KFC, Pizza Hut, Krispy Crème, Hardees. This is first ever concurrent offering in the UAE and KSA.

Led the IPO of Taaleem Holding, the second largest educational platform in the UAE to list on DFM on November 2022.

Advised ADNOC on the IPO of ADNOC Drilling PJSC to list on ADX.

Led Fertiglobe IPO on ADX, being the first IPO of a free zone (ADGM) company to list on ADX.

Acted as lead counsel representing IHC PJSC in respect of the listing of Al Seer Marine PSC on ADX applying innovative structures to create more value to shareholders.

Part of the advisory team worked on the raise of USD 1.64 Billion through successful combined offering of ADNOC Distribution Shares and Issuance of Exchangeable Bonds by ADNOC

Acted as lead counsel representing MERAAS Holding in respect of the first ever MTO and exercise of squeeze out right to acquire 100% of DXBE PJSC on DFM.

Acted as lead counsel representing EMAAR Malls in respect of the merger between EMAAR Malls and Properties as one of the largest merger in the Emirate of Dubai.

Advised Tristar, A Global Logistics Company, On Corporate Restructuring and An IPO On DFM.

Acted as lead counsel representing IHC PJSC in respect of the listing of ESG PSC on ADX applying innovative structures to create more value to shareholders.

Advised on the largest rights issue in the UAE of AED 6.5 billion for Emirates NBD.

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