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Sonia Abdul-Rahman

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Sonia Abdul-Rahman

White & Case LLP

Sonia is a partner in the EMEA Corporate and M&A practice. Sonia regularly represents clients on a range of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, restructurings and other corporate matters.

Sonia won the 'Emerging Leader Award' at the M&A Advisor 2023 Awards and was named 'Corporate Lawyer of the Year' by LexisNexis Middle East Women in Law Awards 2022.

Sonia joined the Dubai office of White & Case in 2016. Prior to joining White & Case, Sonia worked for a Magic Circle firm in its London and Dubai offices.

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White & Case has been active in the UAE for more than 35 years prior to opening in Abu Dhabi in 2007 and further expanding with an office in Dubai in 2013. The UAE practice is staffed with more than 50 lawyers, all of whom have significant international experience and a number of whom also have Arabic and other language capabilities. We provide a unique offering in the UAE in that we have lawyers who are UAE, New York and English law qualified.

Our Abu Dhabi- and Dubai-based lawyers provide clients with legal advice on a wide range of issues related to matters including: energy, infrastructure and project development (including public-private partnerships), M&A and corporate and commercial law, debt and equity capital markets, banking and finance (including project finance and Islamic finance) and financial restructuring and insolvency, as well as international trade. We are proud to be the first major international firm to have appointed an Emirati lawyer to its global partnership.

White & Case advises SNB Capital on acquisition of share capital in Tamara

Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised leading Saudi asset management firm SNB Capital (SNBC) on a primary and secondary equity subscription in Tamara, a leading buy-now-pay-later business.

"The acquisition by SNBC allows Tamara to access the capital required to fulfil its ambitious growth plans," said White & Case partner Debashis Dey, who co-led the Firm's deal team. "It also demonstrates the potential for further expansion of the buy-now-pay-later sector in the region."

SNBC has acted through SNB Capital Fintech Fund L.P. SNBC co-led the approximately US$340 million (SAR 1.3 billion) Series C investment round with Sanabil Investments.

White & Case counsel Raheel Butt, who co-led the Firm's deal team, said: "The success of this transaction demonstrates our stellar capabilities to advise Saudi financial institutions and funds on regulatory and transactional matters involving investments across a range of asset classes."

The White & Case team which advised on the transaction included partners Sonia Abdul-Rahman (Dubai), Debashis Dey (Dubai & London) and Tamer Nagy (Washington, DC & Cairo), counsel Raheel Butt (Dubai & Riyadh) and associates Ola Sanni, Salvia Matonyte and Ahmad Bin Dalmook (all Dubai).

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