Finance Monthly - M&A Awards 2023

Finance Monthly M&A Awards 2023 United Arab Emirates 57 About David Foster David heads our Corporate and M&A practice in the Middle East and Turkey. He specialises in M&A transactions, including public takeovers, private acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, strategic investments and VC/GC investments, and has been based in the UAE since 2008. David acts for a wide range of clients, including corporates, financial sponsors, investment funds and government entities, across multiple sectors and has advised on some of the most complex and high-value M&A transactions in the region (including a number of “market firsts”). David is recognised in the Hall of Fame in the Legal500 rankings for the UAE, as a Market Leader in the IFLR100 rankings for the UAE and is also ranked by Chambers & Partners in the UAE the wider Middle East. About Allen & Overy Allen & Overy is a global law firm that helps the world’s leading businesses to grow, innovate and thrive. For almost a century, we have built a reputation for our commitment to think ahead and bring original solutions to our clients’ most complex legal and commercial challenges. At a time of significant turbulence in the business world, we are determined to help our clients embrace change, confidently expand into new markets and keep on top of ever-more complicated regulatory frameworks. To do this, we will harness our global strength and local knowledge. We will drive towards our vision to become the world’s most innovative law firm. And we will continue to create an environment where the brightest minds can flourish. Whether we are handling corporate, banking, project finance, capital markets, funds and real estate transactions or dispute resolution matters, we use the best of our technical and international expertise and local knowledge to find practical ways to help our clients achieve their business objectives. Our Abu Dhabi office opened in 2007 and today has a highly experienced team including a number of leading Abu Dhabi practitioners who brought with them extensive expertise and understanding of local practices, clients and transactions. We advise numerous local government entities on a wide variety of matters, including drafting. Contact David Foster Partner, Dubai Allen & Overy LLP Tel: +971 4 426 7171 Email: Corporate and M&A Law Adviser of the Year David Foster We have had a strong presence in the UAE since 1978 and have offices in both of the country’s major business centres – Dubai and Abu Dhabi. “

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