Danielle Lobo

Partner, Dubai Office

Ms Lobo is a corporate/commercial lawyer with considerable experience in a wide range of corporate matters including private equity transactions, acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, restructurings and reorganisations.  

Ms Lobo joined Afridi & Angell in 2010. Prior to joining the firm, she trained at and was a solicitor with a global firm in Scotland. 

Her notable transactional experience includes:

UK experience

  • acting for an American based packaging solutions group with revenue of over US$6.6 billion on its global reorganisation and capital reduction programme involving multiple foreign jurisdictions;
  • acting for the vendors on the US$275 million disposal of MTEM Limited to Petroleum Geo-Services AS which was later shortlisted for "UK Deal of the Year" at the European Venture Capital Awards;
  • advising Moody’s Corporation on its European group reorganisation and debt restructuring;
  • acting for Poyry Energy AG on the cross border acquisition of IGL Consultants Limited; and
  • acting for the Capita Group on numerous business sales.

UAE experience

  • acting as lead counsel for Al Kabeer Group on the sale of a 51 per cent interest in the group to Savola Group;
  • acting on behalf of the vendors in the disposal of the Fitness First clubs in the UAE, Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Qatar to the Landmark Group;
  • acting for the purchaser  in its acquisition of an interest in an Iraqi company which operates a steel manufacturing plant in Erbil, Kurdistan;
  • acting on behalf of management in relation to the sale of an interest in a Jebel Ali Free Zone company to a leading IT and software development company;
  • acting as local counsel in relation to the transfer of the business and assets of the Philips television division involving 26 jurisdictions into a joint venture group to be operated by Philips and TPV;
  • acting for CER in relation to the disposal of a 20.1% interest in a project company in Pakistan which operates a 551 MW combine cycle gas turbine; and
  • acting for Dubai Investments Industries on a joint venture with Dach Advisory Group to operate the Dubai campus of Modul University, Vienna.


  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity


  • Law Society of Scotland


  • LLB (Hons), University of Aberdeen, Scotland, 2004


  • English