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. She has been involved in transactions of every size and scope in various industry sectors including financial services, hospitality, food and beverage, manufacturing, energy and technology.  

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. 

Ms Lobo has been ranked as “Next Generation Partner” for commercial, corporate and M&A, in Legal 500 EMEA.

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 (Al Kabeer Group is involved in the procurement, manufacturing, processing and distribution of processed frozen food in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Sultanate of Oman and Kingdom of Bahrain);
  • 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 Country Hill International LLC (meat suppliers to the wholesale industry, the food service and retail market segments) on its acquisition of La Maison Nordique Foodstuff Trading LLC;
  • advising a fund, which is primarily focused on making direct investments in the food and agribusiness sectors in the GCC and Japan, on its acquisition of an 87.5 per cent interest in a Dubai-based meat processing and frozen foods company;
  • 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;
  • advising Dubai Investment Industries on the sale of its 100 per cent stake in Marmum Dairy Farm and its distribution unit United Sales Partners LLC;
  • 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.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity

QUALIFICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS

  • Law Society of Scotland

EDUCATION

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

LANGUAGES

  • English

PUBLICATIONS