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Saurbh joined the firm in 2008. He advises both local and international clients on a broad range of corporate and commercial, mergers and acquisitions, and employment matters.


Saurbh’ s practice includes:


  • Advising on all aspects of the purchase and sale of businesses, including due diligence, structuring of the transaction, negotiation and documentation of the deal;


  • preparing a broad range of commercial agreements;


  • advising on a wide variety of UAE corporate and commercial legal issues;


  • advising on the structuring and establishment of businesses in the UAE; and


  • advising on UAE employment matters, including within the UAE’s various free zones.


Representative transactional experience includes:


  • Advising a buyer in the acquisition of 60 per cent shares and investment in a UAE based aluminium extrusion company for AED 80 million.


  • Advising the sellers in the sale of 100 per cent shares of a UAE based carton boxes and packaging manufacturing company for approximately AED 50 million.


  • Advising a U.S. food manufacturing and distribution company on a joint venture with a UAE based food manufacturing and distribution company for setting up regional food processing and distribution plants.


  • Advised the insolvency administrator of a German listed company on the restructuring of the said company’s UAE operations and asset sale to a Spanish multinational financial services company.


  • Acting as local counsel for a Saudi Arabian multinational listed company in relation to due diligence over the UAE entities in the business of baking products manufacturing.


  • Advising the sellers in the sale of shares of UAE entities in the water purification and bottling business for approximately AED 160 million.


  • Acting as local counsel in relation to the sale of shares of UAE entities in the packaging materials business for approximately US$199.70 million.


  • Advising a UAE entity on a joint venture for the setup of restaurants in Dubai with an initial investment of approximately AED 29 million.