Charles has been practicing as a legal consultant in the UAE since 1986. He advises on general corporate matters, contracts and government procurements, project finance and international trade controls. Charles has extensive experience with the UAE’s regulatory environment and he was involved in numerous high monetary value financing and re-financing transactions.
Since the late 1990s, Charles has been the author of the standard industry UAE law opinions on the various financial agreements used by the ICMA and the SLRC, enabling ICMA and SLRC members to enter into complex financial transactions with counterparties in the UAE.
Danielle has been practicing as a legal consultant in the UAE since 2010. Her practice focuses on corporate and commercial law. Danielle has considerable experience in a wide range of corporate matters including cross border mergers and acquisitions where she advises vendors, trade purchasers and management on both the acquisition and disposal of companies, private equity investments including the funding of start-up companies, joint ventures, restructurings and reorganisations.
Danielle holds an LL.B. (Hons) with options in French Law from the University of Aberdeen and is qualified as a solicitor in Scotland.
Abdus Samad is a corporate/commercial lawyer and specialises in M&A and transactional work, as well as general corporate/commercial matters. He advises foreign and local clients on general corporate, commercial and other matters relating to the conduct of business in the region including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings and reorganisations.
He has extensive knowledge and experience in cross-border transactional and corporate advisory matters, including complex acquisitions and divestures. Abdus Samad holds an LLB from King’s College London.