Clyde & Co advises Big Bus Tours on their acquisition of Tour Dubai

  • Press Releases 27 May 2024 27 May 2024
  • Middle East

  • Corporate

Global law firm Clyde & Co has advised Big Bus Tours, the world’s largest operator of open-top bus sightseeing, on their acquisition of leading experience operator, Tour Dubai. This move strengthens Big Bus Tours' presence in the Middle East and reflects the Group’s strategy to offer its customers an increasing range of exceptional experiences around the world.

Clyde & Co advises Big Bus Tours on their acquisition of Tour Dubai

Big Bus Tours is the world’s largest operator of open-top sightseeing experiences, inspiring the spirit of adventure in 26 world-famous cities across four continents. Tour Dubai is a highly respected tourism brand, with over three decades of experience offering premium and authentic adventures in Dubai. Tour Dubai will join Tower Tours, the leading sightseeing excursion operator in San Franciso, and Singapore Duck Tours as part of the Big Bus Tours family of operations.

"We are excited to welcome Tour Dubai to the Big Bus Tours Group. Anup and his team have created a business with vast experience and outstanding offerings that align perfectly with our mission to be the top activity in every world-famous city. We also want to express our gratitude to the Clyde & Co team for their tireless dedication in making this deal happen.” said St. John Cooper, Executive Vice President of Middle East and Asia Pacific at Big Bus Tours.

Clyde & Co acted as lead counsel to Big Bus Tours. Clyde & Co’s cross-practice team was led by partner and Head of Corporate – Middle East, Naji Hawayek (Dubai), senior associate Ghalya Rashid Ali (corporate), and associate Sinan Amso (corporate). They were supported by partners Sara Khoja (employment), Alexis Waller (real estate), and Alex Lester (dispute resolution); legal director Maher Al Nashar (dispute resolution); senior associate Lucy Nash (dispute resolution); associate Raahil Mirchandani (corporate); and specialist Chady Deeb (dispute resolution).

With over 30 years of experience in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), Clyde & Co is one of the largest international law firms with over 80 partners and over 540 staff operating through 10 offices and associated offices in Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Nairobi, and Riyadh. Clyde & Co supports international and local organisations throughout the wider region with a full-service offering of local specialists across most business sectors and services of law, including commercial, commercial disputes, corporate, cyber risk, data protection & privacy, employment & immigration, finance, global recoveries, insolvency & reorganisation, intellectual property, international arbitration, projects & construction, real estate, regulatory & investigations, and technology, outsourcing & data.

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