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Rawad Abou Jaoude

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Rawad Abou Jaoude

Rawad Abou Jaoude

Associate

People

Rawad Abou Jaoude

Rawad Abou Jaoude

Associate

Rawad is an associate in the Dubai office and is a member of the firm’s Corporate Practice, advising businesses across a wide range of sectors on private equity, cross-border M&A, investment funds, venture capital and general corporate matters.

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Profile & Experience

Rawad is an associate in the Dubai office and is a member of the firm’s Corporate Practice, advising businesses across a wide range of sectors on private equity, cross-border M&A, investment funds, venture capital and general corporate matters.

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Rawad has been based in Dubai since 2015, he advises on a variety of international corporate transactions and specializes in private equity, M&A, investment funds, venture capital, corporate governance, and regulatory matters. 

Having had experience as legal counsel at a major private equity firm, Rawad has acquired a strong commercial sense which allows him to accompany his clients in all stages of their business.

Rawad holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Columbia Law School in New York where he graduated with honours as a Harlan Stone Fiske Scholar. Rawad also holds an LL.M. in Business Law from Université Paris II – Panthéon Assas and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth.

In 2019, Rawad was listed on The Legal 500’s GC Powerlist: Middle East, which noted him as being “among the rising stars of the legal profession in the Middle East”.

Rawad speaks fluent Arabic, French and English and is qualified to practice law in New York and Beirut.

Experience
  • Private Equity – Advised the controlling shareholder of an oil drilling equipment company in their acquisition of the minority shareholder’s stake in the company.
  • Private Equity – Advised a private equity firm on setting up, managing, and liquidating several regulated and unregulated corporate entities and investment funds in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Private Equity – Advised shareholders on their exit from a large specialty real estate developer and operator in Europe.
  • Mergers & Acquisitions – Advised a multinational oil & gas player on its acquisition of the entire stake of a renewable energy company.
  • Mergers & Acquisitions – Advised on the post-completion actions for the acquisition of a port in Turkey by a leading global ports operator.
  • Mergers & Acquisitions – advised a leading chemicals company on its acquisition of a plant in KSA.
  • Foreign Direct Investment – Advised on the pre-IPO reorganization of the corporate structure of a leading education group.
  • Foreign Direct Investment – Advised a multinational corporation on the re-organization of its group entities across twelve jurisdictions.
  • Investment Funds – Advised an investment manager on the incorporation of Qualified Investor Funds domiciled in DIFC along with all regulatory aspects, for investments across multiple sectors and geographies. Advised on documentation, negotiation, and closing of all transactions related to fundraising and investment management.
  • Regulatory – Advised a regulated financial services firm on applying for and obtaining additional licenses and endorsements from a free zone regulator.
Sectors

Sectors

  • Education

  • Healthcare

  • Hospitality

  • Professional Practices

  • Stockbrokers & Fund Managers

Services

Services

  • Compliance

  • Corporate

  • Corporate Governance

  • Financial Services

  • Foreign Direct Investment

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Private Equity

  • Regulatory & Investigations