Bilingual in Arabic and English, Naji has over 10 years of experience advising on corporate and commercial matters, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa. He specialises in cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, private equity, investment funds, private placements, corporate restructurings, licensing and regulatory matters, Islamic finance and foreign direct investment. He has worked with clients operating in most business sectors, including education, healthcare, media, manufacturing, energy and financial services.
Naji holds academic qualifications in common law, civil law and Shariah law. He graduated from the University of Westminster in London with a Master of Laws degree (LL.M) in International Commercial Law ("Merit" awarded). He also completed his undergraduate law degree (LL.B) at Sagesse University in Beirut and a postgraduate degree in Islamic banking at the Institute of Islamic Banking & Insurance in London. Naji is admitted to the Beirut Bar Association and is a member of the International Bar Association. He joined Clyde & Co’s Dubai office in June 2006.