Tabasam is a senior lawyer in our Global Transactions (Finance) team based in Dubai.
His practice focuses on event-driven financings and special situations, from complex cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters to corporate, acquisition and leveraged finance, across both conventional and Islamic structures.
Advising a Middle Eastern airline on a US$500M syndicated multi-source (conventional and Islamic) financing, arranged by Emirates NBD Capital Limited, Noor Bank PJSC and Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC.
Advising Emirates NBD Capital Limited and Emirates Islamic Bank PJSC, as joint mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners, in connection with the US$550M multi-source (conventional and Islamic) facilities made available to Emirates Healthcare Development Company FZ – LLC.
Advising international financial investors, including TPG Capital, on the restructuring of one of their senior acquisition facilities in the Middle East.
Advising an international financial investor in relation to its strategic options (including potential US Chapter 11 proceedings and an English scheme of arrangement) as a lender in a high profile restructuring in the GCC.
Advising LafargeHolcim on the negotiation of the terms of a proposed debt restructuring with Lafarge Emirates Cement’s senior creditors.
*Advising the Investment Corporation of Dubai in respect of the debt and structuring of a number of its investments.
*Advising a leading real estate developer on securing finance for the construction and development of the Dorchester branded hotel in Dubai.
*Advising Credit Agricole in respect of the secondary sale of debt facilities provided to a construction group in the Middle East.
*Advising Standard Chartered Bank in respect of its US$ conventional facilities to an automotive group based in the Middle East.
*Advising a UAE bank in financing an acquisition by a joint venture of two Dubai based investment companies of a minority stake in a fast moving consumer goods group.
*Advising a major global oil and gas services provider on putting into place £1bn of revolving credit facilities.
*Advising a listed insurance UK PLC in respect of the refinancing of its £500m revolving credit facilities.