BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates

Corporate and M&A

From routine domestic corporate transactions to complex high value international projects, mergers, acquisitions and IPOs, our Corporate and M&A team provide the full range of corporate solutions to our regional and international clients.

Our team operates across the firm’s network of offices in the UAE, Oman, Lebanon, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and France, providing sector-specific expertise in developing high quality creative solutions, customised to the individual needs of our clients. Our lawyers have a deep understanding of local and regional laws and regulations and provide unique regional regulatory expertise due to their close relationships with local authorities.

We are seen as a leading regional law firm for Corporate and M&A solutions, and regularly advise small to large multinational private equity houses, financial institutions, oil & gas, insurance, hospitality, healthcare and educational entities on the full array of corporate and M&A matters, including cross-border transations.


Our M&A specialists regularly represent purchasers as well as sellers in both domestic and regional M&A transactions, utilising the experience of our specialists in government contracts, intellectual property, environmental law, real estate, and labour/employment to provide a full array of services for clients involved in either the purchase or the sale of a company or business unit.

We assist our clients with all aspects relating to an M&A transaction, from structure and strategy to negotiation and documentation, providing cost-effective due diligence investigations in diversified industries. Our M&A experience includes representation of parties on either side, in the following types of transactions:

  • Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Stock and asset purchases and sales
  • Management buy-outs and disposals
  • Corporate recapitalisations, reorganisations and restructurings
  • Strategic alliances

Our lawyers are able to offer strong commercial and regulatory advice when our clients instruct us to assist them with a corporate structuring, restructuring and/or reorganization, due to their regional knowledge of the laws and regulations, and through the strong working relationships we have with local regulatory authorities.


Access to the public capital market is a critical process. Our lawyers understand the market and the local requirements which enables us to communicate on behalf of our clients clearly when explaining to regulators, financial institutions, investors and shareholders the vision and scope of a specific venture. Our representation of emerging companies has given substantial depth of experience in public offerings, corporate governance and securities matters in general.

  • Advising private equity group, CedarBridge, in relation to the acquisition of several educational institutions in the MENA regions.
  • Advising the Swiss tax and property consultancy firm, The Fidinam Group, in acquiring a company in the DIFC, Dubai.
  • Advising Assystem, a leading international engineering company, on a EUR25million cross-border acquisition in the Middle East.
Jimmy Haoula

Jimmy Haoula

Managing Partner

Michael Kortbawi

Michael Kortbawi


Rima Mrad

Rima Mrad


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