Hala Harb

Dubai, UAE

T. +971 4 528 5555
E. hala.harb@bsabh.com

Hala is an associate in the Technology, Media and Telecommunication department.

Hala's expertise lie in advising clients on corporate M&A and general commercial transactions with both private practice and in-house experience. 

Hala has extensive private practice and in-house experience. Prior to joining BSA, Hala worked as an in house-legal counsel at a leading media representation company in Dubai and advised a leading news channel, and its digital properties, on several legal matters relating to intellectual property, compliance of media regulations and distribution and licensing agreements. 

Hala is fluent in English, French and Arabic. 

Areas of expertise
  • Corporate & M&A
  • Intellectual Property
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT)
Highlights of experience
  • Conducted the due diligence of companies operating in the retail, journalism, educational and technology industries
  • Advised venture capital and private equity firms on term sheets, financing agreements, shareholders agreements, subscription agreements and sale and purchase agreements in relation to the acquisition of shares, the issuance of preferred shares and the issuance of convertible notes
  • Conducted research and drafted legal opinions on e-commerce regulations and the incorporation of technology and digital companies in the GCC such as a leading international food delivery platform, and its subsidiaries in the region
  • Analyzed the impact of the economic substance law and the foreign direct investment law on the incorporation of mainland and free zone companies in the UAE
  • Participated in the digitalization of a group company by providing management with advice such as the legality of electronic signatures and their implementation under applicable laws in the GCC region
Education & qualifications
  • Masters in Digital Business from IE Business School in Spain.
  • Bachelor in Private Law
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