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Zubair Mir is an international corporate finance lawyer
specialising in mergers and acquisitions, private equity,
telecommunications and investment fund formations.
Mr Mir also advises on the creation of
investment vehicles and the undertaking of corporate finance
transactions on a
-compliant basis.
Mr Mir’s recent transactions include advising Bharti Airtel
on its $10.7 billion acquisition of Kuwait-based Zain’s
telecommunications businesses in 15 African countries,
the second-largest acquisition ever by an Indian company;
advising Investcorp Gulf Opportunity Fund on the acquisition
of a minority stake in Gulf Cryo, a leading industrial company
based in Kuwait; and advising on the acquisition of a majority
stake in L’Azurde, the world’s fourth-largest gold and jewellery
manufacturer, headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Mr Mir
also advised Investcorp Bank on setting up the $1 billion
private equity Investcorp Gulf Opportunity Fund.
Herbert Smith LLP
Dubai International Financial
Gate Village 7 Level 4
PO Box 506631
United Arab Emirates
+971 4 428 6303
+971 4 365 3171
Mir, Zubair
Herbert Smith LLP – Corporate Partner |
Winner – M&A, United Arab Emirates
What clients said
“I remain impressed by Mr Mir’s keen sense of
business judgement and value-added support on
matters relating to deal structures, particularly
when matters become difficult and sticky.”
“He is certainly one of the best and brightest young
lawyers that I have had the honour and pleasure to
work with – an absolute delight to have in my legal
team, as he takes the load off me!”
“We have received outstanding advice, efficiently
delivered and with a level of consistent service that
I can say is better than any I have experienced.”
“Zubair is an outstanding lawyer. I have come to
rely on him for his level-headed advice on a range
of business matters and his clear, common-sense
approach to achieving commercially superior
ILO Client Choice Guide 2012