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About Suna

Suna Mirza’s practice focuses on corporate and commercial work throughout the Middle East and Europe with particular experience of advising on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and investment funds, and general company advisory work. This representation includes advising global businesses with expanding their operations into the Middle East.

Suna's clients are drawn from numerous sectors, including private equity, retail and energy. She also has experience advising on the corporate law aspects of international energy projects, with a particular focus on the acquisition of independent power projects in the Middle East.

In addition, Suna has experience working as in-house counsel for a U.K. energy regulator, with a particular focus on electricity transmission.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Abdul Latif Jameel International — secondment with a particular focus on advising the Automotive and E-Commerce business divisions on a number of commercial arrangements including dealership arrangements throughout the Middle East, supply chain arrangements, trading and local law compliance issues, supply and purchase agreements, and various intellectual property matters

Alcazar Energy Partners — establishment of a renewable energy investment company in Dubai and the completion of the first round of funding with the International Finance Corporation, Mubadala Infrastructure Partners Limited, Gateway Fund, Dash Ventures, and Alcazar Renewable Energy as shareholders

Buyer — acquisition of two separate wind projects being procured pursuant to Jordan Round 1 wind renewable energy programme

Project company — restructuring of a power and water desalination project in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) — Dubai license renewal, corporate governance and international corporate structure

Dover Corporation — establishment of a Dubai business division, including advising on employment arrangements for various employees

Shilton Sharpe Quarry — establishment of a recruitment business in the Dubai International Financial Centre

U.K. and UAE based publishing company — restructuring of its group companies throughout the Middle East

Dubai-based real estate company — restructuring and share transfers between the founding partners and investors

International defense contractor — expansion of its business throughout the Middle East, Africa and the Far East

Confidential client — various shareholder, agency, distribution, general contractual and employment disputes in the UAE

Various clients — general “doing business” advice, including labor law issues, company incorporations and general corporate structuring advice

Lion Capital and Goode Partners — acquisition of U.K. fashion retailer All Saints

Apollo Management International LLP — acquisition of luxury jewelry group Aurum Holdings

Confidential client — fund structuring, fund formation and first closing of a healthcare-focused life sciences fund

Lion Capital — structuring a co-investment fund as part of the acquisition of the French eyewear retailer Alain Affelou

Universal Music Group — tax advice regarding the sale of Parlophone Label Group to Warner Music Group

Publications and Speeches

“Consumer contracts country questions: United Arab Emirates,” Practical Law, Thomson Reuters, September 19, 2016.

Credentials

Education

BPP Law School, UK,
L.P.C.
2010
Keble College, University of Oxford,
B.A.
2009

Bar Admissions

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Languages

Punjabi
Urdu

News

Noteworthy