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.
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.