We are pleased that many of you were able to attend Baker McKenzie’s recent seminar in Dubai in January 2019, focusing on how companies in the Middle East can manage the key issues faced when integrating and transforming a business. We hope you found the session interesting and informative.

Please find below some information which we hope you will find useful (you can also download these materials under the Resources tab of the blog).

  1. Baker McKenzie guide: Global Post-Acquisition Integration Handbook;
  2. Baker McKenzie guide: Minimising your M&A risk – Top 10 tips from transactional and disputes specialists;
  3. Baker McKenzie report: Connected Compliance: The Global Case for Integration; and
  4. Baker McKenzie report: Global Transactions Forecast

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact one of the specialists below.

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Kirsty Wilson is a partner in the London office’s Corporate practice and Head of the firm’s Global Reorganisations Practice Group. Leading a dedicated team in London focused on international reorganisations and restructuring projects, she helps clients - mostly multinational companies - structure, implement and manage cross-border reorganisations in ways that meet business objectives while ensuring compliance with local and international legal requirements.

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Will Seivewright is a Corporate Partner in the Firm's Dubai office, focusing on public and private mergers and acquisitions in the UAE, wider Middle East and many of the world's leading financial services markets including New York, London and Hong Kong. With over eight years' experience in the UAE, Will advises on corporate restructurings, public takeovers, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital transactions as well as all other general corporate transactions.

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Reggie Mezu is a Senior Special Counsel in Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla, based in Dubai. He has practiced tax for nearly 30 years in the Middle East, Africa and Europe, including in the UAE for 15 years. Reggie regularly advises clients on tax planning, corporate structuring, cross-border transactions, double tax treaties, reform and development of fiscal frameworks, general advice, and most recently, the new value added tax (VAT) regime in the Gulf region.

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Joanna Matthews-Taylor is the UAE Head of the Employment practice of Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla, based in Dubai. She is experienced in the full spectrum of employment law issues, including recruitment, employment contracts, benefits, protection of confidential information and termination. She has also advised clients on the employment aspects of corporate transactions, cross-border secondments and the mobility of employees in the Middle East.

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Ghada El Ehwany is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Corporate Practice Group in Cairo. She has nearly 20 years’ experience in the Middle East, particularly in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, focusing on corporate and commercial transactions. Ghada also advises on healthcare regulatory, structuring, insolvency, employment and compliance matters.

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