23 May 2024

Hadef & Partners further strengthens its Corporate Practice

Authored by: Hadef & Partners Press Office

David Baylis has joined leading UAE law firm Hadef & Partners as a senior counsel in the Corporate Team.

David is a highly experienced commercial lawyer with over 30 years of experience, including structuring and establishing investment funds, advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, private equity acquisitions and exits, art law and sports law. Before relocating to the UAE David was Global Head of Private Equity at a large international law firm.

He has served as an advisory board member of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) and Loughborough Business School, a council member of the Legal and Regulatory Council of EMPEA, a member of the Legal & Technical Committee of the British Venture Capital Association (BVCA) and lectured at the BVCA. David is the Consulting Editor of Butterworths: “The Law and Practice of Shareholder Agreements.

Yasser Omar, Hadef & Partners’ Head of Corporate, said:

“I am delighted to welcome David to the team. His wealth of experience, energy and attention to detail mean that he always goes the extra mile to do the very best for clients. He exudes both knowledge and professionalism: a winning combination.”

David added:

“I’m delighted to join Hadef & Partners and build on its outstanding client base and service offering. The firm has an excellent, storied reputation for advising on some of the largest, ground breaking transactions in the UAE, and I am excited to work with such a talented team of UAE and international experts.”

Sadiq Jafar, Managing Partner, said:

“David’s substantial experience, together with his deep understanding of the Middle East, strengthens our offering to our regional and international clients.”