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Jaime Oon

Senior Associate
+974.4424.6128
Fax +974.4424.6101
Jaime Oon is an associate in the firm’s Doha office. She focuses her practice on corporate and finance matters.

On the financing side, she has experience dealing with a range of transactions (both conventional and Islamic), acting for banks and borrowers in respect of the provision of development finance, investment finance, senior and mezzanine debt structures, and non-transactional work such as drafting standard lending/mortgage documentation.

Ms. Oon also has experience in corporate and commercial matters, and has advised on M&A transactions, joint venture relationships and franchising arrangements.

Professional Background

Ms. Oon trained and worked with one of the largest law practices in Malaysia between 2000 and 2003.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, she practiced law with another international law firm with offices in London and Doha from 2007 to 2012.

 Financing
  • Advising a leading property developer in respect of a number of development financing facilities valued in excess of QAR1.5 billion for the construction of a luxurious mixed-use scheme in Qatar
  • Advising a significant family office in connection with a QAR1.2 billion conventional and Islamic facility
  • Advising a borrower in Qatar on a QAR750 million facility for the construction of a hotel and service apartment residential facility
  • Advising a regional lender in connection with an Islamic facility of over U$1 billion in respect of a development of a luxurious mixed-use scheme in Turkey
  • Advising an Islamic bank on a US$200 million facility made available for the acquisition of vessels in the region
  • Advising a prominent property developer in connection with a US$200 million facility for the construction of a luxurious hotel development in Africa
  • Advising an Islamic lender in connection with a QAR1.25 billion facility made available to a government linked agency
  • Advising a borrower on a US$155 million financing for the development of the World Trade Centre in Doha
  • Advising a prominent corporate entity in Qatar in respect of a EUR52 million vessel financing facility to fund the construction of a dredger
  • Advising Mazaya Qatar Real Estate Development Company on the signing of a dual-currency US$106.7 million syndicated murabaha facility for the construction of the Sidra Village housing project
  • Advising a Qatar-based bank on a US$200 million facility made available to a project in the renewables sector
  • Advising a listed bank in connection with the potential debt restructuring of a customer in Europe
Corporate
  • Advising Al Meera Holding Company LLC in relation to its acquisition of Giant stores in Qatar and Safeer stores in Oman
  • Advising a listed entity in Qatar in connection with the acquisition of a vessel
  • Advising a significant Qatar-based family office in connection with the establishment of a hotel and service residential development
  • Advising a number of prominent family offices in Qatar on pre-IPO corporate reorganisation exercises
  • Advising a regional entity in connection with the reorganisation of its education business
  • Advising Barwa Bank on the purchase of International Bank of Qatar’s Islamic window, Alyusr
  • Advising a significant Qatar-based corporate in respect of the sale of hospitality assets in Qatar
  • Advising a prominent family office in connection with the development of a hotel facility in the MENA region
  • Advising a Qatar-based family office in connection with its acquisition of an industrial plant in the region
  • Advising a regional investor in connection with the establishment of a web-based education business
  •  Advising the project company in respect of a US$450 million MENA-wide subsea fibre optic cable network
  • Advising a number of significant Qatar-based corporates in respect of various joint venture and franchising opportunities in the MENA region
Regulatory
  • Advising a regional government agency on the preparation and drafting of the legal and regulatory framework to establish economic zones in the Middle East, including conducting a legal benchmarking comparative study of regional and international economic zones
  • Advising on amendments to the establishing law and constitutional documents of a major government related entity in the Middle East
  • Advising in connection with laws and regulations to be promulgated or amended by a number of economic zone authorities in the Middle East
  • Advising a regional economic zone authority and preparing a legal benchmarking report on various laws and regulations, and drafting amendments to such laws and regulations
  • Advising numerous international financial institutions on compliance with Qatar Financial Centre laws and regulations