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Jennifer A. Lovesy

Senior Associate
+971.4.427.2723
Fax +971.4.447.5225
Jennifer Lovesy is a senior associate in the Dubai office of K&L Gates. She focuses her practice on cross-border transactional work for international, public and private companies, covering a broad range of corporate areas, including flotations and placings on equity capital markets (acting for both companies and institutional brokers), mergers, acquisitions, compliance advice to listed companies, restructurings, joint ventures, company formations, takeovers and corporate governance.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Lovesy was a solicitor at another international law firm.

Achievements

  • E. Randolph Williams Pro Bono Award, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2013

Professional/Civic Activities

  • The Law Society, England & Wales
  • The Association of Women Solicitors
  • A Swiss company on its proposed acquisition of the entire shareholding of a large telecommunications company in Tajikistan.
  • A Swiss company on its proposed acquisition of a majority shareholding in a large telecommunications company in Afghanistan.
  • A property fund on its proposed admission to trading on NASDAQ Dubai.
  • An NGO on the philanthropy laws in the UAE.
  • A Hong Kong company on its proposed acquisition of development land in the UAE.
  • An exchange traded fund on its proposed admission to trading on NASDAQ Dubai.
  • A GCC sovereign wealth fund on its acquisition of a minority shareholding in a manufacturing company operating in the automotive parts industry with operations across Europe and Africa.
  • A GCC sovereign wealth fund on its proposed consortium participation in the acquisition of a multinational UAE-based oil and gas services company.
  • A regional investment fund on its proposed admission to trading on NASDAQ Dubai.
  • An American company on its distribution and service arrangements with local distributors and service providers in the GCC countries.
  • A GCC sovereign wealth fund on its proposed acquisition of a majority shareholding in a UAE company operating in the hospitality industry in the Middle East.
  • A multinational oil products company on its proposed admission to trading on NASDAQ Dubai.
  • Advising Rafi Agri Foods International FZC on its acquisition of a minority shareholding in a food processing and packaging company operating in the MENA region.
  • Oman Investment Fund, a sovereign wealth fund, on its acquisition of a minority shareholding in Ras Al Khaimah Ceramics PSC, the world’s largest ceramics manufacturer.
  • Emirates REIT (CEIC) Limited, the first DFSA regulated real estate investment trust in the UAE, on its admission to trading on NASDAQ Dubai and offer to raise over US$200 million, the first IPO in Dubai since 2009 at the time of listing and the first REIT listing in the MENA region. Equity Deal of the Year, IFLR Middle East Awards 2014.
  • Brightstar Corp., the world’s largest wireless distribution company and a leader in services for the wireless industry, on its acquisition of 20:20 mobile, a leading provider of distribution and integrated supply chain solutions to the European mobile industry with an annual turnover of almost £1 billion.
  • Evofem LLC, a speciality medical device and pharmaceutical company, on its acquisition of WomanCare Global International.
  • Cluff Natural Resources Plc on its placing and admission to trading on AIM.
  • Cluff Gold plc on a placing in the UK, US and Canada to raise £23 million.
  • Charles Stanley Securities in respect of the placing and admission to trading on AIM of Rare Earths Global Limited.
  • Incadea Plc, a leading provider of enterprise IT software solutions and services, on its due diligence process, placing to raise £11.8 million and admission to trading on AIM.
  • Trade Wind Brands LLC on its acquisition of the Boodles Gin brand from Chivas Holdings (IP) Limited.
  • WESCO International Inc. on its group restructuring and disposal of subsidiaries.
  • Strand Hanson Limited on various corporate finance, acquisitions and takeover matters during a twelve month secondment.
  • Faroe Petroleum plc on its cash-box placing to raise £62.2 million.
  • Bright Oceans Corporation on its placing and admission to trading on AIM.
  • Hot-Can plc on its acquisition of Hot-Can Inc. (US) and Hot-Can Intellectual Property Sdn Bhd (Malaysia).
  • Winlogic plc on its transition from the ISDX Market to the GXG Market and general corporate matters.
  • finnCap Limited, as nomad and brokers to Sound Oil PLC, in relation to its acquisition of Consul Oil & Gas Limited.
  • WNS (Holdings) Limited on its acquisition of Business Applications Associates Limited, a SAP solutions provider, for business process outsourcing specialist.
  • Bellzone Mining plc on its admission to trading on AIM and placing to raise £33.6 million.
  • The Stroke Association on general corporate matters.
  • Medusa Mining Limited on its move from AIM to the Official List.
  • Faroe Petroleum plc on its rights issue to raise £69.8 million and general corporate matters.
  • Camco International Limited on its admission to trading on AIM and placing to raise £24.9 million.
  • finncap Limited, on various proposed IPO’s.
  • Brightstar Corp. on various proposed acquisitions.
  • Age Concern Kensington & Chelsea on its acquisition of Sixty Plus and general corporate matters.
  • U.S. Energy Systems, Inc. and its UK subsidiaries on its financial restructuring and recapitalisation and its acquisition of two companies and a power plant from Scottish Power.
  • Ruxley Ventures Limited on its group restructuring.
  • Mahiki Rum Limited on the establishment of its business, including its shareholders' agreement.
  • A whisky company on its shareholders' agreement and all aspects of the establishment of its business.
  • Seymour Pierce and RBC on the placing (£53.3 million) and admission to AIM of Resaca Exploitation, Inc.