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Mona B. Lemp

Fax +971.4.427.5225
Mona is an associate in the Dubai corporate practice, focusing on corporate acquisitions and disposals, M&A, corporate structuring, joint ventures, investment funds and general UAE corporate and commercial/regulatory advice.

Professional Background

Before joining K&L Gates, Mona trained in the London office of another international firm and then practised in the UAE for two and a half years where she gained experience in a variety of corporate and commercial matters.

  • Working on an IPO of a UAE real estate investment trust on NASDAQ Dubai. First UAE IPO in 5 years, raising $201,000,000. First ever IPO of a DFSA regulated and Shari’a compliant DIFC Fund (UAE).
  • Advising an Islamic bank on the incorporation of a real estate fund in the DIFC.
  • Advising an American oilfield supply company on its acquisition of a Dubai distribution business.
  • Advising a sovereign wealth fund on a proposed US$1.5 billion banking and financial services acquisition.
  • Advising QInvest on the acquisition by way of joint venture of a 60% stake in the investment banking, asset management and brokerage business of EFG Hermes.
  • Advising Gucci on the US$40 million acquisition of a stake in its Gulf business through a joint venture with Al Tayer Group.
  • Advising Yves Saint Laurent on the acquisition of a stake in its Gulf business through a joint venture with Al Tayer Group.
  • Advising Libya Oil Holdings Ltd with respect to the incorporation of a business presence in Dubai.
  • Acting for Tufton Oceanic on the APICORP Petroleum Shipping Fund.
  • Assisting in the acquisition of the assets and business of a Saudi based steel mill and establishment of a joint venture acquisition company in Saudi Arabia.
  • Providing sanctions advice to a German software company.
  • Advising Benghazi Medical Centre on a pro bono basis on a landmark agreement with the Massachusetts General Hospital.
  • Advising Honeywell on various employment related matters concerning its UAE operations.
  • Assisting several American pharmaceutical companies with distribution agreements and UAE medical and pharmacological regulation.
  • Advising a UAE entity with respect to a disposal of a 30% interest in its elevator distribution group.
  • Advising a large hotel operator on company set-up in a free zone.
  • Advising a banking group in connection with restructuring in the UAE.
  • Advising an American technology company manufacturer with its set up in a Dubai free zone).
  • Structuring and implementing two UAE-based corporate joint ventures for a French exhibition management company.
  • Advising a cosmetics company in relation to regulations in the UAE.
  • Providing employment advice.