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Name: Abdullah Mutawi
Firm Name: Baker Botts LLP
Country: United Arab Emirates
Expertise: Corporate Governance Law

Telephone: +971.4.436.3600
Fax: +971.4.436.3700
Email: [email protected]

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Professional Biography:

Abdullah Mutawi is a bi-lingual partner in the firm’s Dubai office with over 20 years’ experience practicing in London and the Middle East. Abdullah’s primary area of practice is corporate finance and cross-border M&A with particularly substantial experience in Telecom and Technology investments at all levels of the value chain. In addition to leading the firm’s technology practice in the Middle East, Abdullah has also undertaken many transactions in the energy, infrastructure, transportation, industrial and retail sectors. Abdullah’s clients include public and private companies, sovereign wealth funds, banks, private equity funds, venture capital firms and family offices and the M&A transactions on which he has led have involved assets in 28 developed and emerging markets and with an aggregate value of US$20 billion.

An integral part of Abdullah’s technology focus is cyber-security and Abdullah regularly advises on information-security, cyber-crime and cyber-risk in transactional, pre-emptive and risk-reallocation contexts as well as in relation to incident-response situations.

In addition to his technology experience, Abdullah has also represented clients in a number of high profile insolvency and re-structuring mandates and has developed strong experience in advising on financial distress situations arising from fraud and white collar crime. His experience includes advising regulators, banks, debtors, creditors and shareholders in connection with insolvency, distress and restructuring mandates involving aggregate liabilities of US$7 billion and assets in Europe, the U.S., the Middle East and East and West sub-Saharan Africa.

Practice:

Baker Botts is a full-service, leading global law firm, recognized for our understanding of the industries we serve.

Our firm has a long, distinguished tradition of service to our clients, tracing our history back to the 1840s. During the earliest days of Houston, Baker Botts represented the burgeoning industries of cotton merchants, brokers and railroads.

Today, Baker Botts has offices around the world. Since the 1840s, we have served leading industries, organizations and individuals, while staying at the forefront of emerging technologies.

We have the experience, the knowledge and the people to solve our clients’ most significant legal challenges. For more than 175 years, we have demonstrated an unrelenting commitment to excellence.

As a result of the firm’s long history of international practice, Baker Botts has developed an extensive network of correspondent counsel at the most prestigious firms in virtually all commercial centers of the world. Our relationship with these firms enables Baker Botts to provide our clients with facilities and legal capabilities on a global basis.

Lex Mundi is an international association of 160 independent, premier law firms worldwide. Our membership in this prestigious group helps us to better serve our clients by providing immediate access to many of the leading law firms around the world. Baker Botts proudly serves as the Lex Mundi firm for the state of Texas.

The Pacific Rim Advisory Council is an international law firm association with a unique strategic alliance within the global legal community providing for the exchange of professional information among its 30 top tier independent member law firms. Baker Botts proudly serves as the PRAC firm for the state of Texas.

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