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Khalid Garousha

Partner

Abu Dhabi

Garousha Khalid
Khalid Garousha

Partner

Abu Dhabi

Khalid is the Regional Managing Partner for Allen & Overy in the Middle East and Turkey. He has been in the UAE since 2000 and is one of the region’s most highly regarded and well respected M&A and ECM practitioners. Khalid is experienced in general corporate and corporate finance work, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity work, international equity offerings and IPOs.

Khalid was recently ranked in Band 1 by Chambers Global 2021 across four separate categories: Corporate/M&A (UAE), Capital Markets (UAE), Corporate/M&A (Middle East) and Capital Markets (Middle East).

“Khalid Garousha has a very commercial approach to the law and is one of the best in the region. He’s a go-to guy for advice and expertise.” Chambers Global 2020 (Middle East, Corporate/M&A)

“Khalid Garousha is a smooth operator, very diplomatic and intellectually elegant in how he formulates ideas.” Chambers Global 2020 (Middle East, Capital Markets)

News & insights

Investigations Insight Ariel view Hong Kong

Blog Post: 27 SEPTEMBER 2021

When is too late? Hong Kong SFC expectations on timely self-reporting

Recent enforcement actions highlight the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission’s (SFC) approach to self-reporting under paragraph 12.5(a) of the Code of Conduct for Persons Licensed by or…

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The M&A landscape in 2021: A global picture

Publications: 29 JANUARY 2021

The M&A landscape in 2021: A global picture

The global M&A market staged a remarkable recovery in the second half of last year, despite an escalating pandemic and deep political turmoil. As 2021 begins, we identify the most significant trends…

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UAE Federal Companies Law amended to allow 100% foreign ownership

Publications: 30 NOVEMBER 2020

UAE Federal Companies Law amended to allow 100% foreign ownership

Federal Decree-Law No. 26 of 2020 (the Decree) has been issued, introducing significant amendments to Federal Law No. 2 of 2015 on Commercial Companies (the CCL).

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Allen & Overy graphic

Publications: 22 APRIL 2020

Transacting in the time of Coronavirus

The current Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic presents a number of unique challenges for dealmakers.  Accepted truths and processes need to be challenged and adapted for the current circumstances.

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Office

Abu Dhabi

Allen & Overy LLP
5th Floor, Al Mamoura Building B, Muroor Road
Abu Dhabi
P.O. Box 7907

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1997

Academic

LLB, Law, Sheffield University, 1993

The College Of Law, London, 1995