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Kamar Jaffer



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Kamar Jaffer



Kamar advises sponsors, managers, sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) and institutional investors on structuring and establishing investment funds (including Shari’a compliant funds), co-investments, segregated managed accounts, bespoke investment structures, joint ventures and cross-border M&A. Kamar’s experience spans a broad range of sectors including private equity, debt, technology, infrastructure, real estate, venture capital, hospitality and healthcare sectors.

Prior to joining the Firm, Kamar was Head of Legal for the Middle East and North Africa (including Turkey) for PineBridge Investments Middle East, a global multi-asset class manager, providing cross-jurisdictional legal advice across private equity, real estate and distribution of funds and global financial products. Kamar’s experience in-house has provided her with a unique and first hand perspective on the structuring, establishment, regulatory aspects, marketing and closing of investment funds (including negotiations with key investors) and co-investment arrangements.

She has previously worked for a global law firm in London. Kamar was recognised by Chambers as “Up and Coming” in Middle East Investment Funds in 2021 and 2022 and by Legal 500 as a “Rising Star” in Investment Fund Formation and Management in the United Arab Emirates 2022.

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Publications: 15 December 2022

Podcast: Selecting your Fund Domicile: Cayman Islands

A&O partner Kamar Jaffer (Dubai) discusses key legal and regulatory trends in the Cayman Islands with our guest speaker Philip Ireland, a Dubai-based partner at the Maples Group.

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Publications: 01 December 2022

Podcast: Selecting your Fund Domicile: Channel Islands - Part II: Jersey

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Publications: 22 November 2022

Podcast: Selecting your Fund Domicile: Channel Islands – Part I: Guernsey

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Publications: 10 November 2022

Podcast: Selecting your Fund Domicile - British Virgin Islands

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Admitted as a Solicitor (England and Wales), 2005


BPP Law School, Other, 2003, LPC

Kings College London, Other, 2002, LLB

Paris-Sorbonne University (IV), 2002, Maîtrise


Published work

  • Editor (2013), “Investing in Emerging & Frontier Markets”, Euromoney Group
  • Editor (2012), “Investing in the MENA Region: Fast Track Opportunities for Growth”, Euromoney Group
  • Editor (2009), “Investing in the GCC Markets: New Opportunities in a Changing Landscape”, CPI Financial
  • Editor (2007), “Investing in the GCC Markets: Regional Opportunities and Challenges”, CPI Financial
  • Author (2008), “M&A in the GCC”, The Standard Chartered Guide to Global Trade Finance 2008/9