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Kamar Jaffer

Counsel

Dubai

Jaffer Kamar
Kamar Jaffer

Counsel

Dubai

Kamar is a counsel in the Funds and Asset Management Group. Kamar specialises in advising on structuring and establishing investment funds (including Shari’a compliant funds), co-investments, cross-border M&A, private equity and joint ventures. Kamar’s experience spans a broad range of sectors including private equity, financial institutions, energy, telecommunications, hospitality, real estate 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.

“Counsel Kamar Jaffer is a key contact.” LEGAL 500 2018 (UAE, INVESTMENT FUNDS)

News & insights

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Publications: 22 JUNE 2021

Great Fund Insights podcast: Spotlight on opportunities in alternative investments in the Middle East

This timely discussion is part of a series of Allen & Overy conversations on opportunities in alternative investments across our global funds network.

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Publications: 25 MAY 2021

Great Fund Insights podcast: Spotlight on opportunities in alternative investments in North Asia

This timely discussion is part of a series of Allen & Overy conversations on opportunities in alternative investments across our global funds network.

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Publications: 29 APRIL 2021

Great Fund Insights podcast: Spotlight on opportunities in alternative investments in Australia

This timely discussion is part of a series of Allen & Overy conversations on opportunities in alternative investments across our global funds network.

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Publications: 25 MARCH 2021

Joint venture funds in the Middle East market: a model of collaborative investing

We are seeing increasing interest in joint venture funds in the Middle East region as a model of collaborative investing as investor types are multiplying and looking globally for investment…

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Office

Dubai

Allen & Overy LLP
11th Floor, Burj Daman Building, Al Mustaqbal Street, Dubai International Financial Centre
Dubai
PO Box 506678

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as a Solicitor (England and Wales), 2005

Academic

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