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Khalid Garousha

Partner

Abu Dhabi

Garousha Khalid
Khalid Garousha

Partner

Abu Dhabi

Khalid is experienced in general corporate and corporate finance work, including international equity offerings, IPOs, joint ventures, private equity work and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Khalid has been in the UAE since 2000 and is highly experienced in regional M&A and ECM transactions. He fully understands the regional culture and the most effective way to structure local transactions. Khalid was recently ranked in Band 1 by Chambers Global 2013 across four separate categories: corporate/commercial (UAE), capital markets (UAE), corporate/commercial (Middle East) and capital markets (Middle East). Khalid sits as a member on the NASDAQ Dubai Listing Committee, the body charged with approving listings on NASDAQ Dubai. He also acts as a governor on the GCC Board Directors Institute, a regional corporate governance institution which seeks to influence the implementation of the highest levels of corporate governance across the region.

"Peers have a high regard for Khalid Garousha, who is 'not just a standout figure because of his longevity - he's a very good operator too.' He has been based in the Middle East since 2000, and handles a range of M&A deals, joint ventures and private equity matters." (Chambers Global 2013, Corporate/Commercial, UAE) 

“Corporate and equity capital markets expert Khalid Garousha rises to the top tier this year, following continuing acclaim from peers and clients, who say he is ‘very commercially oriented’ and ‘a great guy who really knows his stuff’.” (Chambers Global 2012 Corporate/Commercial, UAE) 

“Khalid Garousha ... is deemed the ideal exponent of everything required of a lawyer in the Middle East: ‘I have a lot of respect for him, he is culturally attuned and very easy to deal with.’ “ (IFLR 2012) 

“Garousha is singled out for his profound understanding of how to work in the region, in addition to his excellent technical skill.” (Chambers Global 2011 Middle East)

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Publications: 29 MAY 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: emerging data protection and cybersecurity guidance (Updated 28 May 2020)

The Covid-19 coronavirus is creating a need for organisations to process personal data, for a variety of specific purposes (including managing and protecting their workforce, customers and the…

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Publications: 29 MAY 2020

Covid-19 Update: Impact of Spanish Legislation on NPL transactions

The Covid-19 pandemic and its associated economic crisis have triggered a large number of laws and regulations to protect individual and corporate borrowers in Spain that will have an impact on the…

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Publications: 29 MAY 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus – State aid Temporary Framework extended to recapitalisations and subordinated loans

As we have previously reported, the European Commission (Commission) has adopted a Temporary State aid Framework (the Temporary Framework) to support the economy in the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak -…

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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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