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Kamar Jaffer



Jaffer Kamar
Kamar Jaffer



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)



Banking and Finance



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

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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