Marwa Al-Siyabi is a Corporate associate in our Dubai office. Her experience includes advising clients on cross-border M&A, equity capital market transactions, joint ventures and restructuring in the Middle East. She has extensive experience working with ministries and government entities in Saudi Arabia, Oman and the United Arab Emirates on various legal matters including structuring and implementation of government initiatives, as well as advising on the legal implications of strategy reforms.

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    • Secondment to the Office of Legal Affairs at Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical Company.
    • Represented a multinational engineering services provider in relation to the sale of its GCC operations to a global engineering consultancy firm.
    • Represented a large KSA-based entity on a contemplated capital increase by way of a rights issue.
    • Represented a UAE-based semi-government power-supply agency in relation to the acquisition of another power-supplying government company in the same group.
    • Represented a UAE-based investor in a proposed acquisition of a waste energy and mining company based in the UAE.
    • Represented a government-owned property development company in relation to regulatory matters for its operations in the Middle East and North Africa, including assisting with regulatory assessments, compliance checks and control checks between management and operations.
    • Represented a GCC-based investor in relation to the acquisition of a UAE-based distributor of communications and image processing products.
    • Represented a GCC-based conglomerate in relation to the acquisition of a KSA-based private company working as a master franchisee of several international brands in the GCC and Middle East region.
    • Represented a leading KSA real estate development company in relation to the acquisition of a KSA-based construction company.
    • Advised a KSA Ministry in relation to transferring companies owned by government bodies falling under the Ministry to the Public Investments Fund as part of KSA Vision 2030.
    • Advised a UAE Ministry in relation to the structuring of a government initiative as part of the UAE’s National Agenda 2021. The project included advising the Ministry on suitable legal structures and legal instruments (agreements, memorandums of understanding, legislation) required to implement the same.
    • Advised an Omani Ministry in relation to the creation of a public establishment and drafting the Royal Decree to create the establishment. The assignment assessed a potential collaboration between public and private sectors and advised on various legal considerations and mechanisms for incorporation.
    • Advised the GCC Secretariat in relation to the creation of a real time gross settlement system between the six GCC member states.
    • Advised a KSA Ministry in relation to the legal implication of strategy and policy change in KSA.

    Education

    • University of Law, L.P.C., 2011
    • Kingston University, LL.B., 2010

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2015

    Languages

    • English
    • Arabic

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