• Advised Australian online travel business Webjet Limited on its USD173 million purchase of UAE based Destinations of the World from Abu Dhabi based private equity fund Gulf Capital. The multi-jurisdictional deal involved DLA Piper offices across Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.
  • Advised Senaat, an Abu Dhabi state-owned industrial company, and Tubacex, a Spanish manufacturer of stainless steel and other products, on the acquisition of Dubai based Nobu Group, a leading provider of precision component repair and manufacturing services to oilfield services companies in the region. Target has operations in the UAE, Norway and Saudi Arabia.
  • Advised Kerzner International, a leading international developer and operator of ultra-luxury resorts and residences (Atlantis and One&Only) on its joint venture with private equity firm, Dolphin Capital Investors, for the development and management of a luxury tourism project on the Greek island of Kea.
  • Advised the Ministry of Finance of a country in Asia on a new Companies Law with a view to improving corporate governance and its World Bank doing business ranking. As a result of DLA Piper’s work the World Bank ranking of this country for the Protection of Minority Investors improved by more than 150 places (out of a total of 190 places) leading to this country, in conjunction with other business reforms, being one of the top global improvers in the World Bank’s most recent “Doing Business Report”.