Mohammed Majid

Mohammed Majid

Co-Head of Corporate UAE

Level 15 Burj Daman
Dubai International Financial Centre
Happiness Street
PO Box 506873
United Arab Emirates
Languages English, Arabic, Urdu

Mohammed Majid is a partner and Co-Leads the Corporate Team in CMS Dubai. Mohammed has been based in the Middle East since 2011, prior to which he spent the majority of his career as an M&A and private equity lawyer in London.

Mohammed regularly advises local Middle East based-organisations as well as international clients on cross-border corporate, commercial, employment (including DIFC) and regulatory matters in the UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, and within the wider Middle East and Africa region. In particular, Mohammed has represented corporates, institutional investors and management teams on the full range of M&A activity across all industry sectors – acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, minority investments, restructurings, private equity and investment work for high-net-worth individuals.

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"CMS Dubai partner, Mohammed Majid, has been very helpful to the development and building of our business. I have been pleased with the service so far."

Client Feedback, IFLR 1000, 2019

"Excellent overall. Key strengths include the amount of senior/partner level attention and practical advice. We also appreciate the value for money, as there is never any mission creep with work taken on by a partner himself."

Client Feedback, IFLR 1000, 2019

"Very practical approach to meetings, focused on deal completion, quick to cut out the unnecessary issues but with a good sense of humour.”

IFLR 1000, 2018

‘has top-notch industry knowledge’.

Legal 500, 2018

Relevant experience

  • Union Properties PJSC on the sale of its entire 50% stake in district cooling services provider Emicool to Dubai Investments PJSC for AED500m.
  • The shareholders of We Cash Any Car LLC on the sale of the entire shareholding to OLX Group
  • Blow Out & Go Group Holdings Limited on the expansion of their technology platform to provide at-home hair and make-up services to customers in the UAE and their launch into Europe.
  • On the acquisition of a 5* Hotel in the UAE.
  • Julia Group on a joint venture with one of the largest tourism and destination management companies in the MENA region for a unique hospitality concept.
  • Etisalat on its disposal of Canar telecommunications company.
  • Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank on the purchase of a portfolio of asset-backed finance loans from Mubadala GE Capital.
  • Abraaj Capital in connection with a number of acquisitions.
  • RWE Technology on its joint venture with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) (nominated M&A Deal of the Year, IFLR Middle East Awards 2013).
  • SENAAT General Holdings Corporation (a company owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi) on a joint venture with JFE Steel Corporation and Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc (MISI) to develop and sell steel pipes (the Al Gharbia Pipe Company).
  • Equinix Inc. on its acquisition of a data centre in the UAE.
  • on the share subscription by Naspers, the South African media company.
  • Saudi Economic Development Company (SEDCO) on setting up a new Luxembourg-domiciled multi-asset class Islamic umbrella fund, the largest such fund of its type in the world (winner of the Innovation Award at the Legal Week Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards 2014).
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  • 2000 – LL.M, University of Birmingham, Birmingham
  • 1999 – LL.B, University of Leeds, Leeds
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7 February 2018
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The new UAE Cent­ral Bank law
On 23 Septem­ber 2018, the Pres­id­ent of the United Ar­ab Emir­ates (“UAE”) is­sued a new Cent­ral Bank law (De­cree-Law No. 14 of 2018 (the “New Cent­ral Bank Law”) which came in­to ef­fect on 1 Oc­to­ber 2018.
ADGM con­tin­ues to pave the way for in­nov­a­tion with new li­cences for...
In­tro­duc­tion On 1 Septem­ber 2018, the Abu Dh­abi Glob­al Mar­kets Free Zone (“ADGM”) an­nounced it will make avail­able a new com­mer­cial li­cence spe­cific­ally for tech­no­logy start-ups. This li­cence will grant such start-ups ac­cess to ADGM’s range of top-tier in­vestors,.
In­vest­ment in the Tech­no­logy Sec­tor – What In­vestors Need to Know...
In­tro­duc­tion The United Ar­ab Emir­ates (the UAE) con­tin­ues to at­tract an in­creas­ing amount of for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment (FDI) across a range of sec­tors, none more so than the tech­no­logy sec­tor with in­vest­ment in­to me­di­um and high tech pro­jects ac­count­ing for.
Wide­spread up­dates to visa and im­mig­ra­tion re­quire­ments an­nounced...
The UAE Cab­in­et an­nounced a num­ber of changes to the ex­ist­ing visa and im­mig­ra­tion re­quire­ments for non GCC na­tion­als on 13 June 2018. These in­clude the ab­ol­ish­ment of the man­dat­ory bank guar­an­tee for work­ers, a new ex­ten­ded visa for job-seekers, a new visa.
Up­date to UAE Part Time Work­ing Reg­u­la­tions
In or­der to im­prove the flex­ib­il­ity in the la­bour mar­ket, cut costs and make use of hu­man re­sources with­in the UAE, the MHRE is­sued Min­is­teri­al Res­ol­u­tion No. 31 of 2018 (the Res­ol­u­tion) which came in­to force at the be­gin­ning of March 2018.
New UAE Visa Sys­tem In­tro­duced to En­cour­age In­vest­ment and In­nov­a­tion
On 20 May 2018, the UAE Cab­in­et an­nounced changes to the visa re­gime in the United Ar­ab Emir­ates, to take ef­fect across all Emir­ates. There will be a new visa sys­tem, un­der which in­vestors and pro­fes­sion­als in the sci­entif­ic, re­search and tech­nic­al fields.
UAE Cab­in­et ap­proves 100% For­eign Own­er­ship by Year End
On 20 May 2018 the UAE Cab­in­et ap­proved a de­cision to al­low 100% for­eign own­er­ship of UAE com­pan­ies.   This de­cision has been eagerly an­ti­cip­ated since last year’s amend­ments to the UAE Com­mer­cial Com­pan­ies Law (Fed­er­al Law No.
UAE Cab­in­et ap­proves Equal Pay Le­gis­la­tion
On 10 April 2018 the United Ar­ab Emir­ates (UAE) Cab­in­et ap­proved a new law on equal wages and salar­ies for men and wo­men, aim­ing to en­sure that wo­men have equal op­por­tun­it­ies and to fur­ther em­power wo­men to par­ti­cip­ate in the UAE’s de­vel­op­ment in lead­er­ship.