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Private Equity Lawyers

As a private equity fund, investor or management team, you face daily pressures of valuations, performance, bolt-ons, exit strategies and regulation. The relative availability of debt together with significant levels of capital committed to the private equity industry, or held on corporate balance sheets, has strongly impacted the competition for assets and pricing levels. Coupled with an often difficult differential in valuations between sellers and investors, common across the Middle East, and a resistance to assuming liability, can make acquisitions in the Middle East particularly challenging. A cohesive private equity strategy, together with an expertise in value-enhancing matters such as Warranty & Indemnity Insurance, will support you to help unlock difficult transactions and ensure that you acquire the right assets and obtain maximum value from your portfolio. We are structured around your business sectors and that of your targets. This means we can advise you on all stages of a fund’s lifecycle, from formation and administration to the making of investments, portfolio monitoring and exiting.

The whole team provide a service beyond anything that I have experienced in over 15 years of doing deals.
Private equity investor

Private equity funds and financial institutions look to CMS for our ability to mobilise large international specialist teams in a seamless and coordinated manner across multiple jurisdictions. Our team has a long-standing and close relationship with the private equity industry around the world. You benefit from uniquely connected lawyers (both internationally and in their respective local markets) providing clients with access to the latest market information and opportunities as well as helpful introductions to industry contacts. With anti-trust, tax, employment, banking, commercial and disputes expertise, we can also assist in the protection and growth of your funds and investments. Whether your deal is in the upper or mid private equity or venture market, our specialist lawyers can guide you towards the best business outcome in your home markets and across multiple jurisdictions.

 
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Graham Conlon
Graham Conlon
Part­ner
Poland, Warsaw
United Arab Emirates, Dubai
Graham is a senior corporate partner. Having originally commenced his career at Linklaters, Graham advises on high-profile private equity, joint venture and M&A transactions throughout the Middle East...
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United Arab Emirates
Patrik Daintry
Patrik Daintry
Part­ner
United Arab Emirates, Dubai
Patrik Daintry is a Partner in the Corporate Team at CMS Dubai.  Patrik has been based in the Middle East since 2006 and has a robust knowledge and affinity to the region. During this time Patrik has...
John O'Connor
John O'Connor
Part­ner
United Arab Emirates, Dubai
John O'Connor is a partner and head of our Corporate and Commercial Practice in Dubai where he has been practicing since 2012. His expertise covers all manner of corporate and commercial transactions...
Blair Jones
Blair Jones
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Arab Emirates, Dubai
Blair Jones is a senior associate based in CMS Dubai, specialising in energy and corporate transactions across the Middle East. Blair has a wide breadth of experience from over six years working in the...