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Kiren Matharu

Senior Associate

Contact
CMS (UAE) LLP
Level 15 Burj Daman
Dubai International Financial Centre
Burj Daman
PO Box 506873
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Languages English

Kiren is an English qualified Senior Associate in our Dubai Corporate team, and she has over ten years’ transactional experience working across both the Middle East and the UK.  

Her areas of specialism are M&A, joint ventures and investments, and she has particular expertise advising on real estate, education and consumer & retail transactions.  

Kiren has a real interest in the education sector and supporting the development of early talent within the region.  As part of this, in addition to her role as a lawyer at the firm, she is also a member of the University of Birmingham Dubai Law Advisory Board.

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Relevant experience

  • Aldar on a range of transactions: 
    • its acquisition of London Square Developments, which marks its first investment outside of the MENA region and its entry into the UK real estate market;
    • its significant joint venture with Dubai Holding, which marks its entry into the Dubai real estate market; 
    • its acquisition of Kent College, which marks its entry into the Dubai education market;
    • its majority investment into Abu Dhabi Business Hub, a premium retail business park in Abu Dhabi, which marks the launch of Aldar Logistics; and
    • its partnership with Nobu Hospitality to develop the Nobu hotel, restaurant and branded residences in Abu Dhabi.
  • The UAE’s leading manpower supplier on the buyout of its cash solutions partner.
  • One of the most prominent Dubai family holding groups on a range of investments, including those into a large-scale farming and retail business and a sustainable packaging business.
  • A Saudi industrials company on its minority investment into a private equity backed global chemicals group.
  • A US technology and manufacturing group on the disposal of its UAE subsidiary as part of the wider disposal of its oil & gas business.
  • A leading global bank on its financing of a UK buyer as part of the acquisition of a UAE manufacturing group.
  • A multinational engineering group on the acquisition of various overseas subsidiaries as part of the wider acquisition of a Canadian technology group.
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Education

  • 2013 - LPC+, University of Law, Birmingham.
  • 2012 - LLB, University of Nottingham, Nottingham.
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