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Mohammed Majid

Mohammed Majid

Co-Head of Corporate, UAE

T +971 4 374 2826
Level 15 Burj Daman
Dubai International Financial Centre
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 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. Mohammed particularly focusses on corporate transactions in the technology sector.

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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

  • ekar the car sharing company on all of its corporate and commercial transactions in the UAE and Saudi Arabia (including its most recent fundraising round).  
  • deliveroo on Middle East corporate and commercial matters.
  • dubizzle on corporate and commercial matters.
  • New Balance on Middle East corporate and commercial matters.
  • Middle East venture capital firm on a number of its investments in the technology sector.  
  • Middle East Family office on a number of its global investments in some of the largest technology companies in the world. 
  • Colgate-Palmolive on it’s €1.5bn acquisition of Laboratoires Filorga Cosmétiques.
  • 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 the OLX Group.
  • On the acquisition of a 5* Hotel in the UAE.
  • Etisalat on its disposal of Canar telecommunications company.
  • Zain Group on the proposed sale of telecommunication towers in Saud Arabia and Kuwait.
  • Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank on the purchase of a portfolio of asset-backed finance loans from Mubadala GE Capital.
  • 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) and subsequent VC investments made by the joint venture company.
  • 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.
  • Souq.com 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).
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  • 2000 – LL.M, University of Birmingham, Birmingham
  • 1999 – LL.B, University of Leeds, Leeds
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  • SRA
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21 January 2020
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03 July 2019
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18 February 2019
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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...