Bill Jefferies


Bill Jefferies is a corporate partner based in the UAE, following his arrival in Dubai at the start of 2013 from our Bahrain office.  He spent over 7 years in Bahrain working mainly on regional and international M&A and private equity transactions.  Prior to that, he was based in our London Corporate team.

During his time in the MENA region, Bill has led teams of lawyers working on numerous high profile deals throughout the GCC, Europe and Southern Asia, particularly in the infrastructure, shipping, real estate, media, manufacturing and financial services sectors. He has been at the forefront of developing the firm's reputation for advising Middle Eastern clients on the execution, management and exit of high value, complex UK inward investments in the real estate and social infrastructure sectors, often on a Shari'ah compliant basis.

Bill advises clients on corporate structuring and restructuring matters, rationalisations, capital markets (fund-raisings and underwriting thereof), company law matters, joint ventures, commercial contracts (including agency/distribution, franchise and supply agreements) and pre-litigation strategy.

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