Scott Cambell
M&A Corporate
Ninth Floor, Currency House
Dubai International Financial Centre
PO Box 506516, Dubai
Main Practice Area

M&A Corporate


1987 - 1992 Auckland University, B.Comm/LL.B (Hons


Scott is head of our Corporate Practice in the UAE and has extensive experience in a wide range of corporate finance transactions including corporate/M&A work and equities transactions. He is listed in Chambers Global and IFLR 1000 as a “Leading Lawyer” in the corporate/M&A field and also in equity. Scott has been based in the Dubai office since its inception in 2006 and has over ten years experience in the Middle East.

He has advised on M&A and joint venture deals in the UAE and throughout the Middle East in various sectors, including banking/financial services, aviation, retail, energy and telecoms
Recent relevant transactions of significance include advising:


  • J.P.Morgan on the rights issue of du.
  • Emaar Properties PJSC on its proposed merger with property assets of Dubai Holding (aborted).
  • Barwa Real Estate on the acquisition of QREIC (Qatar)
  • Dubai International Capital on acquisitions in UAE/Jordan/Europe
  • DBSAME on the MBO of Duno & Bradsteet’s Middle East and South Asian subsidiaries
  • MTC on its US$3.4bn acquisition of Celtel International.
  • Saudi Oger/Oger Telecom on its US$6.55bn acquisition of a majority stake in Turk Telecom (awarded “Emerging Markets Deal of the Year 2005” by “Acquisitions Monthly”).
  • Emirates Bank International on its merger with National Bank of Dubai (US$12bn).
  • on various equity deals, the IPO of Dana Gas on ADX, HSBC as underwriter on the IPO of Emaar Economic City (KSA), Oger Telecom on its aborted listing  on the DIFX/LSE, the proposed IPO (ISX/LSE) of Asiacell and the IPO of Industries Qatar.

Professional experience

2005 - to date Partner, Linklaters, Dubai 
2000 - 2005 Clifford Chance, Dubai 
1997 - 2000 Maclay Murray & Spens, Glasgow 
1993 - 1997 Russell McVeagh McKenzie Bartlett & Co, New Zealand

Practice Areas

Corporate M&A


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