Jimmy Haoula

Managing Partner,
Erbil, Iraq

T. +971 4 528 5555
E. jimmy.haoula@bsabh.com

Jimmy is the Managing Partner of BSA, based in our DIFC offices in Dubai.

He specialises in corporate, commercial and real estate transactions and has almost two decades of experience in the region.

Jimmy’s specific expertise lies in local, regional and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, local IPOs, and real estate projects and developments.

After five years with Clifford Chance Dubai, Jimmy joined BSA as Managing Partner, focusing on developing our practice areas with an emphasis on corporate, commercial and real estate.

Jimmy was one of the legal pioneers who led the development in the regulatory framework of the real estate sector in Dubai. He has advised and assisted on many projects and developments including the first long-term lease real estate project, two developments in Dubai and many projects within Emaar Real Estate Developments.

In addition, Jimmy contributed to the development and improvement of the Strata regulations in Dubai and the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

Areas of expertise
  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial
  • Corporate & M&A
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Real Estate
  • Financial Institutions
  • Leisure & Hospitality
  • Retail & Consumer Goods
Highlights of experience
  • Acting as amicus curiae on the winding up of major US law firm, including advising the liquidator on employment and insolvency issues.
  • Advising an investment fund on creation and set up of first Shari’ah compliant fund out of Malta;
  • Advising on the structuring Islamic and conventional investment funds in global and private equities and real estate;
  • Advising a European-based Company on a USD 130 million Ijara facility to finance their operations in the GCC, involving active negotiations with 4 leading banks in the UAE.;
  • Advising MJ Hudson on behalf of Fortress Group Inc. (FGI) and Fortress Placement Services (UK) Limited on the marketing of foreign securities by investment funds in light if the Capital Market Authority’s rules and regulation (CMA) in Oman, as well as Saudi Laws.
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