Rima Mrad

Dubai, UAE

T. +971 4 528 5555
E. rima.mrad@bsabh.com

Rima is a Partner with the Corporate and M&A practice, based in our DIFC offices in Dubai.

She is an experienced corporate lawyer who has practiced in the UAE for over sixteen years.

Rima specialises in advising insurance companies, corporate organisations, financial institutions, energy companies and private equity funds on a wide range of legal issues. These include M&A transactions, due diligence, commercial agreements, commercial related disputes, IT related transactions and various regulatory matters.

She has also advised and assisted international clients in developing their business throughout the GCC, particularly in relation to regulatory and compliance matters. She also provides employment advice to companies in relation to policies, structuring and breach of contract.

Rima was recently recognized by Financial News as the 50 Most Influential Women in the Middle East Finance – 2019

Rima holds a Masters Degree in Public Law and Sustainable Development Law from Universite Paris Descartes.

Areas of expertise
  • Corporate & M&A
  • Commercial
  • Cyber security & data protection
  • Environment, social and governance
  • Employment
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Energy
  • Financial Institutions
  • International Trade, Transport & Maritime
  • Leisure & Hospitality
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Retail & Consumer Goods
  • Insurance
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT)
Highlights of experience
  • Advising and representing a building contracting company during a due diligence exercise carried out on a proposed construction of a real estate project in Umm Al Quwain, which included preparing a JV Agreement.
  • Advising a US non-profit academic medical centre operating in the UAE through a partnership with Abu Dhabi Government in relation to their business operations in the UAE and particularly their regulatory and compliance requirements.
  • Advising a Bahraini based Islamic private bank and advising in relation to acquiring an African telecommunication operator entity through a UAE based company including the transfer of the employees and the re-arrangement of their accrued entitlements.
  • Advising an m-commerce company on the launch of a new gaming service in the UAE through the two telecommunications companies, DU and Etisalat that included: alignment with censorship laws in the UAE; data protection and privacy as stipulated by the consumer protection authority; disclaimer content when consumers availed the service; and reviewing and amendment of the terms and conditions and commercial agreements.
  • Advising a UAE multispecialty hospital in relation to the sale and purchase of its subsidiary entity based in the UAE.
  • Advising the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in relation to the new Data Protection legislation in the UAE.
  • Advising an oil & gas company on setting up in Abu Dhabi and Fujairah and the appropriate corporate structure for commercial activities to get involved in within oil & gas. This included obtaining approvals from local authorities; Abu Dhabi Economic department (DED), Ministry of Economy and the Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC).
  • Our team is currently advising a highly confidential group of entities on the set up of the UAE’s first ever venture capital fund that will be tokenized. The fund will be set up via tokens issued out of a STO.
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