Our first edition of 2022 focuses on Healthcare and Life Sciences. It is a sector that will once again have the spotlight on it this year as we continue to tackle COVID-19 and its subsequent variants. While the pandemic continues to challenge the sector, governments across the region forge ahead with their plans to expand and upgrade healthcare systems and develop robust world-class healthcare infrastructure.
For the region, healthcare is a vital pillar in diversifying its economies, both locally and as medical tourism hubs. To underpin this, healthcare authorities across the region continue to implement frameworks and regulations that provide structure and accountability.
In this edition, you have unique access to great insights and expert commentary on a number of pertinent healthcare regulatory developments. You will find a topical mix of articles; for example, our lawyers discuss vaccines and returning to work during the pandemic. They take you through several other areas, including stem cell research in Bahrain, clinical research laws in Egypt, and Saudi medical device and pharmaceutical laws.Take a read of the edition
Abdullah is a UK-qualified bi-lingual Partner in the firm’s Dubai office with over 25 years’ experience practicing in London and the Middle East. He leads the firm’s Corporate Commercial department across the region including the firm’s M&A and Venture Capital & Emerging Companies practices.
Abdullah is a corporate finance specialist with particularly deep experience of cross-border mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and commercial advisory work. His deal list extends to several multi-billion dollar strategic M&A transactions including sell-side and buy-side mandates in addition to many private equity and principal investing acquisitions and disposals.
Abdullah’s clients include public and private companies, sovereign wealth funds, banks, private equity funds, venture capital firms and family offices and the transactions he has led have involved assets across 33 developed and emerging markets across the globe. In recent years, Abdullah has gained an unrivalled experience in regional and international venture capital financing transactions and is one of the most experienced venture capital lawyers in the region.
In addition to his transactional experience, Abdullah has represented clients in a number of high-profile turnaround, re-structuring and bankruptcy matters and other ‘special situations’ or financial distress mandates.
Abdullah was named as one of the MENA Super 50 Lawyers by Thomson Reuters’ publication Asian Legal Business in February 2021 and receives outstanding feedback by his clients who regularly cite his qualities as a trusted advisor, a pragmatic problem-solver, a strong negotiator and an outstanding communicator.
1994 – Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, The College of Law, London
1993 – Bachelor of Laws, University of Westminster
1996 – Qualified Solicitor, England and Wales