Biography

Izabella is a Partner in the Corporate Structuring team and specialises in corporate and commercial work, particularly in foreign investment regime, cross-border corporate and regulatory structure design and implementation, capital restructuring work and trust structures advice and assistance.

Izabella’s areas of practice also include economic substance, ultimate/ real beneficial ownership assessment and advice, business formation and corporate services under law of the Dubai International Financial Centre. Her expertise also extends to providing day-to-day legal advice on matters of corporate commercial nature to corporate clients, particularly family businesses, as well as M&A transactions assistance and equity capital markets.

Prior to joining Al Tamimi, Izabella trained at Linklaters LLP and practiced at Clifford Chance LLP and White & Case LLP. She combines private practice and in-house experience, having acted as Head of Group Legal Department for a major UAE conglomerate, Al Rostamani Group.

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Recent Experience

  • Kalyan Jewellers India Limited as lead Partner in relation to its listing on the Bombay Stock Exchange in India and their subsequent IPO, across the GCC.
  • Kanoo Group in the sale of certain travel business assets, across the GCC, to American Express Global Business Travel.
  • TPG Rise Fund in relation to its USD1bn acquisition of Abraaj healthcare fund.
  • VistaJet in relation to Rhone Capital transaction valuing VistaJet’s equity on a post-money basis in excess of USD2bn.
  • Aster DM Healthcare as lead Partner in relation to its listing on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Securities Exchange in India and their subsequent IPO, including complex cross-border restructuring across the GCC.
  • Gulf Medical Projects Company on the sale of the Al Zahra Hospital Group in the Northern Emirates of the UAE for USD572m.
  • First Reserve, Inc. in relation to its acquisition of Metallum (EUR670m).
  • Anglo American in relation to the sale of its Tarmac business in the UAE, Qatar and Oman (transaction value worldwide: GBP885m).

Language(s)

  • English
  • Polish
  • French

Education

Postgraduate Certificate of Proficiency, University of Auckland School of Law

LLM (Hons), Warsaw University

Diploma, University of Cambridge School of English and European Union Law

Admission

Licensed Legal Consultant, Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department

Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand

Sector(s)

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