Biography

Kieran is an Associate in the Real Estate team and has expertise in a broad range of commercial real estate matters including acquisitions/disposals, financings, the structuring of indirect real estate investment, build-to-suit arrangements, commercial leasing, complex due diligence exercises and the formation of property funds and REITs.  He acts for a wide range of clients across the GCC including institutional investors, REITs, multinational corporates, banks, developers and private equity houses.

Prior to moving to the Middle East, Kieran trained and qualified with a leading international law firm in London.

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Recent Experience

  • Advising Apollo Global Management Inc. and its consortium of institutional investors on their USD2.7bn acquisition of a 49% stake in Abu Dhabi Property Leasing Holding Company RSC Ltd from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) – the strategic investment leveraged the rental income streams from an underlying real estate portfolio valued at USD5.5bn.
  • Advising a pan-GCC REIT in connection with its acquisition of a large portfolio of real estate assets across the GCC.
  • Advising a private sponsor in connection with the formation of a privately held DIFC QIF property fund with an initial seed portfolio value in excess of USD300m.
  • Advising a multinational biotech company on the acquisition of part of an office building in Dubai, UAE.
  • Advising a leading schools operator on its entry into a built to suit arrangement with a large regional developer for the development of a school in Dubai.
  • Advising a large Saudi conglomerate in relation to its entry into a built to suit transaction with a French hospital operator for the development of a hospital in Dubai.
  • Advising Marsh Middle East and Africa in relation to its leasing of commercial office space in DIFC.
  • Advising HSBC in relation to its leasing matters across Dubai and Bahrain.
  • Advising a Singaporean private equity house in relation to a potential dispute related to its indirect investment in two off-plan developments in Dubai.

Language(s)

  • English

Education

2016 – Postgraduate Legal Practice Course (Distinction), BPP University, London

2015 – Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction), BPP University, London

2014 – Bachelor of Arts (Hons), History, Durham University

Admission

2018 – Solicitor in England & Wales

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