Biography

Since joining Al Tamimi, Sherif has been involved in many sophisticated corporate structuring and restructuring deals in the United Arab Emirates and the region.  He has also advised extensively on optimal structures for doing business in the region.  Sherif is a core member of teams advising investors and private equity firms on restructuring group companies for investment and private placement.  The sectors in which Sherif has advised clients include aviation, oil and gas, shipping,  hospitality, media and entertainment, information technology, health care, education, labour supply, manufacturing, real estate and development and labor supply.  In all matters where he has advised clients on corporate structuring or restructuring, Sherif has lead the implementation of firm’s advice.

Before joining Al Tamimi, Sherif worked with a local UAE law firm and gained diverse experience in corporate, litigation, property and employment matters and other related agreements and contracts.

Sherif has the right of audience in Egypt and represented many clients before different types of courts in Egypt before relocating to the UAE.

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Recent Experience

  • Advising a private equity firm on the optimal acquisition structure for a group of companies involved in the activity of labour supply in the UAE, and implementing the structure.
  • Advising a private equity firm on the optimal acquisition structure for a group of companies involved in the healthcare sector in the UAE, and implementing the structure.
  • Advising a private equity firm on the optimal acquisition structure for a group of companies involved in the education sector in the UAE, and implementing the structure.
  • Advising major group of companies in Dubai on the most prominent entertainment, F&B, cinema, real estate development, theme park, hotel and mall’s projects across Dubai.
  • Advising a GCC group of companies in the relocation and restructuring plans to the mainland of Dubai, DMCC and JAFZA.
  • Advising major group of companies in Dubai on the establishment of clinics, hospitals and schools in Dubai and implementing the structure.

Language(s)

  • Arabic
  • English

Education

2002 – LLB, Alexandria University

Admission

2003 – Egyptian Bar Association