Abdullah Mutawi is a bi-lingual partner in the firm's Dubai office with over 20 years' experience practicing in London and the Middle East. Abdullah's primary area of practice is corporate finance and cross-border M&A with particularly substantial experience in Telecom and Technology investments at all levels of the value chain. In addition to leading the firm's technology practice in the Middle East, Abdullah has also undertaken many transactions in the energy, infrastructure, transportation, industrial and retail sectors. Abdullah's clients include public and private companies, sovereign wealth funds, banks, private equity funds, venture capital firms and family offices and the M&A transactions on which he has led have involved assets in 28 developed and emerging markets and with an aggregate value of US$20 billion.
An integral part of Abdullah's technology focus is cyber-security and Abdullah regularly advises on information-security, cyber-crime and cyber-risk in transactional, pre-emptive and risk-reallocation contexts as well as in relation to incident-response situations.
In addition to his technology experience, Abdullah has also represented clients in a number of high profile insolvency and re-structuring mandates and has developed strong experience in advising on financial distress situations arising from fraud and white collar crime. His experience includes advising regulators, banks, debtors, creditors and shareholders in connection with insolvency, distress and restructuring mandates involving aggregate liabilities of US$7 billion and assets in Europe, the U.S., the Middle East and East and West sub-Saharan Africa.