Haitham is a corporate partner with extensive international and regional experience in international and local securities offerings, private equity, public and private M&A and complex joint venture transactions. Haitham is highly experienced in public company work covering both equity and debt transactions including IPOs, bond issuances, block trades, mergers, public tender offers and strategic investor investments. Haitham's Middle Eastern background, strong relationships with the local regulators and understanding of the culture enables him to structure and execute local and regional transactions seamlessly. Haitham is consistently banded and recognized by all major legal directories for his work in the UAE and the wider Middle East region.
Haitham has been in the UAE since 2013 and prior to that held positions with leading international firms in Australia, Taipei, Jordan, London, Singapore and Hong Kong. Haitham is fully bilingual in English and Arabic.
"Haitham Hawashin is easily accessible and always responsive, which is an important quality from a client's perspective."
The Legal 500 EMEA - Commercial, Corporate and M&A 2022
"He is well versed in M&A transactions involving major regional financial institutions and also regularly acts for private equity clients."
Chambers Global - UAE Corporate/M&A 2021
"Haitham Hawashin plays a lead role on many standout transactions"
Chambers Global - UAE Corporate/M&A 2020
"Haitham Hawashin is a legal eagle; he thrives at getting his clients the right advice whilst always thinking five steps ahead" and "Haitham Hawashin was hands on and focused and wouldn't let any points be missed."
The Legal 500 EMEA - Commercial, Corporate and M&A 2020