Mehboob R. Dossa


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  • The University of Law, Guildford, LPC, 1996
  • University of Hertfordshire, LLB, with Honors, 1995
  • Solicitor, England and Wales

Member, Law Society of England & Wales

Member, Next Generation, UK India Business Council, 2008-present

  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Kiswahili

Mehboob serves as head of London’s equity capital markets group and is the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) and Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COFA) for the London office.

He has extensive experience advising on public and private mergers and acquisitions, including cross-border takeovers; joint ventures; official listings and AIM listings; and UK and EU securities and financial services law matters, including prospectus and financial promotions rules, disclosure and transparency rules and market abuse and insider dealing rules. He also assists clients on private equity, venture capital, corporate governance and commercial real estate. In addition, he manages planning and implementation of cross-border restructuring projects involving multinationals, including divesture restructuring and post-acquisition integrations and supply chain restructuring.

He also advises and assists multinational clients on a broad range of data privacy issues including GDPR compliance, international data transfers, data privacy audits and data processing issues in commercial/outsourcing agreements.

Mehboob regularly publishes updates on the AIM Market, UK Takeover Code, insider dealings and insolvency law matters.

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Mehboob R Dossa
T: +44 20 7632 1627F: +44 20 7632 163811 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

Representation of a leading provider of care home services on the acquisition of a UK based business.

Representation of a leading global independent loss adjuster on its merger with a major player based in the UK and subsequent acquisition of businesses in the UK and Europe.

Representation of a Swedish listed business on the acquisition of property leasehold interest in the UK.

Representation of NYSE listed GNC on its cash acquisition of Discount Supplements, the United Kingdom’s largest multi-brand sports nutrition e-tailer.

Representation of the Nomad on the listing on AIM of MoneySwap plc, a specialist foreign exchange service provider in Asia with a market capitalisation of £20m.

Representation of a leading vendor management systems provider on the acquisition of property leasehold interest in London.

Representation of an investment bank on secondary financing by various AIM companies with assets in Russia, Middle East and USA.

Representation of NYSE-listed Teledyne Technologies Incorporated on its acquisition of UK-based, AIM-listed Intelek PLC worth approximately £30 million.

Representation of various mineral and energy companies with assets based in CIS and Latin America, advising on acquisition of assets and associated rights, private and institutional fundraising (US$10 to US$125) and listing on the AIM market.

Representation of a Middle Eastern client on the purchases of hotel businesses (including freehold and leasehold properties) for consideration in excess of £85m.

Representation of a client on setting up a multimillion dollar private equity fund in the Middle East.

Representation of large corporations on setting up of their operations in the financial centres and free-zones in the GCC region.

Representation of a client in the first ever court case in the Qatar Finance Centre in winding-up of a joint-venture.

Representation of a U.S. major on its planning and implementation of post-acquisition integration involving 11 jurisdictions.

Representation of a large medical devices corporation on the post-acquisition integration involving 13 jurisdictions in Europe, North America, Middle East and Asia.

Representation of U.S. multinationals on data transfers from EEA countries and compliance with EU data privacy requirements.

Representation of an EU-based structured investment company on passporting its regulatory authorizations into the UK, its UK operations, and ongoing compliance matters.

Representation of an investment bank on an abortive cross-border U.S. $50 million IPO fundraising and admission to AIM of a Middle Eastern produce distribution company.

Representation of Petrolatina Plc (formerly Taghmen Energy plc) on its admission to AIM subsequent to its private placement of US $20 million.

Representation of a UK-based Latin American resources company on its cross-border acquisition of various mining properties, pre-IPO funding totaling US $60 million, and aborted reverse into an AIM-listed company.

Selected for inclusion in The Legal 500 UK, Flotations: small and mid-cap, 2012
Author, "SME’S should realise the benefits of taking AIM," Global Banking and Finance Review, March 2014
Author, "Why SMEs should take AIM on raising finance," Economia, February 2014
Author, "Africa’s SMEs should aim for UK Investment," African Business Review, December 2013
Contributor, European Business Law Update, Autumn 2013
Author, "Taking AIM," Finance Monthly, September 2013
Speaker, EU Privacy for U.S. Companies, March 1, 2018
Speaker, "EU’s New Market Abuse Regulations (MAR)," SEC Compliance and Disclosure Update, McGuireWoods LLP SEC Practice Complimentary Webinar Series, October 25, 2016
Speaker, European Data Protection and Security Conference, McGuireWoods Complimentary Seminar, November 3, 2015
Speaker, European Data Protection and Security Conference, McGuireWoods Complimentary Seminar, June 24, 2014
Speaker, "A Growth Market for International Companies," Raising Your Game through AIM, Complimentary Webinar, September 25, 2013
Co-presenter, "DPA Findings in the UK, France, Belgium, US, Saudi Arabia and India & Likely Impact of New EU Data Protection Regulation" and "Cross-border Transfers and the Status of the European Acceptance of Safe Harbor & HIPPA and its Effect on EY Organizations," Second Annual London Data Privacy and Security Conference, May 15, 2013
Speaker, "Data Protection Liabilities for Indian Businesses in the U.S., UK and India," A Passage to India (and Back), December 5, 2012
Co-presenter, "International Transfers of Personal Data," Mind the Gap: Navigating Data Privacy and Security Policies, May 24, 2012