Mehboob R. Dossa Partner

Mebs specialises in advising multinationals, capital providers, independent sponsors, family offices, private equity portfolio companies and executives on a variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, co- investments, leveraged buy-outs, joint ventures, restructuring, setting up operations in the UK, structured equity investments, divestitures, commercial/supply chain transactions and corporate governance matters. He also advises emerging-growth and early-stage companies.

His practice over the years has focused on UK inbound work from various jurisdictions, in particular the US and Canada and have involved a diverse scope of industries including health care, private equity, energy, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods and services, technology and financial services.

In addition, Mebs advises on securities and corporate finance transactions including listings on the AIM and Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, delistings, continuing obligations, Takeover Panel rules and insider dealing rules.

Mebs also specialises in compliance with UK and EU data protection laws, in particular EU-US cross-border data transfers, GDPR compliance by US and Canadian multinationals which are within scope of the GDPR and security incident responses. He holds the CIPP/E certification as a Certified Information Privacy Professional from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Mebs is also a Governing Partner of McGuireWoods London and holds other compliance positions with the firm.

Experience

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.

  • Solicitor, England and Wales
Selected for inclusion in The Legal 500 UK, Flotations: small and mid-cap, 2012
  • The University of Law, Guildford, LPC, 1996
  • University of Hertfordshire, LLB, with Honors, 1995

Member, Law Society of England & Wales

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

  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Kiswahili
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