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Ghalya Rashid Ali

Senior Associate

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Ghalya Rashid Ali

Ghalya Rashid Ali

Senior Associate

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Ghalya Rashid Ali

Ghalya Rashid Ali

Senior Associate

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With over seven years of experience in the region, she has worked on a wide range of corporate and foreign direct investment matters, including mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring corporate groups, establishing and registering companies 'onshore' in Emirates of the UAE and in various free zones in the UAE, including the Dubai International Financial Centre, and across MEA. Ghalya has also worked on a wide range of commercial matters, including advising on commercial agencies, distribution and franchise agreements and intellectual property licence agreements across the UAE and MEA. Ghalya has also advised clients across various sectors such as Healthcare, Education, F&B, Hospitality, Retail and Technology. 
Ghalya is a native Arabic speaker, and is also fluent in English.  

Prior to joining Clyde & Co's Dubai office, Ghalya worked with a leading international law firm in London. 

She studied in the United Kingdom, where she completed a law degree (with honours), a master degree in International and Comparative Commercial Law and a master degree in International Legal Practice.

Experience
  • Advising and assisting with the restructuring of Namshi.com's  operations of in the UAE.
  • Advising and assisting with the sale of 51% stake in Namshi.com for USD 151 million by Global Fashion Group SA to Emaar Malls PJSC.
  • Assisting with NMC Health PLC’s USD 189 million acquisition of a 51% shareholding in Fakih IVF Group.
  • Advising and assisting with the structuring and setting up of an e-commerce market's operations across the Gulf region.
  • Assisting with the reorganisation of a group of companies owned by a UAE conglomerate, with numerous entities in the UAE across different industries, to reduce region specific risk exposure.
  • Assisting with the incorporation of a Holding and Proprietary Investment company for an ultra-high net worth family based in Saudi Arabia in the DIFC.
  • Assisting an Italian supplier of luxury branded eyewear products on implementing its joint venture structure with two leading retailers of eyewear products in the region.
  • Assisting with the reorganisation of a group of companies owned by a UAE conglomerate.
  • Advising a German automobile manufacturer in respect of its distribution arrangements across 19 jurisdictions in MEA.
  • Advising a leading GCC automobile distributor in respect its joint venture with a non-GCC distributor.
  • Assisting with NMC Health PLC’s USD 189 million acquisition of a 51% shareholding in Fakih IVF Group.

 

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Ghalya is a Senior Associate in Clyde & Co’s MEA corporate practice.

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Full Profile

With over seven years of experience in the region, she has worked on a wide range of corporate and foreign direct investment matters, including mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring corporate groups, establishing and registering companies 'onshore' in Emirates of the UAE and in various free zones in the UAE, including the Dubai International Financial Centre, and across MEA. Ghalya has also worked on a wide range of commercial matters, including advising on commercial agencies, distribution and franchise agreements and intellectual property licence agreements across the UAE and MEA. Ghalya has also advised clients across various sectors such as Healthcare, Education, F&B, Hospitality, Retail and Technology. 
Ghalya is a native Arabic speaker, and is also fluent in English.  

Prior to joining Clyde & Co's Dubai office, Ghalya worked with a leading international law firm in London. 

She studied in the United Kingdom, where she completed a law degree (with honours), a master degree in International and Comparative Commercial Law and a master degree in International Legal Practice.

Experience
  • Advising and assisting with the restructuring of Namshi.com's  operations of in the UAE.
  • Advising and assisting with the sale of 51% stake in Namshi.com for USD 151 million by Global Fashion Group SA to Emaar Malls PJSC.
  • Assisting with NMC Health PLC’s USD 189 million acquisition of a 51% shareholding in Fakih IVF Group.
  • Advising and assisting with the structuring and setting up of an e-commerce market's operations across the Gulf region.
  • Assisting with the reorganisation of a group of companies owned by a UAE conglomerate, with numerous entities in the UAE across different industries, to reduce region specific risk exposure.
  • Assisting with the incorporation of a Holding and Proprietary Investment company for an ultra-high net worth family based in Saudi Arabia in the DIFC.
  • Assisting an Italian supplier of luxury branded eyewear products on implementing its joint venture structure with two leading retailers of eyewear products in the region.
  • Assisting with the reorganisation of a group of companies owned by a UAE conglomerate.
  • Advising a German automobile manufacturer in respect of its distribution arrangements across 19 jurisdictions in MEA.
  • Advising a leading GCC automobile distributor in respect its joint venture with a non-GCC distributor.
  • Assisting with NMC Health PLC’s USD 189 million acquisition of a 51% shareholding in Fakih IVF Group.

 

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Sectors

  • Education

  • Healthcare

  • Retail & Consumer

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  • Commercial

  • Corporate

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