Andrew Tarbuck

Andrew Tarbuck

Partner, Dubai

Email andrew.tarbuck@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +971 4 377 9388

Fax +971 4 377 9378

LanguagesEnglish

Practice groupCorporate

"Solid track record in multibillion-dollar IPOs."

Legal 500 2017

Widely recognised as a leading lawyer for capital markets in the Middle East, Andrew Tarbuck is often the first port of call for both issuers and underwriters for IPOs and other securities offerings. He represents clients throughout the Middle East, US, Asia and Europe on capital markets transactions, public and private M&A, restructurings, flotations and secondary equity fundraisings. In addition, Andrew also advises on debt capital markets transactions and sukuk.

Andrew is also actively involved in the market as Chairman of the Middle East Investor Relations Association (and pro bono legal adviser), a member of the Corporate Finance Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales and a member of the Nasdaq Dubai Practitioners' Committee.

Ranked in Band 1 (2014 to 2017) and Band 2 (2018) for Capital Markets (UAE and Middle East) by Chambers Global and named as a "Leading Individual" in Legal 500 for equity capital markets, he has advised on many award winning transactions, including the largest IPO ever in the Middle East.

Awards and recognitions

2017, 2018

Ranked as a Leading Individual for Capital Markets (UAE)
Legal 500

2018

Ranked Band 2 for Capital Markets: Equity (UAE and Middle East)
Chambers Global

2015, 2016, 2017

Ranked Band 1 for Capital Markets: Equity (UAE and Middle East)
Chambers Global

Education and admissions

Education

BA (Hons) History, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, 1990 - 1993

CPE, College of Law, Chester, UK, 1993 - 1994

LPC, College of Law, Chester, UK, 1994 - 1995

Memberships

Chairman of the Middle East Investor Relations Society (pro bono)

Member of the Corporate Finance Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales

Member of the Nasdaq Dubai Practitioners' Committee

Representative experience

The National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia on its US$6bn IPO which was the second largest IPO globally in 2014 and the largest IPO ever in the Middle East.

HSBC, EFG Hermes, BAML and Barclays on the admissions to trading on Nasdaq Dubai and the Egyptian Stock Exchange of Orascom Construction Limited (and demerger from Euronext).

DAMAC Properties on its GDR exchange offer and subsequent listing on the Dubai Financial Market, which included a de-listing of GDRs on the London Stock Exchange.

Ooredoo on the establishment of a US$2bn airtime Sukuk program and issuance of US$1.25bn of trust certificates.

Ooredoo on its US$2.75bn Rule 144A/Regulation S bond offerings and updating of its US$5bn Global Medium Term Note program.

Qatar Petroleum on Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding Company’s (a QP Subsidiary) full retail IPO in Qatar and listing on the Qatar Exchange.

Al Tayyar Group on its US$365m IPO and listing on the Tadawul, Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Fransi Capital on the IPO of Bawan and listing on the Tadawul, Saudi Arabia.

Doha Bank on its Qatari rights issue.

The joint lead managers on US$250m issuance of 8.25% notes by Investcorp S.A.

Sembcorp Salalah on its IPO and listing on the Muscat Securities Market.

AIG-ANB Alico on its IPO and listing on the Tadawul, Saudi Arabia.

Asiacell on its U.S.$1.3bn IPO and listing on the Iraq Stock Exchange.

A major Dubai-based conglomerate on the structuring for its platform for doing business in Africa.

Depa Limited and its subsidiaries on various matters including corporate restructuring, listed company compliance, corporate governance and employment.

A UAE-based property developer on the establishment of a UAE real estate fund.

A major property developer in the UAE on the establishment of a DIFC real estate fund.

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