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Andrew Tarbuck

Partner
Dubai

Andrew Tarbuck

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 a member of the NASDAQ Dubai Practitioners' Committee, a Board Member of the Middle East Investor Relations Society (and Chair of its Regulatory Committee) and a member of the Corporate Finance Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales.

Consistently ranked in Band 1 for Capital Markets (UAE and Middle East) by Chambers Global and in Legal 500 EMEA for Corporate and M&A (UAE), he has advised on many award winning transactions, including the largest IPO ever in the Middle East.

Representative Experience

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.

Qatar Petroleum on the retail IPO and listing on the Qatar Stock Exchange of its subsidiary Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding Company.

Ooredoo (formerly Qtel) on the establishment of a U.S.$2bn airtime Sukuk programme and issuance of U.S.$1.25bn of trust certificates.

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.

Ooredoo (formerly Qtel) on the establishment of a Rule 144A GMTN programme and U.S.$2bn issuance of notes.

Education and admissions

Education

  • LPC, College of Law, 1995
  • CPE, College of Law, 1994
  • BA in History, University of Newcastle, 1993

Memberships

  • Member of the NASDAQ Dubai Practitioners' Committee
  • Board Member of the Middle East Investor Relations Society (and Chair of its Regulatory Committee)
  • Member of the Corporate Finance Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales

2015

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

Chambers Global

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