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Erin Kiem

Senior Associate

Erin Kiem
Erin has advised clients in the UAE and across the wider Middle East for nearly ten years. She has experience across the whole range of corporate and commercial matters with a focus on employment, corporate acquisitions and disposals, M&A, corporate restructurings, joint ventures, regulatory matters and commercial contracts.

Erin advises clients across various industry sectors including retail, hotel & leisure, life sciences, education and technology. She has a deep understanding of the issues impacting her clients and is results driven. A proactive lawyer, she addresses potential problems before they arise.

Representative experience

Advising an Italian luxury goods manufacturer with respect to its US$40m UAE joint venture and acquisition

Advising a UAE entity with respect to a disposal of a 30% interest in its elevator distribution group

Advising Millennium Private Equity on its AED92m investment in a corporate joint venture for the development of a US$2.2bn power plant in Tamil Nadu, India

Advising the Rotana group of companies in connection with its restructuring in the UAE

Assisting a Finnish crane manufacturer with its US$20m acqusition of 100% of its shares in a Saudi Arabia crane company

Acting for a DIFC based Islamic investment firm with respect to its acquisition of a 15% interest in a large Bruneian bank

Advising Tb Medco Energi International Tbk on their US$175m acquisition of Novus Middle East Limited to Meridian Oil and Gas Limited.

Structuring and implementing two UAE-based corporate joint ventures for a French exhibition management company.

Advising an American hardware manufacturer with respect to its Middle East distribution agreements.

Education and admissions


  • Bachelor of Economics, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Law, University of Newcastle
  • Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Newcastle
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law, University of Sydney


  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Law Society of New South Wales

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • New South Wales, Australia
  • Victoria, Australia
  • England and Wales

Court admissions

  • Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia
  • Supreme Court of Victoria

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