Robbie Nakarmi

Robbie Nakarmi


Email [email protected]​

Phone +971 4 377 9379

Fax +971 4 377 9378


Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Robbie advises on a wide range of corporate matters, with a focus on M&A and corporate transactions, advising private equity investment funds, sovereign wealth funds, and venture capital and angel investors active in an array of sectors ranging from luxury hotels to technology companies. With experience in both inbound and outbound M&A, Robbie's focus covers acquisitions, joint ventures, and investments throughout the business life cycle, from early stage startups to established multinational conglomerates, across the Middle East and Africa region.

Education and admissions


Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney, 2010

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 2010

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), University of Auckland, 2007

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

New South Wales

Court admissions

Senior Courts of England and Wales

High Court of Australia

Supreme Court of New South Wales

Related knowledge

Africa Insights

Representative experience

Advised a major MENA-based technology focused private equity investment firm on negotiating and drafting commercial contracts with industry partners.

Advised a MENA-based technology focused private equity investment firm on its venture capital investment in a Dubai based startup in the media sector.

Advised one of MENA’s premier private equity firms in a number of ongoing venture capital investments in the technology sector, including in consumer retailing websites and internet-based businesses.

Advised a major American defense company in a proposed joint venture with a major Turkish military hardware manufacturer for the production of advanced weaponry technology.

Advised NMC Healthcare, the UAE’s largest private health care provider on the 70 percent acquisition of As Salama, a major hospital operator in Saudi Arabia.

Advised Katara Hospitality, the Qatar-based global owner, developer, and operator of hotels, on the acquisition of five luxury InterContinental properties in key European cities.

Advised on the US$5.3 billion sale of stakes in three companies by Barwa Real Estate Company Q.S.C. to a subsidiary of Qatari Diar, the Qatari state-owned real estate investment company, subsequently awarded "Domestic M&A Deal of the Year" by IFLR.

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