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Warren Thomson


Warren Thomson
English, Japanese
Practice Group

With 10 years of hard earned experience in the Middle East, Warren advises both large and small companies alike throughout the whole of their corporate lifecycle. From incorporation, through all of your regulatory, employment and commercial needs, and on to M&A, IPO or even winding up and liquidation, Warren can be your trusted corporate advisor. He can guide you on your journey and advise on the tricks, traps and treats of doing business in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, and the wider Gulf and Middle East regions.

Warren Thomson is popular with clients, who appreciate his broad range of skills and experience

Chambers Global 2013

Representative experience

Acting for Imperial Mercantile Solutions on the acquisition of 51% of Mi-Fone International DMCC following the reorganisation of certain assets of Mi-Group International Limited.

Representing Fajr Capital on acquisition of 15% of shares in Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (with option to acquire up to an additional 40%).

Representing QInvest on proposed acquisition joint venture of 60% stake in investment banking, asset management and brokerage business of EFG Hermes.

Representing Volaris Inc. on acquisition by one of its subsidiaries, Trapeze Group Asia Pacific Pty Limited, of 49% of shares in Sigtec Middle East LLC.

Representing World Free Zones on establishment as international non-profit peak body for free zones, and providing general counsel advice to its board and senior management.

Education and admissions


  • Bachelor of Laws, Australian National University, 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts (Management), University of Canberra
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, The College of Law in Sydney, Australia


  • Member, Australian Business Council Dubai


Corporate and M&A, United Arab Emirates

Chambers Global


Commerical Team of the Year

Association of Corporate Counsel Middle East


Corporate M&A, United Arab Emirates

Legal 500

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