Ahmed Alfreahat is an associate in the Dubai office of Latham & Watkins, and a member of the Corporate Department. Mr. Alfreahat has experience advising clients on cross-border M&A,private equity, equity capital markets, venture capital, and financial restructuring transactions.

He previously worked as an associate at an international US law firm and was based in London.
Ahmed completed his training contract in London. He has advised on a wide range of transactional matters in the US, Europe, and Middle East.

His practice includes:

  • Corporate M&A
  • Emerging companies
  • Private equity
  • Capital markets

Mr. Alfreahat’s experience includes advising:

  • Dubai Holding on the acquisition of The Westin Paris - Vendôme, a France-based 4-star hotel located in central Paris
  • PAI Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in ECF Group Equity, a France-based holding company of a B2B distributor of equipment and consumables for hospitality and care professionals
  • A global technology and investment group, based in the UAE, in connection with their investment into an Indian tech company
  • Equistone Partners on the sale of Acuity Knowledge Partners, a UK-based provider of research, analytics, and automation technology services intended for financial institutions and consulting companies, to Permira
  • Ad hoc group of noteholders on the restructuring of Seadrill New Finance Limited and its emergence from chapter 11*
  • Vitol in US$2.3 billion takeover of Vivo Energy plc*
  • A leading listed private equity investor in their investment in a UK based company*
  • A prominent African telecoms company on the restructuring of US$200 million of external and shareholder debt*
  • Endava, a leading next-generation technology services provider, in its acquisition of Pet Minuta d.o.o. of Croatia and its US subsidiary, Five Minutes Studio, Inc.*
  • Fernando Parent Limited in connection with the issuance and listing of more than £700 million of secured notes by two of its subsidiaries, Fernando JSN plc and Fernando SSN plc*
  • Several emerging companies and venture capital firms on their equity financings and private investments, predominately in the tech 

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • LLB (Hons), University of Kent
  • LPC, BPP University

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic