Eyad Latif, Deputy Office Managing Partner for the Dubai office, advises private and public companies and venture capital and private equity firms in the technology, life sciences, and other growth industries.

Mr. Latif helps private and public technology and life sciences companies, as well as institutional investors navigate a range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and investments. He also advises emerging and growth companies on formation, corporate governance, and transactional matters.

Mr. Latif guides clients through complex transactions and growth initiatives with business-oriented advice.

Mr. Latif previously worked in the firm’s San Francisco and New York offices focusing on general corporate and technology transactions matters.

Mr. Latif received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where he received the American Jurisprudence Award in Islamic Law and co-founded the Berkeley Journal of Middle Eastern & Islamic Law.

Mergers & Acquisitions 

Mr. Latif’s mergers and acquisitions and strategic transaction practice has included advising:

  • Jawaker, a leading Abu Dhabi-based online gaming company backed by TwoFour54 (owned by ADQ), in connection with its sale to Stillfront Group AB
  • POSRocket, one of the leading restaurant cloud technology providers in the Middle East, on its sale to Foodics, the leading GCC-based restaurant-tech company
  • Chimera Investment in relation to its investment in Airtel Mobile Commerce BV., Airtel Africa PLC’s mobile money business, through an acquisition of shares from Airtel Africa
  • Careem shareholders in connection with the US$3.1 billion sale of Careem to Uber
  • Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the owner and operator of public hospitals in Abu Dhabi, in connection with a joint venture with Mayo Clinic for the development of the US$1 billion Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City project and establishment of the 4th Mayo Clinic campus and first Mayo Clinic campus outside of the United States
  • Mohamed Alabbar and a Middle East sovereign wealth fund in connection with their US$1 billion joint venture to establish the Noon.com e-commerce platform
  • Standard Chartered in (i) the Series A financing for Souq.com, the Middle East’s largest online marketplace and (ii) the sale of Souq.com to a multi-national technology company 

Venture Capital

Mr Latif regularly represents venture capital and private equity firms in connection with private and public investments, acquisitions, and divestitures. His clients include:

  • Algebra Ventures
  • BECO Capital
  • Chimera Capital
  • Derayah Ventures
  • GMP Capital
  • International Finance Corporation
  • Sanabil Investments
  • Saudi Technology Ventures (STV)
  • Sequoia Capital
  • Silicon Badia
  • VentureSouq (VSQ)

Emerging Growth Companies

Mr. Latif advises private and public companies in corporate governance matters and strategic investments and emerging and growth companies in formation, corporate governance, and transactional matters. His experience includes advising:

  • Abhi Finance
  • Aanaab
  • Abwaab
  • Altibbi
  • Ayadi
  • Baraka
  • Bayzat
  • Bosta
  • Gathern
  • Hala
  • Huspy
  • Jawaker
  • Juleb
  • Lamsa
  • Lean
  • Lendo
  • Liwwa
  • Lucidya
  • Lyve
  • Missaan
  • Morni
  • Mozn
  • Nana Direct
  • NearPay
  • NorthLadder
  • Palmear
  • POSRocket
  • Quantum
  • Sarwa
  • Sada Pay
  • Salasa
  • Salla
  • Swvl
  • Sary
  • Sifi
  • Speero
  • Spidersilk
  • Syarah
  • Tamara
  • Tap
  • Telfaz11
  • Tenderd
  • Zid

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
  • BA in Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English