Farah El-Masri is an associate in the Dubai office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Corporate Department. She has experience in cross-border M&A, corporate, and commercial transactions.

She advises clients on mergers and acquisitions and a broad range of corporate transactions.

Prior to joining the firm, Farah worked as an associate at an international law firm in Dubai.

Ms. El-Masri’s experience includes advising:

  • Convergint on its acquisition of the MVP Group, a security, IT infrastructure, and software engineering company operating across the Middle East
  • Eight Lines Holding Investments in connection with its sale of 60% of the Human Development Company LLC, a Saudi-based company operating day care centers and special education schools to provide services to children with special needs or intellectual disabilities in Saudi Arabia, to Amanat Special Education and Care Holdings Limited, a Dubai-based listed private equity firm
  • A UAE-based digital software company on its acquisition a financial technology software provider based in Malta
  • A Saudi based creative media company in connection with its acquisition of a digital marketing services provider based in Saudi Arabia
  • A US-based company operating in the media, marketing, and corporate communications industry on its sale of one of its free-zone companies in the UAE
  • Chimera Abu Dhabi on its joint venture with Haeres Capital to create ChimHaeres Investment Holding, an investment vehicle that will deploy its capital towards the acquisition and expansion of luxury and lifestyle brands, with a particular initial focus on Italy, France, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom
  • BayWa AG on the sale of its 51% interest in Al Dahra BayWa Agriculture, a company that cultivates, produces, and distributes agricultural products, to Pure Harvest Smart Farms
  • Classera, an edtech company, on its US$40 million Series A financing led by Sanabil Investments with participation from Sukna Ventures, Endeavor Catalyst, 500 Global, SEEDRA Ventures, and Global Ventures
  • Liwwa, a Middle East-based fintech company, in connection with its pre-Series B financing
  • Altibbi, a Jordan-based HealthTech startup, in connection with its US$44 million Series B financing 
  • Manafa in connection with their Series A financing with STV as the lead investor Whirlpool on their joint venture with Arcelik, a Turkey-based company that manufactures household appliances, to combine their European domestic appliance businesses into a newly formed entity
  • Gulf Marketing Group on the acquisition of Royal Sporting House’s sports retail business from the Al Futtaim Group*
  • A Saudi listed company on its estimated AED3 billion proposed acquisition of a minority stake in a UAE catering company*
  • A Saudi company on its proposed acquisition of a minority stake in multiple solar power projects in Egypt*
  • A US outlet mall operator on its proposed acquisition of 50% of a regional outlet mall*
  • Leica Camera AG on the acquisition of a majority stake in Perpetual Exposure Trading LLC*
  • A Japanese company in relation to the acquisition of a majority stake in a UAE power distribution company*
  • A UAE based manufacturer and supplier of oilfield and natural gas equipment on the sale of one of its subsidiaries*
  • A waste collection services company in relation to the sale of one of its subsidiaries in the UAE*
  • A leading luxury timepiece and jewelry retailer in the UAE in relation to a joint venture with a Korean eyewear brand*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • LPC, University of Law, London Moorgate
  • GDL, Oxford Brookes University
  • LLM in European Law, Leiden University
  • LLB, University of Groningen

Languages Spoken

  • English