Mustafa Darwich is an associate in the Dubai office and a member of the finance department, with experience in cross-border syndicated and secured financings. He has advised leading international investment and commercial banks, financial sponsors and large corporates on a variety of conventional and Islamic banking and finance transactions worldwide. Mustafa also has experience in advising CoComs and large corporates / government entities in respect of restructurings in the Middle East. 

Mr. Darwich previously worked as an associate at a magic circle firm based in Dubai. 

Mr. Darwich’s notable recent experience includes advising:

  • A Saudi Arabian petrochemicals company in connection with several shariah-compliant revolving credit facilities with local banks*
  • A UAE government related security entity in connection with a murabaha facility agreement with a local bank to develop a new facility in Dubai*
  • A UAE government entity in connection with the restructuring of its debts with local and international banks*
  • The ad hoc group, comprising HSBC Bank Middle East, Saudi British Bank and Emirates NBD, in connection with the restructuring of the debts of Drake & Scull International PJSC*
  • A leading UAE bank in connection with a refinancing dual tranche facility agreement with a UAE government entity*
  • An international bank in connection with a murabaha facility agreement with a Malaysian company*
  • A GCC bank in connection with a financing to a pan-Arab tanker company*
  • A Swiss bank in connection with various private jet financings to high net worth individuals*
  • Nordea Bank Abp abd Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB in connection with a financing to Scorpio Tankers*

 

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)

Education

  • LPC, BPP Law School
  • LLB, University of Birmingham