Ross Whibley is an associate in the Dubai office of Latham & Watkins, having previously worked for a Magic Circle firm in its Dubai and London offices.

Mr. Whibley has advised on some of the most significant capital markets transactions in the Middle East, representing regional issuers (including the region's largest corporates and banks) as well as international investment banks on a wide range of conventional and Islamic-compliant capital markets offerings.

Mr. Whibley's experience includes advising:

  • The dealers, dealer managers, and bookrunners in connection with the update of Annington's £5 billion Regulation S compliant EMTN programme, the multi-tranche issuance of Notes thereunder and the tender offers for existing Notes (2022)
  • Dar Al-Arkan Real Estate Development Company in connection with the update of its US$2.5 billion Regulation S compliant Sukuk programme and the issuance of US$400 million Trust Certificates 2026 thereunder (2022)
  • The joint global coordinators and joint bookrunnners in connection with the initial public offering of shares by TECOM Group PJSC, a member of the Dubai Holding group (2022)
  • Axian Telecom in connection with its Rule 144A compliant offering of US$420 million guaranteed notes (2022)
  • The bookrunners in connection with the SAR3.2 billion secondary public offering of shares in Saudi Telecom Company by the Public Investment Fund (2021)
  • The dealers and joint lead managers in connection with the update of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi's Rule 144A compliant GMTN programme and the multi-tranche issuance of Notes thereunder (2021)*
  • The dealers, dealer managers and joint lead managers in connection with the update of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA)’s US$9 billion Rule 144A compliant Global Medium Term NoteGMTN programme, the multi-tranche issuance of Notes thereunder and the tender offers for existing Notes (2021)*
  • The dealers and joint lead managers in connection with the update of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Rule 144A compliant Global Medium Term Note (GMTN) programme and Sukuk programmes and the multi-tranche issuance of Notes under the GMTN programme (2021)*
  • Ahli United Bank B.S.C. in connection with the establishment of its US$2 billion Regulation S compliant Sukuk programme and the issuance of US$600 million Sukuk thereunder (2021)*
  • An international bank as international placement agent in connection with the issuance of preference shares by Investcorp Holdings B.S.C. (2021)*
  • The primary dealers in connection with the establishment of a Treasury Bonds issuance programme for the UAE Ministry of Finance (2021)*
  • A leading GCC regional bank in connection with the establishment of a first-of-its-kind Islamic-compliant secured repackaging programme (2020)*
  • The dealers in connection with the update of Barwa Bank's US$2 billion Regulation S compliant Sukuk programme (2020)*
  • Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) in connection with the update of its US$2 billion Regulation S compliant EMTN programme and the issuance of US$500 million Notes thereunder (2019)*
  • Emaar Properties PJSC in connection with the annual update of its US$2 billion Regulation S compliant Sukuk programme and the issuance of US$500 million Sukuk thereunder (2019)*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)

Education

  • Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School, 2012
  • Legal Practice Course, University of Law London, 2012
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Durham, 2010