Simmons & Simmons
10th Floor ADNIC Building
Khalifa Street, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Tel: +974 4409 6720
Fax: +971 2 651 9201
Andrew is based in our Doha office and is the firm’s Middle East Regional Head and also heads up the firm’s Corporate Practice Group in the Gulf. He has worked at the firm for 30 years. He is a corporate, commercial, banking and financial services lawyer by background and has been in Qatar since 2005.
During his time in London, Hong Kong, New York and Doha he has been involved in a wide variety of corporate, commercial and finance matters including IPOs, business start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, group restructurings, commercial contracts, equity and debt offerings and financings. In addition, he has advised banks and financial institutions on loan and financing documentation as well as securities, commodities, futures, derivatives and foreign exchange dealings. He has also given advice on the marketing and sale of these products and financial services regulatory and compliance matters generally.
Representative clients have included AIG International Inc, Al Rayyan Bank, Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) , Barclays, Barwa Bank, BNP, Cazenove, Commercial Bank of Qatar, Doha Bank, Government of the State of Qatar, Hassad Food, Morgan Stanley, Prudential Financial Inc, Qatar First Bank, Qatar Foundation, Qatar Holding, Qatar Investment Authority, Qatar Ministry of Finance, Qatar National Bank, Qatar Petroleum, Qatari Diar, QInvest, Samba Financial Group, Sempra Energy Trading, Sidra Medical and Research Centre, Sun Capital Partners, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, The First Investor and UBS.
Simmons & Simmons:
From our offices in major business and financial centres throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we view the world through the lens of our key sectors: asset management and investment funds, energy and infrastructure, financial institutions, life sciences and technology, media and telecommunications (TMT).
For our clients this means they benefit from a law firm fully focused on their sector, wholly understanding of the challenges that they face and completely tuned in to their needs.
Over the decades we have been careful to build our international presence using a combination of local lawyers with demonstrable local knowledge and fully integrated teams acting together at a global level.