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Marwan Elaraby is a partner in the Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions practices. He currently serves as Head of the Dubai Office and Global Head of Corporate.

Marwan advises clients on M&A and private equity transactions, as well as governments on strategic and regulatory matters.  He also advises both issuers and underwriters on equity and debt securities offerings.

Marwan represents sovereign-owned, corporate and private equity clients including Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), EFG-Hermes, Investcorp, NEOM Company, Ripplewood Advisors, ASMA Capital and Qalaa Holdings.

Marwan is ranked by Chambers Global 2022 as a leading individual for UAE Corporate/M&A: Abu Dhabi-based (Band 1); UAE Capital Markets: Equity; UAE Capital Markets: Equity (Foreign Expertise in Egypt); Middle East-wide Corporate/M&A; Middle East-wide Capital Markets: Equity; Egypt Corporate/M&A (Expertise Based Abroad – UAE); Egypt Capital Markets (Expertise Based Abroad – UAE); and Egypt Projects & Energy (Expertise Based Abroad – UAE). He is also highly regarded by IFLR1000 2021 for M&A and Private Equity.

Chambers Global 2022 states that Marwan is “a phenomenal lawyer”, someone who is “super-commercial, very sharp and reads situations well” and “widely respected for his capital markets skills, with particularly notable experience in the UAE and Egypt.” Clients note that Marwan is “flexible and able to adapt to market conditions that can change very quickly” and someone who can “come up with innovative solutions to resolve any issues that arise.”