Vikki Fabian is an English qualified senior associate in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice.
Vikki trained at the firm’s London and Abu Dhabi offices and spent a number of years working in the Abu Dhabi office after qualification. Vikki has extensive experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions and joint venture transactions and oil and gas concessions and joint ventures.
She has advised government owned entities on transactions with foreign partners and foreign partners investing in the Arabian Gulf, particularly in oil and gas related industries.
- General Electric on the carve-out transactions required to execute its $25bn disposal program, requiring separation of GE's activities in its aviation, corporate, digital, healthcare, lighting, power, renewables and transportation businesses across ~100 jurisdictions.
- Baker Hughes, a GE Company on potential acquisition and joint venture transactions.
- GMT Communications Partners and Primesight on a joint venture transaction.
- Florac on a potential acquisition of a consumer products business.
- General Electric on the reorganisation of GE’s Oil & Gas business across nearly 90 jurisdictions in connection with the merger with Baker Hughes, involving a range of transactions including mergers, demergers, contributions, distributions, share sales, asset sales and entity formations.
- Ripplewood Advisors on various matters in respect of its investment portfolio, including minority investments in Sixth of October Development and Investment Company and Palm Hills Development, Egypt’s two largest listed real estate companies.
- Gulf Capital on an investment in a Gulf-based auction business.
- MFS Africa Limited on its acquisition of Sochitel UK Limited.
- Abu Dhabi National Oil Company on its upstream and midstream joint ventures in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and other matters including:
- the award of an 4% interest in Abu Dhabi’s onshore oil concession to CEFC China Energy Company Limited (CEFC China) in a $888 million cash transaction;
- the award of an 8% interest in Abu Dhabi’s onshore oil concession to China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) in a $1.77 billion cash transaction;
- the award of a 10% interest in the Abu Dhabi onshore oil concession to BP Abu Dhabi, in exchange for which Abu Dhabi took a 2% interest in BP plc;
- agreements in connection with the expiry of the main Abu Dhabi onshore oil concession including the exit of the existing joint venture partners, the acquisition by ADNOC of 40% of the shares in Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations and the transfer of assets to the Government of Abu Dhabi;
- the grant of new rights to France’s Total, Japan’s INPEX Corporation and Korea’s GS Energy in connection with the principal onshore crude oil concession operated by Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations Limited and producing approximately 1.6 million barrels of oil per day;
- the proposed US$12 billion joint venture with Royal Dutch Shell to develop the Bab sour gas field;
- the proposed joint venture with Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) to develop a carbon dioxide capture and transportation facility from Emirates Steel, the world’s first carbon capture and sequestration project in iron and steel, in connection with its enhanced oil recovery strategy;
- the development of a new operating company and related arrangements to oversee a number of upstream oil joint ventures during their exploration phases;
- a number of confidential pending and signed field entry and concession arrangements and related agreements with other IOCs and NOCs; and
- arrangements for international oil storage in conjunction with other NOCs.
- Mubadala Development Company on various transactions, including:
- in connection with its investment in and development of certain real estate and land development concessions in Malaysia;
- the joint venture arrangements with International Petroleum Investment Company in respect of Emirates LNG; and
- its investments in the EBX Group and with Trafigura Pte. Ltd. in MMX Porte Sudeste (the owner of an iron ore port under construction in Brazil).
- Qalaa Holdings (formerly Citadel Capital) on various matters in respect of its investment portfolio including a proposed asset exchange transaction.
- Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) on its establishment as an international financial centre in the United Arab Emirates. This deal was awarded “Corporate Team of the Year” at the Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards 2015 and “Regulatory and Investigations Team of the Year” at The British Legal Awards 2016.
- Abu Dhabi Investment Authority on various matters in respect of its investment portfolio.
- A global investment firm on a proposed joint venture to acquire certain LNG assets in the United States.
- Topaz Energy and Marine, a Dubai-based oilfield services firm, on a minority interest equity investment of up to US$175 million by Standard Chartered Private Equity and other matters.
- A bidder in relation to the proposed acquisition of a UAE based oilfield services company.
- A UAE based oilfield services company on an aborted takeover bid for a European listed target.
- National Drilling Company of Abu Dhabi on various commercial arrangements.
- Various DFIs in connection with an investment in a healthcare holding company operating hospitals in North Africa.
- EFG Hermes on various matters in respect of its investment portfolio.
- Carlyle Group on various matters in respect of its investment portfolio.
- The UAE’s General Pension and Social Security Authority in connection with its investment portfolio.
- An investment fund on its joint venture to develop power projects in Bangladesh.
- Singapore Airlines on the sale of its stake in Virgin Atlantic Limited to Delta Air Lines.
- Agility Logistics on various matters, including:
- its joint venture with France Telecom-Orange to acquire a stake in Korek Telecom, an Iraqi mobile telecommunications company; and
- the acquisition with Al Dahra Agriculture LLC of Mubadala Development Company PJSC’s interest in Agility (Abu Dhabi) PJSC, an Abu Dhabi based logistics joint venture.
- Ingram Micro in its acquisition of the operations of Dubai based Aptec Holdings Limited in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Egypt, Lebanon, Pakistan and Turkey.
- Dow Chemical Company on various matters in connection with the US$20 billion Sadara Chemical Project in Saudi Arabia.
- A bidder on its bid for the acquisition of a manufacturing business in China.
- Vector Capital in its takeover of Trafficmaster Plc, a UK listed public company.
- Towergate Partnership Limited on a corporate reorganisation in connection with a refinancing of its debt facilities.
- A bidder on its bid for the acquisition of a stake in a British power plant.
- Abu Dhabi United Group Investment & Development Limited on its acquisition of Manchester City Football Club.
BPP Law School
University College London
LL.M., Corporate and Commercial Law
Awards & Accolades
- Awarded the M&A Deal of the Year for our work advising GE on its agreement with Baker Hughes to combine GE’s oil and gas business with Baker Hughes to create a world-leading oilfield technology provider with a unique mix of service and equipment capabilities. Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), is the first and only company to bring together industry-leading equipment, services and digital solutions across the entire spectrum of oil and gas development
- London M&A practice was named Corporate Team of the Year at the Legal Business Awards 2016
- Named Middle East Corporate Team of the Year at the Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards 2015