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About Cheree Gemmell

Cheree is a UK-qualified senior associate based in our Abu Dhabi office who has experience of working with a variety of clients in the region and globally.

She advises on acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, co-investments, reorganisations and general corporate matters across a range of sectors. Cheree is admitted to practice law and as a notary public in Scotland.

While practising in Scotland, Cheree advised on a number of corporate mandates, many of which were cross-border.

Recent work

  • Advising ADNOC on the establishment of an international futures exchange for Murban crude oil in the Abu Dhabi Global Market in partnership with Intercontinental Exchange and in relation to various other matters.

  • Advising DP World in relation to its US$13.9 billion takeover by Port & Free Zone World FZE.

  • Advising DP World in relation to its acquisition of feeder shipping businesses operating in the Indian Subcontinent.
  • Advising Saudi Telecom Company on the US$3.1bn sale of Careem to Uber, the biggest ever technology deal in the region.

  • Advising Al Hilal Bank in relation to a three-way merger with Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank and Union National Bank to create the third largest bank in the UAE, with total assets of US$114bn.

  • Advising KAR Group, a Kurdistan integrated oil and gas company, on its acquisition of a 40 per cent stake in Singapore-incorporated Kurdistan Pipeline Company Pte. Ltd in relation to the joint implementation of a US$3bn infrastructure project for the operation of the oil export pipeline in the Kurdish Autonomous Region.

  • Advising a sovereign wealth fund on a variety of matters including real estate investments involving assets based in Asia, Europe and the UK as well as other joint venture transactions.

  • Advising a major oil and gas company in relation to various ongoing transactions including downstream and technology development joint ventures.

  • Advising Cognizant, listed on the NASDAQ-100, on the regional elements of its acquisition of EI-Technologies.


Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Strathclyde.

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at the Glasgow Caledonian University in the UK.