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About Umraan Naeem

Umraan is a Dubai-based associate specialising in M&A, private equity, joint ventures and corporate restructurings.

He acts for a range of corporate and private equity (both sponsors and management) clients across various sectors.

Recent work

A sample of Umraan’s recent experience includes advising:

  • *The management team of Cognita on its sale by Bregal Investments and KKR to Jacobs Holding.
  • *Keyhaven Capital Partners in respect of an equity investment by Aleph Capital Partners and Crestview Partners into the Darag Group.
  • *Glendower Capital on the acquisition of an LP interest in a fund.
  • *Alchemy Partners in respect of various portfolio company matters.
  • *PKA and PFA in respect of their acquisition of a joint 50 per cent interest in the Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm.
  • *Early Power Limited as project company in relation to a 400MW LPG power project in Ghana.
  • *European Bank for Reconstruction and Development  in respect of the development and financing of the Al Safawi Solar PV Project in Jordan.

*Lawyer experience prior to joining Freshfields.


University education

  • The University of Law, London - Legal Practice Course (2014-2015)
  • School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London - LLB Law (2011-2014)

Professional qualifications

  • Qualified as Solicitor in England & Wales