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About Ciara O'Loughlin

Ciara is an associate in our global transactions team based in Abu Dhabi. She advises on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, corporate governance and general corporate law matters.

Prior to joining Freshfields, Ciara worked at a leading firm in Australia.

Recent work

  • DP World in relation to its current ongoing takeover by Port & Free Zone World FZE.
  • DP World in relation to its acquisition of feeder shipping businesses operating in the Indian Subcontinent.
  • A major oil and gas company in relation to a technology development joint venture.
  • A property development group on the disposal of retail assets in Dubai.
  • A regional sovereign wealth fund on the proposed acquisition of a portfolio of power generation assets in South Asia.
  • A regional investor on due diligence into a wind farm in Jordan.
  • *NYSE-listed Albemarle Corporation on aspects of its proposed acquisition of a 50 per cent stake in ASX-listed Mineral Resources’ Wodgina Lithium Project.
  • *China Hanking Holdings Limited on its AU$330m sale of Hanking Australia’s Southern Cross Gold Operations.
  • *Private vendors on the sale of a mining software company.
  • *Legend Holdings Corporation on its AU$200m acquisition of a 90 per cent interest in Kailis Bros Seafood.

* Lawyer experience prior to joining Freshfields.