Dubbed as the “UAE ECM Guru”, Ahmed is the most active equity capital markets lawyer in the UAE, having led almost all the IPOs and rights issue took place in the UAE since the global financial crisis. As narrated by Chambers & Partners, Ahmed a “go-to figure for domestic equity capital markets matters” and all innovative and complex capital market structures. Ahmed was firm-wide Head of the Equity Capital Markets in Al Tamimi & Company Dubai until 2018. Before that, he was a leading partner at Trowers & Hamlins, Cairo office, heading the corporate commercial department and the Group General Counsel of ASEC Group the industrial platform of Citadel Capital Private Equity.
Ahmed has experience in project finance transactions, equity capital markets, IPO, general corporate/commercial matters, including joint ventures, the founding of joint stock companies, limited liability companies, partnerships, limited partnerships, branch offices, and representative offices, corporate restructuring, shareholders arrangements, corporate governance, and acquisitions. He has also participated in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating project finance and loan documentation, shareholders agreements, share purchase agreements, and subscription agreements, as well as various commercial agreements, including sale of goods, agency, and distribution agreements.
Ahmed received a Bachelor’s in Law in 1999 from Cairo University (English Law School) and an LLM in Corporate Commercial Law from Queen Mary/UCL University of London in 2004. Ahmed is a registered legal consultant at the Dubai Legal Affairs Department and is a member of the Egyptian Bar Association.