Kamal K. Jabbar

Partner at Keystone Law Middle East LLP

Banking & Finance
Corporate & Commercial
Private Client

Kamal is a Partner at Keystone Law Middle East LLP with over 18 years of banking, finance, corporate and commercial law experience in the MENA region. An England & Wales qualified barrister, he advises individuals, start-ups and SMEs in mitigating legal risk and expanding their operations in the Middle East and beyond. Prior to joining Keystone Law, Kamal was a Partner at Davidson & Co. heading its Banking and Corporate (non-contentious) division. He has also served as Head of Legal at Standard Chartered Bank (Pakistan) and its Regional Senior Legal Counsel for Africa, Middle East and Pakistan based out of the Dubai International Financial Centre. With a solution-oriented focus Kamal counsels a wide range of clients from diverse industries and with distinct legal requirements. Kamal has:
  • Advised Standard Chartered Bank in a USD $3 billion syndicated financing to Qatar National Bank in 2015. With 21 international financial institutions and a total enhanced funding of $3.5 billion in 2018, this was one of the largest transactions of its kind in the Middle East at the time.
  • Advised a leading lender in relation to a USD $200 million, multi-currency revolving facility to one of Saudi Arabia‚Äôs largest conglomerates. Negotiated a settlement on behalf of minority shareholders in a leading trading company in the GCC region
  • Advised a high-net worth individual in offshore structures, the acquisition and disposal of international assets and succession planning
  • Advised a boutique technology company incorporate, structure its business and enter into lucrative contracts with international counterparts
  • Advised various entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs in the UAE on business formation, investments, governance and growth