Zahir is a Senior Associate in our Global Corporate Group in Dubai with over a decade of experience advising on M&A and Private Equity transactions across the world, including in the United Kingdom, North and South America, and across the Middle East and Africa.
Zahir’s practice focusses on international M&A and private equity transactions, direct and indirect investment, venture capital and joint ventures. He also counsels clients on corporate governance and ethics and compliance matters involving government entities and multinational corporations.
Zahir has represented clients across a broad range of sectors, including real estate, financial services, agriculture, health care, infrastructure, hospitality and life sciences. Zahir regularly represents sovereign wealth funds, government departments and HNW family offices on complex M&A and Private Equity transactions.
Prior to joining Reed Smith, Zahir qualified and practiced in London with other leading UK and US law firms before joining the Investment Corporation of Dubai, the principal investment arm of the government of Dubai, where he focused on outbound M&A and investment matters across the globe.