Alaa Eltom | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Alaa Eltom

Associate, Abu Dhabi

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Alaa Eltom is an associate in the Corporate M&A practice group based in the Firm's Abu Dhabi office. Alaa has a range of experience in corporate transactions, including equity capital markets, private mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations, equity capital markets and general corporate advisory.

Alaa has also spent time in the Banking, Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance and Real Estate departments in the Firm's London Office.

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales


  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School
  • BA, Oxford University


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Arabic


Representation of Qatari Diar and Barwa Real Estate in one of the largest ever M&A/restructuring transactions in Qatar consisting in the acquisition through a Qatari Diar subsidiary of US$5.3 billion of assets (including major Qatari real estate projects at Barwa City and Barwa Commercial Avenue).

Representation of Katara Hospitality (a subsidiary of Qatar Holding LLC), the Qatar-based global owner, developer and operator of hotels, on the acquisition of five luxury InterContinental properties in France, Italy, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands, including the InterContinental Carlton Cannes and the InterContinental De La Ville Rome.

Representation of Investment Corporation of Dubai, the principal investment arm of the government of Dubai, in respect of its acquisition of a number of key hotel and other assets including: the W Hotel, Washington DC; a majority interest in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, New York; and a minority interest in the One & Only Hotel, Cape Town.

Advising on the disposal of a minority interest and proposed listing of a large UAE-based industrial company.

Representation of a Dubai-based financial services company on its proposed IPO on the DFM including pre-IPO restructuring work.