Christopher Thorn

Associate, Dubai



Chris is an Associate in our Corporate M&A and Private Equity Practice in Dubai. He has experience advising international and local private equity firms, financial institutions, corporations and alternative capital providers on a range of domestic and cross-border transactions including acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures and other corporate matters.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
BPP Law School
University of Exeter


Representative transactions include advising:

Representation of DP World, the global ports operator, on its US$1.2 billion acquisition of syncreon, a US-based logistics provider.

Representation of Goldman Sachs and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on their investment in DgPays, a Turkish digital payments business.

ACDC Fund, whose two limited partners are Orascom TMT Investments and Accelero Capital, on the sale of SUPERNAP International, a data centre developer joint venture with Switch, to IPI Partners, a technology-related real estate fund co-sponsored by ICONIQ Capital, LLC and an affiliate of Iron Point Partners, LLC.

GFH Financial Group on the acquisition of Roebuck AM LLP, a UK-based real estate asset management company with £1.44 billion AUM since inception.

The Industrialization and Energy Services Company (TAQA) in relation to its US$415m acquisition, through its 51%-held joint venture company, Arabian Drilling Company, of drilling rigs and related assets from Schlumberger in Kuwait, Oman, Iraq and Pakistan.

CI Capital Holding S.A.E, one of Egypt's leading financial services groups, on its indirect acquisition of the majority of shares in Al Nahda University in Egypt, from Thebes Educational Management Holding B.V., a holding company controlled by the Abraaj Group.

Antin Infrastructure Partners and Goldman Sachs' West Street Infrastructure Partners on their GBP 538 million offer to acquire CityFibre Infrastructure Holdings plc by way of a scheme of arrangement.

Summit Partners and other shareholders on their sale of the entire share capital of Advance Medical Health-Care for US$340 million to Teladoc, Inc.

Etisalat on its acquisition of Help AG, a leading provider of cybersecurity services in the UAE.