Fraser Galloway

Local Partner, Dubai



Fraser is a local partner in our Global M&A practice. He advises on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings and private equity transactions across a broad range of industry sectors.

Fraser has been based in Dubai since 2017, prior to which he was a private equity and M&A associate at another global law firm in London. He spent a year on secondment in DP World's Head Office legal team.

Fraser was recognised as 'Young Lawyer of the Year' by the ALB Middle East Law Awards 2022.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Legal Practice Course
BPP University Law School
Graduate Diploma in Law
BPP University Law School


LLB (Hons)
University of Glasgow


Representative experience includes:

  • Representation of DP World, the global ports operator, on its US$1.2 billion acquisition of syncreon, a US-based logistics provider.
  • Representation of Mubadala Investment Company, the Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund, on a co-investment with Vista Equity Partners in the US$8.4 billion take-private acquisition of Avalara, Inc. (NYSE:AVLR), a provider of tax compliance automation for US SMBs.
  • Representation of Mubadala Investment Company on a co-investment with Warburg Pincus for the US$2.6 billion acquisition of the pharma intelligence business of Informa, a British publishing, business intelligence, and exhibitions group.
  • Representation of Mubadala Investment Company on a co-investment with Kohlberg & Company in the acquisition of PCI Pharma Services, a global pharmaceutical supply chain business, from Partners Group and Frazier Healthcare Partners.
  • Representation of Mubadala Investment Company on its acquisition of a stake in Dental Care Alliance, one of the largest dental groups in the United States, from Harvest Partners.
  • Representation of Mubadala Investment Company on a co-investment with Thoma Bravo in Medallia, a customer and employee experience management software firm. Thoma Bravo acquired Medallia in an all-cash transaction valued at US$6.4 billion.
  • Representation of Mubadala Investment Company on a US$5.9 billion joint venture with Global Infrastructure Partners, GIC, TotalEnergies and NextDecade Corporation for Phase 1 of Rio Grande LNG in Texas, USA.
  • Representation of Mubadala Investment Company on a co-investment with TA Associates and Carlyle in the UK-based financial services provider Apex Group.
  • Representation of Mubadala Investment Company on a co-investment in the acquisition of a stake in a US investment management firm.
  • Representation of Mubadala Investment Company on a co-investment in a nutrition business.
  • Representation of a sovereign wealth fund on the rescue financing of a retail business.
  • Representation of a sovereign wealth fund on the sale of its interest in a 300MW coal fired power project.
  • Representation of Goldman Sachs and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on their investment in DgPays, a Turkish digital payments business.
  • Representation of Goldman Sachs on its sale, alongside GRO Capital, of Trackunit, a software-led telematics solutions provider for off-highway vehicles and the construction industry, to HgCapital, a global software investor.
  • Representation of Actis on the carve-out and acquisition of Telekom Srbija's towers business, comprising approximately 1,800 macro towers across Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro.
  • Representation of Africa50 on its US$320 million joint venture with Bayobab (wholly owned by the MTN Group) to develop Project East2West, a terrestrial fibre optic cable network connecting East Africa to West Africa. This transaction was awarded 'Deal of the Year: Private Equity' at the IFLR Africa Awards 2024.
  • Representation of Africa50 on a concession granted by The Government of The Gambia to manage and operate the Senegambia Bridge, which connects the northern and southern parts of both The Gambia and Senegal.
  • Representation of Vale on its US$270 million sale of the Moatize coal mine and the Nacala Logistics Corridor to Vulcan.
  • Representation of TotalEnergies Renewables on its acquisition of a 50 per cent stake in Rönesans Enerji Üretim ve Ticaret A.Ş., a developer and operator of renewable energy power plants, from Rönesans Yenilenebilir Enerji Yatırım A.Ş., a subsidiary of the Turkish conglomerate Rönesans Holding.
  • Representation of the shareholders of IHS Holding Limited, Africa's biggest independent operator of mobile phone networks, on the largest ever initial public offering of an African company on the New York Stock Exchange, raising US$378 million for a total valuation of US$7 billion.
  • Representation of Alpha Bank, the Greek systemic bank, on the sale of Cepal Holdings, its loan servicing subsidiary, to Davidson Kempner, in Europe's second-largest bank balance sheet re-calibration exercise.
  • Representation of Amanat on its acquisition of a 60 per cent stake in Human Development Company, a provider of special education and care services in Saudi Arabia, for an initial consideration of SAR220.3 million plus contingent consideration of up to SAR47.1 million.
  • Representation of TruKKer on its US$100 million Series C funding round, with key investors including Mubadala and Investcorp.
  • Representation of Mumzworld, the Middle East's largest online children's retailer, on its sale of the business to Tamer Group.
  • Representation of Mediclinic Middle East (one of the UAE's leading private hospital groups and a subsidiary of Mediclinic International PLC) on its acquisition of a UAE healthcare business.
  • Representation of Alameda Healthcare Group on its sale to Cleopatra Hospital Group, Egypt's largest private hospital operator, in exchange for convertible loan notes issued to Alameda's controlling shareholder.
  • Representation of Accelero Capital, an investment and management group with a particular focus on technology, digital media and telecommunications, on the sale of SUPERNAP Italia, a data centre developer, to IPI Partners, a private equity firm that invests in data centres and other technology and connectivity-related real assets.
  • Representation of DP World on its acquisition of a 60 per cent shareholding in UNICO Logistics Co. Ltd, an international multimodal transport specialist headquartered in South Korea.
  • Representation of DP World on a joint venture with Emaar for the US$6.8 billion development of Port Rashid, Dubai.*
  • Representation of DP World on a joint venture with Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ) and Maspion Group for a US$1.2 billion greenfield container terminal and industrial logistics park in Indonesia.*
  • Representation of DP World on its acquisition of a majority stake in Kribhco Infrastructure Limited, an Indian logistics company.*
  • Representation of DP World on its joint venture with the Suez Canal Economic Zone Authority for the development of Sokhna Economic Zone, Egypt.*
  • Representation of DP World on its acquisition of SeaRates, a digital logistics platform.
  • Representation of Thomson Reuters on the Middle East jurisdictions of Blackstone Group's US$20 billion acquisition of a majority stake in its Financial and Risk business (now Refinitiv), and other matters.*
  • Representation of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries on its global joint venture in metals machinery with Siemens, Primetals Technologies.*
  • Representation of N M Rothschild & Sons on its £117 million sale of Five Arrows Leasing Group Limited to Paragon Bank.*
  • Representation of an investor in a joint venture with Careem Inc., an Uber group company.*
  • Representation of AECOM on a proposed joint venture.*
  • Representation of Stolt-Nielsen on the sale of two international businesses.*

* Prior to joining White & Case.