Mohammed Basama

Associate, Doha



Mohammed is an associate in our Corporate and M&A group, based in Doha. Mohammed advises sovereign wealth funds, family offices, private equity funds, and corporations on a range of matters including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, reorganisations, corporate governance and other complex corporate matters.

Mohammed has also worked in the Firm's offices in Dubai and Johannesburg, and has previously been seconded to the legal department of the Emirates Investment Authority, the federal sovereign wealth fund of the United Arab Emirates, where he advised on global investments into private investment funds across a variety of asset classes.

Before joining White & Case in 2018, Mohammed worked for an international law firm in its London office.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
University of Liverpool
University of Liverpool
Legal Practice Course
BPP Law School


Representation of GCC family office in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts and distribution agreements.

Representation of Qatar Petroleum (now Qatar Energy) on the initial public offering of 49% of the share capital of Qatar Aluminium Manufacturing Company (QAMCO) on the Qatar Stock Exchange.

Representation of Elegancia Group on the reverse acquisition of the entire share capital of Elegancia Group by Investment Holding Group Q.P.S.C., a public shareholding company.

Representation of MENA tech investor, A15, in connection with the disposal of a majority stake in its adtech business, Connect Ads, to the Aleph Group, a global digital communications and marketing conglomerate.

Representation of Daikin Industries, Ltd in relation to the acquisition of certain business assets in Qatar.

Representation of the Qatar Free Zone Authority on various corporate and commercial matters.

Representation of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts.

Representation of European powered access market leader Lavendon Group PLC on its contested £459 million takeover by French group Loxam.*

Representation of Covanta Holding Corporation (Covanta) on a strategic partnership structured as a 50:50 joint venture, with Green Investment Group (GIG), a subsidiary of Macquarie Group Limited.*

Representation of Lloyds Bank plc and the Royal Bank of Scotland plc on the sale of a fleet of passenger train rolling stock to Beacon Rail Leasing.*

Representation of Snap-On Inc. on its acquisition of BTC Global, the owner of the autoVHC electronic vehicle health check system.*

Representation of an Asian Sovereign Wealth Fund on the establishment of a major industrial freezone area.*

Representation of Tritax Big Box REIT plc on its move to a premium listing and trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.*

*Experience prior to joining White & Case.


The Mergers & Acquisitions Review, Law Business Research, 13th edition, September 2019, co-author of the chapter on Qatar