Dr. Roger Gaspard

Associate, Dubai

Biography

Overview

Dr. Gaspard is an associate in our Corporate and M&A practice. He has considerable experience advising corporations and financial institutions on a variety of transactions.

Dr. Gaspard has practiced in an international law firm for more than four years and in that time has worked on mandates across the globe. Prior to joining White & Case, Dr. Gaspard worked for an international law firm in New York and Paris.

Bars and Courts
Paris Bar
New York State Bar
Beirut Bar
Education
PhD
Banking and Financial Law
Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas

France

LLM
Concentration in International Finance
Harvard Law School

USA

Master of Laws
General Private Law
Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas

France

LLB
Saint Joseph University

Lebanon

Languages
Arabic
English
French

Experience

Representative transactions include advising:

CI Capital Holding for Financial Investments, Egypt’s leading diversified financial services and investment group, on the indirect acquisition with a group of co-investors of a 60 percent interest in Taaleem Management Services Company SAE, a leading higher education platform in Egypt which controls and operates Nahda University in Beni Suef for a total consideration of EGP 1.2 billion (circa GBP 60 million).

The shareholders of Ma'arif Holding Company for Education and Training (the largest owner and operator of private schools in Saudi Arabia) in relation to the sale of 100% of their shareholding to GEMS Education and Hassana Investment Company.

CI Capital Holding S.A.E, one of Egypt's leading financial services groups, in relation to its purchase of the majority of shares of Sphinx B.V., a Dutch Holdco holding indirectly Al Nahda University in Egypt, from Thebes Educational Management Holding B.V., another Dutch Holdco controlled by Abraaj.

International Holding Company, and ADX listed company, on its business merger with PAL Cooling.

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings, Inc., a Japanese insurance holding company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, in the acquisition of shares of SCOR, a French reinsurance company.*

EDF Invest in its investment alongside KKR infrastructure in the Dutch car-park operator Q-Park NV.*

Alcatel-Lucent in connection with the public exchange offer initiated by Nokia Corporation to exchange all outstanding ordinary shares, American depositary shares and convertible bonds of Alcatel-Lucent for Nokia shares or Nokia American depositary shares.*

A syndicate of managers, led by BNP Paribas, HSBC Bank plc, J.P. Morgan Securities plc and Société Générale as joint global coordinators, along with 12 other co-managers, in a rights offering for Electricité de France (EDF).*

Elis in its initial public offering on the regulated market of Euronext in Paris.*

BNP Paribas, the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation as lenders in connection with the 15 year bank term loan facility of $863 million of Abu Dhabi based Dolphin Energy Limited, the owner and operator of the Dolphin pipeline project.*

American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC (ACEP), a casino and hotel owner and operator that owns the Stratosphere property in Las Vegas and other properties in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada, in a repricing of its first lien term loans.*

AT&T in the acquisition of DIRECTV in a stock-and-cash transaction.*

* Experience prior to joining White & Case