Stefan is counsel in the Firm's Corporate M&A Team in the UAE. He specialises in advising Middle East and Western corporates, financial institutions, fintechs, US Big Tech and MENA sovereign wealth funds in connection with corporate transactions as well as financial services, fintech, technology and data protection matters with a MENA angle.
He has over 10 years of experience advising on various complex cross-border acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and group reorganisations across a wide range of sectors, with a focus on transactions in the financial services, fintech and technology sectors.
Stefan also counsels corporates, funds and Middle East governmental bodies / Ministries on MENA regulatory matters. His expertise covers financial services, funds, data protection and technology regulation as well as corporate governance and general compliance requirements across onshore UAE, DIFC, ADGM, the UAE's non-financial free zones and Saudi Arabia.
Stefan previously worked in our London office. Prior to re-joining White & Case he spent four years working for a Magic Circle law firm in Dubai.
Representative transactions include advising:
Amazon Payment Services in connection with various financial services matters in the Middle East.
Meta (f/k/a Facebook) in connection with a project in MENA with numerous financial services and technology elements.
Amazon Payment Services in connection with numerous MENA financial services, compliance, data and corporate governance matters.
Amazon Web Services in connection with various data, cybersecurity and compliance matters across MENA.
Amazon.com in connection with numerous MENA financial services, e-commerce and compliance matters.
Meta (f/k/a Facebook) in connection with numerous MENA regulatory matters, including with respect to crypto assets, data protection and compliance.
Various Saudi government bodies in connection with Saudi technology, data, and cybersecurity matters.
Etisalat in connection with various matters across MENA.
MENA tech investor, A15, in connection with the disposal of a majority stake in its adtech business, Connect Ads, to IMS Internet Media Services, a global digital communications and marketing conglomerate.
ACDC Fund in connection with the sale of SUPERNAP International, a data centre developer joint venture with Switch, to IPI Partners, a technology-related real estate fund.
Oak Hill Advisors in connection with its investment in the €3bn national broadband plan in Ireland.
Basalt Infrastructure Partners on its acquisition of bn:t Blatzheim Networks Telecom GmbH and SOCO Network Solution, full-service telecommunications providers based in Germany.
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank in connection with the disposal by NCH Ventures S.P.C. of 100% of its majority shareholding in Global Investment House, an asset management and investment banking firm, to Kamco Investment Company, a leading Kuwaiti investment company.*
Mubadala in connection with a FIG M&A transaction.*
TE Connectivity, a network infrastructure company, in connection with the UAE aspects of the sale of its broadband network solutions business to CommScope Holding Co Inc for approximately US$3 billion.*
*Matter worked on at a previous firm.
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