Vasi Papadopoulos | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Vasi Papadopoulos

Associate, Dubai

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Overview

Vasi is an associate in our Corporate M&A Practice based in our Dubai office. She has considerable experience advising international and local institutions and corporations on a variety of transactions.

Vasi has practiced in international law firms for more than four and a half years and in that time has worked on mandates across the globe.

Prior to joining White & Case, Vasi worked for an international law firm in London and Dubai.

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales

Education

  • LPC, BPP Law School
  • MSc Law and Accounting, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • BA International Business, Richmond University, American International University in London

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Greek

Experience

Private M&A

 

Advised a private equity house and its co-investor on the acquisition of a luxury retail business in Latin America.*

Advised The Abraaj Group on the sale of its equity stake in Jordan Aircraft Maintenance (Joramco) to Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE).*

Advised International Finance Corporation (the World Bank's private investment arm),  IFC African, Latin American and Caribbean Fund (the World Bank's private equity division) and The Abraaj Group on the sale of a combined stake of Morocco-based Saham Finances, the largest insurance company in Africa outside South Africa, to South African-based insurance company Sanlam, the largest insurer in Africa.*

Advised sovereign-backed, Shariah-compliant financial investor Fajr Capital on its cross-border acquisition of a controlling interest in Dubai-based Cravia Group (Cravia), the franchisee of various major food and beverage brands in the MENA region, including Five Guys, Cinnabon, Seattle's Best Coffee and Zaatar w Zeit.*

 

Public M&A

 

Advised Tunisie Telecom (the fully-integrated telecom services operator in Tunisia, with leading market positions across all segments) as the final preferred bidder on the acquisition of GO plc (GO-Malta's first quadruple play operator and Malta's leading provider of telecommunications services).*

Advised LSE-listed and Cinven-owned Partnership Assurance on its merger with Permira-owned Just Retirement.*

 

IPOs and pre-IPO reorganisations

 

Advised Warburg Pincus-owned Poundland, the value retailer, on its IPO and premium listing on the London Stock Exchange.*

Advised Cinven-owned Spire Healthcare on its dual track exit process and ultimate IPO on the London Stock Exchange.*

Advised DMGT-owned Zoopla Property Group, the online property company, on its IPO and premium listing on the London Stock Exchange.*

 

* Prior to joining White & Case.