Kasam Kiani

Kasam Kiani

Senior Associate

Kasam has extensive experience in mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and global business reorganisations.

Kasam’s practice covers a range of sectors including food & beverage and technology.

Prior to relocating to the UAE in 2021, Kasam spent a number of years as a corporate lawyer in the city of London, including over 2 years at a global multinational law firm where he advised on high-profile cross-border transactions covering Europe, US and the middle east. He is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and is bilingual.

Experience

Representative matters

A global insurance company on setting up a new managing general agent entity in the DIFC.
 
A client in the TMT space in relation to the redomicile of its group from an offshore jurisdiction to UAE. 
 
Aldar Properties PJSC on its acquisition of the beachfront resort, DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE (AED810m) (previous firm experience).
 
Legal & General on its joint venture to build over 5,000 new later living homes in the United Kingdom (GBP500m) (previous firm experience).
 
G4S on a global reorganisation of its cash solutions business across more than 40 jurisdictions and subsequent sale to a third party (enterprise value: GBP727m) (previous firm experience).

Qualifications

Admissions

England and Wales, 2016

Academic

LLB Law, University of Manchester, 2009
Abu Dhabi
Allen Overy Shearman Sterling LLP (practising in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as “Allen & Overy Branch” pending the registration completion of the new name with the relevant UAE local authorities) is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC306763.
Disclaimer
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.