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Al Tamimi & Company

DIFC-6TH FLOOR, BUILDING 4 EAST, DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE, PO BOX 9725, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Tel:
Work +971 4 364 1641
Fax:
Fax +971 4 364 1777
Email:
Web:
www.tamimi.com

Divya Abrol Gambhir

Tel:
Work +971 4 364 1641
Email:
Web:
www.tamimi.com
Al Tamimi & Company

Work Department

Banking & Finance

Position

Head of Financial Regulation & Securities, Banking & Finance

Career

Divya is a Partner in the Banking and Finance Department based in Dubai.  She has been practising in the region since 2005 and has extensive experience in specialised areas such as the Regulatory Practice, Private Banking, Structured Finance, Capital Markets including Debt Capital Markets, in addition to general corporate banking and advisory. She regularly advises on matters relating to licensing of financial institutions and the provision of financial services in the UAE and the DIFC; Banking M&A and restructuring; Conduct of business, compliance and AML matters and on FinTech matters.

Divya has in depth knowledge of the legal and commercial aspects of the private banking industry and frequently acts for financial institutions in connection with complex private banking products and structures to secure facilities. She has built a reputation for delivering practical and commercially viable advice.

As part of a secondment by the Firm to Nasdaq Dubai, where she was involved in the legal aspects of setting up the stock exchange in the Dubai International Financial Center including trading, clearing, settlement, membership etc.

Prior to joining Al Tamimi, she practised law in India from 1999 to 2005, working with M/s Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe, a leading Indian solicitor Firm, working both in the Corporate/Commercial and the Banking & Finance departments. She has also worked with ICICI Bank Ltd. as Manager, Legal in their Corporate Banking Department.

Languages

English and Hindi

Member

1999 - Bar Council, State of Maharashtra, India

Education

1999 - LLB, University of Mumbai

1996 - B.Com Major in Financial Accounting and Auditing University of Mumbai


United Arab Emirates

Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Al Tamimi & Company stands out for its 'extensive local experience and relationships and global best practice, enabling it to provide solutions for its clients'. Husam Hourani has 'a unique ability to identify and resolve regulatory and transaction-related challenges for publicly offering and listing companies in the UAE'; he advised Emaar Development as local counsel on its IPO, which raised $1.3bn. The firm also assisted Ithmaar Holding with gaining a secondary listing on the Dubai Financial Market. Mohamed Khodeir and senior associate Yousef Al Amly advised Union Cement on a take-private, including delisting its shares from the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX). In Abu Dhabi, Alex Ghazi advised Wahat Al Zaweya Holding on listing its shares on ADX's secondary market. Other ECM clients include United Arab Bank, which Hourani assisted with a rights issue. Turning to debt capital markets, Jody Waugh advised Acwa Power on the local law elements of a bond issuance connected to existing power projects. Divya Abrol Gambhir has securitisation expertise, including matters concerning novel revenue streams. Andrew Tarbuck, who is based in the firm's Dubai office, is a new hire from Hogan Lovells (Middle East) LLP. Ahmed Ibrahim is now at Matouk Bassiouny & Ibrahim- in association with Amal Advocates and legal Consultants.

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