Key Experience

  • Focuses on domestic and cross-border transactions.
  • Also advises on complex matters relating to technology, communications, cybersecurity and intellectual property.
  • Has been based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since 2005 and is fluent in Arabic.


Wael Jabsheh’s practice focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and investment fund formations. He also advises on complex matters related to technology, communications, cybersecurity and intellectual property.

Representative Work

  • Advised Abraaj Capital on its US$505 million acquisition of a
    25 percent stake in Egyptian investment bank EFG-Hermes, which is listed on both the Cairo Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange. By turnover, EFG-Hermes is the most heavily traded stock on the Cairo Stock Exchange.
  • Represented Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) on its US$158 million acquisition of 20 percent of the share capital of the Yemen Company for Mobile Telephony (Sabafon) from Sheikh Hamid bin Abdullah Al-Ahmar.
  • Counseled Etisalat, a multinational Emirates-based telecommunications company, on its successful US$2.65 billion acquisition of Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL), in the largest-ever privatization by the government of Pakistan.