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Rupert Copeman-Hill, Partner

Rupert advises on M&A, private equity and investment transactions, joint ventures, capital raisings and commercial and corporate governance matters in the Middle East, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Summary

Rupert is a senior corporate and commercial lawyer with 20 years international experience advising on M&A, private equity and investment transactions, joint ventures, capital raisings, private equity and commercial and corporate governance matters in the Middle East, the United Kingdom and Australia. Rupert is very experienced in acting for listed and unlisted multi-national corporations, financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and high net worth individuals. He is acknowledged for his timely, commercial and proactive advice.

Rupert’s expertise includes:

drafting, negotiating and completing complex asset and share purchase agreements, drafting and negotiating executive contracts and advising on all other aspects of the sale or purchase of a business or company

advising on private equity investments and fund formation, having advised on a number of direct investments, co-investments and fund formations and investments in the private equity space in the Middle East, Europe, the UK, Australia and the US

advising on IPOs, takeovers, rights issues, private placements and other capital raisings including advising due diligence committees, drafting, reviewing and amending information memoranda, private placement memoranda and prospectuses and advising on regulated stock exchange listing rules

leading due diligence teams and preparing due diligence reports

advising on and drafting a wide range of complex commercial contracts

advising companies and company directors on company law duties and corporate governance issues

Rupert is admitted to practice in England and Wales and in Queensland, Australia.

Experience highlights

  • Advising a listed GCC investment bank on its potential takeover and associated capital reduction
  • Advised Oasis Capital Bank (Bahrain) on its co-investment with The Carlyle Group in The Foundry Visionmongers Ltd, a leading innovator of visual effects technologies, together with structuring a private equity fund to sell down the Bank’s equity interest to ultra-high net worth investors
  • Advised Australian junior resources public company, Gulf Energy, on its rights issue and associated private placement
  • Advised CapitaLand on a US$2bn joint venture with Mubadala Development Company for the mixed use residential, retail, sports and leisure development of Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi
  • Advised Waha Capital as sponsor of the US$300m MENA Infrastructure Fund
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