Fadil M. Bayyari
Fadil is a Senior Associate in the International Services Group of the Firm's Corporate Department and Co-Chair/Founder of the Firm's Middle East & North Africa Desk (MENA Desk). Fadil advises multi-national companies on complex domestic and cross-border transactions, including: M&A, joint ventures, strategic alliances, corporate restructuring, and corporate governance. He also regularly advises multi-national companies on large-scale OEM equipment projects, distribution and agency agreements, manufacturing and supply agreements, and energy transactions in the power, LNG, and oil and gas sectors.
Fadil's cross-border transactions experience includes work in the United States, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Malta. Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd, Fadil was an associate in the Dubai (UAE) and Washington, D.C. offices of Winston & Strawn and the Riyadh (KSA) office of Dentons.
Fadil's recent representative transactions are as follows:
Represented large publicly traded U.S. customer services corporation on its global holding company restructuring (involving over 20 jurisdictions across Asia, Europe, and North America).
Represented large publicly traded German manufacturer on its cross-border acquisition, by way of reverse triangular merger, of a leading U.S. manufacturer of OEM components.
Represented ElectroGas Malta Limited, the sponsors (Siemens Projects Ventures GmbH, Socar Trading S.A., and GEM Holdings Ltd.) and project company to the €450M BOOT LNG-to-power IPP in Malta, the first integrated LNG-to-power IPP in the world and first IPP/project financing in Malta, for the provision of power and gas to Enemalta, the main provider of energy generation and distribution in Malta; awarded “European Power Deal of the Year” (IJGlobal Awards 2015) and “Strategic Deal of the Year” (2015 S&P Global Platts Energy Awards).
Represented large U.S. automotive equipment supplier in connection with a variety of strategic alliances and joint ventures with various U.S. counterparties.
Represented Weatherford Oil Tool Middle East Limited on its $2B phased divestiture of global upstream assets in the Middle East.
Represented Gasol plc on the restructuring and sale of its interest in ElectroGas Malta Limited, the project company of the BOOT LNG-to-power IPP in Malta.
Represented U.S. healthcare corporation on its acquisition of a U.S. patient network and services company.
Represented large Japanese power corporation on its acquisition of a gas powered electrical power generation facility in Sri Lanka.
Represented large Japanese luxury goods corporation on its acquisition of one of the largest importers and retailers of luxury watch brands in the UAE.
Represented Havenvest Private Equity Middle East Ltd. on its acquisition of a large Saudi Arabian manufacturing company.
Represented Duferco S.A., a global manufacturer and exporter of steel and other raw materials, on its global corporate restructuring.
Represented GE Healthcare in connection with a variety of private-public partnerships and joint ventures.
Represented BP Middle East in connection with the establishment of its joint venture company (Arabian Production and Marketing Lubricants Company).
Represented Metalloinvest, the largest iron ore company in Eastern Europe and the CIS, on the development and implementation of a steel manufacturing and distribution plant in Sharjah, UAE, the largest steel roll single mill plant in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Highlights & Recognitions
- First Team All-State (Ohio-Football)
Civic & Charitable Organizations
- Associate, The Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO)
Non-FBT Publications and Events
Co-author, US-India Dealmaking: A Look Ahead, INDIA UNLEASHED (2017)
Co-author, Bribery & Corruption in the UAE – Managing Bribery Investigations, Risk & Compliance, Oct-Dec 2016, 36-40 (2016)
Co-author, The Bribery Probe, The Oath, Sept 2016, 18-20 (2016)
Co-author, Saudi Renewable Energy Plan: Lessons from South Africa, ME Construction News, August 16, 2016
Co-author, A Comprehensive Renewable Energy Programme for Saudi Vision 2030, Europe & Middle East Outlook, August 5, 2016
Co-author, Learning from South Africa, The Big Project Middle East, July 31, 2016
Co-author, Saudi Arabia: the lessons it can learn from South Africa’s renewable energy program, Thomson Reuters Zawya, July 20, 2016
Co-author, Comment: A comprehensive renewable energy program for Saudi Vision 2030, Renewable Energy Focus, July 14, 2016
Co-author, Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul): Distressed Companies, THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATORY UPDATE, (February 2014) (Bressler, Amery & Ross)
Co-author, Saudi Arabia, THE EMPLOYMENT LAW REVIEW, (5th ed. 2014) (Law Business Research Limited)
Co-author, The Saudi Arabian Joint Venture: Best Practices, ABA SECTION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW: NEWSLETTER OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS, FRANCHISING, AND DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE, pp. 16 - 18 (Fall 2013)
Editor/Contributor, A Legal Guide to Doing Business in Saudi Arabia: Legal and Practical Advice on Company Regulations, Labor, Tax, Finance and Dispute Resolution, (Westlaw Gulf, 1st ed. 2013)
Co-author, Saudi Arabia, THE EMPLOYMENT LAW REVIEW, (4th ed. 2013) (Law Business Research Limited)
Fadil M. Bayyari, Hawala: The Key Obstacle to Establishing a United Arab Emirates Bank Branch in the U.S., 129 BANKING L.J. 595 (2012) (A.S. Pratt; Thomson Reuters)