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Aly Kassam is a dual qualified partner (admitted in England and Wales and High Court of Hong Kong) based in the Dubai office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm’s Global Finance and Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Groups.
Mr. Kassam has experience across a broad spectrum of debt capital structures, including senior/mezzanine, bank/bond and bridge financing, first lien/second lien special situations loans, and asset-backed loans. He focuses his practice on cross-border banking and finance transactions, including leveraged financing, Islamic financing, special situations lending and restructuring. He advises borrowers, including private equity funds and their portfolio companies, and lenders in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Mr. Kassam is ranked as a rising star in banking and finance for the UAE by the IFLR1000 2021 edition. Mr. Kassam has a broad and deep knowledge of the Middle East business landscape; clients praise his commercial awareness, responsiveness, ability to think outside the box and solution orientated approach.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Kassam was a counsel at Latham & Watkins in Dubai and was previously an associate at Gibson Dunn’s Dubai office. He has also worked at Kirkland & Ellis in Hong Kong and spent about four years at magic circle firm Clifford Chance’s offices in London, Frankfurt, Dubai and Hong Kong. During his time with his previous firms, Aly was involved in drafting cutting-edge precedent documents for use in finance, restructuring and portfolio acquisition transactions and was also responsible for know-how relating to the application of local law in the context of finance transactions in the MENA region. Mr. Kassam first moved to Dubai in 2009 and has over 13 years’ experience of advising on finance and restructuring transactions.
College of Law - London - 2007 Legal Practice Course
University of Oxford - 2006 BA (Hons) Jurisprudence
England & Wales - Solicitor