ALI SHAIKLEY has significant experience handling complex cross-border corporate, M&A, and equity capital market transactions across the Middle East, Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa. A trusted advisor, he represents large corporations, private equity sponsors, family offices, and other investors on mergers and acquisitions, IPOs/equity capital markets transactions, private equity and venture capital transactions, joint ventures, and general corporate and commercial advisory work.
Ali has earned notable awards and acknowledgement in numerous industry publications, including:
- A ranked lawyer in equity capital markets in Chambers, both UAE and Middle East-wide (2023).
- A ranked lawyer in M&A in Chambers, UAE (2023).
- “Next Generation Partner” in Corporate M&A, The Legal 500, UAE, (2022). Sources remarked that “despite being an international lawyer, he is very locally aware and this mix of international and local is what makes the difference.”
- “Highly Regarded” in M&A and Equity Capital Markets, IFLR1000 (2022).
He is fluent in both written and spoken Arabic. Prior to joining Sidley, Ali was a partner at another global law firm.