Umbreen Meenai

Profession

Solicitor

Biography

Umbreen is a lawyer in the Finance team at Pinsent Masons, Dubai. She focuses her practice on investment grade and leveraged finance, asset finance, project finance, trade finance and real-estate finance transactions based on both conventional and Islamic structures. Umbreen has substantial experience of advising some of the most prominent banks, financial institutions, private equity houses, corporates and government-related borrowers. Umbreen has acted on several big ticket deals in the region such as:
•	advising a consortium on its bid for the Ras Laffan City IWPP project in Qatar
•	advising Dubai Islamic Bank on the AED265 million murabaha facility provided to Marka Hospitality Investment for the acquisition of Reem Al Bawadi
•	advising a major Dubai-based Islamic bank on the USD25 million murabaha facility provided to a prominent Turkish financial institution
•	advising the sponsors of a 7.5Mt/a coal mining and a 2x330MW power project in Tharparkar, Pakistan
•	advising a major UAE bank on the AED48 million financing provided for the development of Sowwah Square in Abu Dhabi
•	advising Dubai Properties Group in relation to its contractual arrangements with a contractor regarding the AED2,500,000,000 financing of construction projects in Dubai
•	advising Standard Chartered Bank in relation to a USD70 million loan financing of a real estate development in the Dubai creek area
•	providing Islamic finance and structuring advice to a major UK-based oil & gas company regarding its acquisition of participating interests in gas blocks in Egypt

Areas of Practice

Banking and Finance

Qualification

Umbreen is licensed to practice in England and Wales, the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan.