Lynn Ammar has a broad commercial practice with particular focus on M&A and corporate governance, private equity and fund investments, capital markets, projects, and restructurings.

Lynn has extensive experience in cross-border transactions, with more than a decade focus on the MENA region. She regularly advises leading corporate and public sector clients (including major sovereign wealth funds) on multi-billion dollar transactions across a wide range of industries and MENA jurisdictions.

Lynn joined the firm in 2012 and became partner in 2022. During this time, she spent 4 years in the Paris office.

Notable Experiences

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • OCI in its strategic partnership with ADNOC, combining ADNOC Fertilizer with OCI’s MENA nitrogen fertilizer platform to form a new joint venture, creating the largest export-focused nitrogen fertilizer platform globally.

  • OMV in connection with its purchase of a 15% stake in ADNOC Refining, giving the unit an enterprise value of $19.3 billion; its establishment of a trading joint venture; and related commercial agreements.

  • Fertiglobe plc in its milestone investment in Africa’s first integrated green hydrogen plant, Egypt Green.

  • Fertiglobe plc in its proposed joint venture with ADNOC/TA’ZIZ to establish a blue ammonia production facility in TA’ZIZ Industrial Chemical Zone.

See More

Private Equity and Funds

  • Several leading GCC sovereign wealth funds in co-investments, funds, and other direct investments in numerous multibillion-dollar transactions.

  • ADIA in connection with its participation in a consortium with EQT Fund Management S.à.r.l. and other renowned institutional investors in exclusive negotiations to acquire Galderma from Nestlé S.A. for an enterprise value of CHF 10.2 billion.

  • ADIA and TPG in a $1.2 billion joint equity investment into UPL Corporation Limited (UPLC), the international arm of UPL Limited.

  • ADIA in its $1 billion co-investment, alongside funds managed by Thoma Bravo and other co-investors, to acquire Anaplan Inc.

  • Jada, a wholly-owned entity of Saudi Arabia’s PIF, on various fund investments.

See More

Capital Markets

  • OCI N.V. and its subsidiary, OCI Fertilizers B.V., as majority shareholder and selling shareholder in Fertiglobe plc’s IPO on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.

  • Republic of Iraq in the offering of $1 billion senior notes, Iraq’s first ever standalone “new money” international debt offering.

  • The underwriters in the $1.02 billion Reg S/Rule 144A secondary offering by the Islamic Republic of Pakistan of shares in Habib Bank Limited, reportedly Pakistan’s largest-ever equity offering.

See More


  • Abu Dhabi Municipality and Parsons on a project for the retrofit of street lighting in Abu Dhabi, the first PPP project in the emirate.

  • The Lebanese Ministry of Energy and Water in the first licensing round for hydrocarbon exploration within the Lebanese offshore Exclusive Economic Zone.

  • Ministry of Oil of the Republic of Iraq in connection with the Basrah Gas Project, a joint venture between South Gas Company, Shell, and Mitsubishi to process associated natural gas produced at certain oil fields in the Basrah region, and for the domestic and export sale of the related liquids and dry gas.

  • Ministry of Oil of the Republic of Iraq in connection with the establishment of the Natural Gas Market Framework, a World Bank project.

See More


  • Republic of Lebanon in its $30 billion Eurobond debt restructuring.

  • A Kuwait sovereign institutional investor in the restructuring of a portfolio of commercial-use real estate assets with a total aggregate value of around $1 billion.

See More