Mohamed Taha’s practice focuses on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate practice.

Mohamed joined the firm in December 2014. Before joining Cleary, he worked with a leading Egyptian firm for two years, where he advised on various cross-border transactions.

Mohamed is also a co-founder of 10BE5 Ltd, a legal-tech startup that develops capital markets-focused software solutions in collaboration with Cleary.

Notable Experiences

Equity Capital Markets

  • OCI N.V. as a majority shareholder in the IPO and Abu Dhabi listing of Fertiglobe plc.

  • GSK in the US$3.4 billion sale of its stake in Hindustan Unilever Limited on the BSE and National Stock Exchange of India following an accelerated bookbuilding process.

  • The underwriters in the IPO of SATS ASA and listing on Oslo Stock Exchange.

  • The underwriters in the £154 million IPO of the ordinary shares of Global Ports Holding PLC and standard listing on London Stock Exchange.

  • EFG International in a $295 million rights offering to finance part of its acquisition of BSISA from Banco BTG Pactual S.A.

  • The underwriters in the IPO of Tallinna Sadam AS, the Port of Tallinn in Estonia.

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Liability Management & Debt Capital Markets

  • The initial purchasers and dealer managers in the new money offerings of €500 million and $700 million Rule 144A/Reg S notes by Pershing Square Holdings, and the concurrent tender offer to purchase any and all of its 5.500% senior notes due 2022.

  • HSBC Holdings plc and Barclays plc in several SEC-registered notes offerings.

  • The initial purchasers in the offering of $800 million 2.85% notes due 2023 and $800 million 3.2% notes due 2025 issued by Banco Bradesco, through its Grand Cayman branch, under a medium-term note program.

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

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Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Casa Tarradellas in its acquisition of a 60% stake in the Herta charcuterie and dough business from Nestlé.

  • OCI N.V. in its strategic partnership with ADNOC, combining ADNOC Fertilizer with OCI’s MENA nitrogen fertilizer platform to form a new joint venture.

  • Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding S.A.E. (OTMT), in its €209.6 million sale of all shares and voting rights held directly or indirectly by OTMT in the Egyptian Company for Mobile Services S.A.E. to Orange Communications S.A.

  • A leading Middle East sovereign wealth fund 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 Nestlé Skin Health from Nestlé S.A. for an enterprise value of CHF 10.2 billion.

  • A leading Middle East sovereign wealth fund and TPG in a US$1.2 billion joint equity investment into UPL Corporation Limited (UPLC), a wholly owned subsidiary and the international arm of UPL Limited, a major Indian agrochemicals and crop protection company.

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Publications