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Jaime Oon

Senior Associate
+974.4424.6128
Fax +974.4424.6101
Ms. Oon is a senior associate in the firm’s Doha office. She focuses her practice on corporate and finance matters.

On the financing side, she has experience dealing with a range of transactions (both conventional and Islamic), acting for banks and borrowers in respect of the provision of development finance, investment finance, senior and mezzanine debt structures, and non-transactional work such as drafting standard lending/mortgage documentation.

Ms. Oon also has experience in corporate and commercial matters, and has advised on M&A transactions, joint venture relationships and franchising arrangements in a range of sectors, including, automotive, construction, education, healthcare, hospitality, real estate and retail.

Professional Background

Ms. Oon trained and worked with one of the largest law practices in Malaysia between 2000 and 2003.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, she practiced law with another international law firm with offices in London and Doha from 2007 to 2012.

Financing
  • Advising a leading property developer in respect of a number of development financing facilities valued in excess of US$1.5 billion for the construction of a luxurious mixed-use scheme in Qatar
  • Advising a significant family office in connection with a QAR1.2 billion conventional and Islamic facility
  • Advising a borrower in Qatar on a QAR250 million facility for the construction of a hotel and service apartment residential facility
  • Advising a regional lender in connection with an Islamic facility of over U$1 billion in respect of a development of a luxurious mixed-use scheme in Turkey
  • Advising on the restructuring of facilities over QAR1.2 billion for a significant family office in Qatar
  • Advising an Islamic bank on a US$200 million facility made available for the acquisition of vessels in the region
  • Advising a prominent property developer in connection with a US$200 million facility for the construction of a luxurious hotel development in Africa
  • Advising an Islamic lender in connection with a QAR1.25 billion facility made available to a government linked agency
  • Advising a prominent corporate entity in Qatar in respect of a EUR52 million vessel financing facility to fund the construction of a dredger
  • Advising Mazaya Qatar Real Estate Development Company on the signing of a dual-currency US$106.7 million syndicated murabaha facility for the construction of the Sidra Village housing project
  • Advising a Qatar-based bank on a US$200 million facility made available to a project in the renewables sector
  • Advising a listed entity in Qatar in connection with a US$500 million club facility made available by a syndicate of banks
  • Drafting a suite of standard documents for SME financings on behalf of a development bank in the region
Corporate
  • Advising Al Meera Holding Company LLC in relation to its acquisition of Giant stores in Qatar and Safeer stores in Oman
  • Advising a listed entity in Qatar in connection with the acquisition of a vessel
  • Advising a prominent family office in the region in connection with the acquisition of a manufacturing plant
  • Advising a Qatar based investor in connection with a joint venture arrangement to establish a manufacturing plant
  • Advising a real estate consultancy firm in connection with its joint venture arrangements with investors in Qatar
  • Advising a significant Qatar-based family office in connection with the establishment of a hotel and service residential development
  • Advising a number of prominent family offices in Qatar on pre-IPO corporate reorganisation exercises
  • Advising a regional entity in connection with the reorganisation of its education business
  • Advising Barwa Bank on the purchase of International Bank of Qatar’s Islamic window, Alyusr
  • Advising a significant Qatar-based corporate in respect of the sale of hospitality assets in Qatar
  • Advising a prominent family office in connection with the development of a hotel facility in the MENA region
  • Advising a Qatar-based family office in connection with its acquisition of an industrial plant in the region
  • Advising a regional investor in connection with the establishment of a web-based education business
  • Advising the project company in respect of a US$450 million MENA-wide subsea fibre optic cable network
  • Advising a number of significant Qatar-based corporates in respect of various joint venture and franchising opportunities in the MENA region
Regulatory
  • Advising a regional government agency on the preparation and drafting of the legal and regulatory framework to establish economic zones in the Middle East, including conducting a legal benchmarking comparative study of regional and international economic zones
  • Advising on amendments to the establishing law and constitutional documents of a major government related entity in the Middle East
  • Advising in connection with laws and regulations to be promulgated or amended by a number of economic zone authorities in the Middle East
  • Advising a regional economic zone authority and preparing a legal benchmarking report on various laws and regulations, and drafting amendments to such laws and regulations
  • Advising numerous international institutions on compliance with Qatar Financial Centre laws and regulations