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Anna Szyndler

Anna Szyndler

Senior Associate

Anna is a senior associate in the corporate team at Herbert Smith Freehills in Dubai.



Anna advises clients in relation to multi-jurisdictional mergers, acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and general corporate advisory matters throughout the Middle East, Europe and beyond.

Anna's recent transactions include advising:

  • Uber B.V. on its $3.1 billion acquisition of Careem, the largest provider of internet-led transportation in the Middle East. This is the biggest ever technology acquisition in the Middle East
  • Aramex, a leading listed logistics provider, on the disposal of InfoFort, a multi-jurisdictional part of its group by way of a competitive auction process
  • ASMA Capital Partners, acting in its capacity as investment manager for the IDB Infrastructure Fund II, on its US$ 75 million pre-IPO investment into Brooge Petroleum and Gas Investment Company FZE (BPGIC), through the purchase of convertible notes issued by BPGIC's UK based parent company
  • a subsidiary of an Abu Dhabi-based sovereign wealth fund on its acquisition of a majority stake in a gold mining business in Sudan and related shareholder arrangements
  • a subsidiary of an Abu Dhabi-based sovereign wealth fund on its development of a high profile vaccination programme in the UAE 
  • YAS Holding on its acquisition of Wellpharma Medical Facility from Infra Capital PJSC
  • The Weir Group PLC on the sale of its Flow Control division to First Reserve, a leading global private equity investment firm focused exclusively on energy
  • an international publishing company on the proposed acquisition of  a number of pan-Arab titles (newspapers and magazines)



Prior to joining the firm in September 2018 Anna spent over 11 years working with two US law firms in the City of London.