Hassan Osman Sid Ahmed

Co-founder and Partner

Practice Area

Corporate & Commercial Law, Shareholders Relations, Governance, Risk Mitigation, Legal Due Diligence

Contact

MOBILE: +971-50-4431383, EMAIL: hsidahmed@sb-legal-consultancy.com

About Me

A seasoned expert of formulation of legal corporate and commercial policies and regulations along with all other matters of strategic nature by providing legal opinion for the government, public and private sector.

Experience

36 years corporate experience with:

  • Etisalat
  • Dubai Municipality
  • Oman National Insurance Company
  • Government of Sudan Attorney General

   Education

  • M – International Legal Practice – The University of Law (UK) – February 2014
  • M Private Law – Part I – University of Nairobi – December 2006
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law – Kenya School of Law – Nairobi – December 1987
  • Bachelor of Laws & Sharia (LL.B Hons.)  – University of Khartoum – October 1986

Dissertation

“The business of providing legal services in Kenya – a critical analysis on how a medium-size legal firm can align its business strategies to enhance performance and profitability”

 Achievements

  • Negotiated and signed a grant for a new GSM licence in the Republic of Benin at a cost of USD 60 million
  • Managed M&A, legal due diligence and documentation of a deal involving the acquisition of shares in a telecom company in Nigeria at a cost of USD 268 million
  • Advised on a club deal loan agreement worth USD 250 million for Etisalat OpCos in West Africa
  • Managed the listing of a Global Medium Term Note (MTN) Programme worth USD 7 Billion in the London Stock Exchange
  • Managed a proposed restructuring/reorganization of Atlantique Telecom, the largest Etisalat OpCos in West Africa
  • Advised a real estate developer in Kenya on a transaction worth USD 25 million
  • Planned and managed the Annual Group Legal Forum for Etisalat Group 2012 whose theme was “Next Generation Telecom Legal Issues”
  • Acted as the Process Partner for the Group Legal Department in developing Process Decision Rights for Etisalat Group
  • Advised a company in Kenya on re-organization and incorporation of a holding company in the UAE
  • Negotiated Heads of Terms, Branding & Management Agreement, Group Services and Benefits & Hotel Specific Services Agreement, and Trade Mark Licence Agreement on behalf of a client in Kenya. The value of the transaction being over USD 25 million
  • Acted as Joint Secretary in a Taskforce appointed by the Cabinet Secretary for Mining Hon. Najib Balala to advise on issues surrounding mining at Kishushe Area in Taita Taveta County
  • I chair the Board Audit & Risk Committees of Absa Securities Limited (formerly Barclays Financial Services Ltd and Absa Bank Insurance Agency Limited (formerly Barclays Bank Insurance Agency Ltd)

Professional Associations/Societies

  • The Law Society of Kenya (LSK)
  • The International Commission of Jurists (Kenya Chapter)
  • East African Law Society (EALS)
  • Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU)
  • Kenya Emirates Welfare Association (KEWA).
  • Member (by invitation)– African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (Kenya) Limited

Skills

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS (M&A)
89%
COMMERCIAL & FINANCE
86%
INTERNATIONAL LOAN NEGOTIATION AND RE - NEGOTIATION
83%
CONTRACTS & INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS
79%
COMPLIANCE AND FRAUD CONTROL
83%

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