About Me

I'm a partner in our Corporate Group, based in the UAE, where I work as a lead counsel in M&A transactions. I also specialise in provision of employment law solutions to our clients.

Having qualified as a lawyer in 2009, I've worked with clients in sectors including aviation, retail and consumer, energy, infrastructure, financial services, healthcare, telecommunications and technology. I advise on regional and cross-border M&As, joint ventures, spin-offs, restructurings, IPOs, business establishment, as well as regulatory matters. I also have experience in dealing with the day-to-day HR issues that companies face, including in relation to employment visas and permits and termination of employment in the UAE. I work closely with our preferred network coordinating advice on a multi-jurisdictional basis for companies with multinational operations in the Middle Eastern region.

Clients that I act for include governmental organisations, institutional investors and global and regional corporates based in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. I have managed multiple high-profile transactions.

I write and speak widely on matters relating to private equity and the intricacies of doing business in India and the UAE.

I have been recognised by Legal 500 as a 'rising star' and clients have recommended me for my practical advice
  • Advising Abu Dhabi government's investment arm on a USD 138 million buy-out of a UAE based satellite operator
  • Advising on 'off-set obligations' in the UAE and assisting with the joint venture agreement for establishing an entity to satisfy off-set obligations in the UAE
  • Advising international oil and gas conglomerate on its set-up and aspects of its operations in the UAE
  • Advising a regionally based corporate on a complex corporate restructuring, implementing a SPV structure
  • Advising a national airline in the UAE on the sale and completion of airport lounges across the globe


  • National Law University, India, Bachelor's Degree, Law and Management


  • Bar Council of India and the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal Bar Association, India
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'Surabhi Singhi has shown great professionalism, accuracy and speed. Her advice has been detailed and also quite pragmatic and this is what I am looking for.'

Legal 500 EMEA 2020

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