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Scott Campbell 

Managing Partner, Middle East 

Scott Campbell




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Country of Admission
UK (England & Wales or Scotland)

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


Scott is the managing partner of our UAE offices. He has extensive experience in corporate/M&A work and in a wide range of corporate finance transactions and is the only corporate lawyer in the region listed as “Tier I” in Chambers Global and in IFLR 1000 as a “Leading Lawyer” in the corporate/M&A field. Scott has been based in the Dubai office since its inception in 2006 and has over 14 years experience in the Middle East.

Transactions of significance include advising:

  • Bahrain Telecommunications Company B.S.C. on its acquisition of Monaco and Islands assets of Cable & Wireless Communications, with a total deal value of $1.025 bn (awarded “Deal of the Year 2013” by TMT Finance Middle East)
  • Emaar Properties on the IPO of Emaar Malls
  • Emirates Bank International on its merger with National Bank of Dubai (US$12bn)
  • Lloyds Bank on the disposal of its UAE business to HSBC
  • Investment Corporation of Dubai and Dubai Aluminium on the merger of Dubal and EMAL to create Emirates Global Aluminium
  • Saudi Oger/Oger Telecom on its US$6.55bn acquisition of a majority stake in Turk Telecom
  • MTC on its US$3.4bn acquisition of Celtel International (pan-Africa acquisition)
  • DBSAME on the acquisition of Dun & Bradstreet business in Middle East, South Asia and Africa (over 30 jurisdictions)
  • Lloyds Bank on the disposal of its UAE business to HSBC
  • Barclays on the disposal of its UAE retail banking business to ADIB (IFLR M&A Deal of the Year 2014)
  • Dubai World on the disposal of Atlantis, The Palm
  • Standard Chartered Private Equity on investments in the UAE, Jordan and Saudi Arabia
  • Dubai International Capital on its acquisitions of stakes in KEF Holdings (UAE) and Industrial Development Bank (Jordan)
  • Sanofi-aventis on the acquisition of a significant stake in Globalpharma LLC
  • Barwa on its merger with Alaqaria (Qatar – US$3.5 bn)
  • International Bank of Qatar on its proposed merger with Al Khaliji

Professional experience

2014 to date Managing Partner, Linklaters UAE
2005 to date Partner, Linklaters, Dubai
2000 - 2005 Clifford Chance, Dubai
1997 - 2000 Maclay Murray & Spens, Glasgow
1993 - 1997 Russell McVeagh McKenzie Bartlett & Co, New Zealand


1987 - 1992 Auckland University, B.Comm/LL.B (Hons)