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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. Scott is personally ranked as a “Leading Lawyer” in Legal 500, “Leading Individual” in IFLR1000 and as a “Band 1 Notable Practitioner” in Chambers Global (in both their UAE and Middle East-wide categories), further demonstrating Scott’s market leading presence in the corporate/M&A field in the region. 

Scott has been based in the Dubai office since its inception in 2006 and has over 15 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)