News 19 Dec. 2019
Curtis Wins in London for Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria
News 18 Apr. 2016
Curtis gains recognition in new Africa publication
News 24 Jan. 2020
Curtis defeats $400 million investment treaty claim brought against India
Event 02 Oct. 2019
Claudia Frutos-Peterson and Borzu Sabahi Lead ILI Advanced International Arbitration Training Sessions for the Philippines Office of Solicitor General
News 04 Dec. 2019
Curtis advises TIM S.p.A. on €240 million sale of its stake in Persidera, a leading digital terrestrial television signal company
Partner Simon Batifort Speaks at Arbitration Training Workshop Organized by the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic and Young ICCA
News 18 Dec. 2019
Six Curtis Partners Featured in Who's Who Legal - Arbitration 2020
Event 04 Dec. 2019
New York Partner Eduardo A. Cukier Presented at the Latin Lawyer Live 4th Annual Tax Conference
Publications 15 Jan. 2020
Antonia Birt publishes IBA Arbitration Country Guide for the UAE
Event 19 Nov. 2019
Partners Hermann Ferré and Antonia Birt teach at International Arbitration Seminar in Abu Dhabi
Client Alert 13 Jan. 2020
U.S. District Court Vacates $2 Million Penalty Imposed by OFAC on Exxon Mobil
Publications 07 Jan. 2020
Claudia Frutos-Peterson, Simon Batifort, and Marat Umerov Author Chapters in "The ICSID Convention, Regulations and Rules: A Practical Commentary"
Event 28 Jan. 2020
Associate Jadranka Jakovcic to speak at NYCLA’s panel discussion on Career Opportunities
News 28 Jan. 2020
Curtis represents Dos Toros in the sale of the company to Chop’t Creative Salad Company.
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Middle East & North Africa (MENA) focused corporate lawyer Leopold Zentner has a strong transaction-focused corporate practice, built up over more than a decade in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Libya and Oman.
Mr. Zentner represents sovereign wealth fund portfolio companies, blue chip regional companies, leading international businesses and government institutions in respect of high-value investments, corporate restructurings, complex cross-border joint ventures, private equity, cross-border mergers and acquisitions transactions, regulatory matters and implementation of national economic diversification strategies.
Key industry experience includes: power sector (such as conventional and renewable energy projects, privatisation of power related services), petrochemicals, industrial sector (such as automotive sector and industrial metals), shipping, education and hospitality.
Notable for his regional experience beyond Oman, Mr. Zentner has worked extensively in the Emirates, Libya and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has considerable insight into the MENA business culture and customs and is perfectly placed to bridge any cultural gaps that may arise in the context of cross-border investments. In addition to his prior experience in leading international law firms, Mr. Zentner acted as senior in-house counsel at the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) in Riyadh focusing on SABIC’s in-Kingdom and out of Kingdom (including India, East Africa, West Africa) investments, joint ventures and M&A activities.
Mr. Zentner has a profound professional and academic interest in the various economic diversifications programmes undertaken in the GCC and beyond (such as Afghanistan). He is particularly interested in the development of the legal framework of emerging and developing economies designed to unlock investment opportunities to “crowd in” private and foreign investment, promoting non-oil exports and localization of the industrial value chain.
Served as recurrent presenter at trade delegations / associations / conferences (UKTI, MEA, MEED, Advantage Austria, Malta Business Network, Dubai In-House Congress)
Functioned as Libya Legal Expert with legal and business press (including the Financial Times)
Formerly Visiting Lecturer on Corporate M&A transactions at the Zambian Institute of Advanced Legal Education - pro bono