Mobile Menu

Venture Capital in the Middle East and North Africa

Conyers is hosting a reception and round table discussion with leading MENA Venture Capital business and legal advisors. Kerri Lefebvre and Fawaz Elmalki, Conyers’ Dubai based Directors, will introduce and moderate a panel including:

  • Ankur Shah, Chief Finance and Development Officer, Careem Inc.
  • Charles Fuller, Partner, Hogan Lovells
  • Dany Farha, CEO, BECO Capital
  • Oliver J. Simpson, Associate, Conyers Dill & Pearman
  • Shezan Amiji, Co-Founder, Beam Wallet
  • Tamer Bazzari, CEO and Founder, Genero Capital

The panel will discuss the development of start-up and growth company opportunities, empowerment platforms and VC structures and deals, focusing on:

  • The MENA VC story: a recap to date
  • Anatomy of a VC transaction: structuring deals in the MENA region
  • Challenges facing the industry in the region
  • Exit opportunities
  • When things go wrong: litigation and restructuring in VC deals
  • What lies ahead in the MENA VC space



"Few firms can come close to Conyers on one critical metric, and this is the breadth of the client base."
- IFLR1000



Urban Garden, Capital Club
Gate Village, Building 3,
Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC)


Wednesday, 27 April 2016
6:00 pm – Reception
6:45 pm – Roundtable Discussion


For more information about this event, please contact Karen Street.