Partner, King & Spalding
Osama Audi specializes in private equity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, complex corporate structuring, and corporate finance. As a partner in our award-winning Corporate, Finance and Investments Group. Mr. Audi works with clients doing business in the Middle East and Africa, with a particular focus on the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.
With region-specific expertise in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate finance, Mr. Audi represents private equity and alternative investment funds, closely held businesses, multi-nationals and sovereign wealth funds in sectors such as consumer goods and retail, oil & gas, technology and e-commerce, healthcare, education, real estate, hospitality and leisure.
Prior to joining our firm, Mr. Audi worked in the Dubai office of Clifford Chance and, for approximately two-and-a-half years prior to that, was seconded to Clifford Chance’s partner-firm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Al Jadaan & Partners Law Firm, where he focused his practice on mergers and acquisitions transactions, and the establishment and successful operation of joint ventures.
Previously, Mr. Audi worked with Istithmar, the private equity arm of the Dubai World sovereign wealth fund. There, he was a member of the international acquisitions group, focusing on real estate, hospitality and leisure acquisitions, and joint ventures.