Amira Shaker - McDermott Will & Emery


Amira Shaker acts for ultra-high net worth and high net worth individual clients, their family offices and respective investment holding companies on corporate transactional and advisory matters.

Amira’s primary area of expertise is advising on complex investment structuring and wealth management as well as acting for clients on the acquisition of high-value assets and financial instruments in Europe, the US and the Middle East. The majority of Amira’s client base is in the Middle East where she acts for Ruling Family PEPs and their corporate structures. Amira focuses on advancing the goals of Women in Business and advises a number of prominent Middle East female investors and high-net worth female PEPs on their investments worldwide.

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  • Advised a number of Gulf Ruling Family members on multiple diversified acquisitions and investments in Europe, the United States and the Middle East
  • Advised a prominent investment holding company controlled by a Gulf Ruling Family Member on a number of private equity investments in the EU and United States
  • Advised a leading UAE Investment Holding company on its complex exit from defunct Cayman Islands funds

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  • The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2022 – 2024


Northwestern University, LL.M. 2011
Cairo University, LL.B. 2003

State of New York