Roopal Jobanputra is a principal associate based in the Dubai office of the international law firm Gowling WLG. Roopal works with both the Corporate Commercial team and the Project Finance team. Roopal advises on a range of corporate matter including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, restructurings, pre-IPO and IPOs. Her work involves working with international clients across the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa. Highlights include advising a family office on its US$246 million partial exit from an African telecoms business and its subsequent restructuring; a high net worth individual on a US$85 million investment and US$165 million restructuring, the £30 million investment by a Dubai based sovereign wealth fund into a UK company and a UK listed company on its investment in a Dubai-based regional bank. Roopal also advises start-ups on company and group structures in order to ensure that such companies are investment ready. Roopal has advised on a range of project finance transactions in the GCC and Africa across a range of sectors. She also advises on general finance and security matters across the region and internationally including providing advice in relation to transactions that involve Sharia’h compliant funding and has recently advised on the Sharia’h aspects of a £24 million development financing deal structured on a Murabaha basis. Roopal previously worked as in-house counsel at Mashreqbank psc where she gained conventional and Islamic financing experience on a wide array of deals across varying sectors. Roopal is familiar with and has experience of various Islamic structures including Ijara, Murabaha, Musharakah and Mudarabah and of Islamic treasury documentation including ISDA style Master Agreement and FX Options/Forwards product schedules.