Katrina Morrison


Katrina Morrison


Dubai | Unit 501, Level 5, Precinct Building 2, Dubai International Financial Centre, PO Box 506675, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 425 6317 | +971 4 425 6301


Katrina Morrison focuses her practice on corporate matters, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, private investments, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations in the Middle East and Africa. Ms. Morrison’s clients include investment management companies, private equity firms, corporates, financial institutions and government entities. 

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Morrison was an associate at another global law firm in Dubai. 

  • A global investment management company on the Middle East aspects of the US$1.3 billion acquisition of a leading investment management software provider.
  • A large private equity firm on the Middle East and Africa aspects of its US$530 million acquisition of a stake in a leading provider of environmental services and solutions.
  • A global credit agency on the UAE employment aspects of the US$3.3 billion acquisition of a major Dutch financial information provider.
  • An African Government on the development and establishment of a free zone, as well as the ongoing relationship and legal requirements in relation to a 30 year concession and joint venture agreement with a global port operator.
  • A prominent investment group in the Middle East on the sale of two financial institutions to a leading financial services provider.
  • A Euronext Paris-listed and market leading temporary structures supplier on the acquisition of a majority interest in two UAE based event companies. 

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • University of Aberdeen, LL.B. (Hons), 2011, 2:1
  • University of Aberdeen, Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, 2012, Distinction
  • New York
  • Scotland
  • Law Society of Scotland, Notary Public