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About Kasia

Kasia Lebiecki focuses her practice on global M&A and private equity transactions, providing detailed advice on strategic, legal, commercial and regulatory issues for sovereign-owned, corporate and private equity clients.

Prior to joining Bracewell, Kasia was an associate at international law firms in Dubai, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and Thailand. She has also previously undertaken secondments with ADNOC advising on the establishment and launch of two oil trading units: ADNOC Trading and ADNOC Global Trading, and with the strategic M&A team of HSBC, Hong Kong.


Recent Notable Matters

ADNOC Logistics & Services — $769 million initial public offering and listing on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX)*

Confidential client — disposal of an integrated industrial waste treatment and disposal facilities in the UAE involving a full carve out*

Mubadala and Alpha Dhabi — establishment of a strategic joint venture to co-invest in global credit opportunities*

ADNOC and Borealis — carve out and projects elements of their successful Borouge IPO in ADX which valued the company at $20.05 billion and was 74 times oversubscribed*

ADNOC — investment agreements between Abu Dhabi Chemicals Derivatives Company RSC Ltd (TA’ZIZ) and multiple UAE-based investors, marking the first domestic Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Abu Dhabi’s downstream and petrochemicals sector*

ADNOC — Fertiglobe’s $795 million initial public offering and listing on the ADX. This is the first ever IPO of an ADGM company on ADX. Awarded ‘Equity Deal of the Year’, IFLR Middle East Awards 2022*

ADNOC — establishment and launch of its crude oil trading unit: ADNOC Trading, based in ADGM. The launch of the trading unit represents the next step in ADNOC's expansion of its global presence as it takes steps to increase value through its trading activities*

Investcorp — launch of a joint venture that will invest in the Asia food sector*

ADNOC — strategic investment in global storage terminal owner and operator VTTI*

Mubadala — acquisition of up to 20 percent of the share capital of Investcorp Bank BSC, a leading regional alternative asset management business*

Mubadala — $650 million acquisition of 50 percent of Minas da Aguas Tenidas, a Spanish mining entity, and the creation of a global base metals mining joint venture with Trafigura*

Dubai Banking Group — sale of a c. 48 percent shareholding in SHUAA Capital to Abu Dhabi Financial Group*

Emirates Financial Services and Arqaam Capital — $460 million rights issue by Dubai Parks and Resorts PJSC*

Qatar National Bank — acquisition of Finansbank in Turkey from National Bank of Greece for $2.9 billion plus the assignment of $910 million of subordinated debt*

Citi — sale of its Egyptian consumer and retail banking business to Commercial International Bank*

Acino International AG — acquisition of a pharmaceutical business across the MENA region*

Cassia Investment Limited — sale of Hong Kong luxury fashion house Shanghai Tang Group to Lunar Capital*

Cassia Investment Limited — investment and subsequent acquisition of Hong Kong luxury fashion house Shanghai Tang Group from Richemont International Holdings S.A.*

* Work completed prior to Bracewell



The College of Law, Chester,
The University of Manchester,
with honors

Bar Admissions

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales




Law Society of England and Wales




Foreign Direct Investment in the United Arab Emirates: Trends and Predictions for 2024

Bracewell’s Kasia Lebiecki and Amelia Bowring delve into the current and anticipated FDI trends in the UAE, shedding light on the factors that have propelled it to the forefront of global investment opportunities, while also sharing their predictions for 2024.



The Legal 500 EMEA
UAE: Commercial, Corporate and M&A, 2023
The University of Manchester, RG Lawson Prize for Environmental Law