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Kayaan Unwalla

Partner // Head of Corporate (Middle East) and Defence and Security, Dubai

Kayaan is Head of DWF (Middle East) Corporate and an industry specialist within the technology, defence and aerospace sectors.
+971 4 524 5656

+971 50 556 1844



Kayaan has advised on highly complex projects involving military vehicle development and prototypes, build operate and transfers, explosive ordinance disposal programs, advanced targetry systems, space intelligence systems, cargo and supply chain security and integration involving AI and ledger systems. Kayaan is also an offset and technology transfer specialist, having advised on over $1.3 billion on offset obligations.

Kayaan advises industry leaders on matters in the Middle East and Asia which include acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic PPPs, government procurement, and commercial regulatory issues.

He has also advised a government on drafting its laws, security programs and regulations, relating to its national and border security (land, sea and air).

Prior to private practice, Kayaan served on the Legal Department with a US DoD, UK MoD and NATO prime contractor and worked in Afghanistan (LOGCAP IV), Central Asia, Africa and the Middle-East.

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