Tim Sunar
Partner | Bahrain, Al-Khobar
Bahrain: +973-1715-1506
Al-Khobar: +966-13-847-5050

Tim's practice focuses on advising clients on a range of commercial transactions with an emphasis on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, international joint ventures, and reorganizations.

Tim relocated to the Gulf Region in October 2009 to help open the Firm's offices in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, and prior to that time, worked in the Toronto office.

Tim speaks Dutch and Turkish.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Representative transactions include acting for:

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) on the sale of its equity interest in Bahrain National Gas Company (BANAGAS) to Boubyan Petrochemical Company
  • Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) on the sale of its equity interest in Alexandria Carbon Black Company to Aditya Birla Group
  • Equinox Minerals Limited on its A$1.2-billion acquisition of Citadel Resource Group Limited
  • Global Banking Corporation on its proposed acquisition of 11 per cent of S Tel, India, a joint venture established between Batelco and the Siva Group

Corporate Finance

  • Genworth Financial, Inc. and Genworth MI Canada Inc. on the C$950-million initial public offering of Genworth MI Canada
  • Agents in connection with the C$234-million initial public offering and private placement of class A and class J shares by Cymbria Corporation
  • Agents and underwriters in connection with the public offerings of C$275-million of senior unsecured debentures, C$400-million of common shares and C$225-million of senior unsecured debentures, respectively, by Sherritt International Corporation
  • Underwriters in connection with the C$75-million public offering of subscription receipts exchangeable for convertible debentures of Zarlink Semiconductor Inc.
  • Various issuers, underwriters and agents on initial public offerings of retail structured products, including offerings by O'Leary Founder's Series Income & Growth Fund, Harvest Banks and Buildings Income Fund, Canadian Convertible Debenture Fund, Precious Metals Bullion Trust, O'Leary Canadian Income Opportunities Fund, ONE Financial Real Property Development & Income Balanced Offering, Preferred Share Investment Trust, and Horizons AlphaPro Gartman Fund

Joint Ventures

  • Various parties involved in joint ventures in the oil and gas, construction and engineering, manufacturing, and real estate sectors, established among partners from the Gulf region and abroad, including from Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States
AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Tim is recognized in Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2015 (Corporate & Finance).