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Prashanth Kanukuntla

Nimble Consulting

Location Dubai

About Prashanth

Prashanth heads the corporate advisory and transactional practice at Nimble. He has over a decade's experience working with international firms and has worked in New York, London and Dubai. He is qualified in both New York and India. 

Prashanth regularly advises on strategic transactions including acquisitions, divestments, restructuring, joint ventures, private equity and capital raisings in a range of industry sectors. He also advise businesses structure their entry into the UAE and wider MENA markets and has represented issuers and investment banks in several equity offerings in the Middle East, Europe, United Kingdom, North America and India.

He has a particular interest in the technology sector and recent transactions include advising: 

  • the founders of a Middle East based aviation technology startup on angel round involving multiple Middle Eastern HNWI investors
  • the founders of a Middle East based hospitality marketplace startup on negotiations with angel investors
  • the founders of B2B2C loyalty program app startup on GCC market entry
  • Chinese mobile gaming company on UAE market entry and negotiations with regional media and marketing partners, and
  • a global print and social media business in the hospitality sector on corporate governance and negotiations with new investors. 

Years of experience

9

About their firm

Nimble is a modern, boutique firm based in Dubai. Both founding partners have experience working at international firms in the US and UK and they pride themselves on being able to provide high quality legal services without the inefficiencies of the traditional law firm model. Nimble operates a lean model, bringing together teams as needed from a small pool of carefully selected lawyers who either operate as part of Nimble or as external consultants. A separate division of the Nimble business is focused exclusively on developing new technologies for the legal sector to help increase efficiencies and reduce costs. A combination of the above means that Nimble is generally able to offer fixed, capped and alternative fee arrangements that make them 30-40% cheaper than larger international law firms in the UAE without compromising on the quality of legal advice or levels of service provided. Nimble's areas of practice focuses on two complementary offerings: Corporate transactional work (including mainstream corporate and M&A work, regulatory and licensing and commercial contract) and dispute resolution.

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