Azadeh Varzi

Partner

Azadeh specializes in capital markets transactions, debt restructurings and corporate reputation and across a wide range of sectors.

She spent four years in the Gulf region launching and building Brunswick’s Gulf practice. During her time in Dubai, she was the lead adviser and sole spokesperson to the Dubai Government throughout the downturn and subsequent $25bn restructuring of Dubai World. Since then she has led teams on many restructurings and refinancings, working for both corporates and lenders groups on a wide range of situations globally. She also advised on the collapse of Banco Espirito Santo in Portugal and the subsequent sales process of the newly created bank, Novo Banco.

Azadeh has extensive experience of supporting companies through dual track processes and IPOs in different markets. She most recently advised Global Ports Holdings on their London listing, Mavi Jeans on their Istanbul Listing. She also advised McCarthy & Stone, Polypipe and NMC Health on their IPOs.

Azadeh joined Brunswick in 2006, prior to which she was an investment banker. She structured debt for large companies in the healthcare sector and then refinanced project finance transactions in the natural resources sector.