John Hobday
Active in Dubai
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John is a Partner of Finsbury, based in Dubai. He established the region’s first dedicated financial and corporate PR business in 2003. He has advised on capital market transactions, corporate profile raising and crisis management in all Gulf states and throughout the Middle East in markets such as Lebanon, Iraq and Syria. John is a renowned adviser in special situations.  He advised Dubai World on its $26bn restructuring, the largest such project in the Middle East and he supported Arcapita, the first Gulf based institution to apply for, and come through, Chapter 11 proceedings. He is a two time recipient of the PR Week award for financial communications: for the Acquisition of Safeway by Morrisons in 2003 and the 2014 listing of Asiacell in Baghdad
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