United Arab Emirates

The UAE offices were opened to meet the needs of our clients in the MENA region and to serve the needs of regional clients internationally. We now have over 20 lawyers based in our UAE offices, the majority of whom have lived and worked in the United Arab Emirates for 5-10 years.

Our UAE offices are co-managed by partners Chris Sioufi and Gavin Watson, both of whom are highly recommended in various legal directories for their work in the Middle East.

Our UAE-based lawyers are qualified in a range of international as well as regional jurisdictions, including the US (New York and Texas), England & Wales, France, Canada, Lebanon and Jordan, and are experienced in advising clients on matters of local law and regulation in both the UAE and the Dubai International Financial Centre.

Clients include global corporations, sovereign wealth funds, leading investment banks, private equity sponsors, government-linked companies, private family offices and entrepreneurs.

The lawyers in our UAE offices offer clients an array of linguistic capabilities including Arabic, English, French, Russian, and Irdu. This allows them to assist regional and international clients on matters across a wide geographical area from English speaking and Francophone Africa, through the Levant and Middle East to South Asia and the Central Asian states including Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

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