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We have over 2,500 lawyers worldwide who work wherever our clients need us. We can put together tailored, multi-skilled, international teams at very short notice. Our relationships with leading local firms enables us to deliver a truly seamless service. This means you get an unbeatable combination of international experience and understanding, tailored advice, and reliable local knowledge and contacts – whenever and wherever you need it. Find out more about our global network by choosing a country or region

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Freshfields in the Middle East

We have been advising clients across the Middle East for over 30 years. With four offices in the region – Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Riyadh (through an association with the Law Firm of Salah Al-Hejailan) – we can advise you on deals and projects throughout the Middle East and into North Africa.

With over 40 lawyers in the region, our teams work in both Arabic and English and we have local law capability in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. We regularly work with local law firms and counsel who are qualified to advise on local law, to make sure, as a client, you get the best advice wherever you need it.

Areas covered

The practice is broadly based, with substantial knowledge and experience in the following areas of law:

  • M&A
  • Financing and capital raising, including Islamic finance
  • Disputes, litigation and arbitration

Sector experience

Our lawyers have a deep understanding of what it means to do business in the region across all core sectors including:

  • private equity 
  • financial institutions 
  • governments
  • telecoms, media and technology 
  • energy and natural resources 
  • infrastructure and transport 
  • manufacturing, industrial and services
  • consumer products
  • health

For more information please contact:

Matthew Harries
Senior Marketing and Business Development Manager
Tel + 971 4 5099 100

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