Our Middle East team serves the needs of clients from across the region, predominantly in the Gulf Co-operation Council countries of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman, but also in Lebanon and Egypt.
Our clients range from high net worth individuals, international construction and engineering companies, owner-managed and family businesses to major Sovereign Wealth Funds. We also have close associations with local law firms, especially in the Gulf Co-operation Council countries.
Our expertise covers a wide range of transactional matters, both in the UK and cross-border, but with a particular emphasis on commercial, corporate and property investment issues. We also advise on various aspects of Islamic finance and, in particular, on establishing compliant structures and working with financial institutions that specialise in this area.
We have advised on a number of construction, energy, infrastructure, oil and gas projects throughout the Middle East and North Africa and are currently instructed on various international arbitrations under the LCIA Rules relating to substantial oil refinery construction works in the region. We have also been involved in DIFC, UNCITRAL, ICC and ICSID arbitrations in the Middle East.