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Welcome to Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla in the United Arab Emirates

Pioneering knowledge and experience in the UAE

As one of the world's most open and swiftly growing economies, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) continues to be a strategic business, trade and financial hub.

Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla brings over 30 years’ local know-how, extensive global resources, and one of the largest litigation teams in the UAE with full rights of audience before all UAE and DIFC courts. As the first international law firm to fully merge with a UAE firm, we deliver unmatched on the ground support that reflects a deep understanding of local legal, regulatory and commercial practices.

Our clients benefit from the firm’s ability to deploy an integrated team, which brings greater efficiency and a consistent quality of service that minimizes cost and time spent working with multiple law firms. Our multidisciplinary team of more than 50 lawyers offers a full range of local and international legal advice across our offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, in both English and Arabic, covering:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Commercial Law
  • Construction
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Dispute Resolution (Arbitration & Litigation)
  • Employment
  • Hotels, Resorts & Tourism
  • Maritime, Transport & Trade
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory and Compliance

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Every day our more than 4,000 lawyers, economists, tax advisors and other professionals share insights and best practices across borders and practices. We speak more than 75 languages and represent more than 55 nationalities, and the close relationships among our people fosters the trust needed to develop and deliver world-class solutions to multinational clients.

We share an uncompromising commitment to excellence, which explains why more of our lawyers are included as leading lawyers in the Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Best Lawyers than any other Global 20 law firm.

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We are passionately global — it's in our DNA.

We started with a vision of going global and were in eight countries before our 10th anniversary. Today we have 77 offices in 47 countries -- including the emerging markets so important to the growth of your business.
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We service clients throughout the world and in some countries where we do not have offices, working with carefully selected local firms to leverage our global knowledge and capabilities.

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We offer world-class career opportunities around the globe, while our entrepreneurial culture makes Baker & McKenzie a unique place to develop professionally.

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