Overview

In an increasingly competitive market, we remain ahead of the curve as the first and only international law firm to fully merge with a leading UAE firm. We have worked on some of the most significant matters and legislation in the country, including the successful defence of Dubai Islamic Bank in a highly complex USD 2 billion dispute, and the drafting and review of the new maritime law, the first in over 30 years, for the UAE Federal Transport Authority. We have also advised on one of the first competition filings under the new UAE Competition Law as well as on complex cross-border investigations in the UAE.

With over 30 years of experience in the Gulf region and a steadfast commitment to the UAE, we are the firm of choice for local companies, leading multinationals and financial institutions because of our unmatched legal and commercial knowledge of the local market. Our Chairman, Dr. Habib Al Mulla, drafted many of Dubai's modern legislative structures and created the concept of financial free zones in the UAE, becoming the architect of the legal framework that established the Dubai International Financial Centre.

Named Middle East "Telecoms, Media & Technology M&A Legal Adviser of the Year" at the Mergermarket Middle East M&A Awards and "Litigation Law Firm of the Year" by Legal Week and the Association of Corporate Counsel in 2017, our multidisciplinary team of more than 60 lawyers has particular experience in the education, food and beverage, healthcare, hospitality and hotels, maritime, retail/luxury brands, real estate and construction sectors. Our long-standing relationships with the government, ministries and family-owned companies, along with our fluency in Arabic and English enable us to leverage our global network to help clients achieve their local and cross-border objectives.

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Offices

Abu Dhabi

Level 8, Al Sila Tower
Abu Dhabi Global Market Square
Al Maryah Island, P.O. Box 44980
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 2 696 1200 Fax: +971 2 676 6477

Dubai

Level 14, O14 Tower
Al Abraj Street
Business Bay, P.O. Box 2268
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 423 0000 Fax: +971 4 447 9777

Dubai - DIFC

Level 3, Tower 1
Al Fattan Currency House
DIFC, P.O. Box 2268

Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 423 0005 Fax: +971 4 447 9777

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