Us Law Firms with Offices in Dubai

Amanat Holding PJSC representing the co-lead managers in connection with the IPO of 55% of Amanat Holdings PJSC`s share capital worth AED 1.375 billion on the Dubai Capital Market. United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) Representing United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) in the merger with Germany`s Hapag-Lloyd AG in a multi-billion dollar deal that is the largest cross-border M&A deal with a Middle East-based company in the last decade and the largest M&A deal ever with a DIFC company. The new combined company is the fifth largest container shipping company in the world, with a fleet of 230 vessels and annual revenues of approximately $12 billion. The former majority shareholders of UASC, Qatar Holding LLC and the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, who are also separately advised by the White & Case Dubai team, are represented by approximately 14% and the Swiss Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia respectively. ten percent of the combined company became key shareholders in the new Hapag-Lloyd. The IFLR called the deal « a model for future M&A transactions in the shipping container industry, » and Legal Business called it « extremely complicated. » The deal was also named `Deal of the Year (over £3 billion)` and `Industrial Deal of the Year (over £1 billion)` at the second annual M&A Advisor EMEA Corporate Growth Awards. Gargash Acted for the Dubai-based Gargash family in connection with a double tranche of Islamic and conventional acquisition financing facility provided by Mashreqbank psc in connection with the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Gargash Enterprises LLC (Gargash Enterprises). This is considered one of the largest leveraged buyout transactions in the history of the automotive industry. Our Dubai office acts as a central hub for our regional operations, which include offices in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, Doha in Qatar and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, and offers a full commercial offering of local lawyers in most business areas and business areas. Since the firm`s inception in 2000, our first priority has been to build strong, long-term relationships with our clients while helping to resolve a wide range of business transactions and disputes. We believe that each client has a unique legal situation and deserves personal legal advice. Our lawyers provide a strategic bridge to clients around the world, helping them identify and resolve legal issues that arise in today`s competitive business environment.

Our first-hand knowledge of many jurisdictions, coupled with strong relationships with companies around the world, enables us to provide our clients with a truly global legal support system. This gives us the perspective and cost-effective ability to help clients successfully resolve legal issues when and where they arise. Liwa Plastics project Representing six ECAs and 19 international and local banks in the financing of the US$6.4 billion LIWA Plastics petrochemical project in Oman (including several tranches covered by ECA). This project was named « Middle East and Africa Petrochemical Deal of the Year » by Project Finance International in 2016, « MENA Petrochemical Deal of the Year » by IJ Global in 2016 and « Project Finance Deal of the Year » by Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East Awards. Barakah Nuclear Project representing ADWEA/ADWEC under the power purchase agreement for the $35 billion Shuweihat 5.6000 MW nuclear power plant to be built in Barakah, Emirate of Abu Dhabi. This project was awarded « MENA Public Sector Financing Operation of the Year » by IJGlobal in 2016. This provides an easy one-stop shop for business consultants and legal procurement services to gather information about the companies they want to hire. Our offices regularly collaborate on client matters, from the beginning of litigation, through litigation and appeals, to faster resolution. Kalbian Hagerty regularly represents clients in litigation before federal and state courts, US and international arbitrations, and courts and local authorities in the United Arab Emirates.

We offer our clients a unique offer in the UAE as we have qualified lawyers in the UAE, New York and English law. With a large number of lawyers in our Abu Dhabi and Dubai offices, we offer both legal capabilities in the UAE and internationally. Partners and lawyers in both offices advise on matters relating to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and beyond in Europe, the United States, Asia and Africa. Our approach to legal service delivery is to ensure that our teams are managed in partnership and deliver business and pragmatic solutions focused on our clients` common goals. Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Representing ADNOC in its strategic partnership with Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE: NYSE), jointly with ADNOC subsidiary ADNOC Drilling. As part of the transaction, BHGE also acquired five percent of ADNOC Drilling for $550 million. This transaction was named « MENA M&A Deal of the Year » by IJGlobal in 2019. We conduct our business in Arabic and English with equal competence. Our team includes lawyers from the Middle East, England, the United States and Canada. The profile section contains a list of companies that have completed business profiles in The Legal 500. The launch comes at a time when companies in the region will carefully choose between the UAE and Saudi Arabia`s rapid liberalization. We have more than 30 years of in-depth market knowledge and experience in the sectors in which our clients operate, with particular expertise in the fields of insurance, energy, transport, infrastructure, marine and trade, as well as aviation, education, defense, finance, health, hospitality and technology.

Working with industry leaders in the region validates our reputation for providing practical advice on how to get things done in a potentially challenging market. The firm has a global network of business professionals, including accountants, investment bankers, private investigators, insurance brokers, public relations firms and private bankers in foreign jurisdictions, who may be called upon to successfully solve clients` problems. Based in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, our lawyers provide legal advice on a wide range of issues related to energy, infrastructure and project development (including public-private partnerships), mergers and acquisitions as well as corporate and commercial law, debt and equity markets, banking and finance (including project finance and Islamic finance) and financial restructuring and insolvency as well as international trade. We are proud to be the first major international law firm to appoint an Emirati lawyer as part of its global partnership. EMAL Smelter Project – Phase I and II Expansion Representing lenders (including commercial banks, Islamic banks, export credit agencies and joint lead managers of each bond issue) in connection with the $10 billion financial aspects of the EMAL Aluminum Smelting Project – Phase II. We have previously advised commercial lenders on the $4.7 billion initial financing of the same project. Established in 2012, Dechert`s Dubai office is the firm`s first office in the Middle East. Our lawyers have a long history of working with clients in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Farabi Petrochemical Project Representing the main arrangers appointed (Banque Saudi Fransi, Samba Financial Group, The National Commercial Bank and The Saudi British Bank) in connection with the financing of the SAR 2.15 billion Islamic project for the construction of a new petrochemical complex in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. The transaction was named « MENA Petrochemical Deal of the Year » by IJGlobal in 2019. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher`s Dubai office is located in the financial centre of one of the world`s fastest growing regions. Our Dubai office is dedicated to serving the needs of clients doing business in the Middle East and Africa, as well as the United States, Europe and Asia.