Allen & Overy have had a strong presence in the Middle East for over 30 years and have offices in four of the region’s major business centres – Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha and Riyadh.
Our lawyers combine the international expertise gained on high-profile, multi-jurisdictional transactions with deep local roots, the result of many years’ experience in the local Middle East markets where they operate. They advise on some of the most innovative and complex transactions in the region, many of which are market firsts.
Our coverage extends beyond the jurisdictions in which our offices are based into the wider MENASA region. In countries such as Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Pakistan, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen, among others; our clients benefit from our lawyers’ deep knowledge of each market’s specific requirements.
Over the years we have also built strong relationships with key government agencies, regulatory bodies and local law firms. Thanks to this combination we are now recognised as the preferred legal adviser to some of the most successful organisations operating in the Middle East, including those expanding overseas and international clients investing in the region.
Whether we are handling corporate, banking, project finance, capital markets, funds and real estate transactions or dispute resolution matters, we use the best of our technical and international expertise and local knowledge to find practical ways to help our clients achieve their business objectives.
Recognition for our work
"Allen & Overy’s unparalleled bench strength and universally positive client feedback lift it above the competition and into a league of its own." Chambers Global 2011 – UAE
"This firm not only has an excellent regional footprint, thanks to its highly regarded offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh and Doha, but also benefits from an outstanding global network." Chambers Global 2011 – Middle East
"Allen & Overy LLP ‘has been doing deals in the region for much longer than many firms, and, in addition to being well entrenched, is most efficient in terms of keeping costs down’ " Legal 500 2011 - UAE
"This group has all the qualities of a leading practice: a deep and widely praised bench, excellent client relationships and prime roles on the Middle East’s most important deals." Chambers Global 2011 – Middle East