The Middle East is a key market for global business. The scale of deals, projects, developments and investment opportunities attracts the major players from all commercial and industrial sectors.
At Dentons, we provide both the legal and strategic advice you need as well as the important local knowledge and experience, to help you maximize the opportunities for your business. Our extensive and experienced resources, tailored approach and long-standing presence in the Middle East region enable us to undertake the most complex of assignments.
Our clients benefit from our knowledge of the laws, language and business customs in all the countries in which we operate. Our presence in the Middle East is the largest of any international law firm and spans the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt. With decades of experience in this market, our long-standing relationships within these communities provide strategic advantage for you and your business endeavors.
You can leverage our long-established and highly credible reputation with government officials, financial institutions and other intermediaries. These strong ties allow us to help you develop business opportunities, speed up approval processes and make progress. When conducting business in the Middle East, choose the partner that makes sense. Choose Dentons.
The 2021 edition of IFLR1000, the guide to the world's leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers, has recognized 188 Dentons lawyers in 25 jurisdictions across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as leaders in their respective fields.
The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa 2021 has recognized 184 Dentons lawyers among the leaders in their respective practice areas and ranked Dentons in 250 practice areas across Europe, Middle East and Africa, including 82 Tier 1 standings.
Dentons has won two awards, together with five other firms, for its involvement in the Greece Pro Bono Collaborative. The Collaborative received awards for 'Innovation in Social Responsibility' at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe, and for 'CSR Innovation (Multi-Firm)' at the Legal Innovation Awards.
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UAE: Members of our Dubai Dispute Resolution team provide an initial overview of the implications of the recent issuance of a decree by the Dubai Government (Decree No. 34 of 2021 (Decree)), which has brought about significant change to Dubai's dispute resolution sector by reforming the city's arbitration institutions.
Qatar: Members of Dentons' Qatar construction practice have contributed a chapter to the eleventh edition of The Projects and Construction Review, published by London-based Law Business Research. The review provides a comprehensive synopsis of the year in review for the projects and construction market in Qatar, in addition to an outlook on future developments.
UAE: On 29 July 2021, the Alternative Reference Rates Committee formally recommended the CME Group's forward-looking term SOFR, thereby making available a much anticipated additional tool to help financiers manage the replacement of LIBOR as the benchmark rate for their US dollar financings. Given that development, we analyse the progress made on LIBOR transition in the GCC; additional challenges faced by Islamic financiers; some solutions being deployed to overcome those challenges; and the additional opportunities term SOFR now presents.
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In order to accelerate the development of a pipeline of junior talent in legal operations, international law firms CMS UK, Dentons (UKIME), Norton Rose Fulbright, Herbert Smith Freehills, Linklaters and Slaughter and May (the Consortium) have united to create a novel Legal Operations graduate programme.
UAE: Dentons has advised longstanding client, National Central Cooling Company PJSC (Tabreed) on its acquisition of the equity interests of Mubadala Infrastructure Partners in the Maryah Island district cooling facilities in Abu Dhabi. The transaction means that Tabreed will become the sole owner of the facilities on Maryah Island, which is the central business district and luxury lifestyle destination of Abu Dhabi and includes landmark developments such as the Cleveland Clinic, Galleria Mall, Four Seasons, Rosewood and the Abu Dhabi Global Market.
UAE: Dentons has advised longstanding client, National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed) on its AED417 million (US$113.5 million) disposal of a 44% stake in Qatar District Cooling Company (Qatar Cool) to United Development Company. The proceeds of the transaction will be used to finance further growth of Tabreed’s portfolio in key markets.
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