Our Dubai office, located within the Dubai International Financial Centre, supports clients doing business in both the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the wider Middle East and North Africa.
The UAE’s continued commitment to infrastructure development and its position within the financial services sector makes it an important location for our firm. Further, its proximity to Europe, Africa, and Asia enhances the strength of its international trading relationships.
The focuses of our Dubai office are dispute resolution (including arbitration), insurance coverage, a broad spectrum of commercial and corporate matters (including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and venture capital investments), capital markets, investment funds, financial services regulatory advice, banking and finance, and employment. The office also works closely with our firmwide Islamic finance and investment group.
In addition, our Dubai lawyers provide advice on UAE law and practice, including retention and supervision of local lawyers in the Dubai and UAE courts.
- K&L Gates partners Jonathan Sutcliffe and Nazanin Aleyaseen have been in included in the 2022 inaugural edition of Legal 500’s Private Practice Arbitration Powerlist - Middle East Region.
- The 2021 Chambers Global Guide recognized the firm and its lawyers as leaders in the United Arab Emirates in the area of Dispute Resolution.
- The 2021 Legal 500 EMEA Guide recognized the firm among leaders in the United Arab Emirates in the areas of Dispute Resolution and Employment.