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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts

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What the team is known for

Major player in Abu Dhabi, demonstrating considerable strength across a broad range of sectors including infrastructure, telecoms and leisure, as well as energy and utilities. Particularly acclaimed for its expertise in advising government entities on joint ventures. Beyond commercial contracts, also highly regarded for its capabilities in corporate reorganisations and strategic partnerships.

Strengths

Clients praise the firm highly, noting that "they go out of their way to clarify risks" and that "the analysis is fantastic."

One interviewee added: "They're very available and provide very quick turnaround. If I need a contract fast it still comes back from them super-professional and well thought out."

Work highlights

Assisted NEOM with development of the NEOM free zone project in Saudi Arabia, including providing advice on various regulatory and data security issues.

Notable practitioners

Wael Jabsheh manages the firm's UAE corporate department and is co-head of the Abu Dhabi office. He is well reputed for his capabilities in joint ventures and corporate restructurings. Particularly adept at advising government entities, he has further experience acting for international corporations. Clients summarise: "He is very intelligent and his communication is fantastic."

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Overview

To learn more about Akin Gump’s Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts capabilities, please visit the Corporate page under the experience section at www.akingump.com.

Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts Department

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Department location

Global Market Square

Al Sila Tower

21st Floor

P.O. Box 55069

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates

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Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts


Wael Jabsheh
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