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Bracewell LLP

Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts

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What the team is known for

Noteworthy practice widely recognised for its expertise in the defence sector, with additional experience advising clients within the automotive and oil and gas industries. Possesses a further niche specialism in recruitment and is adept at corporate governance and restructuring mandates. The firm's commercial practice is accomplished at distribution and service agreements.

Strengths

Clients say that the firm "has a very strong market position in our region and their customer service is excellent." Sources go on to state that "the firm's partners are very experienced legal advisers with many years of experience."

Work highlights

Continues to advise GM on a wide variety of contractual matters across the Middle East, including service agreements and corporate governance issues, as well as the reorganisation of its Egyptian operations.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Williams is a highly seasoned practitioner who is best known for representing major multinationals in contractual agreements and regulatory matters. Sources appreciate that "he's highly experienced in the region, very well connected and committed to getting the best for his clients." Interviewees also state: "He gets along well with people and has an extremely strong work ethic."

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Overview

Bracewell’s Dubai office provides advice on all aspects of M&A, corporate advisory and commercial work and is active throughout the MENA region. The team has a long-term local counsel relationships which means that we can seamlessly work across the region. 

The team are trusted advisors who have developed deep and longstanding relationships with our clients as we know their businesses, their concerns and are able to attend to the same in a commercial and practical manner, guiding our clients through many local nuances associated with running their business in the MENA region.

From a corporate and commercial standpoint Bracewell has particular experience in or with the following sectors:

  • Energy sector: Alcazar Energy, ENOC and Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, Inc. (FRV)
  • Defence sector: L-3 Technologies, Vertex Aerospace and KMGC (Venice and various other group subsidiaries)
  • Longstanding roots in the automotive sector: General Motors and Abdul Latif Jamel International
  • Niche in recruitment and manpower services: Brunel Energy, Moorland Gray, Cielo, RP International, Robert Walters, NES and SSQ

The office also represents significant global companies with respect to their business activities throughout the MENA region - such as VF Imagewear, Timberland and Williamson-Dickie, subsidiaries of VF Corporation and Dover Corporation - and often serves in a regional general counsel capacity.

Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts

Bracewell LLP

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Location

Emirates Towers Offices Level 29

PO Box 6750

Dubai

Dubai

United Arab Emirates

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United Arab Emirates

Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts


Christopher R Williams
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