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Eversheds Sutherland

Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts

1 ranked lawyersBand 2United Arab EmiratesGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Prominent international firm that offers a dedicated, highly experienced commercial contracts practice. Acts for a prominent client roster across the TMT, energy, financial services and defence sectors. Has noteworthy experience in distribution agreements, restructurings, joint ventures and franchising mandates. Possesses further experience in the termination of commercial agreements. Strong regional presence with offices established across the region, allowing for considerable cross-border capabilities.

Strengths

One commentator observed: "They're very responsive. When we have a concern it's dealt with very quickly."

Work highlights

Represented Danone in the negotiation of its distribution agreements and other commercial contracts throughout the Middle East.

Notable practitioners

Geraldine Ahern leads the firm's commercial practice and is highly proficient in a wide variety of matters, from drafting and negotiating contracts to corporate structuring and governance issues. She regularly supports clients on the creation and operation of technology and infrastructure projects. One client enthused: "She impresses both for the wealth of transactional and technical experience she brings, but also her ability to form an integral and valued part of the team."

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Overview

Our team advises on commercial contracts every day across a broad range of industry fields involving high value, long term and strategic arrangements as well as day-to-day operational arrangements and standard forms. We also advise a wide range of public and private sector bodies in their commercial contracting including the preparation of, and responses to, invitations to tender and advising and assisting clients in negotiations and the creation of effective and relevant documentation.

Many members of our team have previously worked with major multinational corporations in the region, and we also have substantial experience in the government sector. We also work with clients on joint ventures, company set-ups and winding down/dissolution, operational issues and commercial agreements.

We have a team of over 100 lawyers in seven offices across five countries in the UAE (Abu Dhabi and Dubai), Jordan (Amman), Qatar (Doha), Saudi Arabia (Riyadh; Mohammed AlDhabaan & Partners in association with Eversheds Sutherland), and in the Kurdistan region of Iraq (Baghdad and Erbil). Our lawyers are qualified to practice in the Middle Eastern jurisdictions, England and Wales, and the US.

Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts Department

Eversheds Sutherland

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Department location

Capital Plaza, Office Tower, Level P7

Corniche Road

PO Box 42182

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates

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United Arab Emirates

Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts


Geraldine Ahern
Band 2