What the team is known for
Eversheds Sutherland is a highly regarded presence in the UAE and Middle East. The UAE team plays a leading role in the firm's activity in the region, combining effectively with colleagues in Qatar, as well as associate practices in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Iraq. Large corporations as well as SMEs benefit from the firm's full-service offering in the UAE, as well the resources of its broader international footprint.
The firm has cultivated a strong reputation for combining international and local expertise. It performs highly on corporate and commercial projects that are cross-border, and is routinely sought out by TMT clients for support on multi-jurisdictional matters. The team's disputes practitioners also provide strong support on international proceedings, particularly those involving the construction and energy sectors.
According to one client, "they understand the local culture of the region much better than most lawyers, they think strategically and tactically." The same source also adds: "They are not only technically very competent but commercial savvy."
Another impressed client says: "Their Dubai office is one of their flagships really, it's a very good office. They understand the demands of a global client while working within the confines of a heavily regulated region."