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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

International & Cross-Border Capabilities

Spotlight TableUnited Arab EmiratesGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Freshfields' Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices are key to the firm's presence in the Middle East. The team is well equipped to advise on a wealth of complex, cross-border mandates involving the UAE and wider region. The firm's client base in the UAE and Gulf region comprises multinational corporations, regional champions and major financial institutions, which are expertly served in both inbound and outbound cross-border matters.,The team's international banking and M&A practices rank among the strongest in the region. Specialists demonstrate an excellent track record of acting for major banks, corporations and private equity houses on a full scope of international matters. The team's disputes practice is equally impressive, with leading specialists offering comprehensive cross-border support on litigation, arbitration and investigations.

Strengths

One interviewee endorses members of the team for being "highly organised and very capable of handling multi-jurisdictional cases efficiently," and for being able to "react sensibly and calmly to unusual situations, which can occur frequently on investigations in the Middle East."

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