International & Cross-Border Capabilities - United Arab Emirates
What the team is known for
Herbert Smith Freehills' Dubai office acts a springboard for the firm's cross-border activity in the Middle East. Working closely with the firm's Riyadh office, the team is sought out by both local and international clients for guidance on a range of cross-border issues. UAE specialists bring strong expertise to matters relating to the Middle East and Gulf region, and are able to leverage the resources of the firm's broader global network.
From Dubai, Herbert Smith Freehills is well equipped to advise on an array of cross-border M&A and investment funds matters. Clients looking to expand into the region as well as those expanding into other territories are well served by transactional specialists. Additionally, the team performs highly in a range of multi-jurisdictional disputes, notably litigation and arbitration proceedings arising out of the financial services, construction and energy sectors.
According to an impressed commentator: "Everyone I have dealt with has been of a high standard and had the required knowledge for the job. They handled the cross-border aspects well; because of their depth in personnel they had people who were knowledgeable about the different jurisdictions."