What the team is known for
Linklaters' UAE team, which comprises offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, functions as an important focal point for the firm's work throughout the GCC, wider Middle East and Africa. The UAE team frequently collaborates with the firm's wider network to handle sophisticated cross-border mandates, for both leading regional powerhouses and foreign entities with interests in the region.
The UAE group offers clients outstanding transactional capabilities. Its M&A practice ranks among the strongest in the jurisdiction, while the team's banking and capital markets specialists are also regarded as leaders in complex international projects. Prominent financial institutions, multinational corporates and sovereign entities all routinely engage the team for its international prowess.
A client advises: "They have very good market knowledge, are technical experts and the work is really strong and well coordinated. In the Middle East they operate as a bit of a triangle between Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh and London."
"They tick all the boxes," says a client, who adds: "They are a very strong firm with very good lawyers and a good team that works together globally."