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Shearman & Sterling LLP

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Widely respected corporate offering in the Middle East with notable expertise regarding transactions in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar and Kuwait. Frequently acts on high-value oil and gas mandates in Abu Dhabi, where the firm has one of the longest-established international teams. Strong track record representing private equity houses and sovereign wealth funds as well as state-owned oil companies. Also offers strength in private equity-related transactions and transport and energy projects.

Strengths

One client noted that the firm is "extremely experienced" as well as "easy to work with and always available."

Clients also highlight the team's "commercial focus," while one peer noted: "Shearman is the pre-eminent firm for oil and gas M&A."

Notable practitioners

Marwan Elaraby is the firm's global head of corporate, dividing his time between Abu Dhabi, Dubai and New York. He is a seasoned adviser on acquisitions and disposals, typically acting for high-profile clients in the oil and gas sector. He is also well versed in strategic partnerships and joint ventures. His expertise spans the Middle East but most significantly relates to matters in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Kuwait.

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Corporate/M&A

Shearman & Sterling LLP

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Etihad Towers, 21st Floor, Office Tower 3

Corniche Road

PO Box 2948

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Middle East-wide

Corporate/M&A


Marwan Elaraby
Band 2