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Global United Arab Emirates Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts

Corporate/Commercial covers the broad range of non-contentious commercial legal work, including transactions, financings and corporate goverenance. This section covers advice on all aspects of logistics, distribution and franchise contracts and agreements in various industries. This includes assistance with service, manufacturing and agency agreements, as well as regulatory and compliance advice.

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Band 1
  1. Al Tamimi & Company
    Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  2. Clyde & Co LLP
    Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  3. Hadef & Partners
    Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts
    Global 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Afridi & Angell
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    Afridi & Angell
    Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 7 Years Ranked
    Afridi & Angell offers clients a highly experienced group of lawyers based in Dubai who regularly act on large-scale, business-critical agreements with cross-border elements. The firm is experienced in advising on company establishment and commercial contracts and is very active on restructuring, joint ventures and other commercial transactions. Its expertise in these areas is bolstered by a prolific competition and antitrust group. The team assists a broad range of clients, including domestic and foreign government authorities, international retail businesses, and food and beverage companies. It is widely esteemed for its work representing private equity and venture capital entities.
  2. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
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    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
    Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 7 Years Ranked
    Akin Gump is a major player in Abu Dhabi, demonstrating considerable strengths across a broad range of sectors including infrastructure, telecoms and leisure, as well as energy and utilities. Its lawyers are particularly acclaimed for their expertise in advising government entities on joint ventures. Beyond commercial contracts, the firm is also highly regarded for its capabilities in corporate reorganisations and strategic partnerships.
  3. Baker Botts LLP
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    Baker Botts LLP
    Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 7 Years Ranked
    The Dubai office of Baker Botts is home to a highly experienced corporate and commercial practice which typically represents major international clients in high-value joint ventures and significant commercial agreements such as distribution contracts. The firm often advises high-profile global entities on regulatory matters across the region. It is known for representing international investors alongside its strong reputation with domestic and family-owned businesses. The team is also widely recognised for its specific capabilities in the defence and oil and gas sectors and has further expertise in telecoms and cybersecurity.
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    Eversheds Sutherland International LLP
    Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 7 Years Ranked
    Eversheds Sutherland is a prominent international law firm with a dedicated, highly experienced commercial contracts practice in the UAE, with lawyers based in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi. It acts for a prominent client roster across the TMT, energy, financial services and defence sectors. The team has noteworthy experience in distribution agreements, restructurings, joint ventures and franchising mandates. It possesses further experience in the termination of commercial agreements. The firm also has a strong regional presence with offices established across the region, allowing for considerable cross-border capabilities.
  5. Habib Al Mulla & Partners, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International
    Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts
    Global 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Bracewell LLP
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    Bracewell LLP
    Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Bracewell has an ever-more noteworthy corporate and commercial practice based in Dubai. Its lawyers are widely recognised for their expertise in the defence sector. The firm has additional experience advising clients within the automotive and oil and gas industries and is adept at corporate governance and restructuring mandates. The firm's commercial practice is also accomplished at assisting with distribution and service agreements.
  2. Hogan Lovells (Middle East) LLP
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    Hogan Lovells (Middle East) LLP
    Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Hogan Lovells' Dubai office delivers high-calibre expertise on a diverse range of domestic and cross-border matters, including advice on joint ventures as well as distribution and franchise agreements. Its sectors of expertise include retail, energy, telecoms and infrastructure. The firm's lawyers are also capable of providing guidance on regulatory, compliance and restructuring mandates.
  3. Norton Rose Fulbright
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    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Norton Rose is a well-respected international law firm whose Dubai office is proficient across a range of commercial and general corporate matters, including group restructuring and commercial contracts. The firm's lawyers also provide guidance on franchising, licensing and regulatory issues. Its client base hails from a multitude of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, insurance, telecoms, and food and beverages.
  4. Dentons
    Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts
    Global 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
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    Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
    Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 6 Years Ranked
    Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle has a well-established Dubai office which offers considerable expertise across the spectrum of corporate restructurings and contractual negotiations. Its lawyers frequently represent major international corporations in the construction, technology, and food and beverage industries. The firm is also well versed in corporate advisory matters and experienced in providing pre-dispute guidance.
  2. HFW
    Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts
    Global 2022 | Band 4
  3. Pinsent Masons LLP
    Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts
    Global 2022 | Band 4
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Band 5
  1. AMERELLER
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    AMERELLER
    Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts
    Global 2022 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    Amereller fields a robust team of lawyers from its office in Dubai. The firm is adept across the spectrum of corporate and commercial matters, with particular strength in joint ventures. It also excels in corporate restructurings and reorganisations, as well as demonstrating a notable track record in commercial agency and distribution agreements. It regularly acts for international clients on a variety of issues relating to foreign direct investment.
  2. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
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    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts
    Global 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is a strong international law firm with a skilled team operating across Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The firm is highly experienced in negotiating shareholder agreements as well as creating template contracts for major international clients. It is also well versed in drafting commercial agreements relating to the development of infrastructure projects.
  3. SCHLÜTER GRAF Legal Consultants
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    SCHLÜTER GRAF Legal Consultants
    Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts
    Global 2022 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    Schlüter Graf is a noteworthy law firm whose Dubai-based team is adept across a variety of corporate and commercial matters. It regularly advises on the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts, most significantly those relating to infrastructure projects in the healthcare sector. It is also experienced in regulatory matters, joint ventures and corporate restructurings.
  4. Ashurst
    Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  5. Bird & Bird (MEA) LLP
    Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  6. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
    Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  7. Ince
    Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  8. Simmons & Simmons
    Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts
    Global 2022 | Band 5