Number of partners: 15
Number of lawyers: 61
Languages: Arabic, English, German, Farsi, French, Japanese, Kurdish, Russian, Spanish, Urdu
Jurisdictions: Austria, Egypt, England and Wales, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kurdistan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United States (NY, TX, DC, CA)
AMERELLER is an international law firm that advises on the entire spectrum of business law and provides comprehensive dispute resolution solutions tailored to the MENA region. It has more than 60 lawyers working from 9 offices in Europe and the Middle East, advising clients from over 40 countries.
The firm employs a combination of skilled foreign lawyers, often with local language knowledge (Arabic and Farsi), and local attorneys fluent in English or German language. This blend of expertise in multiple jurisdictions is what makes the firm unique.
AMERELLER is known as a go-to firm for transactions in difficult markets including Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen. Our lawyers are sensitive to the cultural and legal nuances of conducting business in the Middle East, and are often retained as local counsel on major projects and transactions in the region.
The firm's multinational client base includes publicly traded companies, international organizations, government entities, global financial institutions, family-owned businesses, NGOs, SMEs, and entrepreneurs in many sectors and industries.
Main Areas of Practice:
Agency, Distribution & Franchise:
The firm advises numerous clients on all types of commercial transactions, particularly all aspects related to agency, distribution and franchise. It has experience and know-how on the applicable laws and practice in the jurisdictions where it assists clients and advises on all aspects from market-entry to termination.
The firm advises numerous clients on all types of commercial transactions, including technology licensing, protection of confidentiality and data, guarantees and indemnities, equipment leasing, and many other transactions carried out in the course of business.
Corporate Law & Business Establishment:
The firm provides support and advice on the full range of corporate and commercial matters, including establishment of onshore and offshore companies, as well as free zone establishments, general advice to corporations, shareholders, directors, corporate governance issues and general assemblies, restructuring and privatisation.
The firm has worked on some of the largest M&A transactions in the Middle East, including the most significant private equity deals in various jurisdictions.
Project Development & Project Finance:
The firm provides professional advice at every stage of project development for major infrastructure and utility services. Its work covers the entire lifespan of the project, from conception and planning, tendering and risk analysis, working towards financial close, and all aspects in performing and closing the project. Its work covers projects in all sectors including power, oil and gas, water, wastewater, telecommunications, and transportation. The firm’s clients include governments, sponsors and contractors, and it regularly works as local counsel for international law firms.
Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Arbitration:
The firm directly represents clients in many jurisdictions in which it operates and also manages local advocates and cross-border complex litigation for many clients in local courts across the regions where it operates. The firm is involved as counsel in major arbitrations (ICC, ICSID, DIAC, CRCICA, DIFC-LCIA) that relate to the Middle East. It also prosecutes and defends claims before the Dubai International Financial Centre courts.