Marwan Elaraby is the Partner in Charge of the Dubai office where he is a member of the Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups.
Mr. Elaraby advises clients on M&A and private equity transactions, as well as governments on strategic and regulatory matters. He also advises both issuers and underwriters on equity and debt securities offerings.
Mr. Elaraby represents sovereign-owned, corporate and private equity clients including Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), ASMA Capital, EFG-Hermes and Investcorp.
Mr. Elaraby is ranked by Chambers Global 2022 as a leading individual for Corporate/M&A (Band 1) and Capital Markets: Equity in the UAE and as a leading individual in Egypt for Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets, and Projects & Energy. Chambers Global also ranks him in the Middle East-wide tables for both Corporate/M&A and Capital Markets. He is highly regarded by IFLR1000 2022 for M&A and Private Equity.
Chambers Global 2022 states that Mr. Elaraby is “a phenomenal lawyer,” someone who is “super-commercial, very sharp and reads situations well” and “widely respected for his capital markets skills, with particularly notable experience in the UAE and Egypt.” Clients note that Mr. Elaraby is “flexible and able to adapt to market conditions that can change very quickly” and someone who can “come up with innovative solutions to resolve any issues that arise.”
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn he was a partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP.
Mr. Elaraby received his Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from the American University in Cairo, majoring in Economics. He is fluent in English, Arabic, and French.
Mr. Elaraby is admitted to practice in the State of New York.
Columbia University - 1995 Juris Doctor
American University in Cairo - 1992 Bachelor of Arts
New York Bar