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Mitri J. Najjar is a partner in the London office. He is admitted in both Washington D.C. and New York. He has 30 years of experience representing a wide variety of clients in numerous international transactions.
Mr Najjar has resided and practiced law in Riyadh, New York City, Washington D.C., Dubai and London. He works extensively in the international commercial and banking areas, as well as on domestic securities matters and acquisitions.
Mr. Najjar is ranked as a ‘foreign expert’ for both UAE: Corporate/M&A and UAE: Corporate/Commercial by Chambers Global 2016, and recognised as a Corporate/Commercial ‘expert’ in advising on inbound and outbound Middle Eastern deals by Chambers UK 2012. He is also recommended for UAE: Corporate and M&A by Legal 500 EMEA 2016, and has most recently been recognized by Best Lawyers 2017 in the UAE as a leading lawyer for Mergers and Acquisitions Law. Mr. Najjar is also ranked as a notable practitioner in IFLR1000 2019 for M&A.
He was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations from 1989 to 1994 and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He is fluent in Arabic.
Presented to senior anti-corruption officials from over 20 African states at the Federation of State Inspector Generals’ conference, held in Cameroon, September 2014.
With H. Richard Dallas, “Doing Business With and In Saudi Arabia,” The Laws of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Jordan , American-Arab Affairs Counsel, 1984
With Keith Martin, “Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act,” Manual of Foreign Investment in the United States , Shepard’s/McGraw Hill, 1984
With John F. Olson, “Fairness Opinions in LBOs and MBOs,” INSIGHTS – The Corporate & Securities Law Advisor , Prentice Hall Law & Business, August 1989
With Scott B. Bollinger, “Golf, à la Lawrence of Arabia,” Golf Journal, United States Golf Association, July 1990
“Resolving Agency Disputes in Saudi Arabia,” Middle East Economic Digest , EMAP Business Information Ltd., 27 March 1992
“Boosting Business,” Middle East Economic Digest , EMAP Business Information Ltd., 24 April 1992
“Dispute Resolution in Saudi Arabia,” Middle East Insight , International Insight, Inc., May/June 1992
“Going International in the Gulf,” Counseling Emerging Companies in Going International , American Bar Association, 1994
“Opportunities and Challenges of Doing Business in Saudi Arabia,” Middle East Insight , International Insight, Inc., Special Edition 1995
“An Overview of the Saudi Legal System,” Middle East Insight , International Insight, Inc., Special Edition 1995
“Getting Started in Saudi Arabia,” A Business Guide to Saudi Arabia, U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council, 1996
With Asmaa Al-Adhamy, “Getting Beyond the Fundamentals,” Arab Banker , Journal of the Arab Bankers Association, London, Vol. XIII, No.1, Winter 1996/97
Regular author of “Legal Corner”, in U.S. – Saudi Business Brief , Quarterly Newsletter of the U.S. – Saudi Arabian Business Council
With Patricia Roufca, “A Breeze of Change: Joint Venture Laws in the Gulf,” International Company and Commercial Law Review , Sweet & Maxwell, Vol. 9, Issue 12, December 1998
With Kerry Hiles, “Risky Business: Unusual Risks in Aviation Finance,” Airfinance Annual 1999-2000 , Euromoney Institutional Investor, PLC, 1999.
University of Michigan - 1981 Juris Doctor
University of Michigan - 1978 Bachelor of Arts
England & Wales - Solicitor - Registered Foreign Lawyer
New York Bar