Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Dubai office is located in the financial center of one of the fastest-growing regions in the world. Our Dubai office is dedicated to servicing the needs of clients in the Middle East and Africa as well as those from the United States, Europe and Asia doing business in the region. Our clients include sovereigns, sovereign wealth funds, financial sponsors and family offices.
Gibson Dunn’s Dubai office opened in 2007 to serve our strong existing client base, solidifying our presence in the region. The Dubai office is creative and innovative in structuring transactions to address local regulation, taxation and investment restrictions, including working regularly with Sharia scholars to develop Sharia-compliant investment structures. Prior to the establishment of our Dubai office, Gibson Dunn represented many of the largest financial institutions and companies in the Gulf region for more than 35 years.
Gibson Dunn’s Dubai office focuses on regional and global transactions and disputes. Our proficiencies include financial and investment regulation, including in regulated industries. Our corporate teams handle mergers and acquisitions, private equity (including fund formation), and finance. Our litigation teams address local and international litigation, arbitration and compliance. Our lawyers have the experience and expertise to handle the most complex and innovative deals and disputes across disciplines throughout the Middle East and Africa.
Gibson Dunn lawyers have been heavily involved in some of the region’s most complex and innovative investment matters, including many high-profile buy-side and sell-side transactions for corporates, sovereigns and the area’s most active private equity funds. We have the region’s leading fund formation practice, successfully raising capital for our clients in a difficult fundraising environment. We have a vibrant finance practice, representing both lenders and borrowers, covering the full range of financial products including acquisition finance, structured finance, asset-based finance and Islamic finance.
Lawyers in our Dubai office have extensive commercial dispute resolution capabilities, including litigation and international arbitration. We are also among the most experienced advisers on global compliance matters, including FCPA and anti-bribery, trade sanctions, fraud and money laundering. Our global network allows us to draw on the international resources, sophistication, and comprehensive skills of Gibson Dunn, which is recognized as one of the world’s premier litigation firms and represents clients in all forums including the U.S. Supreme Court.