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 has represented many of the largest companies and financial institutions doing business in the Middle East for more than 40 years.  Our Dubai office opened in 2007 to serve our existing client base, solidifying our presence in the region.


Building 5, Level 4, Dubai International Financial Centre, P.O. Box 506654, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tel: +971 4 318 4600

Fax: +971 4 318 4601


Elaraby, Marwan

Tel: +971 4 318 4611

Gibson Dunn’s Middle East practice focuses on regional and global multijurisdictional transactions and disputes whilst also acting on matters relating to financial and investment regulation.  Our lawyers, a number of whom have spent many years in the region, have the experience and expertise to handle the most complex and innovative deals and disputes across different sectors, disciplines and jurisdictions throughout the Middle East and Africa.

Our corporate team is a market leader in MENA mergers and acquisitions as well as private equity transactions, having been instructed on many of the region’s highest-profile buy-side and sell-side transactions for corporates, sovereigns and the most active regional private equity funds.  In addition, 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.  We have the region’s leading fund formation practice, successfully raising capital for our clients in a difficult fundraising environment.

Our contentious practice helps clients with complex and often sensitive local and cross-border litigation, arbitration and anti-bribery/compliance matters.  Whenever required, our global network allows us to draw on the firm’s international resources, sophistication, and comprehensive skills, including with respect to FCPA, anti-bribery, DOJ/SEC/OFAC investigations, fraud and money laundering. Gibson Dunn is recognized as one of the world’s premier litigation firms and represents clients in all forums including the U.S. Supreme Court.

As well as providing clear advice across our lawyers’ wide range of disciplines, we also offer unrivalled regional insight and context on our mandates, adding real value at every step.

  • Chambers Global 2018 recommends our UAE practice in the fields of Corporate/M&A and Dispute Resolution and our Middle East practice in the fields of Corporate/M&A and Investment Funds (top tier). Within these categories, the publication has quoted sources as stating that “[t]he firm’s strength is the execution of the legal aspects of M&A transactions that have multiple elements across a number of jurisdictions” and that “[t]he firm has a strong reputation for M&A in the GCC.”
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2018 ranks our Dubai office as a leading player in the fields of UAE Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution and Investment Funds (top tier).
  • The Best Lawyers™ in UAE 2017 ranks a number of our partners as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas:. Corporate and M&A; Banking; Project Finance and Finance; and Litigation. Additionally one of our partners was named the Best Lawyers™ 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” for Arbitration and Mediation in Dubai.
  • Who’s Who Legal 2018 recognised one of our partners in the areas of Litigation and Investigations.