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.
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.