United Arab Emirates

Chadbourne’s presence in the Middle East is principally managed out of our Dubai office, which has a broad-based international commercial practice with an emphasis on work in the Gulf Arab States, including joint ventures and new businesses, investments, contracts, complex and international dispute resolution and arbitration, and due diligence and legal investigations. Drawing on the worldwide expertise and resources of Chadbourne, the Dubai office is also building the capabilities of project finance, private equity, and complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

The office’s current clients are from the United States and Canada, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries, Europe, Asia, and Africa. They include investment and financial companies, real estate and project development companies, construction companies, oil and gas exploration and oil field service companies, healthcare organizations, media and technology companies, logistics and service companies, governmental agencies, and manufacturers, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individual entrepreneurs.

The Dubai office works on matters in each of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, as well as other countries in the Middle East region. Because of this international experience, some clients have used Chadbourne as regional counsel, directing all of their legal matters in the region through our office.

Attorneys and legal personnel in Dubai have specialized capabilities and experience, in legal, financial and business fields, and they understand the need to provide high-quality legal work that is innovative, practical and adapted to the realities of the region and its peoples. In addition to English, the Dubai branch has language capabilities in Arabic, Dutch, German, French, Persian, Danish, Portuguese, Japanese and Chinese.

Representative Experience

Exit from Investment
Dubai Islamic Bank
Representation of Dubai Islamic Bank in its exit from a US$125 million investment in BTU Power Company.
Monorail Project in Dubai
Monorail Manufacturer
Representation of a monorail manufacturer in a bid for the design, construction and operation of a monorail system in the United Arab Emirates in Dubai.
Multi-jurisdictional Litigation
Rig Fabrication Company
Representation of a U.A.E. rig fabrication company.
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Related Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Mergers and Acquisitions

Related Regions

Middle East and North Africa
Latin America
North America

Worldwide Contact

Daniel J. Greenwald, III
+971 (4) 422-7088

Local Office Contacts

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