The Morgan Lewis Dubai office offers clients a legal team that has a deep knowledge of the region’s distinct legal, business, and regulatory structures that benefit regional and international, public and private sector clients doing business in this region. Ayman A. Khaleq, one of the leading regional and Islamic finance lawyers in the world, leads the office.
We are fluent in Arabic, English, and multiple other languages, and are qualified to practice in Middle Eastern jurisdictions, the United States, England and Wales, and Australia. Our lawyers support clients seeking advice on matters of local law as well as regional and international players on cross-border transactions of all sizes and complexities. These include corporate, structured, mezzanine, and project finance; the structuring and documentation of Islamic finance and investment products; securities law and debt and equity capital markets; mergers and acquisitions; private equity matters; venture capital transactions; and joint ventures.
Our lawyers also support clients in the structuring and creation of investment fund formation with an emphasis on private equity, real estate, venture capital, and alternative investment funds and structured notes; and providing general corporate and finance legal advice to companies and quasi-governmental entities that are active in the energy (including oil and gas as well as renewable and nuclear energy projects), infrastructure, healthcare, telecommunications, media, technology, education, and professional services sectors.
In addition, we assist financial institutions and executives, corporations, and professional firms on complex cross border arbitration and local and international litigation matters, corporate and regulatory compliance, Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) matters, white collar crime, and employment law. Our lawyers also have been involved in developing UAE and regional regulatory compliance manuals for corporate entities, and are actively involved in OSH, employment, energy, technology, and telecom legislative reform, as well as free trade and Islamic finance regulatory initiatives in the region and internationally.