Business across the Middle East continues to diversify and become more sophisticated. With declining oil prices and increasing international competition, CEOs are seeking a new way of doing business. Streamlining operations. Responding to evolving regulations. Focusing on economies of scale. Thinking smarter. We steer our clients through their most complicated challenges, combining practical advice with local insight. We anticipate pitfalls before they materialize. We work together to ensure success.

Creative project financing. Highly structured transactions and commercial agreements. Developing the global Islamic finance market. Hogan Lovells is leading the way advising clients on a range of market firsts.

Our commercially focused team advises on transactions, projects, and disputes throughout the Gulf and North Africa. We've consulted for several regional governments on Islamic financings, successfully steered domestic and international M&A deals, and won precedent-setting cases in the UAE courts. We draft and negotiate all types of commercial agreements, obtain licenses from Saudi regulators, and advise on IP matters. Our client base spans the energy, finance, construction, real estate, infrastructure, transport, education, and healthcare sectors.

We have a hub in Dubai and offices in Riyadh and Jeddah. And we’ve developed a strong track record in Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, and Qatar. Our team includes civil law qualified Arabic-speaking lawyers. We work closely with our global network to help you with cross-border transactions and disputes.

“The team is extremely qualified, they are very precise, they work around the clock to meet deadlines and they have a deep knowledge of local regulation and custom practices" says one client in ILFR 1000 2015. Let our team guide you in developing your business in the Middle East.