Our cross-border Middle East offering
The Middle East team based in Dubai and Riyadh is one of the strongest in the industry and forms an integral part of our International Funds group. All of our funds lawyers operate interchangeably as a single cross-border team. Our clients benefit from our regional legal expertise accompanied by the seamless support of a global network of lawyers in key jurisdictions.
In the Middle East, we have pioneered structuring funds in new alternative asset classes, advising and acting on a wide array of specialist funds including: private equity buy-out, growth capital, venture capital, infrastructure, sharia’a compliant, mezzanine, real estate, telecoms and litigation. We advise managers investing in all the major economies of the Middle East, Africa, Turkey and South Asia.
Our regulatory expertise includes specialist knowledge of the rules and regulations that apply to fund managers operating in the Middle East as well as foreign fund managers who are seeking to raise capital from Middle Eastern investors.
Our key clients in the Middle East include a major sovereign wealth fund (SWF), Abraaj, Arqaam, Ithmar Capital, Havenvest, Swicorp and TRPE Capital. We also advise an array of global asset managers on their Middle Eastern financial regulatory matters.
"They are very commercially minded professionals who immediately understand the requirements of the particular investment strategy and the product"