Expertise

  • Capital markets
  • Commercial and technology
  • Construction
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Defamation and reputation management
  • Dispute resolution
  • IP and trademarks
  • Real Estate

The Middle East continues to undergo substantial change, as many countries in the region look to diversify away from their traditional economic focuses.  This is facilitating new and sophisticated investment strategies for many, further encouraging development of technology based businesses and increased interaction in capital markets.  Traditional asset classes in familiar sectors – such as real estate and markets – remain popular, and many clients are continuing to see strong returns in these areas.

Across Africa, recent political events continue to introduce both uncertainty and opportunity for investors. General increases in prosperity across the continent are offering clients new possibilities in the infrastructure, retail, hospitality and energy sectors.  We continue to offer careful insight and knowledgeable advice to those seeking to operate in the region and successfully navigate its challenges.

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Our Middle East and Africa team comprises lawyers with in-depth legal and commercial knowledge of both regions.  Members of the team have lived in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and worked and travelled extensively across Africa, giving us a clear understanding of local cultures and allowing us to deliver targeted services which reflect the cultural needs of clients across the many countries in the region.

We have a wide network across the region of law firms, financial institutions and corporate contacts. We advise clients in the Middle East and Africa across a range of sectors on litigious, corporate and commercial, real estate and IP matters.

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Expertise

  • Capital markets
  • Commercial and technology
  • Construction
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Defamation and reputation management
  • Dispute resolution
  • IP and trademarks
  • Real Estate

The Middle East continues to undergo substantial change, as many countries in the region look to diversify away from their traditional economic focuses.  This is facilitating new and sophisticated investment strategies for many, further encouraging development of technology based businesses and increased interaction in capital markets.  Traditional asset classes in familiar sectors – such as real estate and markets – remain popular, and many clients are continuing to see strong returns in these areas.

Across Africa, recent political events continue to introduce both uncertainty and opportunity for investors. General increases in prosperity across the continent are offering clients new possibilities in the infrastructure, retail, hospitality and energy sectors.  We continue to offer careful insight and knowledgeable advice to those seeking to operate in the region and successfully navigate its challenges.

Find out more

Our Middle East and Africa team comprises lawyers with in-depth legal and commercial knowledge of both regions.  Members of the team have lived in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and worked and travelled extensively across Africa, giving us a clear understanding of local cultures and allowing us to deliver targeted services which reflect the cultural needs of clients across the many countries in the region.

We have a wide network across the region of law firms, financial institutions and corporate contacts. We advise clients in the Middle East and Africa across a range of sectors on litigious, corporate and commercial, real estate and IP matters.

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Examples of work undertaken by our lawyers

    • Acting for a large Saudi Arabian diversified business active in many countries worldwide regarding a $130m software licensing dispute with a high profile global software house.
    • Advising on the launch and development of the A1 Grand Prix, the brain child of HRH Sheikh Maktoum Hasser Maktoum Al Maktoum, including the operation of events in over 20 different venues globally including Beijing, Durban, Malysia and Germany. Advising on the day-to-day operations including the regular liaison with over 24 international teams.
    • Acting for a large Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund in connection with the acquisition, major refurbishment and re-letting of a c.£200m hotel complex in central London.
    • Acting for a large Saudi Arabian diversified business active in many countries worldwide regarding a multi-million pound software implementation build. Assisting in a dispute with a leading supplier of digital solutions relating to a significant costs overrun.
    • Acting for a nominated adviser and broker to an AIM quoted company undertaking a reverse takeover of a Mauritius based operator of several mining assets based in Zambia.
    • Dealing with a dispute relating to a catastrophic explosion caused by the failure of a turbine blade at a coal-fired power station in Witbank, South Africa. Acting for insurers and Original Equipment Manufacturers, Alstom Power Services in legal proceedings brought by the South African electricity providers Eskom (Eskom Holdings Limited v Alstom Power Services).
    • Representation of EO Group Limited in the sale of its 3.5% interest in the West Cape Three Points Blocks and 1.75% interest in the Jubilee Field, both offshore Ghana, to Tullow Oil plc for approximately $305 million.
    • Advising a UK subsidiary of a South African quoted financial services business on the proposed sale of its stake in the venture capital investment business Capital Step Funding Limited.
    • Advising clients from South Africa on the acquisition and management of several prominent commercial properties (offices and retail – with values of between £6m and £45m) in London, Bristol and Liverpool (including advice on debt finance with loans of between £3m and £25m).
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