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United Arab Emirates

DWF opened offices in Dubai in March 2015.

DWF's offering in the Middle East is centred around Financial Services and Energy sectors. The team in Dubai are able to assist clients in all aspects of legal work in these sectors.

The Dubai office serves as the focal point for the work that the business does in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, CIS States and Pakistan, and our lawyers have extensive experience of advising clients in these regions. Our lawyers are able to advise on common and civil law matters, and are fluent in Arabic, English, Russian, and Urdu.

We advise our clients on the entire value chain of the Oil & Gas industry from exploration through to refining. We have a decade of experience in advising entities operating in Iraq and the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

Our expertise of structuring and implementing corporate and finance transactions in Saudi Arabia are unmatched and our team has acted on a number of first of their kind and award winning transactions in Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.

Our commercial disputes team is highly recognised for the work it does in the region, including in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. They are acting for a number of financial institutions in the region and are acting on some of the biggest disputes to originate from the region in DIFC, UAE and international courts.

May 2020
  • DWF listed as one of the Middle East's top 20 law firms in the region by Construction Week.
April 2020
  • DWF Dubai has been recognised in the following categories in The Legal 500 (Legalease) 2020 EMEA Guide: Banking and Finance: Corporate Finance (Including Islamic Lending), Construction, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and International Litigation, and Employment.
  • James Fox and Slava Kiryushin were recognized as 'Next Generation Partners'.
January 2020

Honourable Mentions received at the Oath Middle East Legal Awards 2019 for the following categories:

  • Banking & Finance Team of the Year.
  • Real Estate & Construction Team of the Year and Employment.
June 2019
  • Umera Ali was recognised amongst the 15 most Influential women in Islamic Finance by WOMANi.



Office 902, Tower 2, Al Fattan Currency House DIFC PO Box 507104 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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