Middle East Analysis
Setting up in Saudi Arabia requires picking through complex regulation. Here’s what you need to know
After the Arab Spring Dubai and Abu Dhabi are booming again, with infrastructure and energy work drawing in international law firms
Civil unrest is holding Bahrain back but lawyers believe that slow transactional work is down to more than the political situation
Israel is relaxing the protectionism of its legal market, but most think global and local firms will work hand-in-hand rather than going head-to-head
SNR Denton’s Africa practice co-chair has been seconded to Dubai to help beef up the firm’s presence in the Middle East
As the UAE tries to increase its influence in the international community, foreign companies and law firms are waiting for promised legislation that could make it easier for them to do business there
International law firms in Saudi Arabia are turning their attention to home-grown female lawyers in a bid to gain access to new clients
Kuwait is instituting reforms with the aim of becoming the trade centre of the Middle East, but only a handful of global firms have grasped the nettle
Iraq’s legal market is showing signs of stability following a decade of turmoil, and with energy featuring, highly international firms are beginning to take note
Qatar is gearing up to host the Fifa World Cup in a decade’s time, which means teams of lawyers are also filing in. Dale McEwan reports on their goals
Middle East Briefings
CCTV in the United Arab Emirates — the legal framework download subscription
According to figures published by The National newspaper in Dubai, there were around 25,000 CCTV cameras in Dubai in 2011.
Middle East News
Addleshaw Goddard’s latest LLP accounts revealed a £4m increase in its bank borrowing and a 10.5 per cent rise in the value of its debtors from £76m to £83m.
Trowers & Hamlins has announced the closure of its Cairo office, citing uncertainty over the long-term outlook for Egypt.
The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) has appointed a new general counsel and company secretary to replace outgoing Steven Phillips who retires this year.
Middle East firm Al Tamimi & Company is launching a dedicated sports practice with the hire of the general counsel of Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit.
Last week Paris firm August & Debouzy quit its six-year alliance with Nabarro, which leaves the London firm rather stranded in France.
In the latest in our Postcards from... series, Ashurst partner David Wadham discusses schooling, AC and mini-rugby in Abu Dhabi.
The Middle East has become a hot spot for Western law firms over the past few years, and in recognition of this The Lawyer is hosting its inaugural Business Development in the Middle East Conference in April this year. Tom Phillips sets the scene…