France’s Arago signs association to expand into Dubai

French corporate and litigation firm Arago has launched a Dubai office and signed a partnership with UAE firm Bin Shabib & Associates.


The Dubai office will be managed by partner Bertrand Dumon, who joined Arago in 2011 from Watson Farley & Williams. It adds to the firm’s existing presence in Ras Al Khaimah, which is overseen by partner Elias Bou Khali.

The office and association will together give Arago and its clients a significantly expanded coverage across the Middle East and Africa.

Arago was founded in 2006 and now has 11 partners, several with experience in US and UK firms.