What you need to know about doing business in the Arab world

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is home to some of the richest countries on the planet – and some of the most politically risky. Its natural resources and potential for development makes it enormously attractive to businesses and their legal advisers, but doing business there is not always easy.

In The Lawyer’s first in-depth analysis examining the region’s legal market, we’ve looked at a number of different aspects of doing business in the Arab world. We’ve talked to the top independent firms and the biggest international players along with the in-house counsel who have worked in the region to get the best advice on the dos and don’ts of working there.

The top advice for a law firm or business coming in is find the right partner. Most countries in the region require foreign firms or corporates to have a local joint venture or association in order to do business, and doing proper due diligence on that partner can really pay off.

So if you want to know which international firm has the greatest breadth across the Arab world, which independent firm you ought to be working with in Algeria or Lebanon, or the challenges facing in-housers in the MENA region, make sure you check out our report.

The executive summary is online now while for all the data and analysis the full report is available for purchase here.

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