Latham has a “highly regarded presence in the Dubai market[,] frequently assisting with the finance aspects of energy and infrastructure projects.” The firm is “prolific in restructuring and insolvency mandates, both within the UAE and across the region.” One client describes “a very strong team” that “coordinate[s] very well,” adding that “with a large presence in Dubai [and] teams across the world,” they “do a fantastic job.”

Chambers Global 2021


Latham’s Dubai office serves as a hub for sophisticated legal advice and representation for clients with interests in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and beyond.

We combine regional know-how with the firm’s global platform to provide a comprehensive service, regularly advising on first-of-their-kind, precedent-setting transactions in the Middle East, Africa, and beyond. Our multilingual, multinational Dubai team represents governments and government-related entities, state-owned funds, corporate entities and private investors, financial institutions, fintech innovators, emerging companies and the venture capital that funds them, as well as developers and sponsors on many of the region’s path-finding mega projects and transactions. 

Given our skill and extensive experience, we have advised on some of the most complex and highest-profile regional transactions, guiding clients through project finance and development, capital markets (debt as well as equity), mergers and acquisitions, and precedent-setting technology related transactions. 

Giving Back

Pro bono and community service are fundamental parts of our culture, including in Dubai where we support pro bono causes including human rights and combatting human trafficking, asylum and immigration cases, the environment, microfinance, as well as assistance to nonprofits and NGOs.

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