Middle East

We have a wealth of experience in the Middle East, which includes work for clients who are based in the region, and for clients seeking to do business there. Our work is varied and ranges from complex multi-jurisdictional disputes to corporate M&A transactions. Of particular note is our infrastructure, energy and natural resources experience with its strategic focus on major infrastructure projects. We have well established relationships with a number of the leading law firms in the Middle East region.

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Key experience

Our key experience includes advising:

Diageo, the world's leading spirit company, on its acquisition of Mey Icki, the leading spirits company in Turkey, for US$ 2.1 billion.

Alliance Bank of Kazakhstan in commencing proceedings in the High Court against 15 defendants who are alleged to have conspired to orchestrate a $1.1 billion fraud against the Bank and we are seeking the maximum possible recovery.

Deutsche Bank in relation to a EUR 34 million loan to a Qatar company to refinance its shares in HWA AG, a German listed company.

Francisco Partners, part of a consortium, on a recommended offer for Dmatek Limited, a company based in Israel.

Providence Equity on its investment in Digiturk, Turkey's largest digital television broadcaster and associated matters, including Digiturk's planned IPO.

Aéroports de Paris as a consortium participant in rehabilitation, expansion and operation of Queen Alia International Airport in Jordan.

Gallaher in relation to a US$500 million complex multi-jurisdictional dispute with a former distributor.

Recent Work