King & Spalding's Abu Dhabi office is the firm's third Middle East location. It further supports the more than 20 years of client relationships that exist in the Middle East. The team offers extensive experience in Islamic finance, construction, projects, energy, real estate, private equity and international arbitration in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia.
In the Chambers Global and Legal500 guides, King & Spalding is consistently ranked among the top law firms practicing in the Middle East. The firm received high marks for practices in the following areas:
- Middle East Corporate/ Commercial
- Middle East Islamic Finance
- Saudi Arabia Corporate/ Commercial
- U.A.E. Banking & Finance
- U.A.E. Corporate/ Commercial practices
- Projects & Energy
In addition, Tim Burbury, Jawad Ali and Philip Weems are all recognized as leading practitioners in their fields.
In addition to its office in Abu Dhabi, King & Spalding's Dubai office and an affiliation with a Saudi Arabian lawyer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, allow the firm to more easily handle work for Saudi clients and Saudi-related transactions.