King & Spalding has served the United Arab Emirates (UAE) through its Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices for over a decade. The firm advises across the board on all matters pertaining to local and international laws and is highly recognized for its experience in Islamic finance, corporate finance, debt capital markets, real estate and hospitality, equity capital markets, construction, infrastructure projects, energy, international arbitration and dispute resolution, and investment funds.
Our client base includes some of the most high-profile government entities, oil and gas, energy and power companies, banks and finance houses, and significant private equity and real estate investors and multinationals in the UAE.
Our GCC offices are home to a team of internationally qualified and highly ranked lawyers who pride themselves on developing long-standing client relationships that are productive, professional and collegial. Since much of our work crosses international borders and time zones, our lawyers possess a truly global perspective and are very familiar with the cultural complexities of structuring and operating international investments and the risks associated with global business. Often in close coordination with their colleagues in King & Spalding’s offices in Europe, Asia and the U.S., our UAE-based lawyers (many of whom are multilingual) provide sophisticated, bespoke approaches to their clients’ issues and work with them to understand the business objectives underlying each transaction.