Banking & Financial Services
The finance sector in the Middle East is one we would class as being emerging, in comparison to the mature markets of the West and Far East. However, with traditionally Bahrain and more recently Dubai as leading regional finance hubs, the market is doing well. We work for many of the leading local and regional banks, as well as the large multinationals found in the Dubai International Financial Centre. Legal teams range from being very small one person advisors to comparatively large and well structured teams headed up by a very senior Regional General Counsel.
Lawyers with experience across capital markets, restructuring, corporate and commercial are most sought after, as well as those with general finance and more specific finance in areas such as trade, structured, derivatives and funds.