As we witness the evolution of the regulatory landscape across the MENA region, it was timely for us to investigate and lift the lid, on what is keeping the region’s legal decision-makers awake at night.
Our first-of-its-kind report titled Legal Leaders in MENA is out now! It captures the views of 700 legal decision-makers across nine countries and 13 industry sectors in MENA, as well as in-depth interviews with experts from key sectors such as financial services and education to name a few, which revealed the emerging risks and priorities challenging the legal sector across the region.
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The practice, led by partner, Yazan Saoudi, has been developed to cater for the needs of clients who require a global legal perspective with a strong understanding and appreciation of the specific requirements of local and regional law.
Our lawyers come from a range of jurisdictions and backgrounds including private practice to in-house counsel for major multinational companies, and are well-positioned to provide a full range of legal services.
In addition to the traditional services provided to our clients, we work very closely with our banking and finance practice which assists our clients with shipping and aviation finance and our arbitration practice which provides alternative dispute resolution solutions, acts and advises in arbitration proceedings both ad hoc and in accordance with established procedural bodies such as the ICC, LMAA and SIAC.
We act for some of the leading regional and international institutions in the shipping, aviation and insurance sector, including ship owning and chartering companies, cargo interests, P&I clubs, insurers, brokers, underwriters, international banks and some of the major local and international carriers.
Whether as court advocates or legal consultants, our lawyers have a wealth of exposure in handling the most complex shipping disputes. Our experience has been drawn from regularly advising clients who operate in a region that boasts a strong maritime tradition.
Being at the heart of a rapidly growing aviation industry, we are able to handle the needs of both local and international Airlines and have advised on a wide range of legal matters. We have been involved in the set-up of new aviation companies in the region and new airlines operating within the UAE. We have also advised on leasing, chartering and purchasing of aircraft, as well and cargo and personal injury claims.
With an in-depth knowledge and extensive contacts in the insurance industry both locally and internationally, we are in the unique position to handle the requirements of insurance companies, brokers, underwriters and intermediaries in both general and aviation and maritime related insurance. We are regularly called upon to advise clients on hull and cargo policies and P&I insurance claims as well as upon policies covering every conceivable kind of risk including credit, professional liability, corporate liability, product liability, construction risks, banker’s blanket bonds, property and personal injury.
We are proud of the practice we have developed which still remains at the forefront of developments within the region. We are currently advising on the revision of the statutory UAE Maritime Code and the establishment of the Dubai Maritime City, as well as other proposed infrastructural and regulatory projects.
For more information please contact:
YAZAN AL SAOUDI
Partner, Head of Maritime,
Aviation & Insurance
+971 4 364 1530