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Trowers & Hamlins LLP

FLOOR P 1, TOWER C 1, AL BATEEN TOWERS, BAINUNA STREET, PO BOX 45628, ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
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United Arab Emirates

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Trowers & Hamlins LLP’s work includes a range of small-cap transactions. In Dubai, Bill Jefferies handles complex healthcare deals. Guy Danalis and Saleem Adam are names to note in Abu Dhabi.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 2

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

At Trowers & Hamlins LLP, Michael O’Reilly and Cheryl Cairns handle both non-contentious and contentious work. O’Reilly continues to act as project counsel to the Shuaibah 3 combined desalination and power plant project in Saudi Arabia. Cairns and senior associate April Chivers go ‘above and beyond, and always with a smile and a laugh’. Reece Poutawera joined Multiplex Constructions.

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Energy and infrastructure
Energy and infrastructure - ranked: tier 2

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Trowers & Hamlins LLP’s Dubai office handles a range of industrial, energy and natural resources matters, often acting for sponsors. Martin Amison advised Bahrain’s Energy and Water Authority on all aspects of the procurement of an integrated water and power plant, including assisting with the project documentation and on the bid evaluation process. Amison also advised Oracle Coalfields on the development of a coal mine in Pakistan. Michael O’Reilly is also recommended.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 4

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Trowers & Hamlins LLP is ‘responsive and forthcoming, and quick to get to the heart of the matter’, covering a range of outsourcing deals, licensing and data protection matters. Saleem Adam’s ‘main strength is his experience in the region’ – he advised Etisalat on its bid in a since-aborted Omani telecoms auction. He also advised ADNOC on an outsourcing contract with Oracle.

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United Arab Emirates: Dispute resolution

Arbitration and international litigation
Dispute resolution: arbitration and international litigation - ranked: tier 4

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Trowers & Hamlins LLP handles a number of engineering disputes, with clients noting that ‘the quality of client care, preparation and case execution is among the best you can get in Dubai’. Key figures include Cheryl Cairns and senior associate Humayun Ahmad. James Harbridge joined HFW in July 2018.

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Legal Developments in United Arab Emirates

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