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Hogan Lovells (United Arab Emirates) LLP
United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates > Banking and finance: Corporate finance (including Islamic lending) Tier 2

United Arab Emirates > Capital markets Tier 3

United Arab Emirates > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

The corporate and commercial team at Hogan Lovells (United Arab Emirates) LLP advises on regulatory issues, compliance, and agency and distribution arrangements. Corporate practice head Imtiaz Shah focuses on high-value M&A transactions, with niche expertise advising luxury retail brands, while Charles Fuller is a key resource for sovereign wealth funds, venture capital firms, and private equity funds regarding transactions.

Practice head(s):

Imtiaz Shah

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

HRH Prince Alwaleed & Rotana Music

AS Group


Lockheed Martin

Work highlights

  • Advised HRH Prince Alwaleed’s Rotana Music in connection with the Warner Music Group’s agreement to buy a minority stake in the Rotana Music Group.
  • Advised the AS Group on its ongoing acquisition of a home healthcare business in the UAE which forms part of its wider corporate expansion strategy.
  • Advised on the acquisition by Synechron Inc. of Attra.

United Arab Emirates > Construction Tier 4

Hogan Lovells (United Arab Emirates) LLP is noted for utilising the firm's global coverage to handle non-contentious and contentious construction mandates, frequently advising developers, contractors, and governments. Sohail Barkatali specialises in electricity, water, and oil and gas construction projects in the UAE. Based in New York, head of the Middle East practice group Samaa Haridi is a key contact for construction-related arbitration matters. Nabeel Ikram left the firm.

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United Arab Emirates > Dispute resolution: arbitration and international litigation Tier 4

The team at Hogan Lovells (United Arab Emirates) LLP is experienced in all forms of alternative dispute resolution, litigation, and arbitration. New York-based head of the Middle East practice group Samaa Haridi is a well-regarded arbitrator, who is especially strong in commercial and investment treaty disputes.

Practice head(s):

Samaa Haridi

United Arab Emirates > Infrastructure and projects (including project finance) Tier 4

Work highlights

    Kuwait > Privatisation and projects Tier 1

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    Rahail Ali photo Rahail AliPartner
    Sohail Barkatali photoMr Sohail BarkataliOffice Managing Partner
    Charles Fuller photo Charles FullerPartner
    Nabeel Ikram photoMr Nabeel IkramPartner
    Ahmet Kalafat photo Ahmet KalafatSenior Associate
    Imran Mufti photoMr Imran MuftiA partner in Hogan Lovells Finance practice, Imran Mufti has practiced in…
    Anthony Pallett photoMr Anthony PallettAcknowledged as a leader in his field, Anthony Pallett has more than…
    Rustum Shah photoMr Rustum ShahHaving spent 15 years in the Middle East, Rustum brings a wealth…
    Imtiaz Shah photoMr Imtiaz ShahBased in the Middle East for over 20 years, Imtiaz Shah has…