Mr Wael Jabsheh > Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP > Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates > Lawyer Profile

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
ABU DHABI GLOBAL MARKET SQUARE
AL SILA TOWER, 21ST FLOOR
PO BOX 55069, ABU DHABI
United Arab Emirates
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Work Department

Partner; Cross-Border Transactions

Position

Wael Jabsheh serves as co-partner in charge of the Abu Dhabi office and concentrates on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity as well as general corporate and commercial matters. He also advises on complex matters relating to technology, communications, cybersecurity and intellectual property. Mr. Jabsheh is fluent in Arabic, has been based in the United Arab Emirates since 2005 and has extensive experience advising on corporate and TMT transactions in the Middle East, North Africa and the Indian subcontinent. He advises a variety of sovereign and private clients, including Middle East-based and international companies and financial institutions in multibillion- and multimillion- dollar deals. To learn more about Mr. Jabsheh, please visit his full profile: http://www.akingump.com/en/lawyers-advisors/wael-jabsheh.html

Career

Mr. Jabsheh was promoted to partner in January 2015. He is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, Canada.

Languages

English and Arabic

Education

LL.B., University of Victoria Faculty of Law, 2003.

B.A., University of British Columbia, 2000.

Lawyer Rankings

United Arab Emirates > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has carved out a niche for advising government entities on sensitive corporate and commercial matters in the UAE. The Abu Dhabi-based corporate practice is headed by Wael Jabsheh, who, since March 2019, has also occupied the position of managing partner of the Abu Dhabi office. Natasha Kohne is a key member of the team. Chadi Salloum left for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in November 2019.