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Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

At Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, Jeremy Miocevic, who is praised by clients for his 'strategic thinking', heads the practice. The arrival of Ibrahim Elsadig has bolstered the firm's presence in the UAE and GCC region. Paul Bugingo is a key contact for cross-border transactions in Africa.

Practice head(s):

Jeremy Miocevic

Other key lawyers:

Patrick Callinan; Ibrahim Elsadig; Paul Bugingo; Hazem Hebaishi


‘Jeremy Miocevic, intellect and his ability for big picture/strategic thinking.’

‘Ibrahim Elsadig, years of GCC experience, and a very calm demeanor.’

‘Good knowledge of local law and business practices. Able to provide a common sense approach to transactions’

‘Jeremy Miocevic – practical approach and good knowledge of the law and business.’

‘Hazem Hebaishi – always available associate, good knowledge of the law and always willing to put maximum effort in.’

‘We have direct access to Jeremy Miocevic and speed of response and turnaround time for work is very good. Jeremy pulls in support from other Partners and Associates as the nature of the work dictates.’

‘Jeremy Miocevic is a stand-out lawyer and individual. He applies sound legal experience in a practical and realistic manner, bearing in mind the MENA markets in which we operate.’

‘There is no substitute for hands-on practical experience which Jeremy Miocevic has in abundance.’

Key clients


Work highlights

  • Advised Zutari on the purchase of the GCC business of another engineering company which involved complicated legal structuring issues regarding the transfer and maintenance of engineering consultancy licences.
  • Advised a DIFC Fintech entity on a joint venture with a UK digital bank regarding the commercialisation of its fintech application.
  • Assisted a UK-based food technology company with drafting and negotiating complex master licence agreements for the licensing of the technology in various markets including Australia, New Zealand and Qatar.

The firm: Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, founded in 1830, was one of the first US law firms to develop a truly international practice. Dedicated to counselling clients involved with some of the most challenging transnational transactions and complex multijurisdictional disputes, Curtis represents multinational companies, international financial institutions, governments and state-owned entities, family and other privately held businesses, entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals. With offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Central and East Asia, Curtis is located in the key business centres where clients need the firm most.

Areas of practice: Curtis opened its Dubai office in 2008. The office is licensed in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

The Dubai office advises clients on a wide variety of matters in the United Arab Emirates and the region, working closely with the firm’s other Middle East office in Muscat. The team has particular experience in local and international arbitration, energy and infrastructure projects, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity transactions, tourism and hospitality projects, real estate, and general corporate and commercial matters.

The disputes team is working on various active cases, primarily in the construction industry. These include matters under ICC, LCIA and DIAC rules as well as ad hoc proceedings under Omani arbitration law, focusing on commercial arbitrations in the region. The team has also worked on SIAC arbitrations and has been very active before the DIFC courts.

The corporate transactional practice continues to advise on numerous cross-border mergers, as well as UAE-based acquisitions and disposals with a particular focus on mid-market transactions.

The projects and project finance practice has acted on numerous infrastructure projects, including IPPs and IWPs in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Oman (in conjunction with the Muscat office), acting both for government authorities and for contractors.

The Dubai corporate team’s new clients include three prominent UAE family businesses, helping them initially on establishing best practice corporate governance tailored to fit the needs, customs and idiosyncrasies of the UAE local market, and progressing to transactional work. The fact that the first mandate was succeeded by two further appointments is evidence of the reputation that the Dubai corporate team has earned in terms of being able to marry international expertise with an understanding of the local market and local culture. The Dubai corporate team is proud that it acts as trusted adviser to some of the leading UAE families and their businesses, whilst continuing to advise a range of other clients in many different sectors.

The tourism and hospitality practice advises clients on all industry-related legal matters, from prominent tourism and development projects to discrete hotel projects. Clients in this sector include owners, government entities and lenders involved in such projects.

The Dubai office is a branch of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, a New York limited liability partnership.

Energy/oil and gas
Finance and capital markets
Hotels and tourism
Infrastructure development
International arbitration
Investment management
Mergers and acquisitions
Private equity
Project development and finance
Real estate and construction
Sovereign wealth funds
Venture capital
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Contact : Jeremy Miocevic
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