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Newton Law Group

Iraq > Leading firms Tier 1

With presences in Baghdad, Erbil and Basra, Newton Law Group is praised as ‘diverse and knowledgeable’ and is noted for its strong regional footprint. The team is jointly chaired by the ‘highly skilled’ Halim Gebeili and Yarob Jumaily, the former of whom often advises multinational clients on transactional matters. Kazem Oueid is adept in corporate law, litigation, oil and gas as well as tax issues.

Practice head(s):

Halim Gebeili; Yarob Jumaily

Other key lawyers:


‘The team is closely-knit, diverse, and multilingual. The team is very knowledgeable and responds quickly.’

‘Halim Gebeili is an extraordinary lawyer, multilingual, and highly-skilled. He goes the extra-mile to find the best solution for each client.’

Key clients

Hill international (nyse:hil)

French consulate

World  bank



Willis group

Phillip Morris

Horrowitz and Rubenstein


Otm pumps

Arab contractors company




United nations international trade center



Mondelez – Cadbury

Work highlights

  • Advised Hill International on payroll and tax processing.
  • Advised Schlumberger on oil and gas agreements.
  • Advised Philip Morris on counterfeit cases related to Marlboro and other brands.  

Local presence: Since our focus is our clients, we can best serve them by being present wherever they are and by understanding the local culture and environment. By virtue of our cutting-edge structure, our group is positioned to provide notably high levels of advisory services and competency. In emerging and established markets, we deploy our knowledge of applicable laws, business practices, and cultures to advise and represent our clients on their cross-border business matters. In addition, there are no borders for the services we provide. Our offices, networks of operations, partners, affiliates and financial contacts have proved to be a major key factor in the success of our clients’ businesses.

Wealth of experience: Our firm has in-depth experience, not simply in terms of legal and business expertise but in the technical knowledge and experience required to find the commercial route to a client’s objectives. We act for a wide range of clients, from major corporations to small family businesses. They are in areas as diverse as banking and insurance, property development and investments, travel and leisure, tourism, civil airlines, manufacturing and the professions. In the public sector, we counsel governments on privatization of whole industries and on establishment of regulatory systems under which new private businesses can compete. In addition, by offering a wide range of services and area expertise tailored to meet individual client needs and to recognize and capitalize on emerging business opportunities, we engage in every stage of strategic planning, raising capital, risk management, market development, ongoing operations, and asset sales.

Excellence: We maintain our tradition of seeking excellence and an uncompromising commitment to quality in a comprehensive and modern practice. As such, we are responsive, thoughtful, ethical and vigorous with a substantive understanding of our clients’ business needs and the many marketplaces in which they compete.  Newton Law Group places the highest value on collaboration and interdisciplinary cooperation in order to provide clients with seamless representation across practice areas and across continents.