Vinson & Elkins has represented clients in the Middle East and North Africa for more than 30 years. Our lawyers bring extensive knowledge and a deep understanding of specific country-by-country considerations and regional variations, which ensures that each client is able to navigate the complexities and customs of doing business in the region.
We have an established
and integrated office network in the region, including in cooperation with the
Riyadh-based Law Office of Looaye M. Al-Akkas. Internationally
qualified lawyers located in Dubai and Riyadh — including seven native Arabic
speakers — advise clients on complex
transactions, projects, and dispute resolution matters from Morocco to the UAE.
The Law Office of Looaye M. Al-Akkas is located in
the iconic Kingdom Tower. Vinson & Elkins’ office in the region is in Dubai
and headed by Ahmed el-Gaili.
Consistently named the "World's Leading Energy Law Firm," (Euromoney, 1995–present), our team has particular experience advising clients on transactions and international dispute resolution matters across the energy sector, with a focus on all facets
of oil and gas exploration, production, transportation, and processing.
Additionally, we regularly advise clients who operate in the power, mining, telecommunications, construction, infrastructure, and health care sectors, on mergers and acquisitions, project finance, capital markets and securities, arbitration, litigation, and restructuring and reorganization.
* Based upon the number of lawyers named in the Guide to the World’s Leading Energy Lawyers.