United Arab Emirates


Bird & Bird operates across the Middle East from its two initial bases in the UAE, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Much of our international client base operates across the Gulf and Levant regions of the Middle East. As a consequence, we are building our presence within the region through a careful mix of new office growth and formal relationships with the very best local law firms whose expertise and delivery closely matches the quality that has become accepted as our global standard.

We are currently advising clients in the UAE, Qatar and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq and Jordan.  

We have a deliberate and clear industry focus which is consistent with the Bird & Bird international strategic approach: we have outstanding expertise and resources in the aerospace, defence and security, aviation, communications, energy and utilities, franchising and hospitality, healthcare and life sciences, information technology, media and sport sectors.

We have a team of multilingual lawyers with decades of UAE, GCC and Levant experience ready to advise you on maximising your opportunities in the region or simply entering it. Integrated into Bird & Bird’s international network of over 1000 lawyers in 28 offices worldwide, we offer the full range of legal services including commercial (contract, distribution, agency etc.), corporate (new business registrations and formations, acquisitions, joint ventures and other participations, private equity and venture capital, etc.), dispute resolution and arbitration, employment, intellectual property (including Trade Mark registration) and real estate matters.

For further information about how we can help you in the Middle East contact the Head of our Middle East operations, Anders Nilsson.

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