Middle East

Winston & Strawn has decades of experience representing clients in the Middle East and North Africa, one of the key markets for global businesses. The firm continues to expand its capabilities in the region—as the market has grown, so has our practice. We provide clients with effective and high-quality representation in cross-border transactions, corporate, finance, banking, private equity and venture capital, construction, dispute resolution, and international arbitration matters.

Our corporate lawyers active in the Middle East have extensive experience in the oil and gas, industrial, utilities, infrastructure, real estate, and financial sectors. We have handled many significant project development matters and financings including power and water projects, oil and gas and LNG projects, transportation projects, social infrastructure projects, and real estate projects. This experience includes working on first of kind power and water projects in the region (IPPs and IWPs). 

One staple of our practice is international arbitration. Our global team acts for a mix of companies, governments, and individuals, representing them in such matters as commercial and investor-state international arbitrations and court actions enforcing or challenging arbitral awards. Winston’s clients in the Middle East rely on our dispute resolution services to effectively meet their legal needs.

The combination of our lawyers’ extensive regional experience and our integrated global network of offices ensures that we are well-equipped to provide top-tier legal services to clients in the Middle East from across our firm, allowing us to counsel clients in the Middle East on virtually any area of law.



Winston & Strawn LLP
Burj Daman, Level 10
Al Sa’ada Street
Dubai International Financial Centre
P.O. Box 507024
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 4 424 2300
Fax: +971 4 424 2350


Winston's Dubai office is located in the Dubai International Financial Centre (the DIFC), and is staffed with internationally qualified lawyers with extensive experience of the Middle East’s business environment and leading industries. We offer U.S., English, and local legal capabilities to clients operating in finance, cross-border corporate transactions, private equity, venture capital, construction, and disputes in the Middle East region and beyond.

Winston’s Dubai team advises on a wide array of matters, including project development and finance, construction, asset finance, banking, corporate, M&A, restructurings, private equity and venture capital, and regulatory matters. Our lawyers regularly represent government departments and agencies, banks, financial institutions, and major domestic and multinational corporations based in (or doing business in) the region.

The lawyers in our office also have a noted focus on projects and corporate matters and disputes across the oil and gas, energy, utilities, infrastructure, manufacturing, transportation, supply and natural resources sectors, and have handled many significant matters including power and water projects (IPPs and IWPs).

Winston’s Dubai office is pleased to have collaborated with the WIL Economic Forum and YouGov to publish a survey on Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace in the UAE. To access the survey results, please click here.


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Upon reaching Burj Daman, follow signs for guest parking, accessed at the top of the ramp on the right.

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