Latham & Watkins has been advising some of the most active strategic and financial dealmakers in the Middle East for more than 20 years. The firm’s Dubai and Riyadh offices are staffed with more than 40 internationally qualified lawyers who have Arabic, English, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Mandarin, Spanish, Swedish and other language capabilities. Our Middle East practice combines regional knowledge and experience with the firm’s international network to provide comprehensive services to clients with interests in the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey, South Asia and beyond.

Latham & Watkins consistently ranks among the best transactional and finance practices in leading business and legal publications such as Chambers, IFLR, The American Lawyer, mergermarket, Project Finance International and Asian Legal Business and earns praise worldwide for work on high-profile and groundbreaking deal.

Key Practices


  • Banking and Finance
  • Islamic Finance
  • Project Development, Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Construction
  • Project Finance
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Structured/Leveraged Finance
  • Acquisition Finance


  • Debt and Equity Capital Markets
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mergers and Acquisitions/Private Equity
  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Investments
  • Strategic Investments/Fund Formation
  • Technology Transactions
  • Venture Capital

Key Industries

  • Aerospace, Defense & Government Services
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Government Services and Policy Reform
  • Healthcare/ Life Sciences
  • Hospitality
  • Infrastructure
  • Information Technology
  • Internet & Digital Media
  • Mining & Metals
  • Oil & Gas
  • Outsourcing
  • Petrochemicals
  • Power
  • Real Estate
  • Renewables
  • Semiconductors
  • Technology
  • Transportation (Ports, Roads, Rails, Shipping)