Middle East

Baker Botts is recognized as one of the world’s leading energy law firms, and our lawyers represent clients in this energy-rich region of the world with a strategic platform of three offices: Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Riyadh.

As client demand for legal counsel in energy and related fields continues to grow, we continue to expand the resources of our Middle East team. In 2013, we added 14 lawyers, including eight partners, to our offices in the region. This group of talented and experienced lawyers cements our position as one of the dominant legal forces in the Middle East and adds significant strength and depth to our already established team. Our new lawyers bring with them decades of experience in sophisticated corporate and commercial transactions, project finance, international dispute resolution, local law, regulatory and compliance. Their industry acumen extends into energy, aviation and defense, construction, hospitality and consumer products, with the added dimension of anti-bribery and related corporate compliance and internal investigations.

Our lawyers are well-versed in the business and cultural realities of the region. We have advised clients within the Gulf Cooperation Council and international clients on a wide range of local law issues in the United Arab Emirates and surrounding region. We also represent clients on projects in the telecommunications, defense, real estate, manufacturing, power, water, transportation and banking industries, among others. Our lawyers have extensive experience in banking and finance capital markets, corporate formation, business structuring, corporate governance, foreign investment, privatization, customs and government contracts.

We have further increased our commitment and presence in the region by forming a strategic alliance in Kuwait with the International Legal Group (“ILG”). Through the alliance, the two firms provide expanded resources to our combined client base, including access to  formidable local law experience and international legal acumen across a range of subjects, disciplines and jurisdictions. A principal objective of the alliance is the enhanced ability of both firms to better serve companies active in Kuwait and Kuwait-based companies active internationally.

In 2013, our Middle East offices in the UAE were ranked Tier 1 by The Legal 500 for Projects and Energy.

We pride ourselves on the team approach we bring to every engagement, and we believe our collaborative approach improves the results we earn for our clients.

  • Abu Dhabi

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    Al Maryah Island
    Sowwah Square
    Al Sila Tower, 21st Floor
    P.O. Box 131008

    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone: +971.2.813.0200
    Fax: +971.2.813.0300
  • Dubai

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    Emaar Square, Building 6, 7th Floor
    P.O. Box 23425

    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone: +971.4.436.3636
    Fax: +971.4.436.3737
  • Riyadh

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    Law Office of Mohanned bin Saud Al-Rasheed
    In Association with Baker Botts L.L.P.
    Mashareq Tower, 7th Fl., King Fahad Rd.
    Mo’tamarat District, Cairo Square - Southwestern Corner
    P.O. Box 62982

    Riyadh 11595
    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Phone: +966.11.218.7800
    Fax: +966.11.218.7801