Middle East


Longstanding commitment to the region

White & Case has been active across the Middle East for nearly six decades. We navigate our clients through their most complex multijurisdictional and local business challenges, and offer over 60 years' experience in the region and strong relationships with regulators and authorities.


Comprehensive regional coverage

White & Case has been active in the Middle East for more than 60 years, with an on-the-ground presence since 1989. The Firm has more than 100 lawyers in the region based in Egypt (Cairo, through an association with MHR & Partners), Oman (Muscat, via a cooperation agreement with Mohammed Al Bahr Advocates and Legal Consultants), Qatar (Doha), Saudi Arabia (Riyadh, via an association with The Law Office of Megren M. Al-Shaalan) and the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi; Dubai), offering a unique blend of English, New York, Egyptian, Saudi and UAE law advice.


Partner-led team, with international expertise and deep local knowledge

Our partner-led team combines international expertise gained on high-profile cross-border transactions with an in-depth understanding of local law.


Unparalleled experience and market-leading practice coverage

Our team continues to advise on many of the most innovative and complex transactions in the region, many of which are market firsts, as well as on high-stakes disputes. We provide clients with a full-service practice offering.



“Strong practice in the Middle East .”
“Good local presence, which is very complementary to their international platform. They are versatile, flexible and accommodating.”
“Reachable and forthcoming.”
“They are always dedicated and hard-working.”
Chambers Global 2021
Middle East International Law Firm of the Year
Middle East Project Finance Team of the Year
Middle East Equity Team of the Year
Middle East Pro Bono Team of the Year
IFLR 2020
Middle East M&A Legal Adviser of the Year
Mergermarket Awards 2020
Band 1 in Projects & Energy - Middle East
Band 1 in Capital Markets - Middle East
Chambers Global 2021
Best Law Firm – Saudi Arabia
emeafinance Middle East Banking Awards, 2020
Telecoms, Media & Technology Legal Advisor of the Year
Mergermarket Awards 2019

"They're one of the best law firms we've ever worked with. They really understand the utilities sector and the way they operate is fantastic."
"They have an ability to source different lawyers from different areas for different tasks. The quality of work has also been outstanding."
"commercially minded and invested in long-term relationships."
"prompt in responsiveness and understanding of the importance of business needs."
Chambers Global 2019

Middle East Pharma, Medical & Biotech M&A Legal Adviser of the Year
Mergermarket Middle East Awards 2018

Middle East Energy, Mining & Utilities M&A Legal Advisor
Mergermarket Middle East Awards 2017

Best Law Firm – Middle East 
EMEA Finance Middle East Banking Awards 2017, 2016

Best Law Firm – UAE
emeafinance Middle East Banking Awards, 2018

Saudi Arabia Best Law Firm
emeafinance Middle East Banking Awards 2017 

Band 1 in Projects & Energy–Middle East
Band 1 in Capital Markets–Middle East
Chambers Global 2019