Middle East


Longstanding commitment to the region

White & Case has been active across the Middle East for seven decades. We navigate our clients through their most complex multijurisdictional and local business challenges, and offer over 70 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 70 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) 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.



Tier 1: Banking & Finance: Corporate Finance (including Islamic Lending) – UAE 
Tier 1: Commercial, Corporate and M&A – UAE
Tier 1: Construction – UAE
Tier 1: Oil, Gas and Natural Resources – UAE
Tier 1: Banking & Finance – Saudi Arabia
Tier 1: Capital Markets – Saudi Arabia
Tier 1: Projects & Energy – Saudi Arabia
Tier 1: Projects, Real Estate and Construction – Qatar
Tier 1: Banking & Finance – Egypt 
Tier 1: Commercial, Corporate and M&A – Egypt
Tier 1: Energy – Egypt
Tier 1: Projects & Infrastructure – Egypt
Legal 500 EMEA 2023

Band 1: Projects & Energy - Middle East
Band 1: Capital Markets – Egypt
Band 1: Projects & Energy – Egypt
Band 1: Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration – Qatar 
Band 1: Banking & Finance – Saudi Arabia
Spotlight: Projects & Energy – Qatar
Spotlight: International & Cross-border Capabilities – UAE 
Chambers Global 2024

"The firm is unparalleled in industry knowledge and commercially-minded service. They handle some incredibly cutting-edge transactions and they have the expertise to make them happen."
"The team is available 24/7 and often produces deliverables under very tight timelines."
Chambers Global 2024

Equity Capital Markets Legal Adviser of the Year
Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Awards, 2023

Islamic Finance Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year 
Islamic Finance News, 2023

Best Law Firm – Middle East
emeafinance Middle East Banking Awards 2023

Fintech Law Firm of the Year
Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year
Asian Legal Business Middle East Awards, 2023

Ranked 1 in the Middle East and Africa for project finance by deal value
Infralogic League Tables 2023

Ranked 1 in the Middle East and Africa for M&A by deal value
Mergermarket League Tables 2023