Middle East


Longstanding commitment to the region

White & Case has been active across the Middle East for nearly seven 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 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, via The Law Firm of Waad Nasser Alkurini*) 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.



Band 1: Capital Markets - Middle East
Band 1: Projects & Energy - Middle East
Chambers Global 2022

Tier 1: Capital Markets - United Arab Emirates
Tier 1: Oil, Gas and Natural Resources - United Arab Emirates
Tier 1: Banking & Finance - Saudi Arabia
Tier 1: Capital Markets - Saudi Arabia
Tier 1: Projects & Energy - Saudi Arabia
Tier 1: Commercial, Corporate and M&A - Qatar
Tier 1: Projects, Real Estate and Construction - Qatar
Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Project Finance Team of the Year
2021 IFLR Middle East Awards

"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

Band 1: Projects & Energy - Middle East
Band 1: Capital Markets - Middle East
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

Best Law Firm – Saudi Arabia
emeafinance Middle East Banking Awards, 2020


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