Quinn Emanuel’s Middle East & North Africa (MENA) practice group represents both regional and international clients on their business interests across the Middle East and North Africa. Our experience extends to jurisdictions such as Abu Dhabi, Algeria, Bahrain, Dubai, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Yemen among others.
Breadth of Practice
The breadth of our disputes expertise in the region is unparalleled. Over the years we have developed strong relationships with key government agencies and regulatory bodies across the region. Due to this combination, we are frequently instructed to act on high value intra-region and outbound disputes.
Our practice areas include:
The broad scope of our expertise is reflected in the broad range of clients whom we represent in the region. We have developed deep relationships with a broad range of clients, both government related and private sector. By way of example, we have represented DP World, Agility, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Dubai Islamic Bank, Mubadala Petroleum, Capital Markets Authority of Saudi Arabia, Qatar Chemical and Qatar Foundation, amongst others.
While the Group has represented clients successfully in dozens of arbitrations, civil litigations and criminal matters that are not public, the Recent Representations tab displays some of our notable, public representations related to MENA.Back to Top
Sovereign Wealth Fund Disputes
Regulation and investigations
Investor State Arbitrations
On December 27, 2018, Quinn Emanuel lost a friend and long-time partner Steve Anderson. Steve graduated from Harvard Law School in 1989 and joined the firm in 1994 when there were 30 attorneys at the firm. He was a founding member of the firm’s patent practice, which he helped to grow in his 24 years at the firm.
Steve was a gifted patent litigator with a background in computer sciences. Steve was smart, pragmatic, athletic, adventurous, and a fierce competitor. He loved boating, flying helicopters and being surrounded by family and friends. For the past 15 years he displayed indomitable courage and determination fighting illness, while continuing to contribute to the firm’s success and enjoying life. He leaves behind his wife Michelle and their daughter Sydney. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.