For more than 160 years, international law firm Winston & Strawn has served as a trusted adviser to general counsel across virtually every industry. With more than 900 attorneys in 16 geographic locations across the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and North America, and structured as a single partnership worldwide, Winston delivers an integrated global service platform across all our practice areas.
We are consistently recognised for our creativity, flexibility, depth of experience, and commitment, and regularly advise high-profile, multinational public and private sector clients conducting business around the world—bringing an understanding of the global legal issues our clients face in transactions, disputes, and enforcement-related matters.
We have decades of experience representing clients in the Middle East, one of the key markets for global businesses. We provide clients with effective and high-quality representation in cross-border transactions, corporate, finance, banking, private equity and venture capital, construction, dispute resolution, and international arbitration. Our Dubai office offers seamless high-quality legal services across a diverse range of areas, including cross-border corporate and finance, project and transportation finance, project development, private equity and venture capital, litigation, international arbitration, contentious regulatory, and EU antitrust and competition.
EY’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) practice has been operating in the region since 1923, and our longevity in the region gives us a deep understanding of business in this part of the world.We are the largest professional services provider in MENA, with over 5000 people united across 20 offices and 15 countries, sharing the same values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.About EY’s Transaction Advisory ServicesHow organizations manage their capital agenda today will define their competitive position tomorrow. We work with our clients to help them make better and more informed decisions about how they strategically manage capital and transactions in a changing world. With more than 90 years of experience in the MENA region; our locally based team have the right mix of both technical skills and commercial execution to really make a difference to our clients capital agenda.Whether you're preserving, optimizing, raising or investing capital, EY’s Transaction Advisory Services bring together a unique combination of skills, insight and experience to deliver tailored advice attuned to your needs.Our goal is to help you achieve your best capital performance, deliver value to your stakeholders and meet your strategic corporate objectives.
Founded in 1949, Baker & McKenzie advises many of the world’s most dynamic and successful business organizations through more than 11,000 people in 77 offices in 47 countries. The firm is known for its global perspective, deep understanding of the local language and culture of business, uncompromising commitment to excellence, and world-class fluency in its client service.Baker & McKenzie has been active in the MENA region since the mid-1970s. In that time, the firm has established a substantial presence, first with an associated office in Riyadh in 1980, then Cairo (1985), Bahrain (1998), Abu Dhabi (2009), Doha, Istanbul (both 2011) Casablanca (2012), Dubai (2013) and Jeddah (2014).We have over 30 partners and 130 associates who operate as an integrated team in the region, often with colleagues from Baker & McKenzie offices worldwide. Our approach eliminates logistical issues when coordinating international and local counsel, resulting in less duplication, greater efficiency, lower cost and a higher level of service. We provide clients with a full range of services, including corporate/M&A, commercial, capital markets (debt and equity), and banking and finance (including Islamic finance) and dispute resolution matters. Many of our lawyers are fluent Arabic speakers and are qualified to practice in the UK, US and Middle East. We work readily with both English and Arabic documentation in handling all aspects of a transaction.
Instinctif Partners is an International Business Communications Consultancy employing 450 people in 22 offices across 13 countries. Our Middle East operation is headquartered in Dubai. We combine strategic and creative thinking to help our clients engage with and influence their key stakeholders. We understand the power of reputation in a world where reputations are vulnerable. Connecting financial communications to corporate affairs to public policy and employee engagement with the very best in creativity, story-telling and digital capability, we help our clients to develop a joined up story. Truly international in outlook and reach, we are as connected to our clients and their audiences as we are to each other.Our senior partnership model helps our clients grow and prosper by placing specialist communications skills alongside market-leading insights. Our clients want an agile partner that can tackle their challenges as they happen. We can move as fast as your business, and help you to plan for different scenarios and outcomes. We know which tactics and strategies will get results but we are not afraid to break new ground. We connect specialists from across multiple areas to drive results for our clients:Capital MarketsCorporate AffairsPublic PolicyEngagementLife SciencesContent & CreativeInsight & ResearchIn 2016 our work was recognised by industry peers at the PRCA City and Financial Awards, at which we were named City Agency of Year. The global company is backed by funds managed by Vitruvian Partners LLP, an independent private equity firm which specialises in middle market buyouts, growth buyouts and growth capital investments in the United Kingdom and Northern Europe. www.instinctif.com
In 1996, Intralinks pioneered the use of software-as-a-service solutions for business collaboration and transformed the way companies work, initially for the debt capital markets and M&A communities. Today, Intralinks empowers global companies to share content and collaborate with business partners without losing control over information. Through the Intralinks platform, companies, and third parties can securely share and collaborate on even the most sensitive documents – while maintaining compliance with policies that mitigate corporate and regulatory risk.
Intralinks is the most widely used deal management and virtual data room solution that supports all parties involved throughout the M&A lifecycle: from deal preparation through to marketing, due diligence, closing, and post-merger integration. Intralinks enables financial advisors, legal advisors, and M&A and corporate development professionals to securely collaborate and share confidential information while maintaining complete control over content.
Intralinks also hosts the world’s largest M&A professional social network, used by over 8,400 firms, including private equity, financial advisory, corporates, and family offices, to originate and source acquisition opportunities and potential buyers for divestments.
Intralinks is also the industry-leading platform used by Alternative Investment firms for fund raising and LP reporting.
Over 4.1 million M&A, legal, corporate development and private equity professionals at 99% of Fortune 1000 companies, investment banks, law firms and private equity firms have depended on Intralinks’ 20 years of experience in helping to facilitate transactions and business collaborations valued at more than US$34 trillion across all industries.
For further information, visit www.intralinks.com or on Twitter follow @Intralinks.
Standard Bank, also trading as Stanbic Bank, is Africa's biggest Bank by assets and earnings with a presence in 20 African countries and other key markets globally. The Group has been at the forefront of South Africa's financial system for over150 years and has successfully expanded across Africa and other key emerging markets while strengthening its specialist product teams and global distribution capability.Our outstanding coverage and capabilities enable trade and investment flows between emerging markets and the continent and help connect our clients to opportunities which serve their business objectives.Our core differentiator is connecting our clients to Africa, by providing African insight as well as product capability and solutions to our clients' needs in dealing with Africa.The Group offers Retail, Business and Corporate & Investment Banking services, having a network of over 1000 branches across the African continent.Our office in Dubai has been established since 1997 servicing our clients in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It is an investment banking origination platform acting as a gateway for cross border initiatives between the MENA region and Africa as well as other core emerging markets for Standard Bank. Standard Bank of South Africa Limited (Dubai Branch) is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority.