About Us

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Ahmed Ibrahim
Managing Partner - IBRAHIM & PARTNERS

IBRAHIM & PARTNERS – is a local law firm with a regional footprint working across the Middle East region.  Led by our UAE office Managing Partner, Ahmed Ibrahim, our lawyers are experts in advising on all aspects of UAE laws. Our UAE offices are also well placed to provide local legal support across the GCC.

Through our UAE offices and our strategic alliance with Al Saleh and Al Sahli, we advise on five jurisdictions, namely Algeria, Cairo, Khartoum, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and the UAE.  We advise both local and international companies on a full range of issues from contentious and non-contentious corporate and commercial matters, including major project work; establishing and conducting business across the Middle East, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, employment matters, property, distributions and franchise arrangements. Our Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices are also well placed to provide local legal support across the GCC.

Our firm is organized into four regional practice groups including Corporate and M&A, Capital Markets, Finance and Projects and Dispute Resolution.

We strongly believe in combining legal knowledge with sector awareness. Our philosophy is based on consistently ensuring that all lawyers are dedicated to their own practice area and specialty. We believe that this brings an added value to our clients through our lawyer’s understanding of key issues particular to their sector, which is reflected through practical solutions addressing our clients’ expectations.

Why us?

IBRAHIM & PARTNERS is an independent MENA-region law firm, led by our Managing Partner, Ahmed Ibrahim, and is comprised of a team of lawyers that are experts in advising on all aspects of UAE law. We advise both local and international companies on a full range of issues from contentious and non-contentious corporate and commercial matters, including major project work, establishing, and conducting business across the Emirates, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, equity capital market, legal due diligence/audit, employment matters, property, structuring, distributions and franchise arrangements.

Our Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices are also well placed to provide local legal support across the GCC. We are also happy to announce that we have expanded our regional footprint to cover KSA and Lebanon. Our Firm is organized into four regional practice groups including Corporate and M&A, Capital Markets, Finance and Projects and Dispute Resolution.

We strongly believe in combining legal knowledge with sector awareness. Our philosophy is based on consistently ensuring that all lawyers are dedicated to their own practice area and specialty. We believe that this brings an added value to our clients through our lawyer’s understanding of key issues particular to their sector, which is reflected through practical solutions addressing our clients’ expectations.

Almost all of our UAE office is fully bilingual including legal, paralegal and support staff (English/Arabic) with several trilingual members (French), and they possess over 50 years of experience amongst them. We have enhanced our English and US law capabilities by having members of our corporate commercial team who are qualified to advise on English and US laws, giving our clients both civil and common law competencies.

Our Capital Markets team is the most active capital markets team in the UAE, having led almost all the IPOs and rights issue which have taken place in the UAE, including two UAE issuers listed on London Stock Exchange. Dubbed as “the UAE ECM guru” by Chambers & Partners and “the first choice when it comes to UAE IPOs”. Ahmed Ibrahim is ranked as tier 1 capital markets lawyer by the Legal500 in 2018 and has a second-to-none and hands-on capital markets experience. He also continues to maintain his ranking by Chambers Global as a leading individual up to this day in the UAE and the Middle East.

Our Corporate and M&A Practice Group’s primary goal is to provide services to a wide range of local, regional, and international companies. Our UAE team has in a short span of time been part of large-scale M&As across the various Emirates, the region and globally. Our M&A team is one of the most active in public acquisitions in the UAE with members of our team having led many acquisitions and disposals of private and public joint stock companies, which is rare in the UAE being that most companies are formed as limited liability companies. These transactions are very specific in nature and require a different set of qualifications and experience giving our team unrivalled expertise of these transactions. We are also active in advising a variety of clients in private merger and acquisition transactions involving UAE companies with operations in the UAE and abroad, in various sectors and different regions.  Further, we are the preferred local counsel of many international/magic circle law firms and banks in their cross border and local M&A transactions.

IBRAHIM & PARTNERS has been ranked recently by Legal 500 for Capital Markets in the UAE and “is now at the top of the market for ECM”. IBRAHIM & PARTNERS is also ranked in the UAE for Corporate, Commercial and M&As, the firm is a “highly regarded firm [that] regularly advises on the UAE aspects of significant cross-border deals, often working alongside leading international firms. In particular, the firm is well versed in acquisitions and disposals of private and public joint-stock companies”.  Managing Partner Ahmed Ibrahim are recognized practitioners in the UAE. Ahmed Ibrahim is also a long-standing ranked lawyer in Chambers and Partners in the UAE and Middle East. 

"If you’re looking for new markets, investment opportunities, or wishing to explore IPO options, implementation of new strategies or have a dispute to resolve, we have specialist teams on the ground to help across the GCC region."

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