News 08 Jan. 2021
Curtis Adds Africa Insider and Corporate Partner Kalidou Gadio in the U.S.
News 18 Nov. 2020
Libya Obtains Historic Victory in Setting Aside of EUR452 Million Arbitral Award
News 15 Dec. 2020
Kazakhstan Secures US$1.9 Billion in Settlement of Arbitral Dispute
News 26 Feb. 2020
Curtis Secures Comprehensive Victory for the Republic of Kazakhstan’s Committee of Roads
Event 05 Jan. 2021
Partner Robert Honeywell participates in Fundación Fide panel on U.S. and Spanish Insolvency Systems
News 20 Dec. 2020
Curtis Counsel Fuad Zarbiyev Nominated for Membership in International Law Commission
News 17 Dec. 2020
Partner Antonio Prida and Associate Irene Cuellar Publish Article on Mexico Potentially Incorporating The UNCITRAL Model Law and The Singapore Convention into National Legislation
Article 11 Dec. 2020
Partners Rodrigo Valverde and Santiago Corcuera, and Associate Irene Cuellar, Author Mexico Chapter in INSOL International’s “Treatment of Secured Claims in Insolvency and Pre-Insolvency Proceedings II”
Client Alert 13 Jan. 2021
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Upholds Qatar’s Sovereign Immunity in Cyberespionage Case
Event 09 Jan. 2021
Partner Charles Howland Serves as Judge for the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition
Client Alert 30 Dec. 2020
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Notarization (Executive Order 202.7) During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: December 30, 2020)
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Witnessing (New York Executive Order 202.14) During The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: December 30, 2020)
Curtis’ Middle East practice provides a full suite of international and domestic legal services out of the firm’s offices in Dubai and Muscat, with active support from the wider team in Europe, Asia and the U.S.
The Muscat office is a centre of excellence in infrastructure, project finance, energy, corporate/commercial and banking, as well as its premier litigation and dispute resolution practice.
The Dubai office has a particularly strong corporate group and is also notable for the breadth of its disputes experience, including international arbitration and DIFC and ADGM Court litigation. These core practice areas are complemented by experience in privatization, insurance, shipping and port development, construction, tourism, real estate, employment, and public procurement.Our clients operate in many different sectors including tourism, food & beverage, real estate, energy, manufacturing, trading and distribution, banking and financial services, commodities, natural resources and transportation.
Curtis is known for the breadth of its sovereign representation practice in the Middle East. We have long represented several GCC governments on public international law matters and investment treaty arbitrations. Our international trade team, with members based in the region, has had notable successes in the Middle East. We have represented Middle Eastern countries in a range of proceedings at the WTO, as well as representing Middle East based exporters to the United States as defendants in trade cases brought against them by the U.S. Department of Commerce on behalf of domestic manufacturers. Curtis also advises on sanctions law, which is particularly relevant in this region.
The full service corporate and commercial team gives both international and local law advice. The Dubai and Muscat offices provides the firm with an ideal location for serving clients doing business in Oman and the UAE, as well as in the wider Middle East region. The corporate transactional team advises on regional cross-border mergers as well as UAE and Oman-based acquisitions and disposals. Our corporate lawyers also advise on MBOs and venture capital investments involving the region’s leading private equity and venture capital funds.
All of our Dubai-based dispute resolution lawyers are highly trained international practitioners with extensive local expertise. The team regularly practices before all of the most important arbitration centres, including the DIFC-LCIA, Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and with governing laws including UAE law, DIFC law and English law. The team has been active in the DIFC courts for claimants and Curtis is one of the few firms also to have conducted cases in the Abu Dhabi Global Market courts (ADGM).
Curtis Muscat’s dispute resolution team is highly regarded as a top-ranked practice in Oman. With over 35 years’ collective experience, the team offers rare strength in arbitration and litigation in Oman, with both international and local law experts.
The top-flight energy and projects team’s experience spans oil and gas, electricity, water, waste water, industrial and renewables sectors as well as infrastructure and privatization projects. Curtis also has a depth of experience in the electricity sector, having advised on the Arabian Gulf’s first IPP and also on aspects of the power sector unbundling and privatization process legislated for by the Sector Law.
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Clients are impressed by the firm's "pragmatism and results-driven approach."
Chambers Global 2019 UAE Corporate and Commercial Contracts
"Recommended for their expertise, commerciality and depth."
Legal 500 EMEA 2018 - Oman Projects and Energy
'...considerable expertise in tax and mining disputes. Clients consider them "high quality and very efficient."'
Chambers Global Oman - Dispute Resolution 2019
"The team is known for expertise across a spectrum of corporate and commercial transactions including private equity and projects matters."
Chambers Global 2018 UAE Corporate Commercial