News 23 Jun. 2021

Ibrahim Elsadig joins Curtis as Partner in Dubai

Curtis is pleased to welcome corporate lawyer Ibrahim Elsadig to its Dubai office as a partner.

Ibrahim Elsadig is a highly experienced corporate lawyer, having spent over two decades working throughout the UAE and wider Gulf region, North Africa and India. He combines senior in house experience gained with GE Energy with a breadth of work within international private practice in the UAE. He originally qualified in India and Sudan, and in addition to his core practice in UAE and wider GCC, he has a particular focus on Africa.

Mr. Elsadig’s experience includes infrastructure projects, corporate governance and regulatory issues across the water, wastewater, electricity and oil and gas sectors. He has advised on power generation, EPC contracts for power plants, long-term service agreements and operation & maintenance agreements.

Government entities and family-owned businesses in the region rely on Mr. Elsadig for advice across a range of corporate and commercial matters. He advises clients on joint ventures, M&A, liquidations and insolvency, and corporate restructuring, spanning the energy, telecommunications, technology, healthcare, education and retail sectors.

Mr. Esadig is recognized by many market commentators, including Chambers Global 2021, in which clients note that "he provides solutions for legal obstacles and makes what seems impossible possible."

Curtis Chairman, George Kahale III, said “I am delighted to welcome Ibrahim to our international practice. His experience is the ideal complement to our burgeoning MENA practice.”

Dubai managing partner Jeremy Miocevic said “Ibrahim’s depth of experience across the Gulf region is a great asset to our Dubai and regional team.”

Ibrahim comments: “I have known Curtis for some time, and I and my clients felt it was the right fit, particularly with the firm’s international focus, and indeed its GCC and African strength.”

This appointment is close on the heels of Africa focused corporate lawyer Paul Bugingo, who joined the firm’s Dubai office in August 2020. It reflects Curtis’ continuing focus on its international offices, which has seen the firm secure nine corporate hires in Europe in the past 12 months. The firm added four partners through its strategic partnership with Paris corporate boutique Bichot et Associes in January, and announced in May the establishment of a new office in Brussels.