Registered with Abu Dhabi Global Market, De Gaulle Fleurance EMEA Ltd. is a platform designed to support cross-border client business between the Middle East, Africa and Europe.
The attorneys provide assistance from the Abu Dhabi offices, in synergy with the Paris-based teams for clients throughout their projects – from being established (public affairs management), through investments (corporate, M&A, financing, PPP, responses to international calls for tenders, etc.), managing their operations in strategic sectors (energy, mining, infrastructure, banking, IT, etc.), as well as issues related to disinvestment, litigation and arbitration.
Clients can rely on our integrated teams as well as a network of local correspondents selected independently to deal with specific legal issues in the target countries. Correspondents are chosen according to the needs of each project.
De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés has extensive experience advising key stakeholders in the EMEA area (firms, DFIs, investment funds, States, etc.), with multidisciplinary teams (including an integrated OHADA practice). Our attorneys advise Gulf clients on their projects in Africa and Europe, pan-African institutions and international groups on their investments in Africa and the Middle East.
“The growing trend in economic flows between the Middle East and Africa has been a decisive factor in our decision to open this branch in the United Arab Emirates, which is a real crossroads for international business in the EMEA area,” explains Jean-Baptiste Santelli, partner with De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés and CEO of the Abu Dhabi’s branch office. “It’s a way for us to get closer to our clients who already rely on our acknowledged full service expertise gained in supporting operations in this geographic area.”