Ahmed Al-Janabi is a partner based in the Baghdad office and head of the Iraq practice. He is consistently recognized for his expertise in oil and gas in many lawyer rankings.

He represents some of the biggest oil and gas companies operating in Iraq. In addition to this, he advises clients on a broad range of legal matters that includes corporate and commercial law, labor law, dispute resolution, project finance, mergers and acquisitions. He frequently represents international clients on high profile matters in Iraq.


  • Iraqi Bar Association, 2007
  • Iraqi Jurists Association, 2007
  • Iraqi Translators Association, 2000


  • University of Turath (B.A. English Literature, 2000)
  • University of Turath (B.A. Law, 2006)


“Ahmed Al-Janabi stands out for his availability and his timely and concrete responses. He has adapted his communication style and explained how complex legal issues work in practice. His negotiation skills are strong.”

“Ahmed has a very strong reputation. He’s very experienced and has been in the market a long time.”

“He is an exceptional lawyer who has gone from strength to strength over the years.”

“His knowledge on Iraqi issues is second to none.”

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Ranked for 11 years, for Iraq General Business Law (Band 1) – since 2013

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Leading Individual since 2012, Leading Firm in Iraq (Tier 2)

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Ahmed Al-Janabi is a commercial and corporate lawyer based in Iraq. He is widely recognized for his strong advice on oil and gas issues and employment mandates. He is often retained by international clients to advise on a range of commercial matters.

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