The Legal 500 recently published rankings for 2021 recognizing distinguished lawyers and law firms in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. AMERELLER has been recognized as a leading firm in Iraq, Libya, and the United Arab Emirates.
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A total of 8 lawyers from the firm have been listed as recommended individuals in their practice areas.
In addition, global partner, Ahmed Al-Janabi, has once again been ranked as a Leading Individual in Iraq.
Recognition and Testimonials:
Mena Associates in association with AMERELLER (Iraq) was ranked in the Leading Firms (Tier 2) category. At the helm is Ahmed Al-Janabi, partner and head of the Iraq practice, who is also ranked by Legal 500 EMEA as a Leading Individual.
“Mena Associates in association with AMERELLER handles notable mandates in the oil and gas sector. Energy expert Ahmed Al-Janabi leads a practice which also advises on employment law and commercial matters.”
The Legal 500 EMEA also recognized AMERELLER in association with P&A Legal (Libya) as a Leading Firm (Tier 3).
“AMERELLER in association with P&A Legal is well positioned to advise international clients on their Libyan affairs, with a strong focus on power generation, healthcare and oil and gas.”
Lead partner Kilian Bälz splits his time between the firm’s Tripoli, Berlin and Cairo offices. Clients include major foreign investors, with mandates ranging from major infrastructure and energy projects, as well as more day-to-day matters, such as employment and tax advice.”
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
AMERELLER Dubai has been ranked in Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and International Litigation (Tier 4) for their representation of major clients such as Hitachi, and thyssenkrupp Materials Trading. Alexander Lütgendorf represents a large number of respected businesses on a range of commercial disputes in arbitration and the DIFC courts. Amer Jamoukha has also been recommended for his work with UAE advocates.
“Overall, a reliable and experienced team. We found them to be organized, well versed with the legal environment, and good at providing comprehensive advice.” “The AMERELLER team has profound knowledge and experience in all MENA legislations. One of the most remarkable points is that they act – with zero arrogance towards non-experts in the region – proactively and are always able to guide both lawyer and non-lawyers in a comprehensive way through a dispute. All decision alternatives and their consequences are clearly analyzed, and this firm is able to clearly recommend the best way instead of shifting a decision to the business people.”
“Alexander Lütgendorf is very knowledgeable, well experienced in multiple legal matters and brings in a commercial perspective as well, not just legal.”
The firm has also been ranked for Corporate, Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions (Tier 5) for exemplary representation of multinational German and Japanese companies in the Middle East on commercial transactions, strategic investments, joint ventures, and regulatory compliance. The Legal 500 also recognized that the practice has a footprint across the Middle East including Egypt, Libya, and Iraq.
“While its office network puts AMERELLER in a good position to assist Deutschland AG with its Middle Eastern efforts, Christopher Gunson also advises a number of notable Japanese clients. Arabic-speaking Texas-admitted Jonathan Noble is a key name for corporate and commercial work, and Dr. Jochen Murach is involved in heavyweight restructurings by leading German companies across sectors.”
The Legal 500 EMEA is published annually covering 80 countries and with over 2,700 ranked law firms. Ranks are provided based on a law firm’s work over the past 12 months, their range and depth of expertise, specialization and ancillary services, and opinions shared by law firm clients.