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Partner, Dubai

Based in the Middle East for over 16 years, Imtiaz Shah has closed hundreds of deals across all the major countries of the Gulf and the wider Middle East. Widely recognised as one of the leading corporate lawyers in Dubai, Imtiaz heads the Hogan Lovells Corporate practice in the Middle East. Imtiaz's work is a mix of M&A, commercial, regulatory and investment funds. A wealth of experience in the region allows Imtiaz to bring practical and often innovative solutions for clients undertaking corporate deals across the Middle East. He is a trusted advisor to many of the largest corporates, financial institutions and family offices undertaking business in the region.

Legal 500 calls him 'commercially focused and responsive' and Chambers Global lauds his 'excellent reputation for wide ranging expertise'. Imtiaz seamlessly knits together documentation which navigates the many often restrictive regulations in the Middle East with commercially relevant and cutting edge provisions which best protect clients' interests. Imtiaz's experience, commercial nous and his ability to 'think around corners' has helped many clients efficiently cut through seemingly intractable problems and quickly achieve their goals.

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