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Interlaw Expands Network Across Egypt, Iraq and Libya

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Interlaw has expanded its presence into Egypt, Iraq and Libya, having welcomed full-service firm, MENA Associates, to the elite global network. MENA Associates is part of AMERELLER  which is home to 70 lawyers, including 20 partners.

With offices in Cairo in Egypt, Baghdad, Basra, and Erbil in Iraq and Tripoli in Libya, MENA Associates has established a reputation as the ‘go to’ legal practice in the region, particularly in challenging jurisdictions such as Iraq and Libya.   

Often retained as local counsel on major projects, deals and transactions in the region, the firm has a solid reputation in the market and among legal peers. Its leading position is backed by recognition in both Legal500 and Chambers and Partners.   

Providing comprehensive corporate and commercial law and dispute resolution offerings, the firm boasts an impressive multinational client base, which includes publicly traded companies, international organizations, governments and states, global financial institutions, family-owned businesses, NGOs, SMEs, and entrepreneurs in many sectors and industries.   

Dr. Florian Amereller, founding partner, said: 

“We have a proven track record in assisting multinational companies on intricate MENA-related legal issues, with the cross-border expertise, top-level client service, and specialized local knowledge expected by corporate leaders.   

“When it comes to global legal services, the number one priority for multinational clients is to secure seamless, high-quality advice across the world. This can only be achieved through collaboration with the best lawyers in each jurisdiction. As part of Interlaw, we will be bringing significant benefits to our client base and we look forward to working with our new colleagues.”   

The appointment of MENA Associates in association with AMERELLER marks a further milestone in Interlaw’s expansion across North Africa and the Middle East, as Michael Pattinson, Global Chair of Interlaw, comments:   

“MENA Associates in association with AMERELLER is a highly respected firm in its region, with almost 25 years’ experience in advising on complex transactions. Without doubt, they have created something very special, and their client feedback underlines the professionalism, expertise, and responsiveness of their lawyers. This approach mirrors the commitment to quality found across the Interlaw network and we are proud to be extending our reach in these strategically important regions with a firm of such standing.”