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The Middle East

Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss lawyers represent clients from practically every country in the Middle East on a wide variety of international litigation and corporate matters.  Our team, which includes native Arabic speakers, has on-the-ground experience and a network of longstanding working relationships and contacts throughout the region.  After years of working in the region, we have developed an understanding of the traditions and business culture crucial to conducting business in this vibrant region. 

Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss has managed some of the highest-profile fraud and corruption matters to have ever arisen in the Middle East.  For years, we served as global legal coordinator for Saudi Arabian conglomerate Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi & Brothers Company, managing the world-wide litigation and commercial negotiations resulting from one of the largest frauds in Middle East history.  We served as U.S. counsel for the Liquidators of Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI), obtaining a $1 billion racketeering judgment against a Saudi national and working with a multinational team to obtain the first recognition in Saudi Arabia of a non-Arab League judgment.  We have extensive experience representing and advising foreign sovereigns, including the Governments of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Egypt, on asset recovery, money laundering, fraud, anti-corruption and sovereign immunity matters. We routinely advise companies and individuals throughout the region on U.S. regulatory and criminal matters, including compliance with U.S. sanctions programs.

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