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Middle East

Our Middle East hub is led by partners Richard Morgan and Raj Pahuja, both of whom have extensive experience of working with businesses in the Arabian Gulf and with UK businesses wishing to trade there. We have contacts throughout the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi and Iraq, and our international experience and local know-how means we can help you get a good deal and manage the risks.

Our experience

Our international group brings together specialist experts from across the firm, ensuring the key contact at HCR can help drive your matter forward.

Joint Head of our Middle East hub, Raj Pahuja qualified in New York (2000) and England (2002) and has significant experience in the Gulf Cooperation Council (“GCC”) countries, having lived and worked in both the UAE and Bahrain for over 12 years where he worked for Al Tamimi & Company and Expo 2020 Dubai respectively. Raj has a broad client base which include distributors, manufacturers, consultancy services providers, sports management companies, athletes, private equity investors and owners.

Raj is also a key member of the firm’s Sports Law, Technology, and Media and Entertainment teams.

Joint Head Richard Morgan, has decades of experience of working across the defence, security and forces sector and has successfully undertaken countless high-value commercial disputes valued at up to US$90 million and £150 million, for a range of corporate clients including multi-national aerospace manufacturers, IT distributors, and producers in automotive, energy and defence sectors. He has been retained in numerous crossborder and multi-jurisdiction disputes, and has worked partly in Dubai since 2022.

Richard Morgan

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution, Defence, Security and the Forces Sector

Direct Dial: +44 3301 075 797
Mobile: +44 7890 304 469

How can we help you?

Adding value to your business

From corporate and commercial matters to navigating complicated employment and immigration law, we provide a practical, commercial approach. There are some areas where our experience and connections enable us to provide additional value for our clients, including:

  • In-country investigations and due diligence
  • Negotiations with Gulf Cooperation Council counter parties
  • Immigration – for businesses and individuals
  • Risk minimisation.

We have a substantial network in the GCC, calling on lawyers from different firms depending on the skill set our client needs, whether corporate law, media law, employment law or other specialisms.

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