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LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. LexisNexis encompasses authoritative legal publications and services dating back to the 19th century including: the All England Law Reports and Halsbury’s Laws in the United Kingdom, the JurisClasseur encyclopedia in France, and lexis.com, Shephard’s and the Matthew Bender portfolios in the US. Through the integration of information and technology, LexisNexis uniquely unites proprietary brands, advanced Web technologies and premium information sources. We provide customers across the globe with access to billions of searchable documents and records from more than 45,000 legal, news and business sources. What makes us different from the others is our deep understanding of the history and differences in the legal market in the Middle East. Our challenge is to provide expertise in civil and common law, relevant understanding of the principles of Islamic law, and produce a truly unique offering which bridges the gap between these three legal traditions. We operate from our UAE office in Dubai Media City, with support from our offices in London and Paris. Through our strategic partnership with Sader Legal Publishing we also have dedicated translation and research teams in Beirut and Amman.
For more than 160 years, Winston & Strawn LLP has served as a trusted adviser and advocate to companies in a broad array of industries. The firm has built a law practice with tremendous breadth and a global presence. We ensure consistent outcomes, and all our clients receive the same high level of service anywhere in the world, working through our network of offices in the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and North America.
Grant Thornton is a leading business adviser that helps dynamic organisations to unlock their potential for growth. Our brand is respected globally, as one of the major global accounting organisations recognised by capital markets, regulators and international standards setting bodies. Privately owned, publicly listed and public sector clients come to us for our technical skills and industry capabilities but also for our different way of working. Our partners and teams invest the time to truly understand your business, giving real insight and a fresh perspective to keep you moving. The UAE practice is supported by over 200 local professionals who are represented by over 28 nationalities, given diversity is a core fundamental to providing a holistic yet varied perspective to our client’s challenges. Additionally, the local team are supported by a connected group of wider regional professionals of which we have access to over 700 who are based in over 12 offices. Our firm has been built on the basis of transparency, connected thinking and driving real insight to businesses who are focused on growth, building value and investing in innovative models for the future. We have a long legacy in the region which spans to over 50 years, therefore not only have we supported economic prosperity but have worked to support businesses who have started humbly and which today have become successful and profiled conglomerates. Therefore, whether a business has domestic or international aspirations, Grant Thornton can help you to unlock your potential for growth.
Meysan Partners was established in January 2015, with its inaugural office in Kuwait. Its client includes some of the largest regional blue-chip companies, family groups, multinational corporations, international financial institutions, sovereign governments and their agencies, domestic corporations, financial institutions, as well as high net worth individuals. Meysan Partners seeks to set itself apart by offering high quality, innovative legal advice delivered by a team of highly-experienced Arabic and English speaking lawyers. This is underpinned by over 35 years of combined legal experience in the Middle East shared by its partners who, in recent years, have advised clients across a range of industry sectors on some of the most noteworthy and complex transactions and disputes in the region. Our client list includes regional blue-chip companies and family groups, multinational corporations, international financial institutions, sovereign governments and their agencies, domestic corporations and financial institutions, as well as high net worth individuals. Meysan Partners adopts a boutique approach to its practice, limiting the number and type of matters it undertakes, in order to ensure the highest quality offering for our clients. We strive to maintain a ratio of associates to partners significantly below that of other firms in the region, and generally focus on matters that require the focus and experience of our partners, particularly in relation to cross­ border regional transactions and high-stakes commercial litigation. Our clients rely on our global perspective and on our in-depth knowledge and understanding of local and regional laws. We are adept at handling high-stakes disputes involving complicated fact patterns as well as novel questions of law. In 2015, Meysan Partners won the IFLR Award for Rising Star Law Firm of the Middle East. The IFLR confirmed that Meysan received more nominations for the category than any other firm by a wide margin, despite being less than one year old, and that major firms in the region considered Meysan ‘s partners as "long-standing and respected practitioners." In November 2015, Meysan was one of only five firms (and the only Kuwaiti firm) shortlisted for Regional Law Firm of the Year by The Oath.
Pink Pepper Photography is a boutique photography company based in the UAE. We specialize in newborn, child and family portrait photography, as well as our new division Pet Pixels, we also cover events, corporates and weddings! Operational since 2008 our flagship studio is based in Jumeirah on Al Wasl Road, where we have two state of the art studios and two cosy, private viewings rooms. Thanks to our inhouse team of photographers and retouchers, Pink Pepper Photography brings an artistic flair and exceptional attention to detail to our service portfolio which includes;
  • Studio based contemporary portraiture, specializing in newborn, babies and families
  • Bespoke wedding photography & videography packages
  • Event photography & location based shoots, including Pet photography
  • Corporate and commercial photography
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