Herrick’s MENA Practice is built on strong, enduring relationships in the region. Our attorneys advise regional and international companies, individual and corporate clients and sovereigns and governmental entities in their business and legal needs across the Middle East and North Africa. Our practice has been active in the region for over thirty years, and we have counseled clients on a range of complex matters across industries including financings, M&A and joint ventures, IPOs, intellectual property, government investigations, litigations, arbitrations and alternative dispute resolution. Our team is comprised of a cross-section of attorneys with experience with a variety of sectors including cutting edge tech companies, apparel and manufacturing, real estate, financial services and food and beverage, among others.  

Our successes in pioneering lawsuits brought on behalf of the people of Türkiye to recover its looted cultural treasures provided us with the opportunity to work closely with government ministries, agencies and officials. In 2012, Herrick advised on all aspects of the development of a new Türkiye Center near the United Nations headquarters in New York - the largest Ministry of Foreign Affairs project outside of Türkiye.

We pride ourselves in serving as a bridge between business interests in the U.S. and the MENA markets. Our sophisticated understanding of their legal systems and business communities provides an edge to U.S. clients entering or expanding into the market. Likewise, we serve as lawyers, advisors and business strategists to entrepreneurs in the MENA region seeking to start or grow their businesses in the U.S. In that regard, we frequently help our MENA clients by facilitating relationships with both the American government and American business leaders.

  • Banking and finance
  • Bankruptcy and restructuring
  • Corporate
  • Cross-border dispute resolution
  • Employment law
  • Food and beverage
  • Franchising
  • Government relations
  • Intellectual property
  • International art law
  • International tax
  • International private clients
  • Product liability
  • Real estate
  • Sports law
  • White collar and investigations
  • Coordination of immigration visas (with outside immigration counsel)