We Serve Companies in a Broad Range of Industries with Interests in the Middle East

Our firm works directly with companies of all sizes around the world. We also work with international law firms with clients with interests in the Middle East. In addition, we work with clients in a broad range of industries, helping them address the unique and complex challenges of doing business in the Middle East—including the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Industries We Serve

At GLA & Co, our attorneys’ experience includes representing companies in the following industries:

Defense & Security

We advise defense contractors and security companies on all aspects of operating in the Middle East. This includes procurement matters involving the GCC States and foreign governments and financial matters, corporate and commercial matters, data security, and dispute resolution.


Our attorneys represent private educational institutions, including primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, and academies. We assist our private education clients with all formational and operational matters, from securing financing and negotiating real estate leases to protecting their proprietary assets.  

Energy & Utilities

We have significant experience representing energy companies and utilities in the Middle East. Our advisory services include financing, construction, contracting, compliance, and government relations, among others.

Financial Services

A significant portion of our practice is devoted to representing clients in the financial services industry. We maintain robust Banking & Finance and Capital Markets practices and handle private matters and matters involving the central banks and the capital markets authorities of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.


Heavy regulation presents unique challenges for healthcare entities. We help our healthcare clients establish and maintain regulatory compliance while guiding them through matters involving financing, corporate structuring, commercial contracts, employment, and dispute resolution.

Real Estate & Construction

The real estate and construction industries present major opportunities in the Middle East. We help our clients exploit these opportunities with comprehensive, custom-tailored legal advice and representation.

Retail & Consumer

We represent clients ranging from startups to large multi-national companies involved in (or seeking to be involved in) the retail and consumer markets in the Middle East. We provide full-service legal representation for clients in the retail and consumer sectors, including representation for corporate, compliance, and commercial matters.

Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Our attorneys work with technology, media, and telecommunications companies of all sizes and with all types of interests in the Middle East. This includes working with disruptive technology startups, online media publishers, and telecommunications providers, among many other clients.

Transport & Logistics

Within our Transport & Logistics practice, we serve clients in the ground transportation, aviation, shipping, import/export, and logistics sectors. We represent domestic companies in the GCC States as well as foreign companies seeking to expand their footprint in the Middle East.