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Tahan (Tom) A. Thraya

Tahan (Tom) A. Thraya

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A Distinctive Middle East Practice

Clients say that "his experience and technical knowledge are incredibly impressive." - Chambers Global 2017

Truly an expert in M&A, business-oriented and highly responsive” - Legal 500

Tom Thraya is partner-in-charge of Mayer Brown's Dubai office, head of the firm's Middle East corporate and commercial team and a member of the Global Corporate & Securities practice. Tom has spent nearly a decade practicing in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East region and spends a small portion of his time in the firm's Washington DC office.

Tom focuses his practice on the Middle East and has worked in the region for nearly a decade. He advises both private and public clients in the areas of cross-border and domestic mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, international and domestic joint ventures, private equity and global corporate reorganizations. He also advises clients on international and domestic commercial agreements, foreign direct investment, employment and compliance related advice and investigations, litigation/arbitration support and general corporate and commercial counseling. Tom also has an international geographic focus on the Middle East, with particular emphasis on Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Iraq. He is a fluent Arabic speaker and reader.

Tom was ranked by IFLR1000 as a Leading Attorney in the Middle East for 2018 and was ranked by Chambers Global in 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 for M&A/corporate matters (“his experience and technical knowledge are incredibly impressive” – Chambers Global 2017) and was recognized by Legal 500 as "truly an expert in M&A, business-oriented and highly responsive." Tom also received special mention by Chambers Global in 2014, 2013 and 2012 for Corporate/M&A in the UAE under the “Highly Regarded” category and as a “key contact partner for M&A work". Additionally, Tom was recognized by IFLR1000 in 2013, 2012 and 2011 and by Legal 500 for UAE for having "an impressive transactional record in 2011". Tom also received special mention in 2012 and 2011 by Chambers Global rankings for corporate/commercial in Qatar for having “excellent work product and very hands-on". Finally, Tom was also listed in the 2012 MENA Fund Manager Service Provider Power 50.

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