Douglas G. Smith has more than 30 years of experience in the Middle East, as well as North America and Asia. Doug’s main areas of practice include corporate law, M&A, private equity, finance, corporate restructurings, joint ventures as well as corporate governance and regulatory matters. His practice has involved him in transactional work in numerous jurisdictions in the Middle East including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain as well as in East and Southeast Asia, encompassing Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, India, as well as other nations.
Doug has been recognized for his corporate-commercial and M&A expertise on numerous occasions by Who's Who Legal and The Legal 500.
Doug frequently speaks publically and writes on corporate and commercial law matters. He is a former lecturer at the University of Hong Kong as well as a guest lecturer at the City University of Hong Kong. Since 2016, Doug has been a guest lecturer at the Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi.
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