Newton Law Group

Full-Service International Law Firm in Iraq

Newton Law Group

RSA Law Offices
MRF Towers - Off 100 m Street

Erbil 44001

Other Offices: Baghdad   Beirut   Riyadh   Hargeisa   Juba   Khartoum   

Newton Law Group Overview

Newton Law Group/Newton & Partners LLP is a boutique international law firm located in the Middle East that serves businesses, governments, non-profit organizations and individual clients around the world. In emerging and established markets, the firm deploys its knowledge of applicable laws, business practices, and cultures to advise and represent clients on their cross-border business matters. In Iraq, Newton Law Group prides itself on being a top tier law firm catering the needs of the international community.

The firm engages regularly in the formation of American, European, and Middle Eastern Law, speaking and writing in the field and serving clients on both high-stakes and more standard-type controversies. Among the attorneys are: a professor of contracts with specialization in international trade; By virtue of its cutting-edge partnership structure, the firm is positioned to provide high levels of service and competency while remaining cost-effective relative to competitors – all from a client-centered ethic driven by two realities.

The firm's most valued resource is its relationships, and its counsels each client as if they were the only one. The firm is dedicated to acting according to the highest professional standards, focusing on value with efficiency and creativity, and channeling combined skills and experience to reach clients' goals, among other professional protocols.

Languages: Arabic, Kurdish, Turkish, French, Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, German, English.

Newton Law Group Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Business Immigration; Energy; Infrastructure Projects; Wage and Hour and Overtime Claims; Employee Compensation; International Litigation; Sovereign Investors; Sport; Telecommunications; Transportation; Land Use Regulations; Real Estate Development; Financing; Leases; Acquisitions, Sales, and Exchanges.

Newton Law Group Areas of Law Description

Newton and Partners provides legal representation and services in the following areas of practice:

- Corporate

We counsel clients in the full range of corporate transactions and in daily business and regulatory matters. Our experience throughout the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East enables us to facilitate complex cross-border deals and, at the same time, to use our local market knowledge and deep understanding of the culture and industry-specific issues to pursue the best results for our clients. Our clients include a broad range of multinationals, from major corporations to early-stage private companies. We advise banks, financial institutions, infrastructure funds, as well as individuals. Newton & Partners lawyers bring extensive success in advising on some of the most complex joint ventures and strategic alliances in the commercial and energy sectors.

Our experience includes, but is not limited, to:
» Mergers and Acquisitions
» Debt Offerings
» Rule 144 A transactions
» Registered Offerings
» Restructurings
» Preferred stock offerings and rights offerings

- Energy Law

Newton & Partners lawyers are well versed in the development, financing, and construction of energy projects, as well as acquisitions and dispositions, having guided transactions related to the following commodities:
» Electric power plants, E&P properties, LNG facilities, energy storage facilities
» Pipelines and gathering systems, Refineries, oil and gas exploration and production
» Refining, transportation, and marketing of petroleum products
» Oil, gas, and product pipelines, terminals and storage facilities
» LNG plants and facilities, gas-processing and gathering facilities
» Petrochemical plants and facilities

- Governmental Relations

Newton & Partners addresses the many legislative and regulatory issues of state, regional, national, and international scope that affect our clients. Our highly experienced attorneys and staff assist clients by monitoring state and federal legislative and executive activities. We therefore have the capability to act in a preemptive manner, striving to protect our client’s actual and potential interests.

Newton & Partners litigates in state and federal courts in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, at the trial and appellate levels. Areas of special litigation expertise include:

» contract and other commercial disputes
» complex insurance and reinsurance coverage matters
» complex financial disputes
» intellectual property disputes
» business torts and product-liability claims
» professional malpractice claims
» government contracts
» investment contracts
» high-level employment controversies

- International Arbitration

We advise clients on every step of the dispute resolution process - from the drafting of dispute resolution clauses to the enforcement of arbitral awards. Many members of our team have provided legal training and dispute resolution clauses for officials in the U.S. and Iraqi Governments. We also advise on alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and provide guidance on the best dispute resolution options in any given situation. We can recommend suitably qualified arbitrators and expert witnesses.

- Iraq Practice

We are among only a handful of international law firms with competency working in Iraq, and with that qualification comes deep understanding of the rules and regulations of this emerging country. Our lawyers have been involved in structuring foreign investments and international transactions affecting Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government since 2003.

Our Iraq practice includes the following:
» Negotiation and drafting of international joint venture agreements
» Formation and registration of foreign companies in Iraq
» Structuring oil and gas business in Iraq
» Advising on infrastructure projects
» Advising on telecommunications laws
» Advising on laws and regulations governing investment, including advising on proposed amendments to existing laws
» Registration of trademarks and logos
» Kurdistan construction projects
» International arbitration cases
» Structuring international financial transactions
» Foreign Corruption Practice Act compliance and enforcement


Mr. Halim Gebeili
Banking and Finance, Construction Law, Corporate Law, International Arbitration, Litigation

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