In the United Arab Emirates, FTI Consulting has a team of 70 professionals located in three offices across Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The firm entered the Middle Eastern market in 2005 with the establishment of the Construction Solutions practice, which today is widely recognised as a market-leading practice in the UAE that provides a range of services in the construction space, including claims and delay services. In 2008 FTI Consulting expanded its presence with the launch of the Strategic Communications practice in the United Arab Emirates, which provides communications, public affairs, and reputational management, among other services to a wide client base across the Middle East. Established in 2013 as the first dedicated damages assessment practice in the GCC, our Economic and Financial Consulting team brings multi-jurisdictional experience in the disputes industry, focusing on expert accounting services, including damages assessment and expert witness testimony in litigation and arbitration.
In 2016 and 2017, FTI Consulting established the Forensic & Litigation Consulting, and Technology practices have expanded our capabilities across the Middle East. The FLC team extended FTI Consulting’s expert reach by supporting our global network and providing regional clients with forensic and consulting services, including fraud investigations, financial crime services, complex business intelligence, and cybersecurity. FTI Consulting further expanded the UAE regional practice with the addition of a dedicated Technology segment, specialising in a range of core services to our clients in the region. The segment provides e-discovery services, as well as data governance and information security services. In 2020, FTI Consulting expanded their practice offering in the region by introducing a dedicated Corporate Finance & Restructuring practice, providing solutions to a wide range of stakeholders in the banking, private equity, sovereign wealth, and corporate sectors in acquisitions and disposals as well as stressed and distressed situations across the Middle East.
As the UAE and Middle Eastern markets become ever more sophisticated, our clients require a combination of financial, technical, business, and industry experience. They rely on us to provide strategic advice and comprehensive results-focused solutions. We are dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance their enterprise value in an increasingly complex and evolving legal, regulatory, and economic environment. No matter how challenging or complex the assignment, clients benefit from our extensive local, regional, and global experience and expert knowledge.
Senior Managing Director, Head of Middle East Economic and Financial Consulting
Senior Managing Director, Head of Middle East Construction Solutions