Romain Astruc

Romain Astruc

Partner | Counselor-at-Law

Office:  U.A.E.


Area of Concentration

  • Commercial and Business laws, especially:
    • International and GCC laws of contracts of sales;
    • Distribution contract and similar agency contracts;
    • Front-end design, engineering, procurement, construction contracts (incl. F.I.D.I.C. and P.P.P.);
    • Intellectual and Industrial property contracts (incl. model agency agreements, technology transfer and license agreements);
  • Corporate laws, especially:
    • Legal entities formation (GCC);
    • Joint-Ventures, Mergers & Acquisitions;
  • Criminal laws, especially business and insolvency related criminal acts (criminologist).
  • Litigation, especially:
    • Criminal litigation (supporting local lawyers);
    • Labour dispute related litigation;
    • Dispute between landlords and tenants.



  • MENA Legal (since 2011)
  • Dosseto, Maillet et Associes, International contract of sales, Company formation, M & A, PPP (France, 2009/2010)
  • Cabinet d’Avocat Dossou, International contract of sales, PPP (Benin, 2006)
  • Beugnot et Associes, PPP contracts and expropriation (France, 2005) 



  • University XI Paris-Sud, France, in 2010 with a master degree in international business law (LL.M)
  • Major at the regional exam (Versailles, France) to access to the bar school in 2009;
  • University Paris II Pantheon-Assas, France, in 2009, diploma in Criminology and Penal Law;


Professional Activities and Membership

  • AHKdemy (AHK UAE) speakers for GCC legal related matters (seminars and training);
  • Adviser of the French Business Council in the UAE;
  • Association des Juristes Francophones.



French, English, German



  • Co-author on various legal and business guides of the Middle Eastern Region

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