Chris Williams is an exceptional lawyer and leader who has shown an extraordinary level of dedication, commitment and professionalism.

Chambers Global, 2023

Being resident in the UAE since 2008, Chris Williams uses his keen understanding of the region to guide his leadership of Bracewell’s Dubai office, as well as his own active corporate practice. Chris has particular experience in advising on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, complex commercial contracts and corporate advisory work, as well as experience advising on labour and employment matters (contentious and non-contentious), and managing litigation disputes in the UAE.

The 2013 edition of The Legal 500 noted Chris’ “excellent knowledge of the Middle East,” a skillset that he brings to his clients doing business in the region and the 2014 edition of The Legal 500 commented that he was “responsive and business savvy.” The 2014 edition of Chambers Global noted that, “impressed sources described him as very sensible, good to deal with and commercial,” the 2015 edition of Chambers Global commented that he was “extremely responsive at all times, very thorough, very adept at preparing documents and at advising on strategy,” and the 2016 edition of Chambers Global noted that he is “flexible, pragmatic and makes sure the client is well looked after.”