Bassel El Turk
Principal & UAE Country Manager

Bassel is a Principal and Country Manager of our UAE business. 

Bassel joined us in 2006 and heads our Dubai Dispute Resolution Team. Bassel was made an Executive in 2016 and Country Manager in April 2018. He works on a range of IP matters in our Dubai office, with a particular focus on enforcement and complex IP litigation in the Middle East and North Africa.

Bassel manages the IP portfolios for a number of multinational entities across the Middle East and North Africa as well as regional entities worldwide.  Bassel also advises on potential legal and cultural risks associated with Arabic language marketing and advertising across the MENA region.

Professional qualifications 

  • BA, La Sagesse University School of Law, Lebanon 

  • LLM Commercial Law, University of Glasgow, UK

  • Admitted by the Lebanese Bar

  • Licensed as a Legal Consultant by the Rulers Court of Dubai

Accolades

  • Chambers Global 2019: Listed as Up and Coming
  • WTR 1000 2019: Ranked Silver
  • Managing Intellectual Property 2019: Listed as an IP Star for Trade Marks
  • Managing Intellectual Property 2019: Listed as an IP Star for Patents
  • Managing Intellectual Property 2018: Listed as an IP Star for Trade Marks
  • Managing Intellectual Property 2017: Listed as an IP Star for Patents
  • Managing Intellectual Property 2017: Listed as an IP Star for Trade Marks
  • Legal 500 EMEA, 2017: Listed as Next Generation Lawyer and Recommended Lawyer
  • WTR 1000, 2016: Ranked Silver
  • WTR 1000, 2015: Ranked Silver

Personal interests