Clemens Daburon is the founder and Managing Partner of Daburon & Partners. He has more than 12 years’ experience in the MEA region, ten of them in Abu Dhabi.
Dr Daburon has a wealth of corporate finance expertise and a proven record of advising key decision-makers on mergers and acquisitions and major commercial contracts. He has advised in transactions in UAE, Oman, Iraq, Egypt and Qatar, across industry sectors such as construction, healthcare and defence, and on cross-border tax issues (including VAT). He has also successfully represented clients in arbitration procedures before the Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation Centre, the Dubai International Arbitration Centre and the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority.
He graduated from the University of Economics and Business in Vienna with a degree in international commerce in 2001 and was awarded a degree in law the following year from Vienna University. He received a PhD in international law with distinction from the same institution in 2006. Dr Daburon passed the Austrian bar exam also with distinction in July 2007. He is also qualified to practise law in England and Wales since 2013.
Dr Daburon is the officially appointed “Lawyer of Trust” of the Austrian embassy in Abu Dhabi and a member of the board of the Austrian Business Council in Dubai and of the Executive Committee of the Swiss Business Council in Abu Dhabi.
He is fluent in English, German, French and has basic knowledge of Arabic and Russian. Dr Daburon is “Of Counsel” for Baitulhikma, a local litigation firm with offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Salalah and Sohar.