Christian Ule is the managing partner of the law firm ULE & STEINER, which manages the international legal practice MIDEAST | Law, and is based in the Cairo office. Previously, he worked for Schürmann & Partner and Coudert Brothers LLP (both in Frankfurt), was founding partner of MENA Legal Advisers in Dubai and today is a partner of the Egyptian law office of KARIM ADEL in Cairo.
Christian represents and advises a broad client base of national and multinational companies on various aspects of business in the Middle East with a concentration on Egypt and the Gulf Cooperation countries.
He is listed for commercial, corporate and M&A in The Legal 500 in Egypt.
Christian studied political science, law and Arabic at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., the Universities of Heidelberg, Mainz and Alexandria, Egypt. He did his PhD in law at the University of Mainz with a dissertation on international water law on the Nile river.
Christian is an active member of the German Bar Association, the American Bar Association (Section on International Law), founding member of the Society for Arabic and Islamic Law, member of Cross Border Business Lawyers (CBBL), the only worldwide network of German lawyers, and the German Professional Service Alliance (GPSA), representing Egypt. He is a part I practitioner of the DIFC Courts in Dubai and was the Vice-Chairman of the Arab Regional Forum of the International Bar Association from 2003 to 2008.
Christian regularly publishes books and articles, delivers lectures and participates in workshops at international conferences on Middle Eastern business laws.
He speaks German, English, Arabic, French and Spanish.