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Phone Number

+964 (0)771 358 6705 or +964 (0)750 161 3803

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+20 2 760 4593

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Iraq Law Alliance, PLLC

Office Locations

Baghdad and Erbil

Firm Phone Number

+964 (0) 771.358.6705 (Iraq) or +1.253.988.8873 (US) or Phone (Kurdistan Region): +964 (0)750.161.3803

Firm Fax Number

+ (VOIP Iraq)

Personal Background

  Thomas W. Donovan works in the Baghdad and Erbil, Kurdistan offices of the Iraq Law Alliance.  His experience centers around labor and employment, law, structured & project finance and international investment in Iraq.  He has a broad range of expertise, including corporate governance in various Middle East jurisdictions including counseling corporations and specifically international oil companies in the establishment and their on-going foreign operations.  Tom has also been involved in international dispute resolution proceedings in Iraq, Kurdistan, and other jurisdictions in the Arab Middle East, working in the procurement and enforcement of international arbitration awards.  He received his J.D. from New York Law School and speaks Dutch, Arabic, and Turkish.

Firm Background

Iraq Law Alliance, PLLC (“ILA”) has been operating in Iraq for several years and has permanently staffed offices in Basra, Baghdad, and Erbil (Kurdistan Region) comprised of western licensed attorneys working in tandem with local Iraqi and Kurdish certified lawyers. The Firm provides quality legal services to investors, employers, and companies involved in the reconstruction and development of Iraq.

ILA recognizes the need for specialist expertise in a number of fields in Iraq, including corporate, project finance, construction, employment law, and intellectual property, and leverages the combined experience of its attorneys in those fields with more than 46 years of Iraqi practice to provide a comprehensive service to its clients.

ILA is committed to state-of-the-art communication and information processing technology as part of its philosophy of efficiency and cost-effective delivery of services. The Firm's local area network and satellite communications capabilities allow attorneys and staff to share resources and research libraries' legal databases, as well as other support tools. The Firm's systems also facilitate internal and external communication to streamline attorney-client communications.

ILA commits itself to provide its clients with professional, high quality service that is responsive to their individual needs and meets their high standards. ILA is ranked as the premier Iraqi and Kurdish law firm by Chambers and Partners (Band one) and is the sole American Bar Association (ABA) member firm in Iraq.  ILA is also the country designated representative to the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and ABA Counsel on Natural Resources Law.

ILA represents national and multinational companies, advising them on all legal matters related to corporate and reconstruction activities in Iraq. Our practice spans a broad spectrum and includes general corporate, construction, regulatory, licensing, labor, intellectual property, and tax issues. 

Firm Practice Areas

Our practice spans a broad spectrum and includes general corporate, construction, regulatory, licensing, employment and labor law, intellectual property, and tax issues. 

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