Mayer Brown makes agreement with former Hogans ME best friend
Mayer Brown has landed a best friends agreement with Saudi firm Al-Yaqoub Attorneys & Legal Advisers.
The agreement gives Mayer Brown a deeper presence in the Middle East, where it currently has only one office, which opened in 2016 in Dubai.
A number of associations between major international firms and Middle Eastern firms have been launched or ended in recent years. Prior to this agreement with Mayer Brown, Al-Yaqoub was in an eight-year association with Hogan Lovells, which ended in 2016. CMS has a relatively large foothold in the region, with nine offices including its latest association with Saudi firm Feras Al Shawaf.