Dechert heats up Dubai office with duo hire from K&S
Dechert has recruited real estate lawyers Stephen Kelly and Sarah Mahood from King & Spalding in Dubai.
Mahood, a counsel at King & Spalding, joins the US firm as a national partner. King & Spalding partner Kelly is being brought on in order to spearhead the firm’s hospitality and real estate development practice in the city. Kelly also has previous experience at Clyde & Co.
The lateral hires mark Dechert’s first in 18 months in Dubai, after the recruitment of arbitration partner Ravinder Bhullar from legacy Nabarro in 2016. The firm’s Dubai office now holds six partners.