Holland & Knight opens office in Abu Dhabi

Holland & Knight LLP has opened a law office in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Holland & Knight, which has represented clients in the region on a wide variety of business matters and investments for a number of years, will work closely with the independent Abu Dhabi-based law firm of Al Masaood & Associates. Donald Moore, a Holland & Knight partner previously located in the firm's Miami office, has relocated to Abu Dhabi and will serve as the Executive Partner of the office. At least one other partner and several Holland & Knight associates also will be relocating to the new office. "Holland & Knight lawyers have been traveling to this important part of the world for many years for clients and opening an office in Abu Dhabi is a natural extension of our steady increase in client representations there," said Moore. "We enjoy a close working relationship with many important clients in the region, including the Al Masaood Group led by H.E. Abdulla Al Masaood. We are honored that His Excellency has encouraged the firm to open an office in Abu Dhabi in order to more comprehensively represent the Al Masaood family's business activities in the United Arab Emirates and around the world. We are equally pleased to be working closely with Abdul Qadir Ismail, the managing partner of the Al Masaood & Associates law firm." "We believe that our new office in Abu Dhabi will be an important part of our service offerings to clients," added Steven Sonberg, Managing Partner of Holland & Knight. "Abu Dhabi is a dynamic and vital center of world commerce and it is important for us to be able to offer our clients a presence there. We are excited about the enormous opportunities in Abu Dhabi and throughout the United Arab Emirates."

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