Latham and Freshfields Make Middle East Push as Firms Target New Markets

February 15, 2008 Latham & Watkins and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are set for key strategic initiatives in the Middle East as top law firms move to ramp up their practices in the world's main emerging markets.

U.S.-based Latham looks set to become the latest adviser to launch in the competitive Middle East market after hiring a partner from Vinson & Elkins, while Freshfields is transferring more lawyers from London to the region.


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