Trowers & Hamlins appoints new head of UAE practice

Trowers & Hamlins has appointed Bahrain partner Abdullah Mutawi as the head of its United Arab Emirates practice, in a bid to give a boost to its Middle Eastern presence. Mutawi will work with Nick White and Andrew Rae, the managing partners of the Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices respectively, to expand the firm’s corporate offering in the UAE. Trowers’ head of international Martin Amison said: “We have always been proud of our longstanding presence in the Middle East and our Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices continue to perform well in trying economic times. Expanding our corporate finance capabilities in the UAE is a key part of our strategy going forward particularly as we have started to see significant deals coming to the market. “Abdullah is the perfect man to lead this. He is a corporate heavyweight with a great reputation and has built a significant client base in the region. I am confident our clients will welcome his gravitas, his enormous experience and his ability to work seamlessly between Arabic and Western business environments.”

Trowers & Hamlins appoints new head of UAE practice Tue, Sep 6, 2011