Baker & McKenzie acquires UAE firm

April 30, 2013 Baker & McKenzie is set to expand its presence in the Gulf region after merging with local firm Habib Al Mulla & Co, which has offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

The firm will be known in the United Arab Emirates as Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla, and will provide clients with local and global legal services under the joint leadership of Baker’s Gulf managing partner Borys Dackiw and name partner Dr. Habib Al Mulla.

Dackiw said of the move: “The merger enhances Baker & McKenzie’s practice in the UAE and Gulf region, adding a fifth office to its existing offering in the Gulf which will strengthen its representation to the foreign companies in the UAE market and abroad through a single firm.”

Bakers already has Middle East bases in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Cairo, Doha and Riyadh.

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