Dentons to close Kuwait office
Dentons is set to shut down its Kuwait office following a strategic review. The outcome of the move for energy partner Stuart Cavet and the three others lawyers working from Kuwait is not yet clear, with Dentons declining to comment on the issue.
There is no word yet on whether the firm intends to continue its asocciation with local firm Jamal Ahmed Al-Shehab.
A Dentons spokesperson said in a statement: “We regularly review our global and regional presences to determine how best to serve our clients’ needs and, accordingly, to set our investment priorities.
“In this context we have decided to cease operating in Kuwait shortly. However, we remain committed to the representation of clients on our many Kuwait-related matters, and we will - as we have done very successfully over many years - continue to serve their needs through our capabilities in our other Middle East locations as well as from our offices in other regions, such as London and Washington DC.
“As one of the oldest and largest international law firms in the Middle East, Dentons continues to view the region as a strategic priority, as reflected by the recent addition of a number new partners within the region, with further growth planned.”