Mayer Brown launches in Dubai
Mayer Brown has launched an office in Dubai, led by two partners who were hired from Baker & McKenzie last December.
Charles Hallab will serve as chair of the firm's Middle East practice and will also lead the firm's international joint venture and strategic alliance practice. Tahan Thraya will be head of the firm's Middle East corporate and commercial team.
Hallab was previously chair of Baker & McKenzie's corporate and securities practice in Washington, D.C. Thraya, meanwhile, formerly headed the firm's United Arab Emirates corporate and commercial practice and was the founding partner for the firm's offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha.