Baker & McKenzie is set to launch UAE law firm Habib Al Mulla on 1 July 2013. The merged firm will be known in the UAE as Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla, and will advise clients
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Eversheds has boosted its Middle East practice with the hire of two partners and one principal associate in the Doha office. Partners Dani Kabbani and Ben MoylanGlobal law firm
Herbert Smith has laid off five support staff in IT and business services in Dubai, following a decision last month to lay off 51 people in the firm’s London headquarters.
Dewey & LeBoeuf has initated a restructuring of its middle east operations, which could result in the closure of the firm’s Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha offices. The process,
Slaughter and May and Allen & Overy have announced their annual partner promotions, with 23 made up at A&O and two made up at Slaughters. Slaughters elevated financing lawyer Ed Fife in London, and dispute resolution
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has promoted 20 lawyers to the partnership in its annual promotions round, the same number as were promoted last year. This
Clifford Chance has elected two new partners to its partnership council, elevating Italy banking head Giuseppe De Palma and Dubai banking partner Robin Abraham to three-year
The Dubai International Financial Centre Courts have ruled upon the first case to involve litigants outside of the Centre – opening the way for other international firms operating in the region to have their disputes
The General Counsel at Boeing, J. Michael Luttig, is leading an in-house team that will guide the largest sale of aircraft in the company’s 95 year history. The deal will see Boeing sell 50 of its 777-300ER planes to
Dubai has expanded the jurisdiction of the financial free-zone courts to allow foreign companies doing business in Dubai the option of using English-speaking courts to settle their disputes. Companies now have the option
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.