DLA Piper’s Middle East regional managing partner David Church is to step down next year and will be replaced by the head of the firm’s Kuwait office, Abdul Aziz Al-Yaqout. Church launched the firm’s Middle East
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Lovells has launched an association in Saudi Arabia with local firm Al Yaqoub Attorneys and Legal Advisers, a Riyadh-based three-lawyer firm led by former Trowers & Hamlins ally Montasir Al-Yaqoub. Lovells’
In a second redundancy round in its Middle East offices, Uk law firm DLA Piper is cutting 22 jobs. The cuts affect one partner and nine fee earners.
Baker Botts has hired former Lovells Middle East head Shibeer Ahmed in a boost for its Dubai project finance practice. Ahmed joined the US firm’s Dubai office earlier this
DLA Piper has announced it will eliminate 8 associates in its Dubai office. Falling demand is cited as the reason for the cutbacks.
Trowers & Hamlins has cut seven lawyers in the Middle East, five in Dubai, the other two the firm's Saudi Arabia and Oman offices in Riyadh and Muscat.
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is targeting Middle East launches with plans for a dual assault on Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The firm's chairman Ralph Baxter said that there is no exact timeframe for the launch, but
Arendt & Medernach, one of the largest law firms in Luxembourg has opened a new office in Dubai within the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
Kilpatrick Stockton has opened a two-lawyer Dubai office to expand its construction practice into the Middle East. The office is starting with several U.S. clients that also are newcomers to the region, with the goal of
Norton Rose has lost corporate partner Andrew Tarbuck to US giant Latham & Watkins in Dubai. The news comes just after Latham had announced the hire of a seven-partner team in Hong Kong from Allen & Overy last week.
DLA Piper is sending its Europe and Asia senior partner Peter Wayte to Dubai. With 120 lawyers in the Middle East, DLA Piper has taken on eleven new partners in the region since the start of the year – including
Malaysia's Zaid Ibrahim & Co has become the first South East Asian law firm to receive a licence from the Dubai Financial Services Authority to provide legal services to local, regional and International clients in and
Between 2000 and 2006, King & Spalding more than doubled the number of lawyers in its New York and Houston offices, the American Lawyer reports. Beginning with Dubai in 2007, King & Spalding went on to add offices in
Dubai-based private equity firm Abraaj Capital has bolstered its team with the hire of two lawyers, Andrew Chvatal and Darius Jannat, from the New York office of Simpson Thacher. This follows on from the hire of Pervez