Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers
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Eversheds Sutherland’s new partner

As part of 20 partnership promotions made across the firm, Eversheds Sutherland (International) has announced a partner promotion in the UAE. Clint Dempsey, head of Banking and Finance in the UAE, has been promoted to partner...

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Winston & Strawn appoints Christopher Skipper

Christopher Skipper has joined Winston & Strawn as a partner in the Corporate and Finance Practice in Dubai. Skipper was previously senior in-house counsel at Dubai-based investment firm Istithmar World. “With the addition of Chris to...

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Hadef & Partners appoints new head of IP in Dubai

Munir Suboh has joined Hadef & Partners to head the Intellectual Property practice in the Dubai office, advising on the full suite IP services and providing support across all of Hadef & Partners’ practice areas, including...

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Elias Hayek joins Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs continues the expansion of its global hospitality practice with the addition of Elias J. Hayek, former vice president, legal – EMEA Division, at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Hayek, who joins the...

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DLA Piper reinforces Middle East commitment

DLA Piper has announced the promotion of four senior Dubai-based lawyers to its partnership effective May 1, 2017. The promotions represent a 22 per cent increase in the firm’s partner headcount across the Middle East, with...

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Fintech Specialist Rosalind Rayman joins The Bench

The Bench FZE announced that it has welcomed fintech specialist, Rosalind Rayman, to its team of legal consultants. Joby Beretta, founder and director of The Bench said, “We continue to implement our strategy of building a...

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Curtis strengthens Middle East offering

Curtis deepens its Middle East offering with the addition counsel Ali Naveed Arshad to its Dubai office. He has worked in Oman since 2011, having most recently been a practice head at a highly regarded local...

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Ben Smith promoted to partner

Clyde & Co announced the promotion of nine new partners across its international network, this includes Ben Smith in the Dubai office of Clyde & Co. The promotions are effective from May 1, 2017. Smith is...

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New joiners at Holman Fenwick Willan

HFW has strengthened of its construction and arbitration practice in the Middle East with the recent arrival of partner and arbitrator, Beau McLaren (profile featured in the Oath April 2017). McLaren is a construction and disputes specialist...

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Kennedys boosts Asia-Pacific expertise with marine partner hire

Kennedys has boosted its international marine insurance and shipping practice, and particularly its Korean expertise, with the appointment of disputes partner Deug Rong (“DR”) Lee from Clyde & Co. DR joins Kennedys’ international marine insurance and...

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