Clyde & Co expands corporate practice with key partner hire
Taimur Malik joins from US law firm Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle where he was a partner in the Dubai and Muscat offices.
Clyde & Co announced the appointment of Taimur Malik as a partner in its Middle East corporate practice. Malik will be based mainly in the firm’s Dubai office and support clients across the region and in Pakistan.
Malik joins from US law firm Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle where he was a partner in the Dubai and Muscat offices. Prior to that, he was regional head of the legal department for Vale, one of the world’s largest metals and mining companies, overseeing legal matters for high profile projects in Oman and in the wider Middle East region.
Malik is a highly experienced corporate lawyer. He has advised governments, sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions, listed companies and Fortune 500 companies on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters in countries across Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He is recognised as a leading individual by Legal 500 and ranked by Chambers and Partners.
Phil O’Riordan, partner and head of corporate – MENA at Clyde & Co in Dubai, commented, “Taimur is a strong addition to our team and a great fit thanks to the calibre of his international experience, his unique skills, and his expertise in the mining sector. Bringing Taimur on board will help create new opportunities for our corporate practice in the Middle East.”
Commenting on the move to Clyde & Co, Taimur Malik said, “This is an exciting time to join a leading firm like Clyde & Co. It has one of the strongest offerings in the Middle East and is ideally placed to take advantage of the way the market is developing in the region.”