Middle East Market Watch - On Being a Female Lawyer in the Middle East

by: Richard

Posted on October 13, 2009 at 9:10 PM



As Cypress has devoted more and more resources to the Middle East legal market, and as the markets there show substantial resilience to the global downturn, more and more lawyers are interested in taking off their shoes and jumping in the wadi.  But we’ve noticed that some women are still relatively hesitant to work in ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 10/13/09

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Posted on October 13, 2009 at 9:10 PM



Ashurst has relocated partner Nick Williamson, a corporate specialist, to its Abu Dhabi office—the firm’s third partner in Abu Dhabi. Williamson’s practice focuses on M&A and corporate finance, with an emphasis on equity capital markets. He is also knowledgeable about the energy and natural resources sector, which s...

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Office Openings - 7/8/09

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on July 8, 2009 at 11:07 PM



Zhonglun W & D is opening its first office in Riyadh.Baker Botts is continuing the expansion of its Middle East offices by adding partners to its Dubai office and opening an office in Abu Dhabi due to increased demand for its legal services. Baker Botts now has 3 offices in the region, the third operating in Riyadh....

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 4/09/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 10:04 PM



Fulbright & Jaworski has brought six attorneys to its Hong Kong office. These include three associates, one of counsel, and two partners (Stefan Ricketts and Richard Hill). Ricketts is experienced in different matters such as oil and gas and infrastructure development arenas, including public and private cross borde...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 3/26/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on March 26, 2009 at 7:03 PM



Latham & Watkins promoted three lawyers to partnership thus far this year. One of them is Daiske Yoshida, who has become a partner in the Tokyo office’s litigation department. Yoshida is qualified to practice in New York and Japan (where he is registered as a foreign attorney or Gaikokuho-Jimu Bengoshi). He has prim...

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Office Openings - 3/05/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on March 5, 2009 at 9:03 PM



K&L Gates has launched its office in Singapore, which is its fifth in Asia and makes a total of 70 Asia-based lawyers. The office will primarily focus on technology, transportation, energy, financial services, and investment funds practices. In the future, it plans to broaden into digital media, maritime practice ar...

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Office Openings - 2/18/2009

by: Matt March

Posted on February 18, 2009 at 9:02 PM



Baker & McKenzie officially opened its Abu Dhabi office on February 17 of 2009.  This is Baker & McKenzie’s fourth office in the Middle East, and the firm now has 69 offices in 39 countries.“After more than three decades of experience in this region, we are delighted to expand in the United Arab Emirates, an are...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 2/18/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 18, 2009 at 3:02 PM



Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has strengthened its office in Singapore by adding corporate partner Christopher Muessel, bringing the number of partners there to seven. Muessel previously worked at Duane Morris’ Singapore office. He concentrates on project financing in Asia (but focuses on Vietnam related ones). As ...

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Deal Watch - 2/17/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 17, 2009 at 11:02 PM



Lovells represented HK Electric on its acquisition of a 45 percent stake in three China power plants from Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Ltd., one of HK Electric’s major shareholders. The deal was worth HK$5.68 billion, and Lovells Asia corporate team was led by Jamie Barr.Clifford Chance and Linklaters have worked...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 1/27/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on January 27, 2009 at 6:01 PM



A former director at private equity investor Actis joins O’Melveny & Myers LLP Asia practice as partner. Dean Collins will be a member of the firm’s securitization practice group and the firm’s investment funds. He has been as a tenured funds formation lawyer at an international law firm, advising customers on corpo...

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