Agha & Shamsi Becomes the First Firm to Practice According to Shari'ah

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Posted on August 20, 2009 at 9:08 PM



The Abu Dhabi-based law firm Agha & Shamshi has decided to conduct its practice in compliance with Shari’ah. Shari’ah is the Islamic legal code, based on the Qu’ran and the Sunnah of Muhammad. It regulates all aspects of life, such as marriage, religious rituals, social issues, and business transactions. On its webs...

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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 - 6/3/09

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Posted on June 3, 2009 at 5:06 PM



Allen & Overy announced the elevation of 15 associates to counsel worldwide, marking an increase from last year’s eight counsel promotions.  While the bulk of the promotions were in the firms’ European offices, two associates in Hong Kong were also promoted and one associate was elevated in Dubai.  For Hong Kong, Cl...

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Office Openings - 5/12/09

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Posted on May 12, 2009 at 8:05 PM



Eversheds is opening in Saudi Arabia in co-operation with the Hani Al Qurashi Law Firm.   The alliance will allow Eversheds to operate from offices in Riyadh and Jeddah.  Amjad Hussain, Evershed’s Head of Islamic banking will become the managing partner of the Riyadh office.  Eversheds already has offices in Doha and Ab...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 4/23/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 23, 2009 at 6:04 PM



Walkers brought in former Allen & Overy attorney Fraser Hern to its Hong Kong office. He will be working in the insolvency, restructuring, and corporate recovery practice.Orrick has hired John Inge as of counsel for its Tokyo office. Inge comes from Hogan & Hartson’s Tokyo office, where he has represented many p...

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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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Office Openings - 4/09/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 10:04 PM



US firm Dorsey & Whitney opened an office in Sydney, Australia, so that it can serve US and Asia clients in the Asia-Pacific. The office will work closely with two other offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong, and will be headed by John Chrisman. SJ Berwin, within a month of launching an office in Hong Kong, has now set ...

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Deal Watch - 4/02/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 2, 2009 at 7:04 PM



Freshfields recently advised Grand Point Investment Limited in its 56.1% acquisition of Tianjin Port Company Limited. On the other side, K&L Gates advised Tianjing Port Development Holdings in the deal, which was worth about US$1,807.00 m.Lee & Co advised Shanghai POSCO E&C Real Estate Development while law ...

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Office Openings - 4/02/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 2, 2009 at 6:04 PM



SJ Berwin has officially launched its first office in Hong Kong which will serve China and East Asia. The practice will essentially focus on securities, fund formation, corporate, M&A, real estate, energy, infrastructure and litigation. Three partners will found the office (Asia managing partner Daniel Liew, Peter T...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 4/02/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 2, 2009 at 6:04 PM



Norton Rose has brought in Donald Francoeur as a senior counsel for its banking and finance practice in Riyadh. Francoeur was formerly at the Qatar firm Gebran Majdalany. He also has previously worked in Canadian firm Fraser Milner Casgrain as well as Stikeman Elliot’s office in Montreal. Norton Rose wants to take advan...

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