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Linklaters has overhauled its Middle East leadership team bringing in Milan co-managing partner Sarosh Mewawalla as Dubai managing partner and finance practice head.
Mewawalla's appointment, which comes into force from September, comes after incumbent Dubai managing partner Ewan Cameron was promoted to regional senior partner. Cameron will also become co-head of global M&A, alongside seven other partners across seven jurisdictions.
The appointments form part of a new dedicated emerging markets group serving clients across Emerging Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (EEMENA), launched earlier this year (The Lawyer, 12 May).
Nick Eastwell, EEMENA regional managing partner, said the new steps reflect the firm's growth and progression in Dubai. He added that the firm's Dubai office will house around 38 lawyers including eight partners when Mewawalla takes up his post.
"His appointment [Mewewalla], together with the recent elections of Richard O'Callaghan and Luma Saqqaf, underlines the firm's continued commitment to clients in the region and to our emerging markets strategy more broadly," said Eastwell.
Co-heads of Global M&A:
Ewan Cameron, Middle East Zili Shao, China Marc Loy, France Dr Ralph Wollburg, Germany Sandeep Katwala, India Group Sebastián Albella, Spain Matthew Middleditch, UK Nick Rees, New York.