Law rocks

Inaugural Middle East Law Rocks pushes funds raised towards $1.5m


The legal market battle of the bands Law Rocks broke new ground last week, as the London-based event landed in Dubai, a move that has helped the charity event close in on a record total fundraising of $1.5m.

Saudi Arabia

HSF allies with Nasser Al-Hamdan to reopen in Riyadh two years after regional exit

24-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Herbert Smith Freehills will reopen in Riyadh in 2016 through an exclusive association with local firm Nasser Al-Hamdan and the hire of two partners from DLA Piper and White & Case.


HFW set to open three offices in the Middle East

9-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has confirmed plans to open three offices in the Middle East adding to its existing base in Dubai.

real estate

The real estate blog: Wragges’ Richard Bate talks mergers and international growth

20-Oct-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co is about to undergo a monumental change when it merges with Canadian firm Gowlings.


Al Tamimi picks up Hill Dickinson commercial head as new Qatar boss

12-Oct-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Middle East firm Al Tamimi & Company has hired Hill Dickinson head of commercial Stephen Lansdown as the head of its Qatar office.

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Reed Smith profit soars 11 per cent after headcount boost

25-Sep-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Reed Smith’s has seen its net profit jump by 11 per cent, from £58.4m to £64.9m for the year ending December 2014.

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Middle East Analysis

Abu Dhabi

MENA special report

30-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

 Still the lawyer’s destination of choice in the region, despite falling oil prices


It’s all go in Silicon Wadi: Israel's lawyers get busy


A hi-tech sector on a roll, growing Chinese investor interest, rows over competition law and booming M&A – things are buzzing for Israel’s lawyers.


UAE is hot right now


 The UAE is booming and firms expect a further boost when sanctions against Iran are lifted.

Israel Technology

Israel – A hi-tech attraction

16-Feb-2015 | By Joshua Freedman

Technology M&A is leading the way in Israel as foreign companies clamour to invest, but will a regulator’s U-turn put the brakes on growth?

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Middle East Briefings

Gambling is prohibited in Israel, but could Eilat soon have its own casino? download subscription

Barnea & Co Law Offices 27-Oct-2015

The Israeli Prime Minister has instructed the Transport Minister and the Tourism Minister, to evaluate the possibility and ramifications of establishing a casino in Eilat.