Dubai

Clydes looks to carry out domestic work in the Middle East

3-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Clydes & Co is set to further increase its international offering with plans to move onshore in Dubai and Qatar.

Qatar

Qatar Petroleum to launch first legal panel

24-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

State-owned Qatar Petroleum will launch its first formal legal panel, with Simmons & Simmons and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) understood to have already submitted tender proposals.

London

Latham project finance partner Collins departs for Jones Day

24-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Latham & Watkins Abu Dhabi project finance partner Nick Collins has joined Jones Day’s projects and infrastructure practice in London.

Chris Lowe

Watson Farley & Williams' Lowe and Wegener: "The firm deserved more management"

19-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

When Michael Greville stepped down as managing partner of Watson Farley & Williams (WFW), his position was filled by not one, but two, former office heads.

Freshfields

Freshfields and Shearman lead Integrated Diagnostics Holdings' IPO

15-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Shearman & Sterling have picked up top roles in the IPO of healthcare business Integrated Diagnostics Holdings, with the company valued at $668m.

corut

Libyan Investment Authority turns to Keystone Law for $3.3bn Goldman case

11-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) has turned to Keystone Law to replace Enyo Law on its $3.3bn (£1.9bn) battle against Goldman Sachs and French bank Société Générale (SocGen).

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Middle East Analysis

israel-index

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

3-Aug-2015

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

UAE is hot right now

27-Jul-2015

 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?

MENA

How to access the Arab market: advice from the lawyers who know

24-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Middle Eastern market is lucrative, but for international firms business nuances are tricky. To guide you through, The Lawyer has researched the region and the legal players to collaborate with. Here’s a taster of our findings

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Middle East Briefings

Some things borrowed, some things new: the DFSA consults on the regulation of property and money market funds in Dubai download subscription

Eversheds 21-Jul-2015

The lawmakers and regulators in the DIFC have established a strong legal and regulatory framework for those wishing to establish collective investment funds in or from the DIFC.

Middle-East Opinion

Cat Griffiths index

Negotiating the middle ground

24-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

It wasn’t easy. When The Lawyer set out to research the top independent law firms operating in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) we were confronted with a whole series of problems. 

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