Abu Dhabi

Clyde & Co hires Eversheds’ Middle East chairman

14-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Eversheds’ Middle East chairman Christopher Jobson has joined Clyde & Co as a partner in the firm’s Abu Dhabi office.


Addleshaw Goddard increased rolling credit facility by £4m in 2012/13

14-Jan-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Addleshaw Goddard’s latest LLP accounts revealed a £4m increase in its bank borrowing and a 10.5 per cent rise in the value of its debtors from £76m to £83m.

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Trowers & Hamlins closes in Cairo and pulls out of Egypt

3-Jan-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Trowers & Hamlins has announced the closure of its Cairo office, citing uncertainty over the long-term outlook for Egypt.

Abu Dhabi

TAQA hires Schlumberger in-houser McGuinty as GC

27-Nov-2013 | By Kate Beioley

The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) has appointed a new general counsel and company secretary to replace outgoing Steven Phillips who retires this year. 


Al Tamimi hires Yas Marina GC for sports team kick-off

17-Nov-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Middle East firm Al Tamimi & Company is launching a dedicated sports practice with the hire of the general counsel of Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit.


Baker Botts raids Norton Rose Fulbright for eight-partner team

16-Jul-2013 | By Natalie Stanton

Baker Botts has hired a large chunk of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Middle East operations, amid a rift between the post-merger firms legacy UK and US arms.

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Saudi Arabia: Keys to the kingdom

10-Mar-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Setting up in Saudi Arabia requires picking through complex regulation. Here’s what you need to know 


UAE: Spring-loaded

29-Jul-2013 | By Joanne Harris

After the Arab Spring Dubai and Abu Dhabi are booming again, with infrastructure and energy work drawing in international law firms

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Gearing up

10-Dec-2012 | By James Swift

Civil unrest is holding Bahrain back but lawyers believe that slow transactional work is down to more than the political situation


The promising land

6-Aug-2012 | By Joshua Freedman

Israel is relaxing the protectionism of its legal market, but most think global and local firms will work hand-in-hand rather than going head-to-head

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Middle East Briefings

Iran Sanctions Update — July 2014 weblink subscription

Ince & Co 23-Jul-2014

At the end of November 2013, the P5+1 reached an agreement with Iran to suspend certain EU and US sanctions against Iran in return for a curb on Iran’s nuclear programme.

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Chance of a sturdier Saudi solution

10-Mar-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Last week Paris firm August & Debouzy quit its six-year alliance with Nabarro, which leaves the London firm rather stranded in France.


Postcard from... Abu Dhabi


In the latest in our Postcards from... series, Ashurst partner David Wadham discusses schooling, AC and mini-rugby in Abu Dhabi.

Middle East Special Report: The main event


The Middle East has become a hot spot for Western law firms over the past few years, and in recognition of this The Lawyer is hosting its inaugural Business Development in the Middle East Conference in April this year. Tom Phillips sets the scene…

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