Middle East News
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.
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.
Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has confirmed plans to open three offices in the Middle East adding to its existing base in Dubai.
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co is about to undergo a monumental change when it merges with Canadian firm Gowlings.
Middle East firm Al Tamimi & Company has hired Hill Dickinson head of commercial Stephen Lansdown as the head of its Qatar office.
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.
Middle East Analysis
Still the lawyer’s destination of choice in the region, despite falling oil prices
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.
The UAE is booming and firms expect a further boost when sanctions against Iran are lifted.
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?
Middle East Briefings
Gambling is prohibited in Israel, but could Eilat soon have its own casino? download subscription
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.