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.


Ex-GFH Capital general counsel Haigh sentenced to two years in jail in Dubai

2-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Ex-Leeds United and GFH Capital general counsel David Haigh has been found guilty of embezzlement and breach of trust in Dubai and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment.


Shearman & Sterling makes good on Dubai promise with DIFC launch

1-Sep-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Shearman & Sterling has followed up on its pledge to launch in Dubai this year with the announcement it is opening an office in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).


Dechert joins forces with Saudi firm Hassan Mahassni

1-Sep-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Dechert has joined the growing number of international firms in Saudi Arabia through a tie-up with local firm Hassan Mahassni.


Israeli duo launch contract lawyer service as outsourcing sweeps global legal market

26-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

A pair of Israeli lawyers, including former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer associate Jackie Donner and lawyer and marketer Zohar Fisher, have launched the country’s first contract lawyer service, LawFlex.

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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?


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

New R&D law in Israel means more flexibility in supporting technological innovation download subscription

Barnea & Co Law Offices 27-Aug-2015

On 29 July 2015 the Knesset passed the seventh Amendment to the Encouragement of Research and Development in the Industry Law.

Middle-East Opinion

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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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