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Simmons cites market turbulence as it trims Abu Dhabi and Dubai

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  • Thank you and I fully understand your position.
    Norton Rose - no-one on the ground in Saudi Arabia since maybe mid-2010
    Dentons - major loss of associates in 2011, current status unknown
    Clydes - one Western expat on the ground
    Trowers - office closed if the Trowers website is to be believed.
    Eversheds - not aware of any Western expats but may be mistaken
    Fulbrights - two Western expats on the ground
    Vinsons - didn't know that they were even here
    Dewey - a player in the second tier
    Freshfields - a shadow office - all major work run out of Dubai
    Baker Botts - maybe in the second tier
    Jones Day - are they still here?
    King & Spalding - a Dubai operation.
    So in conclusion, none of these firms could possibly support the assertion that the second tier is taking work off the "big boys" due to the lack of quality of work undertaken by the top tier.
    There is the odd success story but one swallow does not a Spring make - no?
    Feel free to disagree.

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  • How about Al Tamimi?
    What local firms are good?

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