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SJ Berwin has raided Clyde & Co’s Middle East practice to hire partner Hamish Walton in Dubai.
SJ Berwin opened in Dubai in 2009 and has stated openly its intention to grow in the region. The hire of capital markets partner Walton will bring its partner count to four in the office.
“This hire is part of our long-term strategy to build an international firm in the Middle East with a reputation in corporate deals, investment funds and dispute resolution,” said SJ Berwin Middle East managing partner Benjamin Aller.
Walton joined Clydes in 2008 from Baker & McKenzie.
SJ Berwin’s turnover rose by 4.7 per cent in 2010-11, from £171m to £179m, while average profit per equity partner grew from £447,000 to £626,000.