Hogan Lovells has hired three Latham & Watkins partners in Dubai, taking its total partner headcount in the city into double figures.

Corporate partners Charles Fuller and Andrew Tarbuck are both moving to Hogan Lovells’ seven-partner office, along with finance partner Anthony Pallett. 

Fuller joined Latham in 2002 from Simmons & Simmons and has since advised Dubai based Olive Group on its merger with Constellis Group, as well as Spectrum Equity on its investment in Trintech alongside Vista Equity Partners. 

Meanwhile, fellow corporate partner Tarbuck and finance partner Pallett joined Latham from Norton Rose Fulbright in 2010 and 2007 respectively. 

While at Latham, Tarbuck represented the National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia on its IPO, with Pallett working on financings for regional real estate developers such as Majid Al Futtaim Group. 

The departures from Latham come after the firm closed its Doha office last March and announced plans to merge its Abu Dhabi and Dubai offices.

Following the news, Latham also lost Abu Dhabi project finance Nick Collins to Jones Day’s London practice, with the number of partners now understood to be falling to six.