Norton Rose is relocating three finance partners to the Middle East, including its global Islamic finance chief Neil Miller, who will move to Dubai.
Miller will be joined by corporate finance partner Alan Bainbridge and asset finance partner Emma Giddings, who will move to Abu Dhabi.
Their term in the Middle East is indefinite. Miller said the Middle East market has become more difficult, particularly for those firms that flooded into the region before the recession.
He added: “We’re confident about our practice out there and confident that the clients we have will come back to our table.”