Practice's Abu Dhabi staff make the grade

City-based law firm Richards Butler has made two of its Abu Dhabi office partners.

They are Mohammed Syed and Rhys Lewis.

Syed is an advocate to the High Court of Pakistan and a member of both the Punjab Bar Council and the International Bar Association.

Lewis qualified in the UK in 1987 and has worked in Richards Butler's Abu Dhabi office for 18 months in commercial law and joint ventures, agency and distribution agreements and corporate re-organisations.

Anthony Trew, head of the Abu Dhabi office, said the appointments reflected recent successes in securing new clients and his firm's commitment to the Middle East.

“Our office provides a broad range of legal services primarily in corporate, commercial and banking matters. Mohammed and Rhys will continue to make an invaluable contribution.”