Canadian firm Blake Cassels & Graydon has established two offices in the Middle East.
The firm has agreed a formal alliance with local Saudi Arabian firm Saudi Al-Amari in Al-Khobar as well as launching in Bahrain. Both offices will open their doors in autumn this year.
Dan Fournier, a partner in the firm’s energy and finance practice, will be leading the firm’s initiative in the region.
Blake Cassels chairman Brock Gibson said: “The Middle East is a growing area of opportunity for our Canadian clients.”
The firm will focus on energy, infrastructure, corporate, banking and technology in its Middle East offices.
Focusing on serving its Canadian client base, Blake Cassels has launched several international offices in recent years.
The firm has had an office in London since 1986 an in 2004 became the first Canadian firm to launch in Chicago.
Gibson said: “Our offices in the US, China and the UK and our ongoing efforts in India and Europe have contributed to our ability to help clients capitalise on emerging markets in the international arena.”