LG partner joins Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

Former Lawrence Graham (LG) technology partner Peter Brudenall has joined the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) in its in-house legal team.

Brudenall co-ordinated LG’s technology, outsourcing and data protection practice out of London, with this portfolio now passed on to partner Jonathan Riley, working under projects head Christopher Tite.

Brudenall started at the firm on Sunday (3 March) in Abu Dhabi in the role of legal adviser in the technology legal department at the ADIA, whose overall legal team comprises roughly 12 lawyers.

He joined LG in 2011 from Hunton & Williams (17 January 2011), where he had been a partner since 2007, and was previously a partner at Simmons & Simmons (18 September 2007).

Companies House records show he exited LG’s partnership on 18 January.

His departure follows a string of partners exits from the firm in the past year and a half, including technology specialist Richard Marke to Bates Wells & Braithwaite in late 2011.

The firm also rebranded its commerce and technology practice as projects last year.