Latham entrusts Dubai to London partner

Latham & Watkins has shaken up its Middle East management structure – replacing its regional partner Rindala Beydoun in favour of London partner Bryant Edwards.

Edwards, who joined the firm in 1981 and was ­formerly chair of the corporate department in London, has relocated to the firm’s Dubai office.

Beydoun joined the firm from Vinson & Elkins, where she was a corporate partner, in February this year. Despite being a relative newcomer to the role, Latham put her in charge of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha, which were launched simultaneously earlier this year.

Middle East chairman Bill Voge said: “Rindala did a phenomenal job getting us up and running in three different offices in a short time. But we felt it was best to put the seasoned guy in the role.”