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Allen & Overy has announced that 18 of its lawyers have been recognised in this year’s Citywealth Leaders List, which recommends expertise in the private wealth sector. Matthew Hansell, head of the law firm’s private wealth sector, was listed along with 10 members of Allen & Overy’s family team — the most from any firm […]

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Fenwick Elliot to launch in Dubai following profit rise

Construction and energy specialist Fenwick Elliot will launch an office in Dubai early next year, after announcing dramatic increases in profit and revenue. The firm will open the associate office in conjunction with Ibrahim Law Firm, a new UAE disputes and arbitration practice founded by partners Heba Osman, formerly of Freshfields’ Dubai office, and Ahmed […]

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