Party politics

With law firms piling into Dubai like there’s no tomorrow, competition in the region is hotting up. Now it has emerged it is even spilling over to law firm parties.

Last week (10 May) DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary and Walkers both held shindigs to celebrate their office launches. Keen to show that his firm was a match for DLA Piper, one Walker lawyer told Tulkinghorn: “We’ve already had some people defect from the DLA party to ours.” Canapés at dawn anybody?