Trowers breaks new ground with Syrian tie-up

Trowers & Hamlins has formed an exclusive association with Syrian firm Sultans Law, making it one of the first international law firms to move into Syria.

The tie-up comes after Trowers advised the Syrian government ;on ;social ­housing and other matters.

The UK firm is also pursuing work with Gulf-based and western clients, targeting the ;country’s ;fledgling ­projects sector, and wants to access neighbouring Iraq.

Trowers projects partner Adrian Creed, who spearheaded the alliance, said: “This is going to be a long-term relationship. We’re quite happy to go to less-mature ;markets ;while ­everyone else is heading to the United Arab Emirates.”

Trowers worked with ­Sultans managing partner Samer Sultan when he was seconded to Creed’s team in London.

Trowers will second a lawyer to Damascus, while Syrian lawyers will receive training at its Gulf offices.

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