International law firm Vinson & Elkins has expanded its Middle East practice with the addition of two new partners, Sami Al-Louzi and Ahmed T. el Gaili. The duo has been enlisted to strengthen the firm’s ability to represent public and private corporations and financial institutions throughout the Middle East, particularly in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Managing partner Joseph Dilg said the additions “underscore V&E’s strong commitment to the Middle East.” Vinson & Etkins opened its UAE office in Dubai in 2003.
Al-Louzi joins Vinson & Elkins from White & Case, where he was a partner. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, privatization and projected finance.
El-Gaili joins the firm from Sullivan & Cromwell where he was an attorney in its London office. He brings experience in energy project development and financing, according to a press release.
Vinson & Elkins LLP is an international law firm with more than 770 lawyers across 14 offices worldwide, including 19 lawyers in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.