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Steven Davis, Former Dewey Head, Named Legal Counsel to Middle Eastern Government

Steven Davis, Former Dewey Head, Named Legal Counsel to Middle Eastern Government   Steven Davis, who is the former head of the now defunct law firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf, has been appointed the head legal adviser for the government of Ras al Khaimah, according to a report from Reuters.   Davis…>read more

No Comment January 1, 2014

Baker Botts Launches Abu Dhabi Office

Baker Botts Launches Abu Dhabi Office Baker Botts, which in March laid off an undisclosed number of attorneys, has opened a new office in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; and is expanding its other two Middle Eastern offices in Dubai, UAE and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Greg…>read more

1 Comment July 1, 2009

K&L Gates Opens Dubai Office [UPDATE]

K&L Gates Opens Dubai Office [UPDATE] Pittsburgh’s K&L Gates, which in March opened a Singapore office, has launched a footprint in Dubai, UAE. It’s the firm’s first office in the Middle East, and its 33rd overall. K&L Gates LLP employs over 1900 attorneys worldwide, and is…>read more

No Comment June 3, 2009

Norton Rose Hires Lawyers for Dubai Office

Norton Rose Hires Lawyers for Dubai Office Norton Rose has brought on two laterals for its Dubai office. Andrew Lewis, formerly of New Zealand’s Simpson Grierson, and Andrew Abernethy of Bell Gully, also in New Zealand, join the firm’s commercial practice at its Dubai office. Lewis was…>read more

No Comment May 18, 2009

Eversheds Expands into Saudi Arabia

Eversheds Expands into Saudi Arabia Eversheds has formalized an alliance with Saudi Arabia’s Hani Qurashi. The 20-lawyer firm in the Middle Eastern dictatorship has offices in the Red Sea coastal town of Jeddah and in the capital, Riyadh. It is managed by founding partner Hani…>read more

2 Comments April 28, 2009

Update: DLA Piper Puts Dubai Lawyers on ‘Sabbatical’

Update: DLA Piper Puts Dubai Lawyers on ‘Sabbatical’ DLA Piper, which just laid off 8 associates in Dubai, has additionally placed almost 20% of the remaining Dubai-based lawyers on either a six-month “sabbatical” or a secondment. Those taking the sabbatical are not guaranteed a job when it is…>read more

No Comment April 9, 2009

DLA Piper Lays Off 8 Dubai Associates

DLA Piper Lays Off 8 Dubai Associates DLA Piper has laid off eight associates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, about 8% of the office’s legal staff. The lawyers were cut from the office’s corporate, finance and projects practices. In early March, the firm laid off 20 lawyers…>read more

No Comment April 4, 2009

Jones Day Opens Dubai Office

Jones Day Opens Dubai Office Jones Day opened an office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates this week. The office is the 32nd location of the biglaw firm, which has been doing work in the Middle East more than 20 years. The six-lawyer office will focus…>read more

No Comment March 24, 2009

Clifford Chance Firing 20 Moscow Lawyers; Other Int’l Layoffs Underway

Clifford Chance Firing 20 Moscow Lawyers; Other Int’l Layoffs Underway Clifford Chance will cut 20% of its lawyer head count in its Moscow office in the current financial year, with the firm’s Middle East offices also set for potential layoffs. In Moscow, Clifford Chance has laid off six lawyers through…>read more

No Comment January 30, 2009

King & Spalding Expands Middle East Property Practice

King & Spalding Expands Middle East Property Practice Atlanta’s King & Spalding has expanded its Middle East property practice, with the deployment of two senior lawyers to its Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, office. This brings the number of lawyers and legal assistants representing the firm in the…>read more

No Comment January 30, 2009