Addleshaw Goddard recruits Dubai-based real estate partner Jeremy Scott
Jeremy Scott joins Addleshaw Goddard from regional firm, Al Tamimi and Company, where he was a real estate partner. Scott’s appointment follows a number of recent hires in the GCC, he is the sixth partner to join the firm in the GCC in the past four months.
Scott is a New Zealand qualified barrister and solicitor who advises developers, hotel conglomerates, funds and real estate companies on a wide range of issues including on strata and master planned developments, real estate regulatory advice, acquisitions and disposals, large leasing projects and real estate related issues pertaining to financing, JVs, construction and infrastructure.
Scott brings with him over 11 years of regional experience. He is known for his expertise in development work and has worked with some of the largest developers in the region including in the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. He also has strong links to the asset management, retail and consumer and hotel and leisure sectors and will serve as a key contact for outward bound investment from the region into the UK, Europe and beyond. Scott forms part of Addleshaw Godard’s global Real Estate practice which comprises over 400 lawyers and acts for public and private companies, pension funds, investment banks and other financial institutions, private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds, real estate funds, hotel owners and operators, retailers, public sector bodies, developers and unit trusts on the full range of real estate-related transactions.
Andrew Johnston, partner and head of Addleshaw Goddard in the GCC said, “Our real estate offering is an important component in the GCC. Jeremy has a great track record of generating and maintaining strong client relationships and will be able to draw on support from our market leading construction and infrastructure teams. He will also tie in closely with our sector initiatives in retail and consumer and hotels and leisure, as well as looking to help us identify outward bound investment opportunities. Jeremy’s appointment is also strongly aligned to the recent lateral hires we have made in our Construction, Energy & Infrastructure practice here in the GCC and more broadly across the Firm and his appointment now provides us with a full service capability across our business.”