Andrej Kormuth joins Bracewell’s projects team in Dubai
Bracewell LLP announced that Andrej Kormuth has joined the firm as a partner in the Dubai office. Kormuth comes to Bracewell from Clifford Chance, where he advised on a range of infrastructure projects for regional and international clients.
“Andrej is an outstanding projects lawyer. His extensive knowledge of projects opportunities in the MENA region complements the work of our Dubai and London teams,” said Bracewell’s managing partner Gregory M. Bopp.
Kormuth is a projects-focused lawyer who has broad experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors. In 2017 and 2018, Legal 500 UK recognized Kormuth as a “next generation” lawyer for both Banking and Finance and Energy and Infrastructure. In addition, IFLR1000 identified Kormuth in 2018 as a “rising star” for project development and project finance in both energy and utilities. Kormuth earned an LLB, summa cum laude, at Howard College, University of KwaZulul‐Natal, and an LLM at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, where he was a Cecil Renaud Scholar. He said,“I’m delighted to join a firm with a strong international platform in the projects space,” said Kormuth. “I look forward to working closely with the energy lawyers in Dubai, London and across the firm in building an even stronger projects practice in the MENA region.”
“We are excited to welcome Andrej to Bracewell’s Dubai office,” said Dubai managing partner Christopher R. Williams. “His arrival will allow us to grow our Dubai team to greater meet the needs of clients in the region.”
In conjunction with Kormuth’s arrival, Tom Swarbrick will join the Dubai office as senior counsel. Swarbrick is a construction lawyer with a focus on the energy sector. He represents governments, developers, funders and contractors in relation to major projects in the oil and gas and power sectors, primarily in Africa and the Middle East. Swarbrick joined Bracewell’s London office in June 2014. In 2017, Legal 500 UK recognized Swarbrick as a “next generation” lawyer for non-contentious construction work.
Kormuth is the fourth partner to join Bracewell’s global projects team since January 2018. Recent additions include Oliver Irwin, who joined the firm’s London office in April 2018; and Fernando J. Rodriguez Marin and Nicolai J. Sarad, who joined the firm’s New York office in March 2018.