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Law firm highlights (October 2020)

Norton Rose Fulbright announced that Gerry Pecht has assumed the role of Global Chief Executive of Norton Rose Fulbright, effective October 1, 2020. Pecht succeeds Peter Martyr, who led Norton Rose and then Norton Rose Fulbright...

ArbitralWomen and ADGMAC sign MOU

ArbitralWomen and the Abu Dhabi Global Market Arbitration Centre (ADGMAC) are pleased to announce that they have agreed to partner with the shared goal of raising awareness and promoting diversity in international dispute resolution. ArbitralWomen and ADGMAC entered into...

New IP law firm in the Middle East

A new law firm, Deans IP, has launched in the Middle East. Conceived pre-COVID-19 and born into a different world, Deans IP is built with three words in mind: (i) Flexible: A desire to be truly...

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DIFC Courts launches new Arbitration Working Group

The taskforce will be mandated to reinforce and share industry developments and best-practices, encompassing an advisory team of arbitration professionals, bodies, centres, educational institutions, and industry-related organisations.  The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts has launched a new...

Keystone Law launches operations in the Middle East

Keystone Law announced last month that it has finalised the arrangements for its first office in the Middle East. The establishment of Keystone Law Middle East LLP (“KLME”) has been now been approved by the Abu Dhabi Global...

CMS expands in the UAE

CMS has announced the opening of an office in Abu Dhabi and the extension of its Dubai office lease in Burj Daman Tower, DIFC, through to November 2027. Expanding the firm’s presence into Abu Dhabi adds...

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Squire Patton Boggs to close Doha office

Squire Patton Boggs is closing its Doha office after deciding to invest in growth elsewhere on the Arabian peninsula. The firm expects the closure to be completed in the coming months and is working closely with...

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New opportunities at DIFC through expanded prescribed company regime

Dubai International Financial Centre has expanded the applicant criteria for its successful Prescribed Companies regime. The expanded Prescribed Company regime is expected to attract companies to establish structures at DIFC that align with international best practice....

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