Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers

Al Tamimi & Company increases partnership

ONE of the leading law firms in the Middle East, Al Tamimi & Company has recently promoted five new partners in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The five new partners are: Ammar Haykal Ammar...

QICDRC appoints acting Registrar

THE Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC) has appointed Christopher Grout as the new acting registrar. He will serve the Qatar International Court, which incorporates the Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFC) Civil and Commercial...

DFSA appoints new chief executive

THE Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has appointed Ian Johnston as its new chief executive. Johnston has been the DFSA’s deputy chief executive since 2009 and managing director since 2006.   He began practicing law in...

Armstrong Teasdale expands Asian practice

ARMSTRONG Teasdale LLP, one of the leading US law firms with an international presence, is initiating a significant expansion of its Asian practice to handle the growing demand for intellectual property (IP), dispute resolution, transactional and...

John Tivey joins White & Case LLP

  GLOBAL law firm White & Case LLP is looking to strengthen its global mining capabilities with the recent hire of John Tivey. He joins the firm as a partner from Freehills in Australia, where he...

Trowers & Hamlins gives construction some TLC

  ERIC Teo, former senior associate at Trowers & Hamlins has recently been promoted as partner.   Teo is a specialist construction lawyer. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Teo was a project engineer in the construction...

TLG gives real estate some TLC

TLG, The Legal Group, has made Ammad Naser head of real estate.   Naser previously worked as in-house counsel at Bangash Holdings, a real estate company based in Dubai. A spokesperson for TLG said his five...

Taylor Wessing gets Islamic finance expert

NEALE Downes has joined Taylor Wessing’s Dubai office. Downes joins Taylor Wessing from Trowers & Hamlins’ Bahrain office, where he headed up its regional banking and finance practice. His expertise includes asset-backed and asset-based financing (including...

DLA Piper scoops ‘foreign law firm’ award

DLA Piper’s Kyiv office has been awarded ‘Foreign Law Firm of the year 2012’ at the Yuridicheskaya Practika weekly legal awards, which recently took place at the Hyatt hotel, Ukraine. Selected for the coveted title, by...

New partner in charge of Baker Botts’ Moscow office

  MAXIM Levinson, who joined Baker Botts as a corporate partner in 2008, has been named partner in charge of its Moscow office. Levinson succeeds Steve Wardlaw as partner in charge, who will divide his time...

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