Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers

HFW expands in the region with senior partner hire

HFW has continued to expand its fast-growing Middle East practice with the hire of senior infrastructure partner Richard Lucas. Lucas joins HFW’s newly launched Abu Dhabi office from Bird & Bird, where he headed the firm’s Middle East...


The Bench appoints IT and outsourcing specialist Will Jackson

The Bench FZE has welcomed IT and outsourcing specialist, Will Jackson, to its team of legal consultants. Joby Beretta, director of The Bench said, “Will has an excellent background in handling complex IT and outsourcing agreements...


Pinsent Masons appoints head of Middle East region

Pinsent Masons has appointed Osama Hassan as head of Middle East. Hassan, who will continue to lead the Middle East Corporate group, has provided dual language, Shari’ah, local and international law expertise in the region for...

Curtis announces new Middle East Management

Curtis has announced that disputes lawyer Simon Ward has rejoined Curtis as Muscat managing partner, while UAE corporate partner, Jeremy Miocevic, takes on the role of Dubai managing partner.  Ward stands out among Oman’s most experienced...


Manek Palekar appointed as principal partner

Manek Palekar has joined Hamdan Al Harmi & Associates, Advocates & Legal Consultants as a principal partner, significantly strengthening the legal consultancy and the litigation team of the firm. His core practice areas include Commercial Contracting,...

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