Clifford Chance appoints regional managing partner for the Middle East
Mo Al-Shukairy will be commencing a four-year term on May 1, 2019. A corporate partner with a strong regional and outbound M&A practice, he will continue to be heavily involved in client work going forward.
Al-Shukairy takes over from Robin Abraham who has been in the post since 2014. Abraham has worked in the Middle East for over 15 years, where he has been instrumental in building the banking, finance and projects practices in the region. He will continue to play an important role in leading key client relationships within the region and beyond.
A corporate partner with a strong regional and outbound M&A practice, Al-Shukairy will continue to work closely with clients and be heavily involved in client work going forward. Al-Shukairy joined Clifford Chance in London in 2002, moving to Dubai in 2011. He specialises in advising corporate, private equity and other clients on mergers and acquisitions and stock exchange issues in the Middle East (and London previously).
Clifford Chance managing partner Matthew Layton commented, “Mo has been advising many of the firm’s clients on highly strategic and complex mandates in and out of the Middle East and his appointment as Regional Managing Partner will reinforce our position as the leading law firm in the Middle East. Under Mo’s leadership, I am confident that we will continue to go from strength to strength.”
“I would also like to thank Robin for the fantastic role he has played in developing our Middle East practice, and in bringing together the expertise of the entire firm on complex transactions supporting our regional clients beyond the Middle East, especially into Africa and Asia Pacific.”
Al-Shukairy added, “It is of course an honour to accept this role and get the opportunity to lead such a talented and dedicated team in the Middle East. I look forward to working closely with my colleagues in the region and across the firm in the coming years to build on our successes, for the benefit of our clients and people.”