Partner promotions at DLA Piper


Thérèse Abou-Zeid, Eamon Holley and Iain Skinner – three senior Dubai-based lawyers will be added to the firm’s partnership effective May 1, 2019.

DLA Piper has announced the promotion of three senior Dubai-based lawyers to its partnership effective May 1, 2019. The promotions will take the firm’s partner headcount in the Middle East to 28, with the three lawyers amongst 77 lawyers to be promoted to DLA Piper’s partnership globally.

Joining the partnership are Thérèse Abou-Zeid, Eamon Holley and Iain Skinner. Abou-Zeid is a corporate lawyer with particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity transactions; Holley is a telecommunications, technology and data protection lawyer with a focus on the digital economy; and Skinner is an employment lawyer with experience in contentious and non-contentious employment and labour issues.

Regional managing partner, Peter Somekh, said of the appointments, “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Therese, Eamon and Iain to our partnership. They have each shown strong commitment to client service, excellence and innovation, and will play an invaluable role in the future growth and leadership of our business, both in the Middle East and globally.

Somekh continued, “To announce three partner promotions is testament to the continued strong performance of our Middle East operations. It reflects our ongoing investment in the region and our commitment to organic growth through the development and promotion of our people in key areas of importance to our clients. I wish Therese, Eamon and Iain all the best as they embark upon this exciting stage in their careers.”


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