BLP Bolsters Dubai Office With Double Partner Hire

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has today (25 January 2016) announced the appointments of two new Partners into its Dubai office to further boost the Firm’s UAE offering. Raza Mithani, an International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Partner, joins the Firm on 3 February 2016 from King & Spalding, and Alexander Sarac, an Energy and Infrastructure Partner, joins from DLA Piper.

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HFW Cements Middle East Presence With Launch of Three New Associations

International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) today announced the expansion of its specialist Middle East legal offering with the launch of three new Associations in Riyadh, Beirut and Kuwait City. The move significantly extends the firm’s geographical footprint across the Middle East region, now with offices in Dubai, Riyadh, Beirut, Kuwait and Abu Dhabi, and further strengthens and diversifies the capabilities of the existing team, taking the total number of lawyers working across the region to 40.

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Herbert Smith Freehills Expands Middle East Offering With Saudi Launch and Projects and Corporate Practice Capability

Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to announce the expansion of its global offering to clients in the Middle East following the launch of its formal exclusive association with the Law Office of Nasser Al-Hamdan and the appointment of three leading partners: Nasser Al-Hamdan, a corporate partner in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and two projects partners – Euan Pinkerton in Riyadh and Anthony Ellis in Dubai.

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Hogan Lovells Boosts Middle East Practice With Three new Partners

Hogan Lovells is expanding its Dubai office with the addition of partners Charles Fuller, Andrew Tarbuck and Anthony Pallett. They are joining from Latham & Watkins in Dubai. Charles and Andrew join the Corporate practice while Anthony joins the firm’s Finance practice.

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Norton Rose Fulbright Advises Emirates on the First Ever Sukuk Utilised for Pre-funded Aircraft Financing

A cross border team from global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Emirates on a US$913 million Sukuk, marking a world first for utilising a UK Export Finance (UKEF) backed Sukuk for an aircraft financing, the first time that a Sukuk has been used to pre-fund the acquisition of aircraft and the first ever Sukuk financing for A380 aircraft. The proceeds from the issuance of the Certificates will be used to fund the acquisition of four Airbus A380-800 aircraft, which are expected to be delivered in April, May, June and July 2015. The aircraft will be leased to and operated by Emirates

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