HFW has employed two highly-regarded transport companions from arch rival Clyde & Co within the Center East.
Robert Lawrence and Ian Chung, who collectively have greater than 30 years’ expertise within the Center East, will be part of HFW’s Dubai workplace within the coming weeks.
At Clyde & Co each companions had been extremely rated and Lawrence headed the agency’s worldwide commerce and transport follow within the area.
Lawrence is a disputes lawyer specialising within the marine and offshore industries, together with English regulation and Center East claims arising from EPC contracts, offshore casualties, ship constructing and ship conversion initiatives, commerce and transport, and marine insurance coverage.
Chung had beforehand labored as a companion at HFW till 2017. He focusses on transactional issues throughout the marine and transportation industries, together with M&A and joint ventures, company and industrial, regulatory and licensing, finance, and common advisory work.
Yaman Al Hawamdeh, the agency’s UAE managing companion, stated: “This can be a very important growth for HFW within the Center East. Robert and Ian are go-to attorneys for maritime, offshore and worldwide commerce work, and including them to our already market-leading staff implies that we are actually unquestionably the primary transport follow within the area for each disputes and transactional issues.”
HFW has operated within the Center East for over 15 years and now has 20 companions and over 50 attorneys in whole throughout workplaces in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait Metropolis and Riyadh, making it one of many largest worldwide regulation agency practices within the area.
Globally, the agency has greater than 200 transport attorneys and 9 grasp mariners.
In February, HFW opened two worldwide workplaces, within the British Virgin Islands and Denmark, in per week.
In the meantime, in one other regional lateral appointment, Pinsent Masons’ Dubai workplace has launched a Center Japanese know-how, media telecoms (TMT) follow with the rent of companion Martin Hayward from Al Tamimi & Co., within the wake of great developments for digitalisation within the area.
The appointment follows important developments for tech innovation within the Center East because the area goes by means of a digital transformation, the agency stated in a press release.
It added that Hayward was skilled in transformation transactions, telecoms, e-commerce, privateness, information safety, and know-how with a deal with the monetary providers and telecommunications sectors.
“Over the past 15 years, Pinsent Masons has been concerned in a few of the most high-profile and prolific initiatives throughout the Center East and globally. Our panorama right here within the Center East is consistently altering, with the digital way forward for the Center East enjoying a key function,” stated Catherine Workman, head of Pinsent Masons Center East.
“This contains Dubai [emerging] as pivotal hub for designing the way forward for the globalised digital financial system in addition to digital transformation enjoying a key function in Saudi Imaginative and prescient 2030.”
The agency now has 82 individuals within the area.
In December, Pinsent Masons added two vitality companions to its Paris workplace, to strengthen the agency’s experience in pure sources and sub-Saharan Africa.