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Shearman & Sterling opens Dubai office

Global law firm Shearman & Sterling will open an office in Dubai, expanding a Middle East footprint that already includes a 40-year presence in Abu Dhabi and the recent association with Abdulaziz Alassaf & Partners in Saudi Arabia.

The new office will be located in the Dubai International Financial Centre.

Dubai Financial Center rendering by HOK
Dubai Financial Center rendering by HOK

“We regularly review our global configuration to ensure that we are able to serve our clients wherever they need our services,” said Creighton Condon, the firm’s Senior Partner.

“Our Middle East practice, which this year is celebrating its 40th year in Abu Dhabi and the association with three Abdulaziz Alassaf & Partners offices in Saudi Arabia, continues to be a market leader, and the timing is right for an office launch in Dubai.”

In the Middle East, Shearman & Sterling works in M&A, project development and finance, banking, capital markets, private equity and international arbitration.

“Our Middle East practice is balanced between work for corporates and for state-owned entities,” said Marwan Elaraby, the firm’s Middle East managing partner and office managing partner in Dubai.

“With continued infrastructure spending, private capital flows, capital markets transactions and disputes work, we see continued opportunities in the region for us to grow.”

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