The partnership of China’s Dacheng Law Offices has reached an agreement with global law firm Dentons to merge, according to Li Shoushuang, managing partner of the Chinese firm, thus creating...
Pinsent Masons has launched a tax practice in Doha with the hire of Ian Anderson, formerly the director of tax at the Qatar Financial Centre.
Al Tamimi & Company has hired Scott Lambert as regional head of construction and infrastructure from Australian law firm Holding Redlich.
The Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in association with Latham & Watkins has advised Ma’aden on its $1.5 billion rights issue, one of the largest rights issues ever in...
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has hired disputes and regulatory specialist Rebecca Kelly as a partner at its Dubai office from Clyde & Co.
|Bahrain's Investcorp to buy U.S. education providerInvestcorp has agreed to buy a United States schools provider, the Bahrain-listed alternative investment fund said. Full Article|
|Teva to buy U.S. drug developer Auspex Pharma for $3.5 blnIsrael's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said it would buy U.S. neurology drug company Auspex Pharmaceuticals Inc for an equity value of $3.5 billion to boost its portfolio of treatments for the central nervous system. Full Article|
|Qatari investors to pay $5 bln for 49 percent Shandong Dongming Petchem stakeQatar's Qatra for Investment & Development (QID Group) and Hamad Bin Suhaim Enterprises have signed an initial deal to acquire 49 percent of China's Shandong Dongming Petrochemical Group worth $5 billion, executives from the firms said. Full Article|
|Qatar’s QIA to partly fund Dufry’s purchase of WDFQatar Investment Authority is partly financing Swiss travel retailer Dufry's 1.3 billion-euro purchase of a majority stake in smaller Italian rival World Duty Free, according to three sources close to the matter Full Article|
|DWF opens in Dubai with Holland & Knight duoUK law firm DWF has opened an office in Dubai, its first outside the British Isles, after hiring two lawyers from Holland & Knight, including construction partner Steven Hunt. Full Article|
|Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Petroleum to explore big Morocco offshore areaAbu Dhabi's Mubadala Petroleum said that it had agreed with the Moroccan government to evaluate the hydrocarbon potential of a large area off Morocco's Mediterranean coast. Full Article|
|The boom is backThe United Arab Emirates has bounced back from the financial crisis of 2009-2010, when it came perilously close to sovereign default. Infrastructure construction has returned to full swing, while M&A deals abound, which means more... Full Article|
|Underground plansSaudi Arabia has awarded $22.5 billion contracts to build the Riyadh metro system. Full Article|
|Drawing a lineIndia set to halt Iran oil imports over insurance Full Article|
|MP Interview: Husam Hourani, Al Tamimi & CoAl Tamimi & Co Managing Partner Husam Hourani talks to Ranajit Dam about the highlights of his career, the challenges of running a regional firm, and how Al Tamimi & Co can hold on to... Full Article|
|AEC Report: Potential, reality and the role for business 27 May 14 Vriens & Partners' crucial report - The ASEAN Economic Community - is now available. This detailed report can be purchased for just US$1,000 from the link at the top of this page. Click below for Table of Contents.|
|Islamic Finance Education: What Does It Entail? 03 Apr 14 When we talk about finance, we are really talking about the way the finance is managed at the individual, corporate or public levels. However, when we add the adjective Islamic to finance, it gives a completely different picture. Islamic finance...|
|ALB Employer of Choice 2013 17 Sep 13 Thousands of law firm employees across Asia, ranging from managing partners to support staff, were surveyed for two months and asked to rate their employers on the basis of job satisfaction, remuneration, work-life balance, career prospects, mentorship, job security and...|