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Withers KhattarWong hires hospitality partner from UAE's Tamimi
Withers KhattarWong has added Lada Shelkovnikova, formerly of the UAE's Al Tamimi & Co., as a partner in its hotels and hospitality practice in Singapore.  Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of September 5
HWB hires restructuring, insolvency team from Ashurst in Hong Kong, JunHe adds aviation partner in Shanghai, and more in this week’s appointments table. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of August 15
Mayer Brown JSM hires banking and finance partner in Hong Kong from Ashurst, Collas Crill SG office head departs for Withers, and more in this week’s appointments table. Full Article
CMS beefs up Iran, projects offerings with Clyde hire
CMS has hired Iran and projects specialist Amir Kordvani from Clyde & Co as the head of its Middle East projects team in Dubai. Full Article
Andrews Kurth hires partner in Dubai from Baker Botts
Andrews Kurth (Middle East) DMCC has hired energy and infrastructure lawyer Patricia Tiller as a partner in its Dubai office from Baker Botts. Full Article
KWM strengthens Riyadh office with corporate partner hire from Al Tamimi
King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has hired Glen Lovell as a partner in the firm’s Riyadh office from Al Tamimi. Full Article


A new reality
Falling oil prices in the past couple of years has led to governments in the Middle East region cutting spending and pulling back on projects, and this in turn has led to slowing growth in... Full Article
A new chapter
Iran is preparing for an economic boom after a U.N. nuclear watchdog ruled in January that the country had abided by an agreement reached last July with six world powers to curb its nuclear programme,... Full Article
How to Become an English Solicitor in Just a Few Months
Each year, hundreds of lawyers from Asia Pacific countries such as Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Japan and Malaysia, decide to qualify as English solicitors, and become dual-qualified lawyers. What motivates them to... Full Article
The boom is back
The 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

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