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CMS appoints construction disputes expert in Dubai

5 September 2019

International law firm CMS is pleased to announce the appointment of Courtney Rothery who joins the firm as a Legal Director in the Infrastructure, Construction and Energy (ICE) Disputes team in Dubai. Courtney joins from Gowling WLG in Dubai, where she was a Director.

Courtney has worked in Dubai since October 2008, specialises in international arbitration and construction disputes and has over ten years’ experience representing developers, contractors and subcontractors on complex arbitrations concerning high profile projects in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. She is considered a ‘Rising star’ by Chambers and Partners and praised as being "very impressive in terms of her legal approach and well versed in how the UAE and the Middle East works."

Patrick McPherson, Construction disputes partner at CMS Dubai, comments: “Courtney is an important hire for the firm, as we look to grow our disputes offering and capitalise on the uptick in construction work across the region. Courtney brings with her a wealth of experience and impressive credentials across the construction disputes arena, which will significantly boost the practice and help us to create new opportunities.”

Commenting on her appointment, Courtney says: “This is an exciting opportunity for me given the firm’s global footprint and renowned dispute resolution practice. I look forward to working with the team to grow the practice in the Middle East and globally.”