This article was produced by Nabarro LLP, which joined CMS on 1 May 2017.
Nabarro continues to invest in its international offices with the announcement today of the recruitment of two senior associates in Dubai. These lateral hires strengthen the firm’s core offering in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in contentious and non-contentious infrastructure, construction and energy and adds local real estate expertise to support Nabarro’s involvement with major development and investment projects in the region.
Alex Freeman joins from Wragge Lawrence Graham (Dubai) and is a specialist in contentious construction and engineering, while Ian Arnott joins from Simmons & Simmons (Dubai) and is primarily focused on real estate development and investment transactions in the Gulf Corporate Council (GCC) region.
Nabarro in Dubai, led by office Managing Partner Terry Fleet, now numbers nine fee earners including partners Rav Bhullar and Nick Kramer who joined in March 2015 and September 2014 respectively.
Alex Freeman has extensive experience acting for international clients in the infrastructure, construction and energy sectors on international arbitration and dispute resolution on major projects in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia under all major institutional rules including those of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), LCIA and the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC).
Ian Arnott specialises in all aspects of real estate law in the UAE and throughout the GCC region with particular emphasis on development, investment, landlord and tenant and hospitality related work.
Terry Fleet, Managing Partner of the Nabarro Dubai office, said:
“The Dubai office of Nabarro is now acting for clients both in the UAE and across the MENA region and the growth of our team reflects the growing demands of our clients. The addition of Alex and Ian strengthens our offering and marks continued investment in our contentious and non-contentious construction practice, while capitalising on the firm’s strong real estate and funds credentials and expertise.”