Akin Gump Expands Middle East Presence in Dubai

(Dubai, U.A.E.) – Akin Gump is pleased to announce that it is now advising clients through its Dubai office, further expanding its Middle East presence. Marc Hammerson, an energy partner, will serve as partner in charge in Dubai. The office is located at Boulevard Plaza in Downtown Dubai.

The primary focus of the office is to advise public- and private-sector clients in relation to energy, oil and gas, M&A, investigations and compliance, economic sanctions and other international trade controls, banking and finance, public policy, investment funds and dispute resolution, as well construction and engineering, media and entertainment and other economic activity in the region.

“Offering our clients resources in Dubai further aligns our U.A.E. practice with our broader strategy of being well positioned to support clients in their global activities,” commented firm chairperson Kim Koopersmith. “Coupled with our Abu Dhabi office and our strong presence across Europe and Asia, we are ensuring that clients will be well served regardless of where their needs may be.”

“Dubai is an international business hub that is strategically positioned as the business crossroads between Africa, Europe and Asia,” stated Mr. Hammerson. “The Dubai office furthers Akin Gump’s commitment to place skilled advisers on the ground where our clients are and serves as a base to support our expanding Africa practice.”

Clients of the firm in the region are involved in a diverse range of industries, including oil and gas, aerospace and defense, conventional and renewable energy, infrastructure, mining and metals, financial services, communications and technology, as well as consumer goods and services.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 attorneys in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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