Ashurst loses Abu Dhabi boss to US rival

By Kathryn Higgins

15 September 2016 at 09:17 BST

Abu Dhabi managing partner Alastair Holland is the latest partner to ditch Ashurst in favour of a US firm.

Aleksander Karpenko

Mr Holland has exited Ashurst to take up a new role with US-based outfit Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle, less than a fortnight after five of the firm’s London-based partners left for other US rivals. Mr Holland has been with Ashurst since 1999 and worked in the firm’s London, Frankfurt and Dubai offices before being made up to partner in 2011. Just months later, he was named managing partner of Ashurst’s Abu Dhabi office following energy partner David Wadham’s return to London.

Mr Holland will join Curtis Mallet-Prevost as a partner in the firm’s Dubai office, working on M&A and joint venture transactions in the Middle East and North Africa.

Source: The Lawyer


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