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Latham reviews market intelligence and closes in Doha and Abu Dhabi


By Neasa MacErlean

19 March 2015 at 07:34 BST


Seven years after opening in the Middle East, Latham & Watkins is to shut two of its bases, saying that it can operate there as one region rather than seeing the area as four distinct markets.

Clyde & Co now has 40 partners in the MENA region Patryk Kosmider

The firm says, however, that the move is not aimed at cost-cutting - since it hopes to keep all its 35 lawyers in the region. Doha will close at the end of June and the Abu Dhabi office team will be brought into the Dubai office by the end of December. The restructuring will not affect the fourth office in the region, the Saudi base in Riyadh. The firm's office in Riyadh, which is an association with the Law Office of Mohammed Al-Sheikh, will remain operational.

 
   
 
 
 

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