Herbert Smith Freehills' regional lynchpin Nadim Khan is making the switch to Jones Day.
Abu Dhabi managing partner Alastair Holland is the latest partner to ditch Ashurst in favour of a US firm.
Dentons is to become the fourth international law firm to break ground in the newly liberalised Iranian legal market.
Clifford Chance (CC) has reworked its Saudi operations amid an investigation into its previous licensing arrangements in the region.
The latest Money Laundering Risk Index from the Basel Institute on Governance has awarded its top spot to Iran for the third consecutive year.
Allen & Overy and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have advised on the creation of the biggest bank in the MENA region.
The global firm has formalised its strategic alliance with Kabul-based firm Kakar Advocates.
The new office will be the firm's first venture into the Middle East.
Iran is back in the media again but this time it is for promoting business and attracting and welcoming foreign investors, says Shahrzad Atai who heads up Child & Child's Middle East practice.
International law firm Withers is set to open a tax office in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) with the hire of tax specialist Stijn Janssen, following regulatory approval.