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CMS secures Clyde & Co partner for Saudi Arabia debut

Mohammed Aldowish joins having led Clyde & Co’s Saudi disputes practice

Morgan Lewis and Addleshaw Goddard bolster Dubai disputes offerings with partner hires from Al Tamimi, Clifford Chance

Sara Aranjo joins Morgan Lewis to lead arbitration practice in Africa and Middle East as Arun Visweswaran moves over to Addleshaw Goddard from Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance makes twin energy partner hire from Latham & Watkins

New recruits Craig Nethercott and Chirag Sanghrajka will be based in London and Dubai respectively

Quinn Emanuel secures King & Wood Mallesons partner duo for UAE launch

Litigation giant hires KWM Dubai office head plus another partner to set up shop in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Greenberg Traurig opens in Dubai with twin partner hire from BCLP

US firm celebrates launch with arrival of real estate partner duo as it builds Middle East presence

Around the house: Citadel lands top Goldman legal duo, Merck promotes auditing head to GC

This week’s roundup of top in-house moves also includes appointments at LPL Financial, CBRE, MUFG and Mashreq Bank

IP offices can’t take their business for granted in a changing world, says INTA’s CEO

Etienne Sanz De Acedo discusses the future of IP offices, the damage wreaked by counterfeiting and piracy and how IP is not just for the big corporations

Eversheds Sutherland and King & Wood Mallesons forge exclusive alliance

KWM will close six offices across Europe and the Middle East with the teams expected to transfer to Eversheds Sutherland

Dubai International Arbitration Centre refreshes leadership in modernisation drive

Robert Stephen, former registrar of defunct DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre, joins DIAC as new management is finalised

Reed Smith targets Middle East entertainment work with senior DLA Piper hire

Leading media and IP specialist Jamie Ryder joins Reed Smith in Dubai as it extends practice to the region

Clyde & Co secures 13-lawyer team from PwC in Middle East corporate push

Trio of PwC practice heads among those to defect in what is thought to be largest Middle East team move in years

Wachtell, Kirkland called in for 3D printer maker Stratasys’ $1.8bn merger with Desktop Metal

Wachtell counsels Stratasys alongside Israeli firm Meitar Law Offices as Kirkland advises longtime client Desktop Metal with help from Tel Aviv-Yafo’s Shibolet & Co

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Brodies moves into Middle East with Abu Dhabi launch

Leading Scottish firm establishes Middle East LLP and relocates partners to service energy and oil and gas clients locally

Clifford Chance elects 32 new partners in diverse round

Twelve women included in round that sees 39% of new US and UK partners come from minority ethnic backgrounds

HFW secures DWF’s global infrastructure co-head in Dubai as DWF makes double insurance hire

As Slava Kiryushin moves across to HFW, DWF adds insurance partner duo in Dubai from Kennedys

Israel’s judicial reform plans are ‘deeply alarming’, the International Bar Association warns

The IBA's president urges measures that would 'strip Israeli institutions of their ability to constrain executive power' to be dropped

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Linklaters hires partner from Saudi firm for Riyadh office launch

Magic Circle UK firm secures third Middle East base and ends alliance as new licensing regime continues to shake up Saudi legal market

Allen & Overy and King & Spalding snap up Shearman & Sterling partners in Paris and UAE

International departures from New York firm continue in wake of its now shelved merger talks with Hogan Lovells.