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King & Spalding names ME managing partner

Dubai, March 4, 2010

King & Spalding, an international law firm, has appointed Jawad I Ali as managing partner of its Middle East offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Riyadh (affiliate).

Ali brings with him over 15 years of legal experience in the Middle East in Islamic finance, corporate and investment matters. Philip R Weems, who served as managing partner of the Middle East offices, is returning to the firm’s Houston, Texas, office and continuing in his role as co-head of King & Spalding’s global energy practice.

Ali is a partner and deputy head of King & Spalding’s global Middle East and Islamic finance practice. His practice covers a broad range of cross-border corporate, finance and investment matters.

Ali has substantial experience in the representation of Middle Eastern and other clients in the development and implementation of Shari’ah-compliant financing and investment structures. He has advised Islamic banks and other financial institutions in the structuring and implementation of US, European, Mena and global Shari’ah-compliant real estate and private equity funds.

King & Spalding has a team of over 30 lawyers in its Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Riyadh offices.-TradeArabia News Service




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