Taylor Wessing names ME banking head
Dubai, November 5, 2013
International law firm Taylor Wessing has appointed Habibullah as the new head of banking for its Middle East office based in Dubai.
Habib is well known to Taylor Wessing, having spent the first ten years of his career in the London office before joining Nabarro as a partner to establish their Islamic finance practice, said a company statement.
Habib will spearhead Taylor Wessing Dubai’s finance practice, offering both conventional and Islamic finance expertise, it stated.
Habib acts for a wide range of international and local banks and other financial institutions based both in Europe and the Middle East. Clients include a number of German banks as well as prestige clients such as The Investment Dar and Aston Martin, it stated.
On his new role, Habibullah said, "I am delighted to be re-joining the firm where I started my career and the winner of the Law Firm Of The Year 2013. Taylor Wessing has an excellent international reputation for banking and finance work and the intention is to build on this."
An elite international law firm, Taylor Wessing has 23 offices in 13 jurisdictions and some 950 legal advisers. It offer clients a streamlined and integrated global service across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, India, North America and Brazil.
Mark Fraser, the managing partner of Taylor Wessing (Middle East), said, "Habib’s appointment will provide a boost to the increasingly international, institutional client base of Taylor Wessing's wider finance practice. We are looking forward to Habib joining and bringing with him his experience, contacts and undoubtedly a leading finance practice."-TradeArabia News Service