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Clifford Chance boosts Mideast M&A practice, names new partner

DUBAI, April 30, 2020

Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has promoted Deniz Tas, an industry veteran, as its partner in the Middle East, further strengthening its M&A (merger and acquisition) practice in the region. The promotions take effect from tomorrow (May 1).
 
Tas is part of a global cohort of 26 lawyers elected to the partnership, drawn from all of the firm's market-leading practices and every region, demonstrating strong growth and investment in our future talent, said a statement from Clifford Chance.
 
Tas is a member of our preeminent M&A practice in the Middle East and is based in the Dubai office. He advises on private and public M&A transactions, focusing on regional sovereign wealth funds, corporates and international financial investors. 
 
He also has extensive experience advising on transactions in the energy & resources sector. He qualified in Australia (New South Wales) and joined our Sydney office in 2012, prior to relocating to our Dubai office in 2015. 
 
Since then, he has been involved in several significant M&A mandates in the region and globally.
 
Recently, Deniz has been part of the team advising Port & Free Zone World (a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai World) on its $2.7 billion cash offer to take DP World private.
 
Clifford Chance has one of the largest M&A teams in the Middle East, led by seven M&A partners in our Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Riyadh offices, in addition to two M&A partners of our affiliated firm in Saudi Arabia, AS&H Law Firm.
 
Mohammed Al-Shukairy, the regional managing partner at Clifford Chance for the Middle East, said: "I am delighted to welcome Deniz to the partnership, a reflection of his expertise and outstanding client service. The Middle East is and will remain an area of significant focus for Clifford Chance."
 
"We will continue to invest in our people and see organic growth in the years to come, despite the economic headwinds. Congratulations to Deniz on his promotion to the partnership, which further strengthens our market leading M&A practice and ability to serve our clients," he added.-Trade Arabia News Service



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