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King & Spalding expands Mideast team

Riyadh/Dubai, April 2, 2008

King & Spalding is expanding its Middle East practice with the addition of a partner and two counsel to its offices in Riyadh and Dubai.

The addition of these three senior practitioners to the firm's Middle East team brings the total number of King & Spalding lawyers on the ground in its Riyadh and Dubai offices to 18, making King & Spalding one of the largest US firms in the region, the company said in a statement

Joining King & Spalding as a finance partner in its Riyadh affiliate office, The Law Office of Mohammad Al-Ammar, is Michael Dunphy. Dunphy brings more than 18 years' experience in finance and project finance, notably in the energy and infrastructure sectors, to the firm's Middle East team.

In Dubai, King & Spalding is adding Elias R. Chedid as a counsel in its mergers and acquisitions practice and Jonathan Law as a counsel in its private equity and funds practice.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome these highly-regarded lawyers to King & Spalding," said Philip R. Weems, managing partner of King & Spalding's Middle East offices and head of the firm's energy practice.

"Michael, Jonathan and Elias are joining a King & Spalding team that has extensive on-the-ground experience in this region across a range of practice areas. Their specialized legal and business skills will help us to further our mission of providing superior legal counsel to our clients in the Middle East and those who do business here."

King & Spalding's Middle East practice focuses on Islamic finance, project finance, energy, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and international arbitration.  – TradeArabia News Service




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