Patton Boggs opens Dubai office
Dubai, April 4, 2013
Patton Boggs, a leading law firm, has strengthened its presence in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region with the opening of a permanent office in Dubai.
Patton Boggs now boasts four offices in the Mena region: in addition to the new Dubai location, the firm maintains offices in Doha; Abu Dhabi and an affiliate office in Riyadh.
Patton Boggs has also announced the arrival of three lawyers and a regional director of business development and marketing, who join the company from Kilpatrick Townsend as the inaugural team in Dubai. They are: Thomas P Wilson, formerly a partner at Kilpatrick Townsend; Scott Hutton, formerly an associate; and Angie Hegazi, formerly head of business development and marketing (Mena).
Wilson joins Patton Boggs as a partner, Hutton as of counsel, and Hegazi as regional director of business development and marketing. They are joined in Dubai by Jonathan M Taunton, another former associate, who joins Patton Boggs from Kilpatrick Townsend in Atlanta.
As a team, the group brings exceptional experience with and understanding of concerns unique to the construction and infrastructure sector in the region, with a particular focus on public and private capital improvement projects, dispute resolution, contract negotiations and related transactions, contract compliance issues, and project risk management and mitigation, a statement said.
With the opening of the Dubai office, Patton Boggs will establish strong, regionally based capabilities in these areas, thus strengthening the scope of its offerings to the Mena region, it said.
"We are all extremely pleased to welcome Tom Wilson, Scott Hutton, Angie Hegazi and Jonathan Taunton to Patton Boggs as the first members of our new Dubai team and the foundation of our practice there" said William L Nash III, managing partner of the firm's Abu Dhabi office and a member of the firm's International Business and Mena practice groups. "They are an excellent addition to the Patton Boggs team, and will 'round out' the scope of our Mena-based legal services." - TradeArabia News Service