Baker & McKenzie boosts M&A offering
Dubai, January 7, 2014
Leading global law firm Baker & McKenzie has enhanced its merger and acquisition (M&A) offering in the UAE with the hire of Will Seivewright as their partner in Dubai.
Will, who joins Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla from Latham & Watkins, is a valuable addition to the firm's leading Middle East corporate group.
He has considerable experience in advising on public and private mergers and acquisitions, within the UAE and wider Middle East region as well as on a cross border basis. He also advises on public takeovers, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, private equity and venture capital transactions.
Will brings a wealth of experience in the UAE as well as expertise in leading global financial markets including New York, London and Hong Kong. He joins as the fifth corporate partner in the Middle East and brings the total partner count in the UAE to nine.
"We are pleased to welcome Will as a partner in this key practice area. His expertise will further strengthen our corporate offering in the UAE, where we are experiencing a heightened level of activity," said Borys Dackiw, the co-managing partner of the firm in the UAE.
"He joins us at an exciting time as we continue to position the firm for growth in the transactional space," he added.
Leading local firm Habib Al Mulla merged with Baker & McKenzie in July 2013, creating Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla in the UAE.
Founded in 1949, Baker & McKenzie today boasts of more than 4,100 locally qualified lawyers and 6,000 professional staff in 74 offices in 46 countries.-TradeArabia News Service