Between December 2017 and January 2018 several international
firms scaled back their EMEA networks. Norton Rose Fulbright
closed offices in Abu Dhabi and Almaty in this period,
relocating its staff in the former office to Dubai and exiting
Kazakhstan entirely. The firm's Almaty team have established a
new local law practice, KM & Partners.
In an opposite move, DLA Piper has established a new
alliance in Saudi Arabia, following the announcement that its
country managing partner, Eyad Reda, was leaving to start his
own firm. DLA Piper will operate as the newly created Amer Al
Amr Law Firm, headed by the firm's former Saudi litigation
head, Amer Al-Amr.
In January it was also...