Europe Middle East and Africa

Author: | Published: 26 Jan 2018
Matthew Cox Leila Hubeaut

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...