Firm has also launched a series of seminars and is said to be planning one in Dubai
Fenwick Elliott has announced that it is making investments into strengthening its global ties in 2019. The construction and energy law firm notes that as part of this move, it will be relaunching its Dubai office as an international hub.
The firm says that it employs 50 lawyers as a specialised firm and that the Dubai office hosts a growing team of partners and associates. In line with its plans to make the city its main overseas base, it intends to expand the office into larger premises.
The Dubai office was first opened in 2015 in-conjunction with Ibrahim Law Firm. It is headed by partners Patrick Stone and Ahmed Ibrahim and serves the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman, and is eyeing opportunities across the MENA region.
“It’s an exciting time to be at the forefront of our Dubai operation as we look to cement our presence in the UAE and explore new opportunities further afield. We are continually investing in our business here and to make way for new faces and improved facilities, we hope to relocate into a larger space in the coming months,” says Stone.
Fenwick Elliott says it has already amassed extensive experience in the Middle East, working with contractors in relation to projects such as the Palm Jumeirah, Doha Expressway and Dubai World Central. It plans to capitalise on increasing demand for its services in the UAE and Saudi in particular, in the next 12 to 18 months.
The announcement is said to coincide with a recent seminar held in London, which addressed the emergence of technology in construction and its potential impact.
The firm notes that this event was the first in a series of thought leadership events Fenwick Elliott will be involved in this year. It intends to continue focusing on digital and tech related areas within the context of construction and is said to be planning its first event in the UAE.