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Eversheds Sutherland (International) are pleased to announce a number of partner and associate promotions across the Middle East effective 1 May 2019

  • Middle East
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE


    As part of 27 partnership promotions made across the firm, Eversheds Sutherland (International) is delighted to announce three new partner promotions in the Middle East, taking its Middle East partner headcount up to 25.

    Hani Nassef has been promoted to partner in the corporate team. He is based in the Dubai office. Hani primarily focuses his practice on cross-border M&A transactions, but has extensive experience advising both strategic and financial investors on wide range of regional and international M&A, joint ventures and equity capital markets transactions. He has practiced in the UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia for a number of years and has extensive experience acting on corporate transactions in the region and internationally.

    Mozahem Khalaf has been promoted to partner in the corporate team. He is based in the Baghdad office. Mozahem advises local and international clients on a wide range of matters in Iraq including regional investment ventures, M&A, general commercial law and tax. He has excellent experience and understanding of corporate structures, registrations and licensing in Iraq.

    Salam Zuhair has been promoted to partner in the commercial dispute resolution team. He is based in the Baghdad office. Salam advises local and international clients on complex litigation, and corporate and regulatory compliance work. He is a member of the International Court of Arbitration representing Iraq.

    In addition, as part of 150 lawyers across International and Europe achieving principal and senior associate promotions, three promotions are in the Middle East which are:

    • Laura Shingler – promoted to principal associate in the financial services disputes and investigations team (Dubai)
    • Ramzi Noursi – promoted to senior associate in the corporate team (Dubai)
    • Thamer AlZaidy – promoted to senior associate in the corporate commercial/regulatory and policy team (Riyadh; AlDhabaan & Partners in association with Eversheds Sutherland)

    Our newly promoted colleagues embody our Purpose: ‘Helping our clients, our people and our communities to thrive’ and reflect our values of being Collaborative, Creative, Professional, Inclusive and Open.

    They have proved to be technical experts in their subject areas, adept at managing teams and work flow effectively and developing key client relationships. This is a significant milestone in their careers and we congratulate each and every one on their achievement.

    Tawfiq Tabbaa, Middle East Managing Partner comments: “A huge congratulations to our new partners, principal and senior associates. I am delighted that they have been recognised and rewarded for their hard work, leadership and client commitment. We look forward to the future with a lot of optimism as we continue going from strength-to-strength in the region."

    Lee Ranson, CEO, Eversheds Sutherland (International) comments: “The Eversheds Sutherland promotion process is challenging and designed to ensure that only the very best candidates succeed. On behalf of the firm, I would therefore like to congratulate all of the successful candidates on this significant achievement.”

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