Ashurst boosts Middle East oil and gas capabilities with partner hire and relocation
07 May 2019
07 May 2019
Luke and Stuart are excellent additions to the Abu Dhabi team, and together with Simon Fraser, we now have three dedicated oil & gas partners in Abu Dhabi covering both M&A and project development across the whole value chain from upstream through midstream to downstream and LNG. We intend to have the best in class oil & gas team in Abu Dhabi to service both local and regional markets and this is a key step in that ambition."
Ashurst's Middle East oil & gas offering has also been further expanded recently with the appointment of partners Bill Smith and Cameron Cuffe in the international arbitration team in Dubai, the promotion of projects/construction partner Yvonne Cross in Dubai and Matt Wood in the project finance practice in Abu Dhabi. Combined with existing projects partner David Charlier and disputes partner Dyfan Owen in Dubai, the firm has significant strength and depth across all aspects of the oil & gas industry in the region.
This year Ashurst will also move into new offices located in Abu Dhabi Global Market Square on Al Maryah Island, one of the pre-eminent business districts in Abu Dhabi.