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GC POWERLIST: MIDDLE EAST


On 2 October, over 70 of the leading in-house counsel from across the Middle East gathered together at the Mint Leaf restaurant in Dubai to celebrate the launch of the 2017 GC Powerlist: Middle East.

The Legal 500, along with sponsors Al Tamimi, greeted a number of GCs recognised as among the 100 leading individuals active in the market today. The selection was based on an extensive list of nominations and was backed by a three month period of independent research and interviews conducted by The Legal 500’s dedicated client intelligence team.

Having collated hundreds of nominations from law firm partners and fellow in-house practitioners based in the Middle East, the final list of 100 GCs truly showcases the best legal talent in the region. The full list of those included can be found here.

The evening began with an introduction from The Legal 500’s research editor James Wood, highlighting both the achievements of those selected and the strength of the region’s legal community. This was followed by a special address from Husam Hourani, managing partner of Al Tamimi in Dubai. Hourani outlined the economic challenges facing clients in the region before praising legal teams – and particularly the GCs selected in the Powerlist – for their positive response to these challenges.

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