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King & Wood Mallesons

OFFICE 401, GATE VILLAGE 6, DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE , PO BOX 24482, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
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United Arab Emirates

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 6

King & Wood Mallesons

At King & Wood Mallesons, Shawn Davis, who joined from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in December 2017, handles various corporate matters including market entries. He advised Novomet on the regulations of the Hamriyah and Jebel Ali free zones, and assisted SanLucar Fruit with entering into the UAE market, including setting up a branch in the DMCC. Sandeep Dhama is now at Stephenson Harwood .

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 4

King & Wood Mallesons

At King & Wood Mallesons, Shawn Davis, who is 'a very sharp lawyer with profound and diverse experience in construction projects in the Middle East', joined from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in January 2018. He advises China-UAE Industrial Capacity Cooperation on various matters, and also assists a number of other Chinese contractors in this space, as does the Singapore-qualified Daniel Xu. Xu, who 'fills a niche in the market with his Mandarin language abilities and experience working in international firms, meaning he has carved out a strong following of Chinese inbound work into the Middle East', is primarily notable for construction disputes, which are also areas of practice for Tim Taylor QC and Joanne Strain.

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Dispute resolution: arbitration and international litigation
Dispute resolution: arbitration and international litigation - ranked: tier 2

King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons handles a number of arbitration and DIFC commercial disputes. Tim Taylor QC and Joanne Strain represented Mashreqbank in litigation before the Dubai World Tribunal concerning a challenge to its restructuring proposal pertaining to Drydocks World's $2.3bn debt. The two also acted for a high-net-worth individual in a dispute with a food and beverage company over a loan. Daniel Xu, who is qualified in Singapore, is another notable name - his clients include Chinese and Russian businesses.

Leading individuals

Tim Taylor QC - King & Wood Mallesons

Next Generation Partners

Joanne Strain - King & Wood Mallesons

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Energy and infrastructure
Energy and infrastructure - ranked: tier 4

King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons handles a mix of work, with Chinese clients featuring heavily in its workload. Shawn Davis is 'a very sharp lawyer with profound and diverse experience in projects in the Middle East'.

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Legal Developments by:
King & Wood Mallesons

  • Ofcom publishes review of the wholesale broadband access market

    On 3 December 2010, Ofcom published its final statement setting out its analysis of the state of competition in the wholesale broadband access (WBA) market and the measures it is taking to protect consumers in situations where competition alone is insufficient. 

    - SJ Berwin LLP

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