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Squire Barton Boggs Announces Key Middle East Appointments


Squire Patton Boggs, one of the world’s strongest general law firms, has appointed two of its partners, Gassan Baloul and Thomas Wilson, as co-chairs of its Middle East practice.

Chairman and Global CEO Mark Ruehlmann said: “We have operated in the Middle East for over 50 years and under the leadership of Gassan and Tom we fully expect to continue to expand our business to reflect the growth we expect the region to see in the coming years. growth of”.

Baloul was born and raised in the Middle East and the US, giving him a unique perspective to help clients succeed across borders.

He is a member of the company’s global board of directors and leads its targeted emerging markets initiatives.

Baloul’s practice focuses on a range of litigation, arbitration, investigative and government relations matters, with a focus on Middle Eastern clients, including governments, financial institutions and high net worth individuals.

Wilson represents a range of clients, including state entities and large multinational corporations, in international arbitration and other disputes arising from operations and projects in Middle Eastern countries, particularly in the engineering and construction industries. He also served on the company’s global board of directors.

Commenting on his new role, Barur said: “As part of the leadership of Squire Patton Boggs, I am delighted that we are further deepening our commitment to our clients in the region. The Middle East has a dynamic mix of cultures and economies.”

“Our firm has the well-established skills and relationships to partner with clients to achieve their goals. We are very excited to continue to expand our resources and relationships in this important area of ​​the international community,” he said.

Wilson, who has worked in the UAE for 15 years, said: “This is an exciting time for our firm and for the region as the region’s economy continues to diversify. Regulatory and policy considerations for doing business in the Middle East.”

“We are already in active discussions with new potential team members and are excited about the future,” he noted.

Earlier this year, Squire Patton Boggs signed a partnership agreement with Looaye M. Al Akkas LLP, one of Saudi Arabia’s leading full-service law firms.trade arab news agency


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