UK law firm Wragge & Co has opened a new office in Abu Dhabi, it has been revealed.
The Birmingham-based company made its first move into the Middle East last week with the launch of its new joint venture firm Wragge & Co Legal Consultants.
The newly formed business is a result of Wragge & Co’s recent deal with its new Saudi financier Mohamed Al Mehairi.
Mr Al Merhairi has been announced as chairman and senior partner of the joint-venture and will work with Wragges & Co’s London projects partner Jane Pittaway.
Ms Pittaway moved to the Middle East to take up her position as the managing partner at the beginning of the month and already has experience of the area having spent six years in the United Arab Emirates.
Al Mehairi has an esteemed employment history including stints at the executive council of Dubai and chief of the arbitration services at the Dubai International Finance Centre.