Galadari JV to provide legal services to ME construction and engineering
Posted: 20 May 2004
UK based Masons and Dubai based Galadari & Associates today
announced the formation of Masons Galadari, a joint venture of two
international law firms that will provide legal services to those
operating in the construction and engineering industries throughout
the Middle East.
Masons is the world’s leading provider of legal services
to the construction, energy, engineering and infrastructure industries
Galadari & Associates is arguably the largest firm of advocates
and legal consultants in the UAE.
This partnership recognizes that the Middle East and in particular
the UAE is fast becoming the point of reference for global development
and professional excellence. Masons Galadari wants to be part of
that and believes that this partnership has the credentials to secure
Based in Dubai, Masons Galadari provides local expertise and presence
from which to service clients in the Middle East and through its
association with Masons, also provides clients with access to the
skills and resources of more than 800 lawyers operating across Europe,
the Americas and Asia Pacific .
These combined resources, expertise and experience are complemented
by an in-depth industry knowledge and awareness of the commercial
demands of the industry.
Chris Dering, Head of Masons' International Committee, said: "We
have been working in the Middle East and North Africa for many years
and the time is now right for us to take our involvement one step
further with this permanent presence in Dubai. We are delighted
with the opportunity to set up the joint venture with the well respected
top quality UAE law firm, Galadari & Associates. This move is
consistent with, and will benefit from, other ventures which we
are undertaking such as the launch of Masons Thelen Reid LLP, in
conjunction with our US colleagues, and our linked office in Iraq."
"This is an exciting opportunity to work with Masons, a world
leader in international construction, engineering and infrastructure
law and with clients throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas,"
said Ziad Galadari, Principal of Galadari & Associates. "Clients
throughout our Region in the Middle East will have access to the
kind of sophisticated resources, expertise and experience that a
renowned international firm can provide."
Masons is one of the leading law firms in Europe and Asia Pacific,
with more than 90 partners and 800 staff and with annual revenues
of approximately £65m. Masons has UK offices in London, Bristol,
Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow and international offices in Brussels,
Hong Kong, Singapore, and Shanghai. The firm specialises in providing
a full range of commercial legal services to businesses in the construction,
engineering, technology, energy, projects and infrastructure markets,
advising on project finance, corporate and commercial law, intellectual
property, data protection, insolvency, planning, environmental law,
and national and international dispute avoidance and resolution.
About Galadari & Associates
Established in 1983, today Galadari & Associates employs 34
lawyers from the UAE, the Middle East, UK, Europe, Australia and
Asia. The firm offers commercial and corporate legal services to
both local and international clients. These include: banking and
finance, international capital markets, construction and engineering,
corporate, commercial, information and communication technologies,
employment, insolvency, litigation, marine, insurance and property.
Galadari & Associates has been carrying out construction related
work for many years and has, over the past three years, established
a firm position within the construction, engineering and infrastructure
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