Taylor Wessing appoints new corporate partner in Middle East
- United Arab Emirates: Monday, December 17 - 2012 at 12:35
International law firm Taylor Wessing (Middle East) LLP announced the appointment of Tahir Ahmed as a new partner in its Corporate Finance Group. Tahir's appointment brings the total number of partners in the Dubai office to six and follows the recent appointment in June 2012 of Neale Downes as a partner to lead the finance team.
He has spent the last eight years in the Middle East including most recently at Dewey & LeBoeuf where he worked as a partner in its Dubai office. Prior to that, Tahir held partner positions at both Ashurst and Norton Rose.
Tahir's areas of practice include M&A, private equity, fund formations, joint ventures, ECM, DCM, sukuk, private placements and financial regulatory matters.
He has worked on a number of landmark capital markets and M&A transactions in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia region and has received numerous citations and awards for his work.
Tahir Ahmed, commented, "Taylor Wessing is well placed in the region, with a strong and growing team which includes exceptional individuals who have a long history of working on important transactions and projects across the Middle East and into Europe and Asia. It is notable that the firm has weathered the regional downturn well and is committed to growing its regional practice at a time when other firms have reduced their local presence. I look forward to helping bolster further the firm's regional corporate finance practice."
Christopher Dixon, managing partner of Taylor Wessing (Middle East), said of the appointment, "The appointment of Tahir Ahmed further strengthens our corporate finance practice. Tahir has an excellent track record of working on large cross border transactions across the Middle East and possesses strong relationships with some of the region's key players. I am sure this, combined with the firm's existing expertise and connections, will add to our established reputation for corporate transactional work in the market place, and this is a further step in our objective of continuing to develop and expand our corporate finance practice in the coming months and years."
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