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DLA Piper announces partner promotion in Saudi Arabia

Amer's promotion bolsters DLA Piper litigation and arbitration offering in the region

DLA Piper is proud to announce the promotion of Amer A Al Amr to its Partnership effective 1 November 2015.

Based in the firm’s Riyadh office, Amer is an experienced litigator. He has over 15 years of experience handling a broad range of litigation and arbitration matters in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including IP and employment litigation, insurance and re-insurance matters and enforcement of foreign arbitration awards, including under the new Saudi Arbitration Law.

Amer has represented local and international clients in a variety of courts throughout the Kingdom, across a broad range of sectors, including real estate, construction, banking and finance, retail, healthcare and life sciences.

Dr Eyad Reda, Country Managing Partner, Saudi Arabia commented: “I am delighted to welcome Amer to the partnership. The quality of our people is crucial to our ambition to be the leading global business law firm, advising leading mature and emerging companies wherever they do business. Saudi Arabia offers enormous opportunity for our clients and Amer’s promotion is testament to the firm’s ongoing commitment to ensuring our clients have access to the highest quality lawyers in the region.”

Henry Quinlan, Head of Litigation, Arbitration & Investigations, Middle East, added: “Amer’s promotion bolsters our litigation and arbitration offering in the region. Our ability to represent clients in the Saudi Arabian courts and tribunals, means we can truly offer our clients full-service legal capability throughout the investment life cycle. Clients want strong local experience in terms of dealing with arbitration and regulatory investigations in or concerning Saudi Arabia and Amer and his team provide that. We look forward to Amer’s contribution and leadership in the coming years.”