King & Spalding has named three new partners to its Middle East offices: Simon Rahimzada (Corporate M&A and Capital Markets), Moustafa Said (Real Estate & Hospitality), and James Stull (Investment Funds & Private Equity).
All three new partners are based in the firm’s UAE offices and are part of a class of 24 new partners and 16 new counsel whose promotions are effective Jan. 1, 2016. King & Spalding has 18 offices in the United States, Europe, Asia and has three offices in the Middle East in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Riyadh.
‘Simon, Moustafa and James are smart, dedicated lawyers with great insight and experience in their respective fields in the Middle East,’ said Isam Salah, head of the firm’s Middle East Practice Group. ‘These are well deserved promotions and will further the growth of three of our core practices in the Middle East.’
‘For the firm to elevate three of our Middle East-based lawyers to partner this year is a testament to both the individuals and the depth of talent we have in our Middle East offices,’ said Jawad Ali, managing partner of King & Spalding’s Middle East offices. ‘We have pursued a long-term organic growth strategy in our Middle East offices. As a part of that strategy, we continue to attract and promote the best talent in the region. We truly believe that our associates and counsel are our potential future partners which is why we invest heavily in training and mentoring our young lawyers early on and continue to do so throughout their career.’
Last year, the firm elevated Dubai-based Philip Sacks (Investment Funds) to partner.
With 31 fee earners in the Middle East and more than 50 fee earners worldwide who are part of, or directly support, the Middle East practice, King & Spalding offers extensive experience in Islamic finance, project finance, corporate, M&A, investment funds, real estate, private equity, capital markets, construction, energy and international arbitration.
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