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Stephenson Harwood drafted in as counsel to jailed ex-Leeds MD Haigh

Stephenson Harwood has been hired to defend former Leeds United managing director and former GFH Capital general counsel David Haigh, now in his ninth week in a Dubai jail.

23 Jul 2014 | 14:44 | secure

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Clifford Chance launches Middle East graduate training schemes

Clifford Chance (CC) has become the first magic circle firm to launch graduate training schemes in the Middle East.

23 Jul 2014 | 00:17 | secure

Olswang pulls plug on Middle East plans as UAE opening shelved

Olswang has shelved plans to open in the United Arab Emirates, having last year eyed what would have been its first venture into th...

22 Jul 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Corporate Counsel Forum Africa

Legal Week's second annual Corporate Counsel Forum Africa will take place in Johannesburg on 24 October...

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The African Legal Awards

This October's inaugural African Legal Awards are open to in-house legal teams and law firms throughout the continent...

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Walking the tightrope – the difficulties in-house lawyers face when managing risk in an increasingly complex Middle East

Having the authority to say 'no' to senior executives is one of the greatest weapons in the armoury of effective general counsel.

11 Jul 2014 | 14:36 | secure

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CCME Group Achievement Award: Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher was handed the Achievement Award for setting up and running a non-denominational advice clinic in the Holy Trinity Church compound in Oud Metha, Dubai.

23 Jun 2014 | 13:30

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Middle East Law Firm of the Year: Al-Ansari & Associates

Finalists: Al Tamimi & Company • Afridi & Angell • Bin Shabib & Associates • Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants

20 Jun 2014 | 00:00

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Corporate Team of the Year: Clifford Chance

Finalists: Al Tamimi & Company • Afridi & Angell • Allen & Overy • Bin Shabib & Associates • Dentons • Shearman & Sterling

20 Jun 2014 | 00:00

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International Law Firm of the Year: Clifford Chance

Finalists: DLA Piper • Eversheds • Hogan Lovells • Simmons & Simmons • White & Case

20 Jun 2014 | 00:00

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Commercial Team of the Year: Eversheds

Finalists: Al Tamimi & Company • Dentons • DLA Piper • Hogan Lovells

20 Jun 2014 | 00:00

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Property and Construction Team of the Year: Eversheds

Finalists: Al Tamimi & Company • Bin Shabib & Associates • Dentons • Hadef & Partners • Pinsent Masons

20 Jun 2014 | 00:00

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Legal Department of the Year – small team: Dubai Group

In its submission, Dubai Group's two-person legal team, which is comprised of general counsel Cherine Ghali and senior vice president for legal Chris Stanford, describes its work to push through the company's $10bn (£6bn) restructuring as having been...

20 Jun 2014 | 00:00

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Transportation, Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year: Allen & Overy

Finalists: Al Tamimi & Company • Ashurst • Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants • Latham & Watkins • Shearman & Sterling • White & Case

20 Jun 2014 | 00:00

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Legal Department of the Year – large team: Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du)

Finalists: DP World • GEMS Education • flydubai • Saudi Aramco • Standard Chartered Bank

20 Jun 2014 | 00:00

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