Weil Gotshal to close Dubai base as Middle East cutbacks continue

US firm to close Dubai office after eight-year stint

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Weil Gotshal & Manges has become the latest law firm to rethink its presence in the Middle East, with the US outfit deciding to close its Dubai office.

The firm’s sole Middle East base, which opened at the beginning of 2009, is set to close its doors this summer. The office focuses on private equity, M&A, international arbitration, restructuring and corporate governance.

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