Gibson Dunn & Crutcher Tax Partner to Launch Dubai Office

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has announced that it intends to open an office in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), one of the world’s most important new international financial centers, by the end of 2007.

“Gibson Dunn has a strong existing client base with some of the largest institutions in the Gulf region,” said Ken Doran, Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn. “We will staff the Dubai office to serve existing and future client demand by recruiting English and American lawyers, as well as by relocating lawyers from our European and US offices.”

The Dubai office will focus on providing counsel on regional and outbound investment and financing transactions, including fund formation; mergers and acquisitions; private equity; real estate investments; corporate finance, including Sharia compliant finance; capital markets transactions; project finance; international arbitration and dispute resolution; and regulatory and compliance matters.

US Tax Partner, Peter Baumbusch (pictured), who has represented clients from the region for more than 30 years, will relocate to Dubai to oversee its opening and expansion. He will work closely with London partners Paul Harter and Tony Bonanno and other lawyers throughout the firm.

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