Cleary Gottlieb Opens Office In Abu Dhabi

Law360, New York (September 6, 2012, 5:06 PM EDT) -- International law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP has opened its first United Arab Emirates office in Abu Dhabi as it expands its growing Middle East practice in mergers and acquisitions, litigation and project finance, the firm announced Thursday.

Gamal Abouali, a partner based in the firm's Paris office, will relocate to head up the new Abu Dhabi office, which recently received approval from the Abu Dhabi Executive Council to open, the firm said.

Abouali said Thursday that he is excited to build the firm's...
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