New appointments announced at Winston & Strawn LLP

Law firm Winston & Strawn LLP has appointed Ben Bruton as partner and Nick Sharratt as counsel to the firm’s Litigation Department, based in the firm’s Dubai office

Winston & Strawn LLP announces two new appointments.
Winston & Strawn LLP announces two new appointments.

Law firm Winston & Strawn LLP has appointed Ben Bruton as partner and Nick Sharratt as counsel to the firm’s Litigation Department, based in the firm’s Dubai office.

Both join from Eversheds Sutherland LLP, where Bruton was UAE managing partner and head of dispute resolution and Nick was a principal associate.

Tom Fitzgerald, chairman at Winston & Strawn, said: “With a strong background in dispute resolution across the Middle East and in London, their arrival continues the momentum we have created in strategically growing our Dubai office.

During his tenure as UAE managing partner at his prior firm, Bruton led the development of the Dubai office from a 10-attorney practice to a 27-attorney practice over a three-year period, earning multiple awards in the process.

His practice involves high value arbitration and court proceedings in the UAE and internationally across a number of sectors including financial services, maritime, engineering, energy and infrastructure, real estate, and construction.

Sharratt’s practice is focused on cross-border litigation and regulatory work for corporate and commercial clients. He regularly procures advice from jurisdictions across the Middle East, Europe, and Africa and is recognized as a “Next Generation Lawyer” by Legal 500. 

“Ben is one of the most highly regarded dispute resolution lawyers in the Middle East and brings considerable international litigation experience in the Bahraini, Pakistani, and Indian Courts,” added Campbell Steedman, the firm’s Middle East managing partner.

Bruton and Sharratt’s appointments are the latest in a series of lateral hires for Winston’s rapidly expanding Dubai office, following the additions of Christopher Skipper in May 2017 and Campbell Steedman and Shibeer Ahmed in late 2016.

 

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