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Law firm Winston & Strawn expands Middle East presence

Winston’s growth has been fourfold with the number of attorney and staff headcount since April 2016

Law firm Winston has experienced exponential growth ever since founding in April 2016.
Law firm Winston has experienced exponential growth ever since founding in April 2016.

International law firm Winston & Strawn has strengthened its presence in the Middle East with the expansion of the firm’s office in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

Winston’s growth has been fourfold both with the number of attorney and staff headcount since the office opening in April 2016.

The development of the Dubai office reflects Winston’s objective to establish its presence in high-growth markets, including the Middle East.

This expansion was coupled with the recent appointments of Ben Bruton and Nicholas Sharratt from Eversheds Sutherland, who have strengthened Winston’s regional disputes and investigations practice, and private equity partner Chris Skipper from Dubai World private equity arm, Istithmar.

“In just over one year, we have achieved impressive growth in the Middle East region,” said Tom Fitzgerald, Winston’s chairman.

“This new office space reflects our continued investment in our international platform to further service clients with business interests across various geographies. Coupled with our London office, it also reflects a significant increase in our English law capabilities internationally,” Fitzgerald said.

Winston’s Dubai office addresses different sectors such as finance, construction, asset finance, banking, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, private equity and venture capital, and regulatory matters.

Winston & Strawn LLP has 16 offices located across North America, Asia, and Europe.

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