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Pinsent Masons expands Middle East energy and infrastructure teams

Tim Armsby and Gurmeet Kaur join Pinsent Masons from Eversheds Sutherland to expand the former's work in the regional and global infrastructure and energy markets

Tim Armsby, Pinsent Masons.
Tim Armsby, Pinsent Masons.
Gurmeet Kaur, Pinsent Masons.
Gurmeet Kaur, Pinsent Masons.

Law firm Pinsent Masons has expanded its finance and projects practice in the Middle East.

Tim Armsby (picture 1) and Gurmeet Kaur (picture 2) have been respectively appointed as infrastructure and energy specialists at the legal outfit. 

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Both join Pinsent Masons from Eversheds Sutherland, and will be based in the company's Dubai office.

Armsby has 20 years of regional experience, which includes work in sectors such as oil and gas, utilities – including both conventional power and renewables – and wider infrastructure projects, including public-private partnerships (PPP) and front-end construction.

At Pinsent Masons, Armsby will lead the finance and project practice for the region.

Meanwhile, Kaur was a partner in Eversheds Sutherland's Dubai office, and has been based in the Middle East for 10 years.

She has extensive experience advising public and private clients on infrastructure, energy, and construction projects, particularly in the renewable power, water, and transportation sectors.

Commenting on the appointments, Michael Watson, global group head of finance and projects at Pinsent Masons, said: "Both Tim and Gurmeet will bring with them fantastic experience and we are very pleased they will be joining us.

"Their skills will further cement our position and develop our capability as leaders in the infrastructure and energy markets in the region and globally."

Sachin Kerur, head of the Middle East at Pinsent Masons, added: "We continue to see a range of projects opportunities in the Middle East and we're delighted that Tim and Gurmeet are joining us to further develop our practice.

"I'm certain that their combined experience will be of great value to our current and future clients."

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