Pinsent Masons appoints Matthew Escritt as head of banking and finance

Based in Dubai, Escritt will lead the banking and finance practice in Middle East, within the finance and projects group

Matthew Escritt, head of banking and finance, Pinsent Masons, Middle East (representational image)
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Matthew Escritt, head of banking and finance, Pinsent Masons, Middle East (representational image)

Multinational law firm, Pinsent Masons, has appointed banking and finance partner Matthew Escritt to lead the firm's financial services in the Middle East.

Based in Dubai, Escritt will lead the banking and finance practice in the Middle East, within the finance and projects group in the company, and will focus primarily on clients in the financial services sector.

Prior to his current role, Escritt worked at international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright for the past 19 years.

A banking and finance specialist, Escritt is experienced in advising on all areas of structured cross border finance, including syndicated lending acquisition, development finance, asset finance, vendor finance, and structured trade and commodity finance.

In addition, he is familiar with both conventional and Islamic finance funding structures.  

Commenting on the recent appointment, head of Pinsent Masons in the Middle East, Catherine Workman, said: "We are excited to announce Matthew's appointment as we continue to strengthen our expertise across the Middle East. The firm's approach of focusing on sector specialism aligned to skillset excellence has proven a compelling proposition for our clients across the Middle East and internationally."

Speaking about his new role, head of banking and finance for the company in the Middle East, Escritt, said: "I am excited to have been given the opportunity to lead Pinsent Masons’ banking and finance practice in the region and to be part of an international team tasked with growing a strategically important practice area to complement the firm’s existing strengths. It will also ensure that we are able to provide vital, full-service support to our clients as they navigate today’s challenging business environment."

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