Herbert Smith Freehills hires lawyer in Dubai

Law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has hired Haitham Hawashin as a partner in its Dubai office.

An Arabic speaker, Hawashin joins from Simmons & Simmons in the UAE, where he was also a partner. He has previously worked in London, Singapore and Hong Kong.

“Haitham is one of the few lawyers in the region who has the international experience and technical expertise to provide top quality advice to our clients doing business in the region and globally,” said Zubair Mir, managing partner for the Middle East.

Hawashin has worked on joint ventures, private equity, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and debt and equity capital markets transactions.

Zubair praised the lawyer’s “knowledge of the regional market and Middle Eastern entities, as well as his local language and cultural capability”.

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