Law firm Linklaters is applying to open an office in Dubai. Following receipt of the appropriate licences, the new office will be opened in early 2006.
Linklaters is establishing a Dubai office in response to clients “increased strategic focus on the Middle East and the increasing levels of investment into and out of the region, leading to a growing demand for premium legal advice.

Located in or adjacent to the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC), the office will offer premium advice on a broad range of finance work, including capital markets, project finance, banking, asset finance and Islamic finance, as well as corporate/M&A and TMT advice to clients operating in the region.

The office will be opened with three partners and a number of associates and will be led by Ewan Cameron, previously head of corporate and securities at Clifford Chance’s Dubai office, where he has been based for the past 11 years.