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Kobre & Kim Opens Middle East Office In Dubai

 |  November 11, 2021

Kobre & Kim has opened its doors in Dubai with five lawyers, the disputes and investigations-focused firm announced Wednesday.

Mahmoud Selim from Cairo-based Matouk Bassiouny joined the firm as Middle East and Africa regional managing director, and Paul Hughes has joined from UK-founded Addleshaw Goddard as a partner. Richard Clarke from Dentons will join Kobre & Kim as principal and two associates have also joined the team.

“Disputes and investigations in the [Dubai International Finance Centre], as well as in the broader [Middle East and Africa] region, are growing in terms of both complexity and scale,” said founding partner Steven Kobre in a statement. “As such, there is an increasing demand among sophisticated clients for deep expertise that few global firms can provide.”

The firm opened its first Middle East office in Tel Aviv in 2015.

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