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July 17, 2017
Curtis Bolsters Its Presence in Dubai with Addition of Thomas Geuther as Partner


Curtis continues to fortify its presence in the Middle East with the appointment of Thomas Geuther as a disputes partner in the firm’s Dubai office.

Mr. Geuther will be a high profile addition to Curtis’ thriving Dubai office and reflects Curtis’ growing reputation in the market.  His addition comes close on the heels of the appointment of corporate partner Alastair Holland last year and counsel Ali Naveed Arshad this year.

Mr. Geuther, was previously a national partner of Dechert LLP’s Dubai office where he led the litigation and commercial arbitration practice. He has advised global financial institutions, government entities, and other noteworthy clients on high-profile and high-value arbitration, regulatory, litigation and white collar crime matters.

“Thomas possesses a sharp focus on the Dubai market and brings well-rounded disputes background with an international flavour.  We are delighted to welcome him to our busy team” said Bruce Palmer, Managing Partner of Curtis Dubai.  “His appointment underlines our commitment to Dubai’s competitive and booming legal market.”

“Curtis has an energetic and ambitious team in Dubai and a stellar international arbitration practice. I am thrilled to join such talented colleagues in Dubai and around the world,” enthused Mr. Geuther.

Mr. Geuther has broad extensive arbitration and commercial litigation experience, having advised several state entities, national governments, major global corporations and high-net-worth individuals in matters arising out of Europe, the United States, Russia, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin America, in addition to the Middle East.

He has acted as counsel in arbitrations under the auspices of the DIFC-LCIA, the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.

In the past, Mr. Geuther has worked with a major global professional services firm, developing their litigation and arbitration practice. He has also worked with prominent international law firms in London and New Zealand focusing on international arbitration and cross-border disputes, and served as the judge’s clerk to the President of New Zealand’s Court of Appeal.

Mr. Geuther holds a Master’s degree in Law (LLM) from New York University and a Bachelor of Law (LLB) from Victoria University of Wellington, where he graduated with First Class Honours

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