News 06 Sep. 2016

Curtis Strengthens Dubai office with Addition of Alastair Holland as Partner

Curtis expands its Middle East team with the addition of Alastair Holland as a partner in its Dubai office from September 1, 2016.

Mr. Holland has worked in the UAE since 2008, latterly as managing partner of Ashurst LLP's Abu Dhabi office. He has advised clients throughout the Middle East and North Africa region on M&A and joint venture transactions across a range of industries.

"Alastair is well regarded in the Middle East and is widely admired for his strategic advice on corporate commercial matters", said Bruce Palmer, Managing Partner of Curtis Dubai. "We have high hopes for him and are pleased to welcome yet more talent to our busy office."

"I view Curtis as ‘one to watch’ in Dubai", said Mr. Holland. "Curtis is highly international and growing in the region. I relish the opportunity to move to a firm with a strong corporate core in the Middle East and look forward to working with the Curtis team."

Mr. Holland holds a Masters' in Law and German Law from Oxford University (St John's). Highly regarded in the region, he has been ranked in Chambers Global for his corporate M&A and commercial contracts work throughout the United Arab Emirates.

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