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Bracewell & Giuliani Adds New Associate In The Dubai Office

November 18, 2009

HOUSTON — Bracewell & Giuliani LLP announced today that Chris Williams has joined its Dubai office, where he will work in the firm's corporate and securities practice.

Williams' practice focuses on corporate mergers and acquisitions, private equity, as well as company and commercial advisory work. He has experience advising clients on a wide range of Middle East and international merger and acquisition transactions, joint ventures and group restructuring exercises. He also has experience leading and coordinating wide ranging Middle East and international vendor and purchaser due diligence and disclosure exercises across the manufacturing, raw material supply, rail transport, engineering, media, hospitality, and professional services sectors. Williams has developed particular experience in aviation-related matters in the Middle East, having acted as a lead external counsel to a Gulf Cooperation Council royal flight.

“We are very fortunate to have Chris joining our Dubai office,” said the Dubai office managing partner, David Stockwell. "He has been doing work in the region for a number of years and also has experience in London. His experience will be a great asset to our clients."
Williams is a graduate of The University of Liverpool and The College of Law, Chester. He is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.

The Dubai office of Bracewell & Giuliani is an integral part of the firm's well-established global energy and finance practices. At the hub of Bracewell’s Middle East and North African practice, the firm's Dubai-based and international attorneys represent established and entrepreneurial U.S. domestic and foreign clients in the United Arab Emirates and other Gulf Cooperation Council States of Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait, as well as North Africa.

Bracewell has a strong foothold in both the state of Dubai and the NASDAQ Dubai. Attorneys in the Dubai office provide clients with counsel in financing transactions, asset purchases and sales, equity transactions, the establishment of joint ventures and other business combinations, and issues related to labor, corporate governance and issuing securities on the Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX). The firm's long history with the DIFC and our familiarity with local laws and key regulatory officials enable us to help clients address the day-to-day requirements of — and exploit strategic opportunities found in — doing business in the Middle East.