ATLANTA (November 7- LAWFUEL) — Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, the full-service international law firm, today announced that it has opened an office in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) to cater to the growing demand for specialized legal expertise that has been created by the enormous level of engineering and construction activity being undertaken in the region.
From its Dubai office, the firm will expand its breadth of services to better support new and existing clients which already have a local presence or are looking to grow their businesses in the region. In addition to serving client needs in the United Arab Emirates, Kilpatrick Stockton will expand its reach throughout the Gulf and into North Africa.
“A growing Kilpatrick Stockton, with its internationally-recognized construction and infrastructure projects team leading the way, is committed to creating a major presence in Dubai,” said Bill Dorris, Kilpatrick Stockton Co-Managing Partner. “The level of current and planned engineering and construction activity in the Gulf is staggering. Given this unprecedented construction activity, there is a growing demand for attorneys in the region with our construction industry experience to handle the volume of complex legal work being generated.”
“We look forward not only to meeting the needs of our existing and new clients but also becoming partners with local business and community leaders as we aim to expand our operations in line with the strategic growth of the region,” said Tom Wilson, Dubai Office Managing Partner. “The Gulf offers a wealth of opportunities, and Dubai in particular has become a prominent global hub, attracting a significant flow of local and foreign businesses and investors.”
Kilpatrick Stockton is poised to make a difference in the region. The firm has one of the most experienced construction and infrastructure projects team of any major firm in the world. This practice is consistently ranked by key industry publications such as Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America as a leading construction practice.
Kilpatrick Stockton has assisted clients with construction matters in more than 25 countries and regularly handles complex matters on high profile projects with values as substantial as $15 billion. The firm represents clients from project inception through completion and beyond. The practice serves both national and international clients including owners, contractors and design professionals, on public and private construction projects.
Kilpatrick Stockton’s Dubai office will be staffed by some of the firm’s most experienced partners and associates. Plans to expand within the region are also underway.
About Kilpatrick Stockton
Kilpatrick Stockton LLP is a full-service international law firm with more than 500 attorneys in nine offices across the globe: Atlanta and Augusta, GA.; Charlotte, Raleigh and Winston-Salem, NC.; New York, NY; Washington, D.C.; Dubai; London; and Stockholm. Kilpatrick Stockton’s delivery of innovative business solutions provides results-oriented counsel for corporations, from the challenging demands of financial transactions and securities to the disciplines of intellectual property management. Collaboration among Kilpatrick Stockton’s corporate, litigation and intellectual property attorneys provides knowledgeable and proactive guidance for companies at every stage of the business life cycle. For more information, please visit www.kilpatrickstockton.com.