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MANAMA – 5 February 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Abdullah M…

MANAMA – 5 February 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Abdullah Mutawi has joined international law firm Trowers and Hamlins’ Bahrain office as a new partner.

Mr Mutawi was previously with Norton Rose, which he joined four years ago to head up their litigation work in Bahrain.

With this new addition, the firm has 18 partners dedicated to the Middle East region.

Mr Mutawi is a project and commercial lawyer and clients include international and regional banks such as BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole Indosuez, Shamil Bank of Bahrain and Arab Banking Corporation as well as major corporate clients such as Batelco, Bahrain Ferro Alloys and Solidarity.

Mr Mutawi also acts regularly for Bahrain’s government and was chosen to work closely with the consulting firm McKinsey on its report on reforming Bahrain’s labour market.

Trowers and Hamlins senior partner Jonathan Adlington said they have known and respected Mr Mutawi’s work for some time and are really delighted that he is joining them.

“The Gulf region is going through a very exciting time not just in terms of outperforming the growth of G8 economies but also as it diversifies its economy and builds on its role as lead developer of the fast growing Islamic finance market,” he said.

“Mr Mutawi’s experience in major projects, privatisation and Islamic insurance work complements our own skills and will be of tremendous value in helping our client’s expansion plans across the region.” Trowers and Hamlins has offices in Oman, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Cairo and Bahrain.

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