Linklaters has appointed Matt Keats as Head of Energy and Infrastructure for the Middle East region. He succeeds Sarosh Mewawalla who has retired from the partnership.
Having been a partner at the firm since 2005, Matt has advised on a wide range of ground-breaking transactions in the Energy and Infrastructure sectors. Furthermore, Matt has over 25 years’ experience acting for governments, sponsors, borrowers and commercial banks, Development Finance Institutions and Export Credit Agencies. Matt was the head of Linklaters’ Energy and Infrastructure practice in Moscow where, between 2010-15, he advised on all of the firm’s leading deals in the Russian energy and natural resources market.
Scott Campbell, Managing Partner for the Middle East at Linklaters, said: “Matt is among the most respected lawyers in the sector and we are very excited to have him head up and grow our market leading Energy and Infrastructure practice. The region’s sector is witnessing transformational change with heightened levels of scrutiny and complexity. Matt’s transfer underlines our commitment to helping our clients navigate the challenges and multiple opportunities ahead.”