Eversheds Sutherland has announced the relocation of two senior partners to expand the energy and infrastructure practice in the Middle East region.
Karim Mahmud, with significant experience advising experience across the MENA region, joined the Dubai office in July.
With over 25 years of experience, Mahmud has been appointed head of conventional energy and infrastructure MENA. He will focus on the development of major energy and infrastructure projects in the oil and gas, conventional power, transport and social infrastructure sectors. Mahmud has advised project sponsors, governments (including national energy companies) and major engineering companies on multi-billion dollar projects in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe.
Meanwhile, Iwan Walter, who joined the Dubai office in April, has been appointed head of clean energy and sustainability MENA. As one of Eversheds Sutherland’s leading clean energy and sustainability lawyers, he has advised on the development of renewables work in the MENA region, including Egypt, Oman, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
Tawfiq Tabbaa, regional managing partner, said: “We have one of the largest teams in the Middle East and continue to invest. Our priority is to provide our clients with a global perspective coupled with local knowledge and expertise. With Iwan and Karim on board we are well-placed to deliver this.”
Rob Pitcher, Co-Head Global Energy and Infrastructure, said: “Iwan and Karim have been working for clients based in the MENA region for many years. It is important for our clients that they are based in Dubai.”