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Hogan Lovells Strengthens Middle East Practice With Partner Move

05 November 2012

DUBAI, 5 November 2012 - London-based disputes partner Richard Kiddell has relocated to Dubai as an integral part of Hogan Lovells' strategy to further strengthen the firm's capabilities in the Middle East.

Richard has extensive experience of handling complex, high-value international commercial disputes, both by way of litigation and arbitration, particularly within the banking and finance, construction, energy, aviation and IP/IT sectors, involving parties from a range of jurisdictions including Europe, the USA, Russia and the former CIS countries, UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Richard Kiddell said: "My relocation to Dubai reaffirms Hogan Lovells' commitment to this important region.  As a significant financial centre, which is also a major focus for investment and infrastructure development, Dubai and the Middle East region continue to experience an increase in both litigation and arbitration."

Nick Parden, Dubai office co-managing partner, added: "Richard's skills ideally match the requirements of our Middle East practice and the work that we are seeing from clients across the region.  We are delighted to welcome him to the team."

Crispin Rapinet, Regional Managing Partner, Middle East & Asia, said: “Our goal is to further strengthen and develop the firm's capabilities in the Middle East.  Richard's move to the UAE, combined with our existing capabilities in Jeddah and Riyadh, is key to achieving that objective."

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