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12 Nov 2018

Stephenson Harwood named Legal Education Firm of the Year at DIFC Academy of Law Gala

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Law firm Stephenson Harwood has been named 'Legal Education Firm of the Year' at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Academy of Law's annual legal gala.

The gala, held at the Ritz-Carlton in Dubai, honours and recognises the work and contribution of lawyers and law firms to the DIFC's legal education programme and development of the legal community.

The team won this award in recognition of its commitment to providing legal education, and improving the competencies required for legal professionals in the Middle East. Of particular note are the joint projects that the Dubai-based team of employment partner Kiersten Lucas and senior associate Emily Aryeetey, together with London-based employment partner Anne Pritam, delivered in the DIFC in 2018. This included the Academy of Law's Certificate in Human Resources Law & Practice course for the DIFC and onshore HR community, providing training for the local legal community on the DIFC Employment Law and, together with international data protection partner Jonathan Kirsop and associate Alison Llewellyn (neé Kenney), providing training on the DIFC Data Protection Law.

This award is the latest in accolades bestowed on the international team by the DIFC Academy of Law; earlier this year, the firm was awarded the honorary title of 'Specialists in DIFC Data Protection Law' by the DIFC Academy of Law, in recognition of the contribution made by the firm's employment and data protection teams to the Academy of Law/LexisNexis publication Laws of the DIFC – Volume 2, having already been named 'Specialists in DIFC Employment Law' for their contribution to Volume 1.

Stephenson Harwood's Dubai office acts for a wide range of listed and private companies, institutions and individuals across multiple jurisdictions. The team provides specialist expertise advice in the areas of litigation, employment, corporate and commercial, asset finance, projects / infrastructure, sanctions and marine and international trade.

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Kiersten Lucas

Kiersten Lucas
Partner

T:  +971 4 407 3993 M:  +971 52 577 7731 Email Kiersten | Vcard Office:  Dubai

Anne Pritam

Anne Pritam
Partner

T:  +44 20 7809 2925 M:  +44 7946 647 238 Email Anne | Vcard Office:  London

Emily Aryeetey

Emily Aryeetey
Senior associate

T:  +971 4 407 3942 M:  Email Emily | Vcard Office:  Dubai

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Rose Russell
Communications & PR Executive

T: +44 20 7809 2961 
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