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21 Apr 2019

Stephenson Harwood recruits Nicholas Robinson as partner

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Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has strengthened its finance practice with the appointment of Nicholas Robinson as a partner in its Dubai office.

Robinson has a track record in advising major regional and international financial institutions and corporates on high value – and often high profile and award–winning – financings in the GCC. He has considerable experience in a variety of sectors including infrastructure, energy and healthcare and has notable expertise in Islamic finance, development finance and project finance. He joins the firm from Norton Rose Fulbright.

“Strengthening our finance practice, to meet the evolving needs of our clients, is a strategic priority for our Middle East practice,” said Rovine Chandrasekera, Dubai office managing partner, Stephenson Harwood. “As the Islamic finance market continues to grow, and its popularity among investors increases, Nicholas' extensive experience and understanding of this area will complement our existing finance capabilities, and enable us to expand the ways in which we support clients.”

“Nicholas brings notable expertise, which will further bolster the existing award-winning finance capabilities of the firm,” said Nijoe Joseph, partner, Stephenson Harwood. “His joining will allow us to offer clients the entire breadth of banking and finance legal services, which will support them in growing and developing their businesses.”

Robinson is named a "Next Generation Lawyer" in the UAE banking and finance chapter of The Legal 500 2018.

Having advised clients in the Middle East for many years, Stephenson Harwood launched its Dubai office in 2012. The Dubai team acts for a wide range of listed and private companies, institutions and individuals, and provides advice in the areas of marine and international trade, corporate and commercial, asset finance, projects, infrastructure, construction, commercial disputes, sanctions and employment. The team has won awards including Lloyd's List's 2018 'i-law Maritime Law Award' and 'Banking and Finance Team of the Year' at the Middle East Legal Awards 2018.

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