Clifford Chance has announced the promotion of counsels Nicky Reader in the UAE and Sahel Mughal in Saudi Arabia, effective May 1, 2021.
Reader works in the Firm's Global Financial Markets practice, based in the UAE. She has built a strong general finance practice throughout her career which focuses on general lending, acquisition finance and real estate finance matters, and her unique specialism is in financial restructuring. She joined Clifford Chance as a trainee in London in 2008, qualifying into the London restructuring practice and spending a year on secondment to RBS before relocating to Abu Dhabi in 2017. She is qualified in England and Wales.
Mughal works in the Firm's Corporate and Equity Capital Markets practice in Riyadh. His broad practice includes advising on M&A, joint ventures, tech, funds and securities regulation. He joined the firm as a trainee in London in 2006 and, qualifying into the private funds group, he undertook a client secondment to the private equity firm, 8 Miles LLP, as general counsel. He has been based in Riyadh for the past ten years and is qualified in England & Wales.
Both are part of a global cohort of 29 new partners drawn from all of the firm's market-leading practices and every region. Together, they specialise across a range of our leading practice and product areas that are critical to our clients and their strategic needs, in particular financial investors1, litigation and dispute resolution, ESG and financial restructuring.
"I am delighted to welcome Nicky and Sahel to our partner ranks in the Middle East," said Mohammed Al-Shukairy, Clifford Chance's Regional Managing Partner for the Middle East. "Our region is and will remain an area of significant focus for the Firm and we will continue to invest in our people and see organic growth in the years to come."
Matthew Layton, Clifford Chance Global Managing Partner adds: "I'd like to congratulate each and every one of our new partners for reaching this important milestone in their career. It is a testament to their commitment to being trusted advisers to our clients on their most complex and important challenges and opportunities. Together they underline the quality, diversity, and depth of talent that underpins our strategy and they embody the collaborative and inclusive culture that is at the heart of our firm. Promoting these new partners reinforces our ambitious commitment to invest in our firm for today and into the future." -- TradeArabia News Service