March 8, 2012
Latham & Watkins1 is pleased to announce that Justin Cornish and Brian Meenagh have relocated to the Middle East and will be based in the firm’s Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices respectively. Cornish and Meenagh are experienced corporate lawyers who focus on complex technology, IP and outsourcing matters. Their relocation to the Gulf Region further strengthens the firm’s technology transactions practice covering the Middle East and Africa. Both lawyers were previously based in the firm’s London office.
Latham’s Technology Transactions Practice Group has extensive experience advising major Middle Eastern, US, European, African and Asian companies and organisations on large technology projects and outsourcing transactions in both the private and public sectors. The core team in the Middle East have nearly 20 years of experience collectively, advising on complex technology and outsourcing mandates. The team’s recent regional experience includes advising on the largest full scale IT outsourcing deal for a financial services institution in Qatar.
The team is part of Latham & Watkins’ industry-leading global technology and outsourcing practice, which consists of more than 100 lawyers worldwide specialising in a broad range of outsourcing, technology and communications transactions which is consistently ranked among the leading global practices in the field.
“We are delighted to announce the arrival of Justin and Brian in the region. The Middle East remains a key strategic focus for our technology transactions practice and the firm generally and their relocation to the Middle East ensures that we are able to provide the highest quality legal counsel to our clients in the region on their most complex, business critical deals. Justin and Brian bring a wealth of experience in technology and outsourcing transactions and will add further strength and depth to our corporate practice in the Middle East,” said Andrew Moyle, member of Latham & Watkins’ Executive Committee and head of the technology transactions practice in London.
“The technology and IP ecosystem of the Middle East is developing at a pace that simply requires us to relocate more of our specialist resources to the region. We are excited about being part of the rise of the ‘Silicon Valley of the Middle East’ and the addition of Justin and Brian to our team comes at a great time,” said Villiers Terblanche, Office Managing Partner for the firm’s Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha offices.
About Latham & Watkins
Latham & Watkins is a global law firm with approximately 2,000 attorneys in 31 offices, including Abu Dhabi, Barcelona, Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New Jersey, New York, Orange County, Paris, Riyadh, Rome, San Diego, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. For more information on Latham & Watkins, please visit the Web site at www.lw.com.
Notes to Editor
Latham & Watkins operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in the United Kingdom, France and Italy and affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. Latham & Watkins practices in Saudi Arabia in association with the Law Office of Mohammed Al-Sheikh.
Andrew Moyle, member of the Latham & Watkins Executive Committee, +44.20.7710.1078
Villiers Terblanche, Office Managing Partner, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha, +971.2.813.4848