Dentons, the world’s largest global law firm, has further expanded its Saudi Arabia practice with the recent hires of Edward Rose and Guy Danalis, from Jones Day. Joining as senior legal consultants based in Riyadh, both have experience in the transportation and energy sectors,
Edward, who joined during March, is a member of the Firm’s Energy, Transport and Infrastructure practice. Based in the Kingdom since 2014, he has more than 25 years of experience working on Middle East projects, including advising clients on international energy, infrastructure and related corporate matters.
Guy is focusing on regional and international M&A, joint ventures and private equity transactions. He has led and advised on high-value transactions throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council and Asia Pacific region, particularly in the petrochemical, transport and education sectors.
“Saudi’s national growth strategy envisages a number of high-profile projects that will require a broad range of legal support”, said Nick Simpson, Managing Partner, Saudi Arabia. “Edward and Guy’s experience of working on many of the most important transactions in the region, across a broad spectrum of mandates, will further enhance the support we are able to provide our clients as they continue to seize the opportunities in this dynamic and growing market.”
Operating in association with the law firm of Wael A. Alissa, Dentons recently joined the first wave of international law firms to be granted a foreign law firm licence by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Justice.