Leading Corporate Partner Joins Dechert’s Dubai Office

August 14, 2019

Dechert LLP has strengthened its private equity, corporate and investment funds capabilities with the hire of Philip Dowsett as a partner in the firm's Dubai office. 

Mr. Dowsett has worked in the Middle East for over a decade, advising clients on M&A, private equity and venture capital matters as well as advising on structuring and formation of investment funds. He has extensive expertise in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments, disposals, restructuring and takeovers, as well as corporate governance and investment fund structuring. 

Mark Thierfelder, global chair of Dechert’s corporate and securities practice, says, “Philip has a strong practice and his appointment will enhance our existing capabilities and further strengthen the geographic reach of our global private equity practice.”

Chris P. Sioufi, Dechert’s Regional Managing Partner for the Middle East adds, “Philip’s strong experience in regional and international transactions is an excellent fit for Dechert, both in the Middle East and globally. We are delighted to welcome Philip to our Dubai office as we continue strengthening our presence in the Middle East."

Mr. Dowsett comments, “I am excited to have the opportunity to join Dechert and offer my clients the benefit of the firm’s global experience in transactional, finance and funds mandates. Dechert’s culture of offering clients a driven and sophisticated service is a great reflection of my own values and I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues across the globe.”

Mr. Dowsett’s hire follows last year’s expansion of the Dubai office with the addition of real estate lawyers Stephen Kelly and Sarah Mahood.

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