Fulbright & Jaworski has expanded its Dubai office in the United Arab Emirates, with the addition of two partners and an associate. One of the partners, David Silver, joined Fulbright from the Qatar firm Hassan A. Alkhater. The other partner, David Moroney, was reassigned to Dubai from Fulbright’s London office. The new associate, Lyle Guard, came to the firm from Denton Wilde Sapte, which has offices in Africa, Central Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. According to Fulbright’s website, the three lawyers will bring the headcount in the Dubai office to nine.
Silver belongs to the corporate, energy, and finance practices, and Moroney will head Fulbright’s Middle East energy practice. Guard focuses on corporate finance.
In a press release, Steven Pfeiffer, who chairs Fulbright’s executive committee, attributed the firm’s international growth to a focus on “strengths in litigation, arbitration, energy, infrastructure and project finance.”