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HFW Continues To Expand Global Transactional Offering With Riyadh Partner Hire

18 October 2021

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has launched a transactional offering on-the-ground in Saudi Arabia with the hire of Euan Pinkerton.

Euan advises on finance (conventional, Islamic and capital markets), corporate matters and financial regulation, as well as on the procurement, development and financing of large-scale projects.

He has more than 20 years’ experience – including a decade living and working full-time in Saudi Arabia – spanning a wide range of sectors including infrastructure, energy (including LNG and renewables), petrochemicals, aerospace, defence, transportation and manufacturing.

Euan joins HFW’s Riyadh office from US law firm Baker Botts, having previously been a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills and White & Case, and will work closely with HFW’s transactional teams across the Middle East and globally.

This continues the sustained growth of HFW’s global transactional offering, to complement its strength in litigation and dispute resolution. The firm has now added 22 transactional partners around the world since 2018, including lateral hires in  Abu Dhabi,  London, Monaco, Paris, Riyadh, Shanghai and Singapore.

Alistair Mackie, Global Head of Corporate, HFW:

“Euan is one of the most experienced projects and transactional lawyers in Saudi Arabia, and we’re very pleased to welcome him to HFW. We see Saudi as a key jurisdiction for the further development of our business in the Middle East. We do a lot of transactional work in Saudi from our offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Kuwait, but adding on-the-ground expertise in the Kingdom is a real step-change in our offering. Our global transactional practice has grown significantly over the past three years and we will actively pursue opportunities to continue that growth.”

HFW has been in the Middle East since 2006 and now has offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait City and Riyadh, making it one of the largest practices of any international law firm in the region. The firm now has three partners based full-time in Riyadh, with Euan joining insurance expert John Barlow and association partner Mohammed Alkhliwi.

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