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TLA expands into Saudi

TLA expands into Saudi

October 11, 2012

Dubai, 11 October 2012. The law firm of Tribonian Law Advisors (TLA) announced that it has expanded its presence in the region by opening an office in Riyadh in association with El Gasseer Law Firm. Mothanna El Gasseer, a Saudi qualified lawyer with more than ten years' experience advising on corporate and finance transaction in the Kingdom, will be the managing partner of the firm's Riyadh office. 
Prior to establishing El Gasseer Law Firm, Mothanna had worked as an associate at several of the leading firms in Riyadh, including Abdulaziz Algasim Law Firm in association with Allen & Overy, Al Yaqoub Legal Advisors in association with Ernst & Young and Al Tamimi & Co. 
This expansion by TLA follows the appointment by the firm in July of a new partner, Carlo Pianese, an English qualified lawyer with many years of experience advising on corporate transactions in Europe and the Middle East at the international law firms of Allen & Overy and Vinson & Elkins 
TLA's managing partner, Rindala Beydoun, said: "Building on the success we have enjoyed over the last ten months since the establishment of TLA, we have decided to enter Saudi Arabia. We believe there is a need in the Kingdom for a boutique law firm such as TLA to provide clients with quality and responsive service at competitive rates. As the largest and most active market in the GCC, our entry into Saudi Arabia represents immense growth potential which we hope to achieve through our partnership with El Gasseer Law Firm." 
About TLA 
TLA is a boutique corporate law firm with a prime focus on corporate and finance transactions including joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions and private equity. It has offices in Dubai (in association with Rindala Beydoun Legal Consultancy), Beirut and now Riyadh and is managed by Rindala Beydoun, a US qualified lawyer with approximately twenty years of experience practicing at leading law firms including Vinson & Elkins and Latham & Watkins. Ms. Beydoun has been practicing in the region for more than 12 years and has worked on numerous deals in various sectors and countries. 
For additional information, please contact: 
Ms. Rindala Beydoun 
Managing Partner 
Tribonian Law Advisors 
T: + 971 4 319 9977 

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