TLA Proudly Announces its Integration to BonelliErede6 June 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 6 June 2018 - The law firm of Tribonian Law Advisors (“TLA”) proudly announces its integration to a major international law firm BonelliErede, the market leader for legal services in Italy, with offices in Milan, Rome, Genoa, London, Brussels, Cairo, Addis Ababa and Dubai.
The integration comes as a strategic move to further boost both firms’ ambitions to expand internationally and specifically in Africa. By combining TLA team’s legal expertise, multilingualism and Middle Eastern market knowledge with BonelliErede’s international exposure and a wide range of competencies including - among others – cross-border M&A, international arbitration, project finance, construction and international tax law. The integration of both teams will see a major breakthrough in their vision to attract and reach new markets.
Rindala Beydoun commented: “Over the past seven years we have worked hard to ensure a solid reputation for TLA. Now it’s time for us to grow and our integration with BonelliErede presents the best opportunity. Their expansion strategy on the African continent and in the Mediterranean area was decisive for us as we see them as two areas where investments will be strongly concentrated in the years to come. We aim to advise multinational companies and investors from many different Middle Eastern countries to direct investments in the Arab world and Africa, by helping them manage their growth.”
Andrea Carta Mantiglia, Executive Chairman at BonelliErede Middle East added: “In a short space of time, TLA has established a well-respected reputation and won awards for its expertise in a number of key areas. Drawing on extensive regional knowledge from a larger and stronger team enables us to expand on our ability to support multinationals as well as investors from diverse locations within the Middle East to navigate investments into the Arab World and Africa, and prepare and manage their expansion across the continent.”
Rindala will take on the role of Managing Partner of BonelliErede Middle East and will be a member of BonelliErede’s Africa Committee. Andrea Carta Mantiglia will retain his role as Executive Chairman of BonelliErede Middle East. Carlo Pianese and Emile Boulos, both UK qualified lawyers, will join the team in Dubai as Local Partners, alongside Marco De Leo and Roberto Flammia, existing Dubai-based Local Partners at BonelliErede.
The integration of the two firms is expected to be completed by 01 July 2018 with the existing Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC)-based office of BonelliErede becoming the firm’s new Middle East headquarters.