September 25, 2019

Fenwick Elliott appoints Managing Partner for Middle East & Africa

Fenwick Elliott are delighted to announce that Ahmed Ibrahim has been appointed Managing Partner of our Dubai branch, which is the regional office for the Middle East & Africa. Ahmed’s new role will take effect from 1 October 2019. The move marks the continued growth of the firm and the increasing demand for its services in the region.

Ahmed joined Fenwick Elliott as Partner in 2015 and since then has been instrumental in the expansion of the firm in the Middle East.

Speaking about his recent promotion, Ahmed commented:

“I thank my partners for their continued trust and support that I will build upon in taking on this new responsibility.

I am excited about this opportunity; in fact, all of us at Fenwick Elliott are proud of the progress we have achieved in the Middle East and are excited about continuing our journey in serving our current and future clients with the highest legal standards and ethics that our firm embodies.

Over the last four years, we have developed solid relationships with clients who have entrusted us with iconic mega projects and complex disputes. Our vision is to expand our relationships and presence in the Middle East and Africa. 

We thank our clients for their support as we continue to strive for excellence in our field.”

Fenwick Elliott’s Senior Partner Simon Tolson says:

“We are very proud of Ahmed’s great strides achieved for our Dubai, Emirati and North African business interests. Ahmed has excellent contacts across the region at the highest level and we are enjoying the fruits of his endeavours in the sector and at a specialist level.”

Ahmed has represented regional and international high-profile clients in high-value disputes and has advised clients for many years on projects in countries all across the MENA region. His expertise includes acting as counsel or arbitrator in disputes across various industries, including healthcare, education, IT, transport, infrastructure, housing, commercial, retail, power, oil and gas, renewable energy, nuclear, mining, water and utilities.

The Legal 500 describe Ahmed as “an excellent practitioner who combines deep construction knowhow with excellent arbitration expertise”

For more information about Ahmed by clicking here.