DUBAI – Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that it will be joined in Dubai and Abu Dhabi by three market-leading partners: Sachin Kerur, Michelle Nelson and Shourav Lahiri. The announcement marks a strategic push in the Middle East to enhance Reed Smith’s global offering in the construction and projects sectors, while boosting the firm’s international arbitration capabilities in the region and creating an oil and gas disputes hub in Abu Dhabi.

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Sachin Kerur, Pinsent Masons’ former head of the Middle East region, will assume the role of office managing partner for Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

“Sachin and Michelle are highly regarded in the region, and we are thrilled to have them join us. They have worked closely with Shourav for many years and together, this team will be a real boost to our Middle East offering and represents a game-changer in the local legal market. Under Sachin’s leadership, we are looking forward to growing our platform to increase our services to both local and global clients active in the region,” said Tamara Box, managing partner, Europe & the Middle East.

Listed among the 75 most influential figures in the Middle East construction industry by the region’s leading construction publication, Construction Week, Sachin has advised regional governments and the private sector on some of the most significant infrastructure projects across the Middle East and India. He will bring over a decade of regional strategic leadership experience to Reed Smith as the firm looks to further develop its hub for the Middle East, South and Central Asia, and Africa.