DUBAI – Global law firm Reed Smith announced today that James Willn has joined the firm as a partner in its Energy & Natural Resources Group in Dubai. Willn, who joins from Stephenson Harwood where he led the firm’s construction practice across the MENA region, is widely recognised as one of the leading sanctions lawyers in the market. 

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With more than 14 years’ experience, Willn advises a broad range of clients, primarily within the offshore oil, gas, construction, energy and maritime industries, on the formation of international contracts and disputes,

“We are excited to welcome James to Reed Smith, he is one of the leading disputes lawyers in the market with extensive experience advising clients on projects in the energy and offshore maritime sector. His arrival underpins our position as an industry leader,” said Praj Samant, chair of Reed Smith’s Energy and Natural Resources Group. “James is held in exceptionally high regard, both by his colleagues and clients within the region, and his construction experience will be of great benefit to the team here in the UAE, and our clients within the region, and globally.”