DUBAI - Global law firm Reed Smith’s Middle East construction practice was ranked Tier 1 in the 2022 rankings from Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

关联专业人士: Sachin Kerur Michelle Nelson

In addition, Dubai office managing partner Sachin Kerur and partner Michelle Nelson were named in the prestigious ‘Hall of Fame’ for consistently garnering strong praise from clients and for being listed in Legal 500 rankings for eight or more consecutive years. Reed Smith has two of only four Hall of Fame lawyers.

Clients said the firm’s “unique strength is its genuine prioritization for practical cost-effective and quick solution[s].”

Clients praised Nelson for tackling “a complex and convoluted construction dispute like a chess game she is going to win. She thinks several steps ahead and connects various factors for the true and genuine benefit for her client.”

Kerur was recognised for combining “legal strategies with great leadership skills. His affable style and nature are an expression of the authentic approach to turn the client into an esteemed partner.”

These latest accolades come less than a month after the firm was named UAE Construction Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers Middle East Awards 2022.

This further recognition firmly underlines Reed Smith’s leading position in the Middle East and highlights the unrivalled strength of its construction practice.

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