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Linklaters brings ex-Norton Rose Islamic finance star on board

Linklaters brings ex-Norton Rose Islamic finance star on board

Linklaters has hired KPMG global Islamic finance head Neil Miller as its new global Islamic finance head, based in Dubai. Miller joins the magic circle firm from accountancy firm KPMG. He joined KPMG two years ago from Norton Rose, having developed a leading Islamic finance practice at the firm over around 20 years. Norton Rose moved Miller out to Dubai from London in 2009 in a bid to strengthen its Middle East practice. He previously headed Norton Rose’s Bahrain office from 1997 to 2000.

Gearing up

Gearing up

Civil interest in Bahrain causes transactional business to be slow while litigation is flourishing. Therefore, the country’s lawyers are determined to take up a key role in Bahrain’s development. Different opinions have been expressed on who or what e…

Trio of firms arrange sale of Addleshaws Middle East HQ

Trio of firms arrange sale of Addleshaws Middle East HQ

3 firms arranged for a secretive deal on the sale of Addleshaw ­Goddard’s headquarters to a Middle East investor.

The 200,000 square foot ­building was purchased from UBS Asset Management in summer 2009 for £127m by Evans Randall and AlSalam. ­Herbert Smith played a key role in the ­creation of an Islamic ­compliant ­structure.