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Kennedys Expands expertise in Dubai

Kennedys Expands expertise in Dubai


Tania De Swart joins global law firm Kennedys in Dubai, bringing extensive corporate and commercial experience

In a move to strengthen its presence and capabilities in the Middle East, global law firm Kennedys welcomes Tania De Swart as a new partner in its Dubai office in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). With 16 years of practice in the UAE, Tania brings a wealth of regional insights to her already distinguished legal career.

Tania's areas of expertise encompass corporate, commercial, M&A, joint ventures, restructurings, corporate governance, foreign direct investments, and employment law. Recognized by Chambers Global and praised by Legal 500, Tania has earned respect within legal circles in the UAE. Her clientele includes large publicly traded international companies and small to medium-sized privately owned enterprises across diverse industries such as manufacturing, defense, aviation, construction, oil & gas, healthcare, communications, hospitality, and education.

Peter Ellingham, managing partner of the Dubai office, expresses enthusiasm about Tania joining the team, highlighting the value her corporate and commercial experience will bring to both local and international clients. Kennedys' Dubai office, renowned for its excellence in insurance, construction, and commercial work, has experienced substantial growth over the past decade.

Tania De Swart, excited about her new role, notes Kennedys' stellar reputation in the UAE and looks forward to actively contributing to the firm's continued growth in Dubai and the Middle East. The Kennedys Dubai team recently relocated to a new office in December 2023, situated in Office Building 5, One Central, part of the Dubai World Trade Centre complex, to accommodate future expansion.

Globally, Kennedys celebrates another year of impressive financial results for 2022/23, with a remarkable 11% increase in revenue compared to the previous year. The addition of Tania De Swart to the Dubai team further solidifies Kennedys' commitment to providing top-tier legal services in key commercial centers worldwide.