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Baker Botts Bolsters Dubai Office with Corporate and Dispute Resolution Partners in Dubai


DUBAI, UAE, March 30, 2015 - Baker Botts LLP, a leading international law firm, announced today that Abdullah Mutawi has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate Group, and Lucas Pitts has joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Group. Both will be based in the firm’s Dubai office.

"Both Abdullah and Lucas have a deep background and wealth of experience throughout the Middle East and Africa. Their addition will increase our regional and international capabilities in the areas of Corporate law and International Dispute Resolution," said Andrew M. Baker, Managing Partner.

"We are committed to growing our Dubai and international presence by adding highly qualified lawyers who possess both local market and international expertise while providing the highest levels of client service across multiple disciplines," added Mr. Baker.

Abdullah Mutawi - Partner

Mr. Mutawi is a leading Corporate lawyer with significant cross border M&A securities and capital market expertise and experience. His practice has focused in the financial institutions and telecommunications arenas.

In addition to advising on private equity deals and public listings, he has been involved in telecom licensing and M&A transactions covering assets in twenty three emerging and developing countries. Mr. Mutawi has also advised on a number of high profile insolvencies and restructurings often involving regulatory matters and complex cross-border disputes. Mr. Mutawi is fluent in Arabic and English.

Lucas Pitts - Partner

Mr. Pitts is a noted International Dispute Resolution lawyer with experience in the U.A.E, Saudi Arabia, the United States, Africa and Europe. He has advised on disputes related to telecommunications, banking, insolvency, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and aviation.

Mr. Pitts has significant experience advising on cases under the ICC, GCC Commercial Center, Civil Procedures Rules of English Court, LCIA and DCIA arbitrations proceedings under the 1996 Arbitration Act and Oman Arbitration Act.

"Both Lucas and Abdullah are outstanding and well known lawyers in the Middle East, and their addition to our team will continue to add value for our clients while increasing the depth and breadth of services which we can offer from our Dubai office," said John Lonsberg, Partner In Charge of the Dubai Office.

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