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Law Firms Look To Middle East for Growth Prospects

White & Case partners Rob Mathews and Debashis Dey comment on the expanding market for capital markets and Islamic finance in the Middle East.

"The White & Case plan for capital markets growth in the GCC includes a focus on Islamic finance and infrastructure opportunities, and our recruitment of Debashis and the expansion of our Dubai presence will provide us a base for those efforts in a key financial center, as well as complement our overall ongoing international growth strategy across all capital markets platforms," the EMEA head of regional capital markets, Rob Matthews, told IFN.

"The Middle East has always been an active market in Islamic finance, and one of the things we‘ve seen is the developing and maturing set of market parameters," said Debashis Dey. "White & Case is a powerhouse in project finance, and there's no doubt that we are moving through a phase currently where a lot of projects are refinancing and will move into the capital markets out of the bond market."