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White & Case Expands Capital Markets Practice with New UAE Partner

Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Capital Markets Practice with the addition of Debashis Dey as a partner in the United Arab Emirates.

"We continue to see the Middle East emerging as a financial centre and Islamic finance becoming an increasingly significant option within the capital markets arena,” said Rob Mathews, Regional Section Head for Capital Markets in EMEA. "The arrival of Debashis is a strategic step in expanding our capital markets practice in the region and meeting the needs of our clients."

Dey, who will be based in Dubai, has extensive experience advising international and domestic investment banks and corporates on capital markets, securitisation and all types of structured finance, including Islamic finance sukuk transactions, regulatory capital transactions, commercial and residential mortgages, and consumer finance and other asset classes. He joins the Firm from Clifford Chance where he was Head of Capital Markets for the Middle East.

"The arrival of Debashis – a top tier advisor – is an important step in further strengthening our finance capabilities in the Middle East,” said Margaret Cole, Office Executive Partner for the UAE. "He is an excellent fit with our existing capabilities across the region."

White & Case has been actively supporting clients in the GCC states for more than 50 years. The Firm has more than 45 lawyers working across its offices in the Middle East, advising clients in relation to English, US, Saudi Arabian, UAE and French law.

Worldwide, the Firm's Global Capital Markets Practice has around 220 lawyers, including nearly 60 partners, who advise on all aspects of securities transactions and provide regulatory guidance to clients across the world.

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