Clyde & Co Grows its Corporate Team in MENA with New Partner Hire

Global law firm Clyde & Co has grown its MENA partnership with the addition of a new corporate partner joining the firm’s Dubai office.

Matt Donovan has more than 10 years’ experience working on UK, European and international private equity and venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate finance transactions, public offerings (predominantly AIM market), private placements, share and asset acquisitions/disposals and reorganisations.

Over the last few years, Matt’s work has taken him to the emerging markets of MENA to work with both domestic and international clients with interests throughout the GCC.

Matt has a broad corporate practice, including a variety of clients in the aerospace and defence sector who he advises on various projects throughout MENA, including negotiation of defence procurement contracts and satisfying offset obligations.

Matt will be a key member of Clyde & Co’s corporate group where he will focus on corporate and defence and security work in the region.

He joins from Bracewell & Giuliani LLP in Dubai where he was a Senior Corporate Counsel in the firm’s Business and Regulatory Group.

Matt commented: “Clyde & Co has an outstanding international reputation and is a market leading firm in the UAE. The full service offering of Clyde & Co both in the region and internationally, together with its wealth of skilled and experienced professionals, provides the perfect platform through which to deliver the highest quality legal services. I am delighted to be joining Clyde & Co.”

Niall O’Toole, MENA board member and Regional Head of Clyde & Co’s corporate practice commented: “I am delighted to welcome Matt to the firm where he will provide our clients in MENA with significant expertise in the corporate and defence and security sectors. Matt is a significant addition to our existing defence and security team.”

Clyde & Co also recently announced the hire of corporate partner, Richard Devine, who joined from Baker Botts. Clyde & Co has more than 60 corporate and commercial partners worldwide. The team supports the firm’s clients across its five core global sectors of Energy, Infrastructure, Trade and commodities, Insurance and Transportation.

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