International Private Funds Partner Chezard Ameer Will Join Gibson Dunn in Dubai

Oct 07, 2010, 05:00 ET from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that private funds partner Chezard Ameer will join the firm as a partner.  Ameer, who will join the firm's Dubai office from Ashurst, will continue to focus on representing sponsors of, and investors in, private investment funds in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

"We are thrilled to have Chezard on board," said Ken Doran, Chair and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  "We are committed to continue building on our core strengths throughout our global network.  Chezard is a recognized leader in the funds arena in markets from London to Hong Kong.  He will play a key role in linking our strong U.S. funds practice to the rest of the globe, while deepening our commitment to the Gulf region."

"Chezard's arrival underscores and reinforces our commitment to the Middle East," said Paul Harter, Partner in Charge of the Dubai office.  "Our private equity lawyers in Dubai are among the strongest in the region, having handled many of the highest profile transactions in recent years.  Chezard enables us to offer our financial sponsor clientele a full range of services, now including fund formation and capital raising, both in the Middle East and the world's most important investment markets."

"I am delighted to be joining Gibson Dunn," said Ameer.  "Gibson Dunn has a long history of acting on very significant Middle East corporate mandates, with a client base that is very complementary to mine.  The firm is increasingly looking to expand its business into Asia and the emerging markets, and I welcome the opportunity to develop a multi-jurisdictional fund formation team focusing on the needs of our clients in the Middle East, as well as in Europe and Asia."

About Chezard Ameer

Ameer advises on a range of European, Middle Eastern and emerging markets private investment funds, including private equity, venture capital, infrastructure and real estate funds and related carried interest and co-investment arrangements.  He also regularly represents many of the MENA region's leading sovereign wealth funds in connection with their alternative assets investment programmes.

Ameer was previously a partner at Ashurst since 2007.  Before that, he practiced with Debevoise & Plimpton.  He received First Class Honours in Law from University College London in 1995.

About Gibson Dunn's Dubai Office

Gibson Dunn has been representing leading institutions, companies and sovereign funds in the Middle East for over 30 years.  The Dubai office today serves as one of the cornerstones of the firm's emerging markets practice.  Gibson Dunn lawyers handle the most complex investment and financing transactions for a growing client base, both within the Middle East and from the Middle East into Europe, Asia and North America.  The Dubai office also serves as a bridge for Middle Eastern clients to the firm's litigation and commercial arbitration practice in the United States, the United Kingdom and globally.

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