DLA Piper has added Andrew Mackenzie as a partner and new head of its litigation, arbitration and investigations practice in the Middle East. He joins from Baker McKenzie’s Dubai office, where he was head of the arbitration, construction and offshore litigation practice. Based in Dubai since 2009, Mackenzie is an England & Wales qualified solicitor-advocate and barrister.
He is extremely active in the international arbitration space, acting for governments and international corporations on complex commercial, construction and finance disputes, as well as frequently appearing before the ADGM and DIFC courts. Mackenzie works extensively across the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific, handling high-value commercial and financial disputes across a variety of sectors, from financial services, construction, life sciences to technology, energy and natural resources, as well as advising clients on IP and insurance matters.
Clifford Chance will be adding major projects and contentious construction specialist Spencer Flay in the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice, as a partner based in Perth. With 20 years of experience, Flay advises developers, principals, project sponsors and contractors on dispute management and resolution arising from projects in the natural resources, oil and gas, and infrastructure development sectors. He has successfully represented clients on significant arbitration and litigation matters across the UK, Middle East, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. Flay joins from Corrs Chambers Westgarth in Perth, where he was a partner.
L&L Partners has added Ashutosh Narang as partner in the corporate practice of the firm’s Mumbai office. Narang graduated in Law from India and pursued his LLM from National University of Singapore, Singapore. He joins from Capital India Finance, where he was the general counsel and head of legal. During his career of almost 17 years, Narang has been with a number of prominent firms, such as Link Legal, AZB & Partners and Wadia Gandhi & Co.