Reed Smith has expanded its corporate offering in the UAE with the appointment of Emirati national Maher Al Mannaee as a partner to be based in the firm’s Abu Dhabi office. Prior to his recent role, Al Mannaee worked at the National Bank of Abu Dhabi as legal counsel and at Standard Chartered Bank in both Singapore and Dubai. He has a broad range of experience in public and private cross-border M&A, strategic investments and financings, due diligence and special projects at major institutes in the UAE.

Tay & Partners has appointed Lim Bee Yi as an IP partner. Lim has extensive experience in dealing with various intellectual property rights, such as trademarks, copyright, patent, industrial designs, enforcement of IP rights through the relevant government agencies, consumer laws, technology laws, domain name disputes, franchising, licensing, personal data protection and dispute resolution. She studied law in the UK and was called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of Inner Temple.

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