Mishcon de Reya has today announced the appointment of Private Client Partner, Martin Davies, who joins from Clyde & Co where he was a Partner for six years. Martin joins the firm on 18 July 2016.
At Clyde & Co, Martin's work had a particular emphasis on trade and investment with the Middle East and North America. Prior to that, he was Partner and headed the International team at Howard Kennedy.
Having lived and worked in the Middle East for many years, Martin deals with a wide range of matters for leading Middle East and other international clients, advising on inward investment to the UK and globally on behalf of family offices in London and other European countries. He also assists UK, US and other corporate clients seeking to do business in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the wider Gulf. In addition to being an experienced international business lawyer, advising leading families and their companies on all aspects of international private capital, he is regularly involved in substantial real estate and hotel transactions, as well as high profile dispute resolution. Martin successfully represented a prominent member of the Saudi Arabian Royal Family in a recent high profile Court of Appeal case, having acted for the family for many years.
Commenting on Martin's appointment, James Libson, Head of Mishcon de Reya's Private department, said: "We are very excited that Martin is joining us, his client base and the way that he looks after them complements the Mishcon Private approach. His geographical reach, particularly in the Middle East, will make him a fantastic addition to our team."