Trowers & Hamlins recruits highly-ranked Dubai partner to bolster International Dispute Resolution practice


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International law firm Trowers & Hamlins has recruited partner Matthew Showler to head its Commercial Dispute Resolution team in Dubai.

Matthew is a specialist in international arbitration and litigation and acts for a wide variety of clients, including financial institutions, multinational corporations, governmental institutions, NGOs, heads of state, high net worth individuals and FTSE 100 (or equivalent) companies. 

He is an English-qualified lawyer who has practised in the United Arab Emirates and internationally since 2010 after spending the first part of his career in London. 

A leader in the field of Dispute Resolution in the UAE, Matthew is recognised as a "Leading Individual" by the Legal 500 and other directories.

Reflecting on his appointment, Matthew commented:

"After four successful years with Dentons, I was delighted to be offered the chance to join Trowers to head up its Commercial Dispute Resolution team in the UAE and wider Middle East. Trowers is an excellent firm and one of the leading firms in the Middle East, so I am very excited to be joining the partnership to help drive the firm's future growth in the region. I am looking forward to working on some interesting and challenging cases here." 

Jennie Gubbins, Senior Partner at Trowers, added:

"We are very pleased that Matthew has joined us – his particular expertise and his knowledge of the Gulf region will help further strengthen our dispute resolution team and his arrival underscores Trowers’ continued commitment to the strategic growth of the team and our client offering in the region."

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