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Clifford Chance strengthens M&A practice in the Middle East with the return of partner Daud Khan

29 April 2022

Clifford Chance strengthens M&A practice in the Middle East with the return of partner Daud Khan

Clifford Chance welcomes Daud Khan as partner to its Corporate/M&A practice in the Middle East as of 1 May 2022. Daud is returning to the UAE from Clifford Chance's London office (after having been on secondment in the UAE as a senior associate from 2011-2014).

Daud will be based in Clifford Chance's Abu Dhabi office.

Daud brings expertise and experience from a 17-year career at Clifford Chance advising on cross-border M&A, investments, joint ventures and corporate restructurings, most recently working with the Middle East team in advising the Creditors of NMC Healthcare on its ground-breaking USD 7 billion financial restructuring. Daud also advises on corporate governance matters and sits on the Clifford Chance's global ESG Board where he leads the governance pillar. Daud recently spent a year as interim Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of easyJet plc in the UK.

Clifford Chance has one of the largest M&A teams in the Middle East, led by nine partners in our Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Riyadh offices, in addition to two M&A partners of our affiliated firm in Saudi Arabia, AS&H Law Firm. The team has consistently been ranked in Tier 1 with all of The Legal 500, Chambers Global and IFLR directories for a number of years and was recently named the MENA M&A Legal Adviser of the Year at the Mergermarket European M&A Awards in 2022.

"I am delighted to welcome Daud back to our team." said Mohammed Al-Shukairy, Clifford Chance's Regional Managing Partner for the Middle East. "Abu Dhabi is an important growth market for the Firm and we will continue to invest in our presence and partner bench in Abu Dhabi as well as the broader region in the coming years."