King & Spalding Strengthens Middle East Property Practice With Additions In Abu Dhabi

Sunday, February 1, 2009 - 00:00

King & Spalding has expanded its Middle East property practice with the deployment of two senior lawyers to its Abu Dhabi office. The move brings to 27 the number of King & Spalding lawyers and legal assistants in the Middle East, strengthening the firm's position as one of the largest U.S. law firms in the region.

Partner W. Clay Gibson and senior counsel Timothy N. Tucker have relocated to Abu Dhabi from King & Spalding's office in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Gibson will head up King & Spalding's real estate practice in the region.

Early in January, 2009, construction partner James Bremen and three associates joined King & Spalding's London office.

Mr. Bremen, who previously was with Maxwell Winward and White & Case, has been involved in some of the largest and most complex international construction projects in the world and has a strong Middle East construction practice that he will continue to develop at King & Spalding.

Mr. Gibson has 28 years' experience in commercial real estate transactions, representing U.S. and international clients in the acquisition, disposition and development of, and joint venture investment in, the full range of asset classes.