Weil Gotshal Opens First Middle East Office

Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 00:00

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has formally opened its Dubai office, the firm's first in the Middle East.Weil Gotshal veteran Joseph Tortorici is Managing Partner of the Dubai office and Middle East operations.

Tortorici first joined Weil Gotshal's Corporate Department in 1987. Prior to relocating to Dubai, he was based in Europe and was instrumental in the development of Weil Gotshal's European platform.

Due to Weil Gotshal's active presence in the banking, hedge fund, restructuring, private equity, chemical, and oil and gas industries, the firm has long assisted clients facing challenges particular to doing business in the Middle East.

Weil Gotshal has won an important federal appellate victory for the men and women who served in America's armed forces - and for the veterans' groups who try to help them. The victory rejected the government's attempt to justify its failure to treat veterans sympathetically because a veteran had the assistance of a non-lawyer from a veterans' group in seeking benefits to which the veteran is entitled.

Weil Gotshal partner Edward R. Reines agreed to take the Federal Circuit appeal on a pro bono basis.