Suzannah Fairbairn_Paul Prescott

Dentons promotes Suzannah Fairbairn and Paul Prescott

Global law firm Dentons has promoted 13 new partners in its UK, Ireland and Middle East offices. The two senior associates from the disputes practice in the MENA region are Suzannah Fairbairn (pictured right) and Paul Prescott (pictured left). The promotions take effect on 1 May 2023. In addition, in the past 12 months, the firm has welcomed 14 partner hires, to reach a total of 27 new partners for the region. 

UK, Ireland and Middle East (UKIME) CEO Paul Jarvis comments, “My congratulations to all of our new partners, whose promotions reflect the depth and diversity of talent that we have coming up through the ranks across the UK, Ireland and Middle East. 

These promotions are aligned to our new five-year strategy in the UK, Ireland and Middle East, which aims to create a “Golden Thread” of connectivity that runs throughout our practices, sectors and geographies, enabling us to support clients on their most complex global matters.’ 

Based in Dubai, Suzannah Fairbairn is a senior associate in Dentons’ Middle East Construction and Engineering Practice. She has over a decade of experience working on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious construction matters. Her experience is across a range of different sectors including oil and gas, leisure, and multi-use infrastructure projects that involve multiple contractors. Fairbairn has experience in representing clients under all the major arbitration rules including ICC, LCIA, DIAC, ADCCAC, UNCITRAL and ad hoc arbitrations. 

Paul Prescott is a senior associate in the Projects, Construction & Dispute Resolution team in Dentons’ Doha office. He has 18 years’ experience advising clients operating in the infrastructure, real estate, energy and water sectors and has been working in Doha since 2012. His substantial experience is across a range of sectors including advising government departments, investors, sponsors, developers, lender clients, D&B and EPC contractors on major construction, infrastructure, wastewater and energy projects in the Middle East. Prescott has extensive knowledge and in-depth experience of standard form contracts for the procurement of construction and engineering projects using the FIDIC suite of contracts, NEC, ICC, ICE, MF/1 and LOGIC. He has considerable experience of advising clients on PPP arrangements, EPC arrangements, framework agreements and target cost arrangements for the successful delivery of major construction, infrastructure and energy projects.