Scott Campbell Takes Helm at Linklaters Middle East

Linklaters has reinstated Scott Campbell as the Managing Partner for the Middle East. With over 23 years of regional experience, Campbell, based in Dubai since 2006, previously held the role for eight years. Specializing in corporate M&A and finance transactions, he succeeds Jonathan Fried, who will focus on leading the rapidly growing Middle East capital markets practice, which he has led since 2014.  
Linklaters Firm-wide Managing Partner, Paul Lewis, commented: 

“The Middle East is a key growth area for the firm and I am confident that the region is in great hands as we further develop our existing capabilities to meet the increasingly sophisticated demands of our clients. I thank Jonathan for his strong leadership and for driving significant continuing growth across our Middle East offices. I look forward to continued success in the Middle East.”   

Linklaters Asia Managing Partner, William Liu, commented: 

“We are grateful to Scott for taking on this significant management position and bringing all his experience to this role, at a pivotal time for our firm in the Middle East. Scott is a highly respected practitioner in the region, and under his stewardship the firm’s relationship with our clients and key stakeholders in the region will continue to strengthen. While we are sorry that Jonathan has decided to return to full time practice, we thank him for leading the expansion of our firm’s regional capabilities and deepening key relationships, and are excited about our strong and growing capital markets practice with Jonathan’s additional energy.” 

Linklaters Middle East Managing Partner, Scott Campbell added:  

“I am honoured to be taking on this role again. I am extremely proud of the fantastic cross-practice work we’re doing in this dynamic and growing region and eager to support our clients on their strategic growth opportunities.”