Emily Aryeetey_Saif Almobideen

Emily Aryeetey and Saif Almobideen named partners at Stephenson Harwood

Law firm Stephenson Harwood has promoted eleven lawyers to its partnership including Emily Aryeetey (pictured left) and Saif Almobideen (pictured right) both based in Dubai. Effective from 1 May 2023.  

Commenting about the eleven promotions Eifion Morris, chief executive, Stephenson Harwood said “These talented lawyers have demonstrated their commitment and leadership, by providing exceptional support to our clients,”

“We have ambitious plans to grow our business, ensuring we provide the commercially-focused advice our clients expect, across the full life-cycle of their business needs. That growth is focused on five key sectors – decarbonisation, life sciences, private capital and funds, technology and transportation and trade. I’m pleased that so many of this cohort align with those areas.  

“It’s also really pleasing to be welcoming newly promoted partners from across our network, in Dubai, London, Paris and Singapore. Accelerating the expansion of the work of our international offices is a strategic priority for the business, ensuring we provide the commercially focused advice our clients expect, in the locations they need. We’ve already been bolstering our numbers internationally, through a sustained campaign of attracting lateral partner hires. Around half of our lateral hires since the start of 2021 have been based outside of London.”  

The firm’s new partners:  

Saif Almobideen has been named a partner in the firm’s marine and international trade group. Based in Dubai, Saif is a bilingual civil-law qualified lawyer who has considerable experience handling complex cross-border disputes before civil-law Courts within the Middle East region. Almobideen has a special focus on matters relating to shipping, insurance, crisis management, commodities and trade finance, and enforcement of foreign judgements and arbitration awards.  

Emily Aryeetey has been named a partner in the firm’s employment, pensions, and private wealth group. Based in Dubai, and qualified in England & Wales, Aryeetey has a cross-border and multidisciplinary employment practice. She advises clients in relation to such things as whistleblowing investigations and disputes in the UAE courts, company acquisitions, bonuses, workplace savings and other benefits and incentives, and employee data matters.