Leading Emarati Firm Expands its Horizon by Entering into a Partnership with German Middle East Law Association (GERMELA)
Dubai – UAE – 18 April, 2016 – Hussain Lootah & Associates, one of the UAE’s most distinguished law firms, yesterday announced their move to a considerably larger, efficiently designed, modern and highly secured office space along with their new partners (GERMELA).
Previously located on the 20th Floor of Al Saqr Business Tower on Sheikh Zayed Road, Hussain Lootah & Associates now occupies the 17th floor in Vision Tower - one of the most prestigious and iconic commercial addresses located in Business Bay, Dubai.
Along with the move, the launch of Dubai-based GERMELA LOOTAH Legal Consultancy - a joint venture between the German Law firm WZR and Hussain Lootah & Associates - was announced. The partnership between GERMELA and Hussain Lootah & Associates was further galvanized by allocating a section of the office exclusively to the GERMELA LOOTAH operations.
The firm celebrated the latest developments at their new office yesterday by hosting an event for their partners, distinguished clients and guests from the UAE and across the GCC in appreciation of their support over the years. Distinguished guests at the event included a number of Ambassadors and Consul Generals representing countries such as Australia, Germany, Ireland, Russia & South Africa. Several other Business Leaders & Emirati dignitaries were also in attendance.
Speaking about the new move, Mr. Ahmed Hussain Lootah, Vice Chairman of Hussain Lootah & Associates, said: “Business Bay is one of the most prestigious locations in Dubai to setup an office and moving here gives our law firm greater exposure to the wide ranging legal and business community in Dubai, whether its smaller companies or larger international companies. This again is a big move for us and our staff, our clients are excited about the rapid continuing development and success of our practice”.
Addressing the new partnership, he further added: “Hussain Lootah & Associates as a firm has, over the past two decades, built an extensive network of partners and worldwide representative offices so that we can assist our clients in virtually any part of the world. The joint venture with GERMELA is a big leap in that direction so that we can expand our horizons and scope of services even further. We are thrilled by this joint venture and look forward to working closely with a law association that shares the same vision and outlook as we do.”
Adding to this, Dr. Thomas Wülfing, Senior Partner, GERMELA said: “With the joint venture between HL&A and GERMELA, a department for International Corporate and Commercial Law with highly qualified experts in the fields of International Corporate and Commercial Law shall be created. Legal Consultants from major European countries such as UK, Germany, France and Italy, with the knowledge of the respective European law and jurisdiction, shall advise European clients residing in the UAE on all their business issues in the UAE and other GCC countries, together with the lawyers of HL&A that are experienced in the local law. This synergy between a local and an international law firm brought under one umbrella, is unique in the UAE and our common goal is to become the leading law firm in the entire GCC area within the next five years.”
Founded in 2008, GERMELA is a full-range consultancy headquartered in Hamburg, Germany with a focus on the MENA region. Specializing in International, Corporate, Commercial and Tax Law mainly; GERMELA focuses on international clients with business activities in the GCC area. With most of its clients in Europe, GERMELA has offices in countries such as Cyprus, Zurich and Germany, as well as is represented by more than 26 partner firms as well as 500 accredited lawyers and consultants in 15 countries across the Middle East.