Ashurst boosts Dubai energy team with counsel appointment

December 15, 2009 9:50 am

Judith is an experienced projects and corporate lawyer specialising in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries. She has been based in the Middle East for the past six years, advising on projects in the Middle East and North Africa, India, Pakistan, as well as Asia and Australia.

Before joining Shell, Judith was a senior associate at Allen & Overy and, latterly, Shearman & Sterling, having qualified at leading Canadian law firm, Torys LLP. While at Torys, Judith also spent two years on secondment to Mitsubishi Corporation in Tokyo, where she advised on large-scale international projects for the group’s energy, metals and chemicals divisions.

Partner Geoffrey Picton-Turbervill, head of Ashurst’s global energy team, commented:

“We have built a very strong and focused energy team in the Middle East, with a considerable depth of expertise in the key areas of projects, corporate finance and ECM. With her extensive knowledge of the energy sector in the region and her excellent in house experience , Judith will be a valuable addition to the team and we are pleased to welcome her to Ashurst.”

Nick Bryans, Ashurst’s head of Middle East, added:

“Judith is a first-rate lawyer and her experience in the oil and gas industry is a perfect fit with our core business in the Middle East. Since opening in the UAE in 2005, we have developed a strong energy and projects practice, offering clients the full range of corporate, financing and projects advice in the energy and natural resources sector. Judith’s arrival is the latest step in that development and reflects our ongoing commitment to being one of the leading firms in the region.”