Banking and Islamic finance lawyer joins Latham & Watkins in the Middle East

September 15, 2009 8:31 am

Morris is a banking and Islamic finance lawyer with more than four years regional experience advising financial institutions and corporations on a wide range of conventional and Islamic finance transactions in the MENA region. Morris has advised on a number of multi-source, and wholly Islamic, project financings as well as syndicated debt and asset finance transactions across all GCC jurisdictions.

Morris’ arrival further bolsters the firm’s Islamic finance practice which includes a number of experienced attorneys in the region as well as in the US and Europe.

“We are delighted to welcome Mark to the firm. He brings a wealth of experience to the team and his deep and varied background are very complementary to our growth ambitions in the Middle East, in particular our Shari’ah-compliant banking and financing practice. He has advised on a number of particularly noteworthy and complex transactions, and his expertise and knowledge will be a great asset to the team and our clients,” said Bryant Edwards, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins’ Middle East offices.

Morris joins from Norton Rose’s Dubai office. He received his LLB from University College London in 2000. He holds the Islamic Finance Qualification issued by the UK’s Security and Investment Institute. Click Mark Morris to read Morris’ biography, including his involvement in a number of high profile deals in the region.