Pinsent Masons boosts Middle East offer with leading Infrastructure and Energy double hire
International law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed leading infrastructure and energy specialists, Tim Armsby and Gurmeet Kaur, to its finance & projects practice in the Middle East.
Both join from Eversheds Sutherland, where Tim was a partner in Abu Dhabi and head of Energy & Infrastructure for the Middle East. Tim has been working in the region for nearly twenty years and his experience includes oil & gas, utilities (including both conventional power and renewables) and wider infrastructure projects (including PPP and front-end construction) in a variety of sectors including transport, waste, health and education. Tim also has significant corporate/M&A transactional experience. Tim will lead the finance and project practice for the region.
Gurmeet Kaur was a partner in the Dubai office of Eversheds Sutherland, having been based in the Middle East for 10 years. Gurmeet has extensive experience advising public and private clients on infrastructure, energy and construction projects, particularly in renewable power, water and transportation sectors. She is also a board member of the Middle East Solar Industry Association. Both Tim and Gurmeet will be based in Dubai.
Michael Watson, Global Group Head of Finance and Projects at Pinsent Masons, said:
"Both Tim and Gurmeet bring with them fantastic experience and we are very pleased they will be joining us. Their skills will further cement our position and develop our capability as leaders in the infrastructure and energy markets in the region and globally. This is a significant step for Pinsent Masons in developing the platform and connecting our practices across the globe with new colleagues who are front and centre of our strategy and directly relevant to the market and our clients."
Sachin Kerur, Head of Middle East Region at Pinsent Masons, commented:
"We continue to see a range of projects opportunities in the Middle East and we're delighted that Tim and Gurmeet are joining us to further develop our practice. I'm certain that their combined experience will be of great value to our current and future clients."