Trowers & Hamlins promotes construction specialist Eric Teo to Partner
10 Jul, 2012
Trowers & Hamlins is pleased to announce the promotion of Eric Teo from Senior Associate to Partner with effect from 1 July 2012.
Eric is a specialist construction lawyer and was hired in March 2012 by Trowers & Hamlins Dubai to bolster the Middle East construction and dispute resolution team which spans 3 partners and 7 associates across Bahrain, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Oman. Before becoming a lawyer Eric was a project engineer in the construction industry and has since practiced law with top tier law firms in Dubai, Australia and Malaysia. Eric has also represented a number of clients on several complex and high value construction disputes in the local courts and under the DIAC, ADCCAC and ICC rules of arbitration.
Abdullah Mutawi Head of UAE, said: “Eric’s promotion shows our commitment to building our construction team to respond to the needs of our clients in the region. Our construction practice has been one of our major areas of growth during the last few years and we are fortunate that we have been able to attract a lawyer of Eric’s calibre. Eric’s promotion is well deserved and provides further partner-level support for our clients from Europe and the MENA and Asia Pacific regions.
“Over one third of the firm’s new intake of partners this year are from our international offices. It emphasises our commitment to our practices in the Middle East and the importance we place on our offering in the region.”