Allen & Overy announced on Monday September 1st the appointment of oil and gas specialist Judith Kim as a partner based in its Dubai office.
Judith has great significant expertise in energy transactions along the entire oil and gas value chain.
Judith will strengthen Allen & Overy 's global integrated energy practice which continues to be at the forefront of the oil & gas sector in the Middle East.
Judith's expertise is in upstream and midstream transactions, but she also has significant experience advising on downstream transactions.
Judith joins from Ashurst LLP where she was a partner in the energy, resources and infrastructure department in the Middle East.
Prior to this, Judith spent several years with Shell as Senior Legal Counsel. Judith worked previously as an associate in Allen & Overy 's Dubai office.
Ian Ingram-Johnson, Head of Energy Projects, Middle East, said:
"We are delighted to welcome Judith back to the firm. Her projects development and energy M&A expertise in the oil and gas sector will complement our market leading energy practice and will allow us to offer clients further expertise in the area of upstream oil and gas."
"It is great to return to such a great team of market leading practitioners and I'm looking forward to working with them to support clients on oil and gas matters and expand Allen & Overy 's energy practice."
Allen & Overy 's global Projects group comprises over 70 partners globally and includes some 250 lawyers.