Tim Armsby joins law firm to strengthen its presence in the region
International law firm Eversheds has announced appointing Trowers & Hamlins’ partner and energy and infrastructure specialist, Tim Armsby, as a partner across its Middle East offices. Through this move, the firm says that it has reinforced its commitment to the Middle East region, where it recently merged with the Arab law consortium, KSLG and now has six offices across the region.
According to Eversheds, Armsby has over 10 years’ experience of advising on complex transactions in the MENA region, with the unique distinction of having advised on every social infrastructure Public Private Partnership (PPP) project launched in Egypt to date. He specialises in energy and infrastructure projects, construction and upstream oil and gas, it adds.
Tim’s experience reportedly includes advising the Government of Jordan on the cross-border Arab Gas Pipeline Project, advising the Egyptian Ministry of Finance in relation to three PPP projects and advising it in relation to the planned first nuclear power plant in the country.
“I was attracted to Eversheds due to its formidable presence in the Middle East, Arabic capability and the quality of work the firm provides,” said Armsby, commenting on his appointment. “When it comes to energy, the Middle East is the centre of the world, and we foresee many new projects being launched over the coming years. In addition, more and more Middle East governments are looking towards PPP-type structures to assist in the provision of infrastructure projects and the firm’s track record in this sector speaks for itself. I am excited to be part of such a progressive firm, in such a dynamic part of the world, and look forward to diversifying and expanding the existing practice.”
Chris Jobson, Eversheds’ Middle East managing partner, added: “Eversheds has trebled its presence in the Middle East, and, as part of our commitment to growth in the region, we are constantly looking at talented individuals to join our firm. Tim is an extremely distinguished lawyer and we look forward to welcoming him into the firm.”