Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Curtis Opens Office in Kuwait

New York, March 5, 2012 – Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP has announced the opening of an office in Kuwait in association with Mashora Advocates and Legal Consultants. Kuwait becomes the international law firm’s 16th office globally and third in the Middle East.

The Curtis Kuwait office will be headed by David Pfeiffer, who joins Curtis as a partner with 16 years of experience in Kuwait.

The office will be located at Mashora Tower, Qibla Area, Kuwait City. The firm’s phone number there will be +965 2240 4470 and the email will be kuwait@curtis.com.

Mashora Advocates and Legal Consultants is considered to be Kuwait’s premier law firm with 25 lawyers. Mashora has built an outstanding reputation in the area of corporate and commercial law, litigation, real estate, joint ventures, banking and finance. Mashora is managed by Abdulrahman Al Humaidan, a Kuwaiti national with more than 25 years of experience in the Kuwait market.

“We are very excited to be expanding into Kuwait,” said George Kahale III, chairman of Curtis. “This move is another important part of our strategic growth in the Middle East, where we have already established a strong presence in Oman and Dubai over the past few years. The combined strength of Curtis’ international experience, the addition of David Pfeiffer to head the Curtis Kuwait office and Mashora’s well-known capabilities in the Gulf region will provide clients with the highest level of legal service in Kuwait.”

“We are very happy to be associating with Curtis,” said Mr. Al Humaidan, who served from 2006 to 2009 as Chairman of the Kuwait Municipal Council and President of the Kuwait Lawyers Association from 1998 to 2006. “Our alliance will create one of the most significant international law offices in Kuwait, which will greatly benefit our clients and enable us to grow in a wide range of practice areas.”

“I am thrilled to be joining Curtis because of its strong international focus and reputation along with its commitment to the Middle East,” said Mr. Pfeiffer, who brings 18 years of experience in the Middle East. “Curtis provides a substantial international platform that will allow us to establish a solid base in Kuwait by working closely with its team of highly regarded lawyers around the world to deliver the highest quality service to our clients in all practice areas.”

David Pfeiffer offers a combination of local and international expertise that is unmatched in Kuwait. He has been recognized, including by Chambers Global, as one of the leading commercial lawyers in Kuwait, where he has been based since 1996. He most recently was the managing partner of the SNR Denton Kuwait office after serving as the managing partner of Bryan Cave Kuwait. He has practiced law in New York, Chicago, Riyadh and Jeddah, in addition to Kuwait.

Mr. Pfeiffer earned his J.D. at the University of Wisconsin Law School and an LLM at Georgetown University Law Center. He received his M.A. at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP is a leading international law firm providing a broad range of services to clients around the world. Curtis now has 16 offices in the United States, Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. The firm’s international orientation has been a hallmark of its practice for nearly two centuries. For more information about Curtis, please visit www.curtis.com or follow Curtis on Twitter (twitter.com/curtislawfirm) and Facebook.com/Curtis.Careers).