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13 February 20242 minute read

DLA Piper Middle East bolsters Employment team

Global law firm DLA Piper has appointed Natalie Jones as a Partner in its Employment group, based in Dubai. Natalie joins from PwC Legal, bringing a wealth of experience and a proven track record in a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment law matters. Her arrival will further strengthen DLA Piper's position in the region and complement the highly regarded employment team.

Natalie is renowned for her expertise in niche, complex areas, including pensions, privatisation, and large-scale restructuring. Having been in the region for an extended period, she brings a deep and nuanced understanding of the local legal landscape. Her arrival marks a significant milestone for DLA Piper, not only in terms of her individual expertise but also in the expansion of the employment team’s offering to its clients.

Recognized as an outstanding figure in the legal industry, Natalie’s unique skill set and extensive experience align seamlessly with the services provided by DLA Piper in the Middle East.

“I am excited to join DLA Piper Middle East and work alongside an already well-established team,” said Natalie. “The firm's reputation for excellence provides a strong platform to grow my practice, and I am looking forward to contributing to the continued success of the firm.”

“We are delighted to welcome Natalie to the team. Her exceptional skills and experience will enhance our existing capabilities and contribute to the continued success of the team in the Middle East and across Africa”, said Peter Somekh, Managing Partner Middle East and Africa.

In addition to Natalie's appointment, the team is set to welcome two new associates. These strategic hires will enhance the team’s overall capabilities across the region and provide the platform to continue to service our clients.